Monday, July 27, 2020

Happy 1st Anniversary to AWEN RISING

One year ago today, Awen Rising hit Amazon's shelves. And what a year it has been. We are all suffering in one way or another from the effects of the Coronavirus. Some, much more than others. But none of us has remained unscathed.

In quiet celebration of Awen Rising's 1st Anniversary, I'm giving away a copy of the ebook and a copy of the signed paperback. To enter, just leave a brief (or long, if you'd like) comment at the end of this post. 

If you're interested in seeing me live and in color, I'm doing (almost) daily Live events on my Facebook author page. Like my page here. Then, if you're on Facebook at the time I'm live, I should (though, who knows) pop up somewhere on your screen. Click that and voila, we'll hang out for a few minutes. AND you'll get another opportunity to win a free Awen Rising ebook. 

OH YEAH!!! Sheesh! I totally forgot to let y'all know, I'm so sorry! My bad.

I now have an official author website. It even says - The Official Website of Author O. J. Barré. No lie. If you're a regular here and were entering under the ojbarre dot com URL, I suspect you've already seen the new site. If not, hop on over and take a look. I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Now that my books are separate from my blog, I would dearly love to get back to the basics here on That Rebel. Talk about life. Love. Growing older. Having something to look forward to, something that keeps my mind sharp, and even hones it a little more every day. At the mature age of 63, that is important to me.

As are these little victories.

Our milestones keep us going. They are the foundation upon which our futures sit. I am a published author. Not once, but twice. And I am approaching number three. And four, five, and six loom in the not-too-far-distant future. THAT, my friend, is worth waking up for, worth living for. 


Thank you for celebrating Awen Rising's anniversary with me. And if you are a regular at That Rebel, or were before it became my writing-related venue, you'll be happy to know that I am itching to get back to philosophizing. To sharing my own special, Southern-fried view of life.

What say ye, Rebels? Wanna watch the Facebook Live event from this morning? In celebration of Awen Rising's 1st Anniversary, here it is! And if you missed me live, I'll be back on Facebook Live a few minutes each day through Friday the 31st.

Thank you for helping me celebrate Awen Rising's 1st Anniversary.

That Rebel, Olivia J. Herrell writing as O. J. Barré

Here's the video:


O. J. Barré is the author of the Awen trilogy, a pre-apocalyptic urban fantasy set in 2042. Steeped in current, ancient, and future history twists, Book One, Awen Rising (set in Atlanta, Georgia) debuted July 27, 2019. Book Two, Awen Storm, released May 26, 2020. Book Three, Awen Tide, arrives in 2021.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

AWEN STORM Getting Lots of LOVE

Hi all, it's been two weeks since Awen Storm went live. And, while a few copies have sold, the release is falling short of that of Awen Rising. Far short. Was it something I did or didn't do? Probably. Either that, or y'all are doing other, COVID-related things and have no time to read.


Whatever the reason, could you help an author out and buy your copy of Awen Storm today? The ebook is on sale for $2.99. The paperback is $14.99, the same price as Awen Rising, but with an additional 50 pages for your reading pleasure. And you'll have the books in hand when you're ready to sit down to read.

The feedback I'm getting on Facebook is good:

"Can't put it down"

"Love the book can't put it down"

"Hey girl just wanted to let you know I finished reading Awen Storm last night loved it" 

"Almost finished with book one. Love the book."

But so far, no one has left an Amazon review. If you read it (or Awen Rising) and loved it (or liked it), would you please click over to Amazon and leave a review? It doesn't have to be lengthy, a simple "I loved it", or "your own words" will suffice. Of course, if you have more to say, I'd love to hear that, too!

Why leave a review? Because many readers won't take a chance on a new author. But reviews from outside parties lend it credence. They help readers like you take the leap and give it a try. It's okay if you're self-conscious. No one will likely know it's you. And you'll be giving my books a fair shot at getting read.



Thanks a million. Be well. Stay safe. And know that YOU ARE LOVED.

~ That Rebel, Olivia J. Herrell, writing as  O. J. Barré

O. J. Barré is the author of the Awen trilogy, a pre-apocalyptic urban fantasy set in 2042. Steeped in current, ancient, and future history twists, Book One, Awen Rising (set in Atlanta, Georgia) debuted July 27, 2019. Book Two, Awen Storm, released May 26, 2020. Book Three, Awen Tide, arrives in 2021.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

AWEN STORM BOOK RELEASE

Eleven months to the day Awen Rising was released, the second book of the Awen trilogy has released. Awen Storm is LIVE! Yeeehaaaa!



The paperback is available for purchase starting today. The ebook is on preorder, and will "ship", or be available to download, on May 30th. It is also enrolled in KDP Select, so for the next 90 days (at minimum), both Awen Storm and Awen Rising can be read for free if you belong to Kindle Unlimited.

To celebrate, Awen Storm will be on tour for thirty days beginning today, May 27th, through June 27th.



The tour schedule is up at Silver Dagger Book Tours, the host of my book tour. Her schedule contains hot links to each stop on the tour. You can save her link and go back each day to read the current articles and write-ups about Awen Storm and Awen Rising. Click the picture above to read about Awen Storm and Awen Rising AND to see the schedule. (Or click here.)

Pssst! There is also an opportunity to win a gift card. So go check it out.

Thank you for all your amazing support. Without readers, a writer and her books (or blog) are nothing. YOU make me something I've always wanted to be - a published author.

Be Well. Stay Safe. And Know - YOU ARE LOVED!

~ That Rebel, Olivia J. Herrell, writing as  O. J. Barré


O. J. Barré is the author of the Awen trilogy, a pre-apocalyptic urban fantasy set in 2042. Steeped in current, ancient, and future history twists, Book One, Awen Rising (set in Atlanta, Georgia) debuted July 27, 2019. Book Two, Awen Storm, released May 26, 2020. Book Three, Awen Tide, arrives in 2021.

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