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Wordless Wednesday (Almost)–Team Tipping the Surface in Action!

Filed under: Booksellers, Check-it-out, Community, In the Wild, Team Tipping the Surface, Touching the Surface, YA Books, Young Adult (YA)

It’s Wordless Wednesday and I thought this was appropriate because I was speechless yesterday when I found out that my local B&N had a Preemie. TOUCHING THE SURFACE hit the bookshelves early and people were buying my book!!!! I have photographic proof. Then, to top off that amazing news, Team Tipping the Surface (all the folks working extra hard to tip TOUCHING THE SURFACE into going viral, was in action at dance class last night. Everyone has their T-shirts ready to go!!!! I’ll shut up now. I’m totally wordless–for now. *grin*




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Would You Like Some TOUCHING THE SURFACE Swag?

Filed under: Contests, Touching the Surface, YA Books, Young Adult (YA)

OMG!!! It’s 66 days until the book launch of TOUCHING THE SURFACE and I feel like I have a fluttering flock of origami cranes in my belly. I can barely contain myself. I doubt anything is going to stop the feeling of sweet anticipation–not that I really want too–but I thought I could at least try to share a little bit of my excitement with you by giving away swag packets to almost anyone who wants them. I say “almost” because I’ll absolutely try to accommodate everyone who is interested, but if I start to get too many requests (a fabulous problem, no?) I’ll have to cap it off to make it manageable. *fingers crossed*




Unfortunately, this event is only going to be open to mailing addresses in the US. Additionally, if you’re a teacher or a librarian and you’d like a class set/book club set of swag, please include how many people you will be sharing with. Here’s how it’s going to work…

I would really like to get the word out about TOUCHING THE SURFACE, so in the comments, please tell me where you reposted or shared the link to this blog. You don’t have to attach your link or anything–I’ll believe you. Besides, if you’re willing to lie to get my swag–that also makes me feel kind of good. But I do encourage you to be a moral and upstanding human being. *grin*  And just so you know, your dedication to spreading the word doesn’t even have to be on line, you can also let me know that  you’ve shared it with your teenage niece on your Uncle Ted’s side of the family–you know the one with the extra toe. *grin*  I’m just appreciative of you giving me a shout-out.


Oh, and I have a magic number in mind–I can do that–I write fiction. If that magic number gets hit, one participant will earn a very cool bonus prize!!!! It will be a good one–I promise. *squee*

Thanks so much for participating. Now it’s time for me to shut up so you can start. On your mark, get set…GO!

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Super Swag Sunday!

Filed under: Apocalypsies, Contests, YA Books, Young Adult (YA)

Yesterday kicked off SUPER SWAG SUNDAY!! Fellow Apocalypsie, Laurisa White Reyes, debut author of THE ROCK OF IVANORE: Book One of the Celestine Chronicles is hosting SUPER SWAG SUNDAY on her blog–A Thousand Wrongs. And guess what? I’m one of thirty-one authors participating…

The Rock of Ivanore – Laurisa White Reyes
Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman
Send Me A Sign by Tiffany Schmidt
Claws by Mike & Rachel Grinti
Blind Spot by Laura Ellen
Emily’s Dress & Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak
Starters by Lissa Price
Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Page Madonia
Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini
Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist
Velveteen by Daniel Marks
Cracked by K.M.Walton
The Prisoner of the Shadows (Heroes of the Highest Order) by R.K. Hinrichsen
The Downside of Charlie by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Small Medium At Large by Joanne Levy
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
The Dark Light by Sara Walsh
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
The Wicked & the Just by J. Anderson Coats
The Marble Queen by Stephanie J. Blake
Fishtale by Hans Bauer & Catherine Masciola
Possess by Gretchen McNeil
Fair Coin by E.C. Myers
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire LeGrand
Auracle by Gina Rosati
Time Between Us Tamara Ireland Stone
Chained by Lynn Kelly
You Can’t Have My Planet by James Mihaley
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
The Secret Sisters Club by Monique Bucheger

Here’s how it works…

SUPER SWAG SUNDAY is a celebration of the best in new kids and teens
literature. What is swag? Swag is all the fun stuff authors giveaway
to promote their books and I’ve got TONS OF IT!!!!

31 authors (many who are Apocalypsies) have donated everything you can
imagine for this event: signed bookmarks, postcards, tattoos,
stickers, pins, magnets, pens, frishbees, rubber bugs, origami, guitar
picks, fortune cookies, and more!

Every day for 7 days I will spotlight 4 or 5 new titles from the most
amazing up and coming children’s and teen authors. Then, next Sunday,
June 10th seven (7) giveaway winners will be announced. Each winner
will receive a MEGA SWAG PACK containing swag from every spotlighted

You can enter the giveaway just once or every day for more chances to
win! This is great way to kick off your child or teen’s summer
reading! Come on by first thing tomorrow morning and join in the fun!

Here are some of the goodie you can win…

What are you waiting for? Oh, right–I always ask you a question. What is your most prized piece of book swag you’ve ever received?

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Congrats to all of the YAmazing Race Winners!

Filed under: Apocalypsies, Contests


I have a winner for my individual contest from the YAmazing Race! The lovely Jamie Strain has won a pre-order of TOUCHING THE SURFACE and a bunch of swag!!!! Congrats Jamie. <3

Here are the other winners of the YAmazing Race Prize Packages…

The Giant Space Squid Prize Pack (Gina Damico, Marissa Burt, Elissa J. Hoole, Marissa Meyer, Jenny Lundquist, Kimberly Sabatini, Shelley Coriell, A.G. Howard, Suzanne Lazear, Katie McGarry)

Goes to….Carina Olsen

The Flying Grizzly Bears Prize Pack (Kathleen Peacock, Sarvenaz Tash, J. Anderson Coats, Kat Zhang, Talia Vance, Sara Walsh, Laura Ellen, Erin Jade Lange, Laurisa White Reyes, Elisa Ludwig)

Goes to…Amber Robinson

The Land Sharks Prize Pack (Lauren Morrill, Lizzie K. Foley. Chanelle Gray, Tamara Ireland Stone, Jay Kristoff, Corrine Jackson, Joanne Levy, Anne Greenwood Brown, Elizabeth Norris, Diana Renn)
Goes to…Gabrielle Carolina
The Killer Penguins Prize Pack (AC Gaughen, Shannon Messenger, Tracy Bilen, Susanne Winnacker, E. M. Kokie, Zoraida Cordova, Colleen Clayton, Claire Legrand, Jessica Spotswood, E.C. Myers)Goes to…Petra Ippendorf

The Exploding Flamingos Prize Pack (Heather Anastasiu, Lissa Price, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, Jill Hathaway, Catherine Knutsson, Jessica Souders, Tiffany Schmidt, Ellie Rollins, Elizabeth Richards)

Goes to…Amanda Galliton

The Laser-Eyed Iguanas Prize Pack  
(Hilary Weisman Graham, Anne Nesbet, Tom Ryan, Dan Haring, Fiona Paul, McCormick Templeman, Megan Miranda, Gina Rosati, Lynda Mullaly Hunt)

Goes too…Jessica Silverstein

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The YAmazing Race and a Pre-order of TOUCHING THE SURFACE

Filed under: Apocalypsies, Contests, Touching the Surface, YA Books, Young Adult (YA)

It’s time for the 2nd YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes!!!!

The YAmazing Race is a crazy, whirlwind, Apocalypsie blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors and prize packs featuring ARCs, Pre-orders, gift certificates, swag, and more! If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, please click HERE to start from the beginning and read the complete rules. (FYI–There have been a couple small changes since the first race to make the race even easier to run. Yay!!!)  Although my post is up and ready to go, REMEMBER THAT THE RACE DOESN’T OFFICIALLY BEGIN UNTIL WEDNESDAY 5/2 at NOON-EST!

Now on to the race! (Read carefully, your clue is in the synopsis.)

TOUCHING THE SURFACE  By: Kimberly Sabatini


October 30, 2012
Simon Pulse – Simon and Schuster

Life altering mistakes are meant to alter lives…

When Elliot dies for the third time, she knows this is her last shot. There are no fourth-timers in this afterlife, so one more chance is all she has to get things right. But before she can move on to her next life, Elliot will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed…and people she’s killed.

As she pieces together the mistakes of her past, Elliot must earn the forgiveness of her best friend and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves…even if it means losing them both forever.

 Before I get to my “Road Block” *giggle* I thought I’d share my cover proof with you…


Okay–it’s time for your Road Block, but I won’t make it too hard because I know you’re on your way to the next Pitstop. If you decide to stop and play, you have the opportunity to win a Pre-order of TOUCHING THE SURFACE (Sorry I don’t have any ARCs–they locked them all away because they know I’d give them out in about 30 seconds LOL! All requests for ARCs must be placed through Simon Pulse.) Of course when I send the winner their pre-order confirmation information–I’ll be throwing in some swag. Don’t forget to make sure that your comment has a viable email contact included. (You can’t win if I can’t reach you.) And yes, this contest is open internationally.

So, your question is…

WHAT IS IT ABOUT TOUCHING THE SURFACE THAT INTRIGUES YOU THE MOST? It can be the cover, the synopsis, or even how the story line or characters relate to something in your own life. I’m just curious to know what makes you curious about my book.


Lastly, don’t forget to get your next clue…You’re off to see Shelley Coriell debut author of WELCOME CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE. What are you waiting for…GO!!!!!

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New York City Mash-Up!

Filed under: The Class of 2k12

Galavanted around New York City with the family this weekend and saw all kinds of cool things, but this was one of my favorites.  Every time I passed by this building– I grinned like a damn fool.

In case you can’t see what I’m standing in front of it’s…

The home of Simon Pulse!!!! I seriously had to refrain from telling EVERYONE on the street that I work there!!!! (Even though I’ve never been inside LOL!)

Yeah, it’s a cool building in and of itself, but it’s also right by Radio City Music Hall and Magnolia Bakery.  (Yup–I had a chocolate cupcake.)  Honestly, if it had been an episode of Glee I would have totally broken out into a song and dance.  :o)
Although I was tempted to stand on the Avenue of the Americas all day and pet the building,  I didn’t and because I’m so diversified, I saw lots of great things that were not called Simon & Schuster.

The view from Hubby’s job–Ground Zero and the Freedom Tower.

More of the New York sky line.
The Brooklyn Bridge.

These locks were on the bridge and they just captured my attention.

View from the Brooklyn Bridge.

The Apple Store down in the Meat Packing District.

The windows were plastered with messages and memorials.

From inside the apple store…

We did lots more good stuff.  Visited friends, saw a show, ate great food, walked our butts off and laughed so much.  But as much fun as it was I always love coming home and home is even better when you find great mail.  A bag of swag arrived from the class of 2k12.  

Loving it!

Bookmarks–front and back.  With my name and title on them!  *squee*

Pins and guitar picks.

And don’t for get the pens.  
And now I’m off to bed…to sleep in and recover from a wonderful weekend.  Happy Columbus Day!

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