Toga Sister

May 31, 2011

My beautiful sister Martha, the goddess of Framingham, just sent me this!

And the Toga Party grows...

Amy Plum Is Awesome

May 31, 2011

This is my gorgeous husband arranging the gorgeous flowers my friend, and author, Amy Plum sent... all the way from France... for my book birthday.

Could one ask for a better friend? (Or a hotter husband?) ;)

Merci, mon amie!!

Teddy Toga!!

May 31, 2011

The precocious Penny Moore just sent me this.

Freaking ADORABLE!!!!

Toga, Toga, Toga!

May 31, 2011

The Three Fates...

... seriously, they all work at Harper Collins. My fate rests in their hands on a daily basis!

Thanks, Katie (aka Clutch), Megan and Annie!!

And The Starcrossed iPad2 Winner is...

May 31, 2011

Thanks to everyone who participated.

Okay, here's the thing. There can only be ONE winner. But that doesn't mean that I didn't keep track of you all. So now I feel... well, guilty. I wish everyone could win. So I have to come up with another contest. Something fun. Something with a beautiful sparkly prize at the end. Something Greek. ;)

*toga. toga. toga. she chants*

This is top secret stuff. Stuff we need to talk about later. You've been warned, and soon you will be informed.

Did I mention a certain NECKLACE at the end of the toga party?

More details later.

So... without further ado, the winner is...

Raychelle Smith!

Congratulations, Raychelle. Please send me you address and I'll get the iPad2 out to you ASAP.

Once again, thank you all for your love and support. You have made this a very special day for me.

xxxo,

Josie

Kismet Blog Tour Stop # 12

May 31, 2011

Thank you all for the lovely Book Birthday wishes!

Today is a very special day. Not only is it Starcrossed's Book Birthday, but today the tour stops at The Story Siren.

Come watch me and my cat Onion read a bit from my book on Kristi's blog. This here's Onion... Hi, Onion!

How can a cat read, you ask? Tune in to find out!!!

While you're there be sure and grab the 12th piece of Lucas' unsent letter to Helen, which you will need in order to win a Kindle3!

Kisses,

Josie (and Onion)

Happy Book Birthday Starcrossed!!

May 30, 2011

The US version...

Okay. This is it. My book is officially out. Technically, it's been out for days already, but who's counting?

I thought I'd be all hyper, and I am. My husband keeps saying that I'm "lapping" him as I walk around the kitchen counter, babbling incoherently about whether my book is going to sell or not. I already made him promise to still love me even if no one buys my book. I'm not taking any chances with this one. ;)

But I have to admit I feel kind of... zen about this too. It's like sending your kid off to prom. You raised 'em right, and now they either will or they won't.

Thanks everyone. I didn't do this alone, and every day I thank my lucky stars.

Josie

Starcrossed iPad2 Giveaway

May 30, 2011

It's curtains on the contest! (boo. hiss) Yeah, I know.

I'll be announcing the winner tomorrow at 12pm PST. I need to have my breakfast and coffee before I face the daunting task of drawing a name out of a bag. ;)

Best of luck, and thank you all for entering!

xxxo,

Josie

Kismet Blog Tour Stop #11

May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

One day left before the "official" release of Starcrossed! *vrasts*

Today the tour stops at Candace's Book Blog, where I pop in for an interview with the lovely Candace, and reveal my crush on....

I guess you'll just have to stop by to find out. ;)

And while there be sure and pick up the 11th piece to Lucas' unsent letter to Helen, which you'll need in order to win the Kindle3 with the Starcrossed Gelaskin!

xxxo

Josie

Stacrossed Unleashed!!

May 29, 2011

It seems as though bookstores have gone ahead and put my book out early. Some of you have sent me sightings. Here are a few:

This one was taken by Rachel Clarke from Fiktshun.

This one was taken by Courtney Moulton, author of Angelfire.

This one was taken by Anna from The Bursting Bookshelf.

This one is from Blaire Kensley author of The Creed Series.

And this one was taken by Momo from Books Over Boys, who said there were only two copies left in the store!

Thanks, y'all!! <3

Josie

STARCROSSED HITS THE BOOKSHELVES!! (sort of)

May 27, 2011

My friend, the lovely Aimee Carter, author of The Goddess Test, just sent me this picture of my book at her local bookstore. Apparently some bookstores are putting it out early. Will you look at it glimmer!?

*sigh*

LA Times Review of Starcrossed

May 27, 2011

Okay, so I woke up this morning to 52 emails. That's never happened to me before. A lot of it had to do with the bananas response we got from the UK book trailer (see below), but even more had to do with the glowing review I got from the LA Times.

"Dreamless," is slated for May 2012 — not soon enough, as far as I'm concerned. I haven't wanted a second book so much since "The Hunger Games."

I'm going to have to come up with a new word for "excited". Something, preferably a verb, that describes the simultaneous actions of jumping up and down, squealing, giggling, and generally scaring the hell out of the cats. I'll call it vrasting.

This morning I vrasted.

Josie

UK Book Trailer

May 27, 2011

Will you take a look at this awesomeness!? Over 27,000 hits in one day!

Kismet Blog Tour Stop #10

May 27, 2011

Today the tour stops over at All About {n}, where I give you all a glimpse into the madness behind my mind... my bookcase!

While there don't forget to grab the 10th piece of Lucas' unsent letter to Helen which you'll need in order to win the Kindle3 with the Starcrossed Gelaskin!

xxxo

Josie

Kismet Blog Tour Stop #9

May 26, 2011

Number nine, my favorite number.

Today the Starcrossed tour is at Buried in Books. Please stop by and check out my interview, where I talk about book 2 in the series, DREAMLESS.

And don't forget to pick up the 9th piece of Lucas' unsent letter to Helen, which you'll need in order to win the Kindle3 with a Starcrossed Gelaskin!

xxxo

Josie

inkpop Live Chat Today

May 25, 2011

5pm Eastern US time!!

Stop by inkpop for a one on one with yours truly.

NOTE about the time of this chat: Keep in mind that if you don't live in the Eastern Time Zone, the time that you will need to log onto the site will not be 5 p.m. For instance, if you live in the Central Time Zone, this chat starts at 4 p.m. If you're not sure what time zone you live in and you live in the U.S., visit this site for information: http://www.worldtimezone.com/time-usa12.php

Look forward to chatting. :)

xxxo

Josie

Kismet Blog Tour Stop #7

May 24, 2011

Today Starcrossed is at Books With Bite. Please stop by and read a wonderful review of my book, and to get the 7th piece of Lucas' unsent letter to Helen, which you will need in order to win the Kindle3!

xxxo

Josie

Share The Love - Starcrossed iPad2 Giveaway

May 23, 2011

I had a fantastic idea the other day. I was wondering how I could thank everyone who has shown me so much love and support these past few months. And then it hit me. A big giveaway. It's no secret that my agent is a Nija Jedi who got me a crazy advance for my first novel. So here's the part where I share the love.

This is it y'all. This is the LAST week before Starcrossed hits the shelves on May 31st... so I'm cracking open the piggy bank and splurging on a iPAD 2 for one lucky fan.

Yeah. You heard right. A Starcrossed iPad 2. Take a gander at this gorgeousness...

In order to enter the contest you must do each of the following.

As before:

1. Follow me on Twitter (@josieangelini).

2. Follow me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/josephineangelini). (all you have to do is click “Like” on the page)

3. Follow this blog. (simply add your e-mail address to the box at the top right hand corner of my Blog page)

NOTE: If you’re already doing the above just let me know.

In addition:

4. You must change your profile pic to the Starcrossed cover on any one of these three sites (Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads) until May 31st.

You may use the image below.

5. And finally, you must Tweet the following sentence once: @josieangelini WIN A STARCROSSED iPAD2 MAY 31st http://www.josephineangelini.com/blog/.

Remember, you must do ALL FIVE of the above in order to qualify.

This giveaway is open internationally. :)

The lucky winner will be selected at random, and will be announced May 31st after 12pm PST.

The deadline to enter is May 30th at 8pm PST.

Good luck to all. And tally-ho!

xxxo

Josie

Big Announcement Tomorrow!!

May 23, 2011

You heard it here. Tune in tomorrow. It's such BIG news I had to prepare you a day in advance! ;)

xxxo

Josie

Kismet Blog Tour Stop #6

May 23, 2011

Today Starcrossed is at The Unread Reader. Drop by and read my guest post - When I'm Not Writing.

While you're there be sure and grab the 5th piece of Lucas' unsent letter to Helen, which you'll need in order to win the Kindle3 with a Starcrossed Skin!

Kismet Blog Tour Stop #5

May 20, 2011

Today the tour stops at See Scoot Read, where Helen's best friend Claire makes a special appearance and answers some questions.

Be sure and check it out, and pick up the 5th piece of Lucas' unsent letter to Helen!

xxxo

Josie

Kismet Blog Tour Stop #4

May 19, 2011

Today Stacrossed is at YA Bibliophile.

Be sure and stop by for the 4th piece of Lucas' unsent letter to Helen...!

And for a chance to win a Kindle3 AND Kindle3 Gelaskin!!

Amy Plum And I Talk About BOYS!

May 18, 2011

My homeslice Amy Plum, author of DIE FOR ME, and I recently interviewed each other for RT. We dish, we drool over hotties, and we talk about being teen geeks. You know, the usual.

She's so fly.

Check out the interview.

Goettlich Verdammt in the house!! Woot-woot!

May 18, 2011

Guess what I just got in the mail?

It's just beautiful. Thank you, Dressler!! :)

Kismet Blog Tour Stop #3

May 18, 2011

Today the Starcrossed Tour is at Ellz Readz.

Be sure and stop by to get the next piece of Lucas' unsent letter to Helen!

xxxo

Josie

Goettlich Verdammt in the wild!

May 17, 2011

A couple of my German friends just sent me this. Actual pictures of my book!

This one was taken by Danny. It's on display right next to The Hunger Games! I'm so flattered to be anywhere near that fantastic series.

Thanks Danny! <3

And this one was sent by Petra. (Thanks, Petra!) She took the sleeve off so you can see how amazing the actual binding is. I've never seen a book this tricked out before.

I'm in love. Or should I say- Ich bin verliebt! :)

Happy Book Birthday Goettlich Verdammt!

May 17, 2011

My novel came out in Germany today. To celebrate my husband and I went out for some traditional German fare... in Little Tokyo. I know it sounds strange but LA is a weird place.

Needless to say the food was AWESOME.

The line was out the door.

Brats and beers. Yum.

And a close up on that sauerkraut.

Happy Birthday Goettlich Verdammt! :)

Kismet Blog Tour Stop #2

May 17, 2011

Be sure and stop by Stories and Sweeties today and grab the second part of Lucas' unsent letter to Helen. In it you'll find the second clue you will be needing in order to win the Starcrossed Kindle 3!

Thanks, Becky! :)

Josie

Goettlich Verdammt

May 16, 2011

Starcrossed comes out in Germany tomorrow, Tuesday May 17th, as Goettlich Verdammt.

Thank you so much to everyone over at Dressler for the wonderful promotion and the support you've shown my book. It's been an amazing experience working with you.

If you speak German, please check out the Goettlich Verdammt site. Goettlich Verdammt It's got lots of goodies!

xxxo

Josie

Kismet Blog Tour

May 15, 2011

My Blog Tour kicks off TODAY, Monday the 16th! My first stop is at Bewitched Bookworms.

Be sure to tune in and join the fun. Participants will have a chance to win one Kindle 3 WiFi with a beautiful Starcrossed Skin – plus - 10 lucky winners will recieve a Starcrossed Skin for their own personal Kindle 3!

Aren't they beautiful? For more details check out the Kismet site.

Don't miss out! :)

Blogger Review

May 15, 2011

Here's one from A Dream Of Books.

I have a feeling that I'm going to get absolutely addicted to this series. Starcrossed is going to appeal to a wide-audience of readers as the book contains something for everyone. Action, mystery, romance and an intriguing and gripping plot are all combined to make this one of the hits of the year.

(read the full review)

Thanks! :)

Josie

Podcast

May 14, 2011

Hear ye, hear ye!

A special shout out to Allison (Reading Everywhere) and Michelle (Never Gonna Grow Up!) over at Authors Are ROCKSTARS. I recently did a podcast with the aforementioned lovely ladies.

Take a listen.

Thank you! :)

Josie

Blogger Review

May 14, 2011

Here's one from Ashley over at Books Obsession.

This. book. was. unfreakingbelievable... I can't stress how much I fell in love with this creative, breath-taking, and addicting book... I simply couldn't put it down.

(read the full review)

Thanks, Ashley! :)

Josie

Göttlich Verdammt

May 13, 2011

To all my German friends, apparently there was some confusion about the Starcrossed German translation. I was just told that it is absolutely NOT abridged. I repeat, NOT abridged.

Oh, and btw... it comes out NEXT TUESDAY... or should I say, next Dienstag!!!! :)

Blogger Review

May 12, 2011

I am somewhat behind in posting these, so I'm going to try and post one a day until I catch up. Some of these were already added to the website, but I wanted to post them individually here in the blog.

So, here we go.

This one is from Pam over at Bookalicio.us.

Starcrossed is full of lore, of forbidden love, mystery and danger. Angelini's debut puts this author at the top of my to watch list and I cannot wait to see what she comes up with in the future.

(read the full review)

Thank you, Pam! :)

Josie

And The Final Starcrossed ACR Winner is...

May 11, 2011

Amy Sandova!

Please send me your mailing address so I can get the ARC out to you ASAP.

Thank you all for entering. Although I will no longer be giving out ARCs, I will be having another contest which I will announce next Monday.

The item I will be giving away is a real hum-dinger! ;)

Stay tuned!

xxxo

Josie

Starcrossed Kindle GelaSkins!

May 9, 2011

I just got these in the mail from the lovely ladies at Kismet Book Touring, Heather Bannon and Danny Meilinger. They are giving them away as part of the Blog Tour I will be doing starting May 16th- June 3rd.

Take a gander.

Nice presentation!

These ladies sure have taste!

My very own Starcrossed Kindle GelaSkin!

Final Starcrossed ARC Contest

May 6, 2011

******The contest is now closed********

We are almost at the home stretch. Starcrossed comes out May 31st, less than a month away!!

So... for those of you who just can't wait, I am giving away MY LAST STARCROSSED ARC!

This is the final ARC I will be giving out, so don't miss out. Harper's turned off the tap! The well is dry!!

CONTEST RULES:

As in the past, you get one entry for each of the following:

1. Follow me on Twitter (@josieangelini). +1 entry

2. Follow me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/josephineangelini). +1 entry (all you have to do is click "Like" on the page)

3. Follow this blog. +1 entry. (simply add your e-mail address to the box at the top right hand corner of my Blog page)

NOTE: If you're already doing one or all of the above just let me know and I will add you to the list.

4. And finally, you must Tweet the following sentence once. @josieangelini DESTINY IS REAL

That will earn you 1 extra entry. You may re-tweet once a day for 1 extra entry per day.

The lucky winner will be selected at random, and will be announced Wednesday May 11th after 10am PST.

The deadline to enter is Tuesday at 8pm PST.

Good luck to all!!

xxxo

Josie

ARC Giveaway!

May 4, 2011

As promised the blog is officially back on track, and I thought, what a better way to commemorate this moment than to hold another giveaway!

I am still mulling over ideas. Please feel free to make suggestions. I will be announcing the contest and details on Friday. :)

In the meantime, did you hear... my book has its own theme song!! Dressler, my German publisher even made a music video for it. Check it out.

xxxo

Josie

Posting to Resume on Wednesday

May 3, 2011

I promise!

Josie