Monday, March 14, 2011

Sneak peek at SHIFT & the last ARC giveaway--this Sunday, Sunday, SUNday!

Hey everyone! By now you might be wondering why I haven't posted the first chapter of Shift.

There are a few possibilities you might have considered:

A) The chapter has undergone some last-minute tweaking.
B) I'm lazy.
C) I'm cruel.
D) I forgot.
E) My dog ate it.
F) My cat ate it.
G) All of the above (it is technically possible).
H) None of the above

The answer is H! None of the above. The real reason is the opposite of C. Not only am I not being cruel by withholding Shift Chapter One, I'm being kind. (And not in a "Cruel to be Kind" sort of way, like in that song, which will now be stuck in my head for the rest of the day.)

Because when you get to the end of the first chapter, you're going to freak. If you thought the end of Shade was a killer cliffhanger (which I swear it wasn't meant to be, but that's another discussion), then Shift Chapter One will make you punch a hole through your computer screen.

So I've been holding off in order to minimize your time between reading the excerpt and reading the rest of the book, which comes out May 3. Because I love you and want to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

But alas, my kindness has run out. This Sunday, just before the spring equinox at 11:21PM Universal Time (which I believe is 7:21 Eastern Daylight time), I will send out the Winter Issue of my newsletter. It will contain a secret link to the first chapter of Shift, a link that I won't make public for another week.

And that's not all! The last two autographed, personalized Shift ARCs will go to two randomly drawn newsletter subscribers. I will draw the names at 6pm Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday.

To subscribe to my quarterly, text-based, non-spammy, entertaining-in-a-weird-way newsletter, just add your e-mail to the signup box on the blog sidebar (or any page on my website) and click "Submit." The mailing list robot will send you a confirmation e-mail to make sure someone else hasn't signed you up as a prank (not that anyone would--I'm sure your friends are all really nice).

Hope to talk to you Sunday! (Notice I resisted the urge to say "Meet Me on the Equinox," thus avoiding the Twilight movie soundtrack reference. Well, I said it here, but that doesn't count. Does it?)

Labels:

16 Comments:

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have my fingers crossed and canNOT wait to read the sneak peek. OMG Jeri I'm so excited

Posted by: Blogger HayleyAG at 3/14/2011 5:23 PM

And i now have cruel to be kind stuck in my head as well lol.

Posted by: Blogger HayleyAG at 3/14/2011 5:26 PM

Awesome!! I can't wait to read it!!

Posted by: Blogger Awesomesauce Book Club at 3/14/2011 5:37 PM

So exciting, can't wait :) And now I have Cruel to Be Kind stuck in my head ;)

Posted by: Anonymous Meaghan at 3/14/2011 5:41 PM

better than, the i love you, purple dino song stuck in head

ad would love to be enter

Posted by: Blogger blackroze37 AT yahoo.com at 3/14/2011 5:45 PM

You are too kind! Can't wait!

Posted by: Blogger Claire at 3/14/2011 6:07 PM

I already subscribe, of course. (Because that's just the kind of person I am.) Will subscribing again under an assumed name (like, say, Dr. Horrible) get me two chances to win an ARC? Because that would make it worth dealing with the split personality issues...

Posted by: Blogger Deborah Blake at 3/14/2011 8:59 PM

I'm so excited!

Posted by: Blogger Cari at 3/15/2011 12:52 PM

thanks for this giveaway!! cannot wait!! :D

Posted by: Anonymous Kate at Read This Book! at 3/15/2011 1:46 PM

Would love to win an ARC!!!

Posted by: Blogger Dina at 3/15/2011 1:46 PM

as long as it's not any cartoon songs that are always in my head because of the grandkids LOL

Posted by: Blogger Denise Vega at 3/15/2011 1:50 PM

Cripes. With a disclaimer like that I may be holding off. Oh, now I'm havering. I'll be anxiously awaiting my newsletter!

Posted by: Blogger jenniferstrand at 3/15/2011 7:09 PM

Ahhh exciting! :D But why must May 3rd be sooooo far away! D:

Posted by: Blogger April X at 3/15/2011 8:04 PM

I sooo can't wait for Shift I will probably re-read Shade right before Shift comes out.... BTW I love the playlist for Shade.. Are you going to have one for Shift as well *fingers crossed*

Posted by: Blogger Misty at 3/16/2011 7:24 PM

Deborah: Actually, yeah, subscribing under more than one e-mail address will increase your chances. You're a crafty one!

Misty: Yep, there'll be a playlist for SHIFT! Plus a few before then: on April 5, I'll be posting my "Readers Playlist" for SHADE (to celebrate the release of the trade paperback). Then each Tuesday between then and the release I'll be posting playlists Logan made for Aura (which are listed near the beginning of SHIFT). Fun!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/18/2011 9:27 AM

YAY!!!!!
So can't wait to read!!!! :)

Thank you for sharing with us!!!

Posted by: Blogger Kelly at 3/20/2011 1:51 PM

Post a Comment

NEW RELEASE!

This Side of Salvation

This Side of Salvation, Jeri's new contemporary YA novel!

Now available in hardcover and ebook.

“A smart, well-rounded, and unpredictable tale...bringing to light issues of belief versus free will, spirit versus body, and family versus self.” —Booklist, **Starred Review**

More about THIS SIDE OF SALVATION

Order from Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.com.

NOW AVAILABLE!

Shattered

"Shattered," a Shade novella!

Available here on this website as a free download in all major ebook formats, as well as a printable PDF (now with photos!).

More about "Shattered"

About the author

Jeri Smith-Ready

Jeri Smith-Ready is a Maryland author of books for teens and adults.

Learn more about Jeri...

Photo © Geoffrey C. Baker

Sign up for Jeri's newsletter

  • First draft of secret new project

Current Reads


goodreads.com