Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Five for July 12, 2013

1. ONE day until THE GHOST blog tour begins. I'm so excited! The final book in the 13th Floor series is already available on all the purchase sites. ( Amazon * B&N * Kobo * Smashwords ) There will be a huge giveaway on the final day. You can enter for a chance to win the entire series.

2. Don't forget to have your say on what short story should be included in the 13th Floor collection. So far, it looks like the majority of people want to see someone new moving in. Oh the possibilities! I have lots of ideas, but none specific yet. The pantser in me loves it!

3. I received three amazing reviews this week from Night Owl Reviews for THE DRAGONSLAYER, THE HARBINGER, and THE ORACLE AND THE VAMPIRE. All of them received 4.5 stars. They're top picks! THE MARQUIS was also one of their top picks. The reviewer compared me to Sherrilyn Kenyon and Christine Feehan. Whoa. I'm still blushing. I sent them THE GHOST for review. Hopefully they'll love it just as much.

4. I survived the first week of parent and tot swim lessons. It's amazing to see how much a child can improve in just four days. My son has gained a lot of confidence, and getting splashed in the face isn't the end of the world for him any more. My top goal for the lessons is to get him to dunk his head. We're a few steps closer.

5. I have a question for all the parents out there. Have you ever taken your children to a sensory sensitive showing at the cinema? I knew they existed, but I recently learned our town has an AMC theater that participates in it. There's a showing this Saturday morning. I don't know if my son would sit through a whole movie, but just the experience might be fun. He definitely does not like loud noises, and the theaters have gotten too loud for me over the years too. I'm happy to just watch movies at home. (Did you see Sharknado last night?!) The TVs these days are big enough! Yet I have very good memories of going to the theater as a kid. I'd like him to have them too.

Have a great weekend! I'll be back tomorrow to start THE GHOST tour. Woot!

16 comments:

  1. Huge congrats on the great reviews...woohoo. That's awesome.

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  2. I actually bought The Ghost last night and read it in one sitting this morning. Such a fantastic end to this series! Can't wait for the blog tour. :D

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  3. That is awesome about the reviews!! Rock it, Christine.

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  4. Congrats on the great reviews! I'm looking forward to your tour. :)

    I've never taken my kids to anything like that, but I think they'd like it. Let me know what your son thinks if you decide to go.

    Happy weekend!

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  5. Great job on all your hard work getting to this point! I hope tomorrow and the next week are smooth sailing.

    Nice reviews for you too!

    I haven't heard of the movies you're talking about but it sounds like fun! Maybe you could bring your son some head phones to help with the volume?

    See you tomorrow!
    HMG

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  6. Congrats on your great reviews :)
    And I remember taking swimming lessons as a kid, ah the smell of chlorine!

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  7. I echo everyone here when i say huge congrats on the awesome reviews!

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  8. Fantastic reviews, Christine, well done :-)

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  9. Congrats on those reviews, how awesome!! :)

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  10. I haven't gone to a sensory sensitive movie yet, but seriously--I could totally go for a reduction in volume.

    Congratulations on all your sucesses, including surviving the swim lessons!

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  11. Woot! Congrats on getting THE GHOST out and all the great reviews from NOR!

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  12. SharkNado was so awesome. :D

    Yay for the Ghost and great reviews. You had an awesome week.

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  13. Thank you, everyone! I'm excited about how well the series is being received. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you tomorrow on the first day of my tour. :)

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  14. I've come and found extraordinary news. I'm so glad for you, Christine! Of course we all knew you were an great writer. I wish you and your new book the best of lucks, although I don't believe you really need it. You're good enough on your own. :) Dragon hugs!

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