Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Learn some EVERNEATH trivia, and win some EVERNEATH swag

So, awesome blogger Windy set up a local ARC tour for EVERNEATH where reviewers could get a chance to read it and post their reviews.

Today, the first review is up over at Sara B. Larson's blog. You can check it out here.  Sara is also a writer, and her blog is definitely one you should check out. (That previous sentence was so awkward, what with the preposition at the end and all...)

I'm feeling pensive today. Exactly one year ago yesterday, my awesome agent Michael submitted EVERNEATH to several publishing houses. And exactly one year ago tomorrow, my editor Kristin Daly Rens (KDR) from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins bought it.  

So I've been reflecting on the journey. Here it is by the numbers:

11 months to write the book

4 Major Revisions with my editor. 2 with my agent.

20,000 words added after KDR bought it.

1 apostrophe removed (the original title was EVER'NEATH. The title before that was The Underneath. The title before that was Broken.) Added trivia: Bree Despain came up with the title EVER'NEATH.

5 foreign rights sold (U.K., Australia, Brazil, France, Germany)

1 sequel written

1 main character name change (Nikki's name was originally Nicole. It took me several months before I realized the two MC's were "Cole" and "Nicole". Seriously, Brodi?)
1 EVERNEATH quiz written. Do you go for the "Bad Boy" or the "Good Guy"? Soon you'll be able to take a quiz and find out. 

3,320 people who have signed up on Goodreads to read EVERNEATH. So Far. (Okay, that number is just crazy)

1 side character name change. Nikki works at the soup kitchen with a guy who was originally named Joel. There wasn't a problem until Nikki introduced Joel to her bffs Jack and Jules. "Jack, Jules, this is Joel. Joel, this is Jack and Jules." Can you spot the problem? So Joel became Christopher.  

I knew I had something with this book because Emily Wing Smith read the entire thing, and she normally doesn't like to read Paranormal.
After I got my agent Michael, we decided to change the ending of the book dramatically and turn it into a series.

Now for the fun part. Would you like a chance to win an EVERNEATH guitar pick necklace?

Here's what you do. Make sure you are a fan of the EVERNEATH Facebook Page. 

Next, study this blog post. Over the next few days, I'm going to be asking questions based on this EVERNEATH trivia. I'll post the question on the Everneath Facebook Page. The first three people to answer the question correctly in the comments under the question will get a necklace! It's easy!
Want another entry to win two necklaces plus a signed copy of Emily Wing Smith's BACK WHEN YOU WERE EASIER TO LOVE? 

Tweet about the contest!

Something like:

Wanna win some EVERNEATH swag? Check out @brodiashton 's blog post on EVERNEATH trivia.

Then let me know you tweeted about it in the comments of this post. You'll get an entry to win two necklaces (there are two types: one with the band and one with the cover) and the signed book.

What do you think? Fun? Boring? Totally awesome?

*I think I might have to limit it to the U.S.


  1. Those. Picks. Are. Awesome!!!! Love the trivia.

  2. Thanks for the contest!!! It's really fun *___*

    My tweet about it!/CeReSu08/status/114009933355286528

  3. Fun and totally awesome!! I'm excited:)

  4. Thanks for the contest!

    I tweeted about it-!/AmyO122/status/114031287722967040

  5. I think it's totally awesome! :) I did tweet about it, but I already won a necklace and I already have a signed copy. So, I was just spreading the love. I'm totally awesome at spreading the love with not want for reward. ;)

    Do you mind the change in the title with the missing apostrophe? Was there a significance to it?

  6. I tweeted! Also, JUST missed the first Facebook trivia question. Dang it! I'm thinking Facebook isn't gonna do me any favors.

    Awesome trivia, by the way. I love hearing about all that!

  7. Fun trivia! And thanks for the shout out. ;)

  8. This is very fun! It's totally made my week interesting. :)

  9. Yay!! Just tweeted about this fun contest! Super excited for Everneath! Can't wait!


  10. I love that you made it so easy for us to tweet about it, Brodi. Clever girl! Plus my tweets automatically go to FB. Two for one.!/DonnaKingWeaver

  11. Awesome. the only thing about this book is that I have to wait for FOREVER for it to come out. I can't wait to read it.
    Here is my tweet @Tayte5!/Tayte5/status/114186611545227264

  12. Thanks for this contest! I would LOVE to win a pick necklace! I play guitar, too! :P Haha.
    I Tweeted:!/Angel909Reviews/status/114472899020206080

  13. awesome contest! thank you :)!/chelleyreads/status/114653478697172992

  14. Jenni- I don't mind the missing apostrophe at all. I think having it in there was more confusing than just getting rid of it.

    I originally had it in there because I'd combined two words: Everliving and Underneath.

  15. Too bad I missed the contest but those necklaces are super cute. Can't wait to read your book. I've heard great things about it.