Saturday, August 11, 2012

Authors Are Rockstars Tour: Jodi Meadows Top Three List + Giveaway

The day has come (I always wanted to say this) and it's bright and shiny (at least here). I'm honored, happy and giddy to be able to participate in this A-WE-SO-ME blog tour because we all know authors ROCK! Woohoo!!!

Sure you know what I am talking about, right? In case you don't: Welcome to the Authors are Rockstars Blog Tour brought to you thanks to Rachel @ Fiktshun and Jaime and Patricia @ Two Chicks on Books. Thanks for your amazing work, gals, you are amazing!

For my stop I have the pleasure to host... *drum roll*... Jodi Meadows, author of Incarnate and its
upcoming sequel Asunder.

And why do I think Jodi rocks? Well, I'm going to list 4 things (but I could write a whole lot more):
- Jodi likes to knit and she does beautiful things. She even spins her own yarn!
- Her debut novel, Incarnate blew me away and I'm dying to read the sequel! *kneeling and praying the book gets in Netgalley*
- She loves chocolate! ( Hey, this is a very valid reason to like someone even more :] )
- She cares about what she writes makes sense and it's correct, and for that she makes a lot of research. And that is just wonderful 'cause, you know, she cares about us.

Meet the author:

Jodi Meadows

The official stuff:
Jodi Meadows lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a Kippy*, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict, and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut.
(*A Kippy is a cat.)

The unofficial stuff:
Like many writers, I’ve always wanted to do this professionally. You know, after I decided against being an astronaut.

Unlike many writers, I didn’t skip straight from picture books to adult novels. I have fond memories of going to Bookstop every month for the latest Baby-Sitters Club (which I kept reading, even after I realized they were never going to let the paranormal elements be real), and even fonder memories of hanging out in my middle school library. The librarians probably knew exactly what they were doing when they suggested book after book and discussed them with me at length. I, of course, had no clue they were turning me into a book addict, but it worked out for the best. Once I found the books where magic and other fantastic elements were real, I was hooked.

When I was twenty, I met a boy, moved 1,500 miles, and married him all within six months. I now realize that was crazy and dangerous, but it seemed natural at the time and, again, worked out for the best. Not only did we stay madly in love, he worked full time at a hard job so I could stay home to write books and, hopefully, one day get published.

The other crazy thing we did was fall in love with ferrets. They have their own bedroom.

My hobbies, aside from spending all my money on books and Kippy/ferret treats, revolve around yarn. I love crocheting, knitting, and spinning. In addition to several handspindles, I share my living room with a spinning wheel named Bob.

Her AMAZING books:

And for my blog stop I asked Jodi to write a Top Three List of things about her, are you ready to have some fun and get some incredible information?

Jodi Meadow's Top Three List

*Three songs that make you jump up and down*
- "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen -- This song always reminds me of my friends.
- "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele -- I run on the elliptical to this song and it always makes me feel strong.
- "Forever" by Chris Brown -- I saw a video of a bride and groom dancing up the aisle to this song and it made me so, so happy.
(LibrarianMouse: I love Rolling in the Deep, it's so beautiful! And now I've added the other two songs to my iTunes xD).

*Three dishes that make you drool*
- Chocolate anything.
- Baked goods anything.
- Anything that involves pasta and tomato sauce. Bonus points for cheese.
(LibrarianMouse: Suddenly I feel very hungry...)

*Three insects that make you run (or cringe)*
- Spiders.
- Ants.
- Centipedes.
(LibrarianMouse: I hear ya. Totally. But I would have to add cockroaches... they just make me jump and
run as fast as I can...)

*Three countries you want to visit before you die*
- Canada (I mean, it's right there).
- All the other countries (I'm not awesome at picking favorites).
- The moon.
(LibrarianMouse: The moon! Why I never thought of that? Nowadays, if you are utterly rich -and I mean, truly utterly rich- you can even book a trip! True story).

*Three villains you like (or don’t hate that much)*
- Sylar from HEROS. He's just so creepy yet sympathetic.
- The Darkling from SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo. Swoon. I mean, he's totally scary and I almost never like the bad boy. But swoon.
- Magneto from X-MEN (preferably the First Class incarnation). Sympathetic even when he's being totally awful.
(LibrarianMouse: Oh, Sylar... sweet memories of blood and murderers... He is truly one of those villains
that are just way too sympathetic. And Magneto too, that's true. But I still have to read Shadow and
Bone^^U My addition would be the Joker from The Dark Knight; I mean, Heath Ledger nailed it!)

*Three current TV series you love watching*
- FRINGE! Pseudo-science, mad scientists, creepy/weird investigations, and a dash of romance. *hugs it forever*
- SUPERNATURAL! Amazing and heart-wrenching sibling relationship, supernatural mysteries, and some of the best dialogue out there.
- CASTLE! Sassy characters, a writer, and New York City. How is that not awesome?
(LibrarianMouse: Fringe and Supernatural are in my favorite TV series too! But I've never watch Castle so now might be a good time, don't you think?)

*Three things you learned past month*
- Chocolate is bad for acid reflux.
- People who spend too much time on the internet are at higher risk for depression.
- When you're exposed to the vacuum of space, you don't explode, even though it's called explosive decompression. What actually happens is this: after about 15 seconds, you pass out from anoxia (and then die after a couple of minutes of that). Meanwhile, your body is decompressing, which means your exposed areas are swelling, your body fluids closest to the surface are boiling (even the spit in your mouth), and you're probably getting a nasty sunburn.
Aren't you glad you asked?
(LibrarianMouse: This is one of those rare moments when I think "Why? Why did I have to ask?!" So yeah, all of you who read this, please, don't kill me).

*Three movie kisses’ you can’t forget (or book kisses’)*
- Princess Buttercup and Westley in THE PRINCESS BRIDE.
- Anna and St. Claire in the park in ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS.
- I still haven't seen this movie, but . . . this kiss from CATCH AND RELEASE. *fans self*

(LibrarianMouse: I have to find this movie! That kiss was so... so full of passion, oh my gosh).

*Three favorite pieces you like to knitt*
- Mitts!

- Socks!

- Anything involving silk.

*And since my blog is called “Librarian Mouse” I have to ask: after checking your webpage I know
you like cheese (yay!), so what’s your favorite one? Or favorite dish with cheese? Any recipe you
would like to share with us?*

- The cheese thing comes from the Cheese Pact I have with authors Gwen Hayes and Bria Quinlan. We've
all vowed to put cheese in every book we write. No book is without cheese.
That said, my favorite cheese is cream cheese frosting. You know. Like on cake.
(LibrarianMouse: In the name of my little white mouse, kudos for the Cheese Pact!).


And now for the giveaway part :] Since I really liked Incarnate I want to offer one copy to one winner. Or, if the winner has already read Incarnate then a pre-order of Asunder. And because Jodi is awesome she will send the winner a signed bookplate!

The only thing you need to do is fill the rafflecopter form and cross your fingers ;) And as always, since the giveaway is hosted by myself, it's INTERNATIONAL!!!

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  1. Love this post! Love the idea of multiple top 3s. And I love, love, love the knitting! That's so awesome. Thanks so much for offering up a book for giveaway in support of your rockstar author! And thank you for being a part of this tour! We love having you be a stop today!

  2. @Fiktshun: Thank you, I had a lot of fun creating the top three list and I'm reaaaaaaally happy to be a part of this tour :D

  3. Big thanks for the awesome questions and the giveaway. Also, thanks to Jodi for being a part of such an amazing blog tour!

  4. Three kisses I can't forget:

    Sam and Ana!! Love them:)

    Anna and Etienne (all their kisses)

    Lola and Cricket - I LOVE them:)

    Jodi is an awesome author - I loved Incarnate:)

    Thanks so much:)

  5. *Three songs that make you jump up and down* I loved the three up there, awesome choices!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Three current TV series you love watching:
    The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls and The Middle.
    Thanks for the giveaway and for the fun interview!

  7. I absolutely love Incarnate and I can't wait for Asunder. I'm sooo excited! :D

  8. Very beautiful post! My favorite best three kisses are:
    Noah and Allie in The Notebook
    Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in Spider-Man
    Drew Barrymore and Michael Vartan in Never Been Kissed

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  9. Awesome choices :) I like her choice of top 3 villains

  10. Three countries you want to visit before you die


    Thank you!

  11. Three things you learned this pass month why because I love chocolate and have horrible acid reflux. So I learned something new from a rockstar.

  12. favorite tv shows because I agree with them!

  13. Hey, we have the same favorite foods!

  14. I have to say that the three favorite pieces that you like to knit one was my favorite because my aunt is the exact same way haha

  15. I just wanted to tell Jodi how much I enjoyed Incarnate. And I am so excited for Asunder. Love the covers. Totally gorgeous!

  16. I liked the *Three things you learned past month* and *Three dishes that make you drool* the best. I mean chocolate...*drool* I could go for some right now and it's not even noon yet. LOL

    I really liked her answers to the *Three things you learned past month* though, especially the part about the "explosive decompression". That is some crazy stuff, especially once you start thinking about it. LOL

    This is an awesome, awesome post!!! LOVE it!!! :D

  17. Three current TV series you love watching:
    The Vampire Diaries
    Modern Family.
    Thanks so much for the chance. (Entered as Natalie Cleary)

  18. Great post, I love all Jodi's top 3 lists, it seems we have similar taste :)

    Here are my three (although I have a lot more) current TV series I love watching:
    - Fringe
    - Doctor Who
    - Community

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Thanks for this giveaway & for making it international!!

    Jodi - Our favourite foods are the same, lol. Oh, and I so want to read your book =D x

  20. I loved Catch and release. You should definitely see it :)
    thank you for the int giveaway!

  21. I totally love SUPERNATURAL and CASTLE! Great interview!

  22. Three TV

    Project Runway
    Sons of Anarchy
    Good Wife

    Wonderful covers, can't wait to read the book

  23. Loved the songs, cause I love them too! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  24. Awesome interview! My message to Jodi would be that Incarnate really surprised me with how much I ended up loving it :)
    And I love her top three TV shows (minus Supernatural, because I don't watch that, but Fringe is such an under-appreciated show!).

  25. Top three favorite things!

  26. Love the stop! Thanks so much for being a part of the tour! Also love Jodi's visual aids :)


  27. Lovely post! I think Miss Jodi and I might be related... HA! Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. The one with Castle. You like Castle too? Good, *hi5*

  29. I loved Incarnate do much and cannot wait to read Asunder! Jodi's writing is so beautiful. :)

  30. Thanks for the great interview! I like the top 3 villains : ) Thanks for the giveaway!!

  31. loved all the top three's
    i too love 'Call me maybe' and i love to watch Supernaturals and castle whenever i get the time... :)

  32. Top 3 dishes that make you drool ^^ Chocolaaaaate!

  33. Three things you learned past month were interesting! So I guess I should stay away from my computer lol
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  34. This is a fantastic interview! I love Incarnate and cannot wait for Asunder!

  35. Nice post! I love all of her top 3 lists!

  36. Alias, ghost whisperer, and i like Castle as well.

  37. loved the three dishes that make you drool, and I totally agree. Thx for giveaway.

  38. I loved the 3 Villains post. Heroes was an awesome show and Sylar was SO creepy!!!

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway & good luck everyone!!!!

  39. its to hard to decide wich 3 i liked the most! ^^ the whole post was so amusing and ive couple of times :) this is such a great interview/thingie crossover that you deserve an award for this ;P

  40. I liked the "things you learned in the past month." My sister has acid reflux and we have been looking for something to help with it! So it's good to know we need to avoid chocolate.

  41. Hi
    I liked the three dishes that make you drool. I totally agree with the choices!

  42. I love those tv shows as well. They are great. :)


  43. This whole interview was amazing in my opinion! So much I agree about like the cockroaches (UGH!, favorite foods, and Castle. (Best TV show ever!)

  44. Haha! The top 3 were great! I agree with The Darkling being a top 3 villan. Loved him!

  45. knitting and ferrets, what is not to like about that?

    While vinagaroons (or whip scorpions) are not poisonous, you might consider them as an insect that sends you running the opposite direction.

  46. Awesome giveaway! Thanks! Also, I love the knitting!!! <3

  47. *Three current TV series you love watching*

    Fringe, Castle, Mad Men

  48. I love her top 3 TV shows the most! I LOVE Supernatural! :)

  49. I liked the 3 tv shows as I love Fringe and Supernatural, and the few times I've caught Castle I've enjoyed it!

  50. Oh gosh, Jodi, I'm so in love with Supernatural too. Dying for the next season. :)

  51. Ahhh, I love this entire interview! I am definitely drooling after the 3 dishes and swooning after the 3 kisses. The Darkling is an amazing choice for best villain, as is Magneto!

    BUT HEY <3 CANADA WANTS YOU TO COME VISIT! COME TO US, JODI, COME TO USSSSSSSS! *she says in a totally non-creepy way*

    Thanks so much for the interview and giveaway! :)


  52. I liked three songs that make you jump up and down.

  53. I loved the top three things you liked to knit! I love those mitts!

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  54. I like the three tv shows. Castle and Supernatural is one of my fave but I haven't watched Fringe yet.

  55. Love the lists.

    I think I could just add rest of world to the countries I want to visit.

  56. I absolutely love this post! I've always known Jodi as a sweet, approachable author. She's also very talented. I wish her all the success. :)

  57. Thanks fro the giveaway! I read Incarnate, and am looking forward to Asunder. :)
    What a great twist to the interview! I really liked the facts part, the one about people who spend more time on the Internet being likely to get depressed really freaked me out!

  58. I liked *Three things you learned past month*. It nice to know new things and I'm glad you asked her that. Great interview! Thanks to you and to Jodie! :)

  59. I liked the three things Jodi learned this month. Particularly #3. I also liked the countries three. They made me chuckle. I am so excited for Asunder. Incarnate was a breathtakingly beautiful read, and I have no doubt that Asunder will be as well!

  60. 2 TV series love watching:

    The Big Bang Theory
    Project Runway
    Dog Whisperer


  61. I liked the top three things she likes to knit! I used to love knitting but I really don't get much time any more, and she is so good at it!

  62. I looooove Jodi!
    I love how you want to visit Canada! YAY! (You can come over to my house ;P)

  63. Thank you for this chance! :D
    Here are my three current TV series I love watching:
    3)Bridal Mask (it's Korean)

  64. You GO JODI! Keep up being awesome and funny. Aha, keep up the good work.

  65. I haven't read Jodi Meadow's book but I really want to read and about interview, I have same top three about song, it's my favorite too..
    great interview^^

  66. i totally liked her song, dishes and villian selections.

  67. Three kisses! Anna and St. Clair = ♥

  68. I loved the mitts and socks that she knitted!

  69. I liked her picks for 3 movie/book kisses! =)
    And the knitting one was very cute.

    Penny Pe

  70. Yay for Supernatural! Although, really jodi, if you watch Castle you need to watch Firefly, cause Nathon Fillion is like...AMAZING.

  71. I love your Top 3 to knit :D
    They are awesome :DDD

  72. I loved her Top Three things you learned past month list. Interesting and disturbing lol Thank you so much for doing this post and giveaway!

  73. Kisses!! I LOVE that movie, it's so romantic. This is my favorite quote from the movie: "..while I've been missing you, I've fallen for someone else."
    About the other two kisses, I have to read those books!! I'd add another kiss.. The Notebook's kiss :) When they are in the rain.. OH GOD!!

    I'm such a romantic! aaw! Thanks for this post, it was great!

  74. I definitely agree about the top three villains you like - Magneto is awesome. It's impossible not to like him! Agree about the top three kisses too, though Anna and St. Clair's is probably my favourite :). Thanks for an awesome post!

  75. I've read Incarnate and loved it very much. It was fresh and unusual. Can't wait to read Asunder.

  76. Well I think I like all of the top three list of Jodi Meadows but my fave is the *Three dishes that make you drool*..ugh we have the same taste buds!! :)) from the chocolates to the pastas (w/c I can't live w/o)..

  77. Yup..those kiss scenes are way hot! I love the socks. :)

  78. This was a really cool interview! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  79. Anna and St Clair's kiss was so sweet ! Loved it !

  80. My favorite top 3 has to be the things she learned this past month. She referenced the body's decompression in space, that's hard to top. Thanks for the giveaway, and great interview!

  81. Three placees I want to visit: Greece, Toyko, Paris

  82. NOOOOOOO Jodi you just made me flashback to a movie that absolutely creeps me out and I cannot ever watch again with the explosive decompression: Event Horizon!

    But on a happy note-that kiss scene in Catch & Release is definitely hot and oh so memorable. And now I am off to get E.H. out of my head by watching C&R!

  83. I love the gloves!! :D Thanks for the giveaway!


  84. My fave top three is the one about the insects. I completely agree lol!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  85. I love ALL the Top 3s! What a great idea for an interview! And YES on villains. Loved Sylar as a villain. Thought he was easily the best part of Heroes.

    Also, Catch and Release is a fun movie, although it made me sad.

    Fabulous giveaway! I have Incarnate, so I'd love to get Asunder!

  86. Thanks for the giveaway and you were right about the top three songs. I listen to them all the time.

  87. It's so weird that I started following Jodi Meadows on twitter, now I've been lead to here....hmmmmm. I love Incarnate and cannot wait to read Asunder. If I don't win this giveaway, I'm getting that book no matter what.

  88. Oh, thanks for giveaway :)

    I absolutely agree with three kisses, for it is St.Clair's and Anna's, and after that, I absolutely love Katniss/Peeta's and Warner/Juliette from Shatter me

  89. I liked the top three for knitting. Jodi's yarn is so gorgeous, I could stare all day.

  90. I love all the top threes! Apparently Jodi and I have tons in common - especially our drool worthy dishes and our love of Castle! :)

  91. The 3 things she learned in the past month is my favorite, though it is a bit TMI.

  92. I love Fringe too!

    And OMG, that kiss in Catch & Release is just amazing. I watched that movie over and over again when I first got it. I don't know what was more attractive that specific kiss or Timothy Olyphant with long hair. ::drools::

  93. Such a cute idea with the top threes! I really liked the lists, too. Gave a lot of insight into Jodi (who, I agree, is a complete rockstar and all-around nice person!). Can't wait to read ASUNDER!

  94. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen is a catchy fun song! I love chocolate, baked goodies, and cheesy pasta. All my favorites as well. I haven't read SHADOW AND BONE but now I am intrigued with the Darkling. I figure I will be Team Mal because I usually don't like the bad boy either. Thanks for the post and giveaway!

  95. I liked the three favourite pieces Jodi likes to knit. I'm not a knitter (unless you call my attempt at a scarf looking like a pair of knickers) but I just love some of Jodi's creations, especially her book characters and dragon :)

  96. Honestly? I loved them all :D The top three is amazing and Jodi's answers were really good!

    Thanks for the post and the giveaway, you rock too! :D

  97. Jodi: I loved Incarnate and I can't wait to read Asunder, I'm sure it's going to be beyond amazing! :D

  98. Great post! I love the idea of multiple top threes :D
    I hope I get to win, here where I live I can never get a signed book, hehe.

  99. Great list! My favorite was the three kisses... so hot and cute!!! Loved it ;)

  100. Top 3 villains! I like Darkling and Magneto too. ;P

  101. I liked the three movie kisses top 3 most, as it made me curious to watch/read those stories myself!

  102. Three son that would make you jump up and down! HAHAHAHA! I can totally relate! Thanks for the giveaway! I loved loved loved Incarnate and am so looking forward to Asunder!:)

  103. Top 3 movies I love so far this year:
    -Batman: The Dark Knight rises
    -Sherlock Holmes 2
    -The Hunger Games

  104. The 3 top kisses, except in my case I would switch out one for the kiss between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth in the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice!

  105. I really like `Three current TV series you love watching`. If only I could choose just tree. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  106. Loved the 3 dishes (my faves too), 3 villains, and the current tv series! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

  107. I liked *Three things you learned past month* :)

  108. I list my three favorite tv shows:

    Pretty Little Liars
    Vampire Diaries
    Big Bang Theory


  109. I haven't read either, but have always loved the gorgeous covers! Thanks for the giveaway! ;)

  110. My three favorite TV series right now:

    The New Girl
    Modern Family

    Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait for Asunder!

  111. This post is so much fun and original! Love it!<3 And OMG, did you really have to ask about the three things you learned past month?:)) Awesome answers though (in a disturbing kind of way). Also, *high five* for Supernatural and Castle! Best shows ever! <3

  112. I love the three villains question. I don't know the other two, but I totally agree about Sylar!

  113. Great post! Love that you asked for top 3. Looking at her mittens makes me want to learn how to knit!

  114. I LOVED this interview, the top three items were great (well, not so sure about the space vacuum thing lol)!! And *YAY* for fellow cheese lovers .... ESPECIALLY cream cheese frosting *drool*

    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

  115. She seems so nice! Mittens, Supernatural and CHOCOLATE! :D And Call me maybe :)

    People who spend too much time on the internet are at higher risk for depression... Well... Sht.

  116. Three Tv Shows I love!

    Vampire Diaries

  117. TV series., I LOVE SUPERNATURAL AND CASTLE. haven't seen fringe. i dont think i get that channel if it somes on sci fy

  118. Three insects that make you run (or cringe) XD Anything that has more than 2 legs creeps me out :| Except ladybugs and butterflies :D

  119. This was a really interesting interview! I love the questions, they're very unique!

    Three current TV series you love watching
    -Friends (Reruns but still awesome)
    -Big Bang Theory
    -Vampire Diaries

  120. Three current TV series you love watching:
    - Castle
    - Grimm
    - Hawaii 5-0

  121. Incarnate's book cover is really beautiful!
    The top three are ... hot as well :P

  122. I would love to read Incarnate! I loved the covers and have really been looking forward to reading them.

    You're my favorite for loving Supernatural. Best show evaa

  123. My favourite Top 3 is: Three movie kisses’ you can’t forget (or book kisses'). SWOON. And that clip? *faints*

    I love Incarnate and Jodi is amazing. Absolutely can't wait to read Asunder!!

  124. Three current T.V. shows
    The New Girl, True Blood, Castle, Teen Wolf

  125. I like the top 3 song choices! I can totally get on board with those!

  126. Three current T.V. shows
    I love Castle too. I think you should watch it

  127. I haven't started this series yet but am very excited to read Incarnate! I liked the top 3 kisses (and the video)!

  128. oh well..cheese is not common thing in indonesia...we prefer rice :)
    but i do love a rainbow cheese cake..really delicious :)

    thx 4 the giveaway...

  129. Hi Jodi. I have been wanting to read your book for so long, since it came out. I love the idea of the story and the cover is breathtaking. :)

    - Beckie

  130. Incarnate was awesome!! I ove your book sooo much Jodi!! and 3 countries you want to visit before you die? whoo Canada! :D

  131. The three foods! Yum! I can't wait to read Asunder!

  132. Three current TV series you love watching:
    The Big Bang Theory
    New Girl

  133. My Top Three TV series :

    Sherlock Holmes (BBC)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  134. I like the three TV series she is currently watching! I just started watching Supernatural and am loving it so far =D

  135. I can't believe I missed this stop!!!!
    Jodi definitely is a rockstar to me! Plus is no secret that I' married to her book covers, yeap, both!

    This was such an amazing idea!!! I knew she loved chocolate and knitting but...WOW!! I think I love her even more now!!!
    Supernatural, Fringe, Magneto...
    Seriously... Though... kisses... I don't know any of her favorites and I could have lived without the third thing she learned the week before the one you posted this one.

    And I'm so happy I'm getting all caught up on the tour stops!! Even if a bit late...

    And!! I'm not only adding to my rockstars, authors, you know... whatever hahaha, list but also to my never ending blogs to follow and stalk list!!

    I'm looking forward to stalking, I mean, following your blog now!


Something to share? (cheese would be awesome!) I love to read your comments :]