Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sequel's Release Details

Today is the last day of June, which means we're entering into July -the month when Shadows and Embers will be releasing.  So far I have worked out my schedule, and I'm thinking at the earliest everything will be all ready and complete by July 15th.  Now what does that mean for you?  If it looks like everything is ready by July 15th I will set the release date to be either that day or someday soon after.  Here's some important details about the sequel's release I'd like to share with you...

As I've mentioned before, I am self publishing the sequel.  This means I'll be in control of when it's releasing and how everything goes down.  Pre-ordering will be available a week (or two if I can plan ahead soon enough) ahead of the release date.  When you pay for pre-ordering you will be paying the price of the book plus whichever shipping method you'd prefer, and as you all know when you pre-order you get yours hands on the book as soon as it's out.  I know various people who pre-ordered Cursed With Power, so hoping this goes ever even better with the sequel.  Payment can be made via PayPal, or if you contact me directly we can work out another way.

Special discount?!
If I am able to do it, there will be a special discount on the ebook copies of the book the first week of release.  I cannot say too much more about it because I don't want to make promises I can't keep, but it is in my mind and I will do it if possible.  There will be more about this later on when I have specifics.

As promised we will have a giveaway, allowing participants to have a chance to win item(s) relating to Cursed With Power and Shadows and Embers.  This means signed copies of the book, ebooks, bookmarks, business cards, keychains, and other wonderful goodies.  More details will come forth in July.

So when can we expect the RELEASE?
Right now I am anticipating a mid-July release.  This requires I stay on schedule with my plan, but I want this book out for you guys as soon as possible.  Formatting is already being squared away as we speak, and all that's left is polishing before this baby makes it to publication.  I am very excited and anxious for the release, and I hope that you are too :)

Still want more?
If you can't wait and you're dying to know more about the sequel, I have some great news.  I will be making an appearance at BookFestPA, and if you come by my tent there will be bookmarks for Shadows and Embers that you can take home with you.  This will be the first time anyone will be seeing the cover for the book, and the bookmarks are very unique because no one else has them yet.  BookFestPA is on July 13th, so if you can swing by and want to see the cover for the sequel and learn more about the plot that would be a great opportunity.  Hope to see you there!

Lastly I want to thank everyone for their support and patience.  It's been 9 long months, and we're finally reaching the last month of work.  The clock is ticking down...
Hope you're looking forward to it!  Remember if you want to tweet about the book use #ShadowsandEmbers of #LealReturns2013
Lindsey R. Sablowski

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Sale, book signings, and the upcoming sequel

It's been a while since I have had time to update the blog, so I wanted to take a minute out of my day and catch everyone up to where we are.

If you haven't already purchased Cursed With Power or you know a friend who's in need of something new to read this summer, now is the time to purchase a copy.  For a limited time Cursed With Power will be available on Amazon for a discounted price of $17.06 -that's paperback only; ebooks are still $4.95. This discount is only being featured on Amazon, so take advantage of it while it lasts and spread the word.  

Also as June is ending and July is approaching, I'd like to remind everyone about the upcoming book events. I will be attending this year's BookFestPA on Saturday, July 13th from 10am to 5pm.  If you are in the MD/VA/PA area, I encourage you to come out and support your local authors who will be attending.  I will be present with copies of Cursed With Power available for purchase -remember, at book signings you can buy the book from me for a discounted price of $15-and there will also be bookmarks and etc. for those who are interested.  (If by that date Shadows and Embers is not yet out in print I may also bring along bookmarks with the cover for SandE, but I can't promise anything yet, so we'll have to wait until we're closer to the date).
The next signing I have after BookFestPA is the Baltimore Book Festival, and I will be present on Friday, September 27th from noon to 8pm.  Again, copies of CWP will be available at a discounted price, and I do expect by this time copies of Shadows and Embers will also be available -I will confirm this once again at a later time when I know for certain.  I will be in an author tent, so keep your eyes open and I look forward to seeing you there!

As for the sequel....
Shadows and Embers will be the sequel to Cursed With Power.  Currently I am polishing the book so that it is ready to readers as both paperback and ebook.  I'm aware the wait has been long, and for this I apologize, but I am hoping that if all goes as planned I can release it in July.
One thing for certain we already have is an official cover for the book, which will not be revealed until the cover reveal, but if you're interested in helping reveal the cover please contact me and let me know.  The cover looks great -so far my boyfriend's the only one to have the privilege of looking at it ahead of time- and I don't want to give away anything, but I will say I'm pleased with it and excited for when I can finally share it with you guys.  Remember, the cover reveal will be going on through various social networks -Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.-so there's plenty of ways to get involved.  The cover for SandE was not made by the same person who did CWP's, but I do believe you can tell these two stories are different and unique from each other. While this is a sequel it has its own story to tell.
All in all, keep your fingers crossed for a July release, and I'll keep you updated!
Lindsey R. Sablowski