Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Losing Hope: Book Two in the Persephone Campbell Series

Losing Hope, which I've promised and not delivered, is good to go. I received the final email from my publisher!

I'm excited, but like children, Book Baby #2 doesn't have the first-time-at-the-rodeo newness of Book Baby #1. Instead of endless rhapsodizing over the perfect curl of its toes, I've told it it's perfect (aren't all babies) and am hard at work on my next project.

Which doesn't mean I don't love Losing Hope, because I do.

From the gorgeous cover (that's not me curled up nude in fetal position, although I'm flattered by the people who have inquired), to the plot, which picks up creator of Confess.com, Rudy's story, incorporates a corporate espionage meets social media gone wrong plot line and of course, delves deeper into the love triangle between lawyer Daniel Harnett, Ruler of the Underworld Haden and Persephone Campbell, who is coming to grips with weighty issues like fate, death and her place in the world.

It's semi-paranormal, sexy and dark.

If you're in the market for a light, pretty read, you'll want to look elsewhere. But that doesn't mean it's not fun. It was fun to write and early readers zipped through it in a matter of days and then demanded the third and final book.

Publication of Losing Hope will follow the same format as Losing Beauty. It'll be available for download on December 17th, followed by hard copy at a later date.

If you'd like to read a digital review copy in advance drop me a note.

In the meantime, and with all seasonal appropriateness, I've written my book and am now checking it twice. The angsty writer in me has her fingers crossed and her brow furrowed in hopes you'll like it. The confidence drenched, nothing-ventured, nothing-gained part of me knows you will.

29 comments:

Shell Flower said...

Congrats on your new release. Sounds like you are ready to rock! Your premise is fascinating. I need to pick up your first book. My TBR pile is daunting, but some things rise to the top :)

Diana Wilder said...

Best of luck! I love the progression of the covers.

Connie J Jasperson said...

Awesome news! I can't wait to read it!

jaybird said...

Congratulations! Best of luck with Book Baby #2- I wish you nothing but success.

Alison DeLuca said...

I'm so excited! What a wonderful Christmas present to myself. Hurray for Santa Me!

Barbara Watson said...

Exciting!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats on the new baby!

Melissa Bradley said...

How awesome for you! Congratulations and here's to huge successes.

Kristen Wixted said...

I'm gonna have to figure out my husband's kindle after all. I keep missing things, and I really want to read Losing Beauty and Losing Hope. It's on the list--congratulations!

Stephen Tremp said...

Good luck with Losing Beauty and Congrats! on the milestone! i'll be happy to feature your book and try to squeeze it in this month.

E. Arroyo said...

Looks great! Congrats. =)

Julie said...

Yay!! Congratulations! I can't wait to read it, I loved Losing Beauty.

Jenny S. Morris said...

I can't wait to read baby book #2. ;0) That's funny that people have asked if it's you on the cover. Haha.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! Send me the details when it's ready to go and I'll give you a big shout-out.

Gwen Gardner said...

You're too funny. Not you in the fetal position? LOL. I'd be telling people the same thing. Congrats on your new release!

Carol Kilgore said...

Yay! I'll be hanging out on Amazon :)

Rachel Tsoumbakos said...

*squeals in excitement* Can't WAIT for this!!!!

naida said...

Congratulations Johanna!!!! Awesome!!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Those are gorgeous covers! I especially love the rose one.

Congrats, Johanna, on your books!

Tonja said...

Congratulations! It's not your first baby, but it's still special. :)

Gail said...

Congratulations!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations, Johanna -- and best of luck to you!

I know how you feel. After the excitement of writing my MG fantasy, selling it, revising it, and glowing over how much I loved it ... I am now facing the blank pages of book 2 and wondering: How can I ever make you as good as your older sibling?

But I remind myself, I don't get along with any of my first drafts. They have to grow on me.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats!

That first book is always special. But when I look at my books, the second book in my YA series will always be my favorite. It was the most personal.

Johanna Garth said...

Shell, Diana, Connie, Jaybird, Alison, Barbara, Donna, Melissa, Kristen, Stephen, E. Arroyo, Julie, Jenny, Alex, Gwen, Carol, Rachel, Naida, Stina, Tonja, Gail, Dianne and Diane--Thanks so much for all your kind words of encouragement :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

How exciting, Johanna! The books look and sound fantastic. You have much to be proud of. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm very happy for you.

xoRobyn

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, YAY! Sounds great! Be sure to put me on your list if you want help with promo! And I'd love an ARC if you want to send it! (hartjohnson23(at)gmail(dot)com

Pk Hrezo said...

Awesome! Congrats!! It is a gorgeous cover!
P.S. thanks for stopping by my blog with warm wishes. :)

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