It’s the new year. 2018 has arrived. Can you believe 2017 went by so quickly? Today is back to normality for me. The kids are back to school, Joe is back to work, and I begin my own client work too after a lovely two-week break. I thought I’d start my blog this week by taking a look at my writing goals for 2018 and looking back over my 2017 goals to see what I managed to accomplish.
The Summer Indie Book Awards 2017 officially open for voting today and I am delighted to announce that Finding Forever has been nominated. My book is listed in the thriller category. Not entirely sure how that happened, but it is a nomination and that’s all that counts.
Finding Forever my romantic suspense novella is on sale for just 99cents until the 4th of September. The sale price is available in Kindle, iBooks, and Kobo so if you haven’t already read it, now is your chance to grab it.
Finding Forever: Book 1 of the Finding Series
When Liz wakes up on a beach wearing a tattered wedding dress and her dead husband in her arms, all she wants to do is die along with him. Instead she is unexpectedly rescued, but Charles’ body is left behind. She is determined to go back and recover Charles body to give a proper burial to her beloved.
To celebrate the release of Finding Forever on all major retailers and the fact that it is being produced as an audiobook, I have some free iBooks promo codes to give away to readers. I have a total of 20 free book codes so you need to be quick. If you claim one of the codes, please remember to comment on this post so everyone knows when they are gone.
Free iBooks Promo Codes for Finding Forever
My debut novella, Finding Forever, has been nominated for a 2017 Summer Indie Book Award. I still can’t believe it and I have no idea how this happened. I received a message on Facebook to say that my book was nominated. I am so grateful to everyone who felt my romantic suspense deserved this honour. Voting begins in a month or so and once I have more details I will be sure to let everyone know.
For now, I am just going to enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling, take a deep breath, and keep writing.
On Wednesday evening I was both shocked and thrilled to discover that my debut novella, Finding Forever, had made the list of 98 Best Books 2017 according to Goodreads Users. I couldn’t believe it and had to go through the list a few times before it actually sunk in. But, there it was, my book sitting at #93 on the list alongside some amazing authors. I’ve included a screenshot below.
A very short and quick post to let you know that Pre-orders are live at a special launch price of just $0.99 from the links below. The paperback version has been ordered so once I approve my copy, this will go live too on the 31st January 2017.
Today I wanted to talk about finding beta readers and why you should. As you know, I finished writing my first novella, Finding Forever, back in September 2016. Taking the advice of all the editors I know, I let it sit on my computer for at nearly two months before I went back to begin editing. After my first round of edits, my inner critic was on overtime constantly whispering in my ear about how bad it was, how no one would like it, how I would fail, etc. I wasn’t sure what to do. I knew I could rely on the members of my writers’ group to read and comment on my work, but was that going to be enough?