So if you've been stalking me around the interwebs, you may have noticed a strange phenomenon. PEOPLE SEEM TO THINK I WROTE A NOVELLA ABOUT YETI. And if you noticed that, and if you know me at all, I imagine that you thought something like, "A secret novella about yeti? I scoff. Carrie would never write something...like...WAIT A TICK. CARRIE WROTE A NOVELLA ABOUT YETI." And you would be right.
It started out as a fun project. I've made it no secret that I am unabashedly Team Jonah, and I thought I'd write a short story about him and an airborne yeti, only it kept getting longer and longer, and finally I was done, and I was all, "Uh...Agent Kate? I have this thing about Jonah Grable and an airborne yeti and a bunch of gamer geeks, and I don't know what to do with it." And after asking me if I've been taking my medication, she submitted it to my publisher, who also asked if I'd been taking my medication and then offered to publish it as a bonus ebook, which is now available for pre-order from your e-bookseller of choice!
YAY DELACORTE! YAY ME! YAY JONAH! YAY AIRBORNE YETI!
I even haz a cover! And a description of the book!
Set in the world of BAD
TASTE IN BOYS and BAD HAIR DAY, this digital story is the perfect
introduction into the funny high school world of CARRIE HARRIS, where
humor meets horror (and sometimes zombies, werewolves, yetis, and yes,
Jonah Grable hasn’t minded living in the shadow
of his older, zombie fighting sister Kate, but this weekend he’s
definitely raising his profile. A weekend of epic epicness—waving swords
and flirting with girls in elf ears at his LARP club event—is totally
up Jonah’s alley. But when his alter ego, Sir Talatien Maguirier,
Nightdark Clanlord, comes face to face with a real, live Yeti, Jonah—or,
rather, Tal—has to take matters into his own hands. So he sets off
with gamer goddess Lady Amethyst, brown-eyed Europa, and Calamity, a
braid-wearing barbarian in fur, into the great unknown on a search for
yeti-related awesomeness. . . .
So, if you've been thinking about giving the Grable series a try and haven't quite gotten there yet, this is a prime opportunity to do so...or it will be when it releases on the same day as BAD HAIR DAY, which is November 13th! Because it's a novella, it's on the shorter side--about 80 pages or so--so you can try out the series without committing to reading a doorstop. As with all the Grable books, it does stand alone, so no worries if you haven't read any of the others yet. And timeline-wise, it occurs between BTIB and BHD, which I guess makes it number 1.5 in the series.
If you can't already tell based on the massive longwindedness plus the overuse of exclamation points and all caps, I'm pretty excited about this! And to celebrate, I'd like to give five of you the opportunity to participate in the BAD YETI exclusive sneak peek! You'll get a taste of YETI before anyone else, and you'll get to post it on your website or FB or tweet it sentence-by-sentence, except I really don't recommend that because it will piss people off. Anyway, the point is that YOU will get to expose the yeti! Or...uh...you know what I mean, right?
Entering is easy! All you have to do is write a sentence using the phrase "BAD YETI." For example, "Bad yeti, no biscuit!" Then put it online with a link to this post. Let me stress this--YOU MUST LINK TO THIS POST FOR YOUR ENTRY TO COUNT! It can go anywhere! Your FB, twitter, tumblr, blog, website, wherever. You can post multiple places, but each one must be a unique bad yeti sentence! It can be about the book, or why the yeti is bad, or what happens to bad yeti...be creative! I'll pick five winners in a completely subjective manner (i.e., the people who make me snort the most stuff out of my nose and/or wow me by plastering the ENTIRE UNIVERSE with "bad yeti" sentences). And then submit a link via the form below so I can read it and snarf things out my nose. You have until noon EST on October 1st to get your entries in. I'll announce winners on the 2nd.
Got questions? Pop them in the comments, and I'll answer pronto! I'm sure I'm forgetting some essential piece of information here. Otherwise, HAVE FUN AND GO CHASTISE SOME YETI!