Fiction Blog, Musings & Bookish Things, The Desertera Series

Go Indie Now! Bibliotherapy Box

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EDIT: Since the writing of this article, Go Indie Now! book box has become the Literary Vacation Club. You can visit their all-new website at: https://www.literaryvacationclub.com/

Okay, I’ve been sitting on this super-fun announcement for a while now, and I’m so thrilled that I can finally share the good news without spoiling anything. Earlier this year, Ashley Nestler, the founder and CEO of the Go Indie Now! book box subscription service contacted me and asked to feature The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1) in her September Alternative Realities box. Of course, I said yes!

So what is the Go Indie Now! box? It’s a book box subscription service (like OwlCrate) that sends readers a new book (or two) each month, along with a host of other really fun goodies! But here’s the catch: it only features independently published novels! Being an indie author herself, Ashley wanted to create a way for readers discover professional, well-written indie books (and help deserving authors reach new fans, too!).

What I love about Go Indie Now! is that Ashley has focused on making it a bibliotherapy box. As it says on the Go Indie Now! website:

“We are all about mental and emotional healing through literature, while also promoting the makers movement — a movement that promotes handmade items and artisans.”

Each box features at least one item that relates to each of the five senses. Here’s the full list of items that featured in the September Alternative Realities box (this represents The Full Scoop, General Fiction plan):

Ashley is one of the kindest, most generous people I’ve ever met. I’m not promoting her Go Indie Now! book box for my own gain, or even because I was featured in it. The truth is: Ashley is providing a wonderful service to the indie author and bookworm communities, and she deserves to be recognized for it.

So, thank you, Ashley for all you’re doing for readers and authors everywhere. I hope your boxes bring happiness, peace and creativity to all who open them!

If you’d like to learn more about the Go Indie Now! book box mission or sign up for a subscription, check out their website at https://goindienow.cratejoy.com.

Fiction Blog, Musings & Bookish Things, The Desertera Series

Read Chapter One of The Courtesan’s Avenger

perf5.250x8.000.inddWant a preview of The Courtesan’s Avenger (Desertera #2)? Click the link below to read the first chapter now.

SPOILER ALERT: This chapter contains spoilers for The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1)If you have yet to read TCD, I highly recommend you do it first — it’s only $0.99 until September 20th.

Read Chapter One of The Courtesan’s Avenger now!

And remember: you can pre-order the ebook today. It comes with an exclusive Q&A with me about the novel and my plans for the rest of the Desertera series. Click here to pre-order yours.

Paperbacks will be available in two weeks.

Happy reading!

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Desertera #2 Title Contest: Final Clue

Thanks to everyone for playing along! There have been some very close guesses (but no winner just yet!), so be sure to submit your final guess ASAP for the best chance of winning. Here’s your fourth and final clue:

Title Contest #4

For an explanation of the contest, click here See bottom of this post for the official rules.

THE RULES

  1. The giveaway is open to all readers, both domestic (U.S.) and international.
  2. Each reader can submit up to (but no more than) three guesses.
  3. There will be four clues in total, and you can submit your guesses at any time.
  4. The contest officially ends on August 2nd at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  5. ONLY guesses submitted through the official contact form on the posts will be considered. Any guesses submitted through comments, direct messages, regular email, or any other form of communication will be disregarded.
  6. The first reader to guess the title correctly will win one signed paperback copy of either The Cogsmith’s Daughter or Desertera #2.
  7. If no one guesses the title correctly, the author will choose what she deems the “closest” submission as the winner.

Good luck and happy guessing! The winner and title will be announced this Friday, August 5th.

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Desertera #2 Title Contest: Clue 3

Don’t worry, I’m a bit nicer today! Here’s your third clue in the Desertera #2 title-guessing contest.

Title Contest #3

For an explanation of the contest, click here See bottom of this post for the official rules.

THE RULES

  1. The giveaway is open to all readers, both domestic (U.S.) and international.
  2. Each reader can submit up to (but no more than) three guesses.
  3. There will be four clues in total, and you can submit your guesses at any time.
  4. The contest officially ends on August 2nd at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  5. ONLY guesses submitted through the official contact form on the posts will be considered. Any guesses submitted through comments, direct messages, regular email, or any other form of communication will be disregarded.
  6. The first reader to guess the title correctly will win one signed paperback copy of either The Cogsmith’s Daughter or Desertera #2.
  7. If no one guesses the title correctly, the author will choose what she deems the “closest” submission as the winner.

Good luck and happy guessing! Look out for your final clue on Monday.

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Desertera #2 Title Contest: Clue 2

Without any ado, here’s your second clue in the Desertera #2 title-guessing contest!

Title Contest #2

If you have no idea what’s going on, click here for an explanation of the contest. See bottom of this post for the official rules.

THE RULES

  1. The giveaway is open to all readers, both domestic (U.S.) and international.
  2. Each reader can submit up to (but no more than) three guesses.
  3. There will be four clues in total, and you can submit your guesses at any time.
  4. The contest officially ends on August 2nd at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  5. ONLY guesses submitted through the official contact form on the posts will be considered. Any guesses submitted through comments, direct messages, regular email, or any other form of communication will be disregarded.
  6. The first reader to guess the title correctly will win one signed paperback copy of either The Cogsmith’s Daughter or Desertera #2.
  7. If no one guesses the title correctly, the author will choose what she deems the “closest” submission as the winner.

Good luck and happy guessing!