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December 02, 2020

Help! Again / IWSG Book Club News / Cover Reveal + Pre-Order Sale


HELP:

Yes, I know...I'm asking for participants yet again. This blog tour is for the conclusion to the Disaster Crimes series, A Fighting Chance (Book 6). Each post will also announce a short story (Disaster Crimes 7, an eBook that'll be free for a limited time), and I'll be launching a website inspired by this series. So, I could use all the blogs I can get to help spread the word on all this stuff. :D

There will be a giveaway you can enter that's a part of the tour. I will also do a giveaway among my blog tour sign-ups. INCENTIVE! (Bribery hahaha)

Blog Tour Dates - January 11 - 29, 2021

Fill out this form:

(If you have trouble with the form below, although you shouldn't, try this link.)


IWSG BOOK CLUB ON GOODREADS:

Our book club is changing things up!

We will have quarterly book selections now, giving us more time to read. We will also have one fiction book selection and one writing craft book selection. Members can read both or choose between them. Finally, we won’t be offering 5 optional discussion questions anymore. Instead, we will be utilizing the polls that our members enjoy, so there will be one poll question for the fiction book and one for the non-fiction book on Discussion Day.

Our December/January/February reads are…

Ghost Light by Joseph O'Connor, a book written in second person. Since many readers haven’t read a book in second person, and many writers haven’t written in second person, we figured this is a great chance to explore something new.

Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters by J Lenni Dorner. 
This will be our writing craft book, with a focus on settings.


Discussion Day for both books will be February 24, 2021!





OTHER NEWS:


Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication 
won Outstanding Non-Fiction in Education/Reference in the Independent Author Network Book Awards 2020!
Best of Write with Fey 2020:














ART LOVE:

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen me talk about what I call "my Secret Book Baby Series." I recently asked an artist (and author) whose work I admire, Loni Townsend (@art_by_loni on IG), if she'd like to create a digital art portrait of my main character. She did an amazing job! Check it out:

Avrianna Heavenborn is featured as a detective in the short story Ghost of Death, available as an eBook for just $0.99. You’ll get a taste of some of her powers and may be intrigued by how mysterious she is.


COVER REVEAL + PRE-ORDER SALE


*A FIGHTING CHANCE is Book 6 in the Disaster Crimes series, but it’s a spin-off featuring a new couple, so it can be read as a standalone.*


Thorn has loved Amanda from afar, giving her whatever she needs as a survivor of abuse—space, protection, and stability. He yearns to give her more, though, to share his feelings, kiss her, love her, but he's worried the truth will frighten her away.

And Amanda is afraid. She’s scared of her attraction for Thorn. Most of all, she’s terrified of her ex-boyfriend, who is lurking nearby where no one can find him. When she grows closer to Thorn, Damon retaliates, jeopardizing their happy ending.

Up against an abusive ex and Mother Nature, do Thorn and Amanda have a fighting chance?


PRE-ORDER FOR 99 CENTS: Amazon / iTunes



TWO EBOOKS FOR SALE!

Not only can you pre-order A FIGHTING CHANCE for 99 cents, but you can also get FROZEN CRIMES (Book 5) for 99 cents.

FROZEN CRIMES SALE: Amazon / Nook / iTunes



GIVEAWAY:

Calling all holiday-themed readers! We’re celebrating Christmas and the holidays all month long at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven’s Christmas and Holiday Book Festival

I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My book, FROZEN CRIMES, was featured yesterday (Dec. 2). 35 authors are participating. Each author is sharing a family holiday tradition.

Plus enter our giveaway for a chance to win one 5 gift card prizes! CLICK HERE



QUESTION: What is something you did this year that you are proud you did?

92 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I'm looking forward to your tour in January 2021.
    One of the things that I am very happy that I am doing is to be hybrid author. My first short story will come out in February 2021.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Thank you, Pat!

      Congratulations on your first short story! :D

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  2. The series looks awesome, Chrys! One of the things I'm proud of this year is releasing the final book in my "By Moonlight" shapeshifter series. I'd spent 10-years (!) in that world and though it was difficult to walk away, I'm loving my new romantic suspense.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy!

      Way to go on releasing the last book in your series. Ten years is a wonderfully long time.

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  3. Pretty cover. I like Loni's take on your character, too.

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  4. You're always so busy! Love the artwork for your character.
    Signed up for your tour :)
    I'm most proud of publishing and getting my books out into the world!

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    1. Thank you so much for signing up, Jemi! Sometimes I don't see all the announcements, so if you ever want to be on my blog for your series or a new release, please let me know. :)

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  5. Hi Chrys, love the title Ghost Light. It has a nice intriguing feel to it.

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year in advance.

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    1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Rachna!

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  6. I honestly can't think of anything I'm proud of from this year, since lockdown is ruining my mental health and has taken away my normal daily wordcounts of at least 2K. I'm not at all proud of my terrible production level from March onwards. This is so beyond unrepresentative of what I'm capable of.

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    1. You could try to find the positive things and be proud of the writing you have done, like how you did win NaNo, even if it wasn't your usual outcome. :)

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  7. So pleased you are so busy during this world crisis Chrys I hope your book tour every success.
    Keep safe and well.
    Yvonne.

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  8. Congrats on the new releases. Your new character looks interesting! @samanthabwriter from
    Balancing Act

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  9. A whole lot going on! Congrats on the award and the artwork.

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  10. Hi Chrys - good luck with the book tour - the series looks fascinating ... so am very pleased for you. All the best in the coming year - Hilary

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  11. I love A Fighting Chance's cover art! Looks fantastic!

    All signed up for your blog tour!

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    1. Thank you! I love the cover, too. :)

      And thank you so much for signing up!

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  12. Congrats on your new book and your award. That's awesome! I signed up to announce your book in My Follower News section.

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    1. Thank you so much! I will be sure to follow your requirements. :)

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  13. Congratulations on the award and your cover reveal. Love both! And, I'm all ready for your book launch in January. Great way to warm up the new year.

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    1. Thank you, Jacqui! I can't wait to be on your blog with my guest post. :)

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  14. Great job, Chrys. Congrats on this latest publication and your award. Here's to a wonderful 2021! As to what I did this year that I'm proud of...I managed to stay semi-sane and active. I never thought that would be an achievement to mention, but 2020 taught me all about resilience.

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    1. Thank you, Lee! And thanks for signing up for my blog tour!

      Staying semi same and active is definitely something to be proud of.

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  15. Congrats on your publications! The book club picks look good this time.

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    1. Thanks.

      The fiction books used to be voted on by the members, but we are trying something different with that. Not all of our selections will be for everyone, but we try our best to have a wide range of books for the wide range of tastes of our members. :)

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  16. Hey Chrys, that's an awesome digital art portrait! And good luck with your new Disaster Crimes book. I'm not really blogging except for IWSG day, but if you have tweets you want shared, send them over to me.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen! I will make a note to send you tweets. :)

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  17. Love the new cover! I wish you happy writing in December, and happy holidays to you and yours.

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  18. Loni did an excellent job on the character! Wow! The color and energy pop. Excellent cover reveal as well and I wish you and yours a healthy holiday season :)

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    1. Loni did amazing work.

      Thank you! Happy Holidays!

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  19. First - thank you for that awesome question at the end of your post! I'm proud of getting a novella written, editing, formatted, finished, and indie-published. I needed the win. And, with a great deal of help, I made it happen.
    Next - Congratulations on your new book!
    I love the art work by Loni!
    Hope you have a happy, healthy, peace-filled holiday season!

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    1. You did make it happen! :D Each and every one of those things are worthy of being proud of. Way to go!

      Thank you!

      Happy Holidays, Tyrean! Enjoy the season and stay safe. <3

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  20. Wow, you've got so much going on! You're an inspiration with all you're accomplishing. Thank you for letting me try my hand at your character too. It was fun. :)

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    1. Thank you, Loni! And thanks again for your art. It is amazing, and YOUR talent is inspiring.

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  21. I signed up to help spread the word in January. I hope you are able to enjoy the holidays, and some writing time. Merry Christmas!

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  22. I'm proud of myself for finally finishing the first draft of my story. There were some years I wondered if it would every happen. Now my focus is on editing it.

    I'd be more than happy to be a part of your blog tour, but I've been posting so infrequently, I'm not sure how many people would see it these days. It might not be worth your time if there are better blogs out there. Have a happy holiday.

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    1. Yay! That is definitely something to be proud of. Congratulations again on finishing the first draft.

      Happy Holidays!

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  23. Hi Chrys,
    What am I proud of? Well, giving up my home of 14 years and leasing a condo. We (m husband and I) are living in Mexico, near Puerto Vallarta. I'm learning it takes courage to adjust especially when I don't speak very much Spanish.
    Lynn La Vita blog: Writers Supporting Writers

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    1. It does take courage to adjust. Good for you!

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  24. I finally got a final draft sent off to my editor that I've been dragging ass on forever. Happy IWSG Day!

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  25. what an awesome cover and i am super excited about thorn and amanda!
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  26. Congrats on the award and the cover reveal!
    I signed up for the blog tour! One of my goals for the new year is to blog more and sign up for anything and everything.

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for signing up for my blog tour. I am happy to help you out with your goal. :D

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  27. Love Loni's portrait of your character. Very dynamic.
    Congrats on your new release.

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  28. Congrats on the new book(s). That is a great portrait of your character. (I do already follow Loni.)

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    1. Thank you! And that's great. Loni deserves all the follows. :)

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  29. Congrats on your new release! Your energy has been amazing and inspiring! Loni did a fabulous job with the illustration. She is such a gifted artist.

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    1. Thank you! After A Fighting Chance, I won't have anything coming out for a while. At least not until 2022. :)

      Loni is very talented. I love her artwork.

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  30. Congrats on finishing off the series. Hope you have a great December!

    Anne from annehiga.com

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  31. I'm already signed up for your book tour! :)
    What am I proud of this year? I finished and published three books. Four if you include the box set. Super thrilled I got all that done.

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    1. Yes, you are! Thank you!

      You did amazing this year with publishing. You slayed it. :D

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  32. Signed up! I'll be delighted to have you on my blog again :) As for something to be proud of... finished my edits and set the MS to beta readers.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rebecca!

      That is truly something to be proud of. You are getting closer. Well done!

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  33. Chrys, you're always welcome on my blog. I signed up. I'm proud of doing the 30 Days of Gratitude. It got me writing again. Happy Holidays.

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    1. Thank you so much, Diane!

      The 30 Days of Gratitude is amazing. I'm glad you did it, too. :)

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  34. What a feeling of accomplishment it must be to finish your series, Chrys! Congratulations! And congratulations on your awesome award. I'm happy to help with your blog tour. Have a good one!

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    1. It feels great to finish it. :) Thank you so much! And thank you for signing up for my tour. <3

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  35. Wohoo! Look at you. You've got lots going on.

    I'm not sure what I'm pleased with that I've accomplished, the only thing comes to mind is surviving 2020 and strengthening my family. :)

    ♥.•*¨Elizabeth Mueller¨*•.♥

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    1. Surviving 2020 is an accomplishment for all of us. lol

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  36. Being proud of something I did is as foreign to me as the concept of "loving myself." I suppose that I'm pleased that I survived another year.
    I signed up to help you promote your book on the Readers Roost blog.

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    1. That is something to be pleased about, especially when it comes to 2020.

      Thank you so much for signing up for my tour!

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  37. Congrats on Book 6 and thanks for the tip about Calibre. As I'm limiting screen time today, I'm only following back...
    I like the idea of the craft bookgroup. I noticed I have J's book on my kindle - maybe I should join in during February :)
    Have a lovely Christmas.

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    1. Thank you! And you're welcome about the tip on Calibre. :) We would love it if you joined us in February to talk about J's book.

      Merry Christmas, Jemima!

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  38. I'm so excited about the upcoming Disaster Crime releases and hope your tour is a huge sucess. Didn't Avrianna Heavenborn also appear in an Area 51 anthology? I love her character art. Looking forward to the new book club structure.
    Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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    1. Forgot to mention, I tried poetry this year and it went better than expected.

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  39. Congrats on your award and all the things you've accomplished.

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  40. Bravo, Chrys! I'm signed up to help. Have a beautiful holiday!

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  41. I will be glad to post an interview of you (can I ask the questions) on my sagecoveredhills blog. A lot of my readers have it still linked even though I mostly use https://fromaockyhillside.com these days (two posts a week--one is a sermon, the other is either a review or an adventure. Let me know if you have any dates still available.

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    1. I didn't know you still posted on that blog. :) I will send you and email. Thank you!

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    2. I don't post often there, but I am keeping it alive. Send the email to jeffg1957@gmail.com

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  42. Congrats on getting the conclusion to the series out there! It must be a great feeling. Happy to help with the tour. Hope my question isn't too cheeky :)

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    1. Thank you! It feels really good. :) And thank you so much for signing up!

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  43. Congratulations on your award and best of luck on your book tour! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year!

    Julie

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    1. Thank you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  44. Congrats on the award and release! Signed up. Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thank you so much for signing up! Happy Holidays!

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