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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Book Birthdays Galore!

Some big Happy Book Birthday wishes are in order! Yay! Today is the release day of three very special Class of 2k11 books:

THE FAERIE RING by Kiki Hamilton

The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.

Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.

Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…


Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father. When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger—she is an Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx’s biggest threat.

A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant—God’s promise he will find peace in the love of an Anabo. After a thousand years, he’s finally found the girl he’s been searching for: Sasha.

With the threat of Eryx always looming, Jax knows he has to keep Sasha safe and win her over. But can he? Will Sasha love him and give up her mortal life?


When Ollie’s daddy, the Reverend Everlasting Love, pulls their travel trailer into Binder to lead a three-day revival, Ollie knows that this town will be like all the others they visit— it is exactly the kind of nothing Ollie has come to expect. But on their first day in town, Ollie meets Jimmy Koppel, whose mother is in jail for murdering his father. Jimmy insists that his mother is innocent, and Ollie believes him. Still, even if Ollie convinces her daddy to stay in town, how can two kids free a grown woman who has signed a confession? Ollie’s longing for a friend and her daddy’s penchant for searching out lost souls prove to be a formidable force in this tiny town where everyone seems bent on judging and jailing without a trial.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Find a Home for Padfoot!

If you follow my blog or have checked out my author site, you most likely know that I'm a huge animal lover. I came across an article about a very special dog who's up for adoption that I couldn't help but mention on my blog. Berry, the dog that played Padfoot (Sirius Black's animagus) in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is up for adoption in Britain. Here's a picture of the adorable guy below:

Let's all let out a collective "awwwww!" for this cutie...

If interested, please read the full story HERE.

I'm pretty confident that this movie star will probably be adopted rather quickly (thankfully), but I just wanted to take a moment to give a shout-out to all the amazing animals who are up for adoption and in need of homes at your local shelters. I myself have two dogs that I adopted five and six years ago. They are my buddies and I couldn't picture life without them. If you're thinking of getting a pet, please consider saving a life by adopting one. You won't be sorry, and your new furry friend will be forever grateful.

Now, let's send some magical thoughts Berry/Padfoot's way to help him find the perfect furever family!

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Teen Night at the Doylestown Bookshop!

Come see me and YA authors Cyn Balog, Ellen Jensen Abbott, Alissa Grosso and Jennifer R. Hubbard for a group signing and teen night at the Doylestown Bookshop (16 S Main St Doylestown Pennsylvania 18901) tonight (September 23)! The event will be from 7 to 9 pm. For full details, please check out the event page on the Doylestown Bookshop's website HERE

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Warwick Book Festival 2011

This past weekend, I participated in the Warwick Children's Book Festival. It was an amazing event in Warwick, NY that was put on by the Albert Wisner Public Library. There were close to 50 other YA, MG and/or PB authors participating with me. The day was filled with fun, book signings, mingling with authors, and advocating literacy and reading. I was able to take some pictures before the event started, so I thought I'd share some of them on my blog!

YA author Alissa Grosso (POPULAR)

YA author Ellen Jensen Abbott (WATERSMEET)

YA author Margie Gelbwasser (INCONVENIENT)

YA author Shari Maurer (CHANGE OF HEART)

Authors setting up before the crowd came.

Another picture before the festivities...

KidLit Authors Club (KAC) group shot:
L to R: Wendy Mass, Ellen Jensen Abbott, Irene Breznak, Margie Gelbwasser, Alison Ashley Formento, Amy Holder (me!), Alissa Grosso

Another KAC group shot:
L to R: Alissa Grosso, Margie Gelbwasser, Elen Jensen Abbott, Alison Ashley Formento, Amy Holder

One of the promotional posters for the event...I was excited to see THE LIPSTICK LAWS on it!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Giveaway Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered my September Giveaway! Kudos to some great Lipstick Laws! After collecting all the entries, I used the random name picker at to randomly choose three winners.

Congrats to:
Nata ArtistaDonna
You have won a Lipstick Laws prize package. Please email me at to set up the shipping details.

Thanks again & I hope everyone has a great weekend!

For those of you near Warwick, NY, I'll be participating in the Warwick Children's Book Festival from 11am - 4pm tomorrow (Sept. 17) with over 40 other authors. Stop by for the festivities, great books, signings, and a chance to meet some awesome authors.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

September Giveaway! Yay!

I've been wanting to run another giveaway on my blog for a longggggg time now. My summer was pretty crazy, and now that things are settling down, I thought this would be the perfect time! So, here are the details:

What will I be giving away?
Prize packages for three separate winners containing:
A signed copy of The Lipstick Laws
Lots of swag (bookmarks, stickers, temporary tattoos, etc.)
One Lipstick Pen
One lips lollipop
Lipstick & gloss
The lip beauty encyclopedia from e.l.f. cosmetics
Class of 2k11 swag

Who can enter?
This giveaway is open internationally! You must be a blog follower to win.

How can you enter?
Since the Lipstick Laws are a set of rules that are followed in my book, you can enter this giveaway by leaving a comment below explaining a Lipstick Law that you'd create and abide as crazy and funny with your answer as you'd like!

What can you do for extra entries?
Tweet about this giveaway = +1 entry
Vote for The Lipstick Laws on goodreads HERE = +1 entry per vote (up to five)
Blog about this giveaway = +2 entries
Send me a picture of my book (not the ARC or Netgalley version) in the wild (at a bookstore, on your bookshelf, kindle, etc) to = +10 entries

*Please add up your entries and leave the number with your comment below*

When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be chosen at random and announced on September 16, 2011!

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