January 2014 Newsletter

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In this issue:

  • A note from Charlene
  • The year in review
  • Coming in 2014
  • Highlighted Author News


Happy New Year 2014
2013 has been such an amazing year filled with growth, new opportunities, and love.
Just look at the year in review…
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~ After having to step back and find a new home for the Cornerstone Deep books, both are on the shelves and doing great. Both have achieved the coveted 5-Star rating from Readers’ Favorite, The Transformation of Anna has been nominated for Best Romance Novel, and Echoes is in the running for Best Cover Art, both in the prestigious P&E Readers’ Poll.
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~ I’ve been nominated as Favorite Author, also in that poll.
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** Would love for you to click on those links and cast your vote! You’ll have to verify your vote through email, but I would SO appreciate it! *big smile*
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~ We’ve created a new Street Team to help spread the word about my news and books and the members chose the name, Charlene’s Realm Keepers. Want to join in the fun? Click on the name, we’d love to welcome you!
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~Followers have boomed!
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~ On the Highlighted Author side, we’ve added a new page called Highlighted Author Special Interest which spotlights new releases and huge blog tour-wide giveaways! Not only that, we’ve added more to the Features. If you’re an author, check out theGuidelines Page and get the scoop!
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~ You can also sign up to receive our weekly posts via email now. Never miss a post! The signup form in on the left sidebar.
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~ On the personal side of things, I married the most patient man I’ve met and am now in newlywed bliss. *smile*
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So much to be thankful for from the year 2013! I think I’m wearing out my exclamation mark in this post. Lol.
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So, what’s ahead for 2014?
Have a peek at what released just today!
Isn’t the cover beautiful?
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One for Kami cover
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~ The Book Blast will last into February and merge with the Virtual Tour. The list of hosts during the Blast is posted on my blog, Charlene Blogs. There’s a $10 Amazon Gift Card giveaway, so be sure to drop by these blogs and enter. *smile*
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~ And I’m in the polishing stages of Aumelan. That’s right! Aumelan, the book I’ve talked so much about last year and ran the character naming contest for. Remember the name chosen? It was Losette!
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~ I’ll be sending it into my publisher this month. We’ll see if they like it and want the series. *big smile & crossing fingers* As soon as book one is sent in, book two, World Beneath the Rock, is on the block for revision, with book three, Waters of Tiger Rod, ready to go after that. I highly doubt book four, Kingdom, Rise, will be in the running for this year, but high goals can be set. Right? *wink*
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~ Next up will be book three of the Cornerstone Deep series, Destiny. It’s a work in progress right now, but I’m hoping for a publication date of mid-August. Readers what to know what in the world that epilogue is leading to! Book four, Ties, is set for drafting later this year.
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~ And book two of the Kami series, One for Ian, is in the drafting stage. Watch for it later this year.
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So much! So much! And I couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you all for a wonderful 2013, and here’s to a bright and beautiful 2014!
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Until next time, may your dreams be magical.
Charlene

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Highlighted Author

I’m proud to be hostess to such an array of talented authors. From inspirational to fantasy, and everything in between, we’ve got it. The spotlight is warmed up and ready to feature them for you.

Authors:
Submissions for Traditional week-long features are OPEN.
H.A. Special Interest submissions are OPEN.

New feature formats are available! Get the details on Highlighted Author’s Guidelines Page.

We’re in the process of tallying the post that got the most views during 2013. The top five most popular posts from Home Page and H.A. Special Interest will win placement on the Highlighted Author sidebars. I will be posting and announcement soon!
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Upcoming Spotlights:
Jan 3: Robert Gray HASI
Jan 6: Ronny Herman de Jong
Jan 8: Charlene A. Wilson HASI
Jan 9: Mercy River Special HASI
Jan 13: Wally Wood
Jan 15: SM Blooding HASI
Jan 17: Jaclyn M. Hawkes HASI
Jan 20: Sarah Grimm
Jan 22: Greg Kihn HASI
Jan 27: Greg Kihn
Jan 29: Indie Reader Presents HASI
Jan 31: Marie J. Jones HASI
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Thank you all for your wonderful support!
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“Believe in the magic that’s in you, its potential, what it can achieve. But, most of all, believe in yourself and create a world where dreams become reality.” – Charlene A. Wilson
 

 

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