Release Me

According to the Blogging Handbook for Writers, since today is release day for Petals & Thorns, I must blog about that and only that.

Which means I have to save the story of my psycho eye doctor for tomorrow.

Some of us were getting a bit punchy on Twitter yesterday, reviewing the “rules” for how to behave on release day.

1. Must blog about it. @nwfoodie cited the Blogging Writer By-Laws, paragraph 291, sub paragraph J, section Z.

2. I should “SQUEE” on twitter every thirty minutes, the equivalent of squealing in excitement.

3. Tweet OMG! every hour, on the hour. (For Oh My God! if you don’t know.)

4. Use ALL CAPS for the ENTIRE DAY. Preferably with the phrase BUY MY BOOK!

5. Generally drive everybody nuts.

Okay, maybe somewhere in the middle of that is some truth. I’ve actually unfollowed people who were this bad. I kid you not.

So far, though, today is really fun. Lots of Twitter friends are wishing me Happy Release Day and announcing how they just bought it. I’ve decided not to mention it on Facebook, since I have clients on there and this one goes beyond the pale. Now I get to be nervous, wondering how everyone will like it…

Thus, with no further dithering. Here’s the official Loose Id plot summary. (Look! I’m on the home page! SQUEE!)

In exchange for her father’s life, Amarantha agrees to marry the dreadful Beast and be his wife for seven days. Though the Beast cannot take Amarantha’s virginity unless she begs him to, he can and does take her in every other way. From the moment they are alone together, the Beast relentlessly strips Amarantha of all her resistance.

If Amarantha can resist her cloaked and terrifying husband, she gains his entire fortune and will be allowed to return to her family and a normal life. But the Beast seduces her at every turn, exposing, binding, tormenting, and pleasuring Amarantha until she no longer knows her own deepest desires.

Increasingly desperate to break the curse that chains his humanity, the Beast drives Amarantha past every boundary. But her desire for a normal life may jeopardize the love that will save them both.

Yes, it’s Super Sexy. Don’t feel like you have to read it if this kind of thing is past your own boundaries. In fact, Loose Id includes a little Reader’s Warning on there, just so you know what you’re getting into.

However, should you wish to read, I know a little secret: I don’t see it on the site, but Loose Id’s Editor-in-Chief, Treva Harte, recently posted that all July customers at Loose Id will be entered in a drawing to win an iPad.


20 Replies to “Release Me”

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Happy Release day hun!! and yes you must "OMG" and Squeal lots on twitter!!

  2. This is so awesome! It's going in my TBR pile which is…dwindling daily because I apparently have some kind of addiction to reading. It sounds great though. I can't wait to read it.

    Congrats and do all the SQUEEING you want. You've earned the right!

  3. Thanks so much, Danica! Let me know what you think of it. It's so fun to have everyone's support.

  4. Woohoo, congrats on your release day!

    OK, now I have to confess yours will be the first ebook I've ever purchased. I'm looking at all the options and I'm not really sure which to pick. A PDF is the one that's familiar to me, and obviously I could read that on my regular desktop computer. But is there another option I'd pick instead if I wanted to try to read it on my iPhone? I'm a virgin with this stuff, someone clue me in.


  5. Thanks Tawna – and I'm honored to be the one you lose your e-book virginity to! 😉

    This is what Loose Id told me:

    PDF file for Adobe Acrobat Reader as well as for Palm;
    LIT file for Microsoft Reader;
    ZIP file for HTML;
    PRC for Mobi Pocket and Kindle;
    EPUB file for Sony Reader, NOOK, and iPad


    That is SO awesome! Congratulations!



    Seriously, this is an amazing accomplishment. Enjoy every minute of it!

  8. Hey, thanks for the info! I should probably go fiddle with my iPhone to see what sort of "app" I need to do this. Or maybe I should just keep it simple and get the PDF for my regular computer, eh? I just had visions of lounging by the pool while reading it!


  9. it's definitely a lounge-by-the-pool kind of book! I know there's a way to do it, but I don't know iPhones…

  10. First of all, Congratulations! I don't think you have "SQUEE"d nearly enough for the occasion. And second, I gotta get me a copy of this book. Like, NOW! 😉

  11. Thanks Elizabeth. I "squee'd" as much as possible, salting twitter liberally. And ooh, I hope you like it!

  12. I have been trying to post a Congrats since yesterday to your blog…so better late than never. I am buying your book and will be reading it over my long weekend. I can't wait. Again Congratulations!


  13. Wow, Kelly – what persistence! I wonder why commenting was so difficult? Hope you enjoy the book and happy birthday!

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