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One More Sleep!

GLORY comes out tomorrow!

GLORY, The Dust Chronicles Book 3, comes out in one sleep! Less than one sleep if you order it for kindle, and stay up late enough tonight. :)

This trilogy has consumed much of my life over the past three and a half years. And it’s a little hard to for me to believe that the final book is coming out.

That said, I’m super excited that readers will be able to experience the final chapter in Glory’s story, soon. Like tomorrow. (And don’t worry, it’s not that kind of final chapter. I won’t promise much, but I will promise that I didn’t go all Veronica Roth on readers. Glory lives. And that’s the only spoiler I’ll offer. But I guess I just gave a huge spoiler for the Divergent trilogy. Sorry.)

To celebrate, I’m planning a huge, SUMMER OF GIVEAWAYS, with books, swag and…. 3 Kindle Paperwhites!

The details for the June giveaway will be up on this blog tomorrow!

If you  haven’t read any of my series yet, the first 2 books are on sale at amazon.com for only $1.99, and book 3 is on sale for $3.99.

Also, as of tomorrow, all 3 books will be available in paperback, with these gorgeous new covers!

What are they about?? Well…

The Dust Chronicles is a sci-fi thriller trilogy, set in a post-apocalyptic world, with elements of paranormal, dystopian, fantasy and a good dose of romance. Think X-Men meets Firefly meets Mad Max, with the pacing and high stakes of The Hunger Games, or Divergent, and the emotional intensity of The Forest of Hands and Teeth.

They are fun, fast-paced reads for teens or adults. (In fact… most of my readers are adults.)

  

The contest goes live, tomorrow!

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Compliance release day!

Yes, my book with the business-like and/or kinky title (depending on your perspective) has been released into the wild!

Speaking of the title, I’m busy answering some FAQs for my soon to be revamped website and so I thought I might address the title one right here.

Q: The title for the second book in The Dust Chronicles is Compliance. What’s that about?

A: To be honest, we struggled to come up with a great title for Book Two. In the world of the series, the defacto police are called Compliance Officers, or Comps. In the second book *minor spoiler alert* Glory is training to be a Compliance Officer so it seemed like an apt title.
Initially, Book Two was called Shredders. Shredders are the sadistic scab-covered monsters that exist in the world, but since they don’t play a large part in the plot of Book Two (there will be more–lots more–about Shredders in Book Three) I didn’t think that Shredders would properly represent the story, even though I thought it was an awesome title.

I also like the meaning of the word Compliance and how it fits with some of the themes of the book. i.e. How long will people continue to comply, when the rules and regulations are unreasonable? When do the ends justify the means? And, to risk getting spoilerish, can someone force compliance on others?

More info or buy now!
Compliance (The Dust Chronicles #2)
June 4, 2013 (Skyscape, an imprint of Amazon Publishing)
ISBN:  978-1477816530
Spine-tingling danger, heart-pounding romance, scab-covered monsters! 
The Dust Chronicles has it all!

To celebrate the release, I’m running a Giveaway!!! Tell your friends. (Even if that might decrease your odds of winning, you’ll win karma points, which is way better.)

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Compliance Release Day!!!!

I can’t believe how quickly this release date has come!

I’m thrilled to announce that COMPLIANCE goes on sale tomorrow, June 4, 2013.

If you’ve pre-ordered the kindle version, it might show up on your kindle in less than 12 hours!

More info or buy now!
Compliance (The Dust Chronicles #2)
June 4, 2013 (Skyscape, an imprint of Amazon Publishing)
ISBN:  978-1477816530

Haven Equals Safety. This slogan is emblazoned on the minds of every Haven employee. But for Glory, life inside Haven is anything but safe. Most of all, she must hide her Deviant gift–the ability to kill with her eyes–or face death. 

Training to be a dreaded Compliance Officer, she secretly works undercover to save fellow Deviants, but when people she trusts turn against her and a powerful member of Management takes her under her wing, Glory questions everything she believes and can no longer tell her allies from her enemies.

Spine-tingling danger, heart-pounding romance, scab-covered monsters! 
The Dust Chronicles has it all!

And if you haven’t read DEVIANTS, yet. Great news!

Your procrastination has paid off!

DEVIANTS is on sale at Amazon! Both in the US and Canada.

In Canada, only the audio and kindle versions are on sale, but if you’re in the US, or can order from the US store, amazon.com has the hardcover version for DEVIANTS on sale for less than $3.00!!!! Wow. What a bargoon.

And to celebrate the release, I’m running a Giveaway!!! Tell your friends. (Even if that might decrease your odds of winning, you’ll win karma points, which is way better.)

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One More Sleep!!!

Spine-tingling danger, heart-pounding romance, scab-covered monsters! 
The Dust Chronicles has it all!

I can’t believe how quickly this release date has come!  I’m thrilled to announce that COMPLIANCE goes on sale tomorrow, June 4, 2013.

If you’ve pre-ordered the kindle version, it might show up on your kindle in less than 12 hours!

More info or buy now!

Some advance praise for COMPLIANCE:

“This love triangle will leave readers giddy with anticipation. I’m actually still bouncing up and down in my seat like a five year old.” 4 1/2 stars, Read Dream Relax.com

And if you haven’t read DEVIANTS, yet. Great news!

Your procrastination has paid off!

DEVIANTS is on sale at Amazon! Both in the US and Canada.

In Canada, only the audio and kindle versions are on sale, but if you’re in the US, or can order from the US store, amazon.com has the hardcover version for DEVIANTS on sale for less than $3.00!!!! Wow. What a bargoon.

To celebrate the release, I’m running a Giveaway!!! Tell your friends. (Even if that might decrease your odds of winning, you’ll win karma points, which is way better.)

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DEVIANTS RELEASE DAY!

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here!

Yes, today is the official release day for DEVIANTS. And the first day people can actually post reviews at amazon.com.

Here are some places where you can find me on the interwebz today:

An interview/discussion about DEVIANTS, worldbuilding and dystopias with the fabulous and talented Diana Peterfreund here.

Interview about writing and publishing with lots of tips with the equally fabulous and talented Debbie Ridpath Ohi, aka @inkyelbows here.

An interview with, um, me here. Yes I interviewed myself. What a nerd!

And my giveaway continues! 

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In case you’d like a handy set of links… Here are some places where you can buy the book!