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Mar202015

Super Fan Preorder Promo

Hey Team Awesome,

So, I don't say this as much as I should, but I'm always FLOORED by the people who seriously love my books.  I've wanted to be a writer since I was this big:

And I remember books that I LOVED.  Like how at the end of Libba Bray's THE SWEET FAR THING I sat in my bed at about 2am and cried, clutching the book tight to my chest like the most literal of life preservers. 

I remember the rush of literally CONSUMING every Tamora Pierce book ever written.  I remember writing on my calendar when the His Dark Materials books were coming out.  I remember obsessing over Anthony Horowitz and Meg Cabot and wondering if I was having more fun in books than in real life. 

So it's pretty damn crazy for me to see people having the same kinds of emotions for my books.  Because I get that.  And there is nothing that I am more deeply grateful for. 

So, I'm doing a preorder promotion, and this is straight up for my fans.  It is chock full of spoilers (of SCARLET and LADY THIEF, not LION HEART).  And LOVE.  Consider it a balm to ease your aching hearts after the pain (I know, I know, I'm sort of sorry!) of LADY THIEF's end. 

SO LETS GET TO THE POINT.

In LION HEART, there is mention made of five letters that Rob writes to Scarlet after the end of LADY THIEF.  She doesn't receive them until way later, so they don't impact the story.  I think they give away one tiny piece of information that you would otherwise discover in LION HEART, but it's not shocking or anything.  In the book, she only reads the last one. 

So I wrote the other four.  For you guys.  And you can read them if you preorder the book! 

What to do:

Email anniesbookstuff@gmail.com with something attached that shows you preordered the book.   Confirmation, receipt--these all work! You can preorder at YOUR LOCAL INDIE, BARNES AND NOBLE or AMAZON.

Also, if you preorder from Buttonwood Books, I can SIGN it at my launch party in May.  Preordered and signed!  Boom!

You don't need to include your name or email at that point--I'll send you back a form to fill out.  This is because A) it will be easier for me to keep track, b) it will show you I got your email, and C) it will be an easy way to COUNT. 

Because COUNTING matters. 

I have FOUR letters.  Every book you preorder counts once, and here's the trick:

Letter #1 will be released to you immediately. 

Letter #2 will be released if I receive 35 preorders.  Not a huge hurdle guys!  Tell your friends. I'm pretty sure 35 of you have ALREADY preordered, so just get what you're due ;-).

Letter #3 and Letter #4 will be released....well, I'll tell you when you hit 35 preorders.


THERE ARE MORE SURPRISES IN STORE IF YOU SURPASS THESE DEMANDS! 

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Reader Comments (14)

AGghhhhhh I must have them now, but by now I mean tomorrow because I feel like it is past my spending-money bedtime. I definitely look forward to seeing what is in those letters, specifically! >:D
March 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
So I can't wait to read the last book *SQUEAL* but I usually don't buy, much less pre-order books till I've read tons of reviews and know they're clean (mild swearing, no sex--I mean, Rob and Scar HAVE to have their steamy smooches, but let's not get too crazy!--stuff like that.). So how would you rate this one? Because after this post, I think a pre-order is definitely...well, in order. ;)

I just want to be sure before I pre-order, and this is the whole reason I haven't done just that yet. The last two have been fine to me, if that helps you rate this one.

Thanks!
March 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeedubbs
@BeeDubbs, I'm going to shoot you an email--I'm trying to avoid spoilers!

@Heather--I have to say, I loooove the letters. ;-)
March 21, 2015 | Registered CommenterAC Gaughen
OMG!!!!!! Thank you so much for doing this!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited to read the letters. And your Captain America giphy is PERFECT. Your books are sooo full of feels it does feel like I'm hit in the gut. Congratulations on a wonderful series. I had the privilege of reading Lion Heart through Netgalley and I'll be pre-ordering right now and sending off my email.
March 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSarah K
And pre-ordering on another website, does that count too? Because I always use The book depository, since I'm international (I don't have a credit card, so Amazon is not an option :))
March 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMel@thedailyprophecy
@Sarah K--thank you, I REALLY appreciate that you bought the book when you've already read it. What a true fan!! <3
@Mel, Yes! Basically anywhere that you can buy it and then prove it to me somehow works for me!

xAnnie
March 22, 2015 | Registered CommenterAC Gaughen
Oh man, so:

1. I love your books so much. I can't even tell you. As an aspiring writer I also find them INCREDIBLY inspiring, so thank you so much for writing them. <3
2. YOU USED A VERONICA MARS GIF
3. The kindle preorder is up now and it wasn't the last time I looked! So I am now officially in the preorder club. :)
March 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie Slaughter
Looks like the Amazon link to preorder is taking you to Lady Thief instead, and then Lion Heart isn't coming up under your author link for Amazon. (Booo!)

http://www.amazon.com/Lion-Heart-Scarlet-C-Gaughen/dp/0802736165/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427229047&sr=8-1&keywords=Lion+Heart should work though?
March 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAndi
@Andi--thank you! I'll update that immediately! My bad.
@Natalie--I LOVE VMars. And thank you--the idea that I inspired you is totally humbling and really kind. Thank you. <3
March 24, 2015 | Registered CommenterAC Gaughen
And when should we be expecting these letters?
April 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRyan
@Ryan--The first letter is mailed in batches a few days after you submit the form--which you'll get when you email anniesbookstuff@gmail.com with your preorder proof!

Hopefully the second letter will be unlocked VERY SOON!
April 2, 2015 | Registered CommenterAC Gaughen
What if we sent our preorder information but didn't get the form?
April 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBailey
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