Big Giveaway Event & Lots of News!

Hey, gang! Hope everyone is enjoying the midst of summertime. :) I have lots of announcements today!

- Have you seen Crystal Collier's cover for Soulless, the second book in her Maiden of Time series?  Just gorgeous!



- It's release week for my pal ST Bende and the second book in her Elsker saga, Endre. Stop by and wish her luck. But feast your eyes on her pretty cover before you go. :)


- Another release new release, and also from someone I've featured on this blog before. SJ Pajonas is offering up (for a very limited time) her book, Face Time - A Love in the Digital Age Novel, for .99 cents. SJ introduced the story on a site called Wattpad with lots of success, and has now released the full novel.


- Speaking of, are any of you on Wattpad? I am! I've shared a couple of the Moonsongs stories there already, and I'm finding it to be a really fun community to connect with readers. I would love to connect with you there as well, if I haven't already. Just let me know in the comments and I'll find you! (That came out way more threatening than I'd intended...)

- Fellow author-blogger M.J. Fifield is looking for help with her upcoming book launch. This is her debut novel, and we can all sympathize with how challenging-exciting-awesome-terrifying that can be. :)

--MY NEWS--

I just wrapped up the final edits on my first full-length novel. It's New Adult contemporary (with romantic elements!), with a publication date of September 1 (Labor Day weekend). 

Perfectly Ernest is a coming of age story about a college baseball player who is perfect on the field and anything but off of it. It's a tale about the roller coaster of mental illness, but it's mostly about friendship and falling in love. Here's a short description:

“Not far, but near, I stood and saw it all.” Robert Frost

From a distance, Ernie seems perfect. He’s a star college baseball player, adored by the student body, and coveted by professional teams. Up close, Ernie is a disaster. Since the death of his mother, he has self-destructed at every turn, opposed his coaches, and destroyed most of his relationships. His personal implosion is complete when he gets booted from the team.

Ernie is forced into group counseling in an attempt to salvage his mother's dying wish and revive his baseball dreams. By testing old friendships, forging unlikely new ones, and falling in love, Ernie begins to unravel the jumbled knot his tangled inner-psyche has become. But when things start going wrong again, will Ernie's new direction and friends be his salvation, or confirmation that his imperfections will forever rule his life?

If this sounds like your cup of tea, I'm looking for folks to send ARCs to. Sign up below, and I'll get in touch with the details. :)


Now for something fun you can take part in tomorrow. It's the summer's 'can't miss' Facebook party for fans of book series! 



This Thursday, July 17th (6 PM Eastern), 12 authors will be giving away the first books in their series along with gift cards and a Kindle Fire HD. I'm one of them!


Here's a little video about the event:



So how do you go about scoring some of those sweet, sweet prizes? Simple!

First, just show up and interact with the authors. Ask us about our books, find out who we cheered for in the World Cup, tell us about your book boyfriends and girlfriends, share LOL cat videos--do whatever it is you do to party. 

Second, check this infographic:




Third, pay attention to see if you've won stuff. It's that easy! 

This is truly going to be a ton of fun, and you're guaranteed to get to hang out with some super fun folks. And who knows? Maybe you'll score the Kindle loaded with all of our books!

Hope to see you there!




28 comments:

  1. A lot of stuff today! Congratulations you've wrapped up on your next book. Be happy to host you if you tour for it.

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    1. I'll probably do a cover reveal in the near-ish future, Alex. I'll give you a shout for that--and thank you for offering!

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  2. Lots of news! Pretty exciting. I'd also be glad to help with any tour for your new book.

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    1. Thanks so much, Nick! I'll be doing a cover reveal signup soon, and I'll definitely take you up on it. :)

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  3. Wahoo! You totally shouted about my new cover. Thank you! (Pst, I found you on Wattpad too. Yay!) I'm way excited about the party tomorrow and I'm hesitant to sign up for an eARC because I've got three others in cue, but I tend to read quickly...when I'm not busy promoting a new book. Keep me in mind.

    Congrats to ST Bende on the cover release!

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    1. I'm not trying to sell you (okay, I am a little bit LOL), but mine is pretty short (60k) and a fast read. I'll send you one with no expectation/commitment. If you get a chance to read it, I'm flattered. If not, no worries. :)

      Your release looks like it's going fabulously btw! I've seen the cover everywhere, and I felt guilty for not getting signed up to officially participate in the reveal. LOL

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  4. Congratulations on wrapping up the next book, EJ!

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  5. So many gorgeous covers! Also, congrats on finally wrapping up your edits! September 1st will likely be here before any of us know it...

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    1. It's not nearly far enough away at this point, Heather! LOL Things seem to go slow when you're whipping a book into shape, but once it's done there isn't enough time to get all of the release prep done.

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  6. Great covers and good news. Thanks for posting, EJ.
    Can't wait until your novel releases! Woot!!! :)

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    1. I'm getting excited for it, too! (No longer afraid. LOL)

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  7. Congratulations on finishing the next book! Thanks for sharing all the news. Some stunning book covers on show.

    Ellie Garratt

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    1. Thank you, Ellie! Great seeing you around. :)

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  8. Wow, lots of stuff going on. Beautiful covers, new releases, and you've finished your edits! Awesome. And I've already got M.J. signed up for a guest post. She has to go through with it now. :D

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    1. Yes, we will "nudge" her to the edge ... then shove! :D

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  9. I'm laughing at L.G.'s comment. But she's right...I do have to go though with it now.

    Congrats on finishing your final edits. If you need help with a cover reveal and/or blog tour, let me know!

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  10. Wow, that's a lot of big news, E.J. Congratulations on your new novel and to all the other authors with new releases.

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    1. Thank you, Patricia! Summertime is always a busy season for new releases. Have to give folks something to read on the beach I guess. :)

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  11. So much news! Congratulations to everyone. And to you too, EJ! The big release day isn't that far away. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Nothing better than wrapping up a project. Congratulations. Onward.

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  13. I missed the Facebook party. I think that's the same night you have the NA chats, and I always miss those, too.

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  14. The FB party was a great time! And Perfectly Ernest sounds incredible. Need to get more dudes writing NA.

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    1. I had such a good time, too! And thank you. :)

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  15. I'm on Wattpad, but I've only posted fanfiction so I'm not sure you want to find me :) congrats on finishing!!

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  16. Always lots going on around here!!! Your new ms sounds great. Something very intense that my daughter might find interesting. And yeah, wow on those covers!!!

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