Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Be a Winner: Let Me Promote your Book

Image courtesy of  Jen Chan
We have a winner!!!

I LOVE bragging about friends books. Writerly Wednesdays here are dedicated to writers and readers. If you've published anything for Young Adults with a fantastic twist (fantasy in all varieties, paranormal, specultative ficiton, horror, sci-fi, dystopian, cheese, etc.), shoot me an email (crystal AT crystal-collier DOT com). I'll be shouting about an awesome books, sharing new covers, or participating in book releases every week--and I'd love to share yours. Spots are filling up quick, so schedule date now. 

Readers, pop back in for the chance to win stuff and learn about awesome reads.

This last Wednesday we played the truth or lie game about Catherine Stine, author of Ruby's Fire. (Check the book out--it's awesome!) Catherine told us two truths and one lie about herself, and those who guess correctly were entered into a random drawing for a free copy of her book. The options were:

1. Catherine sat next to Tom Petty on a first class plane ride to LA.
2. Her son's band played All Along the Watchtower with Eddie Vedder.
3. Buddy Guy invited her to a private bash.

We had some amazing guesses, and people who tore apart the facts, analyzing them. (We love you deep thinkers!) I wish we could smother all of you in cheese for participating, and we (both Catherine and I) had so much fun with this. 

So, the answer is: 

....DRUM ROLL...

#1. Catherine did not actually sit next to Tom Petty on a first class plane ride to LA. 

Way to go those of you who guessed right! You are officially human lie detectors. And the winner is: 

....DRUM ROLL...

Marcy

Congrats! Friends, I look forward to chatting at you all after my road trip. Writerly Wednesdays will continue on July 24th. Be sure to stop in then for another AWESOME book and chance to win. 

And now, out of curiosity, what is your favorite, secondary, and tertiary reading genres? 

41 comments:

  1. Very fun post! My favorite genres are fantasy of all types and anything with adventure. I also like these types of books to be sprinkled with romance. Which is probably why I write those kinds of books too!

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    1. Goodness, you and I sound like twins--literarily speaking.

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  2. yay to macy----enjoy the heck out of that road trip, crystal!!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. I did. It was TOTALLY awesome.

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  3. Congrats to Macy! I don't have a favourite genre but I do love myself some mystery. :)

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  4. Sweet! And congrats to Marcy!

    And thanks for offering to show my book here in October. Looking forward to the tour! :)

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  5. It would be awesome to sit next to Tom Petty though, that's probably why it's such an appealing dream :)

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    1. JA, yes, I wish! I love Tom Petty's music.

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    2. LOL. I think he takes a private plane.

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  6. Congrats to Marcy, and have fun on your road trip!

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    1. Whew, definitely. Wish I could have dragged you along to Roswell with me.

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  7. Congrats to Marcy! It is fun to help our fellow writers, isn't it?

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  8. Congratulations to Marcy!
    Enjoy your road trip Crystal!
    Favourite is suspense/thriller. Since I've started reading across genres, I can't pinpoint my secondary and tertiary because they are changing all the time...
    Over the past few months, space opera and speculative fiction have grown on me...
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Michelle, suspense/thriller is pretty awesome. I especially love it when the aspects bleed into another genre. I mean, who doesn't love a good heart-pounding speculative fiction?

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  9. Congrats, Marcy.

    I like a good fantasy story, one with magic, preferably in another world.

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    1. Who can get enough magic? I eat it for breakfast. ;)

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  10. Well, I don't have a book to promote right now, but when I do, I'll be sure to tell you. And send you some cheese as a bribe :)

    My favorite genre is dystopian (apocalyptic fiction is included in there), then horror, then mystery. But I'll read pretty much anything.

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    1. Yay, do send both. (Especially the cheese) ;)

      I love your broad base of genres. Other than the "mystery," we probably enjoy many of the same books.

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  11. Congrats to Marcy.
    Enjoy your road trip!

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  12. Congrats, Marcy! No one believed that I got invited to a private bash with Buddy Guy, but I really, really did! It was when I was twenty, and I was dancing to his music in a club in Cambridge. I guess he liked my cool leather dress. Hahaha. Needless to say, when I realized it was a party of two, I split very fast...

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    1. That was a pretty awesome truth. Way to fool everyone!

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  13. Very cool cover for RUBY's FIRE! Love it. Congrats to Marcy!! My fave/top 3 genres: magical realism, light fantasy, and (light) sci-fi.

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    1. All excellent genres. I'd be interested in your magical realism suggestions.

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  14. Congrats to Marcy. I like these guessing games.

    It's hard to pick genres, but I'll say YA contemporary, horror, mystery.

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    1. Ooh, you go for the dark and scary, eh? I grew up on that stuff.

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  15. Congrats to Marcy! I love fantasy, dystopian and some paranormal best.

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    1. Mmm--especially when all three are combined.

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  16. Way to go, Marcy! I guessed right too. Yessss. And good on you for promoting your fellow writers. We're all in this together.

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    1. You did--and what an awesome guess it was.

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  17. Btw, Crystal, you'll want to check out my blog sometime. You won something! :)

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    1. Eek! I won? (Does this count as "sometime"?)

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  18. Congrats, Marcy, just emailed you to get your snail mail in order to send you a copy of Ruby's Fire.

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  19. Congrats to Marcy!! As for your question, my favorite reading genre is espionage :-)

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    1. Ooh... You like the sneaking around, eh?

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  20. Oooh Congrats Marcy!!! Ruby's fire sounds intriguing!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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Hit me with your cheese!