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Monday, November 8, 2010

It's a BlogParty in the USA!


It's time to celebrate my book!!! Perilous is scheduled to release later this month, in nine days...give or take a few. (Yeah, that's Miley over there. So? I'm a fan.)

And the point to this party is to get to know me and to meet other people! Here's how it works:

* Follow my blog and I'll follow yours (b/c I'm nice that way)

* Comment on this post telling what snack you've brought to the party, and something about yourself. Food that's already here: mint brownies, pumpkin bread, and pineapple punch.

* Find at least three new party-goers to visit, comment on their blogs and follow if you like

* Click on the twitter and/or facebook icons at the bottom of this post to invite more people to the party. That means more followers for everyone! (Did you even know those icons were down there? Really? I just figured it out.)

This party goes on for one week! That's how long this post will be up! Um, no. No pole dancing, please. Yes, you, in the pink shirt. Get down. Thanks.

Anyway! Just for fun, each day I'm going to post some random trivia about Perilous. Just so we remember what we're celebrating.

Day 1 trivia: Jaci Rivera (the MC)'s Tio (uncle) Oscar taught her how to change a car tire before she could legally drive.

Day 2 trivia: Originally all four girls survived until the end of the novel.

Day 3 trivia: The villain's name was changed from "The Trump" to "The Hand." Apparently The Trump was too much like the name of a certain celebrity.

Day 4 trivia: When I first wrote Perilous, Jaci's name was Joyce Little. She was still Latina, though, so when I rewrote it, I changed her name to Jacinta Rivera to better reflect her ethnic background.

Day 5 trivia: The first title to Perilous was Walk Beside Me.

Don't forget the blog tour! Monday is at the awesome Jen Daiker's blog! Catch it here! Tuesday we have Carolina here! Wednesday is the fantastic Elizabeth Mueller!

Still with me? Thursday is here at Christine Danek's blog! And Friday we're at Elle Strauss's!

45 comments:

Jen Daiker said...

Yay! Thank you for being on my blog today! I had a ton of fun with the blog tour and look forward to checking out the rest of the participants!

I love the Random Facts!

Beth Reinke said...

Hi Tamara, great party! I brought some chocolate-covered pretzels to share, okay? :o)

Thrilled for you about the release!

Rebecca Talley said...

I'm a follower. And my snack is homemade Reese's peanut butter cups.

Fun party!!! Woo hoo!! Okay, I'll get down from the pole--dang, I was just getting ready for the finale.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

@Jen, thanks for stopping at the snack bar first! You got everyone else interested! :)

@Beth: love chocolate-covered pretzels! Can't go wrong there!

@Rebecca: yeah, I should've known it would be you pole-dancing. Thanks for wearing the hot-pink shirt or I may not have noticed. What the heck is the pole doing in my living room,anyway?

Vicki Rocho said...

Oooh a party! Fun fun! Let's see, I'm bringing queso dip (yum) and tortilla chips!

(no lie, my stomach just growled!)

Let the fun begin!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

MM, yum, Vicki! That sounds fantastic!

Kate Larkindale said...

I just baked some chili cheese and corn muffins so I'll bring those. They're still hot!

Pole dancing looks dangerous. I'll probably break something. And I'm not talking about your mother's china either!

Happy party day!

Angie said...

Cool party. Count me in. I'm bringing some home-made chocolate chip cookies. Yum. How do I get those nifty icons on my blog?

David J. West said...

Shish-ka-bob's and your favorite beverage.

MaDonna Maurer said...

All the food is making me hungry and I just ate breakfast! I'm in Asia, so I'm bringing a fushion type food...I don't know the name but it is wheat type crackers with cream cheese and Thai Sauce (sweet and sour chili sauce) spread on top.

Great party idea!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

don't forget to visit other people's blogs! MaDonna, that sounds so good!

Ann Stewart said...

Party like a ROCK STAR! You've earned it!

Oh, and I'll spring for the booze.

Suzie F. said...

Congrats on the soon to be released "Perilous." You must be so excited! I'm already a follower and I'll bring strawberries dipped in dark chocolate.

Ralene said...

Woohoo! Let's get this party rockin'. I brought some rasberry chocolate cheese cake. Yum! Let's crank up some toons! Yeah!

(Please excuse my excessiveness, I have young kids and don't get out much!) :P

Jennifer Lane said...

Congratulations on your upcoming release, Tamara!

Here's a bottle of wine called "The Prisoner". It's very tasty!

Valerie Ipson said...

I guess I'll bring cinnamon rolls--they're just out of the oven and already dripping with cream cheese frosting!

Thanks for inviting me to your party. I love to celebrate the release of BOOKS!!! Awesome!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

The party's hopping now! "The Prisoner" huh? That pretty much goes along with "Perilous"!

Joyce DiPastena said...

I've got some Butterfingers and Baby Ruths leftover from Halloween. Can I bring those? Don't make me eat them all myself!

Congratulations, Tamara!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Mm, how about some pumpkin roll? ;)

Great fun, Tamara! I enjoyed reading PERILOUS, and I know others will too. Congratulations on its impending release! I feel so lucky I got a jump start on it and got an opportunity to talk about it.

Rebecca Shelley said...

What a fun party. I've brought some mint brownies. Can't wait to read PERILOUS.

Annie McMahon said...

I brought some fudge! Three kinds: raspberry chocolate, peanut butter, and just plain chocolate. Mmm!

Can't wait to read your book! Is it out yet? *tapping fingers* Okay, I'll be patient. I'll wait a few more days, but not more! ;)

Talli Roland said...

Wooooo! Happy release day! :)

LeishaMaw said...

Happy Birthday to your book! Many congrats!

Rachelle said...

Thanks for inviting me to your party! :) How about some warm homemade bread with butter and honey? I made some yesterday while taking care of my fussy newborn and I'm too tired to make anything else today.
I'm excited for your book to come out, now let's party!

Taffy said...

Thanks for the invite!

I'm bringing cranberry pumpkin bread AND this really great cranberry relish I just tried. It is soooo good with crackers!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

@Taffy: cranberry pumpkin bread! wow, and it's the perfect amount of sweet and tart!

@Annie: I knew you were bringing fudge!

Thanks for the toons, Ralene! this party is hopping!

Bethany Mason said...

ooo...I love parties. I've brought some homemade cupcakes - sorry that the icing is a bit runny but still delicious, I promise. Going to try some of these pumpkin snacks - they sound awesome.

Purple Cow said...

Is this where I blog to win the book...just wondering... ;-)

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

@Bethany--I love gooey icing! can't go wrong!

@Purple cow--not here, but on your blog! Make a post about the book/contest and you get entered into the contest! :)

Don said...

Okay, so I'm late to the party. But I brought malasadas - fried Portuguese pastries - and they took a long time to cook.

I'm so excited for you and Perilous. Woo!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Portuguese pastries, huh? I've had a lot of Brazilian fried food, but not Portuguese. Excited to try it!

Katie Anderson said...

Blog party! Hurrah! Congratulations on your book release Tamara :)
Today I made some carrot cake and it was delicious (EVEN if I say so myself) so I'm going to bring that to the party.

Emailman said...

I'm not too late am I? *taps on the door* I'm bringing some beans on toast :D obviously! Well, if nobody else eats it, I will...lol...

I'm so excited for you, Tamara! (((hug)))

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Beans on toast, Kurt! Too funny!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Congratulations! How exciting!
I'll bring my home made lemon bars. They make every party better :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hi, Tamara! I'll bring some peanut M&M's and some ice cold Pepsi. Great party! And HUGE congrats on your book. :-)

Jeni said...

Great party! I'm bringing pumpkin cream cheese pie (the only pie I know how to make). I'm just fascinated that you began this story when you were 12. Going to follow your blog now. Mine is http://jeniwrites.livejournal.com. Congratulations!

Kim said...

Congrats! What an accomplishment! (LOVE your pic on your homepage, BTW)

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Welcome, new comers! I'm going to check out your blogs now!

Dawné Dominique said...

I missed the party....but I'm so happy for you, Tamara! *does happy, happy dance*

Miriam S. Forster said...

Wow, I'm beyond fashionably late here, but HOOORAY FOR YOU!!! *throws confetti*

I brought a whole bowl of Skittles. :)

Jeni said...

Aw, man ... I didn't know one of the girls doesn't provide. Now I'm extra curious.

Lori Calabrese said...

Oh I just love a good launch party. Congrats on the release Tamara!

Here are some brownies for everyone!

Christy said...

Congrats Tamara! I'm late to the party so I'll bring some Pepto Bismol. :)

Donna M. McDine said...

I'm very late in joining the party. Congratulations!

I've brought along chocolate chip cookies.

Best wishes for your continued success!

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