Monday, January 18, 2010

Unplug Week is Live! AND a Book Giveaway!

It's the third Monday of the month, and for anyone needing a reason to tone down the blogging, this begins Unplug Week! Unplug as much or as little as you need to, the point is to keep the focus on writing or revising that wip :)

Before I officially fade off the blogosphere, the Coaster will be having it's second giveaway, this time in honor of reaching 100+ Followers!!

The Coaster's
Sweetest Followers Ever
Super Sweet 
Details still to come!!

Stay tuned for the big announce and giveaway rules next week! I'll choose two winners... here's a peek at the winning choices (both books are very sweet, in keeping with the theme), one book is for the magic lovers out there, the other is for those who like real-life YA stories:


How to Take the Ex 
Out of Ex-Boyfriend 
by Janette Rallison

Funny, cute, yet surprisingly real, I loved this romantic comedy from cover to cover. I was swept into this fun story, and really fell in love with Giovanna and her brother, and especially the butterfly-inducing Jesse (he is so hot, caring, and ready to defend his girl *sighhhh!*). This book is impossible not to enjoy, and brought me right into the emotion, intensity, and embarrassing moments of high school romance. Thank you again Mary at Writer's Butt Does Not Apply to Me for the great book giveaway that led me to a new favorite author!

Reviews for How To Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend:

Gamila's Review
Book Loons

The Faerie Path 
by Frewin Jones

Another sweet story, this time with magic. If you love far-off worlds, faeries in a traditional sense (as opposed to Wicked Lovely fairies), princesses and sorcerers, this is the book for you. There is a cute love triangle between Anita (aka Princess Tania), her adorable high school boyfriend  and the faerie prince she's betrothed to. A true fairy tale, this story is high on the precious-meter in case that turns you off, but I enjoyed it and love a whisked-off-into-an-immortal-realm kind of story. Full of love, adventure and enough plot-twists to keep you reading, it's a charming book and the first of a series (The Lost Queen, The Sorcerer King, etc).

Reviews for The Fairy Path:

The Compulsive Reader
The Story Siren

Have a great week everyone! I'm still on Twitter and checking email in case you miss me :) And again, giveaway rules and entries start next week. Happy writing!!


  1. I love the new Header!!!! I think having everything but your blog posts off on one side is odd, though.

    Yay for a contest!!!

  2. Love the new layout Diana!

    I'm ready for the contest. Can't wait to hear the details. Come to think of it, I'm pretty close to 100 followers too, so I need to start thinking about a contest:)

  3. Congrats on hitting a 100. And, wow... that was fast!

  4. Hi Wendy, I'm so glad you like the header, I'm all smiles about it. I *think* I like the sidebars to the right... I'm still not super sure... knowing me I'll do a poll or something, ha!

    Thanks Melissa, I should have done a lil' contest when I hit 100, so I'm delicately calling it 100+

    Hi Corey, thank you!! All my followers are super nice, hopefully they stick around :)

  5. Congratulations on 100 followers!! The Giveaway looks awesome and so does your new layout. Have fun writing on your unplugged week.

    Winged Writer

  6. Ooh, those books both sound quite fun! Sorry I haven't been commenting recently - I'm still recovering from the forcefully-induced internet hiatus - I haven't got back in the habit of reading & commenting each day yet. I'm working on it! I'll be back to being a regular commenter soon

  7. Love the layout!! The books look great. Congrats on 100 followers. Woo Hoo!

    Enjoy your unplugged time :o)

  8. Why are all my friends unplugging... geez if I'd known you all would be slacking every month. :P

    Just kidding. Have a fun week off and don't forget to break the rules and say hi to some of us anyway :)

  9. Ooh...I want a book:) I would love either. Have I mentioned that I've met Janette Rallison. She is awesome! She did a signing for Just One Wish and I was there. Another super awesome book of hers. I also loved My Fair Godmother. Love. Love. Love her! And faeries are totally up my alley, too. I have fairies, princesses, and sorcerers in a WIP of mine, too. Can't wait for the contest.

  10. Hi Catherine, thank you! I love unplugged week, even though I miss my blogger buddies (thank goodness for Twitter!)

    Hi Gapyear! Don't worry about the comments, it happens to me too! Life has a way of sneaking up on us.

    Thanks Erica! I am enjoying my unplugged time, even though I'm reading more than I'm writing (gotta feed the muse, right?). I'm happy I still get to see you on Twitter :)

    Ha ha Void, I don't know about the other Unpluggers but I'm just a slacker. Kidding!! (Mostly). I am enjoying getting more done on my wip and in real life, plus it makes me appreciate my blog a lot more, but I'll be over to yours don't worry; I do love breaking the rules.

    Tina wants a book!! Next week all will be revealed... And I'm a magic-nerd -- *ahem* -- I mean, a magic-lover too! (The list of things Tina and Di have in common keeps getting longer)