The whole book-publishing-as-pregnancy-and-labor-metaphor is so overused -- but, I'm learning, that's because it's so apt. Having now birthed two human children, I am continually astonished at how akin this book publication process is to childbirth. The patience required, the agonizing slowness of the final weeks, the final hours, the final contractions, the glorious and at times terrifying anticipation you have to hold that [book] baby in your arms . . . I can't escape it. I'm giving birth to my third child. Just because it's a child of paper and ink instead of flesh and sinew doesn't make it any less miraculous/excruciating/holy.
Okay, down to business. I wanted to take a few moments to share some thrilling book-related tidbits (eeeee!!).
Free Chapters and a New Giveaway!
Be sure to check out The Light Between Us on Goodreads (here) and add it to your to-read list. Not only because I'd love you forever and ever, but because you can now download the first two chapters of The Light Between Us for free. Click on the green button beneath the cover's image that says "read excerpt" to nab it!
While you're visiting Goodreads, go enter the giveaway there for a chance to win free paperback copy of The Light Between Us. On this page, scroll down to where it says "Win a Copy of This Book." Between that giveaway and the one I'm hosting here, you've got two chances to win. Yay!
And hang on, don't leave Goodreads just yet. The Light Between Us is currently #22 out of 297 books on this list of 2014 New Adult releases. I'd love love love (love!) it if you voted my book baby up!
Paperbacks, Ebooks, Signed Copies, Oh My!
A number of you have been asking what your purchasing options for The Light Between Us are going to be once it releases (*crosses fingers*) on June 14.
On June 14, you will be able to purchase a paperback copy via Amazon for $12.00 US. I will post the link as soon as it's live.
If it's not available on June 14, the Kindle version of The Light Between Us will be available for purchase by July. The Kindle version will be priced at $2.99 US.
If you'd like a signed copy, I am selling them through my Etsy shop. These books will be a bit more expensive, due to the extra shipping fees. But I will write you -- or the book's recipient, if it's a gift -- a special little love note if you wish. Signed copies are available for preorder now. Woohoo! Check 'em out here.
Wanting to buy through non-Amazon venues? I'm working on it, and will post news when I have it. For now, though, the book will be exclusively available through Amazon and my Etsy shop.
Heyyyy, Sexy Content
Please note that The Light Between Us is a romance -- and not a Christian romance. It has mild sexual content that is tasteful and appropriate to the plot and characterization. To get an idea of the book's sexual content, check out the free chapters available on the Goodreads page -- the situation in chapter one is as explicit as it gets, period.
So if you don't like that kind of stuff, maybe this particular book isn't for you. Keep an eye out for my next novel -- it's a modern fantasy based loosely on Celtic myth, and doesn't have any sexual content outside of a few smooches (at this point, anyway). But if you like tastefully written love stories, I'd love for you to check The Light Between Us out.
Help Spread the Word
Want to chat The Light Between Us up on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/your blog, etc.? (Thank you!!) Here are a few promo images you are welcome to use (just please don't alter them in anyway). To download them, click on the image (or the link below each image), then right click on the image on the next page and select "Save As." Be sure to use the hashtag #thelightbeweenusbook when sharing!
If you share about The Light Between Us, be sure to enter my giveaway because you'll already have earned an entry!
Okay, I think that's about it. I'll be back with more news as we get closer to June 14. THIS IS HAPPENING!