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Hello all! I have been such a slacker when it comes to posting updates on this blog. I’m trying to be better….
Anyway, as some of you may have noticed, several lovely blogs and individuals have been posting teasers for Brooklyn & Beale during the month of November. I thought maybe I should get in on that action and post what has been shared since it is scheduled for release on December 1st! You can preorder here! Below are 3 of the beautiful teasers that Mina Rivera made for me. She couldn’t have possibly captured the theme of the story any better. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, thank you Mina. I’ve also included songs that I listened to on repeat while writing. You can listen to the full playlist here.
SONG OF THE WEEK-
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I’ll be posting my next vlog later this week with the questions you guys asked. Lord help us all. LOL Until next time, I’ll be on FB or Twitter being ridiculous as always!
Over the next month I’m going to be giving some things away in honor of BROOKLYN & BEALE, which is scheduled for release on December 1st!!! It’s available for preorder HERE. I’m so excited!!! For everyone that shares this post today, you’ll be entered to win a BROOKLYN & BEALE swag pack!
So, I was a big fat fail at posting my cover reveal for Brooklyn & Beale. I’m terrible at this stuff. For those of you who haven’t see it…
Here’s the summary since I’m on a roll!
The life of a session musician is rarely easy. After consecutive tour cancellations and a stack of unpaid bills, Chloe Bennett fears her dream has come to an end.
Then everything changes.
Indie rocker Reid Ryder needs a replacement violinist for his tour. For Chloe, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. For Reid, it’s a checkmark off his list. Already battling addiction, guilt, and his inability to write new music, Reid’s hopeful that things are finally falling into place.
But life is never predictable.
When the tour begins, he finds himself drawn to Chloe. She challenges and inspires him. Their onstage chemistry is electric. To the outside world, they’re the perfect match. To those involved, however, it’s not so simple. When Reid’s no longer sure that the future he planned is the one he wants, a choice must be made.
I’m super excited about this book and can’t wait to tell you guys more about it over the next month. I’ll post teasers every Tuesday during the month of November and then it’s scheduled to be released on December 1st! I’ll also have some surprises along the way so keep an eye out.
Now for the purpose of this post.
Back in July I did a raffle at the Love N Vegas book signing for ARCs of Brooklyn & Beale. I never posted the winners. My apologies. But to make up for it, I made a video of me picking the winners. I look ridiculous. You’re welcome. Congrats to all the winners! You’ll be hearing from me soon!
Oh wait…wrong blog. LOL
First of all I’d like to say thanks to all of you who took the time to read my post and like my author’s page. I wish I could give all of you tickets, but alas, I can not. So without wasting any more time than I already did looking at hilarious gifs (I legit could do that for hours) I’ll announce the winners!
Morning Session- Michelle Tikal
Afternoon Session- Meagan Gibson
Afterparty- Layla Readsalott
Afterparty- Katie Boylan VanSyckle
That’s it guys! For those who won the signing tickets, hop on facebook and PM me your email address. I’ll send your information to the organizers so your name can be added to the list! For those of you that won the afterparty tickets, I’ll have them with me at the signing SO YOU HAVE TO COME SAY HI! Have a wonderful weekend! <3
Mic check! Mic check! 1, 2, 1, 2. *insert cool mic check gif here* All I could find was mic drop gifs and I just got here so that’s not happening…..
Ehhh, screw it. Who doesn’t love a good mic drop gif?
Okay, now that I’ve got that out of the way, HIIIIIIII! I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA for the last several months. See, what had happened was… I was infected with the debilitating disease known as writer’s block. For months I suffered from severe laziness, which induced a chronic watching of bad tv and the fuckits. It was a dark time. I mean, literally this was me…but less hot. Because even crazy Johnny Depp is hot. Let’s be real.
Anyway, during my time of woe, I took a trip to Cali and visited my friend Sara. We partied at Coachella.
And even though we had the best time, my block was firmly in place. (She’s going to kill me for posting this picture.) So I pushed forward. I thought, if I just distract myself enough with other things I love, the words will come back. So I bowled with my kid…
Caught a Jenny Lewis concert with my friend Abney, who is also going to kill me for posting this picture….
Went on vacation to Seattle..
Hiked all over the Olympic National Forest…
Still, I had no words. So I resorted to beer.
Then beer festivals. Which was also my birthday, so win.
And still, NOTHING. At this point, it had been nearly 3 months since I’d written a word. I started to really freak out at this point. So I took in an Imagine Dragons concert, which kicked ass by the way.
I dressed super inappropriately for the 4th of July (for like 5 minutes and only for this picture so don’t get pissy.)
And then VEGAS HAPPENED. VEGAS VEGAS VEGAS. SWEET SINFUL VEGAS.
My first book signing. Holy shit was I nervous. But it was so amazing and I met so many amazing people and I could just say amazing over and over again and it still wouldn’t express how I felt about that weekend. And then…something amazing happened…. I found my words. I went from Johnny to Jim in 0-60. Which is both sad and awesome.
So now I have my words and I’m writing like a crazy person. It’s amazing. I also have another book signing coming up in November in Philly.
In honor of all these stupid awesome developments, I’m feeling generous. The book signing in Philly is sold out. Which is great for the authors, but not so great for the people who, like me, procrastinate until the very last minute and didn’t get tickets. (I still haven’t booked my hotel or flight if that makes anyone feel any better.)
ANYWAY, here’s the deal. I’m giving away ONE morning session and ONE afternoon session to the Indies Invade Philly book signing on November 7th.
I’m also giving away TWO tickets to the after party. I heard a rumor there will be a karaoke machine. DO YOU SERIOUSLY WANT TO MISS THAT? I think not. So here’s the deal, all you have to do is like my author’s page and comment on the post or here. Tell me which ticket you would like to win and that’s it. So to recap:
Like my page- Olivia Evans Author and comment on this post there OR comment on my blog with the ticket you’d like to win. That’s it. No muss, no fuss. I’ll announce the winners a week from today (August 14, 2015).
Also in that post I will announce the winners of the raffle I held at Love N Vegas for ARCs of my upcoming novel Brooklyn & Beale, which will be released before my signing in Philly on November 7th.
Okay, I think that’s it! Good luck everyone! I hope to give you awkward/creepy hugs in Philly!
I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t believe it’s already February! Usually this time of year I’m daydreaming about grass lawns, the warmth of the sun on my skin, and the sound of my favorite bands lulling me into a euphoric state with their live performances. Ahhhh concert season, how I love thee.
This year, however, it’s not concert season that has my attention in February. This year it’s all about spanx, bad hair, and poor fashion choices. Yes, awards season is here.
What am I blathering on about? Well in honor of awards season, for the month of February, Hollywood & Vine will be on sale for $1.99!!!
Don’t miss any of the fun this month!!!
Hi you guys! I hope the new year has treated everyone well! As for me, I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole of writing again. Which is fine when you don’t have to bother with basic necessities like eating, sleeping, and functioning like a living breathing human being. LAME. Anyway, I have lots to say. If I can stop chasing shiny things for a few minutes I might actually mention them all.
Just to be on the safe side though, I’m going to make a quick list of the things you SHOULD find in this post. If I miss something, pretend I didn’t then make fun of me about it in private. LOL
1. A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE WONDERFUL BOOK BLOGGERS THAT PROMOTED HOLLYWOOD & VINE.
2. Signed autographed copies.
3. Vegas baby.
4. Giving shit away.
5. What I’m working on.
6. Book trailer.
Pfffttt I can totally handle remembering five things.
lulz… well this is awkward. What I meant was….
We have now concluded the gif portion of this post…maybe. DO YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN ABOUT THE SHINY THINGS? Tumblr=ruining productivity one gif at a time.
Okay. Let’s get down to bidness. I want to once again thank all the bloggers who took the time to read, promote, and review Hollywood & Vine. Without their help, I truly believe the past month would have turned out much differently. Also I would like to give a special thank to Christine at Shh, Mom’s Reading. She swooped in like my fairy godmother and literally made things happen for me. She’s an amazing person and I am so honored to call her my friend.
Below is the list of awesome blogs that pimped me like a hooker working Hollywood Blvd. You guys should check out their pages for recs and giveaways!
In no particular order….
Becca the Bibliophile
A Book Whore’s Obsession
As the Pages Turn
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog
Smokin Hot Book Blog
Rosie’s Book Heaven
Booked Every Night
Books Books Books
Group Therapy Book Blog
Who Picked THis?
Sugar and Spice Book Reviews
The Book Gurus
A One-click Addict’s Book Blog
All Romance Reviews
Wolfel’s World of Books
The Book Bellas
Jackie’s Book Reviews
Red Cheeks Reads
Love Bites and Silk
Three Chicks and Their Books
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Book Bitches Blog
Mean Girls Luv Books
Swoon Worthy Books
Teahoney’s Book Cafe
Books and Fandom
The Readers Corner
Shh Moms Reading
SIGNED COPIES OF HOLLYWOOD & VINE
Yes, yes I know. Some of you are like, Liv…
I have been sailing down the river of lazy on my fail boat for weeks now. BUT if you check back here tomorrow afternoon, there will be a link and all the information you need to purchase an autographed copy. YAY!
Brace yourself…I’ve been invited to the LoveNVegas 2015 author’s signing. Why you ask? I honestly have no idea. It probably had something to do with feeding doctored Ramen noodles to Ellie who runs the event. Doctored noodles aside, it’s going to be a blast and there are TONS of amazing authors attending and DUH it’s Vegas. Y’all know you wanna come get crazy with me. I solemnly swear to be up to no good. And when it’s over I’ll only have one question.
But seriously. Come. Hang out. It’ll be fun. Promise. lulz
GIVING SHIT AWAY!!
So this was actually the reason I came here to post. But then shiny things happened and well, ya know. Anyway, for those of you who didn’t know, I published Hollywood & Vine exactly one month ago. I can’t believe how fast the time has flown by!! So I thought I’d do a flash giveaway. Here’s the deal. Tomorrow at 8:00PM I’m going to randomly pick THREE reviews on Amazon and send those reviewers a signed copy of Hollywood & Vine along with some swagggggg. Wut wut?!? So if you haven’t posted your review on Amazon, do by 8:00 tomorrow night! I want to hear your thoughts!
WHAT I’M WORKING ON
The name of my next book is called Brooklyn & Beale. The book takes places about a year after the ending of Hollywood & Vine and will feature several of those characters. For anyone who wanted to know what Josie & Anders have been up to, you’ll find out soon! I plan to release Brooklyn & Beale in June 2015 so keep a look out!
Man, oh man. Heather Maven really outdid herself with this one. GAH I love it so much. If you haven’t had the pleasure of viewing it…repeatedly…then please to be doing so immediately. You won’t regret it, I swear.
Look at me remembering ALL THE THINGS!! WOOT! lol Thank you guys for all your support and harassment. My days would be dull and boring without your texts from last night tweets about public nudity. You guys are my people.
Until next time!!
Sup. Is everyone going to be singing Red Hot Chili Peppers for the rest of the day now? Awesome. You’re welcome. 🙂 So in my last post I told you guys I had some pretty sweet news to share. Well, don’t get your hopes up, because that’s not what this post is about. I’m not done torturing you guys with the knowledge that I have something I’m stupid excited to tell, but won’t just yet because…..
Anyway, back to the subject at hand: giving it away. And by it I mean 3 ebooks, 2 Hollywood & Vine Swag packs, and one lucky winner will receive a brand new Kindle Touch. I don’t even have one of those, just sayin.
Here’s the deal.
Tomorrow, follow this link for a chance to win some amazing giveaways. I’m not asking for you to do a lot – maybe tweet a message, sign up for blog posts or buy my book!
Ebooks will be awarded at the close of the giveaway and swag packs will be mailed on January 2nd.
To be eligible for the grand prize of a Kindle Touch, you’ll need to follow the instructions through Rafflecopter, then email proof of purchase of a Hollywood & Vine ebook to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All pre orders as well as purchases during the duration of the giveaway are eligible. Ebooks are currently available through Amazon. They will also be available on Barnes & Nobel soon. Right now I’m staring at my account like….
It should be available soon, so just keep checking here.
The grand prize winner will be announced on Jan 1st and the Kindle Touch will be shipped January 2nd.
Okay, I think that’s it! I hope you enjoy the book! I’ll be hiding, drinking, and breathing into a brown paper bag like the wino I am!
Until next time!