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A Return to Old Fashioned Books

My two young adult fantasy novellas, Jade’s Awakening and Jade’s Descent were only going to be e-books on Amazon. Why? Because I could only do so much and the thought of  formatting was a nightmare to me. As a new writer,  e-publishing had it’s own challenges. But I will admit to sighing occasionally with the thought of my books in print.  That had always been a dream of mine…

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I then made Jade’s Awakening (Book 1) available on Barnes & Noble Nook and Kobo. I’m in the process of Apple Books. With Jade’s Descent (Book 2), I did the same and now they are on Kobo and Nook. Kobo even allowed me to have Jade’s Paradox (Book 3) up as a pre-order available for readers, and that isn’t even being released until February.

The same way one can listen to a song via their phone and long for the scratchy yet deep sound that can only be achieved with a record player, I yearned to see my words on a printed page. I wanted my readers to be able to feel the paper and flip the page.  unsplash-record-player

There was a part of me that knew I still had yet another area to explore. I rolled my sleeves up and began the search for information on making my book available in print. It has been a long road, but well worth it.

There were terms I had never heard before and depths of Microsoft Word that I never knew existed. However, with the generosity of bloggers I was able to find my way. I am now awaiting my proofs for both books and I can’t help but feel like I’m waiting for Christmas!unsplash-xmas

 

I remember the countless books I’ve held in my hands, carried in my book bag, or lent to a family member or friend. Who hasn’t fallen asleep with your favorite book in your hand?

So, for my next blog post, be prepared for a photos of my printed books. It’s going to be a celebration! I may have a giveaway or two linked with my books being available for sale on Amazon.

The Takeaway…

Whatever you’re doing out there, keep your dreams alive, no matter how small or big.

     ~Isabelle Hardesty

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Isabelle NEW AUTHOR PHOTO4444444Hardesty is a writer and was born and raised in Miami on a street that had coconut trees and the scent of a nearby Cuban bakery’s latest creations wafting in the warm air.

Jade’s Awakening and Jade’s Descent are part of Isabelle Hardesty’s Delacourt Saga series. Both novellas are available on Amazon, Nook and Kobo.

Isabelle lives in Atlanta with her husband, who is also a writer, and their cat and dog. She loves being with her family, eating chocolate and connecting with readers. When she is not writing, you can find her either researching for her next book or painting.

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Here is a review that makes me smile:

“I was mesmerized from the beginning. The characters are well developed and the story line is amazing. I couldn’t put it down and was sad when I got to the last page. I can’t wait to see what happens next in Jade’s Descent. I’ve already pre-ordered!” – Lisa W.

 

First book reviews for Jade’s Awakening Author, Isabelle Hardesty

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During a hot summer day, I was sitting on a bench in Marietta Square with one of my sisters. The day was beautiful and the sky was blue. That was the moment I read my first book review for Jade’s Awakening, my first book! Well, the glaring afternoon sun didn’t allow me to truly read much, but I read enough to realize I had my first book review! I couldn’t believe it. I was so thrilled to finally get my first review. Whew!

Because I know  not every reader will love what I write I value my first review being a good review. It’s nice to know that there are people out there who like what I’ve worked on for a long time.

If you’re a writer, don’t give up. You’ll have your first review and then a second…

I thank Tome Tender Book Review and the countless other book bloggers. They are passionate about helping readers learn about books in the vast world of book possibilities. Self published authors really need bloggers.

Here is a part of the review:

A little mystery, a lot of action, a few shiftings and fairies that are not the little sparkly, gossamer winged creatures we think of! A quick read packed with “story” from an author to put at the top of the Hidden Gem pile!” – Tome Tender Book Blog

Finally, my second review is from an Amazon reader. This person posted anonymously. Thank you for being my first Amazon review. I like Bex too! 🙂

 

The Takeaway…

Focus on the positive and keep going for your dreams!

Thanks for reading!

Isabelle Hardesty

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Isabelle NEW AUTHOR PHOTO4444444Hardesty is a writer and was born and raised in Miami on a street that had coconut trees and the scent of a nearby Cuban bakery’s latest creations wafting in the warm air.

Jade’s Awakening and Jade’s Descent are part of Isabelle Hardesty’s Delacourt Saga series. Both novellas are available on Amazon, Nook and Kobo.

Isabelle lives in Atlanta with her husband, who is also a writer, and their cat and dog. She loves being with her family, eating chocolate and connecting with readers. When she is not writing, you can find her either researching for her next book or painting.

Get Spam Free updates about book releases, fun giveaways and EXCLUSIVE content only for Newsletter friends. Sign up today…  NEWSLETTER: bit.ly/29H76Cc

TWITTER: twitter.com/IsabelleHWrites

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/IsabelleHardestyWriter

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/isabellehardesty/

WEBSITE: IsabelleHardesty.com

Here is a review that makes me smile:

“I was mesmerized from the beginning. The characters are well developed and the story line is amazing. I couldn’t put it down and was sad when I got to the last page. I can’t wait to see what happens next in Jade’s Descent. I’ve already pre-ordered!” – Lisa W.

 

Hot Trends Furry Nails and Glitter Eyebrows – Shapeshifters and Fairies oh my!

Shapeshifters and Fairies are being celebrated with color and sparkle! Seem like these fantasy may have inspired these colorful trends. But they have nothing on Jade Delacourt from Jade’s Awakening. She’s half shapeshifter and half fairy and she’s fabulous.

Let’s see how people are having fun and playing a bit. See fur on nails, glitter on eyebrows and more. Everyone is sure to smile with at least one of these trends.  Brighten your day with a modified version of any of these trends. A bit of sparkle and color always helps.

While I love these looks, typing with fur on my fingers would be maddening, but that’s just me.

These looks are creative and daring. I love it!

And finally, what creative things have you invented inspired by your favorite book? Have you worn something that reminds you of your favorite character?

See the Trends here

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Isabelle NEW AUTHOR PHOTO4444444Hardesty is a writer and was born and raised in Miami on a street that had coconut trees and the scent of a nearby Cuban bakery’s latest creations wafting in the warm air.

Jade’s Awakening and Jade’s Descent are part of Isabelle Hardesty’s Delacourt Saga series. Both novellas are available on Amazon and Kobo.

Isabelle lives in Atlanta with her husband, who is also a writer, and their cat and dog. She loves being with her family, eating chocolate and connecting with readers. When she is not writing, you can find her either researching for her next book or painting.

Join her Newsletter here:   NEWSLETTER: bit.ly/29H76Cc

TWITTER: twitter.com/IsabelleHWrites

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/IsabelleHardestyWriter

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WEBSITE: IsabelleHardesty.com

Here is a review that makes me smile:

“I was mesmerized from the beginning. The characters are well developed and the story line is amazing. I couldn’t put it down and was sad when I got to the last page. I can’t wait to see what happens next in Jade’s Descent. I’ve already pre-ordered!” – Lisa W.

5 Must Haves for Writers

Authorgraph Get Your e-books Signed – Writer Isabelle Hardesty

Have you ever wanted your e-book copies of your favorite books to be signed? Authorgraph lets authors sign e-books for their readers.  It’s very easy!

Most of all, a signed book connects the reader with the author and characters. We’ve all had a book that we didn’t want to end. A signed copy makes a book a bit more special. This is great for readers and writers.

Well you can, with Authorgraph. Get a signed copy of your e-book no matter where you live. Authors never charge for this. It’s a nice way for writers to reach even more readers.

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Authorgraph is for the Writer and Reader

  • First, search or browse for authors or books. You can find Isabelle Hardesty books right here.
  • Next, click “Request Authorgraph”.
  • You will get an email when everything is done.
  • Finally, you can view in your favorite reading devices and apps!

 

 

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