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Blog Tour!

Once again, Lucienne is all around the blogosphere touting the release of my latest adventures in Fangtabulous!  Don't you just love minions?  Since she's gone to all the trouble to do the interviews, I thought I'd post some links here, in case you want to hear more about her and her process.  Oh, she still talks about me like I'm a figment of her imagination, but that's all part of my cover!

Interviews with:

Jessica Brody

Melissa Walker

Laurie Stolarz

Elise Allen

Debbie Rigaud

Eileen Cook

Sara Hantz

Diana Rodriguez Wallach

Denise Jaden

YA Fresh

Magical Words (not so much an interview as a post about settings, particularly the on-the-spot research for Fangtabulous)

Later this month she'll be representing us on The Sunshine Tour, signing books on January 26th at Books & Books in Coral Gables at 7 pm and on January 27th at Barnes & Noble in Fort Myers at 3 pm with a host of other young adult authors, including J.A. Souders, Karen Amanda Hooper, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Danielle Joseph, Heather Burch, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Gaby Triana and Trish Doller.  They’re also doing a HUGE giveaway that you can check out here to celebrate the tour.

In February, she’ll be at Olde City, New Blood, which is going to be an amazing conference in St. Augustine, Florida from the 8th to the 10th. Tomorrow is the last day to register, so don’t delay!  I can’t even tell you how many incredible authors will be featured, but among them are Jennifer Armentrout, Jennie Bentley/Jenna Bennett, Delilah S. Dawson, Nancy Haddock, Janice Hardy, Tes Hilaire… They’re all listed here.  I/She hope(s) to see some of you there!


FangtabulousOMG, my latest adventure officially releases tomorrow, and I've been so crazed I haven't even had time to pimp it out!  (Once you read it, you'll see why.)  Fangtabulous is set in Salem, Massachusetts, the most haunted city in America.  Don't let anyone tell you differently.  Yeah, me and my fanged friends thought we were the biggest, baddest things to go bump in the night.  We were wrong.  Something has the spirits all riled up and is feeding them supernatural strength...to the point that they can act on the physical world.  For those with murderous intent and the people who get in their way, the results are deadly. 

Just check out these rave reviews and Lucienne's About the Book:

Rave Reviews:

For Fangtabulous: “Another amusing romp in the series, this installment also sees its hardy heroine beginning to mature, adding further dimension to her character.

Reminiscent of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, Gina never fails to deliver the goods.” —Kirkus Reviews

For the Vamped series: “Readers who appreciate Diver’s light, dry humor will welcome back feisty Gina and her hunky boyfriend, Bobby… a welcome lighthearted departure from gloomy vampire romance.” —Booklist

“Diver spins an action-packed story that is filled with humor. Gina is a sassy heroine who tackles issues and challenges with proper vampire style.” —School Library Journal

“Diver successfully creates a vampire teen who is active and assertive and has no time for angst.  Gina has a biting, sarcastic voice that makes the Vamped books quick and entertaining reads.”—VOYA

“There is enough grit and wit in this installment to keep adults engaged, as well as plugged-in co-eds. So take a fabulous spin. And stay tuned for book #4, Fangtabulous” — Comicmix

About the book:

Gina Covello and her band of federal fugitives are on the run after taking down a secret (and sinister) government facility. Strapped without cash or credit cards—a fate worse than death for Gina—the rebels must find a place to lay low. They roll into Salem, Massachusetts, the most haunted town in America and the only place they have friends flying under the radar. But within a day, Gina and her gang are embroiled in a murder mystery of the supernatural kind.

Someone—or something—is strangling young women, and it's rumored to be the ghost of Sheriff Corwin, late of the Salem Witch trials.  Is it the ghostly Sheriff or is someone on this side of the veil using the famous story as a cover up? Gina is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery, and she needs to do it before a paranormal reporter on the scene exposes them for what they are...fanged federal fugitives. 

Crossroads Blog Tour

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It's nearly that time again!  The Crossroads Blog Tour returns October 21st to 28th with thirteen fabulous young adult authors, and the chance to win a Kindle pre-loaded with a title by each author:

Judith Graves – Leap Books – Under My Skin, Second Skin, Skin of My Teeth, Killer’s Instinct

Joy Preble – Sourcebooks – Dreaming Anastasia, Haunted, Anastasia Forever. Soho Press (forthcoming May 2013) – The Sweet Dead Life

Stacey Kade – Hyperion – The Ghost and the Goth, Queen of the Dead, Body & Soul

Amanda Ashby – Speak – You Had Me at HaloZombie Queen of Newbury High, Fairy Bad Day, Demonosity

Lucienne Diver – Flux – Vamped, Revamped, Fangtasic, Fangtabulous

Kiki Hamilton – Teen / Macmillian – The Faerie Ring, The Torn Wing

Jackie Morse Kessler – Harcourt Graphia – Hunger, Rage, Loss

Christine Fonseca – Compass Press – Transcend, Libera Me

Carrie Harris – Delacorte Books for Young Readers -Taste In Boys, Bad Hair Day

Dawn Dalton – Leap Books - SPIRITED Anthology, Killer’s Instinct

Leanna Renee Hieber - Sourcebooks – Darker Still (Magic Most Foul, #1), The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart (Magic Most Foul, #2)

Ty Drago - Sourcebooks – The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses, The Undertakers: Queen of the Dead

Janet Fox – Speak – Faithful, Forgiven, Sirens

I'm paired this year with Christine Fonseca, and our schedule of blog appearances is below, along with links!

21st Late Bloomer

22nd Confessions of a Bookaholic

23rd Most Wanted Monsters

24th Mundie Moms

25th A Life Bound by Books

26th Scribing Shadows

27th For What It’s Worth

28th A Simple Love of Reading

Hope you'll come see us and enter for a chance to win!

So much fabulous

Okay, no spoilers here, but those of you who've read FANGTABULOUS understand why I've been a bit too busy to post lately.  However, I had to find a secure Internet cafe to squee about a few things!

#1 - VAMPED is right now specially priced for Kindle at $1.99, so if you haven't read my adventures yet (makes you cool, everybody's doing it), now would be the perfect time to start!

#2 - My fourth adventure, FANGTABULOUS, is coming out on January 8th.  It's set in Salem, Massachussets, which has to be the most haunted town in America, so set your sights on some extra-special spookiness.  I'm so stoked for this one!  Oh, and cover reveal!

#3 - My chronicler, Lucienne Diver, has updated her events page.  She's got two very cool things coming up in October: Necronomicon in St. Pete Beach, FL and the 3rd Annual Trash to Fashion event at the Leesburg Public Library in Leesburg, FL.  If you're fashionably inclined and between the ages of 8 to 19, sign up now to participate and show off your own recycled wearable art!  Or if you appreciate the ingenuity of others and want to check out what these fabulous folks come up with, please please come and support them!  (Oh yes, and Lucienne's emceeing again because I still don't show up on camera.  Boo.  At least she's consulting me on her wardrobe choices so that she can properly represent!)  Hope to see some of you there!

Spreading the good

Lucienne and I both have fangtabulous news today!  Blogcritics gave us this great new review of Fangtastic!  (Warning, spoilers on the first two novels, but you can certainly read them out of order if you're so inclined.)  I just totally want to hug the reviewer, and my friend Vlad, who helped me get the details right!

Also, Lucienne is doing a fangtastic thing.  Did you know that over a billion people in the world don't have safe water.  I'm talking not just to bathe in, but even to drink?  Totally unacceptable.  She and other publishing pros are donating critiques that are being auctioned off to raise money for water projects.  I hope you'll join in, either on the critique auction or in some other way.  (If you want to see how Lucienne works first, critique-wise, her pre-auction interview posted yesterday here.)

Land O Lakes signing and me, begging

A pic from the Land O Lakes Library local author fair this past Saturday.  That's Lucienne signing.  Also in the pic are her mother (left), her cousin (middle) and grandmother (right), who all seemed to have gotten the black and white memo.  Their friend Marie from the church not so much, but that just means she stands out like a hothouse flower, right?

Yeah, this is me talking.  Standing out is its own reward.

Did I mention that the book Lucienne signed most was my THIRD adventure, Fangtastic?  Yeah, I'm pretty excited.  But here's something new trending...people are NOT talking about me.  Or, not enough, anyway.  I know, right?  Nearly inconceivable!  But here's the thing, it's prompted Lucienne to offer right out in public, on FACEBOOK, no less, to trade hugs for reviews.  On B&N online, Amazon, blogs, wherever.  She's not picky!  Oh, the shame.  On the upside, she never said they had to be good reviews, so technically it's not bribery, right?  Anyway, if you can help an author out, I know she'd appreciate it.  Authors...so needy!

Some links for your convenience:
  Amazon                Powells
  Kindle                   Books-a-million
  Barnes & Noble      Indigo/Chapters

2012 Events

Lucienne is doing a little less traveling this year than last, so if you're at a loss as to where to find her in 2012, here's a quick stalking guide:

Conventions and Appearances:

March 16-18 Silken Sands Writers Conference in Pensacola, FL with multi-author booksigning to be held on Saturday, March 17th from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

March 24 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Third Annual Local Author Fair, Land O Lakes Library, FL

April 6-8 Marcon 47 in Columbus, OH

April 11-15 Romantic Times Convention, Chicago, IL

May 19-20 DFW Writers Conference

June 22-23 Ozarks Romance Writers Conference in Springfield, MO

July 25-28 RWA National, Anaheim, CA

August 31-Sept 3 Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA

2 Things

Two things to report (quickly, because the dawn's almost here):

Lucienne's talking with Martha Ramirez over at her blog about writing and such.  Not enough about me, but what can you do?

Also, I just had to share.  L received a really lovely thank you note from the teachers at Denham Oaks, where she recently did a talk.  My favorite comment? "It was so much fun to hear you speak.  The kids loved it.  Now they are writing vampire stories."  Our work here is done!  Woot to the vampires.