Sunday, March 14, 2010

Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White

Something—some power—is blooming inside Laurel. She can use flowers to do things. Like bringing back lost memories. Or helping her friends ace tests. Or making people fall in love.

Laurel suspects her newfound ability has something to do with an ancient family secret, one that her mother meant to share with Laurel when the time was right. But then time ran out.

Clues and signs and secret messages seem to be all around Laurel at Avondale School, where her mother had also boarded as a student. Can Laurel piece everything together quickly enough to control her power, which is growing more potent every day? Or will she set the stage for the most lovestruck, infamous prom in the history of the school?
I am so excited about this book because I am going to the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville next weekend to meet ABW. She is speaking at a YA panel with another Tenner Jenn Hubbard.
Description from
Cover art from ABW's website

Super Mega Contest, Part Deux

Ladies and gentleman, are you ready for round two? I am. Sometimes I wonder if I have the strength to enter all of these contests. Whew!

Imagination in Focus:
Prize: Book of your choice from the Book Depository

--Ends 3/16/10--
Prize: Fire by Kristin Cashore, Intertwined by Gena Showalter, My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent (3 winners, 1 book each)
--Ends 3/31/10--
Prize: Iron King by Julie Kagawa plus swag and a Grim rock!
--Ends 3/20/10--
Prize: Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White plus swag (2 winners, 1 winner=book plus swag, 2nd winner=swag only)
--Ends 3/27/10--
Prize: Dream Girl and Dream Life by Lauren Mechling
--Ends 3/31/10--
Prize Pack 1: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, Rebel Angels by Libba Bray, Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

Prize Pack 2: Perfect by Natasha Friend, Lush by Natasha Friend, Pulling Princes by Tyne O'Connell

Prize Pack 3: After by Amy Efaw, Sticky Fingers by Niki Burnham, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
--Ends 4/15/10--
Prize: Choice of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, Forget Her Nots by Amy Brecount White, The Line by Teri Hall, or The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
--Ends 3/26/10--
Prize Package A: SIGNED copy of Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr and The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters

Prize Package B: SIGNED copy of The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent (and bookmark)
and The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Prize Package C: The Everafter by Amy Huntley and 2010 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market
Prize Package D: LJ Smith's Vampire Diaries Series

Prize Package E: OPI Giftset: Alice in Wonderland edition, which includes: Off with Her Red! - A glowering, empowering hot red & Absolutely Alice - An absolutely amazing blue glitter & Mad as a Hatter - A madly marvelous black-multi glitter & Thanks So Muchness! - For this "much-have" red shimmer Lights, camera, excitement! Vera Bradley ID holder (Turquoise) and OPI Regular sized polish: Mad as a Hatter
--Ends 3/22/10--
Prize: Book of your choice from the Book Depository (under $20)
--Ends 3/31/10--
Book Bound:
Prizes: A signed copy of The Dark Divine by Bree Despain & swag, A signed copy of Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation, Evermore by Alyson Noel, The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Suitte Scarlett -or- Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson, or One of Rachel Caine's Morganville books (3 winners plus 1 international winner)
--Ends 4/15/10--


Bloody Bookaholic:

Prize: So many books to choose from (7 winners). You have to see it to believe it!

--Ends 4/18/10--

All-Consuming Books: Reviews by Tiger:

Prize: Tangled by Carolyn Mackler or Hex Hall by Racheal Hawkins (2 winners)

--Ends 3/16/10--

Handle Like Hendrix:

Prize: Liar by Justine Larbalestier

--Ends 3/29/10--

Update: 3/16/2010

Julia Karr is having a blog grand re-opening with daily prizes. Here is today's prize. Check it out!

Read This Book!:

Prize: Blogoversary giveaway with 3 prize packs of awesomeness! Check it out!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fire and Ice Giveaways

I stumbled across this little blog called Fire and Ice a few months ago and
they review books, music, photography, and anything artsy. I love them because their giveaways highlight ETSY sellers. If you don't know what ETSY is, it is an awesome site where people can buy and sell handmade and vintage goodies. I love it! Some of the people there are so creative! I like to look for the literature-inspired jewelry. Anyway, I found a few giveaways hosted by Fire and Ice that I wanted to share with you.

1. Vintage Jewelry Giveaway (reminds me of a Marie Antionette cameo):
--Ends 4/11/10--
2. Grey Felt Purse Giveaway (this one is my favorite!):
--Ends 4/4/10--
3. Golden Woods Necklace Giveaway (Shiver Inspired! My second favorite!):
--Ends 4/8/10--
4. Three Little Birds Necklace Giveaway (I really love this one too!):
--Ends 4/8/10--

Good luck! :D

Super Mega Contest Post

Well, as most of you know, I am largely a contest blogger. I hunt contests and awesome prizes because who doesn't love to win books? I know I do. The broke college student in me calls for it! Besides, I love feeling like a winner. Anyways, this week I let most of the contests I wanted to enter accumulate and decided to write one, long, mega contests post for amazing YA contests across the blogosphere. I follow almost 200 blogs, so get ready! Are you ready yet? I sure hope so...

The Serpentine Library:

Prize Pack #1:The entire Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner - all 4 books: The Thief, Queen of Attolia, King of Attolia and A Concpiracy of Kings (which is being published on March 23). The first three will be paperbacks, the last one a hardcover.

Prize Pack #2: Lament and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater and a few related goodies.

Prize Pack #3: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (signed) and The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
--Ends 4/10/10--
Prizes: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson and The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan. All books are signed by the authors
--Ends 3/31/10--
Prize: The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
--Ends 3/26/10--
Prize: The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
--Ends 3/25/10--

The Cajun Book Lady

The Cajun Book Lady:

Prize Pack #1 Contains Laura Child's Scrapbooking Mystery Series (and these are ALL signed!)

Prize Pack #2 YA Grab bag with signed bookmarks by Jaclyn Dolamore

Prize pack #3 Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy books

--Ends ???--

La Femme Readers:
Prize: Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey
--Ends 4/8/10--
Prize: Siren by Tricia Rayburn
--Ends 3/30/10--
Good luck! I will do a second super mega contest post as soon as I can write one! :D

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Submission/Critique Contest with agent Suzie Townsend of FinePrintLit

Suzzette and Bethany over at Shooting Stars blog are having an awesome giveaway with these awesome prizes:

1. Suzie Townsend, literary agent extraordinaire with FinePrintLit, has consented to give to the grand prize winner a 40-page partial submission PLUS a critique of those pages!

2. Kimberly Derting, author of THE BODY FINDER (release date 3-16) has donated an awesome Body Finder black totebag (perfect size for a whole stack of library books), a signed-in-silver poster, autographed bookmark, and sticker for one lucky winner!

3.The book THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer.

4. HOW TO WRITE THE GREAT AMERICAN ROMANCE by Katherine Lanigan makes writing almost easy! The step-by-step guide can easily be applied to writing fiction of any genre.

5. Ever had Enstrom's Toffee? Seriously, the most delicious confection EVER (according to Suzette and Bethany). Suzette's husband flew to Colorado to pick up this 4 ounce box, and they are giving it away to one lucky winner!

More details here:

Good luck! :D

Contest @ Elana Johnson

Elana Johnson is having a giveaway! There are so many awesome books that I can't describe it! Go check it out:

Good luck! :D

500 Follower Giveaway @ Pure Imagination Blog

Pure Imagination

Congratulations Lori on 500 followers! In honor of this achievement, she is hosting a giveaway for 3 lucky winners. Here is what's up for grabs:

•Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver(ARC)
•The Line by Teri Hall(ARC)
•The Poison Eaters: And Other Stories by Holly Black(ARC)
•Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook(Hardback x2**)
•Gone By Micheal Grant(Paperback)
•Stolen by Lucy Christopher(Paperback(UK version)Not out in US until May 1)
**There are two copies of Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood in the pile.

There will be 3 winners. Winner #1 gets first pick of 4 Books of choice. Winner #2 gets to pick 2 books out of the remaining 3. Winner #3 gets what is left over. I am in LOVE with The Poison Eaters, The Line, and Stolen. *drool*

More detials here:

Good luck! :D

102 Posts Contests @ holes In My brain

Win The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting at Holes In My Brain. Congratulations on 102 posts!

Good luck! :D

Extreme Reader Book Reviews

Extreme Reader is hosting this mega awesome swag and more giveaway. There is so much stuff to win I can't even describe it...Go check it out! Like NOW!

Good luck! :D

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Win 3 books for reveiw

Reggie at the Undervocer Book Lover (not really) is giving away an Egmont prize pack of 3 ARCs. Ends 3/31. Here's what's up for grabs:

1 ARC of Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
1 ARC of Siren by Tricia Rayburn
1 ARC of Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

More detials here:

Good luck! :D

Happy Birthday, Reggie!

Reggie aka The Undercover (Not Really) Book Lover turns 15 today! Happy Birthday! In honor of her birthday, she having a ridiculously awesome contest for a one winner takes all 12 books-ALL March releases. Here is what's up for grabs:

1 Finished copy of The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
1 Finished copy of The Sight by Judy Blundell
1 Finished copy of Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
1 Finished copy of Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
1 Finished copy of The Line by Teri Hall
1 Finished copy of The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
1 Finished copy of The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
1 Finished copy of Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
1 Finished copy of Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
1 Finished copy of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
1 ARC of Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
1 ARC of White Cat by Holly Black

More details here:

Good luck and Happy Birthday! :D

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spread the Flower Love Blog Tour!

In celebration of the release of Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White, she has having a spread the flower love blog tour! Follow her stops along the way and collect your virtual flowers to enter her weekly contests. Here is the prize for week two:

1) The male POV – hardback copies of Candor by Pam Bachorz, The Secret Year by Jenn Hubbard, and Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. All are excellent reads told through the guy’s eyes.

2) A $15 iTunes gift card

3) FHN swag and little language of flowers book that Laurel uses

Check out her tour stops here:

Good luck! :D

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Brightly Woven Contest

Alexandra Bracken, the author of Brightly Woven, is hosting a contest as a countdown to the March 23rd release of her new book. Here's what's up for grabs:

First Prize:
- A signed, finished copy of Brightly Woven
- A $50 gift card to the bookstore of your choice
- A signed bookmark

Second Prize:
- A signed, finished copy of Brightly Woven
- The following fantastic books from EgmontUSA:
The Dark Divine, Scones & Sensibility, and Candor,
- A signed bookmark

Third Prize
- A $20 giftcard to the bookstore of your choice
- ARCs of these fantastic Egmont books: Siren, The Boy Who Could Fly, The False Princess, and Frozen in Time
- A signed bookmark

Read the first chapter here:

Contest details:

Don't you want to go out and read this book right now! I know I do!
Good luck! :D

Giveaway @ Book-lover Carol

Book-lover Carol is having an awesome giveaway on her blog. There will be 4 lucky winners. Here is what's up for grabs:

THE IRON KING by Julie Kagawa
HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick
WHITE CAT by Holly Black (ARC)
MR.MONSTER by Dan Wells
O, JULIET by Robin Maxwell
NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL by Justina Chen Headley (ARC)
NUMBERS by Rachel Ward (ARC)
FADE by Lisa McMann
WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green & David Levithan (ARC)
GEEKTASTIC edited by Holly Black (ARC)
FALLEN by Lauren Kate (ARC)

More entries=More BOOKS!


Good luck! :D Ends 4/1/10

What makes a rebel?

Check out this video by Victoria Schwab about what makes a rebel. She is also hosting a contest for Hex Hall, which was released yesterday! More details here:

Check it out! :D

Win Forget Her Nots by Amy Brecount White

Diane at The Book Resort is hosting a give away for a copy of Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White! I am so excited about this book. More details here:

Good luck! :D

Friday, March 5, 2010

I Heart Monster Birthday Party

31 Days of Giveaways at I Heart Monster

I [heart] monster is having a month-long birthday party. Everyday is a new giveaway! How awesome is that! I will try to update the giveaways as much as I can. Enter away! :D

March 1st: Win a signed copy of SCARRED by Julia Hoban (UK Version of
March 2nd: Win a signed hardcover of GONE by Lisa McMann:
March 3rd: Win a new hardcover of BLEEDING VIOLET by Dia Reeves:
March 4th: Win a signed copy of MY BIG NOSE AND OTHER NATURAL
DISASTERS by Sydney Salter:
March 5th: Win a signed copy of HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick:http://
March 6th: Win a copy of MERLIN'S HARP by Anne Eliot Crompton* US
March 7th: Win a copy of BEAUTIFUL DEAD: JONAS by Eden Maguire* US
March 8th: Win a signed copy of THE LIFE OF GLASS by Jillian Cantor:
March 9th: Win a signed copy of ACROSS THE POND by Storyheart
March 10th: Win a signed copy of SILVER PHOENIX by Cindy Pon
March 11th: Win a signed copy of THE BETRAYAL OF NATALIE HARGROVE by Lauren Kate
March 12th: Win a pre-order of SISTERS RED by Jackson Pearce
March 13th: Win a copy of DAWN OF THE DREADFULS by Steve Hockensmith
March 15th: Win a hardcover copy of INCARCERON by Catherine Fisher
March 16th: Win a signed hardcover or signed audiobook of PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS by Michelle Zink + a preorder of GUARDIAN OF THE GATE
March 17th: Win a piece of your choice from LuSHAE JEWELRY

All giveaways are open Internationally until 4/15, exceptions noted. Good luck! :D

Tell them Kelly H. sent you! I get referral points!

***Please note this post is constantly being updated as the giveaways are announced***

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Win Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter @ The Book Junkie

The Book Junkie is giving away a copy of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter to one lucky winner. More details here:
Go check it out! The cover looks amazing and word is Tim Burton is already signed on to direct the movie. Ends 3/13!
Good luck! :D

Win Magic Under Glass @ Sea of Pages

Sea of Pages is giving away a signed copy of Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore. I have been trying to get my hands on this one. More details here:
If you enter, tell them Kelly H. sent you! I get bonus entries for referring you! Ends 3/16/10.
Good luck! :D