Monday, December 8, 2014

YA Scavenger Hunt

It's YA Scavenger Hunt time, but you don't have to be a Khaki Scout (re: Moonrise Kingdom reference) to figure out how to win all the great prizes!

RayKay Books has broken the hunt into four categories (listed below) in which fabulous YA authors give video hints along the way. You can find yours truly in the Thriller/Mystery link. Each author has his/her individual giveaways as well as a grand prize for the entire hunt that will end January 7th. 
 
My prize pack includes signed copies of Fat Angie by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan & My Last Kiss by moi!
 
Category links:
Dystopian/Thriller/Mystery: http://youtu.be/PtvG9BBKrdA
Contemporary/Historical: http://youtu.be/LpFImZR76yE
Adult Romance/New Adult: http://youtu.be/L5IlzGmPY-U
Fantasy/Sci-Fi: http://youtu.be/Y5UfgXlOZgA
 
Happy hunting and good luck!
B*

Friday, October 3, 2014

Booktober Author Events

Booktober has arrived! Which means I'm getting ready for the following:

1) Exclusively reading horror novels the entire month (sorry The Fever. You'll have to wait till November Wyclef-style).
2) Eating my weight in fun size Twix.
3) Watching Hocus Pocus on ABC Family approximately 37 times.
4) Transforming into my true form a.k.a. Maleficent on the 31st (pictures to follow).
5) Not one, not two, but THREE upcoming author events!!!

That's right, kiddies. I will be attending three crazy exciting multi-YA author events this month!

Check out where I'll be on the list below. I can't wait to meet all of you and sign your copies of My Last Kiss...and show off my obligatory spooky manicures.


OCTOBER EVENTS

Books by the Banks

When
Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00am - 4:00pm
Where
Duke Energy Convention Center 
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 
Details
Click here for more info and a list of all the authors attending this massive event!

Con-troll, YA! (Young Adult Lit Conference)

When
Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:30am - 2:00pm  
Where Adrian Public Library
143 E. Maumee St.
Adrian, MI 49221  

Details
Visit Con-Troll, YA's Tumblr for details on this FREE event!


YA Author Panel & Signing

When
Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:00pm
Where
Barnes & Noble
2800 S. Rochester Rd. 
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Details  
Seven local Michigan authors will be signings their newest books, and discussing Teen topics and books at the Barnes & Noble on Rochester Road in Michigan.

Andrea Hannah - Of Scars and Stardust
Bethany Neal - My Last Kiss
Rebekah Purdy - The Winter People
Kate Bassett - Words and Their Meanings
David James - Between the Stars and Sky
M.G. Buehrlen - The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare
Carrie Harris - Demon Derby

This will be a perfect event for teens and adults alike, though the event itself will be geared for the teen audience with writerly questions about the writing process and books. If you're a teacher, bring your class!


B*

Friday, September 26, 2014

Live Chat + Giveaway Today!

Quick update/awesomeness alert: I'll be live chatting about My Last Kiss, writing, and possibly Pretty Little Liars if you're lucky today at 6pm with Rachel Silberman of the YouTube channel RayKayBooks!

Tweet your questions with #BethanyLiveChat and click here  at 6 o'clock tonight to hear/watch me gush about R.L. Stine, Degrassi, Ben Affleck...and other more relevant things like my book and stuff. Can't wait to answer all your questions!

B*

UPDATE: Watch my live chat on YouTube right now and find out how to enter to win a signed copy of My Last Kiss! Click here and enjoy. Contest ends October 3rd.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

If I Swoon

Still recovering from ODing on the feels after watching the supremely swoony movie adaptation of rockstar author Gayle Forman's If I Stay? Well, I've got just the medicine for you in the form of 25 YA Books For Fans Of IF I STAY (including My Last Kiss!!!) that will strum your heart strings as exquisitely as Mia plays that cello. 

Which book (besides mine, of course) is your favorite?


Happy swooning!
B*

Friday, July 25, 2014

Signings & Swag & Marvel

Hello, hello my lovelies! With summer (sadly) winding down, I'm sending July out the breezy porch door with a bang and not one but two crazy-cool-fun ways for you to see moi and get your copies of My Last Kiss signed.


First up, the newest most fabulous indie in downtown Ann Arbor, MI Literati Bookstore is hosting their first ever Teen Book Club this coming Monday, July 28th at 7pm! And since they're reading my book and all, I thought I'd drop by to chat and fangirl a little with everyone. There will be a short Q & A with me followed by a discussion where you get to debate Team Ethan vs Team Caleb.

Click here to register and get your copy of MLK at 15% off!

Get your Wolverine claws ready for this next one. Saturday, August 2nd at 3pm I'll be at Barnes & Noble in Saginaw, MI as part of their nationwide "Get Pop-Cultured" event celebrating "Marvel Day" with a reading/signing for My Last Kiss. Come help me crash this fanboy fest with fangirl YAness!

Bonus: Anyone dressed in Marvel gear will be entered to win a huge swag bag including sweets and My Last Kiss-themed goodies. So paint yourself blue like Mystique (or wear a Spidey tee like us shy folk) and get thee to Marvel Day! Click here for more details and info on other GPC events. 

Where to meet me
Stop #1: Monday, July 28 at 7pm
Literati Bookstore
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 40104

Stop #2: Saturday, August 2 at 3pm
Barnes & Noble
3311 Tittabawassee Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48604


Hope to see you all there!
B*

Monday, July 14, 2014

Who rules the crush quota in YA: guys or girls?

Hello my lovelies. Thought I'd take a moment to heat up your summer metaphorically (and physically depending on how intense of a reader you are--no judgement) with two Huffington Post pieces that I recently wrote. What started out as a swoon session on the 10 Most Crushworthy Men In YA has now morphed into a battle royale of the sexes.

Check out both top 10 lists here for the GUYS and here for the GIRLS and let your opinions be heard across the interwebs. Who rules the crush quota in YA: the men or the women?

Let me know what you think on Twitter @BethDazzled and Facebook with #CrushworthyYA. May the best man OR woman win!

B*

Monday, June 16, 2014

Guest Post on Jessica Brody's Unremembered Monday

We all have days we wish we could erase from our memories, right? Well, the fabulous Jessica Brody (author of Unremembered trilogy) has made a hobby out of collecting these cringe-worthy moments from other authors and posting them on her blog. And today is my turn.

Click here to see what I would choose to unremember if I could. (Get how that plays off Jessica's book title? She's so clever!)

Also fresh today, be sure to check out my interview at YA Series Insiders. I talk spin-off stories and Sour Patch Kids, naturally.
B*