Saturday, March 20, 2010

Two Saturday things...

Midcity, the fantastical Midwestern city in the Justine Jones: disillusionist trilogy, now has a fantastical online newspaper! There is actually a video interview there, conducted by a "Midcity Newscaster" played by a certain debut novelist. As you will see, this debut novelist will never make a living as an actress.

Also, what did I discover on Amazon The cover to Double Cross, Book #2 in the Justine Jones: Disillusionist trilogy, which comes out this September. Look at Justine atop the Tangle, Midcity's mysterious and hated highway interchange.

I actually don't think this is a final version, but rather a placeholder. But what the heck! It's up on Amazon!

WIN WIN WIN! You can win your own damn copy of Mind Games - and MORE - at these fine and wonderful places:

Lea Closetwriter
Up for grabs: 2 copies of Mind Games!
Mind Games isn't out until this Tuesday, the 23rd, but you can win one of two copies at Closetwriter Lea's! And while there, read Lea's awesome review.

Up for grabs: A truckload of great league books + a $50 gift certificate to B&N!
A whole lot of cool league books (including Mind Games) PLUS $50 gift certificate is up from grabs at the Mario Acevedo hoedown at Amberkatz's blog. While there, you can also read all about Werewolf Smackdown, and how Acevedo gets everybody's fave vampire detective into SO much trouble.

Demontastic Contest to Hell:
Up for grabs: "TWO AWESOMELY GRAND PRIZE WINNERS will receive New Orleans-y gift baskets with all sorts of cool New Orleans goodies, both books, along with a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card each." Plus signed copies of Mind Games and other excellent league books plus a $10 GC!! It's the Demontastic Contest to Hell! In honor of Kara Gillian, star of the fabulous Demon police procedural, which is such a fine series.

Also, I want to thank everybody for the wonderful kind words everywhere, and for just making this such a fun and friendly time.


Sullivan McPig said...

I love the interview!
Diogenes Teufelsdrockh rules!!
I really must try to get hold of the book once it comes out, but sofar I haven't found a dutch online bokstore where I can pre-order it :-(

Blodeuedd said...

Wow, love that cover, I hope it is the final one :D

Carolyn Crane said...

Sullivan: Oh, no! Does the Book Depository ship to the Netherlands? That would be really frustrating to not have books available when you want them.

Bldd: Thanks!

Sullivan McPig said...

Thanks for the tip!
It does ship to the Netherlands and I can pay with Paypal!!! (that's my one big problem with most foreign sites: usually you need a creditcard.)
This is going to be sooooo bad for my bankaccount, but gives so many new possibilities!
Will wait till after the weekend to see if maybe I'm lucky enough to have won your book but if I didn't I will be ordering it right away!

Carolyn Crane said...

Oh, no! I will feel responsible if you wind up in the poorhouse, Sullivan! Good luck on the contests.

Chris said...

Oh, NICE hair... when you said you got your hair cut, that wasn't quite what I was expecting. ;)

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Love the hair! ;) The newspaper site is awesome.

I think you need a gossip columnist like the NY Post's Page 6. Mho always needs a job!

Janicu said...

I like that cover. Looking at the newspaper site now (so cool!).

Lea said...


You are brilliant! I love the vid and newspaper site, I was ROFL. The new cover art is fabulous!!

I can't wait for book 2. Thank you so much for mentioning the contest!


Carolyn Crane said...

Chris: Surprise! I'm a natural blond.

KB: I bet Mho would know a lot of gossip!

Janicu: THanks!!

Lea: Hey, thanks for holding the contest, dude!!

Tumperkin said...


Your professor did a sterling job.

How did the lady journalist get her hair so shiny? Did she wash it in the river?

Tracy said...

What an awesome cover for Double Cross! Lucky you! I have to say I like this one much more than that Little CJ or Miss Doreen versions. :)

Marsha Lockom said...

Great cover for Double Cross. I'll bet you were really surprised to find that on Amazon -- and excited! I would be!

orannia said...

OK, it may be a placeholder cover, but it's a great cover IMO!

Am so looking forward to reading Mind Games CJ! My library has purchased four copies and I'm at the top of the hold list *happy dance*

naida said...

Hi Carolyn! Congrats on your book!!! And best of luck!! I'm sooooo grabbing a copy when it comes out.

Christine said...

Yet ANOTHER fantastic book cover, Carolyn! I love the way the city scape is so prominent... just awesome!!!! Congrats! :)

Off to check out the interview and newspaper. How clever!

Mardel said...

Hi Carolyn - I don't remember if I already sent you an e-mail, but I just received Mind Games on Thursday. I started reading it Friday night and I am halfway through it already. I might have read it faster, but I also had my granddaughter for the weekend. I really like it.

one more thing, I'm passing along a blog award to you. (Beautiful Blogger) come over to my site to see the picture and a little more information.

Again, Great book!

Kaetrin said...

What hair products does the reporter use? I want my hair that shiny!!

I like the Double Cross cover too - but not as much as that awesome hair!!