It is up! Buy it where you buy e-books, feast in the devilish delight of pure evil, and rejoice in the light that is Clare. Or something. : )
Congrats to Ashley Carter, Joyce Lawson, and Brandy McCracken. They are the winners of the giveaway.
I will send the book to you on the 23rd, when the book comes out. Seeing the stories has been a lot of fun! I have some wickedly talented fans. Thanks to everyone who participated! : )
Want a free copy of The Elder when it comes out on Oct. 24? I know you do... The next three people to post a short (300 words or less) story will win a copy on the 24th.
Here are the rules:
1: 300 words or less.
2: Has to be posted on my blog - nowhere else.
3: Keep it clean-ish.
4: Absolutely has to include one of my characters - It can be a minor character or a major one, just one of mine.
5: You have to put your email where it asks for it in the comment section so that I can email you back with the book.
6: Be creative!
7: Contest ends when I have three entries.
I will post the replies on a separate blog entry for the world to see - Let me know if you want to include your name in the post or not.
Some of you have very rightly pointed out that you can't see the text on my last post (but it looked so good on my computer!) ; ) I have re-posted it below.
The rock split open at my command. Ellen was on the other side. She was holding Liam, and her eyes were wide with terror. At her side were Naomi, Jennifer, Brenna, and Sam. Sam was holding a rifle to his shoulder and looked very grim. He was prepared to kill whatever was on the other side of the rock.
He was not prepared for us.
His eyes widened as we stepped into the light. His finger didn't leave the trigger of his rifle, however. He could sense that something was wrong. They all could. I must have looked different with the angel's possession. It was the only explanation for the way they were looking at me.
"Clare?" Ellen asked.
Her voice held all the uncertainty of a person looking at a stranger. She knew it wasn't me. She was trying to reconcile the fact that someone else was wearing my skin. Or else she felt that I was still inside somewhere and wanted to know if she could reach me.
"Hello, Mother dear," we said. "I have come to take you home."
I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of their September. I love fall. I am so pumped. I'm even more pumped for The Elder. I have a date for you finally, as things are coming together beautifully. Ready? Are you sure? Are really, really sure? Like, seriously?
Okay, okay, quit screaming at me.
The release date for The Elder will be OCTOBER 23rd! I had to set it back a little to make sure this very long book gets the love it deserves, but it's worth it. It will make you weep from the awesomeness.
*This does not constitute a guarantee. All tears subject to differences in the readers' awesomeness levels. : )
Please help this little boy pay for his cancer treatments (five dollars will go a long way). And if you have no money to give, then please go to his page and let him know that you are thinking about him and sending him love. It does make a difference! Thank you. Hugs, kisses, and everything nice.
The Elder excerpt for your eye-holes' pleasure. The book is still out to the editor, but I can already tell you that it's damn sexy. I can't wait to share it with you!
I come to you today to ask for your help.
I have a book, Revelation, that I have written and want to release to the world. It's a mystery and romance. It's sexy, dangerous, dark and full of action and mystery. It focuses on Sterling and Willa, an assassin and a girl with a knack for unraveling secrets. I really, really, really (did I say really?) want to get it released into a bookstore near you. This dream is possible. With your help.
How? Well, I'll tell you. Keep your pants on! Or take them off. I won't judge. Either way, here it is.
I've started a Kickstater-ish thing on Inkshares. They do what Kickstarter does, only their focus is solely books. They raise money, which pays for editing, illustration and marketing, as well as getting the book sent out to major distributors, released to a bookstore near you. It's like getting it published traditionally, only you guys are in power. You have 100 percent say over getting the book published.
Here's the link: https://www.inkshares.com/projects/revelation
There are some incentives to donate your money. $15 can get you an ebook version of Revelation. 40 and 100 also get you copies of the hard copy as well other fun sundries. But I'm not stopping there. If you donate $5 and up and let me know about it via firstname.lastname@example.org, I will send you a free copy of Controllers - plus whatever other goodies you win if you donate the other amounts.
Thanks for your help and your donations! : ) I can't wait to bring this book to you.
***Edit. Here is the video I made to encourage donations. I look like a big ol' goober, but my words are for reals.
So, it's that time. To release the name of the last book, to let you bask in the glory that is my genius. (Cue sarcastic laughter.) : )
Or as I call it: The Elder Scrolls. Only about a billion more edits to go before it's yours! : )
I would like to dedicate this post to Rusty "Roo-roo" Purcell. He never met a person he didn't like, he always had a wag to spare, no matter his mood, and he never, ever judged a person by anything other than the food they had in hand. He was truly a sweet, beautiful creature. Twelve years of knowing him wasn't enough. I hope to be more like him one day...
Rest in peace, old friend. I love you!
Who just finished writing the last book in the Guardian Series? No...seriously, who?
Still have to get it edited, but I thought you guys might want to know about my progress. : )
I went and saw Guardians of the Galaxy this past week. It was a heck of a ride and a lot of fun. If you get a chance, you should check it out. I wrote a really confusing synopsis for you in case you were trying to make up your mind about whether or not to see it. I hope it helps. : )
Thranduil seeks the Arkenstone so that he can Hulk-smash a world of innocent people, because he's cray-cray and that's all the reason he needs, really. The only people brave enough to stop him are a band of thieves led by an Indiana Jones impersonator who - sadly - forget his whip and hat. At his side are an ex-assassin Navi princess, Treebeard, Meeko, and he who is know as Leviathan. Together, they embark on a journey of floating in space, drunken brawls, standing in circles, rousing speeches about how they are all family even though they met, like, twelve hours ago, pod racing and 80's references - oh, and saving the galaxy. I guess.
(Featuring an alien with a Mohawk who whistles people to death and has a southern accent, because, you know, why not?)
I really did like the movie. I just had to make fun of it a little...maybe because it's awesome?
I also wanted to let you Clare fans out there know that the last book in the Guardian Series (ha, see what I did there?) is almost finished. And by that I mean there are, like, three chapters left. I'm so close I have a nosebleed. Once I'm done, I'll post on here to let you know it's in the editing stages. You'll have it soon enough, pinky swear.
As some of you may already know, I am participating in a scavenger hunt this week. The list has gone up, and the challenges are fraught with peril, peanut butter and acts of kindness. Registration for the event helps support a charity that brings happiness around the world. I feel lucky - and slightly queasy - that I get to participate.
I plan on posting updates this week of my journey. I can't post the pictures I plan on putting up exactly for the competition, because then someone might copy my epic-ness, but I will show you some behind the scenes stuff and reveal more once the competition closes. Trust me, the pictures will be awesome.
Any cheering that you can provide will be greatly appreciated. It's gonna be a hell of a week.
Oh, and do you any of you feel like helping me by crashing William Shatner's website on the fourth? Go to williamshatner.com at PRECISELY 9:02 A.M PST. (Noon for you east coasters). Don't have to do anything else, just go there and crash the site. Thanks!