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My darling Louisa made me this banner to celebrate my next victim WIP.



It's so pretty. *_____*

I'm about halfway through revising and editing, and should have the new book up and ready for purchase within the next few weeks! Can you guess what genre it is?
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Published on October 28, 2012 13:20 • 160 views • Tags: books, publishing, wips, writing
At the risk of sounding like a Girl Scout trying to pimp out some fattening, extortionately-priced cookies, I'm posting some answers to some FAQs (i.e. "fack yous") I've been getting about me and my book, including plot, genre, where to purchase, the cost, etc. It just occurred to me that I hadn't posted that information on here yet- oops!



I know some authors on here can be rather aggressive when it comes to advertising their own books. I can see why: it's exciting! You just want to take out a big sparkly marquee and say BUY MY BOOK!. But I can also see why people get annoyed by this. I figure since this is being written on my own space, I'll be ok. Feel free to stop reading at any time!

WHO THE FLIP ARE YOU AND WHY THE FLOP ARE YOU ON MY FRIENDS LIST?

I'm not some creeper author who hacked into your GR account to harass you! I promise!

I am actually the reviewer formerly known as Pikachu Ketchum! I had the hipster pikachu as my profile pic. Though it would be really cool to see Pikachu Ketchum on the spine of a book, I'm pretty sure that's copyright infringement. So Nenia Campbell it is!

WHAT GENRE DO YOU WRITE IN?

Pretty much anything except romance, ironically. Cloak and Dagger is a spy thriller, Endgame is a dystopian, and I have some other WIPs that are horror, urban fantasy, and post-apocalyptic. I'd also really like to try my hand at writing an old-fashioned gothic.

WHERE CAN I BUY YOUR BOOK?

You can buy it in two places!

Paperback from Createspace for $11.54 and

Kindle format for $2.99

WHICH FORMAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?

Honestly, the kindle. It's less expensive, so if you aren't sure if you're going to like my writing it's best to start cheap.

Of course, if you want the hard copy I'm not going to complain. In fact, if I ever become famous and I see you with one of the original self-published editions of my book, come see me at my book signing and I'll write you a page long autograph expressing my gratitude!*

*If you do choose the hard copy, please buy it from the Createspace website. I don't get any royalties from copies purchased through amazon.com. :(

DID YOU MAKE THAT COVER?

No, that would be Louisa, who's as sweet as she is talented. Go over there and show here some love!

I SEE DEAD PEOPLE- AND TYPOS!

I'm not sure what to tell you about the dead people, but the typos are my fault. Sorry about that!

I do have two new shiny editors now, though! Say hello to:

Kendal

and

McQuinn

They are both just as talented and amazing as Louisa. ♥

IF I WRITE YOU A CONSTRUCTIVELY CRITICAL REVIEW, WILL YOU PUT ME ON THE STGRB WEBSITE?

Nope! I like C&C. It makes me happy! Gushing reviews make me happy too. Actually, the fact that anybody is reading my book makes me happy.

If you write me a review saying something like, "THIS AUTHOR IS LAMESAUCE AND SHE SHOULD TURN HER BOOK INTO SOME SOUP SO THAT WHEN SHE EATS IT SHE WILL BE AS SICK AS READING THIS MADE ME," I will be sad. And I will secretly be thinking, "WELL. HERE IS A BED OF POOP. GO LIE IN IT AND BE WRONG. AND SMELLY."

WILL YOU BE MY GOODREADS FRIEND?

SURE! I usually only add people who add me first; that way I know for sure that the people I'm adding actually want to be my friend! If I took the initiative it means I think you're especially awesome (although everyone on my flist is awesome by proxy).

*rolls around on the bottom of the page*
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Published on November 09, 2012 23:03 • 192 views • Tags: author-post, c-d, cloak-and-dagger, my-books, publishing, writing
After some initial formatting issues with the cover design, I finally got the green light. Endgame is now ready to order!

Unfortunately, the other cover did not fit the specified dimensions, so I had to make it myself. Let's call it "a special edition."

Click the book to order a copy for $6.00.



OR

Purchase the kindle edition here and satisfy your desire for instant gratification!

As always, I thank you for your support!
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Published on November 17, 2012 19:12 • 138 views • Tags: author-post, endgame, publishing, writing
I've just had my first author interview ever with our very own Demonic Lynx. Oh my gosh you guys. I literally started fangirling when she asked me. I feel like I'm Cinderella, and GoodReads is my fairy godmother letting me go to the author ball.

You can read my interview on her website.

Thanks, Lisbeth!

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Published on November 19, 2012 11:27 • 259 views • Tags: author-post, interview, publishing, writing
We all know her. She's the girl we love to hate.



Wondering if the character in the book you're reading is an Uber-Sue? Or concerned about your own writing? Take this fun Mary Sue Litmus Test to find out.

I'm in the clear! My characters passed. :)
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Published on November 29, 2012 20:46 • 346 views • Tags: books, mary-sues, publishing, tests, writing
I'm very proud for finishing this book--especially during National Writing Month. And on the last day, too. Talk about a close shave!

I hope the rest of you participants were similarly fortunate in meeting--or better yet, exceeding--your goals. And if you didn't, don't give up. There's always next year. Or, if you're feeling cheeky and daring, next month!

You can order a copy of Fearscape for yourself here, for $2.99 for the Kindle. If you have Amazon Prime, I believe you also have the option of borrowing it for free. FREE, PEOPLE!

The hard copy edition is still being proofed, so for those of you who don't have Kindles/would rather read the book in print, the paperback should be available soon for around $7.00. It's just shy of 300 pages.

Once again, I'd also like to thank everyone for the amazing feedback and support--even the mixed feedback. Especially the mixed feedback. Thanks to some of my reviews, I've now gotten the formatting down to a (mostly) fine art, and had some wonderful people step forward to offer their services with fact-checks. In fact, an extra-special thank-you goes to McQuinn, who helped me with all the info on legal proceedings and terminology. You're a star, Quinny!

If you're even the slightest bit interested, I would be honored for you to give my books a chance. When I posted my work online, the feedback I received from my readers helped hone me into the writer I am today. That feedback is especially critical now that money is involved and I'm writing (or trying to write) in a more professional context. Let me know what you like and what you dislike--and don't be afraid to be honest! :)

Happy reading,

xNenia

(Cover shout-out to Louisa again.)
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Published on November 30, 2012 23:26 • 168 views • Tags: author-post, fearscape, publishing, writing
Some of you wanted to know when Fearscape was going to be available in paperback. Well, I just got le news today! The proofing went through, and yes, your edition will come with Lou's GORGEOUS cover. ♥

You can order a copy from Createspace HERE for $7.50 (I almost wrote $750. LOL, no.)

And just to reiterate, you can get the Kindle version for $2.99 (NOT $299) at the Kindle store HERE.

As always, happy reading!

xNenia
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Published on December 02, 2012 21:09 • 186 views • Tags: author-post, fearscape, publishing, writing
There are now twenty days until Christmas! In honor of the holiday season (yes, celebrators of Ramadan, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and Festivus, I love you too!!) I've lowered the prices of my two older books on Kindle!

Starting tomorrow Cloak and Dagger will be $1.99 until December 25!

Also, I've submitted a new document for it and fixed the formatting issues (I think). WE NOW HAVE INDENTS! HOORAY!

Endgame will be $.99! And once the sale period is up, I will probably set it at $1.99, since it's more of a novella than a novel.

Fearscape will stay priced as before, though a similar sale may occur once I get Horrorscape published. WINK WINK.

Just a holly-jolly thank you to all of you who supported me. ♥

If you missed out on this sale, don't feel bad. I have twenty NEW BOOKS lined up, so you'll get yours. Don't worry!

(Plus, you have the hipster cred of saying you read me first. And that's priceless. ♥)

xNenia
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Published on December 05, 2012 22:38 • 117 views • Tags: author-post, cloak-and-dagger, endgame, fearscape, promotions, publishing, sales
One of my readers was kind enough to list some of the typos in Cloak and Dagger (thanks Kathryn!), so I submitted a new document with the corrections she suggested for both Kindle and hard copy editions. Both should be available for purchase in 12-42 hours.

Thank goodness! Some of them were pretty embarrassing.

On that note, please don't be afraid to tell me if you see any typos or mistakes. Apart from some assistance from some lovely friends of mine I don't have an editor, and I do want to improve as a writer. Plus, I want all of you to have the best reading experience possible!

As always, I appreciate your kindness and support.

Happy reading,

xNenia
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Published on December 09, 2012 20:04 • 136 views • Tags: author-post, cloak-and-dagger, publishing, writing
Hi guys! I just wanted to remind you that this is the last week of the holiday clearance sales for my books: Until December 24th Cloak and Dagger will be $1.99 and Endgame will be $0.99.

After that period, they will revert to their ordinary prices ($2.99 and $1.99, respectively)!

If you are interested, click the link of the title: they will take you to the book's page in the Amazon Kindle store!

All the holly jolliest,

xNenia
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Published on December 17, 2012 19:58 • 127 views • Tags: author-post, cloak-and-dagger, endgame, fearscape, promotions, publishing, sales