Week 2: DRAWN Blog Ghost Tour Haunts

First, a quick update!  I’m so excited to announce that Drawn, my new YA paranormal about a hot medieval ghost with a sketchy past, broke into ranking #24 on Amazon’s list for Juvenile Medieval fiction! Happy dance!!! (Medieval jig?)

Now onto the tour…I’m really loving this whole blog tour thing!  Week 1 of my Drawn Blog Ghost Tour was amazing, with stops at wonderful book blogger and author sites (to visit any of the stops, just go here for links).  Plus a giveaway of a signed copy of Drawn is going on over at The Elliot Review through the end of January!  So you still have a chance to win a copy.  Just head on over to The Elliot Review and fill in the form at the end of my guest post by clicking here.

And here’s what’s up for Week 2 of the Drawn Blog Ghost Tour!:

Monday, January 23rd: On her blog Mirth & Matter, Author Elizabeth Bunce hosts a guest post I wrote, titled “Picture This.” I talk about how my background as a fine artist shaped Drawn, and how the main character Michelle uses her own artist’s point of view to paint pictures in the reader’s mind.

Tuesday, January 24th: Author Jaye Robin Brown posts a fresh new interview with me over at her fun Hanging on to Wonder blog

Wednesday, January 25th: Twilight Moms posts their review!!!! Plus they run an original interview with me, along with a Drawn BOOK GIVEAWAY! Click on their site for a chance to win your own autographed copy of  my new book. 🙂

Thursday, January 26th: All Things Books posts a never-before-seen interview with me. Check it out, and leave some comments.  I’ll be commenting back!

Friday, January 27th: All-Consuming Books features my guest post “Going Forth with Resolution.” Are you keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Am I?  In this post I talk about all the resolutions that I absolutely, definitely do NOT make. Look forward to your comments there about your own “not made” resolutions…

As always, thanks to all the fabulous bloggers who have made the Drawn Blog Ghost Tour so much fun to haunt. To visit any or all of the stops on the tour, check it all out by clicking here! And we’re only half way through the fun.

Keep warm with a good book,
Marie

Snippets, Reviews and News

Hey everyone!

Been a busy week here…Something about September that always whips me into action.  I wanted to share some updates with you…

First of all, my new YA novel Over My Head is featured over at a cool blog called Indie Snippets!  The blog features 200 word max excerpts of indie published books.  It’s a great way to glimpse inside a bunch of cool new reads, and you should definitely check it out.  It’s not easy pulling a mere 200 words from a novel in the hopes that it’ll capture a feel for the story, but I’m hoping this excerpt did the trick. Please pop over by clicking here, give it a read (hey, 200 words won’t take long!) and leave a comment there if you can about what you think.

Also, just a few days ago, the book blogging review site All Consuming Books posted a great review of Over My Head. Yeah!  Here’s a bit of what the reviewer there said:

“There’s a lot to enjoy about Over My Head. I truly appreciate how Sang’s heritage is Indian. Ethnic diversity and multiculturalism in YA is something we can definitely use more of. Also, after reading so many books about beautiful paranormal girls falling in love with even more beautiful paranormal boys, it’s just wonderful to read about a totally normal girl. Because normal, average girls are worth knowing and worth reading about.”

The reviewer also posted this on Amazon, giving Over My Head 5 stars there.  YEAH!!!!  To read the whole in-depth review at All Consuming Books, you can click here.

Great reviews have also been popping up on Amazon, and on Goodreads too! Here’s a glimpse at some Goodreads reviews:

– i thought this book was great. I mean it had some sad parts, but it was also funny. i couldn’t put the book down. You gotta love it.

– this is a good beach read (or poolside read since many scenes take place at a pool!) Enjoy!

– I thought this book was great! The parts that were supposed to be funny were absolutely hilarious!

Phew.  When you write stuff, you hope readers will connect with it, but until you actually get some feedback from people? Well, it’s a whole lotta nailbiting going on.

I’ve got a bunch of appearances and talks coming up in the next 2 months, so, if you live in New Jersey, PA or DE, check out where I’ll be, and come visit!  Info is over on my Appearances page.

And, for info on how to pick up your own copy of Over My Head ($2.99 ebook, $12.99 print), you can click here.

Happy reading!