Friday, January 24, 2014

Finally Friday: Toy Bombs & Cover Reveal

Jessie’s Bullets: Cock It and Pull It.

Friday, January 24, 2014
  • __***__ lbs. over/under Goal Weight (don't know, don't care.)
  • 1050      Calories Consumed Yesterday (not because I wasn't trying to eat, but I was too busy having an epic meltdown of intermittent tears and emotional pain, never mind's quite common--I have a four year old girl who thinks she's the boss of me)
  • _3__ Units of Caffeinated (or otherwise non-water) Beverages (not bad considering the epic meltdownedness)
  • __0 hrs_ Spent Writing (not so much as one crappy word)
  • _1__ Culinary Delights/Disasters Created With Own Hands (eggs, but I'm not going to call them a delight)
Last night was the bomb.  Rather, Toy Bombs--the bad-A band. (How's that for some B-words?)

Venue: Container Park, Downtown Las Vegas. If you haven't heard about the renovation of the Downtown area, check out the projects they are ambitiously taking on to renovate this neighborhood The Container Park is a bit like a mall, and like a park, and literally made out of recycled old shipping container. Great acoustics and ambiance. Huge kudos to Tony Hsieh and all the Zappos team for pulling me out of the suburbs and brightening my new-found hipster life downtown.

The weather was perfectly cool.  Perfectly.  I stood outside chatting with friends and drinking in the sounds of music, traffic, and children playing. (Other people's children--because mine were NOT invited because of all that emotional pain stuff from the day). Gonna go again this weekend, maybe go see my secret door...

Anyway, onto another exciting event:

(Does it seem like I'm yelling at you? Good, because I am :)

You ready? I'm ready...

I love it! Absolutely love it for several bullet-point reasons:
  • the pop of red on her lips and heels
  • the way he's got his hand on her hip-that's-not-really-her-hip-and-more-like-her-butt :)
  • the arrows in the title--did you know arrows are WAY in. Like hipster-hot-IN! 
  • the clean style of the stainless steel juxtaposed with the popping color
I could go on and on.  But instead, let's talk about what's inside the book.

About ELEVATED: The last person seventeen-year-old Eleanor Livingston wants to see on the elevator—let alone get stuck with—is her ex-boyfriend Travis, the guy she's been avoiding for five months.

Plagued with the belief that when she speaks the truth, bad things happen, Elly hasn’t told Trav anything. Not why she broke up with him and cut off all contact. Not what happened the day her father returned from his deployment to Afghanistan. And certainly not that she misses him and still thinks about him everyday.

But with nowhere to hide and Travis so close it hurts, Elly’s worried she won’t be able to contain her secrets for long. She’s terrified of finally revealing the truth, because she can’t bear to watch a tragedy befall the boy she still loves.

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About Elana Johnson: Elana Johnson’s work, including Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster), is available now everywhere books are sold. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for download, as well as a Possession short story, Resist. School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog or Twitter. She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers. She is also my best friend. She doesn't know it yet. I'm still working on wooing her.

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