Monday, August 8, 2011

What can you get for a buck?

A book for a buck, that's what! (Actually for less!) Congratulations to middle grade author, Anita Laydon Miller! Her newest release, A SCARY GOOD BOOK, is available today. Please go read a sample, and you will be sucked in and want more. Read that HERE. And read how you can purchase this kids ebook HERE! An awesome mystery for only 99 cents!!!

Twelve-year-old Hannah Stone tells everyone she’s “okay,” but that’s a total lie. Two years ago her dad was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The detective in charge of the case never found the driver, but he somehow managed to get Hannah’s mom to fall in love with him. The jerk. And speaking of love, Hannah’s developed a major crush on Ollie Ortega—he’s her best friend and the only one she can talk to—a crush on Ollie is so not a good idea.
Also not a good idea? Searching for a missing person with no help from the police. But that’s exactly what Hannah does when she finds messages in library books—underlined words that point her in the direction of someone who needs her.
And, suddenly, Hannah’s even further from okay. She breaks into a library, gets caught in a kidnapper’s web, and is stalked by her dad’s killer, all in an effort to save a life…but can she save herself, too?




CONGRATS, ANITA! This will be the first book I buy my daughter when she gets her ereader this month! I can't wait to read the rest of the book (and share it with her)!



Also, I've been a lucky blog winner this week. Thank you to Ellen Oh; I won Carrie Harris's BAD TASTE IN BOYS on her blog!! I know it's going to be a riot. Also I won Julie Fedderson's colloquialism contest. You won't believe what phrase won me a cool Honey Bee gift basket! Thank you, Julie!!

33 comments:

Anita said...

Thanks so much for getting the word out! I also want people to know that if they don't have an ereader, they can still read my book (and any other ebook). If they go to my website anitalaydonmiller.com, there's a page called Ways to Read an Ebook that gives options. There are just so many free and inexpensive ebooks out there, readers should know how to access them.

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations Anita! (And you too Kelly.)

Tina Laurel Lee said...

Kelly, I am so interested to hear about your daughter's experience with an ereader. I do think my son may use it, for school work and school books etcetera. One of the things I'm interested in it for is the ability it has to read things to you. My son's eyes get really tired when he reads and the ereader could help him continue when he has more to do. I hope you report back to us.

And yay for Anita's book!

julie fedderson said...

This sounds like a great read! I think I'm going to have to jump into the twenty-first century and get one of them new fangled e-readers already.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

She's all over the web today!

Keri Mikulski said...

Sounds like a great read.

And congrats on the win. Love Carrie and BTIB! :)

Anita said...

TINA: My 10-yr-old got an ereader and now she's reading twice as many book...about half of that comes from ebooks and the other half from traditional books. I think the ereader just helped her get interested in reading period. She also likes looking up definitions with the push of a finger. And there are so many free kids classics available. Anyway, that's our experience. I hope Kelly WILL keep us posted on her son's.

Anita said...

Thanks, everyone!

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Matthew MacNish said...

Anita's awesome.

LTM said...

Hey! Rock on with your winning self! And wow--this book not only sounds good, it teases well! Can't wait to download. Thanks~ :o)

DEZMOND said...

oooh, congrats on all those wins, it seems someone is on a winning streak :)

Kim Kasch said...

Sounds like a great story!

Tony Van Helsing said...

Lots going on in that book.

Christina Farley said...

Looks like a great read! And congrats on the win. Very jealous. :-)

Kelly said...

My pleasure, Anita! I can't wait to read it!
Thank you, Bish!
Tina- Her bday is next week, so we will see how she likes it. (It was bought today by her grandma - a Nook).
Julie- I don't have one either. My daughter will get one before me!
Alex- Yay! Great to hear! I was gone all day, so will have to catch up!
Keri - I know it will be funny like Carrie's sense of humor!
Matthew- I concur.
LTM- I can't wait to download either!! Will get it next week as first book on new ereader!
Dezz- Thanks! I get embarrassed that I win so much!
Kim - It does. I can't wait to read the rest!
Tony - It will be a page turner I'm sure!
Christina - Thanks! I'm excited about my winnings!

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Wow! I didn't think you could get anything awesome for a buck. Wait. I can't. I have to pay in euros! I'm totally looking forward to Carrie's book! She RAWKS!

Suzanne Casamento said...

I love that Hannah finds notes in library books! Genius!

Lydia K said...

I like the finding the notes in books thing too! Cool. Congrats on winning Julie's contest!

Christina Lee said...

YAY Anita--off to read the excerpt!

Ray Veen said...

You're just a winner, Kelly. An all-around winner.

Kelly said...

Sam - I think EURO-lly would like it! ;)
Suzanne & Lydia- It is a great premise!
Christina- The excerpt certainly leaves you wanting to read more!
V- Sometimes I feel like a winner. Sometimes I feel like a wiener. :)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations to you and Anita, Kelly! A Scary Good Book sounds interesting.

Movies on my Mind said...

How much is a buck?

Theresa Milstein said...

I just hard about this book.

A Bad Taste in Boys has such a cool cover. It's about zombies, isn't it? Scary!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

My kids don't have ereaders. They saw me reading a book off my iPod yesterday, but I know if I get them one, they'll only use it for games. Or they will lose it.

I bought Carrie's book and can't wait to read it. It was the least I could do after winning a full ms critique and phone call from agent Suzie townsend when I participated in Carrie's book launch auction. *does happy dance*

Angela Felsted said...

Kelly, you have such a beautiful smile. Congrats to Anita Miller! This looks like a wonderful book to check out.

Kelly said...

Cynthia - I'm so looking forward to reading the whole book now that I've gotten a taste of it.
Movies - $1!
Theresa - I haven't read BTIB yet, but I imagine there is some scariness and a lot of humor in it, knowing Carrie.
Stina - I've heard people reading on their iPods. I'd think the screen is too small. Is it easy to read and does it get hard on the eyes??
Angela - Thank you so much for your kind words! And please check out Anita's book!

Yaya' s Home said...

Wow! It's sure been a long time since I last visited. Sorry 'bout that. I see that I've missed A LOT.

Congratulations on the prizes, including the poetry contest. I'm so thrilled for you. An' I love the poem.

I especially liked your book review for the Vampire Diaries. Very moving review. Thanks, too, for posting the link to get the book for 99 cents. (where's the blasted cent sign when you need it? haha)

I'm really enjoying catching up on your blog, Kelly. Keep up the good work.

~ Yaya

Angela Ackerman said...

I've heard a bunch of great things about this book! I can't wait to get a kindle and start grabbing some of these treasures!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

cleemckenzie said...

Wonderful to read the synopsis of something so action packed and, of course, scary. Sounds great and what a deal!

E.J. Wesley said...

Sounds like an awesome read! Going on the TBR list. :-)

EJ

Creepy Query Girl said...

Oh Score! This books sounds amazing Anita and thanks for bringing it to light Kelly!