December has been a slow month for news. I guess because I’m not writing anymore and not doing any book signings. Plus, I haven’t seen any new reviews. The month is coming to a close and so is 2009. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has read A Rose to the Fallen and liked it enough to send me emails and leave reviews and comments on various book sites, my blog, and MySpace. I truly appreciate it and I’m glad people are enjoying Tristan & Bridget’s love story. I’m still surprised when people tell me my book is their favorite. I even have some Tristan fangirls which is really amazing. A Rose to the Fallen has been released for a year now and it’s been wonderful meeting so many readers online. I hope 2010 brings bigger and greater things. Read more »
Congratulations to R.K. Charron for winning my contest at Romantic Crush Junkies. You have won a copy of my debut release A Rose to the Fallen. Thanks for participating in my contest and I hope you enjoy the book!
I posted a new review from Reader’s Favorite. They are a popular website for book reviews and give readers honest opinions. A Rose to the Fallen received 3 out of 5 stars. The review is mostly positive, so I added it to my site. You can read it in the Reviews section. They left the review on Amazon too, so you can also read it there.
I finished writing The Howling Heart and added the last chapter. There will not be an epilogue or a sequel. I want to say thank you to the few people who have given me feedback for this story on various websites and through email. I truly appreciate it because you are the ones who motivated me to finish writing it. Thank you for reading The Howling Heart and I hope you enjoyed it. Since the story was inspired by Alex Pettyfer, I hope my character Riley did him justice.
I had an interview with blogger Christine S. Morehouse for Romantic Crush Junkies. It’s my third interview. You can read it here.
For the month of November, I’m running a contest on Romantic Crush Junkies for one lucky commenter to win a copy of my debut release A Rose to the Fallen. To enter the contest, leave a comment on the post with my interview and include your email, become a follower of RCJ, and place a blurb about my book on your either your site, blog, facebook, tweet, etc. Please don’t forget to leave your email (No Email. No Entry.) so I can contact the winner on December 1, 2009. Good Luck!
I’ve been reading about FictionPress, and I’ve learned that the site has a huge problem with plagiarism. I’ve also noticed I’m not receiving many reviews. I have over 100 people with Story Alerts, and I’m averaging 7 reviews per chapter. Since I’m almost done with the story, I’m no longer concerned about reviews. But I am concerned about someone stealing my copyrighted work. Therefore, I’ll be removing The Howling Heart from FictionPress permanently. I decided to host it on my site because I don’t feel like putting all the chapters back on my LiveJournal. I’ve updated the link in the Other Stories section. The entire story is on one page, but I’ll update it when I add a new chapter.
For anyone reading The Howling Heart on my LiveJournal, I removed the chapters there because I decided to just host the story on FictionPress (like I did in the beginning). The reason I’m doing this is because every time I make an edit, I have to do it in two places. And sometimes I forget to do it on LiveJournal, and then I can’t remember what I changed on FictionPress. But if the story ever gets removed from FictionPress, I’ll put it back on LiveJournal. I already updated my entries on LiveJournal and added links to each chapter on FictionPress.
A Rose to the Fallen will be on display in the New Title Showcase at the Frankfurt International Book Fair in Germany tomorrow October 14-18. This will be the last of four book fairs where my book will be displayed in 2009. Earlier this year, it was at the London Book Fair, BookExpo America, and the Beijing International Book Fair. For more information on the Frankfurt International Book Fair, you can visit the official site.
A Rose to the Fallen will be on display in the New Title Showcase at the Beijing International Book Fair tomorrow September 3-7. The fair will be held at the China International Exhibition Center at 6 East Beisanhuan Road in Beijing’s Chaoyang District. This will be the third of four book fairs where my book will be displayed. Earlier this year, it was at the London Book Fair and BookExpo America. The last book fair this year will be the Frankfurt International Book Fair in Germany next month. For more information on the Beijing International Book Fair, you can visit this link or the official site.
Four months ago, I mentioned that a young woman named Tiffany was reading A Rose to the Fallen and may create a book trailer for it. She is known on YouTube as tiffanyd666 and her Twilight fanvideos are very popular. Her New Moon trailer currently has over 10 million views and her Eclipse trailer has over 2 million. I wanted to give an update on the status. I spoke to her a couple days ago and she said she has about 100 pages left to read of my book. She’s been busy with school, but I’m pretty sure she has plans to create the trailer. She told me she was really enjoying the book. I thought it was funny when she told me she was worried I may not like her trailer and didn’t want me to be disappointed. I know if she creates it, I’ll like it. I enjoy watching all of her videos. She’s a very talented video editor and has a great imagination. I’m very excited about this because I know she’ll do an amazing job bringing my characters to life. Stay tuned!