Monday, August 12, 2013

50th Novel Release Party

Today is the release day for Her Ladyship's Curse, the first book in my new Disenchanted & Co. steampunk urban fantasy series for Pocket Star. I never imagined I'd have the chance to publish fifty books, so reaching this point in my writing life is pretty magical for me.

My family and friends have always been there to help me along with way, as have my publishers and editors, but it's really all of you who are my steadfast, loyal readers who made this day possible. Every one of you have done something to bring me here; you've talked about my books, shared them with friends, blogged about them, recommended them to your readers and spread the word about my work in countless other ways. I would never have reached this landmark without your generosity, support and encouragement. Thank you so much.

To launch my new series and my 50th published book I've been working on a very special giveaway, all of which will be packed in my crazy quilted and beaded Splendor tote, handmade by Yours Truly and inspired by Kathy Uhrig. Kathy is the proprietor of Strange Notions on Etsy, and not only sells the most fabulous vintage goods but hand-selected most of the materials that went into this project. Each day I'll also be adding some new prizes to the tote, which will include signed books, shopping sprees, and some very special gifts inspired by Disenchanted & Co.

To start off the giveaway today I have a signed, bound print galley of His Lordship Possessed, Disenchanted & Co. Part 2, which will not be released until October. The Publishing Fairy has also added a special BookWish: $50.00 for the winner to spend on books at the online bookseller of their choice (we'll throw in whatever shipping is involved.)

If you'd like a chance to win my Splendor tote along with all the prizes I'll be heaping into it this week, all you have to do is help me spread the word about the release of Her Ladyship Curse. There is no one mandatory thing you have to do; I want you to feel free to be as creative as you like. You can put out the word online and link to this post on your web site, blog, Twitter account, Facebook or Tumblr page; or by posting about it on your favorite book discussion site. If you read the book this week and would like to write up a review of Her Ladyship's Curse, that will also qualify (and if you don't have a web site or blog, you can post it on B&N.com, Amazon.com or your favorite bookseller site, or any book review or discussion site.) If you're looking for additional content to post, over on the Toriana blog you can find excerpts, the official series trailer and my free e-book, My Lord Mayhem.

Tell me whatever you do to help spread the word about my 50th novel in comments to this post by midnight EST on Sunday, August 18th, 2013. On Monday, 8/19, my editor Adam Wilson (who very kindly agreed to man the magic hat this time around) will select one name at random from all the entries as the giveaway winner. My 50th novel giveaway is open to everyone on the planet, even if you've won something here at PBW in the past.


50 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your 50th book, Lynn! I'm so glad I found you here at PBW years ago and got the chance to read your books. Here's to the next 50! ;o)

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  2. Susanne9:15 AM

    Congrats! Can´t download yet here in Germany but I am waiting anxiously!
    I`ve posted a link to your blog on my fb page and I am going to write a review on German Amazon when I`ve read the book.

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  3. It's great being the only state in the US that observe "Victory Day" so I have the day off to relax and enjoy the party. As the previous poster said here's to the next 50 but I'm going to glory in the 50th for today at least. Seems like I've waited forever for this book. I've told everybody that has an e-reader of today's event and of course those that don't will have to wait a while. Thanks for something special for my day off!

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  4. Best on your 50th book. But don't stop now. :)

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  5. One of these days, I'll win a bag. *covets*.

    Okay, I pinned it, FB/tweeted and I'm also giving away a copy at my blog. :)

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  6. What a truly amazing thing! 50 books. Wow. **Applause, whistles, cheers, streamers, confetti, drum rolls**

    Finally! Today is the day! Have my Kindle loaded and ready, and this afternoon I'm off to Toriana. Oh, what a great Monday.

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    1. A great read!! My only complaint is having to wait until October. Wrote a review at GoodReads and Amazon.

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  7. Fran K11:29 AM

    As I've said before, I won galleys last month and loved these books. I've told just about everyone I know how great they are, I've even (reluctantly) loaned the galleys to my sister and her daughter to read, and after receiving notification from Amazon that my copy is ready for download today, I wrote a review! Its only my second review so hopefully its not too bad. UK Amazon that is, I don't know if its different for each country, so I thought I'd better specify. Totally love this series and can't wait for more. Many many congratulations on your achievement today, Lynn.

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  8. Way to go!! 50 books is quite an accomplishment. I have it ready to read on my nook and can't wait to get started. So far I've told friends and family and shared about it on Facebook.

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  9. Congratulations and best wishes! You deserve to celebrate this achievement and are talented and so creative.

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  10. Yay congratulations on your 50th book! My preordered Kindle version downloaded in the night and I will be posting a Goodreads review shortly. : D

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  11. I tweeted the news (@digillette)! Congrats on #50! Can't wait to read the next 50. :)

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  12. Best wishes on your 50th book. You are impressive and special and love your books and unique creative ability.

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  13. Posted to FB. Congrats Lynn!

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  14. Congrats on 50 books! I raise my glass to another 50 :)

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  15. Big Congrats, Lynn! I can't wait to read it, and many more books by you.

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  16. Posted on FB. Congrats!

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  17. Anonymous7:21 AM

    congratulations on your 50th book. I also can't wait to read this one.
    Sandy L

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  18. FB, FB Author Page, Twitter.

    Congratulations on your 50th!!!!

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  19. So exciting! I tweeted about the contest (here, if it matters: https://twitter.com/ca_bookwyrm/status/367328055200460800) and can't wait to read the book! I was so excited when Amazon told me the eBook pre-order had been delivered to my eReader. :)

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  20. Congrats on the new release, Lynn. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/midnightjanie/status/367388441182351360

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  21. Lynn,
    As a fellow Florida gal, I brag about you all the time to friends and family! I love supporting any author from Florida and you are one of my favorites. It's not hard to brag about your books! I'll be posting on FB later today and link your blogspot on my FB page and share with all my fellow book lovers. In the past I have loaned out your first Darkyn novel "If Angels Burn" to friends and gotten them hooked that way! That's why a few years ago when I won a contest, I asked for an additional copy 'cuz my original was getting beat up. I'll keep these books close at hand and just tell my friends to go read the excerpts instead!
    Tami
    Jacksonville

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  22. Congratulations on 50 books! That's really exciting. I'm not much for social media, but I did email a few of my friends to tell them about your books.

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  23. Anne V.11:48 AM

    Yay! I've been telling people about this ever since you first shared about it as your Nano novel. I told my critique group and just about everyone I know that this was coming and that it is your 50th novel. I've put it on my Facebook and shared your blog with anyone else who will listen to me. I can't wait for the next landmark book you publish! (Waiting for 60th book-versary)

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  24. Just finished Her Ladyship's Curse... and discovered something altogether dismaying about ebook readers... especially when reading YOUR books!

    I like mine working too much to throw it against the wall! I should have known better, Ms. Master of the Perfect Ending.

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  25. clairecherven9:13 PM

    I've read it, I've read it and am so hapy that you will be publishing 50 more!!!! Didn't you say that in one of your blogs? I've aready sent out a facebook alert that it is a must-read! And have purchased a few books for my good-book-reading friends who share their discoveries with their good-book-reading friends and so on and so on! Congratulations on this adventure.

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  26. Many congratulations, Lynn! I shared this particular blog on my Facebook and recommended your work! I can't wait to read your latest book :)

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  27. Congratulations, Lynn!
    Ordering my copy for the weekend. :)


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  28. Congratulations! Shared on Facebook and added to the GoodReads TBR pile.

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  29. I've done a review on Goodreads, posted re book & giveaway on Fb, and tweeted
    https://twitter.com/makemekay/status/368068504244994049

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  30. One of best ways to spread the news about a good book is by word of mouth. Whenever I'm out to eat alone or just have spare time, I always have a book tucked in my bag. People inevitably ask what I'm reading and what I think of the book (especially in a time when most people are reading digital books now).

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  31. Congratulations on 50 books. That is an amazing accomplishment! I appreciate the shout-out about me and my shop, too, and it just delights me so much that you were happy with everything. Here's to the next 50!
    Kathy

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  32. Anonymous7:22 AM

    I am placing another a comment at Facebook. I started your novel last night and it is wonderful!
    SandyL

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  33. 50 books! WOW!!! Congratulations!!
    I've tweeted and have a post on my blog (raynerachels.blogspot.com) scheduled to go up Saturday, August 17.

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  34. I've posted it on FB, Twitter and will be mentioning the book and this giveaway to several of my friends. Congratulations on 50 books. That's just amazing.

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  35. I posted a review on my blog as well as on Shelfari.com in my book groups, and on Amazon. Congratulations! :)

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  36. Congrats on you 50th novel! I've linked to this blog post on my FB account, and I've added it to the Goodreads TBR pile.

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  37. How exciting! I would be thrilled to win! I blogged about it here...
    http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/2013/08/literary-friday-with-arthome.html

    Congrats on your success! I live in Florida, too! Nice to meet you! Hugs, Diane

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  38. bn1006:20 PM

    Told friends and added book to Goodreads

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  39. Wow! Your outlining help (including the free outlining guides) has always been so inspiring; I'm not surprised you're already to 50 novels! Well done and congratulations. You've inspired me to stop sulking and to get back to work. :)

    Shared on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaime.mcd.3
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaimeMcDougall/statuses/368911320365555712
    Blog: http://inkyblots.com/amazing-celebration-giveaway-at-paperback-writer/

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  40. Congrats on 50 books!!! that is terrific!!! It is inspiring that you have written so many novels.
    I have recommended on Goodreads: June Manning
    Shared on FB:
    https://www.facebook.com/june.manning74/posts/598645310158221
    https://www.facebook.com/june.manning74/posts/598642700158482

    Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/juneannm/status/368957442341617664
    https://twitter.com/juneannm/status/368960972771180544

    Posted trailer:
    http://junemanning.tumblr.com/post/58572952454/check-out-the-trailer-for-disenchanted-company
    https://twitter.com/juneannm/status/368963971623034880
    http://pinterest.com/pin/61994932343730500/
    https://plus.google.com/100295102258850217802/posts/FcdRKN9zDkX

    I have also added both books to my Goodreads TBR lists, and started this first book but have not had time to read it all and get it reviewed yet.

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  41. Congrats on reaching 50 books to share with all your devoted fans. It's like a mini-Christmas every time a new one comes out.

    I shared with my Facebook friends the new addition to your collection of awesome books.

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  42. Anonymous5:52 AM

    Congratulations! It's fantastic news that you've made it to 50 books; here's to another 50!
    I am always talking about you - sharing your books via word of mouth and also on my Facebook page. I think the whole world knows when I'm reading one of yours!
    Thanks for the giveaway and best wishes to you and yours
    ~ Briana N from Canada

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  43. Hurray for you!

    Sharing it on my blog! You are such an inspiration to me! Can't wait to read it!

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  44. Congratulations on 50 books!! I just posted on my FB page and told my friends about your new series.

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  45. I finished Her Ladyship's Curse yesterday and just posted a review on Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/627987190). I'll post to Amazon and B&N also. Congratulations on a wonderful new series Lynn. One of my favorite parts is the vocabulary - it is delightful! I am looking forward to His Lordship Possessed.

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  46. Congrats! I twitted it and also shared it in FB :) I love your books!

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  47. Congrats on the mind-blowing 50th book. That's more than an achievement or milestone, that's something supremely special.

    Pimped out the book on the blog: http://bcmatthews.blogspot.com/2013/08/book-pimpin-her-ladyships-curse.html

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  48. Astounding! 50 books is truly a milestone to celebrate. Congratulations. Shared on Facebook for all to see.

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  49. Shared a couple more times :)
    https://twitter.com/juneannm/status/369267366237986817
    https://www.facebook.com/june.manning74/posts/599015413454544

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