By which I mean it's a Kindle First pick this month, in advance of its official release October 1. What does that mean? Besides the fact I did some chair-dancing?
It means it's one of four books that you can read in e-book a month early, if you have a Kindle or use the Kindle app on one of your devices. Prime members can pick one free, and anyone with a Kindle or app can snag one for $1.99. It's that simple.
If your book is chosen for this program, obviously it means that more people are likely to see your book. But it also means that your editor writes something about it. And in my case, Courtney Miller wrote something so gorgeous and beautiful, I hardly feel worthy of it. It's truly been a gift to work with Courtney, Kate Chynoweth, Deborah Bass, Timoney Korbar and the whole Skyscape team, who have believed in this oddball book of mine since the start. And, of course, thanks always to my agent, Jenn Laughran, ringmaster of my career. So, do you like daredevils? Do you like feeling like the normal world is hiding secrets?
Go here to get your copy and read what Courtney wrote (or get one of the others — I'm sure they are all fabulous!).
Don't have a Kindle? Well, this week I'll be giving away this Kindle Paperwhite the publisher had made with an awesome custom cover *and* which is pre-loaded with the book. (I'll give away a couple more later on.)
What do you have to do to win? You can get up to two entries:
1) Sign up for my newsletter here by Friday, Sept. 5 at noon midnight. (If you're already signed up for the newsletter, you are already entered for this one.)
2) Drop a comment below with something you love (or hate — if you're some sort of deviant!) about circuses or daredevils.
U.S. only (as Steph reminded me to clarify in the comments). And if you'd rather have the print or audio edition (why not collect the whole set? ;-), then October 1 will be here before you know it.
p.s. *waves* to any lovely people I met at DragonCon — which was such a treat. More on that later.
ETA: Number four! Um, wow. That is a thing that happened. If you enjoy the book, I'd love it if you left a review at Amazon or Goodreads or otherwise help spread the word. <3
23 thoughts on “Surprise! GIRL ON A WIRE Is E-arly!”
I love the ridiculous and almost-always rigged games of ‘skill’ and ‘chance’ at circuses. They’re odd and colorful and are one version of the predecessors to the video arcade.
I’m guessing I’m not eligible for the giveaway, since I’m back in the UK, but I wanted to comment anyway to say YAY! And my new favorite thing about circuses is getting to watch my kids’ faces when we go to them. 🙂
YAY! And thank you for saying that, because I bet there would be region issues — I’ll specify U.S. only. <3
My favorite thing about circuses is the colors. There are so many. It is very fancy.:)
Gwenda! I can’t wait to read GIRL ON A WIRE!
Wow, it’s been a very long time since I’ve been to a circus. I remember it being such a feast for the senses… the sounds, the smells, the colors.
When they bring the circus to Columbus they actually parade the elephants and other animals from a nearby neighborhood down the the circus location. I hope that counts as my favorite thing about circuses …
My favorite thing about circuses is what goes on backstage. A friend was a clown in the circus, and the stories of all the people she worked with were amazing — as were the tiny trailers they all traveled the country in!
I love the idea of riding a horse bareback, or balancing on it by standing up. It’s something I (obviously) was never allowed to do in my own horseback riding lessons, and something I always remember from old movies and recordings.
I love the acrobatic and high-wire acts. You cannot help but be amazed by the combination of guts, skill and grace. I also love the food at the circus, makes me feel like a little kid again.
I like avant-garde circuses like Cirque du Soleil, because there are no animals involved. I always worry about the treatment of the elephants in old-school circuses.
I love circuses because of the skill and joy of the performers.
I’m fascinated with the performers themselves and what they do and go through to entertain their audiences. We forget they are real somewhat ordinary people but with extraordinary gifts. And yet they struggle with the same world and emotions we all have. They have passion for what they do but often that passion leads to bumpy roads. Yet, we love to hear what drives them.
Hmm…I love watching daredevils–I always wonder what’s going through their minds as they do those crazy things. I also love the acrobats, just because they are beautiful and a little creepy sometimes. 🙂
Something I hate about circuses is the inclusion of animals. I know a lot of circuses have changed over the years and offer better treatment of animals, but I don’t feel they should be in the show at all and forced to do the things they do. I wish they could be removed and put back into a natural habitat to live how animals are meant to live.
My favorite thing about the circus is probably the souvenirs: light-up swords, glowing necklaces, elephant-themed bric-a-brac.
One thing I love about the circus is the acrobats. In 2010, we saw a really cool circus called Cirque Berserk, and the women who performed with/on the silks were just incredible. It was fab.
My favorite thing about Circuses is how when you go to one it’s like you’ve been transported to another world where there are less rules about things like gravity.
The thing I love about circuses (and always have) is the way that they transport you. For a brief window of time, nothing in the outside world matters. There is only grace, beauty, and magic. We could all use a little more magic.
My daughters are taking classes at our locally run circus school for youth. I love seeing the shows, because it never ceases to amaze me the level of skill, poise, balance, strength, & teamwork the performers need. I love being thrilled by a mind-bendingly difficult thing done well. It’s human physicality at its best.
I just love how fun the circus is! Thanks for the giveaway! And congratulations on your new books!
I love to watch the performances! They are always absolutely mesmerizing and they never cease to amaze me! I also love seeing the animals 🙂
P.S. I just HAD to say that I loveeee your cover. This is my second time seeing it, but it still remains my favorite cover of 2014!
I ditto this — the only animals in my circus are dogs and horses, for this very reason.
Thanks, everyone for these great comments and the circus love. Hope you enjoy the book, and stick around if you didn’t win. More contests to come! xo
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