Sunday, March 31, 2013
Keep 'em coming. So far, the response is overwhelmingly in favor of a sequel. You may just get what you want after all.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
But she didn't. If you notice in my new cover, she's still (at least) half naked, but it's more subtle. More demure. More "New Adult." I love it. Actually, I really dig this cover, especially with the red-tinted water. Just beautiful really. But for my diehard I-love-the-other-cover-way-better fans, just say to me what Gretchen would: "Total. Bitch."
(Seriously. I totally dare you to comment on this post with those two words: Total. Bitch.)
Next order of business: New review out today on Book Bitches Blog! Brooke (how cool, right?) is reviewing my book, and I hope she includes the sexy pictures she did in her goodreads review because wow. Sexy. Brooke--hot. Ryan--scrumptious :) She's also got a little giveaway treat in store for you, so make sure you stop by the blog.
In other news . . . Keren over at Gothic Angel Book Reviews is posting an interview with me Sunday, March 31 (tentative but pretty sure it's happening but I'll let you know later on in the week). I'll link her blog so you guys can check it out. She asked me some pretty intimate questions about Going Under--which I was more than happy to answer--so if you're interested in learning about how the book concept came about, head on over and check it out.
And last but not least: Fans? YOU ARE AMAZING! I love your reviews. I love to hear from you. I love reading your status updates when you're in the middle of Going Under. I love your support. I'm just over the moon about what's happening with this book. And so maybe I oughta pull a George Costanza and go out on what I consider to be the top: "All right! I'm outta here! It's been real." :)
Friday, March 22, 2013
You. Are. Amazing.
Truly. Your enthusiasm and excitement over my book has been overwhelming. I just have to give a shout-out to Monica on goodreads for her over-the-top love for my work. You're my Number 1 cheerleader! You're so sparkly that I think you could get anybody to read anything you recommend. Really. You just have that infectious persuasion about you :) So listen to Monica, everyone. She knows what she's talking about.
Start spreading the news if you haven't. Keep spreading the news if you have. Take some time to review me on Amazon if you can. I really really hate asking people to post reviews, but we all use them. We all read them to decide whether to make purchases. So think about it. You'd be doing me a great favor, and I'm so appreciative of it.
Hopefully you'll see Going Under in Kobo and B&N Nook within the next few days. Smashwords has distributed it, and those stores are pretty quick to get books on the shelf. iBookstore will probably take 2 weeks. If you need an epub version for your e-reader, go to Smashwords.
I'm running a month-long giveaway in April. Not telling you what's in the Going Under Ultimate Prize Pack just yet, but check back here on April 1 and you'll know. And I think you'll like it (but only if you've read the book. If you haven't read the book then you won't understand the prizes).
Oh. And you'll be seeing a change fairly soon. Actually two changes. Thought I'd throw that out there to be really nebulous and annoying :)
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Now for the wow. Wow. Wowzers. You all are amazing. I know not everyone has taken kindly to this book. I knew it would be controversial (I can't seem to write stories that aren't), but your reactions and overwhelming support have been mind-blowing. Thank you. Thank you for the good and the bad (though I prefer the good!). Thank you for the honesty. Thank you for the feedback. Thank you for your emails. Thank you for your "likes." I guess I can really only convey my gratitude in two ways:
And now for the reviews: I don't know how blog etiquette goes--if it's acceptable to post a comment about a review of my work. So you're going to get emails instead. It'll take some time, so bear with me. Also, I'd like to send out a blanket request to use sentences from your reviews on the "Editorial Reviews" section of my book. But I'll give you the specific sentences in your emails. Thank thank thank you for such thoughtful reactions to my book. Some made me squeal. Some made me laugh out loud. Some brought tears to my eyes. You bloggers . . .
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Here's information you want to know for Tuesday, March 19:
1. Going Under will be available on Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, and in print on Createspace (I'll link these on this post and on the "Books" page when I have the buy links)
2. It may be available in print on Amazon, but doubtful. Takes a few days to show up after publication.
3. You won't see Going Under in iBookstore, B&N Nook, or Kobo for at least a week. Smashwords will be distributing it, and it takes awhile to show up in those stores. I could have published it directly with Kobo and B&N, but figuring out the publication specifications hasn't been easy. If you have an e-reader that requires .epub format, you can buy the epub version at Smashwords.
4. Release day price on Amazon Kindle and Smashwords? 99 CENTS!!
I am very grateful to all the blogs who are participating in my promotional blitz starting Tuesday, March 19. Check them out below. And I want to especially thank everyone who took the time to review my book. I'm nervous as hell, but so appreciative that you agreed to give me a shot.
1. Reading Addiction Blog Tours - Meet and Greet
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
I have one more Going Under ARC, so I decided to do another goodreads giveaway. The giveaway is really short, and depending on where you live, you'll most likely receive the book after publication. Please note that it's a first-round proof. I've since made minor changes (including fixing a few grammatical errors), so keep that in mind when you drop in your name. No plot changes were made. Enter to win by clicking on the widget to your right.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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