Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Well it looks like I won't be hearing any news before I go away for vacation for Memorial Day weekend.  I just wanted to make a quick post saying that I'll be away for a little bit, and hopefully when I return I'll have news to announce -who knows, though, right?

I'm looking forward to the vacation me and my boyfriend will be going on this weekend.  We'll be sure to take lots of pictures while we're away.  Until then, thanks to everyone who's been stopping in to keep up and I'm wishing you the best.  Enjoy your week!
Lindsey R. Sablowski

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A huge thank you for your patience!

It's been a while since I last posted, and I didn't want anyone to think I've been purposely neglecting the blog.  As you might have guessed I don't have any information on the sequel, but I did want to take the time to make this post and thank all of you for your patience.  I love my job as an author, and always my top priority is the next book to release to the world.  Though I don't have any news, I will catch you up on what else is happening.
Spring semester is officially over after my exam tonight, which means I will have more time to focus on my writing. It's one of the main reasons I look forward to the break because I can spend any free time I have writing -that's what I usually do anyways regardless, but this means more time.  With the second book I felt bad because I took a bit of a break after CWP released and didn't dive right into it, but with this third book I'm eager to get back to work.  The title and "mock" cover won't be revealed until after the second book's release. (I mentioned this earlier, but wanted to bring it back again just in case anyone forgot.)
As you can see I've been spending most of my nights returning home to work on the third book.  It is sad once again to change narrators, and Leal will be missed, but every new book in this series introduces a new narrator and I don't want that to change simply because I've grown attached to previous ones.  I'll talk more specifically about the narrator for book #3 when the title and other information is revealed, but I hope it gives you something to look forward to.

I will try to update again before next week, since I will be traveling up to Deep Creek and will have no internet access while I'm there.  Again, thank you to everyone who has been so patient with the release of the sequel, and hopefully before or after my vacation I will have news to share!
Lindsey R. Sablowski

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Coming soon: A cover reveal with a fabulous prize!

The upcoming sequel to Cursed With Power, Shadows and Embers, is still awaiting an official release date for publication, but it’s coming very soon. In the mean time remember to show your support and help spread the word!
Like everyone else, I am waiting on news about the upcoming sequel. I assure you that from my end the wait seems to be dragging on.  When it comes to my book I tend to think ahead about the near future, and once Shadows and Embers is set for publication there will be a cover reveal.  I realize it's hard to remember what happened eight months ago -I'm lucky if I remember what happened yesterday-but when Cursed With Power came out I didn't have a huge cover reveal.  I mostly just posted the cover on all of my social media networks.
Now that I've learned from my first experience, I want to have a cover reveal.  I am aware some of you have already expressed interest, but for those of you who were thinking "Eh, why should I?" I have an answer for you.
When we have the cover reveal for Shadows and Embers there will also be a prize for whoever pulls off the best reveal.  If you present it really went, impress me, maybe even attract some attention you definitely deserve something for that.  Whoever pulls off the best cover reveal will win a free signed copy of the book.  (If you would prefer e-book this is also a possibility.)  By the time the cover is revealed the book will still be awaiting release, but if you win the book you'll get your copy as soon as the book releases!  Keep in mind that even if you don't win there is still a big giveaway coming up, joining together both Cursed With Power and Shadows and Embers, and plus the cover reveal will help spread the word about the book.

So while we're still waiting on news, I just wanted to share that idea quickly and when the date is closer there will be more details about it.
And before I go, one last piece of news....
Baltimore Bookfest Logo
I have officially been accepted to attend as an author at the Baltimore Book Festival.  This is a huge event in Maryland; last year John Greene was there -and sadly I didn't attend and regret that decision.  I was surprised when I saw the email this morning and they told me I had been accepted. This event isn't until September 27th and lasts till the 29th.   Since it's such a big event and there are so many authors, each author can only attend one day. I will have more specific details about the date I will be attending and where my tent will be located, but I am really looking forward to the festival and if you live in/near the MD area I hope you'll consider stopping by!  As always, I will have copies of Cursed With Power available for purchase and signing, and/or if you bring your own copy I'll sign that for you.  There will also be bookmarks, business cards, and such at my table.  I'm not certain if I can bring the second book as well, but I'll contact the person in charge and find out.
Regardless, I'm excited and hoping this will be great exposure for Cursed With Power.  I'll bring along a camera and take pictures as well.  Hope to see you there!
Lindsey R. Sablowski

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Awaiting #2 release and celebrating 8 months of publication

Eight months ago Cursed With Power was released out into the world.  It was both scary and exciting, but I've always remembered that day.  It was back in September, which was a very eventful month for me back then.  A few weeks later after my book was released I started dating my boyfriend, Eric, who you'll always see with me at any book signings if you attend.  I never realize how much time has passed until I actually look through the pictures -which is part of the reason why I like taking pictures with the book when the anniversary comes around, even if it seems ridiculous.  It's interesting to see that over eight months so much has happened, and while the book is progressing with sales and so forth I too am changing and looking to the future.  In that aspect I feel even closer to the book because I'm able to watch it grow and become something great while I at the same time grow.

So far I have heard no word from my publisher about the second book, though there is no need to be alarmed.  Usually it takes about 14-28 days for a publisher to read through the manuscript and make a final decision, so unfortunately all we can do is wait.  As soon as I heard any news I will report it.  I realize I have been talking about a spring release, and here it is already the second week of May.  In all reality I do have to face that facts, and even if my publisher emailed me tomorrow with the "okay" it takes time to prepare the book for release.  A cover needs to be designed, the formatting has to be prepared for paperback, and the list goes on.  As much as I would like to hold onto the belief that we'll have a spring release, it has occurred to me that at this point it will most likely not be until June -at the earliest-for the book to release.
I originally planned for Shadows and Embers to release six months after CWP, but as you can see time was not a friend of mine during this process.   It took me all six months since CWP's release to write and complete the sequel, and so the timing of all of this I admit was my fault.  Even so, I'm not entirely disappointed; I wanted the story to have even more to offer than the first book, and I don't want anyone to be left feeling like there could have been more.  No matter how long it takes, all of this is to ensure that you, the reader, gets the most out of the book.
Fortunately since the second book is in my publisher's hands I have been able to focus on the third book.  I have decided on a title and main character, both of which I am attempting not to reveal until the sequel has released.  (I'm not good at keeping secrets like this, but I want you to have something to look forward to after the sequel has come out.)  There is also a beautiful "mock" cover I have ready for book 3, but again this will all come later on.  I have begun outlines, and though nothing is solid at the moment I have a lot of ideas for the book and am looking forward to the challenge.

Again I hope you can all bear with me as we await the release of the upcoming book.  I will continue to keep you update with the progress, and if I don't have any progress to report I might share something about the sequel or what would be of interest.  The giveaway won't be happening until the release of book #2 at this book -that way I can give away materials both relating to CWP and Shadows and Embers.
Lindsey R. Sablowski