Friday, March 15, 2013

Transcend Time Blitz + Giveaway

You may remember that I read and reviewed Remembrance a while ago. When I discovered there was going to be a blog blitz and giveaway for Remembrance I jumped on this chance! Hopefully one of you reading this right now will be able to discover Lizzie's world.


Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet. Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's high school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she get him out of her mind? Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, fighting fate isn't going to be easy.

To purchase Remembrance go to:
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Only 99 cents!


How far would you go to get revenge?
When Chelsea Givens discovered that her ex-boyfriend Drew dumped her to be with her former best friend Lizzie, she'd never felt so betrayed in her life. Then her new friend Shannon tells her she can help set things right. Chelsea's willing to listen, but what Shannon wants her to believe -- that she shared a past life with Drew -- is impossible. And what she wants her to do to get him back … well, it's downright crazy. Could Shannon be telling the truth? And if she is, what lengths will Chelsea go if it means making Lizzie pay?*Vengeance is the short story that bridges the events in Remembrance and the final novel in the Saga.

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IT'S A RACE AGAINST TIME.
In Remembrance, Lizzie and Drew changed the course of fate so they could be together. In Vengeance, Chelsea set fate back on its original, deadly path. Now, strange things keep happening to Lizzie. Things that are omens of darkness to come. A curse has doomed her to die an early death, just as she did in her past life. To make matters worse, even if she can figure out who cast the curse, it's irreversible. There's only one option left for her to save herself. It's crazier than anything she's heard yet, and to do it, she'll need Drew and Chelsea's help. Because to make things right, they must go back to when it all began ... and Lizzie discovers that the final events in her past life were more sinister than she ever imagined.


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Transcendence is free at Smashwords!
Includes: Sneak peak of Remembrance - Bonus scene for Remembrance - Deleted chapter from Timeless - Character extras for Lizzie, Drew, Chelsea, Jeremy, and Hannah - Author interviews - Essays written by Michelle Madow about the series 

What really made me want to read Remembrance was it being based upon Taylor Swift's song Love Story. I'm really happy this can be used as a promo:


HOW TAYLOR SWIFT’S “LOVE STORY” MUSIC VIDEO INSPIRED REMEMBRANCE

The “Love Story” music video premiered in the fall of 2008. The first time I watched it, I was entranced. Taylor sees a guy while walking through campus, and the moment their eyes connect, the scene flashes to the two of them dancing at a beautiful ball dressed in clothes that appear to be from around the year 1815. It’s magical to watch, and the video is so amazing that it gave me chills. I watched it over and over again, and a story started to piece together in my mind. A story about a girl reincarnated from Regency Era, England, who doesn’t realize it until her soul mate transfers into her school and triggers her memories to gradually return to her.
In that semester at school, I was taking a class called Intro to Creative Writing. One of our first big assignments in class was to write anything we wanted and bring it in to share with everyone. Since the characters and scenes that came to me while watching “Love Story” refused to leave my mind, I decided that for the project, I would write the first chapter of what I then called “The Story Inspired by ‘Love Story.’”
After completing the chapter, I stared at it for about an hour, worrying about what my classmates would think after reading it. I assumed everyone else would write about “normal” topics—not reincarnation and seeing your soulmate from the past for the first time! What if they thought what I wrote was weird? I nearly erased it in favor of turning something else in, but then I remembered something Taylor had said:
"If you’re lucky enough to be different from everyone else, don't change."
I listened to her advice. Yes, what I wrote was going to be way different from what everyone else in class wrote, but I was okay with that. And after I read the chapter aloud to the class, I was amazed to find out that everyone in my class, including my teacher, loved it. Actually, they more than loved it—they wanted to read more!
But I had never written a novel before, and the idea of making the plunge and going for it intimidated me. What if I failed and couldn’t finish it? That worried me, but again, I remembered something Taylor had said:
"To me, fearless isn't not having fears; it's not that you're not afraid of anything. I think that being fearless is having a lot of fears, but you jump anyway."
So I jumped.
And now, three years after I saw the “Love Story” music video for the first time, my debut novel Remembrance is finally available for everyone to read. I’m so happy to be able to share it with you. I can only hope that if you choose to read it, you end up enjoying it as much as I loved writing it!

Thank you for taking the time to read my story about how “Love Story” and Taylor Swift helped me get to where I am today! -Michelle Madow




Giveaway!


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Thanks to the author & Xpresso Book Tours for this giveaway!


11 comments:

  1. Elizabeth Bennett. Or maybe Peter Rabbit.

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  2. What an excellent giveaway! This book sounds great!

    I would want to be Hermione Granger- it would be able to cast any spell I wanted! :)

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    1. Perfect choice! I just watched her in two movies last night. She's such a great witch and who wouldn't want to be able to cast so many spells?

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  3. I remember seeing these awhile ago and really taking a liking to how the plot sounded. I'll have to go check out your review!

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    1. It's a really great concept if you like Austen books and time travel (;

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  4. That's a tough one. Probably someone current.

    Skyla Messenger from Addison Moore's Celestra series. Damn

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    1. Who? Must look her up. She has an awesome name (;

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  5. The books look really good. Good luck everyone. :-)

    Anna @ http://emaginette.wordpress.com

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  6. I'm really curious about these books. I've seen them around and I love the covers. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. No problem. I thought I saw this on your blog though. Hmm... must be wrong. The first one is good at least.

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