Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SHIMMER!!!


Hey Everyone-

Today is the official release day for SHIMMER, and I couldn't be more excited!

SHIMMER is the second book in the Riley Bloom series (DREAMLAND, book 3, will be in stores on 09.13.11!), where Riley, Buttercup, and Bodhi are enjoying a well-deserved vacation on St. John, Virgin Island, when Riley comes across a young ghost named Rebecca, and soon learns Rebecca's not at all what she sees. The daughter of a former plantation owner, she is furious about being murdered during a slave revolt in 1733. Mired in her own anger, Rebecca is keeping the ghosts who died along with her trapped in their worst memories, and it's up to Riley to help Rebecca without losing herself to her own nightmarish memories . . .

Early reviews are starting to come in, and here's what people are saying:

“There's just something about Riley that I absolutely love! She's spunky, sassy, funny and even though she's dead, she's so full of life . . . Although these books are mid-grade books, they can easily be enjoyed by adults as well. Riley shines! She is a superstar! I'm intrigued by the thought of the Here & Now and I can't help but want to see what adventure Riley will find herself in next.” 4 Stars, Bookwormygirl

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“Shimmer is a fast, fun and intriguing read. An excellent installment in the series . . . I look forward to see how things turn out in the next book.”—Anna’s Book Blog

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Just like the first book in the series, RADIANCE-- SHIMMER was a blast to write! Riley is one of my favorite characters to spend time with as she's so spunky and sassy, but also has a really soft vulnerability about her as well--she's a bundle of contradictions, for sure!

I'll be celebrating SHIMMER's release with a two signings this week, and I really hope to see you at one of the stops!

On Tuesday, March 15, I'll be here:

Tuesday, March 15, 6:00 PM
SHIMMER Talk/Reading/Signing
El Camino North Shopping Center
2615 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 529-0106


And on Thursday, March 17, I'll be here:

Thursday, March 17, 7:00 PM
Kepler's Books
SHIMMER Talk/Reading/Signing
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 324-4321


To get a sneak peek on what SHIMMER's all about, you can watch the trailer here:





Check out the SHIMMER Q&A, read an excerpt, and listen to an audio clip HERE!

You can also watch the fun video I made for the Scholastic Book Fair (RADIANCE is a featured pick!), here:




You can also listen to Riley's playlist HERE and keep up on all of my releases and news by downloading the free Alyson Noel app HERE!

As always, thank you so much for your generosity, kindness, and support! It's so awesome to have such a great group of readers to celebrate with, and I couldn't do it without you!

Have a great day, everyone!

Alyson
xoxo

3 comments:

Victoria said...

Happy release day!

Sara said...

just bought the audiobook...it's great so far! i just love Riley.

Alyson Noel said...

Thank you, Victoria!

Sara - I hope you're still enjoying the audiobook! :)