Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Live in the Hunt!

You know when you come across an idea so amazing yet necessary that you wonder why no one had thought of it before? Author Kay Cassidy (The Cinderella Society) has done just that with The Great Scavenger Hunt Contest. Kay has devised a free game for libraries to run that encourages reading, promotes authors, and rewards librarians - a triple win! I think more than 600 libraries are now participating, along with scores of authors and thousands of kids.

I'm so proud to announce that this month Prophecy of Days is finally in the race! And to celebrate I'm donating an extra $50 certificate to the mix - so there will be an extra winner in December. Yay!

I really don't know how Kay has tome to write, promote her book, run the incredibly time-intensive Scavenger Hunt, and manage a family. Thanks for helping promote authors to libraries where we might not otherwise get acquired! My hat is off to you.

And librarians, be sure to check out The Great Scavenger Hunt Contest - it's a great way to engage kids and get them reading a real variety of books!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thirteen Days of Giveaways!

Wonderful book bloggers Fragments of Life and Amaterasu Reads are teaming up for an incredible December Book Giveaway Extravaganza! Each day from December 13th through the 24th they’ll be featuring a book by posting a review and/or interview and a giveaway. Then to top it all off, on the 25th they’re have a big prize pack giveaway that will be open internationally.

Here’s the lineup:

1. December 13 – Kick-off Giveaway of The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith + Review
2. December 14 – Interview with Adele Griffin + Giveaway
4. December 16 – Interview with Holly Cupala + Giveaway
5. December 17 – Interview with Amy Holder + Giveaway
6. December 18 – Interview with Inara Scott + Giveaway
7. December 19 – Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver Review (Prize Pack Giveaway)
8. December 20 – Interview with Kimberly Derting + Review of The Body Finder (Prize Pack Giveaway)
9. December 21 – Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers Review (Prize Pack Giveaway)
10. December 22 – Interview with Brenda Pandos + The Sapphire Talisman Review
11. December 23 – Interview with Julie Chibbaro + Review of Deadly (Prize Pack Giveaway)
12. December 24 – Review of Misguided Angel (Prize Pack Giveaway - Revelations)
13. December 25 – Prize Pack Giveaway

That’s a lot of books to win! Good luck to all.