Friday, January 13, 2012

Surrender, Surrender

Okay, first there's this:


You can click on that and listen while you read. You'll like it. (I KILL on this song on Guitar Hero. K-I-L-L.)

Second this:



It's hard to believe that my second book is coming out soon. Don't they look pretty next to each other?

Third, if you are a book blogger/reviewer, teacher, librarian, Simon & Schuster has SURRENDER on their Galley Grab now. This will be an e-galley.

If you're not any of those things (or if you are and don't want an e-galley), you can sign up to be considered for an ARC of SURRENDER by filling out this form.

Fourth, the POSSESSION paperback comes out on May 8. You can preorder here!

Fifth, this has all be promotional, so I'll just throw in that I dyed my hair a week or so ago and almost died when I saw that the dye was this funky blue/purple color. Upon closer inspection, I realized I'd bought the "blue black reflective" dye. My hair has a slight blue shimmer when viewed in the sun. I wish it was like this:


But I teach kindergarten, so...

Maybe in June. Maybe around JUNE 5. Maybe for the LAUNCH PARTY of SURRENDER on/near JUNE 5.

I'm looking forward to having SURRENDER out in the wild! I really loved writing this book, and I can't wait to share it with everyone.

What are you looking forward to?

44 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I can slay that song on Guitar Hero as well! Covers look great together. I know you're excited about your second book. And you know what I'm looking forward to!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Your book and to hear back from agents with my partials and fulls (well maybe. That depends on what they have to say). :D

Heather Sunseri said...

Your covers look absolutely stunning side by side!! How exciting, Elana!! Congrats!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Matching covers is so important. That is your style now, Elana.

I bet your students would like that hair.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love your covers. I can't wait to read Surrender. And get to the point of querying.

Liza said...

Gosh, those covers look stunning together.

Matthew MacNish said...

Is that Adam Lambert, or Jag Barque?

Journaling Woman said...

Yes, your covers look good side by side. :)

I love blue/black hair with a shimmer.

Teresa

Peggy Eddleman said...

Huge congrats!! June 5th really isn't that far away. (And happy half-way-through-the-school-year day!) How cool will that be to see your book in paperback also?

Ooo! Slight blue shimmer! I've always wanted to put an unnatural color in my hair, but yeah, working at an elementary school definitely puts the brakes on that.

Leigh Ann said...

*Flails*

I cannot even tell you how excited I am for this release. No words.

Signed up for an e-galley and am crossing my fingers. Either way, planning a giveaway, just because you rule so hard.

I'd go for the hair now, BTW. Street cred never hurts when you're a teacher, right?

Misha Gericke said...

I love the new cover. It looks beautiful next to the Possession cover.

I'm looking forward to getting my crit back so that I can finish editing part 2/10.

Have a great weekend!

Christine Fonseca said...

Dude...I SO WANT TO COME to your launch again. Sadly, with the new job, pretty certain it isn't gonna happen. :(

Slamdunk said...

Glad to hear book 2 is almost here Elana.

Ha, we are pretty boring folks, but even the Mrs. has a crazy hair-dye story with me playing a prominent role.

Kelly Hashway said...

The covers look great next to each other!

What am I looking forward to? Um, my editorial letter for Touch of Death. No, wait, I'm terrified of that!

Patti said...

Your cover looks awesome. I'm looking forward to finishing editing my current WIP.

Cherie Reich said...

I love how the covers compliment each other so well. And blue-black hair is awesome.

Angela Brown said...

2012 got here quicker than anyone expected so June 5th will be here soon.

So exciting!!

I love seeing those book covers side by side. If anyone wasn't already aware of the theme, pattern and style, they should be now.

I'm looking forward to each day, making steady progress and reading more books :-)

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I really want a picture of your cool hair color because I'm a chicken and dabble in the various hues of brown. Also, your covers look beautiful next to each other. And I love that Surrender comes out in the summer because then I can get right to it :)

April Plummer said...

The covers are so beautiful! The first one is already on my wish list. :) I love your hair, also. You are brave - I couldn't do it! (or pull it off lol)

SHANNON O'DONNELL said...

I'm looking forward to SURRENDER!! The down side is that S&S doesn't have Kindle friendly eGalleys. *so sad* I'm also looking forward to PANDEMONIUM and INSURGENT and the second BEYONDERS books.

ilima said...

Love the hair. Do it!

Christina Lee said...

AWWWW! *pets pretty covers* STUNNING!

Mary Gray said...

The hair is so fun! And I LOVE your two books together. :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

You dyed your hair and we haven't seen a pic of it yet?

Carolyn V said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the second book Elana! So great! And I bet your hair looks amazing. ;)

Jenny S. Morris said...

Woohoo SO excited. I signed up for whatever they have available because I just want to read it. ;0)

Kristen Knight said...

Elana, we want to see a pic of YOUR hair!!! Show, show, show!

Cynthia Lee said...

Those covers really are very pretty. I think they'll stand out quite well on the shelf. :)

Leslie Rose said...

I'm trying not to squeal in a staff meeting because I'm so excited it's preorder time for Surrender. I've been DYING since Possession ended to see what happens.

Nichole Giles said...

Dude, I am looking forward to reading Surrender. Also, I really want to see your hair now. Blue shimmer sounds WAY cool. Seriously.

Personally looking forward to a bunch of personal and professional milestones. I will hit them this year. Determined.

Marsha Sigman said...

LOL. I bet the hair looks great and what Kindergartener wouldn't love it????

The book looks great too, I can't wait!!! All I have to say is...somebody better get their memories back.ha

Michael Offutt, Visitor from the Future said...

Those books do look amazing next to each other. Of course so does Adam Lambert.

Ainsley Shay said...

absolutely beautiful!! can't wait until it's sitting on my shelf!

Martha Ramirez said...

LOVE the cover!! Such a great compliment to Possession!!

I forgot you are a kinder teacher! How cool!!

I bet your hair looks awesome. Maybe takes time to get used to.

Leigh Covington said...

*squee!* Awesome Elana! This is so exciting! Can't wait for the launch party and I think the hair sounds so cool! :)

Jen Chandler said...

The covers look awesome together!! And even more awesome on a bookshelf I'm sure :D

My hair had a blue sheen to it a while back. I've been trying to decide between doing blue or red again...think I'll do blue! Thanks :D

Happy weekend,
Jen

The Golden Eagle said...

Those are great covers! :) I love it when books in series match.

June G said...

Yes indeed. The two books look so good together. Congrats! The S&S galley grab didn't work. I'm surprised because I've received stuff through that source in the past. I will get my hands on that book!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Congratulatins! I am getting closer to reading your first book. I can't wait. :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Yay, Elana. So exciting that you've got a release date. Must be so satisfying.

Can't wait to see you with blue streaks in your hair.

In June, of course. Especially if you work for the ASD. lol

Larissa said...

I did not realize you taught kindergarten! :) LOL. I teach Pre-K.

Anyway, your covers are AMAZING together. I'm so excited for you! :)

L.T. Elliot said...

I think the new cover looks awesome and I LOVE the idea of your hair being blue-black. How cool is that?! And what's wrong with blue-black hair in front of kindergarten kids? It's not like you're pushing smartie-snuff on them or anything. ;)

lisathewordnerd said...

I didn't know you teach kindergarten! I teach second grade and you are making me believe that it's actually possible to write YA successfully and be a teacher too. What I find hard is the image I have to portray as a primary teacher compared with the darkness of my WIP (cutting, agony, etc.)

Carrie Monroe said...

Surrender looks great. Can't wait to read it when it comes out.

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