Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Info on my First ARC giveaway, and the Plan to Reveal the Cover of Everneath

Sorry so late, y'all. Blogger was a beast this morning.

So, I got something awesome in the mail yesterday. That sentence reminds me of Cold Comfort Farm, where the matriarch repeats over and over, "I saw something nasty in the woodshed," but we never find out what exactly she saw.

Well, that is not going to happen here. I can't divulge certain things, but I will give you some hints.

Hint #1:
It's rectangular

Hint #2:
As Hamlet would say, it is filled with "Words, words... words."

Hint #3:
It's something I wrote.

Hint #4:
It's a book.

Okay, maybe I'm being a little obvious. But I'm used to playing Hangman with Kid C, and I'm finding my hints are not cutting it.
Poor man on the rope didn't stand a chance.

Maybe you have already guessed, but if you haven't, here is one final clue:

Hint #5: It starts with an E and ends with a VERNEATH.

Give up? Okay, it's my ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of EVERNEATH! I can't show you the actual book yet, because the awesome Pageturners Blog is hosting a BIG REVEAL on Friday of the final cover, which I haven't even seen yet.

But I can show you the breadth of my work. And by breadth, I mean width.
Maybe an inch and a half? Two?

And I can show you what it's like to flip through the pages:

As I said, the Pageturners Blog is revealing the cover on Friday. And that's not all! Would you like to know how you can win a signed ARC, among other EVERNEATH goodies? 
Windy (Like the Weather) and Debbie (CranberryFries) are hosting exclusive interviews with me on Friday as well, and between their two blogs, you will be able to find out how to enter to win the ARC! 

So... plan on Friday. Stop by Pageturners and let me know what you think of the cover, and then pop on over to Windy and Debbie to enter the contest. 

It's my first ARC giveaway! Woo Hoo!

Any theories on what the cover will look like?


  1. am i the first commenter? i always think i am then i hit post and someone beat me...

    anyway ... YES come one, come all and enter to win an ARC of Brodi's EVERNEATH ... but don't come until Friday. because until then, i don't got much for ya ;) ... well, except for my own random ramblings!

  2. Hmmm ... I imagine something wonderful. Something dreamed of only on a cell phone.

  3. wow^^ I want one!! I'll be there on friday :)

  4. WindyA- I can't thank you enough for all your hard work! I'm totally entering the contest.

    Donna- Shhh! No spoilers. :)

    Okay, okay, there is a cell phone on the cover.

  5. Nathiel- Yay! We'll save you a virtual place. :)

  6. I love that you reference Cold Comfort Farm! I think the movie is hilarious but hardly anyone has seen it and I get really strange looks when I start quoting it. :)

  7. Jenilyn- Isn't it the best movie? We quote it all the time!

  8. I'LL BE TRAVELING TO WYOMING FRIDAY!!! To a family reunion. With dubious internet possibilities. And relatives making demands on my time and attention that will probably preclude driving around looking for free Wifi. **Cries pitifully**

    **Ponders on the beautifeousness that is [surely] the EVERNEATH cover**


  9. Robin- Someday we will live in a world where universal WiFi is a RIGHT, not a privilege! Have fun on your trip. :)

  10. It's in your hands?!?! I'm so excited. I think I peed a little.

  11. Debbie- That's okay! Peeing a little is a requirement for the ARC contest, I think...

  12. Whoohoo! I'm so excited for the big reveal! And I want a copy soooo bad. Fun, fun. Congrats!

  13. Ooooh, I so want an ARC! They make me feel so special, like I'm "in the know" about a book before anyone else! I'm so excited for you :)

  14. Congrats, Brodi. So exciting! I'd better win or I might have to climb in your window one night and steal yours. Can't wait to read it.

  15. Gina- thanks so much! If you want an ARC, you can send me an email with your addy and I'll add you to the list.

    Elena- Thanks so much Elena. Feel free to climb in my window. The one over the kitchen sink is always unlocked.

  16. Did you do a cartwheel when the book arrived? So exciting!

    I have no idea what the cover will look like, but I'm hoping that the author bio has a montage of Brodi pictures ... like that time you posted all the pictures of you looking exactly the same. It could be entitled "The Many Faces of Brodi Ashton." Classic!

  17. folksinmt- I would've put those pictures on the back of the cover... but HarperCollins wants the cover to SELL the book, not deter buyers.

    Ha ha ha. Thanks!

  18. After I climb through the kitchen window, find a copy of your book, where do I go to find a cold Diet Coke and handful of cinnamon bears? Would it be weird if I snuggled up on your couch and stayed until I finished reading your book?

    Congratulations on the book deal! I am so excited for you!

  19. Woohoo! That is so exciting! I can't wait to see it...

  20. Kmblacker- I like to keep my Diet Coke and cinnamon bears strategically placed throughout my house so they're never more than an arm's reach away.:)

    Sara- Thanks!

  21. How did I miss this post? I'm seen tweets about the cover and the ARC giveaway, but I didn't see the post. I'm sad that I'm a day behind. But, yay! :D

  22. I'm so excited!!! I want I want! I'm sure the cover is gorgeous! Yay!!

  23. Jenni- Ha ha! thanks!

    Leisha- Thanks! Can't wait to see yours someday!

    Andrea- Double yay!