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The Sing Sweet Nightingale blog tour starts tomorrow!

The fabulous Jamie and Rachel at Rockstar Book Tours have organized a phenomenal two-week tour for the release of Sing Sweet Nightingale! Monday through Friday for the next two weeks, you’ll find two posts a day–one review and one interview or guest post. And, guys, some of these guest posts are pretty fun!

Below is the full schedule of events so you can follow the fun! Please help me celebrate the birth of my first book baby by visiting these phenomenal blogs and entering the giveaway for an annotated copy of Sing Sweet Nightingale!

Thank you to Jamie and Rachel at Rockstar, all of the sweet bloggers who volunteered their time and their websites, and to all the readers who jump on board! This should be a fun ride! 😀

SingSweetNightingaleTour Schedule

Week One:

3/3/2014- Bookish Things & moreReview

3/3/2014- Bibliophilia, PleaseInterview

3/4/2014- Lola’s Reviews Review

3/4/2014- A Backwards StoryGuest Post

3/5/2014- YaReadsReview

3/5/2014- Addicted ReadersInterview

3/6/2014- Once Upon A TwilightReview

3/6/2014- The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan ClubGuest Post

3/7/2014- Seeing Night ReviewsReview

3/7/2014- The Irish Banana ReviewGuest Post


Week Two:

3/10/2014- Chasm of Books Review

3/10/2014- Lost in Ever AfterInterview

3/11/2014- The Demon LibrarianReview

3/11/2014- Paulette’s PapersGuest Post

3/12/2014- Poisoned RationalityReview

3/12/2014- The Best Books EverInterview

3/13/2014- Spiced Latte ReadsReview

3/13/2014- Dark NovellaGuest Post

3/14/2014- A Dream Within A DreamReview

3/14/2014- Parajunkee’s ViewInterview

Reviews have started to come!

ARC copies of Sing Sweet Nightingale are out in the world and that means one thing: reviews. I have made the choice that I am not going to go out searching for reviews of my books, but these early ones came to my attention and, guys, they’re AWESOME.

First, I saw this one:

I didn’t know that SING SWEET NIGHTINGALE had a dark, horror aspect to it. Heck, I didn’t know much about it at all, except that part of this novel took place in the dream world. That was all I needed to know, and I’m thankful. Because if you’re anything like me, I would totally shy away from horror. I’m usually easily spooked and creeped out, but instead, I was completely under this book’s spell! I read this novel straight through and was drawn into the story immediately. I couldn’t put it down! I was so taken in.

Liza Wiemer on Goodreads

Then this one popped up:

I like books that have never been done before (at least I haven’t seen this done), something original or out of the ordinary, that makes you think and when you finally start reading it you realize it is not what you expected and gives you so much more. Sing Sweet Nightingale by Erica Cameron is an amazing book with strong characters and a story that keeps you turning the page until you realize OMG it’s done I need more.

Michelle on Because Reading is Better than Real Life

And just this morning, another one!

There was nonstop suspense, hauntingly vivid visions and dreams, and action that was beautifully written and original. It wasn’t your average kick, punch, stab kind of fighting. No, this fighting was all about will power and inner strength at its core and I loved it.

Kayla DeGroote on Bibliophilic Nerds

More than anything, what thrills me is seeing that people GET IT. The layers and the relationship dynamics and the psychology of it all. I was so afraid I would spend a lot of time defending Mariella, my female narrator, but so far readers seem to understand and, honestly, that is all I can ask for and more. <3

For those who haven’t had a chance to get their hands on the book yet, check out my Tumblr page and the official Dream War Tumblr page for teasers from the novel! I’ve been having a lot of fun pairing the quotes with images. Like this one:

Don’t be stupider than you need to be, I remind myself. Remember Calease? The last glowing girl you talked to tried to kill you. ~ Hudson from Erica Cameron’s SING SWEET NIGHTINGALE

So go check it out! Because it’s a lot of fun. At least, I’m having fun. 😉

Sing’s e-book is up for pre-order!

The paperback of my debut novel, Sing Sweet Nightingale, has been available for pre-order for a while, but just today I saw that the Kindle and Kobo e-books are finally up as well! So far, the Nook version isn’t live, but I’ll be sure to link that when it comes up too.


Asja (in glasses) and me Summer 2013

Also, my friend Asja recently interviewed me on Tangled Up In Words! This is probably cheating a little since Asja is basically like one of my sisters, but that makes it even more fun! The interview is long and contains lots of stories about SING and the last year of my life, so make sure you check it out!

Also, just in case you haven’t heard, SING releases in less than a month!! And it has been hinted that paperback pre-orders of the book may release into the wild a little early! Pre-orders also get you a lot of bonus entries (and a ton of cool points) in my ongoing contest, fyi. The grand prize package is pretty amazing. It includes a YEAR of free books from my publisher, an amethyst necklace inspired by SING, amazing books by Christina Farley and Vivi Barnes, swag from SING, plus a gift card! You don’t have to pre-order anything to enter, but you get a better chance of winning if you do! And if you’ve already ordered the book, that counts! The order doesn’t have to be placed within the contest time. Existing orders are just as good! Better, even, since you did it without the bribe. 😉

That’s all for now! More will definitely be coming soon, though. We’re getting to the time when interviews and blog posts and reviews will start popping up all over the place! In other words, I’m going to be very busy for the next two months… O.O

Sing Sweet Nightingale is a real book!

So, on Wednesday night of this week, I came home and found a package sitting on my front step. Within the package was this:



I knew that–I mean, of course I knew it would be real at some point–but this week was the first time ever I got to hold a printed, bound, and finished copy in my hands. Seeing the book like this and being able to flip through the pages makes it slightly more real that other people, people I don’t know and might never meet, will soon be able to do the same thing. I’m in awe and a little scared of that truth. And so, of course, because that truth does terrify me more than a little, it got hammered home in the awesomest way this morning when another 2014 debut author Rebecca Petruck tweeted this fabulous picture from the American Booksellers Association’s winter conference:


THAT IS SO MANY COPIES! I tried to count and I lost my place too many times and eventually gave up but WOW! Apparently Rebecca found them in galley hall (which sounds like a place I could spend hours). I’m not even sure I know how to process seeing that many copies of my book all at once. For the second time this week, I believe I might have succumbed to a state of shock. O.O

Soon, Sing Sweet Nightingale will be available on NetGalley and in paperback form through my publisher Spencer Hill Press. And then, not too long after that, it will be available EVERYWHERE.

And hopefully people will feel the need to tweet me pictures of sightings when that happens. 😉

For a limited time only!

SingSweetNightingaleWant to check out the first chapter of Sing Sweet Nightingale? For a very limited time, you can!

Spencer Hill Press posted the first chapter last night and it will remain available until 10 PM EST tonight. It’s a little scary that my baby is peeking its way into the big wide world, but I will have to start getting used to the idea! And, so far, everyone has loved it, which is so amazing. So, go read and then come back and tell me what you think!

Also, don’t forget that SSN is available for preorder!

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Sing Sweet Nightingale is now up for preorder!!

I come home from work today and it’s a typical Monday. When I check Facebook, however, things suddenly get a little more interesting. My day went from blegh to OMG REALLY?! in about three seconds all because of this post:


I had no clue! It’s true, though! My book is now up for preorder (paperback only so far; ebook links to come!!). It’s not only up, it’s up all over the internet! Have a favorite store? You can probably preorder it there. For the sake of convenience, though, LINKS!

Buy it from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Books A Million |

Now I’m going to go try to forget I know it’s possible for people to buy my book. Really. The less I think about it, the saner I’ll be in March when it actually releases! 😉

*runs off flinging glitter*

Sing Sweet Nightingale is moving right along!

I’ve heard more than a few times that you better love writing to make it a career. Having started to make it my career, all I can say to that is YES. SO TRUE.

Even voracious, lifelong readers don’t always know what goes in to producing a single novel. Just on the editorial side. It’s intense. It’s brutally intense. So much so that you will probably end up on the verge of printing your entire book just so you can rip it up, throw the pieces into a trash can, and then burn it all. Or maybe that’s just me…

ssncoverSing Sweet Nightingale is now completely through line edits and sitting in the copyeditor’s inbox, waiting for them to go through and tell me how bad I am at commas (which I already know). After one or two copyediting passes (I’m honestly not sure), then page proof, and then, I think, galleys? That is the point in time when I’ll actually be able to hold a book that I wrote in my hands. Something with a cover and a pretty layout and my name on multiple pages and OMG. I think I might start freaking out soon. And it’s not even here yet!

While I’m waiting on revisions on another project and copyedits from Spencer Hill, I’ve been jumping between reading and working on two different contemporary projects. Mostly, though, I’ve been trying to give my brain a little bit of a break before the insanity begins again with book 2 of The Dream War Saga.

So that’s it! That’s what’s happening in my life. Preparing for more edits and also for my upcoming trip west for the Vegas Valley Book Festival! I’m especially excited about that trip because I get to see my bestie Lani and my friend Vivi Barnes, whose book Olivia Twisted is out soon! If you’re going to be in the area, I hope you’ll swing by the festival on Saturday. I will have bookmarks to sign and maybe a copy or two of Doorways to Extra Time to give away.

And now, back to my regularly scheduled programming. Otherwise known as the day job… >.<

Happy release day, Doorways to Extra Time!

It’s finally here! Happy book birthday to Doorways for Extra Time! If you already preordered it, THANK YOU! If you haven’t, the wait is over! Buy it now and download the ebook or have the paperback shipped to you ASAP.

As promised, I have one last snippet to share with you from my story, “Whatever it Takes”:

WhateverItTakes-FirstCopy-8162013-1This is what it must be like to have your life flash before your eyes. Everyone I’ve ever met exists here, and their faces and words pass me by in an instant. But then I begin to see places I’ve never been, people I’ve never seen, and hear words I don’t understand. Trying to focus on it all at once increases the pressure in my head until I worry my brain might explode out my ears, so I relax and let it pass me by, concentrating only on the moment I want to find.

Everything blurs past faster and faster, and I feel like I’m falling. I think my eyes are open, but everything is black.

Want to look back at the other snippets? Links, then!

Hopefully, those of you who buy the book and read the story will come back and tell me what you think! Also, my giveaway is almost up! Enter via the Rafflecopter link below and once a month we’ll pick a winner starting in the beginning of September. The entries will be good for all five drawings. Good luck!! 🙂

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Counting down to release day! 1 day!

I am always forgetful. If I don’t do something right when I’m thinking about it, I forget. Which explains why the post for Friday never went up and I didn’t realize it until today! On the plus side, that means I’ve accidentally saved a snippet for release day! So, today you get snippet number five and tomorrow I’ll get to post snippet six.  Worked out well, I think. 🙂

doorwaystoextratimeStill interested? Read on!

I light the candles and the incense, meditate while chanting foreign-sounding words, and lie down on my bed, concentrating on the exact time I want to go back to. I pour all my energy into that thought and the image of a clock stuck at exactly 10:05 PM on Friday, October 19th. Keeping that image in my head, I close my eyes and focus.

Time isn’t a line or a circle or any 2-D object, Aisling had written. It’s more like you’re standing inside of a sphere of constantly flowing energy. When you find that center, you can reach out and touch any part of your life.

I imagine a ball of bluish-white light. I concentrate solely on that image and hold it in my mind. I do nothing but concentrate.

I wake up the next morning in exactly the same position.

Tomorrow details will go up about my giveaway, but there’s still time to enter to win one of five copies on Goodreads! The Dragon Con launch party is a go, but unfortunately I won’t be there. Travel arrangements and a place to sleep kind of fell apart. It would have been fun, though! And I know some of my fellow contributors will be there. Track them down if you can!

The updates to go up this weekend with a playlist for Sing Sweet Nightingale and character bios from “Whatever it Takes” and I can’t wait until people get to read the book! So exciting!

Pre-ordering is almost over, but you can still pick up a copy of Doorways to Extra Time from one of the stores below:

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Counting down to release day! 6 days!

doorwaystoextratimeToday, I’m jumping right in to the fun stuff. Snippet number four!

“The time jump won’t work the first time you try it,” Aisling says as she rings up my supplies.

I watch the total growing higher and higher with a knot in my stomach. If this doesn’t work, how am I going to explain spending all this money to Mom?

Aisling snaps her fingers in front of my face. “Hey! It won’t work the first time. It may not work the tenth time, but it will work eventually if you keep at it. Maybe not for as long as you hope, but you should be able to get half an hour. An hour at most. Luckily, when you’re dealing with time, it doesn’t matter when it works or how long it works for, as long as it does.”

Oh the tricks of time travel! Will Valari be able to make it work? And if she does, will it solve her problems or leave her with more of them?

Less than a week now until people will have their copies of Doorways to Extra Time! There’s still time to enter to win one of five copies on Goodreads! And the appearance I mentioned at Dragon Con? Well, my publisher is hosting a super-cool invitation only party on September 1. My presence at this party and the convention is still contingent on me finding somewhere to sleep over the weekend, but you may see my editors walking around that weekend! 🙂

My first giveaway on my site will happen next week, so make sure you come back to celebrate the release with me! Also, don’t forget to check later this month for the first extras from the series including a playlist for Sing Sweet Nightingale and character bios from “Whatever it Takes”!

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