<![CDATA[Nancy Gray - Home]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:34:45 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Blood Moon Book Tour]]>Mon, 01 May 2017 14:01:52 GMThttp://nancygray.net/1/post/2017/05/blood-moon-book-tour.htmlPicture
Today we're kicking off the blog tour for the second book: Blood Moon.  The first stop is at I Heart Reading, and you can see the rest of the schedule below.  Please stop by all the tour stops and have a look.







May 1st: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

May 4th:Book Excerpt @ The Single Librarian

May 5th: Book Excerpt @ Books, Dreams, Life

May 6th: Book Review @ Read Day and Night

May 7th: Character Interview @ Pop’s Blog

May 10th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

May 11th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Just Books

May 12th: Book Excerpt @ The Resistance

May 12th: Book Review @ Reads and Reels

May 13th: Author Interview @ Bedazzled Reading

May 15th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Books, Authors and Publishing


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<![CDATA[Book Tour and Progress]]>Mon, 01 May 2017 13:59:40 GMThttp://nancygray.net/1/post/2017/05/book-tour-and-progress.htmlPicture
Well a lot has happened in the last few weeks.  I've turned thirty-five, one of my daughters turned four, and I've managed to reach fifty thousand words in Blood God.  That's over halfway finished.  Even though I really wanted to be done by now, I think that the book is already going better because I decided to focus on it at a slow and steady pace.

The Blood Rain book tour is over now.  I enjoyed the experience.  I really enjoyed answering all of the questions provided for me.  It made me really think about my inspiration and what I was experiencing at the time I wrote the first novel.  It's interesting to think back about where your ideas come from.  Sometimes it even teaches you a little bit about yourself.

Currently, while I'm working on Blood God, I'm also getting ready for the blog tour of the second book of the series Blood Moon.  Hopefully, by the end of the second blog tour I should be almost finished with Blood God and can start the marketing campaign and begin the tour for it as well.  One thing at a time, though.  I'm hoping at the latest that Blood God will be done by the end of summer. 

One of the reasons I want to finish Blood God before fall is both because I want to finish it as soon as possible for those waiting on it.  The second reason, though, is that I've made a very important decision.  I've decided to self publish my mid-grade horror series.  I haven't had much luck finding an agent, and now that I know that I can sell the e-books and sell print copies, I think I might be more successful doing it on my own.  (That, and the fact that my target audience all have ipods for school and might enjoy having an e-book copy.) I think it would be nice to publish the first one around Halloween, and barring a cover design, it's ready.

I also know now that the more novels I get out there, the more exposure I will get and eventually something will catch on.  For those of you who are fans of my series, or of my writing in general, and want to help I would really appreciate it if you would write a review on amazon after you read the book.  The more reviews I have, the better.  Even one sentence and a star count is enough.

Well, I guess that's about it for now.  I'll keep you posted on the Blood Moon blog tour progress and my current word count in Blood God.  Well, back to the writing.  Wish me luck.

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<![CDATA[Blog Tour Schedule!]]>Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:55:26 GMThttp://nancygray.net/1/post/2017/03/blog-tour-schedule.htmlPicture
Hi everyone!  I just wanted to drop in real quick and let you know that my upcoming blog tour now has a schedule.  I'm very excited about the blog tour and can hardly wait to see what people think of Blood Rain.  Here are the tour stops.

March 15th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

March 16th: Book Excerpt @ Literary Musings

March 17th: Book Excerpt @ Two Heart Beats

March 19th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

March 20th: Promo Post @ Book Journal

March 22nd: Book Review @ Reading for the Stars and Moon

March 22nd: Book Excerpt @ The Bookworm Lodge

March 23rd: Book Excerpt @ Just Books

March 25th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

March 27th: Author Interview @ Books, Dreams, Life

March 30th: Book Review @ The Resistance

April 1st: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

April 3rd: Promo Post @ 50 Book Challenge

April 6th: Book Review and Book Excerpt @ Adventures Thru Wonderland

April 7th: Book Excerpt @ Bookworm for Kids

April 9th: Character Interview @ The Book Daily

April 10th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

April 12th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

April 15th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

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<![CDATA[Author Meet and Greet]]>Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:01:40 GMThttp://nancygray.net/1/post/2017/03/author-meet-and-greet.htmlPicture
Hey Everyone,

Well, the Author Meet and Greet went pretty well.  It was my very first author signing.  While the turnout wasn't very high, it was a great opportunity to meet other authors and get better acquainted with those that write specifically in SC. I did manage to sell a few copies of Blood Rain and Blood Moon, and I have ideas for the copies that are left.  I'm planning to donate one copy of each to the Lexington County library, assuming they accept them.  Many thanks to the Lexington County Library for giving me the opportunity.  I appreciate it and it was a good experience.

Now that the Meet and Greet is over, I'm turning my focus to the blog tour. I have the questions I need to answer, so I'll be spending most of this week answering them to the best of my ability.  I'll keep you posted on my progress.  I might even do a little more writing on Blood God if time allows. As I said, I'm not going to rush myself so that it is the best book it can be. Rest assured, however, that I'm not putting it off either. I'll finish it as soon as I can. 

Well, that's all for now.  I'll keep you posted on anything new. Keep reading and writing!

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<![CDATA[Book Signing Tomorrow]]>Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:36:35 GMThttp://nancygray.net/1/post/2017/03/book-signing-tomorrow.htmlPicture
Just wanted to remind everyone about this event tomorrow. I'll be there selling and signing books. I have 10 copies of Blood Rain and 9 copies of Blood Moon. There's going to be a giveaway for a free copy of Blood Moon as well. Hope to see you there!

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<![CDATA[Upcoming Blog Tour!]]>Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:16:04 GMThttp://nancygray.net/1/post/2017/02/upcoming-blog-tour.htmlPicture
Hi everybody!  Just wanted to let you know that I'll be kicking off a blog tour for Blood Rain starting on March 15th and ending April 15th.  This is all thanks to Enchanted Book Promotions!  I'll keep you updated on the blog stops.  Follow me on Facebook to get my most up to date information on appearances and book signings!

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<![CDATA[Blood Rain Free Giveaway!]]>Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:14:09 GMThttp://nancygray.net/1/post/2017/02/blood-rain-free-giveaway.htmlPicture
Just wanted to let everybody know that starting TODAY (Feburary 8th, 2017) and ending February 12th, 2017, you can get a free ebook copy of Blood Rain, the first novel in the series.  So if you like books, ebooks, and fantasy, there's no reason NOT to get a copy!  Who doesn't like free stuff?  Just click on the picture or HERE!

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<![CDATA[Paperbacks Now Available]]>Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:27:16 GMThttp://nancygray.net/1/post/2017/01/paperbacks-now-available.html
I just thought that I would update you on the status of my novels. Both Blood Rain and Blood Moon are print to order on Amazon!  Hooray!  I have to admit that it's a nice feeling to be physically holding them. Even though I'm not opposed to e-books, I like the feeling of a book in my hand. Also, seeing my novels in print is kind of surreal. 

Many thanks again to J.M. Lee for his awesome cover art. We tried to pick the right type of cover to do the pictures justice. At first we went with matte finish, but we ended up choosing glossy because the colors are more pronounced. We also did some work on the margins and we think we're pretty satisfied now. Many thanks also to my husband, Joel, for handling the format changes. 

Long story short, both books are available print to order if you would prefer a print copy over an e-book. The e-books have also been updated to include any important changes. (Mostly, I fixed the grammatical issues that my editors found, and I added a few days here and there to travel times. This doesn't change the story, but it makes the world a bit more realistic and it satisfies my perfectionist tendencies.)

I probably won't make my goal of finishing book three by March 22nd, but we'll have to see. Progress is slow, but I feel like the story is going pretty well.  I'm going to take as much time as I need to make sure that the last book is as good as it can be.  I'll keep you updated on the status of Blood God as I write it. Currently, we're at 35,000 words. Wish me luck.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy Blood Rain and Blood Moon on e-book or in print, whichever you prefer.  Thank you for your time and for reading my rambling. I hope you enjoy the novels!
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<![CDATA[Blood Moon is here!]]>Sat, 07 Jan 2017 04:38:39 GMThttp://nancygray.net/1/post/2017/01/blood-moon-is-here.htmlPicture
I have some good news. I know I said I would have to push the date back, but my editor was nice enough to work through her illness and finished editing Blood Moon.  Despite illnesses in my household as well (including the flu), I've finished making the changes and Blood Moon is available for purchase on Amazon.

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<![CDATA[Manhattan Book Review (5 Stars!)]]>Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:14:56 GMThttp://nancygray.net/1/post/2017/01/manhattan-book-review-5-stars.htmlPicture
Manhattan Book Review gave my novel Blood Rain five stars!  I still can't believe it.  The reviewer isn't a fan of science fiction or fantasy, but she loved the book anyway.  I feel that's probably the best compliment I've had on my work.  If someone who doesn't enjoy the genre still likes the book, it means that I've accomplished my goal.  I wanted the characters to win over a wider audience.  I'm starting to think this series has that potential. One of the things she said was she loved my flawed, dynamic characters.  I love them too, despite the fact I torture them so much. 

Here's a link to the actual review.

Manhattan Book Review Blood Rain

I really don't know how to react to that kind of praise, but it does give me encouragement to keep writing and I'm very humbled.  I never even imagined that two professional literary journals would enjoy my stories so much.  Now, I just hope that more people start to read it.

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