Wednesday, October 31, 2012

To Love or Die in a Steamy-Reamy World Cover Reveal!!

That's right! That's my big news!!! I've written another book. :D

Actually, it's more than a book. ;)

It's this:

10 Tales of Steampunk Silliness and Spookery.

In the cozy seaside village of Steamville, New Hampshire, an unfaithful zombie, out of control werebots, succubi in corsets, and more wreak havoc in this short story collection.

Publication Date: December 22, 2012 on all major online retailers. $.99 (ebook) and $2.99 (paperback)

Put it on your Goodreads list!

Please help me spread the word. Tweet it. Share it on FB. Anything! Just think, it would make a great Christmas present for your steampunk-loving friends. :D 

And tell me what you think! 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hiding in My Cave

Well, not really. I don't have a cave. But I am getting ready for Sandy and really hoping and praying that if my tree does decide to come down, it will fall somewhere worthwhile. Like, not on my house.

Anyone else on the east coast? Here's something amusing to help get you through the day. :)

Okay, I have to add another one! Here's to hoping your day rains down marshmallows.

And this, because Dwight is always prepared for disaster:

Stay safe, everyone! And stop back on Halloween for a super special cover reveal!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

It's a You Pick the Cover Day!!

Hey, everyone!

The very cool, very sweet Keshia Swaim (one of my SHP sister authors) is revealing her cover today!!! I may just happen to know the designer. ;)

And because Keshia is so very cool and so very sweet, this amazing designer came up with TWO possible covers! And you get to choose your favorite!!

Isn't that exciting?

First, let's take a looksie at all the lovely bits:

Blood Bound

   Starting college a year early is hard. Starting fae college and learning to protect the world from the Unseelie is harder.

   Brielle Reed has always been an over-achiever, but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Between her crash course in fae politics, struggles to control her new mind-reading ability, training sessions with the demanding Dr. Schwartz, and discoveries about the father who is still a mystery to her, Brielle finds herself longing for a chance at a normal life.

   But she may not get that chance. Or chance at a life at all, for that matter.

Title: Blood Bound
Author: Keshia Swaim
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (www.spencerhillpress.comPlease feel free to use any images, text, links, etc. from our website.
ISBN: 978-1-937053-45-1
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Formats: Paper, e-book

And now, here are the covers!

Thanks for voting!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

I Survived the B&N Signing of 2012!

That should be a shirt. And on the back it can say, "Because it was awesome!"

There was a great turnout on Saturday and my pile of lovely Elemental books dwindled down to practically nothing. And now the extras are gracing some very lucky shelf in the B&N in Clarence, NY.

I wish I had pictures to share. :( Unfortunately, I woke up the day of realizing my battery needed charging and I didn't have enough time to do it. And in the picture someone posted on FB, I look really bad. Let's play a guessing game! How many chins can one person have?? :P

So I won't be sharing it here, but if you were really curious, I'm sure you could find it on my facebook page (while you're there, be sure to friend me if you haven't already).

If you were unable to make it out here last Saturday because you live waaaaay too far away, you could always make a request at your local bookstore. I would DEFINITELY be willing to make the drive. :D

What did you guys do this weekend? Anything fun?

Oh! And if you'd like to help me spread my AMAZING news, please email me at emilywhite_1112(at)yahoo(dot)com. I need all the help I can get. :o

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

BIG Things Happening

I am NOT ignoring the blog...

Oh no.

I am doing BIG things.

Huge, enormous, SPLENDIFEROUS things are in the works!!!!

And you will find out soon...


Edit: Also! If anyone would like to help me announce my big, big news on Halloween, please email me at emilywhite_1112(at)yahoo(dot)com.


Friday, October 5, 2012

BEA Book Review--Wake, by Amanda Hocking

Fall under the spell of Wake—the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking—and lose yourself to the Watersong.

Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention—but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs. She’s the one they’ve chosen to be part of their group.

Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.

Find it on Goodreads, Amazon, and B&N.

While walking around at the Javitz in NYC for BEA, my eyes caught sight of this GORGEOUS cover--a book I absolutely had to have. So I picked it up and added it to my overflowing bags of gloriousness.

I was really excited about reading it, too, once I realized it had been written by Amanda Hocking. I'd purchased a few of her self-published books, but just never connected. I really couldn't wait to change that.

However, I'm afraid I have to admit I couldn't finish this book. 

And here's the thing: I've heard lots of highly intelligent, compelling arguments concerning published authors not giving bad reviews. But I don't agree with them. I think it's possible to give your honest opinion without breaking someone (or their work) down.

Some of my favorite reviews (given by other people) have been bad. In fact, I've purchased at least a dozen books because of particularly inflamed negative opinions.

I'm not going to give you one of those (the highly inflamed kind), though, because despite how much I may have liked bad reviews, some of the comments I've seen concerning them really bothered me. This one especially: "Thanks for this review! I'm definitely not buying this book now."

Ugh. Just ugh.

Reviews should never be meant to discourage readers from purchasing books. They're only opinions. And despite how well thought out they may be, they really only give you definitive proof of the reviewer's tastes.

I didn't like Wake, it's true. But this is just a matter of the reader and author not clicking. It happens. Reading is like a relationship. You're letting someone else into your head to work with your imagination. I gave this book away on this blog a while ago fully confident that the winner would love it. 

I couldn't connect with Amanda Hocking's characters and I've never been able to connect with her writing style. This makes me sad, but I'm glad she's reached out to so many others.

I do suggest you check this one out! The author has gathered quite a following and there's usually a good reason for that.


Monday, October 1, 2012

Good Morning, World!!

I'm going to pretend that people around the world are actually aware of this blog. Technically it's true, right? There are some people from Canada, England, and Australia who stop by from time to time! And let me tell you, I love you guys. Especially the ones who still celebrate tea time. *jealous*

I have good news for everyone today! Lots of good news.

First, my whiny session is over. I no longer feel like total crap and therefore no longer delude myself into thinking I need to make you all aware of it in a pity party.

Yay for you!

Sorry about that, by the way. O.o

And second!! (this will be shown in picture form)


You are all invited!! Of course. 

And I now see I've forgotten to include the date. *head smack* The day of the signing is October 20th.

I hope some of you can make it. I know that many of you live very far away, but I promise to make it worth it. There will be some very cool swag available (new and unseen swag) and anyone who comes from out of town will definitely have to hang out with me beforehand. I realize this may seem more like a punishment than an incentive to come, but I promise I'll be on my best behavior. :D

That's my news! Okay, so there's not a lot of it, but it's amazing!! 

Have a great Monday, everyone!!