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Friday, September 20, 2013

Sempre Cover + FAQ

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

SEMPRE COVER + FAQ

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.

THAT CLEARS IT RIGHT UP, HUH?


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?
OF COURSE YOU CAN!

Sempre
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.