Friday, October 14, 2016

The Countdown Has Begun . . . and News Galore!

Happy Friday!  This is going to be a longer post than usual, because I have a lot of news to share.  :-D

ONLY 3 DAYS TO GO!  My time travel romance Rendezvous With Yesterday, The Gifted Ones Book 2, releases on Monday!  Woohoo!!  I'm already getting that excited, yet nervous feeling in my stomach that always hits just before a book releases.  :-)  I know some writers worry over sales and wait anxiously to see if they'll hit the bestseller lists.  And I admit I do hope to hit the lists again.  But that runs a distant second to my desire to simply see readers enjoy the story.  Waiting for those first reviews to roll in is always so hard.  LOL. 

And speaking of reviews . . .

Look what came in the mail!  Aren't they pretty?  One thing I haven't done as a writer, but would like to, is release a book in hardback.  This is very close to that.  :-)  If you're wondering why it costs more than my traditionally published paperbacks, it's because this is a trade paperback that's 6x9 inches, so its pretty much the same size as a hardback, has better quality paper, etc.  I really like it.  And four of these are already in the hands of reviewers.

I realized yesterday that I have a lot of giveaways going on right now.  LOL.  And all of them have rapidly approaching end times, so here's a list:

I've launched a Thunderclap Campaign to help blast the news of Rendezvous With Yesterday's release out there on Monday.  Would you help me make news of its release roll through social media channels like thunder?  

What is Thunderclap?  It's a website that allows people to pledge to Tweet or Facebook or Tumblr a message all at the same time on a designated day to achieve maximum exposure.  Don't worry.  You don't have to set your alarm.  Thunderclap does all of the work for you.  A writer friend once compared it to an online flash mob.  :-)  All you do is follow the link above, click on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr (you can support the campaign with one, two, or all three), and give them permission to post the release announcement for you.  That's it.  

I'm thanking those who support the campaign with a special giveaway just for them over on My Facebook Page.  So if you have a minute, I hope you'll join the Thunder, then enter to win 1 of 5 Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones Swag Packs (10 bookmarks, 10 trading cards, 3 postcards) I'll give away.  The giveaway ends later today, but you can still support the campaign through Sunday night.

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Monday's release means there are only 3 days left to enter my Rendezvous With Yesterday Pre-Order Contest.  I just gave away another prize:

Congratulations to Mary D., who will receive all of these Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones goodies.  Next up is a $50 Amazon Gift Card.  And if I reach my pre-order goal before release day, I'll give one lucky entrant a $75 Amazon Gift Card.  So if you Pre-Order Robert and Bethany's story (save $1 on the eBook if you do!), don't forget to fill out the Entry Form.  Pre-Orders are so very important to authors.  I really would like more chances to thank those special readers who pre-order the book.  :-)

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My Rendezvous With Yesterday Blog Tour continues!  Here are the stops I made this week:

October 8

Kelee Morris

October 9

October 10
Heather makes Robert's jaw drop in this one.  ;-)

October 11

October 12

October 13

The Blog Tour will last through October 24th, so I hope you'll join me and enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a $20 Amazon Gift Card or signed copies of Shadows Strike and A Sorceress of His Own + swag!

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There will also be Flash Giveaways on My Facebook Page that won't be mentioned here or on my website as I celebrate the release, so I hope you'll join me there, too.

I have an update for the audiobook lovers out there.  It looks like the Rendezvous With Yesterday audiobook, narrated by Kirsten Potter, will release a little bit later than the eBook and paperback.  It's scheduled for release on November 1st, but may release as early as October 18th.  I don't have an Audible link yet.  But I do have links for Amazon and Tantor Audio.

I can't wait to hear Kirsten's narration!! 


Kindle  Nook  Kobo  iTunes/iBooks

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  I have another glimpse of Robert and Bethany, the hero and heroine of Rendezvous With Yesterday for you today:
His brow crinkled.  “Beth, there is no reason for you to be nervous.” 
“Yes, there is.  I want to make a good impression.”  She grimaced.  “Or at least a better impression.  Was your brother totally offended by my looking like a boy and shaking his hand?” 
“Nay, he was intrigued.”  Amusement sifted into his handsome face.  “And no matter your garb, you could never look like a boy, sweetling.” 
Beth rolled her eyes.  “I was wearing Marcus’s old clothes.” 
Robert’s face darkened.  “And do not think the men failed to notice how tight the tunic was across your breasts or how it and the braies hugged your lovely bottom.  Those who ran behind you will be delivered a grueling punishment on the morrow once I drag their weary carcasses onto the practice field.” 
“They were all running behind me, honey.” 
His eyes narrowed dangerously.  “I know.”
These two remind me a lot of Ethan and Heather when they're together.  :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


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