Monday, November 25, 2013

News Week - 11/25/13 - A Week of Giving Thanks!

This week:

Royalties earned thus far for CLAN (both eBook and paperback) will go to Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children. All royalties earned this Thanksgiving week until 11/28 midnight PST will be donated. I have spent time in the homeless shelter as a child and was very grateful when presents were donated to my family--without the donations, we wouldn't of had Christmas. It's important for me that I can help out through something that I created and worked hard on.  



Also I want to say thank you to everyone who's been so supportive and helped spread the word about CLAN. Thank you very much! 

Last Week:

CLAN was selected for Best Books: Kirkus Stars & Recommendations!

Candace reviewed CLAN! Check out her review here.

Author Courtney Summers interviewed me.

Author Kristi Helvig interviewed me.

Book Blitz began. 

Winners of the Clan trailer reveal giveaway were posted! If you didn't win in this raffle--no worries! There's still the Intro Blog Tour raffle going on!

Stay tuned for December! Blog tours continues as usual!



--Realm

Thursday, November 21, 2013

CLAN - Intro Blog Tour Stop 3

Kristi Helvig and I have two sweet things in common--we share the same awesome agent, Jessica Regel, and we both wrote a YA sci-fi. Please check out Kristi's upcoming book BURN OUT--it looks so freaking badass. That cover!

Kristi is interviewing me today on world building (since she's a fellow world-builder herself!) and revealing an illustration of one of the Five Values of Clan. There is an ongoing raffle for prizes!

Enjoy,


--Realm

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CLAN - Intro Tour Stop 2

Courtney Summers is an awesome person and an incredible YA writer--I love her work because it has a dark edge and it's fun to read. I interviewed her a long time ago and illustrated her character. If you've never read her work, I hope you check it out at her site!

She is interviewing me about my creative process for CLAN today and revealing an illustration of one of the Five Values of Clan. I hope you check it out! Don't forget the raffle!


--Realm

Monday, November 18, 2013

News Week - 11/18/13

Just got back from the Clan Book Release party! Pics to be posted soon. A lot happened last week and a lot is happening this week! This post will make it easy for you to navigate through all the recent happenings.

Now: Book Blitz is on! Hosted by YA Bound.

Tuesday: My friend and author Courtney Summers is interviewing me about the creation of CLAN plus revealing one of the Five Values of Clan.

Thursday: My agent sister Kristi Helvig (who also has a YA sci-fi coming out!) is interviewing me about world building and revealing one of the Fives Values of Clan.

Last week:

CLAN was released and is now on Amazon! (The paperback is $7.50 right now!) Plus it's starting to get reviews! If you get a chance to review CLAN and enjoyed it, a review will very much be appreciated!

CLAN's book trailer was revealed! Don't miss out on the giveaway to win the Kindle Fire! I've added more prizes since there are a lot of entrants. The giveaway ends Thursday night. 

Author S.R. Johannes interviewed me about art and marketing and revealed the first Five Values of Clan! 

Don't forget the raffle happening for the Intro Tour! A lot of new CLAN merchandise was made.

I hope you enjoy all the events!


--Realm


Thursday, November 14, 2013

CLAN - Intro Tour Stop 1 + Clan merch raffle!

Hello, everyone! The intro tour has begun. Author S.R. Johannes (aka Shelli) is revealing one of the Five Values of Clan (illustrated) and she interviewed me on art and marketing. I hope you'll check her blog post out!

Kickstarting with Shelli, another raffle has begun!

Below are the prizes:

A set of the Five Values of Clan signed postcards (only one illustration is revealed so far, hence question marks!):



12/05 UPDATE:

Here are all 5 revealed illustrations!




A super prize pack with signed paperback, Clan button (with the the Clan symbol), and a signed illustration from the paperback:





And one winner will get a Clan t-shirt inspired by the book cover:






What's your favorite? Enter the raffle below!


Thank you for visiting! Please do check out Shelli's blog. Next up is Courtney Summers on Tuesday!


--Realm

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

CLAN - Trailer

Here's the book trailer! I made the book trailer using the artwork I drew for the CLAN paperback. The music is by Kevin MacLeod. Don't miss the raffle at the end for a chance to win the Kindle Fire HD!

Please enjoy.



What do you think?

If you share this video (or do some other task listed below), you enter a raffle to win the Kindle Fire HD and many more prizes! 

Enter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Thank you!


--Realm

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

CLAN - Happy Book Birthday!

CLAN is born! Hurray! 







Click here for the paperback! 

Click here for the ebook!

Stay tuned--tomorrow I am posting the book trailer!

In the mean time... here's some Clan-inspired party music!






Everyone--thank you so much for being a part of my journey and for your support.

I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it and I can't wait for you to meet Twain, Buster, and Chad. 

Thank you so much and I'm looking forward to your feedback. If you enjoyed CLAN, please help spread the word and post a review. 

As always, email me comments at: rtlovejoy (at) yahoo (dot) com

Yay!


--Realm


Monday, November 11, 2013

CLAN - Pre-Release Info + Illustration Samples

Woo! CLAN is out tomorrow! 

I am providing some info here in advance so you can decide which format is right for you.


Where can I buy CLAN?

Amazon. CLAN may be available in other outlets in the future. 


Is CLAN illustrated?

The paperback is illustrated by me with 25-30 black and white illustrations. If you enjoy illustrations and want a hardcopy on your shelf, this is a good option. Illustration samples will be in the trailer (will be up Wednesday). For an example of the paperback, here is the link to my proof copy.

The eBook is text-only without illustrations. (This has to do with digital distribution constraints, but it may change in the future.) For those of you who just want to read the story and don't need to see pictures--the eBook is a good option.

Here are some paperback illustration samples:







How much will CLAN cost?

Until 12/26, the ebook (not illustrated) is 99 cents. The paperback (illustrated) is $8.99Please enjoy these discounts until 12/26!

Also, you can borrow an ebook for free if you are an Amazon Prime member. I will also have a whole bunch of raffles going on for a chance to win a paperback copy or a signed paperback. 



What time will CLAN be available?

Unfortunately, I have no control over the exact time. You'll likely see the ebook on sale tomorrow morning. 

The paperback will be available on the CreateSpace page for purchase tomorrow, though for a short time it may lag to show up on Amazon. In the meantime, I will link the CreateSpace page once it's available.



If you have any questions and/or feedback, email me: rtlovejoy (at) yahoo (dot) com

I am very much looking forward to sharing CLAN with you!


--Realm

Thursday, November 7, 2013

CLAN - Paperback Proof

The paperback proof arrived a while ago. It's surreal to see the book... all the years of writing and drawing for CLAN bound up into glued paper. I'm very pleased with the paperback and I hope you will be too!




Hurray!


--Realm

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CLAN - Blog Tours

Hello, everyone! Well, guess what... CLAN will be out next week! 

There are a few online book events happening for CLAN.

For the kickoff, my fellow writer pals are going to be a part of the Five Values of Clan propaganda poster reveals. Each of them will reveal one poster with one of the values along with interviews, and I'll reveal the final one. Think of it as an introduction to CLAN!




Secondly, YA Bound is hosting the CLAN Book Blitz during November 18th-25th. Please sign up if you're interested in participating! 





Finally, the great big tour happens December 9th-20th, again hosted by YA Bound. If you're a book blogger, I hope you'll join the fun! Click here for the tour sign up.





I hope you will enjoy these events and thank you for your support,


--Realm