Monday, February 28, 2011

It’s MARCH MADNESS (and not the basketball kind!!!)

A LOT of my author friends have March 1st releases, so yesterday I woke up with this brilliant idea: I need to have a HUGE GIVEAWAY!!!!

So, I started sending harassing emails and tweeting like a madwoman...and VOILA, a giveaway is born.

And here they are, the fabulous books that are up for grabs:

Saundra Mitchell’s THE VESPERTINE (OMG, I loved Shadowed Summer SOOO much…I seriously cannot wait to read this one too!) (Okay, technically this is a March 7th release, but I just had to include it!)

Lisa and Laura Roecker’s THE LIAR SOCIETY (Why? 1. I blurbed it. 2. I made an ass out of myself in a video for them. Clearly, you already know I loved this one!)

Lindsey Leavitt’s SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD (She is SO not just about pink and princesses and bubbles, you guys. This one is about angsty first crushes and family drama! And how could you NOT love that cover?!?!) (I'll wait while you go look at the cover...)

Rachel Hawkins' DEMONGLASS, the sequel to HEX HALL (I just finished Hex Hall, and thank God I don't have to wait to read DEMONGLASS!!!)

Lee Nichols’ BETRAYAL (One word: Ghosts!) (Okay, more than one word: I love books about ghosts!!!!)

Kim Harrington’s CLARITY (Publisher’s Weekly gave CLARITY a starred review…that should make everyone want their own copy!) (I know I do.)

AND: Carrie Ryan's THE DARK AND HOLLOW PLACES, the final book in The Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy. (The Forest of Hands and Teeth scared me in the best possible way!!!) (This is another cheat book, since it's not actually out until March 22nd. But, again, I just had to have it!)

Here’s your chance to win your VERY OWN SIGNED COPIES! I’m giving each of these books away, and all you have to do is leave a comment.

That’s it.

No really, that’s all.

Just a comment. Preferably something nice. And maybe something about one of their books...just sayin'.

And on Friday, I’ll choose SEVEN random winners to win one of these uber-fab books!

It’s March Madness, people. Get excited!

Sorry, international folks, this one’s for US entrants only.

114 comments:

kimscarecrow said...

I'm drooling over that Carrie Ryan book. Just so you're aware. You are such a tease!

Great contest!

henderkd(at)email(dot)sc(dot)edu

Sara said...

I kind of have to enter... it'd just be silly not to.

Thanks, Kim... OH! And I'll see you in Naperville on March 16th!

Sara @ The Hiding Spot
thehidingspotATliveDOTcom

KatieDoll said...

Ah! The Vespertine and The Dark and Hollow Places are two of my must-haves for 2011.

Epic contest! I'm sure all of these are amazing.

Orchid said...

Eek! The Vespertine and The Liar Society (I loved all the videos that everyone made for The Liar Society)!!!! I so need both of those books. Thanks for the super contest. ^_^

hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

Pam said...

How awesome are you? I'll tell you the truth, I'd like to read any of these books. I've found that by going off of recommendations of others, you can't go wrong! The Vespertine sounds like it's going to be GOOD! And after the awesome home video you guys made, it's a must that I read The Liar Society. LOL

Jamie Fox said...

I'm really looking forward to Clarity! I had a chance to ask Kim a few questions for my own blog recently and she was really great even though she is busy as heck! Definitely have to get myself a copy :)I also get to meet Carrie Ryan next month here in Cincinnati. Yaaaay!

Christina said...

Thanks so much! This giveaway is so awesome. So many great titles!!

Elizabeth said...

This actually beats the basketball kind of March Madness! And I count that as christmas part 3!
I can't wait for Carrie, Sandra, and Rachel's books!!

And I'm excited for the debuts, especially after all the pink haired videos! Thanks for the ah-mazing contest!

elb(dot)lizbrown(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessi E. (The Elliott Review) said...

I haven't read any of these yet, but I am lusting after them! Especially The Liar Society and The Vespertine... So many great titles! Thanks for the chance!

Jessi
jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com

Elie said...

Spectacular. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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Julia :) said...

All of these books sound AMAZING!!!! Haha and yes I did go look at the Sean Griswolds Head cover after you said that. :)

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Bewitched By Books said...

I saw everyone's video for The Liar Society and it was hilarious. I loved it.

Jessica Pages said...

All these books sound awesome. It definitely is a good book release month!

jessicapages@gmail.com

~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ said...

Ohhh awesome giveaway!~! Please enter me.



Linda

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Ivy said...

I want to read all those books! I've read Clarity and fell in love with it! Such a fabulous read! :)

Thanks!
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Catie S (Book Bound) said...

Awesome! I'm very excited for Demonglass & Sean Griswold's head.

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krysalbe said...

I've heard so many good things about all of these books. Most of them are on my "to-read" list, which is never-ending!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Kristina said...

Wow, those are a lot of book books!! I got my fingers crossed

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My Summer Girl said...

ZOMG I want Clarity so badly I hurt! The Vespertine would be an amazing book to read too. Thank you so much for holding this contest!

Cari said...

Woohoo! I pre-ordered Sean Griswold's Head and I can't wait to read The Liar Society! So many great books so little time!

C.A. Marshall said...

Dark and Hallow Places! Dark and Hallow Places! Dark and Hallow Places! EEEEEE!!!!!!!

You are awesome. Thank you so much for organizing this awesome contest!

mindyherbert said...

I love your March Madness idea! And all of these books look really good! I really liked your book The Body Finder and I always look for suggestions from authors on new books to read. I am going to list all of these books as "to-read" on goodreads.com
I really like ALL of the covers as well (expecially Clarity)!

You can find me on http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1582332-mindy or on LiveJournal!

Jennifer (An Abundance of Books) said...

Happy Dance! Squee! (I'm getting funny looks now.)

That's a absolutley fantastic give away. I've heard some great stuff about THE LIAR SOCIETY (and she has pink hair!), same with the beautiful CLARITY, and I cannot wait to read DEMONGLASS.

Thanks for the opportunity,
Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)
thebookmarblog(at)yahoo(dot)com

Aaron said...

O. M. FREAKING G!!! Can I just rig this contest and win them ALL!? I agree with Jessi E.-I've been lusting over all of these books, especially The Liar Society and Vespertine!!! *fingers crossed, legs crossed, toes crossed, arms crossed, eyes crossed!* Thank you so much for having brilliant ideas! :D

WritingOwls611@gmail.com

coffeelvnmom said...

Totally drooling over all of those books, but especially The Liar Society and Carrie Ryan's latest (still telling everyone I know to read FOREST every chance I get)!

~Jessica

Jasmine said...

These books are amazing!! Mostly excited about Demonglass and Carrie Ryan's book!!

Aeriell said...

All I have to say is amazing. Great books and just amazing. Thanks so much :)

Aeriell

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A Rick said...

Omg what an awesome giveaway! All of the books sound so awesome & I can't wait to read them all.

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donnas said...

Yay for March. Yay for some awesome new releases. And of course Yay for you for giving us the chance to win one.

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Valia Lind said...

Ok so seriously LOVED your video for Liars Society!!! You look smokin' with pink hair :-)

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Chloe said...

Ahhh I want to read all of these!! Especially The Dark & Hollow Places!

Thanks for the chance to win!

lookaftermyheart1901(at)gmail(dot)com

Tianna said...

OMG All of these books are awesome! Well I havent read them but I sure want to :D Thanks for bugging the heck out of all these authors. You truely are amazing! Thanks for the contest too.

afrailey at hotmail dot com

Neri said...

This is an awesome giveaway, I am dying to read Vespertine.

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The Blogger Girlz said...

Wow, what an amazing haul of books! They all sound amazing! Especially Liars Sociity and The Dark and Hollow Places! And those covers...*Drool* :) <3

~Ella

Vivien said...

WOW, fabulous giveaway. I cannot wait for The Dark and Hollow Places....this contest is epic.

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

TheGirlOnFire said...

I love the Forrest of Hands and Teeth books. I have had my friends and family read them. I cannot wait for the Dark and Hollow Places to come out. This is amazing. Thanks.
Stephanie
thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

rachel said...

AMAZING! I am so excited!!! I have been sitting on he edge of my seat awaiting the Dark and Hollow Places!
Rachel
TheOneRing111 at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

YEAH NEW BOOKS!! Let the drooling begin!!

Kate said...

I loved Demonglass and The Liar Society. I have the other ones on my TBR, I hope I win! :)

Gina said...

I'm so in!

gina(dot)ciocca(at)yahoo.com

Sharon S. said...

Thanks! I like March basketball madness too

Becky said...

These books all sound amazing!

becky.burchard at gmail dot com

Christine Danek said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I must enter because they all sound so good. I love Lisa and Laura. :)
Thanks.

Christine(dot)danek(at)verizon(dot)net

Theresa @ Fade Into Fantasy said...

WOW! What a great giveaway! Thanks so much, Kim!

theresacole(at)live(dot)com

Christi the Teen Librarian said...

Awesome giveaway! I'm really looking forward to reading The Liar Society and Sean Griswold's Head, but all the books sound fabulous!
caldellizzi(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenny (The Mimosa Stimulus) said...

This kind of March madness is so much more exciting to me than basketball! All of these books look so good! Thank you for doing this amazing giveaway.
mimosastimulus[at]gmail[dot]com

Lisa Potts said...

That's some giveaway! I'm a frequenter of Lisa and Laura's blog and I'm really looking forward to reading The Liar Society.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Lisapottswriter(at)gmail(dot)com

starryeyedjen said...

you host the most awesomest contests! =) those are all on my 'to read' list! thx!!!

mrsjbruce at gmail dot com

cheesecake.thief59 said...

I've had to wait so so so so so so so long for Demonglass!!! It's driving me crazy! I so wanna read it right now! (Stupid school/work - if only I could do nohting but read all day long!)

cheesecake.thief59(at)gmail(dot)com

jowanna said...

Wonderful way to start out March. Is it March already?

dookiepookiebear said...

zomg awesome giveaway!!so excited for demonglass

Lisa said...

I've been dying for Demonglass, Betrayal, and The Dark and Hollow Places! I've heard of all the others as well, they all sound good :)
Thanks for the contest!

FloeticFlo said...

March Madness = AWESOME! Thanks for this contest! I've really been wanting to read Sean Griswold's Head for awhile now. Clarity, too.

TweetyB99 at aol dot com

Halle said...

I've heard amazing things about Liar Society, but they all sound fantastic. Thanks for holding this contest!

halle77 (at) gmail (dot) com

RandomlyKait said...

I am so excited to read ALL of those books!!!

Thank-you so munch for the awesome contest!

Dina said...

I am dying to read Clarity and would love a signed copy!

MTR said...

I'd love to win, especially Liar's society your video made me want to read it.
mromero(at)wellesley(dot)edu

YA Bibliophile said...

March is like "Amazing Book Overload" month! SO many great releases! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway! I'm going to Rachel Hawkins signing tonight and Carrie Ryan's later in the month. LOVED their newest books :)

Princess Vanessa said...

Ahhh! Half those books are on my amazon wish list but I am definitely gonna look into the other half! That is of course, unless I win one....;)

dani_nguyen said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I can't wait to read The Dark and Hollow Places. I'm also really looking forward to the Vespertine and Demonglass.

daniellesaunders1984(at)hotmail(dot)com

CH said...

I absolutely can't wait to read Demonglass! I have been waiting for this book for what feels like forever!

Jessy said...

I think I might just go broke this month with all of the amazing March releases. There is just to many for my little wallet to keep up with!

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Nicole said...

Ooh! Thanks so much for the giveaway. I really want to read The Vespertine too. All the other books look fabulous as well!

ashesp said...

OMG Yaaaay!! I've been excited about several of these books, especially Demonglass! I love love love Hex Hall! & Rachel Hawkins! She is awesome. =)

ashesp said...

OMG Yaaaay!! I've been excited about several of these books, especially Demonglass! I love love love Hex Hall! & Rachel Hawkins! She is awesome. =)

Weronika Janczuk said...

So, you're awesome.

weronika.janczuk(at)gmail.com

Sara said...

What a lovely selection of books. Much awaited sequels and some juicy new ones. I always vow not to start new books in a series because waiting for the next installment drives me crazy. But they are too good to resist.

throuthehaze said...

Thanks for the giveaway! All of these books sound awesome
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Emily said...

Yay! I'm so excited for The Vespertine!

Tere Kirkland said...

Can't wait to read pretty much all these!

Awesome contest, Kimberly!

~A~ said...

Love your Books!!!

Emmy Landeros said...

Freaking awesome!! I'd die for all of them! Heehee!

Great contest!

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BrittLit said...

This is a fantabulous contest! I can't wait to read all of these. I have ordered a lot of them for my library! Thanks!

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rvokhai said...

Ooh! I haven't read any of them but I <3 any and all YA books so I'm not picky! ^.^

Danielle said...

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I must have The Dark and Hollow Place!!!!!!!!!!! MUST HAVE IT OR I WILL DIIIIIE!!!!!!!!!!!! I DON'T WANT TO DIE SO I MUST HAVE!!! I'm sure you see what must be done here...

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for Demonglass and The Dark and Hollow Places!! All the others sound great, too!! Thx! Carie

cnclandell@earthlink.net

Archimedes said...

Man I have been looking forward to most of these books! I can't decide which one to start first.

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brturnbu@uno.edu

Lexie said...

What a fantabulous giveaway! I want to win all of those books!
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KFelz said...

Dear Kim,

Because I love your books...

Two muffins are in an oven. One muffin says to the other one, "Dude! It is SO HOT in here!" The second muffin turns and yells, "Oh my God! TALKING MUFFIN!"

You are more than welcome to use giggling (from my awful joke) as one of Violet's echoes for a future book.

Did I mention that I loved your books? :D

Kristin Feliz
Felizkristin@gmail.com

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you for the chance to win, these all sound wonderful!
methom@earthlink.net

Diane J. said...

Oooohhhh! You're good wielding those book acquiring powers! I've got my eyes on The Liar Society and Clarity.

The Total Book Nerd said...

I've been dying to read these books! Thanks so much for this giveaway!! :D
I'm so excited! :D

Rachel Marie said...

Today has been a good day. Finished Desires of the Dead (loved!) and now there's a contest filled with books I'm dying to get my hands on. My goodness, this is too much!
*waves and jumps like a crazy woman* PICK ME!!!!!!
Please. :)

inkweaver@bellsouth.net

Kailia Sage said...

March is going to be a great month! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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Shirley Shimer said...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth series was AMAZING. It is a one of a kind series. You'll never read another zombie apocalypse book like it!

I'd also like to say, I'm so glad Demonglass is out now!!!! Hex Hall was so hilarious and fun and keep-you-reading-late-into-the-wee-hours-of-the-night.

Thank you for this contest Kimberly!

zackfaucett said...

haha! This giveaway just got me real excited! I'm grinning like the Cheshire cat! :P I've got an ARC of DHP and let me tell all of you, It was fantastic! Simply blew me away!

I'm actually planning on starting Hex Hall so I'd be jazzed to win the sequel. That, or Vespertine!

AmyLynne89 said...

what a great give away!! this is so awesome

Madison said...

Im soooooo excited for Demonglass, its been such a long wait! Hexhall was amazing and I can't wait to see what comes next!!!

Of course, winning any of the other books wouldn't be so bad either.

Serena @ PensiveBookeaters said...

wow, I've heard really good things about pretty much ALL of those books :)

Count me in! anedia @ gmail.com

Kayla said...

I loved the first two books in the Forest of Hands and Teeth series, so I can't wait to read Dark and Hollow Places!

Kayla @ Midnight Twilight
midnighttwilight101 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Renee said...

I love that your books are doing so GREAT that your blog is crazy now :)Congradulation!!!! I'm gonna have to check out all these books that u recomended...

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

OMG! Have you ever seen so many great books coming out at one time. I go in a book store and I pick up first one book than another. It's crazy!

I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards.

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Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

Wowza! What a great contest! TG mes parents still live in the US so if I win...(and I'm crossing my fingers...)

Chauntika said...

I love Carrie Ryan's books. Can't wait for hers. Looking forward to read the rest of them too. All of them sound really good.

Looksie Lovitz said...

Omigosh I want to own Betrayal by Lee Nichols like Woah status to the nth degree. And Clarity by Kim Harrison is nothing short of amazing. This contest is epic-ness!

looksielovitz@gmail.com

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Awesome books! I've already bought/pre-ordered a couple of them but didn't have enough money to buy Clarity - which sounds AMAZING. And, ofc, I need to catch up Carrie Ryan's series; I've only read book one. Thanks for this contest! :D

booksatmidnight(at)gmail(dot)com

Perla said...

All amazing looking books. I'm especially excited for Demonglass and Clarity.

Courtney Smith said...

What a cool giveaway. I love reading books recommended by authors I enjoy.

Kelly Wagner said...

I can not wait for Demon Glass, I have been waiting for this since I put down Hex Hall....thanks for the contest!

AbbyDe said...

I am so happy that you are taking the time to do a contest like this! It is so important for young people, of all ages, to read and explore the worlds created by authors. It wasn't until I went to grad school for library science that I discovered the addicting young adult novels!

I plan on looking into all the ones you mentioned. (One word Ghosts! Okay, more words...I really love ghost novels too!)


Its great to know that libraries aren't the only places trying to get free books into the hands of willing readers!

Nely said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I actually have all these on my TBR list so winning them is an added bonus.

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Lynsey Newton said...

Oh my word, I want to read ALL OF THEM! I've actually read Demonglass and LOVED IT a lot! What a great contest, thanks for the opportunty to win and I can't wait to hear about The Pledge! ;)

Lynsey(AT)narrativelyspeaking(DOT)com

YA Reader said...

They all look fabulous! And all on my "To Read" list!
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Becky said...

It's so hard to choose out of all these great looking books. I would be thrilled to win any of them.

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Writer Tessa said...

Great contest!! I'd love to win any of those books (or DESIRES OF THE DEAD, since THE BODY FINDER was awesome :))

tessadevan at hotmail dot com

Mrs. Light said...

Eagerly waiting to read ALL of these books! 2011 is going to be the best reading year ever.

MannaB said...

Thanks for being so awesome!

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P.S. I really want deception!

Krispy said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I totally want to read the Liar Society, and I'm curious about a few of these other books.

The cover for The Pledge is lovely, btw! Can't wait to see the synopsis!

nudging.along[at]gmail.com

Jessie Clark said...

I did have to stop and look at the cover for Sean Griswold's Head. Thanks for taking time out for that :) I can't wait to check out the video for Liar Society now that I know you'll be doing something embarassing in it. Thanks for the March Madness!

Melissa said...

I just Ordered Clarity and I'm dying for it to come so I can spend all night with my blanket and that book!

Locket Stories said...

WOW! Thanks Kimberly, this is an awesome giveaway! I'd love to win and be able to read one of those great books.

locketstores(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

I can't wait to read all these books! Great Contest!

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Teddycavy said...

I love these kinds of contests. :] And I every single one of these books looks super awesome. Thanks for the contest!

Gabi teddycavygal@yahoo.com

Kimberly Derting said...

ENTRIES CLOSED...WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED!!!