Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The SHADEboys interview Jodi Meadows + INCARNATE giveaway!

Whew! I finally turned in Lust for Life (WVMP Book 4) yesterday. Now it's time to go back and finish "Let It Bleed," the WVMP novella that I had to tragically abandon late last year after I realized the ending needed to be changed (due to events in Lust for Life). There will definitely be news on that within the next couple of months. Obviously some form of "Let It Bleed" in its entirety will be available before Lust for Life comes out in October.

But that actually isn't what this post is about! Consider it a bonus news item.

Tomorrow at 10:30am eastern, Zachary and Logan (collectively known as the SHADEboys or ZOGAN) will air their fourth episode of "Zach and Logan in the MORN-ing!", their Twitter-chat homage to Troy and Abed from the best show ever made, Community, which is currently on hiatus.

Transcripts to the first three episodes can be found on the SHADEboys tumblr:

Episode 1: Fictitious Delicious, creators of
Episode 2: Christian Ready, astronomer guy
Episode 3: Ginger Clark, literary agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd.

Their first published author guest will be Jodi Meadows, whose brilliant debut fantasy Incarnate just came out last week. I was privileged to read Incarnate last summer because Jodi thought potential readers might have actually heard of me. I was blown away--so blown away I said this:

One word: Breathtaking. More words: Heart-melting. Soul-feeding. Mind-blowing. INCARNATE captured all of me and won't let go.

Usually I'm a little more circumspect with cover quotes, so as not to sound too fangirly/over-the-top/dorkish. I tend to use things like commas and compound sentences. But I couldn't help myself with Incarnate. It was just that beautiful.

Though the settings are completely different, because of the prominence of music and the emotionally wrenching storyline, I think it's more like the Shade series than any other book I've ever blurbed. So if you're reading this, and you like Shade, you want this book.

And I'm giving one away! As I mentioned, the SHADEboys are interviewing Jodi tomorrow morning. To enter the giveaway, simply ask Jodi a question, either during the chat (hashtag #ZOGANam, 10:30am to 11:30ish EST--they usually "open the phones" for questions around 11am), or here in the comments. The giveaway is open to international entries, and the deadline for entry is the end of the chat. (NOTE: due to time constraints, I can't guarantee that every question will be asked, but the boys will do their best!)

EDITED TO ADD: Jodi may be bringing her ferret Todd to the chat, if he's feeling extroverted tomorrow morning.

EDITED AGAIN TO ADD: The Winner of the copy of Incarnate was Jen R! Thanks to everyone who asked questions before the chat. You can read the transcript of the chat with Jodi on the SHADEboys' tumblr.

See you then!

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awesome giveaway! i can't make the chat (due to being in Europe) but i'll ask a question :

What is your favourite type of music to write to?


Posted by: Blogger Jennzah at 2/08/2012 12:31 PM

Hi Jodi my question is what inspired you to write Incarnate? Like was it a friend, a song you heard, etc. Thanks for the giveaway this book sounds amazing.

Posted by: Blogger hernameisavril at 2/08/2012 1:15 PM

Thank you so much for the giveaway!
I cannot be present during the chat so here is my question:
What did inspire you the most to start writing?
Thank you ^_^

Posted by: Blogger Miriam at 2/08/2012 1:17 PM

Covers are what draw me in first for new authors. Where did you get the idea for your cover?

Posted by: Blogger bookbunny68 at 2/08/2012 1:21 PM

In middle and high school, did you know that you wanted to write fantasy novels such as these??

Posted by: Blogger Fletcher at 2/08/2012 1:32 PM

Yay for the continuation of Let It Bleed! :)

Posted by: Blogger HayleyAG at 2/08/2012 4:10 PM

How did you decide to name your characters? Did they just come to you, or did they take a while?
PS I love the cover! It's so beautiful!! :D

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 2/08/2012 4:33 PM

I'm so excited about this giveaway! Thank you so much! I LOVED Shade and Shift, so I know that I will love this book too! I wanted to ask Jodi what was the first book that she ever wrote and is she thinking of publishing it?
Thank you!
-Julia G.

Posted by: Blogger Julia at 2/08/2012 7:14 PM

Awww, I can't make the chat! I'll just ask my question here: Jodi, what do you think of your book's cover? Do you feel that it truly captures the essence of your book? I can't wait to read Incarnate- all I've heard are praises about it!

Posted by: Blogger Jen R. at 2/09/2012 4:14 AM

How many books/months/years did you write before Incarnate?

Posted by: Blogger Lisa at 2/09/2012 10:10 AM

Hi Jodi! How long did it take you to write Incarnate?

Posted by: Blogger Ashley D. at 2/09/2012 10:51 AM

Wow ! thanks so much for the giveaway.I'd like to ask her : Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?

Thank you.


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 2/12/2012 7:55 AM

The Winner of the copy of Incarnate was Jen R! Thanks to everyone who asked questions before the chat. You can read the transcript of the chat with Jodi on the SHADEboys' tumblr.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 2/13/2012 2:01 PM

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