Friday, March 18, 2011

Winners + Bookish News!

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are having a FANTASTIC Friday. Where I live the weather is finally turning warm after the long, gloomy days of winter, which is always a good thing, right? :)

But I digress...

Anyhow, I have a few winners to announce and a few bookish news updates to talk about, so without a further ado...

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Winners:

The winner of Suzanne Selfors' Mad Love and Coffeehouse Angel is Tiffany!
The winner of Angie Frazier's The Midnight Tunnel is Christi the Teen Librarian!
The winner of Lili Wilkinson's Pink is Dani!
The winner of Kelly Keaton's Darkness Becomes Her is Sami T!
The winners of Karen Metcalf's In the Storm are Amanda G, Orchid, and Lindsay!
The winner of Patricia Selbort's The House of Six Doors is Pat C!

Congrats! I hope you enjoy your book, or books in Tiffany's case. If I haven't all ready emailed you about winning, I'll be doing that later today or tomorrow, and if I have your book is on its way, or already there!

Didn't win? Well, I have a couple of other contests going on right now, and I'll be having more in the new few weeks, so keep an eye on the right sidebar.

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Beware the Dark Days of Winter!

Are you like me, and can't make it to the bookstores for the Dark Days of Winter tour? Well, the Dark Days of Winter are coming to you via Livestream tonight and tomorrow night. Here's all the details:
Claudia Gray (Afterlife) Kimberly Derting (Desires of the Dead)Courtney Allison Moulton (Angelfire) are touring the country this week as part of the Dark Days of Winter book tour. If you are unable to attend, be sure to tune in and watch the bookstore events live via Livestream at http://www.facebook.com/PitchDarkBooks!

The dates of the Livestream events are:
Friday, March 18
7:00 PM (central)

Saturday, March 19
7:00 PM (eastern)

Viewers will be able to submit questions for the authors to answer, as well as purchase books. For more information check out http://www.facebook.com/PitchDarkBooks, or follow @ PitchDarkBooks.

The tour schedule is below:

Friday, March 18
7:00 PM
Anderson’s*
123 West Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL
Authors in attendance: Claudia Gray, Kimberly Derting, Courtney Allison Moulton and Ellen Schreiber

Saturday, March 19
7:00 PM
Books & Books*
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
Authors in attendance: Claudia Gray, Kimberly Derting, and Courtney Allison Moulton

*will be available to watch via Livestream

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An E-book Bargain for Shannon Hale Fans!

From now until March 31, 2011 Bloomsburry books has a very special offer for you all- Shannon Hale's THE GOOSE GIRL for only 1.99! To cash in on this fabulous deal, head on over to you favorite e-book selling store.

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Trip to Curacao from The House of Six Doors

If you're an avid reader of my blog, you'll know I reviewed The House of Six Doors earlier this month. In the book, the majority of the scenes take place in musty, stunning Curacao, and because of this the author and publisher are teaming up to bring readers a contest! The prize- a trip to Curacao, and there's even some great secondary prizes as well!

To enter, buy the book and follow the directions here.

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A Book You must add to your Wish List:

Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt

Lastly, I just finished Lauren Barnholdt's Sometimes It Happens, which will be released July 12, 2011! It's been a while since I've read a book by Barnholdt, and Sometimes It Happens is making me regret that deeply. Amazing, realistically told, and full of heart-stopping moments, this is truly going to be the book of the summer, in my opinion! My review won't be up until July, but until then, pre-order the book if you love contemporary YA or Barnholdt. I promise you won't regret it! :)

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And that's all for today! Check back tomorrow for an interview with one of favorite new debut authors! Who is it, you may ask? Well, you'll just have to wait and see. :D

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