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Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Fan Pics

I've gotten such a great response from you all. Firstly, last week I posted about changing the cover and I want all who helped me to know that I took your suggestions to heart. I ended up changing it! I love the new cover and have gotten such great feedback. It's going really well.

I asked a bunch of you on facebook and twitter have been posting about it and I'm so excited. I asked you guys to do some fan art and send it my way. So here we go... I made sure not to have any with spoilers so if you haven't read yet, don't worry.

All of these look a like pictures seem to be coming from google. Therefore, I just want to clarify that I own none of the rights for ANY of the pictures. Just saying!

Ollie Look-a-likes
<---I think Chase is pretty spot on!

Ari Look-a-likes
<---Freaking LOVE this one.

Ryder Look-a-likes

So for those of you who have read the book, what do you think? Are the characters pretty close to what you thought? I'd love to see your own fan art and what you think they look like! Check out the facebook page for more.

Giveaway at still going strong. Be sure to enter for a chance to win a free copy. The giveaway is international so even if you're far away, you can get your hands on it!

Amazon        Goodreads       Facebook      Twitter       Website

Friday, August 23, 2013

Cover Decisions | Help Needed!

Okay first question... How much do you hate it when an author changes their cover? I'm sure you're all groaning BUT someone made me a freaking awesome cover and I'm highly contemplating changing it. Here are my two options...

Tell me...
1. Which you like better.
2. If you'd change to the new one.
3. Any other feedback you have

Here is the old one, which I LOVE, don't get me wrong. The reason I love this one was because of the feel you get. It's a little creepy and dark yet the rose stands in the middle. BUT it is a tad boring and I feel like maybe it won't get readers to click on it.

Here is the possible new one. I'm not going to say why I love it or what it means but those of you who have read the book may be able to understand why it's a good cover. I like the airy feel to it and it's not too dark. Another reason I like it is because I can use the same concept for the next two books.  

Please, please, please. Give me feedback. I'm really on the edge here and am not sure whether I should change it or not. I'm having such an indecisive moment!!!!! If I did change the cover I would definitely want to do it now rather than later since the books only been out a little over a week. 

Thanks guys. You're all the best!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Amazon Best Sellers List!

A short post but I wanted to shout out to the over 500 hundred of you who have gotten your copy of The Thousand Year Curse. You have no idea how amazed, surprised and just down right happy I was this morning when I saw all of the downloads.

For those of you who haven't gotten a copy, GET ON IT!

The book is free on amazon until tomorrow only so don't miss your chance. 

Also check out yesterday's post if you want to win a free copy of the book. There's two giveaways plus fun teasers, interviews and stuff.

Amazon Lists!

We've made three top one hundred lists from just yesterday and with each click the ratings sky rocket.
#39 in the romance- fantasy section of kindle books
#58 in literature-fantasy section
#79 in science fiction and fantasy section

Overall, we've still got a ways to go but man, I'm so happy! And I have all of you to thank.

I also want to remind you guys to leave reviews once you finish the book. I only have one (two on goodreads) so I'd love to hear more of your feedback!

Check out the giveaway and like it on goodreads. (facebook too!)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Thousand Year Curse by Taylor Lavati

The Thousand Year Curse

by Taylor Lavati

Giveaway ends August 23, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Monday, August 19, 2013

Promotional Fun Stuff!

Hey guys!

There's a ton of stuff for you all to read about today. Firstly, for those of you in the Connecticut area, I'm going to be touring around small bookstores and doing some signings/appearances. The dates are TBA but will be towards the end of September. 

Also I have a couple fun guest posts/ spotlights/ giveaways for you guys to check out.

There's an awesome book spotlight at Insatiable Readers by Gina. I seriously love the way she makes post and love what she wrote! Check her out! AND follow her blog.

There's another spotlight PLUS a giveaway over at The Cover Contessa by Brooke. Enter now to win a free copy!

I wrote a guest post for Cassandra Loskot and there's also a book promo! Read about my high school advice and what I've learned!

Also, there's a new giveaway on goodreads that's taking off fast. Be sure to add yourself to the list since there's already a ton of interest. I can't wait to see who wins. Check out the goodreads page because more ratings go up every day.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Thousand Year Curse by Taylor Lavati

The Thousand Year Curse

by Taylor Lavati

Giveaway ends August 23, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
Also, I have the winner from the weekend giveaway! Without further wait, here is the winner...(drum roll please)

Randi, you should receive an email from me and then I will mail that paperback copy to you immediately! I can't wait to hear what you think of the book. Congratulations!! I'm definitely going to do another sometime since that was so fun!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Book Giveaway!

Today is the start of my blog tour for The Thousand Year Curse. My book is spotlighted on Theresa Cole's website, Fade into Fantasy. Check out her post because that's your teaser for the day. There's a really long character interview with all THREE main character. Click the link below.


Guess what else I have for you...

A GIVEAWAY... It's a quick one but a bunch of you were really interested. Ends Monday so be sure to get your entries in. Please share it. The more the merrier. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Thousand Year Curse is... RELEASED!

Big news guys!

My book is available both in print and ebook TODAY. My release date actually ended up being earlier than I thought. Check it out in the amazon and createspace store.

Next week from 8/19 to 8/21 there will be a free promotion! Those three days, ONLY, the ebook format will be free for the kindle. Make sure to get your copy then since it probably won't happen again.

This coming up Friday, there is a promo post over at Check out Theresa's blog now and subscribe so you don't miss it. Also, if I get my box of books in by Friday I'm going to host a giveaway right here on the blog so keep your eyes peeled.

Kindle Version

Print Version

Amazon Author Page

Good Reads Page

Don't forget! Tomorrow is writing Wednesday and even though I'm super busy, I'll still be posting a fun prompt for you guys. Thanks for all the support.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Teaser Character Interview

Okay. I have some important dates for you all to look at and a little teaser for you. I'm doing a fun promo post and I have character interviews for it. So, I posted part of Ollie's.

August 16th Promo Post at by Theresa Cole who works at Entangled Publishing

August 19th Giveaway at by Brooke DelVecchio

August 19th Guest Post and Promo at by Cassandra Loskot

August 21st Promo Post by Danielle Chapman

August 22nd Interview at by Heather

August 26th Promo Post at by Becky

August 29th Giveaway at by Freda

I think that's it for now. I have a bunch of ARC readers who are reading the book and will post reviews so be sure to check next Friday's post for more dates. Onto the teaser...

A bit of background... Ollie and Ari are wrapped into a love triangle that has been cursed to happen over and over by Hades. This interview takes place after the first book so I've cut it short so you won't be spoiled. Basically, I'm checking in to see how Ollie's doing after the release of book one.

Taylor- How are things with you today, Ollie?
Ollie- Like I said before, things are really good.
Taylor- How’s being in school, yet again, treating you?
Ollie- I don’t mind school. I guess it’s good because of Junior. If it weren't for him I would have left already since Ryder is gone but I like the environment. 
Taylor- What are you most afraid of?
Ollie- Easy, losing Eurydice. It scares me like hell thinking of her picking Ari over me. 
Taylor- What do you consider your weakness?
Ollie- That’s a tough one. I have a weakness but I’m not going to tell you that one. Top secret. I’d say my next worst weak spot would be my temper. I get upset pretty easily. 
Taylor- How’s your relationship with Ryder right now?
Ollie- I’m not going to lie, it’s weird. I hate it. I want it to go back to the way it was before Aristeus showed up. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Camp NaNoWriMo Winner Goodies

It's official!

I have an announcement for all of you writers out there. I won 50% off scrivener software but guess what, I already use scrivener. Anyone out there want this special coupon. I highly recommend writing using scrivener. It's great for organizing your thoughts, chapters, scenes and characters.

If you've never used it before, try out the free trial on their website.

Contact me if you want the special code.

CONGRATS to all of the other winners! I know how much sweat, hard work and tears go into writing a book especially one in such a short period of time. It sucks! But how happy are you to be done? I know I am. Can't wait for the next one. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Release Date and Teaser!

Hey guys! I've got some crazy good news and big stuff to tell.

The Amazon release date for my book is August 19th! It's official (hopefully) and I can't wait to hear what you guys will say about it. I have some giveaways and promotions coming your way so be sure to subscribe so that you get the latest news. You could even win an ARC copy.

Here is my final cover. I decided to keep it simple. I would love to hear your feedback!

Soooo... What do you think?

Be sure to add me on goodreads and facebook and twitter. Wherever you can find us. Also, if you're a blogger, reviewer, interviewer or just like to write, contact me so we can set up a promotion. I would love to do anything that will promote my book. Just shoot me an email.

Thanks for the continued support.