Wednesday, June 20, 2012

THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR Cover Reveal Giveaway!

So yesterday revealed the cover for The Nightmare Affair. Just in case you missed it, here it is again:

Like it? Yeah, so do I. Well, more like love it. It's absolutely perfect for the book. It captures the whimsical, magical, spooky feel of it. Plus, it's beautiful. Now for the jacket cover with the basic

And here it is with all text. Do you see how it looks like a REAL book? Also, the spine is a tree! I'm not sure it can get much cooler than that:

Here's the jacket cover flap:

16-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare.


Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy is hard enough, but when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing.

But it does.

Eli is dreaming of a murder. The setting is Arkwell.

And then his dream comes true. Now Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target…

Now for the giveaway. As promised there will be two winners for the following prizes:

1st Winner: An ARC of Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake + an ARC of The Nightmare Affair (available in Oct)

2nd Winner: An ARC of Renegade by J.A. Souders + an ARC of The Nightmare Affair (available in Oct).

Entering is easy, just fill out the form below. And you can enter from the any of the participating blogs. You can see a list of them here. The contest is open for a week. Good luck!

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***UPDATE: The giveaway will now include an ARC of Renegade by J.A. Souders!***

That's right! The cover for The Nightmare Affair has been revealed over on You can see it here and read about the process it took to create it. It's fascinating, and I hope you love the final cover as much as I do.

But make sure you tune in tomorrow because I'm celebrating the cover reveal with an fantastic giveway supported by the fabulous blogs below. We will also be revealing the jacket cover for the The Nightmare Affair. There will be two winners a piece for the following prizes:

1st Winner: An ARC of Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake + an ARC of The Nightmare Affair (available in Oct)

2nd Winner: A copy of any current YA title of your choice + an ARC of The Nightmare Affair (available in Oct)

You can enter at any of the participating blogs below.

(in alphabetical order):

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Be Here Now Auction - Win a Query + 1st Chapter Critique

Attention writers! There's an online auction starting Wednesday where you have a chance to bid on manuscript critiques from several published and up-and-coming writers and help fund the BE HERE NOW documentary on Andy Whitfield. I have a query letter plus 1st chapter critique available. The minimum bid is just a dollar! The auction is taking place on the blog of the fabulous writer, Kathy Bradey, Once Upon a Time in Writer Land.

For more information on the BE HERE NOW project, including a clip from the film check out this post on Entertainment Weekly.

Good luck and happy writing!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Book Red: SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo

So yeah, the title of this blog deserves the "understatement of the year" award. I'm not just recommending this book. I'm screaming as loud as I can, "GO BUY IT NOW!" Seriously, I had the fortune to get my hands on an Advanced Readers Copy, and I was completely enamored with the story, the writing, the characters, and the world. Yeah, everything in this is as good as good can be. Read the description from Goodreads below and then get thee to a book store as soon as you can. You won't regret it. I guarantee it!

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, #1)

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.

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