Monday, March 31, 2014

THE SHADOW PRINCE Blog Tour Schedule


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
giveaway only

Curling Up with a Good Book
Q&A and giveaway

Wednesday, April 02, 2014
guest post and giveaway

Bookaholics Anonymous
review and giveaway

Thursday, April 03, 2014
Book Briefs
review and giveaway

A Backwards Story
review and giveaway

Friday, April 04, 2014
Two Chicks on Books
guest post and giveaway

Cornucopia of Reviews
review and giveaway

Saturday, April 05, 2014
Jenna Does Books
guest post and giveaway

Jean Book Nerd
Q&A and giveaway

Sunday, April 06, 2014
Fire and Ice Blog
guest post and giveaway

Live to Read
review and giveaway

Monday, April 07, 2014
Buried in Books
review, “dream cast,” and giveaway

Book Chic Club
Q&A and giveaway

Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The Book Swarm
review and giveaway

The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
guest post and giveaway

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Miss Page-Turner’s City of Books
Q&A and giveaway

Jump Into Books
review and giveaway

Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Cozy Reader
review and giveaway

Mod Podge Books
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 . . .

a Rafflecopter giveaway