mood: disbelievingpandora/ipod: "don't stop believin'" by journey
Being an author is hard. Fun, but hard. I'm just going to put that out there for starters.
There are, however, some perks. Like free books. And getting to know other authors.
Every once in awhile, you have contact with someone - a writer, let's say - and it totally blows your mind because - let's say - this writer is kind of one of your personal idols, or this writer did a series of books based on one of the greatest T.V. shows of all time.
Let's say that I have two blurbs for TEN that I get to reveal today. Let's say THEY BLEW MY FREAKING MIND AND OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE EITHER OF THESE WRITERS ACTUALLY READ MY BOOK LET ALONE ENJOYED IT!!!!!
Heh. Sorry. I'll simmer down.
Anyway, I have two amazing blurbs to reveal for TEN, and then we'll be playing a little giveaway game. Ready? Here we go.
The first is a from a friend, someone I've had the honor of meeting several times, who also happens to be one of the greatest horror authors around. She just won her fifth Bram Stoker Award, oh and she wrote the Buffy the Vampire Slayer books...
"Gretchen McNeil's TEN is my new number one! I jumped at every creaking floorboard in my house and on the page. This is sure to be a teen thriller classic!" (Nancy Holder, Bram Stoker Award winning author of THE SCREAMING SEASON)
Yeah, I know. I'm totally blown away.
The second blurb actually made me cry. I got an email from this author late one Friday night, telling me he'd read and loved my book. It was like getting an email from J.D. Salinger. I mean, he's the freaking GODFATHER of YA HORROR!!!! And yes, I cried. With joy.
"TEN is a real page turner! Gretchen McNeil knows how to plot a thriller: Her setup is flawless and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat." (Christopher Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the THIRST series and REMEMBER ME)
OMG CAN YOU FREAKING BELIEVE THAT????
Okay, here's the giveaway part. Three prizes:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: an ARC of TEN
TWO (2) RUNNERS UP: a copy of THE SCREAMING SEASON by Nancy Holder or REMEMBER ME by Christopher Pike (your choice)
Here's how to play. Write a blurb for your favorite book. Any book. Here's the catch: it has to be TEN words or less. ;)
Put the blurb in the comments along with your email address. That gets you an entry to win the ARC of TEN. I'll be choosing my favorite blurb!
Tweet the link to this page using the hashtag #TENBLURBS. Every hashtag gets an entry to win the runners up prizes. These will be chosen at random.
Easy, right? And fun. I hope.
Entry open to U.S. only. Sorry, internationals. Next time, I promise! Contest closes this Friday.