WE WON

We won, can you believe it? My book, the book that I poured my heart and soul into. The book that I changed covers three times and edited four times won two awards at The BookFest Fall 2023. I am over the moon and emotional all at the same time. I unpublished it so I could publish it again as the story evolved and developed more over the two years it was published, so I expanded it almost into a whole new book. I hated that I lost all the reviews, but I had to becuase Felina finally told me the complete story.

Review Love Derailed by CJ Ives Lopez

Characters sometimes hide things, but maybe I should have waited to tell the story. I’ve learned a lot as an author. I have learned to take my time and not rush to publish. I’ve learned the art of getting a good editor and that sometimes you get genres wrong when focusing on one trope in the story, not the overall story.

Love Derailed - FIrst and Second Place The BookFest Fall 2023

Let me tell you this story is near and dear to my heart becuase it was birthed from a tragic nightmare that I prayed and prayed didn’t come true. Even when I wrote it, I feared that I was writing it into existence, and I couldn’t write the inciting scene until the possibility of it coming true was over.

Love Derailed Winner at The BookFest Fall 2023

Anywho, I’m rambling because my baby is out there, and finally, it’s getting some love. I hope you love it as much as I do, and you can grab a review copy for a limited time. After the new year, I’m taking FREE Review copies down becuase I have had a lot of people try to review, but they didn’t review, and that’s some of the reason it didn’t get love in the beginning.

Now that it’s finally gotten its love, I want people to have an opportunity to see it and review it now that they know it’s legit. I understand taking a chance on an indie author. I do it as well.

Take care all
Until next time, my friends.
CJ

CJ Ives Lopez.

We won, can you believe it? My book, the book that I poured my heart and soul into. The book that I changed covers three times and edited four times won two awards at The BookFest Fall 2023. I am over the moon and emotional all at the same time. I unpublished it so I […]

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