For a few months, I’ve been guest blogging over at Short and Sweet Reviews on the weekly “Best Book Ever” series, where authors and bloggers offer their recommendations for the best book on any given topic, such as Dragons (my pick: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien), Indies (Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman, published by Small Beer Press), and Strong Female Leads (Flora Segunda by Ysabeau Wilce). To help Amanda celebrate the one year blogaversary of Short and Sweet Reviews, this week we’re hosting some giveaways and featuring a Best Book Ever free-for-all. My choice this week is “Best Childhood Book Ever,” one which I’ve been meaning to blog about for a while: (more…)
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Thank you to everyone who participated, whether you made it all the way to the end or not. I’ve enjoyed all of your comments about the race and Fair Coin here and on Twitter and I hope everyone had a lot of fun. I know the Apocalypsies enjoyed it. Now that you’ve heard about 50+ of our books, which are you looking forward to and why? (You don’t have to say Fair Coin—honest.)
There will definitely be more of these interblog events throughout the year to celebrate all our young adult and middle grade debuts in 2012, and I’ll be offering other opportunities to win some Fair Coin swag in the next couple of months, too. So stay tuned!
We now return this blog to its regularly scheduled programming, already in progress.
Greetings, intrepid internet traveler. And welcome to my stop on the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes! You are now caught up in an epic blog hop hosted by more than 50 authors with young adult and middle grade novels debuting in 2012. As you make your way across the web, pay close attention at each stop and you’ll have the chance to win a prize pack that includes free books, gift certificates, swag, and more. One lucky person will win a coin that will magically grant an exclusive sneak peek at my upcoming YA novel, Fair Coin.* If you’ve accidentally stumbled into this race, please visit the Apocalypsies website to read the complete rules and start the race from the beginning.
Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more disturbing: she thought she’d identified Ephraim’s body at the hospital that day.
Among his dead double’s belongings, Ephraim finds a strange coin—a coin that grants wishes when he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can turn his alcoholic mother into a model parent and catch the eye of the girl he’s liked since second grade. But the coin doesn’t always change things for the better. And a bad flip can destroy other people’s lives as easily as it rebuilds his own.
The coin could give Ephraim everything he’s ever wanted—if he learns to control its power before his luck runs out.
Right. Hope you got all that. Remember, you have to complete all five (5) quizzes in order to be eligible for a prize pack. Good luck!
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When you’re ready to move on, make with the clicky to be whisked away to the next stop on the race: Suzanne Lazear’s website (http://www.suzannelazear.com/). Thanks for coming by! Be seeing you.
* Not an Actual Magic CoinTM, but a coin-shaped USB flash drive pre-loaded with an except from Fair Coin.