Tuesday, August 10, 2010

RADIANCE--coming soon!!

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!)!

I may have mentioned it before, but I have to say that writing Riley's story turned out to be some of the most fun I've ever had writing a book, so I really hope readers enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

The reviews are already starting to roll in, and I couldn't be happier with them:

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

“Another highly creative and well thought out series for Alyson Noel! . . . Noel creates another imaginative world that is so well described it sucked me in from the very beginning. She has a very poetic style of writing, that will appeal to any age. . . I highly recommend.” – Bellas Novella

“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

“Riley is such a great, refreshing character and I loved her voice. She has some great inner monologues that made me laugh out loud. . .I really enjoyed Radiance. . . I'd definitely recommend YA fans of Alyson Noel to pick it up. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next with Riley and Bodhi.” Mundie Moms

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!




Vitor said...

Alyson, this post was the greatest news that i could ever had today. Radiance will be my favorite book :)
Good Luck to your writing :)
Kisses from your portuguese fan.

P.S: I will do 17 years on August 13. In my birthday i will buy some books and "Evermore" is on the top of my list :)

Cassi_Ayanami said...

OMG, so many praises! *o*~~

And the cover is really beautiful! ♥

I LOVE it!

Victoria said...

I can't wait to read Riley but will not read the excerpt. I want to be surprised.

Thanks for all the great news.

Hey Victor - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mine is on the 14th of August.

Jenna said...

YAY!!!!!!!! im sooooo excited!! :) i love the cover and the trailer too!!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

i got an ARC and loved it! :)

Lori said...

Can't wait for "Radiance" to come out! See ya in Cincinnati :-)

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks everyone for all of your excitement for RADIANCE--You guys are The Best!!

Vitor MP- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope your day is great!

Lori- Yay! See you soon!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Alyson, im so looking forward to the books to come. Dark Flame left me speakless; and i loved every minute of it. So, i was wondering, when you come to Seattle, your coming to the Washington State Library Conference. But what exactly is that and where is it. Im so dying to meet you and i missed my chance in the past.
Please write back when you can.

Nelly said...

I can't wait! I adore Riley <3

Luna said...

I love the cover and can't wait for Riley's story!

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Echo--Wow, is that really your name? So cool! I named the main character in Saving Zoe, Echo! Okay, anyway, as for the conference, all I know is that it's a conference for librarians where I will be giving 2 talks and signing books. They have me scheduled pretty tightly so that's really all I'll have time for when I'm there, I won't be able to do any bookstore signings this time around--so sorry!

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks, Jamie--Hope you enjoy it!

Vitor said...

Alyson, i just bought Evermore. It was my birthday present. I really like it and i will read it right now.
Good luck to your writing.
Kisses from your portuguese fan :)

Alyson Noel said...

Happy Birthday Vitor!!! Hope you enjoy EVERMORE! :)

Alex said...

Hey! :D Glad to see that you're getting much-deserved fan art for the Immortals series and wanted to add my contribution to the collection, a picture of Ever and Damen, here.

Damen's my favorite, with Roman a close second (I know, I like the bad guys, lol). :D Anyway, good luck writing book #6 and the new series! I'm looking forward to reading them.

Alyson Noel said...

Alex- WOW-- I LOVE it--thanks so much, I'm going to post it on my blog!! :)