Super excited that the day has finally arrived! The Romeo Club is finally out!! Woot woot.
What happens when you agree to help your brother “de-nerdify” so he can catch the attention of the popular Chloe Anders, and to everyone’s surprise, he actually lands her?
And what if his equally geeky friends come running with girl wish lists of their own, offering money for your services?
Well, if you’re sixteen-year-old, Delyla Denson, then you start The Romeo Club. A secret club where she’ll teach these guys how talk, act, and be cool around girls. It’s a win-win situation.
She’ll get enough money for the awesome prom dress she’s had her eye on, and the guys, well, they’ll get dates and maybe learn how to do something other than beat the next level on their video games.
There are only two problems with this plan. One, her quarterback/track star boyfriend is getting jealous of how much time she’s spending away from him and decides to try and figure out what’s going on. And two, Delyla is kind of falling for her brother’s BFF, Trey who she’s been hanging out with a lot more. And who thanks to her help, has caught the attention of the beautiful, perfect, and popular, Portia Rickard. With Portia and Trey heating up, Delyla realizes that maybe the person she’s meant to be with has been in front of her all this time.
But falling for Trey means she’ll have to take drastic measures including sabotage, with a capital S.
Here are the buy links: I’ll add more as it goes live (B & N wasn’t up yet)
Barnes & Noble
Books a Million
Don’t forget you can still enter today for a contest I’m holding for the “Nerd Packs”: Click here and read details. ***CONTEST NOW CLOSED*** Winners have been notified.
Hope you all enjoy reading TRC as much as I enjoyed writing it!
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Soooo…the blog tour for The Romeo Club starts Tuesday March 25, 2014 and runs until April 4, 2014. CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! LOL. The Romeo Club will release on 4/8/2014… Below you’ll find a link to the schedule of blogs who have reviews of The Romeo Club or are hosting me to chat on their blog! Also, during this blog tour, you’ll get to read a fun interview with my characters!! Please scroll all the way down to find contest detail information…
Blog Tour Info: YA Bound Book Tours
Contest: For The Romeo Club I thought it’d be fun to giveaway 3 “nerd packs” from the three main guys in The Romeo Club (Trey, C.C. and Kevin). Each nerd pack is associated with the guy. Once you’ve read the book the prize packs with make more sense (LOL).
Trey’s nerd pack: Star Wars purse, Star Wars makeup bag (or pencil holder whichever you want to use it for), a notebook, a pen, 5 signed The Romeo Club bookmarks, and signed Twelve Steps bookmarks from Veronica Bartles.
C.C.’s nerd pack: Knit leg-warmers (grayish color), a copy of Romeo and Juliet, a nerd herd sticker, a notebook, a pen, 5 signed The Romeo Club bookmarks, and signed Twelve Steps bookmarks from Veronica Bartles.
Kevin’s nerd pack: Knit beanie (super cute/also a grayish color), glow in the dark stars for your room, a notebook, a pen, 5 signed The Romeo Club bookmarks, and signed Twelve Steps bookmarks from Veronica Bartles.
This contest will be U.S. only, however stay tuned for other contests to come that’ll be opened internationally. And here’s how you enter. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. See? Easy. You don’t have to follow me (unless you want to–LOL) or buy a copy of the book or anything like that. Just leave a comment. You can enter anytime between now and April 8th (the date TRC releases). I’ll choose 3 random winners on April 9th (or rather the random number generator will–LOL). I’ll give the 1st choice person 1st pick, then the 2nd one will get 2nd pick, the 3rd person will get the remaining pack!
Thanks for stopping in and being a part of the reading/blogging community. You guys are FABULOUS and I wouldn’t be able to do what I love without you! ((HUGS)) and good luck!!!
Preorder/Order link: The Romeo Club
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NEW BOOK DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
Okay, sooooo….I can finally spill the beans on my recent book deal (more information to come). But my lovely agent, Jennifer Mishler sold my YA Fantasy book: Where There Be Humans to Entangled Teen! SQUEEEEE….YOU GUYS, THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK I’VE WRITTEN.
Not even kidding. I knew it would be a hard sell because it deals with Goblins, but OMG, I can’t wait for you guys to meet Ivy (who is kick ass) and Pudge her awesome and hilarious best friend and side kick. I ADORE these guys!!!
We have a tentative release for 2015 (not sure exact date yet). I’ll give you guys more info as I get it, but I just wanted to share my FABULOUS GREAT NEWS!! Will post PM announcement when it goes live.
Also, next week starts off The Romeo Club Blog Tour! Stay tuned for more info!
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Phew, well, I’m back from “deadline hell”. LOL. Had to get a book cranked out, which is due in April. And yes, I wrote that thing in like a month. Yes, I know, that’s TOTALLY crazy. HA! It’ll be my 2nd ya contemporary I’ve written, and it is a follow-up to (not a sequel) The Romeo Club, which will now release on April 8th, 2014. Why yes, I have been on a contemporary kick lately. But seriously, the book was a TON of fun to write. Hope my editor loves it as much as I do.
Also wanted to catch up with everyone because I’ve gotten a few emails in regards to The Legend of Me, which was originally supposed to have been released by now. I know the last time I did an update on it, we’d been looking at possibly January 2014 (which has obviously come and gone). Well, right now, the release date is kind of a “floater” meaning, I don’t have one yet. The thing is, I write for various publishers, and with my contracts, I can’t have books release too close together from different publishers. In other words, I can’t have a book release from publisher A today, then in a week, have a book release from Publisher B because then those titles would be “competing”. And because the Legend of Me release date got moved, it was too close to a book I had coming out with another publisher. So, it is now floating (in space—LOL—just kidding), and my publisher will let me know probably about 1-2 months in advance of when it’s going to release. But I promise you, Legend will eventually release.
I will hopefully, soon, have more AWESOME news to share. News I’ve been sitting on for a few weeks now. Just waiting for an email to come through giving me the go ahead to share. Oh, and pretty soon (May, I think), I’ll start seeing Arcs (advance reader copies) for The Winter People! SQUEEE….how exciting is that? I have one book signing scheduled so far in September (you can see my news page for that info).
Otherwise, I’ve been staying mondo busy. I’ll be getting back to writing The Legend of Me bk 2, and also getting ready to jump into The Winter People bk 3 soon. So the crazy writing schedule will continue.
Oh, and before I forget (because I’m good at that—hehehe), I will be posting my book blog tour info next week for The Romeo Club (squee). During the blog tour and also the week of my release, I’ll have some contests running for people to enter to win “Nerd Packs” for The Romeo Club! I’ll also be giving away signed bookmarks etc. So stay tuned for that.
Hope you’re surviving the winter. It’s been rough. Hoping Spring will “arrive” soon (LOL). ((HUGS))…talk to you all again soon!!
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First of all, I wanted to let you all know that The Romeo Club is now up for preorder on Amazon.com (squee). It will be available across other venues in the next few weeks as well. SO EXCITED for you guys to read this. It’s SUPER fun and light and my first contemporary romance.
Also, I wanted to let you guys know that I’ll likely have some more writerly good news soon to share with you. Actually, I know I’ll have some good news to share with you (LOL). Just waiting for the go ahead to share. Will keep you posted it. SO excited and happy.
Hope everyone is surviving the winter. I’m beginning to think I live on Hoth instead of Earth (for my non Star Wars fans Hoth is a planet that is covered in snow and ice–LOL).
((HUGS))…I’ll have lots of stuff going on in the next month or so as far as contests, blog tour stuff for TRC (The Romeo Club) etc so make sure to check in here!!
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OMG, so happy to have my agent mates, F.J.R and Matt’s AWESOME new cover revealed on my blog today for their YA, Horror, Sci-Fi book, Splinters (book 1 in The Prospero Chronicles), which has a tentative release of Fall 2014. Check it out (and make sure you enter their contest).
Back cover blurb:
Under ordinary circumstances, Ben and Mina would never have had reason to speak to each other; he’s an easy-going people person with a healthy skepticism about the paranormal, and she’s a dangerously obsessive monster-hunter with a crippling fear of betrayal. But the small town of Prospero, California, has no ordinary circumstances to offer. In order to uncover a plot set by the seemingly innocent but definitely shapeshifting monsters-that-look-like-friends-family-and-neighbors, the two stark opposites must both find ways to put aside their differences and learn to trust each other.
F.J.R. Titchenell and Matt Carter met and fell in love in a musical theatre class at Pasadena City College and have been inseparable ever since. Though they have both dreamed of being writers since a very young age, they both truly hit their stride after they met, bouncing ideas off of one another, forcing each other to strive to be better writers, and mingling Matt’s lifelong love of monsters with Fiona’s equally disturbing inability to forget the tumult of high school. They were married in 2011 in a ceremony that involved kilts, Star Wars music, and a cake topped by figurines of them fighting a zombified wedding party.
F.J.R. Titchenell is also the author of Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know of), to be released May 6th, 2014 (link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18722335-confessions-of-the-very-first-zombie-slayer)
F.J.R. Titchenell’s blog:http://fjrtitchenell.weebly.com/
Matt Carter’s blog: http://mattcarterauthor.weebly.com/
F.J.R. Titchenell’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/FjrTitchenell
Matt Carter’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/mattcarterauthor
F.J.R. Titchenell’s Twitter: www.twitter.com/FJR_Titchenell
Matt Carter’s Twitter: www.twitter.com/MCarterAuthor
Splinters Goodreads page (again): www.goodreads.com/book/show/20860637-splinters
Everyone who adds Splinters to their Goodreads to-read list on or before March 7th will be entered to win a $25 Amazon giftcard. A winner will be selected at random and contacted by Goodreads direct message. Letting people know in your reveal post and linking to the Goodreads page is greatly appreciated! Here it is: www.goodreads.com/book/show/20860637-splinters
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Happy Valentine’s Day!! Okay, so I in 2011 I had a book that came out called Staking Shadows…which is a story I adore… This last year (2013), the publisher who published it went out of business and the rights reverted back to me on it. So, for those of you who haven’t read it yet, I’m going to be giving away PDF versions of it, for FREE!!! YAY! This is my Valentine’s Day treat to you. And all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog w/your email address in it and I’ll send you a copy of it! See, easy – peasy.
Also, I will pick a few commenters below and send some signed Romeo Club bookmarks…(they’re adorable) so make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if you’re chosen.
If you’ve already read Staking Shadows, then no worries, I’ll be having other contests in the coming months with chances to win stuff so definitely keep your eye out. I have a few books releasing in the next couple of months that I’ll have some cool stuff up for grabs.
Here’s the back cover blurb for Staking Shadows:
Summer “Sun” McKellar was twelve when her world was shattered by the appearance of the “soul-suckers,” a god-like hybrid with a vapid hunger for human souls. Within mere days entire towns were wiped out. But Summer was one of the lucky ones, or at least she managed to escape with her life—what was left of it.
Now, five years later, Summer is one of only a handful of survivors left on Earth. A place where night dominates and humans are harvested for their souls. By daylight Summer is the leader of a small band of survivors, while at dusk she becomes a hunter, with only one goal in mind; to take back her world one dead soul-sucker at a time. This routine serves her well until an enemy patrolman named Raven saves her life. He causes complications she never dreamt possible, making her rethink her strategy. For their chance encounter and the danger that surrounds it will ultimately force them to choose between loyalty to their own kinds or the forbidden…
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