Falling Star Countdown: Giveaways, Free Reads and More!

With 9 days to go until the release of the second Autumn Brody story, Waiting For A Star To Fall, I want to thank readers with a countdown of activities.  Summer is the new season of giving — or so I’ve decided.

June 22nd – If you haven’t read Change of Season, the first book in the series, you can enjoy the Prologue and first 10 chapters on Wattpad!  Simply click here to meet Autumn, Veronica and Nikki Lang, one of many victims of a serial killer lurking in the shadows.

June 23rd-29th – Starting this Tuesday, I will be sharing the Prologue and first 8 chapters of Waiting For A Star To Fall on Wattpad, a few chapters at a time!  It’s been seventeen months since the events of Change of Season.  But have they really ended?  You’ll have to read to find out!

My Wattpad profile

June 26th-28th – Get caught up before book 2 releases by grabbing Change of Season FREE on Kindle!  For June 26th only, you can also get my novel Collide for free on Amazon!

All of my books on Amazon

A June 26th giveaway!  I’m giving away advance copies of Waiting For A Star To Fall on June 26th as well!  All you have to do is add the book to your Goodreads shelf and add me as a friend on the site.  Super easy!

My Goodreads profile, with links to my works

Coming soon:  A prequel to the Autumn Brody series, featuring Nikki Lang!  This will be exclusively available on Wattpad, so you should probably add me there.  I’ve already posted a standalone short story from my archives, “The Cruellest Month”.

I am so excited to share this new book with the world!  Crossing the YA line into NA, Waiting For A Star To Fall is creepy enough to ruin an 80’s one-hit wonder forever.

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Change Of Season Extended Edition Launches April 8th, 2015!

At some point, remind me to update the Behind The Book series and tell you all about the woes of self-publishing a revised edition that doesn’t qualify for a new ISBN. It’s been a learning experience, that’s for sure!

It’s taken longer than desired, but I can finally commit to an official launch date for the extended ‘Director’s Cut’ edition of Change of SeasonApril 8th, 2015!  Why this specific date, you might ask?  Two reasons:

My favourite movie of all time is Empire Records.  Capturing a day in the life of a small-town record store, it’s a movie that is filled with music, personal struggles, romance and comedy.  It’s the kind of story I enjoy telling, and it happens to be the 20th anniversary of the movie as well.

To celebrate both my beloved film and the re-release of a book that others have connected with in meaningful ways, Change of Season is free on Kindle on April 8th.  I’m thrilled to share this new version of my story with you, and for those who bought the original edition, I feel it’s only right to give you the new edition at no charge.

Note:  Change of Season will be exclusively available on Kindle in ebook form, for the time being.  It is available for free for those with Kindle Unlimited.  Prefer paperback?  You can pick it up right now at Createspace or purchase from Amazon.

For those who have supported this book since 2012, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. For those just discovering the world of Autumn Brody, I’m so happy to have you here. As for book two in the series, stay tuned: a formal release date is forthcoming at the end of the month.

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Change Of Season Re-Release Slated For March 14, 2015

It’s been a busy month of edits and creative oversight, all leading to a final release date for the Change of Season “Director’s Cut”.  You can expect it to be available exclusively on Kindle and Createspace on March 14th, 2015.

“What do you mean by ‘Director’s Cut’?”

The closest comparison I can liken it to is Donnie Darko.  If you’ve watched the theatrical cut and director’s cut, you’re aware that the majority of the story remains unchanged.  There are expanded moments, moments that have shifted, and new scenes/editing that add a different clarity to the film.  There are also some strange changes to the soundtrack in my opinion, but that’s for another blog.

With this edition, I have taken a similar approach.  Certain scenes have expanded to reveal new insights into characters and events.  Certain moments are reconstructed – alternate takes, if it were a film.  This isn’t a dramatic expansion — I elected for a longer novel from the first edition — but it is refined and refocused.

“Have there been any changes to accommodate Waiting For A Star To Fall (the sequel)?”

That would be cheating, wouldn’t it?  I don’t believe in cheating.

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