I had a very busy weekend, with book promotion and editing, as well as the renovations that I've been working on around home. Evie has been a busy girl!
I also issued a promotional discount code, via Smashwords, for people to be able to download my e-book for free. Unfortunately, unless I'm part of Amazon's exclusive KDP Select, I could not run a free weekend through them. If I were to sign up, I'd have to remove my book from other listing sites. That's not a choice I'm willing to make just yet, so I decided to discount through Smashwords instead (and yes, Smashwords does have a file type which will read on Amazon Kindles!)
My promo code was used a few times to essentially give away my e-book, Extraordinary Part 1. Not as many sold as I would have liked, however, some did sell, so that's always a bonus!
Posting my e-books as a free read on Wattpad has resulted in a few positive comments, which have made my day! I have to admit I'm still sitting in that grey zone where I'm waiting for my first negative comment... It's a bit like waiting for a hammer to fall! However, I am pleased that so far, at least, no-one has hated it enough to say so! And of those who love it, some have left amazing feedback. So, if you like my book (or if you don't!) please do not hesitate to leave me a comment on my many profiles (links are available throughout the site) or here on my Comments Page.
In other news, I am hoping that the rest of my Weebly website will be live this evening. I'm just running a few last minute link checks and, all going well, it should be up and running again!
The Site is now LIVE! :) See you there!
“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”
― Eckhart Tolle
Sometimes things need to change. This is one of those times.
I have decided to overhaul the look of my webpage, which means, for the meantime, that the page is unavailable, at least, for browsing through my novels. But what it does mean is a new colour/design scheme, and some awesome new header images, and a new set-up for samples of my novels.
I will be providing, via this site, just sample chapters of my novels, along with links to where the e-books &paperbacks can be purchased, as they become available.
However, do not worry! I have set up Extraordinary Part 1
as a free read via Wattpad. Please do not hesitate to go and have a read. Membership on Wattpad (required so that you can read the books online) is free of charge, and the books are free to read as well. The only payment I ask is that my readers please leave me feedback. Extraordinary Part 2
is currently being posted up on Wattpad, too; however, it is only being posted as I roll through my final edit. This means that the pages will only appear once I'm happy with them. And that will also mean that I can get on and prepare the e-books!My Wattpad pageMeanwhile... In Other News:
I have been busy in the social networking area. I have arranged to have an author page set up for my writing, via Independent Author Network (a.k.a. IAN).
This site utilises a lot of the social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc) and is also a one-stop-shop for all the links that Independent Authors have for their books! My IAN Page
I have also, finally, finalised all my Part 1 books: They can be found (for purchase) at these sites:E-books:Smashwords
(6" x 9" (15.24cm x 22.86cm) 450 pages ) $20.00Large Print
(7" x 10" (17.78cm x 25.4cm) 658 pages) $23.00
And, in the meantime, I have set up discount codes for the Paperbacks and for the Smashwords e-book (which is formatted for reading on Kindle (.mobi), iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and many other e-readers (.epub), PDF format, and many others).
The discount codes will bring the Paperbacks down by $5.00 per book (Standard will be $15, Large Print will be $18.00) and the e-book will drop from $2.99 to $0.99.
However, I will only be releasing the discount codes to those kind people who have provided feedback for me here on site, via Wattpad, or through my other social media sites.
As far as feedback is concerned, I don't mind what you say, as long as it is kept clean, and is constructive (i.e. it helps me write better!) If there is something you don't like, please let me know. If there is something you love, I want to hear about it! Feel free to say what you think. And also, don't feel you have
to read the entire books online. Just leave me feedback about what you have read, and I'll be happy.
I am looking forward to my improved site being opened to the public shortly.
Thank you for bearing with me!
“I'm unpredictable, I never know where I'm going until I get there, I'm so random, I'm always growing, learning, changing, I'm never the same person twice. But one thing you can be sure of about me; is I will always do exactly what I want to do.”
― C. JoyBell C.
Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to 2013.
I have been a very busy girl, travelling up and down the country, visiting friends and family, all while editing the rest of Extraordinary Part 2.
I am very pleased to announce that the complete Extraordinary story is now live on site. I am preparing the e-books for release via Amazon and Smashwords.
I am also considering posting a a discount code for my readers here so that you can purchase the two e-books together for a very good price.
Also, I am very close to having Extraordinary Part 1 available in paperback via Amazon CreateSpace. I will post the link to that once it is ready.
In the meantime, please leave feedback on the site here, letting me know what you think of the story so far. Feedback can be left through my Comments page, or through the comments boxes on each of the Table of Contents pages. You can even leave comments here on the blog!
If you don't want to leave any comments, then please complete the survey set out on the Comments page. However, I am looking for feedback to post up on site! Good, bad or otherwise :)
Also, you can follow me on Twitter and Pinterest (where I have posted some images relating to stuff set out in the story) or join my circle of friends on Google+, keep an eye on me on LinkedIn, or Like my page on Facebook. Links to all of those are up on the top of each page. Just click the appropriate icon, then it will send you to my pages, where you can Like/Follow/Friend to your heart's content.
I'd also love some questions for my Q & A Spot here on my blog, so if you have any questions, whether about my books, my characters, or me personally, then please ask!
I really look forward to hearing from you.
Despite the end of the Mayan calendar - at least this era of it, anyway - I am pleased to announce that yes, I survived the "end of the world" 2012.
I am sitting here, currently listening to a favourite song of mine and looking forward to Christmas. I have been busy over the last few days, posting chapters for Extraordinary Part 2.
As Cassie and the Graysons head to Jennabeth's house in the North Cascades, to prepare for the coming battle, Cassie is facing her visions with determination... if only Alex could be convinced to let her fight! She knows that without her input, there is no positive outcome from this battle. Alex, however is determined to protect Cassie - even if it means he cannot fight.
But we all know Cassie... quietly determined, even if easily frightened. But her love for the Graysons outweighs any fear she may feel. So if she can get in on the battle, she will, without thinking about the consequences she might face.
For those who are only just joining us, I have now added a link at the top of the Table of Contents for Part 2, sending you back to Part 1, so you can read from the beginning.
For those who have been following through the story from the very beginning... thank you! I appreciate your continuing support. I will be posting chapters over the holiday period, hopefully finishing Part 2 and uploading it as an e-book (time permitting, of course!)
Now we are heading well into the Christmas Season, I just want to take a moment to wish my readers a very Merry Christmas and a hopeful and joyful New Year.
Have a wonderful holiday period, be good, and stay safe!
I am super-stoked to announce that Extraordinary Part 1 is now live on Amazon. I have posted links to it on the Novels Page and also throughout the book here on the site (at the bottom of every 5th chapter or so).
The link will direct you to Amazon.com's listing. However, if you are outside of their region (ie UK, Japan, Italy, France etc, then Amazon has different pages for the other regions, and the book code is the same for each page: B00A4SGRGY
However, if you go to Amazon.com, via the link it will give you the option near the top of the page to be redirected to the correct region for your country and will redirect you to where my book is on those pages. Nice and Easy!
In other news, I have been frantically working away at Extraordinary Part 2.
I learned a lot about all the little things I wanted via editing Part 1, so I'm now working on getting all the edits rolled into one, fixing everything on my way through instead of going through multiple times and fixing one thing at a time (i.e removing "stray" commas, getting rid of contractions in narrations, ensuring that my punctuation and plurals are set up correctly - to name but a few!) I think this one will take less time than the last to get right, but now I know what I'm looking for it does help!
However, I have updated the online chapters 1 - 9 of Part 2, and once I've updated Chapters 10, 11 and 12, I'll be putting up 13 and carrying on from there.
My aim (though this might be a bit too out-there) is to try to have Part 2 released for Christmas/New Years. Unless the world ends first.
So thank you for your patience, all of those who are hanging out for the next chapter. I promise you it is coming, and there are many more books in the series to come too. Lots of stories in my head too, so I'm sure I'll be keeping this site up and running for a good long time yet, all going well.
*** Update 10/11/2012***
I have updated Extraordinary Part 1 on this website to the latest version, so what you read here is what you'll get in the ebook. I have also added links on the Novels Page and also at the bottom of every 5th page or so of the Extraordinary Story to the Smashwords page where you can buy the book.
In addition, I have submitted the ebook to Amazon for sale as well, so you should see it there within the next couple of days. I will upload the link once it's available here on the site.
And finally it's done!
I am very, very pleased to announce that Extraordinary Part 1 is now available to purchase through Smashwords. Here is the link:Extraordinary Part 1 - The Ebook!
I will be, over the next couple of days, placing the official link on the "Novels" page, and also updating the online version to match the e-book version (there have been a few small changes made prior to publishing, but due to my overdue deadline, I didn't update the site as I went) so there are a few things left on my list of things to do!
I am super excited and so happy that I have finally completed it. I have published it using all the available formats there, so you can purchase and download it for Kindle and Sony e-readers, as a PDF to read on computer or tablet, or can opt to view it on web page or in RTF format (which reads it using Microsoft Word).
I will also be looking at publishing via Amazon over the next few weeks, and also through Lulu (who both have the option of doing print versions of the books as well). But those who follow me on Facebook, Twitter and on this site, will all hear about it first!
Well, I'd better head to bed. In amongst all my writing, I'm also working, and I need sleep to function - unlike the Graysons!!