Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Twisted Tour Day Three!

I'm really excited to get to participate in the TWISTED Tour for Gena Showalter's new release! Today is my stop, so welcome to anyone who might be new to this blog!

And if you're new to Gena's YA books, here's…

twisted_cover_small-2011-08-24-10-03.jpgThe 411 on TWISTED: His vampire girlfriend might have brought him back to life, but he's never felt more out of control. There's a darkness within him, something taking over…changing him. Worse, because he was meant to die, death now stalks him at every turn. Any day could be his last.

Once upon a time, the three souls trapped inside his head could have helped him. He could have protected himself. But as the darkness grows stronger, the souls grow weaker—just like his girlfriend. The more vampire Aden becomes, the more human Victoria becomes, until everything they know and love is threatened.

Life couldn't get any worse. Could it?

 







TWISTED Tour Author Quiz: When I Was a Teen…

 1.What did you do during your “Best Night Ever” as a teen?
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My Senior Prom Photo. 
My best night ever? I had a lot of great nights, and the funny thing is, the ones I remember best aren't centered around a big event but just… hanging out with my friends and being silly. Take my Senior Prom, for example. It SHOULD have been the Best. Night. Ever. I had a gorgeous dress, that I'd designed and made with my mom. AND, I was going with my good "friend." By which I mean the guy with whom I was friends despite having a crazy crush on him even though he was totally not interested in me that way. He'd graduated the year before, so he was OMG in college. And on the swim team. But I'd gotten a terrible sunburn the weekend before, and I'd reached the itchy peel stage, just in time for the fancy dress. (Also, did I mention the unrequited crush?)


2. What musical act topped the charts?
I'll tell you what toped MY charts was LOVE SHACK, by the B-52's, and to this day I cannot sit still when it comes on. It's, like, the law or something.

3. What was your favorite outfit to wear then that totally mortifies you now?
All jeans were Mom Jeans: high waisted and unflattering. I went through a torn sweatshirt phase. And the blazer with the pushed up sleeves. Oh, and I had an asymmetrical haircut at one point, too. It was kind of punk rock, though, so not so bad as all that.

4.What was the most overused expression by you and your friends?
"Awesome." It's STILL my most overused word.

5. What did you think you would be when you “grew up?”
A writer! Even though my high school guidance counselor told me that was unrealistic because my spelling was so bad. (She predated spell check. And, you know, ball point pens.)

So, here's the official contest deets:



How do you define the “Best Night Ever?” Does going on a mini shopping spree for a chic new outfit, dinner out with your bestie and seeing your favorite music act live in concert sound like it would do the trick? If so, read on!

To celebrate the release of, TWISTED, the third book in her Intertwined series featuring Aden Stone, Gena Showalter is rocking out with her author buds on The TWISTED Tour. The tour spans almost two weeks and 11 author websites, including this one, from August 22nd through September 2nd. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded all the essentials for a perfect night out, including:

- $250 Ticketmaster Gift Card
- $100 American Eagle Outfitters Gift Card
- $100 Visa Gift Card for Dinner
- Glam Urban Decay Makeup Gift Set

A Second Prize winner will receive an autographed set of Gena’s Intertwined series, including INTERTWINED, UNRAVELED and TWISTED.

HOW TO PLAY: Visit www.knightagency.net/twistedtour.php and check the tour schedule. Visit the sites of each author on their assigned tour date and locate the concert ticket image.

At the end of the tour, fill out the form on the aforementioned TWISTED Tour contest webpage by matching the images you found to the authors’ websites that they were located on before Sunday, September 4th at 11:59pm ET. The winners will be randomly drawn and notified on or around September 9th, 2011.

Good Luck & ROCK ON!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Movie Monday: 80's Vintage

Okay, so at ArmadilloCon this coming weekend, I'm leading a panel about 80's SF/F movies, which I totally volunteered for, because there are some amazingly awesome (and awesomely awful) science fiction and fantasy movies in the 80's. It was the advent of computer animation, the Sword and Sorcerer epic, and when we first met the Terminator, and Ellen Ripley uttered the immortal words "Get away from her, you bitch!"

For me and my friends, and SOME of my readers, these are also the first science fiction movies we saw. Even if I wasn't old enough to see some of them in the movie theater, because of the VCR and cable TV, I got to see them at home, as long as I didn't tell my mom they were R rated.

So I thought I'd ask you guys, so I can have a list of not just MY favorites. What are YOUR favorite science fiction and fantasy movies from the 80's? How do they hold up? Anything you loved as a kid that makes you howl with laughter now?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Review Link-a-rama (Bookanistas)

Hey super friends. I'm home from Minnesota (fabulous time, fantastic weather, very long drive). Diving straight into writing, plus I've got a bunch of events still this month. So it's going to be awhile before I can do another Bookanista post, but I'll try and remember to link to the other fantastic recommendations out there.

Plus, if you're a writer, you might want to check out Write On Con. It's an ONLINE (and free) Writer's Conference. I contributed a video last year (that's still archived, I believe) and there are even more fantastic posts and videos about writing, revising, and making your book awesome.

So here you go. Cool stuff for readers and writers (and both). More from me soon.

WE INTERRUPT THIS BOOKANISTA BROADCAST…to celebrate WRITE ON CON!  For some fun writer insights and pep talks, click along to…
Christine Fonseca , Beth Revis , Jessi Kirby and Stasia Ward Kehoe

And, we know you MUST have your Thursday Bookanista reviews so here you go!
Veronica Rossi loves Legend
Shana Silver serves up a Maureen Johnson double feature of The Last Little Blue Envelope & The Name of the Star
Scott Tracey  is awed by Anna Dressed in Blood
Bethany Wiggins howls over How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend
Carrie Harris is in a frenzy over Stupid Fast
Gretchen McNeil  is spellbound by Witch Eyes
Carolina Valdez Miller  and Shelli Johannes-Wells are passionate about Possess
Matt Blackstone blogs From Bedside

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

WUSRCM?

I'm leaving in the morning for a road trip to Minnesota. Yes, another trip. This one is personal (with one side trip to someplace that appears in the next book). Mom and I are heading up to the First Ever Boonaker family reunion. We've got relatives coming from Canada and the Netherlands and everything.

And Mom and I are driving up from Texas. No planes, no trains, just one VW and a lot of snacks.

Here's Mom's contribution to the car snacks:

Zone protein bars, three varieties.
Raw almonds.
Annie's organic graham cracker bunnies.
Green tea, with tea kettle.

Here's my contribution:

Sour Gummi Worms, one package
Twizzlers, one package (even though I vowed it would be a lot time before I ate them again after the HP Movie Marathon)
Gummi Cola Bottles, two bags.
Coke, six pack.
Chex Mix, three bags, three varieties.

Oh, and red pepper hummus and pretzel chips.

If you want to follow the fun, follow my Tweets (@rclementmoore) or Facebook or my Tumblr, which is pretty much just places I go (and apparently things I eat).

And yes, I will be working on my book while on this trip. And nope, I'm not going to tell you which location will be in it, though it will be part of the travel blog.

We've been trying to come up with a name for this trip. So far people have suggested:

Beat the Heat
Operation: Escape the heat
The Reunion Tour

Personally, after I just marked the route on the map, I think I should call it Where in the World is Rosemary Clement-Moore. (Or WWRCM for short.) Though I guess it would be Where in the US is RCM. (WUSRCM?)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August EVENTS!

Here's where I'll be in August! Stop by and say "Hi!"

August 6th: Barnes and Noble in Hurst (near the North East Mall). Booksigning from 2 - 4 pm. Stop in and say 'hi'!

August 20: Murder by the Book in Houston. Booksigning starting at 4:30 pm. (Follow that link to email them to order a signed copy, which I'll personalize while I'm there! Cool, huh?)

August 26-28: ArmadilloCon in Austin, TX.

In between I will be working like crazy on my next book. Oh, and I'm going to Minnesota somewhere in there. But that's a family reunion. But you never know where you may spot me on the way!

Not going to be in Texas any time soon? Check out this interview on VOYA's webpage. Thanks to Stacey Heyman for asking me great questions about all my books. If you want the inside scoop, it's there!