Tuesday, January 4, 2011

THE BIG DAY

So, the day has finally come. Happy Birthday, Unearthly!


I opened my eyes this morning to that deep silence that only comes with snow, and sure enough, it was snowing in big fat flakes outside.

Happy sigh. Call me crazy, but I am an Idahoan at heart. Winter should have snow. Yesterday when I left Long Beach airport it was 54 degrees and raining. When I landed in Idaho Falls it was 4 degrees below zero. That's nose hair cold. And I went, brrrrrrr, le sigh.

So back to this morning. I bundled up and headed over to Barnes and Noble. In the doorway I was greeted by a big sign announcing my reading on Thursday (7pm!)


The whole time I was in the store with this half-shocked surreal feeling. My. Book. On. The. SHELVES!!! It was in the New YA section, the YA paranormal romance section, in a big stack on a table marked For Teens and, to top it off, it had its own special display! I could not stop staring at it. Seriously. My book on the shelves.


Honestly I'm still a bit speechless.

My book on the shelves!!!!

36 comments:

Krista said...

Congratulations! Don't they Look so pretty all lined up on the shelves like that! ;)

Julia Karr said...

YAY! So happy for you!

Rachel said...

Congratulations and happy book release day!

Leigh said...

So cool and so exciting. I'm so happy for you.

Megan Hoover-Swicegood said...

Congrats! Huge day! Can't wait to sneak out of the office and go buy a copy.

Babyfro said...

Congratulations. I can only imagine how you were feeling (pretty well since you described it vividly!) Good for you!!!

Kimberly Derting said...

Congrats, Cynthia, I'm so happy for you!!!!

Kim Harrington said...

YAY! CONGRATS! I bought my copy today!

A. Knight said...

@Cynthia Hand,

Congratulations! You must feel wonderful! I cannot wait to read your novel and will be reviewing it later in the month... I cannot wait! Unearthly has kept me in an anxious mood for some time now. Again, congrats on your big day. Happy Birthday Unearthly!

Asher K.

Alex Bennett said...

You were in Idaho Falls?!?!! Gah, I have family out there! I could have been there if I really wanted to be! Come to Michigan!

Oh, and CONGRATS!

Annette said...

Your fame is well-deserved. The book is great! Good luck, and keep them coming!

M said...

Congrats on the release! The book was absolutely amazing :) Is it bad that I am already ready for the next one? Lol, I will try and wait patiently though. Congrats again!

greta said...

I just finished your book that I was able to purchase on Saturday January 1st & it was in the same lovely display as the one your pictured in. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!! And I can not wait for the sequel! The waiting is going to be so tortuous.

Parrish Worrell said...

Congratulations! I always knew you would do great things. I am hoping to be there Thursday night! Don't know if you remember me, but I definitely remember you! Once again, Congrats!

Kreag the Book Loving Writer said...

Yay. Congrats. I managed to get the book last Thursday, almost a week before the release. I was at Barnes and Noble looking for something, and there it was on a display like the one in the picture. I literally jumped up and down infront of everyone in the store and then begged my brother to lend me eight dollars to buy it and another book cause when i saw Unearthly i was like "I need to get this NOW!"

Sharon said...

...and for this great gift, give thanks - today and always...

Anonymous said...

Congrats Cyndy!!!I still remember when we meet up for coffee with Sharon and we day dreamed of this special day for you. So HAPPY for you. Now I need to get my copy signed by you. May God continue to Bless you through this great journey. Love you Ivonne

John S said...

This is so very cool -- and well-deserved! I'll be buying copies, that's for sure!

Miss Page-Turner said...

Congratulations! I so loved Unearthly:)

Samara Jensen said...

Congratulations on the release of your debut novel. It looks fab and the cover is absolutely stunning, which I'm sure will help it to fly off the bookshop shelves! I look forward to reading it soon.

SMCrow said...

I just finished reading your book; it took me almost exactly 24 hours. I picked it up before work yesterday and read on both breaks, at lunch, and then till 4am after I was off. I woke up this morning and picked it up again, went to work, and did the same thing until about 9:45, which was the end of my last break, I finished it. Amazing, LITERALLY could NOT put it down. I am going to try and wait patiently for the sequel...I said try...

Congrats, you're a fantastic writer.

-Sarah

Ashley said...

Congrats! I live in Rexburg, and I was actually in that B&N Tuesday. I saw your book and smiled inside, because I had just finished it and loved it! :)

I was bummed I didn't hear about your signing until Thursday morning, and I already had plans I couldn't get out of, but it was exciting to know you were here! :)

Again, congrats! Can't wait for the sequel!

Jenn said...

Yay! A beautiful book on the shelves, a beautiful story inside. Congratulations!

Can't wait for the sequel. :)

Jodi Dolbel said...

Cynthia, ive just finished reading Unearthly... like Richelle says on the cover, it left me lying awake to see what would happen!!! So today i stayed in bed until i finished!!!
Brilliant d├ębut book and i cant wait to see what else Clara and Christian are going to get upto!!!!
Congratulations on your success! Love the cover by the way, it really calls out for you to grab it and buy it!!
Im a huge fan of these teen novels, read them all.... sadly I am not a teen and haven't been for 25 years!! :(

kiyredangel said...

yay i just finished unearthly good no GREAT BOOK highly addictive is there a sequel

Christina Rodriguez said...

Aww, congrats, Cynthia! It's a great feeling to see your book in stores for the first time!

Anonymous said...

I'm reading unearthly and I am loving it! That's great to see your book! Congrats!!! Thanks for writing an AMAZING book!

Yael said...

Hey ive just finished ur book it was awsome alot better that halo i have to admit lol, is there going t be a sequal.

Gina @ My Precious said...

I finished your book about a week ago. I LOVED it! Then, when I went in search of the date the next book would be released, I stumbled upon your blog.

My favorite parts of the story were the way you described the angel mythology so thorougly and the unexpected way the story ended.

My only wish would be it would have wrapped up enough to be a stand alone novel. Mostly because I'm still dying to know what happens!

Southernmush@aol.com said...

Hello. My name is Monae D. I recently bought your book titled "Unearthly". I have to say that I thought at first that it was going to be hard since I am a Twilight fan but your book is completely different. I like the book and I find that is well worth reading. I am glad that there will be a sequel to the book. I like your writing and I think that you deserve lots of awards for a job well done. Thanks for this book. Thanks for sharing it with the world and to people like me.

Jacqueline Howett said...

Contratualtions! I'll put it on my reading list.

jen said...

YEAH! What a great book! Read it in a little over a day and couldn't put it down. Now I'm just sad that I have to wait a year for the next book! Thanks for all the hard work - which I KNOW is tough when you have a little one at home! :)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

YAY!!!!! What a day for you! I'm off to purchase right now!!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

yay awesome Cynthia. Im posting on bookanistas about in in a couple weeks. Congrads.

sadie said...

Congrats! just finished reading Unearthly today. I absolutely loved it and hope you write another book (and another and another ect.) !!!

sadie said...

There is a sequal?! omg