Sunday, July 22, 2012

From Me to You

I am so thrilled to have finished my fifth YA manuscript over the weekend! After several nights staying up until three in the morning, I completed the first draft and even finished the first round of revisions. As of this morning, the manuscript has been sent off to my critique partner, and I was so excited that I thought: "IT'S TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!"

You have all been incredibly supportive, cheering me on through Twitter the entire way. I'd love to share how grateful I am by coming up with the coolest giveaway I could think of it. Are you ready for this? No, really. Are you ready?

Here it is!

One person will win the chance to pick ONE YA book of their choice. That's right, any YA book! It *must* be YA, for obvious reasons. Preferably something that has already been released, because waiting for something to come out would just be no fun.

This giveaway is open in the U.S. ONLY. I'm so sorry international peeps. I promise to do something for everyone next time! The Rafflecopter below will get you started. The contest is open until August 6th. Good luck!! *update* Please leave your email, so I can contact you if you win! UPDATE: THE WINNER IS JESSICA TAYLOR!!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

59 comments:

  1. Awww. I get no love cuz I'm Canadian. :(

    Congrats on the finish!

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  2. I would choose Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear!

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    1. Ooooh I must look this one up! Love finding a new book to add to the TBR list. :)

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  3. omg I love this idea! And congrats on NUMBER FIVE! All the high fives, lady.

    Ummmm....ONE. Hmm.... *searches 4 page wishlist*

    Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

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  4. Wow, congratulations on finishing number five! That's such a HUGE accomplishment.
    And I'd have to choose Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. I've heard great things about that book. :)
    melissahurst03@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Melissa! Another Code Name Verity, yay!

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  5. Congrats on finishing your 5th ms. That is incredible!!!! Be proud of yourself, Heather!

    Such a hard choice! But.....MEANT TO BE by Lauren Morrill. I've heard it is clever, funny and loveable. Also, dude, LONDON is where it's set! *squee*

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    1. Thank you! Meant to Be is on my TBR list, too! Good one!

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  6. Yay! 5 Manuscripts is pretty good! Congratulations and good luck with your revisions. =)

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    1. Oh...whoops.
      To be honest, I think I would pre-order Crewel. Is that acceptable?

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    2. It would be preferable if it was already released. There's gotta be something on the shelf that you'd like to read! haha

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  7. I don't know if it's possible to pick one book! There's so much on my TBR list right now, I'm just going to throw darts at it.

    Okay. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows is the winner!

    A thousand congratulations on finishing your fifth manuscript! Wowie!

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    1. Thank you, Laura! I loved Incarnate!!! Such a great book to choose. :)

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  8. You would have to pick for me b/c alas, I am but a poor MG writer and other than Anna Dressed in Blood which I'm already reading, I don't know of any right off the top of my noggin. You could pick for me and that would be even more fun! :)

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    1. This is fun! I like this. I think I'll surprise you if you win. :)

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  9. Giveaway? Contest? *looks at it like catnip* Woo! Congrats on your finish!

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  10. The book I choose is Divergent by Veronica Roth. :)

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  11. Congrats on getting yo' shit finished!! I don't know much about YA, but I have heard a TON about Code Name Verity through Twitter, so I'll take that one please and thank you. ;)

    *commenting mainly to set a house elf free

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    1. A third shout out for Code Name Verity. Very nice. And thank you!!!

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  12. I would choose Shadow and Bone!!!

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  13. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! And congrats on the finishing! That is the best feeling!

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    1. Thank you, Melinda! Shadow and Bone is on my list as well. Sounds wonderful!

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  14. I have had Melina Marchetta's fantasy books on my TBR list for far too long. I would choose Finikin of the Rock. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats!! :)

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  15. How can I pick just one?! Haha. I guess I'd go with Insurgent. I don't know why I haven't picked it up yet!

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  16. I would love to read SOMETHING STRANGE & DEADLY by Susan Dennard, which comes out today. :)

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    1. Fantastic! I'm so looking forward to his book.

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  17. congrats on finishing your manuscript! i've been wanting to get my hands on Divergent so that would be my choice. thanks for the chance!

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    1. Thank you! Great choice! I enjoyed that book very much.

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  18. From someone who's written all of her life and never managed to finish a story no matter how awesome the plotline, I applaud you on finishing/revising! Yay! I think I would pick The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I've read so many of his books and all I've heard is praise!

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    1. Thank you, Ashlee! Now that's a book that I've been meaning to purchase for months. I hear so many good things.

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  19. Oh goodness! Congrats first off!! And a book I'd want for free? *Ponders* I've been eyeing CINDER for a while now so let's go with that! :)

    LLAP,
    Arianna
    ariasanchez42@gmail.com

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    1. Perfect! Another book I need to read. haha

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  20. Hello, and congratulations on your big finish!

    If my name is drawn I would like Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I have heard nothing but good about that one. :-)

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway!
    Kari
    kbradley777@gmail.com

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  21. HARD CHOICES!!! Either Insurgent--because I haven't gotten around to buying it yet!--or Froi of the Exiles--Finnikin is on my list of ALL TIME FAVORITES ;D

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    1. Lots of Insurgent love going on here. haha

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  22. Ahhh, tough choices. *Is consulting wishlist*

    I would choose Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone because I really like literary YA.

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    1. Oooh I've never heard of this title. Thanks for the heads up!

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  23. I still have yet to read Insurgent and Pandemonium! I'd choose one of those :)

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  24. Congratulations on finishing manuscript number 5! That is quite a feat.

    I think if I win, I would choose SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by Susan Dennard. I've been wanting to read that for a long time!

    :).

    lisalueddecke at yahoo dot com.

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    1. I am so looking forward to reading this book!

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  25. Congratulations that is such a huge accomplishment!!! If I won I think that I would choose Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I have heard so many wonderful things about this book and I can't wait to read it!!!

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    1. Wonderful!! I need to add that one to my list as well.

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  26. Congrats on #5! I'd choose Bitterblue if I won. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  27. That's just amazing! Congrats! I think I would pick Shadow and Bone!

    Thanks :)

    markella.whetzel AT gmail.com

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  28. Congratulations on five manuscripts! (And for getting married - OMG!)
    I can only pick one YA book? That's tough, but I'd choose Blood Red Road by Moira Young.
    hsstonewriting AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Aw thank you! This is a new title to me. I'm gonna have to look it up. :)

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  29. Thanks for the contest! I would choose The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines.

    Congrats on your big finish and the big wedding!

    Palmtree29@ctc.net

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    1. Thank you! Another new title. I love finding new things to add to the list!

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