Win IN A FIX by Linda Grimes and Share a Little Random Publicity

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Yesterday was my faux book birthday–the date that my book was originally, tentatively, going to be released. Oh, thank my lucky stars that they changed it. A book launch with three kids, the day before the first day of school, would have been less than ideal. LOL! But–yesterday was the REAL book birthday of my Wolf Pack sistah Linda Grimes. Her debut novel, IN A FIX hit the shelves and I just happened to be in the bookstore and couldn’t help but take that baby home with me. Of course I also have my pre-ordered copy in transit, so to celebrate my Faux Book Birthday and Linda’s Real Book Birthday, I’m giving away one of my copies of IN A FIX!!!!

The start of an original new urban fantasy series starring human chameleon Ciel Halligan

Snagging a marriage proposal for her client while on an all-expenses-paid vacation should be a simple job for Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire. A kind of human chameleon, she’s able to take on her clients’ appearances and slip seamlessly into their lives, solving any sticky problems they don’t want to deal with themselves. No fuss, no muss. Big paycheck.

This particular assignment is pretty enjoyable… that is, until Ciel’s island resort bungalow is blown to smithereens and her client’s about-to-be-fiancé is snatched by modern-day Vikings. For some reason, Ciel begins to suspect that getting the ring is going to be a tad more difficult than originally anticipated.

Going from romance to rescue requires some serious gear-shifting, as well as a little backup. Her best friend, Billy, and Mark, the CIA agent she’s been crushing on for years—both skilled adaptors—step in to help, but their priority is, annoyingly, keeping her safe. Before long, Ciel is dedicating more energy to escaping their watchful eyes than she is to saving her client’s intended.

Suddenly, facing down a horde of Vikings feels like the least of her problems.

Yes, I rock for sharing, but I have even bigger motivations than howling about the awesomeness of the Wolf Pack. (Although that would be enough.)  Besides the fact that IN A FIX and Linda are made of awesome and martinis, I have another great reason to pimp her book–It’s Darcy Pattinson’s Random Acts of Publicity Week. Woo hoo!!!!! Oh, wait–you haven’t heard? Here’s the info directly from the Facebook event page…

4th Annual Random Acts of Publicity 2012, September 4-7

The Random Acts of Publicity 2012 will focus this year on Conversations about Books. The basic idea of the Random Acts of Publicity is to take the focus off you and your books for a week and instead focus on a friend’s book or a favorite book. How can you help that book’s sales? We know that the basic things you can do is to Blog, link, Like, review, or talk about the book .

This year, we want to focus on Conversations about Books. What are the talking points of the book you want to feature? How can you start a conversation? Are there behind the scenes stories that make the book sound more interesting? Do different audiences require different talking points and different conversations? How do you create online conversations? How often do you start in-person conversations about a book? Let’s TALK about Talking about Books this week.

If you go to this link, you can also participate to win a really cool prize!!!!
But back to this blog post. In order to win my copy of IN A FIX, you need to leave a little random act of publicity in the comments. Tell me about a book that you think should be getting a little more attention and be sure to tell me why. Start a conversation that the rest of us want to finish. I’m going to slip some of my own favorites in the comments too. Share the love!
It’s not mandatory, but it would be really nice if you could tweet or share this post so that more people get to read about all of our random acts of publicity.

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  1. I can’t believe nobody has entered this yet! I’ve already read IN A FIX, but I want a finished copy for my shelves. 😀

    The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau. ( I read it a week or so ago and it’s just the cutest little middle grade story EVER. The premise is basically this town has a case of the Mondays, except it’s on Wednesdays and it’s caused by little monsters called The Wednesdays. So, so cute. I wish more people would read it!

  2. I’m not sure who has read it yet, because it just came out, but earlier this year I got an ARC of Speechless by Hannah Harrington, and it was so fabulous. It touched on many important subjects that aren’t discussed very often in young adult literature. I would highly recommend that others read it. I just wanted to get that out there.

    About talking about books, I never stop. I find that if I see someone holding a book or someone just “looks” like a reader, I have no problem starting a conversation with them, and I always end up recommending at least one book. Word of mouth is really the most important way to sell books, because it works. You tell someone, they mention it to someone else, who mentions it to someone else, and it just starts a chain reaction.

    Anyway, I don’t know if that made any sense, or went along with what you were looking for, but there’s my opinion! In other news, I have been dying to read In A Fix for a while now. I have to make my way through all of the Wolf Pack’s books. :). I love urban fantasy!

    • It made perfect sense. I do it too and my kids now make fun of me publicly while I’m striking up the conversation. Rotten stinkers!

  3. So happy for Linda and your book baby is on the way too! Whoo-hoo!

    I’ve been wracking my brain cells for a book to recommend and unfortunately, everything I’ve read and loved of late most folks are familiar with — most recent example is Rae Carson’s “Girl of Fire and Thorns” but years ago I read Tanya Maria Barrientos’ debut “Frontera Street” and was sad it didn’t make a bigger splash in the writing waters. I loved it.

    If I had more coffee, I could probably come up with more. Alas, the coffee fairy has foresaken me.

    • I know what you mean–so many books ARE getting the recognition they deserve. I can tell you that the Class of 2k12 books have all blown me away. I feel so honored to be in their mix!

  4. I adore Diana Peterfreund’s For Darkness Shows the Stars. I think it may be the absolute best modern (future??) retelling of (Persuasion) any book. And I loves me some Jane Austen. But have you all read her Killer Unicorn books Rampant and Ascendant? I admit to being a full time white fluffy Unicorn devotee. Heck I write about them, myself. But this series is smart, clever and a totally new take on Unicorn stories. She writes about a world in which Unicorns are dangerous monsters who must be battled to keep the world safe. And to do it? You must be a virginal descendant of Alexander the Great!! And you wouldn’t believe how many of the same problems these young ladies face jive with what we all face in life.Talk about “no pressure”, NOT. I know all you fluffy white horsey Unicorn lovers out there may be reading this and going, “Pass.” Please take my word for it and DO NOT PASS these up. If you truly love Unicorn legend and lore, you will ADORE these books. Madly. Absolutely madly. Diana is a massively brilliant story teller. She’s worked across many genre’s. She’s also very supportive of other writers and young readers. And when I tell you she makes even killer scary Unicorn stories wonderful, I, a dyed in the wool, fluffy white Unicorn lovah, am not lying to you. ~Aurelia Blue

    • Wow!!!! I’d never heard of that one before and I have to say it sounds very intriguing. I love it when something is flipped on it’s head and it just blows my mind.

  5. I absolutely loved Hippie Boy. It’s a great YA Memoir, self published but wonderful, about a girl growing up in an oppressive Mormon household (not that all Mormon households are oppressive, but this one definitely was).

  6. I really want to read this book! I love Urban Fantasy and this one sounds awesome!

    I’ve found so many good books this year, but recently read Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec and loved it. I laughed all the way through the first chapter, and even though I loved the rest of the book too, the beginning alone would have been worth the price that I paid!

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