I was told I needed to do it like this, so here I go:
MY NOVEL, THE DARK LAYER, IS NOW OUT THERE!
I’m actually very excited about this book but I’m very reserved by nature so lots of times people think I’m not excited when really I am. If I won the lottery, I’d probably be like, “Oh, really? That’s cool-one less thing.”
Don’t take my reservation as unenthusiastic-I believe in this book and think it’s pretty darn good. And it too can be yours for the low, low price of $2.99. Whatta deal. You get all my ass-busting at clearance prices.
And, it’s way different than anything else floating around out there in IndieLand. It’s not about vampires, zombies, or the apocalypse. Those things are cool but my story is different. So, if you enjoy a cool horror read that’s more psychological (although the blood runs freely) and character-driven, sample it and see if you might enjoy passing an evening or two with Annemarie, Thomas, Jackson, and the rest of the cast.
I worked very hard on this book. I hired a proofreader and worked with a pro book cover designer. There is hard work and quality in this project. So, for those who have reservations about supporting the indie community, I hope to put those fears to rest. Indies are no different than regular authors; some are hack jobs and some aren’t. Of course, I’m not perfect but nothing is.
I’m thinking of running a contest with this book. I’m thinking a gift card reward might be good since it seems to motivate folks. I’ll post the details later.
Anyway, check the book out and I hope you enjoy it. If not, well, I’m sorry. You can beat me up, I guess.
Links are under the “Books” tab from the top or in the post about Carmody. I’m also still running the ASPCA deal through the end of the week, so there are still a few days left to donate to a good cause.
Take care, y’all.
I’m participating in the CoffinHop and here are the prizes for my blog:
This week anyone who comments on any given blog on my website, http://ginapennfiction.com will be entered to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card or $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card, whichever you prefer.
Second Prize is $10 Amazon Gift Card or B&N, again, whichever.
More comments, more entries, so comment often!
Please remember to include some way for me to get ahold of you in case you’ve won.
Winners will be contacted by Nov 1st.
Between the 24-31 of October, I will be participating in the Coffin Hop. There are a lot of great writers involved in this who are offering some amazing prizes, so you should check out their blogs. The links can be found here.
For the coffinhop, as well as the release of my new book, I will be having a giveaway but I haven’t decided what to give away just yet. So, keep your ears on!
I’m blogging for a few reasons tonight.
My short story collection, Learning To Fly, is now available on Smashwords and Nook.
Kindle, Sony and the iBookstore are pending and should be up before long. Kindle is taking a little longer because of a mistake but it should be fixed pretty soon. If you have a Smashwords account or own a Barnes and Noble Nook, and are bored and have an evening or two to kill, take a look at the book. You’ll burn through it in an evening or two and then feel pretty good for finishing a book so fast.
Barnes and Noble:
Edit: It’s now available for Kindle as well:
Also, please don’t forget about my Barnes and Noble Gift Card Contest that starts this Friday!
If you do purchase the book, read it and enjoy it, please be kind enough to leave a review. It helps the comfort level of other customers.
Thanks so much to everyone that’s bought the book for your support and encouragement. It moves mountains, believe me.
So, to promote the site and the release of my book, Learning To Fly, I’m going to have a contest for a $100 gift card for Barnes and Noble. I’m still working through the details but I will be sure to let everyone know when the whole she-bang has been hammered out. $100 will buy a lot of books. Knowing me, I like to keep things simple so the most likely method will be drawings names of random commenters that have purchased the book.
Stay tuned for more details!
Edit: Okay, so here are the rules. The book drops on April Fools Day. Buy the book and then come back here to the website and leave a comment, particularly one that lets me know you’ve bought the book (try to be specific on a detail or two). The contest is going to run from April 1st until April 7th, and on the 7th I will draw a name from one of the commenters. The name I draw is the winner of the GC. I will announce the winner on the blog as well as get in touch with the winner personally.
Edit #2 – I have extended the deadline. The contest will now end on April 15-two weeks after its beginning.
Any questions? Ask.
Good luck everyone.