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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

COFA Read Along / COLS Editions / COLS Launch Party

The count down has begun! There's only 3 wks until COLS IS OUT! That also means the COFA read along kicks off tomorrow! I am so excited about this. Last year's CWA read along was a ton of fun and I think this one will be just as fun. On a side note, I'll be hosting read alongs for each of Cassie's upcoming releases. :)

This is the last night to sign up for the Read Along. That doesn't mean you can't participate, as it's open to everyone. Closing the sign ups just means I'm closing the entries for the COLS giveaway I'm hosting along w/ the read along. You can read about that here. I'm looking forward to reading COFA with all of you!

In other news, with 3 weeks left till COLS is out, that means there's time is running out for fans to pre-order their copy of COLS! Be sure to check out where you can purchase your copy at HERE. Don't forget you can read the ENTIRE 1st chapter.

If you're one of the lucky ones, you'll be able to MEET CASSIE in person at her COLS LAUNCH PARTY! I've got all the details HERE! For those of us who can't attend, you can call Anderson's Book Shop and order a signed copy, though it won't be personalized.

The Blackthorns & their Friends

Cassie treated fans to a lovely description of her characters from The Dark Artifices tonight on Tumblr. I've  posted what she wrote here, below:

The Blackthorns and their friends
So having run down exhaustively what the Blackthorn kids are named in Dark Artifices, and why, I thought I’d give the kindly fanartists of fandom a break and some descriptions. :)
Helen is described in City of Lost Souls. White-blond curly hair, blue-green eyes (those eyes are a hallmark of the family), petite, slightly pointed ears due to faerie blood in the family.
Mark: Same white-blond curly hair, but he has one blue eye and one gold. Tall, thin, has the same faerie blood as Helen, so rather delicate bone structure. Favored weapon: curved, single-edged blades like katanas.
Julian: Dark brown messy hair, blue-green eyes. No faerie blood here or in the rest of the family on down — he’s only half brother to Helen and Mark. Different mothers. He’s a little lanky, with high cheekbones. Bites his nails. Usually splattered in paint. Favored weapon: throwing knives, seraph blades. Seventeen years old.
Olivia: Brown hair like Julian, the same blue-green eyes. Long lashes and a cupid’s bow mouth. Where Tiberius is extraordinarily weird, Livvy is extraordinarily ordinary, at least on the surface. Underneath she’s peculiar as her brother, but in a very different way.  She and Tiberius are nine months younger than Jules. Favored weapon: poison darts.
Tiberius: Manages not to look like anyone else, which Julian puts down to sheer stubbornness. Black hair and gray eyes. When he and Livvy were born they had the same gray eyes, but hers changed and though the family were sure his eyes would also change color from gray to blue-green they never did. Has the same long lashes and cupid’s bow mouth as his twin sister though. Favored weapon: Livvy will kill you if you look at him funny, so why bother?.
Drusilla: Is only thirteen. She has the Blackthorn brown hair and blue-green eyes, but she is the only one of them to have freckles. Most of the Blacthorns are lanky and tall, but Silla is compact and will grow up curvy and short.
Octavius and Ariadne are so little — Tavvy is only six, and Ari five — but they both have the Blackthorn dark brown hair and blue-green eyes. 
The non-Blackthorns:
Emma has golden-blonde hair which she keeps long for sentimental reasons, but usually has braided back or up in a bun for efficiency’s sake. Her eyes are dark blue. She works extraordinarily hard at her training - her body is strong and tough, and she has a bad scar that runs up her right arm, that she’s both proud of and  a little self-conscious about. Telling blonde jokes in front of her is a good way to find yourself in the hospital. “Oh dear, did I just drop that giant broadsword on your head? I guess I did! Must be cause I’m blonde.” Favored weapons: the repeating crossbow, wind-and-fire wheels.
Cristina is Hispanic; she’s from Mexico City and is one of the few Institute kids who has a living parent. She’s got gorgeous black hair, though she keeps a long swatch of it dyed red, and dark brown eyes. Where Emma has a temper, Cristina generally gets angry only if you hurt someone she cares about. Then she smiles sweetly and plans to kill you in your sleep like a ninja. Emma was thrilled when Tina came to the Institute because it meant a girl for her to be friends with, and they’re very close. Favored weapon: chain weapons like surujin.
That’s not everyone in TDA of course, or even all the people the Blackthorns know, but it’s a start.

Twitter Tuesday - Zoraida Cordova

I'm sure most of you have seen the cover of Vicious Deep by now and perhaps even read the synopsis:

He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.

His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.

Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea…and now it wants him back.

But Zoraida just tweeted the trailer today --

You know how I love a boy point-of-view. So who's joining me in adding The Vicious Deep to their TBR list? The release date is May 1st and I think it just may be the perfect way to start summer, don't you?

Zoraida also has a giveaway going on her blog, be sure to pop over there and enter.

Team Abnegation Task #3- Wear Gray

This week's TeamAbnegation task is to wear gray. You can help support our faction by wearing something gray. IF you do, be sure to hear over to my faction member, I Am A Reader Not a Writer's blog and enter to win her Amazon gift card giveaway. Be sure to post your pictures using the hash tag #TeamAbnegation!

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