I have news. Promotions and covers and contests, oh my!
Promotions: For the month of August, A Hidden Fire, the first book in the Elemental Mysteries series, will be FREE on Smashwords! That’s right, totally and completely free. And since it’s Smashwords, you can download it in any format you’d like. EPubs for Nooks and iBooks, Mobi files for Kindle. Any format you’d like. Free. I’ve never done a free download promotion before, so I hope it brings in some new readers to the Elemental Mysteries world.
Now, hopefully, Amazon will decide to price match Smashwords. I don’t know for sure, but if you’d like to see it free on Amazon, please click on the ‘report a lower price’ link on the Amazon page. The more people do that, the more likely it is to be price-matched so Kindle users can get it for free directly on their devices.
Covers: I love the Elemental Mysteries covers, and I know many of you do, too. That said, more than one reader has commented that they weren’t sure what genre the books belonged in when they first saw it. Thriller? Mystery? There has been some confusion. With that in mind, I’ve decided to relaunch the covers for the series, incorporating the old artwork with some new elements that more clearly put the books in the paranormal romance genre. I’ll be releasing the first cover tomorrow here on the website and doing a full cover reveal for all four books on August 14th.
If you are a blogger and would like to participate in the series cover relaunch, please leave a comment here or email me! I’d love to spread the word about the new covers and the series as a whole.
Contests: I haven’t received many entries for the signed copy of A Fall of Water! If you’ve left a review, even in the past, email me and let me know. If you haven’t reviewed, I’d love it if you took a few minutes to do that and send me the link. It makes a big difference in visibility and sales, and enters you in the contest, too!
As for writing news, I’m still working on revisions for Building From Ashes, and I’ve had great feedback from my first readers so far! I’m very excited to expand the Elemental Mysteries world and I hope you’re equally as excited to read.
Have a great week,