First off, it's Debsness time!! If you are not familiar with Debsness, there's a big bag full of cool stuff that we give away each month with a chance to also win a 50$ gift certificate to a bookstore of your choice. Fun stuff, clicky for more info, ends at midnight on the fifteenth!
But more importantly, we have Dull Boy, by Sarah Cross that I am also going to give you a chance to win at the end of this post! I am in love with Dull Boy! It is an awesome book! But, as LeVar Burton said, "You don't have to take my word for it . . . " Here's a bit about Dull Boy!
Superpowers are awesome -- unless you actually have them, like Avery does. There's only so much he can pass off as "adrenaline" before people start to get suspicious. Probably it's best to lie low, so guys in white lab coats don't come to carry him away, to find out what makes his freakish body tick. Who wants to be vivisected? But flying under the radar becomes a whole lot harder when you can actually fly. It's dangerous to be different, so for now he'll pretend to be normal, unremarkable Avery -- a dull boy -- anything to keep his secret safe.
What he doesn't expect is the horrifying truth about where his powers came from, who else might have them, and the madness of one villain's plan to turn this superpowered dull boy into something even more powerful and amazing.
Now Sarah is a private little bugger, but I did manage to find a picture of her. Check it! She's the one on the left, (your left) along with authoress extraordinaire, Ally Carter!
Also, as much as I love the bio posted in the back of Dull Boy (Sarah Cross has saved the world, like, five times since fifth grade -- and you didn't even notice.) I did find a longer one on her website!
I'm a Taurus born in the year of the Monkey. I am 4 inches taller than Wolverine. Fierce-but-cute Pallas' cats are my favorite animals, with birds of prey ranking a close second.
I grew up in Ohio, went to college in New York and Japan, and am now back in NY--at least until life takes me elsewhere.
Um, what else?
I've been a writer (in the sense that I've taken myself seriously as a writer, which is what counts!) since I was 12 or so. Since then I've written shocking tales of suburban girl-gang warfare, overly ambitious high fantasy, campy romps through time, pop-culture parody, 'zines, plays, literary fiction, and ultra-derivative comics. (Like "The eXcuses." Ohhh yeah. The less you know about that one, the better.)
All to get to this point: sharing the madness (plus copious doses of awesome) with you.
I can't wait. :D
Me either!!! And now Sarah steps up to the Feasty Five!
AP: *squeal!* OMG I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOUR BOOK CAN YOU FEEL THE ADORATION EMANATING FROM ME AND WILL YOU SIGN MY BOOK?!?!?!?!?
SC: Um . . . yes?? But was that one of the questions? *consults her notes*
AP: *Ahem* Um, no. *reigns in her fan-girliness* Okay, real questions now. What kind of soda does your MC drink?
SC: Mountain Dew
AP: *wrinkles her nose* Eeww. Oh, well. What is your MC's favorite kind of flower? How about yours?
SC: Um ... I don't think Avery has a favorite flower. I guess whatever flowers are cheapest on Mother's Day; he would be into that. For my favorite flower? Let's go with daffodils.
AP: I LOVE daffodils! Does your MC believe in magic? Do you?
SC: Not magic, exactly. But things are definitely not always what they seem. ;)
AP: Superman or Batman?
AP: And we're back to the Batman again! (I'm going to love tallying this up at the end of the year.:)) Okay, give us one line from your book. You don't even have to give it context.
SC: "You're so getting eviscerated." Not you, Aprilynne! Don't worry, that was not a threat ...
AP: Oh good, I was a little scared . . . Just a little. *stops clutching the ceiling.*
Okay, so if you want to find out more about Sarah, you can visit her at www.sarahcross.com, and if you want to win Dull Boy you can comment and tell me a super-power you think I should have. I'll pick the one I think is the coolest and send you a copy of Dull Boy plus some fun Wings stuff! (I'll decide what it is later.;))
So come on! Tell me what super power you think I should have!!
This contest ends at midnight on Friday, and don't forget about the Dueling Debs contest just below this one that ends on Wednesday.
Yay for free stuff!!:)