Sunday, April 20

Promo Week!

Hey Everyone-

In light of it being promo week and all, I thought I’d blog about my May release, CRUELSUMMER. It's the story of Colby Catherine Cavendish, a 17 year old girl on the verge of the best summer of her life, when her parents decide to divorce and ship her off to live on a tiny Greek island with her “crazy” aunt. And just when it seems her summer couldn’t get any worse, Colby meets a cute Greek local—and everything changes . . .


The story is told in letters, journals, and blog entries, and it was really fun to write as it allowed me to relive all those years I lived on the Greek island of Mykonos, remembering all of the things I loved about it—


as well as the things I, well, didn’t.



It’s a fun summer read about an unforgettable romance, and if you want to read an excerpt click HERE or to pre-order a copy click HERE or HERE, or to download some cool CRUEL SUMMER or SAVING ZOE wallpaper, click HERE.

Or simply watch this book trailer:

video

And for those of you who’d like to win an advanced reading copy—just leave me a comment between now and May 26, and I will compile the names, toss them into a hat, and pick one at random. If you’d like a bookmark, CRUEL SUMMER on one side, SAVING ZOE on the other, or a signed bookplate- just send a self addressed stamped envelope to:

Alyson Noel

14 Monarch Bay Plaza, #186

Monarch Beach, CA 92629

Oh, and one last thing, I recently learned that SAVING ZOE is a finalist in the National Reader’s Choice Awards—yippee!

Happy Sunday!

Alyson

51 comments:

trudeau1031 said...

I love Alyson Noel !!!


Brittany =)

Alyson Noel said...

Waving to Brittany!!!
Thanks!
:-D

Reviewer X said...

Hey Alyson!!

Please enter me :) I'll blog about this on my next compilation of Young Adult Weekly (Fridays) on Reviewer X. God knows I wanna read your latest :)

Steph

Chelsie said...

Sooo looking forward to Cruel Summer =D

Te amo,
Chelsie

Marlayne said...

consider me entered : )
Your book covers are lovely!

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included for the draw!

Alyson Noel said...

Hello to Reviewer X, Chelsie, Marlayne, tetewa--
Noted--you are officially entered!
Thanks for stopping by!

The Story Siren said...

enter me please!!

Caryn said...

Several years in Greece? That sounds fascinating. Glad you were able to turn it into a novel. :-) And I loved the book trailer.

Reviewer X said...

OMG I didn't read the entry carefully enough the first time around. I'm Greek!! My relatives say Mykonos is BEAUTIFUL! I would looove to go there someday!

Yeah, okay, this book is officially on my Must Get list :D

- Steph

Meredith said...

Contests are fun. Enter me please!

Alyson Noel said...

Hellos to:
Story Siren- done!

Caryn- It was AWESOME! And I also used the experience in my adult novel, FLY ME TO THE MOON. (I'm all about recycling!)

Reviewer X- Ya Sou! Your relatives are right-- Mykonos is DREAMY! Though CRUEL SUMMER mostly takes place in Tinos.

Hi Meredith-- You're in!

kourtnay325 said...

You're New Book sounds Amazing and I can't wait to read it! :]
I fell in Love with 'Saving Zoe' and I know I'll like this one just as much!

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Kourtnay!
Thanks so much!
And thanks for stopping by!

Breanna said...

Please enter me in the drawing to win a copy, I'd love to read it. =) Thanks!

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Tasha said...

Wow! Your book sounds fabulous. I would love to win a copy. It is so cool that you actually visited Greece in order to help with your writing of this book. I'm insanely jealous:)

Gerb said...

Yay! Congratulations on the Readers' Choice Awards finaling! Very cool.

I can't wait for CRUELSUMMER. I've always wanted to visit Greece.

Alyson Noel said...

Waving to Breanna!

Hi Tasha- Well, I actually lived in Greece long before I started writing--but going there for further research is a GREAT idea!

Hi Gerb- Thanks! And yes, you should go--Greece is beautiful!

keri mikulski :) said...

What a gorgeous view.. Can't wait to read Cruel Summer! Have a great week, Alyson.

Keri :)

bevrosenbaum said...

Congrats--great cover! I could use a few years on a Greek Island about now...

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Keri and Bev-
Yup, it's really pretty over there!

Shelli said...

Congratulations on being a finalist for the Nat. Reader's Choice Awards!

Wendy Toliver said...

Yay! Congrat's for your award for Saving Zoe. So well deserved. And Cruel Summer sounds great! Can't wait to read it.

Alyson Noel said...

Waving to Shelli and Wendy--
Thanks so much!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh yay!! Definitely enter me. Sounds great. :)
Congrats on your other book as well.

-Lauren

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Shooting Stars (Lauren)!
Consider yourself entered!
Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Love the trailer! :)

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Jessica-
Thanks!

Sara Hantz said...

Can't wait to read Cruel Summer. I'm not surprised Saving Zoe is a finalist, it's an awesome book.

I've just read Kiss and Blog... LOVED it!!!

Amanda Ashby said...

Goodness, I've somehow managed to miss 2 TFC posts! Anyway, how exciting that your new book is almost out. Everytime I see the title I keep getting that Bananarama song in my head (which you're probably sick of people telling you that by now, but it's such a cool song that I had to mention it!!!!)

susanhatler said...

Fun trailer. Can't wait to read the book. I spent a few days on Mykonos back in college. SUCH a beautiful island. Also, congrats on Saving Zoe! :-)

Melissa Walker said...

I love summer romance reads, especially when they come with a little depth. Can't wait!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Sara- Aw, thanks mam! Can't wait to meet you in SF!

Hi Amanda- I still love that song--viva Bananarama!

Susan-- We must meet up and swap Mykonos stories someday!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Melissa-
Yup, it's definitely a summer romance!

The Book Muncher said...

ooh la la. please enter me :D

Anonymous said...

i would love to be entered :D
-Samantha

Alyson Noel said...

Bookmuncher and Samantha--
Thanks for stopping by! You've officially been entered!

Tempestt said...

Can't wait to read Cruel Summer, please enter me!

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Tempestt-
Consider yourself entered!

paperxxflowers said...

awesome! Please enter me!!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey there paperxxflowers-- you're in! Thanks for stopping by~

Alea said...

I'd love to enter! There's something about books written through letters, blog posts, etc that i really like!

chatteringbee said...

oooh! I'd love to be entered...I loved saving Zoe :D

ambeen said...

Please enter me in the contest!

Alyson Noel said...

Alea- I know I really like books like that too, that's why I wrote one! One of my favorites is- THE TRUE AND OUTSTANDING ADVENTURES OF THE HUNT SISTERS- both hilarious and heartbreaking!

Chatteringbee-- Thank you!

Ambeen- You're in, thanks for dropping by!

Alea said...

Alyson-
Oh yes I'd forgotten that the True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters was like that. Have you read Love, Rosie? It's a sweet book :)

Hope. said...

I'm so looking forward to this book. I read Saving Zoe a few weeks ago and loved it. [:

hope.

Reader Rabbit said...

xD i'm really looking foward to it!

Heather♥ said...

This book sounds so good! I want to read it.

(Plenty of Paper Reviews)

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Alea-- Haven't read LOVE ROSIE, but I'll certainly look for it now--thanks for the tip!

Hi Hope- Thanks so much!

Hey there ReaderRabbit- Thanks for stopping by!

Hey Heather- You're officially entered too!