Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Find the Lie (I Dare You)

We have a winner--and another chance to play and win!

Writerly Wednesdays here are dedicated to writers and readersIf you've published anything for Young Adults with a fantastic twist (fantasy in all varieties, paranormal, speculative fiction, horror, sci-fi, dystopian, cheese, etc.), shoot me an email (crystal AT crystal-collier DOT com). I'll be shouting about 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 a date now. 

Before the fun, let's announce the winner for last week. G.R. Holton shared with us Dragon's Bow and offered a signed book of the winner's choice off his website. He told us two truths and one lie about himself, and those who guessed correctly were entered into a random drawing to win. The options were:

1. G.R. used to deliver balloons as Big Bird and Mickey Mouse.
2. G.R. owns two iguanas name Ziggy and Stardust.
3. Two of G.R.'s children have birthdays one day apart.

And, the lie is: 

#2. G.R. does not own a pair of well-named iguanas. 

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

...DRUM ROLL...
I guess that whole "Tennessee" thing was meant to be. Congrats Connie!

Today's amazing feature is:

She's the reason the devil never sleeps.

A year after her parents’ death, seventeen-year-old, Meadow Parker is close to having a grave of her own.

Beyond her shrink’s false diagnosis of PTSD, there’s no medical reason for her failing health. Only she knows the cause. But if Meadow told the truth—told them what comes for her at night—they’d lock her in a padded cell.

Seeking an end to her torment, Meadow agrees to visit the supernatural landmark her parents were obsessed with—the river that fuels her fears. On arrival, she's charged with an ancient power, and her destiny as the long awaited Keeper is sealed. Now the countdown to save the world and the battle for her soul begins.

Now shall we meet the author?

When Celeste Holloway isn’t writing, she might be found snuggled up, kid on one side, cat on the other, trying to read a book. She’s a non-recovering perfume addict living a small town life in Arkansas, but dreams of world travel. If she ever gets rich and famous, her first stop is Rome. A former hairstylist, she recently tossed her scissors to embark on a career as a fulltime writer. If you’d like to learn more about Celeste, visit her blog, Words Done Write or send her a friend request on Facebook. 

She is addicted to Philadelphia Cream Cheese, and can be found hiding behind her fridge, indugling when she should be cooking dinner. 

You can find her amazing book HERE. (And you should, you really should.)

And now for the fun! *rubbing hands*

Celeste gave me two truths and one lie to test your "lie detector" skills. Can you figure out the lie? Those who do will go into my magic hat for a chance to win an ecopy of Sebastian Falls. How cool is that? You have until Tuesday, August 13th at 1 p.m. to guess--and be sure to come back for the answer on August 14th!

TRUTH OR LIE

1. Celeste is an avid fisher and hunter.
2. She grew up playing in the graveyard next door.
3. Celeste is scared of crows. 

Okay human lie detectors, which is it? 

(Oh, and check out Mary Waibel's cover reveal from yesterday! Talk about stellar.)

69 comments:

  1. Since she's from AK (I have friends in AK), I'm guessing #1 is true. And #2 is pretty cool in a spooky way-so I hope it's true. That leaves #3, and I'm guessing #3 is the lie.

    BTW, the book sounds great.

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    1. Doesn't it though? It's on my kindle right now, waiting for a spare minute.

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  2. Beautiful cover and intriguing book blurb.
    Hmmm...I am going with #3. I have two friends who are scared of birds--not specific birds. Just birds. I think 3 is the lie.

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    1. I love it! I mean, seriously, of all the phobia's to have, right?

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    2. Hello, Susan! glad you like the cover. :)

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  3. I am going to go with #1.... just a feeling.

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  4. For everyone who played my true or false I will elaborate... When I was 17 I needed money so I took on a job delivering balloons to children's birthday parties and to children's hospitals. As far as my kids... well they are one day apart, but one is 28 and the other is actually 22. :-)

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    1. Awesome! Didn't you love how many people totally blew off the balloon delivery idea? Awesome choice of facts!

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  5. Wow- these are tough. Knowing nothing about her other then the brief bio they all seem plausible. But... I'm gonna go with number one. Just my guess.

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    1. I know, right? If I didn't KNOW the answer, I'd give up before guessing.

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  6. I love the line "She's the reason the devil never sleeps." Wow - that's exciting! Wishing Celeste huge success with her novel, and I'll guess that the false fact is #1. :-)

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  7. I'm going to guess that the lie is Celeste is scared of crows. Hey, it could happen.

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    1. LOL. Haven't you seen The Birds? ;)

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    2. Hey, Rena! I can't wait for everybody to know the truth! :)

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  8. I'd say one is false.

    Nice meeting you, Celeste!

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    1. Hey, Emily! It's nice meeting you too! :)

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  9. I'll go with #1 as the lie. #2 and 3 seem to go together.

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  10. Congrats to the winner of G.R.'s book

    I'll say Celeste is lying about #2, because a graveyard next door is just a no-go.

    This is fun, Crystal!

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    1. LOL. Gwen, are you trying to say you don't like hanging out in graveyards? The shock!

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    2. I agree with you Gwen, this is sooo much fun! :)

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  11. I'm guessing #3. Congrats to Celeste. I love the cover and her story sounds cool.

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  12. I'm going to go with #3. I hope I'm correct, because I would love a chance to read this one, sounds great.

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    1. Well you can always buy it. *hint, hint* ;)

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    2. You've made my day, Farawayeyes! :)

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  13. I'm going with the crows as a lie - not that Celeste looks as though she spends much time gutting trout!

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    1. Ew! Now I've got the image of fish-gut-covered hands. So did not need that.

      ;)

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    2. HAAAA!!!! Maybe I should sport some camo, Patsy! :)

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  14. I'm guessing 3 is a lie - crows can be scary!

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  15. Sorry, Celeste. I don't see you as an avid fisher and hunter. So happy for you, Celeste! The cover is amazing :)

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    1. I take it that's an official guess?

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    2. LOL, T!!!! Thanks for the congrats and playing along! :)

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  16. I'm going with the fisher and hunter. And I'll be so embarrassed if I'm wrong!!

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    1. Hey, Pal! I can't quit looking at your pic! So foxy! :)

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  17. What a fun game! Well, I'm guessing if either of one or two are true then three must be false! If you can play in a graveyard, or go hunting in the woods, I would think crows are no big deal. ;)

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    1. LOL!!!! You make some very good points, Rachel! We shall see, we shall see. :)

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  18. Love the cover.

    OMG! I can't decide on the lie. They're all feasible. I'm going with #1. Who isn't scared of crows???

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    1. I know, right? I'm so glad I know which one it is or this would be a nail-biter.

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  19. So many books, so little time...

    Okay, random guess: #1.

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    1. Liz, you missed our twitter conversation about an anti-sleep elixir and muse-proof chains. We're creatively seeking solutions to deal with the time crunch.

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  20. Eeny, Meenie, Miney, Moe! I'll catch #1 by the toe.

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    1. Hey, Mckenzie!!!! It's so complicated, right? I love that you had to resort to eeny, meenie, miney, moe! :D

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  21. Y'know, an Arkansas girl (hey, neighbor from Missouri here)could easily be a hunter and fisher. I've know quite a few and it's amazing to see them in their camos and then later when they're dressed in *normal clothes. Your jaw kinda drops. I don't like to hunt anymore but I do love to fish.

    Crows are reasonable. And playing in a graveyard would be too. So you're giving us a hard choice. I'm gonna say...#2.

    Btw, I love the sound of this book.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  22. i'm going with #1. celeste, honey, you too perty for that.

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  23. I'm thinking #3 (I'm a terrible lie detector)

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  24. I'm going to pick #1.

    #2 sounds like something I would've done as a kid and for #3 the birds aren't that huge and scary, imo.

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    1. I think I would have hung out in graveyard too--given the change, but that could be attributed to a love of the paranormal. ;)

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  25. I am going for #1 Celeste :)

    Besides, who's scared of crows??

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    1. Well, I did just read this book where demons manifest as crows...

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  26. Um... Celeste is NOT an avid fisher and hunter?

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  27. Love this game! I'm going with #1, because, well, I don't know really, just seems right :)

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  28. I'm going for the fisher, hunter one.

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  29. Mmmm... I'm thinking she isn't afraid of crows.

    Congrats to Connie!

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Hit me with your cheese!