Friday, August 26, 2016

August news - paperback available and another giveaway

Here's a quick update for August.

Wish You Were Here is now available in paperback! You can order on Amazon only.

On Darynda's blog today, there's a post on how names were picked for the characters in The Possibility of SomewhereThere's also a giveaway of an ARC (US only). So check it out!

Lastly, just a heads-up, the small press that originally published the Whisper Falls series has returned the rights to me. They'll appear out of print for a week or two. I'll have them available again as soon as possible.

For readers, this news doesn't change much:
  • The overall story in the Whisper Falls trilogy is the same. Other than some light editing to clear up typos or grammar-ish things, these books won't change (although I might have a deleted scene or two to release.)
  • All three books will be receiving new covers.
  • The price will be lower for e-books.
  • The price will be higher for paperbacks (but not much).
  • I've been working on two new companion novels. One will take place 2 years after Whispers From the Past--and it will feature Mark and Susanna's friend Benita (the cellist). The other book will take place in 1771 and feature two secondary characters from Susanna's past, Abigail and Nathaniel Eton. I hope to have at least one of these books done in 2017, but no promises.  I have another book that's already scheduled to release in Fall 2017, which I have to finish first.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ARCs giveaway for Julia Day's YA contemporary romance

The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day releases in 3 weeks!

We'll have giveaways, guest posts, and Q&As as we launch the book on September 6th. First up is a rafflecopter giveaway of 4 signed ARCs (to US and Canada addresses only).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Watch here for more ways to celebrate!

About the book: The Possibility of Somewhere is a YA contemporary romance, set in a fictional North Carolina coastal town. Advance reviews say:

  • "Raw and intense, yet sensitive and touching. This is a story that will keep you hooked till the very end." - Vanessa Barneveld, author of This Is Your Afterlife
  • "Julia Day's modern day tale of Romeo and Juliet meets Pride and Prejudice will touch your heart." Katie McGarry, bestselling author of Pushing The Limits 
  • "An engaging read ... full of drama." - School Library Journal

Want a sneak peek? Read this excerpt.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

PSA about Sean's cancer

If you've read the I Wish series, you'll be familiar with Sean, one of the main characters in Wishing for You. Early in that book (spoiler alert), you learn that Sean has testicular cancer.

I found an article about testicular cancer in my newsfeed today--and now I'm passing it along as a public service announcement (PSA).

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men from ages 15 - 34. According to the American Cancer Society, if detected early, the five-year survival rate is nearly 99%.  If it has spread, depending on where it's metastasized, the rate drops to 73%. So please browse the 8 Silent Signs of Testicular Cancer, and make sure the men in your life (regardless of age) know.