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Friday, April 24, 2009


This is not today's REAL BEDA post. This is a BONUS post.

I'm about to board a plane to leave Las Vegas, but before I leave the city of sin, I make a bet with YOU, dear readers.

A few days ago, I made a stupid pledge to go to the New York Trapeze School if the Suite Scarlett paperback made the New York Times Bestseller list.

Well! The book is now OUT. It arrived a few days early. And since I am in a SPORTING MOOD, I issue a challenge. (Borrowed from my friend Kaleb Nation.) If Suite Scarlett breaks the top 1000 on Amazon today, I accept the trapeze penalty.

This is a ONE DAY BONUS ROUND, purely in honor of the early release and my new VEGAS ways!

What makes it even MORE sporting is that I will be on an airplane for the rest of the day and WON'T KNOW what the outcome is until I land, but I am COUNTING ON YOU not to let me down. I am BANKING on the fact that I am not going to trapeze school.

So, please, whatever you do . . . buy something else. Surely you need another Paper Towns, or Kaleb's book, or Robin Wasserman's Skinned, or How to Be Bad, or How to Ditch Your Fairy, or one of Cassie Clare's books . . . or one of MANY OTHER FINE BOOKS.

Come on, people! SHOW ME YOUR SLACK! Don't spend any money!

It's a bet.

Ill be back later with the final chapter of THE TIGER DIARIES, and the OUTCOME of this challenge!

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Blogger Nadia Murti said...

It would be ridiculous if you had to go to TSNY.

1:28 AM  
Anonymous Kait V said...

I can't find it on Amazon. Link?

1:46 AM  
Blogger Ms. E said...

So, people should wait until midnight to order?

1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you...are SO lucky i got Suite Scarlett last year for Christmas.
However Scarlett Fever's release - money is no object do you hear me?!

4:47 AM  
Blogger Megan Frazer said...

From one YA author to another -- go to TSNY no matter what happens with the book!
Here are some reasons:
1. The instructors are ridiculously good looking and have odd names like Scout
2. I've heard a rumor that a certain X-Man (cough Wolverine cough) flies there.
3. I am going to the school in Boston tomorrow and I had a baby 6 months ago (aka The Shaming).
4. The experience would provide ample material for a BEDM, BEDJ, and on through summer.

Off to buy a book . . .

4:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's amazon's top 1000 list?!! I CAN'T FIND IT!!!! O.O

4:57 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Looks like SS is at #424 right now!

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ordered Scarlett! Add one more point to your list! THAT WILL BRING YOU CLOSER TO GOING TO...OH NO!...TRAPEZE SCHOOL!!! DUM DUM DUM DAAAA

Hehe. You rock MJ. I don't know of any other author who does these crazy things.

PS. My word verification says daDANGER...crazy!!!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

As of this morning, #amazonfail has Suite Scarlett is....drumroll please...#792!!!

9:51 PM  

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