Monday, April 4, 2011

The Thrill of a Release!

Nooo, not that kind of a release, though hey--definitely thrilling.

I'm referring, of course, to new book releases. I've discovered, so far, the excitement over a book coming out doesn't diminish after the first book. If anything, my excitement builds. I know some of what to expect: The guest blogging, the self promotion, the subtle threats against family and friends who don't snatch up my book right away. But there's definitely new hope with every release.

Will this be the release that changes my career somehow?

I'm lucky in the sense that I not only have a release out today with Noble (Love Revisited: Davit and Jenova), but I also have a recent release on Amazon of a book I wrote many moons ago with a friend of mine (Murder Creek).

I'm having a blast promoting two books at once. It's double the work, of course, but well worth my time. I write fast. Faster than the industry can accept and offer a contract. ::grins:: And I need to be kept busy. I have too many stories in my head to sit back and write a book at a time. I have to at least have three stories going. It keeps me from hitting a writing wall and staring at the same page of a manuscript for three days in a row. If I'm unsure where to go next, I hop over to the next story and keep on working.

I hope this isn't the last time I'll be promoting two books at once, and I hope, friends and fans, that you all have the time to check out both stories.

Today, I'll be running an easy contest. Leave a comment, get a chance to win. Friend me on Facebook and leave a comment on my wall and get another chance to win. Make sure you mention the contest. If you're already a friend, you only have to write on the wall. For a third shot, "like" me and leave a comment on my fan page wall. (Again, mention the contest.) At stake: a free copy of Love Revisited: Davit & Jenova or a free T-shirt. One lucky winner will get both.

If you miss today, don't worry. The contest goes on one more day on another blog where I'm a guest on Tuesday. You'll have to see my Facebook page for details.

Have a great day all, and Good Luck!

All my best,


Cara Marsi said...

Allure, congratulations on your two releases. They sound terrific.

Debbie Laurie said...

I have Murder Creek.. It's FANTASTIC.... I NEED to read (From The Ruins).. I also have to get your GWEN Book... :O)

Good Luck & Best Wishes with your contest... Luv Deb.. xoxoxo

Alexa Brun said...


I have read all of your books and loved them all. Can't wait to read Love Revisited. I'm sure I will enjoy it as much as the rest! Good luck with both new releasews!!


DeanY said...

Congrats on the releases. I'm glad I could check in on the party.

Pommawolf said...

Hello...I just love the cover and excerpt on theis book...and thank you for the chance to win your book....*S*

Here is what I did..*S*

I have a little Blog...but I try to post all links for new release and events for authors...*S*

Blog: Pommawolf's Place:



Thank you!


pommawolf @ hotmail dot com

AllureVanSanz said...

@ Cara. Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate it.

@ Debbie. I'm so glad you loved Murder Creek, and I hope you'll be equally thrilled with my other books. ::hugs::

@ Alexa. You're support is much appreciated, and I'm happy you've enjoyed the reads so far.

@ Dean. I'm glad you could check in for the party too! lol It can get a little lonely on blogs where no one comes to chat.

@ Darcy. Wow! Thanks for the free publicity. It's a special kind of person who helps someone they've just met.

@All of you. I know I've lured you in with free stuff, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate the effort it takes to stop by. It means a lot. Thank you.

All my best,
Allure Van Sanz