Posts tagged Elle Beauregard
Posts tagged Elle Beauregard
I’ve been working on the DRIFT paperback formatting, and thought you all might like seeing pics I’ve taken of some of the locations described in DRIFT. Obviously, there’s a lot of pics out there of the Pike Place Market sign, but bear with me. :)
If you like this, you might also like my ShiftSeries board on Pinterest.
Hope you enjoy these!
you’re in luck! I drew up a floor plan of it months ago, and just added it to the website the other day. Hope you like it!
Gail Carriger (one of my favorite authors) did this recently on her blog—I liked it so much that I stole the idea! You can read her post here!
Good news! RECAST, the second book in the Shift Series, has been approved for premium distribution through smashwords.com! RECAST is also live on amazon.com!
Very soon, the e-book will be available through all premium e-book retailers including the Apple ibookstore, Barnes and Noble, Diesel and others! For now, if you don’t have a Kindle, you can get RECAST on smashwords.com in every imaginable format.
To whet your appetite, and tide those of you over who are waiting for RECAST on BN.com, check out the excerpt below! Keep checking back for updates, and for more excerpts!
A RECAST Excerpt:
I made it to my first period class, trying my best to look light and airy, and took my seat. Classes had proven easy enough—at least in the shifting sense—which was a relief. I’d been pretty nervous on the first day—all I could think about was that horrible Monday after my seventeenth birthday at the end of last school year—but Ferris had pointed out just how much less scary this was than riding in an airplane, as we’d done together just a couple weeks prior (especially considering my tenuous emotional state at the time.) I’d felt a lot better, when I thought about it that way. And, sure enough, it really wasn’t scary at all, sitting in class. I didn’t even have to think about it anymore, the same way I could go to the grocery store or to the mall without worrying about shifting.
But imagine my surprise when Greg Hinkley—the boy I’d crushed on all last school year—had taken a seat in a desk next to mine in first period on that first day of school.
I turned back to him, sitting one seat behind me, in the next row over. He’d taken to chatting me up with painful regularity in the weeks since the first day of school.
I mean, I knew my skin was all flawless now, but I really didn’t look any different than I had before. Why did he choose now to show any interest? Last school year, I would have been more than willing to oblige his attempts at flirting. Now, not so much.
I sometimes wished that the ring that sat, huge and dark, on my right middle finger—the ring that had once belonged to Drake’s grandmother—fit my left ring finger instead. Not that it looked anything like an engagement ring…
“Hey, Greg. What’s up?” I smiled as kindly as I could manage, suppressing the resigned sigh that was sitting in the back of my throat.
“Hey, uh,” he looked nervous, “do you have plans for Homecoming?”
He had to be kidding me, right? Last year, I’d counted myself lucky if he said two words to me. Now he was trying to ask me to homecoming? To Greg’s credit, he seemed to be trying to turn over a new leaf—he appeared to be done with the snotty girls, like Marcy Miller, who’d publicly humiliated him last year with a tearful shouting match in the center quad—but as much as that would have thrilled me just one year ago, now I just felt sort of sorry for him. And the thing was, I did already have plans for the Homecoming dance, even if my boyfriend was hundreds of miles away. Ferris and I were planning to go to the dance together. We hadn’t decided if one of us would shift or not; the topic was still up in the air.
I blinked slowly, designing my response to Greg. “Um, I do, actually,” I said with an apologetic tone. “A good friend and I are going together.” I left it at that to keep my and Ferris’ options open.
“Oh,” his face fell.
“Sorry,” I added swiftly, trying to make him feel better. “And I have a boyfriend, anyway.” I wasn’t very good at turning boys down. I hadn’t had much practice.
Greg’s face turned to one of question. He was about to ask me who my boyfriend was when the final bell rang and class started in earnest. I smiled internally, thinking of how Drake would react when I told him about this, tonight.
Maybe I didn’t really think anything would happen at the protests in Washington D.C. today, since I’d been making plans for the weeks following it…at least that’s what I tried to tell myself.
P.S. If you haven’t yet read SHIFT, and you want to give it a try, you can get it on smashwords.com for $0.99 through 10/13 with coupon code SK27N. Happy Reading!
Shellyrae of Book’d Out is hosting a guest post by yours truly today, plus a GIVEAWAY! Click the title above to visit her site and read my post, then leave a comment for the chance to win one of three e-copies of SHIFT and RECAST!
Hi faithful readers!
Good news! RECAST, the second book in the Shift Series is now up on smashwords! Over the next week or so, it will be released at all of the other premium e-bookstores, so stay tuned for more to come!
Forty-one days and counting…
Leah had been anxiously wondering what would happen at the nationally-televised protests in Washington DC. Well, she got her answer, and it was worse than she could have ever imagined.
A plan is set into motion when an act of public brutality sparks nation-wide panic, and Leah finds herself stuck between the role she’s been asked to play as a Brayton, and the power of her bond with Drake.
Drake and Leah’s connection continues to evolve as they are thrust onto a path that will stretch them to their limits and challenge their trust—in each other, the shifter establishment, and the very shifters they’ve been tapped to lead.
RECAST (Shift Series #2) will be released this Sunay, September 18th on smashwords.com! It will take a few more days for it to be approved for premium distribution, so I’ll keep everyone up-to-date and let you know when you can get it at places like the ibookstore, etc. In the mean time, stay tuned for RECAST snippets here on Creadium to wet your appetite!
To add RECAST to your goodreads.com to-read list, click the link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12517321-recast
I was honored to be interviewed by Lauren Tower Barnes of WriterViews.com last month. The interview has been posted and I’ve included a link here!
Lauren asked some great questions and was a lot of fun to chat with. The interview was held over skype, so you can watch both of us as we talk, or let it run in the background and just listen.
If you’ve ever wanted to know more about why writers write, how we write, and the methods we use to stay focused, you might dig this interview. I might also give a little sneak peak into Harbinger, the first book in a new series scheduled to come out in October! Give it a listen!
Lessons learned for my next Skype interview: 1) Turn the feed down on my own computer—there’s a little interferance when you can hear the delay from my speakers when Lauren is talking. My fault entirely. Hopefully it doesn’t detract too much from the viewer-experience. 2) Make sure there is A LOT more light in the room! You’d never know it, but the room I was in was actually really bright. The light was not focused on me, however, and I think that might be the problem. It’s all a big learning experience… I’ll get it right next time! :)
Well, now you CAN!
Click the link above to be taken to my store on createspace.com, or search for Elle Beauregard on Amazon.com.
I’m so pleased with the way the paperback came together—it looks fantastic! The cover is beautiful both front and back, the interior looks great and the whole book feels really nice in-hand. Couldn’t be more pleased! Thank you to everyone who helped with this undertaking!
Stay tuned for more exciting announcements in the coming days and weeks!