Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The print is here! The print is here! + a contest

I just got something very exciting from UPS...the print editions of HEAD RUSH, the third book in the Disillusionists trilogy.

I think they are beautiful. I'm not just saying that. The cover is amazing and so is the font, and just everything. This is my first trade paperback, and it's of such high quality. So nice. I'm so happy and excited! My publisher, Samhain, did just an exquisite job. (Thanks, Samhain!)

Also, I feel like I've been cringingly holding my breath on behalf of my print readers who have been waiting SO very patiently for the third installment of this trilogy to arrive.

Can you hold breath cringingly? It involves making a face of empathetic pain as you do it.

Anyway, the print edition is released on September 4th, and you can order it in all the usual places online, as well as your local bookstore. I'm working on collecting links on the HEAD RUSH page of my site.

But in the meantime, I have two to give away to long-suffering readers!

Are you a print reader, waiting for Head Rush? Tapping your readerly foot, eyeing me, wishing you could know the outcome NOW? I'm picking two random commenters, chosen by this weekend.


  • If you are reading this on Facebook or Goodreads, please come to my blog to comment and enter. 
  • Leave a comment with your email, unless your email addy is findable by clicking your name. 
  • US or Canada only, please. (Sorry international, these books are a bit heavy!)  
Best of luck, friends!

[ed to add: contest closed! Congrats WINNERS: Melissa (my world) & Carolyn R.! I just emailed you both!] 


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Yeah yeah!!! That is one of the most lovely book boxes I've ever seen. :D I know I listened to the audiobook, but I just simply HAVE TO HAVE a print copy to go with my collection to show off to others. Can't wait to order it up.

Congrats on the new shipment. :) Thank you!


Lesley D said...

Yay!! I've been waiting to read Head Rush in print!! Thanks for the giveaway!

drakeLa90 at aol dot com

Jeanne said...

It looks beautiful, congrats on your accomplishment! I have already read it on my nook, but need the print copy too to complete my set!

Carolyn Crane said...

Melissa: Oh, aren't you awesome! Thanks!

Lesley: Hey you, thanks! Good luck.

Jeanne: So appreciate the kind words. You are entered!

Carolyn R said...

Yes, I did buy Head Rush for my Kindle, but I'm old, so I really need to have the book in my hands. I'm looking forward to getting it. Congratulations! Your Fellow Carolyn yocarolyn at yahoo dot com

Carolyn Crane said...

Hey fellow Carolyn! Thanks, I so appreciate your support! Color yourself in the drawing.

Bastard said...

I hate reading eBooks.

That's all I'm saying.

And yes, that Head Rush cover looks awesome.

bastardbooks @ gmail

Karen said...

I'm not entering but I just wanted to say congratulations on the gorgeous book cover! I'm off to pre-order right this second.
I will readjust Gumby to the happy position! lol

woolydaisy said...

Hooray for print copies! Hooray for print copies! this ipad user luddite is a print copy kinda gal thats been axiously waiting for Head Rush in the physical, touchable, holdable, smellable, 3-D form!!!! yes!!!!!

Smash Attack! said...

FINALLY! I am doing a happy jig right now. WOOT!!!

Congrats on all your success, Carolyn! We LOVE your work, so keep it coming. :D


B.E. Sanderson said...

SQUEE!! Oooo, I can't wait for September 4th. :jumps up and down in true fangirl fashion: Wait til my daughter gets home and I tell her, then we'll both be jumping around like idiots.

Ahem. And now with more decorum... Congratulations, Carolyn. They look lovely. =o)

Calliope said...

Woot! Print! So excited. The only thing that could make this news better would be an epilogue short story! Skipping ahead like five years to see how everyone's settled into their HEA. ^^


Anonymous said...

HOORAY!!! Im so excited

Anonymous said...

Yay print is finally out! I love this series and have your other two books on my shelf. I have a spot for this book picked out :-)


Readsalot81 said...

Yay!! The book looks absolutely fabulous! :D (I love the cat looking on by the box of books)

Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on the release!!

Blodeuedd said...

Yay finally..I have to go and see if they are on bookdepo

Sullivan McPig said...

I know I already have it as an ebook, but I just ran over to bookdepository to pre-order the print version! :-D
Good luck to the giveaway contestants!

Melliane said...

I love the cover you're right, really gorgeous! Now I think I'll wait and buy my own copy.

Anonymous said...

YAY! I've been waiting for this one.Thanks for the contest.
gbluecat at yahoo dot ca.

Poppy said...

Oh what an awesome cover! I would love to win a print copy! Thanks for the giveaway :)

lostdragonfound (AT)gmail (DOT) com

Na said...

I can definitely see why you would a RUSH just seeing the arrival of your books in solid, real life. I know I would like to read it :)

The great thing about print covers is that I can appreciate seeing them on my physical bookshelves.


Carolyn Crane said...

Hey everybody! Thanks for entering my contest! How wonderful to have you stop by with so many kind words. Thanks!!

Bethany C. said...

I do still like print books. And Double Cross was amazeballs!


elaing8 said...

Congrats on the book.And thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Emily said...

I've been waiting and waiting - and now I'm so glad I don't have to wait any more!
Congratulations - they look awesome. And thanks for the giveaway!

evizbicki AT yahoo DOT com

donnas said...

Ohh looks so nice. Looking forward to reading it

bacchus76 at myself dot com

catherine james said...

The print edition of Head Rush - YAY!!! (Can you tell I've been anticipating its release?) I'd also love the chance to win a copy. Congratulations on your first trade paperback - it's a beauty!

mariska said...

me want ..i want it !! thank you for the great giveaways :)

uniquas at ymail dot com

Carolyn Crane said...

Contest closed! The winners, Melissa and Carolyn R have been contacted.

Thanks so much everybody for entering and for all your kind words. It's so so very lovely for you to stop by!!