Sunday, July 11, 2010

Stuff You Should Know

coming August 1

Daisy Lockhart escapes to Paris after her long-term boyfriend ends their relationship via email. As her meticulous, purpose-driven personality (she travels with supplemental oxygen) is challenged, so are her mind and heart tested by brooding, beautiful Mathieu, who's as enigmatic as the city itself.

Plum Blossoms author Sarah Hina
I've already finished Plum Blossoms. If your favorite thing to do is watch WWF, if your favorite food is a bag of Cheetos, if your address is mobile, this book is probably not for you. Everyone else should jump at the chance to read this, Sarah Hina's debut novel.

Plum Blossoms in Paris will be officially released on August 1. Stay tuned for my review (5 stars) as well as an interview with Sarah.  Also, check out the Flash Fiction contest (see below) to win your own copy!

coming in September
(copy taken from author's site)

Sixteen-year-old Evie's job is bagging and tagging paranormals. Possessing the strange ability to see through their glamours, she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. But when someone--or something--starts taking out the vamps, werewolves, and other odd beasties she's worked hard to help become productive members of society, she's got to figure it out before they all disappear and the world becomes utterly normal.

Paranormalcy will be released September 21. Win an ARC (see below) by dazzling the pants off Kiersten White!

get born magazine ARTICLE

I submitted to get born magazine on a Friday and by Monday knew they wanted my article. The copy is at the printer's and will be in stores soon. And I'm now officially a freelance writer.


Win one of two copies of Sarah Hina's debut novel Plum Blossoms in Paris.  Hosted by everyone's favorite person Aniket Thakkar, this contest is for up to 1000 words flash fiction based on the photo prompt shown here. (It's the cover of the book.)  I've already entered, as have my sister and one of the Co-Dictators of the World.  Why haven't you?

Contest deadline is July 20th, 2010.

(copy from Jason Evans)

guest judge Stephen Parrish
The time is fast approaching for the biggest Clarity of Night contest ever! Author Stephen Parrish is co-hosting in honor of his newly released novel, The Tavernier Stones. It's a thriller which opens with the discovery of a corpse clutching what is believed to be one of the lost Tavernier Stones--huge gems of legendary worth and beauty.

"Uncovered" photo prompt
And now, you're about to discover your own treasure in the Clarity of Night "Uncovered" Short Fiction Contest! The prizes are legendary. $290 in prize money will be awarded (Amazon gift certificates), including $100 for 1st Place, $50 for 2nd Place, and $35 for 3rd Place. You can taste it, I know. For now, I'm giving you an early glimpse of the photo prompt to get the juices flowing. What jewel of a story can you create? As always, you will have 250 words to prove yourself and claim your booty.

The contest will open on Monday, July 19th. Look for more announcements as the time nears.


Paranormalcy author Kiersten White

Win author Kiersten White's last ARC of Paranormalcy as well as ARCs of Ally Condie's Matched, Sophie Jordan's Firelight, Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, and small prizes yet to be determined. Here's what to do:

I want you to make something. Anything, as long as you're creating. A poem. A drawing. A photograph. A book trailer. Whatever you want* (as long as it isn't a novel, since I can't read your unpublished novels, I'm very sorry), that shows me you're genuinely excited to read Paranormalcy.
Deadline is July 24th.


  1. Crap! I love Cheetos!

    I think you must have set some kind of record for article acceptance turnaround time. Not to mention it being your first submission and all. Congrats, Aerin. The first of many successes to come.

    (And thank you, thank you, thank you.)

  2. Aww, thank you for blogging about the contest, Aerin! You're wonderful : )

  3. How did I miss this before? I found it on one of my ego searches. :) So that makes you everyone's favorite person's favorite person?



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