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INDIE-giving – Thankful for the small things. (And a giveaway)

 

 

When we were first planning this INDIEgiving blogfest, I said to myself easy peasy – I can do this. I’m thankful for so much. But it was really hard to narrow down.

I’m thankful for the option to self publish, for readers, for the Indelibles and the wealth of knowledge within the group. I’m thankful for all my blogging friends, critique partners and beta readers.

But that feels so insignificant when compared to the fact that I have a friend with 3-6 months left to live. Yet, he and his family are finding ways to glorify God through this tough time.

So I’m thankful for life. I’m thankful for health and a place to live and the food on our table. I’m thankful that I believe in a God who is all about grace and mercy, even when our prayers don’t get answered in the way we’d like.

But I’m especially thankful for the little things.

My son’s smile and the hug I get every day. My daughter’s teachers at school, who totally impressed me. My sister, who called yesterday.

The fact that my husband is pushing me completely out of my comfort zone with this huge Thanksgiving party. Gulp. **breathes into paper bag**

For the friends in my life who show me grace and still invest in my friendship even when I’m not the perfect friend.

Small things.

But small things add up, and together, they bring a smile to my face every day.

And for the giveaway!

This is really simple. The sequel to A SPY LIKE ME will be out in the next couple weeks. Yay!

If you haven’t read A SPY LIKE ME yet, use my contact form or leave a note in the comments with your name, email, and preferred file (epub or mobi) and I’ll email it to you!

Here’s the sequel. 🙂

Offer is good until my next blog post.

Make sure to visit everyone posting in the INDIE-giving blogfest. Click here for the links.

For all my friends in the States, have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

 

 

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Rise of the Rector! Ending to a great series.

I had the honor of reading this third and I believe final book in the Channeler series. I love the tie-in to the Maya she brought, along with some end of the world mayhem. I loved the high action stakes, but more importantly, I loved the friendship. As the cover shows, the bond of four friends in this book is tight.
Now I’ll hand over the blog to Heather.

The final novel in Heather McCorkle’s channeler series, Rise of a Rector, has released! To celebrate, and in the spirit of October, Fane from the channeler series is here to tell us about a scary moment in his life. Take it away Fane!

Fane: My cousin, my only flesh and blood anywhere near my age, was being attacked by two boys in the middle of a party. No one was helping her. I crouched in the shadows, indecisive. If I helped her then I risked exposing my family’s secret, one that would endanger all our lives if the people of this town knew. But the boys were overcoming her. I couldn’t let them hurt her so I swallowed my fear and jumped in the fight.

Check out Heather’s blog for a new tour stop each day until November 2nd. To thank her fans, and future fans, Heather’s historical fantasy novel (a standalone novel that ties into the channeler series) will be free Friday November 2nd and Saturday November 3rd on Amazon. And if Heather gets over 1000 downloads of To Ride A Puca in those two days she’ll give away a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card! So spread the word, get ready to download To Ride A Puca, tell all your friends to download it, and drop by Heather’s blog now to enter to win the gift certificate.

You can find all three novels in the channeler series (The Secret of Spruce Knoll, Channeler’s Choice, and Rise of a Rector) on Amazon and B&N, as well as other retail sites. The channeler novella~and prequel to The Secret of Spruce Knoll~Born of Fire is currently free on Amazon and B&N and you can find a short story aboutFane from the series in the FREE anthology, In His eyes. You can add Rise of a Rector to your Goodreads lists at this link.

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Awesome new covers for RaShelle Workman!

Worlds divided them. Chance brought them together. Only love will save them. 

The Immortal Essence series revolves around Princess Venus of the planet Kelari, her guardian Zaren, and Michael, an arrogant boy from Earth. 
The first book in the series is “Exiled,” which released in November 2011. It’s been read on Wattpad over 1,000,000 times and can be downloaded for #FREE on Amazon or any eReader.

Book 2 in the series is “Beguiled,” which will release November 9th, 2012. You can add it to your Goodreads “to read” pile by clicking HERE.



***To celebrate the upcoming release of “Beguiled,” author RaShelle Workman decided to give the covers a makeover. Cover artist, Steven Novak created them. Aren’t they gorgeous?!? ***

Book 3, “Dovetailed,” will release Spring 2013. Click to add to your Goodreads.




If you’d like to learn more about RaShelle, her series, or her other books, you can visit her Amazon page, her Blog, follow her on Facebook, chat with her on Twitter @RaShelleWorkman, or find out her latest interests on Pinterest


She’s also hosting a Goodreads giveaway for two paperback copies of Beguiled (book 2 in the Immortal Essence series). Click to enter.



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Beguiled by RaShelle Workman

Beguiled

by RaShelle Workman

Giveaway ends November 08, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Over 10K sales for Susan Kaye Quinn! Time for giveaways!

Welcome my friend and fellow Indelible, Susan Kaye Quinn. You all know her as the author of OPEN MINDS (Mindjack Trilogy) and the blogger to take the fear out of self publishing! Congrats, Sue!

Reaching 10,000 sales and a Party
by Susan Kaye Quinn

A little over a year ago, I decided to self-publish. I set goals, made a plan, and took a leap. On November 1st, 2011, I released my first indie title. Almost a year later, I have two novels and three short stories/novellas out:

The results have astounded me.

Here are the stats:
Sales 
Open Minds 10,000
Closed Hearts 3,460
Total Sales of Novels 13,460
Total Sales of Short Fiction (across 3 titles) 1,190
Overall Sales 14,650

To celebrate this milestone, I’m throwing a PARTY to say “thank you!!!” to everyone who has helped make it happen. I’m giving away a

CLICK HERE to see the full celebration post, or enter the Rafflecopter forms below, with everything from a NEW KINDLE PAPERWHITE (!!!) to my favorite books to MY books. 


Something for everyone.
ENTER one or all.

And THANK YOU for helping make this first year of my indie publishing experiment such a wonderful success!

Note: I’ve read and truly loved all the indie books I’m giving away. You’ll see my tastes run the gamut of genres. The signed trad-pub paper books I picked up at a local signing. Ebooks are open internationally, paperbooks and Kindle are US only.

Kindle Paperwhite
(note this is the $119 version, US only)
My Fav Indie Books – The Fantasy Pack
(ebooks)
My Fav Indie Books – The Light-Hearted Romance Pack
(ebooks)

My Fav Indie Books – The Contemporary Pack
(ebooks)
My Fav Indie Books – The Science Fiction Pack
(ebooks)
Trad-Pub Books – Tempest and Wake
(SIGNED hardcovers, US only)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Trad-Pub Books – Behemoth (Leviathan#2)
(hardcover, US only)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

My Books – Open MindsClosed Hearts
(SIGNED paperbooks, US only)

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Trapped!

Trapped.
Communication with the outside world impossible either because of a storm, cut lines, or they’re on an island.
Someone dies. Murdered.
A killer lurks. Who is it?
Each person has his or her own personality quirks or suspicions. Of course, they don’t all get along. In fact, one or two of them are down right insufferable.

This is perfect for stories because the ticking bomb is built into the premise, along with the tension. But at the same time, character development is crucial.

This past week, I had the great pleasure of attending The Mousetrap based on Agatha Christie’s novel, at my local theater. I am very proud to say that I solved the murder before the killer was revealed. I just chose the person least likely to be it and the solution appeared. Though, I don’t think that would work with more modern stories. I think about Across the Universe by Beth Revis, and soon-to-be-released Ten by Gretchen McNeil.

I love attending my local theater especially since my daughter participated in the junior intern program all summer. Something about the theater is awe-inspiring. I love seeing how they build up to a reveal or an intense emotional moment or how they make something even more hilarious through hyperbole.

So much to learn.

Of course, as writers, we all know how studying movies helps us with our storytelling so watching theater helps too. But I loved spending time with my daughter too, who loves theater.

Seen any musicals or plays this summer? Which one is your favorite?

 

 

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