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Howdy all, and welcome back to my Freeview Friday.
If it seems like ages since I posted one of these, that’s probably because it HAS been ages. In fact, the last ones I posted were for Eternal last year.
Anyhoo, as CAGED is due to release in a little over 12 weeks time (YAHOO!), I figured I’d give you a little Ethan each week to whet your appetites whilst you wait for him.
However, unlike the ones I’ve done in the past, I shan’t be introducing the sentences this time. Nope, I’m just going to randomly choose my snippet, and just stick it below, and you can make of it what you will.
Here goes. Your first CAGED Freeview Friday:
After sending Shelley a quick smile of assurance, I pulled away from the kerb.
“You been getting jiggy with Shelley when you visit?” Sean asked, as Dad fiddled with his phone.
“Nope.” I shifted from second to third gear.
A ringtone echoed from the passenger seat. I glanced across as Dad lifted his hand to his ear.
“I don’t believe you,” Sean said.
I shrugged. “I don’t care.”
I hope you enjoyed this weeks snippet. See you next week for another round of FVF
As I have said before, any and all are welcome to join me in this weekly shenanigan. HOWEVER, if you do so, I URGE you to keep the shared snippets short and sweet. Mine will be a maximum of TEN (10) sentences. To help identification of these posts, I shall be hashtagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FVF. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.
Yep, it’s that time again, when I get to share a snippet from the opening of my latest upcoming release, and it’s CAGED’s turn!!!!!!
I could waffle on about how equally excited and nervous I am over sharing this story with the world–mostly because it ain’t nothing like any of the Jem & Sean based stories–but instead, I’m just going to get on with and give you all what you came for.
“… from the Shropshire area. Following Carly McDowd’s disappearance on the fourth, and Andrew Doherty’s on the seventh, this is the third incident this month …”
I turned from the square-jawed newswoman on TV to Dad, where he sat in his corner armchair.
His attention remained on the screen, a frown across his brow.
“… the duo of friends were first reported missing late last night by their parents, after they discovered neither of the teenagers …” The newscaster’s voice infiltrated once more.
Images of a couple of lads flashed side by side on the screen. The one on the left had the appearance of any late teen, with shaggy overgrown hair and the twinkle of mischief in his expression.
From the other image, brilliant blue eyes stared out at me from beneath a shock of pale blond curls.
“Oh, shit!” I pushed to my feet, took a step forward. “That’s …”
“Nineteen year old Gabriel Lewis was believed by his mother to be staying at Colum Delaney’s since Friday evening, whilst Colum’s parents …”
Dad stood, his fingers retracting his mobile from his jeans pocket as I worked my own out. He paused, nodded to me. “Go on. You make the call, Ethan.”
Shelley Lewis’s number had been saved in my phone book since the beginning of the year, right after we met for the first time. I hit dial and paced to the window. September sunshine, of the early morning variety, blinded me as my phone rang.
It took only a few trills for her to answer. “Ethan?” Her voice held hope, as well as a heavy weariness and the thickness of tears.
“Is it true?” I’d promised to support her—a lone parent, a female no less, raising a werewolf son with no guidance. So far, I’d delivered on that promise.
The sob hitting my ear gave confirmation enough. “Oh, Ethan.”
“Hold tight, Shelley. I’m on my way.”
“I’ll come with you,” Dad said, as I hung up and spun to him. “Shout Sean, too—in case we need to do any scouting. I think I heard him stir upstairs.”
“What about Connor’s lot?” The Larsen’s made up the other half of our eight-wolf pack, but lived separately to us on the south side of the forest.
Dad shook his head. “I’ll update Connor whilst you deal with Sean—”
“And Jem?” I asked with a lifted eyebrow.
Dad’s lips twitched, but he continued as though he hadn’t noticed my reference to his buck-passing. “Just the three of us will go. Connor and his boys can spend the morning here and stay close to Jem and your mother unless we need them.”
Well, whatcha think?
It’s not enough?
Well, whaddaya know? Because I’ve been given the go ahead to share the ENTIRE FIRST CHAPTER!
It has to be earned.
And here’s how.
Simply shout about Caged in any of the following ways.
Tweet about it. I’ve even give a couple examples below: you’re welcome to use them.
Love werewolves? CAGED is coming August 2013. Add it to your tbr list: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13627361-caged #HollowayPack
Ethan Holloway rocks my socks! Roawr! CAGED: coming August 2013: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13627361-caged #HollowayPack
Do you wanna be CAGED with Ethan Holloway? Yeah, baby! Add it on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13627361-caged #HollowayPack
Get the gist? Please note: Tweeting this blog post, whilst massively appreciated, does not count. It’s gotta be a link to Caged’s Goodreads page. Let’s see if we can get it on more to-read shelves.
If you want to go for the simplest route, you can merely share the link to the book’s page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13627361-caged It can be on a personal profile, or on your page, in a group–whichever suits you. You could also add a little comment alongside the link, if you so desired.
ON YOUR BLOG
Waiting on Wednesday posts are the bees knees. LOVE them. Love how other bloggers hop around visiting each other, commenting on these posts. They are a FANTASTIC way for folk to discover new books. So, if you have Caged on your to-read list and you’re looking forward to it, something like a WOW post for Caged would be freakin’ awesome.
And if you’ve already posted about Caged in a WOW, then (thank you so much), you’re welcome to use that link for your entry.
AND THEN …
All’s you have to do is fill in the following form and ALL. WILL. BE. REVEALED.
Thanks heaps for all the support. It means a LOT!
I hope you enjoy.
This post is just a little heads up to let you good folk know that there is a Goodreads giveaway starting today, with a signed print copy of Resonance up for grabs.
If you fancy winning yourself a physical copy of the book, you can do so HERE!
Whilst it’s not in the GR giveaway rules that you have to add it to your to-read pile, I’d certainly appreciate the gesture. Who knows, if it ends up on enough shelves, maybe I’ll throw in a little bit of Holloway Pack swag, too.
And if you simply can’t wait that long to find out what happens to Josh, don’t forget the Big Resonance Giveaway is still running until May 2nd.
All’s you gotta do to enter is either leave a review of Blue Moon somewhere (one previously written is perfectly accepted; it doesn’t have to be a new review), OR take a pic of you with your copy of Blue Moon to show you have it to read before heading into Resonance–because Resonance will be confusing, as well as smack you with a big fat Blue Moon spoiler if you haven’t read that one first.
EVERYONE who enters will receive an ecopy of Resonance. There will also be a grand draw at the end of the giveaway for all entries, to win a bag of (Holloway Pack) swag. More details HERE!.
Have a great week, and remember to visit here on May 1st for your first glimpse of what’s between the pages of Caged.
So, I just found out something in the last couple of days about Resonance, which is due to release on Tuesday–April 2nd–next week.
Rather than bore you with my waffle, I figured I’d give you a hint with an image instead.
Ready for your hint?
Please excuse the quality of the image–I did a screen shot for ease–but the most important point is ….
RESONANCE IS GOING TO BE AVAILABLE IN PRINT!!!!!
In case you’re wondering, this IS a big deal to me, because Resonance will be the first of my novellas to be available in this format.
So, for all of you who have a mass preference for real-life books that have sniffable and strokeable appeal, fear not. You’ll very soon be able to go through your book greeting ritual with Resonance, too.
The Ebook is available to pre-order at:
Sooooooooooooo the time has arrived and I’m finally ready to give away some of that lovalicious Caged swag I’ve been showing off all over the darn place.
Suuuuuuuuuuuure you do.
But, first, let’s take a look at the goods.
(top-to-bottom/L-R: Poster; Postcard; Mini Coverart Print; Magnet; Keyring; Notebook; Bookmark; Tote Bag to keep it all in [clicking on the photo will show it enlarged])
Pure Awesomesauce. Pure Beauty. Pure Strokeability.
PLUS, I’ll even give away signed bookmarks to TWO runners-up.
And so here’s how you can enter to win.
Shout about Caged.
*On Twitter: Tweet.
* On FB: feel free to flash off the cover & blurb.
*On your Blog: Random Post/WoW.
If you’re looking forward to reading it, tell the world; if you <3 Ethan Holloway, tell the world; if the Holloway Pack are your favourite werewolves, tell the world.
Here’s the book’s Goodreads Page to help you along–I’d appreciate its inclusion in your post.
And that’s it.
No following. No ‘liking’.
Just a shoutout.
(though of course, the more places you shout, the more chances you have of winning)
You want the goods? Off you go.
Here’s the form for entry: Win Caged Swag!
Giveaway is open Internationally until March 31st
And here’s my Goodreads Profile if you haven’t friended me but would like to.
Cheers for stopping by.
I LURVES when I get the opportunity to give away an ARC to one of my followers. LOVE that I get to give it to one of you guys. And the day has arrived to do exactly that!
Now, before I go on, I seriously have to point out the following:
1)If you try and read Resonance without having first read Blue Moon, you are going to be LOST! There is very, very little backstory in Resonance. It pretty much jumps straight in from where Blue Moon left off. So if you try skipping Blue Moon to read this? You’re gonna have trouble following this latest addition.
2) Also, if you do read Resonance without having first read Blue Moon, then you’re heading into spoiler zone as far as Blue Moon is concerned. You’ll know some of what’s happened in Blue Moon, but without having it fully explained so it will lack clarity. The ending of Blue Moon will also be wrecked for you because it’s pretty clear from Resonance where Blue Moon left off.
Make sense? So I’m strongly advising folk not to read Resonance before Blue Moon for those two reasons.
Okay, let’s talk about the catch.
The whole point of eARC distribution is to generate reviews, which leads to recognition, which leads to further interest, which leads to more reviews …. you get the picture. So, in return for the review copy, I’d love for you to leave a review of Resonance if you win. It can be on Goodreads or on your blog, or anywhere else that takes your fancy. But I loves me reviews, so please leave one.
So now all’s you gotta do is head across to the Rafflecopter Form HERE!, where there are options for more ways to enter to increase your chances. Giveaway will remain open until Wednesday January 30th.
Cheers, and good luck!
Ooooookay then. You’re invited here today because, once again—thanks, Kastil—I have been tagged in the very popular blog hop: THE NEXT BIG THING!
The deal is, you answer the questions about your latest WIP, and then nudge other people into joining in to keep it rolling. And whilst I kinda considered not playing, because … well, because I’m still working on the same project I was when I did the last one, I’ve decided to come up with the goods anyway. Who knows? Maybe this time I’ll be a little more accommodating.
Here goes ….
1. What is the working title of your book?
Okay, so maybe I can’t be more accommodating in this area. Because my WIP is still Holloway Pack 4, and I still have no intention of revealing the title or MC(s) until the contract is in the bag and the announcement for that made. Sorry.
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
As stated the last time, I realised so far through writing Caged who the MC would be for book #4, and it didn’t take me long to figure out who the other MC would be (because, yep, this is the first Holloway Pack title that will contain two POV’s in one book)—and as soon as I had those identified, the conflict arrived right alongside.
3. What is the genre of the book?
It borders on being urban fantasy, though I suspect it leans more toward PNR.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
As always: Nooooooooo fricking frackin’ idea. I don’t see my characters visually beyond hair colour, eye colour, and build. When I write/read them, they are more of a presence to me. And not just my characters, but those written by others that I read, too. Unless it’s blindingly obvious due to an image being on the cover, or an eye colour being mentioned so many times we’re hit upside the head with it, I can rarely tell you what a character looks like by the time I reach the end of whatever book I’m reading. I only know these details for my own characters because I write them. Otherwise, I just remember what I loved about the characters—and it usually has zilch to do with how they look.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Ach. I can’t even remember what I wrote for this the last time—and I’m naff at this kinda stuff. Naff at taglines. Naff at blurbs. But here goes: When you believe in something enough, even the forbidden, you will do whatever it takes to achieve it, no matter the costs. Totally crap, but you get the gist.
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency/publisher?
Published by Indie pubber J. Taylor Publishing, who all the preceding Holloway Pack titles are contracted to.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay tooooooooooo looooooooooooooooooong!!!!!
Still working on it. Will have it in the bag soon.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
As I’ve said before: Hopefully none.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
100% the two MC’s. And my fans. Since writing Caged, I’ve wanted to provide my readership with a title for each of my male pack members. That’s what the next few Holloway Pack books are going to be all about.
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Did you see the mention of ‘forbidden’ above? Some things are forbidden for good reason. Because they’re just plain wrong. It only takes one to disagree with that opinion, and it’s enough to start a war.
Aaaaaaaaaaand that’s it for me.
So now I’m nominating YOU to have a play. Yes, yes, you’re supposed to tag X amount of friends to take their turn next, but truth is, my pals are probably sick of me tagging them. So instead, I’m leaving it up to you. Your choice. Play, don’t play—it’s up to you. But if you do, don’t forget to leave a link in the comments here so I can come check you out.
Man, on, man! I have been sitting on this cover since around July of 2012, and it. Has. Crippled. Me. not being able to share.
Partly because this was my hardest book to write to date.
Partly because THIS IS ETHAN, PEOPLE!
And partly because this is easily my favourite Holloway Pack cover so far.
So, I’m gonna quit waffling on and just give you the goods.
If the meek can become deadly, the strongest can be weak.
For Ethan Holloway, his mission to find a missing werewolf should be simple. Crack a few heads, bust a few chops and the solution always reveals itself. Always.
Not this time.
Ethan’s reputation precedes him, and because it does, someone is ready. Waiting. Unbeknownst to Ethan, he’s about to go down. Hard. Against a foe he never suspected and in a world he never imagined could be real.
What awaits Ethan is a fight not only for his reputation, but also his pack, his female, and his life. If he survives, damage control will become priority number one.
If he survives.
Because even Ethan’s not sure he’s strong enough to take on an entire race all by himself.
Especially one hell bent on exposing who and what he is in the name of sport.
As always, feel free to reblog or share.
This week I’m sharing a tiny piece from my Caged cover each day until Sunday.
And today is the 7th and final day.
So here’s your last peek:
Do that’s it for the sneaky peeks. Thanks to all who dropped by. Hopefully, I’ll see you all back here tomorrow for the FULL cover reveal, along with everyone’s first glimpse at the blurb.
Check out the other peeks:
This week I’m sharing a tiny piece from my Caged cover each day until Sunday.
And today is day #6.
So here’s your sixth peek:
See you tomorrow. Same time. Same place.
Check out the other peeks: