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Rocking the Vote from an Ocean Away!

Even though I live all the way across the Atlantic Ocean from the hellstorm that is the 2016 U.S. elections, I voted anyway — last week…by absentee ballot!

So when Sarah Enni of the First Draft Podcast contacted YA authors to make audio clips encouraging their readers to vote, I was happy to record the following message. Be sure to check out her website tomorrow – Election Day – to hear similar messages from your favorite authors. And most importantly…get out and VOTE!

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Sending in my absentee ballot all the way from Paris!

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Introducing my newest novel: DREAMFALL (cover reveal+giveaway)

I can’t even tell you how thrilled I am today to give you the exclusive cover reveal for my upcoming novel DREAMFALL.

It will be released in May of next year by HarperTeen, but through the magic of the internet can be pre-ordered now here. Although I have written horror before, I have never published it, and this is not just horror…it’s YA HORROR! It’s kind of a mix of

Flatliners

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the Matrix

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and Nightmare on Elm Street.

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As for how it compares to my other books, I end the acknowledgements with this: “And above all, thank you to my readers…. I handed out virtual tissues for the DIE FOR ME series and virtual crossbows for AFTER THE END. After DREAMFALL, you all deserve a nightlight.

Here is the premise for DREAMFALL:

A radical experiment to cure chronic insomnia goes wrong, and its seven teenage test subjects are plunged into a shared coma populated by one another’s nightmares; those who die in the dream will also die in real life.

Want to know more? Okay!

Sleep comes easily for most people—but it is an unattainable dream for Cata Cordova, Fergus Willson and the five other teens who volunteered to take part in a radical new treatment. They suffer from devastating insomnia and are desperate for help. So desperate that they’re willing to undergo an experimental procedure, which has only ever been tested on one other patient. They’re supposed to be the beta group. But this time, nothing goes as planned….

Soon after the seven of them are put under, catastrophe strikes and they find themselves thrown together in a shared dreamworld with no memory of the experiment or any idea of how they got there. As Cata, Fergus and the others try to figure out what’s happened to them, they come to the terrifying realization that they are trapped inside a world where their worst nightmares come to life. Hunted by creatures from their deepest, darkest imaginations and tormented by terrible secrets they’d rather keep buried, the teens are forced to band together to face their biggest fears. And if these dreamers can’t find a way to defeat them, they won’t have a hope of ever waking up.

So…knowing all that, are you ready to see the cover?

Here it is!

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What do you think? Scary much? I am absolutely over the moon about it, and you should see it side-by-side with the proposed cover of Book 2!!! (Oh yes, this is a duology.)

As the weeks tick by until the release of the book, I will be revealing the characters of the story to you one by one. I asked the same artist who drew Juneau and Miles for me (the incredibly talented Len-Yan) to draw each of the characters of DREAMFALL, and as usual, the result is EPIC.

So…dear reader, I am pleased to introduce you to Fergus Willson. He is Beta Subject Two in the experiment. And here are his vitals:

Fergus Willson (Subject 2):
Age: 18
Diagnosed as having narcolepsy with cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations, sleep paralysis, excessive daytime sleepiness, and night terrors.

Because of his medical condition, he has to live with his parents. He is a Freshman at a local Connecticut community college. He can’t drive, play sports, or do anything that would endanger him or others if he were to have a cataplexic attack.

Cata’s description of him:
“To my right there’s a boy about my age, maybe a little older. His skin is light brown, and the woman sitting next to him looks like she’s from India. From the way she touches his arm—lightly but protectively—it’s clear that she’s his mother. The boy’s got black wavy hair and is cute in a skater-boy way—if you ignore the dark circles under his eyes and the bruise on his chin.”

INTRODUCING….Fergus:

Fergus Willson

Isn’t he amazing. I can’t wait for you to meet him in the story. He will give you the feels in so many different ways.

To celebrate this double-reveal, I will be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card! All you have to do is share this post on your social media accounts (for example, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook…) Leave me a note below telling me where you posted. Each place you shared the news puts your name in the hat 1 time. You can get an extra point for clicking “want to read” on the Goodreads page here. Contest will end in 7 days (26 Oct)!

Sample tweet: “Check out the terrifying cover reveal for @amyplumohlala ‘s YA horror DREAMFALL http://bit.ly/2dn0nV7 & win a $50 Amazon gift card! #yalit”

And THANK YOU in advance for helping me spread the news about this book that I am SO excited for you to read!

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DREAMFALL Cover Reveal…Tomorrow!

Are you ready for the DREAMFALL cover reveal? TOMORROW is the big day! Check back here to see it in all of it’s beautiousness. I’ll be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card, answering questions AND introducing you to the very first character: Fergus. Check back tomorrow!

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