January 24, 2014

New website and blog!

When I've poked my head out of the writing cave, I've been working on my new website, and it's finally here! Yay!

» http://www.lorimlee.com/

This will be my last "official" post on this blog, which is kind of unfortunate because I am literally 800 views away from hitting 100k pageviews. And now I've gone and switched blogs. *shakes head*

If you'd like, please follow me over on the new blog! *hugs*

January 20, 2014

Giveaway: AVALON by Mindee Arnett

As part of the New Year, New Books feature on Fiction_TheNewReality, a book blog run by the lovely Jayne, I'm giving away a copy of AVALON by Mindee Arnett.

But since AVALON releases tomorrow, I want to bring back that post I wrote when Mindee first announced she'd sold AVALON (then titled Finding Eden). I just love this book so much, and it's already garnered Mindee her first starred review from School and Library Journal. (CONGRATS AGAIN, MINDEE!)

Also, I just finished the sequel, and you guys are going to be blown away! I'm constantly in awe of Mindee :)

(Parts of the rest of this post is from a 2012 post, with updated gifs and title!)

OMG GUYS. This book. THIS BOOK. AVALON is legit one of the best YA scifi I have ever read. Ever. I love Jeth to ridiculous proportions. I am not even kidding.

This book is intense and clever and at times deliciously creepy, and I had so many FEELINGS while reading it.

At first I was like:

Ooh, I think I like you.

Then I was like:


And then:

Whoa, this is kind of creeping me out here o_o (in the good way!)






And it was around this point that I realized I srsly LOVE this book:


But I kept alternating between


and by the end, I was completely emotionally exhausted.

BUT IN THE BEST WAY! Because, guys. I love this book.

And tomorrow, you guys get to share in the love.

For a chance to win AVALON, enter at Jayne's blog here. (Also, it'd be cool if you read my answer to Jayne's question too haha.)

January 17, 2014

A Game of Tomes

A Game of Tomes is a group blog of 11 fantasy authors talking about our favorite fantasy books/movies/artists, gorgeous covers, anticipated fantasy releases, guest posts, interviews, world building, various fantasy subgenres, archetypes, linguistics, and literally anything else fantasy-related that strikes our fancy. If you're as much a fan of fantasy as we are, please consider following us on tumblr :)

The blog launches Monday, February 3. Each weekday for 2 weeks (+1 day), there will a post introducing one of our authors along with a giveaway. Fun times will be had, and we hope you'll join us :)

"As the crows sing" by Enayla

January 15, 2014

What's Up Wednesday 14

What I'm Reading

Finished reading Avalon 2. Planning to start a draft of The Wrath and the Dawn. Crazy excited for this one.

By the way, I'm running a 2014 January debut giveaway over at OneFour KidLit. This will be a monthly giveaway so make sure to check every month for a chance to win a debut novel. Come by and enter if you'd like! ♥

What I'm Writing

Getting antsy about diving back into my sequel outline. But I still don't know how to end this blasted book!

What Else I've Been Up To

1. A group of amazing fantasy authors and myself are launching a fantasy-focused blog in a couple weeks called A Game of Tomes. We launch February 3 with two weeks of giveaways! Follow us on tumblr so you don't miss it! ♥

2. The newest issue of YA Interrobang came out with a great article featuring some of this year's debut novels (click on the authors' names to learn more). Including mine! Pretty cool :)

3. The first OneFour KidLit twitter chat will be held Sunday, January 26 at 8PM EST. We'll be introducing ourselves and talking location, atmosphere, and the importance of setting the scene. Come join us!

What Inspires Me Right Now

I don't know that it's any one thing, but reading my CP's amazing work and seeing everyone on twitter talk about their word count goals is making me crazy with the need to get back to my own writing :)

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme that helps readers and writers touch base with blog friends. If you'd like to join in, you can find the link widget on Jaime's and Erin's blogs.

January 8, 2014

What's Up Wednesday 13

What I'm Reading

A draft of the amaaaazing sequel to AVALON by Mindee Arnett. CP privileges. Mwuahaha.

Aside from that though, I've also got an ARC of Wicked Little Secrets by Kara Taylor. Super excited about this one!

What I'm Writing
Not much at the moment because I'm critiquing Mindee's ms, but soon, I will get back to work on that sequel.

What Else I've Been Up To
I have an official-ish (which means it can still change) blurb for Gates of Thread and Stone :D I wish I could share it with you guys, but alas, it must wait, probably until the cover reveal. (I have no idea when that will be.)

What Inspires Me Right Now
The cover reveal for my Christina Farley's GILDED went up on YA Books Central, and it's gorgeous. Check it out, and enter for a chance to win some fabulous swag or a Kindle Paperwhite! :)

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme that helps readers and writers touch base with blog friends. If you'd like to join in, you can find the link widget on Jaime's and Erin's blogs.


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