July 31, 2018, my first published book released! Also on that day, I became a Bestseller when Silent Siren (Climatic Climacteric, Book 1) hit #1 in the UK in its category, as well as #1 Hot New Release in a category in the US. I'd say that's entering the scene with a bang (no, I'd say with an eruption, because volcanophile)! Never did I expect such overwhelming interest! I'm so, so, so humbled and grateful. And just this week, Silent Siren received a 5-STAR review from Readers Favorite:
"Silent Siren delivers a riveting YA story woven with important topics, mystery, action-packed moments, and endearing characters. L.B. Carter breathes life into an engaging story that opens up conversations about the climate." Since then, I've released 4 more books, completing the Climatic Climacteric trilogy and releasing a standalone in a totally different genre, became an International Bestseller (twice over), won an award, and kicked off a new series in yet another genre! (Pst have you checked that out yet? Grab One Loan Soul, book 1 in a new dark paranormal urban fantasy.
MIND BLOWN! I can't believe I've published even once let alone accomplished all I have as an author in a year (while moving across the country and starting a new day job) and with >4.5-star ratings. I have so many to thank -- the authors and mentors who kicked my butt into publishing but mostly THANK Y'ALL for reading my books!
Gushing Oscars-esque speech aside, to celebrate this 1-year anniversary, I have a few things for you to thank you for your love! NOTE: All of these are only available for a limited time! Click the link/image to see if they're still open.
1. A HUGE giveaway from yours truly! You could be one of three to win a Kindle Fire tablet, signed paperback, custom T-shirt and/or swag (or Amazon gift cards if you're international). Open July 19-Aug 2.
2. My 5-STAR standalone mystery/thriller is only $0.99 for a short time! Check out the Fish(y) out of Water sale July 25-31 ONLY!
4. An Urban Fantasy book fair.
5. Some SFF freebies and a $25 Giveaway!
Thank you for celebrating with me! I am SO grateful for each and every one of you who gives my writing your precious attention and time. If you pick up any of my books, let me know what you think by leaving a review.
Happy reading and happy summer! What has been the most exciting thing you've done in the last year? ~L.B. xx