Thursday, March 07, 2013

[Release Party] STRENGTH by... Me!

Hey, guys! 

Have I told you lately how much I love you? Seriously. Without your support, I wouldn't be spinning around in my chair today, grinning like an idiot. You're my family, my friends, my readers, my publishers, my editors, my*pauses to take a breath*critique partners, my beta readers, my teachers, my mentors, my role models, and my constant inspirations. You've all helped me get to this point, and I couldn't be more grateful for your support. 

So, it is with great pleasure that I announce my debut novel, STRENGTH, is now available!

It still feels strange to say it. (Okay, type it.) When I signed my contract last May, it seemed like this day would never come. Then we got through the holidays, and whoosh! Time flew. Now we're here, and I'm almost at a loss for words.

Almost. ;)

If you're on Facebook, be sure to check out the Virtual Release Party. We're playing games and having a giveaway every hour between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EST! (There's chocolate involved.)

Below, of course, you'll find shameless self-promotion. You can take the girl out of marketing, but you can't take the marketing out of the girl—or something like that. Anyway, before we get to that, I want to take a moment to encourage you to check out THE INVENTOR'S SECRET and POISON. (For more information, please read Peggy's blog post.) Two very special circumstances here. Let's lend them our support.

*Clears throat* Right. This is a happy day. Time for happy faces. :) A huge thank you to everyone who is participating in the Release Party/Post Blitz and spreading the word via social media. You guys are rock stars, and I adore you. Have a WONDERFUL day, and thanks again for the warm and fuzzies! ♥ 
 


  
Title: Strength
Series: Mark of Nexus – Book 1
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing   
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Paranormal Romance (PNR)
Release Date: March 07, 2013
Be sure to keep an eye on my Pinterest "Retailers" board. I update it whenever STRENGTH pops up somewhere. :)
About STRENGTH

When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, her rumor-laced notions are shattered. Handsome, considerate, and seemingly sane, Wallace Blake doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, screaming and banging on the walls of his dorm room. Hell, he doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, period.

Too curious for her own good, Rena vows to uncover the truth behind Wallace’s madman reputation—and how two seconds of contact had left her with bruises. Of course, there are a few minor setbacks along the way: guilt, admiration, feelings of the warm and fuzzy variety…

Not to mention the unwanted attention of Wallace's powerful, supernaturally-gifted family.

They’re a bloodline divided by opposing ideals, two soon-to-be warring factions that live in secret among us. When Rena ends up caught in their crossfire, Wallace has no choice but to save her by using his powers. Now they’re really in trouble. With war on the horizon and Rena’s life in the balance, he needs to put some distance between them. But Rena won’t let go. If fighting is what it takes to prove her own strength and keep Wallace in her life, then that’s what she’ll do—even if it means risking a whole lot more than her heart.

Book Trailer
 
About the Author:

 Carrie daydreamed her way through college—until they thrust a marketing degree into her hands, slapped a summa cum laude seal on the corner, and booted her out into a less-than-stellar job market. Instead of panicking at the prospect of unemployment, she used her Midwestern logic to steer into the skid and point her life in the direction she really wanted to go: writing out those daydreams.

  


Where to find Carrie:
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Where to find Strength:

58 comments:

Bonnie Rae said...

Happy release day!!!!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Bonnie!! :D

ilima said...

Woot! Congrats, Carrie. My post is ready to go...I'm so excited for you!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Ilima! I appreciate it. :)

Kyra Lennon said...

Congrats, Carrie!

Mark Koopmans said...

And a bloody great big YAHHHY!!! from me, too:)

So happy that you've made it to today and a wish you a very happy, exciting and fun-filled day... ENJOY yourself... no panic no more :)

Congrats, Carrie. This couldn't have happened to a nicer person :)

((BUTLER))

JeffO said...

Congratulations, Carrie, I hope you have an incredible release day! Enjoy it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Carrie! Enjoy this day. You only get one debut and you'll always remember that moment.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I hope you have a wonderful awesome exciting breathtaking day and I hope the feeling lasts for a long, long time.
Best of luck.
Heather

Tara Tyler said...

yeah, baby!
go carrie, go carrie!

Rachel Morgan said...

Congratulations!

Melissa said...

You did it!!! :D

I'm doing a Snoopy-happy-dance and having a glass of bubbly in your honor (...not at 6:07 am, but you get the idea). :P

Patrick said...

Congratulations! The day has finally come! *dances* :)
I hope you have a great release day!

Iain said...

Congratulations!
Why are you spinning around on your chair? You should be working on the sequel right now!
And... can you keep the excited squeals down, I can here you from here.

On a serious note. I'm so please for you. Your hard work and efforts have finally paid off :o)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Happy book birthday! I got my copy!

Juliana Haygert said...

CONGRATS!!!!! <3

E. Arroyo said...

Congrats!!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Kyra! :)

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Congrats Carrie! How exciting!!

Kelley Lynn said...

So proud and excited for you girlie! Keep spinning in that chair :) You deserve it :)

Natasha Hanova said...

Congrats on the big day, Carrie!

Michael Di Gesu said...

A HUGE HUG!!!!! AND CONGRATS, CARRIE!!!!!!!!! ALL THE BEST! Off to the Release party to say HI!!!!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats Carrie! Happy Release day for Strength.

Nancy Thompson said...

I'm so happy for you! It's been a long wait but it's finally here & everyone else out there is going to find out what I already k ow, that you are an exceptionally talented writer & Strength is a wonderful read! Enjoy your book birthday!

Jessica Therrien said...

CONGRATS! The trailer is awesome :) I'll be watching the best-selling charts :) No joke. I'm excited to see how high it climbs!

Summer Lane said...

I'm so happy and proud of you, Carrie!! You're going to be so successful with all of your writing - you're so talented! **hugs**

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your release, that's so wonderful!!!

Jessie Humphries said...

Dang, you are all kinds of awesome on release parties! I am so excited for you!

Mike said...

You're proof that good things happen to good people! Congrats!

jamieayres.com said...

HaPPy*RelEAse*dAY! *throws confetti* Enjoy the ride and don't forget that chocolate is your friend:-) I for one can't wait to read it. I've always thought this story sounded AMAZING!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I don't know what you mean. It seemed to take forever! My grey roots need to be done again, already.

Seriously, Carrie, I'm thrilled for you. This is a wonderful time in your life. Enjoy!

Michael Pierce said...

Congrats, Carrie! It's just the beginning of a long and successful career. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you! I really appreciate it. :)

((KOOPMANS))

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jeff! Aside from a small glitch, it turned out pretty well. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Alex! What a blessing. :) I tried to savor it.

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Heather! I hope this feeling lasts, too. Our community always gives me the warm & fuzzies. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Tara! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Rachel! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Melissa! Or should I say "goddess"? ;)

Aww, man. I'd like to see the Snoopy-happy-dance after you have a glass of bubbly1

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, PJ! I'm happy you stopped by. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Iain! I've really appreciated your support and encouragement this past year. :)

Eek. Yes, sir. Right away, sir!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Donna! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Juliana!! <3

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Liz!!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Kimberly! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Kelley! I can't wait until we get to celebrate FoS in two weeks. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Natasha! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hugs back at you! Thank you so much, Michael. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Sheena-kay! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Nancy! That means a lot coming from someone as talented as you. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jessica! I really appreciate that. :) I'm not sure how well it'll do, but I hope people enjoy reading it!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Summer! *hugs* That's so nice of you. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Bethany! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jessie!! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Aww, Mike. That's so kind of you. :) Thank you!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jamie! I love confetti, even the virtual kind. :D I really, really hope you enjoy it!

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Oh, Joylene. You're hilarious. :) Thank you so much!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Michael! :D