Archive for February, 2017


Reviews!

Oh delightful readers, you have no idea how big I’m grinning when I read your reviews! Thank you so much for taking the time to both read my book and review it! To those of you who contributed snippets from the meme below, please consider this gratitude plus! Plus what, you ask? I don’t know…chocolate? A hug? Thanks for helping me get my book out there. And if you do manage to track me down, chocolate or a hug are yours. ๐Ÿ˜€elissa-blue-meme-reviews

Amazon publishing rocks!!

amazon-paperbacks-ebDear Amazon, you are awesome in so many ways, but today, it’s because of the lovely package you sent me! Glossy paperback covers of my book! Not to snipe at Barnes and Noble, but dang, yours are prettier! Thank you Kindle Direct Publishing! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Oh yeah! And remember that $25 Amazon gift certificate giveaway for those of you that post links to your review of my book? Lol…nobody has posted a link. I haven’t decided if this means I get to keep the gift certificate or if I should just choose one of my reviewers to reward on March 1st. I am taking suggestions. Or one of you could just post a link to your review and be the automatic winner! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Goodreads Giveaway!

goodreads-giveawayIf you wanted a paperback copy of my book, but didn’t want to buy it, enter the Goodreads Giveaway for a chance at one of five signed copies! Yeah, yeah, I know you don’t care that they’re signed, but Goodreads encourages us to do it. And if you win, you can analyze my handwriting and discern my foibles and weaknesses! ๐Ÿ˜› Just click HERE

Best. Package. Ever!!! :D

dsc_0930Barnes and Noble Publishing, you rock! The paperback copies of my book came today and they look great! B&N did an excellent job! And I hope you won’t think I’m too weird when I tell you, I can’t stop touching them! Somehow, the tangibility makes it more real that I have a published book! And I am so happy! It was a pretty rough day, but it just transformed into FABULOUS! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

amazon-paperback-pageThank you Amazon technical support for helping me figure out my goof in the wee hours this morning! Now my publishing duties are over until Book Two comes out. ๐Ÿ˜€ Probably. Except that I haven’t actually seen a physical copy of the book…hmm. That impatience thing may be affecting my judgment again—sigh. I have this lovely vision of myself white-haired, wrinkly, and wonderfully patient…just not there yet. Until then, I hope you can all have patience with my impatience! ๐Ÿ˜‰

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998633526/ref=la_B01MZE49UL_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486586251&sr=1-2

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nook-captureAfter staying up all night twice fiddling with codes and formatting on the Nook version of my book (sleep is stupid), it is finally available! So my Nook friends, please let me know how it looks. I don’t have a Nook, so I had to rely on B&N’s previewer. Once again, the minutiae of publishing is much more time-consuming and persnickety than I had realized; kudos to the publishing companies who make it look easy (it’s super not).

And just in case you’ve forgotten, I’m giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate on March 1st. If you would like to be entered to win, just leave a comment below with a link to your review of my book. If you review it on multiple sites (Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, Kobo, etc.), just include the links and you’ll get an additional entry for each one. Thank you so much for your reviews! I love reading them. ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elissa-blue-tk-perry/1125682108?ean=2940157498429

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barnes-and-noble-paperback-screenI am a giddy joy monster!!! After much impatient waiting, my book just became available in paperback! Yes, it’s 1 a.m. Yes, I did wake up everyone to share my glorious news! Mom, you’re lucky I’m not texting you right now; I BARELY resisted! Oh man, I’m so excited! I just ordered some copies for myself, and now I am ecstatic for Monday to be here so I can thumb through it in panicky celebration and make sure there are no misprints. Ebooks are fabulous and I am addicted to my Kindle, but sometimes dreams just don’t seem real until you hold them in your anxious little hands! ๐Ÿ˜€

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elissa-blue-tk-perry/1125581414?ean=9780998633510

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FREE for everyone!

oh-yes-its-free-istockThis weekend my Kindle book is absolutely FREE for everyone! Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can still download the FREE Kindle app to your phone, ipad, or computer. And then you can buy my book for $0.00! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I love it when authors run free promotions; it’s a perfect time to hoard a stash of ebooks. I would be honored if you included my ebook in your stash! And even if you think science fiction romance isn’t your cup of tea, you can still buy it and then lend it to a friend or family member who does like the genre (again, absolutely free!). Just click the Amazon link below and you can be one book richer. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Odd Character Names Explained

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Melissa Blue butterfly, backside view

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Melissa Blue butterfly, underside view

If you’ve read my book or even just perused it, you might notice the odd character names. There’s a good reason for that! I decided about halfway through writing the book that I would use the common or scientific name of the butterfly whose wings they bear (usually shortened) for their first name and their species (or family) of butterfly as their last. For instance, Elissa Blue has Melissa Blue (Plebejus melissa) wings. Eventually, I’ll post a list of all the characters with their corresponding wings, but not today! If you’re dying to know which wings a particular character has and can’t figure it out from their name, leave a comment, and I’ll satisfy your curiosity. ๐Ÿ˜€

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