Wednesday, June 13, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway!!! Eternal Spring Anthology


Today I am happy to have Juli Alexander with us kicking off a new anthology now available.  I'll let Juli tell you about it below, but it looks like a great collection!


Do you remember having slumber parties when you were in junior high and high school? My
mother was pretty nice about letting me have a lot of girls over. On my birthday, I’d get to
have as many as ten to twelve friends spend the night. Friends from school, the neighborhood,
daughters of friends of my parents’. New friends, old friends, wild friends, shy friends.

I recently found pictures of a bunch of us at my fourteenth birthday party. We’d all done our
hair and smeared on makeup, and dressed up. We had a blast. We spent our night dancing,
talking, giggling, and eating an amount of food no one would have believed was possible.

Eternal Spring is a lot like those parties. Thirteen of us—friends, cyber friends, and friends
of friends—got together with the goal of having fun, enjoying each other’s talent, and sharing
our fun with our readers. Writing teen fiction which ranges from funny to tragic, the thirteen
of us have one thing in common. We love to write teen fiction. We live in different countries
and have a variety of day jobs and differing writing backgrounds. In Eternal Spring, we all put
our best foot forward, some writing stories connected to their novels, others writing about new
characters and new worlds.

We wrote stories for the anthology as a way to give back to our readers. The anthology is free
in ebook format and will remain free. The anthology will be available at all retail outlets in the
next few days. You can read the book on your Mac, PC, iPod, iPad, or smart phone, as well as
on your e-reader.

Here’s the official blurb on the results of our writing party:

Flowers, vacation, baseball, prom…what does spring mean to you? From unicorn hunters and
teenage exorcists to Egyptian princesses and aspiring ballerinas, this collection of thirteen stories
by some of the most exciting authors in Young Adult fiction explores young love and new
beginnings during the most beautiful time of the year.


“Barre Hopping at Midnight” by Amanda Brice
How can aspiring ballerina Dani Spevak concentrate on performing at a spring arts festival when
her not-quite-boyfriend is in town filming the lead in a hot new vampire movie and he was seen
kissing his costar?


“The Vanishing Spring” by Carey Corp
More than a century earlier, Eleanor Quimby tumbled into the water to escape an arranged
marriage and disappeared. But was that the tragic end or a brave new beginning?


“The Princess of Egypt Must Die” by Stephanie Dray
A lonely Princess of Egypt is tempted by a forbidden love and forced to make a heartbreaking
choice that will upend a kingdom and change her forever.


“Spring Perfection” by Leslie DuBois


Star athlete Scott Kincaid is about to make history and pitch a perfect game. But when he
realizes that true perfection lies in the relationship he has with his best friend, Reyna, will he risk
everything in order to keep a promise to her?


“Picture Not Perfect” by Lois Lavrisa
Seventeen-year old Tim wants to go to senior prom. Why doesn't his girlfriend Gabrielle want to
go with him? Is she not who she says she is?


“Potionate Love” by P.R. Mason
Math geek, Tina, has found a way to get the popular jock, Ronny, to fall for her: a love potion.
It'll work unless her best friend Nathan gets in the way.


“1:30, Tour Eiffel” by Jennifer McAndrews
A kiss in the dark will ruin Spring Break and lifelong friendships unless Rachel Healey can
prove she is a pawn in someone else's game.


“Off Balance” by Renee Pace
Jennifer’s secret is big, but she loves Charlie enough to know ending their teenage relationship
will set him free and enable him to join the Army. When Charlie discovers the truth, it’s up to
him to convince Jen their young love was meant to be.


“On a Field, Sable” by Diana Peterfreund
After the shocking events of Ascendant, what awaits the unicorn hunter Melissende Holtz on the
mountaintop where she watched her comrades fall?


“The Language of Flowers” by Rhonda Stapleton
Chrissy, a clerk at her aunt's flower shop, starts getting her own romantic surprises -- flowers
with a special secret meaning. Can she bury her longstanding unrequited crush on her best
friend’s brother to take a chance on mysterious love?


“Dating After Dark (With Clowns)” by Tawny Stokes
All teenage exorcist Caden Butcher wants is a demon-free night to take his new girl to the spring
fair. Is that too much to ask for?


“Sometime” by Alicia Street
Sixteen-year-old mythology buff Terry Conn finally gets the after-school museum job she
wanted so badly, but who knew those ancient dragon figures would dredge up images of a past
she only half-remembered? Or that drool-worthy Jerrod Pierce would be part of it?


“Camp Cauldron” by Juli Alexander
Forced to spend Spring Break as a counselor at a camp for troublesome young witches instead of
drooling over hotties at the beach, Emma relinquishes her hopes for romance. Could the perfect
guy be waiting in the midst of poison ivy, s'mores, elephant trunks, and kangaroo feet?

The production costs involved in the print copy of the anthology prevent us from being able to
offer it for free. However, today, you can enter to win a paperback copy of the anthology right
here!  Just use the Rafflecopter form below.

Official Rules:  Entrants must be 18 years old or older.  Giveaway open to US mailing addresses only.  This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on June 21, 2012.  All entries must be submitted before then.  The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond.  If there is no response, a new winner will be chosen.

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Working on the anthology was a blast for all of us. We hope you will enjoy it!

Links:

Download from Amazon
Dowload from Smashwords
Dowload from Kobo

Catch up with us at these blogs too!

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6/14/2012
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6/15/2012
Honestly YA 



4 comments:

  1. Just want to chime in here and agree that working on this anthology with these amazing women has been marvelous. Imagine being assigned to a "group project" with maybe one good friend in the bunch and some other classmates you know by name but nothing more...then imagine it turning out to be the MOST FUN YOU'VE EVER HAD!! Working on ETERNAL SPRING was like that. Really, go and download it. I swear, there's something in there for every member of the group : )

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  2. Jennifer, you are so right! But I'm thinking annual beach week. :) We really couldn't have asked for a better group. The talent is mind boggling. Now if only they would let us stop dressing alike...

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  3. My favorite part was getting to read other people's stories and being surprised every time!

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  4. I had a slumber party for my fourteenth birthday, too! And being one of the newer YA authors in this anthology, I just want to say how proud I am to be part of this amazing group.

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