I hope everyone had a great Halloween. My family had so much fun--and the best part was when my middle girlie said in complete exhaustion, "I'm finished," as we were about 3/4 of the way home from Trick or treating. So home we went. Then I spent today making gobs of applesauce. Mmm...homemade applesauce...
If you've already started reading Possession, please let me know how you like it. And to celebrate the release, all my other ebooks are now on sale for .99! Amazon and iBooks already reflects the sale price, and the other retailers should update the pricing soon.
So if there's a book you've been wanting to read and haven't yet, now's the time. The sale will remain through November. And if you've read my books and loved them, spread the word to friends!
The Possession release is only 15 days away! I can't believe it's almost here. (Giddy excitement, anyone?) To celebrate the almost two week mark until release day, here is the first chapter of Possession. (Just click Read More over there)
And here it is! It was worth the wait, right? Thank you, thank you to Renee Barratt for creating a cover that I'm still giddy about. And trust me, this cover captures the novel perfectly. A little creepy, a little intriguing, a little...dead? Just wait. Oct 31 can't come soon enough!
I've been working with awesome cover designer Renee Barratt, and the cover for Possession is just about finished!
Renee is always so much fun to work with, and I love the process. Here's how it goes: I give her a few paragraphs about the book and some images I've found that I like. She then creates a first draft based on that information. I love seeing what she comes up with, and it's almost like a game of telephone because the way two people envision the same information is incredibly different. Then we go back and forth and we offer suggestions to the vision until she has created something beautiful and perfect.
And let me tell you, this cover is perfection.
So give it a few more days. We're in the last tweaking stage, and then she'll send me the final image files, and I'll post it here for all to see. I can't wait!
I've finished reviewing the changes my beta readers suggested, and my manuscript is now 100% better than it was before. Plot holes smoothed out? Yup. Character motivations now consistent? Yes sir. Needed scenes added and fleshed out? Definitely.
And since that is done, I've passed the manuscript along to my proofreader, and cover design will start this week. Which means I have a question for you...what are you doing on Halloween? What's that you say? You'll be reading my new book? Oh, wonderful! And psst... the title of my new book is Possession. It'll be the perfect accompaniment to a great Halloween!
So be on the lookout over the next few weeks for a cover reveal and more tidbits. And I'll let you know as it's available for preorder.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love my beta-readers. To the ends of the earth I love them. They help me be just so much better. I sent my latest manuscript off to them thinking, "Yeah, this one's pretty good." And what do I get back? Ideas to make it that much better.
One of my beta readers is my brother-in-law, and he has just the right balance of snark, funniness, and brilliant suggestion. Check out this one that made me laugh the other day:
Sorry, I've deleted his name to protect his secret identity :)