One of my favorite new YA series is the Firelight series by author Sophie Jordan. Vanish just hit shelves from Harper Teen on September 6th. If you haven’t checked them out yet they are an excellent read! Learn more at http://sophiejordan.net/
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Today we received the newly released book trailer for…
by Abra Ebner
Hardcover, 225 pages
Published June 1st 2011
by Crimson Oak Publishing
Samantha was born on a full moon to a mother already dead. Revived by doctors and given to her unloving father, Samantha was raised a cursed child, her only friend the ghost of her mother who speaks to her through keys that open a secret box Sam hides under her bed.
From the inside out, Sam burns with life, a fire so vivid it keeps her peers at a distance, all except one. Leith, a quiet farm boy with a broken heart and demons of his own, enjoys the seclusion his classmates grant him, but the seclusion is all too familiar to Sam, drawing her interest.
For the first time in their lives, fate pushes them together, but when their worlds collide…fires burn.
Ladybird, Ladybird’s target market is Young Adult ages 13 and up. The setting for this book is rural, country America, a part of our nation that has changed little in the last fifty years, and a place the author, Abra Ebner, calls home. The country feel of this book melds well with late summer/harvest reads going into the fall holidays. Ladybird is a Paranormal/Ghost Romance with turbulent, yet poetic undertones. It will be released in Hardcover in September and E-Book this week (Nook, Kindle, iBooks). Hardcover Books will be available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and independant retailers, and are currently available for pre-order.
The Giveaway: As part of the Book Trailer and E-Book Release, they will be giving away five $50 American Express gift cards. Please provide your contact information to be entered in the giveaway. To be eligible for an additional entry, please re-tweet our contest phrase from your Twitter account.
Please remember to enter the name of our blog. (Fire and Ice) You may enter this contest twice by filling out the form and also re-tweeting our contest phrase. So head on over and fill out the form and be sure to tell them we sent you. They will be accepting entries until Friday, September 23rd at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Good Luck!
Lia and Dimitri
To view all of the COF trailer photos taken by Heather Gardner Photography visit my Smug Mug Galleries. Learn more about the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy on Michelle Zink’s website. Circle of Fire is currently number 20 on the Goodreads most popular books of August. Congrats Michelle! And be sure to check out the teaser and full length COF trailers now on You Tube.
My next step was casting the four main characters of the book. One of my awesome author friends, Sheralyn Pratt referred me to a local talent agency KnightStarTalent where I found everyone expect for Alice. Our James brought her with him to the shoot.
Lia (Analisa) photo courtesy Crave photography
Once the main four were cast I started collaborating with Michelle on costumes. She said. “Circle of Fire “is set in 1892. I try to counteract the Victorian prejudice by making all the Prophecy stuff pretty and just a little bit sexy.” My first trip to the local thrift store was for clothes for the extra characters in the book who would be in several of the scenes. I tried to find things with lace ribbons and taffeta, velour, high buttoned boots and embroidery.
I had a blast shopping and when we had a full set of costumes I did a test shoot with two of my neighbors plus the daughter of another local author Marie Higgins . She was kind enough to take some photos of me shooting and post them on her site.
And here’s some of my favorites I took away from our day.
Our next shoot was a Masquerade Ball with the entire cast. My fellow photography friend Lesli Jenks Groves of Haven Rock Photography came along as a second and as Aunt Virginia. The masks added a dramatic effect that really fits the Victorian and Gothic moods. I used these galleries on Flickr as an inspiration for some of the shots.
Special thanks to Hailey Gardner for bringing several of her friends to fill in as Brigid and Helene, Ashley Dickman for playing Sonia, Katie Bowen for standing in as Luisa and Meg Kavanagh for playing Helene. All in all, we had 15 actors and models working on the set.
A Very Happy Book Birthday to
Circle of Fire
Prophecy of the Sisters #3
by Michelle Zink
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 3, 2011
by Little Brown and Company
With time dwindling but her will to end the Prophecy stronger than ever, Lia sets out on a journey to find the remaining keys, locate the missing pages of the Prophecy, and convince her sister Alice to help–or risk her life trying. Lia has her beloved Dimitri by her side, but Alice has James, the man who once loved her sister–and maybe still does. James doesn’t know the truth about either sister, or the prophecy that divides them. And Alice intends to keep it that way.There are some secrets sisters aren’t meant to share. Because when they do, it destroys them. This stunning conclusion to Michelle Zink’s Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy will make saying good-bye bittersweet for readers
I have been waiting forever for this release so I can finally unveil the custom photos I took for author Michelle Zink. So without further ado…
Head on over to my site at Heather Gardner Photography for a look at all the photos taken for Circle of Fire .
Then be sure to stop by Michelle Zink’s site .
Special thanks to Michelle and her family for all of their hard work and for letting me have so much fun with some amazing models and wardrobes!
Myra McEntire also has a huge prize pack giveaway on her site including:
Prize #1: A signed, finished copy of HOURGLASS and an iPod Shuffle loaded with the HOURGLASS playlist! (Or a $50 Visa Giftcard!)
Prize #2: A signed, finished copy of HOURGLASS and a character named after you in book two!
Prize #3: A signed HOURGLASS poster and sweet varied author swag, including signed bookplates from Tessa Gratton, Julie Kagawa, Brenna Yovanoff, Beth Revis and more!
To enter to win head on over to her site and follow the directions. Only 2 days 15 hours 25 minutes until Hourglass hits the shelves 🙂
A full trailer will be released August 2nd, the day before the book, the third in her Prophecy of the Sisters series hits shelves. So stay tuned! A huge thanks to Michelle and her children for all the work they put into this project, to my amazing models and to Little Brown publishing.
To celebrate the teaser trailer release I’m giving away an exclusive Michelle Zink Prophecy of the Sisters wristband and 8×12 signed trailer still photo of your choice from the four in the collage below. Simply comment on this post to enter. Giveaway ends July 5, 2011.
Our Photography Friday is an awesome Circle Of Fire giveaway prize package done in connection with author Michelle Zink. We are releasing two more of our photo stills from the Circle of Fire book trailer here on Facebook and giving them away to you! One lucky Fire and Ice reader will receive:
a signed 8×12 Circle of Fire photo from Heather Gardner Photography
a signed copy of both Prophecy of the Sisters and Guardian at the Gate,
and a postcard with a personal message from author Michelle Zink.
Be sure to head on over to Michelle Zink’s blog later today for one more chance to enter! She is amazing to work with and has generously donated this prize pack in celebration of book #3 in the Prophecy of Sisters trilogy, Circle of Fire to be released in August 2011 by Little Brown. Here’s the CoF summary from Goodreads:
With time dwindling but her will to end the Prophecy stronger than ever, Lia sets out on a journey to find the remaining keys, locate the missing pages of the Prophecy, and convince her sister Alice to help–or risk her life trying. Lia has her beloved Dimitri by her side, but Alice has James, the man who once loved her sister–and maybe still does. James doesn’t know the truth about either sister, or the prophecy that divides them. And Alice intends to keep it that way. There are some secrets sisters aren’t meant to share. Because when they do, it destroys them. This stunning conclusion to Michelle Zink’s Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy will make saying good-bye bittersweet for readers.
AHHHHHH… I can not wait!
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny – one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.