Wednesday, June 30, 2010

DARK FLAME-- a New York Times & USA Today Bestseller!

I just got the amazing news that DARK FLAME has landed THE IMMORTALS on the New York Times Bestsellers List for Children's Series at #5--and I can't thank you enough!

The Children's Series List is insanely tough as it basically pits the total number of books in any given series against each other, and with only 4 books published in THE IMMORTALS so far, it's clearly your generosity, enthusiasm, and support that has landed me there!

Oh, and I also just learned that it debuted on the USA Today Bestsellers list at #11--woo-hoo!!!

I always say I have the best readers in the world--but that's only because it's true!

So, again, thanks to each and every one of you for making my release week so special--I couldn't have done it without you!




Book 5 in THE IMMORTALS series.
In stores 11.16.10

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Mission Viejo Signing!

So last night I signed in my home town--The OC--and just like all of last week's signings, it was a blast!

It was so good to see so many new faces, and so many familiar faces as well, and I can't thank you enough for taking the time to come out!

As usual, the pictures tell it best, so, without further ado . . .

The signing actually started with a pre-signing signing when a niece and a friend of one of my dearest childhood friends stopped by with their own copies of DARK FLAME!

Greeting the crowd!

Me and "Ever"-she came dressed as Ever & her friend was going to come as Haven but couldn't make it--isn't she cute?!

Me & Melina who just got into Berkley! (Yay!) And her hoodie came with earbuds attached--seriously the coolest thing ever--I could totally see Ever wearing that in EVERMORE!



Thank you all again!!

Oh, and for a really cute recap on the Miami signing, click HERE!

And for the story behind the DARK FLAME cover, click HERE!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Book Signing Tonight!

I'll be signing books tonight at Borders in Mission Viejo, CA--it's my only California stop on this tour, so I really hope you can make it!

Details here:

Monday, June 28 at 7:00 PM
Reading & Singing
25222 El Paseo
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Miami Signing!!!

So, I'm back home in not-so sunny CA (it's pretty overcast in Laguna ), but I wanted to give a big shout out to thank everyone who made it out to the Miami sgning! Books & Books is an awesome store and I was so thrilled by how many of you showed up--some from quite a distance--so thank you for that! I had a blast and I hope you did too! Oh, and thanks to my Brazilian readers who sent messages via Livia--you guys are amazing!!

So, rather than ramble on and on, I figured I'd share some pictures instead, so here goes:

The all teen, all girl, opening act--they ROCKED!

The two that traveled the farthest introduced me--though there was a young girl who came from Ohio as well!

The Q&A

Some lovely readers!

Oh, and for those of you in CA--I'll be signing tonight, Monday, June 28 at 7:00 PM at:

El Paseo
Mission Viejo, CA

And I really hope to see you there!

Have a great day, everyone!


Friday, June 25, 2010

The Dallas DARK FLAME Signing!

So what can I say about Dallas, except that despite the lack of tornados, despite the availability of electricity, (see the somewhat supernatural Chicago signing below!), Dallas proved itself to be an absolute blast!

I started the day doing an interview with the lovely Gwen & Becky from Fresh Fiction (will link to it as soon as it's up!)--interview took 10 minutes, discussing our favorite TV shows after the interview took about 45! Then I did another quick spot with the awesome Rance Adams from KTVT's "Buzzed into the DFW" (again, will link when it's ready), and then it was onto the signing where I got to experience an absolute first:

I got to sign a shoe!

And, not just any shoe,

Oh no, this was a brand spanking new orange Chuck Taylor!

Before the signing:

In the midst of signing:

Post signing:

Owner of awesome signed shoes et moi:

I had such a great time meeting all of you and want to give a big thanks for taking the time to come out!

Oh, and a special shout out to the girl who came all the way from Rhode Island as well as the one who drove all the way from Oklahoma, and the one who gave me the necklace she made!! I swear, I feel like the luckiest author in the world to have such wonderful, generous readers like you!

Tonight, I'm in Miami, signing at 8:00 PM at:

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134-5046

And I really hope to see YOU there!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

More Pics of the (very dark) DARK FLAME signing!!

These pics pretty much say it all--courtesy of those who were there!!

Reading Chapter 9 by flashlight!

Q&A while holding flashlight!

Signing books by flashlight!!

Weather looks good in Dallas--hope to see you tonight at 7:00PM at:

Barnes & Noble
7700 West Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75225

PS- I hear there will be TV coverage!

Have a good day everyone!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The (very dark) DARK FLAME Chicago Signing!

Wow. I just got back from what will surely be my most memorable signing ever!!

Partly, because I still can't believe how many awesome readers braved the tornado to get there--(thanks to each and everyone of you--with a special shout out to those of you who came in all the way from Michigan & Indiana!!) but also because the second I started, the electricity went out, and so we proceeded to talk & sign in the dark (which, was actually pretty appropriate considering the title is DARK FLAME and all)--and it ended up being so much fun, I'm afraid it set an impossibly high standard for all future signings!

And, just to illustrate how very dark it was, below is a picture of me & the awesome Borders crew taken just after the signing:

Tomorrow, I'm headed for Dallas (where there's bound to be electricity, but if not, I'm ready!), where I'll be signing at:

Thursday, June 24, 7:00 pm
Reading & Signing
Barnes & Noble
7700 West Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75225

And I really hope to see you there!!

Have a good night everyone!


The DARK FLAME video!

Hope to see you tonight at:

Wednesday, June 23, 7:00 pm
Reading & Signing
1500 16th Street, Suite D
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The DARK FLAME Tour so far!!!

Oh man, I cannot thank you all enough for the outpouring of enthusiasm and support! I always say I have The Best Readers Ever--but that's only because it's true!

The signing at the Mall of America was fabulous--I met Facebook friends, two sisters who drove 10 hours, a girl who flew all the way from Colorado, and many, many more--thanks for making my release day so special!

And speaking of release day, I started the day with a really fun radio interview with MN station KWNG, then later, I stopped by the KARE TV studios to do an interview with news anchor Pat (loved him-he's awesome!), which you can see HERE!

And tomorrow I'm off to Chicago, IL where I'll be signing books at:

Wednesday, June 23, 7:00 pm
Reading & Signing
1500 16th Street, Suite D
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Hope to see you there!

Oh, and last but not least, in non-IMMORTALS related news, I'm thrilled to announce that the film rights to my adult novel, FLY ME TO THE MOON, have been optioned by Fox 2000 with Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions set to develop!!

That's it for now . . .

Night All!


DARK FLAME in Stores Now!!!

It's finally here--the DARK FLAME release day!!

Tonight I'll be signing hot-off-the press copies at 7:00 PM at the Mall of America, MN in the Mall Rotunda and would love to see you there--or at any of the other stops on The DARK FLAME TOUR!!

All the tour details can be found on the side bar to the right, or by clicking HERE!
Thanks so much for all of your enthusiasm & support--I couldn't do it without you!

Also, there is great news for SHADOWLAND--it's been nominated for "Best Read" in the Chapters Indigo Books Inaugural Teen Reads Award!" Between now & July 25, you can cast your vote once a day, everyday, and while you're doing so, you increase your chances to win some awesome prizes! All you need to do to get started is click HERE!

I also gave a fun interview for the Orange County Register, (where I talk about what a slacker I was in high school!), which you can read online HERE!

And now, the last excerpt, from the back cover:

Roman leans in the doorway and laughs, beckoning me near.
And despite everything I know about good and evil, right and wrong, immortals and rogues, I step forward. My gaze fixed on Roman--gorgeous, glorious Roman. He's all I can see. All that I need.
"Always knew you'd come around." He grins, gaze slowly taking me in as he buries his fingers in my tangle of hair. "Welcome to the dark side, Ever. I think you'll be quite happy here."


Monday, June 21, 2010

Dark Flame Excerpt #11!

Instant Manifestation doesn't work in these parts.

In stores tomorrow!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dark Flame Excerpt #10!

"So now you've seen him. The monster I used to be."

2 more days . . .

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dark Flame Excerpt #9!

I clutch the amulet to my chest as I concentrate on the shimmering, golden veil.

3 more days . . .

And for your chance to win 1 of 5 signed copies, head on over to Free Book Friday Teens!!

Have a great day, everyone!


Friday, June 18, 2010


Just 4 more days until DARK FLAME is in stores, and I just came across a really great review from A GOOD ADDICTION, which reads in part:

"Dark Flame is the best installment in this series yet, ending in a very shocking way that leaves high promise for the next book. The readers’ appetite will be whetted for more, the constant addictive craving Noel seems to infuse in every book continuing to guarantee her strong readership. The characters are advanced and developed, the plot progressed and the continued possibilities opened. Numerous new questions and intrigues spark, and the overall feelings toward certain characters shift in a constant flow. Noel includes plenty of surprising twists, unexpected tie ins and histories, and never lets the reader know what else she has planned. The predictability present at the beginning of the series is gone, leaving only a burning need for more."--A Good Addiction

If you want to read more, the full review is HERE, and she was very careful not to give away any spoilers which I really appreciate!

Have a good day everyone!


Dark Flame Excerpt #8!

Smiling as I pull him back to me, back to that blazing red field of that long-ago day.

4 more days . . .

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Get 'yer Signed Books!

Want a signed copy but can't make it to one of the DARK FLAME BOOK SIGNINGS???

Well, you're in luck, because the good people over at Laguna Beach Books have 20 copies off DARK FLAME hot-off-the-press, which they will happily sell to anyone who calls to order one at: 949.494.4779. I will drop by this weekend (before I leave for tour) to sign your copy so they can mail it to you!

Easy-Peasy, as Riley would say!

But hurry--I hear they're going fast!


Dark Flame Excerpt #7!

"Summerland contains the possibility of all things."

5 more days . . .

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dark Flame Excerpt #6!

Welcome to the dark side, Ever, I think you'll be quite happy here.

6 more days . .

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dark Flame Excerpt #5!

In just one week from today, DARK FLAME will be in stores & I will be on tour!! Details HERE!

But for now, a mini-excerpt:

He smiles, Ouroboros tattoo flashing in and out of view, its beady eyes seeking mine as its tongue slithers about.

Enjoy your day, everyone!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Dark Flame Excerpt #4!

Since DARK FLAME will be out in a week and a day, I figured it was time for another mini-excerpt, so here goes:

The door swings open and he stands there before me, all sparkly blue eyes, glistening white teeth, and suntanned skin.

Have a great day, everyone!


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Signed Copies Now Available!

For those of you who'd like a signed copy of one of my books but are unable to make it to a book signing, I'm pleased to announce that I've partnered with Laguna Beach Books, my local indie, to provide personalized, autographed copies!

All you have to do is contact them at: 949.494.4779, place your order for whatever book you'd like, tell them who you'd like me to sign if for, then I'll head down to store, sign, and they will send it to you!

Easy-Peasy, as Riley would say!

Oh, and just for fun, here's another DARK FLAME mini excerpt:

"Four hundred years of losing out on the girl of my dreams isn't sitting very well with me these days."

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Dark Flame Excerpt #2!

Just 11 more days until DARK FLAME is in stores--but for now, a mini excerpt:

The air has changed, ignited by his presence, his gaze sending a delicious warm tingle over my skin. . .

And a new interview over at the fabulous Oasis for YA blog, HERE!

Happy Friday, everyone!


Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Eternal Flame!!

Journey to the beginning of forever as Damen meets his soulmate for the first time.

"She is the single embodiment of everything I've been searching for . . . my destiny . . . my reason for being."

Ready to read ETERNAL FLAME, a short story told from Damen's point of view?

Subscribe HERE!

Sunday, June 06, 2010 goes live!!

We've been working on it for months, well, actually, Maddee over at has been working on it for months--I've just been oohing & awing at all of the design samples she sent!

But, alas, the new & improved, site is now live!! Featuring updated playlists, new FAQs, and for those of you who asked, writing/publishing advice is also included in those FAQs!

You can see it all HERE!

Hope you love it as much as I do!

Happy Sunday, Everyone!


Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The DARK FLAME Countdown Begins!

With DARK FLAME releasing just 3 weeks from today--I thought I'd start feeding you some mini-teasers.

So without further ado, here is DARK FLAME mini-teaser #1:

"It's wrong to use magick for selfish, nefarious reasons. There's karma to pay & it'll come back times three."

more to come . . .