Monday, December 23, 2013

Monday Mishmash 12/23/13


Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts.
  1. Christmas  I'm hosting Christmas on Wednesday, so my Wednesday blog post will be nothing more than a Merry Christmas wish to those who celebrate. See you Friday.
  2. Editing  I'm booked through January with client edits. One of my New Year's Resolutions will definitely be to make more time to write while I'm working on edits. I need to balance the two better instead of doing one or the other.
  3. The Labyrinth Wall Challenge:  
    Welcome to The Labyrinth Challenge! This is a cover reveal event celebrating Young Adult Author Emilyann Girdner’s upcoming book, The Labyrinth Wall. What’s the big challenge? It’s to hop around to all sites participating in the event (site links are listed at the bottom of this post) and count how many character quotes are from the main character, Araina. Circle back to Anything Imagined and comment saying how many Araina quotes were posted during the hop. Emilyann will wait to randomly select a winner from the comments on December 23rd at noon (Eastern Standard time). The winner will receive a $15 electronic Starbucks giftcard (just in time for the holidays).

    The Labyrinth Wall Character Quote:
    “Reality worked its way into my dreams where it wasn’t welcome.” ~Saige

    Without further delay, let’s kick off the book cover reveal and learn more about The Labyrinth Wall…




    The tale of a young woman who discovers that although labyrinth walls confine her and her enemies try to repress her, the power of hope can set her free…

    Araina’s isolated teenage life is forever altered when she witnesses a man emerge through a rippling wall into the dark labyrinth she calls home. As a result of the stranger’s arrival, Araina’s Creators have unleashed a series of magical attacks using the labyrinth against its inhabitants. Now Araina must decide if she will trust potentially deceitful allies in order to reach safety on the other side of the labyrinth wall.

    Release Date:
    Ebook: January 2nd 2014 - Amazon (Free download Jan 2nd - 6th 2014)
    Paperback: January through Barnes & Noble and Amazon

    Excerpt:
    (Find a different excerpt at each blog participating in this event)

    Abruptly, a piercing sound fills the air. Our hands swarm to cover our ears and muffle it. Paralyzed and dizzy, I drop to the ground fearfully. The ringing is coming from the direction of the castle. The sound diminishes as quickly as it came.
    The ground shakes, causing the walls to seem as if they waver. Grinding and hissing noises unexplainably overcome the labyrinth. I shrink cowardly to the wall, bracing myself defensively against it for support.
    As I turn to check on Korun and Rase who were a few feet behind me, the sounds subside. Before my eyes settle on them, sudden pain engulfs me. Horrible anguish consumes me. It feels like a thousand swords submerge into my back and under my legs all at once. That’s the last thing I remember or feel.


    The Labyrinth Wall Arcade Game: can you help Araina escape the labyrinth?

 

To subscribe for more updates, play games, and grab goodies (some are FREE), visit www.thelabyrinthwall.com!


Don’t forget to hop around to all the participating sites, count Araina’s quotes and comment how many you found on Anything Imagined (Emilyann’s website) for a chance to win that $15 Starbucks giftcard J

The Labyrinth Challenge Sites:

That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

27 comments:

  1. Happy Christmas, Kelly!!! Hope 2014 is as successful as last year. We \re going over to DD for Christmas, so shall be cooking-free for the first time ever! Love to Ayla!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Carol. I'm glad you get the day off from cooking. My husband cooks on Christmas so even though we are hosting, I still get the day off. :)

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  2. Merry Christmas, Kelly. That book looks interesting!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too, Lisa! Glad you liked The Labyrinth Wall.

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    2. Thank you, Lisa, for your kind words about The Labyrinth Wall. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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  3. Hey Kelly,

    Good for you that you've already nailed down a resolution. That's a great goal and I know you'll get there.

    Thank you so much for posting about The Labyrinth Wall. Your support means so much and I'm glad you could work it in.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas =)

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    1. It's definitely something I need to work on, so I figured it would be a good resolution for 2014.

      You're very welcome, Emilyann. Happy to help promote your book. :)

      Merry Christmas!

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  4. It's a lot of work putting a holiday meal together! If I could help you wash some of the dishes, I would, LOL :-)

    Enjoy it, Kelly and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    1. I rarely use my dishwasher, but I always use it on Christmas. With 13 people, you need to use a dishwasher. lol

      Merry Christmas to you and your family, Faith!

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  5. Loved that quote. Hope you have an awesome Christmas!

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  6. Emilyann has such a unique premise for her book and great launch ideas! Wishing her much success.

    Editing and writing are hard to balance. I've managed to overbook myself with crits and things until mid-January! Oops. Good luck with you scheduling, Kelly!

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    1. I don't know how I overbooked myself like this. And with Christmas prep, I've gotten nothing else done for the past three days.

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    2. Thank you Lexa =) Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

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  7. Have a wonderful Christmas. We having it at home and feeding the in-laws. Really looking forward to it.

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    1. You too, Fi! We will have a full house, but usually everyone is gone around 4pm to go to other places, so then it's just us after that, which is a nice balance.

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  8. The Labyrinth game looks fun. yes, the balance between doing editing jobs and your own writing can be a tricky one. Happy Holidays.

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  9. Good luck with the balancing and hosting Christmas, Kelly! I wish you and your family an endearing holiday filled with warmth, laughter, joy and love!

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    1. Thank you, Gina! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  10. Merry Christmas! I am glad you are allowing yourself a day off! (Relatively!)

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  11. Merry Christmas! Hope Santa is good to you. :D

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