Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Never Give Up, Never SURRENDER

I'm sure many of you already know this, but today is the release day for the amazingly talented Elana Johnson's new book SURRENDER. We've gotten together with some other authors to celebrate Elana and the incredible second book in the POSSESSION series.



Here's what Amazon has to say:

The thrilling and seductive sequel to Possession puts love on the line in a dystopian struggle for independent thought.

Forbidden love, intoxicating power, and the terror of control…

     Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.

     All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn.

     Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque….

LiLa's Take: The title of Elana's latest book has us waxing nostalgic about one of our most amazing writer friends. Elana befriended us way back when we were a couple of nobodies with a pile of rejections and a crappy query. Elana is one of those people whose kindness and generosity is contagious. She founded WriteOnCon, she wrote and queried tirelessly until all of her hard work landed her a dream agent and her dream publisher. She still takes the time to comment on blogs and support writers who are just getting started on their journey. Elana has never once surrendered, never given up, no matter what publishing has thrown her way. We are honored to know her and beyond excited to crack open our copy of SURRENDER.



And lucky for you, to celebrate, we've ordered three copies of SURRENDER and we're going to give away a copy to three commenters. Leave a comment about a time you never surrendered below and don't forget to enter the big, huge, epic contest over on Jamie Harrington's blog. Because it's awesome. Just like Elana.

10 comments:

Elana Johnson said...

Aw, sniff. I love you guys!

Vivien said...

Everyone discouraged me to get married when I did. Everyone. Even though closest to me. But I didn't listen. I never surrendered to the peer pressure. I listened to myself and my heart. Now, it's almost 7 years (July 1st) and I'm happier than ever :D

CONGRATS TO ELANA!!!

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Marquita Hockaday said...

I didn't surrender when I walked into a class full of disgruntled 6th graders in the middle of the school year...after their favorite teacher just left them. I STILL didn't surrender the next school year when one of my students punched my computer...nope. I'm still educating the youth :D

Lisa and Laura said...

LOVE these answers. You guys are awesome! And I'm glad you didn't surrender!

beck nicholas said...

I haven't surrendered so far despite Mr 4 needing timeout number 3 for the day (it's 9:30am) and that his misbehaviour ended up with manure through the carpet of my car (he doesn't listen to 'stop' well).
I can't promise I won't surrender soon though...

Nichole Giles said...

Thanks you guys! Awesome post.

Little Ms J said...

So proud of all you beautiful ladies! Elana, girl - I need to meet up with you next time I'm in Provo. You live to close for us not to celebrate together!

Jemi Fraser said...

Elana is completely awesome! Love this post :)

erica m. chapman said...

YAY!!!! Awesome, Elana!! Can't wait to read it ;o)

Jessy said...

I didn't surrender when giving birth to my son (even though I reaallly wanted to).