The Wait is Over! “Never Turn Back” is Never Turning Back!

Yeah, I'm that happy. Hope you will be, too!

Yeah, I’m that happy. Hope you will be, too!

I’ve been talking about this novel for a long time.

The wait is finally over.

The Kindle version of Never Turn Back is available NOW.

Yes, you heard me. NOW.

If you want to know a bit about the book, check out the new page I put up on this blog dedicated to the book.

Hover your cursor over the picture of the book on the side bar, and you’ll be linked to the Amazon page.

Aren’t I quite the slick marketer?

Now the hard part begins (at least for me). Marketing the book while I’m getting ready to move across the country.

Marketing is hard enough for a highly sensitive person like me. Add the stress of a move, and, well, I’m about as glued together as runny oatmeal.

Ever feel like this? Then you know how I feel.

Ever feel like this? Then you know how I feel.

So, I’m going to ask you blogger buddies of mine a few favors. Okay?

1. Spread the word on all your fancy social media gizmos. I don’t do Face Book or Twitter or the countless other thingies out there that hook people up to each other in the ether world. If you could do that for me, well, I’d be so grateful I would cry. Oh who am I kidding? I’m going to cry a lot in the next several weeks no matter what you do or don’t do.


And this is a good day.

And this is a good day.

2. If you buy the book (and I REALLY hope you do because I put so much effort into making this one really good, which is not to say that I didn’t put a lot of effort into making the memoir really great, it’s just that I did a lot of research and stuff for this one–no wonder the book is 412 pages long!) Anyway, if you buy the book PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, your blog, a bathroom wall, anywhere you think others will see it and maybe buy the book. The best way to sell a book is by getting lots of good, honest reviews.

Sure. This new book is way different that her hilarious but poignant memoir, but it's great in a whole new way. You gotta read it. Forget Dick and Jane. I'm tellin' ya!

Sure. This new book is way different from her hilarious yet poignant memoir, but it’s great in a whole new way. You gotta read it. Forget Dick and Jane. I’m tellin’ ya!

3. If you are so inclined and want to showcase my book on your blog, let me know. I’ll find the time to do an interview or whatever (as long as “whatever” is legal).

I'm very photohygenic.

I’m very photohygenic with a great sense of humor.

4. If you know of anyone who does reviews, let me know. I need to network. Put in a good word for me and I’ll take it from there.

Yeah, I'd do a phone interview.

Yeah, If you know her, please put in a good word for me. I’d do a phone interview.

As a reward for all these things I’m asking you to do for me, I’m doing a FREE, yes, FREE book promotion at the end of the week.

From October 17 (Friday) to October 19 (Sunday) BOTH of my books (Kindle version only) will be available for FREE dowdload. Tell everyone about it.

I’ll do a reminder post on Thursday, right before I fly off to Portland with Philip to do our first attempt at house-hunting.


Good to know, but does it have a gas fireplace?

Good to know, but does it have a gas fireplace?

Thanks for all your support. What would I do without you?

Keeping in touch with all of you has kept me sane. Can't you tell how happy you make me?

Keeping in touch with all of you has kept me sane. Can’t you tell how happy you make me?

~ by Lorna's Voice on October 13, 2014.

54 Responses to “The Wait is Over! “Never Turn Back” is Never Turning Back!”

  1. Aww…thanks, Lorna. I’m so happy to support you. xoxo

  2. The paperback will be out by the end of next week. I’ll do a blog announcement. Thanks for your support. You are such a great friend! ❤

  3. Congratulations, Lorna! I will purchase the paperback version…perhaps it’s out now. I’ll check it out and will write a review when finished. 🙂 xoxo

  4. Yes, it is. But the marketing has only just begun… 😐

  5. Please take advantage of the offer and tell me (and Amazon) what you think! 🙂

  6. I hear there are Kindle aps for just about everything…good luck! The paperback will be out in a week or so if all else fails. I just can’t offer that for free due to printing costs.

  7. Thanks for the Tweet, my Sweet! I’ll email you about what to do on your blog…Thanks for offering to help me out with spreading the word!

  8. Hey Lorna, you can do a turn on my blog to promote the book if you like? I’m thinking we could come up with something different than a standard interview, dunno what though. In the meantime I’ll tweet about it 🙂

  9. I guess that means I can’t download to my Nook?…Hmm…Congrats on your publication. I’ve gotta figure out this downloading now.

  10. That’s great news and very generous of you. Thanks. 🙂

  11. It’s so rare for writing to be “finished” that it has to feel good to bring it to market. Congratulations!!!

  12. My paperback proof copy is on the way and, yes, I’m going to read it through one more time. ACK! Hope you like this one, it’s very different from the memoir…

  13. It’s very different. I’m such a genre-hopper! I hope you’ll like this one. Let me and the world know!

  14. I really hope you will! Let me know. And remember it’s free starting Friday!

  15. I’ve got the perfect part for you–ask her about Groucho… 😉

  16. Just downloaded it for my wife to read. She’s already started it. She will do a review for you and also recommend it to her book club. Way to go, Lorna. When it gets made into a movie could you get me a bit part? Doorman, taxi driver, or just passerby….I’ll take anything to get discovered.

  17. Looks fantastic. I’ve downloaded the sample. I’m sure I’ll enjoy it. 🙂

  18. […] to Lorna’s release post:   Link to Amazon:   Link to GoodReads: […]

  19. […] to Lorna’s release post:   Link to Amazon:   Link to GoodReads: […]

  20. […] BUT this is a bird I call Lorna…. and I know another Lorna who has recently finished her second book… or is it her third ?? To read more on this book click here..  CLICK CLICK AND CLICK AGAIN. […]

  21. Congratulations, Lorna!!! Second book … wow! Will be reading as soon as I get a copy. Loved your last, looking forward to this one. xx

  22. This is great news, Lorna. Congrats. You beat me out! And I’m so glad because you’ve given me some wonderful marketing ideas. Thank you. I will review for you.

    My book is ready except I’m trying to figure out how to size my publishers logo. And I may order one more proof. OCD!

  23. Glad this is all resolved for you. 🙂

  24. Sorry it was so difficult. I fixed the link on my book page on my blog. Looking forward to what you think of my little creation… 🙂

  25. I knew I could count on you, my friend! Thanks so much!

  26. Twited it, pin it, google + it and FBed it…. and I will find the time to push it on my blog… time for more of the “a bird called Lorna” posts

  27. Right. Take all that back. I found it on after all that commenting. I’ve got one book ahead of it I must attempt to finish and then I shall start on yours. Really pleased to have got a copy after all that

  28. Right. As you know I am a Brit. As soon as I came across the post I rushed off to Amazon to buy a copy. My problem is Amazon will not allow me to buy a copy on .com because my account is on Do you know if it is going to appear on because you can imagine I am keen to be as helpful and supportive to you as you have been to me and many others. I’m sure we’ll figure it out, and I’m also sure you will enjoy the success with this both your ability and character deserve 🙂

  29. Yes, it was a long wait, but I hope it was well worth it! 🙂

  30. Thanks, Robin! You sound like me. It’s good to know I’m not the only one! 🙂

  31. You are the BEST, Gerry! I’ll contact him, too. 🙂

  32. Thanks so much, Christine! I really appreciate the shout-out! 🙂

  33. Thanks so much! 🙂

  34. Yes, do tell her, and reminder her to write a review! 🙂

  35. Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy it. Remember to write a review! 🙂

  36. How exciting! I can’t wait to read it! Congratulations! 🙂

  37. Congratulations … and because my wife is the avid fiction reader, I will tell her about this weekend’s download!

  38. Congratulations on the new book!

  39. Reblogged this on ckbooksblog and commented:
    I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction. I know the writer and this interesting story is based off what happened to her Finnish Grandmother before, during and after WWii. plus if you read further down, Lorna’s got a wonder gift for you!


    I have left a message on his site,, I have nothing regarding Kate to hand but Kev knows her also

  41. Oh, Paulette, thanks so much for all that you’ve done (and do) to help lill ol me! 🙂 ❤

  42. Thanks Gerry! I’ll try to find both of them…or could you ask them to check out my post?

  43. I hope so! Thanks for stopping by and voicing your support! 🙂

  44. I’ll say! Download it. It’s a much different book from the version you read–plus you’ll like the dedication! ❤

  45. I am excited for you, Lorna! I am sure this will be promoted by tech-savvy folks, I have a small following, so would not really do much for you to promote you. Am not on FB or other twitter or tweets or ??! I am proud of your efforts, you have two fine books ‘under your belt,’ now!! Wow and hope your househunting goes well!

  46. Excellent! Tell me what you need me to do whenever you need me to do it. Thanks so much! I love the blogging community! ❤

  47. Lorna, I tend to feature new books regularly in my blog. I have a bit of a queue now but I’ll try and fit you in as soon as I can. Good luck!

  48. Yeah!!!

  49. Sound’s good to me!

  50. Kate of Roughseasinthemed is good at reviews and interviews as well as Kev on Kevs Blog..Kev does a lot of interviews…

  51. Reblogged this on The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap and commented:
    I love this author’s writing, blogsite, big heart, and now her second book is out and it’s a great read. Have a hop over to her site to check it out.

  52. I loved this book! Such an engaging story. Even more so that it’s based on real characters. So excited for you!!!

  53. […] For a great read based on real characters check out Never Turn Back by Lorna Lee at: […]

  54. Congratulations on your new release. The wait seemed very long, I am glad it’s over and your wonderful book is finally available for all to read and enjoy! 🙂

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