THE FALL has a cover!
I’m really excited to reveal the cover for The Fall. I think it’s a great match for The Glimpse and I hope you guys like it!
To celebrate the soon-to-be released final part of The Glimpse Duet, (June) my publishers have organised a special offer for The Glimpse on Amazon Kindle! For a limited time only (2 weeks I think, but it may be shorter) you can purchase The Glimpse for only 99 pence, HERE.
As an added celebration, I’ve decided to give away a signed advanced copy of The Fall. Actually, this hasn’t even come of the print yet so you will be one of the very FIRST to read it. As soon as I receive advanced copies, I’ll be sending it to the winner!
To enter to win the signed copy all you have to do is tweet:
The Glimpse is on special offer on Amazon Kindle! @ClaireMerle http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Glimpse-ebook/dp/B007TVAOCM/ref=tmm_kin_title_0
The giveaway is international and I’ll pick a winner at random from all the tweets that have @ClaireMerle in them, (so please don’t leave that out!) by April 4th. If you’d prefer to win a signed copy of THE GLIMPSE, that can also be arranged for the winner! (Up to 5 tweets per person to win 5 entry points.)
Hope you love the cover as much as I do!
2012 has been an exciting year for me! My first book, The Glimpse, was released in June and I have now completed and handed in the final proofs for the second and final part in The Glimpse Duet, The Fall, (June 2013).
Recently, I wrote a post for The Girl in a Café’s Debutante’s December on the whether the well established trend of Dystopian fiction has a role in helping us predict and preempt our future. You can read that and enter to win a signed copy of The Glimpse plus some Glimpse swag here.
In December, I was also interviewed by Michelle Shouts Random for her Celebrating Debutantes of 2012. To find out how I felt when The Glimpse was published, what’s the last thing that made me cry and other random stuff go to the interview here! (You can also enter to win a signed copy of The Glimpse – ends 2nd Jan.)
Several months ago I was invited to join the awesome Demention Blogging Team, alongside Teri Terry (Slated 2012), Julie Bertagna (Exodus trilogy) and Julienne Durber. We’ve been having a great time on Demention – and my recent posts include, ‘Dystopian fiction, an Oracle for Modern Times,’ ‘Real life isn’t always pretty, so why should Fairy Tales be?‘, ‘Interview with A.G. Howard, author of ‘Splintered‘, among others.
For any of you aspiring writers out there, do check out my post, ‘Writing and the Lost Art of Patience,’ and there’s also still time to win a five page critique by author Emma Pass, (ACID 2013). Enter for that here.
Wishing you all a bright and adventurous 2013. See you next year!
The YA Scavenger Hunt is over! Wow, thanks to so many of you for taking part! The main prize for the RED TEAM will be announced tomorrow, but I can now announce the winner of the extra book giveaway…
THE WINNER of an extra SIGNED copy of THE GLIMPSE is:
AUGUST 3, 2012 @ 4:54 PM [EDIT]
Already liked it!!! Lucia pannacc
CONGRATULATIONS! Please get in touch and let me know where I can send the book!
And thank you all for entering and leaving such lovely comments. Hope to see you on the next hunt!
Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This event was first organized by author Colleen Houck and it’s a great to chance to win some awesome prizes!
During the hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for the big prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! (Don’t forget, you’ve only got until August 5th to enter.)
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt.
There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or both! I am a part of the RED TEAM–there is also a blue team. Each team gives you the chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five signed books!
If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, plus rules go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.
Today, as part of the Scavenger Hunt, I am hosting Janet Gurtler
RITA ® Finalist Janet Gurtler lives in Calgary Alberta, near the Canadian Rockies, with her husband and son and a chubby Chihuahua named Bruce. She does not live in an Igloo or play hockey, but she does love maple syrup and says “”eh”" a lot.“
WHO I KISSED
She never thought a kiss could kill…
Samantha didn’t mean to hurt anyone. She was just trying to fit in…and she wanted to make Zee a little jealous after he completely ditched her for a prettier girl. So she kissed Alex. And then he died—right in her arms.
Was she really the only person in the entire school who didn’t know about his peanut allergy? Or that eating a peanut better sandwich and then kissing him would be deadly? Overnight Sam turns into the school pariah and a media sensation explodes. Consumed with guilt, abandoned by her friends, and in jeopardy of losing her swimming scholarship, she’ll have to find a way to forgive herself before anyone else will.
Janet’s Exclusive Content:
Sorry! This material has now been taken down as the Scavenger Hunt is no longer running.
And don’t forget, to enter the contest you need to know that my chosen number is 37.
Want another opportunity to win a signed copy of THE GLIMPSE?
As well as the Scavenger Hunt prize, I’m giving away an additional signed copy. All you have to do to be entered for a SECOND CHANCE to win The Glimpse is ‘like’ my facebook page, and/or tweet about the giveaway: (Tweets should be roughly along these lines: It’s the YA Scavenger Hunt and I want to win a copy of THE GLIMPSE! @clairemerle #YASH http://www.clairemerlebooks.wordpress.com) Then leave a comment on my fb page or here to let me know what you did. (2 points for following the FB page and an extra point for tweeting about the giveaway with a link to my blog). The comp. is open internationally. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced at the end of the Hunt. (If you already follow the fb page your entry will still be counted. Just let me know!)
And while you’re going through the hunt, don’t forget to keep a look out for my bonus material – a sneak peek at the blurb for the second and final book in THE GLIMPSE DUET! (Not available anywhere else!)
Continue the Hunt!
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out TRACY DEEBS!
It’s that time again! Another exciting YA Scavenger Hunt is coming up. This summer the Hunt will have two teams (RED & BLUE) of 27 authors each. I’m on team RED. There are several new authors, lots of excellent bonus material and extra prizes, and look at all those books! Get ready, it’s starting on Wednesday…
THE RED TEAM
DAVID MACINNIS GILL
ELISSA J. HOOLE
COURTNEY ALLISON MOULTON
PETER ADAM SALOMON
THE BLUE TEAM
JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
TERA LYNN CHILDS
Propping myself up on my elbows I squint at the clock on the far shelf – 7 a.m. It’s Wednesday and as I live in France that means no school for my boys. (Yes, they have EVERY Wednesday off.) No sounds come from next door in the boys’ bedroom, so I lie back down just for a minute, close my eyes, and the next thing I know it is 8 a.m. Leaving my husband still in bed, I creep down stairs and make myself some coffee, flip open the computer, check twitter (Wow, a year ago I didn’t even understand the concept of twitter – help!) Then I start work on writing posts for my book blog tour.
At 8.30 a.m. the boys trundle down the stairs, my three-year-old demanding that I ‘heat him up’ with ‘the cuddles’. I oblige. Make more coffee. Sneak my computer upstairs to my little office. Check Face Book. Husband comes and peeks head around the door for good morning kiss. (Wishful thinking) Husband goes downstairs to see the boys. OK, he’s sorting the boys out with breakfast, I’ll let him off. Now he’s coming back up for his shower. I’m working – promise. Eventually, he comes in at 9.30 a.m. for a morning/ goodbye kiss. Once he’s gone, I jump into the shower, pack the boys up and drive to my dad’s. My dad’s about to go to Greece for four months and this is the last chance we’ll get to see him for a while.
By a strange twist of fate, my dad married a Bulgarian/French woman and moved to France six years ago, (four years after I moved here). He then bought a house on the river in the countryside five minutes from where I got married!
I spend the day relaxing, playing with my boys, chatting to my step-mum and dad, and going for a long walk. When we get back I check my emails and find out my book has been chosen as the editors’ pick for best books of the month on Amazon UK. Whoop! Whoop!
Great ‘wind down’ day. OK, I’m ready…