I’d been trying for awhile to find the perfect song to link with Elle Casey’s anniversary promotion, and I found it just in the nick of time (Thanks to Janette Rallison’s blog.)
So, what’s the deal with Elle Casey’s anniversary. Well, she generously put together a promotion of indie authors and their books — over seventy books to be exact — to celebrate the publication of her first book one year ago. That’s some seriously good karma. Readers can enter to win in here. Some are paperbacks, most are e-books, and you’ll need to read the fine print if you care about which is which.
I’ve read, or intend to read, a number of these. The list below is by no means comprehensive, but only meant to give you a feel for what’s available over at Elle’s site.
Adriana Ryan — World of Shell and Bone — a dystopia featuring feminism gone wrong. Two words: read it.
Amanda Brice — Codename Dancer — Clever. Dancing with the Stars meets Gallagher Girls
Dalya Moon — Smart Mouth Waitress and Broken Shell Island — Quirky and whimsical, just like the author
Shana Norris — The Boyfriend Thief — a super cute contemporary romance.
Tina Ferraro — The Starter Boyfriend. Her books are fun, and bonus points because this one has a mannequin character, like My Wishful Thinking.
Here’s a couple more to think about. These are authors that I really, really like and I’ve read some of their books, but not the ones in Elle’s promo:
Sibel Hodge — I’ve read adult books by her and she’s got a children’s book It’s A Catastrophe.
ME Purfield — Is darkly funny. A Black Deeper Than Death is the featured book.
Plus there are a lot of other popular authors that I haven’t read their books yet: Dannika Dark, Imogen Rose, Sarra Cannon, Samantha Young, TS Welti.
And, of course, Elle Casey’s books, which aren’t part of the giveaway, but she’s been busy over the past year and you can see her complete list of titles here.
Certainly, I’ve left authors off this list and there’s no ill will or editorializing about it. There’s just no way to mention every single book or author that’s participating in Elle’s ginormous promotion, so here’s the link, again. And now for this silly, but widely viewed video. Apologies if you’ve already see it.
In my last post, I mentioned that Lo, the main character from My Wishful Thinking looked like Katy Perry, and probably this song is why.
The story is set during the summer before Lo’s senior year of high school and a critical scene happens on July 4th. Plus, there are a bunch of ways the genie, Eugene, resembles a firework. This song is upbeat and inspirational, so why do I always tear up when listening?
Maybe I’m thinking about Lo.
If you’re interested, there’s a giveaway over at Goodreads for MWT. Just head here to enter.
I’m a huge fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers because their music is uniquely theirs and soulful and…interesting. “Give It Away” is the first thing I ever heard by them and it astounded me. The song was completely different from anything else being played at the time. I watched the video again yesterday when I was mulling over this post and it still stuns. It’s so raw.
So, why this song? Now?
Because I’m Giving It Away. Now.
Over at Goodreads, I’m giving away five paperback copies of Dolphin Girl. The giveaway has been up for a couple weeks and already more than 300 people have entered to win, which is pretty exciting to me. Every time I stop by the page to see how it’s going , more people have entered or added Dolphin Girl to their bookshelves. It’s as shocking as the song! 🙂
As I write this post, there are precisely 15 days, 21 hours, 14 minutes and 21 seconds, 20, 19, 18 left before Goodreads does some kind of random selection (it’s not me) and they send me the five winners. It could be you. So, if you haven’t entered and you’d like to, click here.
If you don’t want to enter, then you can just listen to some RHCP.