HUGE thanks to Caro at The Book Rogue for creating these AWESOME Stitch Trilogy banners and Team Isaac/Team Joe badges! Feel free to grab them to use on your site! More graphics and HTML code here: http://the-book-rogue.de/stitch-trilogy-banners-team-badges/ #teamjoe #ravingfans #isaac #banners #shudder #stitch #teamisaac #badges
Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Stitch! Guess what: today is the 1 Year Anniversary of the Stitch Blog Tour! Exactly one year ago today, I announced to the world that I’d written book. Wow – where does the time go?? To celebrate, today we’ve got a guest post at Head Stuck in a Book where I recount the lessons I learned along the way, and how I even found myself writing a book to begin with. Here’s a sneak peek: But it wasn’t always an easy road to get here. It required (like
First, check out the 4.5-star Stitch review at Escape Into A Book. Then swing by Tressa’s Wishful Endings to hear what Tressa had to say about both Stitch & Shudder – here’s a sneak peek: I really liked Alessa’s character. I thought she was a great MC and I connected with her and her struggles under the circumstances she was dealing with…. The society and plot were plausible (for a scifi/paranormal) to me as well. The drugs used on the people and separation of the classes; t
As promised, to thank you properly (or at least a few of you!), I’ve drawn the winners of the Stitch free days giveaway – see screenshot at right. If you’re one of these people, you should have received an email from me this morning with details about how to claim your prize. Congrats!! I also have a few other announcements that I’m very excited about. As of this very moment, Stitch is now only $0.99 on Kindle! So if you know anyone who missed the free days, please let th
Also remember to enter the giveaway so I can thank you for all your help in sharing the news! Enter the Giveaway HERE!!! And in case you or someone you know does happen to miss the free days, I’ve got some good news: I’ll be dropping the price of Stitch to $0.99 this week (so *almost* free!). AND since my exclusivity agreement with Amazon is over, Stitch will also become available again on Nook, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords, and likely any other e-book retailer you can think of
I missed the screenshot at #13, whoops! I am so incredibly blown away by the success of the Stitch free days – and so grateful for all the help that so, so many of you have given me in spreading the word – that I decided to add a few more prizes to the giveaway so I can thank more of you for everything you’ve done for Stitch! This morning, Stitch peaked at #13 on Amazon’s Top 100 Free Books, and though it has since dropped to #24 overall (which is still amazing), it remains i
WOW. Wow wow wow. Thank you so, so much to everyone who’s grabbed a free copy of Stitch in the past 24 hours. Apparently it’s been a lot of you, b/c somehow Stitch has made its way into the Top 20 Free books on Amazon!! Look – here it is at #19! Only in my wildest dreams did I dare hope that Stitch might make it into the Top 100, let alone the Top 20, so this is really an amazing surprise! I feel SO grateful that so many people (just about 7600 at this point according to
Wha-wha-whaaaaat?? You heard me! It’s free!! For reals! From June 7th-11th, anyone can mosey on over to the Stitch Amazon page and pick up a brand-spankin’-new copy of Stitch for $0 – that’s zero, zip, zilch, nada. I know most of you reading this have probably already read and enjoyed Stitch (otherwise why are you following my blog, right?), BUT I’m sure you know at least one or two – or perhaps a hundred? – people who HAVEN’T yet read Stitch and who might also enjoy it…
Anyway, I got to meet with the Humanities club which is run by two of my favorite teachers, Ms. McLeod and Mrs. Fine (shout out also to Mr. Stack for organizing!), and 20+ AMAZING students showed up for the discussion. I was SO blown away by these kids, seriously – they ranged from freshmen to seniors and were just so incredibly thoughtful and bright and well-read, and had so much to say about a great variety of topics. We touched on everything from my inspiration for Stitch
MASSIVE giveaway of 1,554 copies of 190 different indie books (and yes, of course Stitch is one of them!). Best part is that you can choose which books you’d like to enter for, and you can enter for as many books as you’d like! Genres run the gamut from fantasy/paranormal to sci-fi, romance, horror, mystery – so there’s something there for everyone! Definitely swing by today to enter! Here’s the link: Elle Casey’s Springtime Indie Book Giveaway. And here’s an awesome view
I just noticed that it appears Amazon has reduced the price of the Stitch print version from $9.99 to $8.99. Not sure how long this will last, but figured I’d pass the word along in case you know of anyone who’s been saving up for a paperback copy! Here’s the link: Enjoy the rest of your weekend! #amazon #sales #stitch
If you own a Kindle version of Stitch, you may have received an email from Amazon in the wee hours of the morning that went something a little like this: An updated version of your past Kindle purchase of Stitch (Stitch Trilogy, Book 1) by Samantha Durante is now available.
The updated version contains the following changes:
– Typos have been corrected.
– Significant editorial changes have been made. Since that email is entirely cryptic and makes the changes I made so
Stitch is truly a genre-stretching novel mashing up paranormal romance and dystopia science fiction to create a wholly original and intense indie sensation. … The book is a well orchestrated read that is thematically complex, as well as, intriguingly entertaining. Durante maintains steady control over world building and time jumping, while including various character perspectives. This takes tremendous skill and is a tedious process to prefect during early drafting. I admire
I LOVE me a good twist. That moment when everything drops away and you suddenly see the world for how it *really* is – well, there’s nothing quite like it. Think back to the first time you saw The Sixth Sense, when you found out Bruce Willis was dead. Or Lost, when you found out everyone on the island was dead (or were they? I’m still not quite sure what happened!). Or the first season of American Horror Story, when they revealed that the daughter was dead. (Hmm, I’m st
Two super fun new posts up today at Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts & Reviews and Sarcasm & Lemons! Laurie: What was the scariest moment of your life?Samantha: Oh wow, I’d have to think about that one… Alessa?
Alessa: Haha, this is a little easier for me, considering I’ve had a LOT of scary moments lately… Let’s see. I *thought* the scariest moment was when a GHOST turned up in my dorm room! But then when I found out what the ghost *really* was, and my entire world came crash
Talk about an incredibly wild journey. If you like things like Dystopian society’s, late teen/early 20s drama, a bit of love, and perhaps even Doctor Who…you’ll love this book. In essence, the book does start like something that’s completely normal. You’d never guess at first that it was about anything more than ghosts and going to college after losing parents. Where it takes a twist though? That all of that, is a lie. Swing by Me, My Shelf & I for the rest! Thanks so
Thanks so much to author Alexandra Lanc for tagging me in her post for The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. If you haven’t heard of it before, The Next Big Thing Blog Hop is a way to help readers discover new authors by us new authors tagging each other in posts that move along to a new blog every few weeks! Below are some questions about me and what I’m working on now. Alexandra answered these same questions in her post on the 5th, and in two weeks, author Ellen Stokes will answer
Thanks so much to Danielle and the Peacock Flock for the great review up Stitch, up today at Danielle Wife Author Mother! Here’s a snippet: “… we were even more pulled into the story as twist after twist appeared and the premise shifted drastically. … The major twist halfway through that changed this from a ghost-love story to the premise of one of my favourite Jim Carrey movies (we won’t tell you which one for obvious reasons :D) was a complete shock and so totally unexpect
Stitch is a solid book. It’s actually quite incredible. … It’s like reading four books at once, only there is no confusion. I was impressed how Samantha was able to weave these little hints throughout the plot without ever giving the big reveal away. … The writing in the novel was flawless. I don’t think I found a single error in the text. Which is really impressive. Not only was it technically perfect but Samantha has a writing style that grips the reader and won’t let go. …
Now, I’m as big of a Twilight fan as the next girl. But I’ll be honest here – Bella Swan drove me absolutely nuts, and frankly, so did Edward Cullen. I managed to fall in love with these characters despite my better judgment, because let’s face it, it was an engaging story (and I was extremely gratified to see Bella’s transformation by the end, thank you Stephenie Meyer!). But there was always that nagging voice in the back of my mind whispering, “How can you ever wholehea