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Friday, April 30, 2010

Jekel Loves Hyde Contest Winner

Congratulation to Amanda Baird, who was selected by as the winner of Jekel Loves Hyde!! 

Thank you to everyone who entered and to all of those who made the Blog Tour possible.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Bleeding Violet Giveaway!

April Featured Fiction Bonus: BLEEDING VIOLET by Dia Reeves

Love can be a dangerous thing....

Hanna simply wants to be loved. With a head plagued by hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet stuffed with frilly, violet dresses, Hanna's tired of being the outcast, the weird girl, the freak. So she runs away to Portero, Texas in search of a new home.

But Portero is a stranger town than Hanna expects. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul. Good thing for Hanna, she's far from normal. As this crazy girl meets an even crazier town, only two things are certain: Anything can happen and no one is safe.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster we have 5 copies of this fabulous book to giveaway. Please enter below for your chance to win your very own copy! This is only open to our fans in the U.S.


*Hi, this is Rebecca here, one half of the owners of Fallenarchangel. I'm so in love with BLEEDING VIOLET that I'm actually doing a feature on my personal blog with a Q&A with Dia Reeves and a giveaway on May 3rd so please stop by and check that out and be sure to add BLEEDING VIOLET to your reading list. It's one of the most unique and creepy crazy books I've ever read and I highly recommend it. And in case you were wondering (most of you are as I learned on the forum) there's definitely a hot boy you'll want to meet in this one....

Monday, April 19, 2010

Exile of Gigi Lane GiveAway

April Feature: THE EXILE OF GIGI LANE by Adrienne Maria Vrettos

I am Gigi Lane, and you wish you were me.

Call it a mantra. Call it an affirmation. Or, quite simply, call it the truth. As incoming Head Hottie of the Hot Spot, it is Gigi Lane's responsibility to see that the ducklings at Swan's Lake Country Day School fall into line. but when one classmate exposes her as a "mean girl" in front of everybody at the Founder's Ball, Gigi slowly and wretchedly falls to the bottom of the high school social ravine. Gigi's first-person account of her plummet from popularity is insightful yet naive, set in a humorous, satiric world.

Win a copy of The Exile of Gigi Lane courtesy of Simon & Schuster...


Jekel Loves Hyde Blog Tour

We are really excited to be the first stop on the Jekel Loves Hyde Blog Tour sponsored by Page Turners Blog, one of our fabulous affiliates!  Be sure to check out all the great stops this week...

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Jekel Loves Hyde is by Beth Fantaskey, who by the way lives in PA like us YAY!  Visit Beth's wesbite here and read a preview of Jekel Loves Hyde here.

Charachter Bio: Dr Frederick Hyde, Tristen's father
Dr. Frederick Hyde is one of the world’s top psychoanalysts. He’s also an aloof, demanding parent, which makes it difficult for his son, Tristen, to determine whether Dr. Hyde’s concealing a dangerous family secret. Does the doctor’s tough exterior mask something even worse inside? Or does he honestly believe Tristen is going crazy, with his tales of a “Hyde curse?”

Music from Jekel Loves Hyde Playlist:

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Q&A with the Author, Beth Fantaskey (Questions posed by Stacey (PageTurnersBlog) and Georgie "gypsywings" (Eve'sFanGarden)
1. How long did it take to write Jekel?
It took about three months to finish the first draft – then about nine months of revision. That seems to be my timeline!

2. Writing from multiple points of views is not overly common in YA novels. Why did you choose to write from both Jill and Tristen’s point of view?
I felt like Tristen was as much a main character as Jill – and facing his own significant conflicts – so I wanted to show his thought processes, too. It just seemed to me that the story wouldn’t work without both of their voices.

3. What inspired you to write re-interpretations of classic stories?
About fifteen years ago, I rediscovered all of the classic literature that I should have read in high school. I think it started with Moby Dick (which I try to pay a small tribute to, in one scene in Jessica’s Guide), and took off from there. I kept picking up these books, thinking, “Wow, there is a reason they’ve endured so long!” So the works of Austen, Dickens, Dumas, etc., are sort of the backdrop of my adult life. I guess it’s only natural that these stories come into play in my own writing, because they’ve left such a big imprint on my psyche.

Buy Jekel Loves Hyde from our Amazon Store.... 

Give Away:  Now here's the really fun part.  You can enter here to win a signed copy of Jekel Loves Hyde! Jekel & Hyde's first scene together takes place at a funeral! Where is the oddest / most unique place you met someone who eventually became your friend or boy/girl friend??  Tell us in the comments (click on "Publicar un comentario" sorry we can't figure out how to change that to English) and  and be sure to include your email address. The contest will be open through next Monday (April 26th) at Midnight EDT.  We will pick one winner at random.  Contest is open to anyone BUT if the winner is outside of the US/Canada they will be responsible for shipping charges.

Special Thanks to PageTurners for Sponsoring this fabulous BookTour, to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for our review copy and to PageTurners & Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for sponsoring the contest!  

Friday, April 16, 2010

Becca Fitzpatrick & HUSH HUSH Make News with Simon & Schuster UK

Simon & Schuster UK announce the exciting addition of Simon Pulse, a teen imprint that's sure to get your pulse racing.

And the really exciting news for Becca's UK fans...
....The decision to launch Simon Pulse follows huge success for Simon and Schuster Children’s Books in the YA paranormal romance and urban fantasy area in recent months, with the hardcover edition of Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush selling in excess of 100,000 copies since last autumn and L J Smith’s Dark Visions selling 75,000 copies within three months of publication.
Simon Pulse will publish the best teen gothic literature, continuing to represent some of the biggest names in contemporary supernatural fiction, such as L J Smith, Elizabeth Chandler and Nancy Holder, but will also launch début authors with the potential to crossover and be stars of the future. It will be a paperback only imprint.

Taking the Simon Pulse name from Simon and Schuster US’s teen imprint, the new list will launch with six titles, which include the first paperback publication of the bestseller Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith, The Demon’s Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan, Passing Strange by Dan Waters, Dark Secrets: No Time to Die & The Deep End of Fear by Elizabeth Chandler and Claire de Lune, a sexy werewolf novel with a twist, from début author, Christine Johnson.....
...The launch will be marked with a major marketing, PR and social networking campaign headlined by a special visit from Fitzpatrick at a major UK convention in the autumn, for which she is being specially flown in from the US. Fitzpatrick will follow this with a nationwide tour of the UK.
How very exciting for all of Becca's UK Fans!!

The fabulous Jenny from Wondrous Reads, a leading UK Book Blog,  is pleased with the announcement, saying "Simon & Schuster Children's consistently publish some of the year's best teen novels - they know what their market wants, and they never fail to deliver. Getting a new book from them is like Christmas come early - I always end up with a new favourite and am left wanting more! The Pulse imprint is going to be HUGE!”  We agree!! 
Read the press release here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Awesome Time Lapse Cover Reveal Video

Laurie Maves, the cover reveal artist, has posted this really GREAT time lapse video!!  And check it out, you can totally see Becca popping here there every once in a while.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

YALITCHAT Made From Awesome Event!

Join us on Twitter for the YALITCHAT Made From Awesome Event! Don't miss the chance to chat with these incredible YA authors, including Becca!

Night I April 14
8:30-9PM EST: Pre-Show discussion of BEST scenes from each of the author’s books!

9-11PM EST: Melissa Marr, A.S. King, Becca Fitzpatrick, Lisa McMann, Ellen Hopkins, Margaret Stohl, Carrie Ryan, Alyson Noel

Night II April 15
9-11PM EST: Holly Black, Michelle Zink, Scott Westefeld, Kami Garcia, Cassandra Clare, Bree Despain, James Dashner, Sarah Rees Brennan

For more information on YAlitchat (an awesome resource for writers of YA) and some of the killer prizes that will be given away during the chat click here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cover Talk

Check out these blogs about the new CRESENDO Cover...

Manga Maniac Cafe likes it better then HUSH HUSH
Books Out Of The Bookshelves shows the love for some awesome covers
Cem's Book Hideout can't wait to read CRESCENDO says it Gorgeous!
Eternal Night the new cover makes her want to read HUSH HUSH!
Love Reading X watched the whole reveal and wonders about the meaning of the cover
The Bookologist couldn't wait to talk about the cover
Bloody Bookaholic looks at the new cover & compares the US & UK HUSH HUSH covers

A little bit from some of our Affiliates...
Page Turners shows the chalk & actual cover images & gives you some links for more info
Late Bloomer Online thinks it amazing
Eve's Fan Garden shows off the cover & gives links to the reveal video/pics

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The wait is over....

Laurie Maves, the artist revealing the Crescendo cover

Laurie Maves, the awesome artist behind the chalk drawing of the Crescendo cover, was gracious enough to answer a few questions about the reveal. Please visit Laurie's site here to learn more about her and her work and take a minute to show your support and visit her new Facebook page to become a fan. Let's show Laurie the Hush, Hush (and soon to be Crescendo) love!

Here's a little background information about Laurie taken from her site.

Laurie Maves has been an artist her entire life, but she has only recently acted on that truth. Even after completing her bachelors and masters in the arts, she only recently has taken herself seriously as an artist, and is now pursuing her gift and craft full time. After growing up in a rural town in Illinois she moved to Chicago only to find that was too much city for her. Laurie found an oasis of sorts in Denver, CO, where she has lived for the past 12 years. Even though Denver is often still considered by many to be a "cow town" Laurie is on the cutting edge of emerging artists in the city and helping to establish it as one of the up and coming art meccas in the nation.

Laurie is first and foremost a painter. She paints poppies, lollipop heads, faces, musicians, energy and color. She paints privately in her studio, but often times video records her creative process which she shares, in order for her audience to not only further understand her process but to be entertained as well. She also paints publicly as a live painter and has recently become one of Denver’s premier live painters and is booked regularly by musicians and event coordinators to capture performances, special events, as well as private parties.

As an artist and a painter, Laurie realizes she has a gift and has a deep appreciation for that gift. Her ultimate goal is to share that gift and its brilliance with the world, with the hopes that she will inspire others to follow their own passions and to live their lives with purpose.

1. Creating a chalk drawing to reveal a book cover is a pretty unique project. How did you connect with Simon & Schuster on this? Actually, S&S reached out to me about 2 months ago, i think they found me through Denver's Larimer Arts Association. I have been a chalk artist for 5 years with their street festival once named, La Piazza, soon to be called, "Denver's Chalk Festival" (i think). I was truly truly honored to hear from such a national powerhouse. I am one of those "emerging artists" and am beginning to be known in Denver, but trying my hardest to break out as a national live painter and was so grateful S&S wanted to hire me for this job. SO grateful!!! The more people i can get in front of, the honored, i could go on and on about that.

2. I have a hard time drawing a smiley face in sidewalk chalk in the driveway with my son. How the heck do you prepare to draw something as detailed as a book cover with chalk on cement? What kind of materials do you use?
Well it can be quite an intense process, for sure! My greatest challenge here is our brief timeline. To recreate the level of detail on the cover would seriously take 2 full days of work, so i will do my best to crank something out in 6 hours.... I prepare by graphing out a copy of the book cover...and then maybe there are some secrets involved....? The layering of chalk will be most important. I will be using a variety of pastel chalks, water to set the chalk on the cement and some blending tools like sponges, brushes, cardboard. etc.

3. Without giving too much away (even though we'd all love if you could spill all the details) can you give us a hint about what this highly anticipated cover looks like? What i feel i can say here is it's a similar theme to "hush hush" - a similar "feel" - maybe a feather will appear? But i don't think i can say much more..have your viewers and fans tune into the process on Saturday :) I'm sure Becca is excited about showing the world as well!!!
4. You paint on location often. Do you ever get crazy questions or onlookers that just don't want to stop talking? Yes, I am what is called a "live painter." So, I often paint portraits of bands live during their performances, which makes me a performance artist by default...and i get all kinds of questions, like "What are you painting?" and for me that is often obvious..."hmm, I'm painting the band..." and then people get it. But when i paint live i paint in my style of "LolliPop Heads" which is definitely very stylized. But I focus on the head of the person I'm painting (the singer, the bassist, the guitarist) and their heart. Their heart, to me, is the most important component of my live paintings. People will ask about what is my media, is it for sale (most times "yes") and etc. When people keep talking to me- i am so grateful they are interested, but i usually as kindly as i possibly can, ask them to come back at the end of the set, because my challenge is to start and finish a complete painting during a set and that always isn't a great deal of time :)

5. Can you tell us a little about what we should expect from the final drawing? Will it be the entire image?
My plan as of now is to reproduce the entire image of the cover. We will see what time and space allows for :) and weather! Let's all keep our fingers crossed for good Denver weather!

A big thank you to Laurie for doing this Q&A and for bringing the Crescendo cover to life for the first time. We're all dying to see what it looks like!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cover Reveal Bonus - CRESCENDO ARC Contest!!!!

By being one of the first to see the cover of Crescendo you'll have the chance to become one of the first to read it!

Now this is Exciting!!!

Here's a little something to make next Saturday's reveal even more exciting!! We've got your very first opportunity to win a CRESCENDO ARC* (WOW it feels good to day that!)

Stop by during the cover reveal on Saturday April 10 and sign our "Guest Book" (which will be under the video) to be entered into a drawing to win a CRESCENDO ARC*! Contest/Guest Book will be open from 9:00 am EST on Saturday, April 10 - 9:00 am EST on Sunday, April 11 and is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!!

*As many of you know Becca has been hard at work on the final edits of Crescendo so ARCS are not yet available but the winner will receive their copy as soon as they become available. Thanks to Simon & Schuster for providing the Advance Reader Copy.