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Enter to Win a Signed ARC of Jessica Verdi’s MY LIFE AFTER NOW

Posted by Jessica Verdi On January - 15 - 2013

photo 224x300 Enter to Win a Signed ARC of Jessica Verdis MY LIFE AFTER NOWHi gang!

To celebrate the impending release of my contemporary YA novel MY LIFE AFTER NOW (Seriously, is it April yet? I’m tired of waiting!), I’m doing a Goodreads giveaway! The giveaway is open from now through March 1, and one winner (chosen at random by Goodreads) will get a signed advance reader copy of the book. Woot!

Here’s what the book’s about:

WHAT NOW?

Lucy just had the worst week ever. Seriously, mega bad. And suddenly, it’s all too much—she wants out. Out of her house, out of her head, out of her life. She wants to be a whole new Lucy. So she does something the old Lucy would never dream of.

And now her life will never be the same. Now, how will she be able to have a boyfriend? What will she tell her friends? How will she face her family? Now, every moment is a precious gift. She never thought being positive could be so negative. But now, everything’s different…because now she’s living with HIV.

And here’s the link to the giveaway!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

15752348 Enter to Win a Signed ARC of Jessica Verdis MY LIFE AFTER NOW

My Life After Now

by Jessica Verdi

Giveaway ends March 01, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Wuftoom: Book Release Events and Giveaway

Posted by Mary G. Thompson On May - 4 - 2012

9780547637242 hres 400x600 Wuftoom: Book Release Events and GiveawayHello Teen Writers Bloc readers! I’ve plugged it at every opportunity, to the point where you are probably thinking, yes, Mary, we know about the stupid book. But for realz, y’all, it’s almost here!

To celebrate the release of Wuftoom on May 8, I’m having a public book release party at the fantastic McNally Jackson Books, here in Manhattan. Please come and bring your friends, family, children, and any random people you meet. Subterranean monsters are also welcome, though if they stink up the place, we’ll charge a special cleaning fee.

  • What: Wuftoom Book Release Party
  • Where: McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St. New York, NY
  • When: Sunday, May 13, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
  • Details: I will be reading from the book and having a conversation with The Boneshaker and The Broken Lands author (and friend of Teen Writers Bloc!) Kate Milford. Then we will be eating fun and gross worm-themed desserts, drinking wine/soda, and generally having a good time.

If that’s not enough for you, I’m also reading THIS SUNDAY, MAY 6 at Books of Wonder along with several fantastic teen sci-fi/fantasy authors.

  • What: Teen Sci Fi/Fantasy/Dystopian/Supernatural Event with me, Paolo Bacigalupi, David MacInnis Gill, Alethea Kontis, Galaxy Craze, Kate Klimo, and Elizabeth Norris
  • Where: Books of Wonder, 18 W 18th St., New York, NY
  • When: Sunday, May 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
  • Details: Come meet some fabulous teen sci-fi and fantasy authors, including Hugo and Nebula award winner and National Book Award finalist Paolo Bacigalupi.

Finally, I’m running a giveaway on Goodreads from now until May 15th. Enter to win a signed copy of Wuftoom!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

12351901 Wuftoom: Book Release Events and Giveaway

Wuftoom

by Mary G. Thompson

Giveaway ends May 15, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Cover Image courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Giveaway! Wuftoom by Mary G. Thompson

Posted by Mary G. Thompson On April - 6 - 2012

9780547637242 hres 400x600 Giveaway! Wuftoom by Mary G. ThompsonToday we’re proud to announce Teen Writers Bloc’s first ever giveaway EVENT!

I just received my copies of my first novel, Wuftoom, from the UPS man, and I can’t wait to share it with the world. In fact, when I got my box of books, I was so excited about sharing it that I had to take a picture and immediately post it on Facebook. Then I had to mail off copies to my parents and my best friend. Then I had to take a copy of the book with me to peer group to show it to my awesome classmates. I still have the book in my backpack, just in case the slightest opportunity to bust it out arises. I’ll probably carry it around for the next year until my second book comes out. And then I’ll be carrying two books around everywhere. Twenty years from now, if all goes well, I’m going to be dragging around a cart.

But my friends and family aren’t the only people I want to share the book with. So … I’m giving away one brand new, signed, hardcover, hot-off-the-presses copy of WuftoomThe book won’t be officially released until May 8, so the winner of the contest will see it before it’s available in stores!

Here is the summary from the front cover:

Everyone thinks Evan is sick … Everyone thinks science will find a cure. But Evan knows he is not sick, he is transforming. Evan’s metamorphosis has him confined to his bed, constantly terrified, and completely alone. Alone, except for his visits from the Wuftoom, a wormlike creature that tells him he is becoming one of them.

Clinging to his humanity and desperate to help his overworked single mother, Evan makes a bargain with the Vitflys, the sworn enemies of the Wuftoom. But when the bargain becomes blackmail and the Vitflys prepare for war, whom can Evan trust? Is saving his humanity worth destroying an entire species, and the only family he has left?

Want to win your own, signed, hot-off-the-presses copy of Wuftoom? To enter: Leave a comment on this post, and make sure you include your email address in the appropriate field (don’t worry, we will NOT make your email address public).

Rules:

*Ends April 18, 2012, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

*You must be 13 or older to participate.

*You must have a US mailing address.

*Winner will be chosen at random from those who commented and notified by email.

Photo courtesy Clarion

Dawn Metcalf’s Luminous Summer Reading Giveaway!

Posted by Dhonielle Clayton On June - 23 - 2011

Luminous hires 197x300 Dawn Metcalfs Luminous Summer Reading Giveaway!Young Adult writer Dawn Metcalf is featuring a fabulous giveaway over at her blog. Her YA fantasy novel Luminous is set to release in 5 days on June 30th! Here’s a quick synopsis:

“When sixteen-year old Consuela Chavez discovers that she can remove her skin, revealing a lustrous mother-of-pearl skeleton, she slips into a parallel world known as the Flow; a place inhabited by archetypal teens with extraordinary abilities. Crafting skins out of anything – air, water, feathers, fire – she is compelled to save ordinary people from dying before their time. Yet now someone is murdering her new friends, one by one, and Consuela finds herself the focus of an intricate plot to end the Flow forever when all she really wants is to get back home, alive.”

In celebration of her fabulous debut novel she is giving away an array of prizes. Check them out and get over her blog and ENTER:

**GRAND PRIZE: Three Luminous Chicks of Paranormal Fic!***

 

 Dawn Metcalfs Luminous Summer Reading Giveaway!

 

ONE lucky winner wins something from everybody:
1. A signed hardcover copy of LUMINOUS
2. An ARC of IMAGINARY GIRLS by Nova Ren Suma
3. An ARC of HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire
4. A packet of glitter temporary tattoos
5. A single serve packet of the divine Bellagio’s Sipping Chocolate
6. A packet of marigold seeds
7. 4 novelty buttons & a tiny troll doll c/o THE PULL OF GRAVITY
8. 3 hot-n-sweet mango-chili lollipops
9. A silver, beaded bookmark engraved with Native American blessing
10. A “Fan of YA” complete collection of 2011 bookmarks (some signed by the author!)

 

***1ST-3RD PRIZE: More Luminous Young Ladies!***

 

 Dawn Metcalfs Luminous Summer Reading Giveaway!

 

ONE lucky winner wins Consuela’s pick:
1. An ARC of DREAMLAND SOCIAL CLUB by Tara Altebrando.
2. A packet of glitter temporary tattoos
3. A single serve packet of the divine Bellagio’s Sipping Chocolate
4. A packet of marigold seeds
5. 2 novelty buttons c/o THE PULL OF GRAVITY
6. 1 hot-n-sweet mango-chili lollipops
7. A “Fan of YA” mini-collection of 2011 bookmarks (some signed by the author!)

 

 Dawn Metcalfs Luminous Summer Reading Giveaway!

 

ONE lucky winner wins Maddy’s pick:
1. An ARC of SISTERS RED by Jackson Pearce.
2. A packet of glitter temporary tattoos
3. A single serve packet of the divine Bellagio’s Sipping Chocolate
4. A packet of marigold seeds
5. 2 novelty buttons c/o THE PULL OF GRAVITY
6. 1 hot-n-sweet mango-chili lollipops
7. A “Fan of YA” mini-collection of 2011 bookmarks (some signed by the author!)

 

 Dawn Metcalfs Luminous Summer Reading Giveaway!

 

ONE lucky winner wins Sissy’s pick:
1. An ARC of CHIME by Franny Billingsley.
2. A packet of glitter temporary tattoos
3. A single serve packet of the divine Bellagio’s Sipping Chocolate
4. A packet of marigold seeds
5. 2 novelty buttons c/o THE PULL OF GRAVITY
6. 1 hot-n-sweet mango-chili lollipops
7. A “Fan of YA” mini-collection of 2011 bookmarks (some signed by the author!)

 

***4TH-6TH PRIZE: Let’s Hear It for the Boys!***


 Dawn Metcalfs Luminous Summer Reading Giveaway!

 

 

ONE lucky winner wins V’s pick:
1. The first of the series, WAKE by Lisa McMann.
2. 2 novelty buttons c/o THE PULL OF GRAVITY
3. 1 hot-n-sweet mango-chili lollipops
4. A “Fan of YA” mini-collection of 2011 bookmarks (some signed by the author!)

 

 

 

 Dawn Metcalfs Luminous Summer Reading Giveaway!

 

ONE lucky winner wins Wish’s pick:
1. The first of the Vladimir Tod series, EIGHTH GRADE BITES by Heather Brewer.
2. 2 novelty buttons c/o THE PULL OF GRAVITY
3. 1 hot-n-sweet mango-chili lollipops
4. A “Fan of YA” mini-collection of 2011 bookmarks (some signed by the author!)

 

 

 

 

 Dawn Metcalfs Luminous Summer Reading Giveaway!

 

 

ONE lucky winner wins Tender’s pick:
1. An ARC of the upcoming, ultra-violent AU REVOIR CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK by Joe Schreiber.
2. 2 novelty buttons c/o THE PULL OF GRAVITY
3. 1 hot-n-sweet mango-chili lollipops
4. A “Fan of YA” mini-collection of 2011 bookmarks (some signed by the author!)

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER: GO TO DAWN’S BLOG AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!

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