Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Winter Extravaganza: Comment Contest


To kick-off the start of my Winter Extravaganza, I'm having a comment contest! This is open to all followers and non-followers of my blog who live in the U.S.! Comments make me (and authors) extremely happy so I want to give back by offering three YA upcoming books to three different winners!


-a SIGNED copy of
Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler, which was published today! :)
-Drought by Pam Bachorz, which publishes on Jan 25.
-Vixen (The Flappers) by Jillian Larkin, which publishes on December 14.

SUMMARY: Things in Delilah Hannaford's life have a tendency to fall apart. She used to be a good student, but she can't seem to keep it together anymore. Her "boyfriend" isn't much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition. Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family's painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again? Rich with emotion, Sarah Ockler delivers a powerful story of family, love, and self-discovery.

Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation. Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Escape from struggling to gather the life-prolonging Water that keeps the Congregants alive--and Darwin rich. Escape from her certain, dreary existence, living as if it's still the early 1800s, when the Congregation was first enslaved. But if Ruby leaves, the Congregation will die without the secret ingredient to the Water: her blood. So she stays, and prays to their savior Otto, who first gave Water to the Congregants... and fathered Ruby before he vanished. When the Congregants discover Ruby's forbidden romance with an Overseer, they beat Ford to stop her from running away with him. Ruby steals their store of Water to save Ford's life and is banished. Ruby has everything she's dreamed of: a modern life with Ford. But the modern world isn't what she thought it would be, and Ruby can't forsake the Congregation. Love and loyalty push Ruby to return and fight for her family's freedom.

SUMMARY: Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over before they’ve even begun . . . or are they? Clara Knowles, Gloria’s goody-two-shoes cousin, has arrived to make sure the high-society wedding comes off without a hitch—but Clara isn’t as lily-white as she appears. Seems she has some dirty little secrets of her own that she’ll do anything to keep hidden... Lorraine Dyer, Gloria’s social-climbing best friend, is tired of living in Gloria’s shadow. When Lorraine’s envy spills over into desperate spite, no one is safe. And someone’s going to be very sorry... From debut author Jillian Larkin, VIXEN is the first novel in the sexy, dangerous, and ridiculously romantic new series set in the Roaring Twenties . . . when anything goes.


Rules and Other Handy Things You Need to Know:
Starts today and ends on December 31.
Open to the U.S. only.
3 winners picked randomly for each book and emailed the next day; will have 4 days to claim their prize.
Comments apply to
only Winter Extravaganza posts!!!
One comment per person per post = one entry. No duplicate comments accepted.
The more comments you leave, the more entries you get into the contest!

I will keep track of all your comments, under the display name you write in the form, on a spreadsheet. *Must be a real comment, showing that you actually read the post!*

Please fill in the form below if you would like to enter this contest. This is your initial entry, so I can keep track of your comments easily and add them up at the end. Remember, all comments must be LEGIT, not just "Great post!" or "Thanks for sharing!" to count. If you fail to follow the above rules, you'rrrrrre out of the contest! I want this to be fun, fair, and easy so just don't be a rebel okay? :)


  1. This books sounds really interesting. I love the winter extravaganze idea. I've been slacking at posting on my own blog lately so good job and happy holidays. :)

  2. i agree, great concept. the book seems interesting too, relatable.

  3. Fixing Delilah seems like it will be a really inspirational book. I think it maybe a book I want to read. It's about picking your self up and starting over again. Everyone needs to read a book like this at leats once in your lifetime.

  4. This book is on my to-read list for the Contemps Challenge. Can't wait to finally get to read it! Fun contest, I'll be on the look-out for these posts!

  5. I love Sarah's book and I really want to read this one. I've heard a lot about it already!

  6. I haven't heard of this book or the author, but the blurb sounds promising.

  7. I loved Twenty Boy Summer so I've been looking forward to this. I love the commenting idea, thanks for the giveaway! :)

  8. I also really enjoyed Twenty Boy Summer so I'm excited to try another one of Sarah's books.

  9. I haven't read anything by the author, but Fixing Delilah sounds really interesting. ^_^

  10. I really love the way your site is set up. Everything looks really nice and easy to locate. I also, of course, love reading your reviews of various books. Great job!

  11. Thanks for the comment contest! Sounds like fun!

  12. Mary D (M.A.D.)

    All these books sound very good, it's hard to pick just one LOL
    Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway :D

  13. Drought sounds really interesting. At first read it reminds of a mix between The Village (the movie) and a little bit of Forest of Hands and Teeth. Even though I know it isn't. Her blood is a secret ingredient in water? Sounds good.

    Thanks for hosting this whole series of events!

  14. What a fun idea! I love the idea of comment contests! I've read (and totally loved) Fixing Delilah, and Drought looks rather interesting!

  15. OK, I am dying to real all three of these books. The cover of VIXEN is tantalizing!

  16. I like that you have it so that the comments have to be "real", and that they only apply to Winter Extravaganza posts (:

  17. Thanks for the comment contest it is so cool of you. Really have my eye on Fixing Delilah
    i so want to read that book :)

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