Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

GRAVITY event schedule!

So...GRAVITY officially releases in 27 days, which is so, so amazing. I could gush about how thankful I am, but I'll save that for later. :) I have a few fun dates coming up that I wanted to detail here:

  • Thursday, 10/4: GRAVITY's trailer reveal is tonight at midnight. It goes live on some 50 blogs, plus a giveaway for 5 ARCs. Should be fun!
  • Monday, 10/8: The Taking Series website goes live next. I'll post details here, on Twitter, and FB. Expect a giveaway, fun Ari/Jackson facts, and hopefully I can get a fun convo goin on Twitter about aliens. Join me for the fun!
  • 10/16-10/29: Blog tour fun. You will likely get very tired of me by the end of this tour. :)
  • Tuesday, 10/30/12: GRAVITY releases! We're having a Twitter party to celebrate.
  • Friday, 11/2: My launch party for the book is on November 2nd from 6-8 PM at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA. Definitely stop by if you are in the area.
  • Saturday, 11/3: I'll be at Malaprops Bookstore with the ever awesome Tara Fuller and Tiffany Truitt for a group signing.
I am trying to work out a few more signings in the South. Maybe two. We'll see... :)

~ Melissa