Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Poughkeeps​ie Enhanced App Tour ~ FLASH MOB & GIVEAWAY

TODAY is Debra Anastasia Birthday!
Let's Celebrate!!!
Ten Rapid Fire This or That Questions 
asked to Debra

1.      Sweet or Salty ~ Sweet
2.      Paperback or eBook ~ Paperback

3.      Beach or Ski Resort ~ Beach
4.      Tattoos or Piercings ~ Tattoos

5.      Rock Star or Motorcycle Club ~ Rock Star

6.      Chocolate or Vanilla ~ Chocolate

7.      Dinner at home or at a restaurant ~ Dinner at Home!

8.      Playboy or Nerdy Guy ~ Nerdy Guy
9.      Cake or Ice Cream ~ Ice Cream
10.  Text or Call ~ Call

GUEST POST by Debra Anastasia

When I was thinking about the Enhanced app for Poughkeepsie, I wanted more than just extra scenes, videos, pictures, and sound which sounds like crazy talk. But of course that's what I known for, so I decided we needed to do more, give more. That sounds dirtier than I intended, but I wanted to think outside of the box. With Omnific Publishing there really isn't a box, so I was able to include a recipe for frittatas, a knitting pattern design by Shannon Lumetta, and so many other small details.  I felt there were important things for me to show the reader like how to knit a basic stitch --something that was so important to Mouse. I also show readers how to make a paper rose, which is something Blake that's for Livia in the nightclub scene that touches her heart. I wanted it to be an interactive sort of experience for the reader who is revisiting Poughkeepsie or trying it for the first time. My developer also helped me work games into the product so that you could find out which Poughkeepsie man would be your ideal match or which Poughkeepsie girl you're most like. Interacting with readers is one of my favorite things to do. I can't imagine doing the author thing without having Twitter, Facebook, and email as a way to reach out and to be contacted by the readers. The Enhanced app is sort of the next generation of reading where you get to combine all different forms of media into a book. Books for me were always a special experience. Buying a hardcopy and savoring it opening it deciding when it was time to read it was a huge part of the fun as a reader. Putting this virtual frame around the book felt natural and exciting. I always look at books as an entire journey and to be able to increase that experience for the readers was so tempting. And now having created this app, I have to say I'm extremely satisfied with what it presents as an experience.

A huge thanks to My Book Boyfriend for having me today!

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.

Enhanced Poughkeepsie for iPad

Check out what’s in store for you:

My Review of the

Poughkeeps​ie Enhanced App

One of my favorite books of all time was turned into a unique experience unlike any other out on the market today. Take your favorite books and all of the things you love to learn more about them, like playlist, the setting, character insights, author notes, etc. Now you have that all in one place for the story, Poughkeepsie. You can experience all of that while you are reading the book for the very first time or for the 100th because you love it just that much.

I have this experience in the form of an app on my ipad. Poughkeepsie comes to life in more ways than one. At the beginning of each chapter, we are given a song that inspires the book in the form of a heading or an actual song that we can play with a tap of our finger inside the app will reading the chapter.

We are also given visuals of the places and people that inspired the story throughout the chapters. And what else.? So much more. There are videos of our favorite characters brought to life.

There are even polls and fun quizzes. I found out I’m more like Livia and in another poll I found out Blake was my true match. And if you read my review of the book, you would know Blake was my book boyfriend for that one. Although all the guys in the book (and no there aren’t love triangles, you’ll just have to read to understand) were pretty awesome.

There are interviews and extra scenes. There is just so much, it well worth the price of admission. If you love Poughkeepsie or if you’ve never read it, I would got for the app. You can’t go wrong because you will absolutely fall in love with this story for the first time or all over again.

My Review of Poughkeepsie

My Review of Return of Poughkeepsie

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  1. Thank you so very much. This is amazing. XOOXOX

  2. Happy Spanking Birthday, Debra!!! ;) Thanks for celebrating it with this amazeballs giveaway!

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