Category Archives: Contest

Enter the THROUGH HER EYES GARGANTUAN GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Author Jennifer Archer is hosting a GARGANTUAN GIVEWAY on her blog beginning today, March 1, 2011 and it will run until April 4, 2011. This contest is wicked amazing because you can win several out-of-this-world prizes like: a Kindle, or iPod Shuffle, a bound leather journal or even signed copies of THROUGH HER EYES.

All you have to do is go to her website HERE follow the contest rules and enter. Easy-Peasy! Good Luck to those that enter.

THROUGH HER EYES
Harper Teen
April 2011

Every ghost has a story to tell

The last place Tansy Piper wants to be is stuck in Cedar Canyon, Texas, in the middle of nowhere, with a bunch of small-town kids. But when her mother decides to move to the desolate West Texas town, Tansy has no choice but to go along. Once there, Tansy is immediately drawn to the turret of their rickety old house, a place she soon learns has a disturbing history. But its the strange artifacts she finds in the cellar–a pocket watch, a journal of poetry, and a tiny crystal–that have the most chilling impact on her.

Tansy soon finds that through the lens of her camera, she can become part of a surreal black-and-white world where her life is intertwined with that of mysterious, troubled Henry, who lived in the same house and died decades earlier. It seems their lives are linked by fate and the artifacts she found, but as Tansy begins spending more and more time in the past, her present world starts to fade away. Tansy must untangle herself from Henry’s dangerous reality– before she loses touch with her own life forever.

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>CONTEST: Win A signed set of The Dark Divine series

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Last month I had the pleasure of meeting Bree Despain at KEPLER’s my favorite book store. Besides getting to listen to Bree talk about her books and talking to her I was able to get signed copies of both THE DARK DIVINE and THE LOST SAINT to give away on my blog. Now is that golden opportunity for anyone that is a Bree Despain fan, or just a fan of paranormal romance reads.
Just fill out the form HERE and the contest is open INTERNATIONALLY 🙂
Make sure to post it on twitter, your blog, tumblr, facebook…you name it and to fill out the form. Contest Ends March 5th 2011.

>Author Interview and Contest with Suzanne Selfors

> Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Susanne Selfors, author of several YA and middle grade books. Her newest Young Adult book, MAD LOVE recently hit the book shelves and I am happy to inform you that I have an autographed copy to give away. So, sit back relax and take some time to get to know about MAD LOVE and it’s author. Then enter my contest to win a signed copy of MAD LOVE.

RR: Hello Suzanne, and thank you for this interview. Last year I read COFFEHOUSE ANGEL and this year you have a new novel, MAD LOVE for YA readers to enjoy. Can you tell me what this new book is about?
SS: It’s a dark romantic comedy about a teen girl named Alice Amorous whose mother is a famous romance writer. When her mother is secretly hospitalized for bi-polar disorder, Alice tries to write her mom’s next romance novel, with the unsolicited help of a weird boy who claims to be Cupid. That’s the plot in a nutshell. But what it’s also about is Love in all its shapes and sizes.

RR: MAD LOVE is a story that is centered on Mental Illness i.e. Biopolar Disorder . What inspired you to write this particular story?
SS: Well, I wouldn’t say that it’s “centered” on mental illness. This is not an issues book. Bipolar disorder just happens to be one of the things that is complicating Alice’s life. I have always been intrigued by manic and depressive behavior, having suffered from a bout of severe depression when I was in college and having grown up with a father who was very manic and who medicated with alcohol.

RR: Are you a fan of clam juice? and what made you decide that it was the drink of choice for your storyline?
SS: I don’t know why I chose it. Just seemed weird.

RR: What kind of research did you have to prepare for MAD LOVE?
SS: I went back and read all I could about Cupid and Psyche. I also read a lot about bipolar disorder. When I wrote the first draft I was still calling it manic-depression, but that’s the old term.

RR. Who was your favorite character in MAD LOVE and why?
SS:I often get attached to my secondary characters. I really like Archibald, the gay roommate. He’s such a kind soul and he’s the one who reminds Alice that we should never place more value on what other people think of us than on what we think of ourselves.

RR: What do you want your readers to take away from your book?
SS: Firstly, I hope they were entertained. That’s the most important thing to me. I want my books to help people escape for a few hours, maybe laugh a little, enjoy the time. If there’s a message drifting amongst the chapters it’s this: That love in all its colors is always swirling around you, you just have to open your heart to it.

RR: What are you in the process of writing next?
SS:My next kids’ book comes out in May and its called Smells Like Treasure. And I’m finishing up the first draft of my next YA book, out in 2012. It’s a fairy tale.
RR: What is on your nightstand now?
SS:I’m reading a Finnish book called Year of the Hare.
RR: What is the best way for a reader to find you i.e. facebook/twitter/blog?
SS:Best way is through my website, www.suzanneselfors.com I love getting reader letters and try to answer each one. I’m on facebook too.

RR: Thank you, for this great interview and I hope to see you again. It has been a pleasure as always.
SS:You’re welcome! Thank you!
CONTEST: Win a signed Hard Cover copy of MAD LOVE by Suzanne Selfors
This contest is open to the US entrants only and you must be ove 13 years of age with permission from your parents to receive contest prizes in the mail. All you have to do is fill out the contest form HERE. This contest is open until February 28th, 2011. Midnight PST.

>CONTEST: Beautiful Darkness and Swag

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Happy Sunday everyone! To honor the upcoming release of BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS, the sequel to BEAUTIFUL CREATURES. I have created the most awesome contest opportunity involving this amazing series. BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is an amazing read (review to soon follow) and I believe that a signed copy of the ARC is wicked cool, but I have also have book marks, rubber bracelets, buttons, posters and a cool keychain to add to the mix. INTERESTED??? I hope so.
Just fill out this FORM and you will be on your way to a great opportunity.
GOOD LUCK!!

>CONTEST and BANNED BOOKS WEEK September 25th-October 2nd 2010

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Manifesto

By Ellen Hopkins

To you zealots and bigots and false
patriots who live in fear of discourse.
You screamers and banners and burners
who would force books
off shelves in your brand name
of greater good.

You say you’re afraid for children,
innocents ripe for corruption
by perversion or sorcery on the page.
But sticks and stones do break
bones, and ignorance is no armor.
You do not speak for me,
and will not deny my kids magic
in favor of miracles.

You say you’re afraid for America,
the red, white and blue corroded
by terrorists, socialists, the sexually
confused. But we are a vast quilt
of patchwork cultures and multi-gendered
identities. You cannot speak for those
whose ancestors braved
different seas.

You say you’re afraid for God,
the living word eroded by Muhammed
and Darwin and Magdalene.
But the omnipotent sculptor of heaven
and earth designed intelligence.
Surely you dare not speak
for the father, who opens
his arms to all.

A word to the unwise.
Torch every book.
Char every page.
Burn every word to ash.
Ideas are incombustible.
And therein lies your real fear.

I think this poem that Ellen Hopkins penned last year for BANNED BOOKS WEEK speaks volume’s and I feel it fits perfectly for this contest honoring this author and BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2010.

Please fill out a contest entry form HERE for a signed copy of CRANK, GLASS and FALLOUT. This contest is open for 2 weeks ending October 10th at midnight PST

HERE is a map that shows you where all the BANNED BOOKS are located in the states and which books are banned. Check and see if one of your favorites books is listed.

>HUSH, HUSH Book Giveaway

>Today I have an awesome contest that I am sure everyone will enjoy. Two (2) lucky winner will receive a copy of Hush, Hush. Just fill out the contest form below and GOOD LUCK to all entrants.

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Book Synopses:

Hush, HushIn paperback September 21

A sacred oath, a fallen angel, a forbidden love.

Nora Grey has had a rough year. Her father was murdered and as a result, her mother had thrown herself into work, leaving Nora alone most of the time in their secluded farmhouse. Despite this, she manages to be a very good girl, never missing school, never even driving without permission.

But when the transfer student, Patch, gets assigned as her lab partner in biology, from the moment the two are together, there’s an inescapable magnetism that draws Nora deeper and deeper into his dark world. When she discovers the enormous V-shaped scars on his back, she discovers that there is a battle going on between the fallen and the immortal. And she’s the object.

The magnetism she feels is now more inescapable than ever.

CrescendoAvailable October 19

The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!

Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can’t figure out if it’s for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn’t answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

HUSH, HUSH
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>Mockingjay Contest!!

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I have another great contest today and this one is really amazing.

It’s easy. This is what you must do for a chance to get your hands on 1 of 5 Mockingjay copies? (Courtesy of Scholastic Thank you!)

Just FILL THE FORM!

Giveaway open to US Addresses Only

Contest ends September 18th, 2010.

You do not need to be a follower but you are responsible for claiming your prize within 72 hours.

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>Clockwork Angel Winner

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Hello everyone! I am sorry for the tardiness of this post, but it is better late than never. I wanted to thank everyone for entering my contest. I hope that everyone that has entered this one has also entered the Fall book bonanza blowout. Now without further delay the winner of the Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare ARC is…..

Louisse A


please shoot an email to me with your contact information and I will sent this book of awesomeness out to you.

>CONTEST: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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Hello Hello…I have been blessed with a special package that included a copy of Clockwork Angel and since I have another copy from BEA I wanted to give someone a chance to win it. Since the book comes out soon it will be a short contest, but the more entries included the more goodies I get to add to the pot-o-prizes (more books and swag)

CONTEST RULES:

1) Spread the word, i.e. twitter, face book, blogs…

2) Leave a comment and tell me why you want this amazing novel

3) This contest ends Friday the 13th of August (midnight)

4) This contest is open Internationally

What are you waiting for? GOOD LUCK!!

>CONTEST: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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I believe in good fortune and being generous especially after the tumultuous year I have endured. So I am hosting a contest featuring CLOCKWORK ANGEL by Cassandra Clare. I know this book has been a much awaited read and I want to make this contest a great opportunity for someone that really wants it. So I have an awesome idea. I want to see how creative you can be for something that you really want. Let’s get started

1st place Winner to receive an ARC of Clockwork Angel

2nd place winner to receive a copy of White Cat

3rd place winner to receive a copy of Radiant Shadows

CONTEST RULES:
1) Create your own book cover for CLOCKWORK ANGEL, using any medium you wish to use i.e. photoshop, paint, noodles, crayon, pudding…that’s right! Let your creative groove loose and wow me. Then send an image of the finished product to me at curlyshoe@gmail.com (with the subject title of Clockwork Angel) or you can respond directly to this post.

2) Post this contest on your blog, sidebar, twitter, facebook, my space. Ya get it, so spread the word.

3) Maximum of two entries per person.

4) This contest will run for the entire month of July, beginning July 1st and ending on July 31st at midnight PST.

5) Winner to be selected by the most awesome Cassandra Clare. (Thank you)

6) Contest open internationally and you must be over 13 years of age to enter.

GOOD LUCK and GOOD FORTUNE to all