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Monday, September 12, 2011

CLOSED Glittering Ashes guest post & giveaway

Hey kittens.  I have a guest post for you today from Kelley Smith, author of Glittering Ashes - make sure to stick around to the end for a giveaway of the book!
Take it away, Kelley!

First off, I want to thank Misty for letting me be a guest on her amazing blog! She gives such awesome reviews, and I'm really glad to be here.

I want to talk about something close to my heart, YA, and why I love to read it (and write it). Here are just some of the reasons that YA is the bee's knees to me and why it is my ultimate go-to genre for all my reading materials, given to you in the form of a poem:

An Ode to YA

Oh, YA.
I am forever wooed by you,
Your awesomeness,
And your ability to captivate both my mind
And my library account,
As well as my Amazon recommendations.
I spend my money on you,
But you're always worth it.
Your love is sweeter;
Your stakes are higher;
You keep me turning your pages
At dangerous speeds,
As I try to get more of you.
You are eternally young.
You can be edgy,
Full of magic,
Or contemporarily enchanting.
You have the best bad boys
And good boys,
And boys with crazy powers.
You have kick arse heroines,
And you keep me reading,
And writing,
For hours.

Thanks again, Misty, for having me and for hosting a giveaway of my book Glittering Ashes. Best of luck to everyone who enters!

About the book:
Glittering AshesKelley Smith
At seventeen, Roe Daniels didn’t need to believe in fairy tales, she knew they didn’t exist. But when Roe moves to Gaudium Falls to be with her aunt, she finds the elusive friend, a love triangle turned square, and the magic that she would have bet six bucks never existed.

Within a new town Roe doesn’t trust enough to call home, she’ll find a place she knows is too good to get used to and too perfect to trust, and a boy also too close to that description to fall for. She’ll survive the contact with the world that feels so foreign to her and the boy who is big enough to shake that world and her life to its core, or she’ll watch everything she’s just beginning to know and to love burn to glittering ashes at her feet.

Kelley has offered a copy of Glittering Ashes to 1 winner.  Please note this is an ebook!
Ends 9/26
All I need from you to enter is your email, but I don't like making people leave info like that in comments when I can avoid it, so just leave your email in the form below and you're entered!


  1. I giggled while reading that Ode. Too cute :)
    Thank you for the giveaway, it sounds intriguing!

  2. Thanks again for having me, Misty!

    Hi, Ivana. Glad you liked the ode, and nice to meet you :)

  3. How true that YA makes you feel eternally young!

  4. Thanks very much for the giveaway. YA is close to my heart too - and very true about captivating the library card ;).

  5. That is an awesome poem, and so perfectly expressed! I'll definitely check out Kelly's book. Hopping over from The Introverted Reader--nice place you have here!

  6. When did the YA genre come about anyway? I don't remember any such designation when I was younger.

    Tossing It Out

  7. Most people cite the publication of SE Hinton's The Outsiders during the 60s as the designation of a YA genre.

  8. Really awesome share and i enjoyed reading this poem, Great lines. Thanks and keep sharing here.
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  9. Hi, everyone! Thanks for commenting! It's nice to meet new people and see some I already know.

    Thanks for the kind words about my little ode, and best of luck to everyone in the giveaway

    P.S. Misty is awesome, and so is this blog :)

  10. Liked your ode. I can relate to the continuous spending to buy more and more books.


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