December 16th, 2008


Contest! (and note about some of the amazing pre-published books I've read)...

Lisa Schroeder, author of I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME, is celebrating the release of her upcoming YA novel, FAR FROM YOU, and hosting a contest with LOTS of great prizes!

For three days leading up to the book’s release date of December 23rd, you can watch VLOGs and hear some excerpts read from the book. The VLOG schedule is as follows:

Sunday, December 21st – Liv’s Book Reviews -

Monday, December 22nd – What Vanessa Reads -

Tuesday, December 23rd – Lisa Schroeder, author - AND

Help spread the word, and you might win a fabulous prize!

Copy and paste THIS entire blog entry into your blog between now and December 21st, then come back to Lisa’s blog at either Livejournal OR Myspace and leave a comment with the link to your blog and you will get TWO enteries to win a number of prizes.

Wondering what you might win? Here is the list (there will be multiple winners):

~ An Advanced Review Copy of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH, by Carrie Ryan

~ An Advanced Review Copy of SOMETHING, MAYBE, by Elizabeth Scott

~ Young adult novel GIRL, HERO by Carrie Jones

~ Young adult novel, THE POSSIBILITIES OF SAINTHOOD by Donna Freitas

~ Young adult novel, UGLIES by Scott Westerfield

~ Pair of YA fairy tale retellings by Cameron Dokey (BELLE and BEFORE MIDNIGHT)

~ TWILIGHT movie soundtrack

~ $15.00 Barnes and Noble gift card along with some Harry & David’s chocolate moose munch

~ And of course, a signed copy of FAR FROM YOU

For more chances to win, watch one or all of the VLOGs and leave a comment on that vlogger’s page, and you get another entry. That means if you post the schedule on your blog AND comment on all three VLOGs, you can have FIVE entries for the contest!

A live drawing with winners announced will be done by Lisa Thursday morning, December 24th, in a special holiday VLOG.

I love Lisa's first book, and I can't wait to read this one too :)

Oh, and megancrewe's latest? Excellent. I also got to read the first part of brian_ohio's WIP -- wonderful. And lillpluta? Well, when I finished her verse novel, I was in moved I couldn't even find the words to type. Amazing, that's the word for it. I don't know what will come on the next step of this journey of mine, but getting to know so many of you, and having the privilege to read your words...well, that's worth everything. Thank you for sharing your hearts with me! (This goes for my wonderful crit partners, as well.)

Meme fun...

Quick, post the most recent five things which made you smile :)

1. My daughter hugging me and saying (as she does many times a day), "You're my bestest mommy."

2. Getting the mail and seeing so many wonderful cards from friends (like some of you) :D

3. Writing another 2K on my WIP...and finishing my online work for the day.

4. Getting a decent night's sleep (decent meaning almost 7 hours) despite this annoying cough.

5. And the biggest smile today? The steam room...ahhh. You know that commercial about yogurt that calls it 'wrapped in chocolate, wrapped in a gorgeous man' -- or something like that. Anyway, I think that every single time I'm in the steam's like heaven wrapped in a soft, fuzzy blanket, wrapped in chocolate, wrapped in liquid happiness...yeah. I love it -- as brian_ohio always says, would I marry it? Yes, yes, I would.

I tag: brian_ohio, lillpluta, jennifer_d_g, megancrewe, shaelise, and YOU (seriously...I was going to tag myself until de_scribes did it for me. If you're smiling or want to smile, consider yourself tagged!