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I'm a YA author (and addict). My debut novel, SHADOW HILLS, is out July 13th 2010 from Egmont! I love going to see bands, singing in the tiny rooms at Austin Karaoke, and making an idiot out of myself at the Alamo Drafthouse sing-alongs.


Holiday Spirits, a Shadow Hills novella, is out on Kindle: http://amzn.to/11ceRYF

At Devenish Prep, winter break is fast approaching & Phe just wants to relax with her friends & Zach before the semester is out. But after the group of friends is forced into working for Devenish's drama department, they concoct a prank to make it appear that the theater is haunted. The thing they didn’t co... Read more of this blog post »
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“Is this your car?” I raised an eyebrow at him.
“No. I thought I’d steal one and drive it into town. Think
anyone will notice?” Graham reached across to unlock the passenger’s-
side door, then pushed it open. “You wouldn’t know
how to hotwire by any chance?”
Anastasia Hopcus, Shadow Hills

“The real reason I couldn’t tear my gaze away, the thing that
turned my muscles to ice even as my skin burned, was the one
and only thought running through my mind: That’s him. That is
the guy from my dream.”
Anastasia Hopcus, Shadow Hills

“I love the hint of copper in your eyes, radiating out like the sun, turning your pupils into an eclipse.' He ran his thumb down my cheekbone. 'The different striations of color, how every band of green is its own unique shade. A shard of a broken Heineken bottle, a blade of grass, moss on a rusty can.'

'Romantic...' I laughed.”
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“Is this your car?” I raised an eyebrow at him.
“No. I thought I’d steal one and drive it into town. Think
anyone will notice?” Graham reached across to unlock the passenger’s-
side door, then pushed it open. “You wouldn’t know
how to hotwire by any chance?”
Anastasia Hopcus, Shadow Hills

“But I did what I had to do. We aren’t supposed to be with outsiders. These
are the rules we live by, and there’s a reason for them."

-Corinne Redford”
Anastasia Hopcus, Shadow Hills

“The real reason I couldn’t tear my gaze away, the thing that
turned my muscles to ice even as my skin burned, was the one
and only thought running through my mind: That’s him. That is
the guy from my dream.”
Anastasia Hopcus, Shadow Hills

“Think about my invitation. It’s not a bad way to start off the year—on the arm of the most eligible bachelor in
school . . . See you tomorrow, Goldilocks.” Trent winked and,
finally releasing my captive hand, walked away.”
Anastasia Hopcus, Shadow Hills

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message 49: by Jessie

Jessie i loved your book shadow hills, i really really hop your gonna make another one to continue it! :)


message 48: by William

William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW!!! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER
http://www.authorhouse.co.uk/Bookstor...
Best wishes, William


message 47: by Eric

Eric Okay, I meant last year, in 2010. I keep forgetting its a new year!


message 46: by Eric

Eric Hi Ms. Hopcus! Thanks for accepting my friend request. Shadow Hills was one of my favorites this year! I even got some of my friends to read it to! Hope a sequel arrives soon!


ღஐღCielito Lindo pleasepleaseplease tell me there's going to be a sequel!!! I read Shadow Hills a few months ago but I keep itching to go back to that world.


message 44: by William

William O'Brien Hi Anastasia - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William


Anastasia Hopcus Kate wrote: "Hey Anastasia, I just received the September/October issue of Writer's Digest and saw your blurb in the "Breaking In" section. I just wanted to say congrats!"

Thanks! I'm super excited about it.


Anastasia Hopcus Damaris (GoodChoiceReading) wrote: "So um, Skyla11377 was right! I started Shadow Hills around 11pm and could not put it down. Had to force myself! I am up with the baby right now and all I keep thinking about is opening your book lol"

I had to laugh when I read this---so glad you enjoyed it!


Anastasia Hopcus Brittany wrote: "any word on a sequel to shadow hills? cause that would be phenom. also, you have great taste in music.

oh, and p.s. I reviewed your book on a blog i recently started. http://looksielovitz.blogsp..."


I'm so glad you liked the music in Shadow Hills. I'd love to do a sequel, and I have many ideas and areas I'd like to explore, but there's no official word yet about publication.


message 40: by Kate

Kate Hey Anastasia, I just received the September/October issue of Writer's Digest and saw your blurb in the "Breaking In" section. I just wanted to say congrats!


Damaris (GoodChoiceReading) So um, Skyla11377 was right! I started Shadow Hills around 11pm and could not put it down. Had to force myself! I am up with the baby right now and all I keep thinking about is opening your book lol


message 38: by Looksie

Looksie (At Looksie Lovitz: Books and Wits Blog) any word on a sequel to shadow hills? cause that would be phenom. also, you have great taste in music.

oh, and p.s. I reviewed your book on a blog i recently started. http://looksielovitz.blogspot.com/201...


Anastasia Hopcus Nic wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. I loved Shadow Hills and want more !"

Thanks so much! I definitely would like to take the story further---hopefully I'll have some news on that soon. ;)


message 36: by Nic

Nic Thanks for the friend request. I loved Shadow Hills and want more !


message 35: by Lacey

Lacey Eeekk!! That would be awesome if you could have a book signing in San Antonio!! I'd be there in a heart beat!! LoL!! And I know your book will do great, I loved it!!


Anastasia Hopcus Misha wrote: "I desperately want to read your book and after reading the reviews I am even more impatient hehe. But I have to wait so much longer in my country."

I hope you enjoy Shadow Hills when it makes its way to you! I'm impatient too, so I understand hating to wait!


Anastasia Hopcus Lacey wrote: "So since you live in Austin do you plan on doing any book signings in San Antonio?!! Please say yes!!!!"

I have a signing at Book People on August 28th, but that is in Austin. If Shadow Hills is doing well and I can afford to travel for a signing, I'll do my best to set one up in San Antonio!


message 32: by Lacey (last edited Jul 22, 2010 10:21AM)

Lacey So since you live in Austin do you plan on doing any book signings in San Antonio?!! Please say yes!!!!


message 31: by Krys

Krys yay, fellow music geek... I sense the swapping of cds coming on. ;p


message 30: by Misha (last edited Jul 14, 2010 05:59AM)

Misha I desperately want to read your book and after reading the reviews I am even more impatient hehe. But I have to wait so much longer in my country.


Anastasia Hopcus Krys wrote: "Anastasia wrote: "Yes, they're all real bands."

Awesome. I will have to check it out. I'm impressed lady, it's not often I see bands I don't know.

Also, the book is magnificent... and I hav..."


Thank you so much! I have to say I absolutely ADORE your review! I'm kinda obsessed actually. I've read it about five times already---I just makes me grin like a big dweeb.

I know we talked about music after I reviewed Shade, but now you know what a MASSIVE music junkie I am. I'm always on the look out for new bands, so feel free to send me recs of stuff you think I might like!


message 28: by Krys (last edited Jul 13, 2010 09:00PM)

Krys Anastasia wrote: "Yes, they're all real bands."

Awesome. I will have to check it out. I'm impressed lady, it's not often I see bands I don't know.

Also, the book is magnificent... and I have review it on bibliopunkk. I will do my best to handsell the hell out of it in my store. Happy debut!

http://www.bibliopunkk.com/2010/07/re...



Anastasia Hopcus DJ wrote: "Hi! Congratulations on the release of Shadow Hills! It's an amazing book and I've fallen in love it!"

Thank you so much!!! That makes me really happy! *grins*


Anastasia Hopcus Krys wrote: "I do have one thing to ask though. There's a lot of music mentioned i..."
Yes, they're all real bands. You can find playlists for the different characters at http://www.hopcusblog.com/playlists/. These include many of the songs from the book plus some extras that each character would like. I also have a list somewhere naming all the songs/bands in SH, and when I have a moment, I will find it and post it on the same page with the playlists. I'm so very, very happy that you're enjoying Shadow Hills!


message 25: by Krys

Krys I'm still crushing on the book, about 70 pages away from the end... though I think I have figured out who killed Mr. Carr...

I do have one thing to ask though. There's a lot of music mentioned in the book. Much of it I know, some of it I have never heard of. Are they all real bands? I try to make a playlist whenever I get a book that mentions so much music (hence why I love Urban Fantasy titles, they are often included). I'm dumb though, I didn't write things down as I was going and I'm going back now trying to find them. Do you have anything online that shows a playlist or am I SOL?

Thanks.

-Krys


message 24: by D.J.

D.J. Hi! Congratulations on the release of Shadow Hills! It's an amazing book and I've fallen in love it!


message 23: by Rowland

Rowland Bismark Hi Anastasia. Did you ever think to write a novel with a background of Fallen Angels... I Think it would be great... :D


Anastasia Hopcus That's a great use of the word stooge!


message 21: by Looksie

Looksie (At Looksie Lovitz: Books and Wits Blog) Anastasia wrote: "Thanks, Brittany! P.S. I might have to adopt 'phenom' as my new favorite adjective."

haha, its one of those addictive words that catch on. and it kind of works for phe because phe is phenom. :)

another word im trying to give momentum to is 'stooge'. that ones just fun to say. so if any one is being negative about your book they are stooges.

good luck with your book and writing!


Anastasia Hopcus Thanks, Brittany! P.S. I might have to adopt 'phenom' as my new favorite adjective.


message 19: by Looksie

Looksie (At Looksie Lovitz: Books and Wits Blog) just read chapter one of shadow hills and thought it was phenom. cant wait to read it.


message 18: by Camila

Camila cant wait!!!!!!!!!!


Anastasia Hopcus Hi, Camila! I'm so glad you liked the first chapter of Shadow Hills! Yay!


message 16: by Camila

Camila i have read the first chapter on youre website and i know that i will enjoy reading this!!!cant wait till july!!


Anastasia Hopcus Of course! I sent them off this morning so you should get a package very soon!


message 14: by Sharli

Sharli Thank you so much for the ARC and the swag! I can't wait to read it :D
And thanks for the add, too! :P


Anastasia Hopcus No problem---I really like your blog! (And, for the record, I've noticed the nonexistent transition phenomenon too.)


message 12: by Judi

Judi Thanks for accepting my friend request. :)


Anastasia Hopcus Of course! I really hope you enjoy Shadow Hills!


Carolina Echevarría Thanks for accepting me!
I think that your book seems pretty good... can't wait to read it (as soon as I can get it at Mexico)!


Anastasia Hopcus Simirox wrote: "Oh my God, you really ARE a YA author! I know a YA author!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
Sorry, this is so cool. I've checked out your website, and your book looks so cool. Can't wait to read it..."


I know what you mean---sometimes I can barely believe it myself! ;)


SimBim Oh my God, you really ARE a YA author! I know a YA author!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
Sorry, this is so cool. I've checked out your website, and your book looks so cool. Can't wait to read it...


~Tina~ Haha, Thanks! I'll keep that in mind;)


Anastasia Hopcus The first part isn't scary but you might want to read the end during the day! ;)


~Tina~ Thanks for the add!
I'm scared of thrillers, but your book looks so great!
Can't wait to read it!


Anastasia Hopcus Mariana wrote: "Thanks for adding me as your friend. Your book looks so interesting... I really want to read it ;)..."

Thanks! I want you to read it too! Luckily, I'm not the one in charge of the ARCs---if I was they'd all be gone in a matter of hours. ;)


Marianna Thanks for adding me as your friend. Your book looks so interesting... I really want to read it ;)...


Anastasia Hopcus ╚»♥Faye♥«╝ wrote: "yeah i can't wait until your book comes out*very excited* ;D"

You and me both!




message 1: by Faye

Faye yeah i can't wait until your book comes out*very excited* ;D


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