Thursday, January 10, 2013

Five Month Countdown to the Release of Triangles!




TRIANGLES will be released in about five months! To continue the countdown, I'm introducing another character today, and one each month, until the release on June 18! I'm also including a contest with each character. The details follow the introduction. Today, Joey DeStefano is up!



Hi, my name is Joseph DeStefano, but everyone calls me Joey. I live with my mom and brothers, and I help take care of them—even my mom. It’s hard, but I can handle it. I do what I have to since my dad split and left us alone with no money. With my mom sick and my brothers raising hell, my escape is in cars.


I’m a mechanic in an auto shop, and I’ve got it bad for our cashier, Autumn Taylor. I fell for her the first time I saw her picture, when her mom brought her car in for service. Then, Autumn started working at the shop, and bam!—she stole my heart. She may not be the perfect girl, but she’s perfect for me.



There’s only one, tiny problem. Autumn won’t give me the time of day. She’s so hell-bent on leaving Jersey and keeping everyone at a safe distance that she doesn’t realize how great we could be together. But I have big plans for us, and if she would let me in, I could rock her world. I just need to find a way to convince her to give me a chance, but with her stubborn streak and tough girl act, it won’t be easy.

I’m up for the challenge.

"Five Month Countdown to Triangles Contest"

1. Comment on THIS blog post answering this question: Who or what would you like to get lost in the Bermuda Triangle with? Could be a celebrity, someone you know, or something you couldn’t live without, like your mobile phone!


2. Tweet about this contest using the hashtag #MysteriousBermudaTriangle. The link to that tweet must be included in your comment. If you don't have Twitter, you can do a status update on Facebook. Include that link. Doing both would be even better!

3. If you’d like, add Triangles to your Goodreads to-read list here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13610402-triangles

 And

Like the Triangles page on Facebook here:
https://www.facebook.com/TrianglesYA?ref=hl 

That's it!

Now for the prize:

Your choice of a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card! Previous winners CAN win again!

Some more contest details:
Contest starts January 10 and ends January 23, at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be announced January 24, 2013 on this blog.
Contest is International.
Each month, I will introduce another major character and have other prizes!
You must be 13 years old to enter.
Winner will be chosen using random.org.


 

31 comments:

  1. This is a great count-down idea. Can't believe it's only 5 more months!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks T! I'm so excited, and I am so thrilled to let my characters introduce themselves. Especially Joey. I really like him :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh!!! Great question..."Who or what would you like to get lost in the Bermuda Triangle with?"
    My answer? My hubby or Adam Levine. :)

    So excited for Triangles to meet the world!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Does hubby know he only has a 50/50 chance? ;) Thanks Jackie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep. His crush is Jennifer Aniston. :)

      Delete
  5. "Who or what would you like to get lost in the Bermuda Triangle with?" I'd have to say my Nook. I go nuts when I don't have something to read. I have tons of books on there, so I'd never get lonely and I can re-read them without getting too bored. Sure, I might go insane... but if I'm the only one there, who'd notice :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love my nook, too! I have three and couldn't imagine life without them!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Liking this JOEY character very much. Can't wait to see how the interaction w/ Autumn turns out, plus the trip thru the Bermuda Triangle. If I were lost in the Bermuda Triangle, it would be hard to choose who or what I would want or need. I guess the answer is NOTHING, b/c there is no outside communication w/ the world, so it seems. Guess if I had to pick, it would be my husband who helps me w/ everything. But I would like to be w/ my whole family, so we could all be together.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Ree! Love reading these comments!

      Delete
  8. Replies
    1. Aw, me too! He's so sweet! Thanks, Kelly!

      Delete
  9. Awesome contest! I would pick to be stuck with Ewan McGregor. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  10. lol either my Nook so I could read or an unlimited supply of matches - being without fire for cooking, warmth, and protection would suck! :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think both would be a good idea!

      Delete
  11. The only way I'll ever finish my To-Read collection on my Kindle is if I get stuck in the Bermuda Triangle with it...but can I get WiFi there? Ah, well, I'd like to bring my husband too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooh, Sandra - yes, wi fi is a must!

      Delete
  12. I think I'd want to be stranded with my Kindle, but how would I charge it? Would I have to make a battery from coconuts, like the Professor on Gilligan's Island?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You know, I didn't think about charging things - good point!

      Delete
  13. Jenn A has a point--I would never want to be separated from my laptop--and a wall outlet. Oh--and internet. But, probably that's not going to work--guess I'd better choose my kids! Wait---never mind---I pick Hugh Jackman--I think he'd keep me very well entertained.

    here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MysteriousBermudaTriangle&src=hash

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lots of good ideas, there, Lisa!

      Delete
  14. Great character!! I'd choose my husband, John :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think my kids would be great helpers, and they have years of fort-building experience! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great idea, Toni! Helpers would certainly be a good thing to have around!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Kimmy, I seriously can't wait to read this book!!! Ahh!! ...I would love to get stuck in the Bermuda Triangle with Johnny Depp. He is my ultimate celebrity crush. =)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Christine! Johnny Depp sounds like a great choice!

      Delete
  18. Oooh Kimmy... this is too tempting. I'd like to get lost with my tablet, a solar charger, reach-anywhere WiFi, and a limitless Amazon gift card. I could fashion a hammock out of palm fronds, make some tropical berry juice, and plant myself in the shade of a palm tree and read all day. Aahhhh. :)

    Can't wait to read your book!

    -Patti

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Patti! Great ideas...love the berry juice!

      Delete
  19. As much as I love my precious books. It sure would be good to get stuck in the Bermuda Triangle with Jennifer Lawrence. I love her in most of the work she does and I knew of her before I saw The Hunger Games. And to be quite honest, she is quite pretty. (The honest words of a 14 year old boy)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great choice Christopher! I have yet to see the Hunger Games but I'm sure I will love it!

    ReplyDelete