Kalcyon will officially be released on January 31, 2016. And I’m happy to say that the e-book, paperback, AND hardcover will be available for purchase!
To have a little look into what to anticipate, here is the soundtrack that inspired me throughout the writing journey of Kalcyon. Enjoy!
I made both the Karnage and Kalcyon playlists public on Spotify if you want to listen to them at your own leisure.
- i believe by Christina Perri
- human by Christina Perri
- Wings by Birdy
- One the Water by Finding Favour
- Stars by Marie Hines
- Young Blood by Bea Miller
- The Call by Regina Spektor
- Feels Like Coming Home by Jetta
- If You Say So by Lea Michele
- The Sun Is Rising by Britt Nicole
- Cassiopeia by Sara Bareilles
- Crystals by Of Monsters And Men
- Hunger by Of Monsters And Men
- Black Water by Of Monsters And Men
- I of the Storm by Of Monsters And Men
- Monsters by Katie Sky
- Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars
- Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl by Wet
- Statues by Nina Nesbitt
- Pilgrims On a Long Journey by Coeur De Pirate (Instrumental)
- Pau hafa sloppio undan punga myrkursins by Olafur Arnalds (Instrumental)
- Four Walls by Broods
- Run – Snow Patrol by Eklipse (Instrumental Cover)
- Runaway by AURORA
- Who We Are by Tristan Prettyman
- Brother by The Brilliance
My Kalcyon ARCs have officially been delivered and I have never been so excited to open a package. It looks even better than I had hoped for it to. I love the new cover concept that I incorporated into it. For those who purchased my VERY first edition, I did make many changes to the cover and format, but I appreciate each and every one of you for your support ❤ On the plus side, it is technically a specialty product! (Get the hardcover! It’s 100x better.)
Kalcyon is slated to be officially released on January 31, 2015, however this will only be the paperback and e-book version. I am going to try my very best to get the hardcover version finished by this time as well, but the company I use has a somewhat slow turnaround rate for proofs. I am keeping my fingers crossed though.
This is such a surreal moment for me. And the best present I could have given myself for Christmas! I hope you all have a great holiday, and if you do have the chance, read my first book, Karnage, to get ready for the release of Kalcyon!
You can find Karnage on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Leave me a review and tell me what you thought!
Tata for now~
I am officially in the final stages of completing the Kalcyon Advanced Reader Copies to send out to readers! If any of you have ever tried to format a manuscript into book form on Microsoft Word, then I know you understand when I say it is a FREAKING NIGHTMARE.
I’ve done it twice already, once for the Karnage (paperback) and another for the Karnage (Hardcover), and the level of infuriating did not decrease this time around either. I’m not a Microsoft Word wiz or anything, but I do consider myself pretty technologically savvy, but even with the countless articles from google that I read, I’m pretty sure the process I had to go through was the bootleg way. I swear, by my third completed manuscript, I will figure it out!
Anyways, I’m super excited since the formatting is all good now and I’ve submitted the files for review, which means I’ll be ordering them within the next few days for shipment! I thought it was the best day of my life when I held the first physical copy of Karnage in January 2015, but it’s doubly exciting to have the second installment of my trilogy underway. And I just know I might die a little (or a lot) the day I finally complete The Phoenix Ashes trilogy. It’s all still very surreal for me. I still look at Karnage time to time and wonder to myself how I ever finished it.
I learned something throughout this writing process. Things don’t always go the way you thought it would, or necessarily the way you wanted it to, but that doesn’t mean it was the wrong way. I’m a Type A personality, so I never think I’m going to fail when I take on new challenges. Basically, I don’t know how to lose so I push so hard from every direction until I’m satisfied with the end product. Not everyone is like this, and after finishing Kalcyon, there was one message I wanted to share with my readers, and that message is in my dedication. (You thought I was going to share it now, huh?)
I’m still hosting my ARC giveaway for Kalcyon. Click here for how to enter! I’ll be sending them out before Christmas!
Music plays a huge role in my writing process–I always have to be listening to it. The most exciting thing is when I stumble upon a song that fits perfectly to what I’m trying to convey in my writing. I usually try to stay away from the mainstream songs because they tend to be overplayed over the radio, but there are a few that I loved so much that I just couldn’t. I know this is long overdue, but this is the soundtrack I had on repeat while I wrote Karnage. (In no particular order)
I’m hosting my FIRST #giveaway . There will be 3 winners and the places will be determined by the random order winners are chosen 🙈
1st – Signed feather bookmark & Signed paperback copy of Karnage & a notebook & personalized watercolor art piece (style as pictured here)
2nd – Signed feather bookmark & Signed paperback copy of Karnage & notebook
3rd – Signed feather bookmark & signed paperback copy of Karnage
1. 📖 You must be following my account @ajleighbooks
2. Like this post & Comment below with 2 friends who might be interested!
3. Share post using #AJLEIGH100giveaway and mention me in the caption!
4. International! DEADLINE 11:59pm (PST) Aug. 23, 2015
5. 3 entries per person (no giveaway accounts, I will be checking!!)
6. Winners will be contacted and will need to DM me their info to receive their prize!!