Okay, here I go, trying to get caught up on all the amazing things that are happening in the world of The Lunar Chronicles!
My news for today… we have a BRAND NEW WEB SITE!
Check it out: http://www.thelunarchronicles.com
The new site is so sleek and full of awesome things, but let’s draw attention to some of the big highlights:
The Map of the Resistance: This is my favorite new feature! Join the resistance and watch it grow!
Step One: Print out one of the super cool resistance posters. Step Two: Take a picture of the poster somewhere in your hometown (and/or a picture of yourself being a Lunartic, like wearing cosplay to the nearest coffeeshop or something). Step Three: Instagram your photo using the hashtag #JoinTheResistance and #LunarChronicles. Step Four: Watch the movement spread!
The Resistance Chat Room: Chat with other Lunartics and even a special guest hacker *wink wink* in the brand new chat room! I’ve heard there’s already been some fun roleplaying going on, which makes my geeky fangirl heart swell like you wouldn’t believe.
And don’t miss a special one-hour chat with me! This Thursday at 9:00pm EST / 6:00pm PST in the Resistance Chat Room. I’ll be answering questions and making annoyingly vague statements like, “Hmm, I don’t remember what becomes of Character X, I guess you’ll just have to wait until November to find out!”
Sounds like fun, right??
New Teasers… all month long! The first of nine(?) brand new Winter teasers was released this morning, and more will be posted in the coming weeks! Prepare to scream in frustration as my publisher chooses the meanest place to end each one, bwahaha!
The Fanfiction Contest is currently being judged! There were hundreds of entries, so we’re running a little behind, but we will be alerting winners and posting the winning entry as soon as we can!
The Winter Pre-Order Campaign is still going on! Pre-order Winter and submit your receipt and you’ll receive a pair of Lunar Chronicles texting gloves and a sheet of sparkly flash tattoos! (Sorry International Lunartics, this promotion is for US and Canada fans only.)
#JoinTheResistance #LunarChronicles #WinterIsComing
Have you pre-ordered Winter? Do you plan to?
Then don’t miss this amazing opportunity to win TLC swag! Just submit your receipt and you could receive a pair of Winter touch screen gloves and a Lunar Chronicles shimmer tattoo sheet, which is just about the coolest swag I’ve ever seen.
(Small print: Offer begins Monday, August 31, 2015, and ends Monday, November 9, 2015. Offer only available to residents of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec) ages 13 and up. )
In celebration of the release of
WINTER: Book Four of the Lunar Chronicles
You are cordially invited to a Lunar Ball
The ball is to be held at
Artemisia Palace The Temple Theater
at Tacoma’s Landmark Convention Center on Tuesday, November 10.
Doors open at 6:00p.m. Performance to begin at 6:30, followed by a book signing.
Light appetizers will be served. Additional indulgences include a photo booth
with Her Majesty’s mirror, a masquerade crafting table, dancing, and more.
Ballroom attire is encouraged.
Books will be sold during the event through Garfield Book Co.,
or you can pre-order your copy for advance signing here.
Admission is free and open to the public, but RSVPs on Facebook are appreciated.
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Can’t make it to Tacoma? Check out the rest of the Winter Book Tour stops below.
An anthology of historical YA short stories (in which I am a contributor) comes out next March, and they just released the gorgeous cover! It was revealed on USAToday’s HEA blog this morning, and it is stunning.
And while you’re there, check out the epic synopsis for the collection and the list of A-list authors. I am so honored to be included among such superstars, and I can’t wait to read what they all came up with!
(For those curious, I can tell you that my story takes place during the Deadwood Gold Rush, and it includes ghosts. OOOooooOOOOOooooo…)
Winter comes out in THREE MONTHS, which means big things are happening in the Lunar Chronicles book-launch-machine.
First—the tour dates and cities have been announced!
Times and final details to be announced.
Some events may be ticketed. Please check with your hosting bookstore.
Can’t wait! I hope to see many of you during the tour!
Second, my publisher is hosting a Lunar Chronicles Fanfiction Contest. (Because they’re cool like that.)
This is extra special for me because I got my own start writing fanfiction (Moon Prism Power!), so knowing that there is fanfic of my world and characters is just about the biggest compliment I can imagine.
The Prompt: Write a character from an original Grimm’s Fairy Tale into the world of the Lunar Chronicles. This character must not already appear in the Lunar Chronicles. In your story, this character should in some way encounter one of the main characters of the Lunar Chronicles books by Marissa Meyer. The story can take place at any time between the time periods of Fairest and Cress by Marissa Meyer.
Deadline: September 30
And the Grand Prize: A trip to the Winter Launch Party in Tacoma, WA!
More details and the submission form can be found at http://thelunarchronicles.com/contest.
Happy writing, Lunartics. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Lastly, if you haven’t joined the resistance yet, you’re missing out on some cool stuff, including a new sneak peek of Winter that was delivered to inboxes last week…
Three more months, three more months, three more months…
After an INCREDIBLY CLOSE vote, it’s time to announce our Bookmark Contest winner!
****** DRUMROLL *****
The winner is…. TEREZA!
Congratulations!!! I absolutely love this design and cannot wait to see it printed. I know fans will go nuts for it, too!
Thank you to everyone who entered and voted, and congrats to all our finalists and honorable mentions. You’ll be contacted shortly to claim your prizes!
Here are the six finalists for the Lunar Chronicles Bookmark Contest! I’m not going to say much about these because I don’t want to sway the voting, but just know that I absolutely love every one of them and would proudly print them all!
See, look, admire… then cast your vote below!
And now… time to vote!
You may only vote once. Voting will close July 12. The winner will be announced on July 13.
Good luck to all of the finalists!
There were a total of 278 entries to the Lunar Chronicles Design-a-Bookmark Contest!
If you have the time, I highly recommend scanning through the other entries. So many of them were stunning, and I wish I could highlight them all!
Finalists and the voting form will be posted soon in a separate post, but before we get there, I had to highlight some of my personal favorites with these honorable mentions.
Here are ten that blew me away with their creativity, execution, and artistic prowess.
WHY I LOVE IT: Do yourself a favor and enlarge this one to see it better. There is a lot happening on this bookmark, yet all the design elements are so elegant and tastefully done, and it sort of reminds me of fortune telling cards.
WHY I LOVE IT: Argh, I wish I could get the Pinterest widget to make this bigger, because it deserves to be seen! This illustration is incredibly detailed and I love how the tag lines pull all the books together.
Thank you all for entering and sharing your talent with us! These honorable mentions will each be contacted after the contest is over and will receive a Lunar Chronicles swag pack. Congrats!