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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

DUPLICITY available now!!!!!

Oh yes, this post DOES come with a subject line ending in five exclamation points. Today I have a book in the world. A BOOK. IN THE WORLD.

I'm not typically a fan of GIFs in blog posts because I think they're distracting, but I don't know how else to describe this feeling except:



EXCITEMENT. TERROR. These are the feelings that come with getting published. I'm so, so thrilled to have a real book on a shelf at a real bookstore. (I'm also terrified for it to be a Thing Other People Are Reading.) But some--many--things are out of my control at this point, and now it's time to let it go and let come what may.

I've met some incredible people on this journey. From my CPs to my agent to my editor to my publishing team to bloggers and readers, THANK YOU for helping me get here. For believing in and being excited about Duplicity. This day would not be possible without you, nor would it be nearly so much darn fun. I even bought you cake, with the slight stipulation that you have to come see me this weekend at The Tattered Cover in Denver to get it. #sorrynotsorry

That's technically "the end" of the journey, folks. My goal when I started this blog as a hopeful, clueless writer was to navigate the maze of literary giants and get a book published. I cannot even explain all the feels that came with taking the below picture at my local B&N. But as they say, with every end comes a new beginning. And I do hope this is just the start.

Duplicity in the wild!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lucky Four Leaf Clover Fifteener Giveaway

The first official chance to win a signed hardcover of DUPLICITY, as well as three other awesome reads, all signed by the authors!

Four of us Fearless Fifteeners are debuting next week on St. Patrick's Day! To celebrate, Moriah McStay, N.K. Traver, Jenn Marie Thorne, and Stacey Lee have teamed up to give away an awesome package of all four books. But wait, there's more! 



For Stacey Lee's historical fiction debut, UNDER A PAINTED SKY, Moriah's giving away this watercolor, which reminds her not only of the horses in the story, but the lovely sunset on the cover!
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For N.K.'s cyberthriller, DUPLICITY, Stacey is giving away a leather cuff, something the main character Brandon might wear.
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For Jenn's contemporary, THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT, N.K.'s giving away a silver elephant necklace and earrings, as the main character's father is the Republican nominee for President.
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And for Moriah's contemporary, EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU, Jenn's giving away a Moleskine notebook annotated with song lyrics written by one version of the novel's protagonist, Fiona.

To enter our LUCKY FOUR LEAF CLOVER GIVEAWAY, use the widget below. Giveaway open to US residents only (sorry!).
Contest ends March 16, 2015, 3 pm ET.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Interview with Literary Rambles

Today I'm with the fabulous Natalie Aguirre of Literary Rambles, talking Jungle Ball, how I've never technically hacked anything, and the inspiration for Duplicity:

http://www.literaryrambles.com/2015/03/nk-traver-interview-and-duplicity.html

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Are you the good or evil twin?



HI. I made a Duplicity-themed personality quiz, and I am really excited to share it! The main character in the book, Brandon, is haunted by his "evil" twin in the mirror - except in Brandon's case, he's the bad one, and the twin is actually a good version of him. So my question is, who are you on the other side of the mirror? I wrote the thing, and my result was still totally NOT what I thought it would be...

http://smarturl.it/DuplicityPlaybuzzAW

Aaand because I'm super curious to know what everyone gets, I'll be giving away a SIGNED advanced reading copy of Duplicity--my last ARC--to one lucky quiz-taker! Just share your quiz result on Twitter, including a link to the quiz and the hashtag #AreYouTheEvilTwin, by 3/10 to qualify. UPDATE: The lovely Angela Caldwell was the winner for this giveaway. Congrats!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Terrible Alternative Titles for DUPLICITY

The lovely Fonda Lee (author of the epic-sounding ZEROBOXER) tagged me for this fun blog tour topic, and I'm glad she did, because I've seen it around and I was about to tag myself. The rule is simple: scroll through your manuscript and stop on random place. Whatever you land on becomes one of ten terrible titles.

This would have been so much easier than trying to mash together words that had to do with mirrors and hacking. Here's what I found when I chose the first short sentence on ten random pages:
  1. Eat a Freaking Twinkie
  2. I Don't Like the Word "Pretty"
  3. This Doesn't Look Anything Like Taco Bell
  4. I Believe You Believe It's Real
  5. They Don't Have Cameras on the Roof
  6. No Internet is Really a Bummer
  7. I Didn't Exactly Think This Far Out
  8. Did You Really Kill Your Last Partner
  9. I Am Not Blond
  10. Call Me When You're Sober
Seriously how did I NOT think of #1 before the cover was finalized? Hmm. Will have to cross my fingers for a second printing ...

For more terrible titles, I tag the talented authors below!
Tatum Flynn - The D'Evil Diaries
Lori Goldstein - Becoming Jinn
Alexandra Sirowy - The Creeping

 

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