May 19, 2014

Over the Moon: ROW80 Update

Chasing Shadows has been out for ten days!

I'm so proud of this book, so I wanted to share some highlights since release day.

But first, there are two giveaways still running to win copies. Please share! 

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Chasing Shadows by Tia Silverthorne Bach

Chasing Shadows

by Tia Silverthorne Bach

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Some review highlights...

Christine gave it 5 stars and said:

"Reagan has matured quite a bit, although she is still refreshingly seventeen. She is a strong character, and fits well as the heroine of a YA novel. I loved the new characters we meet, and I even loved when they made me cry. It was so touching to get glimpses through Reagan's eyes of her grandparents interacting with each other, also. I like that Reagan has a new love interest, even though she is wise enough not to pursue a relationship on the brink of a war, it's sweet to see her teenage thoughts about the subject."

Shauna also gave it 5 stars and said:

"As with the first, her voice is the true strength of the novel. Her perfect teenage-ness carries readers through some action, some sadness, a blossoming love story with grace and humor. Because of the excitement of the story, I just couldn't put this book down! If you love YA, you will love Chasing Shadows! Truly a must read."

If you have read Chasing Shadows, I'd love for you to leave a review. It really does help other readers!

During release week, Chasing Shadows went as high as #7 in Paranormal during my release day promo (99 cents for the first five days):

Plus, it was listed as a Hot New Release.

Of course, I'm over the moon. But, I also wanted to encourage other writers. This is my third book. With each one, it gets better and easier. It's another reminder to keep on writing. The best marketing for your book... more books. 

Speaking of which, Chasing Memories was free during the release of Chasing Shadows and reached #1 in free downloads for Paranormal. WOOT!

Thanks to everyone who blogged, Tweeted, shared on Facebook, or mentioned the book to a friend. I am so grateful!

A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) Update

And thanks to my ROW80 buddies! Without your support and encouragement, I never would have finished the book.

I have my editing hat on right now, and I have a first edit due back to a client on Tuesday. After that, I'm diving back into Chasing Forgiveness. I hope to have a rough draft by the time I head to UtopYA in June.

Hope everyone is having a productive round!


Unknown said...

Yay! Congratulations! You are doing a fantastic job with this series. I can't wait to see what happens next!

krystal jane said...

Congratulations, Tia! I'm so excited for you! Looking forward to seeing how you wrap everything up. ^_^

Jo Michaels said...

Congratulations, my dear friend! We did a great job on those books :) They deserve every second in the spotlight :)

Get to work on Chasing Forgiveness. I'm eager to get my hands on it :) WRITE ON!