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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Read Crescendo Chapter 1!

Happy Monday, folks! It's a particularly exciting day for me, because today is the first time a long and fully-edited sneak peek of Crescendo is going up on the interwebs. The entire first chapter, in fact. Almost 3500 words. I'm so excited I can't even wait the 23 minutes until it's officially Monday. Ah well, it's Monday in Europe, right? :D

You can find the first chapter at my publisher's book page for Crescendo. Wait--don't go quite yet! Let me tell you about a second exciting thing first: Crescendo pre-orders start today, and there is ten kinds of awesome going down with that. The ten kinds of awesome, let me show u them:

1. For one thing, everyone who pre-orders gets 20% off--you pay $7.99 instead of $9.99 for the ebook, $11.99 instead of $14.99 for the paperback (plus free domestic shipping!), and $14.39 instead of $17.99 for the print + ebook bundle (plus free domestic shipping). I'm not sure how long that special will last, so if you've been waiting for Crescendo, definitely take advantage of it while it's still there.

2. Awesome Point #2 is that folks who pre-order get to download their book a full two days before the "street date"--October 5 instead of October 7.

3. Awesome Point #3 is raffle prizes! Each copy you pre-order gets you entered into a drawing for--get this--a free first-gen Nook pre-loaded with my entire back catalog! A second lucky winner will get signed copies of both Counterpoint and Crescendo, and a third lucky winner will get an autographed print of the gorgeous Crescendo cover art.

Okay, so it turns out there are only three kinds of awesome, but I think they're awesome enough to count for 3.33 points of awesome each, no?

Anyway, off I go, dancing giddily away to wrap up edits. I hope you'll go off to Storm Moon Press and read the first chapter of Crescendo. And I hope it's everything you've all been waiting for :D

. . . Oh, who are we kidding. We both knew I couldn't get through a whole blog post without a picture of Michael Fassbender. So, my present to you. Look, it even unwraps itself!

(Now go! Read Crescendo!)


  1. Ooooo! I must make blog about this awesomeness!

    Yes, I'm a little excited for all that is Cresendo. But then, I think you knew that. Mah Ayden mah Ayden! W00T! :D

    Congrats on all the exciting things!

  2. yaaaaaaaaaaaaay *scampers away to read and order*

  3. Wow, the opening chapter is wonderful. And again with the cliffhangers! You're trying to drive us crazy, aren't you?

  4. Heh, thank you Elle :)

    @Cheryl: In this particular case, I'm trying to drive you to buy the book ;-p I'm very glad you liked the first chapter--it's always pretty nervewracking to put something out there, but especially this, which people have been waiting for for so long.

  5. Well, it worked. My copy of the book is pre-ordered and I'm counting the days.

  6. Hey Rachel, I'm so looking forward to this sequel. Counterpoint was an awesome piece of work.

    Whilst we wait for the new release, do you have any recommendations on other M/M fiction that involves Elven characters?

  7. Hi Jim! Thanks so much for the kind words about Counterpoint; I hope Crescendo is everything you hope it will be! :)

    As for other recs, I actually don't. I can't think of a single other M/M book I've read with elves in it, oddly enough. I'm sure they're out there, I've just not found them. Maybe try this list on Goodreads?


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