No need to thank me.
Anyway, I'm back to work (tomorrow). Finished up a few things, so I'm diving back into an oldish manuscript with a little spitandpolishspitandpolish. I realize I don't talk about my own work much so
HEYYYYYYY. Those of you who were led here from Myra McEntire's blog...HELLOOOOOOOO. And welcome. Those of you who stopped by all on your own because you love me or accidentally found me by googling "Jared Leto's girlfriend" or "monkey lips" or "cool chick Carol" (I swear, this is a real one, too), so glad to have you pop in.
Cop a squat, friends. I've got something shiny to show you.
Okay, not really. But I'll give you a clue to find the shiny.
What you're looking for? The cover of Gretchen McNeil's latest creepycool YA novel TEN. It hasn't quite released yet, or I'd be all over that like fleas on a hown dog. But that's not all. On the day of the cover reveal, Gretchen is also going to give away a signed and annotated copy of the unbound galley of TEN. And Gretchen has invited me to participate in a little game of Follow-the-Breadcrumbs-Little-Hansel to help you win it.
But first, let me tell you a little about TEN:
And their doom comes swiftly.
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives – three days on
at an exclusive house party. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their own reasons for wanting to be there, both of which involve Kamiak High’s most eligible bachelor, T.J. Fletcher. But what starts out as a fun-filled weekend turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. Henry Island
Suddenly, people are dying and the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?
Sounds keep-you-up-at-night fabulous, yeah? I'm chomping at the bit to see the cover. If you're new to the game, you can go to Gretchen's blog to start the hunt and follow the clues (including mine) until you get to the end where you'll get to see the cover and quite possibly win that glorious signed and annotated copy of an unbound galley of TEN (which comes out before the ARCs, people. One of a kind prize).
Here's my crumb (read: your clue): T.J.
For your next clue, you'll need to hit up Shelli Johannes-Wells' blog on FRIDAY, February 17.
A little about the author: Gretchen McNeil is an opera singer, writer and clown. Her YA horror/paranormal POSSESS debuted with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins in 2011. Her second novel, TEN – YA horror/suspense about ten teens trapped on a remote island with a serial killer – will be released September 18, 2012. Gretchen is a former coloratura soprano, the voice of Mary on G4's Code Monkeys and she currently sings with the LA-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk. Gretchen is also a founding member of the vlog group YARebels where she can be seen as "Monday."
Be sure to check out what the other Bookanistas are highlighting today:
Christine Fonseca surrenders to THE SECRET OF SPRUCE KNOLL
Corrine Jackson delights in CHOPSTICKS
Stasia Ward Kehoe presents a Stunning Seconds interview with A MILLION SUNS author Beth Revis
Jen Hayley gives a shout-out to the classics
Debra Driza celebrates CINDER – with giveaway!
Katy Upperman raves over JELLICOE ROAD
Hilary Wagner is all about LEXAPROS AND CONS – with giveaway
Carolina M Valdez talks about the tremendous cover of TENJessica Love has high ratings for THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT