Monday, December 10, 2012 0 comments

Win an advance copy of WHAT THE SPELL!!!

by Brittany Geragotelis

So, since we're nearly a month away from the official release of my debut novel, WHAT THE SPELL?, we decided to give all my fans a chance to win an advance copy of it! Yes, that means you'll get to read it before everyone else!!!

To enter, head on over to Goodreads, where they are giving away 25 Advanced Reader Copies of  the book. Just click one button and you're entered!

Good luck!

Saturday, December 8, 2012 1 comments

What a Difference a Year Makes...

by Brittany Geragotelis

A friend of mine just reminded me that it was a year ago TODAY that I threw my book launch party to celebrate self-publishing my first novel, Life's a Witch. Now, a year ago exactly, my biggest dreams have come true and I'm writing books full-time. My first traditionally published novel, What the Spell?, will be available in bookstores across the country on Jan 29th. (Pre-order your copy here!)

What a difference a year makes. Seriously.

So, to show you JUST how things have changed, I decided to do a comparison from 2011 to 2012. Enjoy.

2011: Working as Managing Editor at a magazine, reporting for a 8-6 job where the possibility of a raise was nowhere in the future. My co-workers were some of the hardest working, passionate, underpaid and under-appreciated people I've ever known. At the same time, I was writing Young Adult fiction in my spare time (from about 11pm-1am every night) and had just completed my sixth novel.
2012: Toward the end of Jan this year, I was on vacation when I found out the magazine I'd worked at for 10 years had been sold and all of its employees had lost their jobs. Including me. Monday we arrived home. Tuesday I cleaned out my desk. Thursday we went into an auction for the rights to my Life's a Witch series. By the end of the day Friday, I'd decided to go with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in a 6-figure, 3-book deal. Today I am a full-time fiction writer and get to wake up every morning excited to do what I love: write books!!! Not only do I set my own schedule and get to work from home (in my pajamas!), I get so much respect from my publishers and my peers that I can't help but feel loved and appreciated every day. It's a pretty amazing feeling.

2011: Living with my boyfriend and enjoying life. Matt and I celebrated our anniversary in December of last year, and after four fabulous years together, we were beginning to talk about spending the rest of our lives together. Of course, this was all still talk at this point, but we were excited to be entering a new part of our relationship.
2012: About a month ago, Matt took me to Paris. He said that the job he'd recently started working at was sending him there to meet with investors and asked if I wanted to tag along. I said, "Duh!" and we planned a trip about a week before we were to go. When we got there, I quickly found out that he'd orchestrated the whole thing. There was no business trip. And he gave me a ring! Now, we're furiously planning a wedding that's going to take place on April Fools Day in Disney World. And we'll live happily ever after.

So, that's what's been going on in my life this has your life changed from 2011 to 2012? What do you hope happens in the year to come? Leave your comments below and let me know!


Friday, December 7, 2012 0 comments

Last day to enter to WIN an ereader & a copy of my book!

by Brittany Geragotelis

In the giving spirit of the holiday season, we've teamed up with Wattpad to do a really awesome giveaway! It's pretty simple. To keep with the theme of my debut novel, WHAT THE SPELL? (coming out Jan 29th!), we're inviting you to create your best spell. Go onto Wattpad, start a new story, use your creativity and write the spell you'd want to perform if you had powers. Then tag it WTS and you're ENTERED!!!

Easy peasy, right?

The catch is that today is the last day you can enter! So hurry up and start casting! Here's what you can win:

*a Cruz T301 Android Tablet
*a $150 Sephora gift card and a WHAT THE SPELL Advance Reader Copy
*a WHAT THE SPELL Advance Reader Copy

Good luck and can't wait to read what you come up with!