On December 3, my short story, The Amulet of Ormisez, will be published in Make Believe and released into the big wide world. My words, no longer mine but everyone’s. It is every author’s dream. No matter how many times you sign that contract, a glow happens inside knowing a publisher believed in your hard work and it will be read by hundreds, thousands, maybe even millions. How very exciting!
A few early reviews have already trickled in and I’m thrilled to say they are all positive. Have a look below:
Rachel Morgan at Goodreads writes: “MAKE BELIEVE is a magical collection of short stories. Just the right size for someone like me who falls into bed too late every night and doesn’t have much time (or energy) left to read!…Fantasy-lovers should definitely check this one out.”
Jen – At Random says: “…With mystery, deceit, fate, grief, greed, romance, and action each story has its own engaging elements but all are sprinkled with a morsel of magic. Definitely a great read!”
And, an overall 5 star review on Amazon.com had this to say about my story in particular: “There’s lots happening in this story but to say much more would reveal too much of the tale. I also enjoyed this tale…as I have not read a great deal about selkies. I would look out for other books by the author and dependent on blurb seriously consider reading them…” She gave the story 4/5 stars!! You can read the full review here.
There is so much more I have to share with your about the anthology. The official Blog Tour kicks off on December 3 and all the authors appearing in Make Believe are promoting tons of giveaways and contests, so make sure you visit each of their blogs/websites to see what’s going on. On Sunday, I will post information about my blog tour, AND share a little secret about what I’ll be doing the whole month of December to celebrate the release of Make Believe. It’ll be pretty cool.
Also, if you want to participate in launch day celebrations and enter for your chance to win an e-copy of the Make Believe anthology, make sure you leave your website/blog information in the comments section of my blog between now and November 30.
Oh, and if you can’t wait until December 3 to get your own e-copy of Make Believe, a little bird told me Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble just might have a little treat for your Kindle or Nook at this very moment. You should head over and check it out. Go on. You know you want to. Take some friends with you. Grab some coffee while you’re at it. Kick your shoes off. Relax. Who needs to work today when you can Make Believe.
- How Not to Open a Short Story (gwenperkins.wordpress.com)
- GIVEAWAY: Win an ARC of Make Believe! (jabelfield.wordpress.com)