Happy Labor Day everyone! Whether you’re hanging out in the sun with the hot boy or girl of your dreams or curled up with a fabulous book, I hope everyone is finishing off their summer vacation right. Eyeing this picture, I’m thinking about adding a long walk around the lake with Resident Hottie to my To Do list.
It’s been awhile since I checked in, so I thought now would be a fantastic time to pop in and say THANK YOU to all the bloggers and readers who have been endlessly supportive of FLAWED and of me since Entangled Teen announced they’d picked up the book. You guys are incredible. Seriously. No way, no how, would I be as excited to be an author if it wasn’t for all of you.
This being said, I have some news I’d like to share.
As many of you have already noticed, FLAWED was moved from its original July 2012 release date to the more cozy Fall 2012 season. While I’m pretty desperate to get the book into everyone’s hands (see above—you all rock!), I’m thrilled with this change. Fall is *the* season for fabulous books and I’m honored to get to be part of that excitement. And really…a dark book like mine? It’s going to feel that much creepier when read on a stormy fall night.
There’s been some speculation over whether the book will release in October or November—I’m going to say November, just to be safe. If the book hits Amazon and B&N a few weeks early, awesome. Those of you who notice will get to grab a copy before anyone else. (If this happens, I’ll whisper about it here and on Twitter—don’t worry!)
I’ve also received a lot of emails regarding availability—too many to respond to individually. Again with you guys being made of awesome. Rest assured, print copies of Entangled Teen books are available online and in bookstores all over the place. And FLAWED will be available in ebook on its official release date, whenever that may be! I’m partial to print books, especially when they have a cover like mine (THANK YOU everyone who voted for this one in Entangled’s contest!!), but I love my Kindle Fire. I totally get the ebook thing.
Another fun question I’ve been asked this week is whether my swag will be for sale on my website. Right now, the answer is no. I plan to give away swag to the lucky winners on my blog tour, and just gave a TON of it away at the RWA conference in July (if you snagged a YARWA bag, you have one of 100 specially-made FLAWED swag packs!). Maybe if demand is high for dog tags and bracelets and such after the book comes out, I’ll revisit this idea then. In the meantime, follow along on the blog tour when it begins and enter as many times as you can!
If you’re looking for ways to get involved with FLAWED’s release, consider grabbing my countdown widget and getting in touch with my publicist Heather Riccio (heatherriccio(at)entangledpublishing(dot)com). With the shifting dates, there may still be spots open on the blog tour. She also handles ARC requests and all that fun stuff so I can concentrate on writing more books. The #DarkDarlings already got a sneak peek at the next book in my queue. I hope you love it as much as they did!
I’m off to see a sexy man about a lake. Happy end-of-summer, everyone. I’ll see you in November…