Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday eBook Giveaways!

Okay, so I LOVE getting free stuff, especially when I don't have to work hard to get it! I believe a lot of people are like me. :-) So, in honor of Cyber Monday, I'm doing somewhere around a GAZILLION eBook giveaways over on my fan pages on Facebook, and the only thing you have to do to win is to be one of the first to comment!

What you'll want to do:
  • Fan one or all of my pages here, here, and here.
  • Check back to them frequently tomorrow (bookmark this post if you don't want to keep tabs open)
  • Be the first (or second, depending) to comment
  • Win!
When I've announced the winners, I'll ask them to email me (ap AT andreapearsonbooks DOT com). I can't give out the link and/or the coupon for the eBook until the winners have emailed. Oh, and in case there are any ties, both people will win. :-)

If you've already got the eBook I'm offering, use it as a Christmas present! :-)

I'm so stinkin' super excited! :-) See, this is how excited I am:

I'm seriously deranged, I'm so excited. :-)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Yay! NaNoWriMo Success!!!

Can I hear a big Hallelujah? :-) I won NaNoWriMo! My very first year. Yay! :-)

Anyway. I'm still pretty excited. :-)

Oh, and also, The Key of Kilenya, in eBook format, is up for free again! Go here to get it. :-)

I'm nearly ready for beta readers for August Fortress, Kilenya Series Book Three, so hurry up and get through books one and two and let me know if you'd like to help out!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Author Interview!

I love author interviews! :-)

This one was put together by the amazing Diana Ault who is SOO super supportive. You can check it out here, on her blog.

A couple of other updates:
I got my hands on the most amazing website ever--readers, beware! You're going to be seeing a lot more reviews of my books! I'm super excited. :-) I'll give more information after I figure out how to use it. :-)

Oh, and also, we're putting together an eBook anthology of books 1 and 2 for people who don't want to purchase them separately. It'll have its own cover (which is going to be awesome!), will cost $1.99 (discounting both books), and will be ready in a month or so. Keep your eyes peeled! :-)

Next, I'm getting ready to write the climax of August Fortress, Kilenya Series Book Three! Eeek! It's going to be so intense! I'm freaking out about it. Not only did Jacob just about die, trying to get away from an Eetu fish, but now he's going to be facing _____, _____, and _______! (Don't want to give away any spoilers. :-))

Last but not least, the amazing Jon Schmidt, Steve Nelson, and ThePianoGuys have put together another incredible music video. Check it out:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Book Signing and Jacob's Getting Attacked!!!

My next book signing is scheduled for this weekend in Orem, UT. Yay! :-) Here are the details:

Place: Pioneer Book
Date: November 19, 2011
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Address/Phone: 858 South State Street, Orem, UT (801) 356-2931

Hope to see you there! :-)

And right now, Jacob, my main character, is getting attacked by THIS (click on it for larger, better detail):

This illustration by James Curwen is my favorite by far (posted with permission).

Many of you will recognize it as an Eetu fish--the creatures Jacob and his friends encountered in The Key of Kilenya. My current writing project is August Fortress, Kilenya Series Book Three, and I'm half-way through writing Jacob's next encounter with one! Creeeeeeepy!

Back in The Key of Kilenya, when Jacob and his friends first "ran into" these fish, he and Akeno asked Aloren to tell them what they'd just seen. Here's a bit of that discussion (found on pages 110-111 of The Key of Kilenya):

 “Eetu fish are really dangerous. Their fins can act like feet, giving them the ability to move quickly regardless of whether they’re on land or in water. They get to be huge—sometimes up to ten feet long. They have razor-sharp teeth that triple line their mouths, and are able to make a full-grown man disappear in a matter of seconds.”
Jacob raised his eyebrows. These fish sounded like Piranhas on steroids.
“This isn’t the only reason why they’re so dangerous, though. If a drop of the water from their territory hits you, they will hunt you down until they’ve eaten or destroyed you. They’re able to sense where that water went, regardless of whether it has evaporated or not. They know when someone has come in contact with it—even just one drop.
“Your only defense when you get wet is to hope you’re able to outrun them. They only last above water for an hour or so, but most people make the mistake of thinking they’ll die or retreat after that. This isn’t true. An Eetu fish can replenish itself with any water source big enough to cover its gills. Once it’s replenished, it continues the hunt. On average, it takes the Eetu fish around twenty-four hours to lose the scent of that bit of water.”
“Is it possible to kill one?” Akeno said.
“Yes, but it’s difficult. No average man or woman has been able to defeat them, mostly because Eetus are fast and intelligent. The only safe bet is to outrun it, if that’s even possible.” 

So, there you go. I'd probably die from fear if I ever saw one of these in real life--knowing what it was capable of. :-)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day

I'm heading out of town soon, but wanted to say thank you to those who have served our country, and are currently serving. I love you, I appreciate you!

My brother's tribute to The Unknown Heroes:

Friday, November 4, 2011

Book Signing Giveaway!

To celebrate my book signing tomorrow (November 5, 2011), I'm doing a giveaway!

Enter to win one of the following:
  • A free copy of The Key of Kilenya
  • A free copy of The Ember Gods, Kilenya Series Book Two
Everyone who enters will win a free eBook copy of Samara: A Kilenya Romance! :-)

To enter: simply come to one of the book signings tomorrow! (If you can't come, or you missed the book signing, send me an email: ap AT andreapearsonbooks DOT com, and you'll still win a free eBook copy of Samara. :-))

First Book Signing:

Time:10:00am to 2:00pm
City/State: Heber, UT
Bookstore: Handcarts in the Valley
Address/Phone #: 32 S Main St # C, Heber, UT (435) 657-0107

Second Book Signing:

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
City/State: Roosevelt, UT
Bookstore: Inspirations
Address/Phone #: 1563 East Highway 40, Roosevelt, UT (435) 722-2160

Can't wait to see everyone there! :-)

The winners of either book will be randomly drawn from a basket, and will be notified after the book signing is over. (When you come, I'll have you put your name and email address down. No email addresses will be used without your permission, and they most definitely won't be sold. They'll be kept private.)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My First Book Signing!!! Yay! :-)

My first ever book signing is going to be this Saturday, November 5, 2011!! I can't even begin to say how excited and thrilled I am. :-) Actually, I'll be having two book signings on Saturday. Yayness! :-)

Here's the info!

First Book Signing:

Time:10:00am to 2:00pm
City/State: Heber, UT
Bookstore: Handcarts in the Valley
Address/Phone #: 32 S Main St # C, Heber, UT (435) 657-0107

Second Book Signing:

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
City/State: Roosevelt, UT
Bookstore: Inspirations
Address/Phone #: 1563 East Highway 40, Roosevelt, UT (435) 722-2160

I'll be signing both books in my series, The Key of Kilenya and The Ember Gods. Plus, two of my best friend authors will be signing with me!

Tristi Pinkston, author of the Secret Sisters Mysteries, and Jenni James, author of the Jane Austen Diaries (Pride and Popularity).

I've read books by both of these women, and can I tell you how awesome they are? I about DIE laughing when reading Tristi's Secret Sisters Mysteries, and I about DIE giggling when reading Jenni's Jane Austen re-writes! They're hilarious books, and you'll just love these two women!

Can't wait to see you there!