shani petroff dot com

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Another book giveaway!

Win a copy of Bedeviled: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Dress!!!!
Post a comment on The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading's blog to enter:

Good luck!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Book Giveaway!!!

Now you can win four books (including mine)!
Just leave a comment on Jenny's blog... and you can enter twice by reposting (more info. below)

You'll get an arc of Shadow by Jenny Moss

Flirting With Disaster by Rhonda Stapleton

My So-Called Death by Stacey Jay

Bedeviled: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Dress by me!

How to enter: Comment on Jenny's blog.
How to enter twice: Post it on your blog, twitter, etc., and comment again w/ link.
Who can enter: Those living in Canada, Europe, and United States.
Contest begins: Today
Contest ends: Tuesday, March 2, Midnight CST

Labels: , , ,

Monday, February 22, 2010

Blog Tour

Today visiting my blog is author and zombie expert Stacey Jay! She's a workaholic with three pen names, and a sick sense of humor. She loves creepies, crawlies, and of course, romance. What would a zombie novel--or any novel--be without kisses that make your toes tingle?

Her new Young Adult book Undead Much? just launched.

So what's it about:

Even Zombie Settlers with Super Hot Boyfriends get the Blues...

A few months ago I was a normal girl with a normal life. But that was before my power to Settle the Undead returned and someone tried to kill me with zombies.

Now I work magic and practice kicking butt while trying to find time for pom squad and my boyfriend, Ethan, and trying NOT to think about how freaky my life has become. It can be tough. Still…things could be worse…

Oh yeah, right:
1. Feral new super-strong zombies. Check.
2. Undead psychic hottie predicting a zombie apocolypse. Check.
3. Earth-shattering secrets that could land me in Settler prison for life. Check.
4. Cheerleader vs. pom squad turf war threatening the end of the half time as we know it. Check.

I’m going to need therapy (and a cookie) if I live through the week. Unfortunately I’m learning that’s not something Zombie Queens can take for granted.

I read the first Megan Berry book You are so Undead to Me and can not wait to pick this one up!

Meantime, Stacey answered some embarrassing questions for me!

1. Having the devil for a dad can be tough. But sometimes having a regular parent can be just as hard. What was your most embarrassing parent related moment?

My dad was seventeen years older than my mom, so he was really more like a grandpa than a dad. That made for a LOT of awkward moments. I remember one time I came downstairs for a first date wearing a very short kilt--that my mother had allowed me to buy and had no problem with, being a child of the 60's and all. But my dad had a hysterical fit when he saw it, and made me go upstairs and change. I'd never been so embarrassed. I almost cried, but I knew that would have made it even worse!

2. And while we're on embarrassing moments (which my main character has quite a few of)... share with us one of yours (non parent related)?

I was at my stepdaughter's second grade open house, surrounded by other parents, trying to pretend like I had some clue what I was doing being a full time caregiver to a little girl I'd only known for a year. I bent over to pick up my then two-year-old and split my jeans completely up the middle. My underwear was ALL OVER Pine Forest Elementary. Thankfully, it was pretty underwear...but still. Neither of my stepdaughters let too many days go by without reminding me of that moment. It's been three years and...I don't think they'll ever let me forget, lol.

3. If you could cast your book as a movie/tv show... who would be your dream cast?

All unknowns! Give the new people a chance, they're probably better than the "stars" anyway. (Spoken as a true former actor, lol.)

Thanks Stacey!
To learn more about her books check out

Labels: ,

Monday, February 15, 2010

CT visit

I'm heading to CT this Thursday, Feb. 15th for two library visits.
So please stop on by!
I'll be at the Cheshire Public Library at 1pm and the Woodbridge Library at 4pm!
Any questions about publishing, writing, Bedeviled, etc., I'll be happy to answer the best I can!
Hope to see you!!
(And Alphabet Garden will be selling books at the Cheshire Library and there will also be some on books on sale at Woodbridge as well!)

Blog Tour

I'm taking part in a really cool blog tour. I'll be hosting several fabulous authors on my blog (and they'll be hosting me as well!). Each blog in the tour will feature different questions--so make sure to check them all out! They'll all be different.

First up for me... the talented Erin Dionne. Author of the middle grade books-- Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies and The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet. I read Models and absolutely adored it! I can't wait to get my hands on Total Tragedy.

I asked Erin a couple of questions about her most embarrassing moments!

1. Having the devil for a dad can be tough. But sometimes having a regular parent can be just as hard. What was your most embarrassing parent related moment?

We moved around a bunch when I was a kid, so I'd have to say the most embarrassing moments were when my mom would have to walk me into the first day at school every time we moved. : (

2. And while we're on embarrassing moments (which my main character has quite a few of)... share with us one of yours (non parent related)?

Oh, I can't believe you're making me relive this! It'd have to be when I was in junior high. I was wearing white pants to school, and it was early spring. It had rained, and there were still clumps of dirty snow on the ground. I slipped, fell down a short flight of stairs, and had some awesome black smears down the back of my pristine pants. AND my mom wasn't home to bring me a new pair of drawers. I'll leave it to your imagination to figure out the nicknames that little stunt earned me...

For more on Erin and her books check out

Labels: ,

Bedeviled Books About Shani Petroff Auras R Us
Other Contact Blog
Destined Series by Shani Petroff Shani Petroff dot com Book Trailer