That’s right! Except for that whole pesky deadline thing, August 29 has seemed reeeeaaaalllllyyyy far away. Until, um, just now. Because CALLED UP releases on Monday!!!!!

So, to build a little excitement:

Last Call_smallerONE day from now… You’ll begin to see announcements for an incredible group giveaway I’m part of through Instafreebie. There will be fourteen awesome FREE short stories/novellas/books available, including LAST CALL, my short story intro to Inspiration, Iowa. (Hint: Deke makes a cameo appearance.) So if you haven’t had a chance to get a copy of that yet, now you will.

IMG_5654TWO days from now… Well, okay, two days from now I’ll be taking a breather in anticipation of a fantastic upcoming couple of weeks and will therefore be hanging out with the fam at the beach. I’ll post pictures. 🙂 But I’ll also post some specifics about next week’s Facebook party. Stay tuned…

Called UpPre-Order GiveawayTHREE days from now… Is the last day of my preorder giveaway. Have you had a chance to enter yet? There’s still time. But not much. So head over to http://bit.ly/2b2nMW1 and enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

 

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RELEASE DAY ON MONDAY 8/29!!!!! And there’s so much happening!

So rest up, folks. Because it’s going to be a great few days!

 

 

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Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 10.03.32 PM Going back through some old links and I thought I’d share one of my favorite memories of the CALLING IT release blitz: being highlighted on Harlequin Junkie. With questions ranging from “Random Facts” to “Did any scene have you crying or laughing (or blushing) while writing it?” I got the chance to really think about different aspects of the writing process. If you didn’t have a chance to read it back in April, you can check it out now at: http://harlequinjunkie.com/spotlight-giveaway-calling-it-by-jen-doyle/

 

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Screen Shot 2016-06-18 at 7.53.16 PMSo, as I mentioned, oh, a month ago, I’ve been trying to catch up on everything that has happened in the two months since the release of CALLING IT, and one thing I wanted to call attention to was this awesome fan art by The Lusty Literate. I am in awe of people who can take a snippet of text–the right snippet of text–put it together with a photo, and make it into the perfect bite, for lack of a better word.

The Lusty Literate was part of the blog tour I did with Tasty Book Tours, and I am again so very appreciative of everyone who took part in that. If you have a chance, stop by and say thank you for me.

So it’s been quite a crazy month and a half since CALLING IT released on April 11. I have to admit, I was a bit unprepared. But rather than lament all the things I did wrong, I thought I’d focus on the things I did right–and one of those was working with Tasty Book Tours and all of the wonderful bloggers that took part in my virtual tour in April.

Because I have some catch up to do, over the next few weeks I’ll be posting links to some of the interviews I did there as well as some of the reviews because I think they might have gotten buried what with everything that was going on. But I look forward to working with them again in August when CALLED UP (i.e., Book 2 😉 ) is released.

In the meantime, I thought I’d leave this screen shot here of all of the incredible bloggers that reviewed and promo’d CALLING IT, whether they were fans of the book or not. I’ve written a bunch of reviews in my time and, frankly, sucked at it. I’m in awe of those who do it all the time.

And a special thank you to Lisa at TBT. What a great way to start out this journey.

 

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Two weeks from today, CALLING IT is available! After all of this time, it’s hard to believe that it’s finally here. And since I’ve been warned by so many about the letdown after it officially hits the (virtual) shelves, I’ve decided to milk the ramp up for all it’s worth. 🙂

To begin, this week, I’m appearing on two blogs: on Wednesday (3/30), I’ll be over at L.D. Rose’s blog, Romance at its Darkest, doing an author interview. And on Thursday (3/31), my guest post on my writing process will be at Bobbi Lerman’s Scribblers Ink.

And there’s so much more to come! I’ll be doing in-person events on Tuesday, April 5, and Saturday, April 9. More details on all of these will be posted soon here on my website. But not right now because I need to get to the day job. 🙂 Stay tuned!