Madison Sevier has a fantastic rafflecopter up! You can win one of five sets of both book and and two! As well as many other awesome prizes!
I love reviews. Good or bad. Yes I know, not many like bad reviews but I do. But then I only like the ones that tell me WHY they were given such a low review, after all, it’s how I learn and improve! Don’t get me wrong, I do squeal a little (ok ok ok a LOT) when I get a 5 Star review. Nothing makes me happier than knowing that my books have are being enjoyed, especially as I start out on this wonderful journey!
That being said, here are the most recent reviews. I’m floored that Chasing Constellations is STILL getting great reviews!
5 star reviews on Chasing Constellations as well! WOOHOO!!! Amazon Review!
WOOHOO This one too!!! Another review!
It’s so awesome that Tracking the Hunter is getting great reviews! It took me down a path I wasn’t expecting as I wrote it, and I was extremely nervous about it… Here’s the review!
And another review!
Thank you SO much for reading my books and allowing me to bring these to life. “thank you” just doesn’t suffice the gratitude and happiness I feel in being able to take this journey with you all!
That’s right! I’m dropping the price of BOTH of my books! I know how difficult it is right now to buy books and I don’t want my readers to struggle with it. As of right now though, only ARe has dropped the price but the other sites will soon! (I hope!)
Chasing Constellations is now down to $1.99!!!
and Tracking the Hunter is down to $2.99!!!
Amazon is taking forever to update the prices, if you get the chance and see that your country hasn’t yet dropped the price, there *should* be a link after the description, before the reviews, to “tell them about a lower price”! Simply click it, and use the ARe link to tell them of the price changes.
Before the Glass City event you can find me here: http://orc.evelanglais.com/
Come and join us for all the fun and games!
As many of you know, we lost my Mom in early December. Because of that, I was going to push the release of book two (Tracking The Hunter) back until early January. However, my step Dad approached me and said some things about my writing that brought me to even more tears.
He mentioned how proud he and Mom were, and still are. How amazed that I’d made it to International Bestseller on Amazon with my first book. And several other, personal things. Then he paused, took a deep breath and said, “The day before Mom left us, you called and told her that your second book was ready, right? If it is, do you think you can have them publish it on the 15th of December in honor of her?”
I stopped short. My heart crumbled all over again because, you see, Mom was my best friend. My confidant. But mostly, she was my inspiration. All through Middle and High School, she would encourage me to write. “It doesn’t matter if anyone else likes it, or if it doesn’t make sense to them. Just write. It makes you so happy when you do, and we all need that little magical touch of happiness.”
I raced home to publish it that night. Shaking like I always do, full of trepidation and nerves. Then I remembered those words, she would always whisper them to me whenever I asked her to read a passage of a story I was working on.
A week before Christmas, I sat staring at my computer. I wanted to write, but I didn’t. Everything fun about the holidays this year has seemed dulled. We’ve been to fourteen funerals since loosing Gramma in early August. My husband (I jokingly call him MrMan) came up behind me and asked if I was ok. He’d noticed the depression seeping in and was concerned. I told him I wasn’t, but that I would be eventually.
After a few moments of silence, he spun my chair and hugged me. Then handed me a gift card for PayPal. I asked him what I was for, and he told me it was his gift to me and to my fans. On the card was the $75 needed for the paperback cover. He was going to wrap it up and give it to me for Christmas but decided he would do it now. I’m so blessed to have a man, a wonderfully strong man, that supports me in all of my endeavors.
If you haven’t seen it, here’s what the finished paperback cover looks like!
You can get your copy here:
It’s been a little over a month since she passed, a little over a month since I published book two. And things are starting to fly. I have put book three of the UGS Constellations Series on the back burner temporarily. Don’t worry, I will be finishing it, just not yet.
Instead, I have two other projects in the mix. One is a collaboration with two other fantastic authors. Dawn Montgomery and Trinity Blacio. The other is the start of a new series that captivated MrMan’s attention when he asked about it. So, I will be working on the story of the collaboration and the new series for now. We hope to have it completed in August and I want to have the new story done by Mid March or so!
In other news, I hosted a Facebook release party on the 12th of January, what a success! We had 24 awesome authors join us and over 489 guests attend! In honor of the release of Tracking The Hunter, I put Chasing Constellations on sale for free.
I was not expecting the amount of downloads! There were 2,668 downloads of Chasing Constellations, enough that it skyrocketed into the #1 spot on Amazon’s Top 100 for Science Fiction and #100 for all of the free books on Amazon!
If you’re in the Ottawa area in April, you should come see myself and several other wonderful Authors at Eve Langlais’ Romancing the Capital event!
I woke up this morning to my two dogs spazzing out, running full bent up and down the hallway. If they were cats, I would say they had gotten into the cat nip!
After getting my all important first cup of coffee, I settled down to read my email and got a wonderful surprise!
That’s right! The cover for Tracking The Hunter paperback edition! I’ll be buried under the web trying to upload it to all sights!
And as soon as I figure out how to, I will start selling my paperbacks through my website since it will be cheaper that way!
Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! *hugs* HA Fortman
This is has been such a rough time for me. My Gramma passing in August, and then an uncle in September. We lost our family dog, Pippin, in October. And now, in December we lost my Mom. All of these things accumulated in a rough time for me and my family, especially Mom.
It’s really difficult to post this but I know there are some out there that aren’t aware of what happened. And no, I’m not trying to glean sympathy or make an excuse for book two, just laying it out there so everyone can see it. While I was reeling from each of these emotional hits, I was still trying to work on book two. The day before Mom passed, in fact just a few hours before I got that dreaded call, I had sent the manuscript off to my editor for review.
Yesterday, as I was helping Dad sort through some of her clothing for donations, he begged me to release book 2 for Mom. I wasn’t planning on releasing it for a while yet, at least not until after Christmas. But, because he wanted it and we both knew that Mom would have wanted it, I went ahead and released it last night. Tracking The Hunter: The UGS Constellations Book 2 is live on Amazon and several other sites.
It’s gorgeous! A good friend of mine, Cynthia St. Aubin, has a new book coming out and graciously allowed me to give you all a peek at it!
Author: Cynthia St. Aubin
Series: Book 7 – The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt Paranormal Psychologist
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 19th, 2014
When who’s your daddy is a multiple choice question…
Paranormal Psychologist Matilda Schmidt is one client away from fa-la-la-la-losing it. Holiday cheer is in the air, gun-toting fruitcakes are in her office, and she’s spinning through mood swings fast enough to make her toss her cookies–even without the morning sickness.
When Ol’ Kris Kringle goes AWOL after a nervous breakdown, his disgruntled elf is convinced that only Matilda can get him back on his sleigh in time to keep humans from tearing each other apart quicker than couponeers at a Black Friday sale.
But their efforts hit the skids when the men in Matilda’s life show up and demand to know which of them is responsible for the bun in her oven: the hot hit man who’s likely to stuff her stocking with ammunition, or the delicious demigod who’s made Santa’s naughty list a couple centuries running.
I like gravy.
This has nothing to do with the rest of my bio, but I thought you ought to know.
About the writing thing…
I wrote my first play when I was six and made my brothers perform it for my parents. I charged gum wrappers for admission (a steal, in my opinion, considering I had handed out the gum wrappers ahead of time). While I seriously doubt you’ll be seeing any of my formative work on Broadway anytime soon, I can credit these early experiments with the first of many important lessons I learned about writing: no matter how brilliant your manuscript is, some kid can go streaking butt-ass nekkid across the living room, and totally undermine your vision.
Everyone watches the naked kid because running across the living room with your cheeks flapping in the breeze is friggin’ hilarious.
Cue the lightbulb moment. People like funny stuff!
I never quite gave up on the writing thing, even as I tried my hand at being a dusty academic turned Executive Assistant (they paid me to nag! How cool is that?), but in those quiet moments when expense reports had been filed and to-do items checked off, the funny people in my head kept talking to me.
Yes, I know they have medication for that. It’s called vodka.
Since they discourage drinking at work, I started writing instead. What came out was an amalgamation (vocabulary!) of all the things I love: funny stuff, art, psychology, food, people, and paranormal critters!
Et voila! The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist were born.
When I’m not sitting in my office watching cat videos and pretending to write, I like cooking, knitting (badly), and reading anything that makes me laugh (like my bank statements).
I live in Colorado with my brilliant husband and three surly cats.
Catch up on the rest of the series!
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Not only have I been working on writing Tracker’s story (It’s shaping up to be longer than Chase’s!) but I’ve been working with two WONDERFUL people to come up with my logo (Thank you again Angel Zudell and Rebecca Johnson Dye)
On that note, I took the above logo and (after hours because I just couldn’t get it tweaked just right!) made these business cards which should be here in roughly 2 weeks!