Sunday, April 22, 2012

Win, Win, Win

Without further ado, the song with the most votes was:

"No Light, No Light" by Florence + the Machine!!!

So thanks to you guys, this song will be the bonus on my website as well as and Amazon.  Even better, the lists on EpicReads and Amazon will have my song notes, and this one will be all about you guys, the best readers ever!

Even betterer (totally a word, guys), we have two ARC winners, chosen by Randomizer.  The lovely Lisseth and The Momma/Nanny win signed ARCs of ARISE!  I'll email you guys, so that you can email me your mailing addresses.  And in a surprise move, I'm giving an honorable mention to Devan @ Bookstrings for her two incredible write-ins: she gets an ARC of DREAMLESS by my good buddy Josephine Angelini (out May 29th)!

Congrats to the winners, and congrats to my even more awesome playlist which will be fully revealed in May. :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Shiny New Website = ARISE Playlist Contest

I've had such a crazy couple weeks, bouncing around between book conventions.  And at the end of this week, I promise a long update on the Romantic Times Convention and Teen Book Con.  (I mean, you all want to know about the ridiculously cool YA authors, booksellers, librarians, and readers I met, right?) 

But I have other news I need to celebrate!  The day I got back from my world travels (okay, I just went to Chicago and Houston, but whatever), I saw my gorgeous, newly designed website:  Isn't it fantastic?  It has all the creepy beauty of my original design, but now it's much more interactive with my Twitter feed, the latest blog posts, pictures and playlists for my books, etc.

It is missing one thing, however: a playlist for ARISE!  I've already picked out the first fifteen songs, which will be featured (with story notes!) on and Amazon to get you ready for ARISE's release date of June 5th.  But I still need your help before the entire playlist is revealed.

I've listed four candidates for ARISE's "Bonus" song, i.e. the song that captures the overall feel of the HEREAFTER series.  The song with the most votes wins, and everyone who votes (via blog comments, Facebook comments, and Twitter @ mentions) is entered for a chance to win one of two signed ARCs of ARISE!!!  (Contest open internationally, and it ends Friday at 10 pm CST.)

So, here we go.  I love all three of these equally, but YOU get to decide which one wins!

1. Open Your Arms - The Editors
2. No Light, No Light - Florence + the Machine
3. C'est la Mort - The Civil Wars
4. The Write-in Option!  Suggest a different song and if I just can't help but love it, it wins!

I can't wait to read your thoughts on the new website, listen to your fantastic song choices, and give away some more ARCs of ARISE!!!