Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Paperback is Now Available!

I know some of you prefer to hold an actual physical book when reading (as opposed to using an e-reader), which is why I'm thrilled to announce that INTO A MILLION PIECES is now available in paperback!! Woo-hoo!! Check it out: INTO A MILLION PIECES

Friday, January 30, 2015

Blog Tour Sign Up!

Hey everyone! What an INSANE week it has been! Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word about my release; I appreciate all the support more than you know :) My giveaway is still going strong (almost 1,000 entries!), so if you haven't had a chance to enter yet, go here.

My publisher is in the process of setting up my blog tour, which will run March 23rd to April 12th. If you're interested in participating, you can go here to sign up.

Thanks!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

RELEASE DAY IS HERE!


Yep, after years of listening to me ramble on and on about this book, you can FIANLLY purchase a copy (see the sidebar for purchase links!) of INTO A MILLION PIECES! Unfortunately, the paperback isn't available YET, so if you're waiting for that, you'll have to hold out for a couple more weeks.

And now for the good stuff: The Release-week Giveaway of Greatness! For detailed descriptions of the books and/or the signed print, go here.

Grand Prize:
Signed Copy of SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS by Bethany Crandell, along with two signed bookmarks
Signed Copy of PRESS PLAY by Eric Devine
Signed Copy of ESSENCE by Lisa Ann O’Kane, along with two ESSENCE buttons
Signed Copy of THE HUNDRED: FALL OF THE WENTS by Jennifer Prescott
8x10 ENSNARED art print by Nathalia Suellen, signed by NYT Bestselling Author A.G. Howard
Signed INTO A MILLION PIECES bookmark

Two runner-up prizes:
Each runner-up will receive a $10 Amazon gift card, and a signed INTO A MILLION PIECES bookmark


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Thank you for entering and happy reading!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sneak Peek at the Release-week Giveaway of Greatness!

One of the benefits to taking the long road to publication is that I've gotten to meet and become friends with some amazingly talented and supportive writers over the years. This little fact benefits you all, because several of them have donated signed copies of their books and/or swag for my Release-week Giveaway of Greatness! And even though you can't enter the giveaway until next week, I'm offering you all a sneak peek at the fabulous prizes up for grabs!

The grand prize includes the following:
(all book descriptions and cover photos taken from Goodreads).
  • Signed Copy of SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS by Bethany Crandell, along with two signed bookmarks
Spoiled, Versace-clad Cricket Montgomery has seventeen years of pampering under her belt. So when her father decides to ship her off to a summer camp for disabled teens to help her learn some accountability, Cricket resigns herself to three weeks of handicapped hell.

Her sentence takes a bearable turn as she discovers the humor and likeability of the campers and grows close to fellow counselors. Now, if she can just convince a certain Zac Efron look-alike with amazing blue eyes that she finally realizes there's life after Gucci, this summer could turn out to be the best she's ever had.

Summer on the Short Bus is a very non-P.C., contemporary YA with a lot of attitude, tons of laughs, and a little life lesson along the way.
 




Greg Dunsmore, a.k.a. Dun the Ton, is focused on one thing: making a documentary that will guarantee his admission into the film school of his choice. Every day, Greg films his intense weight-loss focused workouts as well as the nonstop bullying that comes from his classmates. But when he captures footage of violent, extreme hazing by his high school’s championship-winning lacrosse team in the presence of his principal, Greg’s field of view is in for a readjustment.

Greg knows there is a story to be told, but it is not clear exactly what. And his attempts to find out the truth only create more obstacles, not to mention physical harm upon himself. Yet if Greg wants to make his exposé his ticket out of town rather than a veritable death sentence, he will have to learn to play the game and find a team to help him.


Combine the underbelly of Friday Night Lights with the unflinching honesty of Walter Dean Myers, and you will find yourself with Eric Devine’s novel of debatable truths, consequences, and realities.


Autumn escaped a cult, but now she realizes she's fallen into another.

Growing up in San Francisco’s Centrist Movement, sixteen year-old Autumn Grace has always believed emotions—adrenaline, endorphins, even happiness—drain your Essence and lead to an early death. But her younger brother’s passing and a run-in with a group of Outsiders casts her faith into question.

Ryder Stone, the sexy, rebellious leader of the Outsiders, claims Essence drain is nothing more than a Centrist scare tactic -- and he can prove it.

Autumn follows Ryder to his Community of adrenaline junkies and free spirits in Yosemite National Park, and they introduce her to a life of adventure, romance, sex, drugs and freedom. But as she discovers dark secrets beneath the Community’s perfect exterior, she realizes the more she risks in search of the perfect rush, the further she has to fall.  
 


Millions of years in the Earth's future, humans have long vanished from the planet. Evolution has produced a host of wondrous and intelligent beings: shape-shifting Fantastic Grouts with globes of light atop their skulls; creatures descended from flowers; and massive swarms of bees that can bore perfect holes through metal or bone. But some seek a way to bring the humans back into the world-a world filled with creatures like twelve-year-old Tully, a young, amphibious Eft who imagines humans as nothing more than old bones and fairy stories. When his beloved guardian is stolen by a menacing black shadow, Tully must embark on a journey to a cruel, northern land to save her and his entire species. In an adventure that blends time travel, magic, and science, Tully learns whom he can trust, and who will betray him-for the price of reawakening the Hundred.  




  • 8x10 ENSNARED art print by Nathalia Suellen, signed by New York Times Bestselling Author, A.G. Howard.
    • Nathalia Suellen is the designer behind the beautiful covers of A.G. Howard’s Splintered series. This particular print is the design for her third and final book in the series, ENSNARED.


Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1" border for framing. (Description taken from here)

 





  • Signed INTO A MILLION PIECES bookmark

There will also be two runner-up prizes! Each will include a $10 Amazon gift card and a signed INTO A MILLION PIECES bookmark.

The giveaway will open next Tuesday, January 27th.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Book Blitz Info!

It's getting down to the wire! Hard to believe release day is less than two weeks away! Needless to say, I've been CRAZY busy (yeah, because apparently, kids don't give a rats arse about book releases and still demand your attention and food--always FOOD--when you're trying to email, post, or tweet something book related), but I wanted to take a minute to let you guys all know that the fabulous YA Bound Book Tours will be hosting my release-week book blitz! Check out the purdy banner...




If you're interested in participating, you can go here to sign up :)

OH! One other thing. INTO A MILLION PIECES (e-book version) will have a special release-day price of only $2.99!! DUUUUUDE!! That's, like, cheaper than a trip to Starbucks.

Okay. I think that's it for now. I'll be back next week with giveaway deets!! (mwahahaha!)

Monday, January 5, 2015

JANUARY 27th OR BUST!!!

Something VERY exciting is happening on January 27th... Care to take a guess? If you're not into guessing, feel free to take a little gander at the countdown to your right.

Yep, that's right--my book... my baby... my labor-o-love... is being released into the wild on January 27th! I'm a whole-lotta excited mixed with a smidge of terrified. It's hard to believe that this time of year, four years ago, I was just plotting this bad boy out. And now, (after 1,785 rounds of edits--give or take), it's going to be out there for the whole world to read. I'm not going to lie; it's all a bit bizarre, the idea that people all around the world are going to be privy to the inner workings of my crazy, and sometimes twisted, imagination. I'm not really sure what to expect. I don't think I'll move people with my beautiful prose (I'm not that kind of writer) or deep, complicated themes, but I do hope I entertain them. I want readers to be able to forget about the world around them, even if for just a little bit, and get lost in my story. If I can do that, I'll consider myself a success.

And now for the good stuff. There will be a HUGE release-week giveaway!! We're talking several signed copies of YA books, an ENSNARED print signed by author A.G. Howard, Amazon gift cards, and more! So please make sure you stop by on January 27th for all the deets!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Dream Movie Cast!!

Sooo... just in case you have nothing else better to do, you know, three days before Christmas, I'm over at The YA Club today, talking about which celebrities I would want to portray the main characters in INTO A MILLION PIECES. (Okay, so maybe you have better things to do, but you deserve to take a break, so have a seat, pour yourself a drink, and pay THE YA Club a visit :)