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Tuesday thankfulness

I know it's usually Thursdays that get the "thankful" posts, but what the hey, I'm jumping ahead ;-). First, thanks to everyone who responded to my call out for music recommendations. I'm punching in the songs/bands on iTunes and coming up with a playlist for Cat and Bones, book five. I don't listen to the radio, which means I miss out on a lot of new bands/songs, plus I'm terrible at keeping up with knowing when bands I do like have new albums coming out. So, your recs are much appreciated!

Getting everything off in the mail from the contests I ran for Halloween. Yes, I'm a little slow, so please forgive me. The total prizes ended up being 45 books and 10 cover flats given away. Thanks so much to everyone who participated! I feel sad when I get emails that say, "I never win in any of your contests!" but there are far more entrants than prizes available, so all I can do is continue to run contests and hope people's luck changes. Speaking of that, I'll have another contest in December for ARC's of FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON, which is Night Huntress World book one. Hey, maybe some of you have been saving up your luck for this one ;-).

And speaking of thankful, I received an email from my editor that really made my day. She wrote to give me an update on reprints for my series. As it stands, HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE is in its 10th printing, ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE is in its 8th printing, AT GRAVE'S END is in its 6th printing, and DESTINED FOR AN EARLY GRAVE is in its 4th printing (considering DESTINED has only been out for four months, I'm kinda speechless by that). Initial print runs reflect what a publisher expects to sell combined with what book stores preorder, but to me, reprints are all about reader word-of-mouth, which makes them extra awesome. So thank you SO MUCH, readers! Without you spreading the word about my series, none of these reprints would have happened. Please consider yourselves smooched! :D

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eternal_moonie
Nov. 10th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
eilan
Nov. 10th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you for writing such amazing books.
If they weren't so good, we wouldn't buy them!
*smooch*
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
Aw, you're sweet!
mmerrill
Nov. 10th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
That's awesome about the reprints! You deserve it! Everyone I loaned the books to- instantly went out to buy them, I knew they would :) VERY EXCITED about the ARC contest...I was hoping you would do that!
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
See, that's the sort of word-of-mouth I'm talking about! :) Thanks again!
lalam
Nov. 10th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
excellent news, Jeaniene! You go girl!
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks - and have I mentioned lately how much I love your icon?? :)
jperceval
Nov. 10th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
Having just found Cat & Bones myself, I just glommed books 2-4 at the bookstore last Friday. I was tickled pink they had them all in stock!
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Yay for them being in stock! Lol. Hope you like them.
katiebabs
Nov. 10th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on all your success Jeaniene!

Cheers to Bones, Cat and the rest of the motley crew.
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! It's been a fun, strange ride :)
v_pham88
Nov. 10th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
Congrats Mrs. Frost on the reprints, can't wait to read 'First drop of Crimson'!
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and hope you like FDOC once it hits the shelves!
bethwest
Nov. 10th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
oooooooo..... Cannot wait 4 the comp with FDOC. :D Hopefully i can save a little bit more of my luck. :P
Congratz on the reprints that amazing!! As i type my friend is reading HTTG.
Hugs and Loves,
xXx
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
Hope she likes it! And yes, maybe you'll get lucky with the FDOC contest. You never know!
katewaits
Nov. 10th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the big sales! One of your newer readers was so excited about the series she started a group over at Good Reads and it's starting to take. Everyone's very excited about FDoC.
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that's so cool! I hope the group enjoys the books.
spinsterwithin
Nov. 10th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thank You
Thank You for creating Cat and Bones
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank You
Glad you're enjoying them!
rkcharron
Nov. 10th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Hi :)
Hi Jeaniene :)
That's great news about the reader demand for your books.
Good books create an ever-widening audience.
And yours are some of the best I've read.
:)
Thanks for sharing,
Love & Best Wishes to you & yours,
RKCharron
xoxo
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi :)
Thanks so much, that's very kind.
facere323
Nov. 11th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
Congrats on the reprints! I'm sure there will be more...you've got some addictive books on your hands. I've already had to replace 2 of mine b/c I killed the bindings by re-reading.
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
Heh, yay for re-read books! :)
beatrizongaro
Nov. 11th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
congrats!!! I sure am spreading the word here in Brasil. Are your books ever coming out on hardcover?
I know that a lot of writes don´t have any control over internacional rights sales, but do you have any tid bit of information about the series coming to Brasil?
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
No plans on hardcover yet (in this economy, I'm glad about that). As of now, Brazil hasn't bought translation rights for the books yet. I'm hoping they will one day. Cross your fingers for me!
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jacks_piranhas
Nov. 11th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
Heads up - if you want music recommendations (in general) you can go to pandora.com and type in a band you like, or the name of a particular song, and it plays related bands or songs for you, based on quantitative similarities. It's really pretty righteous. :)
frost_light
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'll definitely check that out!
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