Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy birthday to GHOST PLANET (with giveaway of THE OPHELIA PROPHECY)

One year ago today, Tor released my debut novel, GHOST PLANET. I ate cupcakes, drank champagne, signed books while impaired, and wore a gigantic gold tutu.
See, I wasn't kidding.
What a year it's been! Some of the highlights include (as close as possible to chronological order):
  • GHOST PLANET's cover appeared in an RT Book Reviews list of cool covers for upcoming releases.
  • Authors Linnea Sinclair and Kat Richardson endorsed the book with glowing reviews. 
  • In my first ever printed review, Publishers Weekly called it: "an absorbing and exciting story full of science, sex, and intriguing plot twists."
  • RT Book Reviews gave it 4.5 stars and said "thoroughly impresses ... a pitch-perfect balance of a cohesive scientific vision with poignant, naked emotion."
  • Jack-O-Lantern approved
  • Co-bloggers Laurie and Donna joined me in Seattle for my first release party. (Too far for Pippa - a hop, skip, and a GIGANTIC jump.) 
  • The book was nominated for the 2013 RWA RITA Award for best first book, ON MY BIRTHDAY.
  • The book was named the main pick for April of the Vaginal Fantasy Hangout book club (created by actress/producer/writer Felicia Day) - also ON MY BIRTHDAY. 
  • Veronica Belmont (also of VF book club fame) named the book a suggested read for The Sword & Laser book club. 
  • The VF gals gave the book a super positive review on YouTube. I ate more cupcakes. 
  • The book was named one of the "best of 2012" by Regina Small, senior editor and reviews coordinator for RT
  • My agency sold audio rights to Audible.com (for GHOST PLANET as well as my other two upcoming titles). 
Wow, what a great run. And we're just getting started! An audio book to come, and I'm still waiting for that movie deal. ;) 

My second book from Tor (THE OPHELIA PROPHECY) is due out in less than six months, and I'm working on revisions for a third book (ECHO 8). (Have a brand-new project in the works as well - stay tuned for more on that.) 

OPHELIA is a post-apocalyptic biopunk romance about some sexy transgenics and an archivist with a dangerous secret. E8 is a near-future, multiverse romantic suspense that explores possible connections between quantum physics and psi (also a Bermuda Love Triangle between a parapsychologist, an FBI agent, and an energy vampire). 

Thanks for joining the party! We have a door prize: Leave a comment for a chance at winning a signed ARC of THE OPHELIA PROPHECY (official release: April 1), hot off the presses. SO hot the only person in possession of one at this point is Jessica Subject, who won it in my first giveaway. [Usual fine print on this one: US and Canada only, so as not to require me to apply for a loan to ship it. And DON'T FORGET to leave your email address in your comment if you want to be included.]

Good luck! 
Tor Books - April Fool's Day, 2014

17 comments:

  1. Well,I hope I don't have to wait till April to read it! Just re-read Ghost Planet this week--still love it. Write faster. ;-) Karen Kolavalli, heytoto@cox.net

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  2. Absolutely love your cover art. yttar2 @ gmail.com

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  3. Aw, thanks Karen! :)

    Yttar - yes, I have been lucky with both my Tor covers!

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  4. I loved Ghost Planet and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Both of your next books have great premises. Can't wait to read them.

    mymiddleyears [at] gmail [dot] com

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  5. Don't enter me (being a cohost and all) but I'm so excited to be sharing the fun of GPs first birthday. What a year it's been for you since that rockin book launch party in Seattle!

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  6. Sooo excited to read your next book! It seems like forever since I read Ghost Planet. Thanks so much for the give away:)

    tamsparks (at) att (dot) net.

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  7. BTW LOVE the pics. That tutu was too cute and I love Mr Punkinhead busy reading.

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  8. Happy release day birthday to your book and to you! It's been fun to see your adventure in publishing! So happy for all your success. :-)

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  9. dsivei 108Looks great! lquick2@gmail.com

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  10. Congratulations! It's a wonderful book and I am glad it is doing so well. Can hardly wait to read Ophelia!

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  11. I loved Ghost Planet and I'm very much looking forward to reading more from you. :-)

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  12. No sequel to Ghost Planet?
    Was looking forward to more from that world.
    M_fitz@fuse.net

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  13. The Ophelia Prophesy sounds pretty cool. I hopped over and checked out the excerpts. Another to put on my TBR list. :)

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  14. Oops. I suppose I shoulda added this: authordjdavis@gmail.com

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  15. Thanks so much, everyone, for the kind words and good wishes! Hope you all had a Happy Halloween! I'll draw for the ARC on Sunday . . .

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  16. Hi M_fitz! I do have a sequel in mind for GHOST PLANET. I hope I will get the opportunity to write it! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.

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  17. Okay, Karen won the drawing for the signed ARC. Thanks to everyone who dropped by and joined the fun!

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