Author: ann

It’s LIVE!

It’s LIVE!

 

Dewey Belong Together is now LIVE on AppleBooks, Nook, Kobo, and Google Play. Act quickly, because tomorrow it gets removed from these retailers and on February 18th goes exclusively to Amazon/Kindle Unlimited!

** Purchase LINKS **
AppleBooks: https://apple.co/338AVKQ
Nook: https://bit.ly/3pUBUYJ
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3nI6dzY
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2ISxVLJ

**Pre-order LINKS**
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2UWgaxb
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/33aJo00
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3pTw3D1
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/3nRrDuA
Amazon Print: https://amzn.to/39ykwmU

Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2X42dyg

Tomorrow, Tomorrow…

Tomorrow, Tomorrow…

 

There is just ONE DAY left until my debut novel, Dewey Belong Together, goes live! Over one year ago, I was writing a book about a mismatched couple on a series of misadventures in Canada, Sweden, and Japan. I didn’t imagine that I would ever finish that book (and indeed I haven’t yet) or that my life would change much until I checked my email and saw a reply from Smartypants Romance, a unique publishing company which allows authors to collaborate in the universe created by Penny Reid. I had submitted a chapter to them a few months before, and then promptly moved on, convinced that I wouldn’t be chosen. Well, cue up the near primal scream that came out of my mouth as I gaped at the email inviting me to join Launch 3, and make my childhood–and now adulthood–dream of becoming a published author a reality.

I still remember the first lengthy story I wrote. I was five, and it was about my ginger cat named Poco (after the mime on Mr. Dresssup, of course!). I had my own typewriter by ten, and was churning out stories, illustrating them with coloured pencils. I didn’t know anything about the world of publishing, but I knew that writing was my love, and I would come back to it time and again, especially during the difficult periods in my life. I never imagined it as a real career for myself, mostly due to a determination to go to university and focus on my studies, so I meandered through academia, loving writing nonfiction essays and papers. But still, that little unsatisfied tingle in the back of my mind that swam with stories would grab me now and then, and demand to be written out. I’m not sure how many started novels I have lurking on my external hard drives, but there are a lot. 🙂

When the opportunity came to write Dewey Belong Together, a book in the Green Valley Library series–perfect for me, as I have a Master’s in Library and Information Studies–I couldn’t say no. Writing epically slow, I thought of my own life, of sixteen years of playing massively multiplayer online roleplaying games, and meeting my partner of seven years in one. I realized I hadn’t read many gamer girls in romance, so Maxine Peters, AKA Maximus_Damage was born. Of course, everyone needs a good nemesis in an online game, and I made hers Jonathan Owen, AKA Wrath. Then I just had to get them in the same location and I knew the sparks would fly. And the watermelon. But I digress.

I’m going to use the word joy a lot in this paragraph, because it was a pure joy for me to write this story. My journey with this book I described early on as “joy and jenga,” because I knew it would also be precarious at times. I was writing about heavy subject matter in places, and I didn’t want to trigger myself–rather, I wanted to confront those demons, and show that a person living with the same illness as I can have a life of love, of joy, and of family, both biological and chosen. It was also a joy to be mentored by the amazing Penny Reid, and to receive the help I did from the entire team at Smartypants Romance, from the invaluable Fiona and Brooke, to my fellow authors, the editors, and even the cover designer (I screeched when I saw the cover, I really did.) And it was a joy to see my whole family and dear friends gather around this dream of mine, cheering me on and helping me make it come true, doing everything from listening to me complain on hard days, to beta reading my manuscript and helping make it better (thanks, Ashley!).

I hope that as you read, you find some element of joy in the book as well. I know this book covers some sensitive topics, and will not appeal to everyone. But I think that it is relatable to most people, because in spite of our flaws or our challenges, we all want to be loved. That’s what this book is about, ultimately, and love was a big part of the journey of this book’s creation. <3

 

The Countdown is ON!

The Countdown is ON!

 

In just ONE month, Dewey Belong Together will be unleashed! It releases wide on Feb 16th, and then zips into Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program on Feb 18th. For all the pre-order links, click https://smartypantsromance.com/books/dewey-belong-together/ . Also! If you’d like to win a chance to read the book early, follow me on Facebook  for eARC (advanced reader copy) giveaways in the coming weeks. All my social media links are at the top of the website!

(Speaking of website, expect a revamp soon. It’s awfully dusty around here).

 

Pre-order Links

Pre-order Links

Hello! What a week it has been 🙂 I have gotten to know so many new people, and formed new connections which makes my heart happy, so thank you all for that. I just realized that I hadn’t provided all the pre-order links below, just the Amazon ones. So if you Kobo, Nook, Google Play, or Apple, never fear! The links are all here: Pre-order Links.

Five Questions About Me :)

Five Questions About Me :)

Last week, I was lucky to be featured by Smartypants Romance as their Author of the Week. They did a short interview on their Facebook page, which I’m going to copy here for those who might not follow them there. Enjoy!

 

1. How long have you been writing? How many books have you written?

I have been writing stories since I was five, and novels since I was around ten; however, the first book of mine to be published will be for Smartypants Romance Launch 3!

2. What kind of books do you typically write?

I enjoy writing all sorts of genres, but it was in romantic comedy that I–pardon the pun–fell in love. If I get to make someone laugh, pull at their heartstrings, and deliver them a happy ending which might make their day a little brighter, then I feel that’s a good job well done.

3. Can you tell us a little bit about the book you’re writing for Launch 3?

I am very excited to say that we will be returning to the Green Valley Public Library in my book. There are frenemy-gamers involved. There will be a case of mistaken identity and forced proximity. The juice of innocent watermelons will be spilled on the field of battle. You can keep an eye out for some Smartypants Romance cameos and of course a Winston or two. I can also say that the heroine, Maxine, is a curvy girl inspired by Ashley Graham.

4. Who are some of your favorite one-click authors?

I have so many one-click authors! You should see my TBR; it’s not a pile, it’s Mount Everest. Right now, Carian Cole, Cat Porter, and Mariana Zapata are instant one-click authors for me.

5. Fun fact about yourself.

I used to work with someone else affectionately named Overlord. As part of an art project/scavenger hunt for said Overlord, my sister and I decorated a five foot tall Christmas tree, tied on about 120 Justin Bieber birthday balloons, and made that sucker fly. (Note: Helium is a precious resource, which I did not appreciate at the time. Please do not replicate this stunt. Especially near an airport.)

** DEWEY BELONG TOGETHER by Ann Whynot is coming February 16th!! **

Cover Reveal & Blurb!!

Cover Reveal & Blurb!!

 

★ ★ COVER REVEAL ANNOUNCEMENT ★ ★

From Smartypants Romance…Dewey Belong Together, an all-new enemies-to-lovers small town romance, by debut author Ann Whynot, Author is coming February 16th! We are so excited to reveal the gorgeous cover for the next book in the Green Valley Library collaborative series!

Pre-order DEWEY BELONG TOGETHER! Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2UWgaxb
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/33aJo00
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3pTw3D1
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/3nRrDuA
AppleBooks: https://apple.co/338AVKQ
Nook: https://bit.ly/3pUBUYJ
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3nI6dzY
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2ISxVLJ

This title will release wide on all retailers excluding Amazon on February 16, 2021. It will be removed from those retailers and be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited on February 18, 2021.

★ ★ BLURB ★ ★
Librarian Maxine Peters lives her life behind the scenes. By day, she’s a buttoned-up cataloguing whiz in the basement of the Green Valley Public Library. By night, she’s secretly dominating in an online role playing game as the legendary Maximus_Damage. Her in-game persona has the skills to back up the hype. But every hero has an enemy; every saga, a villain. And by her own invitation, Maximus’ arch nemesis, Wrath, has just landed in Green Valley.

Jonathan Owen is not at all who Maxine expects when she meets Wrath face to face. Eager to leave the past in the game, Jonathan takes this golden opportunity to win Maxine’s heart. There’s just one wrench in that plan: he may have, on a few occasions, acted like a bit of a jerk online. And to his puzzlement, she has taken their fun rivalry to the level of epic dislike.

When Jonathan and Maxine are unexpectedly alone for a weekend, secrets are revealed that make love hard and hatred even harder. Jonathan quickly learns fighting his own demons will take more than one elite gamer. And Maxine, who is busy rebooting her life in Green Valley, might not be up to the task.

When real life starts to override the game, can Maxine and Jonathan find a way to make it work? Or will it be game over for this player versus player adventure?

‘Dewey Belong Together’ is a full-length contemporary romance and can be read as a standalone. Book #7 in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley Chronicles, Penny Reid Book Universe.