Chasing Shadows by Ashley Townsend Is HERE

Published October 23, 2014 by Ashley Townsend

Originally posted on booksandwonderful-things:

The wait is officially over and I now have a copy of “Chasing Shadows” by Ashley Townsend!!!

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This is extremely exciting and I am looking forward to reading “Chasing Shadows” again, and then writing a book review for it. Alright, here’s the cover!

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If you want to buy a copy of this book for yourself, go to:

http://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Shadows-Ashley-Townsend/dp/1939156572/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413944606&sr=8-1&keywords=chasing+shadows+townsend

and

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chasing-shadows-ashley-townsend/1120440724?ean=9781939156570

Be on the lookout for a review of “Chasing Shadows” by Ashley Townsend on my blog!

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The Heir by Kiera Cass: Cover Reveal!

Published October 23, 2014 by Ashley Townsend

Originally posted on booksandwonderful-things:

You’ve probably already heard that Kiera Cass decided to turn “The Selection Trilogy” into a series, and the newest book, “The Heir,” was given a title and a release date. I am very excited to say, though, that it now has a cover and a description, too. I’m sure you can imagine my joy at seeing the cover since it is one of my favorite series, but I’ll give you a gif just in case you can’t imagine it for yourself.

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I will say that if you haven’t read the series yet and you want the end of the first three books to be spoiler free, do not continue reading this post. Alright, drum-roll, please.

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Goodreads Summary:

Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of…

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New Interviews!!!

Published October 23, 2014 by Ashley Townsend

Here are the current stops in the Chasing Shadows Blog Tour!

Please check them out, like to give the bloggers some love, and share around to spread the word about Chasing Shadows. Who doesn’t love handsome blacksmiths, humor, and time travel intertwined with fantasy-science fiction in YA literature? I thought as much. ;-)

http://citylifereader.blogspot.com/2014/10/townsendtales-book-tour-chasing-shadows.html

http://spillingwordskck.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/chasing-shadows-blog-tour/

http://inkspellreviews.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/chasing-shadows-townsendtales-blog-tour/

http://postcardreader.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/chasing-shadows-blog-tour/

http://wonderstruck-kcks.blogspot.com/2014/10/author-ashley-townsend-chashing-shadows.html

New Interviews Just Released

Published October 21, 2014 by Ashley Townsend

A couple new interviews have just been released, one with Double Decker Books and the other with Ink Spell Reviews. I loved answering the My Top 10 Fiction Crushes questions from Ink Spell. I’m a fangirl, so that’s one of the most complicated questions to answer, but I love a challenge! Check them out, like, and share around.

Also, my Between the Pages post will still be up Friday this week, but I’ll be on vacation all of next week and so I won’t have a regular post on Halloween night, the 31st. Because, you know, I’ll be on a vacation. I’m very happy about this fact. ^_^ 

SPEAKING of which. For those of you with an Instagram, or if you don’t have an account and have fingers for searching and scrolling, be sure to follow my sister’s Instagram before this weekend. We’ll be turning it into a promotional page for “Chasing Shadows.” My copies of the book are coming today! Gah! Suffering from excruciating joy!

Anyway, I’m taking a couple copies along with me on vacation for all sorts of nonsense. He might (yes, my books are male, like my future fiction husband Will Taylor from “Chasing Shadows”!) go hipster and sip local coffee in a cafe with a pipe and typewriter, use bathroom stalls for making cupcakes, take selfies with tourists, fly off into the sunset,etc. You never know what can happen in the fiction world! So, like I said, follow d_jeans86 on Instagram, and keep an eye out this weekend and all next week for the wacky wonders that we’ll be posting on there. 

Last order(s) of business. 

The 2014 Gold Rush author event at Barnes and Noble with Livia Blackburne, Stephanie Diaz, Bethany Crandell, Tracy Holczer, and Maria Andreu was, in a word: THE-MOST-SPECTACULAR-EVENT-IN-THE-HISTORY-OF-READING-AND-WRITING. Yes, just one word. There was a great turnout, and the authors were hilarious and amazing and took so much time to answer our questions (I asked several-haha). Afterwards, I picked up a copy of Stephanie’s book “Extraction” to have her sign it, and I’m super excited about it. It was also really exciting when Bethany Crandell, a San Diego local, recognized my name, and then the entire group of FIVE successful authors started asking me questions about “Chasing Shadows” and talking about how cool it sounded, and Bethany even wants to get together to discuss the book. *gasp* 80 Uh, okay? Um, YES! Liz, Katie, and I were all in heaven the entire time, and it was so cool for all of us to chat with ladies in the business. That will go down as a highlight of 2014.  

Oh! And for you San Diego natives, you might be seeing “Chasing Shadows” at your local library very soon. That’s right. I’m working right now (today, actually) on getting it into circulation. EEEE! I’d love all your prayers and support for this to work out, because it would be amazing to have it available to the general public and kids who can’t afford to purchase their own copies. Been there, and the library saved my life from becoming book-less. ^_^

Follow DeAnna on Instagram for hilarity and to see what all “Chasing Shadows” is up to:

http://instagram.com/d_jeans86

http://inkspellreviews.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/chasing-shadows-townsendtales-blog-tour/

http://doubledeckerbooks.blogspot.com/2014/10/hot-coco-interview-with-author-ashley.html?spref=tw

http://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Shadows-Ashley-Townsend-ebook/dp/B00O6VCZVQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1413922294

A GIF from Me to You…

Published October 19, 2014 by Ashley Townsend

Get it? Because they’re gifs, but close to gifts. . . Never mind. 

Anywho, the Chasing Shadows Twitter Release Party yesterday went so quickly (I barely kept up with my replies!) that I didn’t get to use all the fun and emotional gifs that I had planned. So I figured I’d share them with you and tell you what sort of question I was anticipating to use them for. And you can check out my replies and answers on my Twitter page @TownsendTales. Enjoy!

How do you prep for an afternoon of writing: 

I get myself psyched for “Author Mode”

The 40 Greatest Dog GIFs Of All Time

Yay!

Audrey

So Relatable - Funny GIFs, Relatable GIFs & Quotes

this gif. hahahaha.

Do you regret killing off any of your characters in “Chasing Shadows”?

Short answer: No. They had it coming or it served a purpose.

WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS IN YOUR FANDOM

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Although there IS one character that I want to be in Book III that is, at the present time, deceased in some fashion. I can fix that!

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Explain your reaction when your fictional couple gets together:

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What about when your favorite character dies?

Thanks for bringing up that difficult memory.

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What are your feelings towards people who don’t enjoy reading:

If only I could send this gif to someone when they get on my nerves. Loki is 1000000‰done

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Favorite snacking and brain food for inspiration when writing?

Coffee and chocolate.

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Have you ever tried sushi for brain food? People say it’s–

No. -_- I’ve tried it and, well:

Best gif in the worllddddd

Explain your reaction each time you finish writing a story:

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Use one gif or picture to describe yourself:

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Add “Chasing Shadows” and review on Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22545313-chasing-shadows

Buy the paperback or ebook at B&N and Amazon:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chasing-shadows-ashley-townsend/1120440724?ean=9781939156570

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Chasing Shadows Twitter Release Party Today!!!

Published October 18, 2014 by Ashley Townsend

In about an hour (1-3pm west coast time), we’re going to kick off the Chasing Shadows Twitter Release Party with @doubled_books. Double Decker Books is doing a ton of promoting for “Chasing Shadows” and we’re doing an author Q&A time that YOU can participate in, too. During the party, shoot me whatever questions you have for me, and I’ll promptly respond with my best answer and/or an appropriate gif/picture that will hopefully split your pants.

GIVEAWAY! I’m also giving away prizes, such as a paperback copy of “Chasing Shadows” and Amazon and Starbucks e-giftcards (your choice!) for participating. Since “Chasing Shadows” revolves around time travel, I’m having everyone in attendance wear a timepiece of sorts. I have my Alice in Wonderland pocket watch (yes, I’m a hundred) and tweeted a picture of it today–go check it out! Starting now and until I announce the winner at the end of the party (3pm PS time), you can tweet me a pic of you and a timepiece of your choice, or just the timepiece. Make it however clever or serious as you’d like! Just be sure to tag me @TownsendTales and use #NationalTimepieceDay to enter the contest. Like I said, I’ll select the winner with coolest time travel savvy at the end of the party and have them email me at ashleytownsend.author@yahoo.com to receive their prize. I’m getting excited, aren’t you?

Don’t forget to invite your Twitter friends so that they have a chance to enter in the craziness. Oh, yeah, and also win free stuff!

So join us in less than an hour on Twitter to support the release of my second YA fantasy novel “Chasing Shadows,” and don’t forget to grab your own copy before and after the party!

Q&A Time:

When tweeting your questions, be sure to tag @TownsendTales and @doubled_books during the party so that I know you want ME to answer them. ^_^ As I’ve said before, hit me with your weirdest, silliest, and most serious questions. Trust me, I have gifs prepared for ANY occassion!

Hashtags to use during the party:

#AuthorAshley  #ChasingShadows  #DDBTwitterParty #YA #book #NationalTimepieceDay #ChasingShadowsBook #timetravel #fantasy #scifi

 

Follow me @TownsendTales

https://twitter.com/TownsendTales

And follow @doubled_books

https://twitter.com/doubled_books

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