Thursday, September 22, 2011

On The Go With Jeri Smith-Ready + Giveaway

Today I'm giving away another anthology--paranormal stories! Here's what contributer Jeri Smith-Ready has to say:

You have been given your Dream Vacation. Where are you going & what are you doing?

Scotland!  I would spend a week in Glasgow, then travel the highlands and islands.

What if you could travel to a different time period?

Ooh, I’d go to the 1940s, when men wore fedoras.  They looked so cool.

Are you a planner or a seat-of-the pants traveler?

I’m a planner, but I like to leave a certain amount of wiggle room for spontaneity.  Also, I forget to do things, so often the spontaneity is forced on me.

What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you on vacation?

Well, it didn’t happen to me directly, but my husband got the flu on our honeymoon.  The only fortunate part was that our honeymoon was three months after our wedding.  He missed the first couple of days while I went out on bus tours and stuff.  He still gives me guilt trips, in a joking way, for leaving him behind in the hotel room.


ENTHRALLED: PARANORMAL DIVERSION, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

This collection of original paranormal YA short stories grew out of the 2010 Smart Chicks Kick It Tour, a multiauthor, multicity, author-organized tour of the US and Canada.  With it, these 16 authors hoped to bring a little taste of the Smart Chicks experience to readers everywhere.

Contributors to ENTHRALLED:

Claudia Gray
Carrie Ryan
Margaret Stohl
Kami Garcia
Jackson Pearce
Rachel Vincent
Melissa Marr
Kelley Armstrong
Sarah Rees Brennan
Jeri Smith-Ready
Kimberly Derting
Ally Condie
Jessica Verday
Mary E. Pearson
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Rachel Caine


In the world of the SHADE novels, everyone seventeen and under can see and hear ghosts, but no one else can.  So when Logan Keeley dies and his eighteen-year-old brother Mickey blames himself, they can’t ease each other’s pain or reconcile their rage.  Over the course of SHADE and SHIFT, Mickey sinks into a near-suicidal depression over Logan’s death. 

“Bridge” is the story, told in free verse, of how two brothers, with the help of a stranger, forge the chasm between them to find a lasting peace.


“A solid collection of stories...Sarah Rees Brennan's ‘Let's Get This Undead Show on the Road’ follows a vampire in a boy-band and stands out with its perfect blend of snark and sincerity. It's followed in a one-two punch by Jeri Smith-Ready's intense and earnest ‘Bridge.’...This collection is ideal as a sampler tray for paranormal readers looking to pick up new authors to follow or to further explore the fictional worlds they already know. —Kirkus Reviews

A standout among the many paranormal-themed anthologies. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (Recommended review)


Jeri Smith-Ready has been writing fiction since the night she had her first double espresso. Her nine published books include two series for adults and the SHADE trilogy for teens, about a world of ghosts only the young can see, which concludes May 2012 with SHINE.  Like many of her characters, Jeri enjoys music, movies, and staying up very, very late.  Visit her at, or on Facebook ( or Twitter (, where she spends way too much time.  Logan himself can be found on Twitter @keeley_logan, as can his rival/”brother-in-pulp,” Zachary Moore (@moore_zachary).  The boys love to chat with each other and with their real-life fans.

To win a copy of Enthralled, please leave a comment by Tuesday, September 27th


  1. All this talk about this book has me enthralled. Heh.
    Men in fedoras make me think of a certain Ian Sommerhalder. He carries off fedoras so well. Then again, he looks smashing in everything.

  2. Great Interview, Sydney!
    omg, love anthology and this book looks amazing! so great authors!


  3. Fun interview (I was sick on my honeymoon, too, so I feel for your husband, Jeri...) and exciting giveaway! Thanks.

  4. Thanks for hosting me, Sydney, and for giving away a copy of ENTHRALLED! I'll be happy to send a signed bookplate to the winner so they can have an autographed copy. :)

    Have a great week!

  5. What a great interview and giveaway! Thanks :)


  6. really great interview and thanks for the giveaway. :D


  7. Awesome giveaway! :D

  8. Thanks for the giveaway and great interview! I've heard so much about Enthralled, sounds like a great collection!


  9. If I don't win this one, I'll have to break down and buy it. It is a must read kind of anthology!

  10. Loved the interview and I also agree that fedoras are cool. I would love to win this book! So many awesome authors are featured in it. =)

  11. Enthralled sounds like a fabulous collection of stories by some pretty incredible authors. I'd love to win a copy.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  12. oh man this story bridge sounds amazing, so glad to hear more about the brothers and them coping with loss.
    thank you for the giveaway

  13. Loved the interview, and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book. It sounds fabulous! :)

    bookluver1208 at gmail dot com

  14. I love that this came out of the Smart Chicks tour, I reserved the book from the library but I didn't realize that. Thanks for the blog and the info and the chance to win the book :) greytfriend216 at gmail dot com

  15. I can't wait to read Enthralled

  16. I am very excited about this book. I'd love to win a copy.

  17. I love all these authors!! i am so hoping i win the book would love to read and do a review on it

  18. Love the Interview. Jeri seems so nice. Can't wait to read the book!

  19. I love your Facebook comments too!!

  20. nice quick interview with Jery. Men in Fedora looks really cool.
    blackplum3 {at}gmail{dot}com
    Thanks so much!

  21. Thank you for the great giveaway! I really want to read this. I love all of these authors!

  22. LOL'd at the last answer. XD Waaa~ I really want to read this. It's such a struggle to wait for months for Shine. I need more Shade boys now!!! XD

    marisolgaddi (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. I havent read any od Jeri Ready-Smith's Books YET!!! Jana Oliver just told me of a few books of Jeri's that she though I really should read. So Im headed to Barnes & Nobles today!! =) This book really sounds awesome! And I signed copy at that! Totaly Awesome!!!
    Rebecca Shirley

  24. Thank you so much for this giveaway! I want to read Carrie Ryan's story so badly.

    angelidgcruz at gmail dot com

  25. Can't wait to read Logan's story !! Great interview !
    thanks for this giveaway !


  26. Lots of great authors in this anthology.

    sgiden at

  27. Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read this book all great authors featured.

  28. So many great authors! I would love to win this.

  29. I can't wait to read this book thanks for this opportunity!!!!
    Lexirylie at yahoo dot com

  30. kristina shieldsSeptember 25, 2011

    i would love to win! there are some great authors contributing to this book. cant wait to read it!

  31. This book sounds fantastic and the interview was very interesting :)

    Thanks for the contest!

    kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

  32. I am really excited about this book :)

    ostipow at gmail dot com

  33. Thanks for the giveaway and interview >_< XD

    moonfairyirene at gmail dot com