Thursday, April 26, 2012

FATED - On Location!!!

Hey All-

So excited to announce that the FATED book trailer is being filmed as I write this-- and a few on location shots were recently sent my way, and I wanted to share them with you!

FATED takes place in the fictional town of Enchantment, New Mexico, and I'm amazed at how they were able to capture the images I describe in the book--it's like they raided my brain!

Anyway, without further ado . . .

This pic is inside Paloma (Daire's grandmother) house!

Paloma's den!

Paloma's house- exterior!

Surrounding landscape!

I am seriously stunned by these images, and I cannot wait to see the finished trailer! And of course I will share it with YOU the instant it's ready!

And, speaking of trailers . . . my UK publisher is doing their own version, and check out the actors they chose!

Daire Santos looks so much like I imagined her-- and Dace Whitefeather is truly smokin'!!!! Can't wait to see how it plays out!

To read more on FATED and the rest of THE SOUL SEEKERS series, click HERE!

To see more images from the world of THE SOUL SEEKERS, click HERE!

For a free download of selected scenes from FATED and/or to preview an exclusive short story where Ever Bloom and Damen Auguste from THE IMMORTALS meet Daire Santos from THE SOUL SEEKERS, "like" THE SOULS SEEKERS Facebook page HERE!

To pre-order a copy of FATED and receive a pair of SOUL SEEKERS inspired feather earrings, click HERE!

To listen to an audio excerpt, click HERE!

That's all THE SOUL SEEKERS news for the moment, but I'm celebrating the release of WHISPER by giving away copies! Click HERE and/or HERE for your chance to win!

Mort news to come soon  . . .stay tuned!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012


WHISPER was released yesterday, and I want to thank all of YOU who contacted me via Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, this blog, and/or Pinterest to express your excitement--your enthusiasm and support means the world to me! I truly couldn't do it without you!

Speaking of WHISPER--there's a really fun poll happening over at Discovery Girls asking where you would go if you could travel through time. Ancient Greece- a castle in England - back to a time when dinosaurs roamed??  Click HERE to weigh in!

Also, just discovered a nice article on my Sunday panel at the LA Times Festival of Books (pictured above with amazing authors John Stephens and Cornelia Funke), click HERE to read!

And speaking of articles . . . I did a really fun interview in the May issue of Orange Coast magazine titled: 10 True Things (that I know about today's teens). The photo above accompanies the article, and believe me when I say it took several wads of gum and even more failed attempts to get a bubble worth photographing! I was sorely out of bubble-blowing practice!

And, now that WHISPER is in stores, there's less than a month to go before FATED, book 1 in my new SOUL SEEKERS series, will join it!

I'm so excited about this new series! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it!

Early reviews are starting to come in, saying:

"I found myself unable to put this book down, completely captivated by the narration and the beautifully crafted world. I  definitely recommend FATED. It was a refreshing YA fantasy with new elements I’ve never before." --Love, Literature, Art and Reason

"Noël's story is nicely paced and well-written . . .Noël's many fans will be eager to find out what happens next." --Publisher's Weekly
"Noël has done it again! With fantastic characters and an amazing plot, this book will suck you in and leave you breathless. . . Noël 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" 4.5 stars, Top Pick! --RT Magazine
"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 naive. 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. . ." --Dark Readers
"I just finished Fated just a couple of minutes ago and I have to say, 'Alyson Noël has surpassed all of my exceptions with a new world filled with magick, trust, and love.' . . . I absolutely adored the characters, especially Daire and, of course, DACE! I completely and utterly fell in love with all of the characters and, yes, even the bad ones. This novel has everything and anything you would want. I found myself not reading the pages fast enough, and completely devouring this book much faster than I thought. It just mesmerizes me how Alyson can create a world filled with fast-pacing, heart-breaking plots along with awesome characters and such a magical world. It's just I'm stunned, and absolutely speechless but one thing is for sure. Daire isn't over with her story just yet. Oh no, it is just beginning and might I say her the end of her first adventure has left with so any questions and I am already dying to read the next book in the series . . Echo. . . Trust me, really trust me, when I say you will not regret it!" --Cover Analysis
"The first Soul Seekers is a superb thriller starring a “troubled” young lady who learns she holds the fate of the world in her hands. The key to this absorbing tale is the heroine who makes the Noel mythos seems genuine as she enters the underworld while wondering who she can trust. Filled with twists, this is a winning opening act." --Alternative Worlds

“I loved this book. All the characters were beautifully developed including some of the minor characters. . . I for one had high expectations of this book because of Evermore and Fated defiantly met those standards.” –Flamingnet

While FATED won't officially be released until 05.22.12, you can download a free e-sampler containing selected scenes from the book - and read an exclusive short story where Ever Bloom & Damen Auguste from THE IMMORTALS meet Daire Santos from THE SOUL SEEKERS by clicking HERE!

And those who pre-order a copy of FATED are eligible to receive a pair of SOUL SEEKERS inspired feather earrings! Click HERE for the details!

And, for those of you who enjoy audio books (count me among them!), you can catch an early listen of chapter 3 by clicking HERE!

Whew- I think that gets us all caught up for now!!

Again--thank you all for your generosity and support--I'm so grateful to have The Best Readers Ever!



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

WHISPER In Stores Today!!!

Hey Everyone!

So excited to announce that WHISPER is officially in stores - as well as iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Sony E-reader, etc. - today!!

Although those of you who came to see me at the LA Times Festival of Books, were able to pick up hot-off-the-press early copies!

John Stephens, Me, Cornelia Funke on the YA Stage at LATFOB

I have to admit, that this was definitely one of my favorite RILEY BLOOM books to write!

Not only because I got to travel to Italy for research (pic above is me in front of the Roman Colosseum! You can see the rest of the pics from that trip HERE )- but also because in this particular book I got to give Riley everything she's always wanted - and then let her determine if it's really all that she hoped it would be . . .

Early reviews are trickling in, saying:

“Absolutely loved it . . .The word whisper plays an important role in this story, where Riley again outwits the souls she is entrusted to help cross over. The world of ancient Rome is seductively described by Noel and you really feel like you are in the Coliseum cheering on the gladiators. . .I so enjoy Riley's adventures.  This is safe for the youngest of teens and is a series that even the most reluctant of readers will get into.  I know since I have recommended this series to several kids who say they hate to read but ask me when the next book will be out!” –Bookhounds

“I really adore this series . . . Whisper is the fourth book in the series, and it is my favorite book yet . . . Riley's got a great voice that most kids and teens will relate to in one way or another.  This series is also great for reluctant readers.  Each book is short enough and paced so that the reader will not lose interest, and although the covers are pretty, boys and girls alike will enjoy these books.” -- 4.5 stars, YA Litwit

“A sweet, well paced book for Tweens, WHISPER is perfectly written for young readers. Noel handles fundamentally heavy subjects with humor and grace, allowing her heroine to come of age in the afterlife.  Riley struggles with crushes, forgiveness, body image, and romance, all while trying to rescue the long tormented ghost of a Roman gladiator. . .Noel’s characters and mythology were accessible and charming.  Even the sticky issue of a heroine coming of age in the afterlife was handled with aplomb, neither downplaying death nor harping on darkness . . .  WHISPER is note perfect for a young reader who is already trying to find their place in a teenage world.” –All Things Urban Fantasy
And the trailer will be playing on various TV stations all week, but you can also see it here:

I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Peace * Joy * Love

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Hey All!

Just a reminder that today I'll be at the LA Times Festival of Books! My panel, In the Middle: Tweenage Fantasy, is happening at 10:30AM on the YA Stage, and I will be signing early copies of WHISPER, and free posters of FATED, directly after!

Hope to see YOU there!


Friday, April 20, 2012

LA Times Festival of Books!!


Hey Everyone-

Just back from the RT convention in Chicago, and boy was it fun! I got to catch up with tons of amazing authors, such as:

Amy Plum, Josephine Angelini, me, & Melissa de la Cruz

Rachel Caine, me, Margie Stohl

me, Melissa de la Cruz, Ally Carter

Margie Stohl, me, Melissa de la Cruz

Margie Stohl (she rides in style!)

But the best part of all was meeting so many of YOU at this year's Teen Day Event, which was totally off-the-hook amazing!! Thanks to all of you who came out! I had so much fun talking with all of you and signing your copies of the RILEY BLOOM books THE IMMORTALS series, my stand alone books, and the super cool FATED posters I was giving away!

And, speaking of THE IMMORTALS, between the gorgeous red tulips on Michigan Avenue . . .

. . .and the sign for Damen Avenue on the way to O'hare airport . . .

(My husband was born on this street, and the name served as the inspiration for Damen Auguste!)

. . .it seemed like there were reminders of Damen & Ever practically everywhere I looked!

But, as much as I miss those characters, I'm equally excited about Dace & Daire, who you'll get to meet in FATED when it hits stores on 05.22.12!

You can read more about the world of THE SOUL SEEKERS by visiting my website, and/or "liking" the Facebook page where you'll have access to a free e-book exclusive containing selected scenes, and an exclusive short story where Ever Bloom & Damen Auguste meet Daire Santos!

Oh, and those who pre-order are eligible to win a pair of super-cool SOUL SEEKERS inspired feather earrings! Details Here!

Though weeks before FATED hits the stores, WHISPER, book 4 in the RILEY BLOOM series, will be released on 04.24.12!

As most of you know, Riley Bloom holds a special place in my heart, which is why I had so much fun writing her latest adventure in WHISPER!

Early reviews are starting to trickle in, like this one from Book Hounds that says:

“Absolutely loved it . . .The word whisper plays an important role in this story, where Riley again outwits the souls she is entrusted to help cross over. The world of ancient Rome is seductively described by Noel and you really feel like you are in the Coliseum cheering on the gladiators. . .I so enjoy Riley's adventures. This is safe for the youngest of teens and is a series that even the most reluctant of readers will get into. I know since I have recommended this series to several kids who say they hate to read but ask me when the next book will be out!” –Bookhounds

This weekend, I'm scheduled to appear at the LA Times Festival of Books held on the USC campus in Los Angeles, CA--and I'm told early copies of WHISPER will be on hand for me to sign! So be sure to drop by my panel on Sunday, April 22, at 10:30 AM, on the YA stage--to clinch your copy before it hits stores--the book signing will directly follow!
Panel: In the Middle: Tweenage Fantasy
Alyson Noël, Cornelia Funke, John Stephens
Moderated by: Aaron Hartzler

In the meantime, you can read more about WHISPER and check out the trailer HERE!
That's all for now--have a great day!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

WHISPER Trailer!!

Hey Everyone!

The 4th Riley Bloom book, WHISPER, will be in stores 04.24.12, and I have to say it was an absolute blast to write! You know how Riley has always dreamed of being a beautiful, glamorous teen (just like her big sister, Ever)?? Well, in WHISPER, Riley's biggest dream comes true . . .

or does it???

For a sneak peek--check out the trailer below!!



PS- I'm in Chicago today at the Hyatt O'hare taking part in the RT Convention Teen Day Festivities--hope to see you there!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Special FATED Pre-Order Exclusive!!

Hey All!

I'm currently in Chicago at the RT Booklovers Convention . . . but wanted to let you know that there are 3000 SOUL SEEKERS inspired earrings available to those who pre-order FATED!

The details are HERE!!

Hope to see you this Saturday at Teen Day!!



Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Going to Sao Paolo!!

Hey Everyone-

The spring/summer/fall/winter tour season is really heating up and I'm pleased to say that I'll be in Sao Paolo, Brazil this August for the annual Book Fair!

THE SOUL SEEKERS will be published by LeYa Brazil, and they're sending me to Sao Paolo to launch the first book in the series, FATED!

I had such an amazing time on my visit to Brazil last year, and I cannot wait to see my lovely Brazilian readers again!

In other tour news . . .

Next week I'll be in Chicago, IL for the annual RT Book Lovers Convention, and I'll be signing copies of my books on Saturday, April 14 from 11AM - 2PM, as well as taking part in all of the fun Teen Day festivities that follow! Last year's Teen Day was truly amazing, and this year's promises to be even better, so I really hope to see you there! More details on my convention schedule HERE - More details on Teen Day HERE.

The 4th RILEY BLOOM book, WHISPER, is set to pub on 04.24.12, but I'll be signing early copies at the LA TImes Festival of Books on Sunday, April 22! At 10:30 AM I'll be on stage, taking part in a panel called "In the Middle- Tweenage Fantasy" alongside amazing authors Cornelia Funke and John Stephens, and directly afterwards I'll be signing copies of my books! See the details HERE!

Come May, I'll be heading out on tour to launch the first book in THE SOUL SEEKERS series, FATED and I'll be making stops in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, & Utah (I call it the 4 Corners Tour!). All the details are HERE - I really hope to see you there!

And for my international readers, I've got some very exciting tour info coming soon--as soon as the details are worked out and I get the OK, I'll be announcing it here, and on Twitter & Facebook, so stay tuned!

That's all for now!

Hope you all have a great day!