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Monday, September 1, 2014

Release Day for THE PAPER MAGICIAN! (And I'm giving away a copy!)

I'm so ecstatic, guys! Today is the release day for my debut novel, The Paper Magician, which is available in ebook, paperback, and audiobook! You can even read sample pages for the story on its Amazon page.


Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.

Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.


An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.

This really is a dream come true for me. After so many years of writing and querying and being rejected, a book I wrote is finally published. It's a solid thing I can hold in my hands and feel and smell. (You guys all know new-book smell, right?)

I really want to thank everyone who supported me in getting this book out there--I've detailed my alpha/beta readers and others in the acknowledgement page of the book. But to everyone else--blog followers, Twitter friends, the writing and reading community as a whole--thank you. Really. Thank you.

In a pathetic show of my gratitude, I want to give away a paperback copy of The Paper Magician, which I will of course sign and stick a bookmark in. (HOLY CRAP I sign books now. YOU GUYS.) Just leave a comment so I know you're interested (or tweet me @CNHolmberg or something if Blogger is mean to you). I'll randomly select a name on Thursday and announce the winner Friday.

And what would a big announcement post be without an awkward ukulele song? :D










38 comments:

  1. I'm interested! I've already ordered my own copy, but I would love to share it with friends. :)

    Also, my copy doesn't arrive until tomorrow. Stupid Labor Day... :P

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  2. So excited about this book! Like Bill above me I've also ordered it but expect to love it and want a copy to give to friends.

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  3. Hmm, I think Blogger might have eaten my comment. But, your book sounds AMAZING! I'd totally be interested in a copy! Even if I don't win, I have to add this to my never-ending book list for when I have some spare cash to invest in it. :D

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  4. So excited about your book! I know I will love it!

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  5. Congrats on your book! I'd love a copy! :)

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  6. Your book sounds great, can't wait to read it!

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  7. I'd love a copy! And I adore your singing! And you're also a songwriter??? FTW! Good luck with your sales.

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  8. I am broke, so I haven't ordered a copy yet. Winning one would be great.

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  10. Congratulations. Glad the hard work paid off. It sounds fantastic.

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  11. Okay... So it didn't post, but I'd love a copy! I can't afford one now, but if I don't win, I'll make sure to pick up a copy when I can!

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  12. A writer of books and songs! Very cool. Seriously, I've seen your book all over twitter. Did it used to have a different cover? Red with a paper heart? I would love, love, love a copy! It would be my first autographed book **giggles ridiculously** SUPER congrats on your book release. I am in the query trenches myself, and I can only imagine what it would be like to HOLD my book. And yah, I'd totally smell it! :D

    Well done, you!

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  13. Congrats! I'd love a chance to win one. It sounds fantastic.

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  14. Congrats friend. It is a big day and I hope that it is everything you imagined and more!

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  15. You owe me this for all the hard time you gave me when you were a youngster. ;-) Actually this would be a fab gift!!!

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  16. This is Liesel! I love art. I really want the book.

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  17. Yay paperback! Since I am dirt poor for another few months, I would like this copy, please.

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  18. Congrats on your book release! I would love a copy of your book!

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  19. I would love to read your book! I think you're still in debt to me from all the cookie dough you ate at my house last Thanksgiving ;)

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  20. Congratulations! I would love to win a copy of your book, if not it will just stay on my list of books to buy when I have some money. :)

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  21. Congratulations! I look forward to reading your book.

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  22. Happy Release Day and thanks for the giveaway! I would most definitely love a signed copy! :)

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  23. Congratulations! I'm very excited for you!

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  24. I'm going to read your book whether I buy it or I get it for free in this giveaway. Free is better though :) Congrats!

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  25. Yay! You're famous!!!! Reading it very soon. Ordered a copy AND put it on hold at the library, because I wanted to be the first one to check it out :)

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  26. I want a copy! Congratulations! You've come a long way since I furst started following your blog. :)

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  27. I'd love a signed copy. Is the cover the one pictured, or will it have the old cover?

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  28. I tried to purchase a copy at my local B&N (they SWORE to me they had it in stock!) and when I got there, they were all out! I'd adore a signed copy, but I know I'll be reading it soon even if I don't win the giveaway!

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  29. I read the kindle copy already but it would be fun to read a signed copy in print :)

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  30. Congrats! I'd love a chance to win one. It sounds amazing

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  31. Got mine. :)

    IWSG #179 until Alex culls the list again.

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  32. Aaaaand it's on my wish list, but I wouldn't say no to reading it sooner. ^_^ Congratulations, and I hope your readers love it and the book gets a ridiculous number of great reviews.

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  33. I would definitely love a copy. Thank you!

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  34. I read The Paper Magician on my Kindle and I really enjoyed it. It has that sweet, whimsical and magical quality to it that I love so much and find so rarely in books. Would love to have a signed copy!

    PS: Looking forward to November 4!

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