E P I C.
There's no other word for last night's event.
A bottom-of-my-heart THANK YOU to the fans and friends who came out to show their support and love of Solstice. I'm honored you chose to share this momentous occasion with me, and I'm energized by your enthusiasm to take this to the top of the charts.
Props go to Cara's for the excellent cuisine we all had the pleasure of experiencing, and for the wonderful, dedicated service we received.
Catherine of Concepts by Catherine Photography captured the event beautifully - her professionalism is unparalleled, and I highly recommend her to you for your own special moment.
Dan Witham's magnificent cake showcasing the books of the trilogy was true confectionary magic.
My Mistress of Ceremonies, in her eloquently delivered introduction, referenced my Seacoast Sunday Morning radio interview with Kelly Brown. By request, here's where you can give a listen on my Author page.
To SJ & A: Thanks for the biggest surprise EVER.
RHoSC: I love you dearly.
And, of course, thank you to the intrigued who came to get their hands on their own copy of The Book. I enjoyed meeting each and every one of you, and I can't wait for your feedback.
So, how did it go last night? you ask. Well, I brought eighty copies and left with eight.
Official Solstice stats as of this morning:
161 likes on the Facebook page.
185 books sold in person and online, softcopy and Kindle. (More if you count the other 20 that I've donated to my local libraries, issued as promo copies, or given to River Run bookstore in Portsmouth to sell on consignment. That's 205 copies of Solstice in circulation!!)
13 reviews on Amazon.com. (All of them five stars!!!)
23 goodreads.com readers with Solstice on their bookshelves.
1 lucky winner in the book raffle held at Bliss Resale Boutique in honor of last night's launch.
After releasing the book less than a month ago, I couldn't be happier or more proud with these auspicious numbers.
The call to action? So easy. :D Just read the book, leave a review on Amazon, and have your friends, family, dentist, dogwalker, doctor, hair stylist, EVERYONE do the same.
Let's keep the momentum going, and stay tuned for more news soon!
THANK YOU and HAPPY READING!!!