It’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway for one. Last winner won an ipad mini, so Kindle gets play this time.
First, a few things to clear up a lot of mass confusion.
I have a novella coming out next week on October 14th. I wrote this novella and intended to give it away only on my blog for free, but now, thanks to Atria Books, it will be available for free on Amazon, B&N and iTunes.
The pre-order link went live yesterday for Amazon US and several other countries. As soon as I get links for itunes and B&N, I’ll post them here. However, some countries are showing a price for the ebook. If your country is showing a price, PLEASE do not pay and pre-order until we get this figured out. I’m hoping it’s a mistake, as the book should be free, so give us a couple of days to figure it out and I’ll update here on this blog sometime this week.
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If you are skimming this blog post and skipped the above paragraph, go back and re-read it. I’m being flooded with emails regarding why the ebook isn’t free everywhere and there’s no way I can respond to all your emails regarding the pricing, so please read above. I don’t want anyone paying for something that I’ve promised would be free. 😀
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READ THIS! IMPROMPTU GIVEAWAY!
The paperback edition of Losing Hope also releases next week. I’d love to throw in five winners for a signed copy of Losing Hope, along with one winner of a Kindle Fire.
What do you have to do? It’s simple. All you have to do to enter this giveaway is send me your firstborn child. Don’t have children? Send me someone else’s firstborn child. Or you can just comment on this blog post with your name and I’ll pick winners at the end of the week. (Or if you’ve noticed my procrastination, it might be next week.)
But before you postmark children or comment on this post, go HERE and pre-order Finding Cinderella.
Alrighty then. I’m going to do a mini Q&A down here at the bottom because since announcing this free novella, I’ve received more questions than I can keep up with. I’m taking the most common questions and answering them below, so hopefully everything can be cleared up. <3
Q: Why did you only write a novella? I don’t like novellas. Why didn’t you write us a full book?
I didn’t even intend to make this a novella. It started out as a short story, but it was a lot of fun to write, so I kept going. I’m sorry you’re sad it isn’t a full book, but since I’m giving it away for free and it’s not a part of the books under my contract, I sort of didn’t have time. Honestly, I didn’t even have time to write this novella, considering the deadlines looming over my head. But I love my readers and wanted to give them something in return for all the support they’ve given me. Now be nice, you. 🙂
Q: I live in (Insert non-US country here) and my pre-order link for Finding Cinderella shows a price. Do I buy it anyway?
No. If your country is showing a price and you buy it, I’m not sure how refunds will be processed once the book is listed as free. It will be easier not to pre-order and give us a couple of days to figure out what’s going on with the system. Check back here later this week as I’ll be posting updates once we find out more.
Q: Will FINDING CINDERELLA be in paperback?
Not yet and probably never. It’s only a novella and is only being released as an ebook. I realize some of you prefer paperback over ebook, so I do apologize for this. Since this book is not being printed for bookstores and for purchase, I have no way of printing the actual paperback and distributing it. But man, it’s a beautiful cover, no?
Q: Is Finding Cinderella an appropriate book for my teen?
I know I wrote the book, but I’m NOT the one to ask. I’m that mom at Gamestop everyone glares at because my ten year old is having me pay for his “rated M” games since he’s not old enough to do it himself. So I’ll warn you, there is foul language. Daniel has a very colorful vocabulary. As far as the “intimate” scenes, they are tame. But then again, I’m probably not the best judge of what’s “tame.” If you’re worried, your best bet is to read it first and then decide. <3
Q: Does this book end on a cliffhanger?
Nope. None of my books do and as of right now, I hope to never end a book on a cliffhanger.
Q: Did you write this novella as a way to set up readers for a full length book that they’ll have to purchase?
Nope. I would never put something out there for free, only to force you to then purchase something to get the rest of the story. Like I said before, this novella is free, can be read as a standalone and does not have a cliffhanger ending.
Q: Is this giveaway international?
Of course it is. I’ll ship anywhere within the galaxy, actually.
Q: Will you write any more on Daniel and Six in the future, whether it’s another free novella or a full-length book?
I don’t know. I sometimes say no and then I do, but sometimes say do and then I don’t. So right now I’m just going to say I don’t know. It all depends on my brain and I’ll be the first to admit, my brain is terribly unreliable.
Q: I don’t have a kindle or an ipad. How can I read this book?
You can go HERE to download the kindle app and read from your phone, computer, etc. It’s FREE. The novella is also free. It’s very easy to download. If you’ve never read an ebook before, but have a computer, the Kindle cloud allows you to read any ebook straight from your computer. Give it a try. You might find you like it. 🙂 You can also go HERE for iBooks reading apps and HERE for nook reading apps.
Nope. Finding Cinderella is a standalone novella. There are scenes that would definitely be understood more clearly and characters who would be fully developed in your mind if you read the other two first, but it does not take away from Daniel or Six’s story if you have read neither of those books. It would, however, enhance it.
Q: What is the shipping cost for a firstborn child?
It depends on the weight and origin of the child.
Q: Do you really want us to send you live humans?
No. That was a tasteless joke which wasn’t even funny. PLEASE do not send me children. I don’t even really like children all that much, so they wouldn’t have fun at my house. Besides, we only have four xBox controllers and I have four males who live with me, so that would only cause fights and hurt feelings. Keep your children.
Q: But what if we’d rather send you children as our entry into the giveaway than comment on this post?
If that’s the case, your child must be really, really awful and I REALLY don’t want him.
Q: Please? Can I please send you my child?
Q: What DOES the Fox say? I’m dying to know.
Wha-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow. (Which translates to, “Colleen doesn’t want your children.”)