Friday, September 20, 2013

Sempre Cover + FAQ

Posted by JM Darhower Friday, September 20, 2013, under | 15 comments


A question I frequently got when Simon & Schuster took over the rights for the Sempre series was if the cover from my self-published version of Sempre was going to change. My answer at the time? Yes. And no. Frankly, I didn't really know. My answer now? Yes... and no.


Okay, okay... confusing. How about instead of telling you, I *show* you? How's that sound? Ladies (and gentlemen), I present to you the lovely (newish) cover of Sempre:

Like I said, yes and no. Same basic cover, but tweaked, with more color, and different font, and I don't know about you, but I FREAKING LOVE IT. The folks at S&S did such a wonderful job of taking my theme and making it SO MUCH MORE. *happy author alert*

I've also been getting quite a few questions in regards to the books (and other stuff) so I'm including a little FAQ here to clear some things up.

1. I thought this book was already out!
Okay, this isn't a question, but I get this a lot. The rights for Sempre (and Sempre: Redemption) were picked up by Pocket/Gallery, a division of Simon & Schuster, so the version I released previously is no longer available for purchase (and hasn't been for awhile.)

2. Why the hell is Amazon showing Sempre costs a few thousand dollars? Are you CRAZY?
Ugh, yeah, I don't know. I've seen it. I have NOTHING to do with it. The price has fluctuated from two hundred bucks to fourteen thousand and everywhere in between since it went out of production. This is because the self-published version is no longer available. I don't know if that's a computer reaction to it as sort of a placeholder since there are no copies available or if idiots are really trying to sell it for that much. Either way, yeah, no, just ignore that craziness.

3. When will Sempre and the sequel be available?
Sempre will release in ebook format on November 25. Sempre: Redemption will release in ebook format on December 23. As far as the paperback goes, those dates are February 25, 2014, and April 1, 2014 as it stands right now. Other formats, like audio... can't really say right now, because I'm not sure yet (as far as translations go, there are none in the works currently, but if that changes, I'll let you know)

4. What's Sempre: Redemption about?
Sempre: Redemption is the continuation and completion of Carmine and Haven's story.

5. Completion? Does that mean this is it? IT'S OVER?
Yes... and no (this seems to be my answer for everything). Sempre and Sempre: Redemption comes full circle. Their journey is indeed complete. However, I recently finished the manuscript for a prequel story, which I referred to as Corrado's book, which I think confused some people into thinking this was the sequel. No, this is a third book. I have no details about this one in regards to publishing or anything. No idea what will happen to it. If anything happens, I'll be sure to let you know.

6. Just how different is the new version of Sempre coming out?
It's gone through extra editing, so the word count has decreased and the plotline is tighter, and the sex scenes that previously faded to black no longer do that pesky fading thing. I know some of you will be elated about that.

7. Can I pre-order the books?

Amazon Kindle
Amazon Paperback
B&N Nook
BAM ebook
BAM Paperback

Sempre: Redemption
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Paperback
B&N Nook
BAM ebook
BAM Paperback

DID I MISS ANYTHING? Feel free to ask if I did. I'm happy to help! And thank you all SO MUCH for all of your love and support (and patience!) Without you, there would be no me.


Love the changes to the original cover! It's there but the book is still recognizable as to what it was before And so very excited for Sempre: Redemption! <333

Love ya J.M. and can't wait for Redemption. <3

LOVE the new cover to Sempre and CAN.NOT.WAIT for Sempre Redemption to be released!!!

Umm I don't mean to pressure you or anything but please write more stories! Sempre related, Extinguish related, new story, fanfiction or published. Any!! You are a brilliant writer and your talent is a precious tesoro.

Loving the new (ish) cover!! I'm so very excited for this book!!! It has to be my most anticipated book of the year and Sempres rerelease is just before my b'day! How kick ass is that?? Very I say :)
J.M. YOU are a ROCK STAR ! Much love!
Thanks for the update :)

Love the "updated" cover, its beautiful, but its still recognizable as Sempre :) can't wait for sempre: redemption, its already pre-ordered :) :) :)
I do have a question, that i seem to keep asking everyhwere lol, when the paperbacks are out, i'll want both but i wanna be sure you'll send me a signed copy. My original version of Sempre is signed and i treasure it, id be beyond happy if you would send out signed copies of these two also :) pleeaaaaaase? With sugar on top? Lol ill be really happy when i own these books and put them in my library :) <3 keep up the great work!!!! (I adored extinguish btw)

Love it - so very thrilled for you!! :-)

How lucky am I that I have a signed copy of the original Sempre? :P
Having said that I can't wait to get my hands on both books!
Might need another visit to the US to get them personally signed *wink wink*
I'm so happy for you, you deserve nothing but the best.
Love you and your beautiful words.

Beautiful cover!!! I, too, have an autographed original volume that this morning appears to be worth as much as $1,400+, LOL!! Well, it's priceless to me and frankly, the IRS doesn't need to get any ideas of taxing us on this rare luxury. I've pre-ordered both books and can't wait for November and December to arrive. 'Looking forward to the prequel, too.

I've spread the word among my network. May you have fabulous success and happiness!

I'm so happy you stayed with what you had on the original cover but made it even more beautiful. Just as I'm sure you'll do with the revised text.
And no way would I sell my copy of the original, it's signed by you and therefore priceless.
Can't wait for my ebooks, and will hope I can somehow get my hard copy books signed by you too...please? I'll send you a bottle of Grey Goose with a chaser of Toblerone and throw in an Italian cream cheese cake...Yes?
Love your words, keep them coming. And thank you for keeping us updated.

awesome news! will our current versions of sempre be updated or do we need to rebuy?? also is the movie still happening! cannot wait for casting news xx

I purchased the updated version of Sempre, which is okay with me. I dont mind supporting you with an extra $2 USD. I am however feeling a little bit disheartened that we would have to pay to get an updated version although we had already paid for the first original version. I'm not complaining, I'm just pointing out that I dont think its really fair that we should have to do that. Anyway, thats just my 2cent rant. I shall move on. This wont affect my review of the book at all. Because the original had me ecstatic! I look forward to reading both ebooks (i have preordered them) as soon as they release :)

I have purchased the first Sempre and loved it, and have pre-ordered Sempre: Redemption. Are there major differences in the story line that I should purchase again?

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