Saturday, May 30, 2009

More Fan Art!!

Gamer Girl fan art!! Maddy and Allora! Sooo cool. ^_^

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Guest Blogging Today!

I'm blogging today over at the fabulous Lucienne Diver's blog. (She's the author of the new book VAMPED which you guys should so check out!!) I'm also giving away an autographed copy of BOYS THAT BITE to a commenter!!

So go forth, read and comment and WIN!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Melissa Marr

You guys like Melissa Marr, right? She's an amazing author of dark, fairy YA books. Love! Anyway, I got to interview her about her new book, Fragile Eternity, for my show on Better. Here's the final clip!

The book's awesome by the way. Actually the whole series is. You should check it out!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blood Coven Spread the Word Contest!

Okay guys - here's the deal. Barnes and Noble has graciously stocked all the Blood Coven books (Boys that Bite, Stake That, Girls that Growl) in their stores on special vampire themed walls. Which is amazingly awesome cause now brand new people can try out the series and hopefully end up loving it as much as you guys do! :)

I want to make the most of this opportunity, of course. And that's where you come in. I need you guys to be my street team - to spread the word about the Blood Coven Books. And I'm giving away free stuff to those who do!

What does spreading the word mean? Actually just how it sounds - get friends to read the books, write about them in your blog or myspace page, post reviews on review websites, post the book covers on your myspace, tell your local bookstore and library you like the series. Make flyers. Draw pics and upload them to DeviantArt. Make a video and put it on YouTube. The possibilities are endless. You could even throw a Blood Coven party! (Let me know if you decide to do this and I'll send you some party favors!)

Then come back here and report what you did. I'll be giving out prizes to those who do the most and also those who came up with the most creative ways to promote the series. Including a $50 gift certificate to Hot Topic. Yeah! :) I also have glitter makeup to giveaway, autographed books, and even a copy of Stake That or Girls that Growl in Japanese!! (Complete with manga pics of the characters)

AND AS A MAJOR BONUS: Everyone who participates gets an EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF BAD BLOOD!!!! The first time anyone will read any of it! (Besides my editor!)

So are you ready to get started? This will be fun!! And remember - every little effort counts!!! After all, if it weren't for your continued support we never would have gotten that fourth book, right? :) And I know you all want a fifth...


Monday, May 18, 2009

More Artwork

You guys rock! Thanks for sending me so many awesome pics! Here are some more for you to check out!! This time from the Blood Coven books! :)




Thursday, May 14, 2009

Teen Read Night

Last night I went to the monthly Teen Read Night at the Jefferson Market NYPL in the Village. (Great library, btw. It's like a freaking castle.) These nights, hosted by the amazing David Leviathan of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist fame (as well as Executive Editor (or some similiar such title) at Scholastic). David was the BEST moderator. He was funny and interesting and, most importantly, kept it all on track and on time.

The authors reading were also great. All funny, contemporary stories, which was refreshing, seeing the current overload of dark paranormal. (Author Melissa Walker, who was also there, said these nights are often full of contemp authors and suggested perhaps the dark fantasy authors live somewhere else? An interesting theory, to say the least...) Not that there's anything wrong with dark paranormal, mind you. There's just a lot of it.

My favorite read of the night was for my Dutton sister author, Sarah Cross, and her book DULL BOY(just released today!) I've been hearing a lot of buzz on this book, but had no idea how awesome would actually be. So funny! I totally need to pick up a copy this afternoon.

Also there were Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus - authors of "The Nanny Diaries" who evidently are writing YA now. Their first book, The Real Real, is about a reality show. Or behind the scenes of one, I guess. The authors were fun and down to earth, esp considering their high profile status. And the excerpt was funny.

Other authors included Nick Burd, The Vast Fields of Ordinary - a gay coming of age story. Susane Colasanti, Waiting for You. (I liked that Susane told us (when someone asked how did she know how to speak YA) "My internal age is 16." I'm going to have to use that from now.) Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty and Kieran Scott, Geek Magnet.

There wasn't one bad book in the bunch!! I recommend you guys check them out if you're looking for something fun to read.


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Blood Coven at Barnes and Noble

Just found out that Barnes and Noble bookstores across the country have restocked the entire Blood Coven series. (With the old covers.) You can get Boys that Bite, Stake That, and Girls that Growl from pretty much all B&N stores right now! This is a great opportunity to pick up a copy if you haven't already before they change the covers this fall. :)

And please, tell your friends! Want sales to be good so I can write that fifth book!!!