FREE STUFF FRIDAY

Friday, January 11, 2013

 Yes, it requires an ALL CAPS title, because as I was sitting at my kitchen table, typing away, the Fuzzball of Doom alerted me that the mail carrier was at the front door. (Don't be too impressed, she's been telling me the mail carrier was in the garage all day, and was right exactly zero times.)

Despite FoD's track record, went to the front door, and there was this:

 

Which had been left, not by the mail carrier, but by someone from UPS who was smart enough not to ring the bell and upset FoD - which is always annoying for everyone in earshot.

So I brought it inside and set it on the doily table (There's supposed to be a lamp there, but someone may have accidentally knocked it off and broken it, but then cleverly hidden it by putting a doily on the table. Also, "doily" is a weird word, just sayin'.)

And what's inside this box, you might ask? (Or should I say, "better ask, if you want free stuff"?)





Oh look! Bright shiny books with my title on them, which is to say, I HAVE ARC'S FOR ARCLIGHT!!! I wasn't expecting the ARCs to be embossed or to have the prismatic effect of the hardback, but guys...GUYS... they're sooooooooooooo shiny!



Anybody want one?

If so, just comment below and tell me what *you* think the Fade (the villains of Arclight) are just based on their name and the Amazon blurb:

The Arclight is the last refuge in a post-apocalyptic world consumed by terrifying monsters called the Fade. No one crosses the wall of light that keeps the last human survivors safe. There's nothing else left and nowhere to go. Or so they thought, until Marina, a lone teenage girl, stumbles out of the Dark. 

Marina doesn't remember who she is, where she came from, or how she survived. And the Fade want her back. When one of them infiltrates the compound and recognizes Marina, she begins to unlock secrets she didn't even know she had. Marina knows she's an outsider in the Arclight, but she'll do anything to protect those who saved her. Whether they want her help or not.


In a week or so I'll pull a number out of a randomizer and the corresponding comment will win.

And (since I've already fessed up to being a greedy, greedy writer-person in search of more attention) I'd appreciate your spreading the word via Twitter, Facebook, hand signals, whatever.







74 Chiming In:

Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

I have no idea what kind of villain the Fade are! Which is kind of exciting because I will get to figure that out when I read it!

Those ARCs are very pretty! :)

Jen Ryland/YA Romantics said...

I will guess that the Fade are scary post-apocalyptic ghosts. This sounds great!

Diana Evans said...

Oh man, just from the blurb the book sounds fascinating. I would say the Fade is some kind of evil spirit being that can take shape of humans. That is my best guess.

Liz said...

Sounds like my kind of book!! Very exciting!!

Bonnie R said...

Ooh, they are gorgeous! ARCs are great but typically lack the fantastic covers that grace the final versions but these are definitely not lacking.
'No one crosses the wall of light that keeps the last human survivors safe.'... Well my guess would be some form of shadow creature. But I could be completely off the mark with that. :)

Lil Berry said...

At first I thought they where vampires, because of the light sensitivity. Maybe they are some sort of mutation? One that "fades" ones humanity and are now taking over the world??
Just a guess =/
Lil Berry @ Forget About TV, Grab a Book

laura carter said...

Im sure exactly what the fade are but im thinking maybe they make people disapear.

Jessie said...

I have to agree with Bonnie - that cover is stunning. As for what the Fades are - I'm tempted to guess either shadow-beings or maybe the undead? That last is a very random guess, but, I think that would be awesome.

And congrats on the book - it sounds so creative and fun.
jeskimo.kimono@gmail.com

Nel said...

I'm thinking ghosts, but the first thing I thought of was the movie Pitch Black. This concept sounds way better than either of those ideas, though.

Christina said...

Fades sound like vampires, because of the whole "DON'T GO INTO THE LIGHT" issue. Looking forward to discovering the truth!

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I'm guessing the Fade are creatures that erase a person's memories and identity.

The cover looks great. Can't wait to see it in stores!

maggieflynn49 said...

I keep thinking of the Vashta Nerada from Doctor Who- the flesheating shadows in Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead. Which probably isn't right. My guess would be the Fade are some sort of creature that can rewrite reality, but only temporarily and under certain conditions. I'm probably completely wrong about this.

Kristy Shen said...

Those ARCS look fantastic!

I think the Fade are magical creatures that can make their enemies dissolve into thin air.

Hope you sell a million copies, Josin :) Can't wait to read it!

Sandra said...

Hmmm, well... I think that a Fade is an evil ghostly kind of creature and the have the power to vanish memories, feelings and ideals until they all fade away....

I can't wait to read this one!!

Angie Brooksby said...

Congratulations! Is your ball of fur curious about those shiny covers

Marsha Sigman said...

I think the Fade are mutated victims of whatever destroyed the world and they are allergic to the sun. Or they are just old people who look better in dim lighting.

Villains are so misunderstood. I NEED this arc.ha Congrats by the way.

Kristin@BloodSweatandBooks said...

I think they might be Fallen angels but with a non traditional twist in that they they are Aliens or not even corporeal.

Or.....I'm going with Ghosts who haven't crossed over and are in limbo land. They are called the Fade because they are transparent but still exist in this plain. Oh and they are angry and quite possibly dangerous.

Hannah said...

Those ARCs are freaking GORGEOUS!!!! I want one. tehe. ;) *grababy hands* They look tots mysterious!

As for the Fade, I want to say something like....VAMPIRES. Lol. They don't seem like a goblin kind of monster... they skind intelligent in a creepy way. They probably aren't vamps though. Lol ;)

KikiD said...

Umm...I'm going to guess the Fade are Witches...or Warlocks too. The ARCs are GORGEOUS!

subtleadieu said...

I have no clue what the Fade are, honestly.. It's obvious they're not savage monsters if they're able to infiltrate the Arclight.. I would guess they're people with crazy powers or just unfortunate to not belong in the Arclight! That or they really are smart monsters.

D.F. Matthews32 said...

Hmmm...The fade sound like spirits that are able to commune with this world physically. If not it still sounds fantastic :)

javalotta said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous books! The story sounds great. Not sure what kind of creatures. Since they don't like the light, maybe some sort of vampire hybrid? Lol Congratulations on your book and thanks for the giveaway.:)

Tiffany Turpin Johnson said...

I don't know what the Fade is, which means the description is doing its job! Sounds like a great read!

Richard Hayes said...

What the creatures are, have no guess but the fade is an area where the light fades into total darkness

Suzie F. said...

Josin, they're gorgeous! My heart actually skipped a beat when I saw the open box. I'm going to guess that the Fade is a shapeless entity that engulfs and traps humans, wiping their thoughts and memories, as if they're in a trance or coma.

Lea said...

ooooh pretty! so shiny!
And the plot sound great! And the Fade? hmmm, some human-monster-mixture?
Thank you for the giveaway!

Broken Angel said...

I think fades are extremely deformed humans with a strange skin disease.

Delia said...

Zombies! Or mutants! Or aliens! I really don't know, but I'm dying to find out. Thanks for the contest. :)

Samantha said...

Ooh, interesting, very interesting. Mysterious villans in a post-apocolyptic world.
I'm going to guess: the lasting energies of all the people that died in the apocalypse.
Gorgeous cover! Thanks for sharing with us.
Off to tweet about it :-)

C. Cross said...

I'm thinking maybe some type of werewolf and the arc light protects the humans because the werewolves can only turn at night...maybe *shrug*. Or a vampire....

Linda said...

I know it's a long shot, but I think maybe they're memories that have sort of come alive like ghosts.

Llehn said...

Congrats!

Fade = shadow monsters?

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shelver506 said...

I think the Fade are either ruthless shadow creatures OR hologram-type creatures that move in staccato like the Weeping Angels in Doctor Who. :D

Also, those ARCs are GORGEOUS. My goodness.

shelver506 at gmail dot com

JohnPatrickMCP said...

They sound like some kind of primordial force that is erasing the memory of humanity form the world.

francis said...

I guess the fade are human beings who were infected with a desease that makes them antisocial and zombie-like and light-sensitive, and they lost their memory and it's kind of contagious. But frankly, I have no idea. Could be aliens, too.

Josh Atkins said...

Those are some fantastic ARC covers!

Are the Fade post-apocalyptic vampires? :)

LibraryHungry said...

Whatever they are, they're adapted for darkness. I think that they can transform humans into whatever they are.

ohdamnbooks said...

That cover is so pretty! And your synopsis makes me curious, what exactly are Fades? They sound like vampires. I can't wait to read more about them!

Ms. Elise said...

Hrm . . . I'm guessing the Fade are actually some sort of demon-like creature, but with a scientific explanation for their existence and properties (like possessing people - I'm guessing they do that).

Lindsey Coolidge said...

I love the cover! My guess is the Fade are some sort of ghostly shadow people or something of that nature. I can't wait to read this(:

Chelsea Bobulski said...

So excited for this book! I'm guessing the Fade are kind of like the kids from The Others. Ghosts with a sensitivity to light who don't know they're dead. And maybe they eat people.

Dreams said...

I am not too sure what the fade are, but I bet they are going to be awesome bad guys.

Haley G said...

The Fade might be an alien race...something like that.

Nicole Settle said...

Haha! I love the people that referenced Doctor Who. The shadows in the silence of the library episode totally came to my mind, too. Seriously creepy!!!

Jenny said...

The ARCs look amazing! I have been anticipating this release since it came up on Goodreads. I'm guessing the Fade are a personification of the dark (meaning the dark can move and take the form of a person) that swallow anything they pass and smother them in complete blackness....

Brandy M. Brown said...

The Fade reminds me of the dead that come back from the other side in demon form. Not living, not dead, somewhere in-between.

S.K. Anthony said...

I don't know but I'm intrigued! Maybe wha't left of humans err faded into shadows something, something?????

Anonymous said...

Awesome cover! I cant wait to jump into page one, feet first!

Christina Collins said...

Something to do with shadows?

Jennifer said...

The Fade live in the half-light, stealing the energy of the living. Yay for your pretty ARC's.

Color Blind said...

I think the Fade is some form of secret government like "The Matrix," someone who keeps the people hostage to do what they want.

You book covers are gorgeous.

Frankie Brown said...

Preeeettttty Coooooooover! I want one :). Maybe the Fade are just regular people who got shut out of the light.

Tammy Sparks said...

I'm terrible at guessing games, but I'll have to guess that the Fade are ghosts. Your ARC is gorgeous! I really really want one:) And I'm listing Arclight as one of my Top Ten Debuts I'm excited for, in tomorrow's Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Krystal Larson said...

I was thinking alien race :) I am dying to review this one, thank you for the opportunity!

Krystal @Live To Read ~Krystal edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOtcom

Candace Rose said...

I would guess that the Fade are...ZOMBIES! Heehee I hope I win!

Bane of Anubis said...

Josin, don't include me, but I just wanted to say I can't wait to read Arclight, and your writing Wednesday pieces have been outstandingly fascinating (and fascinatingly outstanding, too).

As far as the Fade, I'm guessing they're Dark Elves who rose up from the cracks of Mordor, eager to escape the bonds of Middle Earth only to find that Top Earth has gone all FUBAR ;)

Steph said...

YAY!! I can't wait to read Arclight! I think the Fade might be either some type of vampire-like creatures that can't stand the sunlight, or - along those same lines - creatures that can't stand the light (though not necessarily vamps) and that live underground or in caves maybe. :)

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