Saturday, June 10, 2006

Come on, England!

I'm a very bad person. I will not be watching England vs Paraguay in the World Cup, in favour of slaving away on the revisions for my new opus. Which have reached the excruciating "My God, why am I doing this?" stage. But all the windows are open so if England score, I'm confident that I will hear a roar rise up from the streets.

It's very hot here. After weeks of whining about how cold and damp it is, I now feel duty bound to moan about the sunny skies and the ever increasing temperature. But there are reasons to cheer!

Diary Of A Crush went on sale in the US a couple of days ago so I'd like to say a big howdy to new readers who are here via the link in the books. If you haven't bought them yet, then I implore you to go now to your nearest book emporium and purchase them. They're all cute-sized paperbacks and won't break the bank.

And for the benefit of UK readers, I thought I'd post the US covers, which are very different to the UK ones. I think I might actually like them more. Possibly. But don't quote me on that!

Diary Of A Crush 1: French Kiss



Diary Of A Crush 2: Kiss And Make Up



Diary Of A Crush 3: Sealed With A Kiss



Though I'm bracing myself for a veritable slew of "But when is Book 4 coming out?" emails, I can't wait to hear what you think of them. And remember, nothing says you care more than posting a review at Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

The only thing left to do is to send out positive thoughts and good wishes to anyone who's neck deep in exams and cramming at the moment.

This post officially sponsored by the fungal infection under my right, big toenail. Ewww!

(Cross-posted to http:blog.myspace.com/sarramanning)

20 comments:

PennyLane said...

hey. i was just wondering what the exact release dates for the US and Canada are so i can be one of those really cool kids who camp out at the bookstore. ;) if you could let me know i'd love u for ever and possibly tell amazon all about my love......
Sara xoxoxoxoxo
www.thehotelcalifornia.blogspot.com

Miss Teen Angst said...

I'm liking the new covers, but not sure if I prefer them.
The uk ones are pretty nifty...

PennyLane said...

Hey
i bought/read DOAC french kiss last night and loved it very very much. the books managed to make it across the american border and into canadian bookstores everywhere ;)
i really really really loved it and can't wait to come up with some money for the other two. it was totally different from what i expected in a good way though.
it just made me feel so....alive. that buzz that all good books give you and make you feel. it left me in some sort of DOAC bubble that'll last a couple days before reality comes back. that's my favourite part about reading i guess. well i have to go sorry this is sort of rambling (ish). Sara
~ X X X XXX X X X ~

Ellie said...

wow, I love the U.S covers, how cool! I'm still on love with the british ones though, alot less...whats the word.....oh whatever, its like 12:20, im too tired, anyway love the covers still.

lauren said...

please please please make another book!!! i'm an american and being the curious girl that i am i bought the diary of a crush books as soon as i saw them and omg! these are prob. the best books i've ever read! what happens to Dyaln and Edie's relationship once she starts shool again? do they stay together? does she find someone new? will they ever go to school together? will they move in together? will poppy become a star? will edie re-join the band? will dylan ask edie to marry him again? and what about what he told her in earlier books... you know, about wanting kids? ugh, this is driving me crazy! PLEASE write another book in the series!

~!~a loyal edie fan~!~

kyana said...

I hope you make anthor book because I want to know what happens with edie and dylan. will they last because all the arguments they have and you left a hanger. Will they get married.

Snuggle Muffin said...

I love new US covers! Although I think I still prefer the UK ones, probably just because my dad is less likely to tease me about them, what with the slightly less full on kissing.

I hope your toe (the big one with fungal infection) feels better soon!

Kels said...

I love the DOAC books and i finshed them all the same day i got them. And i just wanted to say that i love the fact that they are ended in a way were your left wondering because that way we as readers can make up the rest of the storie in our heads and can each have our own idea of what happened to Edie and Dylin.

Angie-la said...

~OMG!!!! plz plz write more books in the DAOC series it's killing me already and I've just finished them(the same day I bought them...lol)I really need more it's like addicting!!~

Angie-la said...

~OMG!!!! plz plz write more books in the DAOC series it's killing me already and I've just finished them(the same day I bought them...lol)I really need more it's like addicting!!~

Angie-la said...

so r u gonna write a fourth???<3

Roxy said...

Scratch the question i left in another comment. I'm starting the 2nd book right now. I LOVE THE BOOK[s]. I sure hope there's more to come in the future.

Roxy said...

yep. I have all 3 of these books. I'm an American Reader. I'm so glad there finally in the USA.
:]

Pam said...

Hi,
well..My name is Pam and i just started to read your books, i finished the first book in one night then i read the second and the third, they are better then any book ive ever read in my life. they make you sit on the edge of your seat and make you want to keep reading them, and they make you feel like its happening to you. the only thing i wish would happen is....Diary of a Crush - THE MOVIE i think you NEED to make a movie of these books, that would be the best thats what i would live for.. is there any possible way that can happen. it would seel so well and if i like the book i would love the movie i think it would be amazing. the books are amazing and i truly want to meet DYLAN he seems like the pefect guy ever. and i also like Edie. she seems like such a nice girl, those books are the best and i love them and i'm looking foward to the fourth if you are making one, but if not..im looking foward to the movie, maybe it will come out and my dream will come true. please try to look into it!! : ) thanks SO much and your books are amazing. very good writer XOX

Pam said...

Hi,
well..My name is Pam and i just started to read your books, i finished the first book in one night then i read the second and the third, they are better then any book ive ever read in my life. they make you sit on the edge of your seat and make you want to keep reading them, and they make you feel like its happening to you. the only thing i wish would happen is....Diary of a Crush - THE MOVIE i think you NEED to make a movie of these books, that would be the best thats what i would live for.. is there any possible way that can happen. it would seel so well and if i like the book i would love the movie i think it would be amazing. the books are amazing and i truly want to meet DYLAN he seems like the pefect guy ever. and i also like Edie. she seems like such a nice girl, those books are the best and i love them and i'm looking foward to the fourth if you are making one, but if not..im looking foward to the movie, maybe it will come out and my dream will come true. please try to look into it!! : ) thanks SO much and your books are amazing. very good writer XOX

Pam said...

Hi,
well..My name is Pam and i just started to read your books, i finished the first book in one night then i read the second and the third, they are better then any book ive ever read in my life. they make you sit on the edge of your seat and make you want to keep reading them, and they make you feel like its happening to you. the only thing i wish would happen is....Diary of a Crush - THE MOVIE i think you NEED to make a movie of these books, that would be the best thats what i would live for.. is there any possible way that can happen. it would seel so well and if i like the book i would love the movie i think it would be amazing. the books are amazing and i truly want to meet DYLAN he seems like the pefect guy ever. and i also like Edie. she seems like such a nice girl, those books are the best and i love them and i'm looking foward to the fourth if you are making one, but if not..im looking foward to the movie, maybe it will come out and my dream will come true. please try to look into it!! : ) thanks SO much and your books are amazing. very good writer XOX

Miss_S said...

I have to say I like these covers better. The third guy looks so cute. Do you know who the models are?

I actually have the british french kiss one (Cause i lost that and had to buy another) and the other two are from J17! I might just re-buy these US ones cause they're so cute.

I agree with someone that said it DOAC would make a good movie...but perhaps not cause so much of it is Edies thoughts and it wouldn't come across. Of course unless they did it in Bridget Jones style. Oh and you should so get James Marsters to play Carter!

daniela' said...

Dear Mrs Sarra Manning,

I fell in love with DOAC books as soon as i saw them. I finished them in a short period of time. Please, Please, Please make a forth and a fifth and a movie about DOAC.

Edie is my hero and dylan is just a beautiful soul.

daniela' said...

PLEASE MAKE MORE DOAC BOOKS PLEASE, and a movie because i am crazy about these books and ive never liked reading more!

joolz___x said...

Theese books are amaizng i can never put them down. i read all 3 in the space of 2 days.Please never stop wrighting them! xxx julie