Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Favorite Fall Reads + Giveaway: SILVERN

Silvern is the stunning sequel to Christy Farley's Gilded. I have such love for this trilogy (and haha! I got to read the third one already :P ). I've been critique partners with Christy since well before either of us was published, and I just am so, so happy for her and everything she writes.

Gilded told the story of Jae Hwa and her journey to Korea with her family...and discovery that her family was tied to a magical ancestry and a very bad god with evil intent. Silvern picks right up where the action stopped in Gilded, and you will be swept up in the beauty of Korea and the magical worlds Jae Hwa encounters.

If you haven't read the first book--go! Grab it now! It's actually free on Kindle Unlimited, giving you the perfect opportunity to catch up and then grab this newly released sequel!

So, I asked Christy a few questions about fall! Read on to find more and to enter to win a copy of Silvern AND all the rest of my favorite fall reads! 

It's a beautiful (or rainy!) fall day--what book do you most want to curl up with and read all day?

For fall, I love to read a good chilling read that weaves with the wind’s howls and the chilly nights. Some of my current favorites are The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Madman’s Daughter, Gated, and Survival Colony 9. These authors know how to transport me to worlds that are deliciously creepy.

I love fall thunderstorms, but if I can't listen to one, I turn to music. What are you listening to right now? 

I’m super excited about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug releasing December 13th! So of course I had to get the soundtrack to get myself ready for the movie. Plus it’s a great soundtrack to listen to while I’m writing.



Pumpkin spice latte or warm apple pie?

Um, both? Pumpkin spice latte to drink with my apple pie. Actually, one of the best parts about fall is the foods!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Favorite Fall Reads + Giveaway: THE YOUNG ELITES

You can go ahead and hate me now because I was lucky enough to read an early incarnation of this book, on the beach, with Marie right beside me, so I got to flail my arms and fangirl at her while I was reading it.

And this is definitely the kind of book that required a lot of fangirling and flailing of arms. This story is sort of like what would happen if Avatar: The Last Airbender met Game of Thrones with more super powers and (slightly less) killing. There are some deep themes hidden by fast action, and my heart broke for three different characters in the first fifty pages (don't worry; my favorite got some revenge going, so it was all good).

This is an amazing book. If you love fantasy, totally pick it up. If you love action and thrillers, pick it up. If you love characters who seem real and also kick ass, pick it up. You know what? Just pick this book up. Trust me.

So, I asked Marie a few questions about fall! Read on to find more and to enter to win a copy of The Young Elites AND all the rest of my favorite fall reads! 

It's a beautiful (or rainy!) fall day--what book do you most want to curl up with and read all day?

Now I am fantasizing about a cozy, rainy autumn day. SIGH. I would snuggle up with Mattimeo (by Brian Jacques). Nothing gives me warm fuzzy joy like a Redwall book.

I love fall thunderstorms, but if I can't listen to one, I turn to music. What are you listening to right now? 

Lullabies, by Yuna. All of her songs are on a frequent cycle in my playlists.



Pumpkin spice latte or warm apple pie?

Warm apple pie!!!!!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Favorite Fall Reads + Giveaway: THE WALLED CITY

Guys. Guys. GUYS. The Walled City is...breathtaking. Truly amazing. I have honestly never read anything like it. Based on a real city that's worse than any fictional dystopia, The Walled City has fast-paced action, realistically drawn characters, and a world that is visually stunning in all its gritty reality.

There's a scene in the first twenty or so pages. I will never forget reading that scene. I thought to myself, "there's no way Ryan is going to make this character do that thing. No way." You know how in a book, you can identify the main characters, and you know nothing too bad is going to happen, right? Like, it'll look like something bad is going to happen, but it never really does, right? Somehow they always escape intact.

Not in this book. No character is safe. The bad things do happen. Just like in real life. But also like in real life, the good things happen, too.

So: pick this one up. You will not regret it. You will love every page--and you will cry for and cheer these characters on. It's inevitable. The book is that good.

So, I asked Ryan a few questions about fall! Read on to find more and to enter to win a copy of The Walled City AND all the rest of my favorite fall reads! 

It's a beautiful (or rainy!) fall day--what book do you most want to curl up with and read all day?

Any one of the seven Harry Potter books! I'm rereading them currently and it's just such a wonderful world to get lost in. Drizzly fall days fit right in with Hogwarts and goblets of pumpkin juice and wind-whipped matches of Quidditch!

I love fall thunderstorms, but if I can't listen to one, I turn to music. What are you listening to right now? 

I'm kind of on a Woodkid kick right now. Especially his song Iron. It fits particularly well with one of the characters in my current WIP.



Pumpkin spice latte or warm apple pie?

I'm a pumpkin spice girl all the way. There's a small coffee shop I sometimes write in which uses scoops of real toasted pumpkin in their seasonal lattes and I'm obsessed. But hey, good caffeine fuels good writing!!

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

My Favorite Fall Reads: Learn About New Books + Win Them Signed

I love the fall. It's my favorite season. There's rain and pumpkin spice and sweaters and fires in the fireplaces, and basically that all adds up to the perfect time to curl up with a good book!

There are a TON of amazing books coming out this fall, and I thought I'd spend this week talking about how amazing they are--and what's even better than talking about great books is giving away great books--ALL OF WHICH ARE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 

So, all this week, I'm going to be featuring one of my favorite fall reads, and you'll have a chance to enter to win ALL of them, and ALL of them are signed by the authors! So definitely stick around--every day this week features a new book and a new chance to win everything!


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Friday, October 17, 2014

How to Order the Body Electric on the Compelling Reads Tour


In the first week of November, I'm lucky enough to be a part of the amazing Compelling Reads tour. I'll be traveling with an amazing group of authors throughout North and South Carolina, and we'll be talking books, having awesome giveaways, and of course, signing books!

However: The Body Electric may be a little hard to come by. Because it's something called "print on demand," booksellers will have to be very limited in how many copies they order. If you want to ensure that you get a copy of The Body Electric for me to sign for you at the tour, please, please, please contact the bookstore early and request that they order it for you and put it on hold. That's really the only way to ensure that you'll get a copy of my latest book.

And! I will have a special swag pack for every person who gets a copy of The Body Electric signed by me at the bookstore! Every one!! It will include swag from both Across the Universe and The Body Electric--and the only way to guarantee you get one is to pre-order the book from the bookstore before the event. And remember: it may take up to five days for the order to arrive, so pre-order early!

To make it easier for you, I've included the bookstores I'll be at and how to preorder! 
And remember: even if you can't come to the event, you can order a book to be signed
that you can pick up at the store or have shipped to you!

November 1 at 3pm
Raleigh, NC: Quail Ridge Books
To order:
CLICK HERE or call (919) 828-1588

November 2 at 2pm
Chapel Hill, NC: Flyleaf Books
To order: 
CLICK HERE or call (919) 942-7936

November 3 at 7pm
Asheville, NC: Malaprops' Bookstore
To order:
CLICK HERE or call (828) 254-6734

November 4 at 4:30pm
Charlotte, NC: Park Roads Books
CLICK HERE or call (704) 525-9239

November 5 at 5pm
Greenville, SC: Fiction Addiction
CLICK HERE or call (864) 675-0540

Monday, October 6, 2014

Where to find THE BODY ELECTRIC

Today's the day--The Body Electric is finally out! I have poured my heart (and brain!) into this twisty book, and I hope that those of you who read it, love it.

Here's where you can find your own copy of the book!

SUPPORT LOCAL:
Any bookstore in America (and Canada, I believe) can order you a copy of the book! Just because you don't see it on the shelves doesn't mean that they can't get it to you. It's in all the major retailer systems, so it should take them only seconds to look it up and order it for you. Show me a receipt from your local bookstore, and I'll mail you some swag! <3 nbsp="" p="">
Even if you don't have a local bookstore near you, you can support indie bookstores by ordering a copy through IndieBound. Here's the direct link! This will get you a copy of the Special Edition of the book--it includes a short story, interview, world history, and other extra details! (Please note: the IndieBound website incorrectly lists this book as hardcover; all print copies of The Body Electric are paperback. I'm working with them to correct the issue.)

SUPPORT LOCAL AND GET SIGNED COPIES:
While the Limited Edition of The Body Electric is all sold out, you can still order from my local indie, Malaprops, and get a signed Special Edition. I'll be stuffing them all with swag until swag runs out! And if you live in the Asheville, NC, area, be sure to stop by for the launch party on Tuesday! There will be cupcakes and books and me awkwardly talking about cupcakes and books :)

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