Friday, February 3, 2012

A Gift, A Sassy Book, and an Ebook Giveaway!

A Gift

My fabulous friend, Jennifer, gave me a beautiful gift last weekend.



She made this gorgeous African Blood wood pen to celebrate my international magazine article that came out! Isn't she a sweetheart? Her thoughtfulness made my eyes go all watery (and still does). It's become one of my special pens. I have just a couple of pens that I pull out when I'm brainstorming and outlining new book ideas. There's gobs of notebooks filled with ideas, but only a few lucky pens make the cut for creating something from a little idea in my head. Those pens write, write, write out those thoughts, developing characters, filling out plot ideas, and getting down scene blurbs. Special, special pens. Thank you, Jennifer!

While I'm chatting about writing, I got an awesome phone call yesterday from the LDS Church Offices. I was asked to help with another disabilities related project their working on. I can't give any other details, but I'll let you know when it's published! It was both an exciting and humbling moment, all wrapped in together. How grateful I am to help with something so near and dear to me.

A Sassy Book

Stephanie Fowers has a new book coming out!!! I L.O.V.E. her books! I got a glimpse of Prank Wars a few years ago, and have bugged, bugged, bugged Stephanie about it ever since. Thank goodness it was a nice friendship type of bugging, and not an annoying "Get this woman away from me!" type of experience.  LOL!  Stephanie emailed me a few weeks ago and asked me if I'd like to do an advance review. Of course, I immediately responded with a good ol' Kansas "Heck yeah!".

Book Blurb:  All war. No love. Madeleine’s been hurt too many times in the dating scene to let Byron beat her in some huge prank war. They’ve had their deserters, their POW's, their casualties, but no one can risk losing the battle of the sexes.
 

Except now something strange is happening at the college...and it’s not just the students. Buried deep beneath the pranks is real danger and the only other person who suspects is Byron. Should Mad join sides with him or does that mean forfeiting her heart to the enemy?


My Review

Prank Wars is awesomely sassy, brilliantly sneaky, and spine tingly!

Mad Dog is one of the best female main characters ever! She and Byron totally embody the best of best in college prank competitions . . . that will either lead to a total I Hate You relationship or a Jump Off a Cliff and Straight into Love relationship. The pranks, banter, and twisted relationships in this book keeps you turning page after page after page until you hit The End. Your butt will be sore from sitting so long and your throat will be throbbing from laughing so hard! Even then, you'll want more, more, more!

Prank Wars will be released on Valentine's Day 2012. And it's THE BEST gift you can buy for yourself, a friend, or sweetheart.

An E-book Giveaway

One lucky person will win an advance issue of a Prank Wars e-book. Entering is simple:
  1. Follow my blog.
  2. Check out the Prank Wars book trailer & leave a comment.
  3. Leave a comment on this post & tell me what your favorite part of the trailer was! Please include your email address so we can contact you with the good news.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, February 8th. Good luck, everyone!

9 comments:

stephanie said...

Well, I'm glad you bugged me. It was a comment you gave me at the last writer's conference that made me realize what I could do with "Prank Wars." So thank you for everything!

Tapper said...

This looks so funny! I watched the trailer and left a comment. Good luck Stephanie. I hope it is a smashing success!

Debbie Davis said...

Hey Danyelle, I am a follower yay!! I went and saw the trailer and left a comment, my favorite part of the trailer was when the boys put tuna fish water into the flowers ewwww! And I loved the twist to it becoming more than a prank. And my email address is dancin_deb2000@yahoo love you girl! I really REALLY hope I win!!

Tamera Westhoff said...

Somehow I didn't see where to leave a comment on the video, but my favorite part was the girl taking pictures. Surprise!

Debby said...

Vidwo makes this look like fun.,
Debby236 at gmail dot com

kbrebes said...

Not in the trailer, the red shoes! I adore them! In side the trailer, when the girl jumps out of the bushes and holds up a branch to her head! LOL

kbrebes at aol dot com

Gayle said...

This sounds like such a fun story! I think my favorite part of the trailer is where one of the girls is trying to steal something out of the kitchen when her friend reminds her they're under "white flag" but she takes it anyway. I also loved the jumping out of the bushes part at the end. :-)
bgh (at) byu (dot) net

Wendy Swore said...

I love the cars parking to blog his car. It looks like an awesome book that should be a movie too!
Great job!
mrs dot farmgirl at gmail dot com

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Review Disclaimer: Sometimes a book I review has been sent to me for free by a publisher or an author. This in no way effects my review, which is my own opinion about whether the book was a good read for me, fit my tastes, and if I would recommend it to others. Other than possibly a free book, I am not compensated in any way for posting a review.