Monday
Jan062014

February Tour Dates!

I’m so excited to be touring this February when Vengeance is published, and even more excited to be teaming up with a bunch of wonderful authors along the way! First, I’ll be joining fellow Bloomsbury author, Robin Benway, for events in California, Arizona, and Texas:

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7pm
Barnes & Noble, Huntington Beach (with Robin Benway)
Bella Terra
7881 Edinger Ave. #110
Huntington Beach, CA

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 7pm
CHANGING HANDS (with Robin Benway)
6428 S McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7pm
BLUE WILLOW BOOKSHOP (with Robin Benway)
14532 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77079

Then, back home to celebrate the release of Vengeance locally:

Saturday, Feb. 15th at 3pm
BARNES & NOBLE – BIRKDALE VILLAGE
Huntersville, NC 

And then I’ll be joining authors Robin Constantine, Megan Shepherd, and Kasie West for THE LOVESTRUCK TOUR around the Southeast!

What is it?

February is the month of love, and we love books! We are four young adult authors from across the country touring the Southeast to talk books, writing, and how we fell in love with literature. Our books range from contemporary to thriller to historical to paranormal, but each has a dose of love, whether it be first kisses, star-crossed, or doomed romance. We want to share our passion for books with you!

Where are the tour stops?

February 19, 7pm--Malaprop's Bookstore
Asheville, NC
Free & open to the public.

February 20, 7pm--Quail Ridge Books
Raleigh, NC
Free & open to the public.

February 21, 7pm--Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC
Free & open to the public.

February 22, 4pm--Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC
**This is a ticketed event.** Advance tickets cost $15 (more at the door) but can be redeemed for $15 off any purchase of our books. So, essentially, this is just an RSVP system for the bookstore so they know how many to prepare for.

February 24, 7pm--Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA
This event is free and open to the public. Store policy is to get in the signing line, you must purchase at least one book from the bookstore. (You can bring more books from home for us to sign, as long as you buy at least one at the store.)

 

AND, AS A BONUS, ENTER TO WIN SIGNED COPIES OF EACH OF OUR BOOKS!

Hope to see you at an event this February! 

(PS – I'm sending out Vengeance bookmarks this month. If you’d like some, fill out the form here!)

Thursday
Jan022014

Vengeance Bookmarks & 2014 Updates

Bookmarks! Events! Happy New Year!

Hello, 2014. Nice to see you there.

First... upcoming events! I’m thrilled to be heading to YAK Fest in Texas on January 25th, and I’ll also be going on tour for Vengeance in February (details coming very soon)!

The local book launch for Vengeance will be: Saturday, February 15th, 3pm, at the Birkdale Barnes & Noble (Huntersville, NC). If you’re in the area, I hope you can make it!

Next up… Vengeance bookmarks and bookplates! Here they are:

(UK - purple; US - blue)

To ring in the New Year, and to celebrate the fact that Vengeance will be published next month (Feb. 4th in the US; Feb. 13th in the UK), I’ll be sending these out during the next few weeks.

Planning to read Vengeance? Want a bookmark? Fill out the form below. And please include any special requests in the “notes” section (if you work in a library/school/bookstore and would like more than one; if you’d like them signed). 

Open to US/UK/Canada

Wishing you all the best for 2014!

Tuesday
Oct222013

About VENGEANCE (and a giveaway!)

Hello there! My next book, VENGEANCE, is set to be published on February 4, 2014 (and is now available for pre-order at Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Amazon, & Books-A-Million).

A few quick facts about VENGEANCE:

*It’s the sequel to FRACTURE

*It takes place about 8 months after the events in FRACTURE

*It’s told from Decker’s point of view

And here’s the US cover for it!

I feel so lucky—I really love all the covers for my books. And I especially love how this really captures the atmosphere of the book. Falcon Lake plays a big role in the story again, and I adore how the lake is on both covers.

From the jacket (WARNING: there are FRACTURE spoilers below, for those who haven’t read it yet):

Falcon Lake will have its vengeance.

When everyone thought Delaney was going to die, Decker made a bargain. Anyone but her. Everyone but her.

He never realized someone might actually be listening.

Carson pulled Delaney out of the frozen water of Falcon Lake, and he died on the side of the road with his mouth pressed to hers. Troy tried to recreate Delaney’s accident, and the lake took him instead. All the talk about a curse doesn’t shake Decker, until yet another unthinkable tragedy strikes and there’s just too much coincidence and death for Decker to take . . . and too much anger.

Because Delaney knew it was coming, and she never said a word. Falcon Lake still has a hold on them both, and Decker can’t forgive Delaney until he knows why.

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For UK friends:

VENGEANCE is scheduled to be published there on February 13th. It’s going to have a different cover in the UK, where there will also be a new cover for FRACTURE to go along with it. I think they're absolutely gorgeous. Here they are, side-by-side:

 

And now, for the giveaway!

I have, in my possession, advanced copies of VENGEANCE. To enter, just share this post wherever you’d like (twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, blog, etc). Share more places to be entered more times. Open internationally, runs through November 5th. 

Please fill out the form below for the chance to win a signed ARC of VENGEANCE.

(PS – for people in the US and Canada, Bloomsbury is also running an ARC giveaway on Goodreads)

CONTEST NOW CLOSED 

Tuesday
Apr302013

A New Book Deal!

I’m so excited to share some book news today!

Here’s the official announcement from Publishers Marketplace:

Children's: Young Adult
FRACTURE and HYSTERIA author Megan Miranda's AFTERLIFE, set in a world in which soul-fingerprinting is a reality, and about a girl who escapes after spending her whole life imprisoned for crimes her past-self committed, uncovering clues only she can decipher and which raise questions about who she was and is and whether she's fated to repeat the past, again to 
Emily Easton at Walker Children's and Rebecca McNally at Bloomsbury UK Children's, in a very nice deal, for publication in Winter 2015, by Sarah Davies at the Greenhouse Literary Agency (World English). Foreign: info@rightspeople.com 

I am so thrilled to be working with my editor and the entire team at Bloomsbury/Walker Books for Young Readers again! And a huge thanks, as always, to my fantastic agent, Sarah Davies!

More soon!

Wednesday
Apr032013

YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! (This hunt officially begins Thursday, 12pm Pacific Time) This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author (from me, this will be a deleted scene from Hysteria), you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM--but there is also a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five signed books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!). 

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, April 7th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

SCAVENGER HUNT POST

Today, I'm hosting Rachel Harris on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! 

 As a teen, Rachel Harris threw raging parties that shook her parents’ walls and created embarrassing fodder for future YA novels. As an adult, she reads and writes obsessively, rehashes said embarrassing fodder, and dreams up characters who become her own grown up version of imaginary friends. 

When not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, she homeschools her two beautiful girls and watches reality television with her amazing husband. She's the author of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, and her debut adult romance, Taste the Heat.

Find out more at Rachel's website!

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Alessandra D’Angeli is in need of an adventure. Tired of her sixteenth-century life in Italy and homesick for her time-traveling cousin, Cat, who visited her for a magical week and dazzled her with tales of the future, Alessandra is lost. Until the stars hear her plea.

One mystical spell later, Alessandra appears on Cat’s Beverly Hills doorstep five hundred years in the future. Surrounded by confusing gadgets, scary transportation, and scandalous clothing, Less is hesitant to live the life of a twenty-first century teen…until she meets the infuriating—and infuriatingly handsome—surfer Austin Michaels. Austin challenges everything she believes in…and introduces her to a world filled with possibility.

With the clock ticking, Less knows she must live every moment of her modern life while she still can. But how will she return to the drab life of her past when the future is what holds everything she’s come to love?

You can pre-order at Amazon, B&N, or IndieBound!

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The hunt is now over!

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BONUS PRIZE

I'm also giving away an additional prize right here: signed copies of FRACTURE & HYSTERIA!

Contest now closed. (Winner: Ali Kiki)

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Tera Lynn Childs!