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“Reading and writing are acts of empathy and faith. Guard that trust carefully — in this rapidly changing business, it’s the only sure thing.” ~Erin Keane
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it."
~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HOUSE OF DIAMONDS available at last!!

Today is the ebook launch for House of Diamonds! Print copies come out November 22. With a special deal for the holidays-- Anyone preordering House of Diamonds from the WiDo Publishing website will also get Uncut Diamonds, absolutely free. Two books for the price of one!

Charmalot from and then my heart smiled is kicking off my launch and blog tour. Please come and share the joy!  Charmalot, known in real life as Jordan McMakin, earned her B.A. in English from Western Washington University, and was previously a bookstore manager, children's book buyer, and freelance editor. She interned at Puffin Books and Viking Books for Young Readers, and was an editorial assistant at Disney*Hyperion Books in New York City.

So drop by Jordan's blog because she is awesome and it will make your heart smile. And if you don't follow her blog already you should, you really really should. And you should buy House of Diamonds because you'll love it!

38 comments:

  1. Congrats, Karen! So wonderful that it's finally out! :)

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  2. That's awesome! Everyone should buy it because not only is it on sale but it's a great story.

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  3. Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Big congrats and best of luck with the novel. Sounds like a really powerful story.

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  4. Congratulations! I'll plug the physical release for you. (I have guest posts scheduled this week.)

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  5. Two for the price of one?!?!?!! YAYYAYAYAYAYYAY!! My christmas has come early!

    GOOD LUCK KarenG - am most thrilled and excited for you!!! Take care
    x

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  6. Sure, I buy Uncut Diamonds a few weeks ago and now you come up with this great two for one deal. But that's OK, I'll show you, I'll just buy House of Diamonds, keep it for me and then give the other away for Christmas present. See how brilliant I am? See how smart WiDO is? :)

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  7. Yay! You must feel wonderful. Keep on keeepin' on.

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  8. Woo Hoo, Karen. YOu go, girl.
    Karen

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  9. Thanks for all the well wishes! I remember when Uncut Diamonds launched and I had a new blog over on Vox, a blogging site which no longer exists, and I had about 4 or 5 followers who welcomed my first novel into the world. How much different it is for this one, thanks to so many wonderful friends online.

    I do hope you'll all swing by Jordan's blog because she has done a fabulous job on her post.

    Thank you to Jordan/Charmalot and to all of you who are sending warm fuzzies.

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  10. YAY IT'S THE BIG DAY!!!!!!

    Congratulations, Karen, I'm so happy for you. Enjoy this special day :D

    House of Diamonds Party at my blog!!!!

    Everyone's invited! (^_^)/

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  11. Congrats and I'm happy for the ebook, Karen. I'll pop by over at Jordan's blog.

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  12. So happy for you, Karen. I wish you all the best. ~Victoria Marie Lees

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  13. Here's another warm fuzzy for your virtual bouquet. Congratulations, Karen!

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  14. Happy Birthday, HOUSE OF DIAMONDS!
    And many more...

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  15. How strange, I was sure I commented here! Deja vu!

    Congrats, Karen. It's a great book.

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  16. Aw! Congrats Karen! That's so exciting!

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  17. I am so buying this tomorrow!! Congrats :)

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  18. Happy release day! Congratulations!

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  19. Woo hoo, so exciting! Congrats and best wishes! I can't wait to read it! Cheers!

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  20. How exciting! Congratulations!

    Can't wait up to get myself a copy!

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  21. congratulations, looks awesome! what a beautiful cover!

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  22. Wa-hoo! Congrats, Karen! All your hard work is paying off!

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  23. I'm really enjoying this book Karen.

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  24. That's wonderful. Congrats on the launch. I love the cover!

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  25. Thank you so much everyone for the kind words and encouragement. I appreciate it and am sending virtual hugs and cookies to all of you.

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  26. Hi Karen .. well done .. brilliant news and only a few days to go til the 22nd and the print copies become available.

    I'm enjoying your memoir of your mother's memories "Farm Girl" - very interesting reading about those times ...

    Cheers Hilary

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