30 days until the release of Absolute Darkness!

A great summer read coming soon!

Absolute Darkness: Virtual Blog Tour: June 28 – July 4
https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/absolute-darkness

On Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Darkness-Tina-OHailey/dp/1684330300

Preorder from the publisher. Use code: PREORDER2018 to receive a 10% discount!
http://www.blackrosewriting.com/sci-fifantasy/absolutedarkness

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Hunt for this twisted tale through time…

Happy National Scavenger Hunt Day!
Here is an excerpt from Absolute Darkness (releasing June 28, 2018!!) and a puzzle for you. Book giveaway at the end (and along the way). Can you find the clues? (Hint – there are many throughout time.) You’ll need patience and a translator, super easy stuff. I’m not posing in-depth riddles. Just for fun. #naught3301 #forlinears L003_SvngeRHntDy.jpg#bookgiveaway #nationalscavengerhuntday #timetravel #indieauthors #blackrosewriting #fiction #suspense #mustread #scuba #bookbuzz #romance

Absolute Darkness: Virtual Blog Tour: June 28 – July 4
https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/absolute-darkness

On Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Darkness-Tina-OHailey/dp/1684330300

Preorder from the publisher. Use code: PREORDER2018 to receive a 10% discount!
http://www.blackrosewriting.com/sci-fifantasy/absolutedarkness

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Eat Cake. Watch a Royal Wedding. Read a Book !

(Or at least this excerpt) Book releases at the end of June!  Look – a puzzle for you.

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Absolute Darkness: Virtual Blog Tour: June 28 – July 4
https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/absolute-darkness

On Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Darkness-Tina-OHailey/dp/1684330300

Preorder from the publisher. Use code: PREORDER2018 to receive a 10% discount!
http://www.blackrosewriting.com/sci-fifantasy/absolutedarkness

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Absolute Darkness is Front Page News!

In_The_News.jpgOne is not expecting to see their own face on the front page—above the fold when visiting the store to pickup coffee creamer. When Duke Raulston said he’d put an article in the paper about my recent pre-release book event – I didn’t expect to see this when visited the neighborhood store. Super touched and humbled and yes – I’ll own it: that’s cool!

This week I’ll be writing the content for the blog tour and the pre-release interviews that are coming out.  Also the final proof of Rig it Right came in today – so I’ll be eyeballing that. It should be in good shape.

We still have three more weeks before graduation. So it should be a grand month. I am looking forward to the summer!!

Here’s a useful tool you might want to use:   http://diybookcovers.com/3Dmockups/  

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This is a FREE tool that lets you upload the cover of your book and it will create renderings of your book in 3D. It has options to also render it as if on a kindle or as a combination.  That makes things very easy.  Above is an example. Pretty nifty.

I was having some fun over Mother’s Day (read pic below) and it looks like one person has cracked the secondary puzzle. It’s a three month, muti-layered puzzle. Just for fun. Nothing tooooo difficult. It will ramp up in a couple of weeks and be connected with the book. Right now it is floating out there and I’m gently talking about it.  This is what happens when I teach code – I start having fun with binary and pattern matching and such. I mean, if you are going to teach linux – you might as well teach meta data and binary. 🙂 #forlinears #naught3301

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Well, off to an evening screening at SCADFILM and then back to prepping June – July’s blog tour, etc.   – tina

Absolute Darkness: Virtual Blog Tour: June 28 – July 4
https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/absolute-darkness

On Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Darkness-Tina-OHailey/dp/1684330300

Preorder from the publisher. Use code: PREORDER2018 to receive a 10% discount!
http://www.blackrosewriting.com/sci-fifantasy/absolutedarkness

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Hybrid Animation, Rig it Right, & Absolute Darkness in the same week.

I have to take a moment and enjoy that all three books had some sort of thing going on this week.  Makes one feel like an actual writer.

  1. The SCAD admissions team was so kind to pick up a few copies of Hybrid Animation (first edition) which was released in standard Chinese!  I had mentioned it when visiting Shanghai with them and they found a copy and brought it back to the states!

    Mr. O’Hailey says it makes just as much sense to him now as it does in the English version and gave his permission for me to quote him.

  2.  Rig It Right! Second edition went into copy edit this week and I turned in the manuscript of that last night with image call outs, etc., and double checking of spelling. Funniest notes I have in there as notes to the editors: “CV is a noun and a verb and is not an acronym” also “yes, please keep internetz and interweb where indicated as slang” My absolute favorite is “Please capitalize OMG in OMGimble else the joke isn’t funny.”  and “yes, I do sign my name ….tina  please keep the t un-capitalized.”Amazon_Cover
  3. Lastly, Absolute Darkness. I’ve come to understand that I can’t set up book signings at the book stores just yet (I’m jumping the gun.) as it is listed in the databases for online sales and I think I’m driving my publisher crazy.  SO – I’m focusing on getting reviews and will put the book signings on a few months AFTER the book releases this summer. Until then, virtual book tour in June and non-book store prerelease signings/events.

 

For example, the Create Zone LLC was so kind to host a pre-release book signing at their store during last weekend’s National cornbread festival. It was precious that many friends visited to get a book and I was very impressed with the young readers! There must be some great English teachers in that town! 🙂  Really great people there, I can’t tell you how wonderful they are.

Things I learned: Scheduled social media!  I used buffer.com to schedule tweets and FB posts during the signing event.  That was a great idea since the cell network was pretty taxed and I could not post from there (plus I was too busy.) And now realize (as evidenced by this) that I can schedule wordpress posts – etc.  Excellent.  Since I do the writing and such in my off hours – my social media posts don’t hit as well as if I did them during the day. Now – I can schedule them to hit at peak times.  And I can get a block of things done all at once. Nice.  I like that concept. Especially if I am linking a whole bunch of things together.

Took this picture of the books on my porch.  I have this carbide light which is very neat and obviously you can’t use that light as a cave diver. However, the book doesn’t just take place underwater. But, the best parts do.

 

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Absolute Darkness: Virtual Blog Tour: June 28 – July 4

https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/absolute-darkness

On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Darkness-Tina-OHailey/dp/1684330300

Preorder from the publisher. Use code: PREORDER2018 to receive a 10% discount!
http://www.blackrosewriting.com/sci-fifantasy/absolutedarkness

“Character development is exceptional, the scenes are set so carefully that I found myself immersed in each”

“danger and love and time travel…
everything I like in a novel”

“twists and turns…you will not guess”

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Get an autographed thriller and delicious Cornbread this weekend!

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If you are visiting the Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, TN this weekend – come see me and pick up your autographed copy while they last!!  Y’all this is where your Lodge cast-iron skillet comes from. This town doesn’t just make cornbread—they enable the WORLD to make cornbread.

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Absolute Darkness – sold out tour! June 28 – July 4

Y’all – the blog tour is sold out.  I’ll post more info about what to expect later this week.  Also, my pre-ordered box of books has arrived (much earlier then I expected! Go BRW!!) so I’m setting up some book signing events through out TN and GA. Stay tuned.  Just a quick look around shows that the book is online at loads of places via Ingram and Lighting Source including Amazon, B & N. Getting excited!!   (Scroll down for list of blog stops thanks to Rachel https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/absolute-darkness)

On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Darkness-Tina-OHailey/dp/1684330300

Preorder from the publisher. Use code: PREORDER2018 to receive a 10% discount!
http://www.blackrosewriting.com/sci-fifantasy/absolutedarkness

“Character development is exceptional, the scenes are set so carefully that I found myself immersed in each”

“danger and love and time travel…
everything I like in a novel”

“twists and turns…you will not guess”

Absolute_Darkness from Tina OHailey on Vimeo.

 

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