Thursday, October 31, 2019

October Bits and Bites

Where in the world has October gone? I have so much to tell, yet little time to do so.

In a nutshell:

The Georgia book signings went fabulously! They were well-attended, especially Saturday's. We sold all the paperback copies of Awen Rising, met new readers, and I even did a reading of the storm scene. Fun stuff!

Back in Idaho, I suffered the post-"vacation" blues, and have gotten very little writing done—including the pile of thank-you cards still waiting to be written and mailed.

But I am close to 40 percent done with the last read-through/edits of Awen Storm (Book 2 of the Awen Trilogy) and will be sending it out to beta readers within a week. At this point, I have three or four betas, but could use that many more again. If you are interested, please let me know as soon as possible. Several of the previous betas will be entrenched in NaNoWriMo and unavailable to read until December.

Speaking of NaNo, I have decided to participate again this year, though many of you have heard me (more than once) say I'll NEVER DO NANO AGAIN. Well, guess what? I get to eat a word sandwich. Why? Because I need the motivation and discipline to get my butt back in the chair and be productive.

Lastly, I just entered Awen Rising into my first-ever Book Award contests. Two to be exact. The Indie Diamond Book Awards and Best Indie Book Awards. If you're the praying sort, would you please pray for Awen Rising to be read, loved, and recognized by winning these contests and receiving these awards? Most coveted: the Diamond Debut Award.

To those who celebrate Halloween, today is that day! If, on the other hand, you celebrate Samhain, today is ALSO that day. In fact, Halloween originated as the Samhain festival celebrated by the druids and many others.

Happy Day!

~ That Rebel, Olivia J. Herrell, writing as  O.J. Barré

GIVEAWAY CONTEST IS COMING! To stay abreast of O.J.'s latest and be eligible for upcoming giveaways of free books, gift certificates, etc, subscribe to Muse & News, a monthly (or so) "news"letter.

O.J. Barré is the author of the Awen trilogy, a druid science fantasy set in 2042. Steeped in current, ancient, and future history twists, Book One, Awen Rising (set in Atlanta, Georgia) debuted August 1, 2019, in both ebook and paperback. Book Two, Awen Storm, is slated for release May 1, 2020. Book Three, Awen Tide, arrives May 1, 2021.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Awen Rising is FREE - Today ONLY!

It's Autumn and I'm GIVING AWAY my book FOR FREE!


Yes, the eBook version of Awen Rising is 100% FREE for EVERYBODY all day TODAY, Tuesday, Sept 24th!
If you don't have a Kindle or Nook or other e-reader, simply click on the button that says "Read on Any Device" (see picture below for location on the Amazon screen) and it will prompt you to download the Kindle software to YOUR device - be it a PC, a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or Mac.

Once you have downloaded the software, THEN you can "buy" the ebook version of Awen Rising FOR FREE and download it to your device. Easy peasy.
SO...if you would like to pick up the ebook version of Awen Rising, NOW is the time. After today, the price goes back up to $3.99.

Here's the US link to Awen Rising. If you're in another country - the free promo is available to you, too! Simply go to your Amazon marketplace and type in Awen Rising in the search bar. After that, everything else is the same.

By the way, as of 5 a.m. MT here in the US, Awen Rising was at number 420 of ALL the free books in the Kindle Store. That's a BIG DEAL!!! And so far, nearly 400 people have downloaded Awen Rising for free. My goal is 1000 by midnight tonight, so PLEASE help me reach my goal by downloading your own copy and spreading the word to your family and friends.
Thanks a million! Olivia

~ That Rebel, Olivia J. Herrell, writing as  O.J. Barré

GIVEAWAY CONTEST IS COMING! To stay abreast of O.J.'s latest and be eligible for upcoming giveaways of free books, gift certificates, etc, subscribe to Muse & News, a monthly (or so) "news"letter.

O.J. Barré is the author of the Awen trilogy, a druid science fantasy set in 2042. Steeped in current, ancient, and future history twists, Book One, Awen Rising (set in Atlanta, Georgia) debuted August 1, 2019, in both ebook and paperback. Book Two, Awen Storm, is slated for release May 1, 2020. Book Three, Awen Tide, arrives May 1, 2021.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

October Book Signings - Georgia

Only three short weeks until I am in Georgia signing books and discussing Awen Rising! Will you be my hero/ine and come to one (or both) of the two signings?

I hope so. And I hope you'll tell your friends, family, and coworkers so they can be there, too.



"How do I do that?" you ask.

Any one of several ways:
  1. Forward this post along with a personal note to everyone on your contact list.
  2. Send the event invites to your Facebook friends.
  3. Call them on the phone.
  4. Beg and cajole (like I'm doing now).
  5. Or how about inviting them to meet you in Carrollton for coffee or tea that Friday at Gallery Row?
  6. And/or in Villa Rica for wine on Saturday at Uncorked on Main?
  7. You could even load them in your car and bring them with you.
  8. Whatever it takes, right?
At each event, there will be new paperbacks available for purchase and signing, beautiful Awen Rising bookmarks, and a contest to win a free ebook copy of Awen Rising. I will be available to answer your questions after the signings (and possibly before if we get set up early). The details are below and on Facebook events.

FIRST EVENT/SIGNING

WHEN: Friday, October 4th
              10:00 a.m. to noon(ish)

WHERE: Gallery Row Coffee
                309 Adamson Square
                Carrollton, GA 30117 


SECOND EVENT/SIGNING


WHEN: Saturday, October 5th
              6:00 p.m. to 8:00(ish)

WHERE: Uncorked on Main
                129 Main Street
                Villa Rica, GA 30180 

I look forward to seeing you at one or both events! To read a preview and/or purchase a copy of Awen Rising now, click here.

https://amzn.to/2ZIyEBo

~ That Rebel, Olivia J. Herrell, writing as  O.J. Barré

GIVEAWAY CONTEST IS COMING! To stay abreast of O.J.'s latest and be eligible for upcoming giveaways of free books, gift certificates, etc, subscribe to Muse & News, a monthly (or so) "news"letter.

O.J. Barré is the author of the Awen trilogy, a druid science fantasy set in 2042. Steeped in current, ancient, and future history twists, Book One, Awen Rising (set in Atlanta, Georgia) debuted August 1, 2019, in both ebook and paperback. Book Two, Awen Storm, is slated for release May 1, 2020. Book Three, Awen Tide, arrives May 1, 2021.

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