Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Best of #NILtribe

It's the very last day of 2013. Whaatttttt? How….? I can't even. Because if today is New Year's Eve, that means 2014 is almost here. Like just a few hours away. Which means . . .


AHHHH! *flails*


I'm so excited for y'all to meet Charley & Thad in a few weeks! Like, beyond stoked excited.:) But I thought I'd close out 2013 with a quick #NILtribe wrap-up. Ready?

Ok, here goes!

The #NILtribe officially launched this month. Check out the tab at the top of the page for more #NILtribe deets or this post at Mac Teen Books:) So far we've got torches, tigers, coconut cups, chanting, island bling, awkward tribal dancing, poufy grass skirts that would never fly on Nil (WAY too hard to run in!:D), and of course, BOOKS.  We've already had one #NILtribe giveaway and more to come!

In the meantime, two other giveaways with a chance to win a copy of NIL are still wide open: one over at Icey Books (it ends tonight at midnight!), and the other over at Badass Bookie. And the second giveaway is INTERNATIONAL (woot!) so go enter! I'll wait. ;) *waits* *shares cupcakes* Oh, you're back! Yay! The clock is ticking…;)

Other #NILtribe scoop:

NIL has a new cover!!!!!! And an epic new tagline: How do you escape from an island that doesn't exist?   I totally, absolutely LOVE the new cover. Check it out on the sidebar and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Sneak peeks! I shared a glimpse of Charley's Day One on Twitter…. and the inspiration behind Black Bay and Nil City. ICYMI, here's one of the sneak peeks:
Charley's Day One on Nil

I also shared a sneak peek into Thad's life before Nil. ICYMI, here you go:

VERY different from Thad's life on Nil… *runs away before I spill ALL THE SEKRITS*;)

I talked NIL inspiration with Jessica at Read My Breath Away and shared how NIL was born. That post (with more pics!) is here.  And right now I'm over at Badass Bookie talking with Lisa and sharing sekrit NIL scoop as part of the 2014 Debutante Event. Click here to find out the original title of NIL and other cool NIL scoop.:) (And see the dress I love…worn by JLaw, of course.:D #sherocks)

Remember to follow the hashtag #NILtribe on Twitter for more NIL scoop and sekrits. I've got more interviews in the works, and more giveaways. Soon I'll announce January's #NILtribe prize pack, which includes a copy of NIL, NIL swag, and loads of other books you want (pinky swear).:)

The #NILtribe party is ON! So glad you're in the tribe! :) A quick shout-out to all the #NILtribe members: THANKS FOR ALL THE NIL LOVE. We're gonna have a blast these next few months!!!!!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

And we have a winner!

The first #NILtribe giveaway is over, and the Rafflecopter gods have spoken.

But before we get to a winner, let's review the loot:

Awesome swag!
On the count of three, let's all tilt our heads together to look at it…
One, two, three…lol

A galley of NIL!
Books by Erin Bowman, Leila Sales, and Jamie Grey!
NIL swag! 
And Jamie threw in a super cute UVC bracelet too--thank you Jamie!!!


(An email is on its way to you right now with all the deets.:D)

And a HUGE thank you to the #NILtribe! 
For entering…
for spreading the #NILtribe love…for being so enthusiastic!

It's gonna be an awesome few months ahead.:)

Quick #NILtribe update:
Tomorrow NIL's brand-new-so-awesome-OMG-I-Love-IT-cover will be revealed over at Icey Books.
And Friday I'll have the Best of #NILtribe wrap up here on the blog.

*tribal fist bump*

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The #NILtribe is Live!

Today is December 4, 2013.

NIL's release date is March 4, 2014. That means . . .

NIL comes out in 90 days.

*crazy happy dance freakout* *breathes*

90 days!

Of course I’m counting the days!!! :) I can’t wait for you to meet Charley and Thad and the rest of the NIL cast, including the island itself--a mysterious place, where days are so important that each one is counted. Where some days are celebrated, others are mourned--but ALL are tallied. Because life depends on it. Charley's life, and Thad's, and the life of everyone else who winds up on Nil.


Before I spill ALL THE NIL SEKRITS, here’s the book synopsis:

On the island of Nil, the rules are set. You have one year. Exactly 365 days--to escape, or you die. 
Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing Charley remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s lying naked in an empty rock field. 
Lost and alone, Charley hunts for a way out. She discovers desolate beaches and human remains, but no sign of civilization--until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that to save their future, Charley must first save him. And on an island rife with hidden dangers, their greatest threat is time.
They can’t stop the clock. They can only hope to beat it. 

Think SURVIVOR meets LOST and THE MAZE RUNNER, plus lots of feels.:)

So….back to the days. In 90 days you'll find out Charley and Thad’s fate. Ahhh! 90 days! So far away, right?

But since I can’t stop the clock--or rush it!—in the meantime, you can join the #NILtribe.

What is the #NILtribe you ask?


But first, a definition.:)

tribe: noun \ˈtrīb\*: a group of people who have the same job or interest

If you love books, especially thrillers, packed with mysteries, islands, secrets and ALL THE FEELS, then #NILtribe may be for you!

All you have to do is tweet . . . or post to Facebook . . . or post on your blog . . . or comment on my blog: “I joined the tribe!” and add the #NILtribe hashtag. And that’s it! You’re in.:)

Over the three months, follow the #NILtribe hashtag on Twitter and Facebook for chances to win galleys of NIL, copies of other YA books I love and sweet NIL swag . . . and to discover NIL sekrits. Each day I’ll tweet using the #NILtribe hashtag. I’ll share cool facts about the characters, island sekrits, author interviews, giveaway links, etc. Each week I'll share new goodies that will be up for grabs by members of the #NILtribe in upcoming giveaways (spoiler: creepy bone cuff bracelet anyone?!) Each month will bring more opportunities to win NIL galleys, NIL swag, and after NIL’s release, signed hardbacks.:) And in the last month before release, all #NILtribe members will get swag-to-be-revealed… just by joining the #NILtribe.:)

And to all those readers-who-love-thrillers-and-islands-and-sekrits-and swoon? Feel free to use the #NILtribe hashtag as often as you like! Post anytime using the hashtag! You can countdown to Nil’s release, repost any of my posts, or post about why you're excited for NIL, Waiting on Wednesday style. Just remember to use the #NILtribe hashtag, and you’re golden. Welcome to the tribe.:) And feel free to grab the #NILtribe button on the sidebar of my blog!

A quick shout out to Melody Simpson…an honorary #NILtribe member from Day One. Melody was the first reader to comment on my blog and to share my excitement for NIL. *GIANT HUGS MELODY*

So join the tribe! The first #NILtribe giveaway is LIVE. Up for grabs? A perfect holiday prize pack!

One lucky tribe member will win . . .

a signed galley of NIL

Eep! The clock is ticking…:)

And some sweet island bling: hemp twine shell bracelets . . . one to keep and one to share

Or keep both! I won't tell.:) Aren't they so fun?

Plus this awesome trio of 2013 YA debuts I loved!

TAKEN by Erin Bowman

Welcome to the tribe, sweet readers! And not just ANY tribe… the #NILtribe. Where the bling is island fresh and all readers make it back alive. :)

Books make the best presents, don’t you think?

* Thank you Merriam-Webster free on-line dictionary.:)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Less than 24 hours until #NILtribe

As y'all know, time is critical on Nil, a place where you have exactly 365 days to escape--or die.

I'm counting the days too!

91 days until NIL's book birthday…

and one day until the start of #NILtribe. Eep!

#NILtribe deets in less than 24 hours…here, and over at Mac Teen Books.

See you tomorrow! *runs away before I spill ALL THE SEKRITS*:)

Monday, December 2, 2013

The clock is ticking...

Happy Monday y'all!

So much book goodness in the works this week!:)

Here's a clue:

365: days you have on Nil to escape--or die

92: days until NIL's release

2: days until the launch of #NIL tribe

That's right. TWO DAYS.

In TWO DAYS, you can join the tribe. If you love thrillers, islands, mysteries and ALL THE FEELS, not to mention chances to win ARCs of NIL, copies of my favorites books, NIL swag, and find out NIL sekrits.:) Cool, right?


The clock is ticking…