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Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Something Witchy this way comes!

by davincikittieNovember 22, 2012

If you’re a regular here on GraveTells, you know we support authors of all publication types… self, indie, and the big houses. We believe that where a book is published doesn’t matter nearly as much as the skill, creativity, and dedication of its author and editing team. When I stumbled on the work of author Sara King earlier this year, I found myself immediately drawn to her vivid imagination and the compelling depth of her characters and settings. Ms. King could easily have gone the traditional publishing route, but is prolific enough that many of her stories likely wouldn’t have seen the light of day through one of the bigger houses, so she decided to strike out on her own and has an impressive collection of excellent work to show for it. She recently helped found Parasite Publications and is excited to announce the Mystics & Mayhem young adult series by a stellar new author. Ms. King’s resounding endorsement of AJ Myers makes us excited to take a closer look at Something Witchy, and we think you’ll like it too. Enjoy!

My name is Ember Blaylock. Welcome to the World of Weird—better known as my life.

It wasn’t always like this. I was once a normal high school senior, just filling out college apps and trying to stay sane long enough to get out of Moonlight, Missouri. Preferably before I ended up in a straight-jacket out of sheer boredom.

At first, my only problems were my increasingly unwanted ability to see the dead and my desperation to remove the stalker known as my ex-boyfriend from my life. Somewhere along the line I must have pissed off the Bad Karma Fairy. Maybe I stepped on the wrong toadstool or peed in Loki’s personal swimming pool—I really don’t know. All I do know is I’m about to have the worst week of my life. Maybe the worst week of any teenager’s life. Ever.

All because of a dead guy.

From the second pale, too-hot-to-be-real Nathan Ashley stepped out of the wreckage of his mangled sports car, my life spiraled into complete and utter chaos. One minute, I’m quasi-normal, the next I’m being kidnapped by a vampire, I’m having weird, creepy powers sprout up out of nowhere, and I’m running from a demon who wants to get more familiar with my anatomy…or kill me. Again. Yeah, did I mention he’s done it before?

Anybody know if those straight-jackets come in pink?

Read an excerpt

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About the author

AJ Myers lives in her own little world—but according to the IRS, she resides in Arkansas—with her awesome husband, four amazing teenagers, and a crazy cast of family and friends. She’s always interested in hearing from readers, so look her up!

You can also see what’s new for the Mystics & Mayhem series at:

https://twitter.com/ParasitePubs

Giveaway (US/Int)

AJ is giving away one $100 gift card (yes, for real!) and 6 signed mugs (3 thermal, 3 Norwegian) to commenters on today’s post! To enter to win, leave a comment letting us know what you thought of the excerpt and what you’re looking forward to most about the book, then fill out the Rafflecopter widget.
Note: If you are viewing this from our main Feed page, click the title of the post, then scroll to the bottom to view the Comments area.  You must leave your comment there, not in the Rafflecopter widget, in order to qualify for the giveaway. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Parasite is hosting a huge even in celebration of the release of Something Witchy on Facebook as well…

Free $100 Amazon Gift Certificates for AJ Myers’ Something Witchy Launch!

For the launch of Something Witchy, the uproariously entertaining first book in the YA Paranormal MYSTICS & MAYHEM series by AJ Myers, Parasite Publications will be giving away three $100 gift certificates and tons of cool swag! Drop by on the 15th of November to talk about the launch, or go straight to the Parasite Publications page sign up for your free stuff here!

Follow the tour

11/8/12
Giveaway hosted by Book Hoarder Mom
www.bookhoardermom.blogspot.com

11/8/12
Interview and Giveaway hosted by 1000+ Books to Read
www.1000plusbookstoread.com

11/12/12
Interview and Giveaway hosted by Paranormal Opinion
http://paranormalopinion.blogspot.com

11/15/12
Interview and Giveaway hosted by Julie’s Book Review
http://juliesbookreview.blogspot.com/

11/15/12
Interview hosted by Starry Night Book Review
http://starrynightbookreviews.blogspot.com/

11/22/12
Giveaway/Promo hosted by GraveTells
www.gravetells.com

11/26/12
Interview and Giveaway hosted by Ebook Obsessed
http://ebookobsessed.com/

About Parasite Publications

Parasite was founded by a group of publishing pros who left the stagnating traditional publishing industry to ride the wave of the Electronic Revolution. We honestly believe that there’s a better way of publishing, and that Amazon and ventures like it are the answer to the sprawling corporate behemoths that have spent thirty years doing their best to turn authors into a number on a balance-sheet. We’re bringing the character back into publishing one author (and thousands of rabid fans) at a time. You can get more information on our mission by checking out our Facebook page here.

A. J. Myers is one of the MANY extremely talented authors out there who, for some twisted act of Fate, never got picked up by Traditional Publishers, despite having multiple agents slobbering at her heels. We feel extremely lucky to have found her and taken her on board with Parasite.

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About The Author
davincikittie
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
50 Comments
  • amy e.
    November 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    congrats on the book A.J., and thanks for your generous donation to this giveaway.

  • Cris Yeager
    November 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I have the book and look forward to finishing it after the holiday madness! I was really bummed to put it down and get ready for Thanksgiving 🙂

  • November 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I absolutely LOVED this book! It was soooo awesome!
    I do have one question that is driving me crazy, though…. WHAT is Tyler????? LOL I can’t stop wondering!

  • Amy Mccool
    November 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    congrats on the book A.J., and thanks for your generous donation to this giveaway. sounds wonderful

  • staci aka Patches
    November 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I loved Loved this Book. I am soo looking forward to your next book in Dec.

  • November 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Loved, loved, loved the book! I just finished it a couple of days ago and can’t wait until the next book comes out!

  • Shadow
    November 22, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    This sounds like an awesome book! I cant wait to begin reading my copy. Thanks for sharing! And thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  • November 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Congratulations on Something Witchy and that for the giveaway!

  • November 22, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    A.J., I loved Ember. She makes the book, and the crazy cast of supporting characters rounds it out. I will definitely be reading Something Wicked. Thanks for writing such a fun story.

  • November 22, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I have yet to read tis book but must admit I am adding it to my TBR list right now!!

  • Mary Preston
    November 23, 2012 at 5:17 am

    I absolutely loved the excerpt thank you. On my reading list. I wish you success.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  • November 23, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Anywhere you live can be your own little world.

    I read the excerpt and simply have to read the book. I also want to win a copy since my book budget is non existent. I’m a huge fan of the Paranormal/Supernatural genre and have been for over 50 years.

  • Beckey
    November 23, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Great… Congrats, Thanks for sharing the wonderful post

  • Natasha
    November 23, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Sounds really good!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Ashfa
    November 23, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Congrats on the book A.J. Loved the excerpt! Just one question for you: with such a big family around you, how do you find the time to write?

    • November 29, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Honestly? I do most of my writing at night. My family is really supportive, though. If I’m on deadline and need to get things done, they go out of their way to help me out. 🙂

  • Sandy Lion
    November 23, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Congrats on the release of the book and thanks again. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Christy Perry
    November 23, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Thanks for the interview and congrats on the book, and thank you for the chance to win some serious swag 🙂

  • Shannon G.
    November 23, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Thank you for sharing this book with us and for the great excerpt. I’m ready for more 🙂

  • Tracie
    November 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Congrats on the book Aj sounds amazing

  • Cheree
    November 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I need more!!! I will be pushing this to the top of my TBR list! cant wait to finish reading it!!!

  • renee stephens
    November 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Loved this book! Really looking forward to the next and hoping to find out more about the mysterious Tyler!!!

  • Denise Z
    November 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Great first line for Chapter 1. I love the synopsis and excerpt and am looking forward to what looks like a really good read. Hopping over to check out more 🙂

  • erinf1
    November 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

  • Olga
    November 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Congrats on the release of this book. Great excerpt.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Kai W.
    November 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Congrats on the book, A.J. I love reading books about witches and a big fan of Charmed the TV series.

  • Stephanie Grant
    November 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    What made you decide to write a novel about witches?

    • November 29, 2012 at 10:25 am

      The idea for the Mystics & Mayhem series came from a poem a friend of mine wrote–you can actually read that poem at the beginning of Something Witchy :)–that was about a love potion. I thought, “Yeah, a teenage witch would be a lot of fun!” And it really has been. Watching as Ember stumbles her way through the magical world has been a total riot! 🙂

  • Becky W.
    November 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Congrats! This is great!! Thank u for writing a fun witches read!! Hope to win this wonderful book!!!

  • Marlena Fein
    November 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I am currently about half way through and loving the book so far. Are any of the characters based on real life people you know?

    Marlena

    • November 29, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Ember is actually based on all the teenage girls I know–and, trust me, I know a lot of them. But the only character in Something Witchy that’s based on a certain person is Grams. I based her on a very special lady that had a huge impact on my life. She’s gone now, but her memory will live on through Grams 🙂

  • Fiery Na
    November 23, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    This is the first time I’ve heard about the book and I appreciate the great exerpt.

  • DeeDee Griffin
    November 24, 2012 at 8:44 am

    A very entertaining start! I love Ember already!

  • Ellen Levickis
    November 24, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I almost breezed past this post but something made me stop and read the excerpt! Love it! Cannot wait to read your book. Thanks for the excerpt!

  • Penni
    November 24, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks for the generous giveaway! and Congrats on the book!

  • bn100
    November 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Very nice excerpt.

  • Daniel M
    November 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    liked the excerpt, yep shouldn’t go off on the cop save it for court (if your going to fight the ticket)

  • Samantha D
    November 25, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Have you ever been to a creative writing workshop?

    • November 29, 2012 at 10:31 am

      No, actually, I haven’t. Well, unless you count my mentoring sessions with Sara King. No creative writing class could have taught me what she did–with her own creative flair lol. Truly, I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher 🙂

  • Melanie Rovak
    November 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I was just wondering if you had a favorite character to write? Thank you for the giveaway.

    • November 29, 2012 at 10:34 am

      Of all the characters I’ve written in the last four years, Ember is, hands down, my favorite. I love her personality. She doesn’t take anything laying down, but underneath that hard shell is a very soft heart that’s just waiting for someone to put in the work to get to it. That, and she’s absolutely hilarious! 🙂

  • Jeanette J
    November 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I just got the book looking forward to reading it. = )

  • November 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I love the excerpt! I can tell already that I LOVE her writing style. Not to mention, the everyday humor. I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Julie
    November 28, 2012 at 7:12 am

    You are a new author to me. I enjoyed the excerpt and I’m putting it on my TBR list. I have a couple questions: What inspired you to write a YA novel with witches? Do you write YA only? Not that it matters, I read all types of books. Wishing you continued success. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • November 29, 2012 at 10:43 am

      Hi, Julie!
      Something Witchy was inspired by a poem a friend of mine wrote about a love potion. I couldn’t get it out of my head. I really thought it would be fun to write a teenage witch, so I sat down one day to work on another project I had going (and might actually finish someday lol) and the next thing I knew I was typing ‘All my problems started with a dead guy’ instead.
      YA is such a fun genre that I’ve concentrated mostly on it over the last couple of years. I have four kids, all of them teenagers, and a lot of nieces and nephews in the same age group so I’m surrounded by inspiration. I do have another series planned once Mystics & Mayhem comes to an end, though, that will be targeted toward a more mature audience 🙂

      • Penni
        December 2, 2012 at 4:11 pm

        My oldest is almost 12 years old and she loves this genre! Good thing I love to read as well hehe we read the books together and discuss what we like or didn’t like about them 🙂

  • December 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

    This looks like a great read! Good luck on your tour.

  • Stephanie Christensen
    December 3, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Great interview and this book sounds fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • December 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks so much to AJ for being our guest! We’re hoping to review Something Witchy in January or February, so be on the lookout for that!

    What great conversation! And great prizes!!! Here are the winners…
    $!00 Amazon gift card: Samantha D.
    Signed Thermal Mugs:
    Kai W.
    Penni F.
    Daniel M.
    Signed Norwegian Mugs:
    Sandy L.
    Nora-Adrienne
    Patches B.

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