Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Free Copies For Review and MORE!

Happy Wednesday, all!

First things first:

Well, it's finally happening. Fall is circling Atlanta, trying to decide if it wants to stay or not. The days are getting darker, the humidity is beginning to dissipate, and the air is beginning to feel freshly laundered. My lawn is punctuated with a few golden leaves, the first of the season.

I cannot WAIT for October and November, for a multitude of reasons, but mostly because I have a few new books coming out at the end of this year.

(Okay, I have this weird thing were I don't like to talk about things because I worry that they won't happen, which is why I'm not going to go into great detail at the moment. Also, I am a fickle little author who changes her mind on projects a lot. That doesn't mean they won't *ever* happen, they just might happen later than I'd planned.)

But these books are both already written. I'm just ... tweaking them.

In the meantime, I would like to offer a free (digital) copy of Once Upon a Beanstalk to anyone who promises to write an honest review somewhere.

This offer is good for one week, so don't worry about who else might have contacted me. If you're interested, feel free to do so!

SOMEWHERE = Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, your blog, etc.*

Now I know some people prefer not to write reviews that can't be nice--that's fine too, although let me reiterate the honest thing. You are allowed to not like it. But I'm not going to hunt you down and force you to write a review if you read the book and decide you'd rather not. BUT I would really like you to consider it.

*Some sites do prefer it if you note that you received a free copy for review, so do note that if that is the policy. Also, if anybody wants to read my 1st book The Curse Girl free in exchange for an honest review, let me know and I will totally hook you up with a copy of that as well, because I'm feeling like giving stuff away right now for some reason! That offer is also good for 1 week.

These copies can be gifted through 1) Amazon (Kindle/PC reader) or 2) Smashwords (any format--epub, PDF, adobe reader, etc).

On to other things now! 

I read this great post by author Michael J Sullivan, and it made me laugh and go awwww all at the same time, which is rare and special. I think what he says is so true, especially the part about how one's spouse can really provide much-needed support for an author. OF COURSE not every author has a spouse, and not everybody needs that support, maybe. But I read this aloud to my husband because he's been there for me every step of the way, and I couldn't have done it without him.

This post by Amanda Hocking is from a few weeks ago, but it is so good that I wanted to share it anyway. I 100% agree with these sentiments (even though I'm not always upholding them, which must change) and I applaud her for expressing them so eloquently. I freakin' love Amanda Hocking, btw. She is so classy and cool and inspiring, and fame and fortune doesn't seem to have gone to her head at all. Anyway.


This is the funniest thing ever.


  1. Also my email is for anybody who doesn't feel like clicking on the CONTACT button.

  2. Once Upon a Beanstalk sounds delightful but I am incredibly swamped with stuff to read and review right now. Hope you get lots of takers though and I'll be sure to check it out in the future!

  3. Hey, I want to review your book sometime soon (in the next month?) but I also want to buy it too. Just letting you know. And you better not give me a free copy because I fully expect you to buy my book when it comes out. So there. :)

  4. Lisa: Totally understand. If you ever become unswamped, you can have a rain check. How bout that?

    Jaimie: Deal. I will totally buy your book.

  5. I'm with Jaimie. I will be reviewing your book, but as I intend to buy it anyway (as soon as I have time to read anything) you should wait and earn some pennies (or cents) from me :-)

  6. Sarah: Aw, you are super sweet!

    You guys are gonna make me all sniffly with your support!

  7. Cool blog. Good luck with your writing projects.


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