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Monday, October 8, 2012

Launch Day Encore



It’s deja vu all over again for Switched, Too. I’m happy to announce that the second book in the Switched series is now available in print. While Switched was the book of my heart, Switched, Too was a labor of love.

And labor it was. Childbirth was easier. Okay, maybe not. LOL Childbirth certainly was shorter. Scott and Veronese’s story rolled around in my head (and in my computer)  ever since Switched was first released in 2001. Bringing it out as an e-book in June gave me such a feeling of accomplishment. Yay, I did it! It was thrilling to see it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. That pales in comparison to holding the physical book.

At Hubs’ insistence, I reluctantly succumbed to the fascination with e-readers two years ago and “let” him buy me a Kindle. That opened up a whole new world. The convenience, the ease of ordering a book and receiving it almost instantaneously was great. My new books were all on a device a little bigger than a paperback. I didn’t buy print books anymore. What a shelf saver. Considering my overflowing bookcases, the Kindle was a godsend. When we went on vacation, there was no need to make space for, and cart around, six or eight books. Then, I resurrected my writing careers by publishing both Switched and Switched, Too as e-books.

Being so enamored of e-books, it came as a surprise to feel such a surge of pride when I held my copy of Switched, Too. I guess I’m still such a newbie at this author business. I hope that feeling never goes away.

If you're not familiar with the story, here's the blurb:

Be careful what you wish for...you might get it.

Scott Cherella's lifelong dream to go into space quickly becomes a nightmare. Veronese Qilana must protect him, a Terran masquerading as a starship captain. When sabotage erupts, they must work together to get the crew safely home. In doing so, they discover opposites really do attract.

Excerpt:

“I will eat here.” Scott selected a corner table, away from those that were occupied. Once they were seated, he nodded to his companion. “You may order for us.”
Drakus looked flabbergasted. “But, sir, I do not know what you wish to eat.”
“Surprise me.”
Drakus shook his head then pressed a small square pad flush with the tabletop. “Two hot selerias and Mid-Day Repast for the captain.”
Scott settled back in his chair. “Playing it safe, Drakus?”
Moments later, a robot server rolled between the tables, a tray clutched in its metal appendages. The robot set cups of steaming liquid in front of them then departed.
Scott picked up the mug and sniffed the dark green depths. Fragrant, gingery maybe. He took a sip.
“Captain,” Drakus began hesitantly. “I have noticed your speech is peppered with American slang. I mean no disrespect, but you didn’t act or look this different before you went to Earth. May I ask why you decided to come out of the closet?”

Switched, Too is available at Amazon.

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations Diane! Very exciting :)

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  2. Celebate to your heart's content! There really is no other feeling that is like holding your own book in print. Best wishes on much success.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lucy. Your support means a lot.

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  3. Congratulations Diane!!!!!! Happy dance for you! How cool to hold your book in your hand!! I'll be buying a copy for you to sign :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. I'm doing the happy dance with you to celebrate your release today, too.

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  4. Congrats on going to print, Diane! So exciting! I have my first print coming out soon, and while an ebook release is awesome, it's totally different when they go to print.

    Many sales to you!
    Jessica

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. Wishing you much success, too.

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  5. Congrats Diane! What a great feeling that must be. The transition to ebooks and readers for me wasn't an easy one. But oh, what a door that opened! Yay!

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  6. I love my Kindle, too, but you're right...nothing like holding a book in your hands...and when it's your own...WONDERFUL.
    Congratulations!

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