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Serialized YA Romance

Starting today, BMP author O. M. Grey is serializing her YA Steampunk paranormal romance novel The Zombies of Mesmer for your reading pleasure. Each week, a new installment will go live, all in preparation for the sequel: Stakes & Steam set for a summer 2013 release by Blue Moose Press.

Although she’s already serialized this title in audio format, she wanted those who didn’t listen to podcasts a chance to read her book in time for the sequel’s release this summer.

Get your copy of The Zombies of Mesmer today.

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Rowan of the Crisp

20130430-161352.jpgDylan Kirkpatrick holds his creation–a cereal based on our book Rowan of the Wood, part of his school project in 4th grade at Moss Haven.

Dylan chose Rowan of the Wood for his book report and loved the book. He told us that one of his friends asked to borrow it after he finished, read it straight through, and is now bugging him for the sequel Witch on the Water, which Dylan is currently enjoying. Now, four more of his friends are in line to read Rowan of the Wood! Here’s hoping they get tired of waiting and buy their own copy!

Part of the book report was an oral presentation, and the other part was to create a cereal based on the book. Dylan created Rowan of the Crisp. On the back of the box is a maze game so you can help Cullen navigate through the redwood forest to find the wand while you enjoy your delicious bowl of Rowan of the Crisp. The free toy surprise inside the cereal box is a magic wand! See it sticking out of the top? That one was hand-carved by co-author, Ethan Rose.

This entire story has inspired me to reach out to middle grade teachers and librarians. Author Christine Rose would like to send classrooms and libraries a free copy of Rowan of the Wood along with some lesson plans so they can incorporate it into their curriculum. So, if you are a teacher, librarian, or educator, please don’t hesitate to contact us for your free copy to share with your class. If you choose to buy a set for your classroom, you will get an educational bulk discount.

We love to hear that children of all ages enjoy Rowan of the Wood. Perhaps the series has a new life ahead just in time for the fifth and final book, Spirit of the Otherworld, to be released later this year.

Get your own copy of the award-winning fantasy Rowan of the Wood.

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Nickie’s New Look!

Today we officially unveil the new cover for O. M. Grey’s The Zombies of Mesmer. This glorious cover was done by J. R. Fleming, the same cover artist for Caught in the Cogs: An Eclectic Collection and Christine & Ethan Rose’s Power of the Zephyr. J. R. Fleming will also be doing the cover for Zombies’ sequel: Stakes & Steam, due out Summer 2013.

Follow Nicole Knickerbocker Hawthorn (Nickie Nick) as she discovers her destiny as The Protector, a powerful vampire hunter. Ashe, a dark and mysterious stranger, helps Nickie and her friends solve the mystery behind several bizarre disappearances. Suitable for teens, enjoyed by adults, the story is full of interesting steampunk gadgets, mad scientists, bloodthirsty vampires, and mesmerized zombies. This paranormal adventure is sure to appeal to fans of Boneshaker, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Vampire Diaries.

In addition to the new look, we’re proud to say that we’ve also updated the interior. Unfortunately, the original printing of this book was far below our normal standards, and for that we apologize. The number of mistakes within was inexcusable. Even though we used a new editor we will not be using again, it was still our responsibility to ensure the quality. Our apologies, again.

Most of those mistakes have now been fixed, certainly not all, no doubt. We will continue to improve our editing process, catching as many of those as possible before publication.

The Zombies of Mesmer is currently being serialized in podcast form on O. M. Grey’s blog, and in a few weeks, she’ll be serializing it on her blog, Victorian style. Stay tuned!

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Second Edition Released!

Blue Moose Press is so proud to release the second edition of Christine Rose’s Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author.

Here is what people are saying about this book:

“I read the book in two days and recommended it this week at a presentation I made to the Bay Area Writers League.  It is a gem for independent authors.  Thank you.” ~Larry Watts, Emerging Author

“This book gives readers a look into an author’s life while simultaneously imparting invaluable advice. It turns reading what could have otherwise been a dry textbook into an exciting learning experience. Needless to say, I highly recommend Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author to everyone who wants to be published…The lifetime benefits as a writer that you’ll receive from this book far outweigh the small price you pay for it.” ~Rachel Brooks, Emerging Author (full review)

“Christine’s book offers a thorough, fresh, and honest look at both traditional and self publishing options. Reading it is like sitting down and having coffee with a good friend who’s in the know about the publishing industry.”
~Evelyn Lafont, author of The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume One.

“Christine Rose’s book is mandatory reading for anyone who is thinking about writing a book, in process or has just completed one. As a successful, published author, Christine shares a treasure trove of information about marketing and publishing in a witty, concise manner. A mind-boggling world awaits. Let Christine’s guidance help you to get your work into the right hands.” ~ Caroline Kirby, emerging author.

“This should be required reading for emerging authors.” ~ TS Tate, freelance editor.

“This is the one that will guide you through the jumble of today’s publishing options. Packed with practical information, the writing is fast-paced and to the point. No fluff, just facts. A must for every writers reference library. This author has experienced it all, and she graciously reviews the entire process enabling you to realize potential and practical options for your book. I bought the Kindle version and stayed up to read it. Couldn’t put this one down.” ~N. Bright via Amazon.com Reviews

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Story to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Survivors

Our very own O. M. Grey has contributed a story for the We Love New York: A Romance Anthology to Raise Funds for Hurricane Sandy Relief by Riverdale Ave Books. Her story is called “For the Love of a Book,” and it’s a beautifully unconventional love story. In fact, it’s not only in the anthology, it opens the anthology!

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Power of the Zephyr: Book Four!

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Power of the Zephyr, the fourth book in the award-winning Rowan of the Wood fantasy series.

Power of the Zephyr continues the Rowan of the Wood fantasy series with further adventure and magical mayhem. The Freak Squad, as Trudy takes to calling them, confront Fiana out into the desert of Northern Nevada where she has developed a cult of mesmerized zombies in an intricate plot to capture Rowan and his wand for herself, once and for all.

The gorgeous cover was illustrated by J. R. Fleming, the same artist who did O. M. Grey’s Caught in the Cogs: An Eclectic Collection cover. We’ll definitely be using her again in the future.

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Publishing & Marketing Realities

Christine Rose, half of the Christine and Ethan Rose writing team that brought us the Rowan of the Wood fantasy series, has started offering her services as a social media and publishing consultant. After being on the road and in the publishing trenches for over three years, Christine has written a book called Publishing and Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author: A Guide to Help Authors Effectively Choose a Publishing Path and Marketing Strategies.

Christine Rose shares what she’s learned the hard way. From starting with an Indie Press, through self-publishing, to finding a NY Agent and playing with the big boys. No nonsense. No tiptoeing. She tells it like it is. Christine has traveled coast to coast promoting her work, along the way becoming a social networking maverick and an Amazon bestselling author. Her marketing efforts sold over five times more books in the crucial first year than the average books sells in its lifetime. Publishing & Marketing Realities is her guide around the pitfalls en route to success.

“Wonderful! I like what you have done, and fast! It is a much better website. Finally someone has done what all the experts (from Writing Conferences like SanFrancisco and DFW) have been preaching.” ~J. Fred Beckman, Emerging Author of Amour et Vengeance

“This was my first time to format and upload an e-book to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online sites. I didn’t have a clue how to do so. Christine gave me the confidence and instruction I needed to move forward.” ~ Anne Fifield, Emerging Author of Owner Turn-In

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