Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Big, Awesome, Wonderful Announcements! :-)

Today is the day I can finally make some announcements I've been wanting to make for a very long time! I've got five of them, so be sure to read through to the end, and help me spread the news!

First, The Key of Kilenya (or, as my hubby says, "Keys of Kilenya") is now available for purchase! James Curwen and I decided not to make them into individual necklaces, since several people said they wanted to carry them in their pockets, or to put on a key chain. The simple loop you see in the picture below will come with every key. Cost: $5.00. Click here to purchase, for more information, including shipping and handling info, and specs on how they were made! :-)


Second, I'm pregnant!!! Yay!! I can't even begin to say how excited we are. :-) And I can't even say how hard it was not to blurt it out randomly (before we made the announcement)! Morning sickness = awful. Being tired all the time = not so much fun. Frequent bathroom trips = sigh. A baby coming the first week in December = wonderful and awesome! Here's an older picture from our first ultrasound (cause it's an adorable picture :-)):


It's hard to know who's more excited: me or my husband. Yay! :-)

Third, August Fortress, Kilenya Series Book Three is now available as an eBook! Hallelujah and miracle of miracles! :-) You can get it from Kindle, Nook, or Smashwords for $3.99 (Smashwords carries most formats). It'll populate to Sony, Kobo, Apple, etc., in a couple of weeks, and the print version will be out in a month or so.


Fourth, we've released a compilation of books one and two into an eBook, complete with a gagreel of silly/stupid/funny typos my editor(s), beta readers, and I discovered while going through The Key of Kilenya and The Ember Gods. If you want to get caught up on the first two books before reading August Fortress, download Kilenya Series Books One and Two from Kindle or Smashwords (Smashwords has Nook's format, along with formats for the other eReaders). It's only $2.99 right now.


Fifth, and as many of you already know, the eBook version of The Key of Kilenya is up for free across the board! (Kindle, Nook, Smashwords) It has been this way for a little over a month (will be for another week or so), and the downloads have been super, super good! And having it up for free has increased sales on all of my other eBooks. "Neato," as my dad would say. :-) The Key of Kilenya hasn't fallen below 25 on the bestsellers list on Amazon for its genre since going up for free. So cool. :-)

Sixth, did I mention I'm pregnant? Yes? He he. :-)

Seventh, August Fortress is FINALLY out!

Ha ha. Okay, you get the point.

Please help me spread the news by clicking on the "share" buttons a couple of lines below - especially the one for Facebook!

Thank you so much to all of you for your support, patience (while waiting for August Fortress), and friendship!

49 comments:

  1. Wow! Huge congrats on all of that, but the baby is the best!

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    1. I soooo very much agree! We're so very excited!

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  2. Wow! How exciting on all fronts! Congratulations :)

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    1. Thanks! We're super excited. :-)

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  3. Congratulations! All exciting news!

    Julie Coulter Bellon (for some reason it's not letting me log in!)

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    1. Sad day! Shame on blogger. :-) And thanks! :-)

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  4. YAY!! Congrats!! Lots of happy in one place :-D

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  5. Such AWESOME news! A December baby is fantastic (my first was 12/22) . Have shared on Facebook page will share on blog and download August Fortress later today ... can't wait to read this one - just know it will rock like books 1 and 2

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  6. Congrats on the baby!!! I remember when I was pregnant. lol Lots of not so much fun but even more fun with the ultra sounds and the baby moving and kicking. lol Is this your first? Are you going to find out what it is or wait for the surprise? Good luck!

    kathyross75@yahoo.com

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    1. Yup! It's my first. Long time waiting! :-) We'll definitely be finding out what it is - saves money and helps us get things ready! :-) We're sooo excited!

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  7. Fabulous news! So happy for you and your family! If morning sickness kicks in, just hold that key and keep happy thoughts going.

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    1. My doc has me taking anti-nausea medications. They're heaven sent! And I'll definitely do that with the key! :-)

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  8. Congratulations on your baby!! Oh, and on your written baby too!! LOL. What fun!

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    1. Thanks, Daron! It's pretty exciting. :-)

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  10. how wonderful congratulations =}

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  11. I've so looked forward to the new book, and I shared about the first one being free, so that way all of my friends can get hooked on your series too! Congratulations! I'm almost done with my pregnancy and have desperately needed lots of good books to take my mind off of things!

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    1. I've really looked forward to hearing what people think of this one! And yay for being pregnant!! Minus the negative side-affects. He he. :-) Can't wait for morning sickness to end!

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  12. Congrats and I'm glad to hear all of these announcements, especially the baby news!

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  13. HUGE congrats on everything, but especially the baby! And that key looks killer awesome.

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    1. Thanks, Diana! I'm sooo happy with how the key turned out. :-) :-) But even more happy for a baby on the way! :-)

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  14. Holy cow! Great news all around. Especially the little one :). I remember those days ;). LMK if you want a review.

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    1. I'm always up for reviews! Send me an email and I'll pass the code for Smashwords on to you. :-)

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I absolutely LOVE your ultrasound. :)

    `Molly Strauss

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    1. Isn't it just so cute? And thanks! :-)

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  16. so exciting andrea!! I remember being super sick with all 7 of mine. No fun at all~!! I hope you are feeling better. I am so happy for all of your news, your books are great fun and congrats on being in the top 25 that is so cool I see your book come up on amazon a lot!

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    1. Wow, really? Aww! That's sooo awesome! And there's no way you've got 7 kids. Aren't you only in your early twenties? The morning sickness is NO FUN. :-) But we're so very excited for the baby!

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  17. congrats on the baby, and I'm so excited to finally be able to read the third book! I hope one day I'll be as great of an author as you! :)
    Amara Deuchanne (won't let me login?)

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    1. That's so weird - that it won't let you log in! Frustrating! But thanks anyway! We're so very excited about the baby! (And the book. :-))

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  18. Congrats --- on ALL counts!

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  19. I have been recommending your books to all my students! Not sure any have taken me up on the offer yet, but I know they will!

    Congrats on being pregnant too :)

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    1. Wow! That's so awesome to hear! And thanks. :-) We're so excited. :-)

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  20. OMG... Congrats... I am flipping happy for you right now. I can't even express it in words. I'm def. going to be adding the third book onto my reading list!!!

    This was such a happy post to read. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. It was a happy post to write! And I hated having to keep everything "secret" especially me being pregnant! But I decided to lump all of our announcements into one. :-)

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  21. Congratulations on the books and your success and a BIG congratulations also with the news about baby coming in December... so happy and excited for you... when I read you had some announcements to make,,, the first thing that popped into my mind was... I bet she is pregnant..... Congrats... you have a wonderful family.... I so appreciate all your mom and dad are doing for all us mm moms. rm moms. mil moms... what a strength and support we gain from being on those lists.... Good luck to you and your soon to be "own little family" Hugs
    Lene

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    1. Awww, thanks! My hubby and I are so super excited! And things feel like they're finally falling into place for us. In many ways! My parents are pretty cool - they help a lot of people around the world. Glad you're one of them! :-)

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  22. Woohoo! Great news on ALL counts!

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! It's pretty exciting! :-)

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  23. I went to the Writing conference in Ephraim and went to your classes. I hope you are feeling better from then. I wish you luck on the baby and hope everything goes smoothly for you. I can't wait to read the third book! The first one I am starting and it had already hooked my attention. It draws me in and I LOVE it! It's amazing!I am tempted to order a key, they are amazing! Tell your Illustrator that he does an amazing job! You are a great author and I bet you will be an even better mother :)

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  24. Sorry, grammar mistake. I meant (has already hooked my attention.)

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    1. He he. You're fine. We all make grammar mistakes, especially in comments. :-)

      And I'm so glad you're enjoying it! It's such a fun book! And my illustrator is soooo good! I really appreciate the work he does.

      I'm doing better, over all, but the morning sickness still hasn't left. But I'm on meds for it now, and that really helps. :-)

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  25. Hey Andrea! Congrats on being pregnant! Our first baby was due at the beginning of December as well, but she came before Thanksgiving instead... doesn't always work out that way, though! I hope your discomforts will ease soon! :S

    Also, congrats on the keys and next books! I'm going to have to see if I have enough "cash" on hand to buy myself the eBook! Glad all is going well for you!!!

    ~Anna

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