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Friday, November 18, 2011

Crescendo Release Day & Print Book Giveaway!

Howdy folks! Today's the big day--Crescendo's official release day! It's now available at Amazon, ARe, and other major retailers, as well as at Storm Moon Press, of course. And can I just say? Nervous and excited author is nervous and excited. A lot of people have been waiting for this book for almost fifteen months. I worked on this series for three years. I'm very anxious to see if readers find it the satisfying conclusion to the story that I did. One reviewer's posted so far, and it was a lovely review (thank you, M/M Good Book Reviews!), but I'll still be holding my breath for at least a couple weeks.

While I'm suffocating myself, I thought I'd also celebrate and say "Thank you" to all you amazing, wonderful, spectacular readers by giving away a print copy of Crescendo. They won't be out until December, but when they arrive, I'll sign one and put it in the mail to one lucky commenter on this post. I'll draw a winner next Friday.

Some other news as well. As you've probably noticed, it's been a bit quiet round these parts lately. Between Riptide and my own writing, I'm starting to have trouble keeping up with the blog. I still very much want this to be a place where people can come and enjoy themselves, and I'll update at least once a week, but the schedule's going to start getting a little less regular.

Also, did a ton of updates on my website today. Lots of new info for my two new releases (Crescendo and Master Class), and also some new bits on the upcoming works page, mostly about the Kinkapalooza novel I'm co-writing with Cat Grant. We only started putting words to paper less than two weeks ago, but Cat and I have already accidentally won NaNo :-p Almost 60,000 words in already, and no signs of the end yet. This book is gonna be a friggin' doorstop of kink. Very, very excited about it; it feels amazing to be writing again after taking so much time off to focus all my energy on Riptide.

Hmm, I think that's it for now. I'm at a couple different places today: you can read a nice excerpt from Crescendo and maybe win a copy of Counterpoint at Laura Kaye's blog, and I have a guest post at Naughty Boys in the Backseat on the only-half-immortal problem. (Trust me, it's a big problem :-p)

If you've already read Crescendo, do let me know what you think, even if you hated it. If you haven't, say hello anyway to get yourself entered in the giveaway. I'll ship anywhere in the world.

Hugs and love to you all--I'm feeling particularly bouncy today :D


  1. Currently reading Crescendo and loving it. Would love to win a signed print Copy would be the Christmas that no one could top.

    Congrats, Ayden and Freyric are awesome!

  2. I never got the chance to read Counterpoint, so it took a few chapters to get the feel for Crescendo but HOLY COW! Can you write a story! And what amazing characters and wow, just wow. I bow to your talent.


  3. Just found it on ARe - bought it - can't WAIT to read it!


  4. And, Jason? You GOTTA read Counterpoint. Rachel has the same talent Aleksandr Voinov has for putting two characters so totally at odds that you can't imagine them EVER connecting, and then inch by inch showing them common ground until they (and you) can't imagine them with anyone else, ever. Quite a talent, quite a story, and quite an amazing series!

  5. I have not read CRESCENDO yet, but I would love to thank you.


  6. Congrats on the book release! You must be so excited and overwhelmed by the official opening of Riptide and still writing and publishing. I have feeling that you dont sleep much! I'd live to win a copy of Crescendo.
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  7. This sounds like a great series! Please count me in! Kyreadinggirl (at) yahoo (dot) com.

  8. Happy be-lated Release Day, Rachel. I know Crescendo is going to be as wonderful as Counterpoint.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  9. Congratulations on your latest release, Rachel! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway! :)

    beatrice.g.tan [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. I haven't managed to get to Crescendo yet, but soon! And I'd love to win a print copy. =)

    adara adaraohare com

  11. Yay! I've been one of the ones that's been waiting for 15 months lol. But I haven't actually read Counterpoint yet, I do this naughty thing where I skip to the end of the book and see how it ends, and seeing the ending that I did I decided to wait for the sequel. Been very keen too as there have been great reviews!

    I'd love a print version of the book to complete the collection!


  12. Rachel, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I had waited so long for this book to be released, and it was fantastic. I've written a review here and its also Book of the Month. Great work! http://www.yammbooks.com/183/crescendo-song-of-the-fallen-book-ii/

  13. Hi guys,

    Thanks all so much for your comments and congrats and kind words. And congrats to marybelle, who Random.org picked as the winner of the print copy of Crescendo! Marybelle, I'll drop you an email in just a sec, but you'll have to wait til late December for the book, I'm afraid, as they've not yet shipped from the printer (my publisher says right around Christmas, so fingers crossed for slightly earlier than slightly later).

    Thanks again, folks!


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