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Shift Pre-Order

December 1, 2014 in Adventures in Insomnia, Book Release, Crow Series by everyn

The Pre-Order for the ebook version of Shift is now live on Amazon. I’ve set the pre-order price to $2.99 for those who want to reserve their ebook early – the regular price will return to $3.99 after January 1st. I’ve been looking into ways to set up a pre-order for the paperback, but as of right now, it looks like the paperbacks will either be released on December 31st with the official publication of Shift, or shortly thereafter, depending on how long it takes me to finish the formatting. I’ve been reading about ways to do a pre-order for paperbacks, but it is very complicated and time consuming so I think I’ll save trying it out for a future book. As stated in a previous post, I am going exclusive with Amazon for this book and trying out their KDP Select feature. If it doesn’t work out, I’ll be releasing it for other eReaders, but I’ve had so little success so far with the Nook and Smashwords that it just hasn’t seemed to be worth the time and effort. Pre-Order the EbookThe cover showing for Shift is NOT the final cover (more like a placeholder while we get the
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Ebook sale on Crow is underway!

November 27, 2014 in Adventures in Insomnia, Crow Series, Random rants, thoughts and unfiltered brain fluff. (Blog), Sales by everyn

As the title states – the Sale for Crow is now underway! The Ebook version on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords will be on sale for 99cents from now until December 31st, so if you’ve been curious about Crow, now is the perfect time to get your copy. Seriously, it’s less than a small cup of coffee (at least where I live where a small simple cup of joe is almost two bucks – ouch! And I’m not even talking about Starbucks… I’m talking papercup from the deli coffee.) As for me, I’m busy busy busy trying to get Shift ready. The revisions are going pretty well – as a matter of fact, after being away from it for a few months, re-reading it fresh I’m surprised at how well the story progressed and how much I actually like it. I truly think Shift is so much better than the first book, and I think you’ll all enjoy it as well. I’m hoping to have at least a mock up cover for it in the next few days, as well as a blurb, in preparation for setting up the pre-order on Amazon sometime next week. I feel like there
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Giving Thanks

November 25, 2014 in Adventures in Insomnia, Contests and Giveaways, Crow Series by everyn

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, I’ve been thinking a great deal about all the things I am thankful for. After all the issues, heartbreak and delays of the past few months, it’s a good exercise in humility and putting things in the right perspective. Some people post something they are thankful for each day of November on various social sites – I’m just going to do a single blog post, but this post is about a lot more than that. Lots of new and exciting things are going on for me right now, and this post will relay all of that in the process. First, I am thankful for my brilliant and amazing children. I’m thankful for having such an understanding and supportive husband. I’m thankful for my wonderful family. I’m thankful for the roof over my head and a job to pay my bills (because there are a lot of people out there right now who barely have either). I’m thankful that I can do what I love and write what I want. I’m thankful that I was able to write and publish my first book this year and I’m humbled, honored and thankful beyond belief for
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Happy All Hallow’s Eve!

October 31, 2014 in Adventures in Insomnia, Crow Series, Random rants, thoughts and unfiltered brain fluff. (Blog) by everyn

First, I want to wish everyone a Happy All Hallow’s Eve, and I hope (for those of you who celebrate,) you have a wonderful Samhain and a Happy Halloween!!! Yesterday was the end of my giveaway on Goodreads. In total it had just over 1500 people apply for the signed copy, which I think is pretty awesome! I want to congratulate the winner, though I won’t release their name, and I’ll be shipping out the book in the next two weeks. The giveaway went so well – better than I expected – that I’m contemplating having another one around the time that Book Two is released (and no, I still haven’t set a release date, but I’ll keep you all informed!) Originally, I had wanted to do something fun on the blog for Halloween (for the entire month of October, actually) but because of the broken laptop and internet issues it didn’t come into fruition. I suppose I’ll hold onto my Halloween surprise until next year. That’s pretty much it for the update. I’ll be back when I have more to share

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The Return (an Interview and a Giveaway!)

October 15, 2014 in Adventures in Insomnia, Crow Series, Random rants, thoughts and unfiltered brain fluff. (Blog) by everyn

I’ve been gone quite a while, which I apologize for. Between my laptop breaking at the worst possible time, my internet going out repeatedly for the past few weeks, as well as some personal issues and heartbreak which have left me in a dark mood, it has been very difficult getting back to writing. However, Scarlet is now fixed and back in my possession – my internet is still sporadic but seems to be manageable – and I think I’m finally in the right mental state to get back to work. To kick things off, I’m having a giveaway on Goodreads of ONE signed copy of Crow, which is going on from now until October 30th. If you don’t have a copy yet, or maybe just want one with my scribbly John Hancock, you should definitely check it out: Goodreads Book Giveaway Crow by Everyn Kildare Giveaway ends October 30, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win   In other news, while my internet was out, they posted the interview I did with Indie Author Land about Crow. It is certainly worth a read, and I really appreciate the taking the time to do an interview with
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It’s Official – The Universe Hates me…

August 24, 2014 in Adventures in Insomnia, Crow Series, Random rants, thoughts and unfiltered brain fluff. (Blog) by everyn

Scarlet died. Well, maybe she’s not dead, but my beloved laptop is non-functional. I left for work on Friday and she was working perfectly normal. I returned nine hours later and she was comatose. By that, I mean the power lights come on but the display is completely black. Unlike last time, no one spilled anything or caused any damage that I am aware of. I spent most of my day yesterday trying every trick I know, plus a bunch I found online, but I have not been able to resuscitate her. This is very, very bad. I’m thinking there may be an issue with either the motherboard or the graphics card, but until I can come up with the money to try to get her repaired (and right now I can barely afford to buy groceries and I haven’t sold a book all month, so it might be a little while) I can’t finish editing the second Crow book. On the plus side, I do have most of my work backed up – I did learn my lesson from last time! But I don’t have the finished first draft of the new book file to work from, only the
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Summer of Success Series – Interview with Nicole J. Fearahn

August 22, 2014 in Adventures in Insomnia, Summer of Success Series by everyn

This is the last of my Summer of Success Interviews. Today we’re talking to the awesome and talented, Nicole J. Fearahn aka _Ahna_ of Wattpad! I wanted the series to not just show success in terms of having one’s work published, but also in finding your audience. Nicole’s book, The Fates, has been a runaway hit on Wattpad (I’ve been reading it myself – it’s pretty fricken’ wonderful and an entertaining read!) So, without further ado, here’s Nicole! About Nicole and Her Writing: How did you get into writing? I’ve been writing since before I even could That is to say, I had stories spinning in my head since the tender age of four, when I lacked motor skills to scrawl legible letters. And so my mom, the angel that she is, would let me dictate silly tales to her and she would sit down and transcribe them. Those were the early beginnings of my passion for writing, and ever since, it’s only grown What genres do you write in? I mostly enjoy writing fantasy and sci-fi novels. And I often wish “epic” were an actually accepted genre label, because I feel that that would be the common thread in
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The Trouble with Titles

August 15, 2014 in Adventures in Insomnia, Crow Series, Random rants, thoughts and unfiltered brain fluff. (Blog) by everyn

I’m sure some of you have noticed that I’m still referring to the new book as “Crow Two” or “The Second Crow Book”. Even my little Writing Progress section on the side of this blog still has it listed as “Currently Untitled”. I’ve been having a hard time coming up with an adequate title. I know the third book is going to be called “Curse” – I’ve known it from the beginning, but the title for the second book has been eluding me for months. For awhile, I was thinking of calling it “Convey” (the reason will become obvious once you read the book) but it just didn’t sit right with me – It’s a weak title, and kind of awkward. Then the other night as I’m putting my son to bed, the word “Shift” popped into my head. I think it will work and it also suits the storyline. I still haven’t made up my mind though. I sort of had a theme for the titles in this series – the words all having a double meaning (example: “a crow” and also “to crow” as in the jubilant noise that Peter Pan makes or “a magical curse” as opposed
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Never want to say Goodbye…

August 13, 2014 in Adventures in Insomnia, Crow Series, Random rants, thoughts and unfiltered brain fluff. (Blog) by everyn

I just finished writing the last lines of Crow Two. You’d think I’d be ecstatic right now – jumping and dancing and in general being a giddy pile of goo, but I’m not. Writing the last scene was bittersweet and left me feeling rather melancholy – not because the ending was sad, but more because I enjoyed writing it so much that I didn’t want it to end. I wanted there to be more (and there is more, just not for the second book). It ended where it needed to end, and I know this, but I’m already feeling its loss. I want to keep writing. Maybe this is a profound issue with me. When I neared  the ending of the first book I procrastinated writing the last chapter for over a week. I dreaded it. Last night, as I got about halfway through the final scene, I found myself avoiding it and I realized, after being on such a writing frenzy for the past week or so, that I didn’t want to stop writing it – but I had to. I enjoyed Silas and Denora’s new adventure so much, and I honestly hope that you will too. Denora makes
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Ce-le-brate good times Whoop Whoop!

August 11, 2014 in Adventures in Insomnia, Crow Series, Random rants, thoughts and unfiltered brain fluff. (Blog) by everyn

I’m feeling pretty amazing right now. My 4 year Anniversary was this past Friday, and not only did I get to soothe my jealousy over Denora’s fancy dinner date scene by going out to my favorite restaurant – I actually ate the same meal that Denora orders on her date (Chicken Milanese – it’s so frickin’ delicious! I should have taken a picture of it, but I was too busy gobbling it down.)  Yes, I’m talking about the date NOT with Silas. No spoilers, but she actually goes on two dates in the book with a certain new somebody you’ll get to know soon muhahahaha! And speaking of the second Crow book – I have some equally amazing news. Our anniversary gift to ourselves was a weekend without our darling kiddos. Huge shout out to my parents for taking the munchkins for the weekend. It gave me and my husband some quality time together, which we don’t get often, and more importantly for you, it gave me a nice big chunk of uninterrupted writing time. This weekend was highly productive for me, and I wrote more yesterday than I have in a long, long time. Seriously, I don’t remember the
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