Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ENHANCED POUGHKEEPSIE BLOG TOUR WITH DEBRA ANASTASIA: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAYS


Welcome to the Poughkeepsie Enhanced Collector’s Edition App Tour!
 
Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia has been a cult hit bestseller since 2011. A homeless guy counting the smiles of a kind train commuter spiraled into a novel that was nominated by the Rockstars of Romance as one of the most romantic stories ever and won 2nd place!   It was a story that deserved getting a jumbo-sized enhancement. Extra scenes out the ying yang was, of course, a huge part of the fun. Getting to spend some of those previously undiscovered first moments with Blake and Livia or the moment he proposed was worth exploring. In Debra’s wildest dreams she imagined Poughkeepsie with its own soundtrack, anchored by her favorite musicians. When blockbuster talent Ron Pope signed on with fourteen songs and then Rustic Overtones agreed as well, she knew things were going to get crazy cool.
After almost two full years of development, the Enhanced Poughkeepsie is ready.  Debra lost count of the hours spent, as did the developer poured into this. It was beast, and more amazing than she could have ever imagined. This app became the most exceptional reading experience Debra could devise for her readers.
 
 
 
 
Immerse yourself in the world of Debra Anastasia’s Poughkeepsie.

Experience this bestselling novel for the first time…again as you break all the rules about books with Omnific Publishing and Debra Anastasia.


In this enhanced version of the novel, you’ll enjoy insights from the author, music by Ron Pope and other artists to set the mood, and images and video that bring the scenes to life as you read. You’ll delve deeper into the world of Poughkeepsie through nearly 50,000 words of added scenes (more love, more drama, more romance!) and informative insights into how this marvelous story and its characters came to be.









Self-contained in this app (no wifi needed after downloading):
•complete novel Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
•author/director’s pop-up commentary
•music by Ron Pope, Rustic Overtones, Monoxide G, Violet Winter, Bo Heart, and Jeff Epstein and the City Line Singers
•more than 100 images to enhance the story
•videos of your favorite characters in action
•special animation
•sound effects
•interviews with the characters, author, and more
•interactive games
•trailers for the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series
•how-to knitting instructions
•how-to instructions for making a paper rose
•recipe for the dinner Livia makes for Blake
 
 
 
 
 
Check out what’s in store for you:
 
This app is available for multiple devices!
Enhanced Poughkeepsie for iPad
Enhanced Poughkeepsie for iPhone (link to come)
Enhanced Poughkeepsie for Android (link to come)
Enhanced Poughkeepsie for ePub (on your computer) (link to come)
 


My Review

When I read Poughkeepsie (my review )I fell in love with an unique and intensely passionate story. It's a story I haven't let go of, forgotten in the slightest, in the two years since. When I learned an app was being developed for Enhanced Poughkeepsie, I thought "Whaaat?"  but knowing how creative and passionate Debra Anastasia is, that quickly turned into excitement.

The Enhanced Poughkeepsie app is a very cool interactive experience. Music played a large part in the creation of Poughkeepsie. While reading, you can listen to the music that inspired Anastasia, or helps create the perfect mood for a moment. You also have photos to help envision the setting, the characters, some are even gifs.. Bonus: Quizzes! "Which Poughkeepsie Man is Your Match"! My perfect match is BLAKE -- swooooon. "Which Poughkeepsie Woman Are You?" I got Livia, naturally. Quotes that Anastasia makes note of are highlighted in red; when you click on them you find out why. The app is finished with interviews, special extras, and features of those involved in the production. The entire Enhanced Poughkeepsie experience is gorgeous.

On a personal note, I am very thankful I got the chance to experience Enhanced Poughkeepsie. It was intense, gorgeous and inspired. I had the chance to fall in love with this beautiful creation all over again.
 

GIVEAWAY
 

 
For this tour, there is one HUGE giveaway that you totally should treat yourself to entering.
 
 
And this blog is giving away eCopies of Poughkeepsie and Return to Poughkeepsie to celebrate!
 
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway




About the author
Debra Anastasia is busy, just like every other mom. There's dinner, the dogs, the two kids, the two kids, and her ongoing battle with...ahem... digestive issues, which combined with her adolescent boy sense of humor makes for colorful and sometimes cringe-worthy social media updates. Her first love and crowning achievement is her thriving career as the weirdest mom on the block.
Her writing started a decent handful of years ago when--along with the animals and humans in her house--the voices of characters started whispering stories in Debra's ear. Insomnia was the gateway to plots that wouldn't give up, wouldn't let go. Now they stalk her everywhere. Halfway through making lunches, a twist takes hold and--fingers full of peanut butter--she finds somewhere, anywhere to write it down.

She's eternally grateful to Omnific Publishing, which has now published four of her books: two in the Seraphim Series and two in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, as well as her novella, Late Night with Andres. That one is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!) She also very much appreciates her open-minded readers, who embrace everything she has to offer, with a focus on anti-heroes and bathroom humor.Debra lives in Maryland with her family. You can find her at DebraAnastasia.com and on Twitter @Debra_Anastasia. But be prepared.




 
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14 comments:

  1. That sounds so cool! Such an interesting way to read the book... love this idea.

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  2. Damn it. I love you so much! XOXO Thank you!

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  3. What there really is an app like this? O.o Whoa!!! I must read this book, seriously. Everyone keeps talking about it and this sounds like such an awesome idea for fans. I must get this Enhanced version ;) Thanks so much for sharing, my friend!

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  4. This is an awesome idea! Going to go put it on my ipad right now!!!

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  5. WOW! Thank you for the info, I find this very interesting!

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  6. Cool idea - I am going to get to this some day. I bought it, but haven't had time to read it.

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  7. I never heard of this idea before and it is a pretty interesting awesome idea! thanks for the great giveaway!

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  8. I've had Poughkeepsie on my ereader for - I can't even tell you how long...perhaps since 2011. It's a book I am still anxious to read. But this new 'experience'...this sounds incredible! I think I'm most interested in hearing the music that inspired Ms. Anastasia. Thanks for sharing this, Andrea!

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  9. I always liked interactive books as a child, so could be fun.

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  10. I need to read Poghkeepsie! This interactive app sounds awesome! I like the whole mixing scenes with the music that inspired them, as well as the quizzes and fun tests! I like the who visual aspect as well with pics of things in the book, as well as the author interviews. I think it would be great if more books did this :) Thanks for sharing friend!!!

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  11. Loved this book. This sounds really neat. I'll have to give it a try.

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  12. I'm not sure I'd be interested in an interactive book, but only one way to find out! Thanks for the chance :)

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  13. I think they are a cool idea if you are already in love with the book/series. I don't know if I would like every book to make that available, but it definitely would be cool to try out

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