Embassy Row ARC Giveaway #3

Hi Everyone!

Who is ready to Win an Advanced Reading Copy of All Fall Down, Book 1 of the Embassy Row Series?


For your third chance to win an ARC of All Fall Down head over to Ally’s Instagram Page, instagram.com/theallycarter.

Contest Rules: To be entered into the contest you must  do 3 things on Instagram:

1. Post a picture of the All Fall Down book cover (like the one above)

2. Tag @theallycarter, #AllFallDown #EmbassyRow

3. Comment on Ally’s post regarding the contest.

Winner will be picked randomly in 48hours!

Christmas in October!

Hi everyone!

Ally here, and today I’m going to tell you a story.

You see, last December I had just turned in the first draft of ALL FALL DOWN to my editor, and I had a little time off while I waited for Editor David to read the draft and tell me what I needed to work on in draft 2.

So I did what any self-respecting person does when they are faced with a few free days in December: I put on my stretchy pants and fuzzy socks and proceeded to watch about 200 cheesy holiday made-for-TV movies.

Embassy Row ARC Giveaway #2

Hi Everyone!

Who is ready to Win an Advanced Reading Copy of All Fall Down, Book 1 of the Embassy Row Series?

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For your second chance to win an ARC of All Fall Down head over to Ally’s Tumblr Page.

Contest Rules: To be entered into the contest you must REBLOG today’s Tumblr post! You may add your own comment on Tumblr if you like but not necessary. Winner will be picked randomly in 48hours!

We have a winner! Congratulations cchcutie you are the winner!

Embassy Row ARC Giveaways

We promised we would have some awesome contests and giveaways and they are all starting NOW!!!

We have 4 Advanced Reading Copies of All Fall Down!! And 4 Different contests to win them!

Over the next few weeks we will be posting contests on all of Ally’s Social Media Outlets:  Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, and Here on the Blog!

That’s 4 Chances to Win an ARC of All Fall Down, Book 1 of the Embassy Row Series!

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We have a winner! Congratulations Arianna!

Arianna Gomez says:

Magnificent Monday is BACK!!!!

Hi Everyone!

It’s Shellie here and I am back!! I missed you guys! It has been about 4 weeks since I have posted and fall is in full gear around here.

So what has been going on in the past couple of weeks? What has everyone been up to?

We have a ton of things in the works here at Ally Carter HQ and I cannot wait to start some great contests for All Fall Down!




About the T-shirt contest

Hi everybody!

Ally here with a note about the annual t-shirt contest.

As frequent blog readers and long-time Gallagher Girls will no doubt know, every year about this time we host a t-shirt design contest here and the winners receive a gift card to the bookstore of his/her choice. And then those designs make up the things you can buy at the Ally Carter shop at cafe press.com. (Seriously. You should go check it out. There are some cool things, all designed by readers like you!)

Well, the question has come up about whether we are going to do the contest again this year.

Interesting things afoot

Hello, everyone!

Ally here to (not) tell you about some interesting things that are going on behind the scenes here in Allyville as we gear up for the launch of ALL FALL DOWN.

For example, I have seen covers for the UK and Australian versions of ALL FALL DOWN! (but I can’t share them.)

And I have cool news about the books themselves! (but I can’t tell it.)

And there are some fun new things in the works for the weeks leading up to the Jan. 27th release of ALL FALL DOWN. (But I can’t say a word about that!)

All Fall Down: an Embassy Row novel

Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things:

1. She is not crazy.
2. Her mother was murdered.
3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.

As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her–so there’s no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door who is keeping an eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands.

All Fall Down: the cover!

Hello everyone!

Ally here with what I hope you all will agree is VERY EXCITING NEWS!

We have a cover for All Fall Down.

AND an excerpt!

Yeah…I thought you’d like that.

Check them both out over at Justine Magazine and then come back and tell me what you think!


ps: I’ll be posting the cover and excerpt right here on this site tomorrow.


Magnificent Monday–Alaska Photos!

Hi everyone!

Ally here while Shellie is away with her family for a bit. I thought this might be as good a time as any to finally share with everyone a few of the pictures that I took on my recent cruise to Alaska.

Now, a few years ago I was on tour and realized I didn’t have a good answer for when people would ask if I had any hobbies. For a long time, writing was my hobby. But now that my hobby is my job, I wanted to find some new creative outlet that was just for fun.