Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blog Tour: Artemis the Brave - Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams - Guest Post and Giveaway!

Today, Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams are here with a guest post  as part of their blog tour, through Teen Book Scene, for their recent release Artemis the Brave. I highly enjoyed reading Artemis the Brave, and hope that you will enjoy it too. Stick around for the giveaway as it will be posted below the guest post. If you would like to follow along with the tour, you can either enter through the banner, and it will take you to the tour page, or you can find the link here

If you could be one of the goddess girls, who would you be and why?

Joan: Hi Corrine and thanks for having Suzanne and me at Lost For Words today! Funny you should ask this question. Suzanne created a questionnaire called Which Goddess Girl Are You? (reprinted below). I cannot resist quizzes like this, and I took the quiz thinking I was an Athena. Turns out, I’m a Persephone (with a hint of Athena). Who knew? When I was a tween, I wanted to be an Aphrodite because I longed to feel beautiful and have lots of boys vying for my attention.

Suzanne: I took the quiz, too. I actually turned out to be an Athena, with a hint of Persephone. So you see, Joan and I are perfectly balanced as writing partners. I think I wanted to be more like an Aphrodite when I was a tween, too. Alas, boys never noticed me the way they do Aphrodite. I also lacked her flirting skills!

For those of your readers who can’t get enough of all things goddess, here’s the quiz:

Which Goddess Girl are You?

Your favorite color is:
a. Yellow when I’m happy, black when I’m not.
b. Dark pink, light pink, hot pink, bright pink. PINK!
c. Whatever. As long as it’s comfortable.
d. Ye gods! Why should it matter what color I wear?

Your general outlook on life is:
a. Sunny, but sometimes your mood turns dark, and that’s okay with you.
b. Viewed through the prism of romance. You love to play matchmaker with your friends!
c. Life’s a contest, and you like to compete. You’re very athletic and you also like board games.
d. Intellectual. There’s just so much to learn, and you sop up knowledge like a sponge.

When it comes to boys:
a. You go for the guy who is different and off-beat, and maybe a bit mysterious.
b. Anyone cute catches your eye; you’re an equal-opportunity flirter.
c. Yuck! Who gives a rip about boys?
d. Sure, you notice them, but you’re much too busy with schoolwork and after school activities to concern yourself with boys.

What some people don’t know about you is that deep down:
a. You “dance to a different drummer,” not always liking the same things your friends like.
b. You sometimes worry that other people—especially boys— like you more for your looks than for your other many good qualities.
c. You don’t really dislike boys as much as you claim to.
d. You worry that you’re not as smart as others think you are.

Given an hour or two of free time, you’d rather spend it:
a. Wandering around in a lovely garden or park.
b. Experimenting with make-up and hairstyles.
c. Playing with a pet or doing anything active.
d. Reading a book.

Add up the number of A’s, B’s, C’s, and D’s. If you have more A’s, you’re most like PersephoneB’s, you’re most like Aphrodite, C’s, you’re most like Artemis, D’s, you’re most like Athena. Or you might be a half-and-half mix of two Goddess Girls!

Thank you for being here Joan and Suzanne! I absolutely love this quiz! Of course I had to do the quiz, and I found out that I'm most like Athena. I hope you both have continued success with the series. I'll be looking out for the rest of the books! ;) Yes, I'm addicted to them now! 

For those of you reading the guest post, I want to know who you're most like! Let me know! ;)


Joan and Suzanne have graciously provided a copy of Artemis the Brave to giveaway on Lost For Words. Thank you, Joan and Suzanne!

I'm going to make this a fun one... I want to know which goddess girl you would be. Feel free to answer the quiz in the comments. To enter the giveaway though (and keep your email addresses private) just fill out this form
US only. (Sorry to those of you who are international!)
Winner will be selected through random.org.
Giveaway ends February 3, 2011.
Giveaway has ENDED. Thank you to those who participated!
Thank you!


Robin K said...

Persephone for me :)

Joan Holub said...

Hi Corrine,

Just dropping in to say thank you again for the interview! It was such fun and now it looks so cute!! I love the multi-colored names and quiz choices. Really jazzes up the look of it.

Suzanne and I are looking forward to mailing Artemis the Brave out to the winner February 3rd! I'm glad you're hosting the giveaway for a week. That's perfect.


Joan Holub said...

Hi Robin,

Thanks for commenting. Persephone is fascinating to me too. I'm a mythology geek, so I could say that about pretty much all the goddesses! Or goddessgirls in this case.


Corrine said...

Hi Joan!

Thank you for being here! I loved the quiz! (As well as the book!) ;) Thank you for the giveaway as well!

Artemis is my favourite! (Well, one of them... I'm a fan of them all.) :)