Tuesday, October 15, 2013

One Of My Biggest Inspirations! Amanda Hocking

Letter from Amanda

Hi –

All three books in the Trylle trilogy – Switched, Torn, and Ascend – are incredibly personal to me. The world I created for Wendy was one populated by things I loved, places I found magical, people I wanted to be friends with, and hopes and fears I struggled with myself.  It’s been an honor to share this world with you and to hear that so many of you have fallen in love with it just as much as I have.

I released the first book in the series, Switched, on July 12, 2010, my twenty-sixth birthday. I’d written it over a year before that, but I’d been unable to find an agent or publisher for it. I believed in Switched and refused to give up on it, so I decided to self-publish. Since then, the three books in the trilogy have gone on to sell over a million copies as digital editions.

It’s because of this and the incredible response I’ve gotten from readers that I’ve decided to partner with a traditional publisher on the Trylle Trilogy. So many of you have already embraced the series, and without your support, I know none of this would’ve happened.  Beginning in early January 2012 with Switched, the trilogy will be released in paperback and as an ebook through St. Martin’s (US) and sister company Macmillan internationally. This means that the series will be available in bookstores and retailers around the world!

As a bonus for fans of the series, I’ve included never-before-seen short stories in each of the books, so you can share in new adventures with the characters you’ve grown to care about. The books also have a few extended scenes going more deeply into the world of the Trylle.

If you’re not familiar with the books, or even if you’ve read them a hundred times, I hope you join us on the next stage of the journey – experiencing Wendy’s trials and tribulations, her loves and losses, for the first time, or all over again.

Thank you!


EMBERS will take you on a Wild Ride!

"I finally got myself a copy of Embers!"
Get your copy today.  Avalin's relationship with Albert and the entire Twined community takes an unexpected turn. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BE55MJO

Best Selling Author Alyson Noel

Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times best-selling, award-winning, author of FAKING 19, ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS, LAGUNA COVE, FLY ME TO THE MOON, KISS & BLOG, SAVING ZOË, CRUEL SUMMER, FOREVER SUMMER (a LAGUNA COVE/CRUEL SUMMER 2-in-1), KEEPING SECRETS (a FAKING 19/SAVING ZOE 2-in-1), the IMMORTALS series including: EVERMORE, BLUE MOON, SHADOWLAND, DARK FLAME, NIGHT STAR, and EVERLASTING, the IMMORTALS spin-off, RILEY BLOOM series including RADIANCE, SHIMMER, DREAMLAND & WHISPER with short stories appearing in the anthologies: FIRST KISS (THEN TELL), KISSES FROM HELL, & DEAR BULLY. She is currently at working on her new series, THE SOUL SEEKERS, including FATED, ECHO, MYSTIC, and HORIZON (11.12.13).
With over 8 New York Times bestsellers in 2 years, and over 7 million copies in print, her books have been translated into 37 languages, sold in over 50 countries, and have made the New York Times, USA Today, LA Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, NCIBA, and Walmart Bestsellers lists, and have won numerous awards such as: the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, appeared on the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick.
Chosen as one of OC Metro magazine's "20 Women to Watch," she's been nominated for the Orange County Business Journal's "Women in Business Awards" as well as their "Excellence in Entrepreneurship" award. The dramatic rights for for her adult novel, FLY ME TO THE MOON, was optioned by Ridley Scott's, Scott Free Productions, with Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones' Diary) set to write and direct. While the dramatic right for all 4 books in THE SOUL SEEKERS were optioned by Cheyenne Enterprises.
Born and raised in Orange County, California, she's lived in both Mykonos and Manhattan and is now settled in Southern California where she's working on her next book. You can visit her at: www.alysonnoel.com, www.immortalsseries.com or www.soulseekersseries.com.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mark your calendars!  Twined will be available for FREE as a kindle download on October 7th -11th
This revised version also includes a preview of "The Scion's Ascension". A Twined side story that pre-dates the current two books in the Twined series. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QQBPAA