Posts Categorized: paranormalcy

Author Kiersten White Coming To Utah

28 Jul, 2011 by in paranormalcy, provo city library, supernatrually 1 comment

We are excited to announce that YA author Kiersten White will be in Utah next week as part of her Supernaturally Tour. Her first stop is

Tuesday, August 2nd
Provo City Library
at 6:00 pm

Celebrate the release of New York Times bestselling author KIERSTEN WHITE’S newest novel, SUPERNATURALLY!

A limited number of free event tickets will be available to the general public starting on Saturday, July 23 at the Adult Services reference desk.

Tickets will be distributed to all interested patrons, regardless of cardholder status.Questions? Call Courtney at 801-852-7685.

And her second stop is scheduled for The King’s English
Aug 6th 2011 at 2:00 pm
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City,

Kiersten White will read and sign Supernaturally, the second volume in her debut trilogy for young adult readers.

In Supernaturally, a lot has changed in the six months since Evie escaped from the International Paranormal Containment Agency with her shape-shifter boyfriend, Lend. Evie’s not-so-normal past keeps creeping up on her and things get pretty complicated…

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy. Born and raised in Utah, White graduated from BYU. She has one tall husband and two small children and lives near the ocean, where her life is perfectly normal. This abundance of normal led her to a fascination with all things paranormal, including but not limited to vampires, faeries, and pop culture.

Hope to see you there!

Paranormalcy Signing and Giveaway

13 Sep, 2010 by in book giveaway, paranormalcy, the king's english 6 comments

Happy Monday everybody! I have been reading up a storm and have a ton of reviews to write but first a post about the weekend. Saturday I went to the Paranormalcy book signing at the King’s English bookstore with Kiersten White. She is originally from Utah so it was fun to have her introduce some of her friends from her very own High school days, two of whom inspired a scene from Paranormalcy about being blond and needing to wear mascara. During the question and answer session we learned:
  • Paranormalcy was not the first book she pitched. She wrote another which got rejected over and over before going back to re-edit and submit Paranormalcy. If at first you don’t succeed writers try try again.
  • She loves reading contemporary YA and middle grade books
  • Supernaturally is the name of book #2 in the series. Due to be released around April of next year. It’s about Evie and life where she gets a lot of the things she’s always wanted but realizes life is still hard. We’ll learn a lot about Evie’s past and enter the faerie realms. A new character named Jack is introduced, Kiersten’s all -time character to write
  • Kiersten draws many of her paranormal creatures from traditional folklore. One of her favorites is the hag who sits on people’s chests and makes it so they can’t wake up or drags them into the water. She also loves the Pixies and kelpies of European mythology
  • You’ll never see a love triangle in her books. She did not intend Paranormalcy to be a love triangle. She also thinks as a storyteller it’s important to have a resolution and ending to each of her books.

Kiersten has a super fun and bubbly personality. It was so fun to meet her and she even tweeted all of us who came to thank us.

There were at least 20 Utah authors including Emily Wing Smith, Sheralynn Pratt, Bree Despain, Nichole Giles in attendance. And we spotted two other Utah book bloggers : Cranberryfries and Emsreadingroom. Thanks to The Kings English for having such well planned events!

Just for our blog followers (old and new) we are giving away an author signed hardback copy of Paranormalcy to U.S. readers. Please fill in the form here

Contest ends October 13, 2010.

Trailer Thursday- Paranormalcy

09 Sep, 2010 by in paranormalcy 2 comments

Paranormalcy just had a book birthday on August 31st then promptly hit the New York Time bestseller list at #7! Congrats Kiersten. We wanted to re-post the teaser trailer plus an author interview with author Kiersten White since it is one of out favorite books of 2010. Here’s our five star review

Be sure to check her blog for fun posts and book recommendations and if you are in Utah, come join us at her signing this Saturday at The Kings English bookstore. Can’t wait!

Movements of Water Photo Giveaway

28 Jun, 2010 by in etsy, Nichole Gelinas, paranormalcy 9 comments

TodaysEtsy giveaway is the Movements of Water photography print by Nicole Gelinas in celebration of main hottie Lend in the book Paranormalcy by Kiersten White!

Introducing the artist: Thanks for stopping into my little shop. I am an artist, designer, photographer, and crafter. I enjoy many different creative processes and I am so excited to be able to share my work with everyone.I love to be creative! I just recently graduated from Northwest College of Art, in Poulsbo WA, with a BFA in visual communication double majoring in fine art and graphic design. I am now pursuing my passion to create!

To Enter to Win Her Fine Art Photo: Leave your name and email address below:

+1 for hearting her shop on etsy
+1 for becoming a fan on facebook
+1 for visiting one of her sites and commenting
+1 for retweeting this contest @FireIcePhotos
+5 for posting the giveaway on your blog, leave the link
Contest ends July 28, 2010 Good Luck!!

Book Review & ARC Tour- Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

26 Jun, 2010 by in ARC tour, new YA fiction, paranormalcy 2 comments

to be published August 31st 2010 by HarperTeen
details Hardcover, 352 pages
isbn 0061985848
5 stars
Sixteen-year-old Evie’s job is bagging and tagging paranormals. Possessing the strange ability to see through their glamours, she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. But when someone–or something–starts taking out the vamps, werewolves, and other odd beasties she’s worked hard to help become productive members of society, she’s got to figure it out before they all disappear and the world becomes utterly normal.

Normal is so overrated

I received Paranormalcy as an Advanced reader copy from HarperTeen and quite literally did the happy dance then ran inside to take pictures of the awesome cover. The pages inside are just as exciting! Evie, the main bagger and tagger at the IPCA is the perfect balance of sass and spunk complete with a blinged out pink taser and knife. She is witty and smart, part secret agent by day and crushing teen by night. She longs to live everyday experiences like going to school and having a locker. But never fear, her best mermaid friend Lish can experience it vicariously with her via their soap opera Easton Heights. Because, who didn’t have a favorite teen show when they were growing up?!!
Kiersten White does a perfect job of writing teens in a light hearted, funny way and her writing is completely clean. She creates dreamy male characters that are both fighting for Evie in their own way. Lend, the quiet artist with a changing face who is smooth as water. Reth the fairy who wants to fill Evie with his warmth is evil yet tantalizing. Each paranormal has a personality you can relate to and understand, even though they are still figuring it all out themselves. It’s a rich menagerie of mythical creatures all thrown into one setting. You’ll find yourself laughing out loud.

Paranormalcy is a must read for all teens. Just the right mix of action, sarcasm and a sprinkle of romance. Read it when it hits the shelves in August… you’ll see why everyone is raving about the book being “bleeping” fabulous! 5 stars. I can’t wait for more!!

To join our Paranormalcy ARC tour email us. Open to U.S. residents only.