Thursday, December 7, 2017

Cookie exchange and giveaway for the holiday season!

My author-friends at the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood are having another fun event to celebrate the holiday season.

It's a cookie exchange. You can visit each of our websites (10 in all!), collect a holiday cookie recipe, and maybe enter for some great prizes and giveaways on each website. Once you can match a cookie name to its author, you can enter for the grand prize--$100 gift card to Amazon.

The cookie exchange will run from Dec 8 - 12.

I'm giving away an ebook copy of The Possibility of Somewhere.

Join me on the hop!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday is here--and The Possibility of Somewhere is on sale!

From Black Friday through Christmas, The Possibility of Somewhere (e-book) is on sale for $2.99 .

It's a great time to read this modern-day Pride&Prejudice between Eden-- a poor white "trailer park" girl-- and her academic rival Ash-- the son of wealthy, Asian immigrants.

Tell your friends. Or send it to them as a gift.

Here is what people have said about The Possibility of Somewhere:

"Julia Day's modern day tale of Romeo and Juliet meets Pride and Prejudice will touch your heart." - Katie McGarry, bestselling author of Pushing The Limits

"How do I explain the total awesomeness of The Possibility Of Somewhere??? ... Eden & Ash rule my ships!" - Laura's Book Addiction

"To some extent...Eden reminded me of myself. I grew up in trailer parks more often than not, had little money, wanted to go to college, was fairly good with grades but not as good as Eden, and I had and still have to this day problems with socialization. She is wary of others, keeps to herself a lot, and while our reasoning may be different, the results are the same..." - Brandi's Book Blog

"An engaging read...full of drama..." - School Library Journal

"The Possibility of Somewhere is a stunning novel. I have not heard people talking about this book nearly enough. More people need to read The Possibility of Somewhere. It is breathtakingly fantastic." - Michelle at Book Briefs

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Free books - so many ways to win!

I'm part of a 16-author Halloween giveaway. Now through October 31, join us for fun goodies, giveaways of books, and the chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

As part of the Trick-or-Treat fun, I'm giving away a print book; one winner will choose between a hardcover of The Possibility of Somewhere, a paperback of Whisper Falls, or an ARC of Fade to Us.

So check out the details on my Trick-or-Treat blog hop page.

Also, for a limited time, Wishing for You (e-book) is free at most online retailers. Download it today at: Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, or B&N.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Always there in my books

In 2017, I've written a series of posts with titles that begin "Always there...". The posts feature story elements that I always include in my books.

I introduced this set of posts by saying, "when authors write young adult novels, there are many aspects that we're all trying to achieve: a well-written story with a good plot, sympathetic characters who struggle with relatable problems, and interesting settings. I have other elements that will always be there. Some appeared without me really thinking about. Others--I [intentionally] decided to include in every book or series..."

There are 9 Always There posts now. I'll list them here, so that you can see the elements that I want all of my books/series to have.

Something that seems to be in all of my books is Sports. This is an interesting choice for me, since I am really not much of a participant or spectator of sports. I do watch the Olympics, and I occasionally watch a pro football or baseball game on TV. But really, sports is not important to me or my immediate family. It's kinda strange that it's featured in my books:

  • Whisper Falls - Mark is a mountain bike racer.
  • I Wish - Eli and Scott are soccer stars. Kimberley and Sean are ballroom dancers (and dance IS a sport.)
  • The Possibility of Somewhere - Eden was on the track team until it became too expensive for her to participate. Ash is involved in all kinds of sports, like surfing and golf.
  • Fade To Us - Micah is into fencing and swimming. Brooke and Micah love to go running and hiking (especially together). And, of course, there is baseball. They are both huge fans, and Brooke's mom is a lady umpire.

So, yeah, lots of sports. I like researching it and writing about it. I'm just not interested in sports outside of fiction...

Monday, October 23, 2017

Free this week - Wishing for You

If you haven't had a chance to read Wishing for You, it's free this week at most e-book retailers.

About the book...

This is the second book in the I Wish series, but it can be read as a stand-alone (although there are, obviously, spoilers for Book 1.)

She’s a girl who can’t remember. He’s the guy she can’t forget.

It’s her final semester of high school, and Kimberley Rey is curious about what will come next. She needs to pick a college, but her memory disability complicates the choice. Will her struggles to remember make it impossible to leave home?

Help arrives through an unexpected and supernatural gift. Grant is a “genie” with rules. He can give her thirty wishes (one per day for a month) as long as the tasks are humanly possible. Kimberley knows just what to ask for—lessons in how to live on her own.

But her wishes change when a friend receives a devastating diagnosis. As she joins forces with Grant to help her friend, Kimberley learns that the ability to live in the moment—to forget—may be more valuable than she ever knew.

Friday, September 29, 2017

YA Scavenger Hunt for fall 2017!

There is a huge book giveaway--with 140 YA authors!--coming in October. So if you love finding new reads, check out the YA Scavenger Hunt.

If you've never heard of it, the hunt runs twice each year--once in the spring and once in the fall. During the hunt we showcase new and upcoming YA releases, give out tons of prizes, and offer exclusive bonus material.

Sound interesting?

This fall, we have 140 authors, who are split into 7 teams of 20. Each team is assigned a color; I am on Team Purple. The blog hop begins on Tuesday, Oct 3rd and runs through Sunday, Oct 8th.

It's easy to play. All you have to do is start on my tumblr post (the official post will appear on Oct 3 at 12 noon Pacific time). You'll have:

  • a brief description of the rules for the hunt and its prizes,
  • an exclusive offer from a guest author I'm hosting,
  • and more details about a bonus giveaway from me!

You can also head directly to the YASH website today. There you'll find a list of all participating authors as well as an answer sheet you can print off to gather the info you're hunting for or to keep track of any bonus contests you may have entered.

Follow me ( @AuthorJuliaDay )on twitter to keep up with the news!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A birthday party where the honorees give away the gifts

I'm in a group of writers who call ourselves The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood. (Long story)

Today's is our eighth anniversary of having a blog, and we're celebrating with a virtual party and we (the birthday girls) are giving away gifts--mostly books and gift cards. So drop by today (21 Sep 2017) before midnight EST and leave a comment. You'll be automatically entered and could win a prize package.  One of the prizes will be awarded to an international visitor.

The Rubies write posts that benefit writers and readers. Some of the prize packages contain writing craft books--but most books are just to read for enjoyment.

Hope to see you leave a comment and maybe win a prize package!