Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Winner and Other Thursday Stuff

Congratulations to HANNAH J! Rafflecopter has chosen you as the winner of the CAGED GRAVES t-shirt! I will let Dianne Salerni know and soon your prize will be on its way.

And only one more day (see previous post) to win a SIGNED COPY of SOLSTICE by PJ Hoover! Global Warming meets dystopian meets mythology meets Piper and two very hot guys. You must read this! And if you enter, you might get it for free!

And a few more for Thursday:

1. Almost done reading the galley of Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy by Elizabeth Kiem, out later this summer from Soho Teen. I love this book. Russian spies! Bolshoi Ballet! Brighton Beach! A love triangle! A crumbling family! Many layers in this story of Marina, who is living a privileged life training with the Bolshoi in Russia before the fall of the Soviet Union... until her prima ballerina mother uncovers terrible secrets about germ warfare testing gone wrong and everything in Marina's world crashes. Put this one on your TBR list. Trust me.

2. Next up after that will be RUMP, by Liesl Shurtliff,  a re-telling of the Rumplestiltskin story. You have to read a book that starts with this line: "My mother named me after a cow's rear end."

3. Excited about this coming Sunday's event at The Woodlands Barnes and Noble, here in Houston. A Texas Teen Panel with me, Mary Lindsey (Ashes in the Waves and also the Shattered Souls series) and  PJ Hoover (SOLSTICE ). We will talk about setting books in Texas and writing paranormal fiction and other stuff.  And there will be candy. Come on by this Sunday, 6/23 at 2 PM. It's at The Woodlands Mall.

4. And I have seen new covers for the paperback of THE SWEET DEAD LIFE as well as for next year's THE A WORD. I have been sworn to secrecy. But I am telling you that I am in cover love. I can hardly wait to show you!!

5. Also, my Bravo channel enablers, Lisa and Laura Roecker have a new book coming in just a couple weeks: THIS IS W.A.R.--- and I will be talking about that next week and also hosting the Sisters soon. I am so excited!! Country Club. Murder. Revenge. Oh yeah, I LOVED this book. More soon.

6. And speaking of Bravo, I am still on board for Long Island Princesses. The train wreck that keeps on pulling me in. But Lisa and Laura Roecker and I are still in mourning for the cancellation of Gallery Girls, so the void had to be filled.

7. And finally,  remember that Sourcebooks and Amazon have put the DREAMING ANASTASIA series on sale! You can get the e-book of DREAMING for only $1.99 and both HAUNTED and ANASTASIA FOREVER for $2.99. I posted about this a couple posts back ('The One Without the Animated Bat') and the sale is still happening. So spread the word.

More soon...

1 comment:

Hannah J said...

Yay! Thank you Dianne Salerni -- your book sounds awesome and I will definitely definitely definitely read it. Also thanks Joy Preble for hosting -- I believe you have my address so feel free to pass that on. Awesome. Thanks again! :)