Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Shifting into High Gear: Interviews, Signings, Blog Tours, Contests and More!

This is the month of my debut novel’s release and I'm celebrating in a bunch of different ways...

1.) Today marks the beginning of my “Start Your Day with Serial” blog tour. Shortly over at fellow debut novelist, Class of 2k10 member and all-around-great-gal Denise Jaden’s blog I’m her Teen Author Tuesday interview. Stop in and say hi!

Leave a comment to be entered into a BIG contest I’m running this month (one of several). There you’ll also find a link to 13 to Life’s Prologue, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. During the course of the Start Your Day with Serial tour you’ll be able to hop from blog to blog, find out what people asked me (and how I answered) and get to read a different section of the first novel in my 13 to Life trilogy. By the time the tour is over several someones will have won some spiffy prizes and everyone will have gotten to read most of the first 3 chapters (and prologue) in order—FOR FREE!

2.) Later today (or early tomorrow morning, depending on storms messing with our satellite reception) www.13toLifeSeries.com goes live (as more than a lame link to my author page). You’ll get to explore parts of Jess’s hometown of Junction and watch as the site grows and deepens each week.

But wait, there’s more...

3.) Tomorrow my Shifting into High Gear event starts with an interview of author Jordan Deen. Jordan writes werewolves and was kind enough to answer my questions. Shifting into High Gear is a month long celebration of transformation, shapeshifters and (obviously) werewolves. You’ll see things happening on Twitter and various websites because of it and you’ll be able to read about great authors like Jordan Deen, Kitty Keswick, Judith Graves, Leah Cypess, Karen Kincy and Sarwat Chadda. And from the 22nd to the 29th there will be a HUGE giveaway here for anyone who is into that sorta stuff.

But I’m not done yet...

4.) Starting June 9th I’ll be giving away ARCs and books here to commenters. Things kick off with two cool ARCs—stop by to see how you get a chance at getting the goods.

And that’s just the start...

5.) Starting June 14th I’ll be giving away “Blue Books” on my 13 to Life Facebook Fan page. If it has a blue cover or an element of blue on its cover and I’ve got it—it’s headed out the door to a lucky winner.

6.) Then on June 15th I’ll start giving away a book a day on Twitter. Yes. #abookaday

7.) June 22nd 13 to Life hits stores nationwide, my head explodes and I start doing in-person book signings.

Everything wraps up July 2nd when I go comatose—nah—just into an early hibernation.

So. Serial Tour, contests galore and Shannon collapses with a snore. ;-)

June’s going to be transformative! A good month for werewolves and their shapeshifting pals!

Hope you’re a big part of the fun!


courtneyreads said...

Wow! This is chock full of werewolf-y goodness!!! I am counting down the days until 13 To Life! :)

--Courtney Rae--

Shannon Delany said...

Thanks, Courtney! It's going to be a crazy month, but a great month!

So glad you're excited!


Karen said...

Sounds like an exciting month for you! Congratulations!
I can't wait to get started on my ARC....I'll let you know when I'm done.

Mundie Moms said...

We are SO excited!! We can't wait for all the great 13 TO Life stuff going on with Mundie Moms this month!!

kimberly said...

So glad I found this and you!

Becky said...

Wow so much goodies going on!! Can't wait to follow all month!

Shannon Delany said...

Karen--definitely let me know when you get into the ARC. :-)

Mundie Moms--We're going to definitely have some fun this month (and hopefully do a little good ;-).

Kimberly--Glad you've found us, too!

Becky--Things are definitely going to be hopping this month! My main goal? Retain some semblance of sanity. ;-)

Take care, ladies!

Sa Toya said...

This is just too cool. Found out about your book via another blog...I lurve werewolf stories and am excited about it's release!

Cinnamon (A Journey of Books) said...

This is definitely going to rock. :)

ally said...

This looks like it's gonna be one heck of a ride :D! Awesome!!! I'm all for werewolves!

Shannon Delany said...

Thanks Sa Toya, Cinnamon and Ally! It's going to be a heck of an adventure--glad you're coming along for the ride!


Erin said...

Wow I am very impressed you have a lot going on and I am looking forward to participating! :)

*Erin Leigh*

Khelsea @ One upon a review said...

I can't wait till 13 To Life! I'm so exciting :) I've been waiting too long!
Good luck with everything this month :)
I'm excitied to participate in your giveaways because I'd love for a chance to read it sooner!!
Thankss and best wishes,