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Identity Release Day + Tour Kickoff

It’s finally here!!! My book, Identity, has been published!

I have dreamed of writing this post for almost three years now, and I’m actually able to write it–and publish it–now!

Let’s take a look at the final cover and blurb of my book:

Maria Brooks is just a plain orphan girl with a mysterious past. On the day of Maria’s sixteenth birthday, everything seems normal. From being required to do chores all day to being bullied by her own friends, nothing seems to be amiss. But when Maria goes swimming at the beach the next day, she discovers a secret about herself she didn’t even know: she’s a mermaid.

As Maria explores her newfound ability to change from mermaid to human, she finds herself in the midst of an underwater war that contains the secret to her past. Meanwhile, she finds new friendship, but with friendship comes trust, and with trust comes risk. Will she be able to stand strong as the tidal waves of doubt crash against her?

I’m so excited to see where this book goes! If you would like to order a copy, you can do so here. It’s now available in both Kindle and Paperback.

Not only is Identity published; the blog tour is also starting today! We have a wonderful collection of bloggers who will be posting through the next ten days, spreading the word about Identity. You can view the schedule for the blog tour below:

Tour Schedule

Wednesday, March 1

Annabelle Batie – Tour Kickoff

Thursday, March 2

Rhys-Marie Whitnell – Spotlight

Kaytlin Phillips – Review

Friday, March 3

Vanessa Hall – Spotlight

Ava Coulter – Interview

Break for the weekend…

Monday, March 6

Joy Calle Martinez – Spotlight

Lorelei Angelino (Pinterest) – Spotlight

Aletheianna Mercy – Spotlight

Tuesday, March 7

Mayim – Interview

Kylie Beevers – Interview

Wednesday, March 8

Grace A. Johnson – Spotlight

Micah Collier – Interview

Thursday, March 9

Adele H. (Newsletter) – Review

Rosie Rydell – Interview

Friday, March 10

Annabelle Batie – Tour Wrap-Up

Now, spreading the word about Identity isn’t only limited to the bloggers in this tour. You can spread the word too! Here are some ways you can help let people know about my book:

  • Tell all your friends about it. This may seem obvious, but it’s really helpful when you recommend this book to other people. Share this post with them, and tell them about the book!
  • Post on social media. Whether you have a huge following or not, posting on social media is a great way for you to spread the word. You can share a post featuring Identity’s book cover and blurb, and then tag some people! Tell the people you tagged to tag their friends, and that gets the word out really fast.
  • Request Identity at your local library or bookstore. You can do both of these options, or just pick one. This will allow people to find my book not just on the internet, but also in physical locations!
  • Leave a review. If you’ve read Identity already, then it would be amazing if you would be willing to take a few minutes out of your day and leave an honest review. You can do so on whichever platform you like (Goodreads, Amazon, blog, social media, etc.)
  • Buy the book! Yes, even just simply ordering a copy of Identity helps people find out about it. Maybe people will ask about it when they come to your house and see the book on the bookshelf. Maybe people will look at what book you’re reading on Goodreads and become curious about it. But either way, this is something simple and easy that you can do to help.

For now, it’s time for me to wrap up this post. Thank you so much for reading!

Are you excited to order Identity? Are you going to follow along with the blog tour? What book(s) are you reading right now? Let me know in the comments!

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32 responses to “Identity Release Day + Tour Kickoff”

  1. Katherine Avatar

    CONGRATS on publishing Identity, Annabelle!!! That is so exciting!!! Your book sounds super interesting!!! I can’t wait to read it!!

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Thanks, Katherine! 😀

  2. Meredith Avatar

    Yay Annabelle! I’ve been waiting for this post to come out for almost as long as you! Congrats!

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Yeah, you have! Thanks for being there for me through this whole process!

  3. Vanessa Hall Avatar


    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Thank you!

  4. Victoria Avatar

    Congratulations!! That’s so exciting!

    1. Annabelle Avatar


  5. Payton Avatar

    OH MYYYYY!!!! This is so exciting Annabelle!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!

    1. Annabelle Avatar


  6. Lillian Keith Avatar

    Eek!! Congratulations, Annabelle! I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to check out your book! Best wishes for the tour; I’m so excited to read the upcoming posts!

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Thank you, Lillian!

  7. Ava Coulter Avatar

    Annabelle!!!! Ahhh, I’m so happy for you, girl! You’ve put so much hard work into this book, and now it’s a reality! I know it’s going to touch so many lives. I can’t WAIT to read it. Congrats!!! *tosses confetti*

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Thanks, Ava! Yeah, I’m really excited to see how things go with Identity! 😀

  8. Selah Shupe Avatar
    Selah Shupe

    Yayyyy! Annabelle I am so happy for you! This is such an accomplishment. I can’t imagine all you feel right now.

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Thanks, Selah! Yeah, I’m just super excited and happy! 😀

  9. Grace A. Johnson Avatar

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! So excited for you, girl!!! 😀

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Thanks, Grace!! 😀

  10. Selina Avatar

    CONGRATS!! Wow, I looked at your book on Amazon and it seems amazing!!

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Thank you, Selina!

  11. Saraina Whitney Avatar

    AHHHH CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am SO looking forward to reading this!!!!!!!

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Thanks, Saraina!!

  12. MacKenzie Ren Avatar
    MacKenzie Ren

    This is so exciting!! Congratulations Annabelle!!

    1. Annabelle Avatar


  13. Rosie @ Fiddling on the Farm Avatar

    Congrats on your book Annabelle!!! That’s SO exciting to FINALLY have your book in print! 🙂 I can’t wait to post the interview on my blog!
    I wish you all the luck! <3
    Rosie @ Fiddling on the Farm
    P.S ~ For some reason, the link to my blog isn't working on this post… I think that last part of the URL wasn't added ~

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Thanks, Rosie! Oops, I’ll go fix that!

  14. Kate B. Avatar

    Congratulations Annabelle! Your book looks beautiful and your ambition is so inspiring. All the best to you!

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Thanks, Kate! <3

  15. Sarah Avatar

    Ahhh! I am so proud of you annabelle!!! I absolutely cannot wait to read it!

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Thanks, Sarah!!! 😀

  16. Mom Avatar

    So proud of your perseverance throughout this process, Anna! Your story was captivating and I love the message. I’m excited for my paperback copy to arrive. Love you always.

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Aww, thanks, Mom! Love you too!