Monday, March 26, 2012

FATED Tour Dates, Reviews, & an Exclusive short story!

Hey Everyone-

Lots of exciting things happening today, so without further ado, here goes . . .

First up--the trade paper back version of NIGHT STAR (book 5 in THE IMMORTALS series) is in stores today!

Also, reviews for FATED (book 1 in THE SOUL SEEKERS series) are coming in, and I'm thrilled to share them with you:

Publisher's Weekly said:
“Noël’s story is nicely paced and well-written . . .Noël’s many fans will be eager to find out what happens next. “

RT Magazine give it 4.5 stars and made it a Top Pick, saying:

“Noel has done it again! With fantastic characters and an amazing plot, this book will suck you in and leave you breathless. . . Noel is a master with words, and readers will realize anything is possible in her world. With passion and thrills around each corner, this book is a must read.”

And over at Dark Readers they said:

All I can say is this book is amazing. I bet you've read a million reviews where the reviewer says this book is like nothing they've ever read before. Well with 'Fated' that is honestly how I felt . . . Dace is mysterious yet warm, caring and in some ways shy and naïve. Daire is witty and strong- the kind of girl we all wish to be. There are so many interesting twists and on the edge of your seat moments. . .It's fun, exciting, sexual and in some places a little terrifying . . . it is so far the best thing I have read this year. If you're looking for a new series to get stuck into 'The Soul Seekers' is out of this world. . .”

And speaking of FATED, have you had a chance to check out THE SOUL SEEKERS board on Pinterest? It's filled with all kinds of visuals that inspired the characters and the world they live in--including pictures like this:

And this:

To see the entire board, click HERE!

Also, over on THE SOUL SEEKERS Facebook page there's a free FATED e-sampler for you to download to your iPad, Kindle, Nook, and/or computer, so you can get an early peek at selected scenes from the book!

And, in addition to that, there's a super exclusive short story for friends of THE SOUL SEEKERS Facebook page where Ever Bloom from THE IMMORTALS meets Daire Santos from THE SOUL SEEKERS!!

I had so much fun putting these two very different characters together--I hope you enjoy reading about their meeting as much as I enjoyed writing it! Click HERE to check it out!

And, last but not least--the FATED tour plans are underway, and I'm thrilled to announce that my first stop will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico!! This is especially exciting because not only is New Mexico one of my favorite places to visit, but it's also where THE SOUL SEEKERS takes place!!

So, here's what we have so far . . .

Tuesday, May 22
7:00 PM
Alamosa Books
8810 Holly Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
There will be a ticketed tea in the afternoon, details can be found HERE!

Thursday, May 24
Time TBD
Wilkinson Public Library, in conjunction with Between the Covers
100 West Pacific Avenue
Telluride, CO 81435

Tuesday, May 29
Tattered Cover
9315 Dorchester Street
Highland's Ranch, CO

Wednesday, May 30
The King's English
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Thursday, May 31
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 South McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283

Please note that I'm truly sorry if you're city is not included--I don't get to choose where I sign, I just go where they send me!

But--if you're in the Chicago area in April, I'll be appearing at the RT convention from April 12-14 where I'll be partaking in workshops, and the much anticipated Teen Day Event! Details on Teen Day HERE! Details on my appearances HERE!

And, just after that, on Sunday, April 22, I'll be appearing at the LA Times Festival of Books! Details on that event, HERE!

Hope to see you at one of the stops!!



Kristina said...

Sad no Seattle stops this time, hopefully next time!

Carmen Shaw said...

hey alyson! I won an advanced copy of fated and just got it in the mail today!! Ahhh i'm so excited to read it :)

Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

Hannah said...

Hi Alyson!
I was just wondering if you were planning on going on another widespread book signing tour soon. I don't you probably don't know for sure, but I was just curious. Me and my friend Laura met you last summer and we were talking about how fun it would be to meet you again! :)
Also, I just wanted to say that you are a great inspiration. You're like, my role model when it comes to writing (and pretty much every else, honestly :P), and I hope that one day I can be as successful as you!
By the way, I can't wait for Fated! I want Daire's hair! Hahaha. :D

charissa said...

hey,alyson!How are you? i am soo hoping i can get nightstar becuase i sort of found out about the series a little late when the last book was about to come out so i havent been able to find a book yet other than evermore and bluemoon, so im reading out of order which i know you arent supposed to do but, hey, it's worth it. oh and quick question... will there ever be a immortal series giveaway? im desparate for another book out of the series...:)

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Hannah - Good to hear from you--and thank you so much for the kind words! It was great meeting you and Laura last summer! Hope you both enjoy FATED. I'll be sure to announce any additional signings here, on my website and on my iPhone app--stay tuned! :)

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Charissa - Hope you continue to enjoy the series! I'll be sure to announce any additional giveaways here! :)

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Kristina - Hope to see you at a signing sometime soon! :)

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Shae - Hope you enjoy FATED! :)

elizabetha_ said...

Hello Alyson,
I live in Rochester, NY. I have read almost all of your books, I love them all. Fated is becoming a fast favourite, I am having to pace myself not to finish it all in one day. Where can I buy a pair of those earrings? sooo gorgeous!!


(I msged you on FB as well, sorry to be a pain)

Alyson Noel said...

Elizabetha - Thanks again for your kind words and support! :)