February 24, 2020

SHIFT Launches Today!

Happy book birthday to Shift!

*toots party horn and tosses confetti*

I’m not generally the excitable type. When my daughter was born, I was excited (okay, and exhausted), but not emotional and weepy like the actors on TV. The day we signed for our new house, I’m sure I smiled a lot. The knowledge that I had to unpack a ginormous moving truck in the Florida August heat was never far from my mind, however.

Today, the fifth book in my Estilorian series hits the virtual shelves on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I’ll be honest with you. I don’t think you’ll be able to get me out of the clouds.

By now my readers know that Shift continues the stories of the firstborn children of the main characters in my Daughters of Saraqael trilogy. With that trilogy just having passed its one-year book anniversary, it seems only fitting to celebrate with Shift‘s “birthday.” Each one of these books is a labor of love, so seeing them released out into the hands of readers makes me more emotional than just about anything else could.

Joining me in the promotion of Shift‘s release is a team of amazing writers and bloggers. I’m so fortunate to have each of them involved in the blog tour running from today until 9/1. Together with the great team at YA Bound, I have the pleasure of working with the following blogs:

Sarah’s Books and Life – August 24th
Writing on the Sunny Side of the Street – August 24th
Writing, Stuff and Nonsense – August 24th
**Bookmarks and Bookshelves – August 27th
**Bound 2 Astound – August 27th
**Every Free Chance Book Reviews – August 27th
**Fiction Freak – August 27th
**Hardcover Life – August 27th
**Kissed by Ink – August 27th
The Bibliophile’s Corner – August 27th
**The Book Hookup – August 27th
**A Bibliophile’s Thoughts on Books – August 28th
**I Heart YA Books – August 28th
Indie Writer’s Review – August 28th
**Letters Inside Out – August 28th
**Turning the Pages – August 28th
**A Dream within a Dream – August 29th
**Book Briefs – August 29th
**Books Beside my Bed – August 29th
**Crossroad Reviews – August 29th
TeamNerd Reviews – August 29th
**A Diary of a Book Addict – August 30th
Bethany’s Writing Journey – August 30th
**Ed and Ems Reviews – August 30th
Jess’s Book Blog – August 30th
Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands – August 30th
**Read, Write and Read Some More – August 30th
**Step into Fiction – August 30th
**Comfort Books – August 31st
Dream Reads – August 31st
**Leisure Reads – August 31st
**Nori’s Closet – August 31st
**Bengal Reads – September 1st
Finding Bliss – September 1st
**Jessy’s Bookends – September 1st
**Read-a-holicz – September 1st
**Reader Girls – September 1st
**Designates a YA Bound tour blog

I’m so thankful to everyone participating in the launch, even those who do so indirectly. Authors and readers who retweet, share on Facebook, pin on Pinterest, “Like” the book on Amazon and agree with the tags…every little bit helps! Thanks so much to everyone for the awesome support.

As a way to celebrate Shift‘s release, I’m hosting a giveaway of one signed copy of Defy, one signed copy of Shift, and a necklace inspired by Sophia, the main heroine in Shift. Check it out!

You can enter here or on many of the blogs above, particularly those participating in the YA Bound tour. I hope to hear from you once you’ve had a chance to check out Shift. If you’re backlogged, you can always add it to your To-Read list on Goodreads. For now, I’m off to sweep up some confetti!

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  1. Happy #Shift Release Day!!!! :)

  2. CONGRATULATIONS! And confetti-sprinkle topped brownies to you. May it be a best seller.

  3. Jill Marie says:

    I can not wait to read this series!
    And thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  4. Jess says:

    Congratulations! Thanks so much for the giveaway : ) ~ Jess