Thursday, June 30, 2011

Original Sin Character Week: Who wants to be Frannie!

What can I say about Frannie? She learned a lot about herself in Personal Demons, and in Original Sin she continues to grow as a person. She finds out that things (and people) aren't always what they seem. And she starts to unravel some of her family secrets.

She’s still struggling with her feelings toward a certain two boys. Luc is her heart and soul, but Gabe is her anchor. But, she also knows she can't rely on the boys to save her. It's up to her to master her special power and protect herself, and all of humanity, from Hell.

What she finds out is that she underestimated how badly King Lucifer wants her. Hell will stop at nothing to get their hands on her. No one is safe. Everyone she loves is in danger...and not everyone is what they seem.

Things don't go smoothly for Frannie in Original Sin and, once again, she loses someone she loves. The song that inspired her character is How to Save a Life by The Fray. Once again, if you love it, please buy it.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Original Sin Book Trailer!

Dudes! You want to see the Original Sin trailer???? Me too!

Here's a peek:
I know! Love that.

But I also want to show you this:

Those were waiting for me when I got home from ALA =) Contests are being had as we speak...or blog...or whatever. My Twitter contest is about to close. If you want to squeak in a last minute entry, just Tweet your favorite Personal Demons scene using the #OriginalSin hashtag. :p

But...the trailer. I haven't forgotten.

Without further ado, here it is:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Original Sin Character Week: No one told Gabe that angels aren't supposed to be hot!

One week from today, Original Sin will be on shelves. I have to be honest at tell you that scares the snot out of me. Original Sin is very dark and twisty and I hope you love it. It's the story as Luc, Frannie, Gabe, Matt, Lili and Taylor gave it to me and there were times I was screaming at them. So far the reviews have been positive, so thank you all for your kind words.

Also, thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday and got up close and personal with Luc. It's Original Sin Character Week, and today we get into Gabe's head.

Gabe has one goal: to keep Hell from getting their hands on Frannie. It's his only purpose, and he's willing to do whatever it takes. Because Frannie possesses a unique skill set that has King Lucifer tingling with anticipation, and, if Hell tags her, it would mean the end of Heaven—and therefore Earth—as we know it.

But, being around Frannie is tricky. Because, somewhere along the way, things changed. What was just a job turned personal. He finds himself being drawn in—wanting her in ways he shouldn’t. But if he goes too far—far enough to lose his wings—he can’t protect Frannie and he’s useless to her. So, the question is, how far is too far?

Gabe has never before found himself in the position of questioning his purpose. But, with Frannie, the lines between duty and desire blur, and he struggles with basic questions of love and loyalty. He vows to always be there for her, no matter what, but what if keeping that promise means risking everything?

The song that most embodies Gabe's struggle in Original Sin is Anthem of the Angels by Breaking Benjamin. As always, if you love it, please visit your chosen mode of music purchase and buy it. Enjoy!

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Hotness that is Luc on Original Sin Character Week!

We're one week and counting from Original Sin release! ONE WEEK!!! *faints* So, as promised, I'm kicking off Original Sin Character Week with my beautiful boys, starting with Luc.

Luc is a demon’s demon. He worked in Acquisitions for Hell and had spent five millennia using every tool at his disposal to tempt teenagers down the fiery path. Frannie was just one more soul. Nothing special. But, from nearly the moment they meet, she made him feel things. And she changed him in ways he never could have imagined.

Now, he's chosen sides, and King Lucifer isn't happy about his defection. Which means Frannie is in even more danger just for being with him. It also means "happily ever after" for Frannie and Luc is pretty much out of the question.

Unfortunately for Luc, the song that embodies his torment in this book is World So Cold by Three Days Grace. If you love it, please visit your chosen mode of music purchase and buy it.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The VERY LAST Original Sin Teaser and Original Sin Character Week!

If you check the ticker in the sidebar, you'll see that it says the release of Original Sin is JUST AROUND THE CORNER! So, to celebrate, next week with be Original Sin Character Week! We'll get up close and personal with the characters, starting with the ones we know and love, my beautifully conflicted boys, Luc and Gabe. Then we'll check in with my seriously kick-ass, but very confused Frannie. We’ll also meet some new characters, Matt, Lili and the assortment of demons who are making it their mission to see that Frannie and Luc don't get their "happily ever after." We’ll get into the character's heads a little to see what motivates them—and what haunts them.

Here's the line up:
Monday: The Original Sin Book Trailer Debut!
Tuesday: Luc
Wednesday: Gabe
Thursday: Frannie
Friday: Matt and Lili
Monday: Rhenorian and Marchosias

Because I really want every reader to make my characters their own, I hadn't planned to include pictures. But then I was threatened with death by a certain few blog lurkers, who shall remain nameless, if I didn't. So...I have include pictures of what my characters look like (to me), their songs and their trailers.

And, because I love to interact with all my totally cool friends in the blogosphere, I'll also answer (spoiler free) questions about the characters in the comments section of their posts.

And, now for the VERY LAST Original Sin teaser! I'm not even going to tell you who's POV it's from, cuz I'm evil like that. I'm jsut going to let this one speak for itself...

#OriginalSin p357 I look down at the blood starting to pool on the ground at her side. She coughs and blood spews from her mouth.

Stay tuned for the debut of the Original Sin book trailer and Character week. =)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Orleans, gator hunting and Original Sin Teaser #56

Last night the fabulous Leah Clifford (A Touch Mortal) Courtney Allison Moulton (Angelfire) and I pulled in to New Orleans and immediately hit the French Quarter for dinner. Today, we've been out and about southern Louisiana. We went to see Thibodaux, Louisiana, which some of my shiny new characters call home, and we went to a gator farm. Here's Courtney holding a gator!

Here's Leah with hers:

And here's me checking out a gator...

So much fun! =)

Tomorrow I'm hoping to hit one of New Orleans' amazing cemetaries. Maybe do some writing. And, then I'm having dinner with my truly fabulous agent and Julie Cross (Tempest, 2011) tomorrow night. On Saturday I'm signing finished copies of Original Sin at ALA, Tor Booth #1122 from 11-12. Come get your signed copy if you're around! =)
Okay. Only 2 more Original Sin Teasers, and tomorrow, the grand finale, is the teaser to end all teasers. Was that enough of a tease for you? ;p With that, here's today's:

#OriginalSin p295 Gabe to Luc: “I’m a Dominion. You know what happens if I lose my wings.”

More from ALA tomorrow, and next week....the Original Sin book trailer! :p

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Original Sin Trailer Sneak Peek, Original Sin Reviews and Original Sin Teaser #55

So, the first reviews of Original Sin are coming in. I'm going to be honest and tell you this book scared the snot out of me as I was writing it. When it was done and I looked at the stuff that was in there, it scared me even more. It is VERY dark and VERY sexy. The edginess made me more than a little nervous about how it would be received. So far, I'm happy to say, the reviews have been more than I could have hoped for. Thank you so much to the bloggers who have taken time to read and review Original Sin. Here's snippets of every blog review I could find with links to the original post.

Original Sin is a brave, unique, and unflinching novel. Desrochers didn't shy away from tough subjects, and no character is safe here. This novel is even better than its predecessor! YA Highway

"Desrochers is such a daring story teller. I love how I am always surprised by where she takes these characters." YA Addict

"Original Sin is sinfully delicious! A sexy, adventure jam-packed with tons of fun and excitement starring some of my favorite YA characters!" Teens Read and Write

 The Personal Demons series is smokin’ hot and a must read for YA lovers! Original Sin is filled with steamy relationships, crazy twists, action, and shocking outcomes. The Bookworms

After reading Personal Demons, I knew Lisa Desrochers could be counted on to bring the smolder, but she amps it up even more in her sophomore novel. 365 Days of Reading


And...the lovely Vania, aka: @reverieBR, aka: book trailer goddess, is working as we speak on the Original Sin trailer. You want a peek???

Yeah...I thought so...

Any guesses who they are? Hint: they're both new, but we've heard from them in the teasers.

Want another peek?

Bet you can guess who they are =)

And, here one of them is in today's teaser...

#OriginalSin p294 Luc to Gabe: I bark out a humorless laugh. “You pulled me out of Hell to run interference?”

Tomorrow, ALA!! Can't wait!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

EPIC After Dark Winner! And Original Sin Teaser #54

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to see us in Dallas last night! Y'all totally rock!

Can't wait for more Texas hospitality tonight in Houston. Courtney, Leah and I will be at the Barnes & Noble in The Woodlands, TX, 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. at 5pm, with special guest, Sophie Jordan. Squee!

And, I promised a full set of signed After Dark books (Angelfire, A Touch Mortal, Personal Demons and Original Sin) to one of you who helped spread the word. A ton of you Tweeted, Facebooked and blogged about it and we love you for it. I've collected all your Twitter handles, Facebook and Blogger names and thrown you into the randomizer.

But, before I draw the Epic After Dark winner, today's Original Sin Teaser! Yesterday I mentioned that these last few teasers are deep into the book, so I'm keeping them short as not to spoil.

#OriginalSin p293 Gabe to Luc: “Imagine my surprise when I came looking for you and found you in Hell.”

And, now, the winner of a whole slew of books, as chosen by the randomizer is...


Thanks for the RTs! Congratulation! I will DM you!

Check in tomorrow for some fun Original Sin book trailer news! (and maybe a sneak peek!)

Monday, June 20, 2011

More After Dark Tour and Original Sin Teaser #53

I'm sooo excited for the second leg of the After Dark Tour! Don't forget you can enter to win a full set of signed After Dark books by Tweeting about the After Dark stops using the #AfterDark hashtag, or posting a link to the contest on Facebook!

Tonight Leah Clifford (A Touch Mortal), Courtney Allison Moulton (Angelfire), and I will be in Fairview, Texas at A Real Bookstore, 113 Prairie Rd, 7pm. We would be totally pumped if you'd all come out and see us!

Tomorrow we'll be at the Woodlands, Texas Barnes and Noble, 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. at 5pm and we'll have a very special guest, Sophie Jordan.

And then we head to ALA in New Orleans! So excited!!!

And now for today's teaser! This is the last week of Original Sin teasers. Only five more. This week's teasers are much deeper into the book, so they're short to avoid spoiling.

#OriginalSin p293 Luc to Gabe: “So you saved my sorry ass once again.” Gabe: “Not keeping score, dude.”

Hoping to see some of you tonight and tomorrow! Tomorrow I'll announce the winner of the set of After Dark books, so go forth and spread the word!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Graveminder and Original Sin WINNER! And OS Teaser #53

Another contest comes to an end. Thanks to everyone who entered! But I'm addicted to giving stuff away, so the EPIC After Dark Contest is already underway. Check here for deets.

Before I tell you who won all this stuff:
here's today's Original Sin teaser. Lili is Luc's new neighbor and you'll remember from our last teaser that she's stopped by for some milk...

#OriginalSin p166 Luc: “You should look into modeling. The big shops are in New York, but LA has some good agencies too.”
I look up at Lili and laugh.
“You think I’m joking?” she says with raised eyebrows.
I pull my eyes away from her. “Yes.”
“Well, I’m not. You’ve got a look the ladies drool over—dark and dangerous.” want to know if you won books, I know that. So, here goes. The winner of Graveminder and Original Sin as chosen by the randomizer is...


Congrats! An email is on the way =)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The After Dark Tour Continues and a CONTEST! And Original Sin Teaser #52

The After Dark tour, with Courtney Allison Moulton (Angelfire), Leah Clifford (A Touch Mortal) and, yes, me, starts it's second leg on Monday. Here's where we'll be:

Monday, June 20: Fairview, TX, A Real Bookstore, 113 Prairie Rd, 7pm.

Tuesday, June 21: The Woodlands, TX, Barnes and Noble, 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr., 5pm, with special guest, Sophie Jordan.

And, we'll also be at ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans! I'm so excited! I've never been to the Big Easy before, but, coencidentally, my newest novel is set in the bayou about and hour and a half from New Orleans. I'm planning a drive out to Thibodaux to see if I got it right =) If you want a signed copy of Original Sin, you can catch me on Saturday, June 25 at the Tor Booth (#1122) from 11-noon! Yay!!!

To help spread the word, for everywhere you link this post between now and Monday, you'll be entered to win a full set of signed After Dark books. (Angelfire, A Touch Mortal, Personal Demons and Original Sin)

That's one entry for each Tweet. One entry for each Facebook link. Get creative. On Twitter, use the #AfterDark hashtag so I find your Tweets. On Facebook, tag the Personal Demons Books page and I'll see it. If you use the hashtag on Twitter or tag me on Facebook you don't need to comment below. I'll see it. Anything else, tell me about it below so I count you. Multiple Tweets and Facebook post will all count, so go crazy! :p

And, here's our Original Sin Teaser. More Luc:

#OriginalSin p163 Luc: There’s a knock on my door, and I’m hoping maybe Frannie blew off church. But when I open it, Lili stands in the hall with a white cereal bowl.
“Hey. I ran out of milk and my Froot Loops aren’t happy about it. Can I borrow some?”

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My love/hate relationship with technology and Original Sin Teaser #51

Technology is great, except for when it isn't.

I just got a new phone. I was seriously overdue. So, this phone is supposed to do everything and I'm all execited about it, except that there's nothing I hate more than having to figure out how to use something new. I'm not one of those people who will play with all the functions of my new gadget. I know what I need it for, and I just want to be able to use it. I get very easily frustrated when things don't work how I think they should, or at least in a logical way. Take, for example, this new Blackberry. I was going to post this blog post from it to try it out...but ran into a snag.

To type in a symbol, such as the "@" or "." in an email address, I need to go to the symbol menu. This particular one has two pages. When I was typing in my IRL, both pages came up just fine. But, when I tried to sign in to my blog and it asked for my email address, the second page of the symbol menu, where both the @ and the . are, wouldn't come up. So...therefore, I could not sign into my Blogger account, and I could not post this from my fabulous new phone.

It's the stupid little things that drive me crazy. And this is why I hate technology. NOTHING'S EVER EASY! It should be, but it's just not. And I hate it. I don't have the patience to screw around with it and figure out why it won't do what I want it to. So I give up. Which sucks. So, here's what I want to do to my new phone:

But, enough of my lamenting my ineptitude with technology. Here's today's Original Sin Teaser. I know y'all have missed Luc, so here he is:

#OriginalSin p163 Luc: This morning I’m less worried. Frannie’s with her family at church, and the chance that Rhenorian—or any other demon—is going to follow her in there is pretty slim. Not that the whole religion thing is going to scare us off. It’s just too hard not to laugh out loud. Not a wise tactic when you’re trying to blend.

Now, excuse me while I go throw my phone against the wall.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Emotion on the page--when it's cheesy and when it works. And OS teaser #50

I've been writing. That project I told you about in May that was writing itself is a complete first draft. I love it. It's very unconventional, and I'm not altogether sure that the structure works, but it's totally unique and I love the story and the characters.

This novel has had me in tears several times in the writing. That's only happened to me with one other book, a contemporary I wrote before Personal Demons. And it got me thinking.

I read a lot. A LOT. I've read some truly amazing books. Some of them stick with me for a very long time after I've finished. But almost never does a book make me cry. Same with movies. I'm just not an emotional person. But, I know a reader's emotional connection to the characters in a book is what makes those characters real for them, so I get how important it is to convey emotion on the page.

The most frequent revision comment I get from my agent is something along the lines of: "What is she feeling here?" I have to be honest and say that I really hate having to write what a character is feeling. I understand that sometimes it's necessary, but I really want my readers to get it from the situation, the dialogue. I want it to come through without me having to spell it out. I feel like, if I've done my job and gotten a reader into my characters' heads, then I shouldn't need to tell them that "cold dread snakes through her gut." The reader should know that. It goes to the whole principle of "showing, not telling." And, honestly, sometimes telling just comes off as cheesy and melodramatic.

As an experiment, I went back to the only book that's made me cry in the last few years, Where She Went by Gayle Foreman. I read the chapter that caused the leak in my plumbing. In that chapter, on average, once a page she say something like "...and I feel my stomach bottom out." That's once a page. Once in every 250 words, on average. On each of those pages, there's dialogue and exposition, but rarely any "telling" of what Adam is feeling. But believe me when I say we feel it--me to the point of tears. She's done her job.

I'd love to know what, if any, book has brought you to tears recently. And, if you have the chance, as an experiment, go back and do what I did. See how often that author "tells" you what the character is feeling, either by naming the emotion (confused, afraid) or by giving you a visceral description.

And, now for today's Original Sin Teaser. More from Matt:

#OriginalSin p152 Matt: She looks at me and, just for a second, it feels like she’s seeing the real me. Her eyes lock on mine and her mouth tilts up with the hint of a smile. She reaches for my hand and laces her fingers in mine, and my insides explode in a burst of ecstasy.

See! I did it. His insides are exploding in ecstasy! *headdesk*

If you're a Melissa Marr fan, don't forget to enter for a signed copy of Graveminder and swag, and a signed Original Sin galley here!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Melissa Marr GIVEAWAY!!! And OS teaser # 49!

No, I'm not giving away Melissa Marr. If she was up for grabs, I'd be keeping her myself and tapping into that amazing creative well she seems to have. But I am giving away a signed copy of her newest release, Graveminder, plus signed Graveminder swag, and also a signed galley of Original Sin.

I'm totally buried in a new project, so I'm going to keep this short. All you have to do to enter is comment below by noon PST on Friday, June 17th. In addition to commenting, for which you earn one entry, you can accumulate additional entries as follows:

Old blog follower: +3 points
New blog follower: +2 points
"Like" the Personal Demons Books Facebook page +2
Follow me on Twitter (@LisaDez) +2 points
Link to my contest post on your blog, Twitter or FB: +1 point
Add me to your blogroll: +2 points
Original Sin widget in your blog sidebar +2

Also on your entry, please remember to tell me how to find you (email address). And
ADD UP YOUR POINTS because I can’t be trusted with math…just sayin’.

As always, the contest is open internationally. You must be at least 13 years old to enter. The contest will close at noon on Friday, June 17th. One winner will be chosen by the randomizer and posted here after noon on Friday. Good luck!
And, now for today's teaser. Friday, we saw Matt start to lose his focus. This continues on from there. There are some new angels in Original Sin...but there are also some new demons...
#OriginalSin p150 Matt: Someone bumps me from behind, sending the beer in my hand sloshing over the rim. I turn slowly and a tall, skinny guy, maybe twentyish, stares me down, his solid black eyes telling me without a word that he knows exactly what I am.
And I know what he is too.
“Who invited you?”
Before I can answer, his eyes slide past me to Lili, who steps up next to me. “Was it you, my lady?” He holds his hand out to her. She takes his hand and he brings it to his mouth, kissing the back of her fingers. A lopsided smile blooms on his dark face “Because, if that’s true, I’ll forgive the indiscretion.”

Friday, June 10, 2011

BLOWOUT After Dark Winner, Spanish PD Birthday and OS Teaser #48

Ahhh! We need a winner! But first, FUN news! Today is Personal Demons release day in SPAIN!!! Yay! Buenos noches, since it's gone by in Spain already =)

I can't wait to get my copies! Love Frannie on that cover =)

And...before we get to the winner, here's today's Original Sin Teaser. Here's Matt totally losing perspective on what it is he's supposed to be doing...

#OriginalSin p147 Matt: I feel all jittery inside, wild, out of control. And I like it. This is what it feels like to make my own decisions. To do what I want. It feels amazing—like maybe I can actually have a life., what you've all been waiting for! Thanks to everyone who entered the BLOWOUT After Dark Giveaway! You guys rock! And one of you is about to win signed copies of all of these:
plus Original Sin!

And, the winner, as chosen by the randomizer is...



Throws virtual confetti! (cuz I don't want to clean the real stuff up)

I will email you soooooon! :p

Check back next week for another shot at a signed OS ARC and a signed copy of Melissa Marr's Graveminder! :p

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Why I have a love/hate relationship with Spring, and OS Teaser #47

Yesterday, I showed you my To Be Read shelf and lamented that I didn't have time to get to all the really amazing books I have waiting for me. Today, I'm showing you my front yard.

I just took this picture. If I wanted to show you the true horror of it, I would have taken a closer up picture of the boarders. My yard is a weed-fest. We are the Clampets (in case you're too young to catch the reference, that's The Beverly Hillbillies) of our neighborhood.

I LOVE spring. The days are longer, the rain has stopped and it's warm outside. Everything is coming alive. Just last night, I cleaned off the table in the gazebo in the back yard and we'll eat dinner outside for the rest of the summer. I always feel refreshed in the spring. My creative juices get flowing and writing goes more smoothly. I have more energy to chase my kids around. And, usually, I'm out in the yard. I really enjoy being outside. I've done most of the landscaping in my yard on my own. I have a veritable orchard out back, and every year I plant a vegetable garden. I love having fresh fruit and vegetables, and I've shown you my bounty.

But this year, I didn't plant a thing. I didn't fertilize my trees, and, so far, my fruit has been rather anemic. I love my life. I really do. I have three jobs that I enjoy, two of which are my dream jobs. I wouldn't give any of it up. But...there's just not enough time in the day for everything.

So, my solution? Cloning. I've decided I need a maid clone, a gardener clone, and a reading clone. Then, all I have to worry about is parenting, spousing and my three jobs. =)

Even with the weeds taking over my yard, I'm a spring person. This is my favorite time of year. Which is your favorite season?

Today's Original Sin Teaser is from Matt's perspective, once again. Hell is not thrilled with Luc's defection, and Rhenorian, the head of Security, who we met briefly during Luc's trip to Hell in Personal Demons, is sent to bring Luc back.

#OriginalSin p136 Matt: The door swings open and Rhenorian’s head jerks up from where Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber have Luc pinned against the wall. He lowers his glowing fist and a wave of panic surges through me as I wonder how much Lili saw.
Lili. Crap.
She’s going to expect me to do something to help my “friend.”

Don't forget, just one more day to enter both my BLOWOUT After Dark contest, and also Goodreads' giveaway! Don't miss your chance at an OS ARC and other amazing books!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Why I don’t swag sweep at BEA (aka: My TBR Shelf) and OS Teaser #46

I spent a fabulous three days at Book Expo America week before last. As a matter of fact, exactly two weeks ago right now, I was signing copies of Personal Demons on the BEA floor. On Tuesday, I was lucky enough to be able to sign finished copies of Original Sin with Kiki Hamilton, who was signing ARCs of her The Faerie Ring.

Kiki was smart enough to bring her camera (whereas, I wasn’t). Here is a picture of our signing line! That’s my adorable Team Luc Fangirl Captain, Harmony, right in front!

And here’s more line:

And more line:

The line was so long it wrapped around the ropes and behind the other lines! When our hour was up and we still had a line, they moved us to an overflow area so we could keep signing. :p

Thanks so much to everyone who came out! It was humbling and thrilling! (I know you were all there for Kiki, but just let me bask in it, ‘kay?) I have to honestly say that the whole BEA experience was a blur. A good blur…for me, at least. But…

I’ve heard the stories.

Before I even left, I was hearing stories of people cutting in signing lines and being bullied in lines for book giveaways. Last week, at the start of our After Dark Tour, I was able to hang out with other authors who had been at BEA and heard stories of people getting bit. On Friday, I was at a local signing for Melissa Marr and heard the same story from a group of bloggers.

I don’t know if the stories are true or not, and I’m not equipped to comment either way. What I do know is there were a lot of people angling for free books. I wasn’t one of them. The thing about books is, there are sooo many great ones and so little time. I don’t generally request ARCs because I know the likelihood that I’ll actually get the opportunity to read it prior to release is almost none. If I was to take an ARC, which is intended for pre-publication promotion, and not read it before publication, I’d feel horribly guilty. And honestly, if it’s a book I really want, I’m going to buy it at release anyway to support the author.

Just to give you an idea, here is my YA To Be Read shelf.
This is just the shelf I keep near my writing area. In my library, are more shelves with adult titles I haven’t gotten to yet. And, on my Nook are more, including my amazing agent sister, Hannah Moskowitz’s Invincible Summer, Malinda Lo’s Ash and Huntress, Kirstin Hubbard’s Like Mandarin, and more. Plus, on my hard drive are more books. Mostly sequels that writer friends have sent. Some of these amazing books have sat right there, on the shelf, Nook or hard drive, for the better part of a year. I want to read them. I really do. But I also have three jobs, including writing my own books, and reality is, there’s just not time to get to them all.

So…I don’t run around the BEA floor collecting new books to add to the stack. I’d just feel too guilty.

***Addendum, 7:15 pm: I started to post this as a comment, then decided it should be part of the post. I'm so very glad I was able to attend BEA. I hope to do it again on a regular basis. Meeting all the people I feel like I know so well from Twitter, FB and this blog in and of itself made the trip worth it in my eyes. I'm also not criticizing those who brought books home to read or for giveaways. It's just not something I felt compelled to do.

And, on that note, y’all want today’s Original Sin Teaser? I thought so! Here’s a glance inside Matt’s head:

#OriginalSin p135 Matt: Taylor was living dangerously for a while, but she seems to have come around. I was right on the edge of putting duck sauce down the front of her shirt until Angelique showed up.
But I have to say, staying out of the changing rooms while Lili was trying things on—especially at Victoria’s Secret—took all the angelic restraint I could muster.


And…if you want a glance into Luc’s don’t forget Teen Book Scene’s Original Sin Blog tour. Yesterday’s post, over at Lost for Words! was an interview with Luc. Today’s is an Original Sin review by the lovely Jamie over at  YA Addict!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Original Sin Blog Tour and 15 chances to win signed ARCs! Plus OS Teaser #45

So, the Original Sin Blog Tour, sponsored by Teen Book Scene, is under way!! This is where you get into the heads of my characters and maybe get a sneak peek at what's coming in Original Sin! Plus, each of the 15 bloggers will be running giveaways for a signed ARC! =) For the full tour schedule, go here!

Kicking off the tour yesterday was the lovely Lauren at 365 Days of Reading. Her post and giveaway is here. And today, Luc is hanging out with Corrine over at Lost for Words! Wednesday, the fabulous Jamie from YA Addict reviews Original Sin. (It's one of my first reviews and I'm very nervous *bites nails*) Thursday, check in with official Team Luc Fangirl Captain, Harmony, at Harmony's Radiant Reads for my list of the hottest YA couples, and, yep, you guessed it, another giveaway! And, on Friday, the fabulous Katie at Mundie Moms will be posting a Twitter convo she eavesdropped on between Frannie and the boys! Very fun! =)

Plus, don't forget my BLOWOUT AFTER DARK TOUR GIVEAWAY where, with just a comment, you can be entered to win a fabulous prize pack of signed copies of all the After Dark Tour books. That's FIVE books! Check it out!

And now for today's Original Sin teaser. This, from Luc's perspective =)

#OriginalSin p130 Luc: I arch an eyebrow at Frannie. “I like shopping.”
“Yeah, I can so totally see you and your demon shadow browsing the sale rack at Victoria’s Secret.”
I think about that for a second and a smile breaks across my face. “So can I.”

Monday, June 6, 2011

Blowout AFTER DARK TOUR CONTEST and OS teaser #44

Between touring, writing, and revising here is so much going on right now that I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. But the most exciting thing is that the release of Original Sin is only ONE MONTH away! Yay!

Y’all know I was just on the After Dark Tour with the fabulosity that is Leah Clifford (A Touch Mortal), Courtney Allison Moulton (Angelfire), and Aimee Carter (The Goddess Test).

So, to celebrate one month to Original Sin release, I’m throwing a BLOWOUT After Dark contest!!!! You have a chance to win signed copies of EVERYTHING from the tour! Yep! That’s everything listed above, plus Personal Demons and Original Sin! Squee!!!

But, before I get to the contest deets, how about another peek at Original Sin? ;p

Today’s teaser is from Frannie’s POV. The last few teasers have featured Luc and Frannie nakedness, and classic Luc cockiness. I decided Friday's teaser was totally lame, so I'm posting an expanded version of it today.

#OriginalSin p115 Frannie: He presses into me from behind and snakes his arms around my waist. I hate that my heart sputters at the feel of him there. And I hate even more that I can’t stop the tears that leak over my lashes.
“I’ve never said it,” he says, his voice low in my ear, “because it’s not enough…those words.”
I flip the last deadbolt and reach for the door handle before I process what he said. I stop and press my forehead into the door, trying to think, to breathe.
He spins me and his hand cups my face as he gazes down into my eyes. “God, I love you.” His eyes glisten. “I love you with everything that I am.”

*fans self* *clears throat*

Okay…so the contest. To enter to win signed copies of A Touch Mortal, Angelfire, The Goddess Test, Personal Demons and Original Sin, all you have to do is comment below by noon PST on Friday, June 10th! In addition to commenting, for which you earn one entry, you can accumulate additional entries as follows:

Old blog follower: +3 points
New blog follower: +2 points
"Like" the Personal Demons Books Facebook page +2
Follow me on Twitter (@LisaDez) +2 points
Link to my contest post on your blog, Twitter or FB: +1 point
Add me to your blogroll: +2 points
Original Sin widget in your blog sidebar +2

Also on your entry, please remember to tell me how to find you (email address). And
ADD UP YOUR POINTS because I can’t be trusted with math…just sayin’.

As always, the contest is open internationally. You must be at least 13 years old to enter. The contest will close at noon on Friday, June 10th. One winner will be chosen by the randomizer and posted here after noon on Friday.
Good luck and SQUEE!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Whew! And the winner of Personal Demons and Original Sin! AND Original Sin Teaser #43!

I just got home from a whirl wind three days touring with Leah Clifford, Courtney Allison Moulton and Aimee Carter. I also got to hang out with the always entertaining Scott Tracey! (Witch Eyes, Flux 2011) And, the elusive Dan Krokos (False Memory, Hyperion 2012) also made an appearance. My truly fabulous agent, Suzie Townsend, send goodies to our first stop in Westlake, Ohio, which I should have taken a picture of, but didn't. They were yummy! I'm home and heading out to see the incomparable Melissa Marr tonight! Very excited!

What...? The winner? You guys are here to find out who won BOOKS? Hmm...okay. But first today's Original Sin Teaser.

Today's is another short one, and picks up not long after where yesterday's left off.

#OriginalSin p115 Luc to Frannie: “I’ve never said it,” he says, his voice low in my ear, “because it’s not enough…those words.”

And, now for the winner of signed copies of these!

The winner, as determined by the randomizer is...

Kristin @ Beneath Shining Stars!!!

Congrats!! I will email you after I take a nap =)

And, if you didn't win, don't despare! I have a totally amazing After Dark prize pack that will be up for grabs next week! Don't forget to check back!