Mundie Moms

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Listen to the entire 1st chapter of CLOCKWORK for FREE!

If you haven't had the chance to listen the Clockwork Prince audiobook, now you can. Thank you to Simon & Schuster, we're able to share the 1st chapter with you (about 30 mins long).

Chirbit - Listen to the entire first chapter of CLOCKWORK... - SimonAudio - share audio easily

We hope you enjoy listening to it just as much as we did! Look for our CP audiobook review to up soon.

Cassie Interviews Ed Westwick

Ohhh I'm so excited about this post! Thank you to Simon & Schuster we're able to share this fabulous phone interview of Cassie talking to Ed Westwick about recording the CP audiobook! This was previously featured on MTV's site. Enjoy....

Thank you to Hypable we have a clip from Ed Westwick introducing Cassie as the CP launch last week at Barnes & Noble.

Cassie picks her Entertainer of the Year

EW's Shelf Life posted a great interview with Cassie in which they asked her to pick her entertainer of the year. Can you guess who she choose? You're correct if you choose her imaginary movie boyfriend Robert Downey Jr!!

Quoting from their interview with Cassie here, she said:

"He’s so great, and I was so happy to see him doing all these amazing projects. And he’s Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law is Watson! Sherlock Holmes is one of the things I read when I was really young, and they imprinted on my consciousness. I think that’s a huge part of why I love Victorian England so much. When I found out about [the casting], I think I was on a bus. I was reading a magazine, and I turned to my best friend and screamed! I’m so excited about the new movie coming out, and I loved the previous one. So I guess for me, it would have to be Robert Downey Jr."

YES! I agree, I love him and Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes!! Since Cassie mentioned Sherlock Holmes, that's my excuse to post this

and the trailer for the second Sherlock Holmes movie that will be out on Friday!!

EW also asked Cassie about her favorite YA book of 2011 and she picked two, one of my favorites: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor and Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, which I've got to hurry up and read.

DSBS Blog Treasure Hunt & Giveaway!

Welcome to the last stop in the DSBS Blog Treasure Hunt, also known as the Dirty Sexy Balcony Scene. You can find out where DSBS originated from here.


So now you want to see a really HOT scene between Will and Tessa? You know that infamous scene in Clockwork Prince when Will and Tessa are on the balcony during the Masquerade Ball and he does *this* to her and she does *this* back to him and then they..... If you've read the book you know exactly what happens, but believe me when you see it, it's WOW!

In order to watch this hot little scene you'll need to have all 6 letters, which you've collected one letter from each of these sites here:

12/13- Mundie Moms (Us)

You'll need to put the letters in order to form the password that unlocks the scene. Once you've figured out the password, you can watch the SCENE HERE.

You will need to enter the username: williamherondale and then the correct password, which you have to unscramble with the letters you've found during the blog hunt in order to figure the password out.

After you watch it, leave us a comment letting us know what you think. **IF** you get an error on the link for the video, that means you've either entered an incorrect username or password.


But that's not all, THANK YOU to SIMON & SCHUSTER we have an awesome, exclusive CP prize we're giving away today! One lucky winner will receive ALL the exclusive CP editions, including the audiobook, along with a SIGNED Shadow Hunter poster & a t-shirt!!!

To enter, please fill out the form below:

* US residents only, no PO Boxes (the prize pack will be sent out by S&S)
* 1 entry per person
* You must be 13 yrs & older to enter (if under you must have a parent/guardian's permission to enter)
* This giveaway will end on 12/16/11

Cassie's currently on tour! Be sure to check out her tour stops to see if she's coming to a city near you.

Enjoy the CP trailer

Vania's Masquerade Ball Trailer Teaser

Recent TMI/ID News

I've some how missed some fabulous TMI/ID news lately and I completely applogize for that. I'm posting all the goodies in one big post. Believe me, it's worth reading!!


We've got some great TMI movie news to share with you guys via TheFabLife's recent interview with Cassie.

Here's a little bit from the interview, which you can read in it's entirety here. Cassie answers the question about what's happening with the TMI movie and why the script was re-written:

Clare herself stopped by the VH1 offices last week while promoting Clockwork Prince, book two in Mortal Instruments prequel series The Infernal Devices, and gave us a very good reason for the movie’s delay: The original script didn’t stay true to the books.

“Nobody could settle on a script that they liked, and so there was a lot of back-and-forthing, and finally, it came down from the head of the studio [Screen Gems] that she wanted the script rewritten,” Cassie told TheFABlife. “She didn’t feel like it stuck close enough to the book. I kind of agreed with her. There were some characters that were taken out and things that were switched around, and it was very different from City of Bones.”

They brought Pretty Little Liars screenwriter Marlene King onboard to rewrite the whole darn thing, bringing back more of Clare’s characters and giving it a “great teen voice,” Clare said.

After reading this interview, I'll wait as long as I have to in order for the stuido to get the movie right! I completely admire them for wanting to stay true to the books.


Cassie talks to Hollywood Crush about Ed Westwick, you know the velvety voice heard on the CP audiobooks. Cassie said she'd love to see Ed play Will in the ID movie, which is currently in the works!

When asked about the reaction Cassie's received for CP, she said, "What I've gotten has been a really great, positive reaction," she said. "People have really loved it. But there's definitely been a lot of heartbreak: 'This broke my heart. This really made me question my loyalties. Who are my favorite characters? What do I want to happen in the end?' I think there's a lot of questions of how this can be a happy ending for everybody because at the end of the book, we leave everybody in a state of, I would say, very delicate balance."

You can read the rest of the interview here and watch it below:


Check out this fabulous cover cover with Will on it!

This month's YEN subscription allows readers to read the first chapter of their ID graphic novel. You do have to pay for a subscription service in order to read it.

#BIR2011 Day 3: Lola & The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Published by: Dutton/Penguin Books
Released on: September 29th, 2011

In this companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss, two teens discover that true love may be closer than they think.

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. But even though Lola's style is outrageous, she's a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket—a gifted inventor—steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door. -quoted from Stephanie's site

First she gave us Anna & St Clair and then she followed them up with Lola & Cricket and what a lovely follow up they are! Lola makes me wish I had her as my personal vintage shopper and Cricket makes nerdy boys look hot! That's of course not all the reasons why we love this book. Anna and St Clair are in the book, Stephanie's writing is just as beautiful as it was in Anna & The French Kiss and she creates characters who feel so real they had us wishing we could spend some time with them. I mean, have you read about Anna's dads yet?! Who wouldn't want to meet them or spend the day with Lola, Cricket, Anna and St. Clair. Plus, you know we can't not love a good, realistic, modern day love story!

Hi Stephanie! Thank you so much for joining us today for our BIR201 feature. Lola is such a fun character to get to know. What's one thing you admire the most about her?

Thank you very, very much. I admire Lola’s sense of self, even if it is temporarily shaken. It took me a lot longer than high school to be comfortable in my own skin.

We love Lola's fashion sense. What is one of your favorite vintage pieces that Lola owns?

A vulture hat.

NO WAIT. That was in that other book I wrote.
A vulture hat.NO WAIT. That was in that other book I wrote.

Lola's fathers are fabulous!! We absolutely loved them. Were they inspired by someone you know, or a combination of people?

They’re inspired by my own straight parents more than anyone. I didn’t want them to be a THING, you know? I just wanted them to be good fathers, and my parents are great role models.

Cricket...*sigh* He totally won our hearts. What inspired you to write Cricket and Lola's story?

Thank you. I’m quite fond of him myself! I bought the idea for their story on the black market. I think it came from Russia, but its serial number had been scratched off.

We LOVED your setting for Lola. What's one of your favorite places to visit in SF?

I loathe the tourist trappings of Fisherman’s Wharf, but the grumbly sea lions that hang out there are magnificent.


Thank you Stephanie for stopping by today!!

Be sure to visit Stephanie via her Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr

Purchase Lola & The Boy Next Door at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | The Book Depository

You can read my 5 star review here


THANK YOU to Penguin/Dutton Books, we have 1 copy of Lola & The Boy Next Door we're giving away!! To enter, please fill out the form below:

* US Residents only (NO PO Boxes)
* You must be 13 yrs & older to enter (or have a parent/guardian's permission to enter if under 13)
* 1 entry per person
* This giveaway ends on 12/17/11

Don't forget to stop by the BIR blog for our other 2011 favorites, Julie Kagawa's The Iron Queen & The Iron Knight!