A cold December afternoon and I’ve spent a big chunk of the day working away at my upcoming novel, Seventh. So far the word count is around 45,000, so I think I may be about half way. Technically anyway. Those of you who write will know how much more there is to do once the first draft is finished. Oddly, I like that nitpicky bit quite a lot (or perhaps it isn’t odd at all to those of you who know me personally and appreciate what a perfectionist I am). After a not-so-quick foray into the land of social media, I think it’s time to get back to – well, I would call it the real world but it’s a fictional one, isn’t it? Sometimes I wonder if the real world is real at all…
Thanks to the technical savvy of my daughter, I am now on Twitter as well as Facebook. Here’s where to find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SianTurner1066
As a website re-launch special offer, I’m making my latest novel ‘Vibes’ available FREE on Smashwords from today (6th November) until 12th November. Vibes is the story of Emma Logan, a girl with the unwanted gift of being able to feel other people’s emotions. To find out more about Vibes, click here or to download it from Smashwords, click here
I’m working on a few amendments which will hopefully make my website easier to navigate. Apologies if this makes things (temporarily) inconsistent. I’m not a web developer and am struggling to deal with all the techy stuff! Thank you for your patience.
I’ve decided that, since it’s the school summer holidays now, I’m going to make my new novel, Vibes, available FREE for 5 days (in ebook format only).
If you’d like to take a look, follow the link below:
My latest novel, Vibes, which has been available for pre-order as an e-book for a little while now, will be released tomorrow, so if you have pre-ordered it, you should find it winging its way to your Kindle soon.
I am happy to announce that it will also (assuming I don’t muck up the process) be available in paperback from tomorrow (possibly later in the day than the e-book version).
There’s a link to Amazon on my previous blog, so scroll down to find it if you’re planning to order it but haven’t yet done so.
Phew! The process of making your novel available in different formats is so time-consuming. I’m ready for a break (and perhaps a maple pecan danish) now.
I am finally able to announce that my latest novel, Vibes, is available to pre-order (in ebook format only at present) from Amazon, with a release date of 21st July. This means that an order placed now will be delivered to your Kindle on 21st.
Here’s a link, should you wish to order it:Pre-order Vibes from Amazon
I’m intending to make it available in paperback too, but since I apparently do things backwards, the paperback will follow at a later date (most authors apparently produce the paperback first and then release an ebook version later, but having started with just ebooks, that’s the format I’m most accustomed to dealing with).
Here’s the cover of my soon-to-be-published latest novel, Vibes (image created, for those who might need a cover designer, by the brilliant and patient Dave at jdandj.com).
All I have to do now is finish the final edit, format it and get it onto Amazon. I’m aiming for a release date around 21st July – which I believe is when the school summer holidays start.
While waiting for my copy editor to be available to check over my upcoming novel, I decided to have a crack at converting Splitting Infinities to make it available from Amazon as a paperback.
Success was finally mine yesterday at about 11pm, and Splitting Infinities can now be ordered in paperback for just £6.49. You can buy it by clicking on the following link: Splitting Infinities paperback version
Now I’ve done one, I’m wondering about the others. Perhaps after I’ve got Vibes (novel number 4) edited and both the cover and ebook versions finished I’ll think about it…
My fourth novel (I’m currently torn between two titles, but it will probably be called either ‘Vibes’ or ‘Emma’s Path’), will be available in about two months’ time.
I will be giving away a limited number of FREE (electronic) copies, so if you are interested in receiving one, please contact me and let me know!
Here is my draft ‘blurb’ for the book:
Emma Logan was born different, but not in an obvious, physical way. In fact you probably wouldn’t bother taking a second – or possibly even a first – glance at her if you saw her walking down the street, especially when she tries so very hard to appear utterly ordinary.
But Emma has a secret ability that she calls ‘vibes;’ she can physically feel other people’s emotions. If someone around her is sad, her heart feels cold and heavy, like an artificial object has been implanted in her chest. If they’re jealous, it feels like a worm crawling through her brain; an invasive pest, like an unscratchable itch inside her skull. Her life is one endless, bewildering ̶ and sometimes overwhelming ̶ mess of other people’s emotions.
Emma struggles through a difficult childhood. Treated like a shadow by almost everyone except her popular best friend Letty, she watches life from the side-lines, unable to participate in the sociable activities enjoyed by others of her age.
Then Letty leaves for University. Emma can’t face the idea of living on a campus packed full of emotion-radiating young people and elects to stay at home. Her frustrated dad talks her into applying for a voluntary job at a local primary school, where Emma is happy to discover that her gift has some benefits after all.
Moving on to her first paid job as a Specialist Dyslexia Teaching Assistant in the secondary school she and Letty went to, Emma uses vibes to help the students she works with. Then she comes across Jenna, a student in trouble. But can Emma help Jenna without revealing her ‘gift’ and losing the anonymity she’s tried so hard to retain?