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Monday, February 11, 2013

#ShareMortalLove Day #3 Reveal: ALEC!

We have our ALEC!!! @MortalMovie's first 4 clues gave us a pretty good idea as to who was going to be revealed today. They treated fans to a 5th clue before the big reveal. 

Check out clue #5

"My love may be hidden.... for now. Who am I?"

The BIG Reveal!

"The hunt for his love is in the shadows.... for now."

ALEC!!! So now we've gotten a look at Simon, Izzy and now Alec. Does that mean Magnus is next? I am seriously hoping it is. I need MAGNUS! lol 

Check out the HD picture from Hollywood Crush, who had this to say:

What's Kevin Zegers — the handsome, Canadian-born actor who plays Alec Lightwood in the upcoming adaptation of Cassandra Clare's YA saga The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones — thinking in this exclusive photo? Only the Shadowhunters know.
But from the looks of things (and, they definitely have the look right, as Zegers is sporting the Shadowhunters tattooed markings), Alec Lightwood is having an intense moment at The Institute. Perhaps he had a pow-wow with his rough-around-the-edges sister Isabelle (Jemima West) about what to do with their unexpected guest Clary (the tale's heroine, played by Lily Collins) or maybe he's just caught the eye of fellow Shadowhunter Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) or the warlock Magnus (Godfrey Gao).
What do you guys think? I'm loving our cast!  Who do you guys want to see next? 

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You can also follow them on Instgram and the OFFICIAL TMI Movie Page on Facebook.

#ShareMortalLove Day3: Clues 1-4 / a Note from Harald Zwart

It's day 3 of Mortal Movie's #ShareMortalLove. So far we've been treated to both Simon and Izzy. Here are today's 4 clues:

 Clue #1

"There is a lot of light in here. Who am I?"

Clue #2

"Protecting my loved ones is the most important thing. Can you guess who I am?"

Clue #3

"My arrows can point you in the right direction."

Clue #4

"I'm a demon hunter. Clearly, I'm not scared of the dark. Who am I?"

How do you guys think today's character reveal will be? 
My guess is ALEC! 

Harald Zwart posted today about this week's Mortal Love! Here's what he said on Tumblr

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we will be sharing new character images every day this week. Help uncover the mystery of which character will be revealed next as the official Mortal Instruments Instagram account rolls out clues for you to solve. You can follow @MortalMovie on Instagram here

Follow MortalMovie on Twitter and #ShareMortalLove
You can also follow them on Instgram and the OFFICIAL TMI Movie Page on Facebook.

Blog Tour: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (Author Guest Post / Giveaway)

Happy Monday! It's the week of Valentine's Day and what better way to kick off this week than by having Jennifer E Smith on the blog. I'm thrilled to be apart of Little Brown's tour for Jennifer's upcoming release This Is What Happy Looks Like (out April 2nd, 2013).  Jennifer's debut The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (now out in paperback) was featured on my favorites list last year. I'm excited to have Jennifer on MM's to talk about her upcoming release. 

As an author, I think you sometimes can’t help feeling a little protective toward the characters you create.  Just like real people, some of them are easier to love than others.  For example, in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Oliver is kind of a no-brainer.  He’s incredibly likeable, and it was no surprise at all when I started hearing from readers who had fallen in love with him right away.  Hadley, on the other hand, can be a bit more challenging.  At the beginning of the book, she’s not in the best frame of mind.  And who can blame her?  She’s on her way to see her father get married to a woman she’s never met before, and she’s pretty bitter about it.  Over the course of the book, she softens a bit – with Oliver’s help – but it’s surprised me how many readers have felt a little impatient with her at first.  

For me, it’s easy to see the hurt beneath all that resentment, to understand that it comes from somewhere deeper.  But then, I’m the one who invented her, so I suppose it’s a bit like how a parent with a really funny-looking kid can’t help thinking they’re beautiful.  Oliver senses it too, though; he sees right to the heart of her, and it’s because of that – because of him – that she’s able to start moving forward again.  Of course, I wish that all readers could see that too, but their frustration with her is also a sign that she’s three-dimensional enough to provoke that kind of feeling, and as long as they understand her more by the end of the book, then I feel like I’ve done my job.  She might not be as immediately easy to love as some characters, but in my opinion, she’s definitely worth the wait.  (And, of course, in the meantime, there’s always Oliver!)

THANK YOU Jennifer for being on the blog today!

About The Book:
By: Jennifer E. Smith
Published by: Little Brown
To Be Released on: April 2nd, 2013
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. 

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs? 

About the Author:
Jennifer E. Smith is the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here, and The Comeback Season. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and currently works as an editor in New York City. Her writing has been translated into 28 languages.

Follow Jennifer on: her Website | Twitter

The Giveaway: 
Thank you to Little Brown I have an exciting giveaway in-store for today! 5 winners will each win a Jennifer E Smith prize pack that includes a paper back copy of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, a galley of This Is What Happy Looks Like and a happy surprise.

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Mundane Monday #174- Izzy & Simon

Happy Mundane Monday!  In honor of this weekend's Share Mortal Love reveals of Simon & Izzy, today's MM is of Simon & Izzy.

"You came." She stretched her arm across hi schest, moving so that her head fit against his shoulder. "I didn't think you' would."

His fingers traced patterns on her arm. "Of course I came."

Her next words were muffled against his neck. "Sorry I"m asleep." 

He smiled to himself, a little, in the dark. "It's okay. Even if all you wanted was for me to come here and hold you while you sleep, I would have done it." 

- City of Lost Souls, page 157

Who Is Marcus Finch? Clue #15: The Last Clue

Welcome to Penguin Teen's Who is Marcus Finch? two week campgain! Over the next two week's myself and a handful of other fabulous blogs will be treating you to a daily quote/teaser, giving you clues into who Marcus is. If you've missed any of the clues, hit the highlighted link above and you'll be able to catch up on each of the clues featured on MM's over the past two weeks. Here's the last clue:

Who do you think Marcus is? Dying to get your hands on The Indigo Spell before it's out TOMORROW? Stop by and read an excerpt from the book before it's out. Enter to win a copy of the book HERE

In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood. -quoted from Goodreads

Be sure to check out the Bloodlines Website, and visit the Bloodlines Facebook page.