Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I'm Back! With A Contest!



Hi, guys! So I'm back from a wonderful weekend full of stories and friends, food and fun, bugs and deep discussions. Writing retreats? I highly recommend them. Thank you, Candi and family, for welcoming us once again to your beautiful cabin.

But I will get to the retreat fun tomorrow, because today is an Important Day. My dear friend and crit partner, Kiersten White, officially has another book out in the world! That's right, people, SUPERNATURALLY is out! And it is fabulous. And funny. And heartbreaking. And the cover is pretty.

So pretty. *pets*

In honor of this momentous day, I'm doing a little contest. I would do a bigger one, but we are FOUR DAYS away from my 1000th Post! But though it's small, I promise you want the prize.

To Enter: Tell someone NOT online about PARANORMALCY or SUPERNATURALLY. It can be your best friend, your boyfriend, your husband, wife, sister, or even the cashier at Starbucks. Whatever. Tell someone you love these books. It's not that scary, promise, I do it all the time.

When you've done that (And I expect you to be honorable and actually do it, because seriously, NOT HARD—don't be all lazy and untruthful with me), leave a comment here telling me who you told. That's it.

The Winner/Prizes: The contest IS open internationally. The winner will be drawn at random. There will ONE winner, and they will receive the following:

1. A signed copy of SUPERNATURALLY (I will have Kiersten sign it when she's in Utah in August.)

2. A 30-page manuscript critique.

3. A query crit OR custom black-and-white sketch.

Deadline: It's QUICK. Leave a comment by Wednesday, July 27th. All comments after tomorrow midnight won't count.

95 comments:

  1. I told my mom :)She is the only one in my family who I can talk about book with :p

    Hope I win!

    tammyb_2810(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I've told my hubby, my sister and my mom. I actually tell a lot of people about these books because they rock.

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  3. Ooh that's such a good prize! I just told my mom about the book and she said she might read PARANORMALCY now :D

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  4. Oh my goodness, I think I have told my whole fam about it. My little niece just turned 13 and she is getting parnormalcy for her birthday. A nice clean, exciting paranormal read.
    Jennifer K Jovus
    kjovus at gmail dot com

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  5. I told my frn from college about this book....she is going to read it for sure..

    vidishamun@gmail.com

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  6. Ooh, fun! I made my sister read Paranormalcy. =)

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  7. I've told my DH, my sister-in-law (who is a bookworm like me), my mother, my neighbor and I'll tell my daughter's teacher when I go pick her up at school =P

    Btw, super pretty cover and awesome contest!

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  8. Perfect - I've already told my co-worker Barbara!

    Can't wait to read the book!

    rebeccaenzor@gmail.com

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  9. I've been telling my friends Paranomalcy, hopefully they will listen to me... Since seeing how all the other books I've told them about they have loved!

    pinktooth2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Told my mom. This is just the kind of book she will like.

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  11. I told my friend, Nosha, who is a budding writer herself, and directed her to follow Kiersten on Twitter. And, I told my co-worker David. David is a budding screenwriter, has submitted several, and is currently shooting a low-budget zombie Western :)

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  12. haha perfect. I've already told my parents, brother, roommate, roommate's boyfriend, and two of my own friends. I shall probably tell even more people today!

    jennifer.a.johnson7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I told to my mom, she's who usually listens to me talk about books... (:

    =^.^=
    @vickydoretto

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  14. I told my sister - she just rediscovered reading (never did it much when she was younger) and always asks for good book suggestions. She can't get a better recommendation than Kiersten White! XD She said she'll definitely give it a look.

    janewritesnovels(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Wow, you're generous!! I told my friend Kate, who is quite intrigued.

    jpetroroy at gmail dot com

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  17. Hey, I told one of my best friends, and friend-in-writing and she was super excited to read it ;) Hope I win this, in spite of being in Argentina :) Magin-GO! ;)
    suzaku.no.miaka (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I told my 3 roommates. :) They know how much I love books and I told them how much I LOVE YOUR books. :D I also told 4 of my friends. :D I actually influenced them and made them start reading. :) They asked if they can borrow my copy. :D Sweet. :)


    ayra_erq0715(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I am the go-to person among my group of friends and co-workers when it comes to the next great read. I've already told my two friends about the two books and the recpetionist at my job. =)

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  20. Well... I just leaned over my cubicle wall and told the eight people that are here in 'cube city' about it.

    They all looked at me funny...

    But then one of the girls said that she read Paranomalcy and really liked it. So that broke the awkwardness :)

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  21. I told two of my college friends about it :). If it wasn't summer/I was living back in the dorms with them, I'd probably even lend them my copy for them to peruse.

    christinabejjani@gmail.com

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  22. Awesome!

    I just texted my friend Kathy about it and the book Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater. She's the one I swap books with ALL the time. What will I do when she moves next month???

    charity.bradford@gmail.com

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  23. I told my best friend, She loves to read and I throw books (not literally of course, that would be mean to the poor books) at her all the time. Paranormalcy was the most recent book that I sent home with her.

    bellsabee.keener@hotmail.com

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  24. I lent PARANORMALCY to a good friend of mine, who then went ahead and lent it to another friend of hers. Now all three of us can't wait for SUPERNATURALLY. If I won this copy, then that would make all three of us super happy. :)

    elanor_gamgee at yahoo dot ca

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  25. Oh gosh... All I have to do is tell someone to read a book? I do that on a weekly basis. I've told my sister, cousin, and bestfriend about this awesome series! I hope they'll take my advice to read these books!!

    rebeccamonahan@centurylink.net

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  26. I told my best friend about it telling her all about Evies job and faeris and vampires and of course Lend..she looked at me like "Seriously?" and all i could did was smile and say "Its AMAZING!" and since it is not in sale in here, Mexico, and She (My friend) is going to Orlando in a coupnext week she's gonna get for me "Supernaturally...in case i dont win this OH BLEEP IM SO EXCITED!

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  27. I told my mother! She always steals my books and reads them over and over again! She told me she can't wait to read Supernaturally - as do I.

    iuliadragan26@me.com

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  28. I told a co-worker - I even made her come over to my computer to show her the cover :) Nice!

    robbinluckett@gmail.com

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  29. I told my kids! But as they are only 4 and 6, and prefer to read Fancy Nancy, for now, I then told my mother and my 16yo cousin, who all love YA urban fantasy :D

    YAY for Kiersten's book release and what an awesome contest! Thank you for hosting!

    elegantsnobbery@hotmail.com

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  30. I made my sister read Paranormalcy (which she ended up loving) and I just "gently" reminded her that Supernaturally was released today! Can't wait to buy it for myself!!

    amclites@gmail.com

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  31. That's a really cool contest, thank you!

    I just told my sister about it :)

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  32. I was talking to a customer(I work at at Chapters in Toronto) and she was looking for a new paranormal teen fiction novel. So I directed her to Paranormalcy. She came back a week later saying she loved it and wanted to know when the next one was coming out :)

    siobhan.clayton7@gmail.com

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  33. I told my sister to read both of these books!

    twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

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  34. I told everyone that was in my library today! :D

    angelidgcruz@gmail.com

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  35. told my sister in law...we share book recommendations all the time! I'll tell my little sister this weekend when she comes to visit!! Congrats Kiersten!!

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  36. I told my friend who read PARANORMALCY a few months ago and loved it so much and my mom. Thank you!

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  37. I've already told my in-person crit partner. Congratulations, Kiersten! :)

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  38. I'm one of those "movies for guys who like to watch movies" kinda guys, but I DID tell my wife about this book.

    She's a YA carnivore!

    And congrats to Kiersten!

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  39. SO glad you had an incredible retreat!
    I work with college students, and I recently got one who was stubbornly an adult lit fiction reader into YA stuff. I told her about Kiersten's books, even though it's a stretch because she normally won't touch a vamp.:)

    Congratulations, Kiersten! woot!

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  40. Oh YAY! This sounds like a fun contest! :D
    I told my mom--I'm afraid she's practically the only not-online person I know who reads in English! LOL.

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  41. I lent the first book to one of my crit partners, and just now I told her that Supernaturally is out!

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  42. This was easy for me since I just read Supernaturally and loved it! I work at a Barnes & Noble, and have raved about it to several co-workers and recommended Paranormalcy to a few customers looking for a good teen read. I've also convinced my bf to read it next. =)

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  43. Contests are fun :-) I told my Dad. He doesn't read LOL but said it sounded good :-)

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  44. I told my sister. She loves YA, and we have the same taste in books!

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  45. Told my sister, my best friend, and some random girl at the bookstore. Finished it last night--it was AMAZING! Now waiting for ENDLESSLY...sigh.

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  46. I told a buddy of mine and she got all excited with me ^-^

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  47. Hi, I told about PARANORMALCY to my mom, my sister and my best friend.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  48. I told my husband and will be telling my sister-in-law when I get out of work.

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  49. I told one of my best friends who shares my passion for books and since we have very similar taste in books I just know that she is going to check it out.

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  50. I told another Mom at the park swimming pool today. :D She thought I was sniffing the chlorine, I bet.

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  51. I told my sister about it. The second I read the description, I thought of her.

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  52. I told all my creative writing students :)

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  53. I told my daughter about it and had her start Paranormalcy. Thanks for the contest.

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  54. Wow, thanks for the contest! I've told both my daughters about it.

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  55. I told all three of my nieces about both books.

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  56. I told my colleague, a middle school English teacher who always asks me for recommendations for her students.

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  57. Wow, you're back with a 'bang'! Brilliant giveaway! I called my Mum at work and told her about these books and then made her put the phone on speaker and told her whole office about it!

    kaependragon@hotmail.com

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  58. WOW I hope I win, I told the 1500+ fans on my FB book page they need to pick up your book. Oh and my friends on the base and my friends who have been re-stationed as well. I know they will love it and I am sure more then a few will pick it up!!!!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Coastiecolellas@hotmail.com

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  59. I told my critique group.
    http://thepenandinkblog.blogspot.com

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  60. Sounds great fun, must do that sometime.

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  61. I've told my best girlfriend (whom relies on me for all her book recommendations), my 4 year old daughter goes to sleep listening to me retell Evie's Paranormalycy story (slightly toned down as you can imagine), and I plan to do the same with Supernaturally, and my darling god-daughter will be receiving both books for her birthday in September! Is that enough? I can tell more...

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  62. I actually just talked about this with a friend last night unprompted, but I also told my boyfriend about this already (also unprompted).

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  63. I told my sister about Paranormalcy :) I've been trying to get her to read, as she doesn't, and I feel like that would be one she'd really like!

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  64. I told a friend and my mother about the books. Also some of the Young Women in my ward.

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  65. If that's where the writing retreat was, it looks gorgeous!

    I just told a woman from my church about Paranormalcy when she asked for suggestions for a book club read. I can't wait to read Supernaturally!

    Thanks for doing this contest. :)

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  66. I've told a lot of people about Paranormalcy - whether they like to read or not, whether they like YA or not... And today I told a neighbor.

    Thanks for this contest! I've been looking forward to reading Supernaturally for iver a year!

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  67. I think I have lost count with the number of people I have told about Paranormalcy. I have also passed it around to a couple of friends, who loved it, one of them even passed it to her sister to read as well! We are all excited for Supernaturally, I remarked to one of my friends at church on Sunday that my copy of Supernaturally was on it's way in the post, we almost did a happy dance in the chapel, before I remembered where we were (and that we were grown ups!)!

    email: kllamp(at)internode(dot)on(dot)net

    Melissa x

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  68. I just told my m2b. We both love these kind of books and can't wait to read Supernaturally. :)

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  69. I teach Sunday School every week & lately began working in our mentor-ish program for junior high/high school.

    My men-tee is a very shy but super cool high school freshman. When I told her I loved books, she got all excited and wanted to know what she should read.

    Naturally Paranormalcy & Supernaturally were the first books to come to mind.

    Our next hang out is a trip to the bookstore.

    Freaking love teenagers.

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  70. I told my Mom, my husband and my bestfriend! Yay for Kiersten! I'm going to see her in Dallas in 2 days. Woot!
    kpsimmon@gmail.com

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  71. I just told my husband, Eric. He said, tell me something I don't know.

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  72. I've told my sister. We'd love to win this for our friend who loved PARANORMALCY.

    Thanks, Natalie!
    Deserae McGlothen
    desimcg@hotmail.com

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  73. Haha, I told my brother about PARANORMALCY and he's like 'okay..." He probably thinks I'm crazy b/c I love books and he doesn't :P

    jadedlittlegirlx [at] gmail [dot] com

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  74. I gave my niece a copy of Paranormalcy while mentioning that Supernaturally came out today. Does that count?

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  75. I've done it before and I've done it again! I actually forced almost all of my blockmates to read Paranormalcy just because I LOVE it that much:)

    sylvia_uy4 at yahoo dot com

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  76. I recommended Paranormalcy and Supernaturally to a woman I worked with today. She was looking for good books for her teen daughter to read. Uh--she totally has to read these books! They're AWESOME!!!

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  77. I told my friend Erika and my sister Sarah, and nearly everyone I talk about books to about Paranormalcy and Supernaturally!

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  78. I told my online friends about it.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. I told my mate annabel and also the check out lady in asda :)

    dancing_dragon747@hotmail.com

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  80. I told my other half about both the books and he looked at me and said 'why are you telling me?'. I had a lot more luck with my two daughters who want to read them both :)

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  81. I told both my teen girls, who loved Paranormalcy. We have excitement around here. I tell you what.

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  82. I told my two BFFs who also love fantasy books. They asked for a list of recommended books and (super) naturally I told them about Paranormalcy because it was awesome!!

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  83. Told my husband about it today via text message and how I bought it on the Nook. He responded back with a smiley face :P

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  84. I told my sister-in-law about SUPERNATURALLY along with Paranormalcy this morning. YIPPY!!! Im so excited to read this book! :)

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  85. I told my twin sister. She just humphed, ha ha.

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  86. I told my boss to have her daughter read Paranormalcy. :)

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  87. Hey there Natalie! I told my fiance about Supernaturally. He was unsurprised to hear this, as we have established that the "other man" in my life is the publishing industry. ;)

    You say that Kiersten is coming to Utah??! SWEET! I can get my copy of Paranormalcy signed. Also, I just saw your book on Goodreads. Congrats on getting a publication date set!

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  88. I've already been telling my friends all about SUPERNATURALLY. Am planning on gifting a copy to a friend as soon as the order comes in!! :D

    Kris S

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  89. I told me ENTIRE girl's cross-country team AND the boys...it kind of takes A LOT of guts to make an announcement in front of 100+ people..the girls were all into it, but the guys seemed like they'd care less..later on though a bunch of them txted me asking who the author was so they could have someone pick it up at the library...oh boys :P I told them to read Paranormalcy BEFORE they read this..HAHA!

    hargur55@gmail.com

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  90. I've tweeted it to 212 followers :) Fingers crossed.

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  91. I let my BFF know. Can't wait to find out about what happened to Evie!

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  92. I told my sister in law because she's my book-buddy :o) we make recommendations to each other and share books.

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