It’s May 1st (or May Firth, whichever your prefer), which means the release of An Unexpected Harvest is drawing closer. In fact, it releases one month from TODAY! I’m really starting to get excited about putting it into readers’ hands. The editing process is nearly over, and hasn’t been quite as painful as I imagined (thanks to the fabulous Sarah at Lopt & Cropt!). I’ve been posting chapters of the story here; if you haven’t read them, now is the time! There are eight chapters posted so far, and the last one, Chapter 9, will be posted tomorrow. ALL chapters will be removed from my website on May 15th. So read them while you can!
Also, beginning today: Sanctuary, my 3-volume P&P-inspired story released last year, will be on sale (paperback and eBook) for the entire month of May! Click on the universal link here to go to your Amazon market.
Here are some other things happening around the release of An Unexpected Harvest:
May 24 – cover reveal at Austenesque Reviews. (Two little glimpses of the cover can be seen in the picture above.) Paperback goes on sale, eBook pre-order begins.
June 1 – eBook goes on sale, AND I’m kicking off the blog tour with a visit to my own blog! I’ll talk about the story and the characters, include an an excerpt, and will be hosting a giveaway of a couple of eBooks and some swag, so be sure to stop by!
The rest of the blog tour is listed below. Each stop will include either an excerpt or a deleted scene and an eBook giveaway!
June 4 – Babblings of a Bookworm
June 7 – From Pemberley to Milton
June 9 – Jane Austen State of Mind
June 11 – Austenesque Reviews
June 14 – Diary of an Eccentric
June 16 – Probably at the Library
June 18 – My Vices and Weaknesses
As I mentioned in a previous blog post (which you can find here), music really sparks my creativity. With An Unexpected Harvest, a lot of that (but not all of it) came from country music. Ten years ago I couldn’t stand country music, but now I really enjoy it, and it just seemed appropriate for AUH. As I did for Sanctuary, I’m posting the playlist below for your listening pleasure. If you click on the song title, it will take you to YouTube, but only to an audio of the song, not to the actual music video. I apologize if you have to deal with ads! I hope you enjoy the music!
Yesterday’s Son – Lifehouse
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
Bad Things – Jace Everett
Roots – Parmalee
Where the Skies Are Blue– The Lumineers
Love the Lonely Out of You – Brothers Osborne
Crazy – Kat Dahlia (lyric video)
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) – Billy Joel
Just a Fool – Christina Aguilera w/Blake Shelton
Please Forgive Me – David Gray
Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
Longing to Belong – Eddie Vedder
Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran
Body Like a Back Road – Sam Hunt (lyric video)
Thank You – Led Zeppelin (lyric video)
Speakers – Sam Hunt
I Love – Jim Brickman f/Emily Blumenthal
I Miss You – Adele
Stay A Little Longer – Brothers Osborne
Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
Hey Pretty Girl – Kip Moore
Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see you on the AUH blog tour!