DONT FORGET TO ENTER!!! With the official release of Breathe Out, I’m having an official Goodreads.com Giveaway. September 15, 2015 through October 15, 2015 you can enter (see link below) to WIN an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Breathe Out. Plus, you’ll also receive an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Breathe In. That’s right. You’ll be getting both book #1 and book #2 of the Just Breathe series. The giveaway is open to everyone in the US, GB, CA and AU.
Synopsis of the series:
Breathe In is about a twenty-four-year-old woman named Emma Peterson who has made sure to have as much control over her life as she can since the death of her parents that occurred when she was sixteen. A fear of loss dominates Emma’s mindset when it comes to relationships of all types, especially when it comes to men and dating. Emma doesn’t date. Rather, she uses men for sex.
She’s created eight golden rules to keep herself at a distance from men, particularly the men she sleeps with; 1. no dating or going out on dates, 2. never let them know where she lives, 3. never pick up a guy in a particular social setting that she may frequently attend or sleep with a man whom she may have the chance of running into on a regular basis, 4. never have a guy over to her apartment for any reason (her gay best friends are the only exceptions), 5. always end things before the guy starts to want more, 6. always use protection, 7. never sleep over at their place after sex and 8. always have more than one exit strategy.
When Emma’s best friend, Maggie, becomes involved with a new boyfriend, Emma’s world changes radically. Maggie’s relationship with Henry moves very quickly; faster than any of her previous relations and Emma is not excited about the newcomers to the group. On top of that, Henry’s best friend, Joe Covelli, is the first man Emma has ever met who makes her call her own rules into question.
Aside from the introduction of Joe Covelli to Emma’s life and the temptation of breaking her rules, Emma also finds herself in a whirlwind of self-discovery. Her past creeps back into her controlled life, forcing her to consider her fear of loss and potential acceptance of love and true happiness.
Odds of winning are based on the number of people who enter. Winners are selected at the discretion of Goodreads. You will receive an email from Goodreads.com the following day if you have won. If you are the winner, your signed copy will be mailed out within one week of the contest ending.
The Breathe Out Goodreads Giveaway is not offered by Goodreads, it is offered by its author, me, Martha Sweeney. You can also connect with me on GR by visiting: http://www.goodreads.com/MarthaSweeney.
Psssst. Stop by my Author Facebook Page for Breathe Out’s official Release Party. Lots of cool prizes from me and some of my author friends! Begins at 10am PDT and ends at 10pm PDT.
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I just wanted to let you all know that Breathe Out eBooks are now available for preorder at: Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Nook, iBooks and Google Play! Paperback preorders will be coming within the next few days for the same locations as well as here on the website where you can order them with or without an autograph. 🙂
Remember, Breathe Out is book #2 of the Just Breathe series.
If you haven’t read Breathe In, book #1 of the Just Breathe series, getting to know Emma and Joe and the beginning of their story, make sure you get it now before Breathe Out is released. See below for what some of the ARC readers have been saying on Goodreads.com
Hurry to get your copy for only $3.99 (reg. $5.99 which will be after release date of 9/15).
If you haven’t seen it already, Breathe In has been reviewed by the wonderful Danielle from Universal Creativity Inc. Danielle reached out to me just before the release of Breathe In, and with a busy college schedule, Danielle took probably most of her free time to begin the journey of Emma’s story. I’ll let the review speak for itself, but I will repeatedly say THANK YOU to Danielle for her kind words and that I’m really excited that she enjoyed the story.
Here’s a little of what Danielle said about Breathe In:
I loved reading this debut novel by Martha Sweeney. She created perfect masterpiece that will continued to be read by many as the years come. Her novel is one that is hard to put down until every last juicy and intriguing page has been read. Perfect plot, stunning creativity, and a romance that will leave you completely undone.
Be sure to stop by Danielle’s blog for many other great book reviews and recommendations. She reads a variety of genres as well as offer writing course and other cool things to anyone who is considering on becoming an author! You can connect with Danielle on Goodreads.com too!
Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing what you think of Breathe In.
Well, here it is ladies!
You’ve waited and the time has finally come to see the official cover for Breathe Out, book #2 of the Just Breathe series. Are you ready? Are you sure?
Click on the image to see a larger size!
I won’t give any spoilers here for those of you who have yet to read Breathe In, book #1 of the Just Breathe series, but . . . let’s just say that things become intense for Emma as her ‘Rules’ hang over her head. Will she cave? Will she break? Will she maintain control?
The release date will be coming soon!
As some of you are aware, I recently encountered a challenge with my Mac. The Beast decided to die – plan and simple. While she was being revived by the wonderful people at Apple, I was biting my nails wondering what chapters were lost for Breathe Out. There was a backup of my computer, but it hadn’t been backed-up for several days prior to the crash. (To see some of the process, check out my Instagram feed @marthasweeneyauthor.)
Luckily when the Beast returned, I found out that only the last five chapters were missing – none should have been gone. I was able to rewrite the final chapter on my husband’s computer while waiting for the repairs and as soon as the Beast was back, she and I had a come to Jesus moment before finishing the other chapters. Now, I’m pleased to announce that Breathe Out is officially written.
From finding out that there were in fact missing chapters, and to prevent an event like this in the future, I’ve decided to start using a cloud-based backup system for documents. I’m not a big fan of cloud security, but I’m less of a fan of having to rewrite chapters.
What does this mean? All in all, I was hoping to have Breathe Out edited and formatted to be released in August 2015. That still might be a possibility, but I need to have the time to finish editing before giving the final release date. I’m also the person who does the cover art for the books, so that has to be factored into the time delay. Worse case scenario, the release for Breathe Out will be scheduled the following month, September 2015.
I will definitely keep you ladies posted.
Thank you to all of you who have purchased, read and/or reviewed Breathe In. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Breathe Out.
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