Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Preordering is one of the best things you can do to help an author launch a new book. Pre-order sales are key to showing publishers, editors, sales and marketing teams, and even the author how excited you are for their upcoming release. It helps put new releases on bookstores’ radars and can trigger higher initial print runs from the publisher. In addition, it means a stronger marketing push for the book and stronger sales when the book finally hits shelves!

To help give SWEET MADNESS the extra push it needs to succeed, we are hosting two pre-order giveaways: one for readers and one for writers!

Pre-order Giveaway for Readers:

We are running a special pre-order incentive to thank readers who preorder SWEET MADNESS or buy it before September 15th. All you have to do is pre-order/ purchase the hardback of SWEET MADNESS from any online or local retailer. E-mail a copy of the receipt to and you’ll receive a handcrafted bookmark and an exclusive photo of the Borden House taken by Frank C. Grace at Trig Photography

As a special bonus and to support my favorite local indie bookstore, I am offering signed/personalized copies of SWEET MADNESS from Titcomb’s Bookshop. After you add SWEET MADNESS to your online cart, just enter “signed copy” and your name/ personalized message in the comments field on Titcomb’s online ordering form.

 Pre-order Giveaway for Writers:

If you purchase a hardback or e-book of SWEET MADNESS by September 22nd (through release week) from any online or local retailer and e-mail a copy of the receipt to you will automatically receive a free query or first-page critique. Your choice!

Want a little more incentive? In addition to your query or first-page critique, you will be entered into a raffle to win a FULL MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE from me. For free. Free! (Max: 80,000 words)

And a little something more to show my love for my local Indie Bookstore Titcomb’s Bookshop Pre-order SWEET MADNESS from my local Indie, Titcomb’s Bookshop, and that first-page critique automatically turns into a first-chapter critique (MAX: 8 pages) All you have to do is pre-order SWEET MADNESS, but hurry! To qualify and be entered into the raffle to win the full manuscript critique, your receipt must be dated no later than September 22nd!

Official Rules
Critique giveaway open internationally. Swag giveaway is US only. To be entered into the raffle for a full manuscript no purchase necessary. Deadline for entry: September 15th for swag pack and September 22nd for critiques. Winner of full manuscript critique chosen September 30th. Winner will be notified by email and announced on my blog. Entries are to be double spaced, 12pt font. Winner has 30 days to claim prizes by responding to the notification about winning the prize otherwise they forfeit entry. Writers email entries to Trisha Leaver at Readers email entries to  One entry per person. Void where prohibited by law.

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