Erasing Time countdown/ My Double Life Giveaway

Welcome to another day of my book a day giveaway. It’s only six more short days until Erasing Time comes out. You can buy a copy at the book launch on Aug 28th, at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ. I’ll be there, and probably be coherent at the time–but that sort of depends on how my Echo in Time revisions are going.

Today I’ll be giving away a copy of an awesome book–My Double Life. Yep we are back to the book that started off the giveaway (sort of–it was part of a blog hop) which means that unless I’ve forgotten one of my titles that I meant to giveaway and didn’t (entirely possible–I have had that whole lack of sleep thing going for me) Then the book I will be putting on the lineup tomorrow night will be Erasing Time–and I’ll be showing you the very cool trailer I had made for it. (There is fire. Things poof!)

Until then, you’ll have to satisfy yourself with living the secret life of a rock star and having a famous rock star boyfriend.  You know, the rough life.

Leave me a comment about the moments in your life that you wouldn’t want the paparazzi to show up. Let me know if you’re a follower, as that will earn you an extra chance.  Blogging or tweeting about the giveaway will earn you another chance.  I’ll ship to the US or Canada, other winners will get an ebook.

You’re allowed to comment on both blogs–and you might as well, as it doubles your chances.
Now I’ve got to go to sleep before I start typing gibberish . . .

Erasing Time countdown Revenge giveaway

Welcome to another day of my book a day giveaway. It’s only ten more days until Erasing Time comes out. You can buy a copy at the book launch on Aug 28th, at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ. And yes, I have already started having anxiety dreams about not being prepared for this event. In the last one, I couldn’t make it to the store in time and knew I would miss the whole event.

One more perk of being an author–stressful dreams.  (Still waiting for a hot vampire to show up and inspire me.)

Today I’ll be giving away a copy of Revenge of the Cheerleaders.  Okay, I admit this isn’t one of my better covers. For some reason the characters are oddly yellow.  But it’s still an awesome book, and you have my full permission to glue a different picture on the cover.

 I don’t want to make you leave a comment telling me about a revenge episode, as really, I hope you haven’t had any . . . so just leave me a comment about who you would shake a pompom at, should you ever need commit such an act. Let me know if you’re a follower, as that will earn you an extra chance. Tweeting about the giveaway and mentioning that you love me even more than One Direction will earn you another chance. (Okay, you don’t actually have to do that–but I would appreciate you telling other people about the giveaway.) And yeah, if you tweet/blog you’d better put in the link for that. Twitter and Google search are supposed to let me know when my name pops up in the internet, but it only works about a third of the time and I’m too untechnical to figure out how to fix that problem.  I’ll ship to the US or Canada, other winners will get an ebook.

You’re allowed to comment on both blogs–and you might as well, as it doubles your chances. http://www.cjhillbooks.blogspot.com/ (I’ll throw the Goodread comments into the mix too.)

My Unfair Godmother giveaway along with Assignment to Earth

The countdown to Erasing Time continues!  Just . . .um . . .what the heck is today–just 11 more days until the book release.  (Hey, I’m in a revisions marathon right now.) Come to Changing Hands on Aug 28th at 7:00 pm to hear me talk about the world in the future and secret signs and cool stuff like that.

Oh, and a note to paperback winners: Your book will probably come to you in a recycled bubble wrap mailer. I’m recycling them because I’m being green, not cheap. Well, okay, actually I’m being cheap too, but think of it as being awesomely green. Instead of the landfill getting my old poofy envelopes–you get them.

Today for the giveaway, I am giving away two–yes two– great books.  My long-time writing friend Anne Marie Jenner emailed me and volunteered to give away a copy of her Indie book Assignment to Earth for the blog. (I don’t think Anne will mind me mentioning that this book started out as fan fiction for Battlestar Gallactica. Anne, like me, has an incurable crush on the original Apollo. Mmmm. Richard Hatch.

Now I’m in my happy place . . .) Anyway, so today’s lucky winner will get both that and a copy of My Unfair Godmother

Here’s the fine print: Leaving a comment about something in life that’s unfair will get you one entry, following the blog will get you another. Tweeting about the giveaway will give you one more. Here’s book blurbs:

Assignment Earth


When Captain Skylar gets an assignment to locate a missing scout on the planet Earth, he doesn’t realize his mission will be so complicated. His own ship damaged, finding Rantek is his only way home. 

A chance encounter with Lt. Jenna, a stranded Cavalier, leads him to a Klodfon base buried in the sands of the Nevada desert. 

Now he has to rescue Rantek and Jenna, escape the base, and warn the Fellowship of the Klodfon presence on Earth…and time is running out, if he doesn’t want to end up stranded himself!


My Unfair Godmother

Tansy Miller has always felt that her divorced father has never had enough time for her. But mistakenly getting caught on the wrong side of the law wasn’t exactly how she wanted to get his attention. Enter Chrysanthemum “Chrissy” Everstar, Tansy’s fairy in shining, er, high heels. Chrissy is only a fair godmother, of course, so Tansy’s three wishes don’t exactly go according to plan. And if bringing Robin Hood to the twenty-first century isn’t bad enough for Tansy, being transported back to the Middle Ages to deal with Rumpelstiltskin certainly is. She’ll need the help of her blended family, her wits, and especially the cute police chief’s son to stop the gold-spinning story from spinning wildly out of control. Janette Rallison pulls out all the stops in this fresh, fun-filled follow-up to the popular My Fair Godmother.

Erasing Time countdown and book a day giveaway

In completely unrelated news, we are having the most amazing lightning storm in Arizona right now.  It’s like a strobe light outside. And yet I couldn’t convince any of my family to get out of bed and go sit outside on the wet lawn and watch it.  Some people are completely lacking in spontaneity.  Okay, so my pants are now all wet, so I’m going to be short about this.

Erasing Time is coming out August 28th. It’s awesome. Go buy several copies, because hey, you’ve got to get your parents/daughters/ friends something for their birthday/Christmas/ graduation/shower gift.

And it’s got a cool cover.

I’m giving books away every day until I make a dent on the ones in my closet (or until I get hit by lightning). Leave a comment about what you would like to be famous for. Followers get an extra chance. People who tweet/blog about the giveaway get an extra chance too. You can still enter if you’ve already won. Random.org might like you twice.

Tonight it will be Fame, Glory, and Other Things On My To Do List.  (Okay, I know it has a cheesy pink cover, but it’s still one of my funniest, especially if you’ve ever seen West Side Story.)

A PC school principal turns West Side Story into a comedy of errors. 

Sixteen year-old Jessica dreams of Hollywood fame, and when Jordan moves into her small town, she dreams of him too. He’s a movie star’s son, and hey, he’s gorgeous to boot. Jordan has always wanted to get out from the shadow cast by his superstar father, but now that he and his mother have moved so far away from LA, how can he get his divorced parents back together? Jessica convinces Jordan the way to get his father to come for a long visit is to be a part of the school play. And if she’s “discovered” in the process, all the better. Things go wrong when she lets Jordan’s secret identity slip, and grow even more disastrous when the principal tries to change West Side Story into a gangfree, violence-free, politically correct production. 

In the same romantic and sharply witty spirit of Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws, Janette Rallison delivers another comic gem that teen readers are sure to love.

Erasing Time countdown a book a day giveaway

Welcome to another day of my giveaway. This is probably the longest I’ve gone on this blog without mentioning chocolate. I hope you’all don’t feel deprived.  Anyway, it’s only sixteen more days until Erasing Time comes out. You can buy a copy at the book launch on Aug 28th, at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ. (Or at your local book store if you don’t happen to live in Arizona–and as it is currently the same temperature as the inside of a dryer, I don’t blame you for not living in Arizona.)

Next up is All’s Fair in Love, War, and High School--And yes, I know that my covers have gotten better over the years.  This was one of my earlier books.

You can look at the Polish cover if you’d rather.  I like the fact that the Polish cover proudly exclaims that 1,000,000 sprzedanych egzemplarzy!  Not many people can claim half so many sprzedanych egzemplarzy!

Don’t worry though. I won’t send you a Polish copy.  Leave a comment telling me about one of your bad days in school.

 Let me know if you’re a follower, as that will earn you an extra chance.  Blogging or tweeting about the giveaway and mentioning that you’ll be naming your first born child after me will earn you another chance. (Okay, you don’t actually have to do that–but I would appreciate you telling other people about the giveaway.) And yeah, if you tweet/blog you’d better put in the link for that. Twitter and Google search are supposed to let me know when my name pops up in the internet, but it only works about a third of the time and I’m too untechnical to figure out how to fix that problem.  I’ll ship to the US or Canada, other winners will get an ebook.

You’re allowed to comment on both blogs–and you might as well, as it doubles your chances. The CJ Hill one is: http://cjhillbooks.blogspot.com/ (I’ll throw the Goodread comments into the mix too.)

When your chance for getting into college and your date for the prom are all on the line…

Sixteen-year-old Samantha Taylor is used to having things go her way. She’s head cheerleader and has all the right friends and a steady stream of boyfriends. But when she tanks the SATs, her automatic assumptions about going to college don’t appear to be so automatic anymore. She determines that her only hope for college admission is to win the election for student body president. Unfortunately, with her razor wit and acid tongue she’s bettersuited to dishing out insults than winning votes.

When she brashly bets her classmate Logan that she can go two weeks without uttering a single insult, Samantha immediately realizes that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. And when her current boyfriend dumps her, less than three weeks before the prom, it couldn’t be a worse time to be forced to keep her opinions to herself. Finding a new boyfriend will be a challenge now that Logan shadows her every move, hoping to catch her slipping back into her old ways. Samantha is determined to win the election and find a dream date for the prom, no matter what it takes. After all . . . all’s fair in love and war (and high school!).

Welcome to another day of my giveaway. This is probably the longest I’ve gone on this blog without mentioning chocolate. I hope you’all don’t feel deprived.  Anyway, it’s only sixteen more days until Erasing Time comes out. You can buy a copy at the book launch on Aug 28th, at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ. (Or at your local book store if you don’t happen to live in Arizona–and as it is currently the same temperature as the inside of a dryer, I don’t blame you for not living in Arizona.)

Next up is All’s Fair in Love, War, and High School–And yes, I know that my covers have gotten better over the years.  This was one of my earlier books.


You can look at the Polish cover if you’d rather.  I like the fact that the Polish cover proudly exclaims that 1,000,000 sprzedanych egzemplarzy!  Not many people can claim half so many sprzedanych egzemplarzy!


Don’t worry though. I won’t send you a Polish copy.  Leave a comment telling me about your worstone of your bad days in school.

 Let me know if you’re a follower, as that will earn you an extra chance.  Blogging or tweeting about the giveaway and mentioning that you’ll be naming your first born child after me will earn you another chance. (Okay, you don’t actually have to do that–but I would appreciate you telling other people about the giveaway.) And yeah, if you tweet/blog you’d better put in the link for that. Twitter and Google search are supposed to let me know when my name pops up in the internet, but it only works about a third of the time and I’m too untechnical to figure out how to fix that problem.  I’ll ship to the US or Canada, other winners will get an ebook.

You’re allowed to comment on both blogs–and you might as well, as it doubles your chances. The CJ Hill one is: http://cjhillbooks.blogspot.com/ (I’ll throw the Goodread comments into the mix too.)

When your chance for getting into college and your date for the prom are all on the line…

Sixteen-year-old Samantha Taylor is used to having things go her way. She’s head cheerleader and has all the right friends and a steady stream of boyfriends. But when she tanks the SATs, her automatic assumptions about going to college don’t appear to be so automatic anymore. She determines that her only hope for college admission is to win the election for student body president. Unfortunately, with her razor wit and acid tongue she’s bettersuited to dishing out insults than winning votes.

When she brashly bets her classmate Logan that she can go two weeks without uttering a single insult, Samantha immediately realizes that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. And when her current boyfriend dumps her, less than three weeks before the prom, it couldn’t be a worse time to be forced to keep her opinions to herself. Finding a new boyfriend will be a challenge now that Logan shadows her every move, hoping to catch her slipping back into her old ways. Samantha is determined to win the election and find a dream date for the prom, no matter what it takes. After all . . . all’s fair in love and war (and high school!).

Erasing Time countdown–book-a-day giveaway

It’s almost 1:00 in the morning–but hey, I remembered to pick today’s book winners. Which means we’re off to a promising start!  The count-down to Aug 28th is on its way.

Next up will be Just One Wish (because someone mentioned in the comments that it was their favorite book.)  A lot of people tell me this one is their favorite of my books, which sort of surprises me since the main character’s little brother has cancer. I really thought I was going to get angry letters from all of my fans.  (I did get two angry emails, actually.  I’m pretty sure I have more fans than that.)

Leave a comment telling me what you would wish for if you had just one wish. Let me know if you’re a follower, as that will earn you an extra chance.  Blogging or tweeting about the giveaway or your undying admiration for me will earn you another chance. And yeah, I guess you’d better put in the link for that. Twitter and Google search are supposed to let me know when my name pops up in the internet, but it only works about a third of the time and I’m too untechnical to figure out how to fix that problem.

You’re allowed to comment on both blogs–and you might as well, as it doubles your chances. The CJ Hill one is: http://cjhillbooks.blogspot.com/

Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking. With a little brother who has cancer, it’s all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends of the earth (or at least as far as Hollywood) to help him believe he can survive his upcoming surgery.

But Annika’s plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curveball when he unexpectedly wishes that his television idol would visit him. Annika suddenly finds herself in the desperate predicament of getting access to a hunky star actor and convincing him to come home with her. Piece of cake, right?

Janette Rallison’s proven talent for laugh-out-loud humor, teen romance, and deep-hearted storytelling shines in a novel that will have readers laughing and crying at the same time.

Author’s note: I don’t know about the readers, but this book left me crying when I wrote it and every time I had to read through it for a revision–which is why I can’t write tragic stories. I would be an emotional mess the entire time.

Hey fellow YABL (young adult book lovers) it’s time for me to clear my closet of some of my stash of books. Yep, keeping copies of 19 book titles has made several rooms in my house look like an episode of hoarders.  Soooo in celebration of Erasing Time’s August 28th release date, I’ll be giving away one (well, two really) of my other book titles every day for the next two weeks or so. And for the most part, I’ll do it on both of my blogs. (Since I’ve become CJ Hill, I post under that name too. You can double your chances by leaving a comment at: http://www.cjhillbooks.blogspot.com/)

This is the third time I’ve done a book a day giveaway which means I’m pretty certain two things will happen.

1) At some point I will forget to pick winners for the day. I will feel horrible about this oversight, and yet will still be unable to go back and change time to remedy the situation. (Although Erasing Time is a time travel book, so maybe it will be different this time . . .)  So some days won’t have a winner posted and some day’s I’ll post two winners and an apology.

2) I will lose track of which winners have sent me their address and which haven’t–so be sure to check and see if you won something because I most likely won’t hunt you down.

I used to put up a schedule of what books I would giveaway on each day.  This time I’m not going to do that. It will just be whatever book I feel like giving away that day (My Fair Godmother; My Unfair Godmother; All’s Fair in Love, War and High School; My Double Life; Slayers; Fame, Glory and Other Things On My To Do List; How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-boyfriend; It’s a Mall World After All; Revenge of the Cheerleaders: Life, Love, and Other Things On My To Do List; and I also have a signed Shannon Hale Austinland and a signed Angela Morris Taken by Storm that I will throw into the mix at some point. (Is it a sign of hoarding if you buy two copies of books you like? Not if you give them away on your blog, right?)

We’ll start with um . . . How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-boyfriend

Leaving a comment will get you an entry, being a follower will get you another entry–and don’t worry peeps reading this on Goodreads. I count your comments into the mix too, and then ask Random.org to pick a winner.

Sixteen-year-old Giovanna Petrizzo finds it hard enough to fit in. Three years since her family moved to Texas, she’s still the newcomer compared to everyone around her. It doesn’t help matters when her twin brother, Dante, takes on the mayor’s son by running for class president. The least she could expect, though, would be for her boyfriend, Jesse, to support their cause. But Jesse’s apparent defection triggers Giovanna’s rash emotional side, and before she knows it, she’s turned Jesse from the boy of her dreams to the ex-boyfriend she dreams of winning back.
In her trademark style, Janette Rallison delivers a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that only leaves readers wanting more.

Good luck

Book a day giveaway

Greetings Young Adult Book lovers!  (Can I call you YABL for short?  It sort of sounds like babble and rabble so it’s definitely a teen descriptive word.)

I signed up for Kathy’s blog hop to meet more YABL as I am a YABL myself.  In fact, I’ve written 19 books and most of them are YAB. (I’m refraining from making a yabba dabba doo joke here, because contrary to popular belief, I do have a modicum of pride.) Instead, I’ll say that most of my books are romantic comedies, although the CJ Hill ones have more action in them.  Guns, bad guys, maybe a time machine or a dragon or two–but always a hot guy. I have my standards.

So anyway I’ll be giving away a hardback copy of My Double Life here–but wait, there’s more.  Since I have a new book coming out August 28–Erasing Time, under my pen name CJ Hill,  I’m about to embark on my usual pre-launch book-a-day giveaway on both of my blogs. (I also have one at http://www.cjhillbooks.blogspot.com)

That giveaway officially starts Aug 10th, so come back to both blogs–your chances of winning are good. That said, I’ll only ship to the US or Canada. People outside can enter and if they win I’ll send them a choice of my ebooks Blue Eyes and Other Teenage Hazards or Playing the Field

For a chance to win My Double Life, leave a comment telling me what you wish your double life was.

Following the blog earns you an extra shot at winning.

Good luck fellow YABL!

What I’m doing now

You’d think that after writing twenty plus novels it wouldn’t be hard anymore. Maybe it wouldn’t be if I kept writing the same novel over and over again. (Hey it worked for Barbara Cartland . . .) But unfortunately I keep writing different novels and the one I’m working on right now is an action novel. Yep, action.

Action, I’ve decided, is hard for me to write. I mean it’s such a visual thing in a non visual medium. Plus, I’ve never really cared about fight scenes or car chases. Give me witty banter or romantic smoldering looks any day.

I was trying to make my daughter help me with a good guy-bad guy fight scene for the Erasing Time sequel and needed something to stand in for my people, so I grabbed a marker and some grapefruit that were on the counter.

Yes, This is what I’ve resorted to:

I’m pretty sure Ian Fleming didn’t use this method. Sigh. And in case you’re wondering, the pineapple is just an innocent bystander.