October 15, 2012

Name the Book Extravaganza ~ Guest Post & Giveaway!

Hey there! This is the first time I've joined a two part giveaway, and it's a super exciting one!! I have a guest post, info on the first two books of this trilogy, and info on how to enter the giveaways! Tiffany from Escaping...One Book @ a Time is hosting, and as the host, she's the first blog you need to visit in order to participate. So, how do you enter this giveaway?

Here's the deets! In the first part of the giveaway, Ali Cross, the author of Become and Desolate in the Desolation series, is looking for your help to choose what book #3 (the final book) will be named. How cool is that? You get to vote for what you want the book's title to be--either Divine, Chosen, or Destined.

If you haven't read the first two books yet, here are their covers and blurbs:

Book #1 BECOME

Sixteen-year-old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it's cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she's sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared.  

When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made--that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has created her to be. What she doesn't count on is finding a reason to change--something she's never had before--a friend.


Where darkness lives, all becomes desolate . . .  

It’s been two months since sixteen-year-old Desolation Black chose Earth over Hell and her friend Miri over her eternal love, Michael.

Desi goes through the motions of life: school, training, remaining vigilant against the forces of darkness, but her dreams are full of the choices she wishes she could change. When she’s injured by a strange demon, old temptations arise, and the lines between good and evil blur. Desi discovers those choices aren’t so final after all.

And this time, the power of love—for a friend, for a lover—may not be enough to save her from the darkness that lurks within.
You can vote daily for the name of your choice, but you only get 1 name. The people that vote for the winning name will receive all 3 books in e-book form when it releases! Below you'll find the mock up cover made for this event to give you an idea of what the next cover might look like. It isn't the final cover; it's just to give you an idea. Vote for the name you want to see on the cover!
Vote on Book #3's title below:

Guest post by James
She doesn’t know it, but I set the alarm on my phone thirty minutes before our clock radio goes off in the morning.

My phone vibrates and like that I’m awake. We have to be up early—her art teacher insists on painting under a new sun, a soft sun, when they can still paint possibility into their day. So it’s still dark when I silence my phone and roll over.

I get to watch her face while the sun rises, hitting our windows with its morning kiss, promising us all kinds of possibilities.

She doesn’t know it, but for thirty minutes every morning, I watch her. I love her. I memorize her face. I wish for her.

Wish she is happy. Wish she knows she is loved.

Every morning she opens her eyes and the sunlight flashes in their diamond depths.

“Mornin’ bright eyes,” I always say.

And Miri always smiles.
And now for the second part of the giveaway...
Tiffany has an excerpt on her blog that needs to be finished!  One of the words you need is in this blog post, and then you just need to hop from blog to blog to pick up the rest of it. When you are done just put it in the Grand Prize rafflecopter form and get entered to win lot of awesome prizes!!
Well now it's up to you guys to finish it off!! Here is the list of participating

blogs where you will find the rest of the excerpt! Also everyone has their own individual post as well. So as you go there will be guest posts, character bio's and more!!
My word for this hop is: said.

Once you have visited the other blogs and put the rest of the excerpt together
enter it in the rafflecopter form :D DO NOT put it in the comments please!
May the odds be EVER in your favor!!!

The Scavenger Hunt Rafflecopter
 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ali's Bio

Ali Cross is the sensei of the Writer's Dojo where she holds a black belt in awesome. She lives in Utah with her kickin' husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, two sumo dogs and four zen turtles. 

twitter username: @ali_cross


  1. I love James. :) Thanks so much for hosting me and my poll/giveaway! I appreciate it!

    1. You're welcome, Ali! I'm happy to be a part of this! Thank you!

  2. That rafflecopter thing for Ali Cross was so much fun. I've never voted on the name for a real book before. Cool! :-)

  3. I think this was a really creative and fun idea. I've seen so much positive feedback with this poll and giveaway. I'm happy for Ali! :D


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