Monday, November 19, 2012

whas happenin hot stuff?

Where the heck did November go? Only 10 days left! And for us crazy Americans, Thanksgiving is Thursday! Which means Xmas is that much closer. Eek! So unprepared! Must shop!!!

At least I have a nice family xmas photo to send out - will share on Dec 1st and not a day sooner! I'd love to hear your plans for the holidays you celebrate at this time of year =)

As for the blogosphere - Thanks and giving and encouragement is abundant. Speaking of giving - here are the recipients of my clearing the shelves books!


Emily R King chose Star Island by Carl Hiaasen

Michelle chose Tough Customer by Sandra Brown

Shelly Brown chose Absolutely Positively by Heather Webber

Sheena Kay chose Eragon by Christopher Paolini


And look what's coming in December.

And you are...? Fularious! Yes, I said fularious! Fun and hilarious blog hop - Dec 3! Emily & Tammy came up with embarrassing questions to see who's been naughty and who's been nice - NICE!

Dec 6 brings the opening of Writers 4 Writers!

It's (almost) time to give back! Dec 10-12

Then hop in for the Hobbit fest! Dec 14



Lastly, do you know Chad Morris, of Shelly & Chad? His book, THE INVENTOR'S SECRET comes out soon! The cover and story are outstanding! Look!!!


In the year 2074 students don't read history, they watch it happen around them! With virtual mountains for exercise, becoming avatar animals for biology, and more!

Welcome to Cragbridge Hall, the most advanced and prestigious school in the world. Twin siblings Abby and Derick Cragbridge are excited as new students to use their famed grandfather's inventions that make Cragbridge Hall so incredible. But when their grandfather and parents go missing, the twins begin following a trail of clues left by their grandfather. They must find out where their family is, learn who they can trust, and discover what secrets are hidden within Cragbridge Hall.

Abby and Derick are caught in a race with a fierce adversary to discover their grandfather's greatest secret--a dangerous discovery that could alter both history and reality.


Sounds awesome, right!? And he is giving away some ARCs!

Here is a picture of a monkey in a time machine (this is my crazy guess to what the big secret is...and the monkey is cute =)

26 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Signed up for all those events. The one December 10-12, I have no choice...

Julie Luek said...

I love the sound of Chad's book-- and that fantastic cover!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love the cover and the premise sounds great. I'm sure one of my kids would love to read it. :D

Dana said...

That is an awesome cover!

Emily R. King said...

Thanks so much for the book, Tara. And for the shout out about the blog hop. It's going to be hilarious!

Have a great Monday!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

I won! I won! I won! Thanks Tara :)

That monkey is not just cute, it's ADORABLE! Nice work, you never fail to amaze me :)

Cherie Reich said...

I'm still wondering where the year went.

Morgan said...

Yay! I'm so excited for all these events! Thanks, Tara!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

I forgot to mention that the title might just be my favorite line from Sixteen Candles. I haven't seen that movie in FOR-EVAH!

Lynn Proctor said...

cute cover--i love monkeys :)

Rena said...

Fantastic cover!

That's a seriously busy schedule. I'm absolutely in awe of you managing all of that plus the holidays!!! Good luck!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Cute monkey. Yes I got Eragon, thanks. Oh the Blogfest are a jumping... anyway....love Chad's cover and will try for an Arc if it's international.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I signed up...just got to remember to put it on my calendar!

David P. King said...

Too much awesomeness abounding! Super excited for Chad, too. Looking forward to Dec 3rd! :)

Chad Morris said...

Thanks for spreading the word, Tara! You rock. Oh, and I love the monkey in the time machine!

Heather Gardner said...

I'm close to calling off Christmas this year. Since they started decorating at Halloween this year! Hate!
I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family.
Thanks for all the great news!
Heather

Suzanne Furness said...

So much going on in the run up to Christmas. Hope I can fit it all in!

M Pax said...

Congrats to Chad! Festing, festing, festing. It's as busy in bloggyland as in the nonpixelated land. Happy Thanksgiving, Tara.

Tara Tyler said...

you guys make me smile a lot =)

Leigh Covington said...

I'm so excited for Chad and can't wait to read that book! Ahhh!

Brinda said...

The Inventor's Secret does sound awesome and that's a lot of blog hopping!

Christine Rains said...

Hehehe! I want a monkey in a time machine! We did a family portrait this past weekend too. I don't think it's flattering to me at all, but since everyone will likely be looking at my son instead, I'll live with it!

Livia said...

You know what, it's pretty obvious now that it has went viral around the blogosphere - Cheers, Cavanaugh Blofest is coming up and I'm getting so excited. It will be fun and epic! Can't wait!

Let December come now... Fun stuff ahead :)

Rhonda said...

Wow, I am so far behind everything. Glad I can come here to get the Dec. scoop. Time to go and sign up for a few blog hops. Thanks.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara .. you've exhausted me writing the post - how you all keep up I've no idea ...

Enjoy Thanksgiving and have fun with all those blogfests ...

Cheers Hilary

Lisa Regan said...

So much exciting stuff going on! Chad's book sounds great!