DISRUPTION – COVER REVEAL AND EXCERPT

Hi guys,
I’m just back from an amazing month away with my beautiful family. I had such a great time but am so excited to be home and working again! It doesn’t hurt that I have the best job in the world!!
Anyway, while I was away the cover for my new dulogy was revealed and I wanted to share it with you. So….here it is!! I absolutely love it and think it is such a great image for the main character Maggie. But I would love to know what you think, so let me know!
Also, click on the link below to read the first couple of pages!

See the full cover and excerpt here:http://www.hypable.com/2014/01/19/disruption-jessica-shirvington-cover-extract/

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Announcing My All New Duology – DISRUPTION

I am so excited to finally be able to share this news with you all!!

YOU CAN SEE THE FULL EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE – INCLUDING A SHORT SYNOPSIS – AT:

http://www.hypable.com/2013/11/28/jessica-shirvington-reveals-release-date-synopsis-for-new-novel-disruption/

Here is just a snippet:

Embrace series author Jessica Shirvington exclusively reveals the first details about her next book.

Disruption will be the next book from author Jessica Shirvington. The book will be the first in a two-part science-fiction thriller duology. This is an interesting move in a world currently dominated by dystopian trilogies such as Divergent and The Hunger Games.

Disruption by Jessica Shirvington will be released on March 24, 2014 in Australia. The United States release date is TBC.

Of her new project, Shirvington says, “I wanted a new set of obstacles and a strong heroine.” Her inspiration came from new technology and social media, saying, “the world and the way we interact has changed.”

“I took it one step further and considered if it might be a possibility in the near future to cross paths with a person and know instantly what level of compatibility you have – friendship, lust, long term relationship, or even if you were a ‘true match.’ But with everything that has an ultimate, there must also be its counterpart.”

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Preparing to say goodbye and my one request…

I’m already teary, writing this. It’s strange how much these characters and their world have come to mean to me. For four years they have dominated many of my thoughts, much of my time. They are a part of my everyday. And now, as I prepare to share the final chapter of their story with the readers who have taken this journey with me, it is with mixed feelings.
I won’t lie, there is a part of me that wants to run around screaming ‘No! This isn’t really the end! I can write more, there is still so much to tell!’ and yet, there is the other part of me, the more sensible part, the part that made a promise to these characters at the very beginning that I would not wring them dry just to shove them back in a bucket of used water to simply rinse and repeat. It is this promise that has kept me on course and I have my fingers crossed that readers will agree with me come the end of this final book, that this is the right time to let them go.
But it is hard to say goodbye.
And I will think of them often.
Mostly, I hope that I have done them justice.
The journey has been rife with emotion and growth. It has been fun, hard, heartbreaking, frustrating and exciting to write. I will miss them. And whilst that makes me sad it’s also very good because I know that if I continued on until I reached the point I couldn’t stand to drag one more scene from them, I would’ve ruined the characters and their story for both myself and the readers.
So I am focusing on the ‘exciting’ now. I am looking forward to hearing what readers think and I have my fingers crossed they will enjoy this final installment.

My one request, especially to the Aussies who happen to get the book first, please try not to post spoilers etc. Pretty much every reader who picks up EMPOWER to read will have already given the time to read the first 4 books and they deserve to read the ending without having it spoiled. I know it’s hard to hold back, especially when you are passionate about certain scenes or characters, but please, please, try your hardest!

Thanks!

2 days to go… :)

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FALL 2013 SCAVENGER HUNT BEGINS!!!

PLEASE NOTE: THE FALL 2013 SCAVENGER HUNT IS NOW OVER. ENTRIES HAVE CLOSED AND WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK.

HOPE YOU HAD FUN AND SEE YOU NEXT TIME!

Welcome to the Fall 2013, YA Scavenger Hunt (#YASH)! This amazing event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest only runs for 72 hours beginning at noon PST on THURSDAY 3rd OCTOBER and ending at noon PST on SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are THREE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM –but there is also a red and gold team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you get stuck at any point and lose your way – don’t panic! Simply go to this page: YA Scavenger Hunt: Stuck? and you’ll see links to all the authors participating and can work from there.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number (in red!). Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by October 6, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

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SCAVENGER HUNT POST

ALEXANDER LONDON

For the Fall 2013 Scavenger Hunt I am so excited to be hosting the very awesome ALEXANDER LONDON! Is it just me, or does everyone else agree that his name alone sounds like it belongs to the hero of a very cool spy novel?? Read on and find out some more about Alex and his latest thrilling novel, PROXY.

Alex London writes books for adults, children and teens. At one time a journalist who traveled the world reporting from conflict zones and refugee camps, he now is a full time novelist living in Brooklyn, where he can be found wandering the streets talking to his dog. You can visit Alex London at www.calexanderlondon.com

To find out more about Alex and his books, you can visit his website:

http://www.calexanderlondon.com/books/proxy

And if you would like to buy the book, click here:

http://www.amazon.com/Proxy-Alex-London/dp/0399257764/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp

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ABOUT ALEX’S LATEST NOVEL – PROXY


“Knox was born into one the City’s wealthiest families, which means he has a Proxy — Syd, who bears all of Knox’s punishments whenever he does something wrong, from breaking a vase to crashing a car and killing his passenger. When the two accidentally meet, which never should have happened according to the rules, they realize that they both have reason to defy the system. Their harrowing cross-country trek to reach a secret society of rebels ends with an unexpected climax that is both exhilarating and inspiring.” —Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA

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Sounds absolutely amazing, right?!


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PLEASE NOTE: THE EXCLUSIVE CONTENT HAS NOW BEEN REMOVED AND THE CONTEST IF OFFICIALLY FINISHED.

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY!


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Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 75. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

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My Personal Giveaway! There are FOUR chances to win!


There will be FOUR chances to win a signed copy of either EMBRACE, ENTICE, EMBLAZE or the just released ENDLESS – the choice of which book will be all yours! Plus, there is also a chance to win a copy of Alex London’s novel, PROXY!!!

Here is what you have to do:

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CHANCE No.1

Go to my Author Facebook Page by clicking here:

JESSICA SHIRVINGTON AUTHOR FB PAGE

1. “like it” (if you’ve already liked the page in the past, go straight to step 2)

2. Leave a comment on the page – it can either be about the Scavenger Hunt – OR – it can be a comment about why you would like to win the books, or even about which book you will choose if you win!

CHANCE No.2

1. Follow the same steps as above, but this time go to the Embrace Series Facebook page by clicking here:

EMRBACE SERIES FB PAGE

CHANCE No.3

1. Go to my Twitter page @JessShirvington and click “Follow”

2. Then leave this tweet:

Entry for EMBRACE SERIES giveaway by @JessShirvington. You can enter at www.jessicashirvington.com ENDLESS out now! http://youtu.be/yHcmaHNevIQ #YASH

CHANCE No.4

For a final chance to win a signed copy of either EMBRACE, ENTICE, EMBLAZE or ENDLESS, simply leave a comment in the comments section below on my blog about the Hunt or why you would like to win. AND if that isn’t enough Alex London has very generously offered to also include a copy of his novel, PROXY to the lucky winner who comments below – so you will win not just one but two books!!

It’s that simple! Winner will be randomly selected and messaged in response in the week following the Hunt!

GOOD LUCK!

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Ready to go to the next author website on the Scavenger Hunt? Then head over to Kathleen Peacock’s site by:

Clicking HERE

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The Fall 2013 YA Scavenger Hunt Information!! Open Internationally!!

 
Hello YA Fans!

I’m very exited to reveal to you the 60, count ‘em 60 authors that will be featured on the Fall 2013 YA Scavenger Hunt! That means that not only do you get access to exclusive bonus material from each one, and a chance to enter so many contests that it will blow your mind, but there is also an opportunity to win an entire library shelf full of books because each author will be giving away one featured book as a prize. This time around I will be on the BLUE Team. Check it out!!!!!

The YA Scavenger Hunt will be live from Oct 3rd at noon pacific until Oct 6th at the same time. That will give you lots of time to read…well, pretty much everything. So, without further ado, here are our fabulous YA Hunt authors!


 

THE BLUE TEAM


ANN AGUIRRE


AMBER ARGYLE


ANNA CAREY


SHELLEY CORIELL


KIMBERLY DERTING


TARA FULLER


CLAUDIA GRAY


TERI HARMAN


KAY HONEYMAN


AMALIE HOWARD


SOPHIE JORDAN


ALEX LONDON


DAWN METCALF


ELIZABETH NORRIS


KATHLEEN PEACOCK


KIM BACCELLIA 


CARRIE RYAN


JESSICA SHIRVINGTON


APRIL GENEVIEVE TUCHOLKE


JILL WILLIAMSON

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THE RED TEAM


GENNIFER ALBIN


GWENDA BOND


RACHEL CARTER


JULIE CROSS


DEBRA DRIZA

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MICHELLE GAGNON


SHAUNTA GRIMES


RACHEL HARRIS


P.J. HOOVER


TARA HUDSON


JESSICA KHOURY


KATHERINE LONGSHORE


PAGE MORGAN


AMY CHRISTINE PARKER


AMY PLUM


C. J. REDWINE


OLIVIA SAMMS


J. A. SOUDERS


CORINA VACCO


SUSANNE WINNACKER

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GOLD TEAM


RITA ARENS


JESSICA BRODY


TERA LYNN CHILDS


TRACY DEEBS


SARAH BETH DURST


COLE GIBSEN


CYNTHIA HAND


LEANNA RENEE HIEBER


COLLEEN HOUCK


MICHELE JAFFE


SUZANNE LAZEAR


MINDY MCGINNIS


LEA NOLAN


FIONA PAUL


LISSA PRICE


GINA ROSATI


VICTORIA SCOTT


ELIZA TILTON


MELISSA WEST


TRISHA WOLFE

 

Well fans, there you have it. Five dozen YA authors for you to check out before the hunt.

 


Leave a comment to tell me which book you’re
the most interested in learning more about.
Have a great week everyone!

 

 



 

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Release and cover reveal – EMPOWER – in Australia & NZ

Hi guys,

Well, for those of you in Australia and New Zealand who have been so patiently waiting for an update on the release of the final book in THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS – I can finally tell you AND give you a first peek at the cover!

I hope you love it as much as I do!

xx


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AND HERE IS THE COVER
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BETWEEN THE LIVES TRAILER REVEAL

Check out the all new trailer for BETWEEN THE LIVES!

I don’t know about you guys but I absolutely adore it!

Let me know your thoughts.

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Between the Lives Australian Blog Tour!

All across May I will be on a blog tour to talk about Between the Lives!

Make sure you check out each of these Australian blogs – there might even be a chance to win a copy of my new book.

Tour Date Blog
May 3rd cuddlebuggery.com
May 6th treasuredtalesforyoungadults.wordpress.com
May 8th novelsontherun.blogspot.com
May 10th forget8me8not.blogspot.com.au
May 13th speconspecfic.com
May 15th theyabooklover.blogspot.com.au
May 17th bookprobereviews.com
May 20th veganyanerds.blogspot.com
May 22nd thebooktwins.blogspot.com.au
May 24th princess-paperback.blogspot.com.au
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Giveaway of Between The Lives ARC – Entries close April 30, so be fast!!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington

Between the Lives

by Jessica Shirvington

Giveaway ends April 30, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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SPRING SCAVENGER HUNT 2013

PLEASE NOTE: THE CONTEST IF NOW FINISHED. IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TP PARTICIPATE THIS TIME, DON’T WORRY – THERE WILL BE MORE CHANCES WITH THE NEXT YA SCAVENGER HUNT IN ABOUT 6 MONTHS!

Winners from my personal giveaways:

1. FROM THE JESSICA SHIRVINGTON FACEBOOK PAGE = KATHERINE ADAMS

2. FROM THE EMBRACETHESERIES FACEBOOK PAGE = NICOLE KHA

3. FROM TWITTER @JESSICASHIRVINGTON = VAHHABA LAMIS (@nz_crazy_chick)

4. FROM MY WEBSITE = ANGELICA JOY

TO ANY WINNERS WHO HAVE NOT YET CONTACTED ME, PLEASE DO THIS THROUGH EITHER FB, TWITTER OR MY CONTACTS PAGE. THANKS!!

CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS. AND REMEMBER THE MAIN PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCE ON THE YA SCAVENGER HUNT WEBSITE!

Welcome to Spring 2013, YA Scavenger Hunt (#YASH)! This amazing event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest only runs for 72 hours beginning at noon PST on THURSDAY 4th APRIL and ending at noon PST on SUNDAY 7th April!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there is also a blue team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you get stuck at any point and lose your way – don’t panic! Simply go to this page: YA Scavenger Hunt: Stuck? and you’ll see links to all the authors participating and can work from there.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number (in red!). Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by April 7, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

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SCAVENGER HUNT POST

MARI MANCUSI

Today, I am thrilled to be hosting the very awesome and accomplished MARI MANCUSI!

Mari Mancusi used to wish she could become a vampire back in high school.

But she ended up in another blood sucking profession — journalism — instead. Today she works as a freelance TV producer and author of books for teens and adults. When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching cheesy horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure–videogames.

To find out more about Mari and her books, you can visit her website:

www.bloodcovenvampires.com

And if you would like to buy the book, click here:

http://www.bloodcovenvampires.com/books.html

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

THE BLOOD COVEN VAMPIRES

Two sisters—as different as the sun and the rain. For one, getting into the Blood Coven is to die for. But for the other, getting out could be lethal… Blood Coven Vampires Volume One contains the first two books in the series: Boys that Bite and Stake That.

And for her exclusive content Mari has chosen to show you guys an amazing slideshow of the manga drawings from the Japanese version of Stake That (the second book in the Blood Coven series — contained in Blood Coven Vampires Volume One, the book she is giving away.)

So check it out!

SPECIAL EXTRA CONTENT HAS BEEN REMOVED AS THE COMPETITION IS NOW OVER!

WOW! What a great piece of extra content! The Blood Coven Vampires looks amazing and I recommend that everyone gets out there and grabs a copy as soon as possible!

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Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 10. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

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My Personal Giveaway! There are FOUR chances to win!

There will be four chances to win a signed copy of either EMBRACE, ENTICE or EMBLAZE (the choice of which book will be all yours!)

Here is what you have to do:

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CHANCE No.1

Go to my Author Facebook Page by clicking here:

JESSICA SHIRVINGTON AUTHOR FB PAGE

1. “like it” (if you’ve already liked the page in the past, go straight to step 2)

2. Leave a comment on the page – it can either be about the Scavenger Hunt – OR – it can be a comment about why you would like to win the books!

CHANCE No.2

1. Follow the same steps by going to the Embrace Series Facebook page by clicking here:

EMRBACE SERIES FB PAGE

CHANCE No.3

1. Go to my new Twitter page @JessShirvington and click “Follow”

2. Then leave this tweet: @JessShirvington Scavenger Hunt entry EMBRACE SERIES giveaway by Jessica Shirvington. For chance to win go to www.jessicashirvington.com #YASH

CHANCE No.4

For a final chance to win a signed copy of either EMBRACE, ENTICE or EMBLAZE, simply leave a comment in the comments section below on my blog about the Hunt or why you would like to win.

It is that simple! Winner will be randomly selected and messaged in response in the week following the Hunt!

GOOD LUCK!

Ready to go to the next author website on the Scavenger Hunt? Then head over to J.R Johansson’s site by:

Clicking HERE

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