Monday, January 26, 2015

Landslide's Release Day Giveaway Extravaganza!!

Are you ready?

Better grab your big girl panties, because a LANDSLIDE is coming!

This giveaway is in celebration of Landslide's long-awaited release and will run approximately two weeks beginning tomorrow (Release Day) and ending the day after I get home from Wicked Book Weekend (February 10th). There are some things you can do to be prepared for a handful of entries though. For instance, choose one of the pictures below to use as your own profile picture (#Solidarity), write up an honest review for Landslide once you've read the book that you will post in various places, making teasers and emailing them to me, and taking screen shots of your Landslide e-book proof of purchase (which can of course include pre-purchases—just make sure you take a screen shot with the fully purchased copy in your device library once the sale goes through).

Also, there are ways to get extra entries for those who are attending the 2015 NOLA Author Event and the 2015 Wicked Book Weekend event, so if you're going to either or both of those, look at the Rafflecopter for how you can get yourself an extra entry or two.

And believe me, with some of the prizes up for grabs, you want to do everything in your power to get as many entries as you possibly can.

Below you'll find sales links, the Rafflecopter, as well as some photos to choose from to use as your profile picture, and other than that, all I have to say is thank you for your interest and support, and GOOD LUCK!!!

Landslide on Nook
Landslide on Kobo

Friday, December 26, 2014

LANDSLIDE — Cover/Playlist Reveal

With this reveal, you music whores are in for a treat! What makes this reveal different from any of the others is that not only are you getting to lay your eyes on Landslide's GORGEOUS cover for the first time, but you're also getting a sneak peek at its playlist! (Notice the listening link above for "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac)

I've used some really incredible songs as chapter titles in this book, as well as for inspiration and the occasional reference within it, and everyone participating in the reveal has picked an individual song from my playlist, not knowing if the song they chose is a chapter title or not mind you, and they will be sharing a listening link for the songs they chose along with the cover.

Not only that, but in addition to some of my fave bloggers sharing the cover and songs throughout the day today, some of my fave AUTHORS are participating too! So, if you're keen to see what I might have in store for your listening ears, you can see the list of bloggers, authors, and some #TeamGYP peeps who are participating and then travel to their pages in your quest! And maybe, you'll discover a new blog to follow and/or another author to add to your list of favorites, because I'm telling you, this is an all-star list composed of many INCREDIBLY talented authors, some of whom are New York Times best sellers and others who deserve to be!

Also, I'll be giving away up to 25 ARCs of Landslide (link to the request form is below), and make sure you check out the Rafflecopter giveaway posted below the list of participants! And if you're on Facebook and want to make sure you stay up to date with the latest on Landslide, join the Facebook Group, Landslide, A Novel by Jenn Cooksey!!

And now, it's finally time to show you all the heartbreaking beauty of Landslide's cover!! Are you ready?!

Drumroll, please...

Cover/Playlist Reveal Participants:

(I've done my best to link everyone playing my reindeer games, however, please keep in mind that many of the participants may be posting on their Facebook pages, Instagram, tsū, Twitter or other media sites outside of their websites. I've linked author and blog websites as well as author FB pages, as my best guess as to where their posts are, but if you go to a website and don't see Landslide's cover, I'd check out their FB page, Instagram account, or find them on another media outlet.)

While you're visiting blogs and authors, please, for the love of Bacon, take a moment to help show my appreciation and return their support by liking their post, sharing it, and even following them if you don't already. Because remember, sharing is caring and 'tis the season—especially with the way posts are being the suppressed the way they are and thus going unseen by so many now, we can all use the help and support to get the literary word out. ;-)

Participating Authors:

Author Beth Ehemann - Facebook Page

Participating Blogs:

Participating #TeamGYP peeps who don't blog:

Landslide ARC Request Form

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Highlights & What I Learned at Wicked 2014

1. People in the book community who've never read my work or even seen me on FB are still somehow able to recognize me and will say things like, "Oh! You're Jenn Cooksey! You're the shark chick!"

2. No matter how loud you yell or annunciate, there's a 99% probability rate that Tara Sivec and I will still confuse words like drink for things that don't sound anything like it. For example; drain and train, or, um...brown sugar. 

3. No fault and zero liability clauses in regard to attending book signings should probably be written into prenuptial agreements. 

4. There're so many wonderfully talented and amazing authors out there that if I keep falling in love with them when I meet them like I did this weekend, I'm gonna need a bigger boat. Er...bookcase.

5. Drunk foreigners shouting cheesecake amid other slurred phrases will induce Buffy to have sudden onset asthma attacks even though she doesn't have asthma. 

6. I REALLY need to start wearing waterproof mascara because tears brought on by laughter or sentiment are inevitable at events like this, and mascara dripping into your eyes...well, that shit fuckin' hurts, you know?

7. No matter where you are, a member of the Sivec family will stalk--I mean find you, but you'll be cool with it because they genuinely make you feel like you're family.

8. If you put your freshly shaven legs in the Atlantic Ocean, it'll burn just as much as it does when you do it in the Pacific Ocean.

9. Dawn Robertson might be more into My Little Pony than my girls were back when they were all still under the age of 10, and can rock a kimono, MLP underoos, and tube socks like no one's business.

10. Vibrator races are real. And witnessing them should be on every self-respecting person's bucket list.

11. If you don't wake up at 1:30 in the morning on a Sunday to party with your drunk neighbors, there's a good chance they'll leave a calling card in the form of a penis shoved under your door.

12. There will never be enough time to meet, talk to, and hang out with all the people you want to. (Like you, Tiffany King, Adam Kunz and Amanda Jason, C.C. Wood, Jasinda and Jack Wilder, Aleatha Romig, Jillian Dodd, Laurel Curtis, R.K. Lilley, and Kendall Gray. Not to mention all the fucking amazing volunteers, bloggers, and readers who came out.)

13. A full grown man can easily be caveman-tossed over a woman's shoulder and carried onto a stage when free books are on the line.

14. Even grown-ass adult women can get giddy over rubber duckies and will wear a unicorn headband proudly in public.

15. If I'm asked to pose for a picture with a "flat dom.", my first impulse will be to spank my own ass with a stranger's face, and I also apparently won't hesitate or question biting someone's nipple ring, faux or not, if a camera is involved in any way.

16. Signings make a girl parched so it's best to pretend you were a Girl Scout and be prepared in whatever way you can be; i.e., have on hand at all times The. Most. Fucking Awesome (and now tax deductible). Unicorn Flask. EVER.

17. You know you have phenomenal fans when they love and know you well enough to give you more than 2 hours to come up with something special to write in a book and then sit down with you and flip through said book looking for a good quote to use when after 3 hours have gone by and you STILL haven't been able to make a damned decision. Oh and they bring you licorice.

18. 20,000+ women and I don't even know how many men would give their eyeteeth to be me in the below picture even though I clearly haven't learned the lesson that I CANNOT get away with making the duck face. Seriously, do the planet a favor and set up an intervention or tackle me to the ground the next time it looks like I'm about to pucker for a camera instead of saying cheese, regardless of whose boobs I have my hands on.

19. You know your event organizer is badass when she stays up until 5:30 in the morning to make sure everything is taken care of, and her volunteers work their asses off to help make the event a smashing success instead of taking even a small break to get the books from their fave authors signed.

20. I have one of the most loving and supportive families a person could ever dream of.

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