Sunday, August 7, 2011

Do the Blog Jog!! *do-do do do-do-do*

*done to the tune of Do the Hussle*

So, Welcome to Blog Jog Day!! Please enjoy my site then click over to Jennifer L. Armentrout to see what the next blog has to offer! Lost in the links? You can always go to the main Blog Jog Day Blog and find a new link to jog from.

Thanks for stopping by!

Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground with her mind doesn't mean she should...
but she wants to.

For ten years--ever since she was a small child--Ella has been held prisoner. Now that she has escaped, she needs answers. Who is she? Why was she taken? And who is the boy with the beautiful green eyes who haunts her memories?

Is Ella the prophesied Destructor... or will she be the one who's destroyed?

There it is. My lovely. And today I have some amazing stuff planned for all of you! Like holy-cow-this-place-is-hosting-a-contest kind of amazing.

And I also have a never before seen snippet from my debut novel, Elemental (coming out May 1, 2012 through Spencer Hill Press)

Snippet first, and then I'll get to the prizes three (yes, I said THREE) of you could win!


I couldn’t register the pain at first. Though their claws dug and ripped through my skin, sending warm blood to run down my arms and legs, my mind moved too slowly. Someone’s screams echoed in my ears and I was surprised to realize they were mine. Then the pain rolled through me like waves, and I screamed louder until the Shakai digging at my face choked off my shrieks. Hooked pincers slid in my mouth and tore at my tongue as they fought to get down my throat.

As I swiped my hands at the bugs, ripping one off only to find five more to take its place, my body started to warm and tingle. At first, I thought maybe I was passing out, but the tingling turned into a sharp burning. Pain scorched through my veins, charring me from the inside out. I couldn’t even feel the Shakai ripping me apart anymore.

I clenched my teeth against it, willing my body to ignore the throbbing. It would not be ignored. The pain seeped into my head and I screamed, ready for it to explode. My eyes bulged, pushed from beneath by the sheer force of the agony. Too exhausted to fight anymore, I gave in and let the pain have me, praying for death.

The moment I let go of my control, the pain vanished, replaced by hunger. For what, I didn’t know yet. All I did know was that every cell of my body ached to devour.

And now for the prizes!

All you have to do is follow this blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a signed poster (it looks just like the cover) and a pre-order of Elemental!! I will draw three winners on Wednesday, the 10th.

Good luck! And have fun visiting all the other participating blogs!!


  1. I think this sounded fantastic. I haven't been met down by any of the books Spencer hill produces so i know this is going to be amazing and what a stunning cover.

    Great giveaway also. Hope luck to everyone who enters and i got my fingers crossed.

  2. Hey Emily! You know I already think your book sounds amazing so of course, I'd love a chance to win the book too. Spencer Hill Press have been great publishers so far and I know this will be great too.

    Donna :)

  3. THAT IS AWESOME!!! the snippet looks kinda creepy but I so want to read the book now!!! And the signed poster would look good in my soon-to-be office =P

  4. I think you well know at this point that I'm dying to read "Elemental", right!? And the snippet you posted doesn't help to wait patiently... :P
    It all sounds amazing just like the cover, Emily!!

    P.S.: Totally agree with Franny about the poster! ;)

  5. It sounds plain sick!! In a good way. Can't wait for may!

  6. Happy Blog Day. Wow! that story brought chills down my back! Hope you stop by my blog and look around.
    Enjoy you Sunday.

  7. Terrific blog, Emily. Best of luck with your career. The excerpt was a huge hook.

  8. Yay thanks for the giveaway I cant wait to read your book :)

  9. CYP--Well, thank you very much!! :)

  10. Very fun! :) Good luck with your writing!

  11. Fantastic book! I would love the chance to win a copy. I am a follower.

    Best of luck with it!


  12. Thanks for visiting my blog and leading me to yours. Would love to win a copy.

  13. Wow! You have me hooked.Glad to have found you through Blog Jog Day. I'm now a follower.

    Award-winning Children’s Author
    Write What Inspires You Blog
    The Golden Pathway Story book Blog

  14. Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. What a beautiful cover! And the hook is perfect. Congratulations!

  16. Hi Emily! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and following. I am now following you back. Your book looks fantastic and I'm looking forward to reading it. Love the cover design too.

  17. WooHoo Great giveaway Emily.
    Happy Jogging

  18. Loved the snippet. It sounds great. New follower on GFC as TommyGirl

  19. Great excerpt! I wanted to read Elemental before, but now I REALLY want to read it. =) Can't wait until the release and thank you for the giveaway! I am now a follower.

  20. Happy Blog Jog Day!

    I've enjoyed what I read about your Elementals series. Will be back to read more.

    Best wishes for your writing.

  21. Loved the excerpt, can't wait to read the book.

  22. oooh! the excerpt was perfect. :)

  23. Hey, I remember that part of the book! *shudder* ;o) Very gripping. Have a great week, Emily!

  24. I think your book sounds wonderful and I love the cover! Can't wait to read it! :D

  25. Oh gosh yes please! I LOVE the cover of this book. I can't wait to read it :-)

  26. YAY I soooooo want to be one of those three lucky winners. I love the cover and the summary of whats going on in the book. Looking forward to read this book (omg a poster hahah) and thanks for the giveaway


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