Monday, October 04, 2010

One More Day . . .

We are one day from the official release of Grave Witch, and I can hardly believe it. (Actually, according to the countdown widget we are at just under 10hrs because the book is technically released at midnight--but bookstores won't be open so lets say a day.) Reports of sightings are pouring in, and I'm already finding myself checking the amazon and B&N stats (even though those don't really tell me how well the book is doing). Reviews are also really cropping up now, and I'll link to some of those in a minute. In the meantime, I want to point out the two big events happening this week:
The Virtual Release Party at Bitten by Books, and the Release Party/Signing in Columbia.

The Virtual Release Party will be tomorrow, October 5th (release day!) starting at noon over at Bitten by Books.  I'll be talking about closed vs open worlds in urban fantasy, about Grave Witch (of course), and basically anything else book/world building/etc people would like chat about. Also, I'll be giving away a $50 amazon giftcard to one lucky party goer. You can RSVP now for extra entries into contest, so go check it out early and make sure to stop by and join the party tomorrow. I look forward to seeing you there!



 And if you are in the Columbia area and want to see me in person (and pick up a signed book and some swag) don't forget about the Release Party/Signing at Barnes and Noble on Forest Dr this Friday the 8th from 7-9 pm. The B&N site even has an official listing for the event. I'm bringing candy!

Speaking of B&N, one of my facebook friends just let me know that GRAVE WITCH is a featured recommend read on the B&N Community board. Thanks so much Sue Toro Staltare for the heads up! 

Okay, on to more links and such. How about some more things to win? Have you been checking out the Blog tour? Some stops include gift cards, signed books, and/or swag packs so make sure you check it out. Today's stop is a guest post on Folklore in Fiction over at Dark Faerie Tales blog. I'm giving away a $10 gift certificate (you can buy Grave Witch and still have money left over!) so go check it out!

To wrap up this crazy post on what is happening everywhere else but here, let me link you to some of the awesome reviews GRAVE WITCH has received over the last few days:

A rating of "A" over at That's Queen Bitch to You
5 tombstones over at Bitten by Books (Beware: this might be a little spoilerish but an excellent review)
4 Bats and "Excellent - Loved it! Buy it now & pre-order the sequel"  at All things Urban Fantasy
4 skulls at Dark Faerie Tales

If you write a review or run across one online, feel free to forward it on to me. I probably shouldn't, but I read reviews (I know, dangerous past time)

Until tomorrow everyone!

(side note: anyone else start humming Les Mis after reading post title "one more day . . . "?)

4 comments:

Demon Hunter said...

Congratulations, Kalayna!! Yay! I'm so happy for you! ;-) See you Friday.

Wolfy said...

I can't wait either. Loved your other books, I'm sure this will be just as great. I'm spreading the word. Congrats!

Mardel said...

Wow - I found Grave Witch at Borders on Friday (10/01). I thought I was a few days late buying it, but it turns out I was early.

The book and cover looks great, and I'll be reading it as soon as I finish A Perfect Love Song.

Congratulations!

Kalayna Price said...

Thanks Tyhitia! I can't wait to see you again.

Woohoo, Wolfy! Thanks for spreading to word--word of mouth is the best thing ever. I hope you enjoy the book!

Thanks Mardel! Yes, you were early to the game. I hope you like it! Thanks for checking it out.