Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Five Star Review of THE PLEDGE!!!!!

Okay, so I promise not to bore you with every review…I mean, I haven’t before, have I? But come on, this is the first one I’ve seen pop up on Twitter. And it was uber-FAB. So I just had to, didn’t I???

Here’s just a snippet, but if you want, you can read the rest on Bibliopunkk’s site:


“Derting explodes onto the Dystopian field in high style. This book is gorgeous, vivid and imaginative. Derting uses her trademark style of narrative, switching back and forth between pro and antagonist as the story progresses. In this she makes a really smart choice though: not only does she switch narrators but she also plays with First and Third person for represent Charlie and Queen Sabara respectively. This adds a flair to the telling, and renders the two characters with very distinctive, different voices. I adore alternating narrators but some authors don't know how to pull it off. Derting does, and it makes for a superbly dynamic telling.”

YAY!!!

And can I just tell you how hard it is to Google “THE PLEDGE’”??? Yeah…that pesky Pledge of Allegiance gets all the prime Google real estate.

Not cool!

So I’ll be nervously Twitter-stalking instead. And trying not to chew my nails down to nubs.

Friday, May 27, 2011

I'm Coming to New York!

Couldn’t quite hear that??? Let me say it again with a few more exclamation points!

I’M COMING TO NEW YORK!!!!

In case you can’t tell, I’m extremely excited for my upcoming trip to the Big Apple. Not only do I get to hang out in such a fabulous city with yummy food (need restaurant recommendations please!), I also get to visit the legendary BOOKS OF WONDER (yes, THAT Books of Wonder) where I’ll be signing with mega-superstar Lisa Schroeder on Thursday, June 30th at 6:00PM. (Her newest book, THE DAY BEFORE, comes out that week. Be the first get a signed copy!)

I know…I’m excited too!!! I hope you guys will come out and shower us with New York-style love!!!!

Or chocolate. You should totally shower us with chocolate.

See you then!

I'm Coming to New York!

Couldn’t quite hear that??? Let me say it again with a few more exclamation points!

I’M COMING TO NEW YORK!!!!

In case you can’t tell, I’m extremely excited for my upcoming trip to the Big Apple. Not only do I get to hang out in such a fabulous city with yummy food (need restaurant recommendations please), I also get to visit the legendary BOOKS OF WONDER (yes, THAT Books of Wonder) where I’ll be signing with mega-superstar Lisa Schroeder on Thursday, June 30th at 6:00PM. (Her newest book, THE DAY BEFORE, comes out that week. Be the first get a signed copy!)

I know…I’m excited too!!! I hope you guys will come out and shower us with New York-style love!!!!

Or chocolate. You should totally shower us with chocolate.

See you then!

iCLUE Winners and Indie Love!!!

iClue was so much fun! Thanks to everyone who played along and helped us spread the word. And today we are SO excited to finally announce the winners!

Drumroll please...

The winner of the 6 autographed books is....

Melissa Wheelock!

Congrats, Melissa! You should be getting an email shortly.

iClueAnd.....now for the GRAND PRIZE. The winner of an iPod Touch donated by The Reading Room, loaded with six AMAZING mysteries is...

Jasmine Miller!

Congratulations, Jasmine!!!! Someone will be in touch shortly to work out all the logistics.

And now, because Lisa and Laura (and the Elevensies) rock...

They have officially declared May 31st We <3 Indies Day. Want to help celebrate? Click here and they'll link to you. This is a good thing, you should totally do it!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

There’s an app for...well…my books!

Check out the new Dark Days of Supernatural app!

Okay, so maybe the app isn’t totally all about my books, but what can I say, I’m easily impressed...and I’m pretty excited about it!!

Download the free app today and you can find out all about the Dark Days of Supernatural books (like Desires of the Dead!), upcoming Dark Days of Summer tour dates, keep up on all the latest Tweets, and other cool extras.

I just downloaded it.

You should too.

And now when someone asks about my books I can totally say: “There’s an app for that!” (Yes, I know. I’m hilarious!)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

FIRST CHANCE TO WIN A SIGNED ARC OF THE PLEDGE!!!!!!

Yep, you read it right! Starting today on Goodreads, you can enter to win a signed Advance Review Copy of THE PLEDGE! In fact, it's the very first one I’ll be signing to give away!!!!

You only have until June 1st, so you better hurry. Oh, and tell your friends!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

FRIDAY FIVE (Or the I’m already checked out for vacation edition)

1. I’m taking a vacation. A real one. An I-may-or-may-not-check-my-email vacation with my family. I’m super excited about it, and I’ve already checked out from pretty much everything. Except vacation-y related stuff, like checking the weather report.

2. Three days before leaving on said vacation, I got my edit letter for the third BODY FINDER. Awesome timing.

3. But speaking of the third BODY FINDER, I’ve also seen the cover for it, and it’s gorgeous! Like, I want to LICK it gorgeous! Which really doesn’t make it sound gorgeous at all, it makes it sound delicious.

4.


5. Did I mention I’m already checked out…???


Oh, and don’t forget to check back on Sunday, I have a little surprise for you guys!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I HAVE A BLURB!!!!

And from one of my favoritest people in the whole wide universe, the awesomely talented Carrie Ryan, author of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH (which I frackin’ adored!!!).

So when she said this (about THE PLEDGE)…


“Kimberly Derting’s remarkably original and deliciously romantic dystopian, The Pledge, unfolds at a breakneck pace. I held my breath until the very last page and am already desperate for more!”


Umm, hold on a sec…let me just catch my breath…

…I said Holy! Freaking! WOW!!!!

Somebody pinch me.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Let The Countdown Begin...

Check it out, I have a countdown widget for THE PLEDGE (see my sidebar) --->>>>

Pretty cool, huh???

Feel free to borrow it...

Spread the news...

Share!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

MY VERSION OF A WRITERLY ADVICE(ish) POST...

Last week I shared a little about what I went through in my publication journey and realized I actually have some great posts buried in my blog archives with some pretty useful info in them. You know, if you like writing...and stuff.

So I thought I'd dig them out, dust them off, and post them over there ( --> ) in my sidebar, so you can find them if you ever need 'em. Or if you just want to see how willing I am to share. (Hint: I am a classic over-sharer...always willing to embarrass myself just to make a point.)

Here's what you'll find in those links...


ACTUAL ADVICE AND OTHER USEFUL TIDBITS:

What Kind of Writer Are You???


The POV Debate Rages On

In My Day

The Not-So-Secret Agent Stuff

Demystifying the Publishing Process

Edits, Edits, and More Edits

The Six Stages of Revision Hell...


WRITERLY PEP TALKS:

Hang In There, Baby!


Nature vs. Nurture


AND FILED UNDER FUN (because, you know, I felt like it):

Titles (and why they're so damn hard)

Revision Mouth


Is Sell Out My Middle Name???

My Publishing Journey


I hope you find something useful in there. And if not, at least something entertaining.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

YAPALOOZA Coming Soon!!!

If you're in the Bellingham, WA area (and for those of you interested in today's geography lesson, that's just south of Vancouver, Canada), I'll be joining authors Teri Hall (THE LINE and AWAY), Denise Jaden (LOSING FAITH), and Alexa Martin (GIRL WONDER) this Friday night, May 6th, for Village Books' YApalooza!!! We'll be answering questions, giving away prizes, and what else? You guessed it, signing books! So come hang with us from 6:30 - 8:30PM!

Note: You should totally come see me, this is my first signing in Bellingham and I'm super excited!