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Play the Dream Heist Game

It’s release week for THE DREAM HEIST! Now you can read THE DREAM HEIST not just on Kindle Vella, but also eBook, paperback, and audio!

To celebrate, I’m hosting a game, taking you on a virtual hunt across TikTok and Instagram where everyone who plays WINS!

THE DREAM HEIST is based on a real live heist where Aria and her friends race across the world chasing cyber criminals, using dreams. Just like the book, you’ll search for clues, too.

HOW TO PLAY:

  1. Visit these Creatives this week and next. They will be unboxing a special box with goodies from THE DREAM HEIST. Use the #TheDreamHeistGame hashtag or click on these links directly:

My Clue on Instagram: @ChristinalFarley

My Clue on TikTok: @ChristinaFarleyAuthor

@mywastelesslife

@pluvioreads

@Romantic.reader

@authorchristinavourcos

@bookishbasam

@kadence.com

@momfluenster

@ashe_and_ink

@jazzybookreviews/

@ablueboxfullofbooks

@bookreviewsbytaylor/

@xbookwormcafe

@celiamcmahonreads

@bookreviews_byalison

  1. Tell them “hi” and be sure to let them know that they’re awesome.
  2. Each Creative will read you a different clue.
  3. Figure out the city name where the real life heist and book heist was located.
  4. Go here and use that city name as a code to unlock the page.
  5. Everyone who plays wins a prize! Prize: bookmark, autographed bookplate, and the first 50 people will get a Chase After Your Dreams keychain! (US and Canada only)
  6. Two winners will win a $25 gift card to the book vendor of their choice or Echo Dot (to listen to your audio version of THE DREAM HEIST). (International)
  7. Ends Dec. 1, 2022

Take the journey and WIN!

Exciting News about The Dream Heist!

I have exciting news to share with you about THE DREAM HEIST! The big news is that THE DREAM HEIST will now be coming to you in audio, e-book, and paperback! The release date is Nov. 15, 2022. I’m also so excited because I’ll be going on tour to promote this book plus keep your eyes open for a TikTok Heist Game coming to you in November! It’s going to be so much fun!

Check out the Publisher’s Marketplace announcement showcasing Blackstone Publishing acquiring the audio rights!

For all of the details, check out my video.

To get your copy for the AUDIO:

Barnes and Noble

Amazon

Books-a-Million

E-BOOK AND PAPERBACK:

Barnes and Noble

Amazon

ABOUT THE BOOK

In the vein of Inception meets The Bourne Identity, THE DREAM HEIST is a thriller that propels readers into a world where dreams are no longer safe. Aria Hale loves her job entering dementia patient’s dreams to save their memories. But when her father is kidnapped, she embarks on a hunt across continents guided by the dreams of her enemies. The dangerous journey plunges Aria into a world of deception, intrigue and even love. As she races to save her father, she discovers her dreams are the greatest danger of all.

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Readers! What is Kindle Vella?

As you may know, I published my first ever serial on Kindle Vella called THE DREAM HEIST. This is a science fiction thriller that will take you on adventure across the world with Aria and her Dream Walker team. Currently, I’m writing Season 2, releasing an episode weekly (every Sunday). You’ll find many of my personal adventures from my recent trip to Peru in this season, and I’m having so much fun infusing my personal life with my fictional life. I hope you’ll join me on this weekly adventure!

When you read, please be sure to:

  1. Follow the story.
  2. Give the episode a THUMBS UP at the end of the episode.
  3. If you purchased a token pack, you can give the story your weekly FAVE, which in turn can give a story a CROWN!

Super Fans

If you love my serials and want to stay up-to-date when the episodes release, get insider information, and participate in giveaways, I’d love to invite you to join my Crown Club. To join this exclusive group, sign up here.

Check out my video with an explanation of Kindle Vella:

The Quick Explanation:

Kindle Vella is a platform on Amazon packed full of over 10,000 serials you can read. The first three episodes are available for you to read for free. After that you must purchase a token pack to read each episode at a time. Tokens are linked to word counts so the more words in an episode, the more tokens you will use. Note: I have no control on costs of tokens. Currently, that is completely driven by Amazon. Authors can upload an episode as often as they like and you can read one episode or all the episodes. You get to decide!

The Trinity Effect

I’m excited to share with all my writers out there a new video with some writing tips. You have been asking for more writing-related videos so this year I’m hoping to bring more of those out each month. Today I’m sharing with you the three elements you need to make your story stand out in a crowded marketplace. I hope this helps your novel reach it’s next level! Good luck!

Read and Win $100 in Gift Cards!

I’m excited to be teaming up with some top faved KindleVella stories to offer a massive giveaway prize. One winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and a $50 Fly Paper Products gift card!

​TO ENTER

To enter via the Rafflecopter and to find the KindleVella stories go here.

This contest is free and open to everyone within the US! (Vella is not yet available to international readers–that’s an Amazon decision, not mine.)

1. The first 3 episodes of all Kindle Vella stories are free to read. 

2. To gain entries, read the first 3 episodes of any or all stories here and click the thumbs up symbol if you liked what you read.

3. There is a “code word” in the Author’s Note at the end of each third episode. Enter the code word in the Rafflecopter entry option here. (If you like a story, feel free to keep reading! Amazon will also give you 200 free bonus tokens so you can continue reading what you love most.)

4. Gain bonus entries for every other activity listed on the Rafflecopter (signing up for newsletters, leaving reviews, or sharing the contest on social media.) Completion of activities will be verified before a winner is selected.

​The contest opens on Oct 16, 2021. The winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter on Oct 25, 2021 and notified via email. (Of course, the more entries you earn, the greater your chances of winning!)

Happy October!

Get Lit Book Festival

October is here! And so is hot cider, sweet donuts, and great books to curl up with as the cold begins to seep around us. October has been a great month. I’m so excited to be presenting at the Get Lit Book Festival this Saturday, helping to raise money for the Battle of the Books club at Coral Gables High School. I’ll be presenting a World Building workshop with Vivi Barnes and sharing my experiences with KindleVella. 

Tickets are available here. I hope to see you there!

THE DREAM HEIST Continues to Rise in Ranks!


I’m thrilled to share that THE DREAM HEIST continues to lead on the KindleVella leaderboard! This is all because of YOU!
It hit:

  • #5 overall
  • #1 YA/Teen
  • #1 Thriller
  • #1 Suspense
  • #1 Mystery

Thank you for all of your support in my first serial experience and for reading and giving the story your weekly fave! To read THE DREAM HEIST, go here and claim your first 200 free tokens. Remember, the first 3 episodes are FREE!

The Dream Heist’s Book Trailer

I’m so excited to share with you the book trailer for THE DREAM HEIST! I made this one myself as a homage to the characters in the story. I’m hoping it captivates the mood, tone, and feel so you all can see it visually. I hope you love it and the story!

You Did It!

Thank you all so much for your support of THE DREAM HEIST, my new serialized novel on Kindle Vella. Just like you did with my other novels, you skyrocketed the book to hit #11 of all Kindle Vellas and hit numerous category Top Favs. I am blown away!

WAYS YOU CAN CONTINUE TO HELP THE DREAM HEIST:

  1. Give each episode a thumbs up as you read them.
  2. Once you purchase tokens, every week you can give THE DREAM HEIST a crown!
  3. Leave a review.
  4. Share the story with your friends.

THANK YOU once again for letting me share my stories with you.

My New Serialize Novel

I have exciting news! I’m embarking on my first serialized storytelling adventure with Amazon’s Kindle Vella. The book is called THE DREAM HEIST, a YA thriller.

Kindle Vella is a brand new program Amazon is launching where readers can subscribe to books and read each episode in a serialized format. The aspect I love about Kindle Vella is that I will be able to share my thoughts, fun facts, and inspirations in each episode within the author notes section. I’m hoping that this will be a great way for you to get an insider peek into the world I’ve created for you.

COVER REVEAL

I’m so pleased to share the cover for The Dream Heist! Check out this gorgeous cover designed by Jessica Khoury.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Dream Heist spins an action-packed, near-future thriller in the vein of Inception meets The Bourne Identity.

Eighteen-year-old Aria Hale loves her job as an intern at her father’s dream therapy company where she enters dementia patient’s dreams to save their memories. When she enters Patient 145’s dream and discovers the dreamer is a boy from her class, she begins to question the company’s true purpose.

But everything changes when Aria discovers their lab has been ransacked, two technicians are murdered, and her father is missing.

Determined to find her father, Aria and her friends embark on a harrowing hunt across continents using the dreams of their enemies to guide them. But this dangerous journey plunges her into a world she never bargained for: deception, intrigue, and even love. As she races to save her father and hunt down her enemies, she soon realizes she’s in fact the one being hunted. And her dreams are the greatest danger of all.

This gripping adventure will propel you into a world of suspense, romance and intrigue.

HOW TO READ THE DREAM HEIST

Go here to read the first 3 episodes for free and be sure to give it some love by LIKING IT and a CROWN. You can read the rest of the novel as the episodes over time release using tokens. I will be releasing more episodes over the next month with a bunch coming out this weekend! I hope you enjoy this new story!

VELLA BOOK CLUB ON DISCORD

If you know Discord, you are welcome to join me along with other Vella authors on the Vella Book Club on Discord! You can chat with us about books and share your thoughts on the episodes as they release!

Drawer Novels

Do you have a novel that you wrote long ago and put it away, but now wonder if its worth revisiting? In this video, I share my thoughts, tips and personal experience based off of my drawer novel (THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE) that got published by Scholastic Press.

 

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