Friday, October 14, 2011

PAY IT FORWARD

So MATT and ALEX are holding a blogfest today. The idea is to get to know other bloggers and to link to people you admire.
This was the perfect opportunity to choose the one person I was was hoping to spotlight soon, anyway! My CP and friend, KATE WALTON. She is one of the most humble, positive, kind and giving people I know. Really and truly, the best kind of author to stalk (er, follow). Go see how cool her author website is too! :D

And not only that, her debut contemporary YA novel, CRACKED comes out from Simon Pulse,  Simon & Schuster on January 3, 2012. AMAZING! And I can say that, not because I've been able to read this one yet, but because I've read everything else she's written, and people, she is GOOD!



And Holy Toledo, check out the premise (two male MC's)--YES!

Victor hates his life. He has no friends, gets beaten up at school, and his parents are always criticizing him. Tired of feeling miserable, Victor takes a bottle of his mother's sleeping pills—only to wake up in the hospital.

Bull is angry, and takes all of his rage out on Victor. That makes him feel better, at least...

When Victor and Bull end up as roommates in the same psych ward, there's no way to escape each other or their problems. Which means things are going to get worse—much worse—before they get better….


Why not add it to your *to-read* pile on Goodreads (or pre-order it, if you'd like)?

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!

36 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for sharing about Kate. Love her book cover.

Christine Danek said...

You picked the best person. She is everything you said. Incredible and a wonderful friend.
Great choice and I can't wait till her booksigning.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm looking forward to Kate's book. I can't believe it's coming out so soon (because Jan 3 is coming quickly than you think).

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Wow, that sounds like an awesome book!

I dropped in via Sheri Larsen's post about you. :D

Joanne said...

Thanks for the link, enjoy the Blogfest today :)

Matthew MacNish said...

I love that we both know the K in KM is for Kate. She rules.

And thanks for taking part in the fest, Christina!

Ciara said...

Looks like a great book. This blogfest is so fun. I came to you via Sheri Larson now I'm off to find out who your three are. Oh, and I'm a new follower.

Jennifer Hoffine said...

This book does look great. I'll check out the website.

Ashley said...

Great site. Can't wait to check out Cracked!

K. M. Walton said...

OMG, Christina, I am blown away. Thank you so very much for your kind words, support and most importantly your friendship.

I am deeply honored. You my dear, have made my week.

Christina Lee said...

Totally MY HONOR, K.M!!! (you silly, you)!

Arlee Bird said...

Here via Sheri Larson. Cracked sounds like an interesting read.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Patti said...

Thanks for the links.

Lourie said...

This one sounds awesome!

Susan Oloier said...

Looks like a good read. I will have to add it to Goodreads, for sure.

Lydia Kang said...

Her book looks really fab! I mean it. I went to her site and her music video was awesome!

Stefanie Wass said...

Wow! Sounds like a fantastic book!
Headed over to Goodreads right now!
(Then I'm off to write, b/c these success stories are so inspiring!)

J.L. Campbell said...

Cracked sounds like an interesting and different kind of read.

Sherrie Petersen said...

Two male protags? What a concept! Sounds like a good book.

Heidi Willis said...

What a great sounding book! Your blog is beautiful!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Sounds good!!

Kelly Polark said...

Thank you for the blog and book recommendation!

Pat Hatt said...

Nice links and sounds like an interesting read, will have a look.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Sounds fascinating! I'm going to go check out her blog!

Lindsay said...

I can't wait to read Kate's book. It's on my wishlist :)

Diane said...

Just found you through Robyn's blog. Have a good weekend! :O)

Melissa Sugar said...

Just dropping by from the "pay it forward" blogfest. You have done an excellent job promoting Kate's website & book. From your review it sounds like a must read. The two MC's in the psych hospital together promises a unique and fresh angle. I will add this to my TBR list of books & will pop over and check out her blog.

I am happy to meet you.
Melissa

S. L. Hennessy said...

Cool links, thanks for posting. Also, love your blog. Consider me a new follower!

- http://pensuasion.blogspot.com/

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to your friend! Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

Sarah Pearson said...

This one is already on my list :-)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Looking forward to Cracked in January! I read her opening chapters way back before she sold this book. They may have changed since then (probably have) but I was hooked at the time and I'm anxious to pick up the story!

Amie Kaufman said...

I'm seriously looking forward to Cracked -- frankly I'd pick it up for the cover, even if the premise wasn't amazing! Can't wait for it!

Jeremy Bates said...

i missed the pay it forward hop, so coming fashionably late to say hello! nice to meet you christina :)

Tara Tyler said...

i love your blog, a shmorgasbord for the senses!

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for introducing me to Kate Walton and her novel.

Murugi Njehia said...

Hi Christina, stopping by from the blog hop. I will check out your links. Glad to have discovered your blog, it's awesome! I am a new follower!On twitter too..:)