A Dream Come True

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When I’d started my self-publication journey, I’d set a milestone for myself.

But before I share that, I want to tell you about how it felt during those long torturous months when I used to receive standard rejection e-mails from agents. As it is, being a writer is tough. You work alone. For a long time you get no feedback on what you’re writing, you have to discipline yourself, you have to constantly assure yourself that the work you’re doing is not completely useless and utter crap.

Fighting all these moments of horrible self-doubt, once you’ve managed to write that perfect masterpiece…the one that had been simmering inside you all those years…you send it off to agents hoping like hell you’ll get some reply…some sort of comment…feedback…anything. Then you get your first rejection letter. It’s killing of course, but not as much as the last one.

Every day, I used to switch on my iPad and after my shoulders had slumped with yet another standard rejection e-mail, I used to hop over to the iBook Store and dream about seeing my book featured there. Someday, I used to tell myself.

Yesterday, it happened. Yes. My book..my whole series was featured as a part of an ongoing promotion campaign being run by Apple.

‘First In A Series’ is a promotion currently being run on the iBook Store and my book is just one of the many featured there. But. It’s there. It’s what I’d always dreamed about. It might not be much for many authors but for me it means a lot. It’s a validation like no other. Even the CEO of Smashwords, Mark Coker, posted about this promotion and mentioned all the Smashwords authors that got featured in it. Including me.

So, dear reader, if you’re thinking of publishing a book and you’ve been repeatedly getting bogged down, I suggest you wait no longer. The Nike tagline might be a big boring cliche but hell, it’s one hundred per cent true. See for yourself…

FIRST THINGS SERIES on Apple’s iBook Store

SMASHWORDS Article by Mark Coker 

 

Playlist For Next Book

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Setting the mood for the next book…which is about a road trip…don’t you just love them?

I’ve inserted the links so you can enjoy these too…:)

1) MIKA – I See You

2) Coco Rosie - Good Friday

3) The Beautiful South - Rotterdam

4) Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet

5)Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind

6) Bombay Bicycle Club – You Already Know

7) Peter, Bjorn and John- Young Folks

8) Mogwai - Take Me Somewhere Nice

9) Mishka – Happy

Wear You Down hits #4 rank on Apple!

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Wohooo!!!!!Wear You Down hit the number 4 rank on Apple’s iBook store in Australia this week!

The great people at Apple sent me this screenshot and made my day!

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As a celebration, I’m going to be giving away Wear You Down at a 33% discount for just this week!! When you order your book from smashwords, just enter the coupon code SC42C to avail this special discount! Promo ends on March 10, 2014. Original price- $2.99 Discounted Price – $2.00.   https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/354595

Thank you dear readers for all the love and support you’ve shown me! Keep reading! :)

Wear You Down…Teaser #3!

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Now before you think I’d smoked or injected something, I think you should know that since my teens, I’ve had this irritating habit of resolving all my internal debates with the help of shoulder angels. It was a cartoon trope I’d heavily relied on to make all the difficult decisions in my life.

Much as I hate to admit, it had saved me a lot of mental torture during my growing up years.

Hey, don’t you dare laugh. What was your counselling bill last month, huh? Yup, that’s what I thought.

But that day for the first time, I decided to ignore my angel and listen to the devil instead. Yup, today was just going to be about me and her…together in this city of dreams.

The little red imp didn’t let me down. It actually turned out to be the best day of my life. I had a taste of something that day. Something I’d never had before. I’m not going to dent my man can by calling it magical or unforgettable. But you do get my drift?

Available for pre-order on iBookstore! 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/wear-you-down-book-two-first/id705821412?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Releasing on Amazon on 6th March, 2014.

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Wear You Down…Teaser #2!

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He was standing there in all his gloriousness, wearing his leather jacket and his sexy-as-hell hair. A smile instinctively broke out on my face but then the wave of relief froze. For the first time, I saw him. As in really saw him.
My eyes took in the vein throbbing wildly on his forehead, the anger burning in his eyes and the hard clench of his jaw. To add to all that serious bad assery, he also had this scar.
My heart thumped an uneven beat as I followed its length. It trailed down his left cheek and cut a scratchy path across his neck, disappearing into the neckline of his leather jacket.
This was not the sexy boy I’d seen at the airport. This was a seriously scary mother.
I was still busy getting freaked out when all of a sudden something heavy landed on my shoulders. My body jolted but then relaxed as I realized it was just his arm. For some unfathomable reason, he’d placed it on my shoulders.
A sudden tug and my body lodged against his chest. Then he started lowering his head and my breath hitched. I braced for what was about to come. But instead of doing anything inappropriate he just brought his lips close to my ear and whispered, “Play along.”

Harry Colt

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