Friday, July 25, 2008

and the WINNER is!!!

Breanna!!!
YAY!!!
Breanna--it is now up to you--start shopping through the amazing YA authors:
like Regina Scott, Teri Brown, and Terri Clark (early edition of Sleepless anyone?), Ally Carter, Simone Elkeles, Kelly Parra, Melissa Marr, Niki Burnham, Tera Lynn Childs, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Marley Gibson, Rachel Hawthorne, Lorraine Heath, Julie Linker, Lynda Sandoval, Dona Sarkar, Gena Showalter (who probably won't have her YA titles there--but I'll totally make it happen somehow!), Wendy Corsi Staub, and probably several more that I missed because the writing was so small--so consult the full list!
Please keep in mind that the authors typically only have their most recent releases on hand--but sometimes will have all of their books. So your list should have at least 12 books in the order of preference, and you can double up on an author--like if you want both Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange AND Melissa Marr has both--then that is fine. But remember--limited quantities and not every book the author has will be on hand because the books are donated by the publisher and this is not held at a book store. Clear as mud?
Okay--take a moment to look over the authors and there books, but be sure to post your list by, like, Tuesday (July 29th) at the latest. Oh and email me at brooke (at) brooketaylorbooks (dot) com with your mailing address!
I'm so looking forward to shopping for you and will be taking lots of pictures :-)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Obnoxious Repeat of Contest Details

Win a signed copy of Undone + Brooke as your personal shopper in San Fran!


Let Brooke be your Personal YA Book Shopper at the Literacy for Life book signing event in San Francisco!

She loves YA Books, she loves to shop, and she loves you! That’s why she’s giving one person the opportunity of a lifetime! (Dramatic much?) You’ll get to pick your favorite YA authors (from the list) and she’ll seek them out, she’ll stand in line, and she’ll have them autograph the book any way you’d like!

Some of the super cool YA authors who will be signing include her Class of 2K8 pals: Regina Scott, Teri Brown, and Terri Clark (early edition of Sleepless anyone?). Some of her agency sistas like Ally Carter, Simone Elkeles & Kelly Parra. Even big names like Melissa Marr!

Other authors who will be there include:

Niki Burnham, Tera Lynn Childs, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Marley Gibson, Rachel Hawthorne, Lorraine Heath, Julie Linker, Lynda Sandoval, Dona Sarkar, Gena Showalter (who probably won't have her YA titles there--but I'll totally make it happen somehow!), Wendy Corsi Staub, and probably several more that I missed because the writing was so small--so consult the full list!

All you have to do to enter is post the book trailer for Undone on your site and then let her know by posting the link to any of her blogs: Brooke’s blog, Brooke’s MySpace, and Brooke’s Live Journal before high noon (CST) Friday July 25th.




P.S. I'm at the Class of 2K8 blog all week, and Reviewer X has a great contest/interview/ and review up:

http://reviewerx.blogspot.com/2008/07/pretty-damn-cool-undone-giveaway.html

http://reviewerx.blogspot.com/2008/07/author-interview-brooke-taylor.html

http://reviewerx.blogspot.com/2008/07/undone-by-brooke-taylor-book-qna.html

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Dets on the Contest!

Okay, after sufficient Diet Coke and brainstorming, I've come up with the super cool contest details! Not only will I be sending the randomly drawn winner (from those who comment on this blog/MySpace/or Live Journal between Friday 18-Friday 25th with a link to their posting of my book trailer) a signed copy of Undone, but I will also be their personal shopper! That is, next week I'll be at the RWA's 2008 "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing in San Francisco where I'll be signing copies of Undone along with hordes of other wonderful authors. And for your grand prize, I will go and buy 6 books from authors of your choosing and will have them autograph the book to you! Pretty cool, eh?

Some of the super cool YA authors who will be signing include my Class of 2K8 pals: Regina Scott, Teri Brown, and Terri Clark (early edition of Sleepless anyone?). Some of my agency sistas like Ally Carter, Simone Elkeles & Kelly Parra. Even big names like Melissa Marr!

Other authors who will be there include:

Niki Burnham, Tera Lynn Childs, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Marley Gibson, Rachel Hawthorne, Lorraine Heath, Julie Linker, Lynda Sandoval,Dona Sarkar, Gena Showalter (who probably won't have her YA titles there--but I'll totally make it happen somehow!), Wendy Corsi Staub, and probably several more that I missed because the writing was so small--so consult the full list!

Please be aware that authors typically only have their most current books, and quantities will be limited--so for the winner you will need to provide some alternate books/authors in the event that the title you'd pick are not available.

Okay so here are the rules again:

Post my book trailer for Undone on your blog, leave me the link in the comments (comments will be drawn from my blog, my MySpace, and my Live Journal and can be posted on any day this week) and once verified you will be officially entered to win. Winner will be drawn on Friday the 25th at noon CST.
If you win, you'll tell me which 6 books you want me to buy and have personally signed to you! And I'll do all the work!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Catching Up & Contest!

I'm sorry to be such a cruddy blogger this month--but as you can probably tell from all the shameless linkage I've been doing--I've been busy! Here's a few more:

Interview and Review with In Bed with Books!

Also check out my guest blog at And Another Book Read to find out what is real and what is fake in Undone.

And Undone has already been spotted at one Borders!!! Squee!! Heading over to my local Borders right now!!!

Also, next week being my big launch week, I've decided to have a big giveaway--it will include a gorgy hardback edition of Undone, signed by me and will include a few other things, including a couple of my favorite books--full details on Monday, but the gist will be at some point between now and next Friday you will post my awesome book trailer on your blog or other networking site and leave me the link in the comments to be entered!

Amazing trailer:



Thursday, July 10, 2008

Interviews and More!


First with the more! Please stop by the Class of 2K8 blog and guess who tomorrow's super star guess will be and you could win a signed galley of said superstar! Gotta do it now though!!

Now for the interviews--I did two this week, how cool is that?

First up was one with a fellow Twilight enthusiast Book Review Maniac! Check it out on his super cool site: interview here:


and review of Undone here:


And Second we have a turn-about-is-fair-play interview with Little Willow at her site:


My interview with her can be found at the 2K8 blog here! Thankfully, she went much easier on me than I did on her!