Saturday, November 30, 2013

67 Pick Any YA Book of Your Choice Giveaway and #YALit Pick and Mix 11/30/13

Lots of great news this week! BEHOLDEN is off to copyedit, and I'm so excited about that and about starting back on Book 2. At the same time, I'm scared. I've heard about the fear from other authors. I know that no one really feels like they "get it" any better no matter how many books they've written. I had a chance to talk to the fabulous Libba Bray at YALLFEST about this, and she said she drives herself crazy with every book. Here's the post of hers that we talked about, by the way. If you're a writer, read it. If your a fan of Libba's read it. Hell. Everyone. Read it.

The bottom line, all writers, all human beings, have doubt. I wish I could say I had less doubt now than I did when I was fifteen, or seventeen, or before I got a book deal. I think I just have different doubts. And you know what? I think that's okay. For the first time in my life, I'm at peace with doubt. I'm going to embrace it. Doubt gives me the kick in the a$$ I need to push myself.

I have a new trick I'm going to try to play on doubt. I bought the supplies for it today. Look for some photos next week. :)

But I said I had two pieces of good news, didn't I? My second piece is that YASeriesInsiders.com is finally alive and doing well. Here's a list of all the fabulous giveaways we're offering around the web to celebrate.

http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/p/ya-fiction-giveaways.html 


Thought for the Week

via teen.com

 

Young Adult Novel Giveaway This Week

This week's giveaway is a pick-your-own! Complete the form entry and leave a comment saying which book you're most dying to read, and I'll pick a random winner from those comments and send you the book of your choice. Any book. At all. No limits.



And since someone accidentally put BEHOLDEN up early on Goodreads, become a fan of mine there for a for a second change to win. I'm picking a second winner from my fans!


For an additional bonus in BOTH giveaways, add BEHOLDEN to your Goodreads list. :)



Young Adult Novel Giveaway Last  Week 

The Fiery Heart
by Richelle Mead
Hardcover
Razorbill
Released 11/19/2013
Winner: Chi Shannon

In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure--and re-education--looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

Purchase The Fiery Heart at Amazon
Purchase The Fiery Heart at IndieBound
View The Fiery Heart on Goodreads

Books, Books, Books

How to turn an old book cover into an e-reader case via Lifehacker (which I think is mega cool).



13 Young Adult adaptations to look out for via Mundie Moms. (Which one are you most excited for)?



An awesome article about YA books and the moral center from YA Stands.

Photo via Marsmattn Tallahasse on Flickr


Why YA boyfriends are so much cooler than your real-life boyfriends.



And as a bonus, here's a quiz on which YA book you should read next.



Actually, I have a short cut to that quiz. Laini Taylor has a brand new novella in her DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE series called NIGHT OF CAKE & PUPPETS. And OHMYGOD. Love!



And finally, here's Libba Bray and a slew of your favorite YA authors. doing Bad Vampire at YALLFEST. Enjoy!



Young Adult Reader of the Week:

Donna Hosie

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* Want to be the reader of the week next week? Leave a comment on our Thursday or Friday posts! 

   

Blogger of the Week: 

rhapsodyinbooks at "Color Online"


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* Want to be the blogger of the week next week? To be honest, this is pretty much the only way I have time to discover new blogs, so it's a great way to get into my twitter feed and into these round-up posts if you have great content to share. Leave a comment. I'll pick from among the bloggers who leave comments here on the blog today through Wednesday.

Writing Tip of the Week


via lolsnaps.com

Bonus Tip


via Pinterest


67 comments:

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  2. Congrats Congrats LOTS OF CONFETTI IN THE AIR!! It's a huge moment for you but also for us readers as we're closer to reading your book:))

    Maybe it's good to always be a little scared to start a new book, because it means you're still hoping and wanting and working towards writing the absolute best book you can. Which will only lead to greatness:)) But it's good you've got a way to keep the nerves in check as well:))

    I'm reading Sarah Ockler's The Book of Broken Hearts and I'm loving it!! With Christmas coming soon, I'm into a contemporary phase, and it's one of those books with awesome characters and real issues that give you hope. If you're looking for an amazing YA contemporary to read for the holidays, try Dash and Lily's Book of Dares - you'll love it:)

    Thank you so very much:)

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    1. Thank you so much, Christina! I think you're probably right that it's good to be a bit scared. I definitely want to write the best book I can. I suspect it's both an advantage and a disadvantage to know the story and that characters as well as I do and to love them so much. I think that's what scares me the most--fearing that I can't do them justice in the second book. But on the other hand, the story I have mapped out is AMAZING. Better than the first in so many ways. It's just going to be up to me to make the characters as big as that story.

      I loved Sarah's book. LOVED it. I love all her writing, and I'm so honored and delighted to share a publisher with her. If any of my books ever turned out to be half as beautifully-written as hers, I would be a happy camper. I also loved Dash and Lily's Book of Dares! You have fabulous taste. Have you read FANGIRL yet? Because I suspect you would love that, or ELEANOR AND PARK.

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    2. LOVE both Fangirl and Eleanor and Park:)) Hope Rainbow Rowell gives us lots more contemporaries:)))

      Can't wait for your book!!

      If you're into fantasy/dystopians try CJ Redwine's Defiance. It's the perfect blend of fast fast plot and really awesome characters.

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  3. Awesome giveaway! I hope I win! :) Good luck to everyone who entered!

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  4. Awesome giveaway! :D I've rarely seen pick-your-owns on writing blogs, so this is pretty cool!

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  5. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I hope to win! I would love to own a copy of If I Stay by Gayle Foreman!

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  6. So many books on my to-read list! Thanks for giving me a chance to get one!

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  7. I love the doctor who tardis picture

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  8. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. It would be an early Christmas gift if I win your giveaway! Thanks!

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  10. AWESOME giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter :)

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  11. I've heard so many good things about The Archived. I would love to win it! Thanks for the giveaway!

    **Rachelle**

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  12. I follow on GFC as Holly Letson. I posted the giveaway link on FB @ https://www.facebook.com/KinomiyaMichiru/posts/10152131630223825 . This article was a fun read.

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  13. I think having a pick-your-own giveaway is a really cool idea:) i have been dying to read Never Fade i heard sooo many good things about this series, but i never have the chance to buy it or read it, so it be really cool if i win. Oh! And good luck to others who have or will enter! :D

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  14. Yay! I know you just gave it away last week, but I am desperate to have The Fiery Heart!

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  15. I love this giveaway. It is such an awesome idea. I have been dying to read Never Fade. I just bought The Darkest Minds and now I want the second book. I can't wait to read them both. I didn't have enough money to buy Never Fade, so I hope I win. I have spread the word on Facebook.

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  16. Congrats on your good news, Martina. Busy month. I'd love to win Allegiant...I can't believe I haven't read it yet.

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  17. Not sure if my comment got saved, so I'm going to repost. I'd love to read Anne Blankman's new book, Prisoner of Night and Fog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Thanks very much. So many good YA books out now.

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  19. I had a hard time choosing between two books. I really, really would like to read The Diviners, but I also have my eye on The Book Thief. You are so great to incorporate giveaways in your blog which I love by the way, Martina, very nice. :)

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  20. I love the How To Write Good rules. So much fun. Thanks.

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  21. I would love to win World After:) Thanks!

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  22. Im really excited to read The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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  23. Congrats!! I did really enjoy The Book of Broken Hearts! Contemporary is such a good genre. I really enjoy it. It can be so enjoyable!
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  24. The Night of Cake and Puppets looks so cute, I didn't know there would be a novella! Also thank you for the fab giveaway, if i won I would choose Through The Ever Night =)

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  25. It's hard to choose one book!!

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  26. UnSouled, because I still haven't read it yet and I need to!

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  27. Congrats, it has truly been a busy month. It's choice between A Stranger Thing or Pawn!

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  28. super fun giveaway! i really want Insurgent!!!

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  29. Thanks very much for the chance to win. It did, however, take me most of the day to pick a book.

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  30. Best of luck with the second book - don't over think it, just let it flow. :-)

    I'd love to read All Our Yesterdays.

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  31. Love this give away AND it's perfect for the holidays!

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  32. What a great giveaway! Good luck to everyone ;)

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  33. Divergent and If I Stay, anticipating both movies.

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  34. I am dying to read The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. I would love to win The Diviners :)

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  36. I would love to read Never Fade or The Archived. Thank you for the chance, and best of luck on the second book!

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  37. So many great reads. I would love to read all of them. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. Thanks for all the info. Heading over to read that Libba Bray post now...

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  39. Thanks for such great giveaway. I would love to read World After :)

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  40. I would love to read Matt de la Pena's THE LIVING. Thank you so much!!!!

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  41. Such a great selection of books! The picture alone excites me! :D thanks for the lovely giveaway. I'd love to win world after. :D

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  42. Wow! Some really great choices here!

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  43. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I'd love to win Unbound by Victoria Schwab

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  44. Night of Cake and puppets cover: 0.0! Great post- and thanks for the giveaway! ^^

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  45. Fantastic giveaway! There's so many great options to pick from in the YA genre. Thanks for the opportunity to win such awesome books!

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway! I torn between Allegiant and Never Fade.

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  47. Yess, so many book to movie adaptations I can't wait for! :) And there are so many books I'm dying for- The Fiery Heart is waaay up on the list though XD

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  48. Wow! Those are some great choices in books. Hard decision. I just wanted to say Thank you for sharing this giveaway.

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  49. Congratulations on the ya-insiders site! Those books all seem great~ I really love Laini Taylors Daughter of smoke and bone series... especially the covers. I'll be sure to get the novella!

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  50. I can't wait to read the whole Divergent series. I've read the whole Hunger Games series and i loved them. When i went to see Catching Fire in theaters i saw the movie trailer for Divergent and it looks amazing. I would also love to read and see The Book Thief!

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  51. Wait, is there going to be a Scorpio Races movie???? how could I have possibly missed that?

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  52. Book I'm most looking forward to is Independent Study: The Testing, Book 2 by Joelle Charbonneau. Release date is January 7th.

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  53. I just recently learned about giveaways and I feel like I just discovered buried treasure :)

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway! It is so hard to choose one book. I really want to read Neil Gaiman's The Ocean At The End Of The Lane. I love his books!

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  55. I just found your contest. I hope I'm not too late.

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  56. I'm also excited for the film adaptation of daughter of Smoke and Bone, Vampire Academy, and The Maze Runner!!

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  57. So many amazing books to choose from!

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