Monday, September 23, 2013

Gratuitous Cuteness in Lieu of Legitimate Creativity. Part Deux.

Here's the sad truth guys, I couldn't come up with a creative blog post because my brain is a bit oatmealy these days.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVES me some oats (longtime Fan Clubbers know this to be true) but between edits for SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS (and THE HEIST, the book I hope to offer my pub next), and failing miserably at adding wordage to my current WiP (that may very well get me sued. I'm not lying), there's just no brain power left under all this freaking hair to come up with something catchy. Which is what leads me to this second installment of Gratuitous Cuteness in Lieu of Legitimate Creativity. (a.k.a. Bethany's got brain rot)

Hopefully these cute faces will keep you entertained until my brain returns to the blog building.

 Silly Efron.
How does he always manage to creep in there??

Thursday, September 5, 2013


We are so excited to release the cover of Rebekah Crane’s next YA contemporary novel, ASPEN, today! Dance break!

Now that that’s out of the way. We present… ASPEN!

(Blog host side note: This cover tickles my frilly-tailed fancy. I am so in love!)

About the book:
One quiet night in Boulder, Colorado, Aspen Yellow-Sunrise Taylor made a mistake.

 In the next instant, her life changed forever.

Aspen doesn't want to remember when Katelyn Ryan, a sleek-haired popular soccer player, crossed the yellow line in her car and smashed into Aspen's. But forgetting is pretty hard - because Katelyn may have died - but she didn't leave. Her ghost is following Aspen around, and heading into senior year, it's kind of a problem. Especially when Katelyn's gorgeous former boyfriend Ben appears to be the only person at school with a clue as to how Aspen feels.

Popularity, college, Homecoming Court, hot guys - none of these things ever mattered to Aspen. She's been busy trying to rein in her giant mass of blonde curls, keep her stoner mother Ninny away from Toaster, her mom's awful bongo drumming boyfriend, and prevent her best friends Kim and Cass from killing - or kissing - one another. But with Ben sitting next to her in Physics looking all too gorgeous, Katelyn's spirit dogging her steps, and her obsessive snow-globe collecting therapist begging her to remember all the things she wants to forget, Aspen is thrust into a vivid, challenging world she can't control … and doesn't want to.

A darkly funny, emotionally gripping story of opening up, letting go, and moving on, ASPEN is about the best-worst accident of your life ... and what comes next.

Release Date: January 2014
Category: YA contemporary
Publisher: In This Together Media

And an awesome cover reveal isn’t complete without an equally AWESOME giveaway, so let’s tell them what they can win... *dramatic pause*

10 eARCs of ASPEN!
1 tie-dye shirt from Moe’s Broadway Bagels in Boulder, CO (an actual restaurant in the story!)
2 Grateful Dead bumper stickers! Groovy! 
5 Friendship bracelets because WHY NOT?!
1 hacky sack! Rad! 
3 flower stickers you can stick to your laptop or desk or wherever! Peace, man!

Just enter the Rafflecopter below and you’re on your way to getting some awesome swag!

The giveaway closes a week from today. a Rafflecopter giveaway

About Rebekah Crane: 

Rebekah Crane fell in love with YA literature while studying Secondary English Education at Ohio University, but it wasn't until ten years and two daughters later that she started to write it. Inspired by her past students, growing up in Cleveland with its fabulous musical theater community, and music of all kinds (particularly the Avett Brothers), she created PLAYING NICE. It is her first published novel, but having an unbridled imagination, it's not the only fantasy world she's lived in (just ask her husband). ASPEN, her second YA creation, is set to release in January 2014. She now lives in Colorado, where the altitude only enhances the experience. 

Twitter: @RebekahCrane