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New swag, updates, and more.

I promised I wasn’t going to update again so soon but a lot of stuff happened towards the end of the week. Go figure.
First off, I finally got TRA #2 back to me and sent to get formatted. It’s officially called The Reaper’s Apprentices #2: The Contracts. The release date is September14TH (cause one of the main characters is born on that day too) and I’ll have it up for pre-order as soon as it comes back from formatting. In the meantime, you can go ahead and add it to your libraries at Smashwords. I’ll probably fix the description too. It’s so hard to write this one’s description.
Secondly…Wrapped in Death and Chocolate’s audiobook is done! I’m just waiting for it to be approved. It’ll show up on the Amazon links. If you want to follow along or read the story ahead of time, you can get it here.
 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PMS18T2?*Version*=1&*entries*=0
 http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00PMS18T2?*Version*=1&*entries*=0
 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/572943
 https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/wrapped-in-death-and-chocolate-a-stacey-mckinnon-mystery
Third piece of news, I got a glimpse of the possible new cover to Patterns & Parallels #2 and it looks just as great! P&P #2 goes to the editor on the 8th. Hopefully, I can get swag for it before SASS.
Fourth and final piece of news…here are pics of new swag! Thanks to Kelli’s Kollectables and Sweet Book Swag for them! I can’t wait to my hands on them!  The hand sanitzer and lotions came this afternoon and I know the others are on the way. Then I’ll probably make something for P&P #2, the Black Paradise Circus arc, and Four of the Usual Suspects and that’ll be it.
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Updates on books:
Flavors of Love #2: 44K
Ghosts of Burning Inn #2: 21K
The Reaper’s Apprentices #3: 17K
Patterns & Parallels #3: 9K

The other two books are still in the same spot. I’ll return to them soon.

~C

Updates again

I was going to update yesterday but I realize that I’ve been updating on Monday nights for the last few weeks (don’t ask why my calender has them marked under Tuesday. I think it’s further ahead than I am). Anyway, some minor updates to mention.

First, I have finally gotten around to ordering more swag for SASS. In addition to my poker chips, postcards, and magnets, I shall have more chapstick along with new things like hand lotion, hand sanitzer, and…this may excite you…condoms. The latter is not official yet but it might be. Yes, they’ll be representing the Flavors of Love series. So now almost everything has swag for it except The Black Paradise Circus series (unless you want to count Portman’s Creamery with it cause it is a longer mystery with the PC girls).

Secondly, I’m waiting on my cover for Patterns & Parallels #2: Paper Hearts. I forgot how much I like being in the P&P universe (or universes) sometimes. I think that may be why I went back to it this weekend. Now that I’ve started the third book, it’s forming into something big. The first one is available online for only 2.99.

Patterns & Parallels #1:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RC5GO5Q?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00RC5GO5Q?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/555981

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hearts-under-ice-c-s-patra/1121072220?ean=2940152318845

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1023075507

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/hearts-under-ice

Third, audiobooks will be out soon and I’ll be needing people listening and reviewing. If you are interested in that, please drop me a line. I’ll send you an audible code so you can get them for free. At the moment, only Ghosts of Burning Inn #1 has an audiobook to it but Wrapped in Death and Chocolate, Four of the Usual Suspects, and Sweet Love will be coming soon too.

Fourth, I’m coming close to hitting a milestone at Smashwords! Just 15 more to go! Here’s my profile over there in case you never saw it.

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/CyberLeonardo

Updates on works:

Flavors of Love #2: 42K

Ghosts of Burning Inn #2: 20K (stopped this for now)

Cirque Macabre #2: 15K

Portman’s Creamery #3: 15K

The Reaper’s Apprentices #3: 14K

Patterns & Parallels #3: 7K

Operation: Genome #3: 22K

Operation: Genome #4: 38K

(Don’t asky why OG #4 is further ahead than #3)

Now I should probably get back to writing.

~C

Audiobook and other updates

So the audiobook for Ghosts of Burning Inn #1 is underway and I’ve gotten to hear the first eight chapters. It’s so great! I also have plans to get Wrapped in Death and Chocolate turned to an audiobook. Maybe the treat I put in SASS giveaway will be an audiobook if I can get it in time 😉

Speaking of SASS, I’m planning on getting more swag made soon. My new books definitely need them. I’m thinking I might do hand sanitzers this time around. Everyone likes and needs hand sanitzers all them, myself included. I might do hand lotions or mint tins too. I’ve got enough postcards as it is and lip balm. I do need more bookmarks though. I’ll get them done some day soon.

I have also started the next Portman’s Creamery standalone book. It’s currently at 1K right now. So my projects for the second half of year are:

Portman’s Creamery standlone #3

PC Arc: Black Paradise Circus #2

Cirque Macabre #2

Flavors of Love #2

These aren’t all coming out this year, mind you! Just that I’m working on them. TRA #2 is more or less ready for the editor in August. That will be the last book I release before SASS. After SASS, I’m expecting Patterns & Parallels #2 and maybe one more thing (if I can get it ready). But most in that list will come out in 2016.

With storms rolling in, I’ve got to stop right about now. I promise to slow down with updates.

~C

New swag and a release date!

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We got new swag for the new book! Many thanks go to Amy at Discrete Dangles for making these magnets! I know I promised swag packs for some of my winners on FB so these will come with them. I was waiting on them before I sent anything out 😉

Speaking of the new book, Into the Limelight has a release date at long last. March 7, 2015. Mark your calendars. It’s a little later than planned but I think we’ll be okay. More details coming on that. In the meantime, I’m still trying to finish some of these sequels. Patterns and Parallels #2 is coming along steadily. The next Portman’s Creamery book is pretty much done (and it’s a novella this time around).

If you’re new to my books, this is the first Patterns & Parallels book:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RC5GO5Q

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00RC5GO5Q

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00RC5GO5Q

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00RC5GO5Q

This is my first Portman’s Creamery book:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PMS18T2

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PMS18T2

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00PMS18T2

https://www.amazon.it/dp/B00PMS18T2

That’s only a few links there. You can find them at any amazon site.

I’ll be back in a few days with a better update.

~C

Countdown to Philly Author Fest

I’ve got a little bit before I hit the airport and head off the Philly. It’s finally here, Philly Author Fest! I’m a nervous wreck right now but I’ll be cool. I’m not taking a whole lot of books (about 16 or so) but I’ve got swag to give away and more. Do stop by the Hyatt House in King of Prussia, PA tomorrow if you can. The event is from 11 AM to 4 PM. I will be there with my banner and little bits of things :). I’m battling a cold, mind you, but I’m doing my best to kill it right now. I don’t want to get sick or get anyone else sick either!

In terms of Wrapped, we’re having some formatting issues right now but hopefully they will get resolved by next week. I’m sorry it’s taking so long to get this out. Hopefully, we won’t be waiting for too long on them.

Anyone that’s waiting on swag packs, I will mail them out when I get back. I will return home on November 10th (I plan to visit the area too). I will also have plenty of photos to share. I’ll post some here as well as on Facebook.

My October signing was canceled for next year so I’m looking to see if we can fill it with something else. As far as I know, Georgia’s signing is still on.

Be good, loves.
~C

New swag is here!

I know I normally don’t post two blog posts like this but I finally got my new lip balms. Many thanks to Danielle’s Dazzling Designs for making them. I have them for Cirque Macabre, TRA, and Operation: Genome. The Cirque ones are peppermint flavored, TRA’s is pineapple, and OG is tangerine. They were all homemade and organic and smell great! (Especially tangerine). I may possible give some away in the future.

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New swag is here!

Welcome all new followers! I normally don’t make this short of an update but I want to show the new swag I’ve got from BBBoutique. I’m going to have a giveaway on Facebook for a lucky winner to get some of these new chapsticks and magnets (as well as some other stuff). If you don’t already follow me, my FB page is here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CS-Patra-Author/297508030352688?ref=hl

Also, if you’re not familiar with my books here are some paranormal ones to get you started. One of them is .99 cents and the other is 1.99. In the upcoming days, I’ll get some more swag for them as well. Check them out!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BYJQQAY

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IUY4KMC

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I’ll be back later with updates!

~C