Happy Book Birthday… To ME! (and BroodingYAHero)

Well, here it is. The morning of my book birthday, and the day I give BroodingYAhero’s story over to you, the readers.

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I’m so thrilled and truth be told, utterly nervous.

Everyone dreams of being an author. I certainly have since I was five. Now that I am SO close to being once (at the time of writing this) I think, it feels different every single day. Some days I catch myself just gazing dreamily at my book, my REAL book, on my bookshelf. Other days, I get hit with the “oh, if only I had done this and this and this instead…” bug. Other other days, I hear from a reader or friend that they liked it, and I swear I’m floating. Still other days, I consider running away and hiding in some cave in Scotland, away from all these writerly thoughts. 

Most days, though, I am so happy to be an Author, and to share this odd, wonderful novel with you, the reader. BroodyBook isn’t like any other book, and I think Brooding YA Hero wouldn’t have it any other way.

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This adventure has had a lot of ups and downs, but I’m so utterly glad to share it with you. BroodingYAHero was started to make friends smile, and I think, if the legacy of the book featuring our Broody hero is to make even more people smile, well, that is a legacy I can be proud of. I am just so so amazed my dream is finally here.

I am an Author.

Thank you so much to every single person who preordered, requested from the library, recommended, reviewed, and tweeted. You are amazing.

I’d like to take one minute to personally thank Linnea Gear, the illustrator of this book. Her beautiful art made this story come alive, and I’m utterly thrilled to work with her. You can check out her other work here: link to portfolio and here: link to DISSENT, her webcomic.

 

To purchase Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character Almost as Awesome as Me, check out the links below.

AMAZON: LINK HERE

BARNES AND NOBLE: LINK HERE

BOOK DEPOSITORY: LINK HERE

INDIEBOUND: LINK HERE

Summary 

After two weeks of having no authors ask him to star in their stories, book hero Broody McHottiepants tries to write his own novel, despite interruptions from ex-girlfriend Blondie DeMeani. Includes quizzes, lists, and games.

Thank you all again for reading! I can’t wait to celebrate today with you! (Despite what he says, Broody is looking forward to it too)

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Broody Book Preorder Prizes!

It’s that time of year! In which BroodingYAHero himself wants to send you prizes for preordering his lovely book! Preorders are super important, so Broody And I want to say thank you!

If you’ve already preordered, great! Send proof to broodybook@gmail.com, and fill out the form! CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM

Thank you! Here are locations to pre order:

Want to preorder an AUTOGRAPHED COPY? Go here: Books Of Wonder Link

 

Other links

AMAZON: LINK HERE

BARNES AND NOBLE: LINK HERE

BOOK DEPOSITORY (free international shipping!): LINK HERE

INDIEBOUND: LINK HERE

AND NOW….

THE PRIZES

EVERY PERSON (including international) who preorders will get:

-STICKERS! Label the characters in your life with this set, designed by ReadAtMidnight!

 

 

-Also, this LARGER sticker, for the most important character of them all: Broody Himself

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-Broody Bookmarks!

But that’s not all! You’ll also get…

Three limited edition Broody postcards, drawn by Grace Fong (Fictograph) Each one of these seven limited edition cards captures a different aspect of our adorable hero

Preorder (or email your library request form) a copy of BROODING YA HERO- Becoming A Main Character to win

Want these prizes? Just email proof of your preorder/library request form to BroodyBook@gmail.com then complete this form: FORM HERE

PLUS

Preorder by September 10th, and be entered to win an incredible BROODY BASKET including:

-A BroodingYAHero Tote Bag

-your very own Broody Notebook to jot down your main character adventures

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-A #TeamMe tee shirt!

-A set of two custom candles from Novelly Yours:

Evil Ex Girlfriend: An icy, but surprisingly sweet scent

BroodingYAhero: Only the Most Swoonworthy Scent in all of the World.

And a…

Your choice of a BROODY or BLONDIE blanket! That’s right! This cuddly fleece blanket will keep you warm as you read all about these character’s adventures!

 

Questions? Email BroodyBook@gmail.com

CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM Once You’ve Preordered

In case you need those links again…

Want an AUTOGRAPHED COPY? Go here: Books Of Wonder Link

AMAZON: LINK HERE

BARNES AND NOBLE: LINK HERE

BOOK DEPOSITORY (free international shipping!): LINK HERE

INDIEBOUND: LINK HERE

Brooding YA Hero’s Tips to Become a Main Character

This is a guest post by  Broody McHottiepants, aka @broodingYAhero on twitter.

So. Summer’s half over, right? And you’re stressing because you’re not sure if you’re a main character? Don’t worry. I’m here for you. (Literately. I’m always around when you need me. Except in Chapter 23. I had to skip that one.)

Anyways, here’s a list of the top seven ways you can achieve main character status before school starts up again. Not in school because your dystopian society has forced to you duel love interests to the death instead? Or maybe you’re an immortal assassin who’s too busy uncovering conspiracies about love interests to go to school? That’s okay, these tips still can help.

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BROODY’S 7 TIPS TO BECOME A MAIN CHARACTER BY THE END OF SUMMER

1.  Move. To England. Or a remote small town in America.  Or Canada. Or New York City. Or out of your room. Preferably somewhere you won’t have to waste time learning a new language. That gives you more time to reinvent yourself.

2. Get a hobby. The quirkier the better. Goat racing! Plastic bag knitting! Celery painting! This unique skill will certainly lead you towards other quirky characters, and a plot will form around you.

3. Get a destiny/curse/prophecy. These are a little harder to find nowadays, but a good destiny bestowed upon you by a well-meaning magical old lady (or a ominous prophecy from a vengeful Greek god) will grant you main character status every time.

4. Find a place to volunteer. This will let you learn an important lesson about that one character flaw you seem to have, and you’ll emerge at the end of the summer a better person. Also has a high chance of granting you a love interest, should you desire one.

5. Find a magical portal. Check in decrepit buildings, all mirrors, behind ornately carved bookshelves. Inspect all old jewelry, from stuff acquired at a garage sale all the way up to family heirlooms. Maybe do some dusting in the process. You’ll stumble into a gateway to a magical land before long.

6. Roadtrip! Need I say more?

7. Fall in love. This is a risky one. Summer romances don’t always grant you permanent main character status. Better to cross paths with a mysterious stranger, who will just happen to be enrolling in your school that fall. Proceed with caution, least you stumble into a Grease remake.

Alright then. You’ve got the advice. Now, excuse me, I have an old car I have to go work on, while blasting classic rock, and brooding about how no one will ever understand me. Very time consuming. Best of luck. You’ll find me in the halls of school this fall, ignoring you and skipping class.

Want more Brooding YA Hero? He’s on Twitter here and Tumblr here, and all his appearances on other sites are kept here.

Want to interview him or feature him on your site? Contact him at broodingyahero@gmail.com