Tuesday, April 15, 2014

*Sneak Peek* at First Foreign Cover

I am so excited to tell you that I will be REVEALING MY FIRST FOREIGN COVER for INSOMNIA tomorrow! *confetti and such*

Tonight, I'm giving you a sneak peek at part of the cover. Guess which country/language you think it is for. Options include: Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Chinese, or Czech. (If I've already told you the answer, no spoilers!) I will pick one of the correct guesses for a special prize!

Here is a peek:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

INSOMNIA is up for the Crystal Kite Awards!

Exciting News!

I'm so happy to announce that INSOMNIA is up for a Crystal Kite Award! This is a peer-given award set up to recognize great books through the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators).

If you're a member of SCBWI, I'd love to have your vote for INSOMNIA! Now you'll have to excuse me as it is absolutely time for a dance party...


Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day + Giveaway O' Green!

As a redhead with questionable lineage, I've always figured that somewhere down the line I have Irish blood in me. As such, I've had longtime traditions regarding St. Patrick's Day, green things and pinching.

Man, are there stories...

Ahem, anyway, I thought I'd celebrate this St. Patrick's Day with a giveaway. This one is a little different than others I've done in the past, so here are the details.

Many of you have read INSOMNIA already, some have even posted reviews on Goodreads or other places. I'd like to boost the amount of reviews it has on sites such as Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

The winner will receive: 

A Signed Advanced Reader Copy of PARANOIA & Other Green Goodies!

So, in order to enter this Giveaway O' Green, all you have to do is go leave a quick review on one (or both) of those sites. It doesn't matter how you review it or what you say, and the reviews do not have to be unique to that site so feel free to copy and paste the review in both places for more entries. Leave me a comment here telling me where you reviewed it and you'll get one entry per review that you left. This contest will be open for the next 4 weeks until April 14th, so if you haven't had a chance to read INSOMNIA yet, but were meaning to, now is a great time.

As always, thank you for reading! :) Oh, and I hope your day is as fun as this kid's, because seriously...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Winning and Where Will Jenn Be?

Today shall be a quick post!

First - Huge congrats to Bridget Howard! She won the Hooray for Books Giveaway from last week! :) Huzzah! *cue confetti and streamers*

Don't everyone get too excited at once or this kind of thing could happen...

Second - I will be a panelist and doing a reading at the Life, the Universe, & Everything Symposium in Provo, Utah this weekend! If you are in the area and/or will be attending, I'll post my schedule below so please come say hi! Also, pay attention on twitter because I will most definitely be giving things away at random intervals (including PARANOIA ARCs and swag)!

LTUE Schedule

Thursday (2/13):
3:00pm (Panel) - Gamer Girls: Why you should have one on every campaign
6:00pm (Panel) - Publishing in Today's Market
8:00pm (Panel) - Promoting Your Work on the Internet

Friday (2/14):
4:00pm (Panel) - Action Sequences
5:00pm (Reading) - PARANOIA & CUT ME FREE (+ prizes!)
8:00pm (Signing) - Mass Autograph Signing (+ more prizes!)

Saturday (2/15):
5:00pm (Panel) - Description in Writing

*Phew!* That's it folks! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy News Abounds! Plus, a Giveaway!

I know I'm interrupting most of you in North America from looking a little something like this:

But bear with me, because I finally get to share some exciting news... *drumroll please*

January 28, 2014
Young Adult 
J.R. Johansson's third book in the Night Walkers Series, an untitled companion book told from the perspective of Jack as he attempts to end the war between the factions of the Night Walker Society without knowing who to trust, while hiding a secret of his own, to Brian Farrey at Flux, by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (NA).

HOORAY! A third Night Walkers Book! And Jack...I love Jack. You might not know him yet, but you will. You will love him, too, eventually. I will make you! Muahaha.

And in the meantime, I get to spend my days a little like this:

But you know what's even more crazy, amazingly, mind-blowingly awesome? That means that (including INSOMNIA) in roughly 2.5 years I have FIVE books coming out. INSOMNIA, PARANOIA, CUT ME FREE, UNTITLED and UNTITLED.

Admittedly, those last two have extremely similar names, but I assure you they are very different books.

Five books, people...five.

Feel free to respond as you see fit.

So, to celebrate this wondrous occasion, I'm giving away a signed copy of INSOMNIA and a signed ARC of PARANOIA!

Because, as you can see, I have some!

*pets the creep-alicious prettiness*

If you want to pet it in person also (and who could blame you, the cover ROCKS) enter in the Rafflecopter below and good luck!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway for Lisa Maxwell's SWEET UNREST!

Today I'm thrilled to be a part of the cover reveal for an agency sister and fellow Flux author, Lisa Maxwell!

First, let's have some juicy info about the book, SWEET UNREST:

Book Blurb:
Lucy Aimes has always been practical. But try as she might, she can’t come up with a logical explanation for the recurring dreams that have always haunted her. Dark dreams. Dreams of a long-ago place filled with people she shouldn’t know…but does.

When her family moves to a New Orleans plantation, Lucy’s dreams become more intense, and her search for answers draws her reluctantly into the old city’s world of Voodoo and mysticism. There, Lucy finds Alex, a mysterious boy who behaves as if they've known each other forever. Lucy knows Alex is hiding something and her rational side doesn't want to be drawn to him. But she is.

As she tries to uncover Alex’s secrets, a killer strikes close to home, and Lucy finds herself ensnared in a century-old vendetta. With the lives of everyone she loves in danger, Lucy will have to unravel the mystery of her dreams before it all comes to a deadly finish.

Ooh...you guys know how much I like dream books. :)

And now a word from Lisa about her cover,

Lisa: I’m so excited to show everyone the cover. When my editor at Flux talked about his concept for it, I thought it was perfect for the story. Then I saw it. I love everything about it, the eerie darkness, the romantic swirls on the gates, and the plantation house is exactly right with its deep alley of oaks. Hope you all love it as much as I do!

And here’s the cover!

It's so creepy and awesome. Love the gates!

And now...the giveaway will be for this gorgeous gunmetal locket, Fleur de Lis charm necklace and one signed copy of the book when it's available!

Just enter on the rafflecopter below and have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and best of luck to Lisa and SWEET UNREST!

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Find out more about Lisa and SWEET UNREST at these sites:

Lisa's Site
Amazon Preorder

Friday, January 17, 2014

Football and Hot Guys

***Note*** If you don't like football but enjoy hot guys, you should still keep reading this post. You can thank me later.***

Some of you may have noted from past posts that I happen to be a rabid fan of a particular NFL team...

Yes, I'm a Green Bay Packers fan through and through. We go see at least one game every year in Green Bay and we were actually at the NFC Wildcard game a couple of weeks ago where it was one of the top 10 coldest games in history. We're talking ten to fifteen below zero wind chill here people.

I'm still thawing out.

But it's worth being cold when you get to watch and root for guys that look like this:

Or this:

Or this...

I mean...come on...

But--ahem--where was I going with this?

Oh! Right! So, my Packers are sadly out of the playoffs this season, but my parents are Broncos fans and invited my husband and I to go with them to the AFC Conference Championship playoff game this weekend.

Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady

It should be epic.

Anyway, that's what I'm up to this weekend. What about you?