Chain of Souls is live--well mostly live, but DON'T buy it. Not yet.
I want to give it a proper birthday on Monday, October 24, 2011. Will you help me? If you plan on buying it, buy it on Monday. If you've already bought it (smooches) or don't plan on buying it \0/ --can you give me a plug on Monday anyway?
It doesn't have to be elaborate. Just a cover and a link to Amazon, B&N and Smashwords. It would mean so much to me to get a little sugar from you guys. You know I can't pay you, but anyone who posts my cover and links on Monday will have their names thrown into a pot. I'll come up with a nice Fall/Winter prize for the winner. (If you live down-under, I'll make it a spring/summer prize.) I'll mail the prize anywhere in the mortal realm.
So let me tell you about the labor pains I had formatting this beast. The Devil To Pay was easy-peasy. No problems whatsoever. But Chain of Souls was a difficult birth. E
ven now, it's not yet on Amazon, but it should be in a few hours unless something else goes wrong. Addendum: The Amazon link is now live! See it here.
What took longest--aside from minor glitchiness and an uncooperative internet connection is the front and back matter you should add to your books.
This time I added an Acknowledgements page in the front and an author bio in the back.
Acknowledgements are so hard for me to write. There are so many people I feel need to be thanked, but I'm one of those people who hate long, drawn out Acknowledgements so I forced myself to keep it short.
I thanked my crit partners because they've suffered the most. (The story grew another 10k after they looked at it.) I thanked two of my biggest fans, Jackie Burris and Angelina Rain for being so tweet-tastic when The Devil To Pay released. In gratitude, I named two characters in Chain of Souls in their honor.
As always, I left the Dedication to Greg. It'll always go to him. Unless he does something stupid. But I'm not worried. He hasn't done anything stupid in years. Oh, lord. That means he's probably overdue.
I really like this story. From here on out, the stories will get bigger and more epic. There will still be personal trials, but they'll now be joined by big whopping battles and bad guys.
I hope you'll buy Chain of Souls (on MONDAY). And if you haven't picked up The Devil To Pay, get that first so you'll understand where these characters started and how they're changing.
If you like the books, I hope you'll leave me a review in any or all of the usual places.
Stay tuned for Monday!