Hugs of Thanks, Moving, and #Giveaway

Deep appreciation to everyone who helped share the news about the release of The Insurgent last week! Getting up that morning at 4 am, driving to the airport, being on a plane for two hours, then loading a UHaul didn’t leave me much time to do a lot of publicizing, so a big hug of thanks to all of you! It’s always nice knowing others have your back when you can’t be there.

Speaking of moving, it’s done. Again. Once everything was loaded, there were only inches to spare in the UHaul. How did Son #2 accumulate that much stuff in one year? Anyhoo, we spread out a thirteen hour drive over two days, hubby drove the UHaul, and our son and I took turns driving his car. I came to the conclusion a person could drive for days and never make it out of TX. Seemed like it went on forever! But we all made it home safely, and that’s what’s important. Hubby and I counted – this is the ninth consecutive summer we’ve moved one or both boys. May be we need to start charging?

To celebrate the release of The Insurgent (The Colony #2), I’m offering a giveaway! Signed copies (US only) or ebooks (international) of the duology to one lucky winner!ย All you have to do is comment on any of my social media (here, Twitter or Instagram @tpolen6 or Facebook at Teri Polen, Author) and a random commenter will be chosen Friday, May 27th. Good luck and have a great week!

39 thoughts on “Hugs of Thanks, Moving, and #Giveaway

  1. Congratulations on surviving the move, Teri, and MUCH good luck with this new book! I ended up having to do some unexpected work over the weekend, so haven’t started my Colony Reading Binge yet, but will be doing so SOON! Can’t wait! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

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      1. I know just how your son feels, Teri. It was already 80 degrees at 7:30 this morning, here, and heading straight for 92 or so. And this is only MAY! Oh, how I’d love to live somewhere cooler, but we aren’t planning to move at this point in life. I do wish I’d bought some property up in the NC mountains some years ago. It would be lovely to have an escape now and then. Enjoy your 70 degree temps and just know how much I envy them. ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. suerovens

    Glad the moving is over for you guys. I know – that can be a nightmare. And congratulations again on the release of #2! That must feel great ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. So are we, Sue. He’ll be moving into an apartment here in the next couple months, but it won’t be nearly what this move was – and it’s less than ten minutes away. And it’s a wonderful feeling getting The Insurgent into the world finally!

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  3. You are so right, Teri. Every time I go anywhere, the biggest part of the trip is just getting out of Texas. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a large state. So glad all went well and congrats on the new release!

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  4. Oh goodness, driving through Texas is insane. lol. I’m originally from San Antonio and I’ve always hated the drive from OH-TX. Half the drive is IN TX. haha. Glad that it all went smoothly. Congrats on your book release!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes! With it being a thirteen hour drive home, I’d thought we’d go through several states (can you tell I didn’t look at a map?), but it was only four, lol. The majority of the drive was in TX!

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    1. We’re glad it’s over, Diana, and have been trying to clean out and sort through some of his stuff. Piles have been made, so there’s progress. Sure hope you enjoy the rest of Asher’s story!

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  5. Victoria Zigler

    Glad the move is over, and there were plenty of people to post about the release while you were busy.

    I loved the book, by the way. I put my review on Goodreads, but Amazon keeps refusing to publish my reviews if I didn’t buy the book through them these days, so it wouldn’t post on there.

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    1. Thanks so much for posting it on Goodreads, Tori! I know how Amazon is. They’ve even kicked back a few reviews of books I’ve gotten from NetGalley. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. Thanks for trying!

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