Thanks so much for stopping by! Lots going on today.
So I finally picked a date! A Spy Like Me will be officially released on May 7th, 2012. Woo hoo!
Seventeen-year-old Savvy Bent expects magic on her first date with Malcolm – in Paris! Except over a picnic of sparkling cider and strawberry tarts, a sniper shoots at them. That’s only the beginning. From the top of the Eiffel Tower to the depths of the catacombs, Savvy must sneak, deceive, and spy to save her family and friends and figure out whether Malcolm is the one of the bad guys before she completely falls for him. Or he tries to snuff her out.
Heather McCorkle of CP Designs helped me with it! Check her out.
Here’s the sneak peek of A Spy Like Me:
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Want to help out with the release of A Spy Like Me? And gain points for the giveaway too?
You can read a complimentary arc in exchange for an honest review or you can help on May 7th by posting the cover and blurb to your blog!
What? You want to know what I’m giving away? Secret stuff, my friends, but I think I can trust you.
Pre-order of Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig (Out March 15, 2012)
Ebook of Watched by Cindy M. Hogan
And here’s where to enter the giveaway! Open to the United States and Canada.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
You lucked out. I was denied permission to send you on a top-secret spy mission for 100 points on Rafflecopter. Maybe next time.
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Thank you so much!
I’m assuming I’m a little early to see the cover on YA Confidential…
I’ll be away from a computer during the whole week of your launch otherwise I’d put it up on launch day and help you spread the joy. 🙁
Oh and I’m an Aussie, so I’m out for the giveaway but I’m still happy to help out where I can.
The cover should be up soon over there! Thanks, Lynda!
finally saw it! It looks great!
YAAAY!!! Happy release day! 🙂 🙂
Thanks so much for letting me reveal my cover at YA CONFIDENTIAL!!!
If I could go anywhere on a mission, it would be a remote island and the mission would be to live forever in happiness and marry a very hot man.
(Talk about fiction!)
Thanks so much for the opportunity! 🙂
I am super super excited! A date has been made! WOO HOO!!!
I love Heather’s designs, so excellent choice, Laura (and that’s why your cover is so great!!!).
I’m excited about your release date. 😀
Yay, the cover is here!! And I somehow missed that Heather was doing the design, so double yay for that! I’ve signed up for your launch day (of course) and can’t wait!!
Thanks everyone! Your support means the world to me!
Great cover! The books sounds fantastic!
I would love to in Paris with the most handsome man and be swept away.
I just read the first few pages and you have me hooked already!!!
Laura, how exciting! The premise sounds very exciting. I’m thrilled for you! Gotta love a story set in Paris, one of my most favorite places on earth. Also, Heather is brilliant. She’s so talented.
Why has your blog disappeared from my Reader roll? This is crazy! And very disappointing. Anyway, where’s the cover? I don’t see it here, and I’m so curious!
Yay for you, and all the best of luck with this AWESOME story~ :o) <3 ((hugs))
If you followed my blog through GFC then that’s why my blog is gone! you’ll have to follow through a reader! Now I just need to get rid of the GFC followers badge since it’s basically useless.
Loved the excerpt! Congrats on your upcoming release. Looking forward to taking part in the blog tour.
Squeeeeeeeeeeeee! Sorry didn’t mean to hurt your ears. But I’m SO EXCITED!!! I LOVE the cover. Yes I checked it out immediately. And I already knew I loved the writing. I can’t wait for May!!
I’d love an undercover mission in Brazil – with stolen jewels and artifacts and a really hot guy to work with:))
Or maybe Spain! Spain would be gorgeous for being a spy in:) Same kind of mission (jewels, artifacts, a stolen painting!!) and again a totally hot guy
I loved the cover!
And it sounds awesome! Congrats!
I commented on and am a long-time follower of YA Confidential (GFC Christina Kit. comment Christina Kitroeff)
i think i’d want to go on a mission somewhere tropical but I have no idea what kind of missions I’d want. Maybe something having to do with jewels or something like that. My favorite spy books are the Gallagher Girls books by Ally Carter : )
Congratulations!! I’ll definitely do a shout-out for you. May 7 is the A to Z Reflections post, so if I can’t fit it in there, I’ll do one for you on May 9.
Thanks Alex! And May 9th is no problem! 🙂
Just saw the cover, Laura. Really like it, and loved the excerpt as well. I’m not a big YA readers, but I really like your writing style. As for doing an undercover mission, I’d have to say Paris or Rome. I might get lost basking in all the historical wonder, though.
Congrats on the release date. Would love to have you back on the blog to help promote!
Congrats Laura! Heading over to check out the excerpt…
Congrats, Laura! Your story sounds exciting!! And set in Paris, how cool!
I’m heading over to see the cover.
Adorable cover!!! Love it!!
Great cover. So exciting the closer you get.
I am so excited for you and this book Laura!
Thank you so much, everyone! I appreciate the support!
Congrats on picking a date! And I LOVE your cover!
Congratulations!! The cover looks great!
Heather did a good job. Love the bullet hole effect, the Paris background, the pop of Savvy’s lipstick. 🙂
Love Paris and it seems you have integrated lots of scenery into your plot.
Congrats! May 7th will be here before you know it!
Thanks! I love the bullet hole too! My favorite part. 🙂 You guys are all too nice. But I appreciate it. 🙂
YAY Laura!!!! Congrats- that is awesome and sounds like such a fun read!!!
It was such a pleasure working with you on this cover. And I’m touched that the response to it is so fantastic! It’s one of my favorite covers that I’ve designed. I can hardly wait to hold this one in my hands.
Thanks Heather! You did a fantastic job!
wow, you sure have been busy. Since I am your older sister…shouldn’t I get the book for free or something like that?? just kidding…I will be happy to buy a bunch! SO proud of you!!!!