Wow, seems I've been so busy working on UNTITLED IMMORTALS #6 (yes, we are nearing a real, honest to goodness title, which I will hopefully announce soon-ish!), spending time with my niece & nephew who are here for their annual 5 week summer visit, and dealing with a nasty gum infection (best to just leave it at that!), that it almost slipped my mind that RADIANCE, book 1 in Riley's new series, will be in stores soon as August 31 is now just 3 weeks away (Yikes & Yay all in one!)!
“Alyson did a great job writing Radiance. It was what I expected and more. . .She was able to catch that young voice and portray it beautifully. . Radiance is a great summer read.”--I give it 5 BITES!- Books With Bite
“Radiance is a sweet story, a perfect summer read… Like the Immortals series, Noel's world building is superb. Radiance was the perfect book to tide me over until the next Immortals book comes out. As far as middle-grade books go, it's one of the best I've read.” I’d so Rather be Reading
“I think I found a great new series with tons of potential, and that series starts with Radiance. . .This book is so cute!”—Bloody Bookaholic
“I loved reading this book! . . . It's beauty and simplicity blend perfectly with romance and humor. I'm sad that I must wait until next year for Shimmer, the sequel. I will definitely miss Riley, Bodhi, and Buttercup! Also the cover is just beautiful!”—Novel Thoughts
Oh, and for those of you who haven't seen the trailer, you can watch it here:
To read an excerpt, click HERE!
Also, I'm thrilled to announce that the final details on the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour are now in place, and the full schedule is below. I can hardly believe it's just 5 weeks away until I get to hit the road and meet all of you!
*Oh, and this just in, to fulfill your most pressing Smart Chicks Swag needs, be sure to visit the Smart Chicks Store HERE! where you can load up on a variety of super cute T-shirts, tank tops, and sweatshirts with the Smart Chicks logo!
September 13th, 2010 7 PM @ BOOKPEOPLE, Austin, TX
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Rachel Caine & Cassandra Clare
September 14th, 2010 7 PM @ B&N THE WOODLANDS, Houston, TX
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Kami Garcia & Rachel Vincent.
September 15th, 2010 7PM. @ The Refuge (13150 Memorial Dr). Hosted by BLUE WILLOW, Houston, TX
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Margaret Stohl & Cassandra Clare
September 16th, 2010 6 PM @ Plantation Commons (105 Plantation Cove, Gluckstadt). Hosted by LEMURIA BOOKS, Jackson, MS
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Jessica Verday & Sarah Rees Brennan
September 17th, 2010 7PM @ Scottsdale Civic Library Auditorium, hosted by POISONED PEN Scottsdale, AZ
Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan & Kimberly Derting.
September 18th, 2010 6 PM @ Menlo Park Library, Hosted by KEPLERS, Menlo Park, CA
Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa de la Cruz, Rachel Caine & Kimberly Derting
September 20th, 2010 6 PM @ VROMAN'S, Pasadena, CA
Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, Melissa de la Cruz, Rachel Vincent, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl & Mary Pearson
September 21st, 2010 6 PM @ Encinitas County Library, hosted by MYSTERIOUS GALAXY, San Diego, CA
Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Mary Pearson, Rachel Caine, Rachel Vincent, Carrie Ryan, Rachel Vincent, Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia.
September 22nd, 2010 7 PM @ Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, Hosted by ANDERSON'S Naperville, IL
Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jackson Pearce, Jennifer Barnes & Carrie Ryan
NOTE: for this event, it is free with the purchase on one book by a featured author or $5 without purchase.
September 23rd, 2010 7 PM @ BOOKS & CO AT THE GREENE, Dayton, OH
Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jackson Pearce, Jennifer Lynn Barnes & Kami Garcia.
September 24th, 2010 7 PM @ JOSEPH BETH Cincinnati, OH
Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jessica Verday, Jeri Smith-Ready, & Margaret Stohl
September 25th, 2010 2 PM @ CHAPTERS BRAMPTON (52 Quarry Edge Drive) Brampton, ON
Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Melissa de la Cruz, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
And speaking of Smart Chicks, as it just so happens the Toronto stop, on Sept 25, falls on the night of the awards ceremony for the Teen Reads Awards!! If you haven't yet voted, then be sure to click HERE to cast your vote for your favorite teen reads. Each vote you cast makes you eligible to win prizes, so be sure to cast your vote daily--and just so you know, SHADOWLAND is up for Best Read!!
Well, that's it for me, hope you all have a great week!