#ebook #sale #specialprice for fall! .99 cents for #YA #scifi #steampunk #timetravel #adventure Time and Heart!
So the bad news: it’s Monday. Apologies about that.
The good news: Starting today, my book is on sale for .99 cents, woop!
You get a jam-packed adventure novel for the price of five lives on Candy Crush. Can’t beat that, I don’t think. The sale lasts from now until December.
Why, you ask, is the sale lasting so long?
Because Fall is my favorite season ever, so to celebrate, I’m giving YOU a present Yes, yes I am nice…thank you!
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Where can I buy the book? Good question! Check out the linkage below:
And above all….ENJOY, HAVE FUN and DON’T LET MONDAY GET YOU DOWN!
So three weeks ago I found out my position at the coffee manufacturer place I was looking at was eliminated. So I decided to move with my parents to Greenville, SC. So now I’m once again an unemployed writer. Not fun, I assure you.
However, I’m very excited for meeting new people and finding the job opportunities to be a little more than in Chicago, so I’m hopeful.
I hope to do more exploring of the downtown. And I hope to move to the downtown area because it’s just so cute. Not as big as what I’m used to in Chicago, of course, and I’ll miss the hot dogs of Chicago…but Greenville has a lot to offer too.
SO not used to nature. Getting bitten a lot so that is not fun. But it might do me good to prepare for being on Survivor, which is still a dream of mine
Anywho, a new chapter of life. Let’s begin, shall we?
How is everyone else doing? What projects are you working on? Are you ready for fall?
About the photo: Photo I had taken at the Farmers Market on Main Street, Greenville. It was a great time
Finally, after a long wait by very patient (or not so patient) readers, Tears of War, the highly anticipated sequel to the award winning Embers at Galdrilene is here!
“Old things come again and new things surface.”
Faced with a looming war, the riders have no choice but to leave the safety of Galdrilene and reach out to the nations for help. But the Shadow Riders too are reaching out and not all nations are opposed to their rule.
New discoveries are made, old wounds are reopened and betrayal hides among welcoming smiles.
As one nation begins to unravel it’s clear that some choices, even those made with the best of intentions, can have devastating consequences.
Grab your copy in either e-book or paperback today! And don’t forget to come on over to the Facebook release event between 7pm and 10pm CST for a chance to win a free e-book copy of Tears of War.
Follow the link below to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win one of two sets of the first two books in the Dragon’s Call series in paperback!
So another holiday that makes the fireworks go boom is New Years Eve. Not for another half of a year away, and it was that time frame that makes me think: what am I doing with 2013 so far? I wasn’t too pleased at what I came up with, so, here’s what I’d like to personally work on for myself as an author.
1. Balance my time a little more.
I’ve been focusing on the actual act of writing, but mostly plotting than writing, and I’ve been neglecting my social media duties. Plan on changing that. Want to get more active with Twitter, You Tube, Facebook and this blog. PLEASE JOIN ME IN THIS! We need to get connected. Yes YOU and ME and the rest of the world need to get connected! Let’s do this!!!
2. Join a Gym
Blah, I feel so out of it when it comes to my body. I focus too much time on my mind and my vessel has been feeling neglected. The mind is important but as my alchemist Aimon Hamilton believes a sharp mind with a weak body is meaningless.
3. Get Organized
I’ve been feeling a mess lately. Both in myself and in my apartment. I’ve been working a lot on downsizing my STUFF because hey, at the end of the day, it truly is just stuff. And I’ve been trying to clean/organize. If nothing else, it’ll make me feel accomplished.
4. Read more.
I’ve been watching too much TV. I’m not knocking TV but I’ve lost sight on reading. I’ve never been a fan of the actual act of reading itself, although I love the stories that books bring. I’m trying to get into this reading thing. I find it amusing how freaked out people get that a writer doesn’t like to read lol. Hey, I’m working on it!
So those are my goals for 2013. What are yours? Have you been pleased with what 2013 has brought so far? What is your favorite part of 4th of July? Please comment, like, share and Re-Tweet, many thanks!
Claire E. Smith
Celebrate #INDIEpendence With Everyone At Blue Harvest Creative: Week One—Poetry, Non-Fiction, & General Fiction @justaddblue
Welcome to our Celebrate #INDIEpendence With Everyone At BHC event, hosted by Blue Harvest Creative.
All month long we’ll be celebrating some of the best and brightest of the indie author world, offering awesome prizes, as well as fascinating insights into why it rocks to be an indie author. It’s an exciting time to be a self-published author.
Five weeks, 14 genres, 18 authors. Live author chats, prizes, trivia, and more!
There is something for everyone. We’ve broken the event into five mini events. Each week will focus on a different genre, highlighting some of the best authors who write it and giving back to the community of readers, We’ll have weekly contests to win free eBooks, autographed print books, author swag, gift cards and more, all from outstanding authors with outstanding books!
We’ll also be sharing blogs from our authors—from inspirational blogs to learning about them and their genres to tips from Blue Harvest Creative—you’ll find lots of interesting stuff to read.
If you enjoy playing games and trivia, join us and win prizes.
Kicking off week one is NON-FICTION, POETRY, AND GENERAL FICTION
Everything takes place at our Facebook Event so be sure to stop by and join us for some fun:
Monday, July 1st:
Live chat with Ashley Fontainne of RMSW Press
She will be discussing the book Oswald and I and answering questions.
Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST
Everyone who joins Ashley will be entered to win an eBook of Oswald and I and a set of *BHC author trading cards. (Note this book releases November 2013. The eBook prize will be delivered after September 1st.)
Tuesday, July 2nd:
Live author chat and author focus with Collette Henry
She will be discussing her book Get Outta My Head: My Journey Living With Brain Cancer and answering questions.
Time: 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. EST
Everyone who joins Collette will be entered to win an eBook of Get Outta My Head: My Journey Living With Brain Cancer and a set of *BHC author trading cards.
Wednesday, July 3rd
Every Wednesday is Blue Harvest Creative day. We’ll be on hand to highlight different services and answer questions. This week’s topic is creating author websites.
Time: Noon until 1 p.m. EST
Every Wednesday is also inspirational blog post day featuring blogs from our authors as they discuss self-publishing, tips, and other informative information.
Thursday, July 4th
Happy Independence Day! From all of us to all of you, we wish you a safe and joyful holiday. The event will be closed in honor of this U.S. holiday, however, please enjoy BHC’s blog post about independence.
Friday, July 5th
Live author chat and author focus with Bathsheba Dailey
She will be discussing her books Five Year Old Death and Unhidden Reflections of the Heart (due out late July 2013) and answering questions.
Everyone who joins Bathsheba will be entered to win an eBook of Five Year Old Death and a set of *BHC author trading cards.
Time: 10 a.m. until Noon EST
Game Day: Also join Bathsheba for a fun game and win prizes.
Available Late July 2013
Saturday, July 6th
Live author chat and author focus with Hannah Steenbock
She will be discussing her short stories Sequoia and Pu’ukani’s Song and answering questions.
Everyone who joins Hannah will be entered to win one eBook of their choice (Sequoia or Pu’ukani’s Song) and a set of *BHC author trading cards.
Time: 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. EST
Be sure to enter this week’s genre Raffle (Enter July 1st through midnight July 6th)
Winner will be announced at noon on Saturday, July 6th
Prizes for this week are:
- an eBook of Oswald and I (available after September 1st)
- an autographed print copy of Get Outta My Head: My Journey Living With Brain Cancer by Collette Henry
- an autographed print copy of Five Year Old Death by Bathsheba Dailey
- an autographed print copy of Sequoia by Bathsheba Dailey
- a $10 Starbucks gift card and a set of BHC author trading cards (courtesy of Blue Harvest Creative)
*Please note due to the amount of trading card prizes being given, they will all be mailed to the winners on August 5th.
And be sure to enter our GRAND PRIZE DRAWING that runs from midnight July 1st until midnight August 2nd.
One person will win:
- A $50 Amazon Gift Card and an exclusive set of BHC Author Trading Cards (courtesy of Blue Harvest Creative)
- 18 autographed print books by our featured authors this month
ENTER OUR CONTESTS BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE AT:
Who is Blue Harvest Creative?
We Are Your Book Design & Self-publishing Experts
Need a book designed or interested in self-publishing? Not sure where to begin? We have over twenty years experience in the book design, publishing, writing, marketing, and printing industries. Blue Harvest Creative was created to offer the best design and author services at affordable prices.
We’ve designed over 500 books! Everything we create is custom-designed and we do not use templates. Ask about our complete book design package that includes a print cover wrap, interior, and matching eBook.
We’re proud to be named the official book designers for many of the indie authors we work with. Our goal is to be your partner for life. Contact us and find out why everything is better when you just add blue.
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Our Services Include:
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Need something printed or promotional items? Our printing prices and quality can’t be beat! From bookmarks to posters to business cards and everything in-between, we have you covered.
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International Bestselling Author Katie Jennings has been hard at work on a hauntingly romantic novel entitled So Fell the Sparrow, due out November 21st of this year! However, before the main novel releases, she will debut a prequel short story called Gypsy of Spirits, which poetically highlights one of the main characters and offers an exclusive sneak peek of So Fell the Sparrow.
This is the stunning cover for Gypsy of Spirits, available in eBook on September 21st!
Here is a taste of what to expect from Gypsy of Spirits… Jackie drove through the dark of night, her headlights barely cutting through the heavy fog. The air swirled in all around her, the open top and sides of the jeep exposing her to the elements. She could have put the cover on and protected herself, but she didn’t mind the feel of the misty fog along her skin. It was part of what she enjoyed about seaboard towns like Mad Rock Harbor. The town was a far cry from the temperamental Midwestern storms she’d long ago forsaken, her perpetually itchy feet carrying her elsewhere. Anywhere but there. She was a woman who called no particular place home. Instead, she brought her sense of home with her everywhere she went. She had seen the sun set on the bluffs of the California desert, walked the well-traveled city streets of New York, and dipped her toes in the warm waters of Florida. She’d taken a lover in the heady splendor of Barcelona, kissed the blarney stone in Dublin, and sipped tequila in the tropical heat of Mexico. She lived her life by the mantra that not all who wander are lost. She had never once felt lost, not in all her travels. Instead, she considered every step she took to be one more rung on destiny’s ladder. She trusted her every whim, her every desire, to fate. For fate had never once let her down.
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International bestselling Author Katie Jennings is the author of six full length novels, including the popular fantasy series The Dryad Quartet as well as the bestselling family drama series The Vasser Legacy. She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and cat, who both think she’s the biggest nerd ever. She’s a firm believer in happy endings and loves nothing more than a great romance novel. You can find out more about Katie on her official website, www.katieajennings.com.
Join us on Friday, June 21, for the release of Zombie War: Zombified, the final in the Zombie War Trilogy by Jean Booth!
Zombie War: Zombified
Supporting her brother during his experimental treatments, Jessica finds herself betrayed by the one person she loves more than anything. Now she’s forced to either give up, or find a way to survive with what he’s done to her. Craving things she never imagined, her body has transformed into a killing machine, bent on consuming the one thing she can’t live without – brains.
After months of killing, Jessica searches for a way to either end her existence or continue on without having to constantly kill others. She hears of a group of survivors and knows this is her chance. Now she’ll either live or die. The choice would be Sarah’s, the leader of this band of survivors.
Wounded from the fighting, infected blood mixing with hers from the slaughter, Sarah finds herself fighting for her life. Will her boyfriend, Matt, help her end it all, or will she become the monster they’ve been fighting against and devour all those she’d come to protect?
While watching Sarah struggle with the infection, Matt wonders, “Could I kill the one I love, to survive?”
On Friday, June 21, there’ll be a crazy fun blog party going on – The Zombified Release Party! Jean will be hosting on her blog that day and is inviting anyone who’d like to participate, to join.
Here’s all you need to do –
Stop by Jean’s blog on Friday, June 21 and leave a comment – this’ll enter you in the drawing for signed copies of any two of Jean’s books – your choice!
Post a picture on your blog of you dressed up for Halloween and tell us a little about that fun time in your life, link it to Jean’s blog and you’ll be entered into the drawing for signed copies of any three of Jean’s books – your choice!
On Friday, June 21 post a review of any of the Zombie War books (Zombie War: The Beginning, Zombie War: Little Apocalypse on the Prairie, or Zombie War: Zombified) or an interview of Jean on your blog and get entered into the grand prize drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card!
As a nurse in the genetics department, Sarah witnessed firsthand the mutation of the AIDS vaccine. The affected patients attacked other people, craving the power of the human brain. The vaccine turned viral, spreading quickly. Sarah was among the few survivors of the initial attack, quickly learning how to defend against the undead horde. Would she make it in time to save those she loved? Even if she did, how would they survive in this horrific new world?
It’s been six months since the vaccine went bad and introduced zombies into the world. Matt and Sarah have gathered all the survivors they could find, protecting and teaching them how to survive in this post-infected world. They’ve arranged for one last raid into town to try and survive through the oncoming winter. Trouble is, no one could truly prepare them for what they encounter once they arrive.
Those remaining on the farm have been trained and organized into a cohesive unit. Would they be strong enough together when it really matters? Would any of them survive the Little Apocalypse on the Prairie?
Jean Booth was born in the sweltering Vegas desert. She moved about during her childhood until returning to her roots in Northern Nevada. She’s happily married with 9 cats as her children. For the entirety of her adult life, she’s worked in healthcare, battling insurances and poor staffing to provide great care to those who need it. Her greatest escapes are the stories found in books and in her head that she’s finally decided to share. She can be found at http://www.JeanBooth.com
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Today I have the pleasure of my first blog-published book review with a quick-paced thriller Number 75 by Ashley Fontainne!
Check it out here: Amazon
Brace yourself for a wild ride in this kill-or-be-killed tale. Find out how to stay alive when you’re number 75 with this fantastically-paced, well-written thriller that will take your breath away and have you looking over your shoulder with caution after reading this believable yet suspenseful tale of online dating gone horribly wrong!
Mandy is strong character to root for in this fantastic short story by Ashley Fontainne! Would recommend to all fans of thrillers.
It took me no time at all to read this true page-turner, so treat yourself to a fantastic thriller!
Thanks for checking out my review! See for yourself why Number 75 is the thriller for you
Like this goat, this post was just because I felt like it. I’m making a new category called Case Files. Here, Case Files are shows, movies, books and category’s that work.
In 2011, I spent most of it when not job-hunting researching why I like the entertainment I do, why other people like the fandoms that are popular. I wanted to not just like something, but understand why I like it. Not as easy as it sounds. But it helped to break up the show etc. Not sure if that makes sense lol but here we go! Today class, we’re starting with Steampunk….because I can
When you think of Steampunk you might think of goggles and gears and all things brass. While these are important elements in the genre, it’s also about a state of mind. And that state of mind is why I think Steampunk works.
I think the biggest reason of WHY I like Steampunk is there is no right or wrong answer of what Steampunk is. Sure you might get some pretentious answers that it’s only in Victoria Era, London (think Sherlock Holmes) but to me it can be anywhere. As long as you mix future with the past, in my mind, you have Steampunk. That leaves a lot of possibilities for new worlds, colorful characters and interesting plots.
Another reason I love Steampunk so much is the artistic style behind it. Crafty people have made some very cool Steampunk in every day elements. Like a tricked out Steampunk computer, iPhone case, camera, etc. Just about anything can be aged, and this concept leaves the possibilities wide open.
Lately Steampunk has been getting some media attention. There was an ABC’s Castle featured a story about Steampunk and Nathan pulls it off! I also saw some pants at H&M that had brass along the side. Of course I had to get them!!!
So what are some reasons why you love Steampunk? What are your favorite stories set in a Steampunk world? Have you created anything Steampunk? Share in the comments ^^
So that’s the first #CaseFile. I plan on making more. I think for writers it’s important to know your audience. And the best way to know your audience is understand why they like something. And the first step to that is understanding why you like something. Because people are not so different. What you like and why you like, I guarantee someone else likes for the same reason. Hope this helps!
Hey gang! New blog facelift, woo!
In other news, I’ve been thinking a lot this week about starting a community for time travel fans and especially time travel authors. Time travel is more than Jules Vern and Doctor Who…and I feel like with all the fans out there, there isn’t really a solid place for all the fandoms to coincide and talk about time.
SO I’m kind of thinking of creating the Alliance of Time Travelers, which will be an online community for time travel authors and fans to talk about their theories and resources on temporal physics (both factual and fictional theories), talk about their favorite fandoms and collaborate ideas about time travel in general.
Is this a good idea, or is there a reason why time travelers are not united? I don’t know, just a thought
This picture is relevant because the other day I was driving home and saw this car being driven as an advertisement Not only did it make me feel like Bas handed me a Time Shifter http://amzn.to/118aNfm, but it made me wonder about who else is a fan of the idea of time travel.