Sunday, July 3, 2011

Giveaways, Music Videos, and Weekly Themes aka The Grand Re-Opening!

Hey y'all!

Okay, so I'm super-duper excited to tell you about all of the fun changes that will be going on on my blog starting this upcoming week!

1) And on the seventh day, Gina said, "Let there be giveaways!"
I'm going to have at least four giveaways in the next couple of months. Right now I have an ARC (advanced reading copy) of Triangles by Ellen Hopkins and a $15 Itunes gift card that I'm ready to give away sometime in the Very near future. I'm also expecting definitely two and possibly three more ARCs for some other super awesome books coming in the near future that I'll be giving away. So, stay tuned and I'll let you know how that's all going down.

2) Themes: I've decided that, in order to prevent me from having to scramble ideas together at the last minute, I'll be planning my blogs at the start of every week and basing them on a theme. The theme for this upcoming week, for example, will be sex: sex and sex scenes in YA vs sex and sex scenes in adult novels, how to make the perfect sex symbol, and turn-ons and believable sexy-time (keeping in mind that sexy-time doesn't have to be sex, but could be anything from a touch to a kiss to a way of speaking to intercourse). And, of course, there will still be the book reviews and the W.I.P. Wednesdays.

3) And for one of my favorite new installments, *drum roll, please*, MUSIC! Get excited! (I'm excited!) What y'all may not know is that I live a double life. Though I'm a writer, I have been a musician and singer/songwriter for equally as long. My passion for music--playing it, writing it, listening to it, and going to concerts to see it--is a huge part of who I am, and I've decided to, once a week, bring all that love here for you. Once a week, I will have a music related topic--song writing, cd reviews, commentary on the music scene, music as it relates to books and books that relate to music--and I am also starting my own youtube channel to which I will add one music video a week. A new music video will be inserted at the bottom of my weekly music posts. (Nifty, huh?) I would also, maybe, like to invite some other new, upcoming artists or closet musicians to take part in this awesomeness, but we'll see how that goes...

<3 Gina Blechman


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