Success! Making My Way into Publishing

A few months ago, I published my first novel Blood Hunger on the Kindle and Nook eBook stores. I also printed copies due to a surprising amount of support and word of mouth and have sold a little over a hundred copies. Not a lot in the publishing world, but for me, a self-publisher, that is enough for me. Now that I am back in college, I have continued to learn about marketing and publicizing my novel, learning the ways of the amazing InDesign and self-publishing business.
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Heartfelt Storytelling But Anti-Climactic | Review of ‘Sever’ (The Chemical Garden, #3)

By: Cynthia Ayala

Sever by Lauren DeStefano:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The final novel in The Chemical Garden Trilogy by Best Selling author Lauren DeStefano. Published on February 12, 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. A dystopic science fiction novel for young adults, this final novel follows Rhine as she solves the mystery of the chemical garden as she searches for her brother, a known terrorist working with the one person she never thought: Housemaster Vaughn. However, with Linden’s help, she finds refuge with Vaughn brother and finds a way to save her brother from the monster she knows.
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The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Book 3)

Exciting and captivating book full of wonders that offer a grand adventure.  Oh my god there were so many curve balls that were thrown in this book, I did not see any of that coming.  I mean in the end, that was just a good twist.  I loved this book so much.  The way that Riordan interprets the gods and creates them is just so … Continue reading The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Book 3)

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Book 2)

Great book.  I absolutely loved it.  It was a great and fun read, I mean I loved it.  There was so much character growth.  Percy developed a lot, he of course is still a kid, but the narration that goes into his character is so realistic.  If I were in his position I would probably talk to myself in my head a lot to deal … Continue reading The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Book 2)

Immortal Hearts (A Vampire Kisses Novel: Book 9)

Okay this was a good book, it could have been better, but over all it was a good book.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it a lot, except everything was a little too perfect.  I mean really, there was something when she 100% adored by everyone.  But now she has made peace with everyone.  Jasper and Luna are even happy for her and have … Continue reading Immortal Hearts (A Vampire Kisses Novel: Book 9)

Love Bites (A Vampire Kisses Novel: Book 7)

Amazingly adorable.  The introduction to the character of Sebastian was very well done, I absolutely loved it.  We got to see another side of Alexander which was so very needed because, although I love his character, his character did need some character growth and development in it.  There needed to be more to him!  I mean is is simply too perfect and although we all … Continue reading Love Bites (A Vampire Kisses Novel: Book 7)

Royal Blood (A Vampire Kisses Novel: Book 6)

Great book.  I realized something as I reading this book.  It’s a lot like Twilight except for a few minor things: it has a plot, wit, good writing, character depth, character development, a great dynamic, realistic characters, making them more 3 dimensional rather than 2 dimensional.  Hmm, I guess it’s nothing like Twilight huh.  Sorry Twilight fans!  I prefer Vampire Kisses to Twilight any day.  … Continue reading Royal Blood (A Vampire Kisses Novel: Book 6)