I’m impressed with P.J. Hoover, author of Solstice. Scroll down to see how you can win a copy!
Not because she works hard as a writer/author (because we all do). Not because she pioneered self publishing her YA with the help of her agent. Not because I loved Solstice (which I did). Not because the prose was refined, polished, and tight (which it was). Not because her story brought mythology and dystopia together in a clever way. Not because the main character, Piper, made bad choices and then had to deal with the consequences. Not because of the incredibly well conceived world building.
But because, even though she was a published author with books out, even though she pals around with published authors – she embraced the indie community. She has promoted other self published authors on her blog. She didn’t try to make herself out as being above other indie writers.
My respect for P.J. shot through the roof. #iknowcliche
And that’s what my short series on self promotion was all about. In order to promote your own books on your blog, without guilting your readers, you need to promote others.
So, I’m here to give a shout out to P.J. Hoover and her book, Solstice.
Where Mythology and Dystopia meet…
Piper’s world is dying. Global warming kills every living thing on Earth, and each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles which threaten to destroy humanity. Amid this Global Heating Crisis, Piper lives with her mother who suffocates her more than the chaotic climate. When her mother is called away to meet the father Piper has been running from her entire life, Piper seizes an opportunity for freedom.
But when Piper discovers a world of mythology she never knew existed, she realizes her world is not the only one in crisis. While Gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper’s life spirals into turmoil, and she struggles to find answers to secrets kept from her since birth. And though she’s drawn to her classmate Shayne, he may be more than he claims. Piper has to choose whom she can trust and how she can save the people she loves even if it means the end of everything she’s ever known.
The SOLSTICE book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkWezTGdTkg&feature=player_embedded
The SOLSTICE page: http://www.pjhoover.com/books_teens.php
The SOLSTICE facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Solstice-by-P-J-Hoover/157463554314172
The SOLSTICE goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11298100-solstice
Blog Post with tour details: http://pjhoover.blogspot.com/2011/06/solstice-goes-on-tour.html
Free sample: http://sony-ebook-downloads.com/sample/57682/solstice
SOLSTICE is available as a $2.99 ebook (paperbacks should be available in the next week or two) from:
Barnes & Noble: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Solstice/PJ-Hoover/e/2940012467874
What are you waiting for? Hit the retweet button or @laurapauling and leave a comment on this post! A winner will be chosen at random and P.J Hoover will send you an e-copy of Solstice! Please leave your email address. Contest will end on Monday, August 8th!
Read any good indie books lately?