AFTER THE END blog tour

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The tour has begun!We are being hosted by the amazing folks at Mundie Moms, and will be including the following stops (I will make each one a live link as the days go on):

The Tour
4/15- YA Bibliophile, review
4/16 – Two Chicks on Books, interview w/ Miles
4/17 - Curling Up with A Good Book, author interview
4/18 – Page Turners Blog, review
4/21 – Myra McEntire, *truth or Dare
4/22 – Good Books & Good Wine, review
4/23 – Kimberly Derting, *truth or Dare
4/24 – Me, Myshelf, and I, guest post
4/25 – Colleen Houck, *truth or dare
4/28 – Courtney Steves, *truth or dare
4/29 – Beth Revis, *truth or dare
4/30 – Reading Lark, review
5/1 – Supernatural Snark, author interview
5/2 – Anna Carey, *truth or dare
5/5 – Mundie Moms, review
5/6 – Josephine Angelini, *truth or dare
5/7 – Once Upon A Twilight, review
5/8 – Aprilynne Pike, *truth or dare
5/9- YA Fantasy Book Junkie
Yes – we’ve got both bloggers AND authors hosting the tour this time, with the theme “Truth or Dare.” You won’t want to miss it!
And just to make things more fun, I will be giving away a prize for every day of the tour, including 6 iphone shells that look like this:
lpand 13 signed hardbacks of AFTER THE END, which look like this:
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Also, starting now, the first 300 pre-orders of AFTER THE END will receive this awesome water bottle:
AtE_Water_ActualThe deets:
A free AFTER THE END water bottle will be sent to the first 300 people to pre-order AFTER THE END!
Just send your mailing address with receipt to katieloumercier@gmail.com and a bottle will be sent straight to you! (Water bottle offer is US and Canada only. The other contests are international!)
Here are links to pre-order at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or order it ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD from Book Depository.
GO here to enter the contest and get a full list of events!
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If I Should Die paperback is out – extras including an epilogue!

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I am thrilled to announce that the U.S. paperback version of IF I SHOULD DIE has finally released! Why do you say “finally”, you ask? Because, readers, this version has some very juicy extras. For example:

  • For Kate: A Love Letter from Vincent
  • An Immortal Interview: Readers’ Questions for Amy Plum
  • Songs to Die For: The Official If I Should Die Playlist (Chosen with the help of fans)
  • Immortal Inquiries: An If I Should Die Discussion Guide
  • Sneak Peek: An Excerpt from Amy Plum’s Next Novel, After the End

and…drumroll…

  • The Epilogue

Yes…there is an epilogue to the DIE FOR ME series. So many readers had asked me what came next for our Paris friends that when Harper asked me to do these Extras, I immediately thought of writing an epilogue.

Or…asking Gaspard to write an epilogue, rather.

It’s around two pages long and starts: “It has been five years since the Champion took her stand against the numa of Paris.” I really hope you enjoy it. (Be sure to write me and let me know if you do!)

The US paperback can be ordered here!

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Blurb heaven

AFTER THE END just got an awesome blurb from the oh-so-fabulous Marie Lu!

“Wonderfully riveting. A fascinating twist on the apocalypse, and a reminder that things aren’t always as they seem.”
—Marie Lu, New York Times Bestselling author of The Legend Series

This one joins a blurb from Sophie Jordan:

“Exciting and tense! Prepare for the unexpected! You’ll stay up all night with this one!”
— Sophie Jordan, NYT Bestselling author of the Firelight series

and from Kimberly Derting:

“Amy Plum creates a chilling world where the stakes are high and no one can be trusted. After the End will leave you breathless!”
— Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series

I feel so honored to get such nice compliments from such amazing storytellers!

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YA Scavenger Hunt: April 3-6

Welcome to the Spring 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt!

April 3-6 (noon pacific time)

For you first timers, the YA Scavenger Hunt is an online blog hop created by the lovely and talented Colleen Houck. It’s a chance for you to see bonus material by your favorite YA authors as well as winning amazing prizes.

If you came here looking for my bonus material, an exclusive VIDEO Q&A about my upcoming book AFTER THE END, you’ll have to keep hunting!

At each stop on the hunt, you not only get to meet a YA author and read their bonus material, but you get a clue to enter for a grand prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours—until noon PST on April 6!

You can start right here or you can also go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously! I am a part of the RED TEAMbut there is are also a blue team. You can enter both contests!

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image16294099(If you get stuck as you are moving through the hunt, click through to this page.)

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: You’ll notice that I’ve included my favorite number at the end of the post. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the red team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by April 6, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

ARE YOU READY??? Here we go…

 

 

BONJOUR!

I’m Amy Plum, and I live in Paris.

Here I am on a French reality show with 2 famous French chefs holding my French books. Is that French enough for you?

Here I am on a French reality show with 2 famous French chefs (Norbert Tarayre and Jean Imbert) holding my French books. Is that French enough for you?

As my favorite French chefs are so kindly demonstrating, I’m the author of the DIE FOR ME series, a paranormal romance series set in Paris (which is where I live) featuring supernatural beings of my very own making called “revenants.” The first book of my new series, AFTER THE END, releases on May 6!

 

Now that I’ve introduced myself, I’m excited to tell you about the author I’m hosting today:

 

For this year’s scavenger hunt, I have the honor of hosting the creator of the scavenger hunt, Colleen Houck!

SONY DSCNew York Times Bestselling author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, paranormal, science fiction, and romance. When she’s not busy writing, she likes to spend time chatting on the phone with one of her six siblings, watching plays, and shopping online. Colleen has lived in Arizona, Idaho, Utah, California, and North Carolina and is now permanently settled in Salem, Oregon with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.

 

For more information about Colleen Houck, please visit her website at http://colleenhouck.com/.

 

 

 

 

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The book  Colleen is presenting today is from the Tiger’s Curse Books: TIGER’S PROMISE

 

 

 

 

 

About TIGER’S PROMISE:

Before the curse, there was a promise. A prequel to the bestselling Tiger’s Curse series, this much anticipated novella recalls the beginning of Ren and Kishan’s story. Before Kelsey there was a girl, raised by a villain, whose love for a hero changed the course of history.

 

 

 

 

 

TIGER’S PROMISE can be pre-ordered here on Amazon.

 

 

For her scavenger hunt BONUS MATERIAL, Colleen has given us an EXCLUSIVE VIDEO in which she answers readers’ questions about TIGER’S PROMISE.

 

 

How awesome is that? So the video is our exclusive content from the fabulous Colleen Houck. But that’s not all I’ve got for you! There are TWO contests you can enter.

YA SCAVENGER HUNT CONTEST

Enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Colleen Houck, and many other authors! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 3. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize! (See directions at the top of this post.)

My very own AFTER THE END Contest
prizesYou have a chance to win a fabulous prize pack including an ARC of AFTER THE END,  a signed and dedicated hardback cover and a signed bookmark! (International.)

How to get your points:

  1. follow me on Twitter at @AmyPlumOhLaLa (1 point)
  2. for each friend you get to follow me on Twitter you get 1 point (unlimited points)
  3. like me on Facebook (1 point)
  4. get friends to follow me on Facebook (1 point per friend)
  5. subscribe to me on YouTube (1 point)
  6. get friends to subscribe to me on YouTube (1 point per friend)
  7. sign up for my newsletter (1 point)
  8. get friends to sign up for my newsletter (1 point per friend)
  9. Leave me a comment here under this blog post telling me how many points to give you. Just leaving a comment counts 1 point. (And if you have done 1-8, give me your user names and your friends’ user names so I can credit your points.) Please leave all of the information inside one comment, instead of a comment per person. The drawing will be random, but the number of points you get determines how many times your name will be put into the hat.

Note: to be eligible to win you also need to submit a valid entry for the YA Scavenger Hunt grand prize.

AFTER THE END WATER BOTTLE GIVEAWAY

And finally, I have one more thing to give away, thanks to our friends at HarperTeen. Following the “survivalist” theme of AFTER THE END, the first 300 people (U.S. and Canada only) who pre-order the book will receive an AFTER THE END water bottle that looks something like this:

author's idea of what the mystery water bottles might look like

author’s idea of what the mystery water bottles might look like

Although the bottles are already being made, there is no photo of the finished project, so this is just my best guess. If you want one of these bottles, pre-order AFTER THE END from one of these fine book purveyors [indiebound, books of wonder (signed, available June), amazon, barnes & noble] and send your receipt and mailing address to katieloumercier@gmail.com. We’ll zip your own Juneau survival water bottle straight to your mailbox!

Ready to go to the next website on the Scavenger Hunt?

Click HERE!

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Online Video Chat with Booktalk Nation, May 6 (w/Josie Angelini interviewing me)

Join me and Josephine Angelini for a special online video chat on Tuesday, May 6 at 7PM EST/4PM PCT!

Yes, Josephine Angelini, author of the STARCROSSED trilogy and of the upcoming WORLDWALKER trilogy will be chatting with me about AFTER THE END…live.

If you didn’t already know that Josie and I are book buds, here is proof:

Me & Jose w/Alyson Noel and Melissa de la Cruz

Me & Jose w/Alyson Noel and Melissa de la Cruz

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Josie, Heidi (YA Bibliophile) and me.

A witch and a zombie who just happen to bear a strong resemblance to Josie and me.

A witch and a zombie who just happen to bear a strong resemblance to Josie and me.

Um, yeah…things might just get a bit silly.

No matter where you are, you can sign up to join us. There will be time for your questions at the end, and you can even order a personalized, signed book. It’s like a live book signing except you don’t have to leave home to join and it supports independent bookstores.

Details can be found here at Booktalk Nation. Signing up is required, but this event is free!

See you all on May 6!

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