Sunday, May 26, 2013

SO MUCH TIME AND SO LITTLE TO SAY...

Erm...wait a second. Rewind. Let's try that again...

Ahem.


SO MUCH TO SAY AND SO LITTLE TIME!
(Much better.)

Lots going on, guys. LOTS going on.

Because I'm crunched for time, I'm going to do this in list form:

#1.  WE HAVE A RELEASE DATE! *pauses for applause* 
I am oh-so-excited to announce that SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS will be 
released on...APRIL 1, 2014! (No joke)
(The awesomeness of this book debuting on April Fool's Day is not lost on me. 
The promotional action will be great fun, so be prepared!)




#2.  EDITS ARE UNDERWAY
Holy crap, guys, edits & deadlines are no joke! 
But, despite the additional stress and desire to drink 
myself into Charlie Sheen status, I'm super excited
to be at this point in the publication process. 
The deadline will limit my blogging during the month of June, however.
A little tide-me-over gift is included at the bottom of this post
in hopes to make you feel better until we meet again.



#3.  JOHN HUGHES POST
Yeah, I knew that'd get your attention.
Last month I asked you to vote for your favorite John Hughes
flick in preparation for a blog post I'd be doing over at The Valentines' site.
Make sure you check that out on June 14. I've been told my idea
didn't totally suck arse so...it could be fun.



#4.  MAUI
I'm going to Maui for a week.
This has no bearing on any of you, I just wanted to rub your noses in it.



And now, that warm, fuzzy little treat I promised you...

(Adorable pic courtesy National Geographic)

I figured his happy hairdo might remind you of me.

Until next time, Fan Club. 
Be well.









Monday, May 20, 2013

And the winners are...

COLOR ME IMPRESSED, FAN CLUB!

Our little rafflecopter was nearly grounded for exceeding the FAA's weight restrictions--We had over 3,000 (!) entries for AG Howard's creeptastic giveaways. Well done! 

And now, let's get down to business...

If you know how to roll your Rs, (Just like you did in Spanish class.  You remember the drill: erre con erre cigarro erre con erre barril...) Now would be the time to do that. Because we need a drum roll, si?! (Didya catch that?! My little play on words?? I said, "si" instead of "see"??)

Okay, okay, I know. Shut up and get to the good stuff.

Ahem. 
 

After hours of mind-numbing number-crunching and brow-scratching, I am happy to announce that... 








I'M NOT ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS!! 



Aw, I'm sorry. 
That was a mean trick. 
But don't get your undies all twisted.
After you roll that bottom lip back into place, jump
over to AG's place. She'll be announcing the winners
sometime this week.

Thanks again to all who entered.
And remember, buy all of our books or
I will club you over the head with a baby snow seal.



Monday, May 6, 2013

TIME TO WHET YOUR APPETITE...AND WIN SOME PRIZES


Oh boy.
Oh boy.
OH BOY!

Hold on to your moth-covered hats, Fan Club, because you are in for a very special treat.

The incomparable AG Howard stopped by to share something so 
delicious and tantalizing that you're going to need a bib to get through this post. 

Seriously...grab a paper towel or something. This is HUGE.

Thanks for having me over to your fabulously fun place, Bethany! *hugs* Not only is Bethany one of my very best friends and crit partners, she's also written a funny, touching, and authentic non-PC contemporary YA coming out from Running Press in 2014. You must read this book...it's FANTASTIC.

And speaking of books coming out in 2014, here is the official Unhinged book trailer:



Here's the official synopsis:

Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she's always dreamed of.

That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.

As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.

If Alyssa stays in the human realm, she could endanger Jeb, her parents, and everyone she loves. But if she steps through the rabbit hole again, she'll face a deadly battle that could cost more than just her head.

And here are the prizes up for grabs (YES, it's INTL!!!):

SUPER SEEKRIT GRAND PRIZE (TBA):
May or may not be a special something
that may or may not be autographed
and may or may not have a sample of another something inside.
(I was told to be vague and cryptic...blame it on Morpheus.)
Please note: Prize won't be mailed until June and won't be wrapped this way
but I guarantee, you're going to WANT. (◕‿-)


First Prize:
Personalized and Autographed 18 x 24 poster of Unhinged


Second Prize:
Alice in Wonderland Victorian filigree pocket watch necklace
with hinged face cover
(See what I did there? Hinged/Unhinged...heh)


 Third Prize:
8 x 10 Alice Falling Down The Rabbit Hole
Vintage Dictionary Print
Please note: Frame is not included.


Fourth Prize:
Personalized and Autographed Splintered Swag Pack


Contest is INTL and runs from Monday, May 6th - Monday, May 20th, 12 a.m. Eastern.

Enter by using the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. Good luck, thanks for dropping by, and be sure to tour Bethany's website and check out her wonderful debut novel and trailer while you're here!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you, AG! Not only for stopping by and offering the Fan Club the opportunity to win these fantastic prizes, but for creating a world so captivating we simply can't get enough of it. January 2014 can't come soon enough.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Aw, Rookie...You're such a tease!


Because I am the master of all things suspenseful, (It's true, I have seen ALL the Bourne movies!) I'm going to give you just a tiny hint of the awesomeness that will be unveiled here on Monday.

Ready???...



Did ya see it???

You're all riled up now, aren't you?!

Mua ha ha...

See you Monday.