Not only does the Kindle e-book for 18 Things go on sale today for 99 cents, but it was just an overall AWESOME week to be an author! A new local bookstore opened up in my town, and I also got to participate in the Southwest Florida Reading Festival yesterday. I sat at a vendor’s table with my local Romance Writer’s group from 10-4pm and actually sold 17 books! I know that’s not breaking any records, but I’m always humbled anyone wants to read my book! Annnd, while I was there, I got invited by the Lee County Reading Council to be the guest author speaker at their End of Year banquet next month *squeeee*
Plus, people left me warm fuzzy messages this week after finishing 18 Things. On Twitter, Cheryl had this to say: “Just finished 18 Things. Way to reinforce my belief in God and life. It was much-needed. I feel whole again after reading your book.” Isn’t that the greatest DM ever?! Thanks for letting me share, Cheryl!
Also got this message on FB from a middle school Language Arts teacher: “I ordered one of your books from amazon and all my students want to read it at the same time. Just placed another order for several copies.” LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!
And finally another FB message from a coworker: “Tomorrow we will be able to check off running a 5k – thank you for motivating me to finally do something about my bucket list!” WOW, can you see the HUGE smile on my face from where you are sitting?!?
If that doesn’t make you want to read 18 Things, then you just might be a broken person. Well, okay, I am too . . . that’s why I wrote 18 Things! So let’s get down to the Nitty-Gritty!
For the 99 cent sale, several of us at Curiosity Quills Press wanted to do some kind of shared giveaway on our blogs. The point of the giveaway is to call attention to the 99 cent sale and get people to spread the word (via rafflecopter). We figured it didn’t make much sense to give away our 99 cent ebooks, but we could all put in toward a Kindle Fire or Amazon gift card. Who wouldn’t be interested in that, right? WordPress doesn’t support rafflecopter *shakes fist in air* but you can enter the giveaway on Sharon Bayliss’s site! (The link should be live sometime soon–thanks for helping to spread the word!) Here’s the list of participating books:
18 Things by Jamie Ayres *Woot, wOOt!!*
Once Upon a Changeling by V.J. Chambers Cappuccino Heaven by Michelle Wright The Space Whiskey Death Chronicles by William VtikaThe Charge by Sharon BaylissEver by Jessa RussoBlow up the Roses by Randy AttwoodTheocracide by James WymoreFade by Ayden MorganThe Green Man and Other Short Stories by Rand LeeThe Gathering Darkness by Lisa CollicuttSanity Vacuum by Thea GregoryLegasea by Krystalyn DrownThe Devil You Know (Nick Englebrecht Trilogy Book 1) by K.H. KoehlerDeath, the Devil, and the Goldfish by Andrew BuckleyNefertiti’s Heart by AW ExleyParadise Earth: Day Zero by Anthony MatheniaDeath by Chocolate by Johanna Pitcairn Bone Wires by Michael SheanShadow of a Dead Star by Michael SheanThe Green Eyed Monster by Mike RobinsonThe Prince of Earth by Mike RobinsonDanger in Cat World by Nina PostOne Ghost per Serving by Nina PostThe Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse by Nina Post The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse by Nina PostWilde’s Fire (Darkness Falls Series Book 1) by Krystal WadeWilde’s Army (Darkness Falls Series Book 2) by World’s Burn Through (Chronicles of Nowhere Book 1) by Vicki KeireShadowed Ground (Chronicles of Nowhere Book 2) by Vicki KeireWet Dream by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.The God Particle by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.The Department of Magic by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.Christmas in the Morgue by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.Family Cursemas (The Megamillionaire Murders, Vol 1) by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.Dinosaur Jazz (Jurassic Club) by Michael PanushEl Mosaico, Vol. 1: Scarred Souls by Michael PanushThe Stein & Candle Detective Agency, Vol. 1: American Nightmares by Michael Panush The Stein & Candle Detective Agency, Vol. 2: Cold Wars by Michael Panush The Stein & Candle Detective Agency, Vol. 3: Red Reunion by Michael Panush
That’s a whole enchilada of awesome books!!! I’m hoping to see 18 Things trend in the top 100 in a few categories again and create some much-needed buzz, and would really appreciate it if you helped spread the word in your realm of influence!
Here’s an easy Tweet you can copy: The Luck of the Irish brings you the YA coming of age love story, 18 Things, for 99 cents! Happy St. Patricks’ Day
Okay, before I go I just have to share my 9yo daughter’s funny relationship with Siri. She saved and saved for an iPod Touch 5 and finally bought it on Thursday. My hubs and I don’t have Smart phones, so this was her first introduction to Siri. On Friday morning, I got out of the shower and heard Ashley talking to somebody. Me: Who are you talking to? Ash: Siri! Can you believe she’s never had pizza? I told her to try CiCi’s. Me: Um, you do know Siri is a computer, right? hahahahahaha! Then this morning hubs and I are talking and Ashley goes, “Shhh, I just asked Siri a question and she needs to concentrate!” LOL. And if you haven’t asked Siri who let the dogs out, Ashley highly recommends it! I do love how Siri is helping my kid with her speech problems. She has to speak clearly in order for Siri to understand her, which leads me to wrap up my St. Patrick’s Day announcement with this: