Friday, March 25, 2011

Stuff, Stuff, Stuff!!

Alrighty then! A ton of long-promised information in this post! I'm thinking bullet points!

  • Isn't it cute! So nice and round! *ahem*

  • So I imagine some of you have, at some point, mentioned my series to someone and they go, "Who?" and have no idea what you are talking about. Well, now is a great time to tell them that they can check out my first book for FREE! Completely, totally FREE! From April 5th to April 18th your, your mom, your neighbor, that creepy guy down the street, anyone can download Wings for free. And just in case you forget, you can pre-order now from Amazon and the book will be sent to your Kindle when April 5th rolls around! However . . .

  • If you want to wait till May 8th, and get a comfy chair to boot, you can take your Nook into any Barnes and Noble in the country and download the free ebook onto your Nook and it will come with an exclusive short story that you won't find anywhere else. (I will post it on my blog and website at some point, but at least for now, it will be exclusively available at B&N.) Don't have a Nook or a B&N nearby? Never fear!

  • All of the ebooks will come with an excerpt from both Spells and Illusions, so you will still get a taste of what's to come! Want more?

  • Five bloggers will be participating in a read-along contest that starts on April 5th. (I'll have more details as we get closer.) It is a contest to see how many readers they can get to download the ebook from their blog and read along with them! The winning website gets exclusive access to a short story that comes between Spells and Illusions that features our favorite hot faerie guy himself, Tamani! So that should be tons of fun!


  • Okay, so we are still working on all the dates, but I want to let you know where I will be this summer! In May I will be going to:
  1. Scottsdale, AZ
  2. Tempe, AZ
  3. Pasadena, CA
  4. Idaho Falls, ID
  5. Salt Lake City, UT
  6. Driggs, ID
  7. and Boise, ID
  • In June, between my own travels and the Dark Days of Supernatural, I will be going to:
  1. Provo, UT
  2. Chicago, IL
  3. Portland, OR
  4. Austin, TX
  5. Phoenix, AZ
  6. Lansing, MI
  • At some point in the next six months I will also be coming to:
  1. New York, NY
  2. Eureka, CA
Whew! It is going to be fun and awesome!! I will have the full schedule up soon with dates and times, etc. but hopefully I am coming to your neck of the woods at some point. If not, I will almost certainly be traveling next summer as well! However, if you live somewhere obscure where authors never seem to travel . . .
  • You can still get a signed book!! I've teamed up with the awesome Changing Hands Bookstore here in Arizona to allow you guys to order signed (personalized too!) books online. The link to my books is here and all you need to do is put in the comments that you would like it signed and PLEASE specify the exact name you would like on the book.

  • Already have the books? I am working on getting books plates and an address where you can send a SASE to get them, but I am between PO Boxes right now, so it's not ready. But it will be! Soon!

Okay . . . so I think that's it. Lots of fun stuff and you are basically going to see my Twitter catch fire over the next few weeks as we gear up for the release of not only ILLUSIONS, but the newly redesigned paperbacks for the rest of the series as well! There will be lots of bonus content and free stuff and web pages, etc! I love it when April comes along because that is when all the release date fun really starts!

And, of course, I know why you read down this far, so here comes the next excerpt from Illusions! (And for those of you who have been asking, I will be posting the second chapter of Illusions next week . . . probably April 1st!:))

Tamani came running in and slid into his seat just as the final bell rang. He was wearing a pair of black leather gloves with the fingers all cut off at the first knuckle.

“What are those?” Laurel said, wrinkling her nose. “Fingerless gloves went out of style before . . . mullets. You look like a dork.”

“Better a dork than a freak with glitter coming out of his hands,” Tamani hissed darkly. “As far as these kids know, they’re all the rage in Scotland.”

Laurel felt bad for not realizing; after all, it was being around her blossom that brought pollen to his hands. “Oh. What are you doing with Yuki? I thought you were supposed to be getting us together, not hooking up with her,” she whispered as Mrs. Harms called attendance.

“I am not ‘hooking up’ with her,” Tamani hissed.

“Could have fooled me,” Laurel muttered.

Tamani shrugged. “I have a job to do here,” he whispered. “I do what it takes.”

Oh, I love being cryptic.



RK Charron said...

Thank you for the informative post!

pixleyyy said...

*sigh* I love the teasers but they just make me want more. I've already preordered Illusions and I can't wait for it to finally arrive!

Josin L. McQuein said...

I'm not sure why, but for some reason I read this post as someone saying it all, VERY fast, in one gasp of air.

Take a breath, woman! :-P

Sounds like you've got a busy summer ahead of you (<--captain obvious quote of the day, TYVM)

The free download is great - especially for people who already have the hard copy and want a digital version to go with it.

Shelley Watters said...

OOOH Love the teaser. Can't wait to read Illusions. I'll be at your Tempe signing (of course!) I can't believe it's only 38 days away! I feel like I've been waiting forever!


Laurel said...

Fun fun fun! I can't wait.
We are looking forward to the signing party!

Amanda Jackson said...

*Gasp* can't wait for the next chapter...but thanks for the tidbit:)

Heather said...

What an awesome idea! I will spread the word about WINGS! And thanks for the exerpt, loved it! Can't wait to read more!

ashelynn sanford said...

I want Illusions!!!

Helen said...

Thnx so much for posting! good stuff to know, I can't wait to see what comes next!!

Guppy said...

ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh!!! What a delicious cliff hanger!!! :D Sighhh i can't wait for the book to come out!

barmybex said...

Cool, I love your books, I cannot wait for Illusions.
Are you planning to come to the UK anytime? Would love to meet you and get my books signed. Milton Keynes would be amazing!!! :D

Hope you have a great summer visiting all those places though.

Renee said...

Ohhhh!! thank you so much! I'm a Mexican reader... sure enough... I've spoken english since I was born... and I learned to read English before spanish... my dad taught me, I would read a book or... chapters... every night!! I've gotten my friends to start reading the wings series too!! =) I'm so happy that may is really near now!!!

Thanks for replying on twitter! =)

Mundie Moms said...

YAY!!!!! I am so excited that we FINALLY get to meet when you're in Austin! Now I get to live up to my promise and talk you out for chips and salsa.

I can't wait for the read a long!!!

Thank you for the fabulous teaser.

Carolyn said...

That's funny and interesting and...confusing. I read the summary on and I got thoughts on this 'Yuki' girl...

Carolyn said...

P.S. Can you come to the Northwest suburbs of Chicago? I really want to see you.

Anonymous said...

AHH! I can't wait for Illusions! I'm practically drooling for some more Tamani! <3 That, and I'm psyched that you'll be in IF when I am. Crossing my fingers I can get there! :)

Amanda said...

WAHOO! I pre ordered mine for Kindle! Your summer looks so busy, how are you going to be away from Gwen for that long? Good luck girl!

Abbi said...

You are absolutely mean... In a good kind of way! ;D I don't know why I put myself through the absolute torture of reading the mean (yet awesome) spoilers you put up! O can't wait until May 3rd! I made a vow to myself that I had to be at the front door of Barnes and Noble and be knocking in the door at 7 am, an hour before they open! I will be the first customer in there!!!!
But anyway, I can't wait til June! I will be in Texas! I will!
Okay. Can someone help menout here? Can you download your free version of Wings on the Nook APP for iPod touch?
Can't wait!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm soooooooooooo glad that you're coming to Portland, Oregon! Woot!

moonrat said...

WAHOOOOOO!!!! (you know why)

Anonymous said...


Jessica (Firefly Book Loft) said...

I can't wait for the Austin signing! I am bringing one of my best friends with me cause she is the one that told me about your book first :D

k4386 said...

OMGOSH, I am SOOO excited to see you when you come to Tempe. AHH, I can't wait for Illusions, it's killing me. x] Until then! <3

elliegirl said...

I'm so in for that blog contest!!

can't wait to read it but here in Belgium they don't even know when the original version is released here!!! grrrr. Really can't wait that long.

Jenny Lapides said...

yayyy!!! Pasadena!!! when exactly are you coming??!?!?! :D

Karennina said...

O yay!!!!! You'll be in my city! *eagerly waiting for exact dates so I can write it down in red ink!*

Anonymous said...

I love the spoilers, can't wait till illusions is within my grasp, haha! I like the name Yuki, did you know it means "snow" or "courage" in japanese?

(Savannah) Vani Grey said...

Whoa there. Did I see right? if so then I think your coming to Oregon in June! Woo Hoo! Can't wait til ya come here! -Also Illusion- once again I say no authors ever come here, its rather lonely

Anonymous said...

THE FREE WINGS BOOK IS NOT AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA!!!! please, please, please please could you make it available in australia too? we australians always miss out on so many things! like free ebooks! please?