Something Beautiful Updates + Fun Stuff to Come!
Why, hello! Sorry for my brief disappearance, but I’ve been off gallivanting in book land (also known as BookCon, the happiest and also the most stressful place on earth). I came home with all kinds of swag and books and got to meet some of the most wonderful people. I regret nothing (sorry guys, but now I’m back).
Anyway! Can you believe what day it is? Only THREE WEEKS until Something Beautiful is out in the world!! This hardly feels real to me, which is part of why I dyed my hair. I wanted to find a way to celebrate the spirit of Cordelia and Declan and Something Beautiful, so now my hair is blue and purple.
Again, I regret nothing. Only 21 days to go!
Yes, I Did Say Something About Fun Stuff…
You, my friends and readers, are going to be hearing this first before I put it all over social media later in the week. Are you ready for this?
Did you pre-order Something Beautiful?
If the answer to this question is yes, HURRAY! I am so thankful of your support, and this is how I’m going to try to say it to everyone. Forward the receipt of your preorder purchase to aghanson (dot) preorders (at) gmail (dot) com along with your mailing address, and you’re going to get some cool swag from me! I don’t want to give too much away, but this is going to include a Something Beautiful bookmark, two postcards, and some temporary tattoos! Pictures to come. But start getting those receipts to me! I’m so excited that you’re excited enough to preorder. I love you all.
Did you (or are you planning to) write a review for Something Beautiful?
If the answer is yes, you’re going to get some more fun stuff from me! This time in the form of bonus scenes in the Something Beautiful world! I know several of you have already written reviews on GoodReads (THANK YOU) - keep them coming! Other ways you can review are to post to Amazon starting on release day, or to write a review post on your blog (or somewhere else on social media). Are you an overachiever who has done all three? YOU’RE THE BEST. You’ll get all three bonus scenes, plus a special fourth scene that is a pivotal point in the book, told from another point of view. I don’t want to give anything else away yet!
Here’s what you have to do! Email the link to (1) your GoodReads review, (2) your Amazon review, or (3) your blog post to aghansonauthor (at) gmail (dot) com, and I’ll send you the bonus scenes as attachments. This bit of fun will be running through the end of the year, at which point, I’ll probably post the scenes on my blog for safekeeping. But they’ll be my reviewers’ secrets for at least half a year. (I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS, YOU GUYS.)
Do you want me to sign your book?
If the answer is yes, I’m super flattered! I put up a form on my website for people who want signed copies – I’m going to count that form as a preorder, so y’all will get the swag. I’m going to work with my website to get an actual order form with payment up and running in the next couple weeks – I’ll contact you all individually at the email addresses you provided for more details. For everyone else! I’m going to be traveling around this summer and am hoping to do a bunch of events! I have a couple that are set in stone right now and will update my handy Events page as more things get solidified. Check it out!
I’ll be taking the form for autographed books down come release day, so if you want a signed book, fill out the form here before June 27th! After that, you’ll have to find me in the wild to get my John Hancock. :)
Did you get an e-ARC of Something Beautiful?
If the answer is yes, I’m so thankful for your interest! And hey! A review would be super awesome. Did you see the news above about what you get when you review? It’s pretty neat, if I do say so myself. I’ll be shooting all of you an email in the coming week or so, but if you read this before then, please review! I’ll be forever grateful!
That’s all I have for now. Aside from this last bit of excitement – I’ve officially held Something Beautiful in my hands. I have a copy. It’s MINE. But this book also belongs to all of you who may read it. And for that, I thank you.
Lots of book love,