Tuesday, April 13

It's the official blog launch party for The Cinderella Society!!

WOOHOO!!!!!!

Ahem.

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!
A glass slipper bookmark



And a miniature glass slipper

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. :-)

Cheers,
Kay

44 comments:

Precious said...

“We can either do this my way, or I can take you down and then we’ll do it my way. The second option is more fun, but I’m feeling generous, so I’ll give you a choice.”

I liked this line. Eventhough it was delivered by the bad girl. :) I could imagine her saying it perfectly.

precious_shusky@yahoo.com

Blodeuedd said...

“News flash: Two losers do not equal a posse.”

Now why did I doo go for the bad girl quote, what a mean girl.

“I would not send a poor girl into the world, ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself .” Anne Bronte :)

blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

Giada M said...

GAME #1 - EXCERPT MANIA

I LOVE the intro!
“There are moments in life when you know things will never be the same. When you’re called to the edge of adventure and given the chance to break free, uninhibited by your past, and claim the life you were meant to live.”

It describes literally how I’m feeling right now, that I could not explain it better.
And I love the entire first chapter!
The miniature glass slipper and bookmark are awesome!*O*
If the giveaway is open to international readers,I would libe to be entered.
Thank you very much!
Greetings from Italy!
Giada


fabgiada @ gmail.com

Giada M said...
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Giada M said...

GAME #2 - GIRL POWER QUOTES

I wake up every day with fear.
I wake up every day with courage.
I wake up every day with sadness.
I wake up every day with hope. Fear of being beaten up again.
Courage to endure this sharp pain and to stand up for what is right.
Sadness for something that never changes even if I fight so hard.
And hope to never break down into pieces.
Still, every day I wake up.


Thank you for this great contest!
Best wishes and congratulations!^O^

Giada M

fabgiada @ gmail.com

Alyson Noel said...

Wo--Hoo--Happy Release Day, Kay!!
:)

Evee A. said...

"When you’re called to the edge of adventure and given the chance to break free, uninhibited by your past, and claim the life you were meant to live."

This sounds real cool.

Evee A. said...

Girl Power Quote
Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece. ~Author Unknown

beautyxinsainty said...

I looked up, waiting for Ryan to turn the corner into the alcove across from mine.
becasue is shows how much she really like ryan. . . but it also makes you think that they could be together.

I love Ryan so it had to be done

beautyxinsainty said...

I looked up, waiting for Ryan to turn the corner into the alcove across from mine.
becasue is shows how much she really like ryan. . . but it also makes you think that they could be together.

I love Ryan so it had to be done

beautyxinsainty said...

as for girl power.

I’d built houses for Habitat for Humanity, ladled out scoops of chili at soup kitchens, and taken countless pictures of abandoned animals to put on local adoption Web sites. I was the quintessential Volunteer Girl. Wasn’t there supposed to be some kind of karmic payback for being a decent person?

aurora M. said...

But right then, being a brainiac was about the only thing I had going. And when the one person who bothers to engage you in conversation is a fortysomething who reads The Calculus News cover to cover, you know you’re inches away from rock bottom on the social barometer.
Havent we all had that experience? haha

aurora M. said...

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. ~Faith Whittlesey
Also classic always fun!
This is for contest#2 Girl quotes!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

I can't wait to buy your book - enjoy every second of Pub Day!

A Fancher said...

"On top of being tortured by She Who Must Not Be Named, the last thing I needed was to draw attention to myself while I clanged around with my locker like Neanderthal Jane."

I love that you called Lexi "She Who Must Not Be Named" and I did the Neanderthal Jane thing to my locker in high school.

A Fancher said...

girl power quote-

Courage, determination, pride...that's what little girls are made of.
-- Author Unknown

Sara Hantz said...

HUGE HUGE HUGE congratulations on your launch........ hope you have a fabulous time. Can't wait to read it!

Liz said...

Game #1
"I’d spent most of my existence so close to the in crowd I could smell their designer perfume, but I had never once crossed the threshold of acceptance. It was like living with your face pressed against the window, your breath steaming up the glass, while the world twirled on without you. If I didn’t love cheering so much, I’d walk away from that window and never look back."

I think this is great because I feel as though a lot of teens feel this way growing up.
Liz lizpatanders(at)gmail(dot)com

Anu said...

1.Everyone around me was either scribbling furiously to finish their advanced algebra final, talking quietly until Mr. Norman gave them dirty looks, or texting each other on cell phones discreetly tucked into pants pockets and Prada totes.
Funny how everyone is cheating :)
2. Don't judge a girl by her makeup

Liz said...

Game #2
All time favorite girl power quote?
"Well behaved women rarely make history."

I love it because it's true!
Liz lizpatanders(at)gmail(dot)com

I Read Banned Books said...

"And when the one person who bothers to engage you in conversation is a fortysomething who reads The Calculus News cover to cover, you know you’re inches away from rock bottom on the social barometer."

WHAT is wrong with the Calculus News? One of my favorite periodicals next to the Trigonometry Tribune and the Integer Inquirer.

Congrats on the book birthday!

~Jen
jenbigheart@yahoo.com

JB said...

"Besides, I was practically a walking, talking stereotype: the cheerleader drooling over the quarterback. Except I wasn’t popular. At least I wasn’t a total cliché."

I love how she mentions that she's not a total cliché. Only a part of it.

joybethlyons (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I don't know the exact quote but it was about Ginger Rogers who danced with Fred Astaire. He always got the attention for his dancing but I love the quote that said something like "Ginger did everything he did only backwards and in high heals". It's that the truth about women!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I also found this passage in the book that I like:

Now, I’m not someone who goes around damaging school property. I’m pretty much the poster child for good girls. But at that point, I had so many emotions clawing their way to the surface that I had no problem whatsoever taking it out on the piece-of-crap locker from hell.

This quote fits me in high school. I was the poster child for "good girls" BUT sometimes I wish I had been allowed to be - well not "bad" - but angry!

chelleyreads said...

girl power quote: (this quote got me through really hard times back in high school)

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt

chelleyreads said...

happy book birthday kay!! :D

Game #1:
i just discovered the cinderella society today (everyone is talking about it on twitter this morning, which is awesome!) but that excerpt left me wanting more! and one particular line struck me...

"Sometimes invisibility is bliss."

bookmakeupreview AT gmail DOT com

Mariah said...

"Now, I’m not someone who goes around damaging school property. I’m pretty much the poster child for good girls. But at that point, I had so many emotions clawing their way to the surface that I had no problem whatsoever taking it out on the piece-of-crap locker from hell. If Satan existed, I’d be pretty sure he, Lexy, and my locker were in cahoots."

i think we all feel similar to this all the time!

a_readers_adventure(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kay Cassidy said...

Precious - That line is pure Lexy, I'm telling you. :-)

Blodeuedd - What a wonderful Bronte quote!

Giada - Thanks for the well wishes and the excerpt cheers! And my goodness, where did you find that quote? It's lovely!

Kay Cassidy said...

Alyson - Thank you so much!

Evee - Glad you like the excerpt! And LOL on the masterpiece quote. :-)

Beautyxinsainty - I totally agree. I have a little writerly crush on Ryan myself. ;-)

jpetroroy said...

My favorite girl power quote is: ""No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Anonymous said...

Game 1: “a bunch of stuck-up divas who wouldn’t know a handspring from a hand-me-down.” this made me laugh hehe

game 2: I am woman!  I am invincible!  I am pooped!  ~Author Unknown


Cassay

Monique said...

my favorit girl power quote iss


"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. ~Anaïs Nin"

Monique said...

and my fave line out of the excerpt iss
"Subtle, my enemies were not."

i loled =)

Vanessa Barneveld said...

Congratulations, Kay! I'm so excited for you.

Love the excerpt, and I can't wait to read the rest of the book.

Gerb said...

Happy release week!!!!!!!

I read The Cinderella Society and loved it.

Go, Kay!

Kay Cassidy said...

Aurora - That is one of my favorite quotes ever! LOVE it. :-)

Lauren - Thanks so much!!

A Fancher - What a great quote that is! And I had a locker like that too, so I had to incorporate it. ;-)

Kay Cassidy said...

Sara - Thank you, sweetie!

Liz - I think most of us feel that way from time to time in our lives. :-) And love that quote!!

Anu - Oh! No one is cheating. The people who are talking quietly have already finished their finals. :-)

Kay Cassidy said...

Jen - LOL!! Do I have to 'fess up to my subscription to Mathletes Monthly? ;-)

JB - So glad you like that snippet! That wasn't in the ARC, so it's something only to be found in the finished book. :-)

Jill - LOVE the Ginger quote! And I think you and I would've been friends in high school. I was very much the same way. :-)

Kay Cassidy said...

Chelley - I think half of my favorite girl power quotes are from Eleanor Roosevelt. Thanks for the book birthday cheers - I hope you enjoy The Cinderella Society!!

Mariah - Do we? I think everyone, even the squeakiest clean teen, has those moments where they just want to go "GRRRR!" at the world. (or at a locker) :-)

Jen - Yay for Eleanor quotes! She was such an inspiration that years later we are still quoting her. :-)

Kay Cassidy said...

Cassay - LOL!!! I totally didn't see pooped coming. Thanks for the laugh!

Monique - What a powerful quote! Love that one.

Vanessa - Thank you, sweetie! :-)

Gerb - Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Hannah S said...

"My yummy Ryan Steele. If only he knew my name."

Those two sentences describe me so well.
My yummy Collin. If only he knew my name. *sigh*
Well actually, Collin does know my name. Only, I doubt he cares. He has too many lovely faces fawning over him as it is... Oh well, life moves on. :)
Anyway, congrats on the release!

Love, Hannah S.

Kay Cassidy said...

Hannah - That is a universal feeling we've all had, I think. :-) Here's hoping the right guy recognizes how fabulous you are!

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Tiffani said...

Dear Kay, congratulations on your book! I love it! Well my favorite girl power quote is:
"A girl without freckles is like a night without stars"
This quote always makes me smile and less insecure.(Especially since I have tons of freckles)