Sunday, June 10, 2018

A Word (or several) On #GYP4

A word (or several) about #GYP4...
Many upon many GYP readers have been foaming at the mouth for quite some time and have been asking about when the 4th book is coming out. The answer is simple: I don't know yet.
This particular book is different than the others in the series, it's very tricky to write, it's thrown me and beta readers for some quite unexpected, crazy-ass corkscrew loops, and I want to get every part of it as perfect as I can so as to do the characters, the book, and the overall GYP story justice while staying true to myself and what I envision and will be satisfied with when all is said and done, which means it's taking a while.
I appreciate everyone's unending love, unconditional support, and extreme patience in regard to this project, but I have this to say as well... If you find yourself getting overly antsy and impatient (which I totally get, because I'm RIGHT there with you, believe me), consider yourselves somewhat lucky that you've only been waiting a few years. To help you with that, here's a little-known fact: I've been writing this 1 book for roughly 8 years now. You read that right. EIGHT years.
Yes, I've taken breaks to publish the 1st 3 books in the series, to write and release Landslide, to go back into the 1st book I ever wrote and get it edited and killer-awesome cover art so that it's ready to go for release (which I'm not going to do now until I'm closer to being done with the GYP series or finished with it completely), as well as having started work on myriad other writing projects. I've only done those things, however, because it has been necessary in order for me to not get burned out on this one book, because it's an intricate, leviathan of a book, one that won't be available in print in one single volume if I stick with the print parameters of the other books in the series—it will most likely have to be printed in at least 2 volumes unless I can sweet-talk Amazon Publishing or Create Space into making an exception on their max-page, either that or I'll have to go with a larger format, which means the series won't be uniform in size, and that'll quite frankly really fucking piss off my readers who buy print books for the sheer purpose of them looking pretty on their bookshelves, and the vast majority of the readers I know are those people (#NoJudgment).
So, to recap; 8 years is a long fucking time for me to be writing 1 book. It has thus far been a long and arduous journey fraught with trials, tears, revelations, compromise, sleepless nights, and some laughter at my expense from betas. I know there's light at the end of the GYP4 tunnel, although I still can't quite see more than a faint glimmer of that light yet, because again, it's a long fucking tunnel. But, I'm getting there. I promise. Once it's done and I'm bathing in sunshine, cover art is good to go, and I'm comfortable with how I'm set up for the remaining books in the series, I'll pick a release date, I'll shout the announcement from the highest rooftops of social media, and then I'll give it to you. And just FYI, the announcement of a release date will also be the cover reveal, and with that, the title will be revealed as well. It'll all be done in ONE shot.
Also, once the info is out, please don't request an ARC. I hate saying no and sounding like a self-important bitch who's too big for her britches (because I'm nobody really and I know this), but I do have my reasons and I don't give out ARCs when it comes to this series; however, with that said, I might get a wild hair up my aged ass and decide to do a single ARC giveaway in the FB group JC & The Apostles, but I don't want anyone holding their breath.
And one other thing I'm going to do...or, not do...I'm not going to fuck around. I'm not going to drag out the time between the announcement of the release date and publication just so that I can do a lot of pre-release promotion. I'll make 2 announcements. The first will be when I'm done writing it and it has gone into the editing and cover art phase, and then once I have a release date based on how long that might take, I'll make the second announcement (cover/title/release date reveal) which will give people a heads up with hopefully enough time for everyone to get a re-read of books 1-3 in. Then I'm just going to give book 4 to you guys.
You'll have waited long enough, and sweet baby Jesus knows, I will have too.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Landslide's Release Day Giveaway Extravaganza!!

Are you ready?

Better grab your big girl panties, because a LANDSLIDE is coming!

This giveaway is in celebration of Landslide's long-awaited release and will run approximately two weeks beginning tomorrow (Release Day) and ending the day after I get home from Wicked Book Weekend (February 10th). There are some things you can do to be prepared for a handful of entries though. For instance, choose one of the pictures below to use as your own profile picture (#Solidarity), write up an honest review for Landslide once you've read the book that you will post in various places, making teasers and emailing them to me, and taking screen shots of your Landslide e-book proof of purchase (which can of course include pre-purchases—just make sure you take a screen shot with the fully purchased copy in your device library once the sale goes through).

Also, there are ways to get extra entries for those who are attending the 2015 NOLA Author Event and the 2015 Wicked Book Weekend event, so if you're going to either or both of those, look at the Rafflecopter for how you can get yourself an extra entry or two.

And believe me, with some of the prizes up for grabs, you want to do everything in your power to get as many entries as you possibly can.

Below you'll find sales links, the Rafflecopter, as well as some photos to choose from to use as your profile picture, and other than that, all I have to say is thank you for your interest and support, and GOOD LUCK!!!

Landslide on Nook
Landslide on Kobo

Friday, December 26, 2014

LANDSLIDE — Cover/Playlist Reveal

With this reveal, you music whores are in for a treat! What makes this reveal different from any of the others is that not only are you getting to lay your eyes on Landslide's GORGEOUS cover for the first time, but you're also getting a sneak peek at its playlist! (Notice the listening link above for "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac)

I've used some really incredible songs as chapter titles in this book, as well as for inspiration and the occasional reference within it, and everyone participating in the reveal has picked an individual song from my playlist, not knowing if the song they chose is a chapter title or not mind you, and they will be sharing a listening link for the songs they chose along with the cover.

Not only that, but in addition to some of my fave bloggers sharing the cover and songs throughout the day today, some of my fave AUTHORS are participating too! So, if you're keen to see what I might have in store for your listening ears, you can see the list of bloggers, authors, and some #TeamGYP peeps who are participating and then travel to their pages in your quest! And maybe, you'll discover a new blog to follow and/or another author to add to your list of favorites, because I'm telling you, this is an all-star list composed of many INCREDIBLY talented authors, some of whom are New York Times best sellers and others who deserve to be!

Also, I'll be giving away up to 25 ARCs of Landslide (link to the request form is below), and make sure you check out the Rafflecopter giveaway posted below the list of participants! And if you're on Facebook and want to make sure you stay up to date with the latest on Landslide, join the Facebook Group, Landslide, A Novel by Jenn Cooksey!!

And now, it's finally time to show you all the heartbreaking beauty of Landslide's cover!! Are you ready?!

Drumroll, please...

Cover/Playlist Reveal Participants:

(I've done my best to link everyone playing my reindeer games, however, please keep in mind that many of the participants may be posting on their Facebook pages, Instagram, tsū, Twitter or other media sites outside of their websites. I've linked author and blog websites as well as author FB pages, as my best guess as to where their posts are, but if you go to a website and don't see Landslide's cover, I'd check out their FB page, Instagram account, or find them on another media outlet.)

While you're visiting blogs and authors, please, for the love of Bacon, take a moment to help show my appreciation and return their support by liking their post, sharing it, and even following them if you don't already. Because remember, sharing is caring and 'tis the season—especially with the way posts are being the suppressed the way they are and thus going unseen by so many now, we can all use the help and support to get the literary word out. ;-)

Participating Authors:

Author Beth Ehemann - Facebook Page

Participating Blogs:

Participating #TeamGYP peeps who don't blog:

Landslide ARC Request Form

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