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A Second Chance
by Marcia Whitaker

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Kindle Edition published 2017-08-30
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What would you do if you got that once in a lifetime second chance to seize everything that was torn away from you and make it right?

Living in the foothills of the scenic Rocky Mountains, highly respected Neurosurgeon, Julian Cahill, appears to have it all. He’s handsome, compassionate, ambitious, and wealthy but one thing is missing…a woman to share his life. For eighteen years he has grieved the loss of his high school sweetheart, Amber Scott, who passed away just prior to the start of their senior year. Ready to give up on love all together, college freshman, Destiny Bradshaw walks into his life, astounding him with her beauty. A girl half his age, she intrigues him. His attraction to her is powerful, but he’s unable to make sense of it. Despite the age difference, Destiny is also drawn to him, but her overly-protective parents have their concerns and give her an ultimatum. Upon uncovering some life-altering details in conne...

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2013, 09:17:16 AM »
Absolutely amazing!  :o Just had to grab myself a copy of book one, and I'm sure I'm going to love it as much as all your other devoted readers.  ;D
 
 
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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2013, 01:54:29 PM »
Thank you, everyone! It's been really exciting. I know when I was starting I liked hearing this was happening, too. :) I just wanted to mention it just to add to the collection.

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2013, 02:01:43 PM »
Great job, it's always so cool when that happens  :P

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2013, 05:37:19 PM »
Waitamiinit-- what, you think you're King Sh** of Turd Mountain or something?

WELL YOU OUGHT TO!
Great news man. Congratulations!
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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2013, 05:48:41 PM »
Who kicks ass? You, that's who.

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2013, 06:01:43 PM »

Thank you for being so generous, CLStone. I appreciate the advice!

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2013, 06:36:49 PM »
Congratulations! How exciting!
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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2013, 08:32:49 PM »
Awesome stuff. Inspires...inspires...inspires...

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2013, 08:52:33 PM »
Awesome, congrats and thanks for the tips.

I noticed you link back to GoodReads (forum sig and your website), were you active on GR before the new release?

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2013, 09:12:05 PM »
You can almost hear that amazon cash register going off with the sales.....cha-chinggggggg!

Its good to hear about your books doing so well.

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« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2013, 09:48:59 PM »
Waitamiinit-- what, you think you're King Sh** of Turd Mountain or something?

WELL YOU OUGHT TO!
Great news man. Congratulations!

heh heh

Happy for you!!  :D

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2013, 10:26:01 PM »
Congratulations and thanks for sharing what worked for you!

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2013, 11:04:59 PM »
Awesome! Thanks for sharing your tips, I always find every tip on the boards useful!

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2013, 11:08:42 PM »
Omg, congrats!!
And I really like your new covers. Obviously, I'm not the only one!  ;)

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2013, 12:23:38 AM »
Those are kick-butt results! Congrats!

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2013, 12:34:37 AM »
It's been a lot of work. I don't know what to do with myself now.

Buy yourself a drink!

Mega-congrats! Amazing launch, and your advice in this thread has given me whiplash, I've been nodding so vigorously. Best summation of how to approach writing that I've seen in a while.
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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2013, 08:04:35 AM »
Thank you everyone!

And to answer the other question, I did a quick giveaway from GoodReads right from the start. I like all my reviews, not just the ones I really liked. I don't participate heavily otherwise. I think the place is for readers but I monitor. If someone had a question, I'd answer the question. But I always answered emails from GoodReads if someone took the time out. I try to answer all emails now.

I also actively participate in a fan created page someone made. I dole out spoilers and answer their questions on a daily basis. I need to manage my time and try to scale back so I write more, but I'm ahead of schedule as far as rough drafts.

And after the new release, they had a lot of questions. :)

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2013, 10:41:11 AM »
Congratulations! Your post's inspiring - especially since you didn't even mention getting a Bookbub ad.

Mind if I ask another question - what was your best initial ranking before Book #4? :)

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« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2013, 10:54:35 AM »
I think I managed to scrape around 1800 mark at some point. I hover around the 2000 rank mark on average.

I'm looking for more opportunities currently to give the first book away wherever possible. I actually am planning a Christmas present for the readers soon.

It just feels like the more people read the books, the more I want to do for them.

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« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2013, 11:29:57 AM »
I think I managed to scrape around 1800 mark at some point. I hover around the 2000 rank mark on average.

I'm looking for more opportunities currently to give the first book away wherever possible. I actually am planning a Christmas present for the readers soon.

It just feels like the more people read the books, the more I want to do for them.

Thanks so much for sharing! :) I'm pretty sure your readers know how awesome you are as a person, too, so no doubt they'll keep on supporting you.

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2013, 12:33:31 PM »
fantastic!!
   

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Re: Released yesterday, hit top 300.
« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2013, 01:31:27 PM »
You, Crazy Lady (if anyone wondered what C. L stood for)  ;D (I kid) I found this post through an entry on THE Hugh Howey's website: http://www.hughhowey.com/writing-advice-from-c-l-stone/.

Just very cool  8)  (maybe it's Cool Lady?)

Congrats!


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« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2013, 10:52:09 AM »
Congratulations, C.L.! You are new to me...where can I sign up for your newsletter?

Thanks and continued success!!!  :)

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« Reply #48 on: November 09, 2013, 12:07:29 PM »
I love it when a plan comes together! Congrats, and thanks for sharing your process.


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« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2013, 12:16:32 PM »
awesome, congrats