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Crossroads Blog Tour 2013: Day 1

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Crossroads Blog Tour 2013!

The Crossroads Blog Tour of 2013 begins today! For my stop — along with lovely authors Judith Graves and Nicola Marsh — go to A Simple Love of Reading. Be sure to enter for a chance to win a Kindle preloaded with titles from all 23 participating authors! And be sure to read all the guest posts from all 23 authors visiting all 7 participating bloggers so you can hunt for clues to answer the research questions here for bonus prizes!

To read the fun guest posts and interview answers, check out the following blogs:

A Simple Love of Reading

Confessions of a Bookaholic

Most-Wanted Monsters

Little Library Muse

Erika Knudsen

A Life Bound by Books

Jennzah Cresswell

BREATH blog tour – April 15 – 19, 2013

Monday, April 15th, 2013

The BREATH Blog Tour is here! Stopping at:
4/15Β  Books Make Me Happy – guest post on music and the book

4/16 The StoryMen – video interview (had a TON of fun) and a Deadline Dames giveaway

4/17 Chapter by Chapter – review and Top Three Favorites

4/18 A Backwards Story – interview

4/19 Book Smugglers – guest post on influences for the book

There’s a blog tour giveaway of a set of all four books, plus cover posters – so be sure to comment for a chance to win! (And, you know, maybe also read the guest posts and stuff.) I’ll add the links as the posts go live. πŸ™‚

BREATH officially hits the shelves tomorrow!!! **throws confetti**

Day 3 of the Crossroads Blog Tour of 2012

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Today I visit Confessions of a Bookaholic for day 3 of the Crossroads Blog Tour of 2012! You can find out a little about BREATH, and learn five things about me that you may not have known. πŸ™‚

Meanwhile, I’m still reading Daniel Marks’ Velveteen, and I’m enjoying it hugely. I’ve never seen the afterword like this!

I’m also working on converting one manuscript from third person to first person. It’s a labor of love.

Don’t forget that comments are still open on the Authors Against Bullying post, for a chance to win signed books from me and A.S. King, who’s one of my favorite authors, and on the Velveteen giveaway post. Even if you already commented, please make sure it’s there – I had massive spam issues, but thanks to my awesome web guru, I have a new spam-b-gone in place. (As much as I like playing whack-a-mole, it gets tiring when there are more than 41,000 moles.)

Day 2 of The Crossroads Blog Tour of 2012

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

It’s Day 2 of the Crossroads Blog Tour! Today, Judith Graves and I are at Late Bloomer Online! Come read our interviews, then follow the instructions for a chance to win a Kindle pre-loaded with 13 books!

Separately, I’ve been working on two things.

First, I’ve been cleaning up alllllllllllll the spam comments trapped in my PENDING section. (41,000+ spam comments! Yow!) Akismet has also been trapping my legit comments in the spam/pending filter too. UGH. I’ve been doing this manually, and I think I approved all of the legit stuff. BUT – if you’ve commented on the Authors Against Bullying giveaway post and/or the VELVETEEN giveaway post AND your comment hasn’t shown up, please repost! Both giveaways are open to comments until October 30.

Second, I’ve been working on a project for my Precious Little Tax Deductions. I originally wrote the piece in close third person…but now, for the revision, I’m switching it to first person POV. And guys…it’s working! I read the revised first chapter to my boys, and they loved it! Both boys said they preferred the story this way, in first person. My older son was riveted as I read to them, and my younger son (who’s a wee bit under the age range of the project at the moment) laughed at a good number of the funny lines. I’m thrilled! So I’m focusing on this project for them. Who knows? Maybe with no sleep over the next week, I’ll finish it before NANO. πŸ™‚

Welcome to the Crossroads Blog Tour of 2012!

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Hooray! Today kicks off the 2012 Crossroads Blog Tour! Starting today until October 28, 13 authors are touring eight blogs. Lots of interviews! Tons of books! And an AWESOME grand prize!!!

How awesome?

How about a Kindle? With 13 books pre-loaded onto it?

I know, right???

For more information on how the tour works, check out Judith Graves’ site here.

Here’s the list of authors participating (taken from Judith’s site – seriously, check it out for all the info!):


Judith Graves – Leap Books – Under My Skin, Second Skin, Skin of My Teeth, Killer’s Instinct

Joy Preble – Sourcebooks – Dreaming Anastasia, Haunted, Anastasia Forever. Soho Press (forthcoming May 2013) – The Sweet Dead Life

Stacey Kade – Hyperion – The Ghost and the Goth, Queen of the Dead, Body & Soul

Amanda Ashby – Speak – You Had Me at Halo,Β Zombie Queen of Newbury High, Fairy Bad Day, Demonosity

Lucienne Diver – Flux – Vamped, Revamped, Fangtasic, Fangtabulous

Kiki Hamilton – Teen / Macmillian – The Faerie Ring, The Torn Wing

Jackie Morse Kessler – Harcourt Graphia – Hunger, Rage, Loss

Christine Fonseca – Compass Press – Transcend, Libera Me

Carrie Harris – Delacorte Books for Young ReadersΒ –Taste In Boys, Bad Hair Day

Dawn Dalton – Leap Books –Β SPIRITED Anthology, Killer’s Instinct

Leanna Renee Hieber – Sourcebooks – Darker Still (Magic Most Foul, #1), The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart (Magic Most Foul, #2)

Ty Drago – Sourcebooks – The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses, The Undertakers: Queen of the Dead

Janet Fox – Speak – Faithful, Forgiven, Sirens


For Day 1, Judith Graves and I visit A Simple Love of Reading! This one’s all about Halloween. Check it out! And remember to visit the main Crossroads Blog Tour page for information on how to participate – who wouldn’t want a free Kindle with 13 e-books pre-loaded? πŸ™‚

Crossroads Blog Tour and LOSS

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

I am so behind the times. But then, my kids could have told you that.

Today is Day 4 of the awesome Crossroads Blog Tour!

Here is the official press release, posted on the amazing Judith Graves’ blog. In sum, 15 authors (including yours truly) are doing blog tours from October 22 through October 29. What do readers get out of this, besides a chance to be introduced to new-to-them authors and learn more about authors they already knew? As Judith says, “Participating bloggers will give away ghoulish amounts of SWAG donated by the authors, as well as inscribed copies of books by touring artists and a chance to win a Skype author visit from bestselling author Rachel Vincent.”

Cool, eh?

I’m touring with the fabulous Lucienne Diver! Here is our schedule:

October 22 – Narratively Speaking

October 23 – Electrifying Reviews

October 24 – Just Your Typical Book Blog

October 25 – Late Bloomer Online

October 26 – Book Faery

October 27 – Confessions of a Bookaholic AND A Simple Love of Reading

October 28 – Book Swarm

October 29 – Kid Lit Frenzy!

Want to know why else you should participate in the Crossroads Blog Tour? You could win this:


That’s right — LOSS ARCs have arrived!!! And one of them will be given away at the end of the Crossroads Blog Tour!!! So check out the official info, and go meet some terrific authors and bloggers. (And me too!)

RAGE Blog Tour: Book Smugglers and Presenting Lenore and RT

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Hey there! Sorry I didn’t post yesterday; traveling from New York to California sort of messed me up, time-wise. I’m at the RT Booklovers Convention this week — today I will be moderating the 1 pm panel about worldbuilding in urban fantasy.

Yesterday, I guest posted at The Book Smugglers, and Ana shared her thoughts about RAGE.

Today, I should be guest blogging at Presenting Lenore (who, by the way, recently scored a phenomenal deal, so please congratulate her!).

Remember to comment so that you can be entered in the ginormous giveaway for a chance to receive HUNGER, RAGE, and some other goodies!

And now, it’s off to the hotel gym. Rah!

RAGE launch day and blog tour: Bitten By Books

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Happy RAGE launch day to me!!!

Today I’m answering questions at Bitten By Books. And, bonus, Death interviews me! πŸ™‚

I’ll also be at Flights of Fantasy tonight at 7 pm, in Colonie, NY — and tomorrow, it’s off to LA for the RT Booklovers Convention!

RAGE Blog Tour: Literary Escapism and Indigo Teen Blog

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Today we’re kicking off the RAGE Blog Tour! Throughout April, I’ll be visiting blogs and babbling about lots of things (say, Twinkies). And there’s a big tour contest — three people will win copies of HUNGER and RAGE, plus some extra goodies!

Today’s official tour stop is at Literary Escapism. In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, I do a post about my faux memoir, ROAD RAGE. πŸ™‚

Bonus: I was interviewed by Indigo Teen Blog — and Death makes an appearance!

Guest blogging at Dark Faerie Tales

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Today, I’m guest blogging at Dark Faerie Tales, where I give a handy, dandy color-coded guide to the Riders of the Apocalypse. And, if you’re going to RT this year, I also posted my convention schedule. πŸ™‚

All throughout April, I’ll be doing a blogosphere world tour. Lots of guest posts; lots of interviews. Lots of RAGE reviews, eek!

In other news: I finally got my taxes off to my accountant (rah!!!) and I’m full-speed ahead on LOSS (double rah!!!).

And a reminder: If you’re in the Albany, NY area, I’ll be at the Empire State Book Festival this Saturday for a 2:45 pm panel called “She Blinded Me with Science Fiction,” followed by a Meet & Greet (aka, signing copies of RAGE) at 4:45pm. I’ll also be doing a reading at Flights of Fantasy on Monday, April 4, starting at 7 pm. Hope to see you there!