Fire & Flood Launch


Last Saturday was the official launch party for my good friend Victoria Scott's third novel Fire & Flood, the first novel of the Fire & Flood series from Scholastic (the party was hosted by the Half Price Books flagship here in Dallas, and I swear, that store is like my second home). If you've been living under a rock and don't know what Fire & Flood is, you can check out my Waiting on Wednesday post for it here or read either of these two excerpts or even my 4-star review for it. It was a great party full of some of my favorite bookish people like Tori (because duh), authors Julie Murphy, Jeramey Kraatz, Heather L. Reid, and Lindsay Cummings and bloggers Karen of Teen Librarian Toolbox, Marissa & Jasmine of Beneath the Moon & Stars, Bex of Bex Book Reviews and Two & a Half Fangirls (she's one of my Pandoras!), and Kari of A Good Addiction. There were also cupcakes and plenty of swag!

 me with Tori! <3

 me with Bex!

Tori with the AH-MAZING F&F display.
The feather was made out of book pages and 
looked ridiculously cool!
 Julie selfie-ing with the display.


 Anyway, Fire & Flood is available via all major book retailers so you can certainly buy your own copy (it's only $2.99 via Kindle, Nook, and Kobo) or you can enter my giveaway for a signed copy. After the release of Fire & Flood, Tori shared news of book two of the series, which is entitled Salt & Stone and will continue Tella's, Guy's, and their friends' stories. You can add it to your Goodreads shelf here. From the description she shared with the V Mafia, her street team, I can tell Tori has upped the stakes, and I'm super excited for this next installment, which is due in 2015 from Scholastic. I'm not sure if we're allowed to share what exactly was in her note so I'll just say it sounds amazing until I'm given the okay, but you can be sure I'll have plenty of exclusive news to share as we approach Salt & Stone's release!

 Because I'm me, I bought a copy of Fire & Flood and had Tori sign it for one of you, plus I picked up some awesome swag. I will be picking three winners. First place will receive the signed hardcover and some swag; second & third place will both receive signed Fire & Flood posters, postcards, bookmarks, and any other miscellaneous F&F swag I discover in my swag drawer. First place is open to the US & Canada; second and third place will be US only because shipping on tubes is so much more expensive on books, which makes ZERO SENSE to me, but whatever. Giveaway ends 12 AM CST March 18. All giveaway policies (can be found in the Site Policies tab!) will be enforced, and any entries not in accordance with the stated policies will be disqualified; ignorance is not an excuse. I will notify the winners via email so make sure you know which email you're using with Rafflecopter. Best of luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I have wanted to read this so bad for quite a while now!!! I am so jealous of all of your bookish event adventures! :) But also happy for you! Thanks for another awesome giveaway.

  2. I'm so jealous! I want to go & meet Victoria! I love, love her. I've read the book and already want to read it again. It was fantastic, but I didn't expect anything less from her. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and the giveaway!

  3. Looks awesome! Can't wait to read it!

  4. Congrats Victoria, I have been wanting this book so bad and I would love it signed!!! I loved watching you and Jessica Brody on your live Launch chat it was so great to talk about Fire & Flood and have some Q & A's discussed!!! Fingers crossed and thank you Mary I love your blog, this is an awesome giveaway! I love the picture you took with Victoria very cute by the way!!!

  5. I cannot wait to read this. The pets sound really cool.

  6. It's awesome that you got to meet Victoria! It looked like tons of fun! I loved the Collector and the Liberator, so I'm really looking forward to reading Fire and Flood!

  7. So jealous you got to meet Victoria! Hope you had a great time and thanks for the awesome giveaway! *crossing fingers for the poster* <3