Sunday, April 28, 2013

Up Close and Personal

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

USA Best Book Award for FantasyDeliveranceGetting to know the author behind the book has always helped me appreciate the book more as a reader. That's one of the things we do on Supernatural Underground - invite you to get up close and personal with us. We'll let you in on how we feel about our characters and our stories, and why we love the genres we write in: urban fantasy, paranormal romance, fantasy, and sci-fi for adults and teens. I really feel strongly about this because that writer-reader bond is what keeps me going. When Deliverance won an award, I could hardly wait until my posting date, the 28th of the month, came around so I could share it with you.

Books by Shirley Kennett
Snickers PhotobombWhen my cat Snickers photobombed a promo shoot, it was a fun example of what we do besides tuck our noses into the computer and write. I had a series of backlist books written as Shirley Kennett that were made available as audio and ebooks, and let all of you know how happy I was to see these books get a new life.

When my character Maliha sent me a signed postcard, I thought it would be perfect for SU, and here it is.

Maliha's postcard
It's good to know my character "has my back!" If nothing else, I can count on her. :-)

DB Ayers Blog LaunchI've come across an author writing a YA sci-fi trilogy who is taking this concept of creating bonds with readers a step further by starting way before the book hits the shelves. DB Ayers is currently polishing her book proposal, after which her agent will submit it to NY publishers. Her blog will be like a diary of birthing the books, including information about the characters and the stories as they're being written. Look for excerpts, the ups and downs of the process, and prizes! OMG, prizes! At every milestone or just for no reason at all, she'll be giving away the goodies. Launching the blog is a milestone; a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate is up for grabs. Click on the graphic to the right and then on the PRIZES tab to enter.

You may wonder why DB Ayers is getting a mention here, other than the fact that I like to promote other authors. I'll leave that to your imagination. *wink, wink* But if you figure it out, it's our little secret, okay? Hop over and help this "new" author get her social media engines revved and maybe win some $$.

So, are you a fan of YA sci-fi? What are you reading now, or what's you're favorite book?

Until next time,
Dakota Banks


Sharon Stogner said...

lol, clever girl! will spread the love. I just read a sci-fi YA called FORESEEN by Terri-Lynne Smiles and was pleasantly surprised by it.I don't read a lot of YA, but I will definitely give this DB Ayers a look ;)

Kim Falconer said...

I can't wait to read DB Ayers! ;) Woot!

My all time fav YA SF/dystopia is 'The Silver Metal Lover' by Tanith Lee. Brilliant. I mean, really brilliant.

Also, I've recently enjoyed
'Under the Never Sky' by Veronica Rossi. Sharon, I'm going to check out Foreseen. Thanks for that!

Great post, Dakota!

Bonnie Gill said...

This looks really good. I have just recently started reading YA books and discovered I love them.
I hope this comes out soon, because I can't wait to read it. Thanks for posting.
Best of luck to DB Ayers on her new series.