Saturday, December 7, 2013
Additionally, we're giving one person a copy of SNAKEROOT--to win, you'll have to answer a question, so to make sure you win, listen to the whole interview!
SNAKEROOT continues the world of NIGHTSHADE, and has all the classic Andrea elements: smexy people doing awesome things, paranormal adventures, and more!
Make sure you tune in to the interview:
Friday, December 6, 2013
In fact, I loved the book so much, I blurbed it:
Absolutely brilliant. This is the sci fi I've been waiting for! Action, romance, twists and turns--this book has it all!It has all my favorites:
✓ A giant spaceship
✓ Pretty stars
✓ Alternating POVs, and both protags have an excess of sass
✓ A twisty end I didn't see coming at ALL
✓ A philosophical edge that is just brilliant
✓ A beautiful, beautiful dress
Don't believe me on that last one? Check out this beautiful cover:
RIGHT? ISN'T IT GORGEOUS?! Which is why, when Meg and Amie said that they actually had the dress that is on the cover, and that they would let me take it out for a spin, I knew I had to do something special. I mean, come on! This is the literal, actual, REAL dress that was REALLY used on their book cover!!! (You can even see it in some of the behind-the-scenes photos here!)
I had to take it to a castle.
The Biltmore House is America's largest home, and the closest thing to a castle that I have. Meg and I headed up there on a cold November day to take the beautiful dress from the book cover on a very special date.
There was no way I was getting into that dress--I was terribly afraid of ripping it or messing it up! I don't have the grace of Sooz Dennard or Diana Peterfreund, who did--but fortunately, I happened to know another Diana, one that looked over the Biltmore House.
And let me tell you, she looked hawt.
|We were so afraid of being kicked out for doing this!|
Can't you just imagine her jumping out of a spaceship, with a hot soldier right on her heels?
|Of course I posed with her--and of course I'm wearing my starry tights!|
I was pretty awkward...
...especially in the spins...
...but the dress was gorgeous.
This was such an awesome experience, and I'm so glad Meg and Amie let me take their book cover dress on such a wonderful date!
And I have to say--it's had a very busy week!
- On Monday, Marie Lu took it to see a snowman--in California
- On Tuesday, Diana Peterfreund wore it in an enchanted forest
- On Wednesday, Leigh Bardugo took it on a movie date
- On Thursday, Susan Dennard posed for her own book cover with the dress
And as of next Tuesday, you can have the dress, too--or at least, the image of it on your book cover. AND if you pre-order the book, you also get a free poster!
It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.
Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.
Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?
Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are longtime friends and sometime flatmates who have traveled the world (but not yet the galaxy), covering every continent between them. They are sure outer space is only a matter of time. Meagan, who is also the author of the Skylark trilogy, currently lives in Asheville, NC, while Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia. Although they currently live apart, they are united by their love of space opera, road trips, and second breakfasts.
Visit the These Broken Stars website for the latest news on the series and follow the authors on Twitter at @AmieKaufman and@MeaganSpooner.
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Friday, November 29, 2013
It's Black Friday! And I'm itching to go out to one of the sales even though (a) I hate crowds and (b) there's nothing I really want anyway. Also (c) have I mentioned I hate crowds? So, instead of doing any of that, I'm going to make up a gift-giving guide from the comfort of my couch--while I watch Doctor Who, natch!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
- Me, author of the Across the Universe series
- Alan Gratz, super cool guy who writes middle grade, YA, and even a Star Trek novel, featuring his latest title, a true-life story inspired by a Holocaust survivor
- Myra McEntire, one awesome chick and author of the Hourglass trilogy, the last book of which I totally helped brainstorm in a Panera, and I'm so stealing credit for that because it's brilliant
- Jeri Smith-Ready, who has a brand-spanking new haircut, a husband who answered some of my science questions for Shades of Earth, and several amazing, totally unique books in both YA and adult, including her latest, This Side of Salvation
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Today my short story, "The Turing Test," is available for free from Lightspeed Magazine. Before I get into the story, I just want to say how awesome Lightspeed is. They're really very innovative, offering the magazine for a remarkably cheap price (only $3.99 for an individual issue; subscriptions cheaper), and yet they consistently provide amazing short stories in fantasy and sci fi, and they make them free to the public after the magazine launches. If you like to read fantasy or sci fi, do yourself a favor and check Lightspeed out.
(Also, my fellow nerds, can I just point out that I'm in issue #42? Wheee!)
Right! So, my story, "The Turing Test" is now available for free here. I really quite like this story, inspired by a conversation with my husband at Subway. Who knew Italian subs were so story-sparking?!
Here's the first little bit of the story:
Keep reading here! And if you're curious about my inspiration--which includes Blade Runner, Doctor Who, and more--you can read this wonderful interview here. Seriously--it's quite a good interview, one of the best I've ever done. Jude Griffin, the interviewer, asked wonderfully in-depth questions and it was simply wonderful working with her on this.
I do hope you check them out and enjoy the story! It was a blast to write!