Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Level 2 News: Book Birthday in Australia, Blog Tour and more!

Happy release day to LEVEL 2 in Australia and New Zealand from Allen & Unwin.

Amie Kaufmann sent me this picture of LEVEL 2 on the shelf of Dymocks bookstore on Collins Street
in Melbourne - isn't that crazy exciting?!

Blog Tour

Starting next week, there will be three weeks of special LEVEL 2 features here and around the blogosphere. I'll have some exclusive interviews with industry people involved with LEVEL 2 here on my blog plus updates of what's going on each day on other blogs and pictures from my events (event schedule soon - I promise!)

UK - leg one, sponsored by Usborne

Monday 7th January Serendipity Book Reviews From book blogger to published author
Tuesday 8th January Overflowing Library Nail art post
Wednesday 9th January Pretty Books Q&A
Thursday 10th January The Book Smugglers Inspirations and Influences
Friday 11th January Dark Readers Behind the scenes of a book launch

US - leg two, sponsored by Simon & Schuster

Mon Jan 14th - YA Highway - The International Locations of Level 2
Tues Jan 15th - Mundie Moms - Level 2 playlist
Wednesday Jan 16th - Forever Young Adult - Between Two Lockers Interview
Thursday Jan 17th - Sophistikatied Book Blog - Anatomy of a Level 2 Hive 
Friday Jan 18 - Novel Novice - Character interview

International/AUS/NZ - leg 3, sponsored by Allen & Unwin

Monday Jan 21st - Reading Wishes - 5 ways book blogging can help you get published 
Tuesday Jan 22nd - Cuddlebuggery - Excerpt from The Three Seasons (Lenore's HS writing)  
Wednesday Jan 23 - Shiirleyy's Bookshelf - Does Level 2 have a love triangle or not?
Thursday Jan 24 - Carina's Book BlogOur Town and Level 2
Friday Jan 25 - Ink Skies - Content to be revealed

Latest reviews:

Booklist says: “Appelhans’ storytelling is well paced, tantalizing the reader with hints, and the compelling theme of the necessity of facing the wrongs of the past in order to move forward into the future will appeal to teens.”

Good Books and Good Wine says "It’s very swoonworthy, breakneck paced, with an interesting concept of the afterlife. Plus, it delves into religion without feeling preachy or churchy.I actually really loved how faith was portrayed in Level 2. Y’all, this is one hell of a debut so get off your butt and check it out like right this second."

Some Like it Paranormal  says "I have read several books about an "inbetween" but this one was by far the most unique. I loved the idea of the hives and watching memories."

Ivy Book Bindings says "Felicia is one of the most in-depth characters I’ve come across and her relationship with everyone, from her friends to teachers to parents to her own boyfriend, are all richly complex and a thrill to read."

My Heart Hearts Books says "This book is beyond awesome. For fans of world-building, this is the book for you." 

Seeing Night Reviews says "Level 2 is a book that makes you think, what happens after death, where do you go, who do you become? I found that the creative take on life after death was really interesting and such a heart pumping story."


Imaginary Reads interviewed me (find out what memory I'd revisit) and is giving away a signed hardcover of LEVEL 2.

I have a guest post about worldbuilding at Daydreaming Bookworm + she's giving away an Australian edition of LEVEL 2.

Preorder Signed Copies (US)

And remember, 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!

Less than 2 weeks to go!


bermudaonion said...

Australia and New Zealand gets Level 2 before us? No fair! Congratulations, Lenore!!

K. M. Walton said...

I can't believe howclose you are to release!!! Go you.

Allison @ Good Books and Good Wine said...

Ahh! This is all so exciting! I'm so happy for you Lenore! :-D

Ezmirelda @ Parafantasy said...

How exciting! Happy Australian and New Zealand book birthday to you and I can't wait to read Level 2 when it debuts in the US.

Zibilee said...

This is so wonderful! I love seeing it in the bookstore just waiting to be picked up by readers!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Congrats on the releases and all your fab reviews! that's so awesome. I'm really excited about the blog tours- I want to see the posts on the nail art and the playlists especially.


Lola said...

Woo Hoo!!! So proud of you! :)

chrisa511 said...

That is really exciting!! Congrats Lenore :) It has to be great to see all of this coming to fruition finally :)

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Sarah said...

Congratulations on your book!

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Unknown said...

I've gotten on the BT a bit late by Allen & Unwin but my review of Level 2 is on my blog, Behind a Million and One Pages today!

Oh and there is also a giveaway for 3 paperback copies of Level 2! Australian residents only!!

P.S. This was an amazing book, can't wait to see Level 3 and how it all plays out :)

Alyce said...

How incredibly exciting to see your book on the shelf! Congratulations!