Sunday, March 26, 2017

Surprise! (Also, Unleashed Paperback Out)

Hey guys,

I told you a few days ago that I had a surprise for all of those people who signed up for the book plates I was offering...well, here it is!


Meet Hadrian Hale! In honor of the Unleashed release, I decided to draw him and give you a guys a better idea of what he looks like in my head! I might do this with some of the other characters, but I haven't decided yet. I'd also like to eventually draw Ruckus and Trystan from my Amid Stars and Darkness trilogy, but that's getting WAY ahead of myself. Feel free to repost him, so long as you make sure to give me credit! I'm serious, stolen art isn't cool.

Anyway, bookplates are going to be of this photo, signed, and will hopefully be going out in the mail early this week! I really hope that you guys like these. It was a lot of fun to draw, and the first time I've ever drawn one of these characters in a realistic way. For those of you curious to see more of my art, I post it to a separate instagram account @TempestDraws and even have an etsy where you can buy prints!



In other news, the paperback version of Unleashed has been released!!! Currently, you can only purchase it on Amazon, and it looks like only in paperback form, not even ebook. Ebook and hardcover WILL both be available within the next few weeks, however, so if it's a matter of preference, don't worry! They'll be here! The hardcover will also come in two different editions, one with regular black inked pages, and the other with colored page edges, and colored ink! Exciting, right? Here's a link to where you can purchase the paperback:

https://www.amazon.com/Unleashed-Underworld-Saga-Chani-Feener/dp/1946105104/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490552800&sr=1-1

I received my test hardcover copy of Unleashed the other day. I'm posting a photo below, but please ignore the white banner at the tope and bottom of the slip cover. Obviously, that was a misprint, and I've been assured that it won't be on any of the actual copies that become available for sale. Even with the misprint, it's so pretty! The font on the inside is a little smaller, just a heads up. A few people who saw the physical copy pointed this out to me, so I felt like I should point it out to you. This is because the book was already so long, and unless we wanted to sell it for a ton of money, something had to be done to condense it. It's not too fine, so don't worry. I think it's still perfectly readable. :)


So, what do you guys think? Should I do more of these drawings? I'm thinking about maybe making them into bookmarks as well...? Please comment and let me know! I'm also open to suggestions on who, if anyone, I should possibly draw next! :) For more pictures of this book, check out my instagram @TempestChani , and don't forget to sign up for the giveaway below, there's only three days left!

If you pick up a copy of Unleashed, thank you!!!!! Also, the first wave of March Polyethnic boxes have gone out! :)


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Updated News about Unleashed Release!



I know, I know. Don't kill me. Things keep changing, and I keep having to post about them, BUT, change can be good! In this case, change also happens to mean you may or may not have to wait a little longer to get your copy of Unleashed however...



Now, before you get too upset let me tell you all the reasons this is actually a good thing! Let me also emphasize:

*If you ordered one of the VIP Polyethnic Boxes and you got a hold of the Polyethnic and requested the original covers for the books, your box WILL be sent sometime around the 25th, as previously stated. There aren't many of these, because for the most part, people love the exclusive covers, but for the few of your who did request the regular ones, those will be coming first.

*If you ordered one of the VIP boxes and loved the exclusive covers (like me) those will be going out just a couple of days later than expected. It won't be too much longer of a wait, but they've gotten delayed because of a couple didn't complications involving a couple different people and whatnot. Basically, due to some formatting issues, we won't be getting in the exclusive copies until early next week, hence why they'll be shipped out a little later. Trust me, it'll be worth it!

*The official release date for the paperback version of Unleashed has been moved to March 31st. Yes, this is a few days later than originally anticipated. Again, this is because of complications with formatting, and other things we could not have predicted ahead of time. Things that I won't get into. But I have been assured that this is the set date for the paperback!

*The official release date for the hardcover version is a bit more...tentative. There have been a couple of issues, but also a couple of amazing last minute changes that are the cause for this. As of right now, the Polyethnic is hoping for an April 7th release. Either way, I promise it will be in April, and they're aiming for around that date. It may be a few days sooner, or a few days later, but it will definitely be around then. For those of you who are super excited for the hardcover version (like me) please bear with me! Trust me, getting the hardcover as opposed to the paperback will be WORTH IT.

Want to know why?!



Okay. Here's why:

COLORED INK.

Yup, you read that right. The hardcover copies of BOTH Unhinged and Unleashed are going to now be in colored ink! If you've read books by A.G. Howard, you know what I mean, if you haven't, basically, all the font inside the book is going to be in color instead of black. For Unhinged, that's going to be red, and for Unleashed it's going to be a deep yellow/brown! Isn't that awesome?! For those of you worried about pricing, there is still going to be the option to get these in regular black ink as well. But, seriously, why would you? Colored ink is so much cooler (and they make awesome book photos!). I can't wait until I get my hands on copies!

So, yes, it does suck that the release dates have been delayed. For those of you getting VIP boxes, this delay isn't so bad, just a few days. For those of you waiting patiently to buy your copies, it's a little longer, but still nothing insanely extreme. Besides, the original ORIGINAL release date was late April, if you recall, so you are still getting it a lot sooner than you thought two months ago!

We're hoping to get the third book into motion now, that way when it comes out IN JUNE we won't have to deal with some of the same issues that sprang up with this one. Of course, most of these are because we changed the release date so last minute. It makes sense that we'd hit a few bumps in the road.

There are only a few days left to enter the huge giveaway! Make sure you go do that! And for those od you who stuck around to the end of this post, there's also a new giveaway for a YA Sci-Fi over on the review blog! It sounds like a really interesting book, so don't miss your chance to get a copy for free! The link to the blog is at the right sidebar, towards the bottom! ;)

I can't tell if my gifs are going to work or not, by the way. So if all you see are green bars...sorry. For some reason Giphy changed and I can't find news of it ANYWHERE, so it's impossible for me to figure out how to iframe imbed from there, and then this separate imbedding site seemed to be working at first but now...who knows. I guess we will once I post this. I'm too lazy to go back in and delete if they don't so have fun staring at green bars if that's all there is! If anyone knows what's going on, please let me know! I miss gifs. :(

Saturday, March 18, 2017



Thanks to everyone who ordered one of the March "Be Our Guest" Polyethnic Fandom Book Boxes!!! I am so excited for you guys to start receiving them (they ship around the 25th of this month) and for you to finally get your hands on a copy of book #2, Unleashed! I know, the 25th feels like a million years away! Trust me, I'm right there with you! I don't get my copies until around the same time, and I'm going crazy waiting for them!


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Anyway, that's enough of that (mostly because I can't seem to get giphy to work for me right now...:/) BUT I have a surprise I'm working on for you guys! Well, more aptly, all of you who signed up for the free bookplate that I offered a few weeks ago! The bookplate is going to be a little different from the usual ones I send, and I've been working on sketches so that I'm sure to get it just right! The hope is that I'll have this done and ready to go around the same time the boxes start shipping, just like I planned originally :) These will be signed, and I've gathered all of your emails to let you know once they're in the mail so you can keep an eye out. I will post more about this later on, when I'm closer to completion, or when it's done and ready to go. Haven't decided which yet. We'll see.

Trying to keep this post short so let me speed through the rest of this really quick.

Remember there's still that massive giveaway going on below, so scroll down and click on the link to enter for a chance to win 4 paperback books!

There's also another giveaway going on over on my review blog, and it ends in TWO DAYS! So, if you were interested in winning more free books, head on over and enter quickly! There's an author interview to go along with this, so it's a fun way for you to learn more information about author Emma Jaye! I've got about 4-5 other interviews/giveaways planned for that blog in the coming month, so be sure to check back weekly in order to enter for chances to win! Free books are always worth it! AND I even have an author offering up a couple paperbacks, so you really don't want to miss it!

http://readinginthewindowseat.blogspot.com/2017/03/emma-jaye-author-interview-giveaway.html

Seriously, if anyone figures this new Giphy setup out, please let me know! Everytime I hit embed it all goes blank on me so...The next few posts might end up being gif-less! :(

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Full Cover Reveals + Giveaway(s) + Release Dates!


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I know. I've posted more this month than I ever have before. What can I say, there's been a lot to tell, and a lot going on! Especially in preparation for the release of Unleashed! A few people recently had a question about this, so I figured I'd take the time to answer it here, just in case there are others who are still confused...


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Unhinged, Unleashed, and Unbound were all SELF PUBLISHED a few years ago. The reason these are no longer available anywhere in those published forms (or at all, in regards to Unbound) is because they were picked up by a publishing company. That means they are no longer going to be self published, but traditionally published. Because of this, I could no longer sell them myself, as that would be a breech of contract. These books WILL become available again, with better covers, and a slightly updated interior. Unhinged is already available in stores in hardcover, paperback, and ebook. You can find it at Barnes and Noble, or Amazon. I'll tell you when Unleashed comes further down this post, and Unbound has a tentative release date for June 25th, of this year! There is still one more book in the saga after this, but there's no confirmed date for it yet, so you'll have to check back for information on that.


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But does that make sense to everyone now? The Polyethnic Publishing is publishing these books. That is why the original self published versions can no longer be found, and that is why Unbound, and even Unleashed, are not currently available. Both of these books WILL BE rereleased (obviously) in the year 2017. So you don't have to wait too long to get yours hands on them again.

Okay. Hopefully that cleared that up, now onto the fun stuff!

I know what the full covers are going to look like, and I'm not telling!!!!!


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Just kidding. Obviously I am, otherwise what would be the point of this post? Exactly. Anywho, I got both full covers for the original versions and the exclusives! Do you want to see them? You do! (I know, if we were in the same room together, you'd smack me and say, "Chani, no amount of Hiddles gifs can make up for this level of annoyance", to which I would reply, "Liar."). I'm in CT stuck in this snow storm. As you can probably tell, I'm going a bit mad. But all the best people are.

HERE is the full cover of the original version of Unleashed:



And HERE is the full cover of the exclusive version:


For those of you late to joining the party, the exclusive version of this book can ONLY be purchased by grabbing yourself one of the Polyethnic Fandom VIP Book Boxes! And what's more, if you do this, you also get a paperback copy of the first book in the saga, Unhinged! That's a deal, right? It is. It really is. I also happen to have the full covers of Unhinged! Surprise!


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So here we go! The original was actually revamped to better fit the second cover! That does mean that this version is a little more detailed than the original ORIGINAL that was released on Dec. 25th. However, the changes aren't so extreme that any of you who bought the first release should feel left out! Here's that:


And here is the exclusive full cover that can only be purchased by getting the VIP box:

 
They're beautiful, aren't they? I absolutely love them, and I couldn't be happier with the way they turned out! I especially love that Hadrian cover! I know I've gushed about it before in previous posts, but I can't help it!

 
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Crunch time, I know this is a long one but please continue to bear with me! The release date for Unleashed is going to be...

March 25th!


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I've been told that boxes will ship around this time as well, so keep an eye out for those! You're almost out of time to order yours, so if you're interested, head on over by clicking the link in the previous post! I know it's a long way away, considering how lengthy I made this one, but it'll be worth the trek. Trust me.

AND last, but certainly not least, there are TWO giveaways currently going on! One is for the huge giveaway the Polyethnic was generous to put on, which you can enter in (shocker) the previous post as well! The other is a giveaway going on over on my review blog, which after months and months of neglect, I am now trying to revive! I am doing this by offering up two months worth of giveaways and author interviews!

You read that right! I'm going to be hosting a weekly giveaway for random authors! This is your chance to try out something new, and to do it for free! All you have to do is head on over to the review blog and enter! There's a free entry for everyone, and you can get it on the daily! Right now, the giveaway is for two ebooks from author Emma Jaye! There are blurbs and an author interview on the blog, so if you're curious (like Hadrian Hale tends to get) go and check it out here:

http://readinginthewindowseat.blogspot.com/

Again, check back weekly, because there will be a new giveaway/interview every week for at least the next month (starting this week)!

All right, that should finish it up! Cover reveals, check. Mentioning of the giveaways, check. Loads of Tom Hiddleston gifs, check. Yup, that about covers it. Remember guys, the huge giveaway ends the last day of March, and the other one on the review blog is over on the 20th! So if you're going to enter, do so now!

As always, thanks to everyone who actually stuck around to read this entire post! Questions and comments always welcome!


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Friday, March 10, 2017

Only One Week Left...




















There's only one week left for you to buy your Polyethnic VIP Book Box! This box comes with TWO paperback books, the first book in my Underworld Saga, and the second which will release shortly after! The versions that come in this box have EXCLUSIVE covers that you can't get anywhere else! The box also comes with an author letter from me, bookmarks, chocolate, and a few other super fun items that have to do with the theme of the month: "Be Our Guest"!


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Seriously guys, don't miss out on the chance to own these exclusive covers! They were made ONLY for this box, and I've got to say, I absolutely love them! I can't wait to get my own copies--especially of the first book which features Hadrian! Am I right?! *Swoon*.

There aren't many of these boxes left either, so if you are planning on grabbing one, do so quickly! I'll be shipping out those signed bookplates I promised people around the same time the boxes go out, and I still have about three left, so if you're interested leave a comment below! In case you don't want to bother scrolling down to the previous post, here is the link to where you can purchase your box:

http://store.thepolyethnic.com/product-tag/book-boxes/

They're switching all of their boxes over from the Polyethnic to the Bookish Army, which is the reason this is now the only link to get a box! So if you've tried one of the others that I left they might not be working for this reason! More of a reason to grab yourself one of these boxes before it switches over and gets a new makeover!

To everyone who's already signed up for the HUGE GIVEAWAY below, thanks! Hope you're all excited for the end of the month when the winner will be announced! Remember, some of those entries can be done more than once, so on the daily! For those of you who don't know about this yet, check out one of the past posts for more details, and enter for a chance to win FOUR paperback books, as well as author signatures! :)

And for those of you who lasted this long and read through this entire post (though I DID give you an Alec gif, which was pretty awesome of me...) I've got a surprise! I don't usually do these, so this is a first for me, but I figured after giving the same news over and over, you guys were due for something new!

Here is a sneak peak quote from Unleashed! Just a little tidbit to help set the scene, something happened to Spencer, and this is Hadrian's response! ;) Vague? Too bad.


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Just kidding. I know, I'm taking this whole gif thing way too far. Anywho, feel free to share the quote or use it in your eventual Goodreads reviews! Lol. Here it is:



I'm really excited for you guys to get this book, mostly because both versions of the cover are gorgeous! But the contents are okay too. ;) These books were written almost four years ago now, and my writing has changed so much over the years. But I'm still super grateful for this series, and all of the love and support I've gotten from everyone over the years for it! I hope you guys all love the second book!

Comments and questions welcome! And if you want to post a comment here and use it as an entry into the giveaway, feel free!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Covers + Giveaway!!!

 
Decided to condense some of the information that I've been giving you as of late! Hopefully you're all already aware that there's a huge giveaway going on right now, in which you have the chance of winning 3-4 paperback books from the Polyethnic Publishing!!! Extended details of this are in a post two below, but basically, enter and one person will win an exclusive, one of a kind, prize pack that includes (1) Paperback copy of Kinda, Sort of, (1) Paperback copy of Threatening Souls, (1) Paperback copy of Unleashed, (1) ARC copy of Ryan and Julie (when these are ready), bookmarks, etc. ! The authors of all of these books can also be found in the post below! I'm including the Rafflecopter here, but feel free to go to the original post if you'd prefer to get all the details and enter! :) Doesn't matter where you do it though!


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At the very top of this post I put a mashup of the four covers for the first two books in my Underworld saga! There are the two originals, and then the two exclusive covers which you can only get by purchasing one of the Polyethnic's March "Be Our Guest" book boxes! The VIP box will come with TWO paperbacks, a copy of each book, as well as a ton of other awesome goodies! Because of the theme, you can expect some of these items to be Beauty and the Beast related! To make it easier, here is a link to where you can purchase your box:

http://store.thepolyethnic.com/product/vip-box/

You're going to want to hurry though! These are only available for another couple of weeks, and then they go out!!! Again, this is the ONLY way you can get your hands on these exclusive covers! Personally, I love them, especially that Hadrian cover for Unhinged!!! Here are photos of them side by side, so you can see the difference, starting with the original:





There you go! Remember to order your box now before you miss out on the chance to get these exclusive covers! And sign up for the giveaway below, or on the original post page! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Unhinged + Unleashed Exclusive Cover Reveals!!!

I thought about releasing these separately, but decided against it. For one, the book boxes that include these exclusive covers are already on sale, so the longer I waited to show you, the less of a chance you had of actually getting to purchase one! Besides, I'm also not that cruel, to dangle one in front of you and without the other...


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So, hopefully by now we've all already seen the original covers, but, if you haven't you can take a look over on the left sidebar. The covers, as well as links to where both books can be purchased, are there! BUT if you haven't yet gotten your copy of Unhinged, you might want to consider getting the Polyethnic VIP book box instead, because it comes with copies of BOTH the first and second books in this series, AND it comes with the exclusive covers I will be showing you in a moment!

Before I do that however, I'd like to mention the current giveaway going on! You can either check the previous post below after you're done reading this one, click the page on the right sidebar that says Current Giveaways, or just let me give you a quick recap! This giveaway is for (4) paperback books published/soon to be published by the Polyethnic Publishing! One winner will receive all four, as well as bookmarks and signed bookplates by all of the authors whose books are included! This is a one time box offer, and there can only be one winner! There are a ton of different ways to enter, and there's also a FREE entry! So be sure to check it out, because everyone loves giveaways and getting free stuff, right?!


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Speaking of free stuff, I still have a few bookplates available! If you're interested in receiving one from me, for free, please leave a comment either here or on the original post! Quick tip: All of my previous posts can be easily accessed by clicking on the past posts section on the lower right side bar! This will help if your just curious to check out past posts, or if you're looking for something in particular--like the original post about free bookplates and how to get one! Again, I've only got a few of these left so if interested act fast!

And now for the moment you've all been waiting for (well, at least if you didn't cheat by scrolling down already...)! Let me just say, that I absolutely LOVE these covers! They're very different from the original covers, which I think only adds to the appeal because they are exclusives! There's only one way to get them, and once they're gone, they're gone! I'll do them one at a time. Here is the new exclusive cover for Unhinged:



Holy Crap, right?! Hadrian is HOT! I absolutely love this cover, every single thing about it! Fun fact, I helped Melissa (who created these two covers herself) pick the stock photo for this one! I loved this image of the guy covered in what looked like Underworld Ash, and I think the hands are such a spooky nice touch. Plus, his blue eyes, am I right? Everything else Melissa did herself, and she did such a fantastic job! I can't wait to get my hands on a physical copy of this!!!

And here is the big Unleashed cover reveal...


AH! Look at Spencer! I didn't have any hand in this one, which Melissa created first. Isn't it beautiful? I love that it has this somewhat eerie feel to it, perfect for this series! I also love the colors and the font! I think these two make such a beautiful set, and I am so excited to have them showcased on my bookshelf and on my instagram!

So, to recap, these two gorgeous covers will ONLY BE AVAILABLE if you purchase one of the Polyethnic's VIP March "Be Our Guest" boxes! Frustrating? Maybe. But it's the only way! After all, that's what makes them exclusive, right?


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You can find a link to the purchase page these in a previous post, or by clicking on the original cover image for Unleashed on the left sidebar. There is also a regular box, which is a little cheaper than the VIP, but that will only come with a paperback version of Unleashed. It will have the exclusive cover, but the ebook copy of Unhinged, which comes with it, will probably be the original cover. So, if you really want both of these (and, come on, who doesn't want that Hadrian cover, honestly?) purchasing a VIP box is the only way to do so! These boxes don't just come with books either, there's also a ton of other really fun and great items included! A few examples are bookmarks, prints, and chocolate! To make it easier for you, here's the link again to the VIP box purchase page:

http://store.thepolyethnic.com/product/vip-box/

The original covers will be available in stores (the first book, Unhinged, already is), so you'll be able to pick up a copy in either hardcover or paperback at Barnes and Noble, or even on Amazon! You did read that right, by the way. The original covers can be purchased in hardcover! If you haven't yet seen pictures of the first book in hardcover, go check out my instagram (or even previous posts)! It's so pretty! I'm crazy excited to add the hardcover copy of Unleashed to it. That's the best part, is that both of these different cover sets are so beautiful and unique! Personally, I'm definitely glad that I'll be getting both!

Side note: Some of you may have noticed that the original cover for Unleashed was altered yesterday. This is because we realized I had been given a slightly duller version, which unfortunately, was the one that was posted here and on goodreads.com. Now that it's corrected, you'll find that the colors are a lot brighter, and therefore, in my opinion, a lot better! I just think it's all around prettier.

Okay, so that should be it for now. I really hope you guys love and enjoy these exclusive covers as much as I do! And if you like both these and the original, why not buy both? A cheap way to do it is by getting the VIP box now, and then purchasing copies of the original covers later! There's no exact release date for Unleashed yet, but it will be coming out sometime in March, right after book boxes go out! We're still working at the design and actual book, so we don't want to give a set date just yet. But it will definitely be March, obviously, seeing as how this is the book for the months box!

All right, suggestion? Let's all scroll back up and stare some more at that Hadrian cover. Sigh. Thanks for reading guys! As always, questions and comments welcome! Let me know what you all think of the covers!!! Especially that Hadrian one. Damn. Am I right? Lol. ;)


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