Contests & Giveaways

10/14/15 Contests & Giveaway , Lies I Told , Promises I Made , Reading , Uncategorized # , , , , , , , , , , ,

Promises I Made ARC Giveaway

PromisesIMade HC CI can’t believe we’re only a little over a month away from the release of Promises I Made. It’s so nice to have this duet released nine months apart instead of a year, which is more standard for series. It’s always hard to wait such a long time for a book!

I’m especially excited to share the conclusion to this story. It’s a story that really speaks to a struggle I think many of us share — the struggle to believe that we are really worthy and deserving of love and hope and all the beauty that life has to offer. You can preorder it here (and with any book retailer), and if you haven’t read LIES I TOLD, you can do so here (also available at B&N, Kobo, Ibooks, and local Indie).

In the meantime, I have two very coveted ARCs available for giveaway. There are lots of easy ways to enter, and if you already follow me on Twitter or Instgram, or you are part of my Reader List, you may already have entries in the bank.

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06/24/15 Contests & Giveaway , Lies I Told # , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Beach Read Giveaway!

You guys… It’s summer! The kids are out of school, the sun is (mostly) shining, and I can finally turn off that pesky 6:15am alarm. Not only that, but after years of releasing books in the winter, I finally have a perfect beach read with my name on it.

As many of you know, LIES I TOLD is set in the fictional beach town of Playa Hermosa, California. All of Grace’s lies and deceit — not to mention her love affair with Logan Fairchild, the one boy she’s not supposed to love – are set against the backdrop of crashing waves, surfer boys, and sunshine.

To celebrate the intersection of these two awesome events, I’m giving away TEN awesome prize packs.

You heard that right; TEN!

FullSizeRender-26Each prize pack includes a signed hardcover of LIES I TOLD, a tote bag, a mini-notebook for all your secret summer thoughts, a summer-scented hand cream, raspberry lemonade lip balm, nail polish, tropical candy, peacock pocket mirror, and a LIES I TOLD/PROMISES I MADE bookmark.

As always, there are lots of ways to enter. Some of them you can do once a day and get a point for each one. Others (like leaving a review of the book if you’ve already read it) will gain you up to FIVE points all by themselves. I’m keeping this contest short, ending it on Monday July 6th so you’ll still have plenty of time to make use of your goodies.

Contest open to US mailing addresses only. Pattern on tote bag and notebook, and nail polish color, vary.

HAPPY SUMMER, YOU GUYS!

 

 

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05/07/15 Contests & Giveaway , Lies I Told , Uncategorized # , , , , ,

Winners All Around!

Well, it’s been exactly a month since LIES I TOLD released and I finally get to announce winners in the release day giveaway, plus one lucky Street Team winner. But first, a huge thank you to everyone who helped me spread the word. My street team especially really went to the mat for me, distributing swag all over their hometowns in places where teens were most likely to see it. I have no idea if this kind of guerrilla effort makes a difference in actual sales, but it sure made me feel amazing to have so much support at what can be a stressful (though exciting!) time.

Promises I Made, the final installment in the LIES duology, will be out in November. Then I have a VERY special surprise for my adult readers later in the year, plus a new YA romance out next summer (details soon). So please stay tuned for more bookish awesomeness, and of course, future giveaways. In the meantime, please continue to spread the word about LIES I TOLD to all your friends, and if you’ve read it and enjoyed it, please leave a review on Amazon/B&N/Goodreads. It really does make a difference!

And now for the big moment…

Out of the 83 Street Team participants, the winner was lucky number 22. And that was TINA JOHNSTON! Tina has won a $100 Visa gift card, a complete set of my signed books, and a few other fun things that I’ll throw in as a surprise.

Congratulations, Tina!

We also have three winners in the release day giveaway.

The first prize winner is Layne Alexandria! Layne wins a $250 Visa gift card or gift card to the bookstore of her choice, Victoria’s Secret bath gel and body lotion, tropical inspired nail polish and candy, grapefruit lip balm, a bookmark, peacock pocket mirror, and an entire library of my signed, currently published books (Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy, A Temptation of Angels, This Wicked Game, and LIES I TOLD).

Second prize goes to Karrie Millheim, who wins a $100 Visa gift card or gift card to the bookstore of her choice, Victoria’s Secret bath gel and body lotion, tropical inspired nail polish and candy, grapefruit lip balm, a bookmark, peacock pocket mirror, and an entire library of my signed, currently published books (Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy, A Temptation of Angels, This Wicked Game, and LIES I TOLD).

And big congrats to our third prize winner, Tracee Baxter. Tracee wins a tropical inspired nail polish and candy, grapefruit lip balm, a bookmark, peacock pocket mirror, an entire library of my signed, currently published books (Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy, A Temptation of Angels, This Wicked Game, and LIES I TOLD) PLUS a signed ARC of PROMISES I MADE, sequel to LIES and the final book in Grace Fontaine’s story (out in November of this year).

Congratulations, all! I’ll be sending an email to make sure you know you won, and also to find out if you’d like Visa gift cards or book store gift cards.

Enjoy it all in good health!

<3

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04/09/15 Funny , Lies I Told , Life # , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

LIES WE TOLD Video

I’m so excited to share the video Caroline and I put together to celebrate the launch of LIES I TOLD. This isn’t a book trailer. It’s a compilation of lies told by or to real life people, and their explanation of how the lie changed them and how they moved past it. Some of them are funny, some heartfelt, and one is even shocking, but one thing the video illustrates is something Grace Fonataine in LIES I TOLD knows firsthand; Sometimes the worst lies we tell, are the ones we tell ourselves.

And my lie is in here, too. Yikes!

Enjoy! And you’ll get extra entries on the massive $250 gift card giveaway if you share the link.

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04/07/15 Contests & Giveaway , Uncategorized # , , , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s LIES I TOLD Release Day!

It’s LIES I TOLD Release Day!

And YOUR chance to win tons of amazing goodies.

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This book is so important to me, and while I’m going to do a longer blog post tomorrow about the thematic elements and why I believe Grace is someone everyone can identify with (even if you haven’t been adopted by a “family” of scheming con artists), today I just want to say….

YAY! Yay for me and yay for all of you who have helped and supported me through the years. I’m lucky to feel like I “know” so many of my readers. When I sign into social media, it’s often like entering a giant coffee klatch where everyone is cheering each other on, celebrating the good times and propping each other up during the bad.

Writing has been a lifesaver for me in more ways than one. Aside from being the only source of income for my family (I’m a single mom), it also serves as a distraction from my often persistent inner demons. No matter how depressed or anxious or sad or sacred I get, writing is always there to get me out of my own head. And sometimes, that’s the only cure for what ails me.

Anyway, this is all just to say… thank you. Thank you for buying my books and spreading the word and sharing my posts online and propping me up when the going gets tough. In the coming days, I’ll be posting specific ways you can help this book succeed, this heartfelt book that has FOUR out of FOUR stellar trade reviews, including a star from Kirkus (hint for now; buy it, review it, tell your friends about it).

Now let’s talk swag.

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Those of you who have been with me awhile  know that I am (*cough*) kind of famous for giving good swag. And while change is usually a good thing, I kind of want to keep my swag creed, thank you very much.

With that in mind, I’m offering up THREE awesome prizes;

photo-29First Prize; a $250 Visa gift card or gift card to the bookstore of your choice (gift cards are not pictured since I don’t know which one the winner will want), Victoria’s Secret bath gel and body lotion, tropical inspired nail polish and candy, grapefruit lip balm, a bookmark, peacock pocket mirror, and an entire library of my signed, currently published books (Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy, A Temptation of Angels, This Wicked Game, and LIES I TOLD).

Second Prize; a $100 Visa gift card or gift card to the bookstore of your choice, Victoria’s Secret bath gel and body lotion, tropical inspired nail polish and candy, grapefruit lip balm, a bookmark, peacock pocket mirror, and an entire library of my signed, currently published books (Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy, A Temptation of Angels, This Wicked Game, and LIES I TOLD).

Third Prize; Tropical inspired nail polish and candy, grapefruit lip balm, a bookmark, peacock pocket mirror, an entire library of my signed, currently published books (Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy, A Temptation of Angels, This Wicked Game, and LIES I TOLD) PLUS a signed ARC of PROMISES I MADE, sequel to LIES and the final book in Grace Fontaine’s story (out in November of this year).

photo-30You can enter in so many ways, all of them centered around helping me spread the word about LIES I TOLD. You can do simple things like share the link to this giveaway or a link to the LIES WE TOLD video. You can change your Twitter picture to the cover or write a lie on a tiny piece of paper and hide it somewhere, then post the picture with the hashtag (see photo of mine), each  for FIVE entries. You can do some of the things once a day for the duration of the giveaway (earning up to 30 entries if you do them every day), and others will earn you as many as FIVE entries in one shot. Basically, you can do as much or as little as you want! You MUST use #LiesITold on all Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr entries for them to count. You also must be following me on those sites if you post there. Contest runs through May 7th at Midnight EST and is open to residents of the US and Canada. The Lies video mentioned as an entry option will be up later today.

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Good luck, you guys! I can’t wait to see all your posts (and keep your eyes out for mine, because I plan to leave some lies around, too…)

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03/26/15 Contests & Giveaway , Lies I Told # , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Blog Tour Stops for LIES I TOLD

Less than two weeks until the launch of LIES I TOLD, and I have so many fun things planned for you guys! Starting with a blog tour chock full of never-before-released excerpts, interviews with moi (don’t lie – you’ve always wanted to know what kind of milkshake LIES I TOLD is and what my favorite song is right now), tons of random things about me and the book (hint; there is one and only one game that I’m addicted to on my phone… 😉 ), playlists, and almost twenty chances to win a LIES I TOLD prize pack.

Please join me in showing some love to the blogs hosting LIES I TOLD;

 

March 22nd   ReadingTeen   http://www.readingteen.net/

March 23rd   Reading Lark   http://readinglark.blogspot.com/

March 28th   MundieMoms   http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/

March 29th   FictionFare   http://fictionfare.blogspot.com/

March 30th   Stories and Sweeties   http://www.storiesandsweeties.com/

April 1st   The Irish Banana   http://theirishbanana.blogspot.com

April 2nd   Dark Faerie Tales   http://darkfaerietales.com/

April 4th   Page Turners   http://www.pageturnersblog.com/

April 7th   Step Into Fiction   http://www.stepintofiction.com/

April 8th   Chapter by Chapter   http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/

April 11th   Fictitious Delicious   http://www.fictitiousdelicious.com/

April 13th Neverending Stores Book Blog   http://www.neverendingstoriesbookblog.com/

April 15th   Curling Up with a Good Book   http://curling-up-with-a-good-book.blogspot.com/

April 22nd   Once Upon a Twilight   http://www.onceuponatwilight.com/

April 24th   Such a Novel Idea   http://suchanovelidea.com/

April 27th   NovelNovice   http://novelnovice.com/

April 30th   Me, My Shelf, and I   http://www.memyshelfandi.com

 

All of these bloggers put so much time and effort into hosting me, and I can’t thank them enough for all their support. But I CAN encourage you to pop in and visit them, and to read the LIES I TOLD tour stops along the way.

Nice people, awesome book talk, and secret info. What’s not to like? And who knows? Maybe you’ll win!

😉

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03/23/15 Contests & Giveaway , Lies I Told # , , , , , , , , , , ,

Promises I Made Advance Copy Winner

Woo-hoo! We finally have a winner in the PROMISES I MADE Cover Reveal giveaway!

And the winner is…

*drum roll*

Stacee!

I’ve already sent you an email, Stacee, and I’m so excited for you to read PROMISES I MADE. Thanks to everyone who entered and helped me spread the word. I’ll be giving more of these away after the LIES I TOLD launch in TWO MORE WEEKS, so stay tuned.

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03/11/15 Contests & Giveaway , Lies I Told # , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Send Us Your Lie!

I have a surprise for you guys! I made you a video message.

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As part of the LIES I TOLD launch, we’ll be putting together a video compilation about lies and we want YOU to participate. All you have to do is send a short video message to the Skype address LIESITOLD. Your message should explain a lie someone has told you or one you’ve told yourself, how that lie has impacted you, and how you go about forgiving or moving on from the lie. Once all the messages are received, we’ll put them together with some music and it will be really awesome. Plus, I’ll send personal video messages and a signed hardcover of LIES I TOLD to the first five people to send in their messages.

Oh, and one more thing. I’ll be participating, too, so you’ll get to here a lie of mine as well.

It’s only fair!

Deadline for entries is Tuesday March 24, Midnight EST.

Can’t wait to see your videos!

Also, my shadow and I need a haircut. It’s been a long winter.

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03/06/15 Contests & Giveaway , Lies I Told # , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

PROMISES I MADE Cover Reveal!

You guys! I honestly feel spoiled these last few days. I’m not sure anyone has a right to so many fun, exciting things in one week. I’ve shared another AH-mazing review for LIES I TOLD (that makes three out of three, including that starred review from Kirkus) plus the absolutely gorgeous beyond-my-wildest-dreams finished copy of the book. And while that may seem like a small thing, covers are SO IMPORTANT to a book’s success, and the amazing design team at HarperTeen really pulled out all the stops, surprising me with a treatment on the back cover that I can only describe as badass (follow me on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram for a look).

But wait! There’s more!

I also get to reveal the cover of PROMISES I MADE (FALL 2015), the sequel to LIES I TOLD. And those of you who have read an ARC of LIES know why getting your hot little hands on the PROMISES ARC is a big deal.

I’m zipping my lips now.

Nope. Not saying one word!

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Suffice it to say that after you read LIES, you’re going to want to get your hands on one of these babies.

So without further ado…

 

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Isn’t she a beauty? I love this cover because it really captures Grace’s fear and isolation in the second book. She looks hunted – and she is.

To celebrate the reveal of this amazing cover for PROMISES, I’m giving away one of my very first ARCs. It’s a precious commodity, guys! But I’m willing to part with it if you’ll help me spread the word. And with that in mind, I’ve set up an easy-peasy giveaway below.

There are tons of day ways to get entries, some of which you can do more than once a day, and some of which are as easy as tweeting or following me on one of my social media platforms (which I know a lot of you already do). Just pick the one(s) that suit you and you’re all set!

P.S. because of Rafflecopter’s rules, this giveaway won’t officially start until Midnight tonight. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you to come back and enter. I was just DYING to share the cover.

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04/30/13 Contests & Giveaway , Reading # , , , , , , , , ,

Win a Fantine Necklace and Manuscript Page from Seduction!

Win a Fantine Necklace and Manuscript Page from Seduction!

This week’s recipe is being pre-empted by a contest announcement. Because sometimes great books and amazing freebies at better than food.

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Seriously, though. I know I haven’t done a giveaway in a long time, and for someone who was once legendary for them, I feel bad about that. So I’m sending you to M.J. Rose’s giveaway instead. If you haven’t read M.J.’s previous books (The Reincarnationist and The Book of Lost Fragrances among them), you’re missing out. She’s so talented at weaving historical mystery with modern characters. Her books are incredibly atmospheric, and I know I can always count on them for a really immersive (I think I just made up a word!) read.

M.J.’s newest book, SEDUCTION, comes out very soon, and to celebrate, M.J. is giving away signed manuscript pages AND the amazing Fantine necklace you see on the cover of the book.

Take a look at her website for more info! And to tide you over, here’s the summary for SEDUCTION;

In 1843, novelist Victor Hugo’s beloved nineteen-year-old daughter drowned. Ten years later, still grieving, Hugo initiated hundreds of séances from his home on the Isle of Jersey in order to reestablish contact with her. In the process, he claimed to have communed with Plato, Galileo, Shakespeare, Dante, Jesus—and even the devil himself. Hugo’s transcriptions of these conversations have all been published.

Or so it has been believed . . .

Recovering from a great loss, mythologist Jac L’Etoile thinks that throwing herself into work will distract her from her grief. In the hopes of uncovering a secret about the island’s mysterious Celtic roots, she arrives on Jersey and is greeted by ghostly Neolithic monuments, medieval castles and hidden caves. But the man who has invited her there, a troubled soul named Theo Gaspard, hopes she’ll help him discover something quite different— transcripts of Hugo’s lost conversations with someone he called the Shadow of the Sepulcher. Central to his heritage, these are the papers his grandfather died trying to find. Neither Jac nor Theo anticipate that the mystery surrounding Victor Hugo will threaten their sanity and put their very lives at stake.

Seduction is a historically evocative and atmospheric tale of suspense with a spellbinding ghost story at its heart, written by one of America’s most gifted and imaginative novelists. Awakening a mystery that spans centuries, this multilayered gothic tale brings a time, a place and a cast of desperate characters brilliantly to life.

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12/21/12 Contests & Giveaway , Shadowguard Series # ,

Congrats, Vivien and Len!

You are the winners of the Shadowguard Series Launch Giveaway!

Vivien, you won four e-books from Swoon Romance plus a $50 gift card to the bookstore of your choice. Len can also claim four e-books from Swoon along with a $25 gift card to the bookstore of your choice.

Please email swoonromance@gmail.com with “Shadowguard Series Launch Winner” in the Subject header to claim your prizes.

Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about the series. If you enjoy the novella, please continue to spread the word and review the books on Amazon. Especially with e-books, reviews make a huge difference, moving books up in searches and generally making readers feel more confident about giving an author a try.

And stay tuned for the soon-to-be released cover of Temptation’s Fire, the third book in the Shadowguard novella trilogy!

<3

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12/13/12 Contests & Giveaway , Shadowguard Series , Uncategorized # ,

Winners of the Shadowguard Cover Giveaway

Ahem. Time to announce the winners of Shadowguard Cover Giveaway. To enter, all you had to do was comment on the covers of TEMPTATION’S HEAT and TEMPTATION’S KISS. It could be anything.

Even, “Holy boob!” as my editor said. Lol!

And the winners are… *cue drum roll*

Caitlin

Francoise B

Jessirae

You each win a copy of Temptation’s Heat and Temptation’s Kiss, plus two more novellas – Captivated By You by Diane Alberts and Unwrap Me by Samantha Spencer and Carolina Jordan – from Swoon Romance. To claim your prizes, email swoonromance@gmail.com with Shadowguard Series Cover Giveaway in the Subject line. Please include whether you’d like Nook or Kindle versions of your books.

Thanks for entering and remember that you still have time to win these four books PLUS a $50 or $25 gift card to the book store of your choice in the Shadowguard Launch Giveaway! You have until Midnight EST on 12/20 to enter.

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12/04/12 Contests & Giveaway , Shadowguard Series , Uncategorized # ,

Shadowguard Series Launch Giveaway!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You guys! Temptation’s Heat and Temptation’s Kiss, books one and two in the Shadowguard series, are out and ready for your hot little hands.

Emphasis on the word HOT.

In many ways, the Shadowguard series represents a departure for me. While my work to date has been exclusively YA, the Shadowguard series is solidly adult (and pretty steamy, if I do say so myself).

But a story is a story, and I like to think the Shadowguard series has all the elements that readers love in my other work; complex characters, tons of atmosphere, and of course, plenty of sexy (although these are significantly steamier than any of my YA work). I’m having great fun playing in this new world, and I can’t wait to share it all with you.

To celebrate, I’m kicking off an awesome giveaway. Because you all know how I love me some giveaways.

Up for grabs is a $50 gift card and a $25 gift card (to the bookstore of your choice) plus copies of both novellas. And there are lots of ways to enter! You get one entry for each time you tweet a link to the giveaway (limit of one per day), one entry for each review you post on Amazon and/or B&N (four possible entries if you review both books on both sites), one entry for posting the covers on your Pinterest board, and FIVE entries for changing you Twitter pic to either cover.

Just post links to your reviews, Pinterest board, and Twitter profile in the comments section! Giveaway open now through 12/20 at Midnight EST.

Thanks so much for helping me celebrate!

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10/11/12 Contests & Giveaway #

THE BLESSED Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Enna (@ennapenglin), winner of THE BLESSED prize pack! Enna, send an email to prophecypress@aol.com to claim your prize. Please include your shipping address.

Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate the release of THE BLESSED by Tonya Hurley by entering the giveaway and spreading the word. Hope you all get a chance to read it soon!

<3

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09/25/12 Contests & Giveaway , Uncategorized #

The Blessed Giveaway

Today I’m super excited to celebrate the release of THE BLESSED.

That’s because A) it’s awesome, and B) Tonya Hurley, its author, is equally awesome.

I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of THE BLESSED a couple of months ago and quickly devoured it. Gritty, dark, and seething with violence and danger, it brings something new to the YA table.

And that is not very easy to do these days.

So to celebrate, I’m giving away a prize pack (generously donated by Tonya) including;

One signed copy of the book (which is GORGEOUS, as you can see!)

An incense burner

Frankincense incense

A handmade Blessed bracelet

Aside from being riveting and wholly original, the book itself is stunning, with interior art and a reversible cover that is both eerie and beautiful.

As you can see, there are TONS of ways to win. You get one entry each for commenting, following Tonya on Twitter, following me on Twitter (mandatory for entry validation), liking THE BLESSED Facebook page on Facebook, liking the Prophecy of the Sisters Facebook Page, and tweeting a link to the giveaway.

And that’s not all. You get FIVE ENTRIES for changing your Twitter picture to a picture of THE BLESSED cover for the duration of this giveaway. That’s right! FIVE!

Giveaway runs for two weeks starting now and is open to residents of the US and Canada or anyone with a US mailing address.

So what are you waiting for?!

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08/30/12 Contests & Giveaway , Prophecy of the Sisters # ,

Circle of Fire Prize Packs! Want One? Get One!

I think I got my box of Circle of Fire paperbacks sometime in July. I’d intended to do a giveaway then, but…. yeah. Needless to say, I’m a bit behind.

But better late than never, right? Especially when it means a giveaway!

So here’s your chance to win one of five (5) Circle of Fire Prize Packs. Each prize pack includes a signed copy of Circle of Fire, a Victoria Secret body spray, a Circle of Fire wristband, one of my super gorgeous bookmarks, and a mini candle with metal holder.

To enter, all you have to do is tweet about the giveaway, including a link. Don’t have Twitter? No problem! You can post about the giveaway and include a link on any social networking platform including Facebook, Tumblr, etc. Just post a link to your post in the Comments section and we’ll include your entries.

Contest runs from today through Friday September 21st at Midnight EST. You can tweet or post about the contest once a day for a total of 23 possible entries. Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents or anyone with a US mailing address.

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07/10/12 Contests & Giveaway , Music , Song of the Week , Uncategorized # , ,

No Light, No Light + Winners!

This week’s song comes to you courtesy of Melissa, one of my favorite bloggers and readers. I LOVE all of Florence + the Machine’s music, but this is probably one of my favorites.

Thanks, Melissa!

I also need to announce the winners of the Escape Into Books Super Summer Giveaway. *cue drum roll*

The winners of a massive summer prize pack are… Nevey and Christina.

Congrats, you guys! Both winners were chosen by the RNG (Random Number Generator). Please email Rebekah at prophecypress@aol.com with your full name and mailing address and we’ll get your prize packs right out to you.

Everyone else; stay tuned for the next giveaway. And in the meantime, enjoy this week’s song!

<3

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06/30/12 Contests & Giveaway , Life # ,

A Week, er, MONTH in the Life!

Since I’ve been off the radar so long, this week’s Week in the Life is a Month in the Life.

Enjoy!

And don’t forget this is the last day to enter the Escape Into Books Super Summer Giveaway!

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06/25/12 Contests & Giveaway , Life , Prophecy of the Sisters # , ,

Here I Am!

So sorry for the radio silence, guys. The last month has been extremely busy as I’ve prepared for Rebekah’s high school graduation and attended book events, all while under some very tough deadlines.

But Rebekah is officially a graduate (I can’t believe it!), book events are past until August when I attend YA Fest in Pennsylvania, and my deadlines are starting to feel somewhat under control.

Whew!

Having said that, it IS summer, so while I’ll try to keep up with my regular blog features, I hope you’ll forgive the occasional lapse. I plan to spend the summer working on three new proposals (and getting back to work on my adult novel), hiking, sleeping, catching up on movies, and spending time with my teens (especially Rebekah who will be moving into her dorm August 23rd). In between, I’ll do my my best to keep up with Song of the Week, movie reviews, Thursday Night Write, the Friday Poll, and my Week in the Life.

A couple of quick updates;

You can still enter to win one of two big summer prize packs in the Escape Into Books Super Summer Giveaway. Entering is easy, and both prize packs contain summer essentials like a big stack of my favorite guilty reads, a tote bag, gift card, lip balm, body spray, etc. But it only runs until the end of the month, so hurry!

Also a quick reminder that the first two Prophecy of the Sisters novellas, Whisper of Souls (told from the point of view of Lia and Alice’s mother before her death) and Mistress of Souls (the highly anticipated novella from Alice’s point of view) have both been released and are available for download from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Apple. It’s been super fun to explore these Prophecy stories, and I’m especially excited for the release of the final novella, Rise of Souls, which will let you in on what happens when Lia returns to Altus Island after Circle of Fire.

I hope you enjoy them!

<3

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06/14/12 Contests & Giveaway #

Escape Into Books Super Summer Giveaway

Back in April after the release of A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS, I promised you guys monthly giveaways. The fact that I haven’t done one until now is solely due to a writing schedule that quickly turned insane. You may have noticed over the past couple of months that my posting — and even my regular features — have been sporadic.

I’m sorry! Lately, it’s been all I can do to keep my head above water.

But I’m finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, and to celebrate, I’m giving away not one but two AH-mazing Summer Prize packs!

Each of this prize packs contain a summer tote, a $10 iTunes gift card, lip balm, a nail care kit, nail polish, Bath & Body Works body spray, summer candle, and a Hope notebook for all your secret summer thoughts.

One of the prize packs contains the first four books of one of the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning (one of my new favorites!). The other contains four books that I ADORED in my early twenties because they made me want to travel the world, do amazing things, and fall in love in exotic place; Mistral’s Daughter, Princess Daisy, and Scruples by Judith Krantz and Wanderlust by Danielle Steele (such a great ravel book!).

In addition, I’ll give each winner a free download of any one of the three Prophecy of the Sisters novellas; Whisper of Souls, Mistress of Souls, or Rise of Souls.

There are a couple of ways to enter. Get one point for each of the following;

Post a link to the giveaway on Facebook (tag me)

Post a link to the giveaway on Twitter (mention @michellezink in your tweet)

Write a blog post about the giveaway (post a link here)

Post a comment telling me your favorite summer read (doesn’t have to be YA)

Contest runs now through Saturday, June 30th at Midnight EST. Two winners will be chosen at random. Giveaway open to US/Canadian readers.

 

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Michelle Zink is the award-winning author of over seven novels. She lives in New York with too many teenagers and too many cats.
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