Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dear bloggers, I love you

Last week superstar writer/blogger Lindsay Cummings did a reveal for the cover of VENOM. This week I get an email from my mom: Your cover is everywhere. My mom tends to exaggerate so I'm thinking she means like Amazon and B & N, etc. So I do a search.

Imagine my surprise to find out that lots of bloggers have done VENOM cover reveals, either by itself or with a string of other covers. Hi Bookaway April! Hi Karen at I Read to Escape! Thanks for the love. Other people have posted the cover into a stream on flickr. One guy from Brazil even posted about the cover. (Anybody speak Portugese?) We don't even have a deal in Brazil!

Anyway, this google search proved two things:

1. My google alerts are totally not working.
2. Bloggers and readers are even more awesome than I thought.

I of course embarked on an immediate quest to respond in the comments to every blogger that featured VENOM's cover, much like I tried to do back when you guys were listing your 2012 debut challenges. But as I clicked and clicked and posted I remembered I'm trying to revise an MS in time to send it to beta readers before I get revision notes for BELLADONNA, the sequel to VENOM. And I've got a few things due for school, and two more manuscripts I want to start, and I still work part-time at the hospital. Quite simply, I'll never find you all and still keep up on everything else.

So instead, I am thanking you here.

I love you all for taking time out of your own busy schedules to promote my cover and my book. I wish I could give you all ARCs or signed copies but I don't get very many of those. What I can do is give you all guest blog posts or interviews, when the time is right. Consider this post an open invitation. Starting in June, anyone who featured the VENOM cover or tweeted about it who wants me to do a blog interview/post for them--you got it. I don't care if you have five followers or five thousand followers.

Thanks again for the love.


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