It’s been a busy week for me. I’ve been preparing for the release of my new vampire romance book, Heart of Darkness, while fighting a cold/cough and trying to keep on top of everything else that I needed to do. It’s basically been manic.
On top of that, I’ve put in motion an event I’ll be hosting here at my blog from October 28th-31st. This year, I’m having a Paranormal Pandemonium Halloween Spooktacular here at my blog. There’s going to be plenty of posts to keep you all entertained over the four days, all of them about vampires and werewolves, and other paranormal romance lovelies. I’m interviewing lots of my characters, writing new exclusive flash fiction pieces for the event, putting together some fantastic giveaways, and hunting down some paranormal hotties to share with you all! It means writing a lot of blog posts, almost one every four hours, but it’s going to be awesome and well worth the pandemonium!
It does mean that I have to get my head down and get a lot of the Heart of Darkness leg of my Paranormal Pandemonium 2011 Blog Tour ready and sent out well in advance to give myself time to write all the posts for my Halloween event. Add to that the fact that I’m supposed to be working on the second draft of Masquerade (Vampires Realm romance series #10) next week and the week after and you’ll start to get a feel for how busy my next few weeks are going to be.
But that’s next week. This week I have been working hard on getting everything ready for the Heart of Darkness release day on Saturday 22nd October. That’s less than a day away now. The book is already available at Amazon Kindle in the US and Amazon Kindle in the UK, All Romance eBooks and Smashwords. I always get the book sent there in advance as it sometimes takes a few days for the process to complete and the book to appear.
I have also been putting together the paperback version of this vampire romance book and that should be ready to order soon. I had to send them a query about the cover as it looked wonky in the example image they sent me. I’ve had a similar problem with CreateSpace before and they fixed it when I emailed them, so hopefully this will be resolved quickly and I can get the book out in paperback.
The Heart of Darkness blog tour has already kicked off with an introduction to the book and a giveaway at Romancing the Darkside. To see the other dates of the tour, head over to my Paranormal Pandemonium 2011 Blog Tour page at my website.
My next stop on the Heart of Darkness blog tour is at Romance Book Junkies tomorrow, 22nd October, and then I’m reverting back to talking about my angels and the Her Angel series at Reading Between The Wines Book Club on Sunday!
I’ve also been putting together some more promotional items, such as new book cover postcards, bookmarks, and even some paranormal romance trading cards this time! I’ve just received the new book cover postcards. This time they’re in full colour. The smaller items between the covers are magnets that I ordered too…
When I receive the bookmarks and other items, I’ll take a picture of them too and post it here. I normally reserve all my bookmarks and cover flats for use in giveaways, but I’ve had a few people ask whether or not they can give me some p&p and get some sent to them. I’ll have a think about it. I will probably be selling the trading card sets on my website, along with my paperback books. I just need to find the time to make the pages for them!
What do you think of the cover postcards? Would you love to have them added to your collection?