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Let’s Talk About Self Publishing; An Interview with Self-Published Author Katie Klein

As readers, I’m sure you all know how quickly the publishing landscape is changing. The rise of online shopping and digital ebooks has changed the marketplace forever. But while some believe we’re doomed, others see it as the opportunity of a lifetime.

As with most things, my views are more philosophical.

Things change, that’s the truth of it. If I could hide out in a house with an abundance of beautiful old lamps, candles, and music from a Victrola, I might. But that’s just not our world, is it? With that in mind, I’ve always believed it’s better to embrace change. Only by embracing it can you help shape it. Otherwise, you’re dragged kicking and screaming into it long after all the decisions have been made.

Maybe I’m an optimist, but I believe there’s room for both self-published works and traditionally published works. As with the battle between Indies and big box stores like Borders and B&N, it was only after Borders closed that I think many of us realized we were all on the same side.

The book side.

I don’t believe authors are going to stop making money (or even that publishers will stop making money, if they can adapt and harness these changes). I hate to see self-published authors and online-only merchants like Amazon vilified, because the truth is, writers want to write for a living (who can blame them?) and online retailers have fulfilled a need that was obviously there. If it wasn’t Amazon it would have been someone else.

I like to think there’s a way this can all work together. The publishing cycle for traditional publishers is notoriously long. I see tremendous opportunity for authors to fill in the gaps of their publishing schedule by producing shorts stories, writing outside their brand, etc. This is good for publishers, too, because it keep an author’s readership interested in between books. In addition, digital content offers some very cool opportunities to make reading appeal to younger generations that have been so saturated with digital media, they have trouble sitting still to read a book.

Would I like it if all young people just LEARNED to focus. Sure! In my perfect world, we could all go back to a time when kids had very little to do but play outside and read. But that’s not going to happen. There’s no going back. We can only go forward.

So the idea of offering up illustrations, music, sound effects, video and other digital content and maybe sucking in a whole new group of reluctant readers? Well, I think that’s a win.

The one gap in all of this is the Indie. I think we MUST find a way for Indies to make money on digital books. I don’t know what the answer is (I keep wondering if there can’t be coded gift cards or something that Indies can sell but that’s probably a whole other post), but I would hate to live in a world without Indie bookstores and I have to believe there’s a way to make them a part of this change.

As all of this has unfolded, I’ve had to change, too. My dad gave me a Kindle as a gift, and while I still read a lot of paper books (and I buy anything I really love for my physical library), I have to say that I’ve come to love the things that ereaders bring to the table. I love being able to carry all my books in one little device. I love being able to try new authors without plunking down $20-$30 per hardcover (and then going out and buying their paper books for my shelves). I love supporting traditionally published authors in the digital formats (authors make more on their digital copies than on traditional ones).

And I’ve been giving some self-pubbed authors a try, too. I was curious; Was the quality THAT different from traditionally published books (answer; as with published books, there are good ones and bad ones)?

One of those authors is Katie Klein, author of Cross My Heart, The Guardian, and Vendetta. I met Katie on one of the many author forums I belong to and was intrigued with her story. I purchased Cross My Heart for my Kindle and was surprised. Because I kind of loved it, and this was a book that had been rejected by seventy-something agents.

I thought you all might be interested in what went in to Katie’s decision to self-publish and how the journey has been different from her traditionally published one, so I was super happy when Katie agreed to an interview. As part of this discussion, I’m giving away one copy (for Nook, Kindle or whatever) of Katie’s books – your choice! – to three winners. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Giveaway runs from now until Friday 10/14 at Midnight, EST. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments.

And if you’d take the quick poll at the end of the interview, it would be awesome (though no required to win).

Without further ado, here’s Katie!

You also write and publish traditionally under another name. What led you to consider self-publishing under a pseudonym?

At the time, I felt like I’d hit the end of the road. I’d recently parted ways with my literary agent, and began querying new agents with The Guardian. After a few misses I started querying again with Cross My Heart. Seventy-five rejections later I’d had enough. I knew that epubbing was a viable option thanks to the Kindle, and I figured I’d upload it and let the market decide if it was “too saturated” or not. The pseudonym was for protection: I assumed this little experiment of mine was going to be an abysmal failure, and I didn’t want to embarrass myself if it didn’t work out.

How does the self-publishing process differ from that of a traditional publisher?
It’s time-consuming. I put a lot of work into designing covers, formatting the books, and keeping my blog updated. My husband keeps my website going, but otherwise I am, quite literally, a one-woman show.

The best parts? No “waiting rooms.” I work on a story, and, when I think it’s ready, I upload it. I also love the control I have. No tears shed over editorial demands or cover angst. The bad news? If something’s not working, it’s all my fault.

What has been the greatest challenge of self-publishing?

Time management, without a doubt. It’s up to me to keep the readers happy and coming back for more. This fall, especially, I’ve struggled with staying active via social media, balancing the day job, and squeezing in writing time. I don’t think this is limited to self-pubbing, though. I think all writers are desperate for “more time.”

What has been the greatest surprise?

The greatest surprise is how awesome readers have been. As a traditionally published author, I was very low on people’s radar, it seems. People have totally embraced Katie, though, and the tweets, email messages, and reviews have been so positive and inspiring. The readers confirmed that I made the right decision to put my work out there.
Another huge surprise is the number of ebooks I sold this year. Since January, I’ve sold more than 15,000 copies of my ebooks. I never expected Cross My Heart to take off like it did, and it spent over 100 days on the Amazon Teen Top 100 this summer. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. It was all very surreal.

Teen readers have been slower to jump on the ereader bandwagon than adults. Why do you think that is? Do you see it changing?

To be honest, I was kind of slow jumping onto the e-reader bandwagon. I finally bought a Kindle this past spring (which I love, btw). I still read more print books than ebooks right now, but the Kindle has been great for travel and trying out new indie reads. I do get fan mail from teens, so I know they’re out there, but I think we’ll see even more teen readers after Christmas. The basic Kindles are coming WAY down in price, so I predict a popular Christmas present, and the Kindle Fire seems appealing as an “all in one” device, too. I know plenty of readers who were “anti-ebook” until they saw how easy and convenient the Kindle was. Once teens realize there’s a device out there that gives them access to books almost instantly, there’s no going back.

In your perfect world, what would the future of publishing and self-publishing hold?

I’d like to see everyone getting along. The “ebook revolution” happened so quickly (yes, a lot of romance and sci-fi readers have been reading ebooks for years, but they didn’t really hit the mainstream until a year or two ago). I think this left a lot of publishers and agents reeling, and everyone is still trying to find their place. A lot of traditionally published writers are uploading backlists or publishing books outside their genre, and unpublished writers are finding readers for the first time. We’re no longer dependant on “New York” to get our books in reader’s hands. In a perfect world, authors, agents, and publishers are working together to bring new and exciting works to readers in a variety of formats.
I’d also love to see a shift where the author is given precedence again. I’ve heard too many stories of writers being manhandled and mistreated by their publishers (both big and small). Without the author, there are no books, and some pretty important people have forgotten that. Authors are artists, too, and all artists deserve to be compensated fairly for the work they do. I want to see all aspects of publishing tip back to the author’s favor.

Any predictions for the self-publishing market over the next 12 months?

I think it’s impossible to predict anything when it comes to self-publishing. We had no idea the Kindle was going to revolutionize the way people read books, and that epubbing was going to be accepted so quickly. In the midst of the “gold rush,” though, we also couldn’t predict the changes that Amazon would make to their site to keep their bestseller lists moving. We’re already seeing a shift, and Indies are going to have to work as hard as traditionally published writers to keep their books in front of people. This is a big change from six months ago, even. Right now, I’m focusing on the upcoming holiday season. This will be my first full season of sales, so I’m interested in seeing what happens.

What do you think is the biggest misconception of self-published books?

That they’re poorly formatted, rife with errors, etc. Yes, those kinds of books are out there, but they usually fall flat pretty fast. You can tell by a cover and a description whether or not a book is for you, and the Kindle “sample” feature makes it easy for you to test the first few chapters before you buy. Don’t write off a novel because it didn’t make it past the “gatekeepers,” because there are some real gems out there.

What advice would you give to traditionally published authors who are considering self-publishing?

For All Writers: Do your research. Know what you’re getting into. It’s okay to set certain goals, but make sure they’re realistic. You CANNOT predict what sales will be like from month to month, so don’t even try. You will have ups and downs: expect the downs. Never upload a first draft of ANYTHING; part of writing is revising. Make sure you’re submitting your best work: your reputation is on the line. This isn’t a way to “Get Rich Quick.”

For Traditionally Published Writers: Fill your literary agent in on what you’re doing. Make sure you check any contract clauses that would prohibit you from epubbing works under your current name. Be prepared to use a pseudonym (and keep it quiet) if you have to. Check to see if your agency has an epubbing division, and ask what your agent expects in terms of compensation (if any), if you choose to go through them. Consider the pros and cons carefully, though. I hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but there’s nothing your literary agency can do for you that you can’t do yourself when it comes to self-publishing. Paying a flat fee for something like editing or cover design is much better than paying an agency royalties on a work for the rest of its shelf life (which, for ebooks, is FOREVER).

What can we look forward to from Katie Klein in the future?

More books! I’m currently working on the final book in my urban fantasy series. Ideally, I’d like to have it available in early 2012. After that, I plan to go back to YA contemporary romance. We’ll see how things go, I guess. I’ve always said that as long as readers are enjoying my books, I’ll continue to write them. I’m not against going a more traditional route, but the right opportunity hasn’t presented itself, yet. I’m happy epubbing for the foreseeable future.

TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT SELF-PUBLISHED BOOKS!

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Music Song of the Week

Save Me by Golden State

I’m giving credit to Laura for this week’s song. She nominated the Tyler Blackburn cover, but I had to put up the original by Golden State because I think I like it just a little bit better (though they’re both amazing).

Plus, this video is a little tribute to my home state, and even though I’ve become a total New Yorker and consider it home in every sense of the word (New York rules), I think there will always be some California girl in me.

If you’d like to make a Song of the Week recommendation, please send it to prophecypress@aol.com with “Song of the Week” in the Subject line.

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Mystery Monday

The Philadelphia Experiment – Real or Rumor?

I got some great ideas from my shout-out on Facebok for this week’s Mystery Monday, but I’m going with the Philadelphia Experiment (suggested by reader and friend Stephanie Pellegrin) because it seems a lot of you don’t know about it.

The Philadelphia Experiment is the name for an experiment that allegedly took place in October of 1943. It’s said that the US military managed to cloak the US destroyer escort USS Eldridge and its entire crew.

There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the Philadelphia Experiment and whether or not it really happened. While the US Navy steadfastly denies the experiment, there are rumors that some of the crew were fused to the ship during the experiment, some suffered mental disorders (I would definitely have a mental disorder if I were fused to a ship, but I presume this refers to separate individuals!), and some went missing entirely.

Although a movie was made about the rumored experiment in 1984, no one knows if the experiment really took place and the mystery is right up there with Area 51 as one of the enduring military mysteries of our time.

All this said, I have to admit that the recent successful cloaking of desert mirages by scientists at the University of Texas Dallas makes me wonder…

I may pull from this week’s Facebook suggestions for next week’s mystery, but if you have something you’d like to suggest, please send it to prophecypress@aol.com with “Mystery Monday” as the Subject line.

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Life

A Hand Across the Bridge

I may post the Friday Poll in a bit, but first, I have a very important favor to ask of you.

It’s come to my attention that one of my wonderful, caring readers is in trouble. This particular young man is wholly devoted to his mother, who is currently on the list for a liver transplant. He spends all his free time driving her to and from her doctor’s appointments, often going without sleep to work and care for her.

Recently, things began to look up when they were notified that his mother had met the criteria to be put on the National Registry for a transplant.

Unfortunately, shortly thereafter their only vehicle died. With a $2500 repair estimate and no other way to get his mother to the hospital, this young man faces a terrible dilemma. He can’t pay for the repairs but if he doesn’t get his mother to her appointments, she will be dropped from the registry.

I have often said that if I were ever in a position to help others, I would do my utmost to do so. As my mom says, “Sometimes people just need a hand across the bridge.” Sometimes that hand comes in the form of money, sometimes it’s a friend to be there in a dark hour or a place to stay or some food for a table.

But I started thinking; There are a lot of us. I know my readers are the most wonderful, caring people in the world. There MUST be a way we can help this young man and his mother. There MUST be someone in Tampa, Florida (or nearby) who has a car they aren’t using (no matter how decrepit!) or is a mechanic or knows a mechanic who could fix their vehicle either at no cost or through some other kind of manageable arrangement.

So I’m asking you guys to spread the word, ask around, see what you can do. Put a call out on Facebook and Twitter for people living in Tampa. See if anyone out there is willing to extend a hand across the bridge to this young man. He’s doing his very best to hold it together, but he is only one person.

We are many.

If you need more info or think you can help, please contact me on Facebook or Twitter or email me at prophecypress@aol.com. I’m going to try and come up with some kind of fundraising idea in case this doesn’t work out, but we have to start somewhere.

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Contests & Giveaway Thursday Night Write Writing

Thursday Night Write 10/6/2011 + Library Giveaway Winners!

Tonight’s prompt is inspired by the season. And kissing.

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But before we get to the TNW rules, I want to announce the winners of the Library Giveaway. I know I said I would give out five sets of the Prophecy Trilogy to five UA and/or Canadian libraries chosen at random, but I’ve made a command decision to give sets of the book to ALL the libraries that were entered.

Our kids need books! And I don’t mess around when it come to kids and books.

It isn’t exactly an Oprah-sized giveaway (I’d do it if I could!), but it’s something I can do.

So if you were a librarian or someone who entered on behalf of of a library, please contact prophecypress@aol.com with “Library Winner” in the Subject line. Include the name and address of the library getting the books and a name to whom I can address the package.

Each library will get one complete set of the Prophecy Trilogy. We have two different editions of the first book; the original hardcover (it doesn’t match the other two, but it’s a hardcover so it might be more durable) and the paperback you’re all familiar with. Please specify in your email which edition of the first book you’d like sent to your library in addition to your copies of Guardian of the Gate and Circle of Fire.

I did choose five additional winners from those of you who helped to spread the word about the giveaway. Each of the following Twitter users will receive the Prophecy book of their choice;

@SarahDowlin

@CarolOates

@ramen_addict

@amethystmoon21

@sonnetess

Congrats to all! Email your choice of Prophecy book and your mailing address to prophecypress@aol.com with “Library Winner” in the Subject line.

Rules for the prompt and Thursday Night Write are as follows; use the above prompt to write whatever comes to mind, giving yourself no more than 30 minutes (no cheating!). Then post no more than 500 words of it for comment. If you leave a piece, you have to comment someone else’s piece. Thems the rules!
This is a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Having only 30 minutes doesn’t give you time to overthink, and sometimes that’s just what we writers need to shake things loose. Writers of all ages and experience are welcome to play.

Happy writing! <3

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Music Song of the Week

Song of the Week – Mind Reader by Versamerge

This ones comes to you from Jana. I like it! It reminds me a little of Paramore.

Don’t worry if your song wasn’t chosen this week. I get lots of recommendations and can only choose one a week, but I often go back and look through the old ones when look for a Song of the Week. If you’d like to nominate a song, send it to prophecypress@aol.com with “Song of the Week” in the Subject line.

In the meantime, enjoy!

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P.S. Don’t forget that you have one more day to enter the Library Giveaway. Win free books for yourself AND your library!

 

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Mystery Monday

Mystery Monday – The Out of Body Experience

The out of body experience is a catch phrase for any experience in which one develops an awareness of oneself outside of the physical body. Examples are lucid dreaming, near death experiences, and astral projection.

Yes, astral projection!

Many Prophecy readers don’t know that astral projection (featured in the Prophecy Trilogy) is a something that many people think is possible. In fact, some people believe anyone can travel astrally given the right circumstances, and the phenomena was well documented in many ancient civilizations like the Hindus, Amazons, and Inuit.

While some people attribute OBEs to chemical reactions in the brain, confusion with vivid dreams, and hallucinations, there are numerous reports of people who have claimed to travel astrally and were able to describe far-away places and events in great detail.

So is the out of body experience real? Who knows. But at the very least, it’s an intriguing possibility.

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Firday Poll Reading

Friday Poll – To Eread or not to Eread?

I’m sure by now you’ve all heard Amazon’s’ announcement about the Kindle Fire, the tablet that combines an ereader with much of the functionality of an iPad at a $199 price point.

Of course, you DO get what you pay for, and there are things that the Fire won’t have that the iPad does. But it’s impossible to deny the appeal of a $199 device that allows for reading ebooks, listening to music, watching movies and videos, surfing the internet, and participating in social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. The device also has a touch screen and is in color, which allows for the reading of magazines, a big selling point for me because I hate seeing magazines pile up on my coffee table and hate thinking of all the tress that were cut down to print them.

This could be a real game-changer in ereaders, especially for young people, whom I think have seen ereaders as things for old people who read a lot. And in all fairness, much of this functionality can already be had in the Nook Color, but for some I haven’t seen teens rush to the Nook as of yet. I’m super curious to see if the Kindle Fire brings more young people into the ereader market. Teens will be able to read, listen to music and check their Facebook on the same device and at a price point that makes it a viable holiday gift.

Most of all, I’m curious of all to know what YOU guys thinks. So weigh in with the Friday poll, will you?!

And please note that there are two different polls for different age brackets. Choose the one that’s appropriate for you!

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Thursday Night Write 9/29/2011 – Open Mic

Since we’ve been down for a couple of weeks, I thought it wold be nice to make our first TNW back an Open Mic.

That way you can fill us all in on what you’ve been up to.

You know the rules; post for comment your original song, short story, poem, or novel excerpt of no more than 300 words. If you post something of your own, you have to comment at least one other entry. This way everyone gets a little feedback. You can post anytime between now and Sunday night at Midnight EST, but the earlier you post, the better your chances of getting comments.

I read all the entries but don’t have time to comment them anymore. I’m sorry! At this point, it’s most important for me to write new books for you guys.

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I do love reading your work, though, and really enjoy seeing your writing progress. And I know for a fact LOTS of people visit the blog to read the TNW entries, so even if you’re not getting tons of comments, you ARE getting lots of exposure.

Happy writing!

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Contests & Giveaway Prophecy of the Sisters

Library Giveaway V2.0!

As many of you know, I’d just started a library giveaway a couple of days before my site went down. It was impossible to gather and track entries without the website, and since my server host hadn’t backed up my data, I lost everything.

But like many in this economy, libraries are struggling. Faced with budget cuts and severe restrictions on their spending, many of them are currently imposed with buying freezes, which makes it impossible to add new books to their shelves.

So I’m going to try this again by giving away a complete set of the Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy to five libraries in the US and/or Canada and a choice of any one of the Prophecy books to five readers who spread the word about the library giveaway.

Here’s how it works;

If you’re a librarian or library representative, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO ENTER IS LEAVE A COMMENT HERE ABOUT WHY YOU’D LIKE TO WIN THE BOOKS FOR YOUR LIBRARY. You may enter on behalf of a library as long as the mailing address for the books, should you win, is a library or school.You don’t have to post your library’s address on your entry (you can send it to us if you win) so long as the address we ultimately mail the books to is a school or library.

I’m also going to throw in some color-coded wristbands and bookmarks for each of the Prophecy books that you can use as giveaways or reading incentives for your kids.

If you are NOT a librarian or library representative and would like to enter to win your choice of Prophecy books, Tweet and/or Facebook something like the following;

Michelle Zink is giving away FIVE sets of the Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy to libraries in the US and Canada! #michellezinkloveslibraries http://michellezink.com/library-giveaway-v2-0

This is important; you MUST tag me on Facebook (Michelle Zink) or Twitter (@michellezink) AND include on Twitter the hashtag #michellezinkloveslibraries and you must include a link to this page (Twitter will shorten it for you so everything should fit). Your entry will not count if you don’t include these things because we want libraries to be able to find the page to enter and it will be next to impossible for Rebekah to count your entries without the tags and hashtag.

You get one entry for every time you Tweet with the hashtag and/or post to your FB status. Contest runs from now until next Wednesday, October 4th at Midnight EST. Library and reader winners will be announced together the following Sunday. This contest is open to residents of the US and Canada.

I apologize to those libraries and readers who had already entered this contest before my site went down. I’m deeply sorry to make you repeat the effort, but I think this is an important giveaway and I didn’t want to blow it off because of the site outage.

Ready… Set… Go!

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Music Song of the Week

Song of the Week – Hurricane by Augustana

It’s our first week back with Song of the Week and this one’s from the Zink house – and specifically, Caroline. She listens to them constantly while she’s on the computer. This is a perfect song to listen to when you’re in a really mellow mood.

And what a voice. Love!

Enjoy! And don’t forget to send your song recommendations to prophecypress@aol.com with “Song of the Week” in the Subject line.

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Mystery Monday

Mystery Monday – Are We Alone?

One of the things I’m most fascinated with is the possibility of life on other planets. I just can’t believe that we’re the only ones spinning through space. The universe is just too vast, the opportunities for other life too abundant.

Which is why I was so excited to read this article in the Guardian about a new exoplanet that had been found outside our solar system.

New planets are discovered somewhat frequently. What makes this one special is that it’s in what astronomers call “the Goldilocks Zone”, an area with a just-right temperature for liquid water, something that’s would be necessary to support Earth-like life.

The new planet is 37 light-tears from Earth. NASA has also identified over 50 other planets that could support life, but they haven’t been investigated fully yet.

Still, that’s a lot of possibility.

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Life

I’m Back!

I’m baaaaaaack! WOOT!

After a very long ten days with no website and a WHOLE lot of stress surrounding the problem, the amazing Shawntelle Madison, author of the upcoming COVETED (Ballantine Books, April 24th, 2012), came to my rescue and rebuilt the entire site in just over 24 hours. It was the BEST experience I’ve had with a website developer so far. Shawntelle was easonably priced, super responsive (I got PROGRESS REPORTS!), and very fast.

What say we all buy Shawnteelle’s book in April to thank her?!
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Anyway, things might look slightly different since the site had to be rebuilt from old screen shots. On the downside, we don’t have a Forum anymore. I really wanted to get the main site up and running before I worry about the Forum, but if you guys decide you still want one, I can look into having it rebuilt. It was a nice place to hang out and chat when everyone had the time.

On the UP side, there is now a link to the Prophecy Merchandise Store on Zazzle. We’ll be adding more products over time — including products for A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS. I’ll also be hosting a merchandise-related contest very soon, so stay tuned.

On the OTHER up side, information for A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS and its beautiful cover are now part of the site, which is something I’ve been trying to make happen since August. So happy to have it up with my gorgeous Prophecy covers!

Anyway, we’re back!!! I missed you guys so much!
*squooshes readers in ginormous hug*

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A Temptation of Angels Contests & Giveaway Uncategorized

First Temptation Giveaway of 2012!

I can’t believe 2012 is finally here! It seems like just yesterday that A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS sold to Penguin, and 2012 seemed so far away.

Now, we’re less than three months from its release!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this book with you guys. I think it’s an awesome mix of the dark, complexity in Prophecy with faster pacing, a lot more action, and a lot more sexy! To celebrate, I have a TON of awesome stuff planned for you guys, starting with this kick-off giveaway in partnership with YALitChat.

Starting NOW, you can enter to win five TEMPTATION bookmarks (they’re gorgeous, complete with gold tassels — and who doesn’t love TASSELS?!), a nail polish, and a black BE TEMPTED t-shirt. Every month through March I’ll be doing a giveaway in partnership with YALitChat — each with different prizes. In addition, I’ll soon be kicking off my bookplate giveaway in which EVERY person who preorders A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS (or has already done so) can get a personalized, limited edition A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS bookplate.

See? I told you this was going to be fun!

March’s YALitChat giveaway runs now through Midnight EST January 15th. To enter, all you have to do is be awesome (this is a requirement of all YALitChat giveaways, to which I say, “Duh. All MY readers are awesome.”) and leave a comment saying why you can’t wait to read A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS. You should be able to find at least one reason in the summary below;

Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.

And check out YALitChat for more contests, writing forums, and giveaways!

 

 

 

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