Saturday, March 01, 2008

Spooky News, Links & Giveaway

Enter to win one of two paperback copies of Moongazer by Marianne Mancusi (Love Spell/Dorchester, 2007)(excerpt)!

From the promotional copy:

"Imagine every night entering a nightmare world you can't escape and being told real life is a dream. Skye Brown has it all: the cool job, the hot boyfriend, the apartment on New York's Upper West Side. But lately she can't enjoy any of it. She's having dreams of a post-apocalyptic world. Of a bleak futuristic wasteland. Of a struggle against oppression. And she's been told she's a...MOONGAZER.

"But what is that? And what is reality? In her dreams, she's not Skye Brown at all, but Mariah Quinn. In her dreams there's Dawn, the beautiful yet haunted soldier, and Skye is but the empty shell of a girl he once loved. And there was a betrayal, a great betrayal. Ripped between Dark Siders and club kids, the mundane and the mystic, Skye must discover who she is, what she wants and who wants her. And why. But in the glow of the moon, it's not always easy to recognize the face in the mirror."

Read Mari's blog, and visit her at MySpace. Join Boys That Bite, Mari's group at MySpace. Note: you can also find her at YA Paranormal Authors.

Two paperback copies of Moongazer will be given away to any Cynsational reader over age 18! To enter, email me with your name and address by 10 p.m. CST March 3! Please also type "Moongazer" in the subject line.

The winner of the autographed copy of Brothers, Boyfriends & Other Criminal Minds by April Lurie (Delacorte, 2007) was Brent in Maine!

Read April's blog, April Afloat, and visit her at MySpace! Read a Cynsations interview with April!

More News & Links

Author Heather Brewer has opened her bin of Minion Stuff! Products include the hoodie of Vladimir Todd "(as featured on the cover of Eighth Grade Bites (Dutton, 2007)(excerpt))" and a fangalicious T-shirt "(as featured on the cover of Ninth Grade Slays (Dutton, 2008)(excerpt))." Visit Heather at MySpace!

P.J. Hoover: official site of the debut author of The Forgotten Worlds Books, published by Blooming Tree Press. From the promotional flap copy of the first book, The Emerald Tablet (Blooming Tree, October 2008): "Benjamin and his best friend Andy are different from normal. They love being able to read each other's minds and use telekinesis to play tricks on other kids. In fact, they are getting all set to spend their entire summer doing just that when Benjamin's mirror starts talking. Suddenly, Benjamin's looking at eight weeks of summer school someplace that can only be reached by a teleporter inside the ugly picture in his hallway. And that's the most normal thing he does that summer." Read P.J.'s blog, Roots in Myth. Visit P.J. at MySpace!
More Personally

Listening Library's audio production of Tantalize is now available! Actress Kim Mai Guest is the reader of the book. Listen to an audio excerpt. Note: I appreciate that the excerpt zeros in on the murder mystery that in many ways drives the story. Learn more about the text novel from Candlewick Press.

Candlewick Press will publish a paperback edition of Tantalize on its Fall 2008 list. The cover will be the same as the hardcover (above) with my byline and the title slightly larger. An excerpt from Eternal (Candlewick, 2009), which is set in the same universe and currently nearing production, will be included in the back matter.

Of late, Greg Leitich Smith talks about the line-edits of my forthcoming YA Eternal (Candlewick, 2009) and explains how primary voting works in Texas. Note: Greg's blog is syndicated at LiveJournal.