AURACLE BLOG TOUR HOSTED BY JEAN BOOK NERD

Thank you so much to Jean Vallesteros for hosting an international blog tour for AURACLE, which comes out August 7 from Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan. 

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The tour runs from August 1 – 14. There will be one big giveaway, with entries through Rafflecopter. Bounce over to Jean Book Nerd for the tour schedule and all the details http://www.jeanbooknerd.com/2012/07/auracle-by-tour-schedule.html

<a id=”rc-e849f7226″ href=”http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e849f7226/” rel=”nofollow”>a Rafflecopter giveaway</a>
 
 

 

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The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes – AGAIN !

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Starts Wednesday, May 2 at noon EST ~ Ends Tuesday, May 8 at noon EST

Oh, hi! I’m Gina Rosati, author of AURACLE, and I’m so excited you’ve stopped by on your way through The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes! which we are doing AGAIN and which (as you probably know) is a fantastic internet contest hosted by The Apocalypsies, featuring over 50 debut authors and prize packs consisting of ARCs, gift certificates, swag and other cool stuff you didn’t even know you wanted until now! Since this is the second round of the YAmazing Race (the first race was in January) you may know exactly what to do, but if you’re just starting out, click here to go to the Apocalypsies website so you can read the complete rules and start from the beginning. Been there? Done that? Then scroll on down!

Oh, look!! This is my book, AURACLE – it comes out on August 7th!

August 7, 2012 ~ Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan

On the surface, there’s nothing special about Anna Rogan; she gets average grades, she’s not especially beautiful, and she spends most of her time just hanging out with her best friend, Rei. But Anna has a secret; she can astrally project out of her body, allowing her spirit to explore the world and the far reaches of the universe.
When there’s an accident and her classmate Taylor takes over Anna’s body, what was an exhilarating distraction from her repressive life threatens to become a permanent state. Faced with a future of never aging, never being heard or touched, Anna turns to Rei for help. Together they search for a way to get Anna back into her body in time to stop Taylor from accusing an innocent friend of her murder, but they don’t take into account the deeper feelings that are beginning to grow between them.
A story about an out-of-body experience gone terribly wrong, AURACLE reaches deep within the soul of one girl to discover the strength of love and the power of a single touch.

When you get to the end of this leg of the race (we are Laser-Eyed Iguanas), there will be a quiz! Random Fact about Me: I’m not a fan of quizzes, so I’m going to give you a clue – you’ll be asked what is Anna’s secret? (Psssst . . . she can astrally project!)

Swag 🙂 Bookmarks are embellished with a pewter heart, rainbow moonstone, quartz crystal and glass beads.

I have a confession to make – I like swag. Bookmarks, buttons, magnets, silicone bracelets, stickers, it’s all good. I have another confession – my phone takes lousy pictures, but this is a rather blurry shot of what I’m giving away this week. Want to win one? Go onto my Facebook page by clicking here, then click “Like” and I’ll pick seven random winners at the end of the week OR if you already like my page, you can leave me a comment here. If you aren’t on FB at all, leave a comment here – it all counts. I’ll contact you through Facebook (or reply to your comment) and you can private message your mailing address to me.  I hope that makes sense.

You are all kinds of awesome and I thank you so much for stopping by!!

Your next stop on the Laser-Eyed Iguana leg of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes is the website of Lynda Mullaly Hunt, author of ONE FOR THE MURPHYS http://lyndamullalyhunt.wordpress.com/

xox

Gina

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The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes!

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Starts Monday, January 16 at noon EST ~ Ends Monday, January 23 at noon EST

Oh, hi! I’m Gina Rosati, author of AURACLE, and I’m so excited you’ve stopped by on your way through The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes! which (as you probably know) is a fantastic internet contest hosted by The Apocalypsies, featuring over 50 debut authors and prize packs consisting of ARCs, gift certificates, swag and other cool stuff you didn’t even know you wanted until now! If you’re just starting out, click here to go to the Apocalypsies website so you can read the complete rules and start from the beginning. Been there? Done that? Then scroll on down!

Oh look! It’s my book!

August 7, 2012 ~ Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan

On the surface, there’s nothing special about Anna Rogan; she gets average grades, she’s not especially beautiful, and she spends most of her time just hanging out with her best friend, Rei. But Anna has a secret; she can astrally project out of her body, allowing her spirit to explore the world and the far reaches of the universe.
When there’s an accident and her classmate Taylor takes over Anna’s body, what was an exhilarating distraction from her repressive life threatens to become a permanent state. Faced with a future of never aging, never being heard or touched, Anna turns to Rei for help. Together they search for a way to get Anna back into her body in time to stop Taylor from accusing an innocent friend of her murder, but they don’t take into account the deeper feelings that are beginning to grow between them.
A story about an out-of-body experience gone terribly wrong, AURACLE reaches deep within the soul of one girl to discover the strength of love and the power of a single touch.

When you get to the end of this leg of the race, there will be a quiz and you’ll be asked who Anna’s best friend is. REI!! Anna’s best friend’s name is REI!!  And it’s pronounced like a ray of sunshine, not like the loaf of bread.

Sadly, I don’t have ARCs to give away, but I did make some beaded bookmarks that are very blingy.

See? Pretty! Shiny! Sparkly!

I made seven – one for each day of The YAmazing Race with Mgnificent Prizes! Want to win one? Go onto my Facebook page by clicking here, then click “Like” and I’ll pick seven random winners at the end of the week. If you aren’t on Facebook, just leave a comment on this blog (along with how I can get in touch with you) and I’ll count those too.

You are all kinds of awesome and I thank you so much for stopping by!!

Your next stop is the website of Kami Kinard, author of THE BOY PROJECT (NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS OF KARA McALLISTER)

http://www.kamikinard.com/The_YA_Amazing_Race.html

xox

Gina

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AURACLE – Cover Love!!

There are a lot of milestones along the path to publication, but few are as emotional as seeing our book cover for the first time. Because no matter how many times we hear “don’t judge a book by its cover” we know that is exactly what some people do, and how scary is that … to know that the entire essence of our story can be reduced to a single image.

I worried for nothing.

Hugs and thanks to Roaring Brook’s amazing designer Michael Yuen for capturing the heart and soul of AURACLE!

AURACLE (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan - August 7, 2012)

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Finally! Another Blog Post

Okay, so obviously I’m not a real fast mover when it comes to blogging (yes it’s been 10 months since my last post, I know). But this is SOOO big, I had to blog about it. And since the fabulous Caroline Starr Rose, (MAY B. / Schwartz and Wade (Random House) / January 10, 2012 –  http://carolinebyline.blogspot.com/2011/10/class-of-2k12-launches-today.html ) wrote this and said I could copy, well, I really have no excuse …

(thank you, Caroline!)

It’s finally here! The Class of 2k12 is a group of twenty middle-grade and young adult debut novelists working in concert to promote our books and reading, and we’re ready to begin.

In honor of our friends debuting this year,we’re giving away a huge prize pack of all seventeen Class of 2k11 titles for a deserving class, school, or public library. If you’d like to nominate your favorite library, stop by our Facebook page and tell us about it. The winner will be announced November 12.

Be sure to visit our links to find out about 2k12 books, authors, and events:

our website
our blog 
our Facebook page
our Twitter link
our newsletter (Click to sign up — simply write ADD ME in the comment line)

And here’s our video …

 

 
See? Wasn’t that cool? And my apologies for being such a lackadaisical blogger. Now that I remember my WordPress password, I’ll try to be better 😉
 
xox
Gina
 
#classof2k12
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Let The Fun Begin!!

Hello world!! 

Once upon a time, there was an average high school girl who could not decide what she wanted to be when she grew up.

“Be a secretary,” her mother suggested, “because you’ll always have a job.  People ALWAYS need secretaries.” 

So the girl took high school business courses.  She learned to type 85 words a minute and write in the super secret code called Gregg Shorthand (which was kind of fun until the day she had to sit across from a guy who talked really fast and expected her to transcribe her scribbles into a coherent business letter).  When she graduated from high school, the girl commuted to an all girls’ Catholic college to learn to become a legal secretary. 

BIG MISTAKE!!! 

The girl went on to work for a creepy little guy who introduced her to his colleagues as “his tomato”.  It was right about then that the seeds of discontent started sprouting, and the girl wondered what she REALLY wanted to be when she grew up (’cause being somebody’s ‘tomato’ sure as hell wasn’t it). 

It wasn’t until the girl grew up, had two children of her own and realized that being a grown up was grossly overrated that she knew exactly what she wanted to be (besides a mom)  …

She wanted to write books for teenagers and enlightened grown-ups.    

Welcome to my blog.

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