Friday, July 29, 2011

Two steps closer

Today was a busy book day! I sat down and reviewed the Amazon agreements and signed the legal documents, so we should be good to go with the October launch and maybe even a pre order launch in late September.
I also awoke to a great surprise; I got the final manuscript back from the editor today. Diana did an amazing job catching all of my typos so I now I’ve got to finalize the manuscript for the printers!
Last bit of amazing news for this week is, the video shoot starts in 2 days! We’re working to have that posted in about 2 weeks. Keep watching the A Marked Past website!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Eek, great news!

Today I got an email letting me know that A Marked Past has been nominated to be part of the November 2nd Group Read! This is a book club event on where people vote for a book to read and then review it.
If you’re already part of Goodreads you can request to be part of the Book Haven group and then vote for A Marked Past to be the book we read in November! I’m so excited to be part of the running and hope you will join me in voting for A Marked Past!
Not a member of Goodreads? You can join at then join Book Haven to vote.
So many exciting things are happening right now and there are many more to come!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The A Marked Past Website is live!!

Today is one of those days when all the pieces of this publishing journey are coming together.
The A Marked Past website is officially live and contains a sneak peek of the book just for you. Take a look, mark it as a favorite, share it with your friends, and most importantly, keep checking back.
The A Marked Past book trailer is in the making and will be released next month! Also, keep watching for a free giveaway, and information on pre order sales!
Come check it all out at

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Marked Past Goes Global

This was another busy week of stretching out my arms to create as much attention as I can for A Marked Past. So, I was very surprised and pleased to receive an email from a book review blogger who is excited about the upcoming release too! AND she’s offered to help me do some marketing! She has a link on her blog A Diary of a Book Addict about A Marked Past and has also posted a page out at GoodReads. In addition to her generous links, she also reached out to her blogger buddies and has them sharing the cover, a new blurb, and the release date with their readers around the world. I can’t thank them enough for sharing in my excitement! Don’t forget, the website will be launched in the next two weeks with a sample chapter so keep checking back for the launch!
Now, just for you, here’s a more detailed blurb for A Marked Past, hope you enjoy it!
Lyla Mercer’s life changed the moment her dad was murdered, and again when she heard that she could be next. Forced to move to Salem for safe keeping, Lyla soon discovers her family has a dark history in the small town, and when a glossy black moon appears on the back of her neck she becomes newest part of that legacy. Her family is marked and being hunted, but Lyla may be the weapon they need to survive. Lyla attempts to ignore the danger, pretending to be ordinary, but whispers and rumors follow her everywhere. She thinks nothing can ever be normal for her again until she meets Caleb, the minister’s son, and the absolute wrong boy to be dating a witch. He’s everything she wants to be, just a normal kid from a normal family. At least that’s what she thinks, but nothing is as it seems in Salem. Caleb has secrets to keep about his family that rival her own. Until recently, Caleb’s step father has managed to keep his true identity and murderous ways a secret, but when Lyla uncovers the truth about him, nobody is safe, especially her.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Busy busy bee

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. I was a busy busy little marketing bee this weekend, trying to make some marketing plans for A Marked Past. The good news is that in addition to the thumbs up for hanging a poster and hosting a book signing at Esoterica; Books a Million has agreed to pass out book marks; and my favorite Chain Mail Maestro said he would pass out stickers at his Renaissance Festival booth in September! If you are a local to the Dayton area go check it out!
I’m working some more angles and waiting to hear back on them. I’ve got a call into the local libraries requesting that they hang a poster and give away book marks and I’m working on an application with Barnes and Noble requesting them to stock A Marked Past online and in the store when it comes out.
Ed is building out a website for me right now that will have a sample chapter on it for you all to read so watch for an announcement because it should be going live in the next two weeks!
These are small steps but I am so very excited to see the pieces coming together. I can’t wait for October 1st!!