Tuesday, November 16, 2010

BAD TASTE IN BOYS blurbs!

Today is about as surreal as they come. Today? I've got blurbs.

Before I start gushing, let me just lay them out for you so you don't think I'm overreacting:

"With this laughing, shrieking riot of a debut, Carrie Harris captured my heart...and my braaaaiins."-Andrea Cremer, NYT bestselling author of NIGHTSHADE

"Kate Grable is my new hero. Thanks to Harris's darkly funny, twisted, and sexy tale of high school drama gone un-deadly wrong, I know who I'm calling during the next zombie apocalypse. Science nerds have never been so cool."-Kiersten White, NYT bestselling author of PARANORMALCY

"BAD TASTE IN BOYS is a nonstop romp, with more mayhem than a mall full of mocha-chugging monkeys. I loved watching Kate try to keep her sensible, scientific head amidst rampaging zombies and amorous football players (often the same people). Bring me my next dose of Carrie Harris NOW!"-Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of SHADE

Shocked, I tell you. SHOCKED. So shocked, in fact, that I've been sitting here blankly trying to think of something witty to say. I'm speechless.

So let me just say this--I am so flattered and astounded and thrilled to be blurbed by these women. They're not only so talented they make my teeth hurt, but they're genuinely NICE PEOPLE. As I get closer to my debut, I'm realizing that the biggest commodity a writer has is TIME. You've got so many demands on it, and so much to do, and it is quite physically impossible to do it all. So THANK YOU Jeri, Kiersten, and Andrea for gifting me with some of your time. Of course I'm glad that you liked the book. Beyond glad, in fact. But the fact that you took time away from all your awesomeness to read and recommend BTIB? Priceless.

There's no way to repay that kind of thing, but I have dreams that someday I'll be able to blurb THEM and have it mean something. I think I'd say the following:

On NIGHTSHADE:
"Ren is ALL MINE." - Carrie Harris, slightly insane author of BAD TASTE IN BOYS

On SHADE:
"Zachary is ALL MINE." - Carrie Harris, highly delusional author of BAD TASTE IN BOYS

On PARANORMALCY:
"Tasey is ALL MINE." - Carrie Harris, possibly extraterrestrial author of BAD TASTE IN BOYS
Note to those who haven't read these books: Ren is a werewolf. Zachary is a cute boy with an accent. Tasey is a pink sparkly taser.

Second note to those who haven't read these books: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? GET THEE HENCE AND START READING!

This is the part where I'm supposed to put a witty close, but all I can do is say THANK YOU one more time and gape.

22 comments:

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

This RAWKS. Seriously RAWKS HARD. So cool! Congrats, Carrie!

Kelly Breakey said...

So excited for you and of course they had to write good stuff, because even though I haven't read it YET, I know it freakin zombietastic! (New word...feel free to use it!)

Tessa Gratton said...

Those are so great! But my favorites are the blurbs you wrote. <3

Kelly said...

Awesome blurbs!!!!

Claire Dawn said...

You can have Tasey. Reth is ALL MINE! :)

Nice blurbs though. Wow!

Jen Daiker said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! That's insanely awesome... like INSANELY AWESOME! Thanks for these... talk about rocking my socks off!

Megan Bostic said...

Love it Carrie. And so excited for you.

Cate Gardner said...

Congrats, Carrie. Awesome blurbs.

Aaron Polson said...

Great blurbs, Carrie.

Natalie Whipple said...

Oooo, so fancy.

Andrea Cremer said...

It was a pleasure and an honor to blurb your novel, Carrie. I am anxiously awaiting the next book!!

Carrie Harris said...

I adore you people.

*gushgushgush*

Please note that the gushing is sentimental. I have not spontaneously morphed into a geyser.

Although that would be cool.

Marsha Sigman said...

Those are awesome blurbs! Congrats! And I have read those books so I knew exactly what you meant!lol

Stephanie Perkins said...

THREE! So awesome, Carrie! Congratulations!!

Kristi Helvig said...

Amazing blurbs--as if I needed any more incentive to pre-order your book because, oh yeah, I already did! Congrats Carrie! :)

K. M. Walton said...

Hey, nice blurbs! I can't wait to read your book.

ajmitchell said...

Awesome, awesome AWESOME blurbs. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I can't wait for Bad Taste In Boys. My blurb would be" Bad Taste In Boys is mine, ALL MINE!"

Red Boot Pearl said...

How exciting! I can't wait to read your book, it sounds like a keeper :)

storyqueen said...

Wow!

Those are blurbtastic!

C.R. Evers said...

YaY!

At first, having "blurbs" sounds more like a health problem. However, your case of the 'blurbs' is something I'd like to have one day too! :0D

Awesomeness!!!!!

Abby Minard said...

Wonderful Blurbs! That would so be a dream come true for me, for a well-known author to blurb my book. Congrats!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Great blurbage, Carrie! Yay! Congrats, and love your blurbs for their books. Too funny.