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Hold My Hand is Now Available!

Just an update to let everyone know that Hold My Hand is now available in ebook form on Amazon (including the UK), Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. The price for right now is $2.99, but I plan on raising that at some point in the future (like early winter) to $4.99. I’ll also be putting out a paperback version sometime this fall. It’s women’s fiction, and completely different from The Steam and Steel Chronicles.

Here’s the blurb for Hold My Hand:

After finding out her husband is having an affair, Leilah flees to the comfort of her grandmother’s house, where she discovers she’s pregnant.

Hopes of reconciliation evaporate when Leilah’s husband accuses her of using the pregnancy to trap him in their failed marriage.

Leilah—jobless, husbandless, and still living with her Gran—reluctantly chooses to have an abortion. When complications arise, it’s Hank, Gran’s good-looking neighbor, who rushes her to the hospital.

It’s the start of a friendship Leilah hadn’t expected, and isn’t sure she’s ready for—especially when her feelings for Hank start pushing the limits of “friendship.”

Out of the blue, her husband reappears. Even though he’s a bastard (in Gran’s opinion, anyway), Leilah isn’t sure she’s ready to just throw everything away.

She struggles to reconcile the life she wanted, with the life that’s been forced on her.

Or maybe it’s the other way around…

You can also find it on Goodreads. If you read it, I’d really appreciate an honest review, either on Goodreads or wherever you purchased it!

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4 Comments on Hold My Hand is Now Available!

  1. Dianne Volek
    August 8, 2011 at 5:58 am (1085 days ago)

    Congratulations Cameron, and best of luck with the new book! The world needs good authors.

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  2. Random Writer
    August 8, 2011 at 5:35 pm (1085 days ago)

    Congrats on the book! You might want to consider shortening the blurb a bit — you seem to give away the entire story arc, which might make readers less interested in reading the book.

    Unless what’s in the blurb is merely the first act of the book (and even then, it seems excessive), you might want to cut some elements out.

    You strike me as the type of person that will be annoyed, incensed and offended with any suggestions or notes, but here is my 2-minute rewrite of the blurb in a way, that at least to me, doesn’t seem to give the whole plot away.

    After finding out her husband is having an affair, Leilah flees to the comfort of her grandmother’s house, where she discovers she’s pregnant.

    Leilah is jobless, husbandless and still living with her Gran. When Gran’s good-looking neighbor Hank helps Leilah in a time of crisis, it’s the start of a friendship she hadn’t expected. Leilah’s not sure she’s ready for Hank, especially when her feelings start pushing the limits of “friendship.”

    It’s the start of a friendship Leilah hadn’t expected, and isn’t sure she’s ready for—especially when her feelings for Hank start pushing the limits of “friendship.” When Leilah’s husband makes a sudden reappearance, she’s no sure what to do, as she struggles to reconcile the life she wanted, with the life that’s been forced on her.

    Or maybe it’s the other way around…

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    • Cameron Chapman
      August 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm (1085 days ago)

      Not annoyed/incensed at all with suggestions or notes or any kind of constructive criticism. Kind of offended you thought I might be though (do I really come across that way?). :(

      The blurb only scratches the surface of what happens in the book. One reason, though, for not being vague with the abortion/crisis issue is that I know that for a lot of people, that kind of content is a big no-no. By putting it right in the blurb, I’m hoping those readers will just steer clear, rather than reading the book, getting pissed off about the content, and then leaving a negative review based on morality, rather than whether the book itself is good or not.

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  3. Random
    January 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm (915 days ago)

    I love the book.!I don’t really enjoy reading, but I couldn’t stop reading the book. I finished the whole book in 1 day. It is probably the best book I have read in a long time. How you set the book up was amazing.! I would like to know some other books you have writen.

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