I mean, "Hey! Guess what day it is!" ;-)
At long last, I'm delighted to be celebrating the release of my debut YA, The Cinderella Society. When I was planning what to do on launch day, the first thing that came to mind was celebrating with my author buds here on TFC. They've been with me from the start (and some of them have been with me since long before I sold!).
So here we are on release day, ready to celebrate. How? By giving away free stuff, of course! :-)
*** THE BOOK ***
THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY
On shelves... today!
What's a girl to do when the glass slipper fits, but she doesn't want to wear it anymore?
Sixteen year old Jess Parker has always been an outsider. So when she receives an invitation to join The Cinderella Society, a secret society of the most popular girls in school, it's like something out of a fairy tale. Swept up by the Cindys' magical world of makeovers, and catching the eye of her Prince Charming, Jess feels like she's finally found her chance to fit in.
Then the Wickeds--led by Jess's arch-enemy--begin targeting innocent girls in their war against the Cindys, and Jess discovers there's more to being a Cindy than reinventing yourself on the outside. She has unknowingly become part of a centuries-old battle of good vs. evil, and now the Cindys in charge need Jess for a mission that could change everything.
Overwhelmed, Jess wonders if The Cinderella Society made a mistake in choosing her. Is it a coincidence her new boyfriend doesn't want to be seen with her in public? And is this glamorous, secret life even what she wants, or will she risk her own happy ending to live up to the expectations of her new sisters?
*** THE LAUNCH GOODIES ***
To celebrate, I'm giving away two kinds of special The Cinderella Society goodies!
I will be randomly choosing four separate winners, one for each TCS prize in both of the launch games.
Playing along is a breeze!
Choose one game or play both... just respond to each game in its own comment below. (And yes, if you've played the excerpt game on my blog, you can totally share your favorite quote here to play again!)
*** GAME #1 - EXCERPT MANIA ***
Step #1 - Go check out the excerpt of The Cinderella Society
Step #2 - Come back and post your favorite line from the excerpt in the comments of today's post
*** GAME #2 - GIRL POWER QUOTES ***
Step #1 - Share your favorite girl power quote to celebrate The Cinderella Society's girl power creed:
Celebrate your strength - Embrace your future - Be extraordinary
That's it! :-)
I'll be announcing the winner in our Good News Friday feature (since winning a prize is pretty good news, don't you think?). ;-)
Enjoy the free excerpt, good luck playing along, and thanks for helping me celebrate the debut of The Cinderella Society!
PS - And don't forget to join me tonight on Twitter for the official Twitter launch party and more great TCS goodies! #HonoraryCindy is your ticket to the festivities. :-)