Monday, October 8, 2012

CELEBRATING THE NUMBERS (A PLAYING HURT GIVEAWAY)

I have to admit, I've been focusing my attention for the past few months on the two books I currently have in development.  I've had the nose to the old grindstone, whipping up revisions of both my next YA, FERAL, and my forthcoming debut MG, THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY.  And besides that, I've also been thinking ahead to that whirlwind that always accompanies a book's release: I've had trailers on the brain.  And Skype visits.  Blog tours.  Ustream chats.  Print ads.

...But I've been pleasantly reminded lately that activity is still buzzing regarding both of my previously-released books (my debut first appeared on store shelves in '10, the other in early '11).

I bumped into this lovely picture / quote from A BLUE SO DARK on Tumblr recently:


I also found A BLUE SO DARK's cover being discussed at Born Bookish, and a lovely review of the book recently popped up at My Words Ate Me.

New numbers in from my publisher also indicate that book buyers are still snapping up my second YA (and first romance), PLAYING HURT.  In fact, the numbers pleased me so much, I'm holding a giveaway!  I'm giving one signed copy of the book and two signed bookplates; the giveaway runs through October 15.  (If you have any trouble with the Rafflecopter form below, feel free to enter by commenting on the post.)

I also want to take a moment to thank my incredible readers for their support.  And yet another thanks goes out to my bloggers, for helping to spread word of my work online.  If I've said it once, I've said it 1,487,690 times: I don't know where I'd be without you guys.  You're the absolute best...


a Rafflecopter giveaway

15 comments:

  1. I love it when good things happen for good books and their author's who I'm fond of. ^_^ Congrats!

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  2. Is the giveaway international?

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    1. OK, Thanks! So to answer the question, I havent read the book and I would love to do so after all the great reviews I read about it!

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  3. I loved this book! Of course the romance between Chelsea and Clint, which I thought was HOT! But I loved the scene with Chelsea and her dad, resolving their differences and how he told her he could tell how much Chelsea loved Clint as soon as they met, as opposed to her current boyfriend. I hope I got the gist of it right, as it has been awhile since I read it. Forgive me if it didn't happen that way.

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    1. You got it EXACTLY right, Catherine! I love that the book made such a lasting impression...

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  4. I've been hearing some great things, and since I've never read anything by you, I feel like its about time :-)

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    1. Fantastic! Thanks, Valia. (Beautiful name, by the way...)

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  5. My friends on Goodreads said they loved this book, so I'd love to read it! :)
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!!
    Marijana Sitar

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    1. Thrilled to hear your friends loved it! That makes my day...

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  6. Playing Hurt sounds like my kind of YA read: poignant, tragic, yet still hopeful... the fact that it's a romance doesn't hurt either! Regardless of whether I win or not, I'm adding it on my wishlist! Hopefully I can review it at my blog too :)

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  7. I really want to read this book, I love book cover

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  8. I love sports-themed YA books, for starters, and I'm a sucker for romance between athletes. ;)

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  9. Thanks so much for your entries, guys!

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