A Temptation of Angels

01/17/12 A Temptation of Angels , Contests & Giveaway , Music , Song of the Week # , , ,

Canvas by Imogen Heap

This week’s song is brought to you by JP, a reader who recommended it last week on Facebook. I love Imogen’s sound – it’s so restful and unique – but I hadn’t heard this one before. I especially love that slightly Celtic violin piece toward the end.

Hope you guys enjoy it!

Also want to let you know that right now you can enter to win an ARC of A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS on Goodreads, courtesy of my publisher, Penguin/Dial. In addition, you can claim a free bookmark and personalized, signed TEMPTATION bookplate now through the end of the month. Details here.

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01/16/12 A Temptation of Angels , Contests & Giveaway # ,

Free Temptation Bookplates & Bookmarks!

It’s that time. Those of you who have been fans for awhile probably know exactly what I’m talking about; the bookplate and bookmark giveaway for A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS!

I started giving away free bookplates with Prophecy of the Sisters, because I got so many emails asking if I could sign books, and while I’m always happy to sign books, it does get expensive and time-consuming shipping everything back and forth. Bookplates are a great way to have your book “signed”. All you have to do is peel off the sticker on the back and place it in the book right where you’d normally have a signature. Bonus; there’s plenty of room for me to write a personal message.

Eventually, I started giving bookplates away free for anyone who preorders and again around the holidays for people who want to give my books as gifts. It’s been a big hit with readers, and I think the TEMPTATION bookplates will be even more so because, you guys… these are GORGEOUS.

Temptation Bookplate/Bookmark

Custom designed to work with the cover, interior art, and a symbol that plays prominently in the story, these bookplates are a limited edition. This year I’m also giving away one of my famously gorgeous bookmarks. Thick, glossy, and complete with a pretty little tassel (and who doesn’t like tassels?!), they are really beautiful.

As an added bonus, three readers will be chosen randomly from everyone who submits a receipt to win a BE TEMPTED t-shirt.

My daughters are wearing theirs all over the place – the true test of t-shirt viability, because believe me, they aren’t wearing them if they’re not cute, and it doesn’t matter WHO wrote the book.

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Claiming your bookplate and bookmark (and entering to win a t-shirt) is easy! Just send a copy of your A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS receipt (picture, scan, photo from your phone, whatever!) to me at prophecypress@aol.com. Include your mailing address and the name of the person you’d like the bookplate addressed to, and I”ll get your bookplate and bookmark in the mail to you. This DOES include previous preorders, so if you preordered a month or three or six ago, you can absolutely get a bookplate and bookmark plus be entered to win a tee.

The preorder giveaway is valid for US and Canadian residents from today through Tuesday, January 31st at Midnight EST.

Yay!

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01/15/12 A Temptation of Angels , Contests & Giveaway # ,

A Temptation of Angels ARC Giveaway!

Just a heads up that for the next month or so, US readers can win an advance copy of A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS, on Goodreads, courtesy of Penguin Teen.

Here’s the link!

Hope one of you win because I’m dying to share it with you!

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01/11/12 A Temptation of Angels , Contests & Giveaway # ,

A Temptation of Angels Contest & Giveaway Update

Hey, guys!

Thought I’d give you a quick update on current and upcoming giveaways for A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS.

You can enter the giveaway for a Be Tempted t-shirt five bookmarks, and a nail polish here through Midnight on the 15th.This giveaway is done in partnership with YALitChat, who also gave me a marketing grant last year that continues to pay for the shipping of prizes for contests and giveaways.

Starting Monday, January 16th, I’ll be giving away a signed TEMPTATION bookplate plus a bookmark to anyone who preorders and emails me the receipt (online or otherwise). This will run for two weeks and I’m super excited about the bookplates because they are GORGEOUS!

After the preorder giveaway, we’ll go right into the MZ Posse Packs Giveaway. Those of you who have been fans for awhile might remember this as the Giveaway Formerly Known as the Superfan or No Strings Attached Giveaway where I give away 50 (yes, 50!) prize packs to the first people who leave a comment explaining why they are a Prophecy Superfan.

No tweeting, linking, or any other kind of promotion required. This is my opportunity to say thank you for all you do to supprt me throughout the year.

But since this is for A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS (and the prizes were chosen accordingly), I had to make a decision; continue calling this giveaway (which I run right before the release of every new book) the INSERT-BOOK-TITLE-HERE Superfan Giveaway, or come up with something more universal. Since the Zink posse is commonly referred to among publishing peeps as the group of people I usually have in tow at events (namely, my teenagers and sometimes some extras), I decided to make you ALL part of my posse. So from now on, this prize will be called the MZ Posse Pack.

There’s one more difference; this time it won’t be the FIRST 50 people to comment who win. It just gets too tricky to choose a time of day that’s fair for all time zones, so I’m going to choose 50 people at random from the comments.

But still! 50! That gives you great odds of winning, so stay tuned for these giveaways, which are really just the beginning of the ramp up to the release of A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS.

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11/13/11 A Temptation of Angels #

A Temptation of Angels ARC Request Update

Just wanted to give you guys a quick update about the TEMPTATION ARCs.

Here’s the process so far;

Penguin initially sent out about 22 bound galleys as a sneak preview to a few select bloggers. Then they chose some others to send and sent me the rest. At that point I had nine copies and was told I could maybe get more if I needed them.

So I did a shout out (as many of you know!) asking for some basic blog info so Rebekah and I could determine how to divvy up the nine ARCs I had and any others I might be able to get my hands on.

Then I got 64 requests in two days.

Yes, 64. And that wasn’t including the bloggers who’d already received ARCs and/or knew they were getting them.

So I talked to Penguin (because you know how hard it is for me to say no to ANYBODY) and we decided that they would send out the rest of the ARCs with my feedback. Rebekah and I sent our list of bloggers (based on the information you provided) to Penguin to add to theirs. For the record, we didn’t oinly include seasoned bloggers on our list. We included a few new passionate, committed bloggers as well, because I believe everybody has to start somewhere and sometimes, we all need a helping hand to get our foot in the door.

As of now, everythings’s in Penguin’s hands. They have my list and their own and will send ARCs out accordingly. I don’t know how many they have left, but I still have my original nine and will be giving them away sometimes SOON.

Hope this helps! SUPER excited for your guys to read TEMPTATION!

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01/29/11 A Temptation of Angels , Contests & Giveaway , Uncategorized # ,

First Temptation Giveaway of 2012!

I can’t believe 2012 is finally here! It seems like just yesterday that A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS sold to Penguin, and 2012 seemed so far away.

Now, we’re less than three months from its release!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this book with you guys. I think it’s an awesome mix of the dark, complexity in Prophecy with faster pacing, a lot more action, and a lot more sexy! To celebrate, I have a TON of awesome stuff planned for you guys, starting with this kick-off giveaway in partnership with YALitChat.

Starting NOW, you can enter to win five TEMPTATION bookmarks (they’re gorgeous, complete with gold tassels — and who doesn’t love TASSELS?!), a nail polish, and a black BE TEMPTED t-shirt. Every month through March I’ll be doing a giveaway in partnership with YALitChat — each with different prizes. In addition, I’ll soon be kicking off my bookplate giveaway in which EVERY person who preorders A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS (or has already done so) can get a personalized, limited edition A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS bookplate.

See? I told you this was going to be fun!

March’s YALitChat giveaway runs now through Midnight EST January 15th. To enter, all you have to do is be awesome (this is a requirement of all YALitChat giveaways, to which I say, “Duh. All MY readers are awesome.”) and leave a comment saying why you can’t wait to read A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS. You should be able to find at least one reason in the summary below;

Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.

And check out YALitChat for more contests, writing forums, and giveaways!

 

 

 

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