And so the day is finally here! I get to share the wicked cool cover for my soon-to-be released novel with Bloomsbury Spark...the designer did a fantabulous job. I freaking loves it. ;) Don't forget to add MSTBSL to your to-be-read pile over at Goodreads.
Many thanks to YA author and book promoter, Elana Johnson, who has organized one hell of an event to celebrate my big day. A big shout out to all the participating author and bloggers who are sharing the MSTBSL cover brilliance today. YOU GUYS KICKASS!
There's even a $25 Paypal cash giveaway you can enter...but enter NOW...it's only live for 48 hours:
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The wonderful Elana Johnson, YA author and book promoter, has helped me organize a multi-blog cover reveal for My Soon-To-Be Sex Life this Monday, March 31st. I think you can still sign up by filling out THIS form if you'd like to help spread the word about my edgy YA novel "playing soon" from Bloomsbury Spark.
I can't wait to share the cover with everyone!
In the meantime, how about a picture of Grimm, my youngest (of three labs), enjoying a short road trip...and getting muddy paw prints all over the back of my SUV. Gotta love spring.
Today, participants in the April A to Z Challenge are publishing a post talking about their A to Z Theme, telling the world what it will be, and why it would be interesting for their existing readers and A to Z Participants. Just click on the badge above to access the list of other bloggers revealing themes today - you might spot one or a dozen you'll want to follow during the official A to Z Challenge!
My theme ties into my soon-to-be released novel, MY SOON-TO-BE SEX LIFE, published by Bloomsbury Spark and set to launch May 2014. MSTBSL features, Charlie, an aspiring screenwriter who has thoroughly plotted her own devirginization campaign. Of course, nothing goes as scripted in this (hopefully!) hilarious and heartbreaking story of one girl's detoured road to womanhood. And so, what better theme for the A to Z challenge than an alphabetical romp through 26 movies about virginity? Join me this April for some steamy, funny, and perhaps memory-lane inducing posts about the most memorable and / or cringeworthy depictions of virginity in film.
Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook is now available!
Eileen Cook is a super cool Canadian YA author with sass to spare. I know YOU'LL love her witty contemporary romances.
About the book: Friendship is a bond stronger than secrets in this novel from the author of The Almost Truth and Unraveling Isobel. As first graders, Avery and Nora bonded over a special trait they shared—they were both adopted.
Years later, Avery is smart, popular, and on the cheerleading squad, while Nora spends her time on the fringes of school society, wearing black, reading esoteric poetry, and listening to obscure music. They never interact...until the night Nora approaches Avery at a party, saying it’s urgent. She tells Avery that she thought she found her birth mom—but it turned out to be a cruel lie. Avery feels for Nora, but returns to her friends at the party. Then Avery learns that Nora overdosed on pills.
Left to cope with Nora’s loss and questioning her own actions, Avery decides to honor her friend by launching a search for her own birth mother. Aided by Brody, a friend of Nora’s who is also looking for a way to respect Nora’s legacy, Avery embarks on an emotional quest. But what she’s really seeking might go far deeper than just genetics…
You can buy the book here: Indie Bound Amazon Barnes and Noble Chapters/Indigo
What Others Are Saying:
“Cook combines friendship drama, boy troubles, romance, family conflict, and college application stress with a protagonist trying to understand who she really is in the wake of tragedy.” Publisher’s Weekly
“Cook delves into some interesting questions about what is really important in life as well as the challenges associated with self-discovery and determining how far you’ll go to get what you want.” Booklist “An insightful, entertaining exploration of the impact of a suicide” Kirkus
“Eileen Cook returns with Year of Mistaken Discoveries, a romantic tragi-comedy from the perspective of the most popular–often most hated–girl in high school: the cheerleader… Year of Mistaken Discoveries is provoking, fast-paced entertainment, and Cook successfully tackles some tough issues with a very light touch.” Readerly- The National Reading Campaign.
“Given the choice between contemporary and paranormal YA, I will almost always pick contemporary and Eileen Cook is the perfect example of why.” Nerdy Book Club- Kelly’s Top 15 Books for 2014
"This book is amazing! Everyone should buy at least five copies." Eileen's mom.
Rather than doing a traditional interview-filled blog tour, Denise Jaden is celebrating the release of her new nonfiction writing book, FAST FICTION, by dropping tips about writing quickly at every stop of her blog tour, and offering some awesome prizes for commenting on any of these posts (including this one!)
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Denise's Fast Fiction Tip: Write about something you care deeply about.
The Prizes:It’s no accident that my first two published novels revolve around two sets of sisters. You see, I’ve never had a sister, and I think I’ve always been secretly jealous of people who understand that relationship first hand. I’ve taken that desire and let it fuel me through several novels. The more I start to understand about having a sister, the more complex the relationship seems. That, to me, has always been exciting, and I’ve spent many hours exploring the deep well of the sisterly relationships in my stories. That drive to know more has driven me to be able to write a lot of daily words and pursue finished novels. The more I care about my characters and their relationships, the more I need to tell their complete stories. Think about what it is you care enough about to carry you through an entire novel.
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