So happy and honored that my book has been included in Bound to Writing’s book recommendations list!
The list put together by the book blogger Bound to Writing features a little bit of everything Bound to Writing is about; YA favorites, poetry favorites, and nonfiction (writing specific) favorites. Other books on the YA list include inter alia Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. A true honor to have First Came Forever listed amongst such amazing books and authors!
Here’s Jenn’s words about why First Came Forever is one of her favorites:
“First Came Forever is a great introduction to the YA romance genre! I fell in love with each of the characters and their quirks. And I really enjoyed all the romance and tensions that the characters feel. This book was extremely hard to put down, and I actually finished it in a record amount of time for myself.”
Check out the complete list here: Book Recommendations by Bound to Writing
Bound to Writing is a blog run by self-published author Jennifer Leigh, that covers both her YA reading and writing adventures. For readers, there are reviews, and reading resources to enjoy, and for writers, Jenn shares writing resources, marketing resources, and the ups and downs from her own writing life.
Today is the start of “Give a Good Read Week” in honor of Little Free Library celebrating its 10th anniversary. To join the celebration, I have donated signed copies of my book First Came Forever to two bookcases here on Manhattan. One a couple a weeks ago in Freeman Plaza West (the blue “birdhouse”) and one inside The Leo Guesthouse on 332 West 23rd Street (the two old phone booths).
So, if you live in NYC, you can find my donated, signed copy of First Came Forever in here up for grabs! Just make sure to donate a book yourself in return.
The first Free Little Library book exchange was created by Todd Bol in 2009 in the front yard of his home as a tribute to his mother, a teacher. Now, ten years later, his beautiful idea has snowballed into the world’s largest book-sharing movement with more than 90,000 Little Free Library book exchanges in 91 countries! Click here for more info and a map where you can find out if there is a bookcase near where you live!
Reading gives you such an amazing opportunity to see the world through someone else’s eyes. Books are therefore a great means to making the world a more open-minded, emphatic and better place.
“I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.” – Anne Tyler
That’s why diverse books are extra important, to share the experience and views from as many different aspects as possible.
It’s one of the reasons why I love to read diverse YA books, and especially books with LGBTQ representation. I also try my best to share and promote those books.
Reading books from an LGBTQ perspective gives you an understanding how hard it still is to come out, how much homophobia and discrimination there still is out there. Even though we have come a long way it’s unbelievable how much still remains to be done until everyone is guaranteed the unconditional right to love whomever their heart desires and to be true to who they are, without being afraid of retaliations.
My own books in the Angelheart Saga series also have LGBT representation, and I’m really proud of how many readers that have taken the gay characters in my books to their hearts. I’m passionate about fighting injustice, discrimination and homophobia. Gay rights are human rights! Period.
Since my books have LGBTQ representation I expect reviewers who contact me with a review request to share these fundamental values. But sadly, I have experienced reviewers who don’t. From now on, I therefore want to make it clear that I will not collaborate with or send copies of my books to anyone who has made hateful or condemning comments about LGBTQ individuals or has expressed homophobic opinions.
Please, let’s all help to make the book community on bookstagram and otherwise a kind, emphatic and loving place where we can all be who we are and share our love for books without any discrimination or negativity!
Don't miss this new opportunity to get signed copies of both books in the Angeheart Saga series! Head over to Berem s stilom on Facebook or Instagram to join! Open until September, 13th. GOOD LUCK!
Today is the second anniversary of the first book in the Angelheart Saga series - First Came Forever! I can’t believe it’s been two years already since I held this book in my hands for the first time! To celebrate the birthday, I’m holding a one-day-only special giveaway today!
If you’d like to get a SIGNED copy of First Came Forever, here’s what to do:
1. Head over to Instagram and follow me (@anniewoodsauthor).
2. Share this giveaway on your feed or story.
3. Tag three bookstagram friends.
OPEN TODAY ONLY!
This giveaway is international, so anyone is welcome to enter as long as you have a public bookstagram account.
UPDATE: GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!
The lucky winner of a signed copy of First Came Forever is book blogger and bookstagrammer Onemorechap. Congrats!
Coming back from my hiatus I realized that I had missed so many of your review requests and wanted to make it up to all of you who had contacted me without getting any response, by giving away signed copies of both First Came Forever and Forever Disguised to 10 reviewers.
Now it’s time to reveal the lucky winners!
Since the interest for this giveaway has been absolutely overwhelming, I’ve decided to add five more copies of each book into the pot. Thank you to all of you who have participated and have helped to spread the word about my books! Your love and support mean the world to me!
So the 15 book bloggers and reviewers that will recieve signed copies of both First Came Forever and Forever Disguised are...
In alphabetical order:
Congratulations to you all!
Starting today, my publisher Pegasus Publishers, is hosting a Kindle Countdown Deal on Amazon, starting at £ 0.99 for the Kindle version of First Came Forever.
I know that I’ve missed a lot of review requests during my hiatus. So sorry for that! But to make it up to all of you that have contacted me without getting any response, I’m now doing a call for reviewers instead and giving signed copies of both First Came Forever and Forever Disguised to 10 reviewers.
If you’d like to get your two copies, here’s what to do:
If you want to, you’re of course most welcome to help spread the word about my books by sharing my post on your own account or story, but it’s not mandatory. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY READ AND REVIEWED THE BOOKS BUT KNOW SOMEONE ELSE WHO YOU THINK WOULD BE INTERESTED, it would be wonderful if you would help me out and tag them in a comment as well.
I will keep this giveaway open until the end of July and then choose the 10 reviewers who will receive the signed copies of both First Came Forever and Forever Disguised.
Good luck everyone and thank you so much for your love and support!
One of my absolute favorite book blogs, Touch My Spine Book Reviews, recently posted this amazing review, Forever Disguised by Annie Woods 5 stars, saying that
“Annie Woods has done it again with the Angelheart Series! This book is filled with amazing characters and full of depth. I read this book twice in a row because I loved it so much. I give this book 5+++ Stars just like I did the first in this series, First Came Forever! I highly recommend this story to anyone whom loves a good YA story. I know when I was reading this story so much hit close to home and it hit every emotion that it could in the depths of my soul. I laughed, I cried, I smiled and even was on the edge of my seat with suspense! This is a #must-read for everyone. A book that hits you in all the feels!!!”
Yay, it’s true! I’ve finally finished the manuscript for the third and final book in the Angelheart Saga trilogy!
The manuscript has been sent to my publisher Pegasus Publishers now. I’m so excited for the process onwards with cover design, title reveal and all other fun stuff!
Hi! I’m Annie, a Swedish bookworm, YA addict and coffee lover, who writes romantic YA books in English. I’m the author of the Angelheart Saga series (First Came Forever, Forever Disguised and, soon to be released, Beyond Forever).
I'd love to hear back from you! Comment on my blog posts or connect with me on social media. I love to connect with other book lovers!
You are also most welcome to join The Angelhearts (the reader group for my books)!
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