Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SHIFTING ARC Tour

Dude, I have an ARC that everyone needs to read.

It's SHIFTING by Bethany Wiggins. I was lucky enough to get a copy from her publisher at ALA.

Let me just start off my saying that I love Bethany. She's been a friend of mine for a few years now, and we sold our books at the same time. SHIFTING comes out on September 29, and I'd like to do an ARC tour for her over the next two months.

If you'd like to participate in this tour, I've made a Google form for people to sign up.


First, a little bit about the book, so you can decide if this is even something you'd like to read. (And trust me, it is.)

After bouncing from foster home to foster home, Magdalene Mae is transferred to what should be her last foster home in the tiny town of Silver City, New Mexico. Now that she's eighteen and has only a year left in high school, she's determined to stay out of trouble and just be normal. Agreeing to go to the prom with Bridger O'Connell is a good first step. Fitting in has never been her strong suit, but it's not for the reasons most people would expect-it all has to do with the deep secret that she is a shape shifter. But even in her new home danger lurks, waiting in the shadows to pounce. They are the Skinwalkers of Navajo legend, who have traded their souls to become the animal whose skin they wear-and Maggie is their next target.

Full of romance, mysticism, and intrigue, this dark take on Navajo legend will haunt readers to the final page.


Isn't that cover gorgeous?? I love how blue-gray it is, with that green snake... Creeptastic.

Second, I'd really like as many people as possible to be able to read SHIFTING, and I'd like the participants to blog about the book after they've read it. So you have to commit to reading really fast, mailing to the next person priority mail ($4.95, free envelope), and then blogging about the book and what you liked about it.

If you can do all of that over the next two months, click here to sign up.

What book are you eagerly anticipating in these last several months of 2011?

24 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

This sounds fabulous. But I can't read it as fast as you need with what's going on this month. Awesome that you're setting up a tour.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

This does sound like a great book. Which means I have to hurry up and read my TBR pile before it comes out. I'm not allowed to buy anymore books until then, according to my kids. And I still have some books I borrowed from my friends, which I have to finish before September.

Tricia Clasen said...

Oh so exciting! Thanks for setting this up.

Michelle McLean said...

So awesome you're doing this for her :) I absolutely love Bethany and I've had the pleasure of reading this book a few times. The first time I read it several years ago I was stunned it hadn't been picked up yet. It is one of my favorite books and I am so beyond thrilled it's being published :) So excited for Bethany!!!

tiffanygarner said...

This is awesome! Form submitted! Sounds like an awesome read, and I hope I get to participate :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Love Bethany! Can't wait to read this one!! :)

Theresa Milstein said...

That cover is creeptastic!

Tere Kirkland said...

Wahoo, Bethany, what a cover! I'd love to participate, but I've still got a ton of ARCs from ALA to read and review, hopefully before their release dates. Blerg.

Hope everyone enjoys Shifting!

Bethany Wiggins said...

Best surprise EVER! Thank you Elana!!!

Angie said...

Pretty exciting for Bethany! I read this when it was just a manuscript and I'm excited to see the final published version.

Michelle Roberts said...

Don't have time to do the blog tour. :( Or a blog yet, for that matter. But this is definitely going on my reading list!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not my style of read, but that's nice of you to help her.

Ishta Mercurio said...

Oh, that sounds good! Signing up.

And I'm looking forward to so many books, I can't stand it. SHATTER ME is near the top of my list...

Ishta Mercurio said...

AH! US only! Too bad. I'll look for it when it comes out, then. I totally get the shipping thing...

Sherry Soule said...

This book sounds awesome! I can’t wait to read it now.

~Sherry

Sherry Soule Official Website

Author of the Spellbound Series

Margo Berendsen said...

Bethany Wiggins was the first person to EVER LEAVE A COMMENT on my blog!!!! I have never forgot that first miraculous comment after months of nothing (yeah, the clueless days of blogging :)

So I would love LOVE LOVE to promote her book!!! I've recently done promotions for your book (your book happened to be my first ARC evah!!) and also for the Near Witch. I love passing the word for debut authors.

Christine Fonseca said...

I've already read the book - but I wanted to comment and tell everyone what an INCREDIBLE read it is! Truly fabulous! GO BETHANY!!! And Elana - you are a great friend to be doing this for her. <3 you guys!

Ever Hourglass said...

Signed up for the tour hope I get one!! (under Jessica Porter) aka: Witchy Book Reviews @ http://witchybookreviews.blogspot.com/

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Bethany's book sounds wonderful! I can't wait to buy a copy. (I'm afraid I won't be able to red it fast enough.)

Very cool move, Elana!

Diana Paz said...

I can't wait to read Bethany's book! I adore her to pieces and I'll be doing whatever I can to make sure others know how awesome she is. <3

lbdiamond said...

AWESOMESAUCE!!!!!!

Jennifer Foley said...

I've already read this book!! It is awesome. It is a page turner and you won't be able to put it down!!! Everybody should read it!

Nisa said...

It's times like these that I wish I didn't live so far away. I would LOVE to help Bethany promote her book. I'm so happy for her!

Jo Schaffer said...

So awesome!

She will be a the Boot Camp this year too. (= Fun!

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