Wednesday, December 12, 2012

ali's big day

I've thought about this day for a long time. Back when Become was The Devil's Daughter. Back when I was querying, signing with a publisher, talking with agents (yes I did things backwards). Way back then, I thought about how amazing it would feel to write a whole series. To have three books out. My story, out in the world.

I've thought about it so long, imagined all that I would say ~ kind of like an Oscar speech, lol. And now that I've arrived, I'm standing on that stage, the lights in my eyes, the golden statue in my hands, and I'm . . . speechless.

This is when I say something stupid. Do something stupid. Trip on the hem of my dress or even pitch over the edge of the stage.

So with my deepest thanks, I'll share with you what I wrote on Destined's dedication page instead of trying to come up with something awesome . . .

This story has always been for you—
for the person who never thought they were good enough,
that there was no coming back from hell.

It’s never too late to choose, so no matter what happens,
don’t lose hope—you might just discover who you are destined to become.

Choosing is a bad idea, because Desi always makes the wrong choice, and sometimes there are no do-overs. Certainly not this time, when all has been lost and Desi can’t even save herself, let alone her friends. For Desi, the hardest thing is letting someone help her, to accept their sacrifice on her behalf. But that’s exactly what she’ll have to do in order to save the worlds from Helena’s destruction.

The goddess of Helheimer, long imprisoned by Desi’s father, Loki, is free at last, and she’s bent on reclaiming what once was hers. The nine worlds will be drawn into war, over Hell, over Earth, with innocent humans as meaningless collateral.

While Michael and the Gardians of Asgard, along with the golden-armored Valkyrie, lead the battle for freedom, it’s Desi who holds the destiny of all the worlds in her hands. 

Can she set aside her doubts, once and for all, and claim the gifts that are hers to bear? Can she accept the sacrifice that is made for her and Become all that she was created to be?

Her final choice will define not only her future, but the fate of humankind, forever more.

Today you can actually BUY Destined!
Through December 15th, you can order autographed sign copies for $8.00 (+S&H) ~ that's a savings of $1.99. Or can buy the whole trilogy and save $10.00!!
Check out the sidebar to order.

If digital is your thing, my ebooks are all specially priced for the next thirty days!
Become (free!), Desolate ($1.99), Destined ($2.99)

 Starting today I am beginning a massive tour and giveaway with the help of Heather at SupaGurl Tours.

You can check out my Destined Tour page for tour stops and features ~ there'll be something new every day for the next thirty! Ah! I'm tired just thinking about it! :)

But I'm also wicked excited because I have some amazing prizes to give offer!
Check. It. OUT!

The Ultimate Desolation Fan Prize Pack!

Personalized, Signed copies of BECOME, DESOLATE & DESTINED
Silver Desi Necklace, original design & hand-created by Gail Zuniga
Desolation Tote Bag
Desolation T-Shirt
3 Desolation Bookmarks
Celtic Knotted Heart bracelet made my ali

The Ultimate Digital Reader Prize Pack!
Kindle Paperwhite
The Desolation Trilogy
Twenty-five additional books by awesome indie authors

Twelve Signed Books! 

And Each Blog on the Tour will Give Away a Desolation (e) Trilogy!
Available in any format

 So please bear with me as I do a little jig, every day for the next thirty days (and maybe long afterwards!). I'm dancing for Desi and all she's overcome. Dancing for love. For hope.

Wanna join me?


  1. The cover looks fantastic, Ali! Congratulations on completing your trilogy. That's an amazing accomplishment!!

  2. Awesome! Love all the covers! Congrats!

  3. Congrats on book three and for publishing an entire series. You go girl! :)

  4. Congratulations and thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  5. HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY!!! This is such an amazing book! and trilogy!

  6. Congratulations Ali, this is an amazing day for you!! and wow, what a giveaway!

  7. Happy Book Birthday, Ali! I super excited for you and to finally read the end to this fantastic series! You are THE warrior writing ninja :)

  8. How amazing! Seriously! And those covers are fabulous! I'm looking forward to checking out your series!

  9. Congrats! Looks like a great series. Can't wait to start it!

  10. Congratulations. I hope you thoroughly enjoy this experience - you've earned your joy.

  11. Congrats Ali! This is so great. You are someone I look up to.

  12. Oh ali, I'm so happy for you! This is truly a big moment. Congrats on having your entire trilogy out in the world! Happy Book 3 book birthday!

    That dedication is so sweet and fitting. Also, I couldn't help but laugh to see stick-figure!Desi again. It's been a while.

  13. Happy launch day. Congratulations and continued success.

  14. Oh my goodness!! Your trilogy is complete and it looks fabulous!

  15. Congrats, ALI! I'm soooo happy for you!

  16. You did it!!! Enjoy, Ali. And that prize package looks amazing.

  17. Congrats Ali! This is a awesome accomplishment. Very excited for you.

  18. You are awesome! Congratulations, Ali! Lots of luck on the excitement of the next thirty days. ;)

  19. Congrats, Ali! I'm so happy for you. No one deserves it more than you.

  20. Congratulations!! You must be so excited :)

  21. Thank you EVERYONE! Thank you for visiting and for your happy wishes! This feels GREAT and it's made all the better sharing it with friends!

  22. I tried to enter but I do believe all your fans have overwhelmed Rafflecopter. That's how much you rock. :) Congratulations on your release! I'm looking forward to this one so much!

  23. To commemorate this momentous occasion, I've ordered all three novels so I can't wait to get them. And I'm so thrilled to be a part of the giveaway. I'm so honored you feel it ranks among some great books.

    So I'm very excited for you, thrilled you've reached this milestone and look forward to what is to come :-)

    Three cheers Ali!

  24. woww great post good luck and good for share

  25. woww great post good luck and good for share

  26. Ali, the cover is stunning. Congratulations!

  27. Congratulations, Ali. Love everything - book covers, t-shirts,....
    All the best with your tour.

  28. What a beautiful cover!
    Congrats Ali!! *Where's the champagne?*
    Happy holidays and release day! ;)

  29. Congratulations, Ali!! Can't wait to read it!

  30. Congrats on the release of your book!


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