I'm An Author! Let's Bury the Hatchet!




THE BLOGFEST & GIVEAWAY HAVE ENDED. WINNERS ANNOUNCED SOON, THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING! ~EJW~
Oh my goodness, Gang! The day has finally come! Blood Fugue is officially out in the world, and I want to celebrate with my favorite people, in a BIG way. (Below.) 


You can get the story for a whopping .99 US (that's like half a Starbucks' coffee, incidentally, and if we ever meet in person I'll buy you a real coffee to reimburse the expense :-) at any of the following: SmashwordsAmazon, and Barnes & Noble and most other eBook retailers. 

Now for the fun part!

E.J. Wesley's Bury The Hatchet Blogfest

Jenny, Blood Fugue's leading lady, is a young woman with old heartaches. She really struggles with making peace with her past. All she has truly known about her family is death and detachment. The beginning of Blood Fugue changes all that...

Being a woman of action, Jenny aims to reconcile the bad hand she's been dealt the only way she knows how: By literally burying a hatchet in the thing she is struggling with.



The idea for the blogfest is simple: We all have something, or someone, we'd like to bury the hatchet in (Jenny style). Maybe it's rush-hour traffic, maybe it's Christmas decorations in stores in September, maybe it's the spammer leaving those stupid "My am enjoying your immense blogging pleasure and would like you to look at my site." messages--who, or what, ever works. 

To take part in the blogfest, post (short or long) about it. Then include the following in the post: (THE HTML VERSION IS IN THE RAFFLECOPTER ENTRY FORM. You can also sign up for the blofest in the link-thing below. If you do participate in the blogfest, be sure to enter via the Rafflecopter. You might win!)


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Author E.J. Wesley is launching his latest title, BLOOD FUGUE, and wants you to help him celebrate! Check out his blog The Open Vein for details on how to take part, and how to enter for a chance to win some sweet prizes!

What's BLOOD FUGUE about?

Armed only with an ancient family journal, her rifle, and an Apache tomahawk, Jenny must save her grandfather’s life and embrace her dangerous heritage. Or be devoured by it. Blood Fugue, by E.J. Wesley, is the first of the Moonsongs books, a series of paranormal-action novelettes.

BLOOD FUGUE is available now via Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble and most other eBook retailers. Check out the author on Goodreads



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That's it! Feel free to snag the blogfest button up above, and post it on your blog. The blogfest is open now, and you can participate at any point between September 21 and October 19 (you pick the day/time that fits your blog schedule). And there will be prizes, oh yes. More on that in a sec ...

I'm not encouraging actual carnage, by the way. Think of this as a therapeutic exercise in releasing your frustrations, one imaginary swing of the ax at a time. :-)


The Contest & Prizes

I'm pretty new to Goodreads (as an author) and Facebook. Consequently, I'd really like to connect with all of my blog pals on those sites. Plus, I'd love to have your help spreading the word about the story. That's where the contest comes in.

You can check the Rafflecopter for the various ways you can enter for a chance at the prizes. You get more entries for the more involved things (participating in the blogfest gets you the most, connecting with me on Goodreads second most, then Tweeting, etc.). I think all of them are pretty straightforward. NOTE: You can comeback and Tweet once each day for extra entries.

What can you win? Check it! (Check the Rafflecopter for limitations, rules, etc.)

GRAND PRIZE: Nook Simple Touch eReader with Glow Light

We have four (or so) Simple Touch readers in my extended family, and I will tell you it's one of the best pure readers going. Light, sexy, simple to use. The newest Nook ST with Glow Light improves on the design be incorporating a subtle, built in light for the bedtime readers (like me). If you're interested in a great reading experience, this little device is it. And I'm giving one away!

SECOND PRIZE: Hand-painted USB thumb-drives

In the spirit of Blood Fugue, and Jenny's heritage, I decided to create some custom jump drives with a little Native American flair. And, I'm going to ship them in their very own coffin case. Because, like Jenny learns, we can sometimes find life in death.

I'm still putting the final touches on them (the paint needs to dry in stages for some of the detail), but here's a look at two of the designs, and the case:



I'll be giving away 4 drives in total, each with a unique design. They're 4 GB each, so they'll hold plenty of manuscripts--er, I mean photos. :-) Check back with the blog in the coming weeks, as I'll post pics of the other drives as a I finish them.  

THIRD PRIZE: $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Cards

What it says, I'll give two lucky winners ten bones each to purchase whatever, like ten copies of Blood Fugue. (I kid! Mostly...)

That's the booty! The blogfest, and contest, will remain open for the first half of October, (ends 10/19--4 weeks from today, I think). The winners will be selected at random from the Rafflecopter entries, and notified via this blog and eMail (probably Facebook, too).

In closing, I want to say that a big part of this 'contest' is me saying a big, fat THANKS to all of my long-time blog friends. Yes, I'd love to have help in getting the word out about Blood Fugue, and a  carrot never hurts, but many of you have supported me for years, and I'd love to be able to give back something awesome in return.

Best of luck to all of the entrants, and thank you for all that you do!

Now, wish me (and Blood Fugue) luck! If you do happen to read it, and care to leave an honest review at any of the reviewable sites, I'd appreciate it a ton.

Blogfest sign-up:




The Rafflecopter is below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

49 comments:

  1. Wow, you are such an artist and I'm truly impressed. Wishing you all the best my friend! Always.

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    1. Thank you for the sweet words! I'm so nervous I'm about to have kittens. :-) (Naturally, the dogs don't approve.)

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  2. So awesome, EJ!!! Congrats and hope you sell many!!!

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    1. Me too! lol Seriously, I'm just happy to have it out there. I truly hope people who'll enjoy it, find it. That has really been my dream all along. Now I have to get to work finishing off the second one. :-D

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  3. Congratulations and well done. Doesn't it feel great? I hope you sell many, no make that millions.

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    1. Roger, a guy can dream! :-D I truly appreciate the encouragement.

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  4. Big, big congrats on getting your story out there!! And those are some fabulous prizes. Wishing you mucho success with it. :))

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  5. Yeah for release!!!! To cool my friend :D Congratz!!!

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  6. So excited! And what a great day for the release!

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    1. Great things come in twos ... or is that threes? Regardless, great things happen on this date. :-D

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  7. Very cool! Congratulations. I'll post about the blogfest on Monday. What day will it occur?

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    1. It starts today! :-D Through October 19. You can participate any day you like. :-)

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  8. The trailer looks great, EJ! :D Congratulations!

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  9. Ohhh, awesome!! Congratulations E.J., and i love the sound of heroine(?) Jenny already :D

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  10. And yeah, I am also wondering if there's a specific date for the blogfest. I did see you say up there that it would last through a lot of October? Does that mean we can post for it any day we want?

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    1. Thanks Trisha! And the blogfest is open today. Rafflecopter didn't do a very good job of making that clear, as I thought it did/would. :-)

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  11. Way to go man, it sounds like a good read!

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  12. Hey gang, the Rafflecopter isn't very clear, but the blogfest is open for business right now. The Rafflecopter just tells you how much longer you have to enter (which is 27 days from today.) Basically, if you can enter your info, etc. in it, the giveaway is live. (And it is.)

    Sorry for the confusion. :-)

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  13. Congratulations EJ. Best wishes! Oh, and you get points for most creative prizes...those jump drives are neat!

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  14. Congrats on the release! I'm thinking about combining this with IWSG on October 3rd. Will let you know... :)

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  15. Hey! I just downloaded your book onto my Kindle. Congrats, E.J.

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  16. I just bought my copy of Blood Fugue, EJ! Welcome to the world of being a published author! :-D

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  17. E.J.--I normally stay as far away from bloghops/blogfests as I can--but yours looks like so much fun, I'm going to give it a shot.

    The prizes look great!

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    1. I'm the same way about blogfests, Norma, simply because I barely get to read/comment on so many of the blogs I love as it is (and get my own, regular posts up). Anyway, I truly appreciate the support, and look forward to reading about what you'd like to bury the hatchet in. Maybe some noisy neighbor kids? lol

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  18. This is one I've got to do. I'm not near my PC at the moment but I've tweeted about this and will schedule for next week.

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  19. This is totally awesome, EJ. Congratulations!!! I will definitely participate, how fun! Also going to check out your pages, so exciting that Blood Fugue is out and official!

    Congrats again! :)

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  20. Oh Congrats!!! Look at you go! Sounds like fun EJ and my sounds like a great character!

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  21. ALRIGHT BUDDY!

    THIS IS BEYOND AWESOME! You know I'll do what I can to GET THE WORD OUT! ALL THE BEST and CONGRATS!!!!

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  22. Ha, love the bury the hatchet in theme! A big congrats to you and your first book going live! Enjoy every minute of it!!

    Angela

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  23. Wonderful News! I would love to help you spread the word!

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  24. Congrats on the book release! The artwork is amazing and beautiful on the flash drives.

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  25. WOW, wow, pow wow,lol
    So cool! I am thrilled for you~
    I love your theme-such a great way to
    release some frustration~
    I will post-I am thinking Oct lst.
    I have to go look at my poetry prompts
    schedule!
    I will be back!
    CONGRATS EJ!!!!

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  26. Congratulations!!! So happy for you! :D Can't wait to read it! :)

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  27. Um...can I just say how AWESOME and CRAFTY you are? That artistic mojo you're working is unbelievable...or rather, just stoked!

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    1. Thanks Angela! So wish I'd have picked your brain about your release plans, etc. You all did such a good job with your cover reveal. :-)

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  28. I'll be glad to help with the festivities but I don't need to win anything.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  29. Just finished reading Blood Fugue and it captivated me from the beginning, although I am nothing like Jenny, your wonderful style of writing quickly drew me in and I felt and understood exactly who she was and where she was coming from. I did have the ending figured wrong and was surprised at the turn it took Great book and looking forward to reading the next one!

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  30. BIG CONGRATS, EJ!! So exciting! Wishing you much success! :D

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  31. I think I understand what I'm doing ...

    I will post my response and your book info + Rafflecopter on Oct. 11th.

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  32. HA! Great Halloween theme! Fabulous prizes, too! I wish you a ton of luck with your book!

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  33. Yay! I finally get to participate. Putting my post up now so it will hit tomorrow.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  34. Hi EJ
    Mentioned you today! I hope you are doing well!
    I can't wait to read it...
    ATB 2U
    :D

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