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  1. HOW WE FALL Book Treasure Hunt

    November 9, 2014 by Kiersi

    The third and final clue is live! Remember to snap a photo of yourself with the book and post it to Twitter or Facebook using the #HWFbookhunt tag!

    Clue #1:

    Of your clues, here’s the first:
    To find your copy of How We Fall
    Look in a bookish place
    On a street that, if you’ll recall,
    Is named for a great American author
    Of a book called The Scarlet Letter

    Clue #2:

    You’ve found the place, now find the room
    And How We Fall will be yours soon
    Named in honor of our very own
    Portland’s southeast mountain home
    A sweet reward for your hard labor
    So find the room that’s labeled…

    Clue #3:

    Despite all of my best-laid plans
    How We Fall’s nearly in your hands.
    Walk into the room, turn to your left.
    You have it cornered.
    The jig is up.
    So find it where there should be cups.

    The Mystery of…

    The Hidden Signed Book!

     

    How We Fall book cover

    Do you live in Portland, Oregon? Well, I’ve got a really cool surprise for you. Besides the fact that I also live in Portland, Oregon, which means we live in the same city, which is pretty cool.

    But besides that! On Friday, November 14, I’m going to hide a signed copy of my authory-friend Kate Brauning’s new YA contemporary, HOW WE FALL, somewhere in the city—for you to find!

    That’s right—not only is it a hardcover copy of a brand new, hard-cover book, and not only is it free, but it’s also lovingly signed by the author herself! Pretty sick swag, wouldn’tcha say?

    So how do you get your paws on this sweet, signed book? Well, that’s a pretty good question.

    1. I’ll be Tweeting and Facebooking (and now Tumblring) the official clues starting on the morning of Friday, November 14, using the #HWFbookhunt hashtag. I’ll drop another clue on Saturday, and another on Sunday (if the book hasn’t been found yet). So you better get out and start searching right away, in case someone beats you to it!

    2. Then, if/when you find the book, take a photo of yourself with it and tag me (@kiersi) and @KateBrauning(Or tag us on Facebook—you can find me here and Kate here.)

    3. You win! You get to keep the book, read it, review it, tell people about it, whatever you want!

    There are a couple of rules, of course, but they are totally cool, common-sense rules:

    Anyone searching for this book may not cause damage or disrupt others in the areas they are searching. All local, state, and national laws must be obeyed during the search. Please respect the privacy and business policies of all residencies/businesses where you are searching.

    I also want to point out that, due to it being Portland, the book is not going to be hidden in an outdoor location, so don’t bother, okay?

    All right! Perfect! Just follow those simple steps, and you’re on your way to snagging a free, signed copy of HOW WE FALL. Awesome, right?

    Now head on out there, share the contest with your fellow Portlanders (for clue brainstorming purposes, of course), and get that book! And please let me know if you have any questions.

    Here’s a little blurb about HOW WE FALL:

    Ever since Jackie moved to her uncle’s sleepy farming town, she’s been flirting way too much–and with her own cousin, Marcus.

    Her friendship with him has turned into something she can’t control, and he’s the reason Jackie lost track of her best friend, Ellie, who left for…no one knows where. Now Ellie has been missing for months, and the police, fearing the worst, are searching for her body. Swamped with guilt and the knowledge that acting on her love for Marcus would tear their families apart, Jackie pushes her cousin away. The plan is to fall out of love, and, just as she hoped he would, Marcus falls for the new girl in town. But something isn’t right about this stranger, and Jackie’s suspicions about the new girl’s secrets only drive the wedge deeper between Jackie and Marcus–and deepens Jackie’s despair.

    Then Marcus is forced to pay the price for someone else’s lies as the mystery around Ellie’s disappearance starts to become horribly clear. Jackie has to face terrible choices. Can she leave her first love behind, and can she go on living with the fact that she failed her best friend?


  2. Come See Me at #YALaunch—over the computer!

    November 6, 2014 by Kiersi

    There is so much stuff happening I can’t even begin to talk about it. But right here, right now, I’m going to try to scratch the surface by telling you about…

    #YALaunch!

     

    Photo by Mircea

    Photo by Mircea

    What is #YALaunch? 

    #YALaunch is a really big party that you are invited to! Okay, so it’s quite a bit more than that. It’s a party that I will physically be attending in Omaha, and you’ll be attending via your computer screen—asking questions, participating in panels, and winning free books!

    What: #YAlaunch is a giant book party, with author panel discussions, games, & book giveaways.

    Why: To celebrate the launch of two new YA novels, and to promote reading, literacy, and other great authors.

    When: Monday November 10, 6-9pm (Central Standard Time)

    Who: Anyone who enjoys books. The party is family-friendly.

    Where: Online, live-streamed over video.  Click here for the link to the live-stream. To receive updates and to be entered for door prizes, please RSVP here at the Facebook event. Chat on Twitter about the party on the hashtag #YAlaunch.

    So, yeah, you heard me right—I’m going to be there, too! Along with a host of other fantastic YA authors. Here’s the line-up of cool people you’ll see appear on the video feed:

    Kate Brauning,  Entangled Publishing editor and YA author of How We Fall
    Nikki Urang, YA author of The Hit List
    Nicole Baart, New York Times bestselling author of The Beautiful Daughters (Atria 2015), Sleeping in Eden, & more
    Blair Thornburgh, Quirk Books editor and author
    Kiersi Burkhart, MG and YA author of the Second Chance Ranch series (ho ho, that’s me!)
    Alex Yuschik, YA author multipublished in poetry/literary journals
    Kelly Youngblood, faith writer and blogger
    Delia Moran, YA author
    Bethany Robison, YA author, Month9Books editor, and sports writer
    Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Legend of Sheba, the Books of Mortalsseries with Ted Dekker, and more).

    So if you’ve ever wondered what I look like, sound like, or (for heaven’s sake, save us all) act like in person, now’s your chance to find out! Join us on Monday, November 10, 6-9pm CST (for my West Coast people, that’s 4-7pm PST).

    And trust me when I say: I know how to party.

    Photo by JD Hancock

    Photo by JD Hancock


  3. Interview with Author Kate Brauning

    November 3, 2014 by Kiersi

    I’m so excited to have author Kate Brauning and her debut YA novel, HOW WE FALL, on the blog today! She’s got some really fun, exclusive content for us. (Scroll down for book blurb!)

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    I was lucky enough to get an ARC of HOW WE FALL, which I reviewed on Goodreads. It’s thrilling, emotional, fast-paced and un-put-downable. I may have cried a couple times.

    One thing that features prominently in the novel are classic movies, so I decided to ask Kate a couple questions about how they found their way into HOW WE FALL.

    1. How did you personally get into classic movies?

    When I was growing up, we frequently had family movie nights– something all seven of us could do together. But since my mother used to insist nothing good was made after 1960, that meant we watched a lot of classic movies. Musicals, especially. Men in suits, smoky bars, lavish parties with women in Grace Kelly gowns. Political intrigue, heady romance, subtle, character-driven stories. In some ways, I think it skewed my perception of adulthood, but I also learned to watch the stories carefully. (more…)


  4. COVER REVEAL: How We Fall

    May 12, 2014 by Kiersi

    You guys. YOU GUYS. I am so excited for this. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be one of the selected few to share the cover of this fantastic book with you.

    Kate Brauning has been a critique partner and friend for some time now, and when I found out the brief synopsis of her debut YA novel, How We Fall, I was like, “Yep, that’s our brave Kate for ya.” Really, she’s a fantastic writer, a kind friend and colleague, and a real classy lady.

    QUICK UPDATE: Kate’s also holding a contest on Facebook! Like her page and you could win one of two ARCs (advanced reader copies) of the book!

    So, here’s the low-down:

     

    HOW WE FALL by Kate Brauning

    YA contemporary

    Publication date: 11/3/2014

    Publisher: Merit Press, F+W Media Inc.

    ISBN-13: 9781440581793

    Hardcover, 304 pages

     

    About the Book:

    He kissed her on a dare. She told him to do it again. 

    Ever since Jackie moved to her uncle’s sleepy farming town, she’s been flirting—a bit too much—with her cousin, Marcus. She pushes away the inevitable consequences of their friendship until her best friend, Ellie, disappears, and the police suspect foul play. Just when she needs him most, Marcus falls for the new girl in town—forcing Jackie to give a name to the secret summer hours she’s spent with him. As she watches the mystery around Ellie’s disappearance start to break, Jackie has to face that she’s fallen in love at an impossible time with an impossible boy. And she can’t let Marcus, or Ellie, go.

     

    The Reveal!

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