From Imagination To Publication

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

OPPRESSION Virtual Launch Party!!

(Children of the Gods #1)

There are others like her.
Many of them. 
And they have been waiting for her 
...for a long time.

Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Among so many of her kind, she should not be very remarkable--except for the prophecy. Some believe she will put an end to traditions, safeguarded by violence, which have oppressed her people for centuries. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning--and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules.

$0.99 E-Book
Amazon Kindle Edition (UKFrance, Germany)

$12.99 Paperback
Amazon (US)
Barnes & Noble (US) - (Currently SOLD OUT - check back for updates)
Amazon (UK, FranceGermany, Japan)

The Virtual Launch Party Is Here!!
Get Ready for Dancing, Fun, & Prizes...

(The first two words cut out. They are, "Hi! I'm...")

Here's What You Can Win!

Grand Prize: Signed Paperback Edition of Oppression


Another Super Cool Prize: Lined Paper Notebook

Pretty Neat Prize: Oppression Poster


How Can You Win?

To be entered to win these prizes you can do any of the following:

1. Tweet about the release of Oppression using the hashtag #Book1OPPRESSION.

Example: Celebrate the release of Oppression (Children of the Gods #1) by @jessicatherrien #Book1OPPRESSION #YA Available NOW!
Example: Read #Book1OPPRESSION (Children of the Gods #1) by @jessicatherrien today for only .99 cents!    

2. Facebook - tag @Jessica Therrien (Author) about the release of Oppression.

Example: Celebrate the launch of Oppression (Children of the Gods #1) by @jessicatherrien! The e-book is on sale now for NOOK & Kindle for only .99 cents!
Example: Spread the word for prizes! Today is the official release of Oppression (Children of the Gods #1) by @jessicatherrien
3. Visit any of the following Virtual Launch Party Host blogs and comment on their Virtual Launch Party posts:


Jaime Morrow
Avery Marsh
Jocelyn Rish


  1. Happy Launch Party Day!
    Can I just say ho much I love the cover? ♥

    Oppression is on my wishlist for sure. If I had an ereader, I'd buy it for sure right. now. If I don't win, I will though! :D

    Agnieszka @ Nook of Books

  2. Congrats and Happy Launch Day! Love the notebook and poster!

  3. Yay!! It's your happy dance!!!


  4. Happy Launch Day! Your dancing vid made me smile (: Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to get a copy of your book, it sounds fantastic!

  5. Lol love the video. My post is up. :)

    Happy debut!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Ah it's finally here! Let's spread the news!

  7. Finally. Took long enough to get here! Lol, just got my post up :)

  8. Woo hoo! So happy for you! Congrats Jessica!

  9. Happy launch party, Jessica. Finished reading it last night...LOVED IT! Cannot wait for the 2nd.

  10. Hey Jessica! Hope you're having fun with your launch, because I'm having a blast with mine. Good luck and hope you sell a ton of books.

  11. Congratulations! What an exciting day!

  12. Way to go. This is on my wish list for sure. :)

  13. YAHOO! It's officially here! Congratulations Jessica!

  14. Hah! Oh, I love how you danced with the book at the end. Too fun. Congratulations! :D

  15. Great cover! Congrats!!!!! Just put it on my Goodreads to read shelf.

  16. Congrats Jessica! How exciting. I wish you tons of success. :)

  17. Congrats!! Super happy for your release! Oppression totally rocks and I hope your release is all that you dreamed of and more!

  18. Love the crazy eyelashes! Congrats on the release!

    And for anyone who's interested, the Oppression launch party is also taking place at my pad:

  19. My mom just told me that she's reading your book right now and is really enjoying it (she's 58, by the way). Awesome! :-)

  20. SUPER PROUD! of you Jessica! Happy book launching day. Your book is so unique as it takes the whole "Greek Gods" thing and turns it into a modern novel about a secret society instead of putting a story into the Gods myth. You are truly an author to watch. I hope your book and your trilogy soar to the top!

  21. Congratulations on your debut! And happy book launch! *dances along with the video* Now when do we start the countdown for book two? I need to know what happens! :)

  22. Congratulations!! I can't wait to read Oppression, I was instantly drawn to the amazing cover & awesome synopsis.

    Sharon @ Obsession with Books

  23. Thanks for all of the love everyone! You're all amazing!

  24. Congrats! So happy for you! Your book sounds wonderful-- off to buy it right now. :) (LOVE the cover too!)

  25. Congratulations :)

    Im following you on all the apps you have :)
    Could you please follow back :) Thanks