It's been a busy first quarter for me, finishing up PIECES OF LOVE and getting it ready for its June 21st release. I know it seems like June is a long way off, but with all the details that have to happen to prepare for a book launch, believe me, it's right around the corner. I'm currently waiting for feedback from beta readers (readers who will give me feedback about what they liked and what they didn't so I can make final creative changes to the story before my last round of edits.) Then she's off to the printer for proofs, out to reviewers, and I'll be lining up my advertisers.
Oh, and I'm working on writing book three of my Lily Carmichael trilogy, aptly named...are you ready for the title reveal? HEALING WATERS! Hope you like it. The story is coming along swimmingly***ggg*** Couldn't help myself.
In the meantime, I've just received the final version of PIECES OF LOVE, the theme song, completed with the help of my guitar playing buddy Ozone Pete and my friend Jim at ZING studios, and have been getting it uploaded to the various music sites. I'll let you know when the song is out and available for .99 cent download. Of course if you want to wait and buy the book in June, you'll have the link to the song right in your e-book! I'm very excited about this project and all the new opportunities to share my story with readers.
Also on the agenda for this month is my big cover reveal for PIECES OF LOVE, which will take place on April 18th. Each week, I'll post another section of the cover on my Facebook page and then, on Friday, April 18th, I'll post the complete cover, along with the i-tunes link to the song, and a give away of a few ARCs (advanced reader copies) of the book! So make sure you follow my PJSharonBooks page on Facebook, leave comments to be included in the drawing, and show up on the 18th to see the whole cover!
For today, I'll share a small section with you since you are faithfully following my monthly blog or have signed up for my newsletter. If you've just stopped by on a whim, I try to update this page monthly with my activities, appearances and whereabouts. If you prefer only occasional updates (quarterly or when I have new releases or contests), my newsletter is very non-spammy.
In other news, my friends and I over at Addictive Reads, a collective of over twenty of the best Indie authors in town, are running a contest from April 1-April 4th in honor of the launch of our site. See here for details and to sign up for our Rafflecopter prizes of books and gift cards!
Most of us at ADDICTIVE READS are award-winning, and several of our authors are New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors.
Take a few minutes to look around our site. Each author has an individual page with all of their books listed, along with their social media links. We also have genre pages where you can find books in just about any genre you enjoy. (See the menu guide links at the top of the page.)
As a thank you for checking us out, we're holding a giveaway. You can enter through Friday, April 4, 2014. Winners will be announced, Saturday, April 5th.
We're giving away one $25 Amazon Gift Card, one $20 Amazon Gift Card, and one bundle of eBooks from Addictive Reads Authors including:
- LET'S SCARE CANCER TO DEATH Anthology (Horror) with short stories by Rhonda Hopkins & Gregory Carrico
- EVIDENCE OF TRUST (Romantic Suspense) by Stacey Joy Netzel
- DEADLY OBSESSION (Romantic Suspense) by Kristine Cayne
- ETERNITY OF ROSES (Paranormal Romance) by Natalie G. Owens
- BIRDS DO IT! (Contemporary Romance) by *lizzie starr
- AIR: MERLIN'S CHALICE (Fantasy) by Meredith Bond
- ANGEL OF DEATH (Fantasy) by Anna Erishkigal
- WANING MOON (YA Dystopian) by P.J. Sharon
- TRUST NO ONE (Suspense) by Diana Layne
- ALWAYS REMEMBER (Contemporary Romance) by Sheila Seabrook
- STARS, LOVE AND PIROUETTES (Contemporary Romance) by Alicia & Roy Street
- REVENGE (Romantic Suspense) by Dana Delamar
- SOME ENCHANTED WALTZ (Time Travel Romance) by Lily Silver
To enter the giveaway, just go to our ADDICTIVE READS site and follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter near the bottom of the post for your chance to win one of the prizes!
We hope you'll visit with us often and connect with us on our social media sites. We enjoy talking with our readers.
*Please note: If any of the winners do not respond within five days, we may select a new winner and the original winner will forfeit any prize.
On April 3rd, I'll be posting to the Secrets of 7 Scribes blog. I'm only over there once a month these days, but this month I'll be talking about Blog Talk Radio and asking the question "Are you listening?" I'd love to hear from folks who listen to BTR and find out what you all like to tune in to. I've done several interviews on various Romance Writing sites and I love the live interview process. I get to chat about books and romance, and answer reader questions, all while sitting in my jammies and slippers sipping tea. How cool is that? You can hear me read an excerpt from WESTERN DESERT by clicking on the BTR icon in the sidebar for my latest interview.
I think that's it for now. I'll keep you up to date on more fun happenings as the Spring unfolds. Next month, on May 1st, I'll be joining my pals at IndieRomanceInk for a huge Facebook party with lots of giveaways and prizes. I'm still learning how its done so I can invite you all to mine for the release of PIECES OF LOVE. Hope to see you there!
Have a wonderful month and enjoy mud season. The snow has to melt eventually, right?