Friday, May 1, 2009

Climbing Roses Prom Mania

Welcome to all you late nighters! This hour is hosted by Climbing Rose, our YA line.

Hope you’ve had a special Friday night so far. We’re glad you’ve joined us. Feel free to make comments or ask any questions. We have several authors and editors stopping by to answer. Some of our special teen readers may be joining us as well. I’d like our Climbing Rose team members (that includes authors and readers, too) to introduce themselves & leave comments.

Birthdays are always exciting times, and the best part is getting presents. So we have lots of presents for Climbing fans. One lucky person will walk away with the book of her (or his) choice just for commenting during this hour. But that’s only the beginning.

Climbing Rose is celebrating Prom Mania all month. If you stop by our Climbing blog and mention you saw this logo, your name will be entered in the drawings for great prizes supplied by our authors throughout May. If you find this logo on our authors’ websites or social networking sites, you’ll have multiple chances to enter. And that’s not all.

Because May is our special Climbing Rose promo month, we’ll be celebrating Prom Mania with free reads, prom-related quizzes, crafts, kissing tips, embarrassing prom moments, and advice on choosing the perfect prom dress. We’ll even post info on where to get free or low-cost prom gowns.

Send your friends or favorite teens to visit the site, and join us for some fun. (You won’t want to miss the pictures of our authors in their prom gowns, big hair and all!) All of this will take place at http://twrpclimbingrose.blogspot.com/. Stop by every Friday in May for a fun quiz. And throughout the month, we’ll be drawing names at random from those who comment or participate in our quizzes. Best of all, all of our Climbing Rose books will be discounted for the entire month. Take advantage of the sale to pick up some of your favorite titles.

You can find info about upcoming releases, fabulous booktrailers (some of them designed by talented teens), author pictures and bios, and read the stories behind the books. How did our authors come up with their ideas? Read the blog to find out.

Exciting things are happening in Climbing Rose. At our CR blog, moderated by our teen reviewer Blaize Rose, CR authors have been blogging on topics of interest to teens. Even better is the new Climbing Roses store for print releases, a safe place for teens to shop. With a dozen new titles slated to be released, Climbing Rose is the place to be for teens and the young at heart.

Also, join us in the chat room on May 14 from 8-9 p.m. EST. You can talk to Climbing Rose authors, editors, and some of our wonderful teen readers. Ask questions about our books, the writing process, or how to submit to the Climbing Rose line. We'd love to see you there.

Have any questions for us now? Ask away. We’d be more than happy to answer them.

Cheers,

Kat O’Shea

Senior Editor, Climbing Rose

P.S. One last gift before I send you out into the night at the end of our hour (unless you're off to the Sweetheart blog). I thought this blog & the video (if you haven't already seen it, or even if you have, you may want to watch it again) was both touching and inspiring.

Here's to following your dreams!

56 comments:

Susan Yates said...

Happy Birthday, TWRP & Climbing Rose! I'm happy to be here for the party! I've been an editor with Climbing Rose for over a year now and I'm so excited about how much we've grown and how many great stories we have coming up.

danie88 said...

i love YA books and mixing it with romance just makes them so much better because they are both my favorite genres. I already headed over to the Climbing Rose blog and took the quiz and left a comment :)

Blaize said...

Thanks, Danie88! We're glad you could stop by. Happy birthday, everybody!

Anonymous said...

I love YA too! Glad you're enjoying the posts. I thought the quiz was fun.

Kat

Kitty Keswick said...

Happy B-day Wild Rose Press
Kitty Keswick

Christine M said...

Happy Birthday TWRP. I'm so excited to be a part of the Climbing Roses. My book will be out in August and this is such a great line to have my debut novel with. Thanks, everyone!

Kat O'Shea said...

Susan,

Thanks for coming! You must be exhausted. Didn't you start off the morning's blogs? What time did you have to get up? Kat

Kat O'Shea said...

Hi, Kitty & Christine! Glad you could drop by.

Are you jet-lagged from your trip?

Kat O'Shea said...

Can't wait until your book's out, Christine! Summer's almost here. Then time will fly by.

Kat O'Shea said...

So what time is it for the rest of you?

Future Mrs. Ashley Rose said...

I really enjoy YA reads! They are even better with the dash of romance involved.

Christine M. your book looks like it's right up my alley. I will definitely take a closer look when I get the chance =]

Christine M said...

Kat, I can't wait either. I know it's going to be here before I know it! It's so exciting.

Kitty Keswick said...

I'm a little jet lagged. It would be something like 3am in London...but I had to stop by and support my peeps.
Kitty

danie88 said...

its 8:31pm here in Minnesota

Kitty Keswick said...

So what kind of YA books does everyone like to read?

Gina said...

Howdy and a big happy birthday to TWRP!
I'm intrigued by the list of articles about prom...especially the one on kissing! How fun!
Also, thanks to the Climbing Rose editors for publishing Love at First Flight by Beth Shriver. I was excited to find it dealt not only with a girl's first love but the birth of her social awareness. Way cool!

Christine M said...

Future Mrs. Ashley Rose, I hope you enjoy the book when it comes out!

Helen Pilz said...

Thanks for the video link. Susan Boyle's talent, guts, and persistence still brings tears to my eyes.

Kat O'Shea said...

The quiz on the other blog was fun.

Kat O'Shea said...

Oops, I hit send. Has anyone checked what personality they are?

danie88 said...

the types of YA books I like to read are romance and paranormals. Though I do read plenty of other types as well, but those 2 are my favorite.

Susan Yates said...

Gina, so glad you liked Beth's book!

Kat O'Shea said...

Welcome, everyone! It's great to have you here.

Kat O'Shea said...

I'm intrigued by your login, Future Mrs. Ashley Rose. Are you engaged? Or just hopeful?

Kitty Keswick said...

I ordered Beth and Terry's books.I've been on vacay so when I get back to work I'll pick them up. Can't wait to read them.

Kat O'Shea said...

Gina & Helen, Glad you stopped by. It's great you enjoyed Beth's book, Gina! I love that video link, Helen. I keep it handy for whenever I think I can't do something.

Kat O'Shea said...

danie88, We have some great paranormals coming out.

Kitty Keswick said...

I did the quiz...I was Goth Queen or something like that...and the funny thing Judith was the same...doesn't surprise me a bit since were TWRP residence Wolfy Chicks.

Are we still posting the FREE READS, Kat?

Kat O'Shea said...

Kitty has a cool paranormal series coming out--the first book in the series, Freaksville, will be out Jan. 8. And we're working on the 2nd, Furry and Freaked.

Blaize said...

I loved the comment you left on the quiz post, Kitty. Now I'm wishing I'd gotten Goth Queen instead of Classic Elegance--I want a red velvet corset dress!

danie88 said...

I did the quiz as well and got Goth Queen lol it seems that its the top one a lot of people are getting...

Kat O'Shea said...

Gina, If you like Beth's book, have you read any of Kim Mendoza's. Hers also have that sweet feel. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I think Christine's is like that, too, isn't it, Christine?

Christine M said...

Yes, When Mike Kissed Emma is a sweet romance with a high school musical in the background.

Kat O'Shea said...

I got Classic Elegance too.

Kitty Keswick said...

LOL!
I love Goth Girls! I have a Goth Ghost in the Freaksville series she has more "hauntings" in book two.

Kat O'Shea said...

Kitty, "My Prom Date's a Vampire" is supposed to be coming out this month as a free read. I was hoping it'd be out today to kick off our celebration.

Everyone keep an eye out for it. We'll post a link on the CR blog when it debuts.

June said...

Hi Everyone!
I'm here, better late then never I guess.

I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderful group!

Happy Birthday to TWRP, thanks for making my dreams come true!

Blaize said...

Hi, June! Glad you could stop by!

Kat O'Shea said...

We're coming to the last 5 minutes of the blog, so we'll be drawing a name soon for our prize of the hour!

Blaize said...

Woohoo! Prizes!

Kitty Keswick said...

Drum roll.....

Savannah said...

Happy Birthday, Climbing Roses. I fear I'm to old at heart to be much more than a chaperone... but hey, prom!

Kat O'Shea said...

Okay, and our winner is Future Mrs. Ashley Rose.

Kitty Keswick said...

Yeah ! Congrats Ashley! What did she win?

Blaize said...

Congrats, Mrs. Rose! What a perfect name for hanging out with The Wild Rose Press!

Kat O'Shea said...

She won a free book of her choice. I think someone will contact you tomorrow with the info.

Congrats!!

And thanks all for coming!! It was lovely to have you here.

Kat O'Shea said...

Hi, June & Savannah! Glad you popped by.

Kat O'Shea said...

You're right, Susan! A Rose for a Rose. I'm pretty sure you can choose whatever book you want, but I hope since you said you like YA, you'll pick one of ours.

Kitty Keswick said...

Well, I'm signing off...I have to read my CP's last few chapters... I had fun. Thanks.

Future Mrs. Ashley Rose said...

Thank you ladies =] I had a lot of fun today!

June said...

Congratulations Future Mrs. Ashley Rose!

I hope everyone had a fun hour with the Climbing Roses!

:) June

Kat O'Shea said...

Good-night all!! Unless you're moving on to Sweetheart to finish up the night.

Lynda Lukow said...

Excellent examples of perseverance. You're the BEST, Kat!

Lynda

peggy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILD ROSE

Laurie Larsen said...

Happy birthday Wild Rose! It sure is fun being a Climbing Rose author! My YA romance, The Chronicles of Casey V is coming out in July, and I'm counting down the days. Sorry I couldn't join you for the actual hour but I wish everyone the best and happy reading!!

Amber Leigh Williams said...

Love the prom mania idea! My little sister would love these stories. I'll pass the world along to her :)

Amber