Ally Carter is coming to Hicklebee’s celebrate by winning Insignia

Hey guys! I have an extra copy of Insignia by S.J. Kincaid and Ally Carter is coming to Hicklebee’s and it all spelled contest to me. The main prize is Insignia but I carried a few ARCs out of Hicklebee’s the other night and those will be going in with Insignia as a surprise.

What can I do to win this package of awesomesauce? Go to the Ally Carter page at Hicklebee’s and order a book before the twenty-second. If you want your book signed and personalized YAY FABULOUS even better, just fill out your customization in the ‘comments’ form at checkout. You can also call Hicklebee’s during business hours. Then leave your order number in the comments or email it to me and click the “I did this” on the Rafflecopter below.

May the odds ever be in your favor.

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Contest: Wicked as They Come

It has been a while since I hosted a contest and when I got a second copy of Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. Dawson I knew I had to give it to you guys! I loved this book and I think it has great crossover appeal to YA readers. Just use the form below to enter and remember you don’t need to use your full name, but make sure you input the right email!

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Coliloquy Launch and Kindle Contest

Coliloquy comes out of the Kindle Developer Beta Program for Active Content and will be available on all e-ink Kindle devices. By delivering titles as active content applications, rather than static publishing files, Coliloquy enables new kinds of engagement that simply aren’t possible in a traditional book format. Multiple “what if” story lines let authors and readers explore different permutations of character relationships. TV-like episodes can grow and change, based on reader choices, voting, and feedback. Fans can reread a key scene from a different character’s point-of-view or unlock new content. -Press Release

I am so happy to be able to share with you all the launch of this fabulous new innovative publishing company. I have read two titles (Witch’s Brew by Heidi R. Kling and Arcania by Liz Maverick) and I was delightfully surprised at how much I enjoyed this choose your own path format. From the two books I read, I read through them twice. I had to see what happens with all the choices.

Here are the four books that you can get for your Kindle e-ink device today:

Heidi R. Kling, Witch’s Brew (The Spellspinners of Melas County): a contemporary young adult series about a modern day witch who must betray everything she knows to save her magic and her forbidden love.

Kira Snyder, Dead Letter Office (Parish Mail): a contemporary southern gothic mystery series about a teenager who discovers a cache of centuries-old letters containing clues to crimes happening in the present day.

Liz Maverick, Arcania, Trial by Fire #1 (Arcania): a young adult fantasy series about an underachieving teen thrust into an MMO-like world of magical combat, where she must master her own genetic gifts while investigating her twin sister’s suspicious death.

Tawna Fenske, Getting Dumped: a serialized romantic caper about a woman who loses her job but finds love, intrigue, mayhem, and a new career buried in the unlikeliest of places.


Coliloquy has given me a shiny new Kindle preloaded with their titles to give to you! Just use the Rafflecopter form to enter. You do not have to use your last name, or even your real first name. Just make sure that you use your correct email so that I can contact you if you win! The only mandatory entry is for you to leave a comment telling me what you think about serialized books with choices in ebook form. Make sure you click ‘I did this” on the Rafflecopter or it won’t count!

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A Million Suns Virtual Book Party with Beth Revis!

Today we’re celebrating the launch of Beth Revis’s A MILLION SUNS by participating in the
Virtual Party! Each hour of the day, from 9am to 5pm EST, there will be a
different feature on a different blog. And each stop, in true party fashion,
will have a party favor to give out—in the form of a signed book plus some cool
swag—and a party game: a puzzle piece to a truly epic prize for one winner! So
read on to find out exclusive information about A MILLION SUNS and enter to win
a signed book!


A few days ago, I asked my readers to tell me what their most burning questions were, and today I’m going to answer them! Some of the questions asked aren’t answered here…I’ll do my best to tackle them in the future!

Anonymous said…
Here’s a Question!: If poor, darling Harley had lived, did you ever consider him becoming a legitimate rival for elder concerning Amy’s Affections? I’ve always wondered this :)

Actually…and I think several people might be disappointed by this, but…no. I think Amy certainly might have fallen for Harley, but Harley is a one-woman girl. He loved Kayleigh, and it was an absolute sort of love.

Bethany said…
I want to know how everyone on Godspeed got to be one race? They must have taken people from Sol earth that were all the same race, because it couldn’t have taken only a couple hundred years for them to all mix together and end up as a mono-ethnicity, right?

You’re absolutely correct! The monoethnicity was developed through genetic manipulation. I hinted at this when Doc injects the pregnant woman with genetic material (although I tried to keep that vague). Soon, I’ll have a short story out, and you’ll see that right before the “plague,” people were still ethnically diverse.

Anne Riley said…
My question is: Will Amy’s parents ever wake up?


Rida said…
Is there an inspiration for Elder? A celebrity face you imagined, characteristics and personality quirks you borrowed from somebody close?

Actually, I think that Elder is most like…me. I certainly modelled the way he acted on myself. He has this constant underlying worry that he’s not good enough, and that is something I tapped in from my own emotions.

Kayeleen Hamblin said…
When you wrote Across the Universe and A Million Suns, did you have the ending of Shades of Earth in mind? Or did the three books evolve independently of each other?

When I wrote AtU, that was intended to be a stand-alone. I knew it would end on a question, and I was okay with that. After talking with my agent, I realized that the story arc would be more satisfying for a reader if I added to it. So then I wrote A MILLION SUNS…and the cool thing about that was that I had to use the clues that I put in the first book to develop the second one. I recently finished a rough draft of SHADES OF EARTH, and I found myself still picking up tiny details from the first two books to include into the third one. 

Anonymous said…
Why was Luthe admitted into the hospital ward? He seems crazy enough…

Remember, people were admitted to the ward for their creativity, not just their crazy :) Luthe is actually a sculptor. You DO see more of him in the second book, but if you’re really interested in him, then keep your eyes peeled for a short novella I’m working on that centers around Luthe and another character…

Sachi said…
Hmm, did any of the previous elders know of Amy’s existence? I wonder if Orion knew before she became unfrozen. I know he has secrets….

(And that’s all I can say on the subject….)

Julia said…
How was the ship stocked with supplies when they were leaving Earth? How did they know what they’d need?

They didn’t. They tried to stockpile a bit of everything, and they included things that could be reproduced. I based the ship on a biodome that could constantly produce the things they needed, and gave them stuff that could grow. I also supposed that many things, such as technology and other non-renewable items, could be developed through the manufacturing processes established on the Shipper Level.

Thanks for stopping by today as a part of the Virtual LaunchParty for A MILLION SUNS! To help celebrate, one commenter on this post will
receive a signed paperback of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, the first book of the
trilogy, along with some custom swag, including a poster, an art print of a koi
fish (made by the student who inspired Beth to write the character Harley), NASA goodies, and
more. This contest is open internationally, and will end in 24 hours.


Make sure you go back to Beth’s website for full details onthe party. Visit every site in the party to gather clues that will enable you
to enter for the GRAND PRIZE—a signed paperback of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, a
signed hardback of A MILLION SUNS, an exclusive water bottle, a poster, an art
print, and more!

In order to win that grand prize, you need a clue. And the clue for this blog stop is…

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Blogger/Librarian/Bookseller/Teacher only contest: The Selection

Quickie contest for The Selection which sound absolutely amazeballs. I’ll be in Boston until the 17th, this contest ends on the 16th and I will mail it out when I get home. Use the self explanatory entry form below.

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