31 January 2014

Blog Kickoff and Contest!


Welcome to my shiny new blog!

My first book, SWEET UNREST, will be out October 2014 from Flux books. It's about New Orleans and Hoodoo and ghosts and century-old curses and smooching.

I know. Exciting, right?

So I figured I should probably have a blog. I used to have a blog, but that one mostly talked about my kids and grad school and blah blah blah. Nobody wants to hear about that.

THIS blog is going to talk about writing. And books. And writers. And literature type things.

What can I say, it's what I do.

You know the best part? I'm not going to be the only one posting here!

Here's what I have planned for you:

Must Read Mondays: Books that I think everyone needs to read. Like. Right. Now. I promise they'll be good. And sometimes, I'll even have giveaways.

First Line Fridays: Get ready, because I have authors booked through the summer to give us sneak peaks of the first lines of their upcoming books.

Keep Going: Ever wanted to just throw in the towel? Occasionally, I'll be featuring the stories of authors who almost gave up...and what happened when they didn't. Because let's face it--we all need a shot of hope every now and then, right?

Author Interviews: I have a pile of ARCs that are just itching for a new home. Sometimes I'll have authors on to talk about them--and I'm giving the books away to you!

Query Critiques: Here's the deal--I'm kind of pretty good when it comes to queries. I can whip yours into shape in no time, so once a month (lucky 13!), I'll be giving away a query critique to one lucky commenter. If you're willing to let the whole world see, I'm willing to give you a free query.

Sound good?

Yeah--I thought you might like that.

Oh, right. And there's one more thing. To kick off my blog, I'm hosting my first giveaway--and it's a big one. I have four ARCs--that's right, FOUR! And they're REALLY good ones. Check it out:

The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
Unforgotten by Jessica Brody
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

All four are going to one lucky winner (US only, please!)

So you want to enter?

Of course you do!

Just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below and leave a comment telling me which book you're most excited for in 2014.

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  1. Congrats on your (Oct.) book release and your shiny new blog and YAY for the giveaway. :) I'm looking forward to reading The Winner's Curse. I keep hearing all the loveliest things about it.

  2. I'm most looking forward to Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy. I've heard amazing things about this book and I need to know ALL ABOUT IT. Can't wait!

  3. So many! I'm super excited for my fellow Fluxians' books: yours, Camelot Burning, These Gentle Wounds, Creed, Words and Their Meanings, The Last Changeling, and so on... :)

  4. I'm really looking forward to the Murder Complex, and Prisoner of Night and Fog, and Cress, and I could probably keep going forever! Congrats on your book Lisa! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Yay new blog! A debut I'm looking forward to is The Winner's Curse. I've heard such great things. :) But the series ending I'm most looking forward to is City of Heavenly Fire.

  6. The Winner's Curse is seriously good, you guys :O) Can't wait to see which of you gets it!

  7. I'm super excited for Heaven's Queen. I just finished Honor's Knight and I can't wait

  8. Thank you so much for this giveaway, Lisa! I have been dying to read all these amazing books, especially THE MURDER COMPLEX!!! Fingers crossed!!

  9. Thanks for this giveaway! Your new blog is looking great. :)


  10. Between the Spark and the Burn by April Tucholke =D

  11. From the ones above, I'm definitely looking forward to the Murder Complex the most. Out of all 2014, I have so many! The ones off the top of my head would be Sweet Reckoning, The City of Heavenly Fire, Cress, and Maybe Someday.

  12. I'm looking forward to The Murder Complex, City of Heavenly Fire, Maybe Someday, Between the Spark and the Burn. :D Just to name a few (:

  13. There are so many good books coming out this year! I was really excited to get Into the Still Blue and now Cress. I also really want to read The Winner's Curse and The One. The Murder Complex sounds interesting too.

  14. Hands down, The Winner's Curse. Gimme Gimme!

  15. Ahh, a new blog to follow! Great! Congrats on the upcoming release! I'll keep my eye out for ARCs.

    I'm looking forward to reading Between the Spark and Burn, of which I actually just received an ARC! I'm reading everyone else's comments - I read and really LOVED The Winner's Curse. I'll be reading The Murder Complex soon - it sounds so cool, doesn't it? I have Camelot Burning for review - I do love the sound of that one.

    The book I'm looking forward to the most (that I don't currently have or have already read) is Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne. I've been waiting for that book for what seems like years.

    Thank you!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I'm eternally jealous about your Spark and Burn ARC!

  16. The Winner's Curse! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!

  17. I'm so looking forward to Winner's Curse...one of many. :) Congrats on the new blog and upcoming release!

  18. I'm looking forward to Robin LaFevers 3rd book in the fair assassin trilogy

  19. I think I like the sound of your book. It's my kind of read! Congrats!!

    There are so many 2014 books I look forward to! I want to read the Murder Complex, Prisoner of Night and Fog, and of course your book because I like ghost stories. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Out of those four, I'm most looking forward to The Murder Complex! It looks so good.

  21. I am definitely dying to read A Prisoner of Night and Fog! I love the whole concept of it!
    Congrats on the new blog!