Friday, June 29, 2012

Transcend with Christine Fonseca and Discover a Secret About Me


WOO HOO!!!! The day is here! The day celebrating the reveal of Christine Fonseca's Transcend, a YA psychological thriller hitting shelves on September 18, 2012. Here's a little blurb about the story:

All seventeen-year-old composer Ien Montgomery desires is an escape from his family's rigid expectations for his life; someone to inspire his music. When he meets a beautiful violin-prodigy, Kiera McDougal, his life music takes on new life. With her, he imagines a future outside of his parents’ control. That is, until a horrible accident tears them apart. Sent to die in a sanatorium, Ien’s obsession for Kiera grows unbearable. Tortured by thoughts he can’t escape and the truth of his monstrous disfigurement, he flees, desperate to exact revenge on the people that ruined his life – his parents. But, vengeance is empty. Betrayed by those closest to him, Ien discovers that the price for his happiness may be his sanity.

And now...what we've all been waiting for. The cover for Transcend:



As part of the celebration, Christine is asking everyone to tweet, participate in the blogfest and share your own secrets, or otherwise spread the word. Here are a couple of tweets linking to her post that you can use to help spread the word:

  • Celebrate @chrstinef 's cover reveal for TRANSCEND with a special giveaway #YALitChat #Books #YAbookchat #Teen http://tinyurl.com/7c48jeu
  • Love, Vengeance, Madness - what will you reveal? @chrstinef 's cover reveal and giveaway for TRANSCEND. #YALit #Bookshttp://tinyurl.com/7c48jeu

Oh! And be sure to enter the giveaway below while you can. Christine is giving away some epic things, including an annotated unbound galley of Transcend, filled with her notes! 

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Here's my secret:  I once considered delving into a rap career.  It's a little funny thinking back on it now but at the time, things were tumultuous.  It was right after my mother passed.  I was a hot-head, angry and looked for an outlet to vent my emotions.  Writing lyrics helped.  So heck, figured me a and few other angry guy buds could work towards being the next Biggie Smalls, Puff Daddy and me as a much classier version of Lil Kim.  I flirted with that idea for a couple of months before life took a few detours and I ended up where I am today, much more happy to pursue a career as a published author.

Check out the other Masquerade Blogfest peeps and see what secrets they are revealing!


Now it's your turn...what secrets will you share?

29 comments:

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    1. It was an interesting time. But I think it's good I didn't go down that path :-)

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  2. Christine, the book sounds amazing and I love that cover. I'll have to check it out.

    Angela, You would've been a much much MUCH classier version of Lil' Kim. ;) For a few years, I secretly wanted to be the next Diplo, deadmau5, Daft Punk, etc. Even picked a stage name and everything. I still write down lyrics and song names hoping I can eventually use them in one of my books, but I'm going to leave the music making to the actual musicians. For now, at least.

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    1. I think my rap name was something like China Doll or something lol!!! But I agree, I'll leave the music to the musicians.

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  3. Ooh, a rapper!! ;D Nice.

    So happy for Christine. She's everywhere this morning.

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    1. Me, a rapper. I still look back and giggle about it.

      I'm happy for Christine too and can't wait to check out what other secrets are being revealed.

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  4. Congrats, Christine! Love the cover!

    Angela, thanks for making me away of this book! I tweeted.

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    1. YAY! Thanks for the tweet, Cherie :-)

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  5. What an awesome secret Angela! I can totally see you as the next Lil Kim. You could pull it off! But I must say, I'm glad you pursued writing so we have the chance to read your fabulous work.

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    1. Me too, Heather. I like the author road a lot more actually :-) It is still difficult, but more...me!

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  6. Very interesting premise for a story...

    Also, if you ever want to, you know, vlog some of your rapping skillz, please don't hesitate. :)

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    1. Big hugs to you, Charlie. I don't know if I can find that rapper-chick in me...she kind of group up on me. But I may be able to convince that part of me to vlog some spoken word :-)

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  7. OH WOW! This sounds completely awesome and I LOVE the cover too! It's beautiful! So glad you shared! I've got a lot of awesome books to read now!

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    1. It is a gorgeous cover. I hear you about the awesome reads. My TBR list is growing a mile a minute. Just wish I could lose weight that fast and still be healthy lol!!!

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  8. A rapper? Go you!
    I've tweeted for Christine. :)

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    1. Yep - lol!! - a rapper. Thanks for tweeting!

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  9. I'm glad you turned to writing in light of some the excerpts of yours I've read :)

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    1. Awwwww...thank you so much. That's so sweet of you to say :-)

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  10. The book sounds cool~ I'm catching hints of Phantom of the Opera in there. When he was in high school, my husband wanted to form a group and be the next Beastie Boys :)

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  11. Congrats to Christine - love the cover! And a rapper? You need to give us a little video demo!

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    1. LOL!!! Talli, the video would probably go viral just for the laugh factor :-)

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  12. i love your secret! you could still write for rappers...or write songs! i do that in my spare time =)

    and great promotional blog hop for a cool book & author!

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    1. I've thought about writing music, but then I get caught up in a story idea and off I go trailing some new shiny idea. lol!!

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  13. Awesome! Love secrets that show chutzpah! :}

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  14. Beautiful cover - it matches the blurb very well.
    I've always wanted to be in an all-girl rock band. :)

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  15. Sounds great! That's a great cover, too!

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  16. This is such a clever idea! I love your secret, Angela. Me and some of my friends did stuff like that in our HS days, along with backyard wrestling, but that's a whole other story. :)

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  17. I can totally see you being rap-tastic with your gift with words. Hooray for Christine and Transcend.

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