Early September Update
Published September 4, 2017 | By Shawna
The book launch machine is rolling steadily onward. Raven’s Vow is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The special .99 introductory price is only going to last through the first week after release, so don’t forget to buy early and tell your friends! I’m still waiting for the print-version cover, but we should still be on target to have print books available for the official release date of 9/23.
Speaking of the release, we have a great book release party planned, and everyone’s invited. Food once again by the amazing Ebon Morse, the culinary artist responsible for the Victorian tea that launched A Hunt by Moonlight. Irish trad/classical fusion music by Mike and Julie Zamudio of Otter Crossing, possibly with a few extra guests. An even better raffle for door prizes. 4-6 pm on 9/23, 8125 SW Spruce Street, Tigard. No cover. Bring a friend or two.
Wherever you are, you can be part of the release by joining the Thunderclap campaign. Thunderclap is a free and easy way to support a writer. Simply follow the link by 9/22 and, with a few short clicks, you can arrange to have this promo post go out on your Twitter, Facebook, and/or Tumblr feed on 9/23 (“New release in an award-winning urban fantasy series! Take advantage of .99 intro pricing. http://thndr.me/H8ggfg”) Early word-of-mouth is key to a novel’s success, so please take a moment to help.
For those who want to read a little Ravensblood backstory while you wait, Duet for Ravens, a two-pack of short prequels, is available for free over at Instafreebie. Since it also includes teaser chapters for Ravensblood, it wouldn’t be a bad way to introduce friends to the series.
In other news, I am September’s Featured author on the Northwest Independent Writer’s Association website. In the brief article, I talk a little bit about writing Raven’s Vow. Samhain-kitty took over my blog post for the month at Here Be Magic. And, lest my other work be eclipsed by the Raven’s Vow excitement, let me just say that I am very pleased and proud that A Hunt By Moonlight won a silver medal for historical fantasy in the Global Ebook Awards.