Archive | March, 2012

The YA Scavenger Hunt is on!

29 Mar

Today is the YA Scavenger Hunt and I’m participating for the first time. Yeeha!

Don’t know what the Scavenger Hunt is? Go HERE and find out now. You’ve only got 72 hours to play and win some amazing prizes…

OK, so there are 3 teams, red, blue and yellow and each team has its own loop so that you can win a total of 20 books per loop. You can enter just 1 loop, 2, or all 3 — that’s 60 awesome books!

I’m team RED! 

If you get lost or stuck at anytime go HERE.  Don’t forget, once you piece together all the clues to the hunt, make sure you fill out the form on the blog to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the completed phrase will qualify.

Today for the hunt I am hosting Tara Fuller, author of Perigee Moon. We’re going to have an exclusive character interview in a moment, but first here’s a bit more about her:

Tara Fuller writes novels. Some about grim reapers. Some about witches. All of course are delightfully full of teen angst and kissing. Tara grew up in a one stop light town in Oklahoma where once upon a time she stayed up with a flash light reading RL Stine novles and only dreamed of becoming a writer. She has a slight obsession with music and a shameless addiction for zombie fiction, Mystery Science Theater, and black and white mochas. Tara no longer lives in a one stop light town. Now she lives with her family in a slightly larger town in North Carolina where they have at least three stoplights.

And the book…

After a horrific fire claims the life of her mother, seventeen year old Rowan Bliss finds herself in the miniscule town of Ipswich, Massachusetts. It’s here that she meets Alex, a deliciously mysterious boy who holds the key to unlocking her family’s dark secret.

As Rowan falls helplessly over the edge for Alex, the secrets that he insists on keeping refuse to be contained, and the truth that she uncovers challenges everything she has ever believed. Alex is a witch. And now he’s awakened something within her she never even knew existed. But out of all of this, the one thing Rowan won’t accept is the fact that Alex is destined to die.

Now Rowan must unearth the buried power she harbors within to escape a deadly prophecy, defy the very laws of time, and prevent the hands of fate from taking yet another person she loves.

Wow! How good does that sound!! You can buy Perigee Moon Here.

AND NOW TARA’S EXCLUSIVE CONTENT, AN INTERVIEW WITH ALEX FROM PERIGEE MOON.

Sorry! The YA Scavenger Hunt is over and this material has been deleted! ***

Intriguing! Guess I need to get my hands on a copy of Perigee Moon to find out more about Alex and Rowan!

Don’t forget, in this post you’ll need to pick up the secret letter which will help you unscramble the winning phrase to win The Red Team’s books and prizes. The secret letter is the ONLY letter in this post in RED.

And while you’re going through the hunt, do keep an eye out for my special content — the video I have posted won’t be officially released for another few weeks and is only online for the next 3 days.

Want another opportunity to win a rare, signed ARC of THE GLIMPSE?  I just received the first advanced copy today, (see blog post below) so parallel to the Scavenger Hunt prize, I’m giving away an additional signed, advanced copy. All you have to do to be entered for a SECOND CHANCE to win The Glimpse is  ‘like’ my facebook page and/ or follow my blog and leave a comment Here (or on my fb page) to let me know what you did. (1 point for following the blog, 1 point 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 on the 10th April. For more info, just scroll down to today’s earlier post.

To continue the hunt go HERE

If you get lost or stuck at anytime on the Scavenger Hunt, go HERE. 

HAPPY HUNTING! 

UPDATE!  IF YOU WANT TO TWEET FOR THE GIVEAWAY, PLEASE INCLUDE A LINK BACK TO MY BLOG https://clairemerlebooks.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/advance-reading-copies-of-the-glimpse-have-arrived/  AND SAY SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF ‘WIN A SIGNED ARC COPY OF THE GLIMPSE!

 THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE RTs FOLLOWS & LIKES!

 

ADVANCE READING COPIES OF THE GLIMPSE HAVE ARRIVED!

29 Mar

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! WOHO!!!!

Two weeks ago, advanced copies of my book were mailed from my address in London and never made it through the French post… fingers crossed, I’m still hoping those copies turn up. So, on Monday a new shipping was sent and tracked and it’s arrived! I’m actually holding my book!!!

  

To celebrate, I’m giving away my first signed advanced copy. These signed proofs are going to be pretty rare, (especially if the first package doesn’t show up!)

How can you win it?!

I’m going to make it really easy for you! All you need to do is like my AUTHOR facebook page (Claire Merle, Author) and or sign up to follow this blog. The contest will be points-based so you can get a total of 2 points, (one for following the FB page, one for following the blog) to be entered into the virtual hat of Randomizer.org to win the prize.

 The contest is open internationally and will end on April 10th, at 10 a.m. French time. The winner will be announced later on in the day.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on the blog or my AUTHOR fb page to let me know you’ve entered. (If you already follow the blog or the fb page that’s fine. Your entries will still be counted. Just let me know!)

UPDATE: As some of you have already begun tweeting about the giveaway, I’ve decided to give an extra point to anyone who tweets it, with a link back to here. (Make sure you put @clairemerle on the tweet so I know to give you an extra point!) Thanks! 

UPDATE ON THE UPDATE! IF YOU WANT TO TWEET FOR THE GIVEAWAY, PLEASE INCLUDE A LINK BACK TO MY BLOG https://clairemerlebooks.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/advance-reading-copies-of-the-glimpse-have-arrived/   THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE RTs FOLLOWS & LIKES!

YA Scavenger Hunt update

18 Mar

 Hello Everybody,

Wow! Check out the amazing lineup for this Spring’s YA Scavenger Hunt!  This year it’s bigger and badder than ever before with 60 YA authors giving away signed copies of their books and other fabulous prizes. You DON’T want to miss this. There are so many books that I would LOVE to get my hands on!

 
JUS ACCARDO

 
AMBER ARGYLE

 
LISA T. BERGREN

 
LISA BURSTEIN


SOFIE COUCH 

 
KIMBERLY DERTING

 
LAURA A.H. ELLIOTT

 
CHRISTINE FONSECA

 
ABBI GLINES

 
CYNTHIA HAND

 
KAREN AMANDA HOOPER

 
S.R. JOHANNES

 
GINA LINKO

 
GRETCHEN MCNEIL

 
MIKE MULLIN

   
ERICA O’ROURKE

 
JOY PREBLE

 
JESSICA SHIRVINGTON

 
TIFFANY TRUITT

 
DEBBIE VIGUIE

 
ANN AGUIRRE

 
JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

 
LEAH BOBET

 
TERA LYNN CHILDS

 
WILLOW CROSS

 
DJ DESMYTER

 
LEIGH FALLON

 
TARA FULLER

 
JANET GURTLER

 
CINDY HOGAN

 
COLLEEN HOUCK

 
ELANA JOHNSON

 
JAMIE MANNING

The Glimpse 
CLAIRE MERLE

 
S.L. NAEOLE

 
GREGG OLSEN

 
LISA & LAURA ROECKER

 
JERI SMITH-READY

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CAT KALEN

 
LANI WOODLAND

 
JOSEPHINE ANGELINI

 
BRODI ASHTON

 
CK BRYANT

 
ANGELA CORBETT

 
GINA DAMICO

 
BREE DESPAIN

 
BETH FANTASKEY

 
MARLEY GIBSON

 
RAE HACHTON

 
NANCY HOLDER

 
TARA HUDSON

 
SUZANNE LAZEAR

 
MYRA MCENTIRE

 
ALEXANDRA MONIR

 
LISA NOWAK

 
AMY PLUM

 
INARA SCOTT

 
TISH THAWER

 
MAGAN VERNON

 
RASHELLE WORKMAN

There is a website just for the Scavenger Hunts. Click on the YA Scavenger Hunt image below to be redirected there. Because there are so many authors this time we are breaking into three groups. We have BLUE TEAM, RED TEAM, and YELLOW TEAM!


Each group is made up of 20 authors and I am on  TEAM RED!

 
 
 
This means that my bonus material will be found on the red team. If you get lost on the hunt simply return to the hunt website and pick up where you left off. While you check out the website, don’t forget to vote on the polls, follow the site, and check out all the prizes. You can even tweet from there too!

YA Scavenger Hunt 

THE YA SCAVENGER HUNT BEGINS THURSDAY MARCH 29TH AT NOON PACIFIC TIME AND ENDS SUNDAY APRIL 1ST AT NOON PACIFIC TIME! THAT GIVES YOU ONLY 72 HOURS
TO COMPLETE THE HUNT!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

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YA SCAVENGER HUNT

14 Mar

I’m so EXCITED!! Just found out I’m going to be taking part in the fantastic international YA Scavenger Hunt.Go and join the blog to keep updated and have a chance to win signed books by sixty YA authors!!! TEAM RED, TEAM RED!!

We’ve found Tamsin!

13 Mar

It’s official!! Director Andrea Kapos and myself have cast fifteen-year-old Pien Meulensteen to play the role of Tamsin Strike in The Glimpse video diaries. During the auditions, I was immediately captivated by Pien’s performance. She portrayed the character of Tamsin with an edgy charm that I found irresistible. I felt like I was seeing the Tamsin from my book come to life! I’m really excited we’ve found her for the video diaries. We saw lots of wonderful actresses but Pien really ‘felt’ like Tamsin. Will keep you posted on how the filming goes in a couple of weeks, and congratulations Pien!!

Proofs to Print!

1 Mar

SQUEE!!! EEEEK!! AHHHH!

Just found out The Glimpse is going to print today!!! The first ever proof copies (a.k.a. advanced reader copies) will soon be out there in the world. Next to getting ‘the deal’, I think holding your very own book must be THE MOST EXCITING thing ever for a first time author! I for one, can’t wait!!!