Is everyone enjoying their November so far? It's the month to think about your blessings, to look for ways to show gratitude, and to remember to be thankful for everything we have in our lives. And I want to take a minute to thank ALL of YOU. It means so much to me that anyone would take time out of their busy life to read something I wrote, whether it be a blog post or my books. And then when you take the time to let me know how much you loved it...well, wow. I just can't even express how much that means to me and how grateful I am for the fans of DEFY. You are all AMAZING!! Thank you for loving DEFY and sharing that love with others. I am grateful for all of you, more than I could ever say!!
Okay, enough mushy gushy, let's get on to the other good stuff. :-)
DEFY releases in paperback on November 25th and in case you hadn't heard yet, IGNITE is now releasing on DECEMBER 30th!! That means you get it a whole week earlier! How's that for some holiday cheer? (That also means the pre-order contest where one lucky pre-orderer will win a very rare DEFY dagger necklace ends sooner, too! So make sure to CLICK HERE For all the details and enter for your chance to win!!!)
(Again, for my local friends and fans - my signings will remain the same as I know the holidays are crazy busy. So: launch party at The King's English on January 6th and Provo Library signing on January 8th, both at 7pm with goodies, giveaways, swag, and me trying to be entertaining or something. Both events are on Facebook with all the details CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE.)
I have SO many exciting things planned leading up to the paperback release and IGNITE's release! Have you been reading the bonus scenes I'm posting on Wattpad? I hope so, because they give you some really cool insight into the character's lives and how others view them and a few things that you didn't see in DEFY that might give you even greater understanding of the events and characters in the books! You can FOLLOW ME AND READ THEM BY CLICKING HERE!! And you might want to do it soon, because there are two more coming in the next month or so, and I've saved the best two scenes for last....Here's a hint: one is from the point of view of someone whose name starts with "R" and the other is from the point of view of someone whose name starts with "D"... !!!!!
AND that's not all!!! Next week, I have a VERY special treat to help celebrate the paperback release of DEFY on November 25th! I can't WAIT to share this with you guys!! Remember that cryptic tweet I posted, freaking out about seeing something that was so amazing I couldn't stand it?? Well, THIS is it! You get to find out what it was on Wednesday!!
And finally, I'm DYING to see all of your entries for the DEFY Fan Art Contest! Remember, you only have until December 6th to enter and this is my ONLY INTERNATIONAL IGNITE ARC giveaway. So start posting those entries, tag me, and use the right hashtags! Here's the info again in case you need it:
FAN ART - IGNITE ARC Giveaway!!
This one will last until December 6th! Show me your best drawings, paintings, sculptures, music videos, fan trailers, interpretive dances (I'm lenient on the definition of "art" here), or whatever kind of art you excel at, inspired by DEFY and you could win a signed/personalized ARC of IGNITE + a signed/personalized paperback of DEFY*! Tweet me your picture/video or post it on Instagram and make sure to tag me (@SaraBLarson on both sites) so that I see your entry along with hashtags: #IGNITE #giveaway #DEFYFanArtContest. I will comment or reply to let you know I saw it and that you're entered. If I don't respond, I didn't see it so try again and make sure to tag me! If you wish to mail it to me, you can by sending your entry to P.O. Box 1298 Draper, UT 84020. But make sure you send it with plenty of time to reach me!!
Can't wait to see what you come up with!
*this giveaway is the only international giveaway I'll be doing for an ARC of IGNITE
Who else is excited?! Aaaagh, guys, it's almost here! IGNITE is only 47 days away!!!! (You know I'm excited when I abuse exclamation points as much as I have in this post...)