Monday, December 12, 2011

Twelve Books for Christmas: Book One

Twelve Books for Christmas


Please welcome Ali Cross, author of Become. Ali Cross is the sensei of the Writer's Dojo where she holds a black belt in awesome. She lives in Utah with her kickin' husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, two sumo dogs and four zen turtles.  After reading this ninjarrific interview,  read about Ali's book and how you can win a copy. 

Konstanz: What's your greatest inspiration as a writer?

Ali: My own twisted mind combined with random songs on the radio.

Konstanz: Dragon or Pegasus?

Ali: Pegasus. Or dragon. Wait. I love horses which makes me think PEGASUS, but then I'm a huge fan of the DragonSinger of Pern series so . . . dragons. Yeah. Dragons. :)

Konstanz: Describe your ideal date with Harry Potter.

Ali: Sadly, I never would have said YES to HP. Now if George had asked me out . . . 

Konstanz: If you were asked to give the keynote address at a writers conference,  what would your topic be?

Ali: How to write a novel NINJA STYLE!!

Konstanz:  Do you listen to music while you writer?  (If yes,  what kind of music?  If no, why not?)

Ali: Absolutely YES! I almost always listen to music, but WHAT I listen to depends on the story I'm writing. DESOLATION? Pandora on an Evanescence station. THE SWIFT? Pandora on a Stan Rogers station.

Konstanz: Hot Cocoa or Apple Cider? 

Ali: Hot Chocolate for sure! 

The book:

Sixteen-year old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared. 

When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made—that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has created her to be. What she doesn’t count on, is finding a reason to change—something she’s never had before—a friend.

I know that you are know karate chopp- I mean dying to have a copy of this book!  So here is how you can win one.  Actually. . .we are giving away one e-book (Open internationally)  and one paperback copy + swag! (US only)

How to win:
1. Be a follower of this blog.
2. Be a follower of Ali's blog
3. Leave a comment on this post telling me which you prefer, Apple cider, or Hot cocoa?
(Don't forget to leave your e-mail in the comments so that I can contact you if you win)
(This contest runs from 12-12-11 to 12-23-11.  Winners will be announced on the 23rd at midnight)

Yep! Simple as that!  Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the next book and author in the Twelve Books for Christmas! 


Here is where you can find Ali:
Barnes and Noble

And don't forget to check out the other participating blogs for more chances at winning awesome books!

Into 'da Fiyah 


  1. Celebrate Christmas eve with this wonderful story books. I Luv it !!

  2. As much as Apple Cider is tasty, I LOVE hot coco.
    Thanks for the giveaway! I follow this blog-TayteH.

  3. I follow both blogs GFC Anna Dase and I would love to win this book + swag. I would prefer Apple Cider USA and email addy is

  4. I definitely prefer Apple Cider, especially cider with a kick --like wassail type.
    I'd love to win the paperback copy of Become!

  5. I follow both blogs via GFC: Brenda Demko. I'd usually take the cocoa over the cider, but I enjoy them both! Thank you for the giveaway! I wish all things warm and wonderful for you!

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  10. Apple cider, hot, is for me!

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  11. Definitely hot chocolate!

    Happy Holidays & thanks for the giveaway!
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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! I like hot chocolate :) I'm following you and Ali's blog via GFC!