Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Flirt Squad update

Hey everyone,

Today there has been some changes for Flirt Squad Rachel has posted that the 500 point drawing will hapen on November 1st so to help members reach the desiered points the following changes have been made:

 1. Tweet any of the following ( +5 per tweet, only one of these tweets counted per day!! Post link in doc):

Wanna be a character in @RachelHarrisYA 's future book? Join the #FlirtSquad to find out how #16C
Unleash YOUR Inner Flirt, read My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by @RachelHarrisYA #16C
Swooning over Lorenzo in #16C
Best Sweet Sixteen ever! #16C @RachelHarrisYA
21st century girl, 16th century boy. Italian accents. Renaissance art. Best. Birthday. Ever. #MySuperSweet16thCentury http://amzn.to/NJIdZS
21st century girl, 16th century boy. Italian accents. Renaissance art. Best. Birthday. Ever. #MySuperSweet16thCentury http://bit.ly/wzxFfC
2. Retweet any posts about the book or my upcoming book tour from me (@RachelHarrisYA) or any of my peeps' (+5 point per retweet, one per day only, let me know in doc)

3. Like the My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century Series  Facebook Fan Page (+10, let me know on doc. Yes, if you already liked it, this counts!)

4. Post pictures, favorite lines, or thoughts about the book or Super Sweet series, or simply interact with me on the series FB Page (+2 per post, one per day)

5. Like my Facebook Author Page (+10, let me know on doc. Yes, if you already liked it, this counts!)

6. Put the cover of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century as your avatar on FB and Twitter (+10 for the first site the avatar is placed and +5 for each additional, post link on doc)

7. Buy My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century! If YOU order it OR get a friend/family member/acquaintance to do so, email me a copy of the receipt (Flirtsquad@gmail.com) and you get (+30) for each book sold! 

8. Send me a picture of you, your kids, or your pets reading or holding My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century(+25 points)

9.  Blog About the Flirt Squad, what it’s about, and why you think others have to join *grin*  (+10, must post link in the doc)

10. Mention the Flirt Squad on Facebook (+10, post link to the doc)

11. Write an honest review for Goodreads once you read the book (all reviews count!!) (+10, post link on doc)

12. Write an honest review for Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or any retail outlet (all reviews count!!) (+20 first review, +10 each additional retail site you post it. Post link on doc)

13. Recruit subscribers to my Newsletter--see sidebar (+15 for anyone who signs up and mentions your name as referral. Can only earn points for this once)

14. Promote My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century on Facebook by posting Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or any other retail buy page links in a status (+15, Only one link per day by any social media **update** and let me know on the doc)

15. Add my Book Trailer (click the link) to your Blog, Website, or Facebook account (+15, leave the link for proof)

16. Recommending My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century to your friends on Goodreads (+20, take a screen shot and email it to FlirtSquad@gmail.com)

17. Post the above Flirt Squad button, or any of the Super Sweet Character buttons (see sidebar) on your own sidebar (+5 for first button, +2 for each additional)

18. Email a friend or YA book loving family member and ask them to join the Flirt Squad ( + 25 for all future *active* members when they join, make sure they email me at FlirtSquad@gmail.com and mention that you referred them so you can get the points!)


A quick recap of what's up for grabs:


First level (25 points): A Super Sweet bookmark and tattoo
Second level (75 points): All prizes above PLUS a set of trading cards (your very own pocket-sized Lorenzo and Cat!), and a Super Sweet bracelet
Third level (150 points): All prizes above PLUS your name in the acknowledgements of book 2 in the Super Sweet series, A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES
Fourth level (250 points): All prizes above PLUS a special note from me inviting you to the sequel to My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES, including a special sneak peek!
ALL Participants who Reach Fifth Level (500 points): All prizes above PLUS an entry into a drawing to make a special appearance as a character in a future book.
AND ALL Squad Members, Regardless of points accrued: Entered into a drawing for a signed copy of MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY, Plus a Skype or telephone chat (may or may not include other YA authors!)

Hope you earn enough points to enter the drawing and remember to Join the Flirt Squad.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Flirt Squad Challenge


I presented our guest author, Cindi Madsen, with the first official Flirt Squad Challenge Question, and I freaking LOVE her answer!

To play along, and earn 25 POINTS toward the DOS Challenge, simply answer the question below on your own blog, Facebook page, or some other public medium, along with a link back to the Official Flirt Squad Welcome post, inviting them to join in the fun....and you know you're having a blast with me on those docs (he he!)

Leave your links in the comments here or tweet it out and include me (@RachelHarrisYA).

Our Flirt Squad Challenge Question for the month of August is:

What is the silliest thing you ever did to get someone's attention?

My reply will be posted on my main blog page "The Craziest Thing I Ever Did To Get Someone's Attention," and here's Cindi Madsen's response:

I don’t really have one certain instance, but with a small town, you pretty much know what everyone drives. So if I spotted the car of the boy I liked stopped at Winco (It was the local convenience store) I’d stop in. I mean, I could always use another Mountain Dew or Snickers or whatever, so it was the perfect excuse.

Only then I’d see the guy and I would just kinda avoid them because all my courage was gone and I didn’t know what to say. I became VERY interested in the candy shelf, scared to look up.

I always hoped they’d come up to me and smile and I don’t know, ask me out or SOMETHING. But I was usually lucky to get a “hi,” head nod, or wave.

I always wondered if I would’ve said something besides “hi” back, if we could’ve gotten something going. But instead I just stood there, gripping my soda and candy like my life depended on it, wondering how the heck anyone ever got a boyfriend.

They probably just thought I was really into my junk food. Lol!

He he, I LOVE it!! Didn't I tell you people that Cindi was awesome? I can so relate to teenage Cindi... sigh.

What about YOU?? What is the Silliest/Craziest/Most Embarrassing thing YOU ever did to get someone's attention??

I don"t really have any, but this one time I was with a group of Friends and we where at our county fair. I saw a friend and I wanted to say Hi, but she was too far away to see me so I started waving and waving until it looked like I was doing jumping jacks in the middle of the walk path and every one started to stare so I just ran over scaring her almost half to death. :P

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

Hey everyone here is another book you cant read it yet but it will be out soon. Say Hi to Rachel Harris's My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century:

I hear their muffled whispers and understand every Italian word. Every witty comment made at my expense.

It’s like my brain is automatically translating.

I bunch the soft fabric of the dress in my hand and then reach up to feel the ribbon in my hair. I lightly skim my fingers over my chin and feel my lack of zit. I take in the costumes of the crowd, the stench of the animals, and the Italian I can now speak and understand. And suddenly it hits me.

Reyna must have pulled some kind of gypsy mojo.

Maybe this is one of those nifty “change your life” magic scenarios like in the movies. I mean, mostly I’m still expecting to blink and be right back in the midst of overpriced, gaudy tourism, but for now, the gypsy-time-warp explanation is infinitely better than thinking I’ve lost my mind. As I decide to go with that option, I feel my frantic tension melt away.

The growing crowd seems to notice my change in demeanor and begins shooting one another amused looks, but I don’t care anymore. A smile stretches across my face. Evidently, I was wrong earlier; Reyna is a psychic mind reader, because if this is her special brand of bibbity-bobbity-boo, then she made my exact daydream from earlier in the courtyard come to life.

The long red gown, the braided hair, the Italian merchant’s daughter, the time period. I am in Renaissance Florence.

I stare dumbly at the ground, the words and reality sinking in.

I’m in Renaissance Florence!

Cindi Madsen

Hey Readers, welcome to the site to start off the blog our first book is going to be Demonds of the Sun by Cindi Madsen. Yay!!! So I hope you enjoy


Persephone didn’t ask to be the guardian of Hades Dagger, an artifact Hades forged to turn demons into daywalkers and wants back. She didn’t ask for the demon blood running through her veins that allows her to touch the thing, either. And she definitely didn’t ask for Jax, a cocky Warrior, to barge into her life and proclaim himself her bodyguard. Suddenly she has to deal with all three, along with an increase in demon attacks and the fact members of the Order of Zeus keep turning up dead.

When demons tell Persephone that she’s one of them, she’s appalled. And a little intoxicated by the power she feels when they call her their queen. Telling Jax about her demon side might turn him away from her forever, but something bad is brewing, and if Persephone doesn’t figure out something, and soon, she’ll be responsible for unleashing Hell on Earth.

If you want to read the book you can order it here at this link: