Give in to the Feeling (cover reveal)

GIVE IN TO THE FEELING by Sarah Zama - Chicago 1924. Arriving to America, Susie thought she found everything she never dared to dreamed of in China. But only when she meets Blood, she realises the freedom to dress as she wants, make up her face, drink and smoke and dance is just a little part of the freedom she yearns for

I am super excited!

I’m telling you, going through the process of starting this ball rolling was hard and time consuming, not just the editing process (that I always enjoy) but also learning to format a file, uploading it, organising my launch, coming up with book-launch ideas… Oh boy! I’m still working to a few of these things, but today… I officially start my book launch.

My knee wobble, but don’t bother them.

And since first things are always first, here it goes my cover, a creation of Marion Sipes.

Enjoy.

 

Give in to the Feeling (Sarah Zama)

Blurb

Chicago 1924

Susie has never thought she might want more. More than being Simon’s woman. More than the lush life he’s given her when she came from China. More than the carefree nights of dance in his speakeasy.
Simon has never asked her anything in return but her loyalty. Not a big price.
Until that night.

When Blood enters Simon’s speakeasy, and Susie dances with him, she discovers there’s a completely new world beyond the things she owns and the things she’s allowed to do. A world where she can be her own woman, where she can be the woman she’s supposed to be. A world of sharing and self-expression she has never glimpsed.
But she’s still Simon’s woman, and he won’t allow her to forget it.

Soon Susie will discover there’s more than two men fighting over her in the confrontation between Blood and Simon. There’s a fight breaking through the wall of the real world, into the spirit world where Susie’s freedom may mean life or death for one of them. And if Susie gives in, she will lose more than just her heart and happiness.

Give in to the feeling - 4 March

 

Excerpt

From Chapter One

Susie left Simon’s table and crossed the speakeasy toward the bandstand.

The club was dusky, smoky, chock full with people. She knew most of these people, at least by sight. The smoke and the soft light had become so familiar to her that they now wrapped around her like a warm protection.

She squeezed in between two men standing beside a table with cocktails in hand. One of them winked at her. She smiled back but didn’t stop. The show would start momentarily. Susie found a chair waiting for her by the bandstand and sat, watching the crowd ease off the dance floor as the band finished their number. As always, before the show, her heart beat faster. She liked that sensation. The music embracing her, taking control of her body — it lit a flame inside her every single time.

She watched her fellow dancers take their positions on a line of chairs on the other side of the dance floor, all dressed in yellow and showing off their legs and shoulders. All sporting black bobs adorned with white feathers.

Susie dropped her gaze to her hands as she fanned her fingers. Even her nails were polished red. Red like her lips and her dress. It took her a while, but she had become accustomed to her new look. She actually liked it, now. Her fingers were steady, didn’t tremble like the first time she danced right here in this club. Was it only two years ago?

She looked across the floor for Simon. He sat in the dusk of the far corner, his face lit by the golden glow of the stained-glass lamp on the table, a finger tapping his cocktail glass at the rhythm of the fading music.

He smiled at her when their gazes met. A small smile curled the corners of Susie’s mouth.

She raised her chin and straightened her back. The song died out and the murmur of customers took over.

A brush on her shoulder, and she thought a feather might have fallen from her headband. Its gentle touch breathed down her back, causing her a shiver that wasn’t unpleasant, but when she turned, she saw no stray feathers. Her gaze then raised to the entrance by its own accord.

That’s when she saw him.

A stranger.

Only people familiar to the doorman would enter, or people introduced by a customer, and she had never seen this man before. Lithe and willowy and dressed in a grey suit with a matching fedora, a grey coat draped on his shoulders. A black man with black curly hair reaching past his shoulders — and she was staring at him.

She tore her gaze away and saw his companion, taller, bigger and watchful. He wore a black suit, black fedora, black long coat and when he stopped beside his friend and leaned to speak to him, Susie saw he wore his dark hair in a long braid on his back.

So unusual.

Back in China, all men wore their hair in braids even longer than that, but she had never seen it here in Chicago. Simon didn’t wear it like that.

And this man was not Chinese.

Her gaze moved back to the black stranger in the grey suit. She couldn’t look away. Was he really a stranger? Hadn’t she seen him before?

Don’t stare, that’s so rude.

The music burst alive. Susie started and jumped up, joining the dance a second later.

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Well, guys, I know that a lot of you have already gone through this and it isn’t any big deal by now, but when I saw my book in the online bookstors the first time… well, it was quite the experience!

You know what’s so exciting about it? The fact that now my story can be read by anyone. Truly. Not just by people who know me, but by any reader who enjoys the same kind of stories I enjoy. There is something mind-blowing about it… well, certainly it is for me.

As you can see in the graphic above, the book will release on 4th March, but it is available for pro-order at Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes&Nobles and honestly it should be available at iBookStores too, but since I don’t own an iPhone I haven’t been able to check that. If any of you guys owns an iPhone and feels like checking, will you let me know?

UPDATE : Thanks to Anabel who informed me that Give in to the Feeling is indeed available on iBookStore.
And thanks to Grace who made me aware that Smashwords doesn’t really supports pre-orders. You can put my book in the librery, but that’s like Amazon’s wish list.
So I thought this: if you still want to buy my book from Smashwords, email me at giveintothefeeling@yahoo.com and I’ll send out a reminder when the book becomes available.
Thanks for the head-up, gals!

And I hate to sound salesy, but who will tell you if not me? I’m offering the book at $ 0,99 (€ 0,92 – £ 0,69) only for the pre-order period and since I love everyone who will order it (as authors should) I want to give you a gift. If you email me the receipt of your purchase at this email (giveintothefeeling@yahoo.com) I’ll send you a wallpaper inspired to my cover for you phone. It is a very exclusive wallpaper I will offer only for the preorder time of Give in to the Feeling and never again.
I am using it on my phone already and I love it… yaeh, yeah, I know that’s not news.

Enjoy, if you decide to read it. And should you enjoy read it a fraction of how much I enjoyed writing it, I’ll be the happiest author in the univers!

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About the Author

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I was born, raised and I still live near Verona (Italy), though I worked for a time in Dublin. I started writing fantasy stories as a kid. Today I’m a bookseller who reads fantasy, history, mythology, anthropology and lots of speculative fiction. Somehow, all of this has found its way into my own dieselpunk stories.

28 Comments on "Give in to the Feeling (cover reveal)"

  1. Congratulations! Wonderful cover! The story sounds quite intriguing!
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  2. The cover is gorgeous! And the book sounds amazing! I’ll be picking up a copy first thing 🙂 Can’t wait to read it! Congratulations Sarah, this is truly a momentous event not to be missed!

  3. That beautiful. I am looking forward to reading the complete novel at last!

    • Hi Randall, thanks for stopping by! This is actually a novelette, but the three main characters are also main characters in my trilogy of novels.
      Let’s see how they will fare 😉

  4. Congrats on your launch! 😀 Can’t wait to read the story in full. The cover looks great, too! 😀
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  5. Yay! Congratulations! The cover is lovely, and the beginning intriguing. Looking forward to it. And I agree that publishing books is kind of mind-blowing. Good luck with the launch, Sarah! 😀
    Sara C. Snider recently posted…Hazel and Holly — Homeward HeartMy Profile

  6. Wonderful! Congratulations on this milestone, Sarah! <3
    Lene Fogelberg recently posted…(From the Heart)My Profile

  7. This is so exciting, Sarah! I’m thrilled for you, and I really enjoyed reading the excerpt. Normally I would buy a copy… but I don’t have an e-reader or iPhone. :/

    I have an idea, though. Would you be interested in doing an interview or guest post at my blog around or after Give In To The Feeling’s release?
    Sara L. recently posted…Time Flies!: January 2016My Profile

  8. It’s there on iBooks – I’ve pre-ordered.
    Anabel Marsh recently posted…Canadian Rockies: Num-ti-ja LodgeMy Profile

  9. I’m excited about this! I’m not sure if I just pre-ordered it or not…I’ve never used Smashwords before. I created an account and saved it to my library – does this mean that when the book is available I’ll be charged and will receive the full copy at that time?

    Anyway, congrats on your book!

    • Hi Grace, thanks so much for stopping by and for letting me know about this.
      I checked with Smashwords, and they say the pre-order on their site is just a listing. The actual pre-order happens on iBookStore, Kobo and Barnes&Nobles.
      Smashwords’ librery works like Amazon’s wish list, you just place to item there to buy it later, but you do have to make an action for that.

      Let’s do this then, if you email me at giveintothefeeling@yahoo.com, I’ll send out a reminder when the book will go live, so you’ll be able to buy it when it becomes available 🙂
      Thanks so much for thinking about buying my story, and thanks so much for this comment. I hadn’t been aware Smashwords didn’t really allow pre-orders on theri site.

  10. Exciting news Sarah. Congratulations!! I would be shaking too. I’m not there yet but hopeful my big day is coming. Be sure to send out announcements when your book is officially launched. The excerpt is intriguing 🙂

  11. So excited for you. This is awesome. I haven’t got any of those accounts for the e-book version. (Only Amazon. I know, I need to get out more!) Any chance it’ll be a paperback?

    • Smashwords offers all the formats, including MOBI for Kindle. I’ve just discovered you can’t preorder on their site, but once the book is available, you’ll be able to get it from them.
      The reason why I like Smashwords is that they offer all the format one may need. Once you buy the book, you can then download it in all formats, as you need them 🙂

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

  12. Hey there! I shared the link to this post over at Writers In the Storm as part of their Valentine’s Gift promotional event. You can find my post here: http://writersinthestormblog.com/2016/02/a-valentines-gift-from-wits-pimp-and-promote/#comment-104681
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    • Thank you so much, Lillian, you are my idol!!!
      I’m so busy organising my blog tour that I just don’t have the time to go after St Valentine… which is a shame, I know… So, double thanks to you 🙂

  13. Congratulations on the book cover and launch. Looks and sounds amazing!

  14. Woooohooooooo! Congratulations, Sarah, it is such a great feeling! Love your cover, and enjoyed the experience excerpt. Best of luck with it!
    Ali Isaac recently posted…The Friday Fiction featuring Ronovan Hester and P.S. BartlettMy Profile

    • Thanks Ali 🙂
      I’m organising a blog tour for the lauch at the moment and having a great fun with it. It’s worth it, no matter what the outcome will be.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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