It’s a very rainy day here on the central California coast, and I haven’t had a heart-to-heart with you in a while, so I thought I’d wrap up in the afghan and hope you have time for a chat as I’m putting the finishing touches on the Shadow Slayer (Shadow Series #2) book trailer. You can read all about The Shadow Series here. The book trailer will debut on The Shadow Slayer book tour that’s coming up next week Dec. 3-15, put on by the fabulous SupaGurl Books. (Every day of the tour be sure to check here on Laurasmagicday for an additional daily giveaway.) Anyway, back to the making of a book trailer. I’ve blogged about the nuts & bolts of trailer making before, and if you want to check out how you can make your own book trailer, you can click here for the article I wrote for Bubble Cow called How To Make Your Own Book Trailer. My process has stayed pretty much the same.
@SarikaP8! Squeee! She’s won an ebook of TRANSFER STUDENT! All ebook winners will receive their copies [kindle or Nook] on St. Patty’s Day, 3 days before the official release:) Squueee! Good luck to today’s tweeters.
CIDNEY SWANSON, AUTHOR OF THE RIPPLER SERIES is hosting today’s excerpt!
To enter to win your ebook of TRANSFER STUDENT, TWEET [and leave a comment here or at CIDNEY SWANSON, AUTHOR OF THE RIPPLER SERIES with the link]: Cn’t wait 2 rd #TransferStudent by @Laurawriting Blog Tour & Gveawy! Whos Ur fav alien? #teenreads #scifi #romance #ya http://wp.me/P1J9jx-bs
Winner announced here tomorrow!
So in the excerpt on Cidney’s fabulous blog, if you haven’t read her RIPPLER series check it out! It’s a great read for curling up by the fire:) She and I are in The YA INDIE CARNIVAL & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST YA AUTHORS too! Both a great groups of YA Indies. Swing by and check us out sometime
In today’s excerpt we read about Ashley’s obsession with Yuke. Yuke has wings. He’s from planet RETHA. Ashley and Yuke are just about to compete in the Tri-Village Airboard Finals. That’s right, on Retha the most popular sport is that of surfing the wind, or soaring as they call it. I got the idea from snowboarding. Rethans use the suction in their frog-feet to adhere to thier boards in the same way we use snowboards and their moves in the air are similar to the tricks snowboarders use. Reathans “feel the beat of the wind in their peds.”
And I got to thinking about my favorite aliens. Apart from Rhoe, his mom, Yuke, Ziggy, & Xanny these are mine! I’d love to know yours:)
Star Trek Trouble With Tribbles
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Congrats to @fredalicious who tweeted yesterday!!! She’s won an ebook of TRANSFER STUDENT! All ebook winners will receive their copies [kindle or Nook] on St. Patty’s Day, 3 days before the official release:) Squueee! Good luck to today’s tweeters. And don’t forget to leave a comment to win the weekly swag.
Today I’m over at the amazing Putting Pen to Page Blog hosted by my fellow YA Indie Carnival bud, Heather! *waves* She’s got an excerpt from Transfer Student that revolves around Ashley’s obsession for Rhoe’s best friend, Yuke. Go check it out and leave a comment here or there to enter in the swag giveaway. What swag? Pic at the end of this post!
Here on Laurasmagicday it’s all about the music. Like lots of writers music is a big part of my process. And since LA is one of the centers of music, there’s lots of amazing clubs in town. One of my favorite memories was attending the E! Entertainment Christmas party at The Key Club, where Macy Gray sang and I was right up front. AMAZING. What a voice!
Early on in the novel, Ashley talks about this legendary venue, The Whiskey a Go Go: