Anastasia Austin · Monthly Updates · Self Publishing · writing

Writing: Monthly update for December with cover reveal and preorder for Fate book 3

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And there’s the big announcement for the month and to kick off the new year! The Fate series has new covers and the third book, Facing Fate, has a cover! Eeeekkk!!! AND you can pre-order it! Double Eeeekkk!!!

I have two reasons for doing this.

  1. Fake to Fate’s original cover was a free photo from unsplash.com. I wasn’t sure I was going to keep up this self publishing thing, so I wasn’t ready to pay to license a photo until I was sure this was going to stick.
  2. While I loved the original covers, they weren’t portraying the genre well enough. As much as we say “don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” we all do. LOL The statistic I’ve heard is every cover gets about 2 seconds as people scroll through Amazon’s millions of books. I’m hoping to really make those 2 seconds count.

Let me know how you feel about the new covers!

The original covers for books 1 and 2 will be available for paperback for up to 72 hours, possibly less, while Amazon approves the new ones. Get ’em while you still can!

Fake to Fate: mybook.to/FaketoFatepaperback
😘 Self proclaimed hermit heroine with an overbearing ex
😘 Billionaire fake boyfriend who comes to her rescue
Fighting Fate: mybook.to/FightingFatePaperback
😘 Workaholic heroine with a one-track mind
😘 Muscly frat boy who’s surprisingly well adjusted

If you have trouble with the links, you can search on Amazon for the books using these id’s: 1091548714 and 168686308X

Hope you all had an amazing holiday season and are as excited about 2020 as I am!

Current Romance WIPs:

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FACING FATE – We have a cover! A little anti-climactic but you get the idea. 😛 Holidays have delayed my progress on this. Revisions are coming along though. I’m about half done and should have a copy ready for my beta readers in the next week or two. 

Release date, however, is still up in the air. (The preorder is set for the end of April but I plan on releasing it MUCH sooner than that.) Shooting for February! (My birthday month, btw WOOT!)

Here’s a little something from the first scene. When Jake sees Amber for the first time. 😀 Enjoy!

“Hey.” Evan nudged Jake in the ribs with one arm and raised the other to wave. “It’s Amber.”

“Who?” Jake followed Evan’s wave across the room.

“Amber. An old friend of mine. Haven’t seen her in ages.” Evan turned his hand inviting over the girl Jake was beginning to believe was invisible.

But then, out of the sea of people emerged a petite, curvy bombshell of a woman with jet black hair piled on top of her head so haphazardly strands had escaped framing her heart-shaped face adorned with translucent, purple rimmed Wayfarers. Free of the crowd, her hips swayed in cut-off shorts he was sure couldn’t have completely covered her backside. He couldn’t wait for her to walk away to find out. Because she would—walk away. They always did.

PREORDER FACING FATE TODAY!

FORCING FATE (Fate #4) – That’s right! There will be a fourth book in the series! I’d had this couple in mind but didn’t have much of a story for them. A couple of weeks ago, a scene for the end of book 3 popped into my head and there were Evan and Cece, waiting to tell their story.

Infinitely Endless.pngINFINITELY ENDLESS (aka Plus One) – Haven’t touched this one since finishing the draft. But I plan on getting back to it again soon.

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RUNNING INTO TROUBLE (an age gap romance) – Unfortunately, I didn’t get much more written on this before having to get back to revising Facing Fate. I’m planning on finishing this draft before drafting the next Fate book though. I can’t wait to get back to it!

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Well? December wasn’t much for words. To be fair, a lot of days were devoted to revisions and that doesn’t usually add to word count.

January probably won’t look much better. LOL

Publishing News:

Just the cover changes! Get the original covers while you can!

Fake to Fate: mybook.to/FaketoFatepaperback
😘 Self proclaimed hermit heroine with an overbearing ex
😘 Billionaire fake boyfriend who comes to her rescue
Fighting Fate: mybook.to/FightingFatePaperback
😘 Workaholic heroine with a one-track mind
😘 Muscly frat boy who’s surprisingly well adjusted

If you have trouble with the links, you can search on Amazon for the books using these id’s: 1091548714 and 168686308X

Read in December:

I only finished one book this month. Yikes. I started two I lost interest in. 😦 Currently reading Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier. If you can’t tell, I’ve been in the mood for fantasy and sci-fi. Too bad a couple of them didn’t work out. I’ll be getting back to reading more contemporary soon. I received a lot of fantasy books for Christmas though. So… LOL

Finished Exiled. DNF’d Cyborgs’ Claim and Darkfever. Currently reading Den of Wolves

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Thanks for reading. Keep moving forward!


Buy the first two books in the FATE series and preorder book 3 today!

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Thank you!

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