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I wrote this one. :)
I am so excited to announce that my first novel, Life, Liberty, and Pursuit, has been released by Omnific Publishing!
*jumps around spastically*
*hopes the blinds are closed*
Life, Liberty, and Pursuit is a teen love story about a college bound girl who falls in a pool, the navy recruit that saves her, and their struggle to choose between following their dreams and daring to love.
This obviously isn't a review. However, Ink Spells is all about content ratings, and if I were reviewing Life, Liberty, and Pursuit, it would earn a PG-13 rating for lots of kissing (no sex). This is a book written for teens - in fact, I wrote it originally for my niece, who was 14 at the time. I never expected to publish this book, but life has a funny way of taking turns when you least expect it.
In celebration of the release of Life, Liberty, and Pursuit, I will be posting every day this week to talk about my adventures through the publishing process. AND I'm hosting Ink Spells' very first CONTEST!
First, a copy of Life, Liberty, and Pursuit - for you, or to give away to your favorite teen (if you're not so much into the romance). Second, a book of your choice. It's that simple.
To Enter: Just leave a comment below. You can double your chances by recommending another YA book in the comments. Because I'm all about support for writers and finding good books here on Ink Spells.
That's all that's required. Of course, if you'd like to Tweet, Facebook, blog or shout out the window about the contest (and the book!) I would appreciate it. Extra karma points for any teen readers you reach, or moms who love romance, or anyone who enjoys a love story.
Contest is open until Friday June 25th, 12:00 pm EST, at which point I will select (randomly, with my eyes closed, in some mathematically complicated fashion) a winner.
Life, Liberty, and Pursuit is available now for purchase on at the Omnific site, in both e-book and print. It will be available on Kindle and print at Amazon.com in a few days.
Find out more at the book website: http://www.LifeLibertyandPursuit.com/
Tomorrow: Adventures in Publishing: Choosing a Small Press - Part One of a series where I will talk about the road to getting published and take questions for future blog posts!