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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

Very Superstitious Blog Tour: Day 3 – Plus IRON KEY Cover Reveal

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Today is Day 3 of the Very Superstitious Blog Tour — and there are three very exciting things going on today!

First, be sure to visit Much Loved Books to read a guest post by Pab Sungenis on superstitions and a review of his short story in the anthology, “The Silverfoot Heretic” (and remember to enter via the form at the bottom for a chance to win awesome stuff)!

Next, it’s my turn to answer questions on the Blog Tour! Today I’m by Book Cracker Caroline, where I give my Top Three Favorites for many things…songs, snacks, overcoming writer’s block, etc.!

And…also on Book Cracker Caroline’s site…is the long-awaited COVER REVEAL for my upcoming novel, TO BEAR AN IRON KEY!!! **throws confetti** There’s also the unofficial synopsis as well as the official back-cover copy, a blurb (quoted text) from the book, and a cover quote from the most amazing Richelle Mead!Β  TO BEAR AN IRON KEY will hit the shelves in May 2014, from Month9Books.

Please check out the cover reveal, and let me know what you think!

To buy the Kindle edition of VERY SUPERSTITIOUS, here’s a link to Amazon!

To preorder the paperback version of VERY SUPERSTITIOUS, here you go!

No preorder links for TO BEAR AN IRON KEY yet, but as soon as they are available, I’ll post them. πŸ™‚

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™‚

Hear Me Roar (or Laugh) – Interviewed on the Once & Future Podcast

Monday, September 12th, 2011

The amazing Anton Strout interviewed me on the inaugural episode of The Once & Future Podcast! Oh, yes, and he interviewed Charlaine Harris and the Paperback Dolls. I talk about lots of things, from my first failed novel to my stint in the Buffyverse to LOSS to tae kwon do…and more! Come listen!

The Once & Future Podcast

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!

Interviewed, reviewed, and character revenge

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Yesterday, HUNGER got a terrific review at YA Book Reads — and today, they posted an interview with me, in which I talk about writing, donating money to NEDA, the character of Death, and, er, strip clubs. πŸ™‚

HUNGER also recently got a terrific review at the Starmetal Oak Book Blog.

And you should stop by Figment, where I am interviewed by Lisa (protagonist of HUNGER) and Missy (protagonist of RAGE).

HUNGER Crossroads Tour: Book Bound and Book Smugglers

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

And here we are at Day 4 of the Crossroads Tour, at Book Bound! Come on over, find out if I’m still drawing comics, then go to the Crossroads main page for today’s question.

And now, the Very Special interview: a tw0-part Post Mortem interview. Part 1, at The Book Smugglers, has Death interviewing me. Part 2, here on Post Mortem, is between Death and Lisabeth.

HUNGER Crossroads Tour: Book Faery

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Today is Day 3 of the Crossroads Tour!

Today I’m visiting Book Faery! I talk to Tori about my sibilant S, my pseudo-secret identity, who should play Death if HUNGER were a movie, and other things. Stop by, and then be sure to check out the other author interviews on the Crossroads Tour so you can answer today’s question.

And look: more HUNGER reviews and interviews!

Eleni at La Femme Readers asks me what is the craziest thing that I’ve ever done, and other burning questions.

Heather at Bewitched Bookworms reviews HUNGER.

Amy at Amy Reads also reviews HUNGER.

And Dani at On Vision Purple also reviews HUNGER.

Edited: And even more reviews and interviews:

Adventures in Children’s Publishing: an interview and a poster giveaway!

Writing Is A Blessing: a review, and interview and a poster giveaway!

The New York Journal of Books reviewed HUNGER!

And Justine magazine has three short reviews of HUNGER!

HUNGER blog tour: The Story Siren

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Today’s HUNGER blog tour stop is at The Story Siren, for an interview! I talk about the importance of scales in the book, as well as who my favorite character was to write, and other things too. Thanks for the interview, Kristi!

More reviews of HUNGER have been coming in…as well as a number for RAGE! (For the record, it’s very surreal to see reviews of book #2 before book #1 has technically launched.) Here are a few:

Wayfaring Writer: another interview with me, as well as a review of HUNGER

Miles 2 Go: reviews both HUNGER and RAGE

Bibliophilic Monologues: re-posts a HUNGER review

Writing Is A Blessing: selects RAGE for this week’s Waiting On Wednesday

Reading Angel: reviews HUNGER

Whatchamacallit Reviews: reviews HUNGER

Okay, so maybe that’s a lot and not a few. My continued heartfelt thanks to all who have read and reviewed HUNGER (OMG, and RAGE)! HUNGER officially launches on Monday. I’m giddy!

Separately…I finished the LOSS synopsis, finally! My fabulous crit partner has weighed in, and now my agent is reviewing it, along with the first five chapters of the book. Fingers crossed she likes it!