Posts Tagged ‘The Winter People’
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Rebekah L Purdy, teen fantasy, teen horror, The Summer Marked, The Winter People, The Winter's Spite, YA Books, ya fantasy, ya horror, YA Romance on June 27, 2016| 4 Comments »
Posted in Uncategorized, Writing, tagged Book release, Rebekah L Purdy, teens, The Summer Marked, The Winter People, The Winter's Spite, ya fantasy, ya horror, YA Romance, ya romance books, YA Writing on June 17, 2016| 2 Comments »
Ummmm…so The Winter’s Spite Paperback “kinda” released early AHHHH (like 12 days early). The ebook is up for preorder on a couple of sites as well. The official ebook release is June 27, 2016 (which is when the paperback was also supposed to release). But anyway, here are some of the links. B & N won’t show until probably the actual release date. And Kobo should be anytime now (either today or this weekend). Will add more links as the book goes up!
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Winters-Spite-Winter-Pe…/…/ref=sr_1_1…
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Book Cover Reveal, Rebekah L Purdy, Rebekah Purdy, teen fantasy, teen horror, The Winter People, The Winter People Book 3, The Winter's Spite, YA Books, ya fantasy, ya horror, YA Writing on January 25, 2016| 8 Comments »
Want to be a part of the book cover reveal for the 3rd Winter People book: The Winter’s Spite? I’ll be doing a reveal on Friday 1/29/2016. So if you’d like to help please comment below or message me. To reveal the cover all you need to do is post it on your FB page, or blog, twitter, or instagram (or all the above) LOL. Or any social media outlet you have. Make sure to leave me an email if you’d like to take part so I can email you the stuff the night before 🙂 ((HUGS)) and thanks for all your support! The cover is GORGEOUS… can’t wait for everyone to see it!
Okay, so before Christmas I hinted on a couple social media sites that I might have some NOT SO GOOD NEWS. *sigh* So two weeks before Christmas my agent and I received an email that my publisher has decided not to publish the 3rd and final Winter People book. Not gonna lie, I bawled my head off and ranted and bawled some more, then began to doubt myself as a writer. Every emotion you can go through, I went through in that short span of time. My lovely agent called me on a Sunday so she could comfort me and decide what our next step should be (which if you must know, Agent Fran is FREAKING AWESOME).
2015 was the year from hell for me. I had 2 family emergencies (one involving my teen daughter), a missed deadline, 2 books being pulled from my publisher, a couple book releases moved…etc. So needless to say, I’m ready to make 2016 better.
But I wander off subject here (LOL—it’s the writer in me). So anyway, after letting the whole thing sink in and coming to terms with it, I realized this might be a blessing in disguise. I STILL PLAN TO FINISH THE WINTER PEOPLE SERIES. However, I will be self-publishing the last book. I’ve never self-pubbed before so I’m super nervous and scared, but I’ve found a brilliant cover artist, and I have some lovely author friends who will be holding my hand through the process. So I repeat, I will finish out the Winter People series.
The positive things about me self-publishing the final book in the series is 1) I’ll have more control over the pricing (yay). 2) I’ll be able to stick with my vision for the book series/ending. 3) I’ll also be able to choose the release date (woot-woot)…And, I won’t be under a ton of stress with a strict editing schedule.
I’ve had numerous emails and messages from readers lately and I tell you, they came at such a perfect time for me. It was a couple days after getting the news that I received an awesome email from a reader about how much she loved my book series and she wanted to do an art project relating to it. So thank you for that and thank you all for reading my books and your support. My readers ARE EVERYTHING to me. I seriously love you all 🙂
So I’m finishing this series off for you (and for me). I couldn’t leave us with a cliff hanger, or wait to see if we could place it with another publisher as I knew if it got picked up it could mean another couple years for a release date. So, again, I’ll be self-pubbing the 3rd Winter People book.
And to give you a “small” teaser it will be entitled: The Winter’s Spite.
Also, I’ll be doing a cover reveal somewhere around the end of January 2016 or beginning of February 2016, so if you’d like to be a part of that, please drop me a line (on any of my social media sites or via email).
Oh, and for those of you who don’t follow my FB page or my twitter feed, I announced a new book deal for a YA Contemporary entitled: French Fries, Football, and My Freshman Year, which will be published by Swoon Romance in 2016 (eep).
Hey my lovelies! Well, 2015 has almost slipped away from us. It’s definitely been a year, that’s for sure. A year, I DON’T want to repeat. I should have some more news for you in the coming days/weeks. Some of it good news, some of it kind of a mixture of ‘good/bad’ news, depending on how you look at it (LOL). Yeah, I know, that was kind of not helpful at all.
I’m still working on The Winter People Book 3. I’m getting closer to finishing it up. Nearly 3/4 of the way through with it.
I’ll soon be working on a couple other projects which I’m totally excited about. One is a contemporary book and the other two are Fantasy books (YA of course).
I’m super looking forward to my vacation, which is coming up in 3 days (not that I’m counting–hahahaha). Gonna hang out with my kidlets, hubby and animals. I’ve got two of my kids who got engaged this year. And another one who got into Central Michigan University (starting next fall as he’s a senior this year).
So next year we’ll have 2 weddings and a graduation (OMG, how is this possible?). So lots of busy stuff to come.
As the year comes to an end I just want to tell all my readers how much they mean to me. Thank you EVER SO MUCH for the emails and messages you send. Thank you for reading my books…it means SO SO much!
Hoping to have a couple more out there next year for you 🙂
I hope everyone has a blessed holiday season, no matter what you’re celebrating…
Posted in Writing, tagged Autumn, Entangled Teen, Fae, Faeries, Fantasy, horror, magic, Paranormal Romance, Rebekah L Purdy, Rebekah Purdy, spring, Summer, swords, teen book series, Teen Books, teen fantasy, teen horror, teen romance, The Summer Marked, The Winter People, The Winter People book 2, Winter, ya book series, YA Books, ya fantasy, ya horror, ya horror book, YA Paranormal Romance, YA Romance on September 22, 2015| 1 Comment »
OMG, I can’t believe it’s finally here. The Summer Marked is officially out today!!!! This is the 2nd book in The Winter People Series…
Fresh off a break-up with her boyfriend, Kadie’s glad to be home from college for Thanksgiving. All she needs is a rebound guy, a box of chocolates, and some girl time with her best friend, Salome. Problem is, Salome isn’t returning her calls, and her family won’t say where she is. Feeling sorry for herself, Kadie ends up at Club Blade, a place filled with pumping music, dangerous guys, and promises of a good time. However, when midnight strikes, Kadie’s fun turns into a nightmare as she’s ripped from the human world into Faerie by a vengeful Winter Prince named Etienne. For the first time in her life, she realizes the monsters Salome always spoke of are real, and they’ll stop at nothing to destroy her friend.
Salome thought the winter curse was behind her. But winter has left its mark. Not just on her, but on the whole summer court. The Kingdom of Summer is falling apart, and Nevin is hanging onto his throne by a thread. With war on his doorstep, he has no choice but to send Gareth into enemy territory, which means Salome will be left alone—vulnerable in a world she doesn’t understand. A place where beauty is deadly and humans are pawns in the macabre games the Fae play. Both Kadie and Salome will have to call on all their strength to survive in a world where humans aren’t meant to be. With death and enemies all around them, it’ll be a miracle if they can survive.
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