As of right now, Without Me is officially available for purchase! It's live on Amazon in paperback and ebook! It's sort of amazing to think that it took this long for it all to come together. I started this series in high school. It was something I wrote for fun, and then attempted to self-publish in 2012 with little to no success. After some serious re-writing, and a crap ton of time and money spent, I had the best possible version of my book that I could get. Now I am proud to share it with all of you!
I'll be promoting Without Me at UtopYA in Nashville, June 18-20th. This includes a signing on Saturday that's free to the public with a book donation.
Find out more here: http://utopyacon.com/armi_saturdaysigning2015/
I'll have time and booth info soon!
AND! The song that Lauren Lyle and I recorded together is now up on iTunes! "Fade" is inspired by the book!
Purchase that here:
Right now, I'm working tirelessly to plan and schedule the next several months. I'm in the process of applying with Baker & Taylor to make my book available to more booksellers. This is a big thing, and it requires a lot of my attention, so I've had little time to write. BUT I'm not neglecting Because of Him! The second book in The Mind Breaker Accounts will be released August 25th of this year, and I'll be promoting and selling that book at the Decatur Book Festival the first weekend of September!
Also, I'm planning to attend and participate in RT Convention next year in Vegas! This is going to not only be a huge trip for me, but if I can get involved the way I want it would mean major exposure for my books. I have no details yet, but as I learn more you will too!
Finally, I'm traveling back to Atlanta this weekend to shoot more photos with Vania Stoyanova! We're getting lots of character promo for you that will be used for swag! I'm super excited because I'll get to see Amos, Avery, Alivien & Liz come to life! I'll be posting behind the scenes stuff on my Instagram, so keep an eye out!
As always, thank you for listening. I will never be able to express what it means to me when one of you reads and falls in love with my words. Sometimes it gets hard, but you remind why I love it. Keep happiness within reach. Never give up!
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Catheryn from The Book Lioness was unable to post yesterday for the blog tour. So I am stepping in her place to tell you about Liz!
Elizabeth Erin Taylor Beckett
Born: Manchester, England
Here are a few facts about Liz:
- one of the Original Seven
- has to have contact in order to keep control
- her twin brother is Amos
- her father volunteered the twins at birth.
- their mother was against it.
- she is confident and a bit of a snob.
- Cox took her in as his “favorite”, rewarding her with whatever she wanted.
- being in control is the only thing she’s ever known
I have picked Clemence Poesy as my author/fan cast. She is the ideal image of Liz in my mind, and hopefully you see it too when you read the book!
Liz is probably my favorite character to write. She's got such untamable sass and whit, but she's a complete and utter bitch. No matter what. Unlike Alivien, Liz's bluntness comes off as posh instead of rude. So she's got that way about her. She's that person that insults you but says it in the nicest way, so it doesn't sound mean but you know she's totally calling you out. There are times, however, when you tells you like it is. To me, her attitude stems from the way she was brought up. She was taught by Cox that she was special. She believes her parents were selfish by volunteering her for the drug trial, and the only way to pay them back is to use her powers in the worst way. She feels the need to prove how dangerous she is... and show them it was a mistake.
As for Liz's love life, we don't get to experience that until book two. But mark my words, you'll get plenty of feels. There's a clear triangle... and it's not pretty.