The Girl Who Published a Novel (Plus Giveaway!)

Let’s start with a little story. *passes out snacks* And stay tuned (or skip ahead) after the credits for a giveaway!

Once upon a time there was a girl who decided to self-publish her novel. The girl loved her novel and the way she felt about it was like she’d felt about no other book she’d written before. But the girl did a lot of research. The realities were kind of depressing. After much thinking, the girl decided depressing realities were fine, she’d just adjust her goal to fit reality. It was a good goal. Nice and small, fitting given the research. The girl thought she’d have to work hard to make it happen within the first three to six months. So she set out to do the best she could.

Yesterday, the girl officially published her novel. The girl was happy as several book sales happened. Then happiness turned to surprise when more happened. Then surprise into downright shock as she met her goal in one day. As the day drew to a close the girl wept tears of gratitude and joy as her goal was surpassed.

Today, the girl is giving something back. She doesn’t know what else the future will bring, but she does know she’s so very, very grateful for those who not only purchased the book, but loved it, rated it, reviewed it, and sometimes reviewed it on more than one site. And the girl is happy.

Also, the girl decided to do away with her expectations.

The End.

*roll credits*

*after the credits bonus*

As this was all happening, both yesterday and as interest increased last week, I decided I wanted to give something back. I was originally planning on giving swag and ebooks away today, but your enthusiasm and support has made it so I can giveaway something special. Along with signed bookmarks and a mug (more about said mug on Friday!), I am giving away a signed paperback of You Are Mine.

I’m so thrilled to be able to do this. With my minuscule budget, it’s a rare thing, but one I hope can be repeated in the future. For now, I hope that you will all enter. And it would make me so, super happy if you would spread the word. You Are Mine has done well, but to continue doing well, it needs a lot of love and support. If you haven’t bought it, would you please consider doing so? And if you have purchased it, would you please consider telling a friend or leaving a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads? Thank you so, so much!

Swag Pack

Swag Pack:

1 (one) Signed Paperback of You Are Mine

1 (one) You Are Mine Handcrafted Mug (hand wash only)

3 Signed Bookmarks

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The following standard applies: I hate that I even have to say this, but… I WILL be checking the entries and deleting ones that are not legitimate, so no cheating. But I know you’re all too cool to go there ;)

Please Note:Continental US only! Sorry! I hope to be able to do international some day! Must be 13 years or older and be legally able to win. Winner will be selected May 15 and must respond withing 24 hours or a new winner will be selected.

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22 thoughts on “The Girl Who Published a Novel (Plus Giveaway!)

  1. Hi, Janeal!
    I don’t have your book, yet, but I read enough to say that the whole concept of this book is different and amazing.
    Congrats and good luck!

    • Great job by distracting you from work? I will remember this for the future 😛 Really though, I’m so glad you are liking it. Guess I better go work on book 2 now 🙂

  2. I participated in the cover reveal last week and when I found out it was releashed I decided to buy a copy yesterday. I don’t know when I have time to read it, but I am looking forward to reading it :).

  3. Congratulations on your first published book! What a great accomplishment! I don’t read a lot of fantasy lit, so this will be a fun introduction to the genre.

  4. Janeal,
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading but haven’t done it much in the last several years because if I read, I don’t do anything else. I neglected my work, chores, kids, hubby, etc until the story was complete. But I think its high time for me to take a little (controlled) me-time and read your book. I don’t have an electronic reader though so I’ll have to ask said hubby if I can splurge! Congrats on your book.
    Brindi

    • I can definitely relate to that. It’s so hard to find balance between me-time and the all consuming, ‘must finish this book.’ Me time is good though, glad you’re going to try and find some. And thank you, Brindi!

  5. I’m so thrilled you exceeded your original goal. Hopefully this small success leads to even bigger and better things for you. I am so excited to see the Mine series progress and I hope those I recommended this book to take a leap and dive into the world of warlocks that you have so wonderfully written!

    • Thanks, Danielle! Your kind words always make me happy. I really appreciate your help with it! And I have to admit, I’m excited to see how the Mine series progresses, as well. Had a revelation last night that made me go ‘Oh, no! *gasp*’ Poor characters…

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