Monday, February 10, 2014

A-Z Preview and Moonless Book Release Blogfest

I hope you enjoyed the guests posts on here during our Steampunk with Heart celebration all last week. We had Facebook Parties every day, and they were a lot of fun. This was my first time doing such a promotion, and it's been great connecting with new bloggers and readers.

Believe it or not, the A-Z Challenge is only several weeks away, and many of you are already organizing and planning your posts. Last year, I enjoyed having all of my work done beforehand, and I could enjoy visiting everybody and commenting on people's blogs. My goal is to keep that level of organization up for 2014.

Last year, my theme for A-Z was everything 80s. That was so much fun, and I wanted to stay in the pop culture world for 2014. So this year's challenge with be an A-Z list of Musical One-Hit Wonders.

I look forward to putting my posts together and sharing my favorite one-hit wonders with all of you.

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In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.

Her nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless.

So here's the question: If you lived in a society where arranged marriages were a la mode, who would you beg your parents to set you up with? Why? (Literary characters and celebrities welcomed.) 

This one is pretty easy for me. It would be Alyssa Milano. I had such a huge crush on her during her Who's the Boss Days. Apart from being gorgeous, she loves sports and has dedicated a lot of time to philanthropy. 

Plus, we have the exact same birthday: month, day, and year. So it'd be easy to remember her birthday. I'm all about efficiency!

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're the same age? That would make it easy to remember.
One hit wonders is perfect. There are just so many out there.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Love your A-Z theme! I'll be reading/listening. :)

And that is so weird about your birthdays being the same.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Somebody hook me up with Hugh Jackman, please.

Will The Safety Dance be one of your one hit wonders? Or Tainted Love?

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Hi Jay, popped in to say hello as a fellow minion for MJ's tech team :) I love your choice in Alyssa Milano!
Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

Crystal Collier said...

LOL! Efficiency. Sports. Awesome. You are epic, Jay.

Looking forward to your one-hit wonders.

Heather M. Gardner said...

She is pretty cool. She made a great witch, too!

Robin said...

Oooh. One hit wonders! I love it!!!!

I really liked her on the TV show Charmed. Did you watch that one?

Chrys Fey said...

I love Alyssa Milano! She was my favorite actress on Charmed. :)

mooderino said...

Cool AZ theme, I'm sure there will be a few classics in there (and some terrible ones too).

Moody Writing

Jay Noel said...

Alex: It's tough trying to choose the one-hit wonders to write about

Madeline: I'm looking forward to writing my posts

Diane: You're giving me some great ideas. You might see at least one of them on here.

Suzanne: Hi there! I look forward to minion-ing with you.

Crystal: Hey, I try!

Janie Junebug said...

It would be ideal if you had the same initials. Then you could share all monogrammed items.

Janie Junebug

Jay Noel said...

Heather: I agree, she was one helluva witch!

Robin: I didn't watch the show a lot, just whenever I'd catch it.

Chrys: Mine too!

Moody: Oh yeah, I'll bring up some classics for sure!

Jay Noel said...

Janie: Lol. Now that would be a little...weird!

Elsie said...

Oh my gosh! You just hooked me with your A-Z theme. I'm a product of the 80's. Love them!! Bring back parachute pants guys! C'mon! ha ha

Great to meet a fellow minion.

AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

erica and christy said...

She's definitely beautiful - and yes, efficiency is good!

Kristin Smith said...

LOVED "Who's The Boss" growing up!! Same birthday? Yes, a definite plus! : )

Tammy Theriault said...

I've had a girl tell me I look like her...I don't see it! maybe she was meaning I'm "boss"y. oh my gosh that was good! but really....she did say I look like her.

Kyra Lennon said...

She is beautiful!!

Rusty Carl said...

Alyssa Milano! You were't the only one with a crush on her. What memories. And looking forward to some one-hit wonders in April then.

Jay Noel said...

Elsie: You would have my posts from last year too!

erica: Efficiency aside, she's awesome.

Kristin: She was tough little girl on that show, and I think that's what I liked about her.

Tammy: LOL, that's funny. You're just as pretty as she is.

Kyra: Plus she knows some good witchy-spells

Rusty: I'm getting my one-hit wonders list together

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Jay,

Yup, she's definitely a winner. Beautiful child, teen, and now woman!

Fun choice for the A-Z... Looking forward to reading your posts!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I love your theme for A to Z. It sounds 'challenging.' The blog hop about fictional hookups was a great idea. I've had fun reading them.

M. J. Joachim said...

I could see you with Alyssa! Looking forward to your A - Z posts of one hit wonders. There are so many good ones to choose from...

Jay Noel said...

Michael:I agree!

Susan: The challenge will be picking which ones to post.

M.J.: Hahahaha. In my dreams!

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to Crystal!

And what a fun theme for A-Z!

J.L. Campbell said...

Jay, I'll look forward to your A-Z posts. Forgot what I'm supposed to be posting about on one blog. Only know I had a fab idea. :(

Since your crush shares your birthday, it's definitely easy to remember her.

DEZMOND said...

Allysa Milano is fun! I recently watched her in a few scenes of MISTRESSES. Still gorgeous

Donna Hole said...

I like efficiency, lol. I have to agree she is sweet and beautiful.


Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I coulda sworn your A to Z was Steampunk. Did I miss something?

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Mark Noce said...

I plan to read Moonless, but I'm too wrapped up in Dragonfly Warrior right understand of course;)

Jay Noel said...

I plan on getting an autographed copy of Moonless too!

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