Saturday, March 22, 2014

Poughkeepsie Enhanced Collector's Edition App Tour with Debra Anastasia

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.

Check out what’s in store for you:

This app will be available for all kinds of devices!

It is available now as Enhanced Poughkeepsie for iPad
Website for Droid, iPhones, and Computers is coming soon! Visit http://www.DebraAnastasia.com

For more information. The website app (which is the same content as the iPad app) will be available this week.

For this tour, there is one HUGE giveaway that you totally should treat yourself to entering.


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

Debra’s website: http://www.debraanastasia.com/

A Note From Debra!!

Poughkeepsie he has been in print since 2011. Before that, it was on fanfictionin 2009. So, the story has had a long life. What’s fun for me is that this story keeps finding a new audience. When a new reader approaches Poughkeepsie and then contacts me, I get to relive the joy of being an author again and again. Poughkeepsie readers who connect with the story often keep the characters in their heart. They'll share songs, pictures, and locations that remind them of the book. It's a tremendous gift to be closely involved with the story’s journey. It's a journey that seems to have no end point in sight (thank heavens!) Now, that I have the sequel up and running and I’m writing the third book in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, I find myself revisiting the first book again. The research that must be done to keep the plot consistent is very rewarding.

Often, I'll be able to use my interactions with the readers and their opinions help form the next plot. I wonder if I wasn't lucky enough to be writing in this generation of the electronics and technology, if I’d have access to this kind of interactions? The readers really do become part of the story because of my ability to speak to anyone across the globe. And I think one of the most interesting parts about Poughkeepsie is the title, which is hard to say. With all of the vowels in the word,“Poughkeepsie” I've heard many different versions. If you live in New York near the town you usually say it  Pugh-Kip-see. (Click this link to hear a dude say it: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=poughkeepsie ) It’s a great honor to have this story handed from one reader to another with such exuberance. This phenomenon is exactly why Omnific Publishing and I went for the Poughkeepsie EnhancedCollector’s Edition app. We hoped that previous readers might be interested in re-reading the story and our new readers would have another whole new world to explore.

A huge thanks to The Book Blog for allowing me to be here today! 

My Thoughts:
First, I want to say THANK YOU to Mrs. Anastasia for allowing us to take part in this blog tour! I read Poughkeepsie a couple years ago and fell utterly in love. This was way before I even knew what book blogs were and that I could have one! Then, of course, Return to Poughkeepsie released not too long ago. After reading it, I decided that if Debra Anastasia asked me to jump, I would ask, how high?! 

I wanted to take part of the app release because I love all things Poughkeepsie and wanted to go deeper into the story. I had so much fun with this!! Little notes about certain passages that were written, great music to coincide with the story. Lots of extras all throughout. As soon I opened the app, I was immediately sucked in and stayed that way for a couple hours. I wish Debra and everyone working on this project nothing but success!

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