This wasn’t my plan for today’s post. I was going to do my Quarterly Anticipated Releases #2, but I have to go back through my list and double check all release dates. With so many books being pushed back and altered, I didn’t want to rush it. I made it through about half of my list, and I don’t really feel like staying up until all hours to rush to finish it. So, look for that tomorrow.
Besides, something really excited and mind blowing just happened. By the time you’re reading this, you might have already seen me screaming about this on various social platforms, but I’m so damn excited.
Last week I received a friend request on Goodreads, and I accepted it, without really paying attention to who it was. Usually I check out the persons page before I accept requests, but for whatever reason, I didn’t this time.
Then, a little while later, I got a message on the site. The person I’d accepted the friend request from had messaged me, and I learned that she is the associate publisher for Entangled Teen, and she wants to quote me for a promotional ad on Goodreads for Crave by Tracy Wolff.
Needless to say, I was shocked. I was also a little confused, because I’m way behind in copying over reviews to Goodreads, and I wasn’t sure where she was pulling the quote from.
Y’all, it was a status update from while I was reading.
Anyways, I gave her permission to use it, as long as I was accredited for it. She said of course, and that I’d see a banner on the Crave Goodreads’ page starting Monday, 4/6. I spent so much time refreshing that damn page only for nothing to appear. I was honestly starting to feel a bit dejected, like maybe it wasn’t going to be published after all and I got excited for nothing. I was talking to a friend who had asked if I’d seen the ad yet, and I hadn’t, but figured it wouldn’t hurt to check since it had been awhile. So I opened my MacBook, loaded Goodreads, searched for Crave and
GUESS WHAT FINALLY SHOWED UP ON GOODREADS?!
THOSE ARE MY WORDS!
THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING I DIDN’T KNOW I NEEDED OR WANTED WHEN IT COMES TO VAMPIRES. GIVE. ME. MORE.
I freaked tf out. Honestly. If it weren’t like 1 AM (yeah, it’s late) I’d actually be screaming. It’s surreal. Part of me had seriously started to believe that it wasn’t going to happen, and yet, there it was. I sent a picture to my friends, and they all started freaking out. Somehow, a handful of my words caught the attention of the right person, and now they’re on a Goodreads ad for one of my favorite reads of the year.
My mind is blowing right now.
I don’t have words because I’m so excited. I hope you all go check out Crave now that it’s out. You want to meet Jaxon and Grace. Ignore all the bums who are calling it “knock off Twilight”. Twilight reignited YA as we know it, liking it isn’t an embarrassment, plus Crave is different, it’s so good and it stands on its own.
I’m gonna go and stare at the screenshot I took because omfg I cannot believe that my words are on a Goodreads ad…which you can check out if you go to Goodreads and search Crave.