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Giveaway: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Today I’m giving away the third book in the His Fair Assassin Trilogy by Robin LaFevers, courtesy of Thomas Allen & Son! I absolutely loved Grave Mercy when I read it a few years ago, and I’m excited to continue the series.

The Book

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Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.

She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn’t mean she has…

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The Giveaway

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and will close on December 18th at midnight. To enter you must use the Rafflecopter form below.

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Giveaway: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

The Book

Giveaway: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin TalleyLies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Published by Harlequin
on 2014-10-01
Pages: 304
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In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever. Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily. Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town's most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept

 

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Note: This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on November 7, 2014.

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Giveaway: Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis

When I was in elementary school I remember raiding the Deborah Ellis section of my school’s tiny library. I adored her Parvana series, had Bifocal read aloud to me, and read Lunch With Lenin for a school reading program. What I liked most about all her books is that they teach you something without sounding like a lesson. All of her books focus around a central issue or theme that’s currently going on in our world. They’re books geared towards kids, but she never makes you feel like a child when you’re reading them. I believe everyone can benefit from reading Ellis’ books, no matter what age you are. So today, I’m thrilled to be hosting a giveaway courtesy of Media Masters Publicity for her latest book, Moon at Nine.

The Book

Giveaway: Moon at Nine by Deborah EllisMoon at Nine by Deborah Ellis
Published by Pajama Press
on 2014-04-01
Pages: 240
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Fifteen-year-old Farrin has many secrets. Although she goes to a school for gifted girls in Tehran, as the daughter of an aristocratic mother and wealthy father Farrin must keep a low profile. It is 1988; ever since the Shah was overthrown, the deeply conservative and religious government controls every facet of life in Iran. If the Revolutionary Guard finds out about her mother’s Bring Back the Shah activities, her family could be thrown in jail or worse.   The day she meets Sadira, Farrin’s life changes forever. Sadira is funny, wise and outgoing; the two girls become inseparable. But as their friendship deepens into romance, the relationship takes a dangerous turn. It is against the law to be a homosexual in Iran; the punishment is death. Despite their efforts to keep their love secret, the girls are discovered and arrested. Separated from Sadira, Farrin can only pray as she awaits execution. Will her family find a way to save them both?   Based on real-life events, multi-award-winning author Deborah Ellis’s new book is a tense and riveting story about a world where homosexuality is considered so abhorrent that it is punishable by death.

The Giveaway

Ends 05/28/14 / Open to US addresses only

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John Dreamer by Elise Celine: Excerpt & Giveaway

Courtesy of the author and publisher, today I have an exciting excerpt and giveaway for you guys. Check out what John Dreamer is all about, and then scroll down to enter to win an ebook copy! John Dreamer Book Cover   John Dreamer by Elise Celine

“There are eight characters in the story, and many of them play a very important role, but it all comes down to Andy and John,” says Elise Celine. “Andy is a troubled soul. She is very compassionate, but she’s so afraid of getting hurt that she guards her feelings and shuts people away. John is an enigma, a good-looking natural leader, who observes and learns, who waits quietly before speaking his mind.”

Andy wasn’t usually sure about much, but she was absolutely certain this was the weirdest day of her life as she stood stranded in the middle of a great white room with six strangers. Well, they were mostly strangers. She could have sworn she’d seen the guy with the green eyes before, and maybe that was why he kept staring at her. When a man calling himself the Guardian appeared and said they had come to make their deepest dreams come true, they embark on an adventure none of them ever imagined—where anything is possible—and the consequences of their actions would change them forever.

John Dreamer is about overcoming your fears, your obstacles, and your demons to go beyond what you think you are capable of to find love and happiness. It’s about changing your life for the better and living your dreams.

Excerpt

I found myself in the middle of a great white room. No windows, no ceiling, no doors. I took a step and then another, not knowing where I was, or why. I could not remember entering the place, or dropping in: it was as if I had just appeared. Everything felt eerie, from the complete silence to the seeming absence of walls. I was wearing my favorite denim shorts, white button-down shirt and flats, my usual casual attire, but I couldn’t recall putting them on. My hair fell loosely down the sides of my face, cascades of golden natural waves, the way I like to wear it when I have no one to see and nothing to do. My skin felt soft and warm, the way it does after a pleasant day in the sun, the air was cool and light. Everything felt fresh and comfortable, as if I had just awoken from a very relaxing sleep. Was I actually awake? In the middle of the room I found seven chairs lined in a row. They were all in different sizes and shapes, from modern and classic, to eccentric and ornate; they were also labeled. I walked beside them to get a closer look and found that one near the middle had my name on it. It was rustic wood, the design simple and at the same time organic. It was worn down and aged, like a very loved object that has been passed from generation to generation. I looked again at the row before me and thought that, if I had been given the chance, it was exactly the one I would have chosen. The names on the other chairs I did not recognize: Marcus, Olivia, Matty, John, Linda, and Roy. Perhaps I wouldn’t be alone for long. I walked around again, and had the odd feeling that the place was moving along with me. Every time I tried to get to the other side, the way became longer; if I retraced my steps, I returned to the same spot. Was I in some sort of institution? I felt completely sane, even though everything around me seemed daft. I wanted a mirror so I could see my face. I needed that sense of self. Then I saw him. I hadn’t noticed him arrive. He hadn’t seen me either since he was standing with his back to me. He was roughly my age, with wavy hair that fell to his neck, unkempt but clean. He was slender and fit. His head was level and he stood tall, giving me the impression of being self-assured, comfortable in his own skin. He was looking toward the other side of the room, getting accustomed to our new surroundings. I sensed he was as confused as I was. “Do you know where we are?” I asked, and he turned surprised at the sound of my voice. It was then I got the first glimpse of his beautiful green eyes. There was such an intensity in his stare, conveying so much emotion, I could hardly hold his gaze. I felt electricity run through my spine as I dove into this stranger who was inviting me in. He kept looking at me without answering, making my insides aflutter. This had never happened to me before. So I stood there, frozen solid, averting my eyes from his, but coming back to them. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, eight and a half. Scientists state that it takes only eight and a half seconds to fall in love at first sight. So there it was.

 The Giveaway

  • Open internationally
  • Ends Saturday, April 19th
  • You must use the Rafflecopter to enter

 

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My Favourite Books: An Epic Infographic & A Giveaway

So for the past few days I have been slaving away on a secret blog project. I’ve had this idea in my head for a while but only recently when Gaby mentioned Piktochart, was I finally able to execute my plan! So, without further ado, here is a very long, very colourful infographic of My Favourite Books. I know it’s pretty hard to read, but this was as good as I could get it, so to read it just zoom in on your computer (command + plus on a mac and ctrl + scroll up with your mouse on a pc). Also, at the bottom of this post is a giveaway where you can win one of 5 new releases!

The Giveaway

Hey! Congrats, you made it through. Now that you’re here, let’s celebrate with a little giveaway! This is pretty much a just because I feel like it giveaway, and also since I haven’t done a giveaway in ages.

The Prize

One winner will win one of these new releases (or pre-orders) shown below.

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1) We Were Liars To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)Since You've Been Gone Panic

To Enter

 The giveaway is open internationally. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below! This giveaway ends on April 11, 2014. Good luck!

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Giveaway: Aquifer, Running Lean, and Doon

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I was thrilled to be contacted by Harper Collins about their new young adult imprint, Blink. I was even more excited to be given the chance to host a giveaway in celebration of the new imprint!

Thanks to Harper Collins and the lovely people over at Blink, I am hosting a giveaway for 3 winners to win 3 books each. Each winner will receive the three following books…

Aquifer   Running Lean Doon (Doon, #1)

To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to US residents only and will last until the end of September. Also, don’t forget to check out Blink on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube!

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Giveaway: The Beautiful and the Cursed by Paige Morgan (CAN only)

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I’ve been so lazy this week, I haven’t even written one post. I’m kind of in a reading/blogging slump. But luckily for you, I’m having another giveaway! If you haven’t already, you should first go enter my giveaway for the Spring Blog Carnival, because it ends tomorrow (and it’s international)!

Today, thanks to Random House of Canada, I’m hosting a giveaway for 3 copies of The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan!

The Beautiful and the Cursed

To enter:

-This is a Canadian only giveaway. Only those with Canadian mailing addresses can enter.

-To enter, you must fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Comments do not count as entries!

-There will be three winners. Each will receive a copy of The Beautiful and the Cursed.

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Spring Blog Carnival!

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I’m so happy to be hosting a booth for the Spring Blog Carnival this year, hosted by Lori from Pure Imagination, Angela from Reading Angel, and Candace from Candace’s Book Blog! The Carnival runs from May 6 – 12 and is filled with supremely awesome booths with fantastic giveaways!

As for me… Welcome to the Globetrotter’s Booth! You can travel the world from your very own home, and win some fantastic prizes! I will be giving away some YA books featuring traveling or foreign countries (plus, the giveaway is international!)

The Prizes

Two winners There are now three winners, after a little mistake on my part! 😛 Each winner will each get to choose one of the travel themed YA books below! (click pictures to see info)

Wanderlove Just One Day (Just One Day, #1) Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight  Meant to Be

The Challenge

To enter the contest, simply unscramble the names of the three cities below and enter them into the Rafflecopter!

1. ndlnoo

2. rpisa

3. smremdaat

*hint: these are all European cities that have been visited in the books above

Enter

Enter the unscrambled city names in the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win. The giveaway is open internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to you, and you must enter the correct city names to be entered.

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Giveaway: Notes From Ghost Town & The Butterfly Clues

Thanks to Egmont USA, I’m happy to be hosting a Kate Ellison themed giveaway!
The Prizes:
 
One (1) hardcover copy of Notes From Ghost Town by Kate Ellison
One (1) paperback copy of The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison
The Rules
-Open to CAN. and US addresses only
-One winner will win both books pictured above
-You must use the Rafflecopter form to enter. Comments do not count as entries.
-The contest will end on March 8th/2013
Enter!
Also, be sure to check out Kate Ellison on her website!
 

 

Young Adult Giveaway Hop (INTL)

 I haven’t done a giveaway hop in a long time, but I love entering them so I figured I would return the favour and offer a giveaway of my own. Plus, this hop is perfect because it’s all about YA books. 


The Prize
The winner will get a choice from one of these 2013 YA releases! If the book isn’t published by the end of the contest, I’ll pre-order it for the winner.

Out of The Easy Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)When You Were HereDare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)
 School Spirits (School Spirits, #1)Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3)The Book of Broken HeartsRevenge of the Girl with the Great Personality 

Rules
-The giveaway is open internationally, as long as The Book Depository ships to you (check here)
-The giveaway will run from January 29th – February 4th 2013
-You must use the Rafflecopter form to enter
You don’t have to be following my blog to enter this giveaway, but a follow is always appreciated if you like what you see 🙂


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