Monday, December 22, 2008

Winner Winner

Congrats to:
trublu93
Please send email me (brooke @ brooketaylorbooks dot com) with your mailing addy and I'll get My Fair Godmother out to you!
Everyone else--stay tuned for more ARC giveaways coming up!

Friday, December 19, 2008

It's Friday....I'm in LOVE!

...with delivery men!
Yes, they are the everyday Santa Clauses... tirelessly bringing me books from Amazon and never judging me when I've had a little too much fun on eBay. As the 25th draws near I've seen them leaving my area in the dark dark hours, and whether their driving a truck that's brown; purple and platinum; or red, white, and blue--I just want to hang my head out my window and shout "I love you!"

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Fairy BlogMother Strikes again!

Another awesome ARC giveaway!! My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison will be out January 6th--but you can get it early! Just leave a comment (deadline midnight Dec. 23rd) answering the following: If you had a Fairy Godmother--what would you ask her for?


Finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience!

After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah Delano wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrissy (Chrysanthemum) Everstar: Savannah’s gum-chewing, cell phone–carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Showing why she’s only Fair—because she’s not a very good fairy student—Chrissy mistakenly sends Savannah back in time to the Middle Ages, first as Cinderella, then as Snow White. Finally she sends Tristan, a boy in Savannah’s class, back instead to turn him into her prom-worthy prince. When Savannah returns to the Middle Ages to save Tristan, they must team up to defeat a troll, a dragon, and the mysterious and undeniably sexy Black Knight. Laughs abound in this clever fairy tale twist from a master of romantic comedy.

About the Author:

JANETTE RALLISON has been writing since she was six years old, although the quality of her work has improved substantially since then. She is the author of many books, including All’s Fair in Love, War, and High School. She lives in Chandler, Arizona, with her husband, Guy, and their five children. www.janetterallison.com www.janette-rallison.blogspot.com
Good Luck! And stay tuned for more ARC giveaways!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Chemistry Perfecto!



Thank you to all who entered, I loved all the Spanish--estas loco si no quiero leer este libro! (If I just said something about an elephant reading in the bathroom--please just go with it...)

Okay--there will be more ARC giveaways coming up--so if you didn't win, keep trying! And luckily Perfect Chemistry is coming out just next week! YAY!

And the winner is.......

kimberleylittle

YAY! Please email me: Brooke (at) BrookeTaylorBooks (dot) com with you addy and I'll shoot it out to you ASAP!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Popular



1.Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc. on shuffle.
2.For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3.YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4.Put the artist after a dash following the song name.
5.Put any comments in brackets.
6.Tag some lucky people to spread the disease.
Tagging Rinda Elliot (whose got such amazing music taste I can't wait to see what hers will come up with & anyone else who wants to play!


How would you describe yourself?
Dancing Barefoot-Patti Smith
(Cool song!"I'm dancing barefoot...Heading for a spin...Some strange music draws me in...Makes me come on like some heroin/e")

How do you feel today?
Wicked Game- Giant Drag’s Version
(Not sooo wicked...)

What is your life’s purpose?
Outside- Aron Lewis/Family Values
"I can see through you.. See to the real you" (Yep--I can see that as being a purpose of my writing)

What is your motto?
Black- Pearl Jam
"I know someday you'll have a beautiful life,I know you'll be a sun... in somebody else's sky, but why...Why, why can't it be,... why can't it be mine?"

What do you think about very often?
Your Body is a Wonderland- John Mayer
(ha ha ha)
"Cause if you want love,Well make it...Swim in a deep sea,Of blankets...Take all your big plans,And break em...This is bound to be a while."

What is your life story?
The Night Owls-Little River Band
(Not so much anymore..ha ha)
"Move on...There's a heart of a night owl callin'...To belong...She's cryin' in the night...Be strong...And find the heart of the night owl fallin'...Stay up till dawn...Until the night is gone"

What do you want to be when you grow up?
The Blower’s Daughter- Power of Two
(Not even sure what a Blower’s Daughter is)
"And so it is...The shorter story...No love, no glory...No hero in her sky" :-(

What will you dance to at your wedding?
Under the Milky Way Tonight- Church
"And it's something quite peculiar...Something shimmering and white...Leads you here despite your destination...Under the Milky Way tonight"

What will they play at your funeral?
Little Girl’s Eyes- Lenny Kravitz
(sniff)

What is your hobby/interest?
World in my Eyes- Depeche Mode
(I do love to travel)
"Let me put you on a ship...On a long, long trip...Your lips close to my lips...All the islands in the ocean...All the heavens in the motion...Let me show you the world in my eyes"

If you could do anything right now, what would it be?
Right Down the Line- Gerry Rafferty
"I just wanna say this is my way...Of telling you everything I could never say before...Yeah this is my way of telling you that everyday I'm loving you (so much more)...Cause you believed in me through my darkest night...Put something better inside of me, you brought me into the light...Threw away all those crazy dreams, I put them all behind...And it was you, right down the line."

What do you want most of all?
I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight- Cutting Crew
(Figuratively-yes! Ha ha)
"Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight...It must've been some kind of kiss..."

What is your greatest fear?
Changes- Deftones
(I am afraid of change and having my wings plucked)
"I took you home...Set you on the glass...I pulled off your wings...Then I laughed"

What is your darkest secret?
Dark Machine- Paul Oakenfield (Swordfish)
"(She) exists in a world beyond your world...What we only fantasize... (She) does...(She) lives a life where nothing is beyond (her)... nothing is beyond (her)...For all (her) charm and charisma, (her) wild and expensive toys... (she's) a driven, unflynching, calculating machine."
(Interesting... I may put that on my fridge)

What is your favorite thing in the world?
Pure Love- Zucchero & Co.
(That worked out well!)
"One day I will open your eyes... Underneath the stars ...Beneath the crescent "

If you could have one wish, what would you wish for?
Tiny Dancer- Elton John
(ha ha—not sure what I’d do with a tiny dancer. Barshinkov maybe?)
"But oh how it feels so real... Lying here with no one near...Only you and you can hear me...When I say softly slowly..."

What is your theme song?
Disarm- Smashing Pumpkins
"And what I choose is my voice..."

The next time you hear this song (aside from now, that is), you must dance:
I Ran (so far away)- Flock of Seagulls
(LOL—I think I usually dance when I hear it anyway)
"And I ran, I ran so far away....I just ran, I ran all night and day....I couldn't get away."

What will you post this as?
Popular- Nada Surf
"Every boy...every boy in the whole world could be yours... If you'll just listen to my plan... The teenage guide to popularity"

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Win Perfect Chemistry ARC!!!

OMG!! When Simone Elkeles told me she was working on a rap video for her upcoming book, Perfect Chemistry, I wasn't sure what to think. But it's out now and I think it is the coolest thing ever!! So be sure to go check it out at her website, you won't be disappointed:


Okay--well you might be a little disappointed because the book isn't out yet (will be soon! 12/23)--but guess what I have???? And Guess what you could win???

That's right--I have a Advanced Reader's Copy (it's a book) that I'll be giving away--all you have to do to be entered to win is leave a comment (deadline midnight 12/14/08) using any Spanish word you know!

Example- "I'd love to win and promise not to read it while in el bano"

Here's a little more about Perfect Chemistry:

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more. In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

SIMONE ELKELES has written three young adult novels, including Leaving Paradise, a Book Sense Pick. Simone was recently named Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. She lives in Illinois, with her family. www.simoneelkeles.net

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Winner!

Congrats LIV!
You've won the collector's edition of Twilight!
Please email me your mailing details
brooke(at)brooketaylorbooks(dot)com

Monday, December 1, 2008

Weekend Recap

First off-- deadline on the collector's edition of Twilight contest ending soon (Dec 2nd Midnight) go here to enter: http://brooketaylorbooks.blogspot.com/2008/11/twilight-contest-no-edward-h8ers.html

Okay, so it was a bizzy bizzy Thanksgiving break. I had two huge meals in like 6 hours. They were essentially the exact same meal. I hurt still. My experimental pumpkin squares thingy was a big hit. It was something they had at Williams-Sonoma, so of course it was good. But for a minute there I thought I'd screwed it up because the crumbly crust business wasn't looking crumbly. Anyway, it was yummy.

On Friday I went to see Twilight! At long last! But... I had a hard time really getting into it and enjoying it and I think it kind of missed the mark somewhere (um--the cheeze factor?!?). Maybe it's just because it followed the book so closely that I knew everything already, but even so it just doesn't hold a candle to other cool supernatural teen flicks like Lost Boys or The Covenant. I did like Edward (was there any doubt?) and I actually like Bella better now (but I still don't get why Edward is so in love with her ???). My favorite character was her dad, he was hilarious. And most of my favorite scenes in the book were also my favorite scenes in the movie. I think it would've been better if it were told from Edward's perspective, and in that way not follow the book so closely and also really up all the emotions and the vampy coolness. I'm glad I went to see it and I think any Twilight fan should at least once. But don't expect it to change any of the haters' minds.

In other exciting news--I rode my two young horses for the first time on Saturday. They've been at the trainer's for the past two months. It was so exciting. They did so well. I can't wait to go trail riding on them here soon. Maybe this weekend if the weather's decent.

Sunday was my B-day and we went to The Cheesecake Factory--yum! But, um...still freaking stuffed from Thursday.