Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Level 2 News - 4 More Weeks to Go!

With less than 4 weeks to go until publication of LEVEL 2, I have lots of news!

First up - if you'd like to preorder a signed, personalized copy of LEVEL 2, you can order it until Jan 14th at Watermark Books where I'll be having my launch party on Jan 16th.  Once you put in your cart,  use the "order comments" input field to specify who you want the signed copy made out to.  The first 50 preorders via this channel will also get a limited edition LEVEL 2 magnet - so order soon!

Lots of reviews popping up lately.  Here are excerpts of some of them:

Lisa is Busy Nerding put Level 2 on her year end survey as one of the most unputdownable books of 2012!  She also said this in her review: I don’t care if you like contemporary or scifi or fantasy or whatever - this book is for YOU because it combines all of the things in a way that no matter what your flavor, you’ll devour it in no time. The creativity is astounding and your commitment to the characters as a reader is instant. (read entire review)

Sarah from The Book Life said: Level 2 is such a unique story. I am certain I have never read anything quite like it. It’s so well written, I was drawn into the story almost immediately, but in the first few chapters I had no idea where she might be taking the story and I don’t think I could have imagined exactly what it ended up being. (Read the whole review)

Cassie at Citrus Reads said: Level 2 was a quick, face paced read, but it never seemed too short. Given the length, this is definitely a plus. And with that twisty, cliff-hangery (yet satisfying) end, I am dying to read more! (Read the whole review)

Vivienne from Serendipity Reviews said: On the whole, this book was an excellent, fast moving thriller through the heavenly plains. I thought the plot was ingenious and well paced, with lots of surprises to keep me reading more. An excellent debut. (read the whole review)

Read Alert (State library of Victoria, Australia) said: What I love most about Level 2, however, is its perspective on adversity. Three-quarters of the way through the story it clicked with me. I finally understood what Appelhans was trying to say about Felicia’s journey, and it resonated. Such a moment is magic, and deeply personal. It’s the difference between a good book, and a favourite book. (read the whole review)

There are also a few new interviews up:

An interview with LS Murphy (Banshees,  Books and Baseball) - Read my embarrassing Monkees/Beatles story ... and more.

Debutante Ball With Badass Bookie. On Day 1, I share my fantasy debut dress. On Day 2, I talk about names in LEVEL 2 and there's a LEVEL 2 giveaway.

And here's my S&S studio interview about LEVEL 2 (recorded in May, just after BEA).

I guess I'd better start posting cat photos again ...

If you have a Kindle, for a limited time only, you can read the preview edition of LEVEL 2 (first 11 chapters).

And finally, you have a chance to win one of 2 autographed copies of LEVEL 2 before the release date -- at this Goodreads LEVEL 2 giveaway.

26 more days!


Christina said...


End of year post...I need to do that. *whimpers*

Lenore Appelhans said...

I am so sorry Christina! I am going to try to be better, I swear ;)

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Bonnie @ A Backwards Story said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you're touring NYC or PA to meet! :)

Bonnie @ A Backwards Story said...

Ah, the preview is also on BN for nook! I just snagged it :)

bermudaonion said...

I'm so excited too! I pre-ordered a copy from my local indie bookstore or I'd order one of those autographed copies. I guess I'll have to get one autographed in Asheville! :D

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Beth F said...

You know how excited I am for you! Counting the days until Level 2 is in the stores!

Linda said...

great interview!!!! Yes, I need to see pictures of the kittehs!