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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ascend Stuff

In case you missed yesterday's post, Ascend is now for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! There's also a discussion at Amazon where spoilers are welcome. So if you're interested in discussing the ending of Ascend, there's a good place to do it.

The paperback for Ascend is just waiting for them to let me approve the proof. Also, I updated Switched and Torn's paperbacks (like I've needed to do for awhile), so they're going to be unavailable for a little bit. I hate to do it, but the only way I can make changes is to unpublish them. The good news is that Switched, Torn, and Ascend should all be for sale in paperback around the same time again. I'll make updated links as soon as they are.

So it's just starting to set in that the Trylle Trilogy is over. It's weird. There's so much time and energy put into the three books getting them ready and so many people talking about it. It feels really strange to think that this is it.

I know other writers have talked about how they felt sad when they finished writing a series, but I didn't. I still had to live in that world for awhile getting it all ready. And I know that for awhile now, I'll still be getting reviews and readers will still be asking questions about it. But... it's kinda over now. At least for me.

And I don't know that I'm sad. But it is weird.

But it definitely is making me consider the idea of writing a spin-off trilogy more. I don't know why exactly, since I wouldn't really want any of the principal characters from the Trylle Trilogy as main characters in another book. There would be some small cameos, but that is all.

Oh well. I can't work on it any time soon anyway. I have about 57 other things I need to do first.

But thanks to everyone for reading the books and all the support. So far, the response to Ascend has been really positive, and I was pretty scared about how people would react. It's nice to know that none of you have plans to kill me in my sleep (so far, anyway).

But now, I miss bid you farewell. I have to eat breakfast, watch Top Chef, and do a lot of running today, including meeting with an accountant, which is also terrifying. So all in all, it should be a pretty scary/busy day.

Stay gold, everybody!

43 comments:

  1. Just think... you are sucessful, brilliant, and a pure addiction to all of your readers!! I thought it was vacation time for you?!? the jealous/selfish part of me wants you to be writting more books, I can't get enough of but at the same time I am so thankful for you as an author and like all others you deserve YOU time. I think I speak for many when we say we are grateful that you not only create great characters and story lines but also to be selfless enough to value our opinions. You will have to stop setting the bar so high, you are making the book world exclusive to only you! enjoy your vacation, you very much deserve it!

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  2. Have you thought about maybe writing a prequel to the Trylle Trilogy and do the story of Elora and Oren and how Wendy came to be....sounds like that would be a pretty interesting story???

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  3. W00T!!! I just downloaded Ascend for Nookcolor; I cannot wait to dig into it and find out what happens to Wendy and crew. The Trylle Trilogy is the first I've read of your work--what a ride! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us. I'm going to check out Hollowland next. :)

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  4. I read Ascend yesterday and LOVED it. I was so glad that Wendy ended up with who she did. My only complaint is that it's over! I actually started reading this series to see if it would be appropriate for my tween-aged daughter but got hooked myself. I'll keep reading your stuff, you're awesome!

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  5. Nature’s first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf’s a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf,
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day
    Nothing gold can stay.

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  6. Nothing to feel weird or sad about. It just means you get to come up with yet another amazing idea!

    Mom actually just told me about your books 2 weeks ago and I have just started out with My Blood Approves. Its amazing this far and I expect I will love the others just as much! Can't wait to have all your books on my iPad!

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  7. Just finished Ascend...Great! I am curious about the new trilogy you're writing with Jason Letts especially since I haven't seen anything about it in your blog. Is book 1 really coming out this month? What can you tell us about the series???

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  8. Read Ascend last night and loved it! The ending just felt right. Hope you enjoy a well deserved vacation and can't wait to read whatever comes next:)

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  9. So happy when I saw your fb post that it was finally on the nook... Read it last night and I am very satisfied. Although I've only been waiting a couple of weeks, I was desperate for the finale!

    I read Switched and Torn and while I was waiting for Ascend I read the My Blood Approves series... I didn't think I was going to like it as much, but needed a fix... They were just as good. I think I'm addicted to your writing.

    I feel good with Ascend and happy with the end. And it feels like an end and that's ok. I think My Blood Approves needs more - girl that's a series that could go on a long time. :)

    I'm glad I got a nook for Christmas! I don't know how I would have found you otherwise.

    Cheers!

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  10. I read Ascend through the night, only pausing to throw another log on the fire. Of course I loved it! It feels complete but I am a little sad it's over. Now I know I should say well done, take a break, but like all junkies, I need more! I really hope the 5th book in My Blood Approves will be next. It's my favorite. Also there is a little unfinished business in Hollowland. I can't wait!

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  11. I don't get home from work until 12am, I jumped into my pj's and bought Ascend and began reading. I was finished at 4:30. It was absolutely amazing, there was NO WAY I was going to put it down. I wouldn't have been able to sleeping. I LOVED Ascend. LOVED IT! It made me cry, it made me laugh, it made me smile. This Trylle Series is by far the best series I have read. Congrats Amanda and Thank you! I cannot wait for your other books!

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  12. I have been so anxious for this book to come out and couldn't put it down until I devoured every last word. For days, I kept checking BN constantly and finally it's here! It was so satisfying and now I'm starting with My Blood Aproves....well after I finish digesting this story and get it all settled in my mind.

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  13. Congrats on finishing the trilogy - I can understand the temptation for a spin-off. When you have time, and at least by then you might have a better idea of how you want to do it *grin* me pushy? Never - a spin off would be great!

    The Arrival, on Amazon NOW!
    www.damselinadirtydress.com

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  14. Congratulations, Amanda--Ascend is doing awesome and getting terrific reviews (no suprise)!

    BTW, I did the accountant thing recently and it wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be.

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  15. Just wanted to let you know that I absolutely loved the series, and thought the ending was perfect!

    I know you aren't sad that the trilogy is over, but I actually am. It was a really fantastic read. Congrats!

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  16. I know this is going to come across as bad at first, but I stumbled on your books by accident. OMG! They are great! In the last week I have read 4! I havent been able to put them down. I have to say that I was so glad that I didnt have to wait till Saturday for Ascend! I know you said it was a trilogy....but you soooo left it open for more! Its like you are able to get us involved.
    Is it bad to be stingy and want more! I hope you think about adding to this series and I will move on to others for now! Thank you for your hard work and I will continue, like everyone else, to stay up WAY to late to read them.

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  17. We are - every one of us - a bit too attached to Francis Ford Coppalla's THE OUTSIDERS...

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  18. I Loved it! I think you ended it perfectly! =) Great Job with all your books, you are an amazing writer!

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  19. It was great and I am hoping MBA is next. That is my all time favorite series of any books I have ever read. The Trylle Trilogy is great and is close behind it though. Keep up the good work!

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  20. Loved the book read it yesterday!! The ending was perfect. I have now read all your books and think they are great. Keep writing!!

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  21. Being an accountant I can tell you we aren't scary! lol We just love numbers! hehe

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  22. R.D. Yes, read this one... :) Please? Thank You!January 13, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    Hey Amanda!
    I, personally, would recommend you to stay as far away possible from that idea of a spin-off series. It just seems to go wrong with almost all authors who are too attached with their series that they want to keep it going. You just have to let it go. It will stand up by itself! It is an amazing series and there shouldn't be any other "spin-off's" to keep it going. For example, The writer of "The Lightning Thief" was very attached to his very popular series that he wanted to do the same as you had. He launched his spin-off series and it was bombarded with people saying that he was trying to squeeze in more $/ milk the series dry. I am sure that it is not a bad series, but it is dependent on an amazing series. It can bring the possibility of the characters just being off or redundant in the characters of the first series.
    Please, do NOT write a spin-off series. I beg you. Please. The series was probably amazing for you, but I believe that it's time to let that enchanted world alone and create an AMAZING series which you always seem to produce with that creatively artistic mind of yours.
    Love,
    R.D.

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  23. I just finshed Ascend and LOVED it! The ending was the best I love all three of the guys but the one she ended with is perfect for her. Thank you.

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  24. I was not happy with the ending of Ascend. I have read all your other books that have come out and I read your blog everyday. I would still like you to write more books because I love your writing so much still.

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  25. Loved the way it ended!!! I was a little sad that it ended so abruptly and I would have liked a little more detail but I think everything happened that way it should.

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  26. Oh Amanda, I just discovered your work a few days ago, and it has been a wonderful ride! I read all of the MBA books, Elise, and went right into the Trylle Trilogy.

    But it broke my heart! I think I am going to reread it, to try and understand why so many people are pleased at who she ends up with. I just don't see it. Of course, that may have a lot to do with the huge literary crush I have on this one dreamy tracker...

    Anyhow, I hope MBA #5 comes out soon. And how about an Ascend with an alternate endig? I know I'd buy it... just to mend my broken heart ;).

    -J.C.

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  27. I absolutely love your Trylle Triology books. The ending was perfect and loved who Wendy ended up with. I would like to see this series made into movies because it is different than your average paranormal romance!

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  28. I did love Ascend and all of your books, but I am sad that she did not end up with the tracker at the end. I was hoping for her to be all strong and change the laws so that she could be with him at the end. Don't get me wrong, I did like the ending you wrote, it was still very good, I would still have preferred Finn.

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  29. I didn't expect that ending...I loved it...I can usually guess- but not this time. Great work! Do you have an affinity with Rumpelstiltskin??? LOL Really wishing for MBA SOON...I am in need of a read fix. "Thank goodness for e-readers"--but they are no fun without more of your great books.
    Especially those MBA book...Did I mention I like your MBA books??? Enjoy your vacation--
    Sincerely,
    A Time Warp Ringtone user...=)

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  30. Ascend was awesome! I am so sad it is over, but I did love the ending, and who knows what you will come up with next, so I am excited to see. I would love to see the next My Blood Approves come out, but I will read anything you write. Thanks for the wonderful book addiction you cause! :)

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  31. I'm so thankful that I stumbled upon your books on Amazon. You have a tremendous talent and I can't wait to see what else you have to offer to your readers. My Blood Approves and the Trylle Trilogy were truly great! Ascend was just flat out awesome! Thanks for sharing your world with us!

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  32. Got my Kindle as an early birthday gift. My goals is to read a book a week..Thank GOD that you posted Ascend. I just finished Torn (2nd book, 2nd week) and had not seen anything about Ascend on Amazon yet and was having a little panic. I'm not good with waiting for the next book to come out..so, thanks for getting it out there for us! About to start it right now! Hurray!

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  33. I just finished all three books over my three day weekend and I wish the tryell series were a movie I was upset about the whole finn thing but I'm happy about her and loki and I'm only thirteen but I am an actress and if there are any plns on making a movie I would love it for you to wait till I'm like 16 so I can try out for wendy's part byeeee

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  34. Howdy,

    Awww, Finn :(.....but Loki :)....I should know by now you dont go with the obvious. I do love Finn. Loki is gorgeous too.... Finn ...sigh:D

    Well done!! Have a great break:D


    Michelle

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  35. I know this has nothin to do with ascend but does anyone know if theres a 5th my blood approves? please answer! IM DESPERATE!!!!

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  36. Hello!
    First off, congratulations on Ascend! It was definitely a great ending to the Trylle Trilogy!
    Second, I wanted to say that you've definitely made a very long time fan out of me! I've read all there is to read under your name, and I'm definitely hooked! There is lots of talent in that creative head of yours! Keep it up!
    Third, I was wondering (to appease my most impatient self) if you could post another blog soon about your next baby in the works?? I would really like to know if there is something I'll be able to look forward to!
    Thanks,
    A dedicated fan! :-)

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  37. So I just found out about your series and I've spent the past three days reading all three books and I really enjoyed them. I was a little sad though because all through the first two I really wanted Wendy to end up with Finn and then she ended up with Loki. Why after the first book did you decide to make her end up with someone besides Finn? Just being curious. =)

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  38. just wanted to say a few things--

    -found your books last thursday night

    -i have read all of my blood approves and trylle trilogy since then

    -i have done nothing but read since then, no laundry, no dishes, no eating lunch too distracting from reading time. (my poor husband has had to be a house busband all week because of you :-)

    --Team Jack and Team Finn

    --Not too sound like a Creepy McCreepster but judging from your about me section i think we may have been separated at birth...

    --thank you for your work!

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  39. I agree with Kristen D I would love to know more abot Elora and a prequel sounds great! I really love the series and I am currently reading the My Blood Approves Series. When I read the Twilight Series I was sad when it ended but I had closure, where as after finishing the Trylle Series there wasnt closure for me. I think that the setting and the characters in the series are so rich that it has so much more potential. The whole vampire genre is flooded right now but the trylle people are new, different and enticing. As soon as I read it I told several of my friends about the series and they also agree in the immense potential this subject matter has. Just some food for thought. I really enjoy your writing and look forward to what somes next

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  40. Review of the Trylle Trilogy on Odyssey Reviews:

    http://bit.ly/hIgRUt

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