Sunday, January 8, 2012

Indelibles on Fire

PEOPLE! 

Sorry to shout, but I am so excited to (finally!) talk about this amazing group of writers. I've spent the last couple months chatting and working with these up-and-coming Indie authors. I'm honored to be a part of such a talented group! As you hop through, you'll meet all 25 Indelible authors, each of whom is giving away their books (see my giveaway entry below!), as well as have a chance to win a Kindle Fire!


Introducing the Indelibles

In celebration of our official launch, we are giving away a KINDLE FIRE! If you’d like to start at the beginning of the INDELIBLES ON FIRE GIVEAWAY BLOG HOP, then please start here.

If you are already mid-hop, then welcome to your next stop! By following the link at the bottom of this post, you can proceed to the next author (and check out the awesome, individual giveaways we are doing along the way!). If you are entering to win the KINDLE FIRE, don’t forget to make a note of the keyword at the end of every blog post - the words spell out a phrase you will need to enter the contest on the last stop.

Who are we? If you’re a fan of YA fiction, you’ve probably heard of the Tenners, the Elevensies, the Apocalypsies, and the Lucky 13s. Now marketing guru Shelli Johannes Wells has teamed up with twenty-four other indie and small press authors to bring you the Indelibles.



Introducing the Indelibles



We are indie authors who write middle grade and young adult fiction. We are dedicated to leaving a permanent mark on the world with our stories and words. 
We are The Indelibles.

Each week, we’ll explore fun, fabulous, and fierce topics for today’s teens, drawing on pop culture and themes from the books we write. Check out our official launch Monday, January 9th for fun giveaways on the Indelibles blog. We’ll also be having a “blogger” chat on January 17th and a writer/author chat later to answer questions about self and indie pubbing. See our blog for details.
And now, with no further ado, I will introduce myself: 
Susan Kaye Quinn
I'm an ex-engineer and scientist who used to work for NASA, NCAR and GE, but now I write middle grade and young adult stories for fun and profit. My business card says "Author and Rocket Scientist," but I love writing even more than shiny tech gadgets, which is saying something. All that engineering background comes in handy when dreaming up dystopian future worlds or mixing science with fantasy to conjure slightly plausible inventions (for my stories; just ignore that stuff in the basement). My middle grade boys clamor for more middle grade books with magic and gadgets and less teen novels with kissing. Unfortunately for them, I enjoy writing both.  

My first published novel (Life, Liberty, and Pursuit) was a teen love story published through a small press. My most recent novel (Open Minds) is self-published, a young adult paranormal/science fiction novel that is the first book in the Mindjack Trilogy.

When I'm not writing or reading, I'm momming in the Chicago suburbs with my three boys, two cats, and one husband. Which, it turns out, is exactly as much as I can handle.

For the Indelibles launch, I'm giving away a signed paper copy of Open Minds:

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can't read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can't be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf's mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she's dragged deep into a hidden world of mindjackers, where being forced to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.

You can buy the e-book ($2.99) on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, iTunes, or Smashwords, or enter to win the paperback below (paperback only open to U.S. and Canada, but if you are International and willing to accept an ebook, go ahead and enter). The contest begins at midnight Sunday and ends at midnight Wednesday. 

IF YOU'VE ALREADY READ AND LOVED OPEN MINDS (or even if you haven't): Look for a prequel short story to Open Minds, called Mind Games, coming out as part of the Indelibles In His Eyes Anthology on Valentine's Day. The Anthology will be FREE, but you can add it now to your TBR on Goodreads.

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The keyword for this stop on the hop is: DEDICATED

Continue the hop and visit the next Indelibles author: 

Michelle Muto, author of Don't Fear the Reaper, and The Book of Lost Souls.

94 comments:

  1. Wow...working for NASA is really cool. So is giving away a Kindle Fire. I'd love to pick your brain someday about working for NASA and how cool was it? etc.

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  2. This is all so totally impressive, Susan! I saw your website. It's stunning. This is my next to last step to get my name in the "drawing." I LOVE YA books. There are so many good ones, and I'm so eager to read this second book of yours. If I don't win the paper copy, I'll definitely buy the ebook. Might buy it anyway to support you - when I get money back in my book account after Christmas! Hope you, hubby, boys, and cats had a wonderful holiday!!
    (I'll try to keep up with this hop. It looks very interesting.)
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

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  3. I want an autographed copy! You're doing a fantastic job, and I can't wait to say "I knew her when..." :D

    OK, linking up! Thanks, Susan~ :o) <3

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  4. I would love to win this! It sounds like you're a fantastic author with a terrific fan base and I'd love to be a part of it ^-^

    Shared on fb: http://www.facebook.com/kara.didomizio/posts/172065532894714 !

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  5. I would love to win this! It sounds like you're a fantastic author with a terrific fan base and I'd love to be a part of it ^-^

    Shared on fb: http://www.facebook.com/kara.didomizio/posts/172065532894714 !

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  6. Oops, sorry for the double post. IE froze up on me!

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  7. All the best for the Indelibles. I'm already following y'all on Twitter.

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  8. Awesome how you are all banding together to support each other.

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  9. I'm excited to see so many authors dedicated to indie pubbing, and I'm glad I get the chance to meet some of you on this hop. Here's toasting the Indelibles!

    Cheers, Ash

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  10. AH! I would love to get a paperback copy of Open Minds...It's already on my TBR list!!

    NASA!! How cool is that? shiny gadgets are awesomesauce!

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  11. Such an amazing group you guys are! WOOT!!!

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  12. @Ash I ADORE your name! And thanks for stopping by and hopping through!

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  13. I'd love to read Open Minds; I'm always drawn to books with mind readers. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Great idea to form a group like this. No need to enter me in any giveaways. I just wanted to stop in and say GO INDELIBLES!! And yes, I meant to shout :)

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  15. I can't blame you. I'm so excited for this group! Already following!!

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  16. What an awesome idea to support other writers! Good luck with the giveaway--hope it brings a lot of new readers to your work.

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  17. What a wonderful idea, to join together with those other idies!

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  18. Just downloaded a copy of Open Minds to my Kindle Fire! Looking forward to starting it this evening. Have a great week!

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  19. would love to read this. YA books are shared by me and my daughter :)

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  20. What a great site!! Twitter is acting schwonkey...I think thye should get tips from all of you at The Indelibles!!

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  21. I think this blog hop was a fantastic way to feature the Indelible members, Susan!! :-)

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  22. Wow that sounds really intriguing!

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  23. Your book sounds like an awesome read. I am so glad that you Indelibles came together. I don't know how many of you talented people I'd have found otherwise!

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  24. @Stacey I love that word, schwonkey! I'm sorry about the TwitterFail - maybe try back later?

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  25. Following the website already! Good luck to you ladies.

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  26. I'm so excited, what an amazing thing you all are doing, I treasure my copy of Open minds, can't wait for the second one... xoxox

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  27. @Diane Hey there! Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by!!

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  28. I love that you have all grouped together to support each other! Your website is amazing and your book looks even better! I haven't read it yet but I plan on it soon. Thanks for being a part of the giveaway!

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  29. I'm so excited for you all--great idea, great books, and great writers. Good luck to all the Indelibes!

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  30. I'm already a fan, Susan...I loved Open Minds! Please don't enter me in your give away as I already have a copy. Good luck to everyone who enters....If you don't win, you'll want to buy this book! i can't wait for the second one to come out. :)

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  31. @Angelica Thanks so much for your kind words! I hope you enjoy the book! :)

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  32. Good luck with the Indelibles! Your book looks great!

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  33. I'd love to read your book - it sounds excellent! I think it's pretty awesome that your engineering experience helps you in your writing. That's a pretty unique combination of talents & skills to have! :)

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  34. This looks fabulous! I'd love to be entered to win :-)

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  35. I'm so impressed, with both you and the Indelibles, Susan! I can't wait to read your book, now that I know about it!

    Thank you so much for the giveaway chance!

    Gena Robertson
    robertsongena@hotmail.com

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  36. I am not a follower of your blog. I am excited to read a book about mind control. It's sounds interesting and something that will keep me on the edge of my seat.

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  37. @Connie Thanks for checking out the book! :)

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  38. I've heard great things about this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  39. Loving this blog hop! I am enjoying learning about all the blog authors!

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  40. @Sara I'm glad you're enjoying it! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  41. This. Is. Awesome!!! Congratulations to ALL the Indelibles.

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  42. This sounds great, thanks for the awesome giveaway

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  43. @Marian Thanks so much for hopping by! :)

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  44. Very exciting group, indeed. I've been hopping about, saying hi. Would love your book--either one!

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  45. Love reading can't wait to follow all of The Indelibles!

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  46. Your book sounds awesome and look forward to reading it someday. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway. Have an awesome week!

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  47. @cvalazquez Thanks for hopping by! :)

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  48. I love that guys got together to form the group. It was a brilliant idea. :D

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  49. Open Minds is a fantastic read! I hope everyone hurries to buy their copy!! Looking forward to getting to know all the other Indelibles :)

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  50. I think that the Indelibles is incredble, which is only natural because so are you Susan! I am not entering to win Open Minds because I already reviewed it and I am sure that the winner will love it as much as I did :-)

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  51. @Stacey Aw, you're so sweet! Definitely hop through and enter for other Indelibles books, though!! You won't be disappointed! :)

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  52. I love that this tour has opened my eyes to so many talented writers that I might have missed otherwise. I run and operate a book blog and I truly hope that I get the chance to work with the whole bunch of you all in the future.

    Celina
    judgenotbythecovers@hotmail.com
    www.judgenotbythecovers.blogspot.com

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  53. I'm so excited for you and the other authors who are doing this!! And I am planning to read your book at some point when I have time--it looks wonderful.

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  54. This is a fun adventure! Cool contests!

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  55. I think I would rather write than work at NASA. LOL Love this blog Hop. I am really enjoying "meeting' all the Indie authors and already LOVE the description of Open Minds!

    iteachfl@aol.com

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  56. Will be adding Open minds to be pile of new reads ;) this tour is such a wonderful idea !! so many great new reads and authors along the way !!

    kat

    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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  57. I wish you all the best with your writing endeavors!

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  58. Sweet! Pick me! ^('-')^

    marisha511(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. I was just over at Goodreads and read about the fun going on. I think Open Minds sounds awesome and I would love to read it. Thank you for the lovely giveaway opportunity.

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  60. Had to Hop from home as work banned most of the graphics. Looks as if the promotion is going very well. Thanks for sharing all these talented authors with me. Best always! V:)

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  61. Gotta love a group like this. Everyone is so supportive of each other, it's great!

    I'm looking forward to the prequel.

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  62. Your book sounds fabulous! I'll have to add it to my "to read" victim list... Muahahahahaha!

    P.s. New stalker alert!

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  63. @Julie Thanks so much for the add! (stalk away, my dear!) :)

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  64. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I would love to read about this book of mind games. It's a unique premise that sounds very promising.

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  65. @Loopy Thanks so much! And I love the name "Loopy Librarian"! LOL!

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  66. Looking forward to staying in touch with so many authors through the blog. Looking for great ways to connect students with reading as a school librarian! Thanks.

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  67. @Katy I heart librarians! Thanks for connecting kids with books! :)

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  68. This is an amazing effort and I'll be following the Indelibles! I enjoyed your bio. I worked in the corporate world (Six Sigma Quality) for many years, quit and now write middle grade. More power to US!

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  69. Hi Susan,
    I'm super excited to read Mind Games and cannot wait for the next book in the series!
    I'm having a ton of fun on this blog hop meeting some new authors and getting a chance to discover their work.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  70. Ah the power in numbers!!! To be able to give away something like a Kindle Fire. (except you're a Nook girl. that doesn't bother you does it? :)

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  71. Lovely giveaway! Great way to get to know new authors!

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  72. This is great! Your book sounds really good! Can't wait to read it! Thank you so much Susan!

    vickie8818(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. Love it! A writer and rocket scientist!

    I'm a follower now! Yippee!

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  74. A rocket scientist? wow thats pretty awesome. I was a helicopter mechanic in the Navy. Not as impressive, lol. I just started reading this genre of books and am hooked. I love finding new writers. I have been very surprised that YA books are such good reads. Thanks for the giveway, I will look for you on goodreads
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

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  75. I have read "Open Minds" but would *LOVE* a signed copy!!

    kspear22[at]gmail[dot]com

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  76. I want to read Open Mind sooooo bad! Thanks for this fabulous hop!

    New follower! Fun times to be had!!

    Thanks!
    Susan
    suzebomb(at)gmail.com

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  77. Bring on my copy of Open Minds! Woot!

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  78. I've been posting on book reviewer blogs since Dec. that your book was my favorite last year. I haven't done my own blog post for last year's best reads though. I want a copy with a generic autograph to give away on my blog because I'm keeping the autographed copy I won.

    But you have MG boys? Now I really want to trade betas (or crits) to see how your sons like Erth Won.

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  79. You are so cool Susan. I count myself super lucky to know you! And OPEN MINDS is beyond awesome!!!!!

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  80. Susan, You're one awesome chickie. Glad to be on the Indelibles with you.

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