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Teaser Tuesday – Ascend

January 4th, 2011 by
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Quick, before I get into the fun stuff – SouthLAnd season 3 premieres on TNT tonight. Watch it. Tell your friends to watch it.

I have been fighting for this show since it got canceled because it’s the greatest cop drama on television ever. I’ve signed petitions, emailed TV stations, attended Facebook chats, tweeted, blogged, and just generally harassed the world into keeping this show on the air. And I will continue to do that if I have to.

So go watch it, so I can talk about stuff other than saving SouthLAnd, okay? 

Teaser Tuesday is a meme I frequently mutilate for my own purposes, and today will be no different. It’s supposed to be “pick two random lines from a book you’re reading.” I was going to pick two random lines from Ascend, but the part I “randomly” picked really needs more than two lines because it’s short.

So pretty much nothing about this follows the Teaser Tuesday meme rules, but it is Tuesday, and this is a teaser, so it’s not a lie.

Without further rambling, here is the teaser for Ascend:

    “I want you to remember this,” he said, his voice low and husky. 
    “What?” I asked. 
    “You want me to kiss you.” 
    “I don’t,” I lied. 
    “You do. And I want you to remember that.”
It’s not that great. But it’s hard to pick lines. Maybe I’ll come up with better ones later and post them. I can’t really post my favorite lines from the book, though, because I feel like they give away too much. So… that’s what I’ve got.
Well, I guess, my favorite non-giveaway anything line is: “I’m not a bloody cockroach.” 
Also, I’m still taking questions about Ascend. I talked about it on my blog yesterday, and feel free to ask away.
And just as a reminder – Ascend will be out by January 15th.

EDIT: Sorry. I posted this blog a couple hours ago, and I just wanted an episode of “Hoarders” on A&E. They left many animals in the care of a woman who is clearly unwilling and/or incapable for caring for them. I don’t understand why A&E did it, but it is obvious to anyone that the animals left under Hanna’s care will continue to be abused and killed.

Does anybody know who to contact about this? All I know is that Hanna lives in Illinois. And yes, I know that lots of people watched that show and lots of people are probably writing somebody. But it was one of the most appalling things I’ve ever seen, and I want do whatever I can. 

So if anybody has any information about who to contact or something I can, please let me know.

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  • Lydia says:

    Just found your books on my kindle and I whipped through them, love the characters and I am really looking forward to Ascend. Don’t have any questions. I find idea of beautiful trolls and ugly infertile trolls and the entire thing a refreshing change from all the vampire stuff. Not that I don’t love them, but it is nice to read something about another paranormal species!!

    I will be passing a reccomendation around to my friends!!

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  • Hope Welsh says:

    Amanda, I just was reading on the A&E blog. I’m appalled at what A&E considers ‘entertainment’.

    Why in the world would they have even attempted to stop Animal Control?

    Just shaking my head. I so dislike reality television.

    On Ascend: YES!

  • Hope Welsh says:

    Kristen: Poetry has a small niche market. Amazon allows you to self-publish your work at no charge. There are also e-magazines that accept poetry. Unfortunately, I don’t know that you’ll find a great market for it.

  • How do you get your books to be published? I want to publish a book of poetry, but am afraid I’ll fall on my face or I’m not good enough. I would love to talk to a publisher or a writer and see if my work should be turned into a book. If you can give me an answer, that would be great!

  • i love the trylle trilogy so much! i am soooo excited to hear that ascend will be out by the 15th. my birthday is on the 14th and i couldn’t have asked for a better present! thank you!

  • Life Outloud says:

    Not sure how silly I may sound… but I’m even excited to see the new cover! 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Isn’t it just horrible what hoarders do. Okay so I haven’t read the second book in the Trylle Trilogy is it amazing. I have to wait until April because I spent almost all my money on Amanda Hocking books. She is officially my favorite author. I also love Hollowland!!!!!! Is there a second book??? I need to buy it if there is. OMG!!!!! I didn’t notice how long this was.

    Oh yeah is there any new Amanda Hocking books for 2011?

  • Anonymous says:

    Ok, so I like Loki for exactly what he is… a flirt and that’s it!

    I read the above comment that Loki might be using Wendy and I think I might agree. I don’t trust him. Even if he is genuine, he’s still not right for Wendy.

    What’s with all the Loki love??

  • Awww your Mom’s comment is so cute! I would be beyond chuffed if either of my parents found their way to my blog *grin* Ecckkk I really don’t like watching those horder shows *shudder* and I HATE watching animals get mistreated, it’s even worse here in NZ because we have almost no animal protection laws. For a country that spouts off about being ‘clean & green’ it’s rather disgusting 🙁

    The Arrival, on Amazon NOW!