Friday, September 28, 2012

The tour continues...


Whew! The days are just flying by! I will be hiding in my cave editing all weekend - well, that and hanging out with the family for birthday celebrations.

I hope you will be able to check out the tour over the next few days - lots of great things planned. Just check it out:




And since I am talking about the tour, I want to say a global THANK YOU to the fabulous response. I am truly humbled by everyone. THANK YOU ALL so much!!!

If you are looking for something very special, be sure to get in on the Special Edition Hardback of TRANSCEND while you can - It is available for Pre-order for only $19.99. This book is signed and numbered by me, and includes copies of Ien's love letters to Kiera - the original three I've offered with other prize packs, plus two exclusive ones just with this! We are only taking orders until November 15 and then that's it....
THEY ARE GONE!

Get yours now -







Transcend






And finally, don't forget about my giveaways going on throughout the tour and into the fall. THANK YOU for all of your support. What part of the tour are YOU excited for???

a Rafflecopter giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Where Am I Today?


Welcome to day Four of the tour. I will be back to regular blogging in the upcoming days, but I wanted to guide you through the tour a bit this week. Awe, who am I kidding - I am BURIED in edits. More on that Friday.  In the meantime, the tour...

Today's stops include:
If you've enjoyed the posts so far, be sure to stop by and let the hosts know. 

The completed schedule can be found by clicking on the Transcend Tour. WOO HOO!!!

And finally, the Special Edition Hardback is up for Pre-order for only $19.99. This book is signed and numbered by me, and includes copies of Ien's love letters to Kiera - the original three I've offered with other prize packs, plus two exclusive ones just with this! We are only taking orders until November 15 and then that's it....
THEY ARE GONE!

Get yours now -







Transcend






And finally, don't forget about my giveaways going on throughout the tour and into the fall. THANK YOU for all of your support. What part of the tour are YOU excited for???

a Rafflecopter giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tour Day 3 - more reviews, more giveaways


Welcome to day Three. (Thank you SupaGurl Book Tours for making it easy!)

Today's stops include:
If you've enjoyed the posts so far, be sure to stop by and let the hosts know. 

The completed schedule can be found by clicking on the Transcend Tour. WOO HOO!!!

And finally, the Special Edition Hardback is up for Pre-order for only $19.99. This book is signed and numbered by me, and includes copies of Ien's love letters to Kiera - the original three I've offered with other prize packs, plus two exclusive ones just with this! We are only taking orders until November 15 and then that's it....
THEY ARE GONE!

Get yours now -







Transcend






And finally, don't forget about my giveaways going on throughout the tour and into the fall. THANK YOU for all of your support. What part of the tour are YOU excited for???

a Rafflecopter giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kiera shares a bit more...


Welcome to day two of the tour. (Thank you SupaGurl Book Tours for making it easy!)

Today's stops include:

My Head Stuck in a Book *Review, Deleted Scene Pt 2

If you missed the first part of the deleted scene, be sure to check out the post from SupaGurlBooks. 

The completed schedule can be found by clicking on the Transcend Tour. WOO HOO!!!

Also, Ultimate YA is featuring the second part of my interview with them here.  I am spilling lots of dirt re Transcend!. Speaking of...Remember that tonight is a twitterchat with Heather McCorkle. Just look for the #WritersRoad hastag to find us. 6pm PST.

And finally, the Special Edition Hardback is up for Pre-order for only $19.99. This book is signed and numbered by me, and includes copies of Ien's love letters to Kiera - the original three I've offered with other prize packs, plus two exclusive ones just with this! We are only taking orders until November 15 and then that's it....
THEY ARE GONE!
Get yours now -







Transcend






And finally, don't forget about my giveaways going on throughout the tour and into the fall. THANK YOU for all of your support. What part of the tour are YOU excited for???

a Rafflecopter giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, September 24, 2012

Transcend tour stop update...

I wanted to make sure you guys got a chance to see this deleted scene from Transcend. It was supposed to post over on A Soul Unsung today; but do to technical issues, it is over at Supagurlbooks.

Check it out. It's a unique scene from Kiera's POV.


The Tour Begins and other news!


I'm so excited to announce the start of my Blog Tour, coordinated by the ever-fabulous SupaGurl Book Tours. It was a different experience for me having someone else coordinate the tour. Giving up that control over the tour is hard. Really hard. But with back-to-back tours, it was necessary.

Anyway, enough about that - here are today's stops:

Escaping One Book @ A Time is hosting a review and giveaway
A Soul Unsung is hosting a very special deleted scene from Kiera's POV.

The completed schedule can be found by clicking on the Transcend Tour. WOO HOO!!!

In related news, the print version of Transcend is finally available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon. YAY! Also, you can get special edition Hardbacks from the publisher in December just by preordering. Clock on the Transcend Hardback tab for more information

Another fab thing - the #TranscendParty was so much fun last week, that I am having #TranscendParty 2.0, only this time I am partnering with Heather McCorkle to bring a #Twitterparty on Tuesday 9/25 at 6pm. It should be a blast!

And finally, don't forget about my giveaways going on throughout the tour and into the fall. THANK YOU for all of your support.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Happy Monday and I hope to see you around the tour!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ultimate YA Interview

Whew! I am totally suffering a #TranscendParty Twitter hangover. LOL

Thank you to everyone who made the release so fun. Today I am over with Ultimate YA for part 1 or a two-part interview. Check it out and show them a little love - http://theultimateyareadinggroup.tumblr.com/post/31859412321/interview-with-christine-fonseca-part-1

And don't forget the ongoing giveaways:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Next week starts the blog tour - until then, I'll be buried under edits for the next book. WOOT!


Monday, September 17, 2012

LET THE PARTY BEGIN!!!

OMGOSH!!!!!!!!!!!! It's here. Release day. HOLY COW!!!



Transcend is such a meaningful book to me...and I just can't believe the "official" launch is here! To celebrate, I've come up with not one but TWO epic giveaways:

The Transcend Release Party Extravaganza features four special prizes, each inspired by a different character - Ien, Kiera, James, and Jenna. In each prize pack you will find a special YA book, a special item of meaning to the character, and book swag (including the special Ien Love Letters!). The contest runs from today through the end of my tour with SupaGurl Book tours, 10/5. In addition, I have a special giveaway for this fall, celebrating BOTH releases. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Check out my Transcend release page for the latest info related to my tour which starts on Monday!


I'll be on Twitter tonight for the #TranscendParty at 6pm PST. See Escaping...One Book At A Time for more info.


What part of the tour are YOU excited for???

T-Minus 1 day...

OMGoodness!!!! Can you believe it's here??? Tomorrow is the "official" launch day for Transcend and the party is already getting started.

First, I've got an international giveaway for Transcend Paperback books on Goodreads:



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Transcend by Christine Fonseca

Transcend

by Christine Fonseca

Giveaway ends November 30, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
Next, I am hanging out with Sheri Larsen and yes...giving away a Special Edition Signed Hardback of Transcend. They won't be delivered until December, but they are special, limited, and only available through me, giveaways, and Compass Press. EEP!!!
Check out my interview with Sheri and enter! 


Tomorrow, I am taking over the blogosphere with a little book blast, followed by a MAJOR tour starting next week. Check out all of the events hosted by SupaGurl Tours here.

And, yes, I am taking over Twitter with an epic #TranscendParty Twitter chat at 6pm PST, hosted by the amazing Tiffany Mahaffy from Escaping...One Book At A Time. Check out her post today for all the deets and to get in on another little giveaway. And yes, there will be prizes tomorrow and special appearances. It is not to be missed!

For those of you up on Goodreads, I have started a special Q&A group. Get fun info on both Transcend and other fall releases, as well as find a place to talk with others who've read the book.

As if ALL of that wasn't enough, I am announcing a major giveaway to celebrate this crazy fall. And yes, back-to-back releases is beyond nuts! And since I am feeling both crazy and grateful, all of you will get to reap the benefits with a fun little giveaway...
AHH!!!!
Come back tomorrow as we officially get this party started!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Let the PARTY Begin!!!

Hey everyone!

Can you believe it??? Transcend is officially out in the world. I have SWAG, I'm madly writing guest posts and wrapping prizes, and Tiffany Mahaffy from Escaping One Book At A Time and I are gearing up for the #TranscendParty on Twitter...

What, you aren't sure about the Twitter party! DUDE!!!! It is going to be epic, with giveaways, character appearances, and more.

To get things going, Tiffany has been hosting a special giveaway leading up to the event. She's been posting character bios all week and is giveaway an e-book of Transcend and .... a suprise! And yes, even I have NO IDEA what the surprise is! Just check out all the posts:

Day 1 - Mr and Mrs Montgomery -
Day 2 - Jenna -
Day 3 - James - 
Day 4 - Erik -
Day 5 - Kiera - 

Not sure what's next, except you probably should NOT miss it!

And while I'm thinking about the Twitter party, I have a special question of my own...

WHO DO YOU WANT TO COME TO THE PARTY?? 


  • Ien
  • James
  • Kiera
  • Erik
  • Jenna
  • The Montgomery's
  • Sister Anne
I think we'll only have time for a few, so please leave a comment and let me know the 4 characters you would really like to see at the party! If you're character is there, you'll automatically win some bookish swag!

WOOT WOOT!!!!

OH! And I will be announcing an epic, never-before-talked-about MAJOR giveaway I will be doing for fall to celebrate the two releases...
Trust me....EPIC is the only word to describe it...


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Launch parties, Epic Events, And OH MY HECK...

So...I had planned on giving you all a break from hearing about me or my books, and just telling you about two events I am CRAZY EXCITED for...

And that is where I will start this post:

First, You all know I am a total fangirl for Gretchen McNeil. And her book, TEN, is nothing short of AMAZING!!! If you live in the LA area, you have to go to her launch. You won't regret i.t.


Here is more info:
DATE/TIME: 9/23/2012 at 2:30
PLACE: Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach
More Info: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/gretchen-mcneil-launch-party-ten-RB-092312

You can bet I am going to that event!!!




And, for those middle grade fans, a local writer Shannon Messenger is releasing Keeper of the Lost Cities, which stands to put her right alongside Rick Riordan and others in the MG arena. Her launch party is also not to be missed!


Here is more info:
DATE/TIME: 10/2/2012 at 6:30
PLACE: Barnes And Noble, Ocenside
More Info: http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/3878813

That one is a tad harder for me to make, but I am certainly going to try!

Gretchen and I are doing our own event in November and all I can say about it is if Gretchen and I are involved, there promises to be much mayhem involved! Here is the scoop on our signing:


Here is more info:
DATE/TIME: 11/18/2012 at 2:00
PLACE: Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego
More Info:http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/2012/11/18/day

Since I am mentioning events, I will also be at the Rancho Santa Margarita Library on Sept 19 for a panel event with fellow authors Cecil Castellucci, Janet Tashjian, Pamela Wells and Sue Zeidler. My books, 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids and Lacrimosa will be available for sale after the event...and yes, I will have special information about Transcend! So, if you're in the area, check it out. CLICK HERE for more info!

Which brings me to the OH MY HECK portion of the post...
Transcend is available NOW...
On Amazon and Barnes&Noble- 

The paperback version will be up next week, and the "official" launch party starts 9/18. What a great way to start the day, yes!!!

I hope to see you at some of the events. EEP!!!




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

One Week And Counting....

Holy Cow....one more week and Transcend is officially out. In fact, you may just see it making an appearance in digital format....
EARLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AHHHHHH!

To get the party buzz started, Tiffany Mahaffy from Escaping ... One Book At A Time is highlighting the characters from Transcend as we prepare for a Twitter party extravaganza on 9/18 at 6pm PST. The party will have a few character appearances, special giveaways of some of my fav new releases and more...
Fun! Fun! Fun!

  • Also, we have the Special Edition Hardback version on the book that I will number and sign. These are truly one-of-a-kind and will only be available in very limited supply and only through Compass Press. Click the paypal button below to pre-order now. Orders will ship in December (I think).


Transcend
 
 

Keep your eye out for the digit and paperback versions...they may show up early!

Yep - Fall is going to be EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Huge Shout Out for Sheri Larsen...and a giveaway


I am so thrilled to be giving a shout out to writerly friend Sheri Larsen. Today she is celebrating a BIG accomplishment - she has signed with Literary Agent Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary! 

To celebrate, she is having a Bigger-Than-A-Shopping-Mall GIVEAWAY!! Just check this out:


  •  two separate Rafflecopters with multiple giveaways 
  • and one grand prize Rafflecopter giveaway - to enter for the grand prize, you must enter either giveaway #1, #2, or both. 
The giveaway is open until September 27thWINNERS will be announced on September 28th. (Entrants may win more than one prize!)

To get you even more excited, check out the list of participants in the giveaways - every one has donated books or services creating a positively EPIC event!

For all the deets, and to get in on the giveaways, please hop over to Sheri's blog. And while you're there, be sure to give her a little pat on the back. This is a great moment for her.

Friday, September 7, 2012

New Book News

Hi all!

For those of you who have seen my recent status updates and such around the web, you know that I have a nonfiction book for girls coming out in the Spring from Prufrock Press. You may also know that I have been deep in "find a title" mode with the book. That and trying to finish up the manuscript.

I am happy to tell you all that a little progress has been made. I now have a title. And a working backcover blurb. And a release date.
And a cover...
But more on that later.
For this weekend, as I desperately try to finish up the manuscript and hit "send", I wanted to share the title and blurb.

So....*cue drum roll*

May I present my latest nonfiction project:

Title: The Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World
Release Date: April 1, 2013
Blurb: 
Finding your unique voice in a noisy world can be hard. Very hard. But not if you have a great guide! "The Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World" is a must read for girls in grades 6-9 as they enter the tumultuous world of adolescence. Packed with fun worksheets and quizzes, as well as stories from older girls and women, "The Girl Guide" covers everything a teenage girl needs to know on the journey toward her own identity. Proven strategies for dealing with stress management, confronting relational aggression, being safe online, navigating the changing mother-daughter relationship, and more make this the ultimate guide for any girl to get through the teen years and discover her unique point of view in the world. 
Now...the cover news...
After taking a lot of notes from parents and girls, we have a cover. Sadly, it'll be a few days until I can share it. But...trust me, when I can it'll be giveaway time yet again.

Speaking of giveaways - I am giving away the annotated galleys from my first two nonfiction books, Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students and 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids, over on my other blog. Check it out and enter the giveaway while you can. It closes on 9/11/2012. 

And, in other bookish news...
I have tons of things planned for the release of Transcend, all starting on Sept 14. Click over the the Transcend Release page for the complete scoop.

Until Monday...that's it. Hope you have a great weekend. I will be recovering from a nasty cold I just can't seem to get rid of, and finishing up a couple of projects. (I hope).

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

14 days and counting...




I can't believe there are only two more weeks until Transcend is in the world. Early reviews are creating a bit of buzz with feedback that leaves me humbled. Just look:


  • "Thank you Christine for writing such a thought-provoking and emotionally heart wrenching book. I haven't felt this way after reading in quite a while!" - Jen from Geekygamergal's Musings
  • "I am completely and utterly blown away...pure artistry at it's best." - Sylvia, moderator of Never Too Old for YA Books on facebook and goodreads
  • "It is such a powerful and deep story it will leave you completely breathless." - Brooke from The Cover Contessa
  • "a tragically beautiful story that I could not put down " - Shelly, Middle School teacher
  • "This is so powerful, so deep, and dark. It took me on an amazing journey into places most people fear to go, pulling me along, leaving me breathless." - Heather McCorkle, Author of To Ride A Puca
  • " hauntingly dark and achingly beautiful, a story of love, loss, and obsession set against the decadent backdrop of historic New York that sucked me in and wouldn’t let go" - Michelle McLean, Author of Treasured Lies
  • " disturbing and intense and utterly unique" - Ali Cross, Author of Become


I don't know what to say - I am humbled just doesn't begin.

To celebrate the early buzz, Compass Press decided to release a Special Edition Hardback that I will number and sign. These are truly one-of-a-kind and will only be available in very limited supply and only through Compass Press. Click the paypal button below to pre-order now. Orders will ship in December (I think).


Transcend

We will be releasing paperback editions for wide distribution on the release, along with the digital formats.

And now, an update on the parties, etc:

RELEASE WEEK:
  • Sept 14 -  Special Q&A on Good Reads begins - and yes, there will be special threads dedicated to freely talking about the book. And yea, lots of spoiler alerts!
  • Sept. 18 - TWITTER PARTY  hosted by Tiffany Mahaffy from Escaping One Book at a Time: There will be fabulous giveaways too!
  • Sept. 18 - Book Blast - yep, I am taking over the blogosphere on release day!
  • Sept 21 - Virtual Release Party on Facebook
9/24-10/5 - BLOG TOUR hosted by SupaGurlTours. Just check out the schedule:
And yes, the tour for Libera Me will begin shortly after the Transcend Fun ends. WOOT!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Calm Before the Storm...Yea, Right!

You know, even typing that title made me spew. I mean seriously? Calm?...
Um....NOT EVEN CLOSE.

I "thought" things would be a little calmer as I approached the release of Transcend. NOPE. On Friday I mentioned that I was knee-deep into three projects - two I hoped to finish this past weekend. I also mentioned the tours, release parties, etc. going on..
.
What I didn't say, is that I am completely insane for thinking I could get this all accomplished.
I mean, just look at this schedule of to-dos for THIS WEEK:


  • 9/3-9/7 - Davidson Institute workshop presenter (all weekend/ online, but still)
  • Finish my edits for Girls' Book by Weds and turn in for first edits (yea, this is past due. Just sayin)
  • Finish final edits for Transcend (This is DONE DONE DONE. and the e-arcs have all been emailed. Whew)
  • First round edits on Libera Me to editor. (cough...not going to happen...cough)
  • Work on two back-to-back tours
  • Mail a TON of swag and books
  • Prep for 9/18 launch day online parties
  • Take kids to tutoring, work, soccer, band, etc, etc, etc
  • Work 7:30-5:30 (yea, that is longer than my hours, but it is the hours I typically work)
  • Breathe. In and out. Over and Over.
Crazy, yes...

I know it sounds like I am complaining, but I'm not. I am just a tad overwhelmed. Okay I am a LOT overwhelmed. But, things will all get done, because they have too. Right
(please say right)

Anyways, as you can tell by the schedule, blogging this week...yea, not gonna happen. At all. And rather than stress over it, I am just going to tell you all that blogging isn't happening for a week. I promise to be back next week thought, with lots of progress to report (I Hope)

What do you all do when you are a "little" busy?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Three-Day Weekend, Finishing Projects, And A GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

Happy long weekend to my US friends! For me, I plan to spend the three day weekend finishing two - three MAJOR projects, planning my epic release masquerade party, and shopping with the girls. Crazy busy, and crazy fun!

But before I drop off the interwebz in order to complete these things, I wanted to tell you about TWO epic giveaways on Goodreads.

The first is for signed paperback editions of LACRIMOSA. It's open to the US and Canada.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Lacrimosa by Christine Fonseca

Lacrimosa

by Christine Fonseca

Giveaway ends September 17, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

The next giveaway is for the much anticipated YA Thriller, TRANSCEND. Early reviews of the book have called it "disturbing...intense and utterly unique"; a "masterpiece" that is "pure artistry at its best."

I am humbled and blown away. And, to celebrate, I've decided to host a Goodreads giveaway for 10 signed copies of the paperback open to the US, GB, CA and AU.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Transcend by Christine Fonseca

Transcend

by Christine Fonseca

Giveaway ends November 30, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
EEP! SO exciting... Have a great LONG weekend. I will be poking around FB and twitter occasionally if you are looking for me.