Saturday, December 24, 2011

{Guest Post & Giveaway} Cicada by Belle Whittington

Hello my lovely followers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday. Today I would love to share with everyone a guest post written by author Belle Whittington. I was asked to read her new book, Cicada and while I do not have the time right now Belle and I decided she would write up a guest post for my readers. She would also like offer my readers ONE free e-book as a giveaway. Very cool! Cicada sounds like amazing book and I am sure the winner will love it.  I hope everyone will enjoy this post and learn more about the new young adult author,  Belle Whittington and her new book.




About Cicada:
Summertime had always been carefree and fun for Blair Reynolds and her friends--until they came upon something that was not human. As the group of friends band together in a fight for their lives, Blair's true love becomes something more than human...something unnatural. And their existence relies on their ability to keep a secret.




Author Guest-Post:  Belle Whittington

I have been daydreaming stories for as long as I can remember.  My first recollection of wanting to be a writer was when I was in the second grade, and my teacher, Mrs. Rambin, would have us lay our heads on our desks after lunch while she read us stories full of magic and imagination.

Most of my early writings were stories with a twist of science fiction…even my earliest poems.  I remember sitting on the dam of a neighbor’s pond around the time I was eleven, writing a story about space travel.  In fact, I still have that little handwritten story.  It’s still bound in the same yellow notebook that I put it in way back in the sixth grade!

Growing up in Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas, afforded me summers full of adventure with my friends.  I call on those adventures and memories a great deal for my YA stories.  Cicada has a lot of the energy of those childhood adventures spun throughout.  One of them is something that actually happened to me when I was thirteen years old.  I was on one of my adventures in the woods with my dog, Dusty.  We made our way through the woods to a neighboring pasture and crawled through the barbed wire fence.  When we got to the top of one of the rolling hills in the grassy field, I realized I was standing in the middle of a giant circle imprinted in the pasture grass.  No one had ever told me about crop circles at that time in my life, so I just thought it was an odd occurrence that there was a strange circle in the tall grass.   Now that circle is forever memorialized in a YA novel, Cicada!

Nowadays, I work at a day job in higher education and spin my tales during those off hours that I’m not working on assignments for my English classes at University of Houston, where I’m earning my degree in hopes of teaching English at the college level one day.

You can find me online at these locations. I’d love for you to stop by!
· Cicada is currently available in paperback at: https://www.createspace.com/3611155 and http://tinyurl.com/Cicada-on-Amazon

About The Author:
Belle resides somewhere north of Houston, Texas in a small inconsequential town with the smallest most inconsequential name. There, in the shady reaches of the pines, elms, and oaks, she daydreams of adventures and secrets that she weaves throughout her stories. 


As a student of literature, Belle is earning her degree in English at the University of Houston. She hopes to teach literature at the college level some day. 


                 
        
I hope everyone enjoyed the guest post from author Belle Whittington and loved learning more about herself and her book. So Here is the fun part - The Giveaway! =D  Belle has agreed to give away a free e-book copy of her new book to 1 LUCKY reader of my blog.  So please enter and have fun! Good luck to everyone!

Please use the form (rafflecopter): 

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9 comments :

  1. Oh my, what a beautiful cover! Would love to read this.

    Thank you for hosting a giveaway Beckie and Belle! =D

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  2. Can't wait to read this!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  3. Hi Taryn!! I've been dying to read this book since the first time I saw it! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy:)

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  4. I had never heard of this book, but love the cover and the description. Please enter me and good luck to everyone.

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  5. Love the premise and the gorgeous cover!!

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  6. Many warm thanks to everyone for stopping by to read my guest post and enter the giveaway! I wish everyone the Happiest of New Years!
    ~Belle

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  7. What a nice post! I haven't heard of this before but it sounds great!

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  8. This sounds like a great read, thanks for the chance

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  9. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    :DD

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