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The Part Where I Talk Too Much.

Hello, lovelies! You’ve heard me yapping a lot about my partnership with Inklo and honestly it’s because I’m really excited about it. I love that I’m able to do something I love doing, in addition to essentially giving away free young adult books to my readers. Also it allows me to connect with you all in a way I’ve always felt was lacking in the traditional venues.

Which…is just so…

 

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I know it’s weird, and confusing, and all a bit …

 

 

But trust me, it’s as easy as using instagram, or youtube, or facebook, etc. And we’ll get through this together.

 

 

The Part Where I Explain Inklo.

From Inklo:

INKLO turns reading into an all new social experience by publishing exclusive stories by bestselling authors in bite-sized weekly episodes. Read and discuss stories with anyone, anywhere in real time.

The app is very user-friendly. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you will be able to follow authors and/or stories to read the new chapter posted each week. Reading stories on INKLO is and always will be FREE.

 

 

The Part Where I Explain How to Find Me

First go to inklo.com and download the app.

 

 

 

 

Second, open the app.  And sign up for the free account.

 

Third: Scroll until you find Mirror Image. And tap on the cover.

 

Fourth: Click follow.

Fifth: Scroll Down and tap episode 1.

 

Sixth: Read and enjoy. 🙂

 

 

 

 

The Book

And this book, guys. This book. This. Book.

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I LOVE this book. I mean, love, love, love this book.  I’ve been wanting to share this with you FOREVER! And now I can! Finally! I have all the deets of its marvelousness on its page here.

But how pretty is this cover?!

 

 

Furthermore, if this works the way it seems like it will, then Im almost sure I’ll be able to do it again on top of my other traditionally published books. ; ) Hence, more books, more often. Seems like a win-win to me!

 

 

 

The Part Where I Talk About the Contests

So I love contests. Maybe you do, too. Plus I love setting goals. I know; I’m weird. Anywhoodle, I set a bunch of goals for myself. When I hit those goals, I’m going to hold a contest. The higher the goal, the bigger the contest. Seems fair, right?

Since I’m pretty sure we’ll hit this one pretty quickly, I’m going to go ahead an announce the first goal and prizes now.
100 followers–Prizes:

Complete signed set of The Elysium Chronicles. Signed cover flat of Revelations. And a $15 Amazon GC.  And I’ll do a live video chat. (This is open to everyone.)

 

So…what are your thoughts? Questions? Grievances? Shout ’em at me down below.

TTFN!

Jessica

 

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Fall 2014 YASH Scavenger Hunt!

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Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the ORANGE TEAM–but there is also a red team, a gold team, an blue team, a red team, and an indie team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

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If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

 

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

 

 

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the orange team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
 

 

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

 

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, Oct 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

 

SCAVENGER HUNT POST

 

 

Today, I am honored to be hosting both YASH newbie and debut author Trisha Leaver on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

 

Trisha Leaver lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three children, and one rather excitable black lab. She is an active member of the YA Scream Queens, The Cape Cod Children’s Writers and the SCBWI. 

Her co-authored, YA Psychological Horror, CREED, releases November 8, 2014 from FLUX. Her solo YA Contemporary, THE SECRETS WE KEEP, releases April 28, 2015 with FSG/ Macmillan.

 

 
Find out more information by checking out her website or find more about the author’s book (including where to buy it) here!

 

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

 

 

Three went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were.

When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house. But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town’s inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of the charismatic leader, Elijah Hawkins, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Elijah’s son, Joseph, offers to help them escape . . . but the price of his help may be more than Dee and her friends can bear.

 

Oh my! Doesn’t that just give you goosebumps?!  I know I do.  This sounds like an amazing story and I can’t wait for November to read it. *whines* But I want it now, mommy! 😛

 

Trisha has had some custom art drawn by Jaye Robin Brown–who is absolutely amazing and is also on the Orange team–and has been awesome enough to share it!

 

First one is Dee in the bloodletting room.

 

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Second is the Elijah Hawkins’s closet…where the Board of Education is stored!  

 

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And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Trisha, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 17. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the orange team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

 

CONTINUE THE HUNT

 

 

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! The lovely and fantastic, Dorothy Dreyer!!!!

 

And a quick note, I’ll be sponsoring a giant book signing in Orlando, Florida in December. I need to get an initial “head count” of interest so I can make sure to get the right size venue for the signing, so if this even remotely interests you, please click here and fill out the short form.


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New website is live!

Well, today is the day! It’s October 1st, which means 2 things. It’s exactly 42 days until RENEGADE launches and, more importantly at the moment, it’s the day my new website goes live! I’m so excited for you to see it. It’s been designed by the wonderful, fantabulous Tessa Elwood of ipopcolor. She’s truly fantastic and I’m so glad I’ve been able to work with her.

I LOVE my new website. I love the purple and the creepy, elegant shadows on the side. Not to mention the blood splatter. But I think my absolute favorite is the splash page. I love how the lightning is streaking out of the door like something from a mad scientist’s laboratory. I don’t think I could have asked for a more perfect site.

Because I have a new website, I also have a new blog. I’ll still be cross-posting blog posts for the next few weeks, but soon it’ll go away and new blog posts will only be here, so you’ll want to sign up for the RSS feed. It’s up there in the left corner above the Renegade countdown widget. 🙂

Also, you may have noticed on my news page, I have some appearances listed. This is by far not all of them. There are still a ton still in the works, especially for my launch. I’ll update the list when I have confirmations. Also, I’m going to have a newsletter! If you want to sign-up for that, you can do so by going to my contact page. And, I’ll be starting sign-ups for my street team soon! I’m still sorting details, but I’m really excited about it. More details soon!

I’m sure there’s going to be a few bugs to work out with the site(there always is, especially when it comes to me. I’m hopelessly lost when it comes to computer stuff–which is insane considering I’m a science fiction author. LOL.), so if you see something that isn’t working right or whatever, let me know!

Anyway, to celebrate this awesome occasion, I’ll be giving away 5 ARCs of RENEGADE. And all you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter widget below. The contest will run for 2 weeks until October 15th. Then I’ll choose 5 winners at random. This contest is US/Canada only do to postage issues, but I’ll have more international contests soon.

P.S.: Don’t forget you can enter the goodreads giveaway, too.

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