Friday, December 6, 2013

A Blogful of Awesomesauce

2013 has been one of those years.

A year that I still have trouble processing. Is this really happening to me? Did I really publish a book?  Do people really stand in line so that I can sign this book? (and some of them I'm not even related to!) Did I really just finish writing ANOTHER book? Are people actually excited about the release of said book?

What the hell is happening? I'd say I'm dreaming if it wasn't for the fact that my dream come true is sprinkled with just enough reality (laundry, bickering kids, sick dogs, chickens in my office...) to keep me rooted in reality. 

In celebration, let's review the highlights, shall we?

I had the privilege of holding my debut signing at one of the greatest book stores EVER, The Poisoned Pen.
yes, as a matter of fact, my face DID get stuck that way.

I had the pleasure of seeing my book cover on my publisher's catalog cover.

I would kill something small and furry for a copy of this catalog... kidding. But I really, really want it!
RT Book Reviews featured Carved as one of their May Mysteries:

Pitch Black? 
I went to Bouchercon... okay I didn't go to B-con but Carved did that's almost as awesome.

Do you see me? I'm right there!

I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Colorado and meet some of my fellow Inkers!
look at all this talent behind  and beside me!

And make some new friends!

say hi to Connie, the reason I was in Colorado!
And the chance to catch up with some "old" friends!
Holly and me at Barnes & Noble

And throughout the year, the rave reviews for Carved just kept coming...

available wherever books are sold
"Prepare to be overwhelmed by the the tension and moodiness that permeates this edgy thriller. Beaumont's ability to keep the twists coming, even when the answers seem obvious is quite potent." 
- Library Journal (starred review, debut of the month)

"... Long after you put it down, this story will resonate with you and it will be one of those rare novels you read again and again." - Les Edgerton, acclaimed author of The Perfect Crime and Just Like That

"... Beaumont knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat. Buckle up for the ride of a lifetime, this one is the roughest rollercoasters you ever had to endure." - Mark Sadler, Suspense Magazine 

A compelling psychological thriller with a satisfying conclusion. An excellent debut novel." 
- Jenny Hilborne, New York Journal of Books

"Carved in Darkness is a roller coaster ride of emotion with scary villains and realistic characters. Beaumont draws you into her words and doesn't let you go until the very last page." - RT Book Reviews

... And then this happened! Suspense Magazine named Carved in Darkness in their December issue... Best Debut of 2013. Page 50 if you want to check it out:

Okay, back to reality!

The first draft of Sabrina's next book was due Sept 1st... I missed my deadline. My editor promptly dispatched her minions and had me tarred and feathered. Okay, that's not true. She was understanding and encouraging because she's awesome like that and I got my manuscript turned in a few weeks later, no tar or feathers required. I am anxiously awaiting edits so that I can start making sense of the 100k words of ridiculousness I sent her. I have cover art... want to see?

The sequel to Carved in Darkness--available 
through Midnight Ink, July 2014