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New Giveaway from BookSweeps!

Earlier this year, Janette Rallison (one of my favorite authors) participated in a BookSweeps giveaway and it looked so exciting I just had to try it! The grand prize winner gets 54 YA science fiction/fantasy books, an eReader, and everybody receives free eBooks just for entering. I so want to enter! But I’m guessing that’s not allowed since I’m one of the participating authors (did you find Elissa Blue?). Luckily, you have so such restriction! Just click on this link: http://bit.ly/yaSFF-dec17

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First book signing!

Thank you Waucoma Bookstore and the Columbia Arts Center for hosting my first book signing! It was so fun ordering the big pile of books, having cards printed, and then a last-minute shopping trip for butterfly paraphernalia. My daughter set up my display while I drove around the block praying for a parking spot in the pouring rain. I made it back just in time–if a little damp–and sat down next to my fellow author, Stephen Holgate, who was really entertaining. He chatted easily about his book with everyone who stopped by, while I struggled to do the same. Somehow sitting behind that table with a stack of my books in front of me felt very much like a lemonade stand of my youth. Bless my sweet friends who eased the social awkwardness by stopping by and letting me forget what I was doing for a bit!

Freebie Fridays

The past few weeks, I have been doing Freebie Fridays on my Facebook author page—where I give away copies of Elissa Blue along with two of my favorite books every Friday. It gives me a chance to share some of my all-time favorite books as well as Elissa Blue (naturally also a favorite πŸ˜€ ). I get so excited once I finally settle on the week’s three fabulous books that the giveaway usually begins late Thursday night. This week I’m even more out of control. I reasoned that since it’s already early morning in India, why not begin now? So here it is, 5:00 p.m. on a Thursday and I’m already calling it Freebie Friday. Can’t stop me! πŸ˜†

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I noticed an odd thing this past week: most of my followers on Facebook are teen girls from India. Not sure if it’s the time of day I post, my cover art or some je ne sais quoi, but I’m delighted with the enthusiasm from the other side of the Earth. πŸ˜€ I do worry a bit, though, as kissing is such a cultural taboo there, and well, my book has a fair amount of it. I’m hoping the kissing scenes cropping up in Bollywood films lately bode well for me, because Elissa Blue is a “kissing book.” πŸ˜‰

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