Did you have a happy Easter? DID YOU EAT ALL OF THE CHOCOLATE? We… Actually we did not. But that is only so that we can fit into our skin-tight Centaur costume for Comic Con! We know at least one person is laughing right now while remembering the Centaur in 2011. He was amazing but THIS YEAR SHALL BE OUR TIME TO SHINE! See our costume sketch?
SO HEY! Guess who is here?? … waits… Oh, right, you read the title! Smarties.YES, we have the amazeballs author of EVERNEATH – Brodi Ashton – and let me tell you, you want to go out and get her book RIGHT.NOW. It has it all: Greek mythology tied into a fantastic plot, with angst and swoons and TWO HOT BOYS. Plus the best cover in just about forever. Just sayin.Read More »
When Mandy asked if we wanted to be involved in a new kind of blog tour, an #authorlove kind of blog tour, we were all HECK YES because you know we love to get our fangirl love on. And when she told us the first author would be our girl Myra, we were all OH HELLS TO THE YES. We love Myra like Peeta loves bread. So come on in, read our little love letter, and then tell Myra how simply amazing she is. Because she is, you know. Supportive and funny and wild and sweet. Just the way we like ‘em.
WELCOME BACK SWOONIES!
We missed you oodles last week. We had to reschedule our interview with Michelle Hodkin, but promise she’ll be here soon!
And this week, we have Mike Mullin visiting Swoontini Headquarters. He is made of so much win (and looks fantastic in the Swoontini fuzzy jammies and slippers). He also wrote one of our favorite posts ever (really, you must read it). Also? Have you read ASHFALL yet? IT IS AWESOME. And super scary.
Lo & C: Hi MIKE! *high fives*
MM: Down low! Too slow!
Lo says: AWWW SNAP! My five year old gets me with that one all the time, you think I’d be prepared. So hey, when I was little, my parents used to hide the newspaper from me because I would get so terrified about the possibility of a natural disaster. True story. (1) WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR BRAIN? (sort of just kidding) and (2) Why a supervolcano versus, say, an earthquake or tsunami?
MM: PROBABLY SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT PESKY Y CHROMOSOME! Someone should start a scientific personals ad site: “Heterogamete seeking sexy homogamete for…” But I digress. I’ve always been fascinated by disasters, but I didn’t specifically set out to write a disaster novel until I read Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything and learned about the Yellowstone supervolcano. So there was never any question of writing an earthquake or tsunami novel. Plus, both those topics have been done often in fiction, but as best I can tell, ASHFALL was the first novel set in the immediate aftermath of a supervolcano.
Help us solve this swoony mystery and we’ll buy you a pair of Hunger Games tickets at your local theater. Awesome, right?
Feel free to consider this a picture prompt and post in the comments. You know, just sayin.
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Welcome back Swoonies! Today we are thrilled to have Lissa Price, author of the brand-spankin’-new STARTERS, here to play! She’s also going to be at WonderCon this weekend (Sunday, 3-4pm), and is an all-around awesome gal. Leave some love in the comments & enter to win a SIGNED copy of STARTERS!
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Lo & C: Hi Lissa! Thanks for agreeing to join our Swoontini Interview features, and congrats on the release of STARTERS!
Lissa Price: This is such a fun site, I feel like I’m at a party!