Cathrina Constantine’s New Release: Snow On Cinders

Congrats to Cathrina on her new release!!

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How far would you go to protect your family?

 

A peculiar metamorphosis has taken shape since the final days. And the planet is in the throes of healing.

Fulvio McTullan leads his family and a band of misfits to form a new settlement, far from Tallas and it’s nefarious Elites. Their journey takes them into uncharted territories where strange creatures are lurking. It’s a battle of survival, not only from the creatures, but the mutated earth as well.

Meanwhile, Pomfrey Addler, an oppressive Elite squashes the insurrection in Tallas. Suddenly, citizens begin to vanish in the middle of the night and his daughter, Paniess is hell bent on revenge.

Fraught with mishaps, Fulvio finally locates the perfect place to settle. They begin to rebuild until they receive a call. A call which will lure them back into the clutches of Tallas.

 

Published By:CHBB

Genre: Dystopian/Family Saga/Paranormal Thriller

SNOW ON CINDERS is a TALLAS sequel.

 

Amazon Buy Link: One Click: smarturl.it/snowoncinders

 

Cathrina Constantine:

Amazon Author’s Page: http://www.amazon.com/Cathrina-Constantine/e/B00EPENYGE/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/wickedly333

Blog: http://cathrinaconstantine.blogspot.com

Twitter: @cathconstantine

Celebrate the Small Things!

Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly celebration created by VikLit and now hosted by Lexa Cain to celebrate the happenings of the week, however small or large. You can learn all about it and sign up for it here. CelebrateSmallThings_Badge

Leaf-peeping season is on the wane, and we actually had sleet and snow showers last weekend. (Definitely NOT celebrating that.) I do have other things to celebrate, though:

  1. My son was chosen as one of the Students of the Month for October! He’s been doing great in his first year of high school.
  2. I finally got started on the cover for Book 2: Trouble By Any Other Name.
  3. I helped set up our school’s Scholastic Book Fair, which starts next week. I love opening all the boxes and seeing all the new books!

What other celebrations are going on out there?

 

 

 

 

© Lori L. MacLaughlin and Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams, 2015. All rights reserved.

Introducing the Key Players in My Upcoming Release, The Wizard’s Gambit

Introducing the Key Players in My Upcoming Release, The Wizard’s Gambit

Check out this great new comedic fantasy novel by Kylie Betzner!

Kylie Betzner

symbol colorIn less than two weeks, my latest title, The Wizard’s Gambit, will be available on Amazon in both paperback and electronic formats. Whoo-hoo! However, I can’t wait until then to introduce you to the main characters. They’re just so awesome you need to meet them now!

Mongrel: For the record, he is of no relation to Pig in The Quest for the Holy Something or Other; in fact, he’s from an entirely different world, one of my own creation. Abandoned or lost as an infant, Mongrel is the product of many cultural influences and therefore identifies with all the races of the six–er–seven kingdoms. This puts him at quite the advantage–or disadvantage–in the competition. His goal is not to win, but to unite the kingdoms … which is a lofty goal considering his own group can’t even get along. Nonetheless, Mongrel stays true to his objective and his friends.

Littlehammer:

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Celebrate the Small Things!

Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly celebration created by VikLit and now hosted by Lexa Cain to celebrate the happenings of the week, however small or large. You can learn all about it and sign up for it here. CelebrateSmallThings_Badge

I can’t believe October is half over already. Where did it go? Things to celebrate this week:

  1. The interview I did on the local cable TV channel (LCATV) is on the air now. I noticed I talk with my hands quite a bit, not that that’s bad or anything. Here’s the link for anyone who’d like to see it: http://lcatv.org/node/196156. It’s Vermont Treasures #31.
  2. I got all my materials sent to the Independent Publishers of New England, so that my book can be represented and sold at their tables at the Boston Book Festival and the New England Library Association Conference. I won’t be at the events in person, so it will be interesting to see how this works in terms of sales.
  3. We made our traditional fun trek through the corn maze, then went on the hayride down through the “gauntlet of horrors” to the pumpkin patch and my kids picked out pumpkins.
  4. I got some more yard work done. Yay!

What other celebrations are going on out there?

 

 

 

 

© Lori L. MacLaughlin and Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams, 2015. All rights reserved.

Monday Morning Sneak Peek!

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Stop by Jessica Therrien’s site today for a Sneak Peek at the

first five pages of my fantasy adventure novel,

LADY, THY NAME IS TROUBLE!

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

© Lori L. MacLaughlin and Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams, 2015. All rights reserved.

Celebrate the Small Things!

Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly celebration created by VikLit and now hosted by Lexa Cain to celebrate the happenings of the week, however small or large. You can learn all about it and sign up for it here. CelebrateSmallThings_Badge

This has been one of those up and down weeks — the typical author rollercoaster. Still, there are positives to celebrate, even in the midst of disappointments.

  1. A book giveaway and blog hop — one of the good things. My book is included in a giveaway/blog hop over at Rockin’ Book Reviews. Enter to win a free print copy of Lady, Thy Name Is Trouble!
  2. The local cable channel TV interview — definitely a positive. It was fun, and I think it sounded okay, though I haven’t seen the footage. I’ll put up a link when it goes on the air.
  3. The library book signing — very slow. Nobody came in specifically for the event. However, I did sell a book to one of the people who works at the library. She bought it for a friend who is a writer who likes fantasy, in hopes of inspiring her to take the leap into self-publishing.
  4. The sales report received from Ingram/Spark for last month — good and bad. Six print books and two e-books sold, but twelve print books were returned. I think Barnes & Noble finally returned the leftovers they had from my July book signing. If they only returned twelve, though, that means eighteen must have sold, since they originally ordered thirty. I’m considering that a success for the first book from a completely unknown author.
  5. On the home front: started some much-needed fall house cleaning. Definitely good.
  6. Finally got my lawn mowed. Also good, though I had to take the lawn mower apart and WD-40 the power cord pulley to get it to work. That was a pain, but that fact that I got it back together and it worked was very satisfying.

What other celebrations are going on out there?

 

 

 

 

© Lori L. MacLaughlin and Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams, 2015. All rights reserved.

IWSG — How Do You Get a Bestselling Author to Review Your Self-Published Book?

Today’s the day for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) where, on the first Wednesday of every month, writers get together to share their insecurities and offer encouragement. The IWSG was created by Alex J. Cavanaugh, and you can learn all about it and sign up for it here. IWSG_Badge

Recently, I was looking through the listings of newly published fantasy books. One in particular caught my eye. It was written by a new author, and what got my attention was the review quote posted along with the blurb — or rather, not so much the quote itself, but the fact that it was from a NYT bestselling author. I didn’t look to see if both were published by the same house, but I did wonder who secured the bestselling author’s review. The new author’s agent? Editor? Publisher?

Then I wondered how a self-published author would go about getting a prominent author to review his/her book? Do you go to their website or wherever, find contact info, and just ask?

Has anyone who has self-published done this? If you did, what kind of response did you get? Were you taken seriously, or were you shot down because of the stigma associated with self-publishing? I’d love to hear about anyone’s experiences with this!

 

 

 

 

© Lori L. MacLaughlin and Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams, 2015. All rights reserved.