Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wandering Stars up in ratings!

Hello all -

Hopefully, everyone received word on the free weekend that ran on Amazon January 21st and 22nd. A notice was scheduled to go live during the thing itself, but there seems to have been an error.

For those who didn't utilize the free download, or for those who did but would like to show their enjoyment by making a purchase, you can still buy Wandering Stars for $3.99 (down from $5.99) as an ebook or $11.99 in trade paperback. Helena's Empire, the short prequel, is also available for 99 cents. (Amazon Prime members may still borrow Wandering Stars for free.)

During the free weekend, Wandering Stars peaked at third place in Kindle Free's Children/Teen Fiction's Love & Romance category! Thanks to all my new readers for making this possible and I hope you all are having as much fun reading the story as I had crafting it!

With the free weekend & The Wandering Experience blog tour now over, Wandering Stars is steadily climbing the Amazon ratings - either people are enjoying the story or that pact I made with Lucifer is starting to pay off!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Wandering Experience: Week One Wrap Up!

We're halfway through the Wandering Experience! It's been a lot of fun so far.

At The Bookshelves, I wrote a guest post: A Romance Writer's Thoughts on Breaking Dawn Part One.

Persephone's Winged Reviews provided a review of Wandering Stars. While she may not be a fan of Alice, she certainly appreciated the symbolism of Hell and Lucifer's inner turmoil.

Book Breather hosts both a giveaway (ends January 18th, hurry up and enter!) as well as a guest post on five things I'd like to do before I die.

Imaginary Reads provides both a giveaway (ends January 31st) as well as an interview revealing aspects of my writing past and which character from Wandering Stars I most identify with.

In Between Writing and Reading gave a lovely review and also hosts an eBook giveaway.

Don't miss my tour stop at Letters Inside Out where I talk about Love and Destiny in Wandering Stars. Try and find some Silvernight spoilers there!

While humorous, an interview and guest post at Books & Beyond is one of the most revealing (and interesting!) I've ever done.

Here's the schedule for the remaining tour stops:
Jan. 16: Review @ Books Like Breathing 
Jan. 17: Giveaway & Character Interview @ BookSpark
Jan. 18: Review @ Rachel's Book Reviews
Jan. 19: Giveaway & Character Interview @ I'm A Book Shark
Jan. 20: Giveaway @ Books, Biscuits, and Tea
Jan. 21: Guest Post & Giveaway @ Mad Moose Mama

Remember, you can now purchase Wandering Stars as an eBook from the Kindle store for just $3.99, or read it for free if you're an Amazon Prime member. For those of you who want more devilish romance and just can't wait for the next book, the short story-length prequel Helena's Empire can be purchased for 99 cents.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Wandering Experience Tour Schedule + $3.99 eBook!

First - Owing to the participation of the eBook version of Wandering Stars in an exclusive Amazon distribution deal, you can now purchase Wandering Stars at the Kindle store for $3.99 or borrow it for free if you're an Amazon Prime member.

Second, here's the complete tour schedule for The Wandering Experience Tour:
 Jan.8: Author Interview & Guest Post @ The Bookshelves ( http://  )
Jan. 9: Giveaway @ Books Ahoy ( )
Jan. 10: Review @ Peresphone's Winged Reviews ( )
Jan. 11: Giveaway & Guest Post @ BookBreather ( )
Jan. 12: Author Interview, Giveaway, and Review @ Imaginary Reads ( )
Jan. 13: Giveaway & Review @ In Between Writing and Reading ( )
Jan. 14: Guest Post @ Letters Inside Out ( )
Jan. 15: Character Interview, Guest Post, & Review @ Books and Beyond ( )
Jan. 16: Review @ Books Like Breathing ( )
Jan. 17: Giveaway & Character Interview @ BookSpark ( )
Jan. 18: Review @ Rachel's Book Reviews ( )
Jan. 19: Giveaway & Character Interview @ I'm A Book Shark ( )
Jan. 20: Giveaway @ Books, Biscuits, and Tea ( )
Jan. 21: Guest Post & Giveaway @ Mad Moose Mama (

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year's and a Return to Scheduled Posting!

Hello all - I hope everyone had a great holiday season. My apologies for the highly irregular posting schedule, both here and on Facebook, as well as the scarce promotional appearances of late. As well as moving back to my home town of Daytona Beach with my fiancée, we recently suffered a loss in the family.

So, going forward into 2012, what's new and what's coming? What can you expect from Marlon Pierre-Antoine and the Wandering Stars series?

First off, for those who haven't already seen them on Facebook, there's a modest photo gallery (with more to come) of images from around the city where important events in Wandering Stars took place. Just one of the many advantages of living in the city of Alice Valdez!

Second, I'm going on tour - a blog tour that is. THE WANDERING EXPERIENCE, hosted by The Experience Blog Tours, will run from January 8th to the 24th and promises to be packed with plenty of exciting treats for my existing fans as well as those yet to hear the word. Check back here soon to find out the tour stop schedule!

It may also be of interest that Silvernight, the next full-length installment of the series, is almost out of the first draft stage! It's certainly exciting to know that my second full-length novel is nearly complete and it's been a thrill to take Alice and Lucas in such a different direction while still staying true to the spirit that the first book established. I wish I could say more about the new characters, returning old favorites, or the resolution to Wandering Stars' cliffhanger ending that you'll see in Silvernight, but my lips are sealed for now. Alas, maybe I can loosen the valve on the blog tour - just a little bit!

All in all, 2012 promises to be a great year for fans of YA paranormal romance. Need more proof? The sequel to Mary Ting's dynamic debut novel Crossroads releases later this month! Watch the trailer for this latest addition to the saga, Between, here.