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12 days of Kickass posts: Cindi Madsen!

I have news! I have news!!

I have been holding in this news for what feels like forever, and finally, I can shout it from the rooftops!!

From Publishers Marketplace:

Melissa West's PIECES OF OLIVIA, about a college freshman who survived a fire that killed all her friends, and meets an unlikely fisherman who heals her deepest scars -- and opens her heart, to Laura Fazio at Intermix, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Summer 2014, by Nicole Resciniti at The Seymour Agency.
To tell you a little more about PIECES OF OLIVIA, it is set in Charleston, SC and has a strong focus on setting, characters, and really pulling those heartstrings. You will laugh, you may tear up, but in the end, I think--I hope--you will find yourself as attached to these characters as I am! 
This project was originally titled BROKEN WINTER, and it has been my pet project for half a year now. It has seen hesitation and doubt. It has heard the dreaded, "This won't sell," but my super agent, Nicole Resciniti,…

OVER THE EDGE with excitement!

I am very excited to share that I am diving into the New Adult market. I have two books coming out with Entangled Embrace in 2014...and perhaps some additional news to share in the coming weeks. Lots of fun for sure, so to celebrate I'd like to offer a fun giveaway.

This is how this will work: add OVER THE EDGE to your TBR on Goodreads and tweet and/or mention it on Facebook and you are entered to win a signed copy of GRAVITY and HOVER. Already have both books? Well, I love you now, don't I! No problem, I will give you a $10 Amazon Giftcard. Sound fun? Yay!

To tell you a little bit about OtE, it is set against a New York City backdrop and surrounds the falling for the boss trope. It is seriously intense and romantic and at times juicy. In short, I think ya'll are going to love it!

So go enter and help me spread the word! :)

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/8a539b5/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway


YA Scavenger Hunt: Fall 2013!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team!But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are THREE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GOLD TEAM--but there is also a red team and a blue team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes u…