10 September 2012

Launch Day: TORCHED

TORCHED is live!

A few people snagged it yesterday, since the Kindle page went up early. To those who have already bought the book, THANK YOU MY FRAGILE AUTHOR EGO LOVES YOU :)

Here are the links: Kindle, Nook, paperback

Go forth and purchase! And if you think Torched isn't the book for you, but you know someone else who loves young-adult romantic-contemporary-mystery novels, I would be so grateful if you'd pass on the link or tweet about it.

Blog Tour
To celebrate the release of Torched, this week I'll be guest posting around the web. Today I'm at Adventures in Space, the blog of author Caroline Richmond. Her blog is a font of style and fun, much like Caroline herself, so feel free to mosey through the rest of her site!

I'll also visit:
Jessica Spotswood (author of Born Wicked) on Tuesday for a Thrice Interview
Miranda Kenneally (author of Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker) on Wednesday to talk about YA romantic comedies that inspire me
Lindsay Smith (author of the upcoming Sekret) on Thursday, and
Robin Talley (author of upcoming Lies I tell Myself) on Friday to discuss writing lies.

So stop on by those blogs this week to learn more about me and my writing life!

Torched Samples
If you've already read Chapter One, in which we met our heroine Rose, check out the newly posted Chapter Two, in which we meet Paxton!

Also: I buy books based on whether I like the writing and characters, and usually the "look inside" samples given by online bookstores are frustratingly short. A great first chapter is one thing, but that might not tell you whether the story is going anywhere or whether you'll like it.

So I've put up a free, extended .pdf sample of the first 130 pages (out of 376) of Torched on the My Books page. If you're on the fence about whether Torched is a book you want, try it out and see!

In-Person Launch Party
If you live in the DC area and haven't received the invite for my launch party (held in Arlington, VA on Saturday September 15), email me at andrealynncolt (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll add you to the list. There will be delicious treats! And paperbacks for sale :)

Lastly, THANK YOU to everyone who's been rooting for me the last few weeks (and years). From the moment I set (virtual) foot online, the writing community has been so supportive and friendly. Whether I know you in person or online, you make this journey so much fun.

Happy reading!