Friday, May 22, 2015

32 MONSTER Giveaway, Including COMPULSION, SNOW LIKE ASHES, and ICE LIKE FIRE #ReadOrWriteAnywhere

I'm back from Dallas, and wow! I've never been to a convention that huge or that full of energy. There were fabulous workshops and bookish events. I got to embarrass myself at the YA slumber party in my pajamas. I met some die hard Eight fans, and hopefully created some new ones-- interacting with readers is always so much fun and one of my favorite things about being a writer. Plus I got to fangirl over some of my favorite authors and discover that they were the BEST people in person.

The AMAZING and gorgeous Brenda Drake, who was in one of our early First Five Pages workshops, went on to start Pitch Wars and get a fantastic pub deal. SO excited for all her success -- and she's the loveliest person ever.




With Mary Lindsey, Bailey Hewlett (ibbookblogging) and Lindsay Cummings,
and all of them are incredibly kind and lovely
With Zoraida Cordova, Tara Hudson, J.R. Johansson, Victoria Scott and Bree Despain. Talk about a brilliant and intimidating bunch, but they were all so warm and kind that I could almost forget to be overwhelmed. : )
The whole week was crazy, but also incredible. Now I have a year to recover before the next one!

In the meantime, I’ve teamed up with the YA Chicks and many participating authors on a global campaign to encourage readers, writers, students, and teachers to share pictures all of the places—both ordinary and extraordinary—where they are reading and writing. This is open to all readers/writers of both middle grade and young adult books!

You can also take part in...

A MONSTER GIVEAWAY! 

I’ll be giving away a signed hardcover of COMPULSION plus a lovely bunch of swag plus a Skype visit.

Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead—a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family's twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn't what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

"Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you'll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series." -- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

"A fresh twist on the Southern Gothic — haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.” -- Claudia Gray,
New York Times bestselling author of A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU and the Evernight and Spellcaster series

"Compulsion is a stunningly magical debut with a delicious slow burn to be savored. I want to live in this story world!" -- Wendy Higgins,
USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil Trilogy



TONS OF BOOKS TO GIVE AWAY!

Every author participating in this campaign is giving away books, critiques, swag and/or Skype visits.

So are you ready?

Drum roll….


If you don't have this book on your TBR, you're going to be missing out!

Can you guess where I am? (I'll give you the restaurant part, but I actually snuck away to read in the middle of the event for which I'm providing the clues below. Just name the week-long event I recently attended!)
  • Home of the Cowboys . . . 
  • Romance cover models walking around all week . . . 
  • Over 600 authors attended . . . 
  • Over 2500 eager readers were there . . . 
  • Teen day with signings, pizza, and parties with free books galore . . . 
Once you’ve figured out where I’m reading, head over to the YA Chicks site and officially enter the giveaway by inputting each author’s name and your guesses about our locations. 
  • Every author location you guess correctly increases your chances to win. 
  • For even more chances, post a picture of yourself reading or writing on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere (must have the hashtag). 
For writer prize packs:
  • Post pictures of yourself writing in a fun location on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere. 
  • Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter giveaway to let us know you did it. 
For even more chances:
  • Gather your writer friends together and post a group shot with the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere (must have the hashtag). 
  • And hey, since you're already together, why not host a write-a-thon? 
For teacher prize packs:
  • Post pictures of your class reading or writing on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere (must have the hashtag). 
  • Let us know you did it when you enter the Rafflecopter. If you don't have a Twitter or Instagram, you can email your picture directly with the picture pasted directly into the email (no attachments--we won't open them) AND the subject, “Read or Write Anywhere.” 
  • You can also check out the YA Chicks Read or Write Anywhere lesson plan, available on their site
Now, what are you waiting for? Get out there and READ OR WRITE ANYWHERE!

#ReadOrWriteAnywhere

BONUS GIVEAWAYS

I've got a hardcover of Sara Raasch's SNOW LIKE ASHES and an ARC of the sequel ICE LIKE FIRE. Are you a fan? Jump in and grab them for yourself. And don't forget to stop by the blog every Monday and Tuesday for lots more giveaways!





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32 comments:

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  2. Honestly, I love any genre so long as the book seems god. However, I do find joy in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror, and oddly enough, Romance. Thanks for this fabulous giveaway!!! :)

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  3. I think it's depending on what I'm in the mood for. By the way; I love paranormal, science fiction and mystery. Those genres always catch my attention really easy!

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  4. Young Adult novels are my absolute favorite. There's just something about the worlds these authors create that I adore getting lost in. But Young Adult Fantasy has a very special place on my heart. The less likely it is to happen in real life, the more I love it. Xx

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  5. I like many but I tend to read them in spurts. YA, NA, dystopian, UF, Sci-Fi, historical romance, and a few mysteries.

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  6. I depends on the book, but I absolutely love fantasy. There is something about make-believe worlds, dragons, and magic that make me happy.

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  7. Fantasy is my favorite genre! I love books like Snow Like Ashes! I haven't read Completion yet but I own it

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  8. Contemporary fiction with humor

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  9. I love fantasy and sci fi!

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  10. my favorite genre to read is post apocalyptic survival and scifi and dystopian

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  11. Historical fiction is my favorite but I also love mysteries and horror!

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  12. I really like YA, especially fantasy, then SF, historic. But I can usually read nearly any genre as long as it is well-written and original.

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  13. I tend to stick with paranormal or fantasy books. :)

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  15. ♥ I am so happy to share this wonderful testimony about Dr Brave, my name is Mellisa Jefferson I am 32 years old, I live in Florida USA, I am happily married to Sowers Jefferson with three kids we got married in 2004 I am a banker but due to some certain family conditions I had to quit my job so I could have time for my family my husband works in a construction company not long ago around may 2015 my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very Confused by the way he treat me and the Kids. Later that month he did not come home again and he called me that he want a divorce, i asked him what have i Done wrong to deserve this from him, all he was saying is that he want a divorce That he hate me and do not want to see Me again in his life, i was mad and also Frustrated do not know what to do,i was Sick for more than 4 weeks because of the divorce. i love him so much he was everything to me without him my life is Incomplete. i told my sister and she told me to contact a spell caster, i never believed in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted Dr Brave for the return of my husband to me, he told me that my husband have Been taken by another woman, that she cast a spell on him that is why he hate me and also want us to divorce. then he told me that he have to cast a spell on him that will make him return to Me and the kids, he casted the spell and After 27hours my husband called me and He told me that i should forgive him, he Started to apologize on phone and said That he still loves me that he did not know what happen to him that he left me. it was the spell that Dr Brave casted on him that brought him back to me today, i and my family Are now happy again today. thank you Dr Brave for what you have done for me i would have been nothing Today if not for your great spell. i want You my friends who are passing through All this kind of love problem of getting Back their husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact him on this email: bravespellcaster@gmail.com , web site:http://enchantedscents.tripod.com/lovespell/ . and you will see that your problem will be solved Without any delay or effect cell number +2348072370762 Thanks for reading..

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  16. I most love to read science fiction books, though fantasy and contemporaries are a close second. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. i love to read YA/NA
    suspense, contemp, and paranormal

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  18. I love reading contemporaries, mystery/thriller, fantasy, dystopian... anything YA in other words. :)

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  19. I love all genres!

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  20. I love historical fiction and contemporary, but I like to expand my comfort zone and read diverse books!
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  21. YA Fiction, Fantasy/Adventure, and Romance. I read some Fiction and Mystery also.

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  22. YA fantasy, romance, contemporary, paranormal, mystery

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  23. I love YA fantasy and paranormal!

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  24. Fantasy with really down low Sci-fi.

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  25. I love paranormal and especially love novels with Private detectives solving supernatural crimes/mysteries. Or body guard novels.

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  26. My favourite genre is definitely Paranormal. I love the weird and the creepy!

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  27. YA is definitely my favorite genre. I really read just about anything under it. Right now I've been really into Fantasy.

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  28. YA dystopia with hints of sci-fi or post-apocalypse is my favorite, but fantasy is quickly growing on me :)

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  29. I read mostly books from the YA category. The genre depends on my mood.

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  30. YA paranormal and fantasy.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  31. I love historical fiction and fantasy (even though I'll read pretty much anything YA).

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