It’s here! It’s finally here!
Rise of the Aligerai is now available in paperback!
You can pick up the paperback copy from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Aligerai-Kira-R-Tregoning/dp/1492304948
The ebook version is still free from Amazon and Smashwords. The second book in the series will be available in paperback later this year (I’m projecting around October).
Thanks for all your support and thank you to those folks who have already bought the paperback and given me positive feedback!
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Happy Thursday everyone!
I don’t know about you, but it has been a week of ups and downs for me. I got some really upsetting news about my job on Monday, and from there it’s just been an upsetting week. It has been difficult to concentrate on the good things and on writing.
However, exciting things are coming up, and instead of letting the bad things get me down, I’m looking forward to the good!
In 10 days, the giveaway extravaganza begins! I’ll have a new post on the start day with a link to the Rafflecopter site so you can enter! Sadly, because of WordPress’s restrictions on free sites, I can’t integrate the Rafflecopter entry page into my site here. I tried. Sad faces.
But you should still enter by following the link. It’s worth it!
For more details about the giveaway and to see a full list of the prizes (plus pictures), click here.
And tomorrow, I’m going to Awesome Con in DC. I’m super stoked about this because I’m signed up to meet Billie Piper AND Cary Elwes! I can’t say how excited I am to meet these two in particular. What will I say?? Will I mess up the pictures and have a goofy smile on me face?! Eek! OK, can’t get nervous. So many other great people are going to be there, too. Plus, it looks like they have some amazing panels and talks set up about books, fantasy, dystopia, characterization in writing, and more. If you haven’t heard about this event, you should go check it out.
What are you excited about today?
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Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme that focuses (mostly) on books and reading.
I’ve asked before if you re-read your books (feel free to recap), but right now I want to know if that habit has changed? Did you, for example, reread more as a child and your access to new books was limited by how often you could convince your mother to take you to the library? Has the economy affected your access so that you’re forced to reread more often now? Have you grown to look at old books as old friends so that you’re happy to spend time with them rather than rushing the next new thing?
I reread books all the time. I have some favorites that I return to again and again. The stories never get old for me. Going back to a story that I’ve already read isn’t boring or dull. It’s comfortable. I read a lot of fantasy (as you all probably know), so I feel like I visit a lot of different worlds when I read fantasy books. Medieval worlds, desert worlds, poisonous worlds, worlds just like ours but a little off-kilter, worlds with strange beasts and even stranger people . . . the list goes on. Reading a book I’ve already read, stepping back into that world for a little while–it’s like stepping back into my own home. Some of these books have a lot of history with me. Their pages have become yellowed and the spines are coming unglued (which I hate), and the characters are so familiar it’s almost as if I actually know them.
I don’t mind rereading the same things over and over, because not only is it like coming home, but I almost always find something new in the story that I had never seen before. Or, perhaps, never realized. Some books I read as a teenager I better understand now because some of the subtext went over my head. But as an adult, I get it. Or a character’s motives become clearer after a reread or two, when before I thought they were mysterious. Usually I find things I had missed on the first read or even the tenth, and I find joy in that.
Let’s see, back to the questions above . . . I’ve been rereading ever since I could read, so trips to the library didn’t matter so much to me in that regard. The economy hasn’t affected me at all when it comes to books and rereading. I already have a pretty good stack of books that I haven’t yet read, so I’m working through that when I get tired of reading old favorites. And yes, I do regard certain books as old friends. I prefer to spend my time reading the oldies but goodies than spend time reading new books, although that’s not always true. But there’s a reason why I have a To Be Read stack–not only do I tend to buy a lot of books, but I do tend to reread the ones I already have. I think it’s the only reason my mother let me buy and hang on to so many books when I was growing up–she saw that I actually did reread them, many times, and even when I added new ones to the collection, they would get read again.
Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! I have a couple of questions for you all. I’m preparing to start on cover art for Book 2 (still untitled so far, sadly) and am also doing prep work to put Rise of the Aligerai into paperback. So I have some questions for you all and I hope some or all of you will leave a comment with your thoughts!
- Book size: Mass market paperback or trade paperback? Mass market is the smallest size available while trade paperback is that sort of in-between size between mass market and hardcover. I have both options and while I prefer mass market for the books I read, I know others sometimes prefer the larger book as it’s skinnier and sometimes easier to hold. Thoughts?
- Cover art for Rise of the Aligerai: Change or keep? I did get some feedback before deciding on the final design for Book 1, which I designed myself, but now that I’m going to a pro for cover art for Book 2, should the art for Rise of the Aligerai be updated? Do you like it, or would you rather see something different? If you want to see something different, do you have anything specific in mind?
Thanks to everyone who contributes!
Book 2 is currently in beta reading. My goal is to release in October. Stay tuned!
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