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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

zombies, vampires, and ghouls - oh my!

Quick reminder: Don't forget to check out my gigantic massive awesome contest. It is awesome. And gigantically massive.

Now, down to business: I'm releasing my super awesome zombie novel Hollowland in October. So I thought it would be fun to have a big zombie-apolooza in October, because of Halloween and me releasing a book. But I'm not limiting it to just zombies. Zombies are awesome, but they aren't the only thing that goes bump in the night.

So - to everyone out there: If you want to do a guest blog talking about zombies, monsters, ghosts, etc, or write a bit of scary flash fiction, or want to donate anything for a giveaway (i.e. books, movies, limbs) any time in the month of October. You can even do a review of your favorite scary book or movie. Whatever you'd like, as long as its in the spirit of Halloween.

Also, in really good news, my books are now available in paperback for a MUCH lower price than before. I think My Blood Approves used to be $15.49. It's now only $8.99! Switched is also out in paperback for the first time.

I've revamped my tabs at the top, for fun. My Blood Approves has links to all the new paperbacks.

I've also added a tab for Hollowland, which is coming out in October. I included a cover created by the amazing Ronnell D. Porter, but I'm still in the process of paying for it (I'm Paypal illiterate) so I haven't put it anywhere else. I'm not even sure if I should post it here, but I'm really excited about it and wanted to show people. 

Here's a bit of bad news: I'm pushing back the release date for Torn. I was originally hoping to have it out before or around the same time as Hollowland, but I overestimated my ability for things to happen. I'm helping out with some family things, plus I'm going on vacatation in October, and combining that with getting two books ready for release is just a bit too much for me.

Hollowland is much more Halloween (and much more ready for release), so I'd rather get that out now. Torn will be out in November, though. I'm not going to set an exact date, but you'll see it by the end of November.

On the subject of Hollowland, I'll be looking for a couple readers to check it out in about a week. Be warned: it's not a paranormal romance. While there is some romance, the focus isn't on it, and I'd classify it more urban fantasy/dystopia. It's a bit grittier than my other books, and I'd say its best for ages 17 and over.

And if anyone describes themselves both as a "grammar Nazi" and "zombie aficionado" and wants to go over it, I'd especially love to hear from you.

If you're interested in doing some kind of post for zombie-aplooza, or if you're interested in beta testing Hollowland, comment or email me - hocking_amanda@hotmail.com

10 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to beta Hollowland. I don't have a review blog per-se, but I do post a fair bit about reading and I would totally love to do zombie post for you! my email is shellygreninger[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. I just sent you an email, for got to say it was from me (Indiechris on Twitter, Chris Kelly on email).

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  3. I am so excited for the release of Hollowland. I heart anything and everything zombie related.

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  4. I'd give you a copy of my book to giveaway, but it's not very halloweenish... just your normal mad guy who kills people. If you still want it, let me know, I'll send you one.

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  5. I haven't read any books solely about zombies before, but I am an avid reader and somewhat of a "grammar Nazi." It's sad but I always mark when I see a typo or grammatical error in books that I'm reading anyway, so I would be glad to be a beta reader for Hollowland! My email is vshanno1@mail.naz.edu. Thanks for all of your hard work; I love your books!!

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  6. I love your soundtrack for Hollowland.
    Jonathan Coulton's song is definitely an appropriate choice.
    Can't wait to read this one :)

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  7. I would love to do a guest post about ghosts! My current WIP features a ghost as an important character. I'm hoping to have the book done in time for Halloween, but that remains to be seen.

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  8. Ghoul is a weird word.

    Someone should write a guest blog on Scream. I like Scream. It's a good movie.

    Or perhaps one on Buer, the superstar demon who makes cameo appearances at our home.

    Or about that time that "Alan" locked us in my old bedroom.

    I would write these things if I were a writer, or had the ability to write...I'm not though, and I don't.

    Someone should write these things, because even though I can't write, I can, in fact, read. Sometimes I even enjoy it. I also enjoy when people do things that I suggest to them. I'm chock full of suggestions. (And nuts.)

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  9. I would love to be a beta reader for Hollowland! I always seem to find errors or typos when i'm reading. I read alot of different types of books, and i read all the time! I have read all of your books so far, and cannot wait to read more. My email is sorensenholly@hotmail.com

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  10. I have read ALL of your books...LOVE THEM. I'd also love to be a beta reader. I'm a former copywriter/editor who now spends most of my time taking care of my kids. I also copyedit odd book for a friend who is writing a (as-of-yet unpublished) YA series. Please help me keep my brain from turning to mush (no pun intended)! jennifer.meegan@gmail.com.

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