Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Feast your eyes on this!!


Have you heard of BURN OUT yet? If not, oh boy are you in for a treat! Kristi is a fellow Valentine with me, and not only is she super cute and super smart and the nicest person ever, she's also SO talented. This book sounds incredible.

And guess what? Today is the day you get to see the cover!! 

Wait for it....

Wait for it....

Okay, here you go! Feast your eyes on this:

How awesome is that?? The colors, the girl, the title... it's just perfect. And that tagline... I love it like whoa. 

Intrigued yet? You should be. Here's the synopsis: 

Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth's final years, Tora yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns "red giant," but discovers her fellow survivors are even deadlier than the hostile environment.

Doesn't that sound so amazing? I can't wait to read this book and hold that hot little cover in my hands in April 8, 2014 when it's released. Congrats Kristi, I'm so so happy for you!!

To celebrate the release of her book, Kristi is hosting a giveaway  that runs until July 9th for a book of your choice AND a copy of DEFY THE DARK, an anthology of short stories by many incredible YA authors. 

You can find Kristi on Twitter or on Facebook!

And don't forget to pre-order your copy of BURN OUT from Amazon!

YAY KRISTI!! Now let's all go drool over that cover again, shall we? 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The only constant is change

SO -- first and foremost: I got my computer back and guess what?? IT WORKS AGAIN! I CAN BLOG!

BILL IS MY HERO!!! Everyone cheer for Bill for fixing my computer!!

Next, did you all see my amazing cover yet??

If not, let me give you another chance to drool:

Oh, I how I love this cover. It's so perfect for DEFY. I can't wait for you to all read it and find out why! 

And as far as that change I referenced in the title of this blog? Well... when my cover got revealed I also announced my pub date was Jan. 1 (yay New Year's Day!). At first all the websites had that as the release date, but then it changed on Amazon AND B&N (where DEFY is available for pre-order) to Jan. 7th. At first I was told nothing had officially changed, but I just got word that the release date has officially changed. So now you will be able to nab DEFY on my son's 5th birthday aka JANUARY 7th, 2014!!! 

Today is also your last chance to enter the contest on the YA Valentine's blog to win 2 amazing books, so hurry and enter if you haven't yet!

And in non-writing related news, I've never been more nervous before a race than I am right now for Ragnar Wasatch Back tomorrow through Saturday. It might have something to do with the fact that I got added to the team exactly a week ago, because they had someone drop out and they were desperate so I just couldn't say no. And it might have something to do with my knee still being jacked up, and having not trained at all. But I'm also SO excited. I've always wanted to do Ragnar and figured I'd never be able to now, with my lame knee. But I'm going to pop advil like it's candy, and I'm going to do it! And if I can't walk for a week, so be it. ;-) 

See you all on the flip side!

Friday, June 14, 2013

DEFY has a cover!!

You guys -- I had to steal SHH's computer so I could do a blog post about something VERY SPECIAL and AWESOME. (In case you didn't know, blogger decided it hates my computer and I can't compose new posts anymore. UGH.) But SHH's computer works so I can tell you something I've been keeping a secret for a while:


I've been dying to share it with you all ever since I first saw it. I love it SO SO much. When I saw it the first time, I jumped up and down and screamed like a maniac. I was seriously THAT excited!! (and I scared my children thoroughly, haha!)

So.... you wanna see it?? AND find out my official pub date??

I'm gonna make you do a teensy bit of work and click RIGHT HERE to go to the YA Valentine's blog (of which I'm a part) to SEE DEFY FOR THE FIRST TIME!!! And there's an awesome giveaway, too! If you love the two books up for grabs, you might just love DEFY, too!

So hurry on over... But make sure to come back and tell me what you think!

BREAKING NEWS: DEFY is available for pre-order on Amazon!! It means so much to an author for anyone to be willing to pre-order their book. Hang on to those electronic receipts, I'm brainstorming an idea for a pre-order contest... :D