May 17, 2010

The Pink Carnation of Hands and Teeth (CONTEST! SIGNED BOOKS!)

To celebrate 50 Followers, I'm hosting a contest!

THE RULES:

To enter, all you have to do is be a Follower (click 'Follow' on the Google Friend Connect gadget at right → and sign in with your Google, Twitter, Yahoo, AIM, Netlog or OpenID account to Follow me if you aren't already) and fill out the form below. The contest will run from today until May 31 at midnight EST. Winner(s) announced June 1.

EDIT: Contest is open internationally.

THE PRIZES:

A signed (via bookplate) copy of Lauren Willig's THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE PINK CARNATION
From the back flap - Nothing goes right for Eloise. The one day she wears her new suede boots, it rans cats and dogs. When the subway stops short, she's always the one thrown into some stranger's lap. Plus, she's had more than her share of misfortune in the way of love. In fact, after she realizes romantic heroes are a thing of the past, she decides it's time for a fresh start.
Setting off for England, Eloise is determined to finish her dissertation on that dashing pair of spies, the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian. But what she discovers is something the finest historians have missed: the secret history of the Pink Carnation - the most elusive spy of all time. As she works to unmask this obscure spy, Eloise stumbles across answers to all kinds of questions. How did the Pink Carnation save England from Napoleon? What became of the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian? And will Eloise Kelly escape her bad luck and find a living, breathing hero all her own? 
A signed copy of Carrie Ryan's THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH
From the back flap - In Mary's world, there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent.
And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village. The fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.
But slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness.
Now she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded by so much death?

The grand prize winner will receive their choice of either book. Two additional winners will receive a query critique by moi, Blue Lipstick Samurai, Heidi Rebecca, and Molly Brewer.

*If I hit 100 Followers by contest's end, I will select a second grand prize winner, who will win whichever book the first grand prize winner doesn't choose.

You may earn extra entries by:
✓Following me on Twitter
✓Tweeting this contest (if you don't know how to get the URL for a Tweet, click here)
✓Blogging this contest/adding contest to your sidebar

Good luck!

[EDIT - contest is now closed!]

7 comments:

Molly said...

This is going to be great fun! :) Looking forward to the entries!

Sarah Enni said...

LOL - thanks for including the tutorial on individual twitter URLs for the un-tech-savvy (me).

Awesome contest! Congrats on 50 followers!

Abby Stevens said...

Thanks for helping out Molly!

And thank you, Sarah! Don't worry, a month ago I had no idea how to get a Twitter URL, either. :)

Erik said...

50 followers is a lot when you think about it. Still, I'm sure you'll get thousands more when you're published. :) It will be cool, then, to have been here 'before'.

Best of luck,
Erik

Abby Stevens said...

Thank you Erik! I certainly hope that is the case eventually!

cmoh said...

Hey I now follow your fabulous blog and follow you on twitter...for some reason my twitter account is not working right now but I am going to retweet this or tweet it anew...I also posted on Facebook...

Keeping my fingers crossed and congratulations on 50+ followers!

SEARCHER GURL said...

followed ur blog and tweeted u thru @bellasearcher http://twitter.com/bellasearcher/status/14638464184
-Carmela Francisco
elladsm2002@yahoo.com

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