Author Spotlight, Indie Author, The Harvest Series

Let The Signing Begin…

After months of trying to get back on track, I FINALLY have some exciting news to share with all of you… I am registered to attend three (3) book signings (so far) over the next year and a half and I couldn’t be more excited. I will provide all the information I have as of now. Once I know tickets have gone on sale to attend the events, I will be sure to let you all know… and I hope to see you all there!!

Signing #1:  Worcester, Mass. Saturday, October 4, 2014  “New England Writers Event”

Where: DCU Arena  

Time: 12pm-4pm

The first one, which will be in Boston, not only brings me back to New England where The Harvest Series begins, but as many of you know, is also where I grew up. So this means, not only do I get to attend a fantastic event with some truly terrific authors, but I also get to visit with my friends and family.  I am hoping for a big turnout at this event, especially since I will be working my tail off the next few months to be able to bring all of my readers Harvest Moon (The Harvest Series #1), Winter Solstice (The Harvest Series #2) AND…. Angela (A Harvest Series Prequel).   This means, between now and the beginning of September, my editor and I will be working extra hard to make sure everything is ready so that I have copies of the books to sell on site, enough swag to go around, and some fun stuff to share with you.

Signing #2: Austin Texas.  Saturday February 7, 2015   “Deep in the Heart Author Event”

Where: The Madison on 6th Street 

Time: 10am

Have you ever been to Austin? It’s one of the coolest cities I have ever visited. There is so much culture, tons of awesome people, great food, music… and now the writers will take over!    Now I’d like to say I will have the final book in the series, Full Moon (The Harvest Series #3) with me, but I’m not sure I will be able to.  This final book is so important to me because of all that will happen so I don’t want to rush it.   BUT… What I can promise all of you who come out to the event, is a sample of what will be coming hopefully in the spring/summer of 2015.

 

Signing #3: Wilmington, N.C., Saturday October 24, 2015  “Life’s A Beach Author Event” 

Where: Wilmington Convention Center

Time: NA 

What’s better than the beach in the fall? This venue will be another nice one for me… After all, The Harvest Series is centered around a girl from a small coastal town who loves the beach and the ocean. NOT TO MENTION, by this event, THE ENTIRE SERIES will be available for signing and this alone makes me giddy. Plus, I’ve always wanted to see North Carolina… especially Wilmington (for all of you who loved Dawson’s Creek, you will probably share in my sentiment…Lol) and by this time I won’t feel like a newbie to the author event signing world, so I should hopefully be able to pick my jaw up off the ground… because, yes, us authors still get star struck by other authors too and I know from seeing the list that the line up for this event is a GREAT one!!

So with all that said, I am extremely excited to get back to my writing and get things started for these events. I plan to have more buttons, bookmarks, stickers, key chains and even t-shirts made up. If there is any swag you’d like to see at the events, please let me know, and again, I hope to see you all there!

Coming In September, 2014…

Winter Solstice (The Harvest Series #2) AND Angela (A Harvest Series Prequel) 

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Harvest Moon Makes it to #1!!

After only two days of free promotion through the Amazon KDP Select program, Harvest Moon has been downloaded by hundreds of people, both domestically and internationally.

Today, I was notified that Harvest Moon was ranked #1 in the Kindle Store for the category of Death & Grief.  Woohoo, way to go Harvest Moon!!

Lets hope we can continue to move up the ranks and make it into the Amazon Kindle Top 100 eBooks!

Thanks for the support and please continue to share as well as post reviews on Amazon if you habe read Harvest Moon!

Thanks everyone,

Megan

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Recent Reviews of Harvest Moon

Amazon Customer Reviews!!


Five out of Five Stars “Captivating!” By Richard 

“This was a great book, best that I have read in a long time!I really connected with some of the characters and felt like I could see myself being a part of their small close circle of friends. The storyline kept me so intrigued that I couldn’t put it down! Can’t wait for the second book!”

Five out of Five Stars “I Loved It!” By Jennifer L. 

“I couldn’t stop reading! The story just pulled me in as it made me think about my own teenage years. The characters were well thought out and relatable and I can’t wait for the next story in the series to be released!”

Five out of Five Stars “A Must Read” By Angeleyes

“This is a must read, great storyline, characters are so real you feel yourself relating to them. I cant wait to read the next book!!”

Five out of Five Stars “Awesome!” By Janette

“I was referred to this book by my sister in law. I have already sent her a thank you for letting me know about it. I could not put my Kindle down until I finished the book. This book was great and left me craving the next book in the series. I grew up in New England so I could picture most of the places in the book with ease, but the description of the area would have done fine if I hadn’t.”

Five out of Five Stars “Harvest Moon Volume 1” By A Kids Review

“Fantastic writing! This is definitely an exciting new series by a talented new author. A definite must read! Cant wait for more!”


Four out of Five Stars “A Good Read” By BookLOADS Reviews
“I started this book not knowing much about it or what to expect, and ended up reading it all in one sitting, finishing at midnight! I cringed as the gruesome details of Angela’s death were described and how it influenced the rest of Lexi’s teenage life; an event that catapulted an already tormenting living situation. As the reader, I truly felt agony for the main character and grasped the severity of emotions her friends’ felt. The story was well written, as well were the intimate scenes”


Get a FREE Kindle Edition April 22-April 24, 2013!! 


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Happy 1 Month Anniversary Harvest Moon!!

So today Harvest Moon has officially been on sale for one month! Sales are still doing well and I have all of you to thank! I cannot say enough how much I appreciate all of the support I have received. Keep spreading the word and be sure to send them here… and become a Harvest Series follower!  
There has also been a lot of interest in the second book in the series. I am happy to tell you that Book #2, Winter Solstice is well under way and hopefully will be released by sometime in the fall. How exciting! 

In honor of celebrating Harvest Moon’s one month anniversary, I will be running a promotion for 3 days from April 22-24, 2013 where you can download the 
If you have enjoyed reading Harvest Moon (Book #1 of The Harvest Series) please feel free to write a review on Amazon.com and help me continue spreading the word!

Also, be sure to check out my sister site, www.Turnthepagebookblog.blogspot.com

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Harvest Moon’s First OFFICIAL Review Is In!!

Bookishtrish rated a book 4 of 5 stars

Harvest Moon by Megan McCooey

Harvest Moon
by Megan McCooey (Goodreads Author)

read in April, 2013

Are you the strong, silent type? If so, I guarantee that you will identify with Lexie. She has to cope with some major tragedies in her life and her way of dealing with issues is to pretend they don’t exist. 


Initially I wasn’t sure if I would like this book as it took a while to warm up. The first few chapters felt heavy on melodrama and low on engaging me as I felt inundated with facts and back-story. And there were a few typos that I found distracting and always take a bit from the book for me. 

But then slowly and very surely, I started to feel for Lexie. What she has to cope with is far beyond what any teenager should ever have to deal with and her denial and secrecy started to ring bells with me.

I always think you bring your own personal life and your own experiences in to a book with you. And I have to admit, I’m very like Lexie. No matter how close friends are, I find it difficult/impossible to really share hard, emotional times while I’m going through them. So what could frustrate other people about Lexie, I get. I have been there not letting people in and I’m an ostrich too with my head and neck well and truly buried in the sand when I feel unable to cope with something. Thankfully I have never had to deal with any of the issues Lexie is going through but I know how I would react so I can believe her actions or lack of them.

Lexie has 3 best friends and again I believed in all of them. In fact, it was when I saw Lexie around her friends and Ben that I really warmed to the book. And once, I warmed up, I really enjoyed it and it was quickly bumped up to a 4 star rating for me. I loved her relationship with Ben and their first kiss was hotter than hot. There were two suspenseful scenes near the end of the book, that had me chewing my nails, sitting on the edge of my seat, half afraid to read on as I was so scared of what might happen.

And the end of the book was really well done, not a cliffhanger but it leaves you wanting more. I will definitely be picking up the next book in the series to see what happens next.

Highly recommended if you are looking for a contemporary YA/NA book with authentic characters in very challenging circumstances.

Thanks to the author for providing me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.