News and Announcements


Cover Reveal and Release Parties Announced for: The Light Who Binds!

June 14, 2015

I am so thrilled to finally be able to make this announcement. The Light Who Binds will be released on Kindle on Saturday, June 27, 2015. On that same day, I'm hosting four online parties with games, prizes, and tons of fun. I hope you will come celebrate with me. The cover was designed b the phenomenal artist Federico Musetti. You can see the full announcement, the party schedule, the excerpt, and a large version of the cover here.


A Bonus Book: The Binding of the Wolf

June 9, 2015, Tuesday

I polled my fans on Facebook about what they wanted as a prize at the release parties and the vote, by a landslide, was a short story about Varg. So, I've done it! It is about 3000 words and tells you his backstory. It's written in the tone of a fairy tale because he's actually a creature from mythology. The story will be given out free to all those who attend the release party for The Light Who Binds. Afterwards, I'll offer it on sale on Amazon for only 99 cents.


The Light Who Binds, Book Two, is off to the Proofer!

June 8, 2015, Monday, 3:00 a.m.

That's it! The Light Who Binds is off to the proofers. It's gone through five revisions of my own, eight beta readers, a full edit, a light edit and tightening, and now on to the final proofing. I'm busy planning release parties and waiting for the final version to format and publish. The official release date will be announces as soon as I'm able to get the release party schedules set.


The Light Who Binds, Book Two is almost done!

April 26, 2015, Sunday

All the hard stuff is done. The book is written and I've revised it myself five times. Then I solicited my Beta Readers for their review and comments. I took a week off of my day job and made all the changes necessary from the Beta Reader comments. And last night, glory of glories, I submitted it to my editor. At this point I'm estimating it will be complete in about six weeks, give or take. This will include two rounds of editing and a proof. Be sure to sign up for the news above to get notified just before the book is released.


Amazon Kindle Daily Deals

November 20, 2014, Thursday

Amazon contacted me and announced that The Light Who Shines will be the Science Fiction and Fantasy selection for Kindle Daily Deals on Thursday, November 20th. Holy Cow! I can't wait. I'll update this post on that day with the results. HAPPY DANCE!

Update! I made it to the Amazon #47 slot so I am officially an Amazon Best Seller! I made it to #1 in Paranormal Romance > Phychics. I also made it to the #2 slot in 5 other categories. In all five of those categories the same product beat me out. It was a box set with like a zillion books for only 99 cents. So the competition was stiff. A special thanks to all the people who supported me on this special day.

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Ghoulishly Good Giveaway

October 31, 2014, Friday

http://lilojabernathy.blogspot.com/2014/11/ghoulishly-good-giveaway-announcing.html

The winners of the Rafflecopter are announced.

Congrats!

Stephanie Brumber for winning a print copy of The Light Who Shines!

Arriane Alter for winning the designer eyeball lollipops!


Audible Announcement

October 18, 2014, Saturday

http://lilojabernathy.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-light-who-shines-on-audio-woot.html

Lilo announces that The Light Who Shines will be produced on Audio and narrated by Elizabeth Klets. ACX awards The Light Who Shines a rare stipend for production.


E.B. Hood Channel

October 14, 2014, Tuesday

http://youtu.be/5x78cMeb_nk

Author E.B. Hood produces the first video review of The Light Who Shines


Truth in Fantasy

October 6, 2014, Monday

http://www.truthinfantasy.com/blog/paying-it-forward

Blogger Anne Marvin writes a post called Paying it forward, inspired by The Light Who Shines.


Truth in Fantasy

September 18, 2014, Thursday

http://www.truthinfantasy.com/blog/living-in-the-now

Blogger Anne Marvin writes a post called Living in the Now, inspired by The Light Who Shines.


Pages2BigScreens

September 13, 2014, Saturday

http://www.pages2bigscreens.com/blog/a-supernatural-mystery

Book Review: J. Alyse recommends that The Light Who Shines get screen time.


The Light Who Shines Amazon Rank Hits the 2000's!

September 7, 2014, Sunday

The Light Who Shines has been hanging around on Amazon with a rank in the 4000's and 3000's for a while. Let's not mentio

n my lowly beginnings of a Rank of 1,500,000 ish. (Oops, I mentioned it.) Though my the rank has been higher at times, it has never been this high sans-promo. Today it made it to 2910. That means out of the millions of books sold on Amazon, only 2909 books are selling more copies. OMG!

Plus as a little teeny tiny side note, you may notice that it is in three best seller categories! It has been hanging out in those categories for a while. This is so exciting!


Truth in Fantasy

September 1, 2014, Monday

http://www.truthinfantasy.com/blog/something-for-nothing

Blogger Anne Marvin writes a post called Something for Nothing, inspired by The Light Who Shines.


New Video Trailer

August 18, 2014, Monday

After weeks of slaving away and debating clips, at the behest of my readers, I've produced my first book trailer. It has received tremendous support with some viewers even saying it is "the best ever!" However, the accuracy of this statement cannot be validated.

Style: Eerie / Gothic

Narrator/Producer: Me

Enjoy . . .


Renay Allen Origin

July 31, 2014, Thursday

http://www.renayallen.com/community-2/author-interviews/

Author Renay Allen interviews Lilo Abernathy on blog.


The Light Who Shines Hits 4.9 Stars on Amazon!


July 3, 2014, Wednesday

The Light Who Shines has been steady at 4.8 stars for months now, but today I notice
d I had recently received another review. It is short and sweet and I love it. It pushed my rating over the edge to 4.9 stars.

"Must Read! I don't usually rate books but this book was the best I've read in a long time. The author captured me from the beginning." --Aurora Dotson

Thank you so much Aurora!

Here is my blog post on this news: click here


The Sanctum

June 25, 2014, Wednesday

https://madhuriblaylock.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/book-review-the-light-who-shines-by-lilo-abernathy/

Author Madhuri Blaylock reviews The Light Who Shines.


Dreams, Fantasies, Nightmares and Visions: Huge Facebook Party & Giveaway

June 20 - 22, 2014, Friday - Sunday

Lilo hosts a promotion spot each day.

- June 20, 2014, 8:00 PM EST, Friday

- June 21, 2014, 7:00 PM EST, Saturday

- June 22, 2014, 6:00 PM EST, Sunday


The Light Who Shines Hits Bestseller & Top Rated Status!

June 11, 2014, Wednesday

The Light Who Shines hit bestselling status again in the Psychic category:

#78 Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Psychics

What is most exciting about this event is I have no promotion running.

The Light Who Shines is also in the #2 position for Top Rated in the Romance, Psychic category.


The Bookcase Big Giveaway winners have been selected!

June 1, 2014, Sunday

- Theresa Davies wins the 6 x 9 print copy of The Light Who Shines.

- Shelley Phelps, Emmi Ollila, Maria Schmidt, Yvonne Roga, and Sarah Macguire win the Kindle copy of The Light Who Shines.

Congrats to all!


Megan's Blog

May 31, 2014, Saturday

Authors Supporting Authors: Lilo Abernathy

Lilo gets blogged.


KIRKUS Reviews

May 28, 2014, Wednesday

Book Review: The Light Who Shines!

The Light Who Shines receives an excellent review by Kirkus! Kirkus is an industry expert, providing fair reviews.


Bookcase Big Giveaway

May 24 - 31, 2014, Ends Saturday

 http://lilojabernathy.blogspot.com/2014/05/bookcase-big-giveaway-books-books-books.html

- Theresa Davies wins the 6 x 9 print copy of The Light Who Shines.

- Shelley Phelps, Emmi Ollila, Maria Schmidt, Yvonne Roga, and Sarah Macguire win the Kindle copy of The Light Who Shines.

Congrats to all!


Venture Galleries

May 22, 2014, Thursday

Lilo's Author Showcase

Lilo gets featured.


Douglas C. Meeks

May 19, 2014, Monday

Book Review: The Light Who Shines

Mr. Meeks is one of Amazon's top 500 reviewers. (Actually number 257 if you want to be exact, and I do!)

Mr. Meeks gives The Light Who Shines 5 Stars!


It's Joy's World

May 19, 2014, Monday

Book Review: The Light Who Shines

Joy, you are the best!


Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Book Fundraiser

May 16 - 18, 2014, Ends Sunday

Lilo donates 90% of royalties.

Totals calculated, 30 books were sold and $104 will be donated!

Update: The royalties have been received and $104 was donated on July 5, 2014.


So, I read this book today

May 15, 2014, Thursday

Lilo's Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

Leiah supports the fundraiser by blogging it. Thanks Leiah! You are a shining star!


Must Have Fiction:

April 27, 2014, Sunday

Book Review The Light Who Shines


Once Upon a Book Blog

April 26, 2014, Saturday

Book Review: The Light Who Shines


Hero's and Heartbreak Site:

April 23, 2014, Wednesday

April Recommended Reads

The Light Who Shines is listed as one of the April recommended reads.

Thanks StephanieWR @KindlesConsort for the recommendation!


American Humanist Association Book Fundraiser

April 21 - 28, Ends Monday

Lilo donates 50% of royalties.

Totals calculated, 32 books were sold and $57.52 will be donated!

Update: The royalties have been received and $57.52 was donated on July 5, 2014.


Book Babe Blog

April 17, 2014, Thursday

Feature: Strong and Sexy Heroines

Watch Blue get featured as a Strong and Sexy Heroine!


Library Thing Giveaway Winner Selected

April 15, 2014, Tuesday

Donna Clark wins the LibraryThing Giveaway for The Light Who Shines.

Congratulations Donna!


Wall of Fame!

April 15, 2014, Tuesday

Check out the Wall of Fame tab of this website


The Light Who Shines Becomes an Amazon Best Seller!

April 11, 2014, Friday

The Light Who Shines hit bestselling status in the following categories:

#15 Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Psychics

#36 Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Urban

#37 Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Witches & Wizards


Kindle Countdown Deal - UK

April 11, - April 18, 2014, Friday - Friday

The Light Who Shines discounted to L0.99 on April 11.

The Light Who Shines discounted to L1.99 on April 15.

The Light Who Shines returns to normal price on April 18.


Kindle Countdown Deal - US

April 11, - April 18, 2014, Friday - Friday

The Light Who Shines discounted to $0.99 on April 11.

The Light Who Shines discounted to $1.99 on April 15.

The Light Who Shines discounted to $2.99 on April 16.

The Light Who Shines discounted to $3.99 on April 17.

The Light Who Shines returns to normal price on April 18.


Platinum Book Review

April 11, 2014, Friday, Evening

Multi-Author Facebook Party

Join Lilo Abernathy at the party. Lots of prize giveaways!

(This was SOOOOO much fun! I am totally doing it again!)


Pebble in Still Waters Blog:

April 11, 2014, Friday

 Author Interview

Lilo gets interviewed!


Brainy Bookshelf Blog:

March 25, 2014, Tuesday

Book Review: The Light Who Shines

Blue gets blogged!


Jeanz Book Read n Review:

March 23, 2014, Sunday

Author Interview & Promotion: Lilo Abernathy

Lilo gets interviewed and the Light Who Shines gets promoted.


Goodreads

March 19, - June 16, 2014

Giveaway: The Light Who Shines

Enter to win one free autographed copy of the 6 x 9 print novel (472 pages).


Fantasy Book Lane

March 18, 2014, Tuesday

Author Interview: Lilo Abernathy

Lilo gets interviewed.


LibraryThing:

March 16, - April 15, 2014

Giveaway: The Light Who Shines

Congratulations Donna Clark!


Brainy Bookshelf Blog

March 4, 2014, Tuesday

Author Post: The Gorgeous Crazy Hat Lady

Check out Lilo's post on eccentric wild-card characters and what they add to your story.


Guardian Earth Star Blog

February 17, 2014, Monday

Book Review: The Light Who Shines

Blue gets blogged.


LibraryThing

February 15 - 22, 2014

Giveaway: The Light Who Shines

Enter to win one of 10 free ebook versions.


Goodreads Giveaway

February 12 - 25, 2014

Giveaway: The Light Who Shines

Enter to win one of three free autographed copies of the 6 x 9 print novel (472 pages).


Behind the Curtain of Reality Blog

February 10, 2014, Monday

Book Review: The Light Who Shines Blue gets blogged!


Book Release of The Light Who Shines!

January 15, 2014

I'm posting this news retroactively. This was a quiet release as at this time I had no platform to speak of. It's amazing how things have changed. What a wonderful first year it has been.