December 19th, 2011

Christmas comes early!

On Friday I unexpectedly received a copy of Winter's Kiss in the mail from my publisher, Simon Pulse! This volume will be in stores on January 3, and it contains reprints of my novel The Ex Games, first published in 2009, and Cathy Hapka's novel The Twelve Dates of Christmas. You can still buy The Ex Games separately, and you can find that information here. But Simon Pulse has been repackaging some of the older YA romantic comedies with beautiful new covers so you can buy two or three books for the price of one.

Seriously, y'all, there is a beautiful cover and then there is a beautiful cover. Simon Pulse is doing such a great job with this series.

And did you see the back? The background is SWEATER! I may faint from an overload of adorable.

Only one question remains. Who can I send this to? I would love to send it to every book blogger for review, but I have only one copy.

How about this: if you are a book blogger and you have not reviewed The Ex Games before, please leave a comment here (you need a LiveJournal account) or a comment on my guestbook here or send me an e-mail at echolsjenn at yahoo dot com by Thursday, December 22, along with the web address of your book blog, and I will pick a winner at random on the 23rd. This is open to U.S. addresses only because other countries have different laws about drawings.

You know what else is coming up? The paperback version of The One That I Want will be in stores on February 7! Writers Write, Write? has already posted a very kind five-star review of the e-book version, which is available now. I know a lot of people would rather have the print version, though. I will be receiving my author copies of the paperback in early January, and I want book bloggers to have them. If you would like a copy for review, please send me an e-mail at echolsjenn at yahoo dot com with the web address of your book blog and your mailing address. This is open to everyone. I will send you my copies until I run out.

The One That I Want had a great first week of sales, and that is due in large part to your enthusiasm. As always, thank you.

Edited 12/23/11 to add: The winner of the Winter's Kiss drawing is Andrea at The Busy Bibliophile. Thanks, everyone, for your interest!