Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy Birthday #Everlost

"You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only your soul can hear." - Oscar Wilde

As I peel open my eyes from the foggy stupor from sleeplessness, I can't help but smile. Everlost is finally available to the world and after the false start with the delayed release, I'm so happy today is here.

Kindle: Everlost
Nook: Everlost
Kobo (available soon): Everlost
Pre-Order signed copy ($9.99 today only): HERE

Physical copies will be available end of next week, and then I'll be able to order pre-release orderers and get them in the mail! Thanks for your patience.

RELEASE PARTY! Join me on facebook from 5-6pm with Jacob. I'll be giving away an ecopy of Everlost every 15 minutes and announce the winners of the Release-A-Thon. There's still time to tag/tweet stuff! Details on how to play are HERE. To RSVP for the event, click HERE

Ashlyn
I can't begin to express my thanks the people who helped me. Janille Dutton: All the times you read earlier chapters and weren't afraid to comment, good or bad, kept me in stitches and in awe. Your attention to details was awesome! You know how to dish it so I don't feel like a loser!  Lisa Sanchez: For taking the time from your busy writing schedule to love on my characters. Lisa Langdale: For whoo hooing on the good guys and hissing at the bad ones! Chrissi Jackson: For your encouragement and wonderful insight. Author Kristie Cook: for being such an inspiration and source of help, but for squeezing me in, too, (literally) and leaving behind footprints of gold. Karen Hedger, of Crain Editing, for painstakingly looking for all my mistakes and capitalization headaches. And laughing with me over silly stuff.

Fun facts:

DRADUX: All last year, we lived in fear knowing drug addicts and a sex offender lived a few doors down. This meant dealing with the frequent cars belonging to known felons and constant visits of folks all day and night, suffering from the aftereffects of frequent meth use. We endlessly worried their house would blow, our finger always hovering over the Sherrif's dept number programmed on speed dial. Luckily, on Christmas Day they were evicted and we've loved the quiet and peace ever since. But to soften things, my kids and I ran the words together and said dradux (drug addicts). The name seemed fitting for the parasite mouthed stinky bad guys. Speaking of parasites...

PARASITES: During research, I found this beauty (eeeeeek!) What more than to make my bad guys really gross than have them enjoy parasites in their mouths!

Xirene
Giraween
Grommett
CHARACTERS: I've come to love Pinterest. And I've created a board for thoughts and ideas from fish innards to people. If you want to take a peek, you can see what what swimming in my brain while I was losing my everloving mind to these characters. Here's an example of a few of them.
Queen Desiree


Okay, enough yammering from me. Time to set up the party online and off. And if you're wondering, I did get a chance to make my mertail cupcakes!

Happy Thursday! and Happy Reading!
See you tonight!

Brenda