You may have noticed that I haven't been posting quite so much about my books here on this blog. While I still plan on sharing any "big" book news here, as well as hosting the tours via this blog, I've been sharing most of my author-ly posts on The Heart's Spring series blog. So if you'd like to keep up on my author news, please do follow that blog, and/or sign up for my author newsletter! I just wanted to make sure you knew that I am still posting about my books - just at a different site. :)
Anyway, on to the tour! Here's an overview of the blog tour schedule (but be sure to visit the official blog tour page for direct links when they're available, as well as the latest information about the tour):
Saturday, February 1st
- Introduction to the Tour at Seasons of Humility
- Interview at To Be A Person
- Interview at The Overweight Bookshelf
- Review at i blog 4 books
Sunday, February 2nd
Monday, February 3rd
Tuesday, February 4th
Wednesday, February 5th
Thursday, February 6th
Friday, February 7th
Saturday, February 8th
Sunday, February 9th
- Conclusion of the Tour at Seasons of Humility
Purchasing Info & a Sale!
Forget Me Not is now available for Kindle! You can pick up your copy for only $3.97. And if you haven't read the sequel yet, this is the perfect time to pick up a copy! You can read the first two books in this series in order now, and Book 2, Bleeding Heart, is only $.99 for the first 7 days of the tour. This is a Kindle Countdown Deal, so you have until the end of the day on February 7th to take advantage of the sale. If you'd like to help spread the word, I'd truly appreciate it!
A paperback version of Forget Me Not is in the works and should be available for order later this month. In the meantime, though, you can pick up the paperback version of Bleeding Heart for only $8.99! The cover design and formatting (by Lena Goldfinch) are absolutely beautiful.
Free Short Story Offer!
In case you missed it when I sent out the winter edition of my author newsletter, I'm offering Bellflower (the short story prequel to Forget Me Not) FREE to newsletter subscribers! All you have to do is subscribe to my newsletter HERE, then send me an e-mail with your e-book format preference (.mobi for Kindle or .epub for Nook/iPad). That's it! You can learn more about the story on the Short Stories page of The Heart's Spring blog.
An "Unforgettable Journey" Giveaway!
I've put together a special prize package for the tour designed to give one lucky winner an epic journey by book, by movie, and by music! The winner will receive a signed copy of my book (when the paperback becomes available), The Journey of Natty Gann on DVD, and "Barton Hollow" by The Civil Wars.
Regarding The Journey of Natty Gann, the movie is rated PG, but it was originally released in 1985 (meaning the rating is rather lenient). So just realize that there are some violent situations and language that make it more suitable for teens and above. Anyway, I actually mention the movie in my author's note at the end of Forget Me Not. I was rather obsessed with it as a young teen. ;) The movie's set during the Great Depression, and it's the story of a girl whose father leaves her behind in Chicago while he pursues a job opportunity in the Pacific Northwest. When too much time goes by without her father sending for her, Natty decides to set out and find him. And so begins an epic journey full of interesting characters, harsh and touching situations, and a hero who stole my heart. (If you want to learn more about that, be sure to check out my guest post on Julie's blog next Friday, the 7th!)
Regarding "Barton Hollow," I wanted to include this CD in the giveaway not just because I personally love it, but because I used two of the songs in my "soundtrack" for Forget Me Not ("My Father's Father" and "Forget Me Not"). Actually, I also used two other songs from the CD in my soundtrack for Bleeding Heart ("Falling" and "Poison & Wine"), and I included one of the other songs on my Pinterest board for Bellflower ("Birds of a Feather"). So basically, the mood and lyrics of this CD fits "The Heart's Spring" series very well! I'm not entirely sure how to classify the genre... On The Civil Wars' Facebook page, they list their genre as "Americana, Folk, Pop, Alternative, Country, Rock, Soul." So...yeah. Let's just call it folk. ;)
All three of these prizes (book not pictured) will go to one winner who enters via the Rafflecopter form below! The winner will be announced at the end of the tour. Please note that this particular giveaway is U.S. only.
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I hope you have a great time visiting all of the fabulous blogs participating in the tour! And be on the lookout for some special posts here and on The Heart's Spring blog in the next week, as well!