Monday, September 03, 2012

End of Summer Updates

My favorite season is right around the corner. Nights are getting colder, leaves are starting to change, and there's that smoky, earthy scent in the air. Do you know what that means?

1. It's time for a catch-up post.
2. I'm about to abuse some exclamation points...


 

Book Covers:


  • Thank you to everyone who signed up to help me with Strength's cover/book trailer reveal next Monday (September 10th)! I will e-mail the information this Friday. :)

    * If you would prefer to schedule your post further in advance, just let me know. I'll send you the info early.
  • If you haven't signed up and would like to help, there's still time!


  • Check back tomorrow for the reveal of Lynn Rush's Violet Midnight!
  • A belated congratulations to EJ Wesley for the reveal of Fogue's cover last week!

Book Releases:

  •  Nicky Wells, a fantastic author in my pub family, has a release slated for this Thursday. Be sure to check out Sophie's Turn!
  • A belated congratulations to Ciara Knight for the release of Weighted last week!

Opportunities:

  • Do you have a polished 'new adult' (NA) manuscript? NA Alley is having a pitch contest with the fabulous Vickie Motter of Andrea Hurst Literary Management on Wednesday!
  • Worried about the pitch contest? No problem! We're critiquing entries today to help you prepare. Head on over to the 'Alley!
  •  One more thing... GUTGAA is underway!
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Be sure to let me know if I missed something important. My brain is a little edit-fried this week. :) Happy Labor Day! ♥

43 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

You know whenever I inhale that earthy scent, it makes me shudder because it reminds me of going back to school lol!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Did I sign up? Need to check...

Donna K. Weaver said...

I wish I could help, but I'm already helping with a launch that day. Ugh!

Can't wait!

Donna K. Weaver said...

I lied! Just went back and checked again and I'm a month off. Woot!

Natasha Hanova said...

Can't wait for your cover reveal! And thanks for the info.

ilima said...

Way to work those exclamation points! And I can't wait for your cover reveal!

Juliana Haygert said...

Can't wait for the reveal of your cover!!

Emily R. King said...

First I heard about the NA pitch contest. Awesome! Glad NA is getting some love.

Nancy Thompson said...

I may have signed up twice. I can't wait for Monday's big reveal! Oh happy day!!!

Nancy Thompson said...

Oh BTW, you've been tagged!

Jessie Humphries said...

New Adult huh? I donts got me one of those! :) Oh well, I will wait for GUTGAA.

Lisa Regan said...

Can't wait for the cover reveal!

Victoria Smith said...

Ah, I just love fall! Seems to always be the season in my novels :D Thanks for all the updates!!!

Elise Fallson said...

Wow! Can't wait for your cover reveal.
Strength sounds like a great read!!
And fall is my favorite season too. (:

Carrie Butler said...

Good point, Kyra. August used to fill me with dread! LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Yes, sir. :) Thank you, Alex!

Carrie Butler said...

That's fantastic! Thank you, Donna! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Natasha! :) No problem!

Carrie Butler said...

Exclamation points are the best! (In my blog... away from my manuscript. LOL) Thanks, Ilima! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Juliana! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Empress King! We love helping NA writers find opportunities. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Nancy! I can't wait, either. So excited! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Come write NA with the cool kids, Jessie. We have wine and brownies and... spooning breaks! ;)

Good luck with GUTGAA!

Carrie Butler said...

Me neither! :) Thanks, Lisa!

Carrie Butler said...

Me too! Everything about the season is inspirational. :)

Except spiders. *shudder*

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Elise! That makes me so happy. :D

Melissa Sugar said...

Congratulations. I am so excited and can't wait to see your cover. I just signed up to help on the 10th, but not sure what you need me to do. You know I am happy to help you in anyway I can, Carrie.

Thanks for all of the info. I am participating in GUTGAA, but you have shared some other awesome opportunities as well. I like hearing about all the new books.

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Melissa! I appreciate that. I'll be sending everyone information on Friday (the cover, book information, the trailer, etc.) On the 10th, just share however much of it you like. :)

Oo, good luck with GUTGAA! It seems like it's going to be great this year. :)

Melissa said...

It's still hitting highs of 100 around here. I'll have to wait for late Oct. or early Nov. for those wonderful things. But they WILL come. ;) I'll be standing in my front yard--eyes closed, chin lifted and nose pointed north when the first real norther hits.

I'm so excited for everyone! So much good news flying around the blogosphere! Woohoo!!! :D

And I'm dancing around on tiptoes, waiting for the 10th. Squeeee!!! xD

Melodie Wright said...

Yay GUTGAA! It's going to be a busy few weeks.
And I can't wait to see your cover!

Lynda R Young said...

Lots of things are happening.
And yes, I prefer the cooler weather too. Alas, winter is over here in Oz and spring and summer on their way.

Donna Hole said...

I like the cooler nights too :) Good luck with your cover tour.

........dhole

Carrie Butler said...

Eek. I can't barely stand a few weeks of 100+ temperatures. I don't know how you handle it!

Me too! Woooo! :D Thanks, Melissa!

Carrie Butler said...

You know, it's sort of fun to yell that out loud. GUTGAA! It feels like a war cry or something... LOL

Thanks, Melodie! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Aww, that's a bummer! Maybe you can vacation in the 'States. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Donna! :)

Dana Mason said...

I can't remember if I signed up for the cover reveal...

Carrie Butler said...

I just checked, and you did. :) Thanks, Dana!

Dana Mason said...

Great! Hopefully I'll get the kinks worked out of my website/blog by then. Thanks!

Brooke R. Busse said...

Totally know how you feel about the 100s. Though I kind of enjoy it. :P

Carrie Butler said...

A glutton for punishment! *Grins*

Angela Ackerman said...

I am deeply in love with Fall as well. There's something about the crunch of leaves beneath my feet, and the tartness to the air. love it!

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, just reading that made me happy. I can't wait for fall! :)