Do you know what happened on April 26, 2016? Yes, that was six months ago. Surprise! It was the day that my novella, Vicki Beautiful, launched. Yay! It has been a wonderful six months wherein I was welcomed into an amazing community of writers, editors, reviewers, readers, and publicists. Having my little story that barely made it to press be published has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life and to all of the people who have read, reviewed, and helped spread the word, I am eternally grateful. Happily, 2017 will see Vicki Beautiful offered in print when it is republished so that it doesn’t disappear from the world just yet. I hope it continues to be something that makes people question what, exactly, are they being served for dinner! *wink*
In honor of Vicki Beautiful’s six month birthday, I’m giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner! I hope you’ll enter but I also hope you might spread the word about my first novella to round out the year and gain it momentum for the next. I look forward to talking about the book a lot longer with you all.
You can enter the giveaway here on Rafflecopter! Be sure to come back and tweet each day for extra entries! Thank you! This giveaway will run through mid-November!
If you haven’t checked out the book, here are some of the reviews it received:
“Vicki Beautiful is a very solid, quite unnerving, and.. well… beautiful read. How far would you go to fulfill your lifelong friend’s last wishes?” – Zakk, The Eyes of Madness
“I wouldn’t call the unique direction Vicki Beautiful takes as scary, but it is a story that causes immense feelings of dread and shock. That is horror. I wasn’t expecting Vicki’s request, and had no idea what to expect from Canon from that point on. A lot of horror is predictable, you see certain aspects and angles coming a mile away, but occasionally we get a sneaky, delectable treat.” –Glenn Rolfe, Author of Blood and Rain
“I generally don’t get too squeamish when it comes to horror books as I have read just about every type of horror story imaginable, but this one definitely sent chills down my spine. I think what makes it such a great story and an unsettling slice of horror is that Canon does a great job of blending moments of normalcy into a completely bizarre situation.” –Rich, The Horror Bookshelf
“Beyond the fact it is a short read, the story twists your guts and makes you question a lot in the most extreme and unthinkable ways. I will say proudly though, Canon has such a twisted and bright future ahead with this being her first novella.” –Jay, Horror News Network
“A simple story, but all the more powerful for its simplicity. Four stars. The author has guts and skill.” –Outlaw Poet
Obviously I am very excited about this and I hope that all of you enter for the giveaway!
Thank you to every single one of you who have read, reviewed, helped, and supported me. If ever I thought that the world was lacking in beautiful human beings, that dumb assumption was dashed to pieces when Vicki Beautiful came out. I remain humbled and in awe of how helpful and supportive this community has been and I look forward to sharing more of my weird tales with you all!
I’d also like to take a moment to give special thanks to my publicist, Erin Sweet-Al Mehairi who has held my hand and guided me through so many processes in these last few months as well as shaking a stick menacingly in my direction when I resisted. She’s the absolute best and I am so very glad that I have her to look to and call a friend. You’re the best, Erin! I wuv you, always!
You can find Erin at Hook of a Book, her PR page, and you can also hear Erin on her weekly podcast, The Mando Method Podcast with Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda on Project iRadio! It’s a wonderful podcast and Erin is really helpful with her Marketing Morsels segment. Give it a listen!
Thank you all again and I hope to be sharing more releases with you in the future!