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Release Day/Book Launch Info

On February 1st, you will be able to purchase the ebook, Escaped: A Samantha Scott Novel in the following formats: PDF, PDB, MOBI, LIT and EPUB at the Eternal Press website. As that is the day the book is being released into the various systems, catalogs and databases the approximate timeframes you can expect to see Escaped (in print and other ebook formats) elsewhere are listed below:

Available in the Nook Store (Barnes & Noble): 1 week*
PRINT Edition on Amazon: 2-3 weeks*
PRINT Edition on B&N: 2-3 weeks*
Available in the Kobo Store: 2-3 weeks*
Available on iTunes: TBD
* an approximation of time after the release date
Eternal Press Buy Link:

You can order any Eternal Press book, both print and ebook, through Lightning Source Distribution which includes the following:

US:

  • Ingram
  • Amazon.com
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Barnes & Noble
  • NACSCORP
  • Espresso Book Machine

UK:

  • Amazon.co.uk
  • Bertrams
  • Blackwell
  • Book Depository
  • Coutts
  • Gardners
  • Mallory International
  • Paperback Bookshop
  • Argosy Ireland
  • Eden Interactive Ltd.
  • Aphrohead
  • I.B.S – STL U.K
  • Libreria Ledi
  • Eleftheroudakis

At first sight.

I scoured the book for an excerpt that would properly portray Samantha in her best light. Maybe “best” isn’t the correct word. Her snark rivals mine *gasp* and there was one scene I kept going back to. So, without further ado, I give you Samantha and Malakai’s very first, very awkward meeting.  -Rachel

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            I first saw Malakai across the courtyard in the town square of Cadiza. It was winter and I was outside to get away from everyone else. The human had large bags in both hands. Fresh meat, I thought with a small smile, feeling sorry for his obvious auditing detail and jealous of his freedom all at the same time. He glanced in my direction and acknowledged me with a small head tilt, pausing to look at me a touch longer than normal. It was as if he saw me there first. It was an odd occurrence as I was usually the first horse out of the gate. I flashed him my best smile and returned to the open book in my lap. Maybe if I studied these spells long enough I’d be able to come and go as I pleased too. It was a doubtful sentiment, but I remained stubbornly hopeful.

Out of the corner of my eye I saw he was still standing there looking lost.  “He looks more entertaining than you right now,” I said to my spell book as I slammed it shut and trudged through the crackling, icy lawn. I knew what I wanted to do next―a test.

Touching my newly minted tattoo, I wandered toward the handsome stranger. First things first. Let’s see exactly what we’re working with here. I briefly shut my eyes to concentrate as my diamond-shaped ink lit up. I whispered, “The air is hot, the air is heavy, he’s unprepared, so make him ready.” The wind whipped around him, immediately responding to my cast. His battered brown leather bags were the first casualties, hitting the ground twenty feet away.  His shirt flailed wildly and was stripped off his well-muscled back in the next moment, despite his avid attempts to hold it on. I stifled back a laugh, biting my lip as I watched the shirtless stranger dance around the courtyard in the middle of winter. When he realized saving his shirt was a lost cause, he grabbed his pants, which were now threatening to take flight. I was caught up admiring my handiwork of a cast but even more caught up in the unbelievable body gracing this man. I must have been ogling with abandon because when I finally wandered my gaze up to meet his, he was staring directly at me with a menacing look.

I quickly ended the cast by mumbling, “The air is stiff, the air is cold, I say it now, release your hold.” I let go of my wrist and pointed up at the sky with a baffled look on my face. I shrugged and tried my best to look like an innocent bystander, hoping he’d turn his death glare elsewhere so I could escape―or stare at his almost naked body some more.

Unfortunately, neither happened. He wagged his finger to summon me over. With the wind gone, he started collecting his clothes. It was a lose-lose situation. I pulled my gloves higher hoping to hide my tattoo. I’d tell him I didn’t have my talisman yet, give him a little attitude, and be on my way if he so much as gave me an accusing look. Most witches in Cadiza feared the visiting humans because they knew too much and could get you into a lot of trouble with the Elders. Neither fact bothered me. He needed to know that.

I approached slowly while he was facing away gathering his bags. “Hey. Crazy weather today, huh?” I inched closer to make sure he heard me.

He shrugged on his shirt, effortlessly ruining my view. He turned around so quickly I thought he was using speed skill. “You must be Samantha Scott. I’ve already been warned.” He looked attractive even at his angriest. I blushed and wished I had worn something more girly. “I’d appreciate it if you’d keep your undefined skills as far away from me as possible. Jade is going to love to hear how your abilities to control the natural elements have progressed.” He raked a hand through his still-perfect sandy-colored hair and bent to pick up his bags, dismissing me without words.

Oh, pretentious was he? We’d see how far that got him. I may not have had anonymity on my side but I still had my attitude.  I tapped him firmly on the shoulder and waited for him to face me.  “Yes, I am Samantha Scott.” I pointed my finger into his chest as hard as it could and left it there. “If you, whatever your name is, want to get along here in Cadiza and live a long life, I would suggest you get a sense of humor quickly. While you’re so busy being a pious, self-righteous, boring human you should probably hit the gym. Windstorms are common in these parts as are rain storms.” I removed my hand from his chest and quickly touched my wrist, murmuring, “Thickly clouded, water to the brim, drench this man, make him swim.” I released my wrist as the clouds opened up and rain began to pour on him.

I took a few steps backward, never taking my eyes off his, and stood on the edge of his personal rainstorm. I squinted my eyes and cackled. “If your muscles aren’t up to par when your shirt is off, let’s face it you won’t be winning any wet-T-shirt contests around here either.” I turned on my heel and walked away, then wrapped my jacket a little closer and thought how miserable it would be to be wet.

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A magical giveaway!

A giveaway will be held beginning February 1st and running through February 15th. To celebrate the book release there will be two prizes:

1. A signed copy of Escaped

2. A signed copy AND a Barnes and Noble nook (Simple Touch Reader)

During Feb 1 – Feb 15 visit Rachel’s Facebook page , click the Giveaway tab, and follow the directions to enter. You can also enter at The Mean Girl Diaries. Good luck!

 As we near the release date check back here for new excerpts and Buy links and don’t forget about the Publisher live chat with their new release Authors.

On release day, February 1st at 2PM EST and 7PM EST the publisher, Eternal Press will be hosting live chats with all the Authors on their website. It’s to celebrate their monthly releases. Everyone is invited to come on in and cyber…I mean chat with me. *side eye*

Have a burning question about my characters? Do you just want to lurk? I’ve been told there could be door prizes! I’ll be at both chats (2PM EST and 7PM EST) so pick a time that works for you and come on in.

The skinny on how it works:

Go to the website:
http://www.eternalpress.biz/chat.php

Let the chat page load up, if it takes dreadfully long to load, refresh the page and wait again. Or change to FireFox Browser. This is where old java script may need the user to update their own computers.

When the page is done loading you will see an option to Login. Put your name in the box and hit the login button. At this point you and your friends should be inside the chat room.

Disclaimer: The website is for ages 18 and up! Some novels released by Eternal Press are on the steamy side. ie: Erotica. Please keep that in mind.

See you there!

Escaped Book Trailer

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This is the author interview book trailer for Escaped: A Samantha Scott Novel. To be released by Eternal Press February 2013. It gives a little teasing insight into what you can expect from the book.

As we move closer to the release date we’ll be holding awesome giveaways. Stay tuned for chance(s) to win books, Nooks and magical swag.

A release date…

It just got real.

Escaped: A Samantha Scott Novel has been given a release date of February 1, 2013. I’ll keep everyone posted as to where the book and e-books can be purchased as we grow closer to the date. Hopefully I’ll be able to share cover art and excerpts along the way as well.

Please feel free to share my web page and tell your friends as I’ll be holding contests and book giveaways, too! If you have a book review blog or website and are interested in holding a giveaway or featuring an Author interview please drop me a note.

-Rachel