Thursday, April 19, 2012

BLOG TOUR!!!

Please visit YAtopia for my release-day post!  :)

Banner courtesy of Rachel :)
I'm pleased to announce the stops for my upcoming blog tour, beginning Monday!  This is an awesome group of bloggers, and I'm thrilled to work with them! We've been having a blast with questions and posts, but I'll warn you that it's been difficult to reign Kaidan in during his interviews....

By the way, feel free to grab a Kai button for your blog if you'd like --->


4/23     with Jenny at http://www.supernaturalsnark.blogspot.com/ Interview                                
4/24     with Sarah at http://imlovingbooks.com/ Character Interview (Anna)                    
4/25     with Krystal at http://livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com/ Author This/That    
4/26     with Grace at http://livredeamour-booksoflove.blogspot.com/ Top 10 List
4/27     with Amy at http://myoverstuffedbookshelf.blogspot.com/ Guest Post                  
4/28     with Jaime and Patricia at http://www.twochicksonbooks.com/ This/That    
4/29     with Mindy at http://www.magicalurbanfantasyreads.com/ Interview
4/30     with Jodie at http://uniquelymoibooks.blogspot.com/ Character Interview (Kai)
5/1       with Savannah at http://www.bookswithbite.net/ Interview                        
5/2       with Michelle at http://www.hookedtobooks.com/ Author This/That
5/3       with Jennifer and Espe at http://www.latebloomeronline.com/ Guest Post
5/4       with Rachel at http://www.fiktshun.com/fiktshun/ Interview

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Winners!!!

Thank you SO much to everyone who entered!  I appreciate your support more than I can express. I had to shut down the contest an hour early because the survey filled-up and couldn't take anymore. Sorry to those who didn't make it by in time. 

Winners!

Five ARCs from Publisher:

Doris Elysia
Jessa Russo
Jennifer Vargas
Sarah Nicolas
Ephrielle


Two Signed Paperbacks - Hot off the Press First Editions:

Lisseth Torres
Petra (Safari Poet)


Swag (Signed Bookmarks and Signed Bookplates):

Mocha Latte (Cupcake & a Latte)
JenniferK
Nea Barabea
Pavan
Sophie
Rebecca-ReadingWishes

Congratulations!!!  Please email your addresses to wendyhigginswrites at gmail dot com.  Or I'll hunt you down...at the emails you provided in the survey.  :)

Survey Results!

1) Have you read Sweet Evil?
Yes - 6%
Not Yet - 94%

2) Which of these best describes you?
I need romance in my reading material. (56%)
A little romance is okay, but it's not the most important element for me. (41%)
I usually enjoy books when the focus is not romance-driven. (3%)

3) What is your opinion about love triangles in YA?
I love them! (11%)
I hate them! (6%)
I don't mind it if it's well-written. (83%)

4) Which is your favorite type of supernatural/paranormal character? (since more than one choice was possible, the percentages don't work here, so I'll list them in your order of preference)
I like them all!  (had the most likes by far!)
Angels/Demons/Nephilim
Witches/Wizards/Magical Beings
Faeries
Werewolves/Shifters
Vampires
Other
I don't much care for supernatural characters.

5) Which of these styles of fiction writing do you enjoy MOST?
Literary: beautiful imagery, poetic descriptions, focus is on the tone and word choice. (26%)
Commercial: Character-driven, flows like a television show or movie in your mind. (27%)
Commercial: Plot-driven, twist & turn adventures that have you on the edge of your seat. (47%)

6) Which type of literary love interest do you tend to fall for?
Shy and sweet (9%)
Funny and quirky (13%)
Dark and mysterious (39%)
I rarely fall for a love interest in a book (3%)
I usually fall for them all! (36%)

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mega SWEET EVIL Giveaway!

Before we begin, for your viewing and giggling pleasure,
I have the official Sweet Evil Book Trailer from HarperTeen:


We're getting close to the May 1st release date, and I'm so excited that I want to do a giveaway!  I had already planned to give away two signed copies of the final book as soon as I receive them (which means winners could possibly have it before the release date.) But then I got a message from the publishers saying they have five extra ARCs they'd like me to give away, too!  I also have a handful of signed bookmarks that I'd love to put in your hot little hands. So lots of chances to win. The two signed copies and bookmarks are up for grabs internationally, and the five ARCs are available to those in the US.


Here's what you have to do:

~ I've created a quick reading survey. There are NO right answers - it's just for fun, and I guess I'm kinda curious about the answers.  :)  TAKE SURVEY NOW. 

~ Leave a comment on this post letting me know that you completed the survey.  And if you feel the need to explain any of your answers, you're free to do so in the comments, hehe.

That's it!  I should probably make you do something like a scavenger hunt or follow me on all of my social media accounts or, you know, something that requires creativity and time, but I'm a slacker (and a teensy bit busy preparing for the blog tour...deets to come). Sometimes easy is just good.

This contest will only last 24 hours!  Winners will be announced right here tomorrow at 9PM Eastern (along with survey results).
Big hugs and best of luck,

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Guest Post: WHAT A BOY WANTS

I'm so happy to introduce you to Sebastian, the main character in my friend Nyrae Dawn's new YA contemp romance, What a Boy Wants. He's a riot! I had to beg him to post, and he *tried* to talk me out of it with those sexy eyes of his, but in the end I got what I wanted. Enjoy.  :)

Hey. Sebastian here. Wendy asked me to stop by for a guest post, which honestly, totally isn’t my gig, but I’m just sitting here chillin’ while I wait for my friends to come over and pick me up and there’s nothing better to do so… yeah, looks like my bad luck by having no wheels makes it your lucky day. I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Don’t yell at me for being cocky. It’s a joke.
So yeah… I don’t really know what to talk about besides the fact that it’s getting a little old being the only person I know without wheels. Hell, even Jaden has the beatermobile. It might be a piece of crap, but at seventeen, a piece is better than no wheels at all. Just don’t tell him I said that. He’ll hold it over my head and I’ll never hear the end of the fact that I’m jealous of his ride. I’ll just have to deny it, he’ll end up giving me crap, and then Aspen will laugh at me, Pris will find a reason to yell at Jay and then the whole night will be screwed-up.
Damn, when I look at that it makes it sound like we’re a dysfunctional group or something. I swear, we’re not. This is something else I try not to admit too often, but I know I’m damn lucky to have them. We’re tight, the four of us. I’d do anything for them and they’d do anything for me. It’s funny. I always see those teen movies, or the girls talk about books they read and someone is always stabbing the other in the back or whatever and I kind of think it’s bull. Sure that happens, but not always. I think it’s pretty cool that I can talk shit to Jaden about his car, but he knows I’m his boy and he can count on me. We’re cool like that. Same with the girls. Any guy ever messes with them and they know they’ll have Jay and I do deal with.
Wow… I totally sound like a sap here, don’t I? I think I’m going to have to go suck up to Wendy so she doesn’t post this. Shouldn’t be too hard. I know what I’m doing when it comes to girls…
*gives Wendy the eyes*
*Gets a smile and a blush in return*
Piece. Of. Cake.
Anyway, I’m out. I hear the beatermobile coming up the street. And FYI… for you ladies out there. I hear there’s some guy called The Hook-up Doctor. From what I’ve been told, he knows what he’s doing. If you ever need help getting a guy, you should hit him up. You know… not that I have anything to gain since I don’t know him, but I’m just sayin’….

BOOK/AUTHOR INFO:

Follow Nyrae Dawn on Twitter.
Check out What a Boy Wants on Goodreads.
Buy What a Boy Wants on Amazon or Barnes&Noble.

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