Clara and Claire Release

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The release date for Clara and Claire is now officially set! The ebook version of Clara and Claire will be releasing Saturday, December 3rd. Remember that the paperback will be available soon, and I’ll be announcing a date for that as soon as I have one.

With the release means I’m also hosting a FB event to celebrate and share the big day! There will be several authors showing up throughout the day to participate as well. The event is entirely online, and anyone can join! I have a poll going on right now for you to enter the name of the person who invited you –and the one with the most votes wins an Amazon gift card!

In regards to the FB event, it’s going on all day. I’ll be waking up at 7am to get things started and share the purchase links. Feel free to also stop in and ask questions or just say hi.

This release means so much to me. For those of you who have been following along since I started writing Clara and Claire, you know it’s been a long road. It felt even longer when I first started out and had to come to terms with the Magicians series being over. But Clara and Claire was a new beginning for me. It’s given me so much hope and inspiration, and I can only hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

It’s going to be a fun and exciting day, and I can’t wait to share the day with you! Remember if you purchase an ebook you can get a free digital signature through Authorgraph, and I’ll post the direct link to that once I add Clara and Claire to their database.

There’s a lot left for me to do to make sure everything goes smoothly on Saturday. But in the meantime, prepare to solve a mystery!

Lindsey Richardson

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Clara and Claire: Cover Reveal

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Cover reveal day is finally here! I am so thrilled to finally be showing you the official cover for Clara and Claire, the one you’ll be seeing on release day and from that day forward. So at least, here’s everything to know about my upcoming release.

Title: Clara and Claire
Author: Lindsey Richardson
Genre: fantasy, mystery
Release date: December 2016 **actual date TBA soon!
Cover designer: Alivia Anders of White Rabbit Book Design
Blurb:
Betrayal wears many masks. Sometimes… familiar ones.
On the night of her 20th birthday, Clara Nasso witnesses an illegal act of magic.
The following morning, two lives are changed forever.
When Claire Kanelos, daughter of the head counselor, disappears from the island of Ninomay, Clara is kidnapped and taken there by a council member. Her unmistakable resemblance to the missing woman, and the disturbing facts that come to light, convince Clara to stay and play the role of Claire –at first, for one night only, and then indefinitely.
Though Clara grew up hearing stories about the rich and powerful mages that filled Ninomay, all she finds there are liars and mysteries. And Ezra, the only person who can see through her disguise. He promises to help her return home, but how can Clara leave when secrets are unraveled every day and a killer might walk freely?
When she might be the key to Claire’s survival?
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Clara and Claire will be releasing in both paperback and ebook formats. I’ll be announcing the official date as soon as I set it, but in the meantime, here’s also the book jacket for the paperback.
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Thank you again to Alivia for making another cover, and this one really tops everything! I really can’t put into words how amazing this cover looks. Now I can’t wait to get my proofs and see this it in print!
Throughout today I’ll be updating all my social media to show the new cover. Shoutout to everyone who’s already sharing the cover, and a huge thank you to everyone who plans to. At the end of the day I hope we can spread awareness of this book’s upcoming release. Not too much longer of a wait now!
Thank you so much to everyone who’s been patient with the release of this book. Believe me, I feel like I’ve been waiting forever to release it. But all the hard work and time spent on it has been well worth it. When it releases it’s going to be beautiful and ready for your eyes. I hope you’ll be able to fall in love with Clara’s life just like I did.
Lindsey Richardson

Clara and Claire: Cover Reveal Date

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In other news, I have an exciting announcement about Clara and Claire. This is the book I’ve been talking about for what feels like forever. I’ve also been working extremely hard to make sure it releases sooner rather than later. But without further ado, let’s talk about the cover reveal.

The official cover reveal for Clara and Claire will be this week on November 11th –that’s a Friday. I’ll be sharing the cover on all of my social media networks, and I’m hoping you’ll join in with me in spreading the word. It’s going to be a very important day for Clara and Claire, and it won’t be nearly as successful without your help.

Mark your calendars and save the date because we’re only three days away from the cover reveal! Upon the reveal day I’ll also be updating Goodreads and the blog (and several other places) with the official cover.

I can’t wait for you to see it. This one’s my favorite yet!

Lindsey Richardson

Clara and Claire Cover Reveal: Sign Up

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Clara and Claire is releasing soon, and it’s time we prepare for the cover reveal! I don’t know the exact date just yet, but I’m expecting it to be this month (unless something unexpected goes wrong).

How do you sign up? Simple, go to this form and answer all the questions. I promise it’s quick and easy! All the questions I’m asking help me contact you for the big day. If you’ve done cover reveals with me in the past this is exactly like how we’ve done it before.

Never done a cover reveal before? That’s okay, there’s a first time for everything! Cover reveals are a great way for authors to spread the news about their upcoming release. AND a great opportunity for readers (and potential readers) to learn more about the book.

The cover reveal for Clara and Claire will include the official cover, book jacket, summary, a teaser, and most importantly a release date! (This is why I hesitate to pick a date for the reveal because I want to make sure it has the release date. And there’s a few things being finished up this month, so hang tight.) Overall, it’s a really big day, and I couldn’t do it without your help. So if you love book covers as much as I do and you’re excited for the release, please sign up.

I’ve had people in the past say, “but my blog isn’t that popular” or “I don’t know if me sharing it will do anything.” But that’s not true! Anyone can participate in a cover reveal. And the best part is it all happens on the internet, so pick your favorite social media (or several) and share away! I’ll be reposting what you share throughout the day as much as possible.

I’m really excited for this cover –quite honestly because it’s the best one yet– and I think you’re going to love it. It was done by Alivia, who did the cover for Thicker Than Blood, and she never fails to impress me.

If for some reason you can’t figure out the form, leave a comment or email me and I’ll gladly help you. The more, the better! So if you have friends who love to participate in cover reveals bring them along with you. This cover reveal is only going to happen once, and when it does we want to make it as big as possible!

Thank you so much in advance to everyone who’s planning to participate and for the support!

Lindsey Richardson

October 2016

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October is here! I feel like September flew by. Maybe it was because of just how much happened in September with finishing edits and sending my book off to my editor and with the news of the move. But nonetheless, fall is upon us. And as always, with a new month I like to lay out the new goals I have.

First thing’s first. Perhaps the most important item on the list to talk about. Clara and Claire is in the hands of my editor. She’s on her second read through of the book, and then she’ll be sending me everything that I need to fix in terms of relating to the content editing. Then after that I’ll send it back to her. This process can’t be rushed. I’m working around her schedule, and she’s working with mine. But I promise you that we both are working very hard to ensure this book can release as soon as possible. Again, I sadly don’t have a release date for Clara and Claire, but I didn’t want you to think I had forgotten about the book. There will be more teasers, though I lot of them I’m saving for closer to release. We have the cover reveal, blog tour, and more to look forward to. Every time I get anything back from my editor I’m going to work hard and efficiently to get things done.

So can I guarantee that Clara and Claire will release in 2016? Not anymore unfortunately. I didn’t want to take away from the process of how my editor does her work. So when I had the choice between taking away from edits and releasing maybe in January at the earliest, or letting my editor do as she normally does and releasing sometime after January 2017, I chose the ladder. I want this book to be my best book yet. I don’t want to release it until it’s perfect and ready for you to read. So while I hate the idea that it probably can’t release in 2016, this year is coming to an end very soon and then we won’t have much longer of a wait. Obviously as the months continue I’m going to be able to give you a better idea of how close we’re looking at a release.

Again I can’t stress enough how much I appreciate everyone’s patience and support during all of this. I promise the wait is going to be worth it!

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about what I’m doing this month. There’s actually a lot going on this month, and some of it I’ll talk about later on. I’ll most likely be received the edits back from my editor this month so I’ll be working on that as soon as I get it. In the meantime I’ve been debating on what story I want to write next. While the break from writing is nice, I really miss writing and need to get back into it. Since November is coming up I’ve decided I’m going to pick out my NaNo novel and get to work on that. I’m aiming for my book to be well over 50k, so don’t worry I’ll edit the word count appropriately for NaNo and talk more about that once we’re closer to November.

I can’t wait to write something new, and the great part about NaNoWriMo novels is that I can share the title and the summary with you up front. Something I can’t do with what’s actually my next book that I plan on releasing (after Clara and Claire). If you follow me on Pinterest I’ve been making new boards for new books, and I’m actually deciding between two right now, so if you have any input feel free to comment below with your suggestions!

Now that October has officially begun I’m going to make it my mission to decide on my NaNo novel before the end of next week. I’ll keep you updated! If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this year let me know what you’re writing or if, like me, you’re still undecided. Thank you again so much for all the support!

Lindsey Richardson