You know I love fictional boys and have many book crushes. But none of them have ever sent me presents, so I think Shay Doran from the upcoming novel Nightshade might be winning the number one book crush spot!
You see, last week I got a very large box with a card that read "An Invitation":
And I when I opened that box, inside was a flower wrapped in book pages and it matched the cover of Nightshade!
Ok, so getting a flower is nice and all (thank you Shay!) but I didn't know there was anything else until I looked more and found this key:
The key was actually a USB so I put it into my computer and author Andrea Cremer popped up on my screen saying "Hi Sarah" (Yes I squeeled!) and that she had seen Journey live singing "Don't Stop Believin" (she said not to be jealous, but I'm sorry Andrea, I just can't help it-that's so not fair!!) She then told me about this awesome new video series that one of Nightshade's characters is creating. Check out Shay's first video blog:
Shay also has a Facebook page where you can leave comments for Shay. Shay's also got his vidoes posted at Nightshadebook.com You can even send texts to Shay's phone.
But that's not even the coolest part!! All of Shay’s adventures will become an official Nightshade prequel written by author Andrea Cremer. Help Shay, and you could find yourself a character in the story! How cool is that? An interactive Facebook page and website with a fictional character who sends me flowers and then a chance to become part of his story? Um, yes please!!! Isn't this one of the coolest book marketing plans ever? I love it!
Now off to watch Shay's videos and comment on his Facebook page. (And if any of you start to crush on him too, just let me remind you-he sent me flowers!) Don't forget Nightshade hits bookstores October 19th!