Tuesday, October 4

Happy Release Day, Darkfall!

Darkfall officially releases today, yippee! How am I celebrating? Lunch with the hubby! Yep, I'm a wild one for sure. There's actually a lot of prep work for a release, so by the time it comes out I'm beat. The 30 days before and after are pretty full, and I have a huge To-Do List I delight in checking off. It's all fun stuff (well, mostly), but it does put a hold on just about everything else in my life. I can be wild later when it's all over.

On a related note, I'm doing a Q&A over at Charity's Writing Journey, so pop by and say hello. More guest posts and interviews coming up as well, and I'll keep you posted on those.

So, what's the book about? Kinda like this...

War has come.

Nya’s the one who brought it. And the people love her for it.

With Baseer in shambles and Geveg now an impenetrable military stronghold, Nya and the Underground have fled to a safer location—without Tali. Nya is guilt-ridden over leaving her sister behind and vows to find her, but with the rebellion in full swing and refugees flooding the Three Territories, she fears she never will.

The Duke, desperate to reclaim the throne as his own, has rallied his powerful army. And they are on the move, destroying anyone who gets in the way.

To save her sister, her family, and her people, Nya needs to stay ahead of the Duke’s army and find a way to build one of her own. Past hurts must be healed, past wrongs must be righted, and Nya must decide: Is she merely a pawn in the rebellion, a symbol of hope—or is she ready to be a hero?

If you'll forgive me for some shameless self-promo

Praise for Darkfall:

"A conflicted, complex heroine to the end, Nya anguishes over the potential pain and death she will trigger to preserve what she loves...the finale offers suspense, resolution of prior wrongs, the sweetness of first love and a battle-tested heroine who fights with her head and heart."

Book Signing and Launch Event!
WHEN: October 8, 2011
TIME: 1pm to 3pm
WHERE: Barnes & Noble
The Avenue Forsyth
Building 200 Suite 252
410 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041

Darkfall Fun and Games
This one is kid friendly (but still fun for adults) with lots if activities and things to do. I'm getting the local schools involved with a writing and art contest and a performance of a scene from the book by some local drama students. There will also be face painting, hair braiding and other activities, including a trivia panel to see how much you know about the trilogy. (Yes, there will be prizes here too)

Book Signing at the Read-A-Thon!
WHEN: October 22, 2011
TIME: 1-2pm
WHERE: Hall Book Exchange
1854 Thompson Bridge Rd.

Read for Charity
This is a more intimate event at Hall Book Exchange during their an annual 24 hour Read-a-Thon benefiting the Gainesville/Hall County Alliance for Literacy. Their back room is full of cozy chairs so you can curl up and gab. Great for really getting to know your author.


  1. Congrats on DARKFALL's release. Sounds like you have some great things planned.

  2. Happy Birthday, DARKFALL!

    Or is this graduation? :-)

  3. WOOT! Congrats Janice! Wishing you loads of success
    and looking forward to reading!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  4. Yay! This is great news on an otherwise miserable rainy Tuesday (wait, it is Tuesday, right?) CONGRATULATIONS to you and to us who get to read it now.

  5. YAYYYYYY - CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I can't wait to read it. :) e

  6. Congrats!
    What an amazing day for you =)
    Enjoy the upcoming signings!

  7. Yay! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to read it! Its coming in the mail sometime in the next couple of days! :) YAY again!

  8. And onto Hollywood!!! YAY for you.

  9. Congratulations! Can't wait to read it!! :)

  10. Yay! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading it. ^_^

  11. Huzzah! Huzzah!! A great day!

    You set yourself a heck of a high bar for your next novel, Janice ;-) Can't wait to see where you take us, but count me in for the ride!!

  12. Big Congrats!! Can't wait to read the conclusion of the series. :)

  13. Congrats on the release! Big Kudos!

  14. Congratulations. I had my first book launch last week, but I haven't even had time to celebrate, because I'm so buried in revisions for the next two. So have a glass of something for me, and eventually, I hope to do some celebrating, too.

    This series certainly sounds exciting.

  15. Congratulations!

    I've read enough of Shifter (Book 1 in the Healing Wars trilogy for the future newcomers) so far to know why you and Nya were able to go the distance.

    I haven't finished Shifter yet, (I will because it's a great read and helps me get your take on my own writing better) but I've read far enough to know I like it, for the same reasons I love reading historical fiction, but don't write it well at all.

    I'm too much a coward to write about war and old fashioned ideas of what men and women can and/or should be.

    But I can appreciate when other writers do it so well and use past events and societal inequalities to their advantage for plot and characterization.

    Whereas I find it very hard to do that in my own writing.

    I think it's just one of those things that will take me awhile to use effectively, rather than something I don't ever want to do.

    Anyway, kudos for you to officially bring your trilogy to a close. I know from reading your past posts you worked insanely hard to get to this day.

    One day I will have my own milestones to share
    (Being reasonably optimistic)

    For 2012,I'll do my best to make something happen. However big or small.

    So keep a sharp eye out.

    Ciao for now.

  16. Congratulations, Janice! The cover is awesome!

  17. Congratulations! I can't wait to read it!

  18. oh my gosh, yay!!!!! This release snuck up on me and I haven't ordered it yet - so I'll get right on that.

    Congrats Janice!

  19. CONGRATS! I love the Healing Wars and can't wait to read Darkfall!

  20. Woohoo!

    Now to find a store that actually has Blue Fire. :(

  21. Congratulations and happy release day! You are fabulous! I hope the rest of your launch events are fun and successful.

  22. Thanks so much everyone!

    Maine, I think graduation works! The hard work of "raising" it is over and now it's time to kick it out of the house, hehe.

  23. CONGRATULATIONS!! Things have been so busy at school lately, I haven't been keeping up with my book releases. My daughter will be SO excited to hear this!

  24. Janice i luv the series i finished the third book today.

  25. YAYY!!! Happy Book Birthday! :D Just so you know, I got one of the boys in a 7th grade class I TA at THE SHIFTER, and he tore through it! Shows again that boys read too, and that THE SHIFTER is a great, GREAT book/series. :)

  26. Thanks Nayomi! Glad you liked it.

    Wow Julianna, thanks so much :) It makes me happy that boys are also liking the book.

  27. Congratulations! (Late.) Now to get a-hold of it... :)