Friday, April 12, 2013

BOOK BLITZ GIVEAWAYS & GUEST POST - GOING UNDER by S WALDEN



Today on Novels On The Run I have a Book Blitz for GOING UNDER by S WALDEN

The original cover was the bikini cover but a newer cover has been designed which I am showing you below.

There is also a couple giveaways and a guest post to check out along with the synopsis. 

Awesome I know!


Michelle



Going Under by S. Walden 

Publication date: March 19th 2013
by Penny Press
Genre: NA Contemporary 

Synopsis: 


Brooke Wright has only two goals her senior year at Charity Run High School: stay out of trouble and learn to forgive herself for the past. Forgiveness proves elusive, and trouble finds her anyway when she discovers a secret club at school connected to the death of her best friend. She learns that swim team members participate in a “Fantasy Slut League,” scoring points for their sexual acts with unsuspecting girls.

Brooke, wracked with guilt over her friend’s death, decides to infiltrate the league by becoming one of the “unsuspecting girls,” and exact revenge on the boys who stole away her best friend. An unexpected romance complicates her plans, and her dogged pursuit of justice turns her reckless as she underestimates just how far the boys will go to keep their sex club a secret.

(This is a New Adult fiction book with mature themes. It contains graphic sex and language and a description of sexual violence.)


Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17337522


GUEST POST


Sponge 



People like to ask me where I get my ideas for stories.

“From you,” I reply, and they look confused. And then the confusion turns to suspicion.

“Oh really?” they ask tentatively.

“Mmhmm,” I reply. I drum my fingers on my writer’s notebook. (Well, okay. I don’t have a writer’s notebook. I store everything in my head. So I drum my fingers on my head.)

“Sooo . . . what do you have in there?” they ask.

“You’ll find out in my next book.” I smile and wink.

They’re getting scared. “Were you at Kroger last week? Did you see me in the bakery? I swear to God I didn’t do what you think you saw! It was somebody else! Please don’t put that in your book!!”

“Oh, I saw you all right. And it’s sooo going in my book,” I reply.

“You writers!” they scream. “You think you can slap a disclaimer on your books and write whatever you want!”

“Can’t we?”

The truth may shock you. It may scare you. It may piss you off. But your favorite writer? Well, she most likely got some ideas in that favorite book of yours from spying on people. Maybe even you. That’s right. Flat-out, creepy-but-trying-to-look-nonchalant-about-it spying. And it happens every second of the day. You’re just not aware of it.

We’re sponges, see? We soak up everything we come into contact with. Smells, sounds, tastes, conversations. We store these tidbits away (either in our heads or in notebooks) to later develop into characters or plot ideas. Because the bottom line is this: we can only infuse so much of ourselves and our experiences into our characters and stories before they turn utterly tedious or narcissistic. One of my favorite things about Brooke in Going Under is that (aside from her foul mouth) that girl is nothing like me. (And for the record, I like her a whole lot better!)

So who do I spy on? Where do my ideas come from? Well, all over. I’m acquiring ideas all the time (and I should really start writing them down instead of relying so heavily on my memory). One I’ve been trying to work into a story for a long time comes from an acquaintance who described a church for me she used to attend. One located in the deep South. One with a preacher who liked to stand up at the pulpit and call people out for their transgressions during the service:

“Pete! Jimmy saw you down at Pumpkin’s Bar last Friday! Now we all of us in this congregation know that you have an alcohol problem, son! So what were you doin’ at Pumpkin’s?”

All eyes on Pete. Poor, poor Pete.

“Darlene! I done told you to stop gossipin’ about Jimmy’s wife behind her back!”

Jimmy’s wife looks outraged.

“If you’ve got somethin’ to say to her, say it to her face! But make sure you say it in a loving, Christ-like way, of course.”

Yeah, so I’m trying to work that in because it’s too hilarious to be true, but it’s so freaking true. And stories like these are precisely why writers spy. We soak up these events, these real-life people/caricatures, these conversations because they make delicious stories. They add what our imaginations can’t. And when you write realistic fiction, you need that. The world around you becomes your candy store of ideas, and you begin to discover that reality is pretty crazy.

I love reading reviews of realistic fiction that state, “Oh, that isn’t very realistic,” or “That could never happen.” Wanna make a bet? That story you just read is a collection of soaked up people and events sprinkled with the ideas of the author. It may not be one hundred percent true, but it’s pretty darn close.

So the next time you’re out and about, you might want to look over your shoulder. Go ahead and let your eyes dart around. Think twice before you do what you’re just about to do. Because we’re watching. The notebooks are open, people. We’re watching and we’re jotting.

Totally. Creepy.



AUTHOR BIO 


S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. Her dreams include raising chickens and owning and operating a beachside inn on the Gulf Coast (chickens included). When she's not writing, she's thinking about it.

She loves her fans and loves to hear from them. Email her at swaldenauthor@hotmail.com and follow her blog at http://swaldenauthor.blogspot.com where you can get up-to-date information on her current projects.



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BOOK BLITZ

GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY



I am also allowed to giveaway one digital copy

ONE DIGITAL COPY 
INTERNATIONAL!

How cool is that!

Thankyou to S Walden for donating a copy for the giveaway.


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ENDS 27TH APRIL 2013

Michelle

4 comments:

  1. Hey Michelle,

    I wanted to thank you so much for participating in my book blitz (no, I'm not leaving a comment to win my own book!). Thanks for helping me spread the word, and thank you for such a lovely post. So pretty :)

    <3 Summer

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    1. HI, No Worries:)

      This sounds a great read!

      Michelle

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  2. This book sounds really interesting. Love the cover :)

    Thanks for the giveaway
    yleacy(at)yahoo(dot)ie
    mobi format

    ~ Yvonne

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  3. Congrats Yvonne you are my digital winner I have passed your info on:)

    Enjoy!

    Michelle

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