Sunday, July 19, 2009

Just Dance!

Not to be all quoting Lady Gaga, but guys, when you go to a concert, don't just stand there like a lump. The band wants you to get into it. To dance! One of the greatest joys in life is to go dancing! It gives you this amazing euphoric feeling that can't be duplicated.

I went to see goth band VNV Nation last night. (If you've never heard them, you need to check them out. They're teh awesome.) They put on an amazing show. But half the audience just stood there, staring at the stage, doing NOTHING. Sooo boring! Some of the people - I don't even know why they were there! And don't tell me it's all goth to stand there and look mopey - the most dedicated goths I know love to get on the dance floor and get their dance on. It's a chance to express yourself and really feel the music work through your body. It's a beautiful, heavenly experience like no other.

Ronan, the lead singer, was begging people to get into the music and really working it, but it was an uphill battle, let me tell you.

In any case, my boyfriend Jacob and I found a corner and danced all night. I was so sweaty afterwards! But it was worth it!!

Anyway, rant over. Just dance. Rayne and Jareth (and even Sunny for that matter!) will be proud! :)


Friday, July 17, 2009

Boys that Bite - Reader Trailer!

This was sent to me by one of my readers, Angelina Marie. She did an awesome book trailer of Boys that Bite for her senior class project. Check it out - it rocks!! :) I especially love Lucifent. Wonder if that's her little brother?

I love when people make me videos based on my books! (HINT HINT!) In fact the new website I'm developing will have a whole section of reader artwork and films.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

More Artwork!

Computer generated artwork today! Found on Deviant Art. I believe they're both made with SIMS. Funny cause I recently got SIMS 3 and made Sunny and Rayne Sims too! Sunny now has 5 kids and Rayne is a rock star! haha.

First - Sunny and Rayne, dressed as they would.

Rayne and Sunny McDonald by ~Chuckyfan4lyf on deviantART

And whoah - scandal! Mangus and Rayne!!! Where's Sunny?!?

Scene for Stake That by ~Chuckyfan4lyf on deviantART

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Nine Author NYC Book Signing!

Now here's the event you've been waiting for! Nine authors (including me!!) will be at Books of Wonder in New York City on Saturday, July 25th, from 2pm to 4pm. Stop by and buy a book or nine and say hello!

Participating Authors:

Lauren Barnholdt, author of Two-Way Street, The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney, Four Truths and Lie, and others
Sarah Cross, author of Dull Boy
Erin Dionne, author of Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies
Heather Duffy-Stone, author of This is What I Want to Tell you
Mandy Hubbard, author of Prada and Prejudice
Julie Linker, author of Crowned, Disenchanted Princess
Sarah MacLean, author of The Season
Mari Mancusi, author of Boys that Bite, Girls that Growl, Stake That!, Gamer Girl and others
Michelle Zink, author of Prophecy of the Sisters

New Video: Ally Carter!

As most of you guys know, in addition to writing I'm also a TV producer. And one of the most fun parts of my job is interviewing other YA authors. Like the fabulous Ally Carter who writes the Gallagher Girls series. (About a spy school for girls - so awesome!) She and I share the same agent actually and so when I met up with her at the Book Expo of America last month I had to interview her about her amazing series.

Here's the finished product - take a look!


Friday, July 10, 2009

Beiß, Jane, beiß!

Beiß, Jane, beiß! - the German version of BAD BLOOD will be out MONDAY!! Yay for Germany!!! Hope all you German readers will pick it up and let me know what you think! I'm excited!

In the US - it's not out until January. Booooo. But I swear it'll be worth the wait!!!


Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Bad Blood Available for Pre-Order

It doesn't come out til January, but you can reserve your copy of BAD BLOOD now on Amazon. It's really happening!!! Yay!


Tuesday, July 07, 2009

More Fan Art!

This is from Keira!! As you might recognize, it's a scene from Gamer Girl where Maddy's grandma is flipping out about her unicorn figurines -- aka her "babies!"

.::Thats MY Baby::. by ~Keira-the-Wolf on deviantART


Thursday, July 02, 2009

Blood Coven Author Quotes!

I think I've told you guys before how much I adore Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampire series. (You all are reading it, right? If not - get going - it ROCKS!!) It's so different than the other vampire series out there and is completely addictive!!

Anyway, for the re-release of the Blood Coven books, my editor wanted me to get what's called an "author blurb" - which is basically a compliment about your book by a bestselling author. Of course I immediately thought of Rachel. And guess what? She was nice enough to write one! So now here's the quote that's going to appear on the book covers:

"If you haven't sunk your teeth into Marianne Mancusi's fabulous books, why haven't you? Delightful, surprising, and engaging -- you'll get bitten, and love it."

-- Rachel Caine

Pretty awesome, huh? And if that's not enough, I also got a wonderful blurb from New York Times Bestseller Ellen Hopkins who does those AMAZING poetry books like Crank and Identical and the soon-to-be-release Tricks. (Everyone loves these books - just the other day I read Miley Cyrus gushing about Identical!)

"Boys That Bite is a vampire book so worth reading, with dark humor, distinctive voice, and a protagonist clever enough to get herself out of trouble. Thank you, Mari Mancusi, for a great ride."

-- Ellen Hopkins

Isn't that awesome! I mean, not to be all "look at me" but when big-time authors praise your book, it makes you feel like you're doing something right!! :)

Long live the Blood Coven!!