Charter Newsletter #7 – Who Do You Fight For?

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August 1, 2016

Hello Charter Members!

As I write this I’m having a mild panic attack because HOLY COW METALTOWN COMES OUT IN LESS THAN TWO MONTHS. Are you ready? Am I?? Hold on, let me breathe for a second.

Okay, that’s better. Yes. I am so ready. I love this book so much, you guys, and I can’t wait to share it with you. I may have mentioned this before, but this story has one of my favorite characters I’ve ever written. Writing the relationships between the main three leads was so fun. Working them into this world of danger and corruption was pure love. People often ask why I write such dark worlds in my books. The answer is simple: because the bleaker the circumstances, the more tenacious someone must be to survive it. I will always root for survivors, and have been lucky enough to stand beside many in my days as a social worker and mental health therapist. I hope this book captures even the tiniest bit of the bravery I have seen. I hope the characters pull at you the way they’ve pulled at me. I hope you open the first page and fall in love, like I have, with Colin, Ty, and Lena.

And since the people in Metaltown are fighters, I have a fun little surprise for you.


MetaltownquizheaderThis quiz will help you figure out where you stand—with Colin, Ty, and Lena, or with the Brotherhood workers who supposedly will protect them. With the rich businessmen of the River District, or the gangsters over the beltway. AND, are you ready for the best part? If you post your results on social media, along with the #METALTOWN, you’ll be eligible to win an arc of the book! I only have a couple left, people! This one could be yours!

So to sum up:

  1. Take quiz
  2. Be delighted by results
  3. Post results on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook using the #METALTOWN (make sure to mention me on Facebook if you do it there)
  4. Wait for my announcement of the winner!

Super easy, right? Right. Now, a few more things:

First, METALTOWN PREORDERS HAVE BEGUN! So much of a book’s success is determined by preorders and first week sales. I would love for METALTOWN to make a huge splash, so if you’re thinking of purchasing the book, please consider a preorder. We have awesome prizes for the campaign, including PRESS BACK bags, buttons, tattoos, signed bookplates, and oh, just a little AMAZING POSTER CREATED BY THE ARTIST WHO DESIGNED THE COVER! How cool is that? It’s a limited edition work, and it could be yours! Just follow the rules HERE and you’re eligible to receive the prize. Regardless if you order or not, thank you for considering, and however you read it, I hope you love it.

IMG_5331Second, have you checked out the new METALTOWN Tumblr?? Please do, and post away. As I say in my little introductory thingy, I would love this Tumblr to be a place for you to share your photos at events, your #PRESSBACK signs, and all things METALTOWN related. My new story is about community, working together on a common purpose. So, if you see something that moves you, something that’s worth standing up for, I hope you share it here as well. Let’s make this awesome, yes?


Third, have you added METALTOWN to your Goodreads TBR list? Please do!

Fourth, I have been collecting signed books from authorly friends, and next newsletter you will find out how you can win all of this:


*Bookstagrammer, I am not

And finally, Twitter party! I hope you all can make it to your phones or computers Saturday the 13th at 8PM EST. The lovely Brittany at Book Rambles is hosting and it’s going to be All the Fun. Please join us!

Until then, have fun with the quiz and Tumblr, and please feel free to spread the word about the pre-order campaign!



Want METALTOWN right on release day? You can preorder METALTOWN at any of these lovely locations:

    • Amazon
    • Barnes & Noble
    • Indiebound
    • Books-A-Million
    • Macmillan

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