Sunday, March 31, 2013

Earlybird Launch Party & giveaway: BITE ME, YOUR GRACE



Since the day I began taking writing seriously, I've daydreamed about the release of my debut novel. Now it's happening for real.

It is nothing like I imagined. It is so much more.

It is more BUSY than I imagined. Promotion, preparations for my first ever signing, emails with my fabulous publicist, interviews and blog posts for my virtual tour.... WOW!

It is more EXCITING than I imagined. Preliminary reviews from prominent critics and book bloggers have been pouring in. People on Goodreads are adding MY book to their lists. Friends, family and acquaintances are cheering me on with sincerity that brings me to happy tears.

It is more SURREAL than I imagined. Holy wow! I have a book coming out! It has a gorgeous cover, I got to hold it in my hand. Posters and bookmarks, dude! People are reading it! R.L. Stine tweeted about it! (He was amused by the title.) Authors I admire, old and new favorites, are offering encouragement and support! I'm still afraid I'm dreaming.

It is not THE BOOK I imagined. BITE ME, YOUR GRACE was my third novel and I'd been on the verge of trunking it when Sourcebooks offered me a contract. But that's another story. :)

It is ONLY THE BEGINNING. As I face the release of my first book, I am working on edits for book 2, finishing the rough draft of book 3, and brainstorming subsequent works. This is my career. This is my future.

And I've never been happier.

In the midst of this joyful chaos, I will take time to celebrate and you are all invited. Without readers, this wouldn't have been possible.

BITE ME, YOUR GRACE releases April 2nd, but one person who comments will win a copy today! (Leave your email so I can notify you.)



England's "vampire craze" causes much vexation for the Lord Vampire of London, Ian Ashton. To save his reputation, Ian enlists aspiring authoress Angelica Winthrop without realizing she has hidden plans of her own.

Angelica Winthrop's life goal is to ruin her reputation, avoid marriage, and become a gothic authoress like her idol, Mary Shelley. To find inspiration for her new story, she breaks into the home of Ian Ashton, Duke of Burnrath, not knowing she will be coming up against the Lord Vampire of London. Romance sparks and reputations are at stake. But who knows the real difference between fact and fiction?



22 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun read! I love English historical romance and paranormals - and the title is great! Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win.

    monicaperry00 at gmail dot com

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  2. Major congrats on the debut! It's so very exciting! Wishing you continued success and a long and storied writing career. ;-)

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  3. Miss Brooklyn , I have watched the excitement in your eyes, personality and spirit as you have been writing your books and then watched the excitement when you got your book deal.I am sooooo very happy for you.

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  4. Happy Easter. Congratulations too! I like mixed genres and I've never read this combination but it sounds quite intriguing!!

    catslady5(at)aol.com

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  5. Congrats and happy Easter!

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  6. Congrats on the release of Bite Me, Your Grace! I'm so happy to hear the book is finally ready to be released. I've been excited to read this story because it sounds fantastic. :D

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  7. I am so excited for you! And me, to read it!!! I can't wait!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  8. HUGE congratulations! And believe me, every one is just as exciting as this one!

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  9. I have had this one on my wishlist since I first saw it on the blogs!!Congrats!!!! I can't wait to read this one, it looks really good. 2 of my favorite things historical romance with a paranormal twist. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  10. Congrats...that must be so exciting! It looks like a fun read, good luck with the release.

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  11. My favorite books are historical and vampire. To have them combined is even better. Love the title of the book very catchy and funny. Congratulations on your debut.

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  12. This sounds like a lot of fun, something to laugh at while reading.

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  13. Congrats on your release! I love that cat photo :-)

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  14. Sounds like a fun read! Congrats!

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  15. Wonderful cover! Congratulations on the release. It's a very exciting time.

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  16. Congrats on your first published novel! Now this is a different type of story than I've been reading (historical romance meets Twilight?). It looks intriguing and I definitely plan to read! :)

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  17. Congrats on your new release. Love the title and the cover. :)

    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  18. You've hit the nail on the head: This is a wonderful day because writing makes you happy. Now your writing can make a bunch of lucky readers happy too!

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  19. You had me sold on Bite Me! Congratulations wishing you the best always.

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  20. I'm adding congratulations and many wishes for huge success! Great title and cover!
    Amelia

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  21. Your books sounds fabulous. Enjoy every moment of your first release!

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  22. Sorry to be late to the party, but I'm about to tweet about your new release. Congrats, Brooklyn Ann, sounds like a must-read!

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