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My UtopYA Experience Blog Tour

So I entered the indie world almost two years ago, probably a little more but I was really immersed when I started my review blog: The Violet Hour Book Reviews, my friend who started the blog with me, and I already had a trip planned for Chicago the same week UtopYA was happening the year before. And by the time it actually came around, I was green with envy and jealousy. I wanted to go so bad!! So after our fun trip, I was resolved to go to UtopYA the next year. At this point I was fully and only a blogger. I have written stories since I was in fifth grade, and I had dreams of becoming an author, was I sure it was ever going to happen? Hell no. But when my friends encouraged me last summer, I did it.

So ontop of my new found courage, an amazing author by the name of Carlyle Labuschagne, was giving away a spotlight spot at her table at UtopYA, I was crazy enough to try it! And to my surprise, which I never win stuff, I won! So began my journey to UtopYA for the first time not only as a reader going to experience the joys of it, but as a newbie author, with all the fears in the world.

   

So if I wasn’t already nervous as hell to finally meet some of the authors i had been stalking online, I was to be there, representing my own work?!

So after many emails between Carlyle and I, not to mention my favorite girls ever. I started to calm…a bit…

 

Okay so I didn’t. And that right there was my first mistake. I am such a weirdo when I meet new people – I know, I know everyone says that. But as my friend who so accurately pointed out to me once, and this what he said, “Becca when I first met you, you were a totally different person than you are now.” I asked what he meant by that, he said that I was louder, funnier, bolder. And I realized how quiet I do become when meeting new people. I retreat backwards and let other people take over the show. I warned, and warned and warned my girls who I had been talking to for over a year now, not to let me become that person. I think for the most part I did okay.

Honestly? I wish I had done better. I wish while I didn’t want to be aggressive with my love like so:

But I wish I had been more open to meeting new people. I wish I hadn’t been so scared. Because I realized something a little too late, these were my people. These were the people who understood my obsessions with fictional characters, with words that while alone might not mean much, strung together they made these amazing stories. And I will stick to what I told everyone I told that I was going to UtopYA. I was about to meet all the people I saw as superstars

I got to meet Stacey Marie Brown, which my friends had to force me to go over to her table because i was so nervous!!

My biggest take away from my first year experience as a person going, not an author, but just as a reader to another reader: Don’t be afraid.

  

I can almost guarantee the women and men you meet at UtopYA whether they be authors, bloggers, or readers, they will embrace you with open arms. Oh also, it may seem overwhelming at first, but I mean really take your time, don’t be afraid, and totally make sure you don’t get so drunk you run around in the hotel lobby telling people you are the Tardis, while wearing your Tardis blanket….not that…that happened to me or anything.

 

Now onto my experiences as an author

So if I wasn’t terrified enough to be going to UtopYA now I had go to representing myself as an author, and my work. My one book was out, my second was due very soon afterwards (its out now ;))

A lot of my advice would have to the same above:

A) Don’t be afraid

Own who you are, because if there is any group of people who are willing to accept you as you, its the craziness that is found at this Con.

b) Take Chances
Other authors (most other authors) are not going to shun you, or attack you. IF anything they probably are the one person that understands you better than you 😉

C) Respect and attack your readers (with love) + bloggers
They are the ones who make your world go round, they are the ones who support you, and your work. They deserve your respect and time. Honestly I think I fangirled over more readers who KNEW who I was then I did over authors…. okay it was about the same amount.

D) Don’t leave disappointed.

Confession time!!! I was yeah slightly disappointed when I left, I was expecting a million people to stop by Carlyle’s and I table, I wasn’t supposed to be there, and yet I was sooo hoping that I would have a million people asking me about my books. It just wasn’t how it happened. Granted I should have put myself out there more. But in the end, a couple months away from it, I realized I shouldn’t have been disappointed in the amount of people who didn’t stop at our table (well many stopped for Carlyle but how could you not? She was wonderful!!!) but I made so many new friends, I got more books than I was expecting, so many new reads!!! And I learned so much. This Con should never be thought as a money making trip, but a networking, friend-building, and just wonderful experience to be surrounded by the most amazing people in the world.

 

My biggest take away from UtopYA was this: Have fun, make new friends, and never be afraid to embrace the weird, cause I can assure you someone else is being weirder than you here 😉

 

 

Thanks for stopping by ^.^ I hope you all can make it to UtopYA next year. And please come visit me at my half-table in the lobby on Thursday ❤
Or I might just attack you anyways you never know. So watch out for any tackle hugs that may occur with or without your consent

Release Day Blitz: Healed (Rebirth 2) by Becca Vincenza (me!)

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Title: Healed (Rebirth #2)

Author: Becca Vincenza

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Warnings: Language, sexual content, and violence

Cover Designer: Airicka Mystical Creations

Formats: eBook & paperback

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Synopsis:

The race is on to find the Rebirth paranormals.

Elijah doesn’t have feelings. He doesn’t care, nor does he empathize, until the day Audrey was found. While searching her mind telepathically, things suddenly changed for him. He never imagined that he would face all the emotions plaguing him. Now he is on a mission to find the rumored Rebirth creature. What happens when a creature never meant to feel anything suddenly becomes attached to another?

Valentine always knew there was something…different about her. While she hated even the thought of blood, she loved to help those in need. She felt an instant connection with her patients and always strived to save lives. Her adoptive sister always told her that she cared too much. That she couldn’t save everyone. And now there is a colder than ice man in her life that won’t go away, and won’t take no for an answer. The problem is, she never wanted to push him away, even though she knows he will be her downfall.

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20691419-healed

Buy Links:
Amazon:
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/461577
Barnes&Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/healed-becca-vincenza/1120028672?ean=2940046068436
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/healed/id904283605?mt=11
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Catch up in the series with book one.

Damaged

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Title: Damaged

Author: Becca Vincenza

Release Date: Released

Cover Designer: Airicka Mystical Creations (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airickas-Mystical-Creations/462373910480084 )

Genre: NA Paranormal

Warnings: Language, sexual content, abuse and violence

Formats: eBook & paperback

Synopsis:

There are some beings in this world, long thought to be extinct. Some seek to protect them, others want control, but some . . .  some are hell bent on their destruction.

Audrey was taken from her father, hidden away from the world, and tortured for five years. She was rescued, but is she really safe, or is there someone else waiting to betray her? Can she trust those who saved her? Can she learn to accept who she really is?

Stone was on a routine mission to extract valuable information from a rival clan of paranormals. Instead, he and his team find something much more valuable: a scarred, damaged young woman who holds many secrets, and whose power is beyond anything they could ever have imagined. There is much more to Audrey than meets the eye and Stone is determined to protect her.

Audrey and Stone are about to find out it’s hard to know who to trust.

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Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Damaged-Rebirth-Becca-Vincenza-ebook/dp/B00I5N04AK

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/damaged-becca-vincenza/1118325790?ean=2940045586771

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/399992

About the Author:

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Becca Vincenza lives in wonderful Michigan. She has a love for Skittles, rainbows, Star Wars, and reading about hot men. When she’s not wearing her author hat, she’s working to pay off her student loans for her recently acquired English degree. She recently released the first book in her Rebirth Series and is set to release the second book before the beginning of summer.

You can find Becca around the internet at these sites:

Want to meet Becca in person have her autograph a copy of Damaged? Come see her at UtopYA 2015.

Stalk Her if you Dare:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beccavincenza

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeccaVincenza

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/goodreadscombecca_vincenza

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Becca-Vincenza/e/B00I5BJL5Q/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/rvmisura/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/1/

Website: https://beccavincenzaauthor.wordpress.com/

Alexia Purdy hits the big 5-0-0-0 (likes ;) )

 
What a way to say thank you to her fans!
Alexia Purdy has reached 5000 likes on Facebook and is having a MASSIVE Giveaway to celebrate!!
 
 
About Alexia 
Hey! It’s Alexia Purdy, and it feels weird talking about myself in the first person, but  here goes…
I currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada- Sin City! I love to spend every free moment writing, or playing with my four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been my dream, and I’ve been writing ever since I can remember. I love creating paranormal fantasy, poetry and love to read and devour books daily. I also enjoy watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food. 
So there you have it in a nutshell. Thank you.
 
 
Here are the authors, bloggers and #1 fans that are participating:
So head over and get your giveaway on!!
 

Newsletters, Releases, and More Oh My!

So if you ever think, damn I know there was a series that the next book was coming out, that I really wanted to read but totally forgot what it was, when it was releasing, and overall, you need a better way to stalk (possibly) one your new favorite authors (aka me 😉 )

Well good news! (after my amazing friend, and other author Melissa Haag yelled at me…again) I have gotten my Newsletter all set up!

Okay maybe you aren’t as excited as I am about this, but I am pretty damn excited 😉

For people who sign up between now and August 11th will be getting an exclusive (meaning I will not post it anywhere but in the newsletter) excerpt from Healed <– it is one of my favorite scenes, ever. Sammie told me she felt the same way ^.^ After August 11th, all who have signed up and will be signing up, will get an exclusive, first look at the first chapter of Stolen (A Rebirth Prequel). Exciting I know 😉

So to sign up you just need to fill this quick form out: http://eepurl.com/Z2vwP
And confirm when you get the e-mail. This will ensure you are able to be aware of any sales, possible first looks at covers, and know releases (before and day of)

Kay so that was my first big set of news!

Next IF you haven’t heard yet:

Healed will be releasing on August 11th (as long as Amazon corporate’s – have been hearing from friends that it has been sort of iffy lately – and everything goes according to plan!)

Healed - Amazon Front Cover

 

 

And I am going to let you all in on a little secret 😉
If you know me, you know I adore Airicka Phoenix 

Well she and I are working together to make the Paperbacks of Damaged and Healed (and the rest of the Series) truly special ^.^

I am not sure if I should be sharing it yet….but I am impatient so ^.^

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Yeahhhh ^.^ <— excited

So that is happening.

So currently, what I am working on is Stolen, it turns out Stolen is going to be a “longer” novella, according to most things I can find, websites, word of mouth, sort of stuff, Stolen is technically a small novel, it just reaches over 50,000 words but because it is significantly shorter than Damaged and Healed, I don’t feel right telling you its a novel, so I am calling it a novella.  Stolen is a prequel in the Rebirth Series, this is dealing with Xavier and Drake (yes it is a M/M romance) It is NOT necessary to read to continue the series, I do recommend to read Damaged before reading Stolen (I realize how backwards that sounds, trust me I do) but it gives you background on the characters, and Stolen’s timeline starts before Damaged, then ENDS where Damaged ends.
You can learn more about Stolen here at it’s Goodreads page: Stolen
I do have the cover, and let me tell you. O.M.GOSH. SERIOUSLY. I think its the best yet, and I cannot wait to show it off, but I am not sure when that will be yet!

So while Stolen is out to my awesome-sauce betas. I am working on a new novel, outside of the Rebirth Series

 

WAIT!!! Before you riot!

Let me explain, when I started this series, I told myself I will not work on anything until this Series is over with.
welll that didn’t work. I love the characters in the Rebirth Series, I love the universe, I do! But part of me is needing a break, another part of me wants to explore this other story that has been knocking around in my head for almost a year and half now. I had the idea before I even wrote Damaged, to be honest, it helped me form the beginning for Damaged. But I wanted to go back to it. And I think it is a good decision for me. Series are hard, you get the people who love them, want to stick with them, and that is awesome. But you might get a reader who while might like my style just quite not feeling this series. I have nothing else out there. So I want to be able to have a book someone can pick up read and not have to be sucked into a series, or have the series hanging over their heads.

So over all I am happy with my decision to take a small break from the Rebirth Series, like I said I have Stolen all ready to go, so right now my concern is to work my ass off to finish this new beast of a book. Right now I am a forth of the way through and I am at 40,000+ words. O.O <— like i said beast. We will see what happens. So I am hoping to have this finished (like out to betas, and what nots) when Stolen is releasing, and I will be going to work on the rest of the Rebirth Series.

 

 

Here is a little hint for the new book – it will be a stand-alone, because the ass of the Main Man decided to speak up, there will be a novella from his POV (i am sort of writing it as I write the original story we will see how that works out) I do not have a title out for you yet. Sorry, seriously I am calling it Untitled, I don’t even have a pretend title for it. It is a PNR and will be NA (whether it will be a clean NA or not I am not sure yet, that is entirely up to my characters – they aren’t getting along right now)

 

So I am trying to make sure there is no other news that I need to give out yet….

I got a new logo

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I am all sorts of in love with it ❤

So I guess I will recap:

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/Z2vwP
Release Day for Healed: August 11th
If you want to sign up for the release day blitz: Sign up
  If you want to sign up for the BLOG TOUR: Sign up
  If you are interested joining my Street Team (private message me) here: Sign up

Kay that’s all folks

HOWDY!

Promise I am not dead or disappeared from the world!
Let me catch you up since I have finally been able to catch my own breath!

I officially finished the university!

Yeah we are going to celebrate that for about two seconds…. 

Annnnddd now life begins right? Haha, sure, but also so does ….daaadum, daaadum dadadada

Stunnnddennnt llloooaanns, needless to say, I need another job. I don’t ever regret majoring in English but it doesn’t have the must “steady” positions. 😉 

So I am on the job hunt! But before that started, I went to utopya!! 

I had such a good time meeting new people, meeting people i have been talking to forevers on facebook, and oh gosh it was really amazing meeting everyone. And Carlyle Labuschagne who i got to share a table with sort of thing, was just spectacular. Anyways so there was UtopYA and I am not kidding you it took two days to fully recover

But right before and right after UtopYA i had family visiting, my bro from another state, and my cousin from another state so lots and lots of family time

And during all that-ness, Sammie has been working on Healed (edits) I have been tirelessly working on Stolen which is part of the Rebirth Series, but its a prequel, that does not need to be read to continue the series, it was a story I wanted to tell. It ended up being a long novella. Meh 😀 i am happy with it. And I have been….

up to something outside of the Rebirth Series hehee, and that is all i am telling you :p for now. 

So right now this is how its looking I am hoping to get Healed out by the end of this month, I am really, really excited for you all to read it! I loved writing it and I hope you Elijah fans love it as much as I did ❤ I can’t&won’t guarantee a release date until I have Healed back in my hands, and formatted, why? 

Anyone remember Damaged? If you are new to me, HIIII, what happened was I had dates set up, I pushed for my December release, it didn’t work, so I pushed, and pushed for my January release…which resulted in a book that wasn’t quite ready for the public but there it was. My betas did so much for me, but when it comes right down to it, NEVER UNDERESTIMATE the power of an EDITOR….ever. I am serious. So Damaged was pulled, edited, and posted again.

So while my fears aren’t necessarily the same because Sammie who did the re-edits on Damaged in my personal opinion did a fantastic job, I trust her with Healed completely, life gets in the way, editors, formatters, authors we all have lives that can and WILL interrupt us. So that is why i am not giving out a date YET! I hope i can give you a solid date soon, for now, know it will be either late June (hopefully not) early August, but I have learned my lesson on pushing too hard.

In other news: I am going to try to work up a newsletter. Studies show they are really, really helpful to authors, and readers as well. (these studies, i don’t know where they are located, when i say studies, i mean word by mouth sort of thing).

  

And I think I have caught you all up. 

I want to thank you all for your amazing support, you have been absolutely fantastic, and I am so excited to start this adventure with you all ❤  

NEW COVERS!!! AND A SALE!

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Title: Damaged

Author: Becca Vincenza
Release Date: Released
Cover Designer: Airicka Mystical Creations
Genre: NA Paranormal
Warnings: Language, sexual content, abuse and violence
Formats: eBook & paperback

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Synopsis:
There are some beings in this world, long thought to be extinct. Some seek to protect them, others want control, but some . . . some are hell bent on their destruction.
Audrey was taken from her father, hidden away from the world, and tortured for five years. She was rescued, but is she really safe, or is there someone else waiting to betray her? Can she trust those who saved her? Can she learn to accept who she really is?
Stone was on a routine mission to extract valuable information from a rival clan of paranormals. Instead, he and his team find something much more valuable: a scarred, damaged young woman who holds many secrets, and whose power is beyond anything they could ever have imagined. There is much more to Audrey than meets the eye and Stone is determined to protect her.
Audrey and Stone are about to find out it’s hard to know who to trust.

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Buy Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Damaged-Rebirth-Becca-Vincenza-ebook/dp/B00I5N04AK
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/damaged-becca-vincenza/1118325790?ean=2940045586771
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/399992

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18522868-damaged

Title: Healed (Rebirth Series 2)
Author: Becca Vincenza
Cover Designer: Airicka’s Mystical Creations
Expected Release Date: July 2014
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Warnings: Language, sexual content, and violence
Formats: eBook & paperback

Healed - Amazon Front Cover

Synopsis:
The race is on to find the Rebirth paranormals.

Elijah doesn’t have feelings. He doesn’t care, nor does he empathize, until the day Audrey was found. While searching her mind telepathically, things suddenly changed for him. He never imagined that he would face all the emotions plaguing him. Now he is on a mission to find the rumored Rebirth creature. What happens when a creature never meant to feel anything suddenly becomes attached to another?

Valentine always knew there was something…different about her. While she hated even the thought of blood, she loved to help those in need. She felt an instant connection with her patients and always strived to save lives. Her adoptive sister always told her that she cared too much. That she couldn’t save everyone. And now there is a colder than ice man in her life that won’t go away, and won’t take no for an answer. The problem is, she never wanted to push him away, even though she knows he will be her downfall.

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About the Author:

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Becca Vincenza lives in wonderful Michigan. She has a love for Skittles, rainbows, Star Wars, and reading about hot men. When she’s not wearing her author hat, she’s working to pay off her student loans for her recently acquired English degree. She recently released the first book in her Rebirth Series and is set to release the second book before the beginning of summer.

You can find Becca around the internet at these sites:

Want to meet Becca in person have her autograph a copy of Damaged? Come see her at UtopYA.

Stalk Her if you Dare:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beccavincenza

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeccaVincenza

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/goodreadscombecca_vincenza

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Becca-Vincenza/e/B00I5BJL5Q/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/rvmisura/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/1/

Website: https://beccavincenzaauthor.wordpress.com/

Giveaway Link: http://tinyurl.com/ofznmk2

Healed Cover Reveal

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Title: Healed (Rebirth Series 2)

Author: Becca Vincenza

Cover Designer: Airicka’s Mystical Creations

Expected Release Date: July 2014

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Warnings: Language, sexual content, and violence

Formats: eBook & paperback

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Synopsis:

The race is on to find the Rebirth paranormals.

Elijah doesn’t have feelings. He doesn’t care, nor does he empathize, until the day Audrey was found. While searching her mind telepathically, things suddenly changed for him. He never imagined that he would face all the emotions plaguing him. Now he is on a mission to find the rumored Rebirth creature. What happens when a creature never meant to feel anything suddenly becomes attached to another?

Valentine always knew there was something…different about her. While she hated even the thought of blood, she loved to help those in need. She felt an instant connection with her patients and always strived to save lives. Her adoptive sister always told her that she cared too much. That she couldn’t save everyone. And now there is a colder than ice man in her life that won’t go away, and won’t take no for an answer. The problem is, she never wanted to push him away, even though she knows he will be her downfall.

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20691419-healed

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Excerpt: 

“You know exactly how I feel.” His hand was leaving a bloody trail on my shirt and skin, his other moved to touch my face. I wanted to move into his touch. I wanted more than anything to pull him closer, though I wasn’t sure how it was possible.

My lips parted slightly and my tongue started to peak out to lick the dryness of my lips. Before I could even begin to wet them Elijah was there forcing his way in. There was no gentleness in the kiss, it wasn’t tender or forgiving it was demanding, harsh and overwhelming. His body moved so closely and I felt parts of his body I’d never thought I would feel. His tongue moved in demanding all the space.

Pulling away slightly I felt his sharp teeth nip, he wasn’t letting me go. We moved back into the kiss his hand pulling me tighter and tighter. His other hand was at the base of my head before keeping me locked in, but now that he moved it to touch my face I smelled the blood.

 

Get Caught up with Book One:

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Damaged:

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I5N04AK

There are some beings in this world, long thought to be extinct. Some seek to protect them, others want control, but some . . . some are hell bent on their destruction.

Audrey was taken from her father, hidden away from the world, and tortured for five years. She was rescued, but is she really safe, or is there someone else waiting to betray her? Can she trust those who saved her? Can she learn to accept who she really is?

Stone was on a routine mission to extract valuable information from a rival clan of paranormals. Instead, he and his team find something much more valuable: a scarred, damaged young woman who holds many secrets, and whose power is beyond anything they could ever have imagined.There is much more to Audrey than meets the eye and Stone is determined to protect her.

Audrey and Stone are about to find out it’s hard to know who to trust.

 

About the Author:

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Becca Vincenza lives in wonderful Michigan. She has a love for Skittles, rainbows, Star Wars, and reading about hot men. When she’s not wearing her author hat, she’s working to pay off her student loans for her recently acquired English degree. She recently released the first book in her Rebirth Series and is set to release the second book before the beginning of summer.

You can find Becca around the internet at these sites:

Want to meet Becca in person have her autograph a copy of Damaged? Come see her at UtopYA.

Stalk Her if you Dare:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beccavincenza

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeccaVincenza

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/goodreadscombecca_vincenza

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Becca-Vincenza/e/B00I5BJL5Q/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/rvmisura/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/1/

Website: https://beccavincenzaauthor.wordpress.com/

Good News, Bad News, and some Rambling

I haven’t been hiding from you or anything. I promise. I am sort of active on my facebook pages, and my profile.

I just wanted to update everyone on what is going on.

So here’s the happs cats

Cause its the weird cat GIF i could find, that is why XD

 

Anyways, so my facebook page yesterday hit 900 likes! which is insane all its own, so right now a ton of amazing authors, whom i ADORE, offered to donate some serious awesome prizes. The BIG giveaway for 800 likes is still going on, the three signed paperback one, I just wanted to say also if you were planning on doing a review for it you got about 17 more days I believe. I know it seems sort of unfair for me to ask so much for those prizes, but I am trying to get more notice of Damaged, one of the best ways is Reviews. TRUST ME when I say, I never use to look at review when I first got into indie books, but farther into them, I did, and I realized a LOT of people pay attention to them – hence why I started a review blog because I wanted to help out these amazing authors i had been reading. So I hope you know I am not just doing as a ploy to get people to buy Damaged, therefore making me “rich” its really about the reviews. If you honest to God cannot afford the 2.99 but still really want to do the review with in the time period, we can talk I swear I don’t bite, but look at this way: Skip a coffee, or energy drink one day, and you probably have enough to get Damaged. okay okay okay I am going to stop being an ass

 

^^^^^ boo on me

Okay so there is that.

I was going to do like a week long of Flash Giveaways on Facebook, but currently without adding any of my own prizes, I am sitting on like i think almost 20 prizes… I was hoping to spotlight the authors/bloggers who were helping me out. So I might do package of prizes, and do a mix of spotlights as well. BUT I will not be able to organize that right now… :/

This weekend happens to be VERY busy for me. I am working on Friday, I amgraduatingcollegeonSaturday *gulps*, and working again on Sunday. SO i am going to TRY to organize it after work on Sunday

AND on top of all these giveaways, HEALED’S COVER WILL BE REVEALED ON MAY 5TH!

Teaser!

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I also just finished another beta’s notes, I am feeling a lot better about the book as a whole now, and also some other news.

Oh and you can sign up here to help, author, reader, blogger, blah, blah, blah: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oUzgDkm07gAE0-0gBVKe9U7ahksasqvbprZw1AwoUXI/viewform

And I am just going to get into position here….

Yes I am hiding….

So, the way I write and I am sure everyone else writes, is by inspiration and I have talked to my friends about this and they agree, never force yourself to write a story you are not ready to write. So with that said I know those who have read Damaged, LOVED Nixie, and while her book was supposed to be book two anyways Elijah’s story just cried out for me to pay attention to it, so I did, and I reworked it, and Healed would be second, Broken (Nixie’s book tentatively) would be third. UM. here’s the thing

Nixie’s been pretty quiet. I know what I want to do for the second half of her story. I just don’t know how to get there. And there is a lot more that has to go into her book for the entire world as well that I am just not sure the series is ready for yet. If that makes sense. I can’t go into details because I am not going to give away spoilers of my own books XD. So as of today I am making the tentative, but most likely decision to push back Nixie’s book once again. Trust me I couldn’t feel worse about this, but I can honestly tell you from responses that I have gotten from betas you will LOVE, the character book three will be based off of. So here is how I am seeing the series as a whole and how they will be released

Damaged – Audrey and Stone’s story – already released

Healed – Elijah and Valentine’s story – July 2014

Stolen – Drake and Xavier’s story (a Prequel) – October 2014 (tentative)

Tamed – Amani and Benedict’s story – TBD

Broken – Nixie and Dallas’s story – TBD

Burned – Marcus and Althea’s story – TBD

OKAY BEFORE we get the pitch forks and what nots, Calm down please!

Drake and Xavier story, yes is about two gentlemen, I don’t know how people will respond to this, honestly this is NOT IN ANYWAY supposed to be a typical M/M romance, where its (as others have put it) gay sex all the time. It’s not, honestly its supposed to be an Adult book, but I don’t think I will be going into very exploit details on their love making 😉 I am saying this because I don’t want people to be automatically turned off by the book because of the characters its about.

I am writing their story because I believe it needs to be told, I WANT to tell it, so I am going to. This is not necessary for the entire series, you do not need to read this book in order to move forward into the series, nor do you have to read it first in order to understand what is happening in the entire series. There will be more in depth history of how the paranormal world became the way it is now. BUT i highly suggest when this book finally releases that Damaged is read first, why? Because the timeline I am writing out happens before Damaged, but also goes a little bit past Damaged as well. So there may be spoilers for Damaged, I am not sure yet as I have no finished writing it yet. ALSO it may or may not be a novella. I don’t know because I don’t write towards a certain word count or page number. I just write until their story is over. So yeah.

Wow I ramble.

So I think I covered everything for now ^.^

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THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR AWESOME SUPPORT, I wouldn’t be anything without you ❤

 

 

Giveaway

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So in attempts at drumming up attention, and interest in Damaged, I decided to do a probably slightly crazy Giveaway.

First I asked on my Author Page on Facebook those who are willing to Read and Review the e-book copy of a book in order to win a paperback, I was astounded by the amount of people that were all for it. *so insert evil mastermind planning*

I decided when the page hit 800 likes (I was seriously like 10 away) that we would do the signed paperback copy. But I am also offering it as there could be one international winner as well – if you have never shipped international, its a lot of money – A LOT. I have looked it up before as I have a friend over seas that I wanted to send her stuff. So it ain’t cheap. And while its a grand thought that authors don’t have to pay for the paperbacks they get – I am going to let you in on a little secret, come closer, *whispers* we do.

I KNOW!

Anyways. So because of this giveaway, I decided to drop the price of Damaged down a bit, a dollar. I know what you are thinking, well that isn’t very much. Well I also had the whole issue with Amazon not putting my book up its original price until about two weeks after I wanted it, so there is that. And really I get that e-books are supposed to be more inexpensive, and trust me when I see an e-book over 5.99 I am going like this

But this is my reasoning for Damaged being “on sale” for 1.99 – its only 2 dollars, in most cases that is cheaper than the coffee some people *cough* me *cough* buy. Seriously fancy coffee ain’t cheap. And it takes – and no offense to any brista or Tim Horton’s employee out there, it takes them what? 3 minutes – AT MOST to make? I realize there is more that goes into it, its the cost of the milk, the actual coffee, the machines that are used, etc, etc, etc, BUT they are also selling probably over 10,000 a day. A DAY. I am lucky to sell over one book a day. Yeah….so what takes me roughly 5 months to write, 3 months to edit (mine, betas, and my awesome editors), not to mention the $$$ i have to put into the beautiful cover, the beautiful formatting, and everything after, I think (and i am not trying to sound like an ass right now) I think that it isn’t unreasonable to call taking a whole dollar off as a sale.

So please don’t hate me

I understand that readers such as you and I, buy books on a daily basis, a lot of times bi-daily basis, if not more.

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So with all that said here are the rules:

Kimberly Hart – generously offered a SIGNED PAPERBACK AS WELL ^.^ and trust me you wanna try for this bad boy as well, that doesn’t mean you need to buy her book and review it as well, if you choose to do so, AWESOME, its a beautiful collection of poetry that I firmly believe it is for the readers of today, its for us, and she really invokes more emotion in one poem them some people can in four chapters. You will feel the feels. I promise

So really all that has to be done is give her page some love here: Kimberly Hart

You gotta show me some love 😉 here: Becca Vincenza
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f you have a twitter you can follow me here: @BeccaVincenza

Now for the big rules: You can BUY Damaged  for 1.99 and send me your order number

and for separate points you can REVIEW Damaged, and link me the links to your reviews, if you want to post it on goodreads, or amazon, or nook, or booklikes, or your blog only, that is what you can do, or if you want to do all or some excellent ^.^

Now with all this said and done, I will be checking entries, and order numbers, why you ask? Because while I don’t think its ever been a problem for any of my giveaways, I know people sometimes decide to cheat. And that isn’t fair to the people who are willing to do all this for me. And really this is MY HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to the people who are so willing to do it.

I will note: If you have already bought Damaged, or you have received a copy from me either via giveaways, read for reviews, etc, you are still allowed to enter.

So this is all being done in a rafflecopter  <— click ^.^

I am having this Giveaway run for a month – I hope that is enough time for most readers, and I truly hope that people are interested in helping this little author out ❤

AND this is the BIG BIG BIG BIG part of the RULES: I do NOT want you to change your Review in anyway thinking it will sway me. I want HONEST REVIEWS. Also I am not asking for a Becca-style review, if you know what I mean from my reviews on my other blog, The Violet Hour, seriously if you could write 1-4 sentences helps. Thank you all so very much….

 

 

Release Day Blitz: more. By Kimberly Hart

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Book: more. A Collection
Author: Kimberly Hart
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The debut poetry collection of Kimberly Hart.

Words from a woman that is more than just a mom, more than just a lover, more than just a friend. Poems that capture the complexity of the heart, giving you a glimpse into the intricate inner musings of someone longing and searching for something more. Love & Life. Hope & Loss. Light & Dark. Raw & Gritty.

Do you want more?

Warning: This work contains subject matter that is adult in nature. Intended to be read by those 18 and older.


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My Review: 5 out of 5 starsMy first review of a collection of poetry this shall be interesting 🙂

Song Choice: “Misguided Ghost” by Paramore, “Breathe Me” by Sia, “maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Fall Into the Sky (featuring Ellie Goulding)” by Zedd & Lucky Date, “Crazy” Cover by Melanie Martinez,
“Pursuit of Happiness” Cover by Lissie

First thoughts: Even if you aren’t an avid poetry reader *cough cough like me cough* for reals the only poetry i really read has been for my English classes. If you are looking for contemporary poetry that you will both connect with, and relish, you will LOVE, Kimberly Hart’s collection for more.

So since this isn’t a novel this is going to be a a little different 😉

The collection:

Okay so I thought it had an amazing mixture of this lighthearted fun times, things like the LOL (sorry can’t remember the exact title), and a few others, but there were these wonderful moments of motherhood, I felt close to the author, to the idea of motherhood, and what it really means. I think that the author really bared her soul to the readers and really showed us.

There was also holy hotness, parts that I was thinking to myself… well hot damn. This was explosive, heartbreaking, and utterly beautiful.

Never in my life had I felt such longing to submerge myself into words ❤

There was (pardon the pun but not really because i love puns) more to this poetry collection than trying to dissect every little detail wondering why we are using this verses that, this is poetry that you can submerge yourself in, lose yourself for a moment or two. Really disappear into the words and the actions.

It wasn’t just one type of poetry, there was so much here and I think there a little something for everyone. There was humor, there were tears, and there most definitely was steam ;).

This collection I think will totally knock your socks off.