Awesome idea Meg and congrats on your book and it's selections! I couldn't upload the image so here's the link above for my books!
My novel is called Beatrice Munson and is about Marissa Lyons whose high school nemesis, perfect Beatrice Munson, moves in across the street from her. Marissa is a single mother living in suburbia and having to face not only her insecurities of being in her forties and divorced she has to face her high school insecurities as well. But when Marissa reconnects with Beatrice it is not what she expected.
It's done! My book is published! I know it's just self publishing, but I'm excited nonetheless. URLs:
I hired a PR firm, necessary for indie books, not TOO expensive. It's EMSI, http://www.emsinet.com/ and they operate by trying to celebretize the author and platform rather than the book. The idea is to create buzz about the theme(s), and generate interest in the book. So far I have been invited to write one article for a NJ magazine. More to come, I hope.
Below, a synopsis from an email promotion:
In this zany dark comedy of adventure and strange events, a runaway widow and a reluctant gangster battle dangerous criminals and weird predicaments to win a second chance at life. Jane, a trauma nurse running from her dead husband’s medical bills, meets John, a mob boss, on a plane delivery caper in Mexico. Made young by new love and anti-aging shots, they make a run for freedom...which they will only achieve if magic is real. Peopled with mobsters, telepathic tigers, talking foxes, and misfit bikers, the action never lets up in this hilarious yet heartfelt work.
Here we go! :)
I am happy to say I am publishing my first novel, a YA called If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor from MuseItUp Publishing. Releasing in September as an ebook. I am very excited and if you want to learn more about it:
My fourth novel, Sweet Sacrifices, was released by The Wild Rose Press in December. It is a romantic suspense set in Florida in the 1930s. Here's the cover and the synopsis. (I hope this image isn't too large.)
With few clues to go on and a newborn baby in tow, Kendall James sets out on a journey to find her wayward husband. What she finds when she arrives at his family’s estate, however, is a lifetime of secrets that shatter her illusions, put her life in danger, and offer her a love she never expected.
When Luke Templeton agrees to marry Kendall and claim his brother’s child as his own, he has no intention of falling in love. Of course, he doesn’t bargain on his uncontrollable attraction to Kendall or his inability to remain indifferent to her tiny son.
As Kendall hurtles headlong into danger, Luke has no choice but to follow, intent on saving her regardless of the sacrifices he must make.
My first book, Homecoming, is science fiction, published by iUniverse. (Hardcover, trade paper and e-book.) 5-star reviews from ForeWord Clarion and Reader Views (and an award from Reader Views) and good reviews on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, but I haven't managed to sell many copies. For more about it, see my author website, http://sueannbowling.com.
I'm currently correcting page proofs on the sequel, Tourist Trap, which involves a group of teenagers on a planet terraformed from Pleistocene earth. The obvious problems are mammoths, sabertooths, hang gliding, sailing, and dog sledding. What they don't realize (but the reader does) is that the protagonist's half-brother is trying to kill them.
Hi, I'm Cody Young, I'm new and I write romantic fiction and YA
this is the cover of my published novel - fingers crossed I get the sizing right! It's the story of a headstrong Victorian virgin trying to escape marriage to the wrong man. She asks newcomer Ned, a man her parents will never accept as their social equal, for just one kiss ...And here's the cover of my indie novel (published not long before I found my publisher - so it does happen!). It has a world war two theme.
Very nice Cody. Congratulations on your successes. Persistence and taking initative seem to be the key here. Very inspiring.
Dera R. Williams
Mother Wit: Stories of Mothers and Daughters
Available at Amazon.com