Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My SLC Comic Con FanX Schedule

I will be speaking on eight panels and doing two signing's at this week's Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience! I am so super excited, you have no idea. Between panels I'll be trying to sneak in pics of my favorite celebs like Nathan Fillion. If you see me wandering around, be sure to say hello. And if you deliberately want to see me, check out my schedule below:

Thursday:
4/17 6:00 pm: Veronica Mars: From Cult TV Series to Major Motion Picture


Friday:
4/18 11:00 am: The Future of Science Fiction and Fantasy in a Post-Twilight, Post-Potter World

4/18 1:00-2:00 pm: Book Signing***

4/18 3:00 pm: Writing and Mental Health

4/18 6:00 pm: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Dr. Who


Saturday:
4/19 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Book Signing***


4/19 2:00 pm: Top Things to Do and Not to Do as an Aspiring Writer


4/19 4:00 pm: Sherlock Holmes in the 21st Century


4/19 6:00 pm: Buffy, Angel, Firefly & Marvel’s Avengers: Joss Whedon and the Art of Storytelling


4/19 7:00 pm: Werewolves, Mr. Hyde and the Incredible Hulk: Our Love/Hate Relationship with RAGE!

***There will be a bookseller at the con so you can purchase a book at the event. (But you're also welcome to bring your copies from home.)

Monday, March 31, 2014

THE SHADOW PRINCE Blog Tour Schedule

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Look, Ma (and everyone else)-

I'm on a blog tour! 

Check out the schedule below to see where I'll be for the next two weeks. Every post has a giveaway so there are tons of chances to win a signed copy of THE SHADOW PRINCE.

 

Bree Despain Blog Tour
Into the Dark Book One: The Shadow Prince



Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Karin’s Book Nook
http://karinlibrarian.booklikes.com/
giveaway only

Curling Up with a Good Book
http://curling-up-with-a-good-book.blogspot.com/
Q&A and giveaway

Wednesday, April 02, 2014
GreenBeanTeenQueen
http://www.greenbeanteenqueen.com/
guest post and giveaway

Bookaholics Anonymous
http://www.bookaholicsanonymousonline.com
review and giveaway

Thursday, April 03, 2014
Book Briefs
http://bookbriefs.blogspot.com/
review and giveaway

A Backwards Story
http://abackwardsstory.blogspot.com/
review and giveaway

Friday, April 04, 2014
Two Chicks on Books
http://www.twochicksonbooks.com/
guest post and giveaway

Cornucopia of Reviews
http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/
review and giveaway

Saturday, April 05, 2014
Jenna Does Books
http://jennadoesbooks.com/
guest post and giveaway

Jean Book Nerd
http://www.jeanbooknerd.com/
Q&A and giveaway

Sunday, April 06, 2014
Fire and Ice Blog
http://www.fireandicereads.com/
guest post and giveaway

Live to Read
http://livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com/
review and giveaway

Monday, April 07, 2014
Buried in Books
http://wwwburiedinbooks.blogspot.com/
review, “dream cast,” and giveaway

Book Chic Club
http://bookchicclub.blogspot.com/
Q&A and giveaway

Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The Book Swarm
http://bookswarm.blogspot.com/
review and giveaway

The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
http://ceceliabedelia.blogspot.com/
guest post and giveaway

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Miss Page-Turner’s City of Books
http://misspageturnerscityofbooks.blogspot.com/
Q&A and giveaway

Jump Into Books
http://jumpintobooks.blogspot.com/
review and giveaway

Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Cozy Reader
http://thecozyreader.com/
review and giveaway

Mod Podge Books
http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/
guest post and giveaway

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Launch Party Pics and Contest Winners!

Saturday was the official launch party for THE SHADOW PRINCE! It was such a wonderful day. It all started with lunch with author friends Jenn Johanson, Natalie Whipple, Sara Raasch (and husband), Courtney Alameda, and Michelle Argyle at one of my favorite restaurants. Then we went over to The King's English Bookshop where I gave a book talk (that was hopefully not a ramble-fest) and signed books for all of the lovely, wonderful people who came out to celebrate with me. After that, I headed out to dinner and dessert with my awesome family. And then I went home and crashed so hard I couldn't even make it up to my bed!

Below are some of my favorite pictures from the event--all courtesy of my BFF and great photographer, Michelle Sallay

 Gotta love a full house!

 Gotta love it even more when people start reading before the signing even starts

 Me--talking with my hands as usual

 Readers, waiting in line to get their books signed!

 My boys--fighting the boredom of yet another one of mom's signings! :)

 Look at that pretty book!

 My awesome sister, photo-bombing . . . something.

 Little Stella--one of my youngest fans who was excited to win a raffle prize

 Lookin' writerly

 
 Me and the most supportive BFF ever

Now for the contest winners!

The winner of the release day contest for a $25 iTunes giftcard is: Rachelle (oreo_93)

And the grand prize winner (of an iPad Mini and a character named after you in the sequel to THE SHADOW PRINCE) is: Terresa Gordan

Winners: Please email me at readbree(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize! Prizes must be claimed within 30 days or else they will be forfeit.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

THE SHADOW PRINCE Release Day!!! (and iTunes giftcard giveaway)

You guys, it's here! It's finally here! The book I started seven years ago, rewrote the beginning of twenty-eight times, and love like nobody's business is finally out in the world! It's THE SHADOW PRINCE release day!!!



Which means that you can get your hands on the book . . .


and find out what's inside the pages!



Don't forget, if you buy THE SHADOW PRINCE by March 15th and send your receipt to readbree(at)gmail(dot)com, I will send you a special swag pack in return, AND you'll get ten entries in my iPad Mini + a character named after you in my next book giveaway! But remember, you don't *have* to purchase the book to enter--there are many ways to earn entries! CLICK HERE for full contest details.

But that's not the only giveaway going on this week! To celebrate the release of THE SHADOW PRINCE--a book that celebrates my love for music, mythology, and really hot princes--I'm giving away a $25 iTunes giftcard!

All you have to do to enter is change your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram profile pic to the SHADOW PRINCE cover until March 18, 2014 to help spread good will for the book! (A pic is provided for you at the bottom of the post.) Use the Rafflecopter below for all your options for entering.

And don't forget . . .




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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Guest Post: THE SHADOW PRINCE Teaser Tuesday #11 - In which Hubby geeks out all over the place

Hi guys! It's me, Brick.  Bree is on deadline, which means she has pretty much looked like this for the last couple of weeks:
What deadlines feel like...or so I gather...
So, to try to help her out I'm posting this week's Teaser Tuesday.  Which means I get to pick  the teaser.  But first, let me tell you a quick story.

About a year and a half ago, my relatively new (to me anyway) car decided it didn't want to be a car any more.  It decided it'd rather be a cube of metal in a pile of other cubes of metal.
I think that's my car, 2nd from the left, 3rd one up
I had to respect this decision, but I didn't have to like it.  I'll be honest.  I was disappointed.  However, not being one who enjoys being car-less, I picked myself up by my bootstraps, wiped the tears from my eyes, and moved on.  That's when I found this lovely:

Yes, its a Leaf.  Yes, its electric. No, I don't have range anxiety... much.

I was very excited to get a Leaf. Sure, maybe its not the sexiest thing out there, but its still pretty darn cool. Not to mention that my car payment is only slightly more than what my monthly gas budget was--basically making it the cheapest car I've ever owned. And though it has caused us to adjust our lives a little, I've loved having it ever since. But I digress. There is a point to telling you this. So lets get to it.

Bree was still working on THE SHADOW PRINCE when I got the Leaf, and saw this acquisition as a perfect opportunity to conduct some research.  As you may have learned from reading the first two chapters last week (click here if you still haven't... which, btw- WHY NOT?!), Haden has been graced with the ability to throw lighting as part of his Underlordy powers.  So this is the conversation that was had while filling out the paperwork at the dealership:

Salesman: "We're almost done.  Do you guys have any questions?"

Bree: "Yes.  So, if you--hypothetically--could say, I don''t know... shoot lighting out of your hands... could you use that to instantly charge an electric car?"

Salesman: *o.O*

Bree: "Hypothetically of course..."

Brick: *totally straight faced and earnest* "Of course."
Salesman: "Um... yeah, I'm sure you could."

Bree: "Sweet."
I paraphrase of course.

So based off this very scientific research, and knowing that Haden both has said power and needs a much sexier car than me, he was given one of the coolest cars on the planet in THE SHADOW PRINCE.

The Tesla Model S

Holy crap that's a thing a beauty.
Ooh, and take a look inside too.

I can't even....
So not only does Haden get my dream car.  He also gets to drive it like a BAMF while being chased by an unknown assailant on a motorcycle through the streets of Las Vegas.  Oh crap, wait... was that a spoiler?  No.  No, that was just more of the teaser... hehehe, right?  Oh, and I guess it actually wasn't the model S he was driving at the time.  It was this:

Tesla Model X. Yes, he got both. Really, really not fair.
Ok.  Enough car talk.  Its' giveaway talk time  Bree is still giving away an iPad Mini and the opportunity to have a character named after you in the sequel to THE SHADOW PRINCE. So if you haven't entered to win yet, you still can, and if you have entered don't stop reading because THERE ARE NOW TWO NEW WAYS TO GAIN ENTRIES IN THE CONTEST! (Yep, you can enter again!)

Here are all the ways you can enter to win the Bree's iPad + awesome character named after you giveaway:
1 – Pre-Order THE SHADOW PRINCE through The Kings English or another bookseller of your choice like IndieBound, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million. . . you get the idea. Don't forget to send the receipt to readbree (at) gmail.com to get a special swag-pack sent to you from Bree. And if you pre-order from The King's English your swag-pack will also include an exclusive pomegranate charm necklace as a special gift from Bree.

2 – Blog about this giveaway, or re-blog this post.

3 – Tweet about the contest

4 – Leave a comment on the Hypable post hosting the first 2 chapters of THE SHADOW PRINCE and let Bree know what you think.

5 NEW* – Change your avatar on your social medium of choice to THE SHADOW PRINCE book cover until March 15, 2014 (avatar shaped image available below and full book cover image available on breedespain.com) .

6 NEW* – Post the "I'm excited for TSP banner" to the sidebar of your blog, tumblr or website. (banner code and image posted below)
(For more details about the contest and info on the pre-order swag-packs, read last week's post.)

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