Jennifer Gilby Roberts

Women's Fiction/Chick Lit Author

Last Few Days to Win a Paperback Copy of The Dr Pepper Prophecies!

The-Dr-Pepper-Prophecies_GoJust a reminder that my Goodreads giveaway of two paperback copies of The Dr Pepper Prophecies will end on 30 November, so get your requests in now if you haven’t already.

To enter the giveaway you need to be a member of Goodreads, but you can sign up for free.  You’ll then need to go to the giveaway page to enter the draw.  While you’re there, come friend me!

Good luck everyone!

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Win a Paperback Copy of The Dr Pepper Prophecies!

The-Dr-Pepper-Prophecies_GoI’m running a giveaway through Goodreads of a paperback copy of The Dr Pepper Prophecies!

To enter the giveaway you need to be a member of Goodreads, but you can sign up for free.  You’ll then need to go to the giveaway page to enter the draw.  While you’re there, come friend me!

The giveaway will run 1-30 November 2014.

Good luck everyone!

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Win a Copy of the The Dr Pepper Prophecies Audio Book

TDPP_audio-book__2I’m giving away a copy of the audio book of The Dr Pepper Prophecies!

You don’t need to be a member of Audible (or join) to get this prize.

Enter via Rafflecopter

Ends 31 August 2014

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The Dr Pepper Prophecies Audio Book is Out!

TDPP_audio-book__2The Dr Pepper Prophecies is now available to listen to!  The audio version, read by voice artist Elán O’Connor, is on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Audible.com, Audible.co.uk and iTunes.  Have a listen to the sample on the page.

If you go through the relevant Amazon page (or Audible in the US), you can get a 30 day free trial on Audible so you can listen to the book for nothing!  You even get to keep it if you cancel after the trial and pay nothing.  (Don’t forget to put a reminder in your calendar to cancel on time).

UK folk who are sure they want to stick with it can go to Audible direct to get the first three months at a discounted price.  Everyone may also be able to get money back on both membership and individual purchases through cashback sites.

(BTW, if TDPP is the first book you borrow when you join Audible (including the free trial), Elán and I get a bonus payment.  Just FYI.)

 

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Work in Progress – August 2014

This month’s report.  Much progress made.  Have Chick Lit, Will Travel is now out and available to buy.  Here’s the rest:

The Dr Pepper Prophecies Audio Book

Finished!  The recording is all done and it has passed the quality check.  We’re now just waiting for it to go on sale, which should happen by the end of the month.  It will be available on Amazon, Audible and iTunes.  Watch this space!

Brittany Book

I’m back into writing mode on this one.  My beta-readers have given me a ton of useful feedback and my enthusiasm for the project has returned after my break.  I’ve already added 7,000 words to the draft and there’s more to come.

Hopefully it will go to be edited in September.  How long it takes after that will depend on the editor’s notes and what ideas they spark off, but I expect it to be out by the end of the year.  I already have the next project buzzing round in my head and I’m looking forward to writing that too.  Toddler is starting nursery in September (yahoo!) so my writing time will finally be increasing.

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The Dr Pepper Prophecies – Sale & Giveaway!

The-Dr-Pepper-Prophecies_99To celebrate finishing work on the audio book (available soon!), the kindle version of The Dr Pepper Prophecies will be 99c on Amazon.com and 99p on Amazon.co.uk on 8-9 August 2014.

Giveaway!

Anyone who helps spread the word about the sale by tweeting, re-tweeting, sharing, pinning or blogging is eligible to win a special prize!

Three lucky winners will each get a free copy of whichever of my books they would like (including the box set Have Chick Lit, Will Travel).

Tweets and re-tweets I can track, but please leave comments with links to blog and other posts, so I can be sure to count your entry.

Easy tweet:

Only 99c today – 5* chick lit – THE DR PEPPER PROPHECIES – #mustread #greatbookdeal http://mybook.to/TDPP RT TO WIN! @GilbyRoberts

Just a reminder that The Dr Pepper Prophecies can be downloaded FREE by Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited members.

 

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Work in Progress – July 2014

Lots going on right now.  Really must learn not to take on so much at once!

TDPP_audio-book__2The Dr Pepper Prophecies Audio Book
My voice artist has recorded 26 of 33 chapters, 20 have been edited by her and I’ve listened to the 12 that were done before I went on holiday last week.  This week Elán is on holiday, so I will be doing lots of listening to catch up with her!  Come hell or high water, we’ll have it finished for 8 August so Elán gets her bonus payment from Audible and you can get listening.

Brittany Book
This has been through a few rounds of editing and is now a complete story.  At the end of June, I decided that I needed to take a break from it.  I felt that it needed more work, but I was burned out on it.  While I’m resting, I have several of my beta-readers looking at it.  In August I will go back to it armed with their feedback.  I suspect it may end up longer than I originally planned – maybe up to 50,000 words by the time I’ve finished.

I had a stroke of good luck and won a free edit from CandleLit Author Services, who are affiliated to Best Chick Lit.  Once I’ve had another go at the book, I will send it to them and I’m sure their feedback will help make it even better.

Still on track to have it out late this year.

Have_Chick_Lit_Blue_Spine_TextHave Chick Lit, Will Travel Box Set
I’ve been putting together a box set of three novels with two other authors.  I’m including After Wimbledon and the other books are She Likes It Tough by Geralyn Corcillo and Mr Right & Other Mongrels by Monique McDonell.  That should be available at the end of July.

 

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The Dr Pepper Prophecies is a Finalist in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards 2014

finalist-shiny-webJust had the email this morning.  I entered back in April, I think, so it’s been a long wait and patience is really not my greatest virtue.

The Dr Pepper Prophecies is one of 10 finalists in the Fiction – Chick Lit Category.

Still an agonising wait until 1 September to find out the final results.  Keep your fingers crossed!

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The Dr Pepper Prophecies is Going Audio!

I’m very pleased to announce that yesterday a voice artist and I officially signed a contract to produce an audiobook version of The Dr Pepper Prophecies!

The artist’s name is Élan O’Connor.  She is a British-trained American actress and I recommend you go have a look at photos of her, because she could easily play Mel in the movie.  More importantly, she has a quirky, distinctive voice.  She also lists among her special skills ‘burp-on-demand, ear-wiggling and eye-crossing,’ so it was a no-brainer.

The audiobook is scheduled to be finished by 8 August 2014 and will hopefully be available shortly after that.  Watch this space…

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Love The Dr Pepper Prophecies’ Cover? Vote for it in Cover Wars!

Cover Wars

The Dr Pepper Prophecies is part of Cover Wars over at The Masquerade Crew this month.  Basically, a group of book covers go head to head over the month and readers can vote for the one they like best.

There are a lot of books this time around, so I’d be very glad of all votes.  You can vote once a day if you want to, but just once is great too!

 

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