Monday, August 12, 2013

A triumphant return to bloggerville

So... it's been kinda quiet around here recently. Sorry about that. This summer has kicked my trash and I can hardly believe it's almost over! Deadlines and kids and vacations and birthdays and everything you can possibly imagine took up every last second of my time, and unfortunately my blog had to be one of the things that kind of fell by the wayside. 

BUT. 

I'm back!! Or, at least, I hope I can get my act together enough to be back! At least once a week! (Aim high, my friends, aim high.)

Anyway...

At least I'm returning with a bang! Yep, that's right. Awesome stuff has been afoot in my absence. (Prepare yourself for much capitalization and usage of the dreaded exclamation point...)

FEAST YOUR EYES ON THIS!!!!


*DRUM ROLL PLEASE*

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I got a little package in the mail recently...!

 YES - those are my ARCs of DEFY!!!!!!

 HOLY SMOKES! IT'S A REAL BOOK!

 Yes, I am a nerd. But how could I resist?? I mean, seriously. That thing is GORGEOUS.
 Yes, SHH loves them, too...

And you may have noticed a little somethin' somethin' on the front...


I can finally share one of my happy secrets: YES! That is a blurb from MARIE LU!!!! I about died of happiness when I found out she had read it and loved it enough to blurb my book. I still can't quite believe it, honestly. (THANK YOU AGAIN MARIE!!)


Well, so as not to overwhelm you with pictures and rambling and a plethora of exclamation points and stuff, I will stop there. But stay tuned! I will recap my amazing trip to NYC soon!

For now... just join me in drooling over my ARCs some more. Come on, you know you wanna! ;-)

21 comments:

Jen McConnel said...

Woot! Exciting news!!! Hooray for the blurb and the ARCs...it's starting to get real now! :)

Janet Johnson said...

So awesome!! Congratulations! It's got to be the best. feeling. EVER. After all that work then HOLDING YOUR ACTUAL BOOK!!! Very cool. :)

Jaye Robin Brown said...

The happy literally bounces off the screen! Go you. :0)

J. A. Bennett said...

LOVE IT! How exciting! I want one :)

Lindsay Cummings author said...

So fun!!! I am DYING that marie lu quoted your book!!!!!!

So happy for you, love.

ilima said...

So exciting! And I'd die of happiness to get a blurb from Marie Lu too. Congrats!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on getting your ARC! And awesome that you got the blurb from Marie Lu. I'd love a blurb from her too.

Holly VanDyne said...

YAY!!!! It looks BEAUTIFUL and YAY on the blurb! :) Can't wait to read it!

Jenilyn Collings said...

How exciting! Those are gorgeous! I can't wait to read it. :D

Kathryn Purdie said...

Gorgeous and awesomeness and ultra coolness! I'm so happy DEFY is this much closer to being in my hands and becoming a book legend!

Ashley Rae said...

Oh my gosh!! That is so exciting!! I can't wait to read it :D :D :D

Renee Collins said...

Looks awesome! Congrats! And congrats on the cool blurb. :)

Erica said...

They are so gorgeous!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Wow. Wow. Wow!!!!!

Rebecca Lamoreaux said...

So Much fun!!! I am super happy for you on all accounts! You have ever right to celebrate, drool, celebrate someone, and use tons of capitalization and exclamation marks! :)
Congratulations!!

J.R. Johansson said...

Congrats, Sara! It looks great!

Janiel Miller said...

Oh it's gorgeous! That's fantastic. Congratulations! And I'd be happy to win an arc. Just to save you some time, you know. :)

You are woman. And you can use as many exclamation marks as you like. Great pictures! Love the one of your huz bowing down to worship your books. :D

Robin said...

Awesome blurb! Those ARCs look good enough to kiss. I'm looking forward to getting your book for my birthday:-)

Elle Strauss said...

Very happy for you, Sara!

DL Hammons said...

I am back-flip happy for you!!! So cool!! :)

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Congrats, Sara! And glad you are back!