More Than a Year Flew By…

I realize that guessing your blog’s password three times is a good indicator of blog neglect. I feel terrible that things have gotten so busy that I’ve had to drop updating this blog. I used to love coming here like my weekly therapy session to vent/celebrate my latest writing/publishing adventures. The support I found from other authors and readers on here truly helped me grow and I thank you all for that.

Life just sped up for me this last year. The kiddos are growing and changing almost everyday and I have to keep evolving with them in order to keep the balance of nature in our house. Yet, the thing that consumes most of my free time is a huge project we took on last Christmas that had always been a dream. It has proven to be a much bigger project than I could ever have imagined. We decided to purchase a lovely old gingerbread Victorian on the Jersey shore that needed to be restored to its former glory (I’ve been watching way too many Nicole Curtis-Rehab Addict episodes…it’s all her fault).

At first, we thought that we could purchase it and hold off on the major work for a year or two, but that was before we found knob and tube wiring :( Then everything had to be opened up and we found other delightful problems of course. Fast forward almost a year and not much has progressed due to many different issues I won’t go into now. But here’s a peek of what it pretty much looks like throughout the house:

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Just like getting my books out, it is a labor of love that I take very seriously and devote most of my time to researching and planning. I’m obsessed with trying to bring this house back to 1890′s even if it means finding 1890′s salvage from Ebay and Craigslist to make it that way. I spent the last year going down for day trips—a two hour drive each way—with my infant in tow, measuring and planning what needs to be done. Not to mention finding a whole antique tin ceiling, 1920′s gas stove, old barn siding, hand-hewn beams and old plumbing fixtures to the delight of my contractor. It has truly been an adventure of a whole other kind with funny stories, treasure hunts, trial and error, and lessons learned. Halfway through all of this, I decided I needed to document everything for a different type of home improvement book, that will illustrate the changes, but will be told in a storytelling way. To combine two great passions of mine will be exciting. I strive to put books out that I would love to read and I can’t get enough of home improvement shows/books, focusing on restoring old homes and giving DIY tips along the way.

Even though the house restoration is taking up a huge part of my life right now (especially since we keep getting thrown curve balls that call for creative fixes), I have managed to carve out an hour of writing/researching a day. And I am so happy to announce that I’ve finished writing the second life of Infinite Faith. That might not sound like a lot, but at nearly 100,000 words it could easily be a novel on its own and the first life of this book clocks in around 75,000 words. This is still only a first draft and I’ll need to do the proper beta reads and revisions on it, but it’s progress and I know my loyal fans have been patiently waiting for this next installment so it might help them wait a little longer for the last life of the book to be written. I’m already cracking open my research books for this next glimpse of history and hopefully the house project issues will die down as things start to fall into place and I can get more writing time this winter.

So, please forgive me for all of my neglect and delays. I still love writing my series and promise to keep sculpting it. Can I give an exact time that it will be released? Not yet. I never expected this last life to be so long, but my stories sometimes take me in unexpected directions. This next life will most likely take me on a similar journey. I can only promise that I won’t put this fourth installment out until it is everything I’ve dreamed it to be. Thank you all for being so patient and supportive (and sending good vibes to my little gingerbread house is also greatly appreciated).

Looking For a Free Print Copy of Infinite Sacrifice?

I’m giving away another print copy of Infinite Sacrifice (Infinite Series, Book 1) on Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Infinite Sacrifice by L.E. Waters

Infinite Sacrifice

by L.E. Waters

Giveaway ends in about 1 month (July 14, 2013)

1 copy available, 140 people requesting

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Enter to win

Audio Version of Infinite Sacrifice Only $2.99!

Infinite Sacrifice (Infinite Series, Book 1) is now available in audio form!

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At first I wasn’t sure this book could be made into audio form. I seriously doubted that I could find a narrator that could pull off all the different accents, genders, and ages featured in my series. However, I decided to put my first book out on ACX just to see who would audition to read.

Well, I was so impressed to hear Jessica Peterson read some samples of Infinite Sacrifice. Listening to my book read was a profound experience. As close as I can get to seeing it come alive on screen. Philip Dubois produced it in his studio and the sound quality is amazing!

The great thing about having it up on Whispersync is that if you’ve purchased the kindle version (and since it’s free everyone should take advantage that!) they have a special price of $2.99 to buy the audio version. Normally it’s 19.95!

If you’re a fan of the series you might want to listen to it being read. It’s wonderful to hear the correct pronunciation of everything and feel fully immersed. Or if you have a long trip planned or would like to listen to something while you take a long walk, I highly recommend the audio.
Interested in purchasing the audio version or listening to the sample? Please click here where it will take you the Amazon site (be sure to have downloaded the free version prior to save).

Have a great a weekend everyone!

Infinite Loss Print Copy Release & Print Copy Giveaway

For those of you waiting for the print version…

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Sorry for the delay, but the print version of Infinite Loss is now published and available by clicking the book cover. Due to the high page count, unfortunately the price has increased with the book’s weight ($17.95 plus shipping). I’ve decreased my profit as much as I can so that it stays reasonable.

I hope you all enjoy it! (It also makes a great doorstop :))

…And a Giveaway!
If $17.95 plus shipping is too steep for your budget (or if you just wanted a free hard copy for your book shelf), I’m hosting a free print copy giveaway for Infinite Loss on Goodreads! I found it easy to join these giveaways and the odds are pretty decent.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Infinite Loss by L.E. Waters

Infinite Loss

by L.E. Waters

Giveaway ends in 26 days (May 05, 2013)

1 copy available, 79 people requesting

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Enter to win

 

Good luck!

Infinite Loss is Released at a Special Price! Two Days Only!

I’m happy to announce that the third book in the Infinite Series, Infinite Loss, has been released!

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Book Description:

With lessons and lives of sacrifice and devotion behind her, Maya must continue the journey into her next incarnations as a young and passionate Lakota warrior on the Great American Plains; the dashing British spy Major John André, fighting the tide of a great revolution; and the desolate master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.

Each life is touched with love but strained by unbearable grief. Maya must experience life’s most trying lesson…the devastation of loss.

I want to thank you for your support and interest in my series by reducing the ebook from $4.99 to $3.99 for the first two days. I truly appreciate all the encouragement and this is my way of thanking you each personally.
Infinite Loss is now available at these locations:

B & N

Amazon

Amazon UK

Smashwords, Kobo, Itunes, and Sony will be up shortly. The print version is not out yet. I will send another notification when it’s released.

To those of you that have left reviews for Infinite Sacrifice and Infinite Devotion, thank you so much. I look forward to hearing what you all think of Infinite Loss! Enjoy!

Infinite Loss (Infinite Series, Book 3): Book Trailer

To all those who are anxiously awaiting Infinite Loss, I thought I’d give you a little teaser before it’s released. The good news is, I’ve finished the final edits and now it’s off to my speedy proofreaders. Depending on them and my formatter, Infinite Loss might be out within a month!

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With lessons and lives of sacrifice and devotion behind her, Maya must continue the journey into her next incarnations as a young and passionate Lakota warrior on the Great American Plains; the dashing British spy Major John André, fighting the tide of a great revolution; and the desolate master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.

Each life is touched with love but strained by unbearable grief. Maya must experience life’s most trying lesson…the devastation of loss.

I’m hurrying to get book 3 out, but thanks everyone for your patience! Just a reminder, if you want to be one of the first notified of Infinite Loss‘s release (and take advantage of the promotion I plan for the first few days), click on the Mail Chimp icon to the right –>

Cover Release!

Infinite Loss (Infinite Series, Book 3) is off to the editor finally, and in celebration, I thought it was perfect time for the cover release!

 

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Tada! There it is. I hope you like it and just a reminder to click on the Mail Chimp icon to the right -> if you’d like to be the first to be notified of its release. If all goes well, it looks like there might be a February launch date :D

I’ll be posting up the book trailer and book description soon, so keep checking back if you’d like a sneak peek!