OLDSOUL trailer and blog tour!

As crazy as it sounds, a month from tomorrow my book will be released. It seems like it’s been forever, yet it still feels like I have so much to get done. Finishing the trailer was one of the big things though, and I’m happy to be able to show it here:

I hope you like it! It was a blast to make, and I have to thank my friends and family who were willing to be in it and help out. (I won’t name them in case they want to disavow their participation.)

In other exciting news, starting this Sunday, the 24th, the OLDSOUL blog tour starts.


It’s being hosted by Krista at CubicleBlindness.com, and I’m very grateful to her for being willing to organize things. So be sure to check out the blog tour over the next few weeks. There will be interviews, guest posts, and of course giveaways. Here’s a list of bloggers who have been kind enough to participate:

lindsaymead.blogspot.com
cubicleblindness.blogspot.com
the-crc.blogspot.com
kjovus.blogspot.com
iheartyabooks.blogspot.com
basiasbookshelf.com
debrasbookcafe.blogspot.com
booksbonesbuffy.com
electrifyingreviews.com
moonlightlacemayhem.blogspot.com
jennimerritt.blogspot.com
thebookcellarx.com
thereadingnook123.blogspot.com
yabookreads.com

STARTERS Giveaway! Updated with winner!

Sorry for the delay. The winner of the swag pack, as chosen by random.org, is bookbonesbuffy! Thank you for checking out STARTERS and be sure to grab a copy today!

I haven’t done many giveaways here on the old blog, but today I’ve got a pretty cool one. Lissa Price’s debut novel STARTERS is out today, wherever fine books are sold. I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. The LA Times even calls it  “a worthy successor to Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” in their review. If that’s not enough to make you want to read it, I’m not sure what would be. If you need further convincing, check out the trailer below.

On to the giveaway. Lissa is generously providing a swag package with bookmarks and more, and all you have to do is head over to the STARTERS Goodreads or Facebook pages and add it. Once you’ve done that, leave a comment below letting me know. If you’ve already done either or both, put that too, and if you don’t have either a Goodreads or Facebook account, let me know. Good luck! The random winner will be chosen and announced in 24 hours, and if you want to catch up on all the latest with Lissa, you can find her on Twitter and lissaprice.com.

Song of the Week – Sick of it All

Me and Lou, Sick of it All singer. Circa 2001

Hardcore is Punk Rock’s louder, harder, more aggressive brother. Hardcore bands range from melodic, such as H2O, to pretty brutal stuff by the likes of Strife, with plenty of variations along the way. My favorite hardcore band, and one of my favorite bands is Sick of it All. They’ve been around for 25 years, helping define the New York Hardcore sound and scene, and have only gotten harder through the years. In my mind they’re the best hardcore band, period. Their shows are amazing, and I’ve been able to meet them a few times. Despite what their sound might suggest, they’re incredibly nice guys. I’ll admit their music isn’t for everyone, but you should give it a shot, even if you only listen on a day when you need some loud, fast, and for lack of a better word, hardcore music. Turn it up.

My little girl likes them too :)