Wednesday, December 16, 2009

SHADE release date news & ARC winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in the SHADE anniversary ARC giveaway. I had a lot of awwwww moments reading about the special anniversaries you celebrate. And the lucky winner was...Carrie! Congrats!

The Class of 2K10 grad party for the Class of 2k9 concludes this week with one last multi-book giveaway. The contest will be open until midnight Saturday.

Now I have big news that I need you to help me spread. Shade will no longer be released on May 18 Its new release date is...


Two weeks sooner! Plans are for it to be available to be sold at the RT Booklovers Convention Book Fair (Columbus, OH, May 2), so that giant venue will be my first official signing as a YA author. YAY!

Of course, a lot of people already have it in their heads (and on their blogs/calendars) that it's coming out May 18. My fear (I have many fears, this is one of them) is that many readers won't look for it until May 18, by which point stores might have sold out and not reordered due to readers waiting until it's been out for two weeks to look for it (i.e., sales are meh). We want everyone to buy it as soon as it comes out (or sooner, via pre-order) so that it really makes a splash!

So if you see someone mention Shade with the old release date, do me a huuuuuge favor and politely let them know it's been moved up to...say it with me....


Thanks so much!

I'm now off to the internet-free coffee shop to start writing WVMP Book Four, tentatively titled Lust for Life. I'm due for some time off, but I figured I should use the momentum while I have it. Forward...write!

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MAY 4.. tis an awesome day .. my birthday! ;) lol happy birthday to me... *happy dance* even if it is a big milestone that I don't care to think of (in # of years anyway) lol

Congrats Jeri!!

Posted by: Blogger WriterWannaB_NY at 12/16/2009 11:42 AM

will definitely get the word out on new date whenever I can for ya :)

Posted by: Blogger Bella@BeguileThySorrow at 12/16/2009 8:52 PM

YAY!!!! I will be going to RT, so save me a copy!!!!

Posted by: Blogger Deborah Blake at 12/16/2009 9:46 PM

Thank you for the prize-selection. I adore you.

Posted by: Blogger Carrie Clevenger at 12/22/2009 9:57 AM

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