Thursday, October 07, 2010

Party with Gena Showalter

Bonus! Because it's exactly one week until the release of TRANCE, we're doing two big-time giveaways today. Two New York Times bestselling books. Two winners. Party time!

Please join me in welcoming party girl Gena Showalter to the blog. Gena's an agency sister and the best-selling author of over twenty books in a variety of genres, including Unraveled, the second book in her YA Intertwined series. She is universally acknowledged to be "made of awesome."

About Unraveled:

For once, sixteen-year-old Aden Stone has everything he’s ever wanted:
A home.

The girl of his dreams.
Too bad he’s going to die...

Since coming to Crossroads, Oklahoma, former outcast Aden Stone has been living the good life. Never mind that one of his best friends is a werewolf, his girlfriend is a vampire princess who hungers for his blood, and he’s supposed to be crowned Vampire King – while still a human! Well, kind of.

With four – oops, three now — human souls living inside his head, Aden has always been “different” himself. These souls can time travel, raise the dead, possess another’s mind, and, his least favorite these days, tell the future.

The forecast for Aden? A knife through the heart.

Because a war is brewing between the creatures of the dark, and Aden is somehow at the center of it all. But he isn’t about to lie down and accept his destiny without a fight. Not when his new friends have his back, not when Victoria has risked her own future to be with him, and not when he has a reason to live for the first time in his life.

Her reading and reactions:

Your compound name values are fourteen and thirty-six.

Fourteen is associated with movement, creativity, and changes. It holds a strong element of risk attached to it, usually caused by the actions and foolhardiness of others.

GS - Change is one of the hardest things for me to deal with, so I usually try to avoid it. I love having a routine, and when that routine is thrown off, stress happens.

Thirty-six indicates serenity and the achievement of material security – a reward of productive intellect. A person influenced by thirty-six will work hard to carve out a successful career for themselves. The creative seeds they sow will reap a harvest.

GS - I am all about goal and reward. I set a goal for myself, and then do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. Afterward, I reward myself. The prize could be a day at the movies or — if the goal is big enough -- a week long staycation. This is a routine of mine, which goes straight back to number 14 :)

Your name number vibration is five.

The number five indicates someone who is a good communicator, loves travel, is versatile, but not happy in subordinate positions. Fives make great speakers, counselors, and teachers.

GS - This one missed me by a mile. I hate to travel and speak in public. I am happiest at home, frolicking through the worlds I create, emailing/calling friends, and spending time with my family.

Today's second daily giveaway is a signed copy of Unraveled!