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SEE ME, SEE ME NOT – Pre-order campaign

This is my first pre-order campaign. Ever. And I’d like to thank Erin Bowman for her amazing insight on how to organize a pre-order campaign.

I can’t believe I’m almost ready to release SEE ME, SEE ME NOT. It’s another of those books that has been simmering for awhile and all the flavors have finally taken 🙂

I’m so excited to share this book with you all, and I want to give a little something to everyone who pre-orders an e-copy. INTERNATIONAL READERS are welcome to join this campaign and will not only receive the swag but also be entered to win the

And yes, I mean EVERYONE. (Well, at least while supplies last.)

Where can you pre-order? And it’s only $3.99!

If you preorder SEE ME, SEE ME NOT by August 28th, I’ll send you a swag pack including:

» 1 SEE ME, SEE ME NOT bookmark
» 1 SEE ME, SEE ME NOT stickers (selection made at random, image may vary)

Here’s a peek at the front and back of the bookmark, and the stickers…

I cross my arms on my chest, needing to put some distance between us. Because this girl with her soft voice and probing gaze and laughter that doesn_t completely hide her sadness is ge

PLEASE NOTE: I have different quantities of bookmarks and stickers, and they will only be available while supplies last. This means the sooner you preorder and fill out the form, the better chance you have of getting all three! (I’ll probably run out of  stickers long before I run out of bookmarks.)

Once the contest closes, I’ll randomly draw runner-up and grand-prize winners!

In addition to the swag pack, FIVE runner-up winners will receive:

» a limited edition signed print of the SEE ME, SEE ME NOT cover (roughly 6” x 11”)

And in addition to the swag pack, ONE grand-prize winners will receive the following bundle:

» a limited edition signed print of SEE ME, SEE ME NOT’s cover (roughly 6” x 11”)
»  a signed paperback copy of SEE ME, SEE ME NOT
»  a signed copy of Katy Upperman’s debut: KISSING MAX HOLDEN
»  a signed copy of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT
» A flying pig charm! 🙂 Winged Pig pendant charm with hand stamped initial letter charm on high quality key ring or bangles or bracelet or stainless steel chain (Etsy)
» $10 gift card (to Amazon or B&N, winner’s choice)

TO ENTER:

Preorder SEE ME, SEE ME NOT by 11:59 PM ET on August 28th and fill out the form below. No really, that’s it! Simply fill out the form letting me know you’ve ordered your copy, and you’re guaranteed a swag pack while supplies last, as well as a chance to win the runner-up or grand-prize. I’m not requiring a proof of purchase for swag packs, but I will ask to see your receipt if your name is drawn as a runner-up or grand prize winner, so hold on to it! Again, this is open internationally

Here’s the form to enter. If it doesn’t load for some reason, click here.

Cover Reveal: SEE ME, SEE ME NOT!

SEE ME,
Try as they might…
SEE ME NOT,
Tessa and Luke can’t escape their past

OH MY…You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to show you this cover…they’re the perfect Luke & Tessa.

Luke and Tessa.

I know I’m not supposed to have favorites but their connection is so strong and their chemistry is pretty off the charts too. They have their issues (pretty big ones…like a sister who disappeared and a past that doesn’t want to let go) but the way they grow closer and trust one another is…<3 ❤ ❤

To celebrate I have a LOT going on:

Anyways 🙂 ….here is the cover!

– Photographer: Lindee Robinson
– Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs 
– Cover models: Travis Bendall & Kelly Kirstein

AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW! Only $3.99!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2sOxjg1

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1249878397

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/see-me-see-me-not

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940154691922

Six years ago, Tessa Gardner’s sister, Mellie, disappeared. Despite lingering guilt and the never ending desire to find her, seventeen-year-old Tessa works hard to keep it together. But when her childhood crush, seventeen-year-old Luke Simon, rolls back into her small Texan town, he threatens to topple the delicate balance she created. She’s drawn to him—and the way he makes her smile. He’s the only one who seems to understand her, but he’s got a dark past of his own. Even the fake psychics who swear Mellie is still alive tell Tessa that Luke will cause her pain.

Luke Simon knows a thing or two about guilt. He moved in with his uncle to escape his past, but memories threaten to eat him alive. He does what he can to keep his anger in check—quieting his thoughts by making out with one meaningless girl after the next. Tessa, and her long legs and her hard-earned smiles and her kindness is the only girl who’s ever mattered. She’s the one untainted memory he has from his childhood and he could talk to her for hours. He could do anything with her for hours. But the truth about his past might send her running. Or worse.

While Tessa and Luke try their hardest to live in the present, their pasts lurk in the shadows, more intertwined than they could imagine. When the bodies of the fake psychics are found, Tessa realizes that the truth about what happened to Mellie is right around the corner—and it may be too late to save her sister—and herself.


 

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Tomorrow, I become a hybrid author…

On Wednesday, the French translation of my novel A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER comes out again in paperback. But this time, it is published by Dreamland (City Editions). They publish Jessica Sorensen too (I’m still pinching myself over this fact :))

That makes me a so-called hybrid author: self-published and traditionally published. I don’t regret my decision to self-publish one bit. However, I don’t deny that knowing two of my books are going to be available in bookstores is giving me a happy fluttery feeling.

Look –> it’s my book on the site of the Bibliothèque nationale de France 🙂

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A bit less than a year ago, I received an email from City Editions asking me if I’d like to have the French versions of A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER and ALWAYS SECOND BEST in bookstores in France.

I didn’t believe it was real at first. I thought it might be a service someone was offering but nope, they were a serious publishing house and they wanted my books. I signed a contract. I got an advance. Everything was real.

You have no idea what it did to me when I read in the contract a clause about possibly being picked up by France Loisirs in the future. France Loisirs is my youth. It’s a subscription service with so many amazing books and just a lot of memories of going to their stores too sometimes to choose the book I would get. Someone else might pick up my book one day after perusing the store or their catalog for hours. And that makes me happy.

But even if that doesn’t happen, my book, my words…are going to be available in bookstores. Fnac, Cultura, Decitre, local bookstores…even Leclerc. Who knows maybe I’ll also see it at Cora, the store I used to work at as cashier during part of my studies?

And I’m grateful.

To City Editions for reaching out to me. To the translator of A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER & ALWAYS SECOND BEST, Edith Girval who is simply oh so talented. To everyone who’s read the books already which probably gave me the exposure needed to be seen. To my family and friends for their unwavering support. To my husband, who is every bit as excited about this as I am and who’s so proud of me.

Tomorrow is the day I become a hybrid author. And trust me, when we go to France in a few weeks, I’ll be walking into a bookstore and might shed a tear holding my book in my hands.

Tomorrow is also the day I’m going to reveal the cover of  my next book, SEE ME, SEE ME NOT (with a bunch of fun things and giveaways planned). Stay tuned…

LOVE IN B MINOR is out in the world! (and giveaway!)

The day is here. I woke up this morning singing “It’s release day”…I’m super nervous about Love In B Minor being out in the world. I want to hug my story one more time. I want to tell my characters they’ll be okay. I want to reassure my book that it’s going to be a crazy ride but a fun one.

And then yesterday, I got this picture by Books & Tea and this made me oh so happy. Paris plays such a big part in this story.

LOVEINBMINORNo promises. No fake tomorrows. That was the plan.

New city. New life. At least, that’s what nineteen-year-old Jen Harrison believes. On the surface, she’s living her dream: dancing in a prestigious dance company in Paris. But her sister’s death and the mistakes she’s tried to bury haunt her. She’s become a pro at hiding who she truly is, and she definitely doesn’t want a guy to derail her, but a one night-stand she can do. Nothing more. She definitely doesn’t plan to see the sexy stranger who made her laugh for the first time in years ever again.

Girls don’t walk away from Lucas Wills. Bad boy turned rock star, he’s got his share of groupies. Always upfront, he doesn’t promise fake tomorrows because love can destroy everything. Been there, done that. His ex not only lied to him, she stomped on his heart, used him to become famous, and almost ruined him. So, waking up alone after a night beyond his wildest imagination with a girl he just met shouldn’t upset him, shouldn’t inspire one of the saddest songs he’s ever written, shouldn’t make him want to chase after her.

When Jen, the one-night stand who got away, auditions to be a dancer in Lucas’ next music video, they can’t stop their growing attraction. But Jen’s secrets and his ex could shatter the careers they tried so hard to build and their hearts…they will have to decide what’s more important and if love is worth the fight.

Love in B Minor is the third standalone novel in Elodie Nowodazkij’s Broken Dreams series.

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GIVEAWAY TIME

You could win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, signed paperback copies of A Summer Like No Other & Always Second Best or an e-copy of One Dream Only & One Two Three.

Click on the image to enter…

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THANK YOU SO SO MUCH ❤

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday

  • I received an email from someone saying they loved my books. I am always so grateful knowing people take a chance on my stories and this email made me smile oh so much!
  • Teaching German again.
  • Coming home super tired and cuddling with Plato The Dog and Peter The Cat and then watching Jane The Virgin with the hubby.
  • This tweet 🙂

  • Participating in #AuthorLifeMonth (brainchild of Dahlia Adler) on Instagram and sharing this quote from LOVE IN B MINOR (available for pre-order now for only $0.99) There are so many authors participating in this Instagram challenge, so much talent, it’s incredible! I’m looking forward to catching up on other people’s pictures this weekend.

So tell me, what made you smile this week?

The Chemical engineer is back…10 rules to follow when living with a “science” person

I’m glad to welcome The Chemical Engineer (aka my amazing husband) back on my blog. 

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That’s not my husband…but Einstein…:)

10 rules that will make it easier to leave with a “science person”

So, you read the exiting news and indeed I am back on here. I wish I could say it will now be more often that I will write posts, I am just not creative enough for that. Speaking on of which, I noticed (no true statistics involved here) that it is common for somebody with a creative background to be together with somebody with a more “sciency” background and since my last post was about the ten rules of living with a writer, let me now take the opportunity to write about 10 rules that will make it easier to live with a science person.

  1. Don’t ask a question you are not ready to hear the answer to. This goes for most things in life (dresses, hair cuts, etc.), but I am talking about questions that are related to science (and trust me there are a lot of them). Generally a science guy/girl will be excited about sharing some of his.her knowledge, so if you ask them about that, do pay attention and don’t start doing something else or drift off. Even better, ask questions if you don’t quite get something he is explaining (and yes, there will be a quiz afterwards).

 2. Everything can be related back to science. This goes right back to rule number one, so be aware of what you ask a question about. It can have a long answer (and yes, sometimes things are just not that simple).

Note from Elodie: sometimes, you don’t even need to ask a question to get to number 2)

3. Science people have cool jobs (at least the ones that stay in their fields). Sure, most of us don’t cure cancer or save the world, but we still get to do some pretty neat stuff. Now, we can’t communicate that fact most of the time (and you probably don’t want to know anyways), but without us you wouldn’t be able to do much of anything (including reading this right now). If you like your science guy/girl then ask him/her to describe to you what exactly he/she does at his work, and if you really want to make his/her day (this is a very special occasion) ask him if he/she can take you to work with him/her one day and give you a tour.

4. Yes there is a clear order within the engineering fields: Chemical Engineering > Electrical Engineering > Air and Space Engineering > Mechanical Engineering > Civil Engineering > All other fringe fields of Engineering (ok, maybe some of ranking is debatable, but definitely not the first one).

5. Small things are can be very exciting. This might not seem that way to a regular person, but science people live a different world. Boiling water is a prime example of real thermo dynamics (have you ever noticed that putting salt into water makes it boil faster, there is a scientific reason for that; very exciting). Things flying is very exciting and all rests on one key assumption/boundary condition – Flow in = Flow Out. Ok, I guess I lost you now…look back to rule number one. And yes you did ask a question by starting to read this.

6. Overall Entropy is always increasing (or stays the same). Another fun thermodynamically principle/law (now I would like you to go to Wikipedia and search for Entropy, but you probably don’t want to get too bored so here is what I mean with it in just a few sentences). Entropy is a measure of disorder. Thermodynamics tells us that entropy can never decrease. I guess what I am trying to say with this, most science guys are pretty messy, but that is because we are trying to be law abiding people.

7. Fear better be proportional to the probability of occurrence. I know that fear is/was important for the survival of our species, but we are talking about ten-thousands of years ago when there was no internet, now twitter, no news channels. Nowadays we are bombarded with scary things all the time make it seem like they are imminent, but in reality they are statistically insignificant. I guess what I am trying to say is, yes Elodie sharks are scary, but they are just as deadly as vending machines, but I don’t hear you say that you will not walk next to one of those.

8. Yes, Math IS important. Don’t get me wrong it is not the ONLY thing that is important, but it is none-the less. Our world works because we can describe things mathematically. And yes, math is hard, but people shouldn’t dismiss it because they say it is not their strength. You have to put in the effort and it eventually will make you better at it. (Leaving my soap box now).

9. TV shows about science are interesting and entertaining. In many cases even more so than some movie about a writer trying to make it and finding love along the way (yes, go ahead, post your hateful comments below :))

10. Excel is the most crucial program in MS Office (I know, you are all shocked now that it is not Word). This program is one of the most crucial tools in an engineer’s tool box. It is so powerful and most people don’t realize it, which makes an engineer sad. So yes, go ahead don’t just teach kids how to spell and do math, but please, pretty please, teach them how do use excel as well and make the world a better place (this also applies to teaching writers/authors how to use this beautiful software).

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So I hope that these simple guidelines will promote a better understanding between two very different kinds of personalities (or were just fun to read, which I am not a big fan of hence the three years between my last two posts). I do love listening to audio-books. Maybe next time, I’ll do a podcast.

Engineer Out

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