Friday, January 6, 2012

Fab Friday PLUS Giveaway!!

Following our own Carey Corp's courageous lead, I've taken the plunge!

Okay, maybe that's not the best metaphor for this one. Hmm... must rethink that. Until then, I hope you'll help me celebrate the release of my first time-travel adventure!

Maybe you want to know a bit about it? What, the title doesn't say it all? All right, I'll expand on the theme. Take two high school freshmen, boys, both members of the History Club -- one eager, one reluctant, total opposites. On the club's trip to a Centennial Exhibition of RMS Titanic artifacts, the boys tumble through time, landing on the decks of the great ship. But hey, these boys know their history. They know what's coming. They know the ship, and hundreds of its passengers, will be at the bottom of the ocean within days. With no way back "home" to the future, Kade and Simon - unlikely allies - need to find a way to change fate of the ship, or risk losing their lives.

I had a TON of fun writing this book and exploring the ship through Kade's eyes. And with the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of Titanic coming up this April, I'm happy to be able to share this story now. In face, I'm sooooo happy, I'm giving away two -- yes, TWO!! -- electronic copies of the book. You know what that means, don't you??? The giveaway is open to overseas...which also might be a bad choice of words, but I'll go with it.

Here's the giveaway rules/requirements/etc. To be eligible for the giveaway you must:

1. Be a follower of this blog. (Click the blue button on the upper right-hand side of the page that says "Join this site.")

2. Leave a comment to this post and include your contact information. (yourname (at) email (dot) com) I promise not to use your name or email to sign you up for travel on ocean-liners or any other purpose outside of choosing winners.

3. Understand that by participating, you agree to the rules set forth on our contest disclaimer page.

Contest closes midnight on January 7. So please, please enter! Help me celebrate this exciting step on my publishing journey!


Lorie Langdon said...

Sounds like a great premise, Jen. I *love* time travel stories! My boys are a little obsessed with The Titanic - Is your story appropriate for middle schoolers?

Melissa Landers said...

This sounds so cool, Jen! Congrats on "taking the plunge." :-)

Jennifer McAndrews said...

Thanks Lorie! And good question. YES! The story is appropriate for middle school readers. I think "hell" and "damn" are my big cuss words. No sex, drugs, or rap *bg*. And that almost makes me want to go write something very, very grown up -- but not quite ; )

Jennifer McAndrews said...

Thanks, Melissa! The plunge is so much fun - very liberating ; )

Ginger Calem said...

What a great story! I'm so excited for this to be out and available to everyone because everyone should get a copy. My son is going to love this! Congrats, Jen. :)

Jennifer McAndrews said...

Thanks so much, Ginger! I'm excited, too! : ) Can't wait to hear what your son thinks of the story!

LizbethSelvig said...

Hi Jennifer,
I just started "Braving the Titanic" and it's so compelling. I'm not far into it yet, but I can't wait! I wish you tons of good luck with this book -- it's an amazing plot!

Jennifer McAndrews said...

Aw, Liz, you're so sweet. Dang, but I have awesome writer pals!

Lea Nolan said...

I love the concept of this story, and I think it's so great that you've geared this to tween and teen boys. I wish you the very best with it!

CareyCorp said...

Hi Jen,

I'm late to the party and I already have my very own copy of BRAVING THE TITANIC, but I thought tell you again how proud I am of you!


Kimberly said...

Congrats, congrats on your book! It sounds so amazing. I can't wait to read it.
Good luck!!!