Don't worry--the old Team KEEPER Continued page is still working just fine, and going strong at over 500 comments. But because it's been so popular, I know some of you have been getting tired of sorting through the chaos, trying to find new comments in your various conversations. I wish I had a better way to keep everything organized for you guys, but my hands are a bit tied as far as what I can do.
So for those of you who at least wanted a fresh page to chat... TA DA! Consider this your new Team KEEPER page! (though like I said, the old one is still working, so you're welcome to keep commenting over there as well)
While I have you here, I thought it might also be a good time to give a few updates and answer some of the questions I keep seeing over and over and over.
First, the current official release date for EVERBLAZE is 11/4/14, so WOOOOOOOO, only about 5 months to go!!!!
The title, cover, and a brief description of the plot have all been released (if you somehow missed them, you can find them on the KEEPER main page by clicking here HERE) and the book is now officially DONE! And I have to say, I'm pretty proud of it. It was by FAR the toughest book I've ever written, but I really think we ended up with something you guys are going to LOVE. So excited to have you read!
*glares at calendar, wishing it were November*
Sadly, that's really all I can say about EVERBLAZE (trying to keep the internetz spoiler-free and all that jazz). But I CAN tell you that I have lots of fun things planned for the next few months as we lead up to the release day.
I'll be touring in August to celebrate the launch of the EXILE paperback (I promise I'll post the dates, times, and locations as soon as I have the final details. For now just know that a tour is happening). And I have some very fun contests coming up in the months ahead. Some of the giveaways will be right here on this blog. Others will be on social media, so if you use those platforms (and your parents are okay with it), you might wanna make sure you're following me there. Here's some handy links to make that easier:
Also, I know a lot of you have been wondering if I'll be doing a pre-order giveaway with swag and signed bookplates and whatnot (like I have with the other books in the past). And the answer is YES, I definitely will be. :) I won't be posting the giveaway until we're a bit closer to the release day (otherwise it gets too buried under new posts and no one can find it) but that definitely does not mean you have to wait to pre-order. My pre-order giveaways always apply to all pre-orders, not just ones purchased between certain dates. So if you decide you want to order your copy now (and want to make me EVER so happy) feel free. You can still fill out the form when the giveaway goes live and get the same awesome prizes.
In fact, to make it easier for you (and because I can be quite shameless), here's a few handy preorder links. Yanno. Just in case:
Okay, I think that gets you all up to speed on everything. So you are now free to comment away! But like always, PLEASE make sure you keep your discussions spoiler-free, so we don't ruin the fun for anyone who hasn't read both books yet. Also please keep your comments to each other positive or friendly. I want this to be a happy, safe place.
Also, if you need a refresher on who the teams are:
Ever feel like you don't belong? Then you look no further--you belong with Team Sophie! You may not always have the answers, but you're brave and smart, and if you trust yourself, you can handle anything. And as for who holds your heart? Only time will tell how you decide . . .
Ever feel like the underdog? Then welcome to Team Dex! You may have people constantly underestimating you, but you'll prove them all wrong someday. And while you may be the ultimate BFF, you're hoping to break out of the "friend zone" eventually. (you might have pretty great dimples, too . . . )
Ever caused a mess of trouble--and loved every second of it? Then you definitely belong with Team Keefe! Jokes and pranks are the highlight of your week--but that doesn't mean you can't be serious when you need to be. In fact, you care very deeply about . . . well, maybe you're not ready to admit *who* yet. But you're having fun driving the girls crazy in the meantime!
Ever feel pressure to be who everyone expects you to be? Then Team Fitz is the place for you ! You have the looks, the talent, and the family everybody envies--but that doesn't mean you do everything perfectly. And sometimes you can be a little oblivious when it comes to other people's feelings. But you'll hopefully figure it all out--eventually. . .
Ever made a mistake and had to work to set it right? Team Biana knows how you feel! You may sometimes say or do the wrong thing, but it's only because you're fiercely protective of the ones you care about. And once you make a true friend, you're friends for life. You're also the best person to ask when it comes to style--but there's so much more to you than you're stunning looks. You're brave, smart, and incredibly talented. And the world hasn't seen anything yet!
Ever feel like no one understands you? Then find lots of people you can relate to on Team Iggy! You may be small and good at making a mess of things--but you always know when someone needs you. And you're happy to provide them with a cuddle, a purr, or a nose-full of toxic breath--whatever they need. And hey, you can rock every crazy fur color there is!
Ever feel like you're all alone? Then you'll find lots of friends with Team Silveny--plus more sparkles than anyone could ever need! You're special and one-of-a-kind and extremely loyal and caring. And no one can deny you have great taste in friends--even if they give you the craziest nicknames.
Ever found that doing the wrong thing can sometimes be right? Then you belong with Team Black Swan! Some may think of you as a rebel, but really you're just seeing the world differently. And you're not afraid to bend or break a few rules--so long as it's to help others.