Skip to main content

GRAVITY e-book is Now Available!

Exciting news!

GRAVITY did have a book birthday yesterday after all—well technically today. It is now available in both Kindle and Nook formats! And check out these amazing blurbs for the book:
"A thrilling debut packed with action and mystery. Aliens never looked so good."
USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout.

"GRAVITY is a nonstop action thrill ride set in a richly imagined sci-fi version of earth, featuring a bold heroine who knows how to fight, just not who she should be fighting for. Start reading and you won't. Ever. Stop."
Jennifer Bosworth, author of Struck (FSG/Macmillan)
The print version will be available online and in stores within a few weeks. But to celebrate the release of the e-book, I need your help to spread the word! And I have a few prizes available for participating.

Ways to play:

  1. Tweet that the e-book is now available with links to GRAVITY’s Kindle and Nook e-books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Must use hashtag #GravityTheTaking to get credit. (1 pt per Tweet.)
  2. Mention that the e-book is available on Facebook and include links to the Amazon and Barnes and Noble pages. Make sure to connect it to me so I can see that you did this. :) (1 pt per mention)
  3. Blog about GRAVITY’s e-book release and email me the link. (10 pts)
  4. Change your profile picture on Twitter to GRAVITY’s cover and send Melissa the link to your Twitter profile showing the change. (10 pts)
  5. Buy the e-book, take a picture of the first page of Chapter 25, and email it to me. (25 pts)
  6. Read the book, email me the answer to this question: “What is Jackson’s last name?” (This is not as easy as it sounds! You have to read the book to know the real answer.) and post an honest review on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. (25 pts)
* All emails can be sent to Melissa(at)melissawestauthor(dot)com

What you will enter to win:

First place (By total number of points earned):
A signed copy of GRAVITY and a character named after you in book 2!

Second place:
A $25 giftcard to Amazon or Barnes and Noble plus signed swag (option of the GRAVITY T-shirt if you prefer)

Third place:
A GRAVITY T-shirt plus signed swag.

This contest is open internationally and will run from today, October 31st, through Wednesday, November 14th. The winners will be announced on Friday, November 16th. Please leave a comment with your email address so I know who's playing and can contact you should you win. Thank you so much for participating!!


  1. Great contest.

  2. Ah, now I get it - I was confused as to whether the book was out. So sorry it had such great confusion, but I know it will be great anyway! I've bought Gravity and looking forward to reading it! esivy(at)phytapublishing(dot)com

  3. I am very much looking forward to reading this new book! I posted it on my Facebook, but know that 1 pt will not put me in a winner spot. I am a middle school teacher and have begun promoting the book with them!
    yvonne m.

  4. Oh yea!!! I'm playing (played) Lol

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Pitch Wars 2017 Wishlist!

Hi! How are you? Excited? Nervous? Hating your MS? Loving your MS? Yep, I get it. Been there, have the wrinkles to prove it. But that's what retinoids are for, and besides--

Wait, let me back up and do this introduction thing properly. And, you know, by "properly" I mean Hart of Dixie style.

So, you're probably wondering who I am and why I think I'm a rockstar, when I'm just a brand new little newbie mentor. Well, here's the thing--I'm not really one of those "I think I'm a rockstar" kind of people, so we won't be going there. Sorry. BUT I can tell you who I am. Here goes.


USA TODAY bestselling author Melissa West is the author of more than fifteen novels, each set in the South and ready to steal a reader’s heart with Southern charm, sweet tea, and a whole mess of gossip. Her novels have received high praise and recognition from RT Book Reviews, Seventeen Magazine, Fresh Fiction, and Harlequin Junkie, among others…

Outlining -- a.k.a pulling your hair out

Outlining...yes, that organizational craziness that forces you to look like the poor cat above. Yep, that's what I'm talking about today. After reading a fellow blogger’s post regarding plotters vs. pansters, I began to research various outlining methods. The snowflake method is a very common approach that involves starting with a summary sentence (a.k.a pitch) then expanding out.
Some claim this hinders creativity, while supporters feel it keeps them on track. I've decided to use elements of the approach (click here). I like the pitch sentence to begin with. This took me quite awhile, but in developing my pitch sentence for Twisted Root I found that it helps to think in broad terms. A+B=C But the more interesting element of this model is the disaster moments in the story. You know, those moments where you become the evilest writer on the planet and your characters are tortured.
The Snowflake method suggests that you have 3 disasters (more with sub-plots) and an ending, ea…

Make your readers uncomfortable

I have this one scene in TWISTED ROOT that is…intense. It is so intense that I’ve had reactions all over the place from my CP’s and betas.

Let me start by saying I have a ton of people read my work. An 8 person crit group, 2 crit partners, and 2 that I would say are alpha readers—friends who read tons and have strong editing backgrounds.

So I receive crits all over the place, and this scene has created some interesting responses. One critter went crazy for it, loved it. Another referred to it as slightly icky. I loved that response. :) Another blushed when we discussed it in person. And all of the male critters I have thought it was awesome—go figure. Men have a much higher threshold for uncomfortable-ness, than most women. (JMHO!!!)

Now I’m not saying I don’t adore all my readers. I do. I couldn’t write without them. Each one makes my work stronger. But here’s the thing, I’m keeping the scene, as it is (for now). Wanna know why?

I think as a writer you should make your reader uncomfortab…