Sunday, November 08, 2009

My Double Life ARC give-away

I feel bad for making anybody who is just dying to read my next book (I know that's all of you, right?) wait any longer for the promised ARCs, so I'm doing the giveaway now--but if you didn't read about the Faerie Festival then you have to read that blog too, as I'm once again trying to convince conference people that I have fans. So if you can go to the festival, please do. And when you see me, yell out, "There's Janette Rallison, who is not my neighbor! I'm just a random rabid fan, of which there are many in any given crowd!"

Okay, that said, I thought I'd do a blog about the cover for My Double Life.

My idea for the cover was to show the back of a singer holding a mike, but with her fingers crossed. Thus conveying that she is lying. I admit it was sort of vague, but the Bow-Tied One likes to see my cover ideas so he can ignore them. I sent him my daughter modeling for this:



And this was one of the covers they sent me. I thought it was nice.


But they decided to hire a model and insert her into the cover. I do like the fact that they hired a model for the cover since that means I will not see this same picture pop up in a million adds like the picture for My Fair Godmother has. And she's very pretty. However, does anybody think this model looks at all Latina? Yeah, I didn't think so either. Apparently the photo shoot department doesn't actually read the book.


I'll be giving away two ARCs. If you want a chance to win just leave a comment telling me which of my previous books was your favorite. Followers get double chances. Good luck!

86 comments:

Kim said...

Hi Janette! I love MY FAIR GODMOTHER, but enjoy all your books!

By the way, are you heading north for the holidays this year (as in WA)? If so, you have many fans up here who would love to see you.

Elise said...

Favorite: Masquerade. I don't know if that counts since it was when you went under another name. But still.

Heather said...

Elise stole my favorite - it is also Masquerade for me. I think it is because it is the first book by you that I read, and my sister and I read it (each) at least twice a year for many years. I only discovered you as Janette Rallison a couple of years ago, and have enjoyed every book you have written.

Does all of that (truthful and sincere) flattery get me an extra entry? I know it won't - but it doesn't hurt to ask!

Mak said...

I'm obsessed with Its A Mall World After All. I've read it like 12 times, and even made my friends read it out loud with me. We laugh till we cry. :)

Sara said...

My favorite book so far is JUST ONE WISH!

I'm so excited to read My Double Life - thanks for this giveaway!

Sara @ The Hiding Spot

Letter Garden said...

Sometimes when I look at covers I can't stop thinking "Are they serious?!". I wish some designer or whoever creates them would put more effort into them.

I'm a folloger. My favorite book of yours is Just One Wish. :D

Jackee said...

Maybe she looks Latina in a Christina Aguilera way? Hmm... probably not.

I'm going to say that I loved My Fair Godmother best, but Just One Wish is a very close second.

Thanks for your wonderful books, give-aways, and blog! You brighten all our worlds!

Annette Lyon said...

My Fair Godmother is my favorite so far. (Although the one I just read that's not published yet comes close. And Time Riders rocks too. And . . .)

Janelle said...

Well, if I can only pick one... Um, I love them all! After reading "How To Take the Ex out of Ex-boyfriend," I promptly read every book of yours, and loved every single one. So how to pick? If we count your Sierra St. James books (which some people are) I think I like "Trial of the Heart" best, but if not, then probably "Just One Wish" or "My Fair Godmother."

And no, not so much Latina-looking.

Tanja said...

My favorite is My Fair Godmother. I laughed my head off through the entire book. Looking forward to My Double life.

Sarah M Eden said...

Hmmm... I would have to say Just One Wish, 'cause if I had just one wish it would be to win the ARC of My Double Live. That or world peace. Toss up.

Debbie (Nerd Goddess) said...

I'm pretty sure "Fame, Glory, and Other Things on my To Do List" is my fav so far, but I have not yet read all of them yet. :)

Sara said...

I'd have to say MY FAIR GODMOTHER is my favorite of what I've read so far. And no, she doesn't look very latina at all... that seems to happen a lot doesn't it? The cover models/art don't match the descriptions in the book at all, or not very well. Huh. Oh well, it's a cool cover regardless. :-)

Jenn Wilks said...

My fave so far was Fame Glory, and Other Things on My To-Do List, too.

As far as the latina thing goes, when you first said it, I was thinking, "No, she looks kinda latina to me." And then I scrolled down and saw the blonde. ;o)

I'd love to win a copy of the book anyway, even if they did get the cover wrong. :-P

Carolyn V. said...

Of course my fav is My Fair Godmother. =)

I will be glad to come to a book signing and scream for you. =)

Elle Strauss said...

I've read all your YA books and my favorite is My Fair Godmother. I liked it because, being longer than most of your other books, you were able to develop the character and plot lines more fully. Plus I like time travel stories.

I'm doing an Author Shout Out to you on my blog this week Thursday. Check it out at http://www.ellestraussbooks.blogspot.com/

Connie Onnie said...

I can't just pick one so how about a three way tie?
Deep Blue Eyes - The first book I read of your so it will always hold a special place in my heart.
How To Take The Ex & Just One Wish. And since others were putting their Sierra books down as well my favorite is What The Doctor Ordered.

Becky said...

I haven't ready any of your Janette Rallison authored books, but I've read all of your Sierra St. James books, and I've loved them! I really need to get on the ball and catch up on reading your Rallison books.

I'd have to say my favorite is a toss up between Masquerade and What the Doctor Ordered.

Lindzee said...

All's Fair in Love, War, and High School will always be in my top 5! That book is so hilarious, I would read it over and over again while I was in high school and laugh my head off. That being said, What the Doctor Ordered and My Fair Godmother are very close on its heels. What am I saying? They're all hysterical, it's impossible to choose just one and label it my "favorite." Can't wait for the new book!!!

Melanie J said...

Oooooh, I want to win an ARC. And I think my favorite so far is My Fair Godmother. I just kept giggling while I read it.

Jessica said...

I have two favorites. 'My Fair Godmother' and "All's Fair in Love, War, and High School". I like the last one because Logan and Sam remind me very much of two of my friends Sam and Hayley. And for the first, I just love anything to do with Fairy Tales.

katie said...

I think my favorite book is the one I read first - It's a Mall World After All. Loved the main character and how tall she was. Loved the lead guy and their chemistry. Just One Wish is probably a close second though.

Alysa said...

My fave so far has been Revenge of the Cheerleaders. I'm subscribed to your blog with google reader, does that count for extra?

Kath said...

I'd love to be entered! It is hard to say which book is my favorite, so I'll list my top three:

My Fair Godmother
Just One Wish
How to Take the Ex Out of ExBoyfriend

TeresaD said...

Ooh, I desperately want to read that book! (Random number generator, please be with me!)
I adore stories about singers and double lifes. I've even written 2-3 short stories that are somewhat similar.

Cheryl said...

First off, I love ALL your books (and recommend them daily. Well, almost daily), but my favorite was your recent "My Fair Godmother" because I loved the fantasy twist (with the fabulous Janette Rallison humor, of course!).

Deb said...

I'll have to say Deep Blue Eyes. Because it was the first I read and it was when I was a teenager and really connected with it. I love all your books, they are so fun.

Jenilyn said...

I love It's A Mall World After All, but My Fair Godmother comes pretty close.

And, sorry, she doesn't look very Latina. She looks very...blond.

mimilee said...

Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List is my favorite because it is so hilarious!

Eliz S. said...

My favourites are Just One Wish (which had me crying by the end) and My Fair Godmother, which was just so cute and funny!! ^_^

Heather B. Moore said...

Since I just finished My Fair Godmother, that's my current favorite :)

So will they redo your cover? Or just photoshop a darker skin on the model? lol

Tina Lynn said...

I loved Just One Wish, but My Fair Godmother wins out simply because I dearly love to laugh. The leprechaun and his gold got me every single time:)

Melissa said...

Out of the two I've read -- I'll get to the others, I SWEAR! -- I liked Just One Wish Best. (And does following you on bloglines count?)

Stacey said...

Oh Janette that is such a hard question! I still think Just One Wish was my favorite just because it touched me so deeply. But I also loved My Fair Godmother!

Hooray for being a follower!

Emily said...

m going to have to say It's a Mall World After All. I just got it for my friend for her b-day, and I know she's going to LOVE it!

Lisa said...

My favorite book is either ITs a mall world after all or Fame, Glory, and other things on my to-do list. I've probally read It's a Mall World after all the most. :)

Lisa said...

Oohh, and I LOVED Trial of the Heart!

Marielle Carlisle said...
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Marielle Carlisle said...

I have to pick a favorite? I would no rather pick my favorite star in the sky.

But since you ask ... I really liked Fame, Glory, and Other Things on my To-Do List.

The second cover looks like Tori Spelling.

Douglas Cootey said...

"Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List" is definitely my favorite so far. You'll have to write more so I can find another favorite. ;)

Your daughter has a lovely back. And the concept is cute. However, I can see where it's a bit vague, but I can't say I like their solution better.

Douglas Cootey
☆ @DouglasCootey on Twitter
A Splintered Mind

bchild said...

My all time favorite book is My Fair Godmother! Why? In a word, Tristan. After reading it to my daughters we now have a new benchmark for men. They say,..."well, he's nice enough, but he's certainly no Tristan". With a princess whose hair smells like cough syrup, no indoor plumbing and death by shampoo, how can it not be everyone's fave!!! I can't wait for My Double Life :)

Chase92 said...

My favorite is Fame, Glory, And Other Things On My To Do List. Loved it!

Melony said...

Hi Janette! I liked Just One Wish -- CRIED!!!

Meredith said...

So hard to choose just one book. I really liked What the Doctor Ordered, Trial of the Heart (which was my first book of yours that I read), Just One Wish, My Fair Godmother, etc. etc.

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

Meredith said...

I am also a follower of your blog!

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

Julie said...

I love Just One Wish. But now I want to read your Sierra St. James books as well.

Taffy said...

I loved and have read more than once My Fair Godmother and It's a Mall World After All. And got many of my neighbors (ages 13-56) to read them as well.
I had forgotten about Sierra. I guess I will read those books soon!

Kathryn said...

I think I was in 7th or 8th grade (I'm now 25 yrs. old) when I first read DEEP BLUE EYES AND OTHER LIES. I loved it! So for teenage sentimental reasons that is my favorite of your books. (Of course MY FAIR GODMOTHER is a favorite as well. So fun!)

megs said...

I love them all. But I always come back to Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List. I love the main character's day-dream fantasies, especially about her friend riding a horse all bare-chested. Much happiness:)

Debbie said...

I really liked My Fair Godmother. Getting stuck in the middle ages was great fun. One of my other all time favorites is "all's fair in love, war, and high school". I felt the heroine really brave for stepping up to run for elections to give herself a better shot at college. I like my girls to see other girls in situations they can use to guide them through school issues they certainly don't want the advice to come from MOM.

Suey said...

Just One Wish was for sure my favorite. They are all fun, but I like that it had a serious side too.

And I thought I was following already, but perhaps I'm not, so I will follow! ( I get following and subscribing mixed up sometimes you see.)

Lydie said...

I'm a major MY FAIR GODMOTHER fan!
I totally love the covers and can't wait to read it!

Karlene said...

I think Ex-Boyfriend is my favorite, but I haven't read My Fair Godmother yet. I think I'd really like that on too.

Shannon Messenger said...

Hi Janette!

This contest is hard because I hate picking favorites--especially amongst your books.

I guess I'll go with "Just One Wish" because there's VERY few books that make me laugh AND cry in one sitting. I was so addicted, I HAD to finish--but we had plans to meet people at Disneyland--so I actually brought it with me in the car and finished it on the drive there (which totally got me carsick but was SO worth it.)

I don't think you need anything else to enter, but let me know if I missed anything. :)

Tamir said...

Tough one. I have 2 favorites. My Fair Godmother and Just One Wish. I can't pick just one!

Marcia Mickelson said...

I love My Fair Godmother, followed very closely by Just One Wish. I enjoyed them both so much!

Heather R. said...

My favorite is one of your Sierra books-What the Doctor Ordered. I liked Deep Blue Eyes especially too. I enjoy all the books you've written that I've read. I know I'll always lol at some point in your books! You have a great way of writing! Keep it up!

LuveitsGrreat said...

My favorite is a tie between All's Fair In Love War and High School and Just One Wish.

LuveitsGrreat said...

But I love It's A Mall World After too!

earwaxtasteslikecrayons said...

Picking a favorite Janette Rallison book is like picking a favorite tooth: I really like them all, I really need them all, and I'm glad there are 32 of them. Wait a minute. I'm seeing some disparity in my analogy here. I think you need to write more books, Janette.

So--I'm thrilled you have a new one coming out.

The Janette Rallison (or Sierra St. James) book I've been thinking about this week is Time Riders, so I'm going with that as my favorite. (This week.)

I'm completely random, and sufficiently rabid, and I even follow you via RSS (since I'm not with Google). Does that get me any extra entries?

Either way, I'm sure my fingers will cramp up from being perpetually crossed---

PLEASE PICK ME RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR!


Wendy Jones

Isabella said...

Even though I haven't read all of your books yet my favorite is It's A Mall World After All.

That is such a great book!!! I love it!

Rachel said...

My Fair Godmother was my first read of yours and I think it is still my favorite, though I've enjoyed all the others I've read since!

Melinda said...

My Fair Godmother is my fave so far. NEVER EVER laughed so hard while reading a book. Loved it!

nicolette138 said...

Mine would have to be a tie between My Fair Godmother (it was the first book I read by you!) and Just One Wish ( i could not put it down!) Hope I win a copy of your new book!

Celise said...

I'm ashamed to say that I haven't read any of your books. Yet. But I have to say that the first cover is better. The second one looks too much like Tori Spelling.

Lissa said...

Its A Mall World After All has definitely got to be my favorite. I love how Charlotte is trying to prove that her best friends boyfriend is cheating on her. lol and Colton is one of the best male characters in a book that I've seen! thanks so much for writing good books! :)

Sandra said...

My favorite book is My Fair Godmother with Trial of the Heart coming in a close second. And I'm a blog follower...

Julie Wright said...

I love everything you write since everything you write is brilliant.

chelly said...

Janette,
I consider myself to be your biggest fan. I own almost all of your books except Playing The Field but will soon be reading that one...My favorite of yours is A Mall's World After All. I am also a follower. I know I just won but My Double Life just sounds good and considering I own almost all your books, I would really love to win again.

Sincerely,
Chelsea DeVries

Lauren said...

I love every single one of your books. It's so hard to pick my favorite! But the two that I remember loving the most when I read them are It's a Mall World After All and Just One Wish (it made me cry!).

Steelefamily said...

Yeah! Another chance to win. I loved My Fair Godmother. All of your books are a part of my collection but I loved that my fair godmother was longer and kept weaving.

Steelefamily said...

and now I am a follower

Jill said...

I have really liked everything of yours I've read, but if I have to pick a favorite, I will say It's a Mall World After All, with Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List as a close second. Both brought me to tears from laughing so hard.

Amie said...

My Fair Godmother! First book I read that you wrote. I received a copy at the fundraiser in Tempe and have read several others! I plan to read more.

Lauren said...

My favorite book by you so far is Just One Wish which is such a cute book! I just loved it. :)

Lauren
laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com

Amy Carpenter said...

To be honest, I love them all. However, that being said, All's Fair In Love, War, and High School does hold a special place in my heart (Haha, that sounds so corny!). It's definitely my favorite teen fiction book, and in general one of my favorite books EVER. Samantha's narrative is hilarious. She has such a great, witty sense of humor, and it's so easy to relate to her. She has problems that everyone can connect with (i.e., liking a boy that maybe you don't want to (trying to convince yourself that you don't!), or being misinformed and then making a mistake that you wish you could take back). The storyline in general is great. All the characters are fun and easy to picture; everyone has those friends like Logan or Chelsea, etc. Plus, the whole moral of the story (to sum it up, don't be mean!) is such a good one. I could go on forever, but I'm probably boring you. Thanks for being such a great author and providing books that are both clean, with a good moral to boot, and fun to read. That's so rare among teen fiction! I lend, and tell everyone about, your books! I can't wait for My Double Life!

Jonathan said...
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Jonathan said...

Playing the feild

Meliam said...

Hi Janette! I love all of your books, but I think my favorite so far is My Fair Godmother. It was such a cute and funny book!
I can't wait to read My Double Life!

Meliam723@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Aw, your daughter is gorgeous! ^_^

I read "My Fair Godmother" recently and it became my new favorite book (yay for fantasy / real life crossovers!). Just now I finished reading "Just One Wish," and it was also very good. It ended just the way it should have...kind of happy and sad at the same time.

I love your humorous writing style, and the way you handle the plots and romance. And the research that must have gone into both books! Thumbs up!

Smithy Smith said...

I loved Trial of the Heart, It's one of my favorites. So give my regards to the random number generator and my hopes it will pick me. 81 is a good number...though I personally prefer the numbers 21, or 17...

Anonymous said...

*Leaving a comment*
there is that good enough? oh ya, i have to tell you which of my books was my favorite. hmmm. Fame, Glory, and Other Things on my To Do List or it's a mall world after all (the best of your books to qoute, lol the skinny people working in cinnabon) I also love Trial of the Heart but that was written by Seirra St. James. And we all know she isn't Janette Rallison....
I'm totally posting as anonymous 'cause I don't have a google account. yahoo right on! my name is Jessica Wilhelm though.

Ashley said...

"Fame, Glory and Other Things on My To-do List" is my all-time favorite. I almost died laughing through the last few chapters. So awesome.

Asenath said...

I do have a nice back, hmm?

Booklover said...

This book looks really great!! I am obsessed with My Fair Godmother. I really can't wait for My Double Life to come out. And I really like the model on the cover of the book. Even if she doesn't look Latina, She DEF looks like a stunning popstar!! So excited!!!

Janice said...

Hi Janette, I love the cover of your new book "My Double Life". I know the model that you picked. Her name is Ashley Turner and I think she did a fantastic job. I can't wait to read the book!!