July 13, 2014 at 9:21 pm

LIES I TOLD ARC Giveaway

Goodreads_CoverLast week I revealed the awesome cover for my next book, LIES I TOLD (HarperCollins April 2015). There are precious few advance copies of this baby in the world right now, but to celebrate, I’m going to give out TWO of them here. Also, the ending has been tweaked slightly in the finished version, so you’ll be getting my first ending, pre-tweak.

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There are tons of ways to gain entries — from adding the book to your Goodreads TBR list to tweeting a link to this contest to following me on Facebook. The list goes on! Do as many or as few things as you like. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator after contest ends on July 28th. Contest open to US and Canadian residents or anyone with a US or Canadian mailing address.

So excited to share it with you!

What if, after spending a lifetime deceiving everyone around you, you discovered the biggest lies were the ones you’ve told yourself?

Grace Fontaine has everything: beauty, money, confidence, and the perfect family.

But it’s all a lie.

Grace has been adopted into a family of thieves who con affluent people out of money, jewelry, art, and anything else of value. Grace has never had any difficulty pulling off a job, but when things start to go wrong on the Fontaines’ biggest heist yet, Grace finds herself breaking more and more of the rules designed to keep her from getting caught…including the most important one of all: never fall for your mark.

Perfect for fans of Ally Carter, Cecily von Ziegesar, and Gail Carriger, this thrilling, high-stakes novel deftly explores the roles of identity and loyalty while offering a window into the world of the rich and fabulous.

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62 thoughts on “LIES I TOLD ARC Giveaway

  1. Thanks for the giveaway, Michelle. I’m looking forward to reading this! πŸ™‚

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Thanks, Christy! We’ve been through a lot of books together!
      <3

  2. Sara says:

    This is so exciting πŸ™‚ I hope I win! xoxo

  3. Sara says:

    Oops, I hit post before I could finish…I hope I win because I’ve been a huge fan of yours since you first published the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy. I’ve loved your writing since then.

    As for a lie I told…I recently told a coworker that I did not mind working with him, when in reality, I can’t stand him:/ I couldn’t bring myself to hurt his feelings, no matter how rude and disrespectful he is.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      I consider that a kind lie, Sara. πŸ˜‰ Best of luck!
      <3

  4. I can’t wait to read Lies I Told. You always manage to go beyond the tried and true and tell a story that thrills. You also write such amazing characters that they live off the page. Can Not Wait!

    A lie I told…well, when I married my now ex-husband, I had told him before we got married that I quit smoking. And then continued smoking behind his back for our entire marriage.

    I finally did quit in December of 2013, thankfully! LOL

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Oh my, Jamieson! How did you ever keep it a secret after you were married? That must have been, er, challenging!
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      Thanks so much for your vote of confidence. It means so much to me.
      <3

      1. Well, I did the traditional things that people do when trying to hide the cigarette smell. I always had a small bottle of cologne with me and lots of gum and breath mints.

        I only smoked when he was away or at work, never at home. And you know, he never suspected or caught on. We were only together for 5 years, married for three, but I DID go through a ridiculous amount of cologne. LOL

        Now I don’t smoke and I’m with someone who does. It doesn’t bother me in the slightest! LOL

        1. MichelleZink says:

          Haha! Things have a way of working out just how they’re supposed to, don’t they?

  5. So, excited for you, Michelle!!! Very much excited to read Lies I Told because it’ll be different from your previous books, which I loved!

    I sometimes lie about how late I stay up at night and claim I was in bed by midnight…and not closer to two a.m.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Hahaha! I have told this one myself.
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      Thanks so much for your support. It means the world to me!
      <3

  6. Danelle Simons says:

    Hmm..a lie I once told ? There was a time back in my rebellious teenage years where I had a guy friend call my mom at work and pretend he was a friends dad, asking permission to stay at her house….when in reality, we told our parents we were staying at each others houses and we went out to a party and stayed out all night….to this day, I don’t believe either one of us were caught.

    As for why I can’t wait to read Lies I Told ~ Because ever since I read the Prophecy Of The Sisters, I’ve been hooked on you like a junkie on crack ! πŸ˜‰

    1. MichelleZink says:

      This is definitely reminiscent of some lies I told back in my rebellious teenage years, Danielle. I won’t tell if you won’t.
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      And thanks so much for your support. I have the best readers EVER.
      <3

  7. Erin Rubich says:

    I love all your books…so when ever i see you have a new one out i just get excited

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Thanks so much, Erin!
      <3

  8. Erin Rubich says:

    I have told a lie or two to friends about their cooking lol. I know they try soooo hard, but it still taste so horrible lol. I feel so guilty now πŸ™

    1. MichelleZink says:

      I tend to think lies of kindness are okay.
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  9. Christine Varga says:

    I would really love to read this. I look forward to all of your books and would love an ARC. I would be happy to review this!

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Thanks, Christine! That would be awesome.
      <3

  10. Christine Varga says:

    I once told a lie to my boyfriend when he woke up and asked me what time it was. I told him it was 2pm when in reality it was 8am. I felt a little bad when he sprang out of bed in a rush. It was funny though!

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Lol, Christine! You prankster, you!
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  11. I can’t wait to read this book!!!!! I better go tweet about this right now so I can get an extra entry! (If I win an ARC, I will be sure to pass it on to one of my teens during Teen Read Week.)

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Thanks, Chrissie. But since you’re a librarian, I’ll find a way to get you an ARC if you don’t win. Libraries and librarians are my favorite — and you’re the best of the best!
      <3

      1. How did I not see your reply until now?!? Woohoo! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  12. Cassidy K says:

    I can’t wait to read this book, so here’s to hoping that I get to read it early! πŸ™‚

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Fingers crossed for you, Cassidy!
      <3

  13. Shannon says:

    I lie to my kiddos about various things but it is really for their own good, right πŸ˜‰

    1. MichelleZink says:

      But of course, Shannon!
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  14. Shannon says:

    This book sounds really, really good!

  15. Kat says:

    This book sounds really good and I can’t wait to snag it! And lies? I rarely tells lies and I lies only when I have to or get out of an conversation

    1. MichelleZink says:

      You’re so good, Kat!
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  16. Brandi says:

    I’m excited for Lies I Told because I always love reading your books!!

    I lied to my parents about how I met my now ex-girlfriend (we met online…woops.)

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Haha, Brandi! Is there still a stigma about meeting online? Well, maybe for parents!
      πŸ˜‰

  17. CL Mannarino says:

    This is wicked! Thank you so much for hosting another one! πŸ˜€

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Thank you for entering!
      <3

  18. Sarah says:

    Lie I Told sounds so good I can’t wait for it’s release!

    As for a lie I told…well during the school year I may have “bumped” my mark on a mid-term from a 65 – 70 when my parents asked what my mark was. My parents are nice, they just tend to freak out a bit if I don’t do as well on an assignment as they had hoped.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      I think we’ve ALL been tempted to tell that lie, Sarah!
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  19. Sarah says:

    And I never said why I was excited for Lies I Told…whoops.

    Well I love the Prophecy of the Sisters series and The Temptation of Angels! And I also like that this book doesn’t have fantasy/magic/paranormal. Even though I love all those things in a book, it’s nice to read a book where the author is experimenting with a different world. I know it will be great! πŸ™‚

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Thank you so much! I can’t wait to share it with all my readers. I’m very interested to see how you like a book of mine that is NOT fantasy.
      <3

  20. Nikki Montgomery says:

    I’m excited about this book. Each book you have written has been a unique story full of heart so I’m interested to see how this one plays out.

    A lie I told. hmmm…. When I was in high school I told my mom that I was staying at a friends house, but I totally spent the evening with friends at a party. I wound up crashing at the party with my boyfriend. We were sleeping (just sleeping and nothing more) and my younger brother was there too. He told my Mom thinking it would get me in trouble, but she didn’t believe him and he wound up getting in trouble.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Oh, Nikki! This made me laugh and think of Rebekah! Sometimes when you’re SO GOOD, you can get away with A LOT.
      πŸ˜‰

  21. Savvy says:

    I cannot wait to read this! It sounds great.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Thanks, Savvy!
      <3

  22. michelle says:

    i once told my supervisor at my first job ever that i was 14 instead of 16 so i won’t be put down to work overtime.

    i’m excited for lies i told because it’s by michelle zink and she’s an awesome author.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Sometimes the money isn’t worth it, Michelle!
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      Thanks so much for your faith in me. I don’t take it lightly.
      <3

  23. Rebecca T says:

    This looks amazing and different than some of your other YA. Looking forward to reading it!

  24. Megan says:

    Lie I once told: Leaving college to g home for the weekend I once told a car of “gentlemen” who followed me from a gas station beeping and shouting catcalls thy I was obviously a dancer in a local strip club by the name of Trixie and if they wanted to see me in action they shouldn’t their money where their mouths were.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Lol, Megan!
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      1. Megan says:

        It became the running weekend ritual sadly enough. I went to school in a community where people thought it was acceptable to speak to women in a derogatory manner and “I’m not interested” didn’t register with them as an appropriate response from a woman they were trying to engage in conversation.

        1. MichelleZink says:

          Sadly, I think this is true even in places where people are considered enlightened, Megan. We have a long way to go yet.
          <3

  25. Megan says:

    Why I can’t wait to read this novel: I have been following you on Facebook for a year and love how down to earth a person you are, I decided I want my first experience with your writing to be something you recently have finished.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      You’re the sweetest, Megan! It’s such an awesome privilege to know so many of my readers, even if it is online. I feel like you are all a part of my life, and I feel lucky to feel apart of yours, too.
      <3

  26. Shellie says:

    Ah! I can’t wait for this book to come out! I’ll actually be able to read it since I’ll finally be finished with school!

    Lie I have told:
    I told a guy I was asexual so that he wouldn’t hit on me. It blew up in my face later on when we became good friends.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Lol, Shellie. At least you could laugh about it once you were friends!
      πŸ˜‰

  27. Mando says:

    A lie I told hm??
    That I’ve lost weight even though I haven’t πŸ˜›

    1. Mando says:

      and I can’t wait to read this since it looks to be such an amazing book!

    2. MichelleZink says:

      Lol, Mando!
      πŸ˜‰

  28. Brittany Hiester says:

    I told my ex that I thought he was cute when actually he was really unattractive inside and out.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Oh, my… I guess that one came back to haunt both of you, Brittany…
      πŸ˜‰

  29. Brittany Hiester says:

    I can’t wait to read your book because it sounds very mysterious and suspenseful and I love that combination in a book!

  30. lunamoth says:

    I once told my friend her singing was good but everytime she sang i wanted to leave the house.

    1. MichelleZink says:

      Oh, lunamoth… I shouldn’t laugh but I can’t seem to help it!
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