Tuesday, March 1, 2011

LOLApalooza Winner(s), Happy Release Day and Random March Madness

  
1) Magic happened this morning, friends! Lolapalooza type magic.


Magic akin to puppy kisses and rainbow cake...
My birthday is coming up...boy-howdy do I want one of these!
Here's how it went down: After pouring my first cup of coffee this morning, I planted my (spreading) butt on the couch, macbook on my lap, and I emailed the winner of my Lolapalooza Pay it Forward Giveaway.


I opened my blog to start this post and before I finished typing the title I received an email response back from the winner. 


Because she already owns Noah Lukeman's The First Five Pages (part of the prize), she asked if she could Pay it Forward by accepting only the Philosophy goodies and the Lola nail polish...and allow me to choose another winner for the book. (she asked to be kept anonymous) 
I reminded her that she could accept the book with the other gifts and give it away on her blog, or to one of her writing friends. She wanted ME to be able to choose another winner. She wanted me to have that pleasure. Magic, that. 


The winner of a copy of The First Five Pages is...


Lisa Potts!!


THANK YOU to everyone who joined in the fun. I'm honored.




2) For all you YA book lovers (and because I like to help pimp and support fellow writers, especially debuts), today's YA releases: 


LIAR SOCIETY by Lisa and Laura Roecker @


CLARITY by Kim Harrington @




FALLING UNDER by Gwen Hayes @, 
BETRAYAL by Lee Nichols @,  DEMONGLASS by Rachel Hawkins @,
SEAN GRISWOLD'S HEAD by Lindsay Leavitt @ 






3) Please consider buying (at least some) books from a brick and mortar bookstore. I don't want to know a world without quality bookstores and tangible, pretty, pretty books.


4) Badass uber talent (and the inspiration for so much of my writing),
 Trent Reznor won an Oscar!!!  I almost lost my shizz! He so deserved the win.






5) Someone needs to lock up Charlie Sheen (and his tiger blood), before he spontaneously combusts, splattering all over his porno skanks, thus starting the spread of the zombie apocalypse. He's like ground zero. Dude's GONE.


Happy March and happy writing! (I'm crawling back into my writing cave. Send cake. And dirty martinis, pleaseandthankyou.)


Wazzup with you? 
Read/buy any great books lately?
Write anything great lately?






Love,
Lola

67 comments:

Raquel Byrnes said...

Trent FTW! So glad he took home a statue. Deserved for sure. Congrats to the winner!

coffeelvnmom said...

Sending cake your way... vanilla or chocolate?

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Lola you're awesome. I actually laughed out loud about the charlie sheen segment. That guy is a live grenade at this point! Happy release day indeed to all of these awesome authors. Have a great week!!

ryanshaunkelly said...

What did Michael Jackson try to say?
Charlie Sheen questions Obama about 9/11
despite AIPAC controlled media censorship.
Mel Gibson does not play dumb about 9/11 either.

RaShelle said...

Congrats to the winners. Love the rainbow cake pics. The Oscars weren't bad. I liked them =D

Bonnie R. Paulson said...

All I can say about #5 is syphillis has been known to cause crazy!

Great post!

Have a great day!

Austin James said...

I want rainbow cake now.

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations to the winners! :)

That's some awesome-looking cake.

Candyland said...

LOL Dude IS gone!!! But SO entertaining to watch fizzle.

Tere Kirkland said...

Congrats to the winners, and Happy March!

And, ugh, you are so right about the Sheen. Someone should warn the CDC. ;)

Elizabeth Briggs said...

I want all of those cakes right now.

YAY Trent! Although he was with his wife. Bah! Doesn't he know I claimed him 10 years ago?

Kelly said...

Those cakes look rainbow yummy!
Thanks for a great contest and congrats to the winners!!!
And yay for Oscar winning rockstars!!!
Lots of great book releases! I just bought a big pile of books a few weeks ago so I am having fun reading through it! Then I shall buy more, definitely Lila's!

Susan Fields said...

Congrats to the Lolapalooza winners, and what a generous winner to give the Lukeman book away. I own that book and it is seriously awesome!

Catherine Denton said...

Congratulations to Lisa (and the first winner, aka Amazing Magic Weaver)!!

I read Silksinger by Laini Taylor over the weekend and gobbled it up! *Slurp* Delicious.
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Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

oh man, those rainbow cakes look DELICIOUS!!
And congrats to the winners!

Rachel Morgan said...

I love all the rainbow cakes! They look horribly full of unnatural colourants, and yet they just look so FUN!

And I really like the cover for LIAR SOCIETY. The girl looks so sassy :-) And I love how everyone's been pinkifying their hair in support on their twitter/facebook pics!

Meredith said...

Such a good day for book birthdays! I'm headed to a bookstore soon.

gideon 86 said...

Congrats to the winners! How sweet is the first winner!

Sending lots of cake and bear hugs to you Lola...

Michael

Old Kitty said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations to Lisa Potts and to all the other fabulous and gorgeous winners!!!!

Wonderful!!!!! Thank you for doing this lovely Lola!!!!

Take care
x

Linda G. said...

Mmmm...rainbow cakes. Okay, now I'm hungry.

Monica B.W. said...

Hmm... I'm hungry too!

And congrats to the winners! So Exciting!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Congrats to Lisa and to the other winner! I know they'll enjoy the prizes.

I've been hearing about Charlie Sheen all over the place, but I have no idea what happened. What's this about a tiger? Hmmm...

Lisa and Laura said...

AH! Thanks for the shout out, Lola!!! XOXO

Jemi Fraser said...

What a sweet thing to do! Congrats to Lisa and the anonymous winner :)

Sending lots of sparkles, rainbows, cake & love through the airwaves! Enjoy every single moment - you're a sweetie! :)

Kari Marie said...

I don't know this Trent fellow, I'll have to go check him out.

Congratulations to your winners!

We are all going to wake up one morning to the news that Mr. Sheen was found dead or is missing...kinda sad really.

Alleged Author said...

Yay for winners! I absolutely LOVE The First Five Pages. Gave me so much insight to the world of writing!

Elliot Grace said...

...a shout out to the winners! Congrats:)

And to Charlie...boo! What a shame, such talent, pissed away on porn bedlam.

Keep smilin, Lola:)

EL

Lisa Potts said...

Thanks so much, Lola! And please pass my gratitude along to your anonymous winner.

Since everyone else is sending cake, I'll throw in some expensive chocolates. Happy writing!

Jai Joshi said...

Congrats to Lisa Potts!

Those are great ideas on paying it forward, Lola. And I totally agree about Charlie Sheen and his tiger blood.

Jai

Stephanie Thornton said...

Those cakes are gorgeous! I'll take some cake. And wine. Or Bailey's.

Yum!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations Lisa Potts! Noah Lukeman's books are sooo great!

Loved your comments, too! And those pics of rainbow cake--gorgeous and sweet!

Laura Howard said...

I love those cakes...wish I was so talented to make you one!
Yay to the debut authors...heading to Kim's release party this weekend at the local (ish) bookstore!!! Yay for bookstores!

Carolyn V said...

Mmmm,they look so delish!

Congrats to the winners. I'm rereading Fahrenheit 451. I forgot how good it is.

TechnoBabe said...

There are some nice people in blogland, and you are one of them.
If I could bake a halfway decent cake and if I had your address I would send you a giant birthday cake. Since I can't do that, I will just send bestest birthday wishes.

Hart Johnson said...

Yay for Trent! Yay for book releases! And YAY for real bookstores and real books. This whole Charlie Sheen things sort of gives me a rash. I think though, there are so many people who would self destruct if they had nearly unlimited means to do so. Society doesn't do its job self-correcting with people who have fame or power until they've spiraled out of control.

JEM said...

I heart your random. I actually feel really bad for Charlie Sheen because he's falling apart in front of the world and most people are just standing around watching. I don't actually want to know how bad off he is, it just makes me sad.

I also wrote on Monday about going into a Borders and the awful experience it was to see a bookstore with books I know and love treated like rayon scraps of mall clothing. I'm all about buying books new now, although I'm on the ebook wagon (don't shoot!).

Sarah said...

oh my gosh, rainbow cake...makes me hyperactive just looking at it all. yum. Trent Reznor, I mean, yes. He's the epitomy of cool. Charlie Sheen? He's not funny so off my radar. :)

Heather said...

How awesome of the winner to pay it forward, love that! Yeay for Liar Society and Clarity! I'm adding them to my to buy list! Don't forget The Clearing by Anne Riley. Can't wait to read that one!

KLM said...

I like to think that Charlie Sheen is personally undoing the old adage, "there's no such thing as bad publicity," one crazy tweet at a time. Yikes. That boy needs a muzzle and a big bowl of sedatives.

Hannah Kincade said...

Pretty much everything I've read this year has been good. I'm on Delirium right now and so far, loving it!!

Thank you for the opportunity for much booty.

Poor Charlie. No one understands those who possess tiger blood and speak the wizard words.

Jennie Bailey said...

LOVE Pay it Forward!! And my heart is breaking over Charlie. He really is such a good guy when he's sober. At the moment, we're thinking pyschotic break brought on by years and years and years of drug abuse. It's reprehensible that the media continues to seek him out and film this. I feel so bad for his parents, who love him so much it's unbelievable. Addiction in any form is such an ugly, ugly thing. :-( But what can you do when they don't want help? Pray that they hit rock bottom without dying, I guess. So, so sad.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

YAY Lisa Potts!!! One of my newest blogging buds -- so happy for her! And Lola, you are THE best. I truly love your energy. Can't wait until we get together, one of these days. Very soon, I hope!

((giant hugs)) Nicole

The Words Crafter said...

Wow, congratulations to Anonymous and to Lisa! What a sweet thing to do :)

You cracked me up about Charlie Sheen!

I totally agree about buying from a brick and mortar store. I need physical books!

While sitting in the er with my honey on Saturday, I read a sweet little book called Every Soul Is A Star.....

Carol Riggs said...

Gorgeous cakes! They look yummy, and I've even already had dinner and two chocolate chip cookies. LOL

What a great pay it forward idea! That is so cool. Congrats to Lisa. Wow, should I admit I don't even know who Trent Reznor is? *hangs head in shame*

Susan Tiner said...

Lola, those cakes are amazing!

The movies nominated for Oscars I'd seen were The Black Swan and The King's Speech, so I was not familiar with most of the people getting awards, including Trent Renzor. Must see more movies!

Lindsey Edwards said...

What a gracious winner!! And what a yummy pic too!!

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!

Lisa_Gibson said...

Mmm, rainbow cake! Who wouldn't love that?! I have to have some sometime.
Agree with you 100% on the whole Charlie Sheen debacle. Dude's sick.
Congrats to Lisa. Woohoo!
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Janet Johnson said...

Congrats to Lisa! And yay for the pay it forward. :) Cool community we're in.

Best of luck in the writer's cave. :)

LTM said...

Yay! Congrats to Lisa! And YUM!!! Rainbow cake-- :d You rule~ <3

Susanne Drazic said...

My, aren't all of those cakes colorful and yummy looking! CONGRATS to Lisa and your annonymous winner.

Susan Schreyer said...

Gorgeous cakes! I'm coming back :)
Hi from a fellow crusader!

Melissa Bradley said...

Trent wins, oh hells to the yeah!!! Love him. I'm with you on Charlie, a case for ground zero if there ever was one. Thanks for the follow! I'm looking forward to return visits here.

Melissa Bradley said...

Oops, forgot to tell you about the cool book I just finished. Tales from the Edge of Forever by Alexander Hammond. It's wicked awesome with a very pretty cover.

Happily Cheesy said...

Speaking of paying it forward, an award for you: http://crystalcollier.blogspot.com/2011/03/award-awards-awards.html

Brigitte said...

Thanks so much for following my blog! Real honor. :)You definitely deserve a follow-back simply for being awesome.

I tried to send you a rainbow cake through the monitor but my screen got suddenly covered in icing and before i realized i was eating the cake, i started licking it off so it wouldn't go to waste. People were staring (i'm in the college labs right now) because it looked like I was licking Trent Reznor's arms.
True story.
;)

brimagination.blogspot.com
xoxoxo

Connie said...

Charlie Sheen as the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. LOL. Yeah, that totally makes sense.

Connie said...

Charlie Sheen as the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. LOL. Yeah, that totally makes sense.

cleemckenzie said...

The rainbow cakes made me so happy! And what a great giveaway. Just got home from a brick and mortar with an armload of books.

Thanks for the great post and for stopping by the Write Game. Give me a heads up if you ever return to Los Gatos for a visit!

Libby said...

First time reading your blog. So far, really love it!

Anny Cook said...

Congrats to the ladies with new books. That's always exciting!

I'm way past Charlie Sheen. Would love to not hear his name/read about him for the next couple months.

I'm a crusader dropping by to say HELLO!

caterpillar said...

Congrats to the winners...seems like Charlie Sheen is in a lot of blogs...and is in big trouble...don't know much...so no comments...

alexia said...

What a fun, sweet story! And, those rainbow cake pics make me really jolly :)

Missed Periods said...

I don't want a world without bookstores either!

Travis Erwin said...

Cheers to winners and paying it forward.

Laura Pauling said...

There are so many good books that came out in the past week! I wish I had more money! Srsly!

Rebecca Dupree said...

I love Trent so much I named my son after him! I'm so glad there are other people out there that love him as much as I do!!!!

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