Beyond Control Release Date Reveal + Cool Giveaway!

Beyond Control Release Date Reveal
A Guest Post in Three Parts by Kit Rocha


The Reveal

beyondcontrol-200The awesome thing about self-publishing is that you get to set your own release date.  When you’re finished with your book and have gone rounds with various flavors of editors and proofreaders, you get to send your book out into the wild whenever you want. No waiting! Awesome.

The terrifying thing about self-publishing is that you have to set your own release date.  There are so many variables that go into getting a book ready for publication. What if you pick a date that’s too soon and you disappoint readers? What if you pick a safe one, and then you have a finished book that people could be reading now instead of in 2 months, on “release” day? Terrifying.

That’s why we’ve hesitated this long in announcing a release date for Beyond Control.  It’s awesome knowing we can take as long as we want to get this book right, but it’s also a big responsibility to pick a date and decide, “That’s it. That’s when it will be out of our hands.”

But the day has come to pick the date.  :)  And since it felt like a pretty monumental choice to us, we decided to celebrate it.  In video format.


Release Date: March 19th, 2013
(only 47 days to go. eeep!)

The Sale


To celebrate our upcoming release date, we’re having a five day sale on Beyond Shame!  For those of you who haven’t had a chance to meet the O’Kanes, here’s your chance to give them a try for under $1! From today until Sunday, February 3rd, Beyond Shame will be 99 cents in digital on all major ebook retailers:  All Romance Ebooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords | iTunes

The Contest

Putting books on sale is fun, but it’s just not enough of a celebration.  So to throw a real party, we’re unveiling our most exclusive swag to date… custom O’Kane nail polish.


Handmade and lovingly packaged in the sort of brown paper sacks that you’d expect from a gang of post-apocalyptic bootleggers, these two shades are good for all your O’Kane partying needs.  This prize includes both shades:

The Broken Circle
show off your o’kane style with this black polish laced with a

shimmer of sparkling gold. perfect for a sector four badass.

Fight Night
save this glittery bonus coat for those special occasions when a hint

of gold isn’t enough–like the next o’kane cage fight.

To enter just leave a comment! Thanks to the generosity of Kit Rocha, this giveaway is open to all! You have until end of day Feb 1 to enter, winner will be announced soon after.

This giveaway is sponsored by: Kit Rocha. No purchase necessary to win. You must be 18 or over to enter, void where prohibited. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. FVBR is not being compensated for this giveaway. If the winner declines to accept or fails to claim their prize within 72 hours of the announcement, they forfeit their prize(s). Prize distribution is the sole responsibility of the giveaway sponsor. Fiction Vixen Book Reviews will not be held responsible for lost or misdirected prizes or for circumstances beyond our control. More information here.

We hope you’ll count down the days until Beyond Control with us–maybe while wearing some swanky post-apocalyptic nail polish.  😉




  1. Sandy Borrero says

    That was hot! Cannot wait to read it. Kit the logo is killer and the swag is RIDICULOUS!

  2. Lisa says

    Love this serie’s so far & the nail polish looks a lot like what i try to wear now. would love to an O’Kane!!!!!

  3. Maria Ramirez Esquivel says

    Awesome giveaway! I have Beyond Shame waiting for me until March. I know you must think I am crazy! Right? Well the suspense of waiting for the next release will be closer but either way I am going to have to get over it because there are few books in the series.
    Happy I found your blog!

    mramirezesquivel @ yahoo com

  4. Trina says

    It seems as though I’ve been waiting forever for Beyond Control — at least since I read the last word of Beyond Shame!

  5. Grace S says

    I’m not one to wish time away but I am DYING for this to come out! Such amazing world building, such riveting characters in Beyond Shame that that the moment I read the past page I was ready for more.

  6. Erin K. says

    Squeeee!! I am so relieved Beyond Control will be out in less than 50 days. I NEED more O’Kane time. Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. Ana Smith says

    Wow, I loved Beyond Shame and have been anxious for the sequel. At least know I know the date and can count them down. 😀

    BTW, I love the colors on the nail polish – it’s calling to me! :-)

  8. Readsalot81 says

    Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! 😀 I can’t wait for Beyond Control! Weeee, I can’t wait to read it. Dallas and Lex *sigh* Thanks for the giveaway ladies, you all are so generous with your readers :)

  9. Lege Artis says

    Yay, release date is on my b-day! Hmm,I have to not so discreetly point that out to everyone around me…

  10. Tina Marie says

    I thought I had my impatience under control…until I saw that freaking awesome video!! I can’t wait. I’ll have to do a reread of “Beyond Shame” to get me through the DTs.

  11. laura says

    You are a new author to me. I cant wait to start reading yours books. I love reading series books.

  12. Shannon says

    I’m so excited! I loved Beyond Shame and can’t wait to read Beyond Control. *marks calander*

  13. flchen1 says

    Holy moly! Please count me in on this Kit Rocha awesomeness! Wooot! Looking forward to release day and celebrating your birthdays, Bree and Lege!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  14. Susan T. says

    Love the O’Kane logo. That is one awesome swag. Off to download Beyond Shame so I can get caught up before the release of Beyond Control.

  15. says

    I have to hand it to you your promotion and swag definitely catches everyone’s eye as it is so different from the usual postcard/boomark swag and thus makes your book memorable at first glimpse (and that eye-catching dramatic cover also succeeds in that!). Yes, I have heard that besides the big creative independence one of the perks of self-publishing is that you are in control of your booK’s release and don’t have to wait long months or even a year to see it on the shelves. So congratulations on your release!! 😀

  16. says

    Oh noes! I wasn’t going to look at the release date ’cause waiting is sooooooo hard. *cries* I better head off and tell my followers about the sale and the giveaway… you guys are just too cool for doing custom nail polish. Seriously. 😀

  17. Stacey says

    Will you let us know a pre-order date? I definitely want this and an willing to put my money where my Kindle is…nothing shows up on Amazon’s site yet. Love the polish! I have the tat swag already. 😉

  18. Lori says

    I loved Beyond Shame – it was probably my favorite book of 2012. I’m on pins and needles waiting for Beyond Control!

  19. Michelle G. says

    Love! I’m a sucker for nail polishes. Pretty sure I’m addicted to pretty nails and good books. Picked up my copy of Beyond Shame this week, I’ve heard such good things about it. Thanks for the contest!

  20. Tracy M says

    The book covers are fab. Beyond Shame was an excellent read – I loved meeting all of the O’Kane gang…
    Can’t wait for Beyond Control to see how things go beween Dallas & Lex. 😀

  21. Jamie says

    I loved Beyond Shame!!! I can’t wait for Beyond Control. I would love to win some O’Kane swag.