Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Love-is-in-the-Air Giveaway!!!


In honor of Valentine's Day, I've decided to talk about my favorite subject...and to give some stuff away!

Anyone who’s read my books knows one thing for certain: I love kissing. And I love writing kissing scenes. I love it when my main characters finally get to unleash the floodgate of emotions they’ve been holding back...when their lips finally meet at long, long last!

But sometimes even better than the kissing, is the non-kissing. The tension that builds up in the days, hours, and minutes leading up to that first kiss.  If you ask me, sometimes that’s even sweeter than the actual kiss itself.


You know what I mean...those moments when your eyes meet across the room...or you accidentally brush hands and there’s that sudden spark.  Or when you’re at a dance and that slow song comes on, and the boy you like wraps his arms around your waist. You can smell him, and feel the warmth of him against you, and the butterflies in your stomach are going crazy while the music plays and you get lost in the sensation of being so close to him you feel like you might implode. 

And then there are those scant seconds right before you know—you know!—he’s going to kiss you...when his eyes are watching your lips and you see him moving tentatively closer. Your heart feels like it might pound out of your chest. You want him to do, and at the same time you’re afraid that he might chicken out, or that you might chicken out, but he’s still coming...closer and closer. Until, finally, you feel his lips on yours...ever so lightly. Ever so gently. Ever so perfectly.

Did I mention I love kissing?

And that’s what I love about it, the tension. The uncertainty, and all of the emotions going crazy.  To me, the perfect kiss is that very first one. The one where anything is possible. Where neither of you know what to expect. You don’t know when, or even if, it will happen. You don’t know if the two of you will be compatible or if it’ll be the best kiss of your entire life.  It’s all still a mystery.  A heart-stopping, stomach-clenching, roller-coaster of a mystery that you can’t wait to unravel.

Together.

In honor of love, and kissing, and well...kissing, let's win some stuff, shall we???

I've got an an ARC of DEAD SILENCE, Tahereh Mafi's UNRAVEL ME (which I know you want!), Julie Cross's TEMPEST, and Alaya Dawn Johnson's THE SUMMMER PRINCE...all very good kissing books! Because of shipping costs, the books will be available to US residents only. But fret not, International residents, because there will be a second Rafflecopter as well! International residents are eligible to win the equivalent of a $20 e-certificate to the online bookseller of your choice so you can order the kissing books of your choosing! (Everyone is eligible to enter for the e-certificate!)

All you have to do is fill out one (or both!) of these Rafflecopters:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Giveaways end on Valentines Day!!!

78 comments:

FloeticFlo said...

Nothing beats a sweet, first kiss! I had one two weekends ago and it still makes me smile to think about it.

Thank you for this giveaway!

FloeticFlo said...

Whoops! I commented on the blog post and didn't answer the questions: My V-Day plans right now are to pack for the CRUISE I'm taking the next day! :) If I win, I'd probably buy The Eseence...I'm for real...it's due to the library and I don't think I'll get it read completely before I have to return it.

Lynne said...

We will just stay home. Going out on Valentines Day is too crazy...restaurants are busy, and kitchens and servers are slammed and just trying to survive the night. We always go on a different night and call it Valentines Day....this year we went on 1/28 to a Middle Eastern restaurant. Hopefully 2/14 will include chocolate and wine though!

Julie said...

If I win, I'd pick Dead Silence. Hands down. No questions about it.

Lynne said...

I think I would pick The Summer Prince

Liliana said...

What am I doing on Valentine's Day?? I don't have anything fun planned... it lands on a Thursday, and I'm a nursing student and my clinical days are on Thursday, so I'll be at the hospital from 7 am to 7 pm. And by then I'll probably be so exhausted that I'm just gonna go straight to bed =/

And if I were to win the e-certificate I would buy...Oooh that's a tough one. Probably Unravel Me and Lunatic Detective by Sharon Sala.

Nicole Mainardi said...

Me and boyfriend normally don't do much for Valentine's Day because our anniversary is less than a week after. It'll be 5 years! :D And for the books I'd buy... With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent and Sweet Peril by Wnedy Higgins. I would have said Dead Silence, but since it's a $20 certificate, I could really only get one books buying a hardcover. I thought about this too much lol.

Can't wait for Dead Silence to come out!! I love this series :)

Vivien said...

Dinner with the husband. And I'd buy The Essence!!

sRy_ said...

I'd pick provably Jim Henson's Tale of sand. Thanks!

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

No V-Day plans for me. Still single! Uh...what book would I buy...hmm...well I just might preorder Dead Silence and put the rest towards Dead Ever After!

Brooke said...

I'm all alone on valentines day! I'll probably end up baking myself some valentines treats though... If i won the E-certificate i probably would buy desires of the dead!

Lacey Ellis said...

On Valentines Day I am going to pass out Valentines cookies to my coworkers. Then I will go out for sushi for dinner with my amazing husband and my our too-smart-for-our-good 15 month old. Ill probably finish my day by reading my book du jour. I am lucky enough to live in Florida, so instead of saying what I would buy, I'll say I would read Dead Silence first because that is the one that I've been waiting longest to read. I will quickly finish that and continue immediately to Unravel Me. I just finished Shatter Me about a week ago so it's fresh in my mind...

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aidanmomma said...

I plan to move into my new house on Valentine's Day

aidanmomma said...

If I win the giftcard, I will buy Dead Silence. My 13 year-old son and I both love the series.

Anonymous said...

Alexandria Marie-

I'm the type of person who loves the peace and quiet... My fiancé and I will be going to eat at a restaurant, and then go home and watch a romantic comedy.!! :)

bonnie english said...

just want to read these.just started dating again forgot how much fun kissing was,thanks for chance and happy valentines day

jordan said...

cant wait to read dead silence!
spent at home snuggled up with a good book! lol :) love your books!

Julia :) said...

Thanks for such awesome giveaways!

I'm spending my valentines day with the kids I nanny. We're probably gonna make some valentines day cookies!

As for the book I would buy with that gift certificate gosh WHAT A HARD QUESTION! Ummmm.... I guess I'd have to go with Requiem by Lauren Oliver! :)

Kristia said...

I don't know which book I'd choose, I have so many on my wishlist, maybe Endlessly by Kiersten White.
Thank you for the international giveaway :)

GABY said...

I have so many books on my wishlist!! But maybe I'll buy Shades of Earth by Beth Revis, or who knows if I'm in the mood to buy something more romance!

Jill the OWL said...

I have NO plans for V-day except to teach :)

As for what book??? World War Z maybe.

Joti Bilkhu said...

OMGGs!! thanks so much for this!!

Joti Bilkhu said...

oh yeah, almst forgot i'd buy the essence, prodigy (marie lu), & shadows in the silence (courtney moulson)!!!

Sarita Lopez said...

DEAD SILENCE!! I love your books!!

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Icenek0 said...

I'm currently in Hawaii so I'm going to Duke's for dinner with my mom!

Icenek0 said...

I would buy Requiem with the GC Sorry it comes out first XD

Danielle Nguyen said...

Hubs and I are going to dinner and then we'll also be going to see Beautiful Creatures. Should be fun!

Megan said...

I'll probably be buying... Oh geez, I really don't know. I'm hoping to get a book instead so the choice doesn't have to be mine...

*sigh* I wish I had an amazing, blissful, perfect first kiss... I think all my kisses have been awkward, but lovely at the same time. :)

Camille Hakansson said...

Eating chocolate with friends but I am so jealous that you are seeing Beautiful Creatures! I can't wait to see it myself!

Lauren England said...

I'll probably buy Dead Silence or Boundless or any other book thats on my to read list) :)

Amber said...

My husband works from home and I am a SAHM, we will celebrate while the kids are at school!

Dawn said...

My plans for Vday is NOTHING.
I'm going to make a nice meal for hubby, give my girls their chocolates and movies and that's it.
Hubby never has plans for me.... But he will be buying me Breaking Dawn Part 2 on dvd that weekend, so that weekend as my Valentine's gift he is watching it with me :)

as for the e-gift card one, I will buy books, there is a bunch coming out this month, next month, and so on, it will save my credit card from spending lol.

Von P. said...

I might get Throne of Glass or Prodigy.

Amanda Haselden said...

Nothing going on Valentine's Day for me and the hubby, except maybe some kissing :)

Love, love, love the Body Finder novels, and would love to get a hold of an ARC!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessy said...

I am going to an ice race show with the hubby. It should be lots of fun!

Jessy said...

If I won the gift card, I would buy Dead Silence.

J. B. Mills said...

Me want!

Maria said...

But why, of course I'm buying Dead Silence!! It's a shame I can't participate in the first giveaway, but if I win the 20 dollars I'd definitely buy the hardcover US edition instead of the UK paperback. And also probably The Essence!

I can't wait :D

Shojoholic said...

I can't wait for this one to be out!

Bárbara Moura said...

I'm planning to stay in and have a cozy dinner with my boyfriend :)

Bárbara Moura said...

I'll possibly buy Haruki Murakami's 1Q84! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Jennifer Stasi said...

Well probably won't be until the weekend if anything and I'm hoping to convince my husband to go to Beautiful Creatures with me

Hannah said...

I'll probably just watch Twin Peaks with my mom, haha.

Hannah said...

Forgot to mention what I'd buy if I won the certificate. Possibly The Pledge considering I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! I am a big fan of your books!! This Valentine's Day I might go see Beautiful Creatures, not sure yet. I love The Body Finder and The Pledge! fan love <3
-Cali W.

Madison said...

I'd love to win a book, these contests are great! I currently have no plans for valentines, except maybe indulging on some choclate and reading a good book. If I win I totally want Dead Silence!

Susan Light said...

Selling Girl Scout cookies with my oldest.

Susan Light said...

What book would I buy? Total would depend on the week.

momof5 said...

Dead Silence - hands down.

No big Valentine's Day plans. Just a nice dinner with the fam. :)

Steph said...

I don't know what we'll do for Valentine's Day. Probably nothing exciting! I wish I could drag my hubby to see Beautiful Creatures! As for the book I'd buy, I'm not sure - something off my ginormous wishlist! :)

Aydrea said...

My V-day plans = kickboxing class at the gym :)

Aydrea said...

I would pre-order Dead Silence!

Michelle Morris said...

I'm hoping to see Safe Haven or Beautiful Creatures!

starryeyedjen said...

I WISH I could drag the hubby to go see Beautiful Creatures...instead, he's dragging me to a family dinner because his mom's bday is Valentine's Day. :( Maybe I can get him to take me on Friday to make up for it. :P

Aniluz De Jesus said...

I would get the two books in the Breathing Trilogy and I would watch romantic movies with by friends

Kristin said...

Valentine's plans..going to the local Mexican restaurant and sharing fried ice-cream! Yum!

WulfLuva said...

It's my friend's bday so idk what I'll end up doing. There's also a concert on campus that my other friend wants to drag me to. :)

If I won I'd probably buy Boundless by Cynthia Hand.

****entered as Rachelle****

lesly sanchez said...

I would buy the second book in the Pledge series!! just finished the Pledge and I'm so anxious on reading the next one!!

mromero said...

For Valentine's Day I'll probably work on web design with my friend.

Grace Lo said...

I really, really want to read Dead Silence!

mromero said...

I would buy Never Too Far by Abbi Glines when it comes out later this month and a few more books on my goodreads to read list.

A Scott said...

Oh I don't know there's so many choices maybe Sever.

A Scott said...

I'm working :-( my great vday plans.

Michelle Paul said...

I have to work for Valentine's Day, unfortunately. I don't mind too much. There's only four of us; the two guys are married and no doubt wanted to spend the evening with their hunnies, and the third is getting deployed in a month, so she should enjoy her time off while she can. Of course, then my coworkers from my other job decided they wanted to rock it out at the university basketball and hockey games...oh well. I can always scream obscenities and insults another time!

Jillian Trinidad said...

movie night/PLL marathon for v-day. wish i had a valentine but winning would be amazing!

Heather Rose Massey said...

Oh my gosh!! I've been waiting for this book to come out!!

Heather Rose Massey said...

Valentine's Day plan: Watch Pride & Prejudice (Mr. Darcy!!).

What I'll buy with the gift certificate, if I win: "Dead Silence"! Of course! And something else. Haven't decided yet. Maybe finish up another book series I haven't finished yet.

BellaBunnell said...

Relaxing. Don't really celebrate this holiday. ;)

Shay Pease said...

We keep it simple...dinner at home and quality time. Being military we have missed a lot of holidays together and have learned that simple is more special.

BellaBunnell said...

I would totally buy Dead Silence- or maybe mushy book. Hmm. The possibilities. ;) Thanks Kimberly. Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunny Duvall said...

V-Day plans included pizza and a movie with the family and I plan to buy a book for my mom as well as something for myself!

Shay Pease said...

You wouldn't think this would be a hard one to answer but I have hundreds of books on my wishlist. I would probably save it for the last Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz.

Ellie Ann said...

Oh! I can't believe I missed this. What an awesome giveaway.
Well, I'll just say this: I adore kissing too. :)

LilyForTomorrow said...

Yay! Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway! I cannot believe I won :D