Wow, so I am probably the lamest author out there! My first young adult paranormal book: THE SHIFTED has been out for almost two weeks and I am just now blogging about it? Aren't I supposed to be banging drums, jumping up and down, and hollering off the mountains??? Okay, that's a little extreme and I really don't have an excuse for neglecting the proper release my book deserves.... but nevertheless I am super excited and can't believe the day has finally come where it is available for everyone out there to read. (bites nails nervously)
To make up for my lack of announcing "my baby" I updated my blog. And during the course of updating it, I tried really hard to think of something interesting to write about. I'm still working on that. In the meantime, I just want to thank everyone who has already purchased my book, and I just want to say I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed writing it.
The Shifted is a special book to me. One, because it is my first novel I ever completed. Two, because it was the hardest thing and yet the easiest thing I ever wrote. Three, because I never gave up. And four, (last but not least) because I love my characters. Seriously, every single character I created feels so real to me. I remember reading or listening to something from Stephenie Meyer once, and she was talking about how her characters pretty much wrote the story, not the other way around. I used to think , "come on, how do fictional characters tell you how the story ends, or how do they become something you didn't intend for them to be..." and you know what, as I wrote this story, my characters did just that. Now I completely understand where Stephenie was coming from.
Alot of times when people write, certain authors influence them. It is a given that Stephenie Meyer was one of mine, considering I absolutely loved her Twilight Series. Stephenie is the reason I started writing a novel in the first place. Because her story inspired me.
Other authors that helped inspire me along the way were Rachel Caine & Rick Riordan. I hope someday I am blessed with the opportunity to meet them and thank them for helping me (without realizing it) make my dream come true. I also hope one day, I am as talented as them. They have written my favorite books ever- and though JK Rowling has not necessarily inspire me to write this story, her Harry Potter series will forever remain one of my favorites as well. Heck, for my five year anniversary I had my hubby take me to Universal just so I can go to Harry Potter World. Because yes, I am that much of a dork and I am proud of it!! So I would love to meet her as well!!!
THE SHIFTED is only book one in my series. Book two is currently written but in the editing process. I will let everyone know more about it when the time is right (And I promise I won't be a slacker this time.)
Here is the cover and the link to purchase my book in kindle format. (it is available though wherever ebooks are sold... barnes & nobles, Smashwords...etc)
Also some people may not have a ereader, so there are two options available at the time if you wish to read The Shifted. 1) you can go to smashwords.com and download the pdf file for purchase and it will download to your computer or 2) if you have an ipone or a droid you can download to the kindle app, and read it off your cell phone.