Happy 7th Birthday, Twist!

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My lovely little darling has been in the world for 7 years, today.  That is, I started writing the series on Nov 17th, 2010.  And now, all 12 books are written, 6 are published, and my Twist isn’t just mine anymore.  I just love the idea that he’s met more people than I ever could.

So raise a glass, or grab a cupcake, in honor of Twist today!  As my gift to all of you, the first book in the series, Clockwork Twist : Waking will be free on Amazon Kindle all day!  Tell your friends, or get a free copy of the ebook for yourself, if you haven’t already got one.

Also, as promised, the 6th book is out right now!  If you’re caught up with the rest of the series, head over to my site (http://clockworktwist.com/blood/) to read the first three chapters, or go and pick up a fresh new copy on Amazon and follow Twist through another fantastic adventure.

Thank you all for all of your interest and support!  Here’s to another year!’

Book One, Free today https://www.amazon.com/Clockwork-Twist-Waking-Emily-Thompson-ebook/dp/B00BXKXCUQ

Book Six, Available today https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077GHTNDX

Book Four : Missing, Cover design

Hello, lovelies!  I have something new and shiny for you.  Feast your eyes on the brand new cover for Clockwork Twist : Missing, the forth book in the series!

Now, you might be wondering, why does the cover look like a view from orbit?  Well, you’d better go and read the description right here.

Want more than that?  Well, the first 3 chapters will appear right here on clockworktwist.com, starting on the 12th.

You STILL want more??  Greedy…  I guess there’s nothing for it.  You’re simply going to have to go reserve your eBook pre-order, right now.

Mind you, only the eBooks are pre-order-able at the moment, but the paperback is in final review and will also be coming soon.  If the stars align, it will be available on the 17th, just in time for Twist’s birthday.

Dreamer is Out! Happy 4th Birthday Clockwork Twist!!

The story started 4 years ago today.  7 books have been drafted, and 3 books are already published.  It is so time to party.  That’s right, Book Three is out today!

Get your copy of Clockwork Twist : Dreamer now!

The eBook is on sale for $3.99. Just click the logo of your choice.

 

The paperback is also available, on Amazon.

I’m just so amazed that the story has already come this far.  When I first started writing Waking, I thought I knew a thing or two about publishing and writing, but I really had no idea what I was getting into.  Writing a series is a totally different thing than doing any one-off or a handful of sequels.  At least for right now, Clockwork Twist is the main focus of my life.  And today, 4 years in, I really can’t remember what life was like before I had Twist.  He just popped into my life one day and demanded to be.  Best surprise ever.

Thanks to everyone who has been waiting for this release and sending me such lovely messages of encouragement!  You guys are awesome.  The best part  of this experience for me has to be all of the wonderful, generous, and supportive people I’ve met along the way!  I thought I was just going to write some books.  I never imagined I’d make so many friends because of Twist.

Isn’t that just deliciously ironic?  Twist just thought he was going to go repair a bit of clockwork when he first left London, after all.  Now I think I really know how he feels.

Happy Birthday Clockwork Twist!

Here’s to another year of intrepid adventures, startling discoveries, and unexpected friends.

So close!!

It’s almost time for cake!  And ice creme!  And Twist!!  I’m so excited right now.  You don’t even know.  But first and foremost, the last of the free preview chapters is up today!

Click right here to read the third chapter of Dreamer!

Did you miss the first chapter?  Click right here to read it before moving on.

And yes, the Kindle version and all other eBook versions are now available for pre-order!  Click the logo of your choice to pre-order your copy now.


 

The book will be available tomorrow!!

Oh, what a thrill!  I can’t wait for all of you to see what happens next.  As I’ve said before, this is one of my favorite books in the series.  I hope that you enjoy it just as much as I do.  And thanks as always for all of the wonderful support!  You guys are the best.

And don’t forget!  There’s still time to enter to win a free copy of Dreamer!  Click here for details.

Another free chapter of the brand new Twist book!

The Cliff House, San Francisco, 1896, from www.cliffhouse.com

The Cliff House, San Francisco, 1896, from www.cliffhouse.com

A historic picture of the Cliff House in San Francisco?  I wonder why I chose that image…  Well!  It’s time for the second chapter.  Without any further ado,

Click right here to read the second chapter of Dreamer!

Did you miss the first chapter?  Click right here to read it before moving on.

And yes, the Kindle version and all other eBook versions are now available for pre-order!  Click the logo of your choice to pre-order your copy now.

 

For all those who are counting the days (it’s just 8!) never fear.  The third chapter will be up next week as well!  Stay tuned to your favorite Twist channel for updates.

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 And don’t forget!  There’s still time to enter to win a free copy of Dreamer!  Click here for details.

Pocket Watch Bookmarks!!

Dandy G 2 miniCheck it out!  I’m on Etsy now.  I just made a handful of bookmarks that look like cute little pocket watches.  There’s only a few designs so far, but there are more to come.  Go take a look at them in my shiny new Esty store.

Best of all, one of them sold before I could even list it!  I was taking photos outside in the light, when one of my neighbors asked what I was up to.  When I showed her my bookmarks, she bought one right then and there as a present for her mother.  Now there are only four of the initial batch left.  If you want one of these, you’d better get it quick!

Not to worry, though.  If these continue to sell well, I’ll just have to keep making more.  I’m also happy to do any sort of custom orders as well.  At the moment, my metal supplies are only of the same brass color, but I hope to branch out and try out some other antiqued metal colors as well.  Let me know in a comment if you have any suggestions.

And, of course, my very next design will be a replica of Twist’s watch from the books…  Keep an eye on this blog and my new store to see it as soon as I get it all put together!

 

Preview the brand new Twist book right now!

It’s finally November!!  Oh, I’m ever so excited!  Now I can finally begin to release the exciting third installment of Clockwork Twist.

Click right here to read the first chapter of Dreamer!

And don’t worry.  If, by some chance, you happen upon this post without having already read books one and two, this first chapter isn’t going to give too much away.  But it is one of my favorite scenes of all time, between Twist and Jonas.  So, whether you’ve been counting the days to the 17th like the rest of us, or you have no clue who Twist or Jonas are, you can still enjoy this fun little chapter.

Meanwhile, the Kindle version and all other eBook versions are now available for pre-order!  Click the logo of your choice to pre-order your copy now.

 

For all those who are counting the days (it’s just 15 more, now!) never fear.  The second chapter will be up next week!  Stay tuned to your favorite Twist channel for updates.

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 And don’t forget!  There’s still time to enter to win a free copy of Dreamer!  Click here for details.

Brand new cover design for Dreamer

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After long hours of fine tuning, slight adjustments and giving myself eye-strain, I’m proud to announce that the cover for Dreamer is finally finished!!  This is not only the brightest cover in the Clockwork Twist series so far, but it was also the damn fiddliest.  Still, in the end, I’m quite happy with it.

This book is a much brighter book than Trick and many of the other books, for content as well.  I’m currently writing the 8th book, and re-touching all the others in between but whenever I think back to Dreamer, I always end up smiling.  While it has it’s surprises and dangers, there are so many funny moments, and such a great sense of comfort and wonder about it, that it still remains one of my all time favorite books in the whole series.  Book five is really fun too…  And four!  Oh, Twist, I’m so sorry for book four.  Then, there’s six and seven…

Anyway! I decided to show that brightness in the cover of Dreamer as well.  There is also (not really spoilers, I swear) a Native-American village that floats on a cloud, and a brand new character who has other people’s dreams whenever he falls asleep.  Having two different tribes in my own family background, I grew up with a  Cherokee-style dream-catcher always near the bed.  Naturally, the elements of this story brought that image to mind.

Full back, spine and front cover. Click to enlarge

Of course, there are many different styles and corresponding meanings (or lack of meaning) attributed to each part of a dream-catcher, depending on it’s origin and the myths attached to it in different cultures.  For this reason, I did my best not to be too true to any one style.  My book is fiction anyway, so I didn’t want to make anything that might offend someone.  I simply replicated the general symbol that I remembered from my childhood and added the necessary beads, open center point, and feathers, while also matching the clock design that is on the cover of all of my books.  Naturally, I had to add some gears as well.  This is a steampunk book, after all.

So, what do you think?  Let me know how you like my new cover, in a comment down below.  I’m always looking to good feedback.  And also, don’t forget to enter to win a free copy of Dreamer before Twist’s birthday on the 17th!  The details of the contest are right here.  For the next three weeks, I’ll be posting free preview chapters of Dreamer here on my blog, as well, so stay tuned!

!!Fan art and photo contest!!

As some of you may remember, November 17th is Twist’s birthday!  Or, the day I started writing the series, anyway.  It was on that fateful night, fours years ago, that I wrote Twist’s name for the first time, and did the first draft on the first chapter of Waking.  Ah, so much nostalgia built up over 4 short years…  To commemorate such a significant night, this year I’m holding a contest!

There will be two categories: Fan Art, and Cake Photo.

Option 1, Fan Art Category:

Any form of fan art is acceptable, be it drawing, photo-collage, sculpture, or even *ahem* fan-fiction… (glances to the side innocently like she’s never heard of slash fiction)  Since this is for Twist’s birthday, anything party themed would be great, but it’s really all up to you.  Use your imagination!  Note: if you happen to be a baker, and want to submit a photo of an original piece of pastry, be sure to mention that it’s not just a found photo in your post.

Prize:

A signed paperback copy of the band new Book Three: Dreamer!  I’ll contact the winner later for mailing info.  All submissions and their artists, winning or otherwise, will also be featured on this site and all of Twist social media!

Option 2, Cake Photo Category:

Send me photos of steampunk birthday cakes!  This one is super easy.  It doesn’t have to be your own cake or photo, so please do reference the original artist/photographer/baker/source in your post just to be polite.  Simply find any photos of steampunk cakes, cupcakes, cakes shaped like pocket watches or top hats, or anything at all that reminds you of our dear Twist.  And, if possible, try to find an image that no one else has already submitted.  Also, feel free to submit as many times as you like!

Prize:

A free eBook copy (in the format or your choice) of Book Three: Dreamer!

To Enter for either Fan Art or Cake Photo:

Submit your work/photo using #HappyBirthdayTwist on either Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr, from now until the 17th of November.  I’ll re-tweet, share, and re-blog everything as I find them, as well.  I will search and collect all submissions on the 18th, and the winner will be announced on the following Sunday, the 23rd.  Be sure to use the hashtag, so I can find your substitutions.

It’s that easy!   No fuss, no muss.  I’ll choose the winners in each category based strictly on feels, so anyone can win.  If you have any questions about the contest, feel free to ask in a comment on this post, but as I said above, please only submit your entries on social media, using #HappyBirthdayTwist

I can’t WAIT to see what you all come up with!

 

It’s finally getting to the good part of the year!

Song of the South (1946) Gif from “Raiders of the Lost Tumblr.” randar.com

Hello lovelies, and hello October!  Let’s all go out and frolic in the leaves for the rest of the day.  What do you say?  No leaves where you are because California is being hot and crappy, or you’re in the southern hemisphere?  No matter.  There’s always pumpkin spice lattes and gifs.

But autumn doesn’t just mean it’s time for cooler weather, gorgeous grey skies and drizzle, and finally getting your scarf collection out of hiding.  It also means that November is just around the corner and there’s loads of Twist goodies soon to come!  First and foremost,

Clockwork Twist, Book Three: Dreamer
will be released on Nov 17th!

The book is going through final edits right now, the cover is … well, mostly done-ish, and the first preview chapters will be up on this site very soon!  There will also be 3 different giveaways, a free eBook day, and other lovely treats to come.  Here’s a brief schedule of what to expect:

  • Oct 1st-31st: Goodread giveaway for a signed copy of Waking.
  • Nov 1st-30th: Goodread giveaway for a signed set of both Waking and Trick.
  • Nov 2nd: The first preview chapter of Dreamer will post here on this site.
  • Nov 9th: The second preview chapter of Dreamer will post.
  • Nov 16th: The third preview chapter of Dreamer will post.
  • Nov 17th: Dreamer release!
    • Waking and Trick eBooks will be free all day on Smashwords.com!
    • Twist’s birthday blog party!
  • Dec 1st-31st: Goodread giveaway for a signed set of all three, Waking, Trick, and Dreamer!

I’ll also be putting up cover art (when I finish it…) and a few other surprise treats as well.  I’m not sure just now when all the other things I have in store for you will appear, so you’ll just have to keep an eye on this blog, or my other social medias.  But, the first treat is up right now!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Waking by Emily  Thompson

Waking

by Emily Thompson

Giveaway ends October 31, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win


If you don’t have a copy of Waking yet, enter to win a signed copy now!  And even if you already have one, share this post!  facebook twitter reddit pinterest tumblr  Thanks again lovelies for always being awesome and sharing as much as you do.  It really helps.