Monday, January 27, 2014

A winner and another chance

Thanks to everyone who entered January's #NILtribe giveaway! The Rafflecopter gods have spoken, and January's #NILtribe winner is . . .

Becky Wallace!!!

Congrats Becky!

But here's the thing: Becky has already read NIL. She's actually one of my CP's! Becky is as sweet as she is talented, and she's kindly offered her galley of NIL up to the #NILTribe.

So…let's do a Twitter contest!

Here's the deets:

The contest will be this Wednesday.

I'm going to ask a question on Twitter and post it using both the #NILtribe hashtag and the #WinNIL hashtag.  RT and post your answer--be sure to use the #WinNIL hashtag so I can see it!  :) The question will go live at 9 am (EST) and the contest will run until 9 pm (EST). Winner will be picked at random from all the #WinNIL entries! And the winner gets a signed galley of NIL!

Yay! Only 35 days until NIL's release...

The clock is ticking!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

CREED Cover Reveal

I'm SO EXCITED to be part of CREED's cover reveal today!

I adore Lindsay Currie and Trisha Leaver--as friends, writers, and critique partners, and together they're the brilliant minds behind CREED. (I LOVE Y'ALL!!!! *sends all the hugs*). The duo are kind, funny, and smart…and did I mention FANTASTIC WRITERS? #TeamCleaver is a force to be reckoned with in the YA world…especially in the horror genre.

Here's why:

CREED – November, 2014 from Flux
Three days.
Three of us went in.
Three of us came out.
None of us even a shadow of who we once were

(seriously--don't you have shivers already?! Knew it.:D)

About the Authors:
Trisha Leaver resides on Cape Cod with her husband, three children and one rather excitable black lab. She spent most of her childhood living inside her own mind, creating characters and stories that only a child's imagination could dream up. She now spends her days breathing life into those characters, writing realistic fiction for young adults. Today, Trisha is a free-lance editor and a proud member of the SCBWI, YA Scream Queens, The Horror Writers Association, TheBookYards, and OneFourKidLit, a community of authors with debuts upcoming in 2014. More information about her solo and co-authored projects can be found at the links below.

Lindsay Currie lives in Chicago, Illinois with one incredibly patient hubby, three amazing kids and one adorable, but irreverent Bullmastiff named Sam. She graduated from Knox College in the heart of the Midwest and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She is a freelance editor for young adult, new adult and middle grade fiction, and is a proud member of SCBWI, The Horror Writers Association, The YA Scream Queens, The BookYard and OneFourKidLit, a community of authors with debuts upcoming in 2014.
Dee Langley is seventeen and mere months away from total freedom and a life where state social workers, counselors, and foster parents don’t dictate her every move. She has spent years trying to eke out a normal existence, hiding from her past and walking the tenuous line between denial and self-preservation. A weekend away with her boyfriend, Luke, and his brother, Mike, seems like the perfect opportunity to forget and start over. Little does Dee know that she's just trading one hell for another.

When an unexpected storm and a lack of gas force their car off the road, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves with no other choice but to wander into the nearby town of Purity Springs for help. But it’s not good Samaritans they find, but rather complete and utter silence, every store and every house abandoned. Forced to seek shelter in one of the deserted homes, they uncover a disturbing book with explicit instructions on how to correctly rear a child, complete with a hand written record of its use. It’s not until the next morning, however, that they discover the alarming truth – the town isn’t abandoned; it is populated by a deadly cult, and the leader, Elijah Hawkins, has plans for the three of them. The group’s only hope for survival lies in the hands of Elijah’s son, Joseph. But is Joseph really their ticket to freedom or is his game just as deadly as his father’s?

Pre-order: click here   


But first you want to see the cover, right? I mean, it's why you're here. :)

So scroll down . . .

keep scrolling . . .

one more click . . .


HERE YOU GO! The epic cover of CREED:

AHHHHHHH!!! LOVE!!!! The spooky sky . . . the even spookier red letting. And that touch of turquoise in the title --what's that all about!? WANT! A creeptastic cover all around!!!

Congrats Lindsay & Trisha! Thanks for letting me be a part of your big day today! 

Readers, what's your favorite thing about CREED's cover? 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Blog Tour Announcement & #NILtribe January Giveaway

56 days until NIL's release! AHHH!

I'm super excited to announce my blog tour for NIL…put together by the AWESOME Nikki Wang over at Fiction Freak. Nikki is AMAZING and I lurrrve her. Check out this awesome banner:


And the tour stops? Here we go:

Feb 17Dana Square Interview
Feb 18Book Loving Mom Review
Feb 19Jenna Does Books Guest Post
Feb 20Word Spelunking Review 
Feb 21Book Addict's Guide Interview
Feb 24Great Imaginations Review 
Feb 25A Backwards Story Guest Post
Feb 26Two Chicks on Books Interview 
Feb 27As Told by Rachel Review 
Feb 28Paperback Princess Interview 
Mar 3The Best Books Ever Review
Mar 4Wastepaper Prose Review 
Mar 5Book Haven Extraordinaire Review
Mar 6Good Choice Reading Interview 

I'm so honored to be on these blogs and am sending each blogger heaps of hugs and island love. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! *GIANT ISLAND SMOOSH* Please stop by these blogs in the meantime and say hello!

But the island goodness doesn't stop there.

Today starts January's #NILtribe giveaway!

Up for grabs this month:

-A galley of SOMETHING REAL by Heather Demetrios

-Signed copies of ONE, TWO, and SOLVING FOR EX by Leigh Ann Kopans + awesome SOLVING FOR EX swag

-A hardback of Sara B. Larson's DEFY

-A signed galley of NIL + fun island swag


Entering is easy: just tweet a link to this giveaway (or post to FB) and use the #NILtribe hashtag. Bonus entry points to those brave enough to leave an island haiku in the comments below. Haiku must use the words NIL, island, naked, and coconut…not necessarily in that order.:) Anyone who shares a haiku in the comments will be eligible for some extra #NILtribe swag….to be picked out out the comments on January 27.

Quick note: This giveaway ends January 27, and is open to North American residents only. But remember an international giveaway for NIL is happening over at Badass Bookie. Pop over and say hi to Lisa--she's AWESOME!

So join the tribal; the party is ON. :)

Good luck, y'all! The clock is ticking…

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