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1. {Excerpt & Giveaway} TRACKED by Jenny Martin

Today we have the privilege of being the next stop on the TRACKED blog tour. This book is a lot of fun, and is one of the most anticipated books of the season. Below we have an excerpt, to give you a taste of what's to come, and don't miss the awesome giveaway at the end of the post! Enjoy! ~Andye TRACKED  Author: Jenny Martin Pub. Date: May 5, 2015 Publisher: Dial Books Pages: 400

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2. Giveaway: The Originals - Resurrection by Julie Plec (US & Canada Only)

The Originals: The Resurrection

by Julie Plec

Release Date: Tuesday, May 26

 

About the Book

The Originals: The Rise: Family is power. The Original vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together always and forever. But even when you're immortal, promises are hard to keep.
Arriving in New Orleans in 1722, Original vampire siblings Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson believe they've escaped their dangerous past. But the city is lawless, a haven for witches and werewolves unwilling to share territory. The siblings are at their mercy, especially after Klaus meets the beautiful and mysterious Vivianne. Her impending marriage is key to ending the war between the supernatural factions—and Klaus's attraction to her could destroy the uneasy alliance. As Elijah works toward securing a piece of the city for his family, and Rebekah fights her unexpected feelings for a French captain, will Klaus's volatile desires bring their world crashing down—and tear them apart for good?


The Originals: The Loss: After a hurricane destroyed their city, Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson have rebuilt New Orleans to even greater glory. The year is 1766. The witches live on the fringes in the bayou. The werewolves have fled. But still, Klaus isn't satisfied. He wants more. He wants power.
But when Klaus finally finds a witch who will perform a spell to give him what he desires most, she secretly uses Klaus to unleash a curse—one that brings back hundreds of her ancestors—and begins a war to reclaim New Orleans. As the siblings fight off the attack, only one thing's for certain—the result will be a bloodbath.


The Originals: The Resurrection: Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah Mikaelson had won it all, only to lose it again by 1788. Control of New Orleans is split between the vampires and the werewolves, much to Klaus's displeasure.
In a dangerous attempt to reclaim his home, Klaus decides to build a vampire army to take out the werewolves once and for all. If he can't have love, then he'll settle for power. Elijah lets his brother take the reins as he turns his attentions to a beautiful and mysterious witch. But Rebekah has had enough of her brothers' love of bloodshed and begins a journey to find her first home and the key to her family's immortality.
As the battles rages on, the siblings must come together and fight for what they believe in most: family.


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 

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JULIE PLEC skillfully juggles work in film and television as both a producer and a writer.  She is the co-creator and executive producer of “The Vampire Diaries” and the creator of “The Vampire Diaries” spin-off, “The Originals,” which tells the story of history’s first vampire family.
 Plec got her start as a television writer on the ABC Family series “Kyle XY,” which she also produced for its three-year run.  She also collaborated with Greg Berlanti and Phil Klemmer on the CW drama, “The Tomorrow People,” the story of a small group of people gifted with extraordinary paranormal abilities.
 Her screenplay adaptation “The Tiger’s Curse” is in development at Paramount, and she will produce the feature “@emma” with Darko Entertainment.  Past feature production credits include “Scream 2” and “Scream 3,” Greg Berlanti’s “Broken Hearts Club,” Wes Craven’s “Cursed” and “The Breed.”


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Giveaway Details


5 winners receive the complete Originals trilogy (3 books). US & Canada only.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: In book #3, The Originals: The Resurrection, what is it that the vampire siblings myst come together and fight for? (Answer in the synopsis)

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3. Giveaway: Overtaken by Mark Kruger (US Only)

Overtaken

by Mark H. Kruger

Release Date: May 5th

 

 

About the Book


Nica struggles to decipher the nefarious forces ruling her small town in this electrifying sequel to Overpowered, which VOYA says “offers all the conspiracy and intrigue of the best dystopian fiction.”

After the mysterious pulses changed Nica Ashley’s life forever, she was sure things could only get worse when Dana Fox returned. Her reappearance after having gone missing for months surely means not only that Nica will lose her friendship with Jackson, but also that something more ominous is simmering under the surface of quiet Barrington.

When another pulse occurs, Nica discovers that she can be invisible at any time. She tries to talk to her friends about how bizarre things have become, but they all seem to have no idea what she is talking about. Nica soon realizes that Dana has a strange control over the whole town, including her undercover, government-agent father.

Now on her own, Nica must stop BarTech from using her and her friends as weapons. But can she figure out their ultimate plan before it is too late?


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Mark H. Kruger is a screen and TV writer specializing in edge-of-your-seat thrillers and supernatural suspense. He has contributed to many television series and movies but is best known for having written and produced for The 4400, Necessary Roughness and the upcoming horror series Damien, and for working with filmmakers Clive Barker, Wes Craven and Bill Condon. Mark lives in Los Angeles and is the author of Overpowered and Overtaken.

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1 winner will receive the paperback copy of Overpowered (book 1) and the hardcover edition of book 2, Overtaken. US only.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:  If you had a super power, what would it be?

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4. Giveaway: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey (US & Canada Only)

The Girl At Midnight

by Melissa Grey

Release Date: 4/28/2015

 

 

About the Book



Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All humans but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she's ever known. When a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, Echo must help the people who have aided and cared for her.


Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it's how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it. But some jobs aren't as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire.



To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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MELISSA GREY was born and raised in New York City. She wrote her first short story at the age of twelve and hasn't stopped writing since. After earning a degree in fine arts at Yale University, she traveled the world, then returned to New York City where she currently works as a freelance journalist. To learn more about Melissa visit melissa-grey.com and follow @meligrey on Twitter.

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2 winners will each receive a copy of Girl at Midnight. US & Canada only.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

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5. Giveaway: Gabby Duran and the Unsittables by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners (US Only)

GABBY DURAN AND THE UNSITTABLES

by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners
In stores May 12th

 

About the Book


Case File: The First Unsittable
 
Summary: The Association Linking Intergalatics and Earthlings (hereby known as A.L.I.E.N.) has a new member. After months of investigation, Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, has proven herself to be a babysitter extraordinaire. Her celebrity clients fly her around the country to care for their rambunctious little humans. Our spy, Associate 4118-23432B, otherwise known as Edwina, believes Gabby can be trusted with the truth: aliens are living among humans on Earth. And here at A.L.I.E.N we believe that even extraterrestrials need a babysitter now and then. No one was up to the task...until now.
 
After accepting the top-secret position, Edwina has paired our new associate up with her first charge, a little girl from the planet Flarknartia. The timing for associate 4118-25125A is less than ideal. It's a school day on Planet Earth, Gabby's audition for the solo part in the band is tonight, and this tiny alien is a bit more than meets the eye.
 
Can Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, First Sitter to the Unsittables, keep her otherworldly charge safe in the unpredictable halls of middle-school and keep A.L.I.E.N hidden?


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.

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Emmy-nominated writer and New York Times best-selling author Elise Allen made a name for herself with her acclaimed young adult novel Populazzi (Harcourt), and the Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters chapter books (Bloomsbury).  In television, she has written for talent ranging from Bill Cosby to Kermit the Frog, and is currently writing for the new Disney Junior show The Lion Guard. Her dog may or may not secretly be from another planet.
 
Daryle Conners is an award-winning writer, filmmaker and video game designer. She writes joke and riddle books and has designed many game titles for the PC and iPhone/iPad including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Scene It? Harry Potter, Hot Wheels Slot Car Racers, and Scene It? Twilight Saga. Her non-fiction books include Lunchtime LOLZ, Nintendo DS Hot Tips, ROFLs,Video Game Secrets and Monster High Jokes, all for Scholastic. Daryle lives in Seattle, where she still babysits from time to time.

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1 winner receives a copy of Gabby Duran and the Unsittables plus a branded tumbler and UFO light-up flyer. Prizes provided by Disney Publishing. US only.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: What is your favorite children's book?

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6. Giveaway: Tracked by Jenny Martin (US Only)

TRACKED

by Jenny Martin

Release Date: May 5, 2015

 

About the Book

 

On corporately controlled Castra, rally racing is a high-stakes game that seventeen-year-old Phoebe Van Zant knows all too well. Phee’s legendary racer father disappeared mysteriously, but that hasn't stopped her from speeding headlong into trouble. When she and her best friend, Bear, attract the attention of Charles Benroyal, they are blackmailed into racing for Benroyal Corp, a company that represents everything Phee detests. Worse, Phee risks losing Bear as she falls for Cash, her charming new teammate. But when she discovers that Benroyal is controlling more than a corporation, Phee realizes she has a much bigger role in Castra’s future than she could ever have imagined. It's up to Phee to take Benroyal down. But even with the help of her team, can a street-rat destroy an empire?


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.



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Jenny Martin is a Texas school librarian. She lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her husband and son, where she is an active member of the YA publishing community. This is her debut book.

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Giveaway Details


3 winners each will win a finished copy of TRACKED, a tote and keychain. US only.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: What is the last line of the excerpt here?

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7. Giveaway: Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee (US & Canada Only)

Zeroboxer  

by Fonda Lee

Release Date: April 8, 2015

 

About the Book


A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm––a personal marketing strategist. It isn’t long before she’s made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way.
As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that’s fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. But when Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices put everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system.

Praise:
“A superior sci-fi outing.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Lee’s debut novel is an intense, smart, and action-packed read.”—VOYA
"This gripping sci-fi novel will have teens screaming for a sequel."
—School Library Journal
"This is a strong debut from Lee, combining brutal, visceral athrletic scenes with science fiction action, all woven around a complex moral dilemma."
—Publishers Weekly
"A thought-provoking read."Booklist


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Fonda Lee writes science fiction and fantasy for teens and adults. She is an avid martial artist with black belts in karate and kung fu, and goes mad for smart action movies (think The Matrix, Inception and Minority Report). Born and raised in Canada, Fonda now lives in Portland, Oregon with her family. Zeroboxer is her debut. You can find her at www.fondalee.com.

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Giveaway Details


5 winners will receive a copy of Zeroboxer and another Flux title along with some swag!

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: What is Carr’s zeroboxing coach’s name? Find it here!

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8. Giveaway: Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian (International)

TUNNEL VISION
by Susan Adrian
Release Date: January 20, 2015

 

 

About the Book

Jake Lukin just turned 18. He's decent at tennis and Halo, and waiting to hear on his app to Stanford. But he's also being followed by a creep with a gun, and there's a DARPA agent waiting in his bedroom. His secret is blown.

When Jake holds a personal object, like a pet rock or a ring, he has the ability to "tunnel" into the owner. He can sense where they are, like a human GPS, and can see, hear, and feel what they do. It's an ability the government would do anything to possess: a perfect surveillance unit who could locate fugitives, spies, or terrorists with a single touch.

Jake promised his dad he’d never tell anyone about his ability. But his dad died two years ago, and Jake slipped. If he doesn't agree to help the government, his mother and sister may be in danger. Suddenly he's juggling high school, tennis tryouts, flirting with Rachel Watkins, and work as a government asset, complete with 24-hour bodyguards.

Forced to lie to his friends and family, and then to choose whether to give up everything for their safety, Jake hopes the good he's doing—finding kidnap victims and hostages, and tracking down terrorists—is worth it. But he starts to suspect the good guys may not be so good after all. With Rachel's help, Jake has to try to escape both good guys and bad guys and find a way to live his own life instead of tunneling through others.
 

 

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About the Author

Susan Adrian is a 4th-generation Californian who somehow stumbled into living in Montana. In the past she danced in a ballet company and worked in the fields of exotic pet-sitting, clothes-schlepping, and bookstore management. She’s settled in, mostly, as a scientific editor. When she’s not with her family, she keeps busy researching spy stuff, traveling, and writing more books.

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Giveaway Details

2 winners will each receive a signed book, postcard, bookmark, and tattoo. International.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30-60 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question tyou'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: What is one of Jake's favorite video games? Find the answer here by reading the first chapter excerpt!

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9. Giveaway: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (US Only)

CHALLENGER DEEP

by NEAL SHUSTERMAN

Release Date: 4/21/15

 

About the Book


New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman has a devoted and passionate following of young fans worldwide because his novels and stories get to the heart of young people’s experiences.  He regularly tackles such universal issues as isolation and loneliness, fear of failure, bullying, as well as the complications inherent in friendship and family. Now, he takes on his most deeply personal and heartrending topic to date, with an imaginative exploration of mental illness in CHALLENGER DEEP (HarperTeen: Hardcover: $17.99; Pub date: April 21, 2015, Ages 14 and up).  

Although a work of fiction, the novel is deeply rooted in Neal’s own experience with his son Brendan, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was 16 years old.  For several years after diagnosis, Neal and his family worked to pull Brendan from the depths of the disease.
Happily, Brendan is now 26 years old and is doing well; while he will never be fully cured, he has his condition under control and is living a normal life.  Paralleling Brendan’s journey, CHALLENGER DEEP is a book Neal felt compelled to write to honor his son and to show readers that there is hope and healing on the other side of mental illness.

“With CHALLENGER DEEP, I wanted to offer a fresh, unflinching perspective, to help people understand, and to submerge readers in the strange surreal depths of mental illness, seeing it from the inside out,” explains Shusterman.  “The character of Caden Bosch is not my son – but many of the situations are taken from real life – including the events leading up to and during his hospitalization.”


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.


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Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Bruiser, which was a Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) choice, a YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults pick, and was on twelve state lists; The Schwa Was Here; and the UnWind series, among many other books. He lives in California with his four children. You can visit him online at www.storyman.com.

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Giveaway Details


5 winners will each receive one hardcover of CHALLENGER DEEP. US only.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: Have you read anything from Neal before?

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10. Giveaway: Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash (International)

Three Day Summer

by Sarvenaz Tash

Release Date: 5/19/2015

 

 

About the Book


Michael is unsure about most things. Go to college? Enlist in the military? Break up with his girlfriend? All big question marks. He is living for the moment and all he wants is a few days at the biggest concert of the summer.

Cora lives in the town hosting the music festival. She's volunteering in the medical tent. She's like that, always the good girl. But there is something in the air at this concert and suddenly Cora finds herself wanting to push her own boundaries.

When Michael and Cora meet, sparks fly, hearts race, and all the things songs are written about come true. And all the while, three days of the most epic summer await them...


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.


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Sarvenaz Tash was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up on Long Island, NY. She received her BFA in Film and Television from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. This means she got to spend most of college running around and making movies (it was a lot of fun). She has dabbled in all sorts of writing including screenwriting, copywriting, and professional tweeting. She currently lives in her favorite borough of her favorite city.

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One winner will receive a signed hardcover copy of Three Day Summer + swag (temporary tattoos, bookmarks). International.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: If you could create a line-up for an epic music festival, which three artists (dead or alive) would you choose?

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11. The FAT CAT Get Healthy for Summer Giveaway!

I get soooo many e-mails from people who have just read or listened to FAT CAT and want some more tips about how to do what Cat does in the book and totally transform their bodies and their health.

So guess what? I’m going to give you the chance to win a great book to get you started.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has written numerous books and cookbooks and has an amazing podcast and is generally out there inspiring people and teaching them how to make lifelong changes that will make them feel happy, healthy, and strong. Those of you who have listened to the FAT CAT audio book know that Colleen and I have a great conversation at the end of the book about both of our food backgrounds and what led us to make changes. I love Colleen’s work. I’m also happy to introduce other people to it.

So for this month’s giveaway, you’ll have the chance to win a signed copy of her new book, The 30-Day Vegan Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Healthfully and Living Compassionately. The winner will also receive a signed copy of FAT CAT, along with a Karmic Cafe T-shirt just like the one Amanda designs in FAT CAT.

You can enter the giveaway here. And remember the cool extra-credit detail: When you enter you’ll get a confirmation email that contains your own personal special code. When you post that code on your own blog or Twitter or Facebook, you’ll get 3 extra entries in your own name every time someone else enters from that link. So the more you share, the better your chances are of winning! Go get ‘em!

Good luck to all of you!

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12. Share a sandwich and win a personally dedicated copy of Daddy’s Sandwich by Pip Jones

What do you like in a good sandwich? Cheese and pickle? Ham and cucumber? Peanut butter and strawberry jam? What about tomato and crayon with a dollop of mayonnaise?

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This sandwich was originally created by the daughter of the author of the wonderfully funny Squishy McFluff stories, and was the spark of inspiration for Pip Jones’ newest book, Daddy’s Sandwich.

23700.books.origjpgDaddy’s Sandwich, illustrated by Laura Hughes, is a very funny story about one little girl’s quest to create the perfect sandwich for her much loved Dad. She’s terribly thoughtful and includes everything he adores… with an end result that is not entirely edible. Just think about it: What does your Dad really love? Football? Begonias? Comedy DVDs? Perhaps you can now imagine why the sandwich which sparked the book included a crayon :-)

Send me a photo of your crazy sandwich full of the things you / your child / your Dad really loves and you’ll be entered into a lovely competition which could see you winning a personally dedicated copy of Daddy’s Sandwich or even your own Melissa and Doug Sandwich Set.

Here’s the lowdown:

  • Email me a photo of your crazy sandwich by 5pm 15th of May. Please send it as a .jpg and with its largest side no bigger than 800px (if this technical stuff sounds like gobbledegook to you then ignore it – but please don’t send my ginormous pictures that will take forever to download). My email address is zoe.toft@kuvik.net. I will acknowledge receipt of your photo. If you don’t hear back from me, please contact me via Twitter, Facebook or by leaving a comment on this post so that I can double check for any email which may have inadvertently gone into my spam folder.
  • All photos will be judged by Pip Jones who will select 1 overall winner, who will receive a Melissa and Doug felt play Sandwich set and a signed copy of Daddy’s Sandwich. Four runners up will also recieve a signed copy of Daddy’s Sandwich. Pip will personally dedicate these books, so if you are a winner or runner up you will get the chance to tell me the exact wording you’d like in the book.
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  • Winners and runners up will be announced on Wednesday 20th of May, with photos of all entries appearing in a blog post here on Playing by the book. Please note, as your sandwiches will appear online you may wish to think about whether you include your kids in the photo. If you’d prefer your photo to be anonymous I can arrange that.
  • This competition is only open to residents of UK/Eire.
  • Winners and runners up will have one week to get back in touch with me. If I have not heard from them by 27th May, I will redraw as appropriate.
  • What are you waiting for? Get planning the sandwich which truly represents your / your kids’ interests and passions and send it in!

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    13. The Revelation of Louisa May, by Michaela MacColl | Book Review

    Enter to win a copy of The Revelation of Louisa May, by Michaela MacColl. Giveaway begins April 30, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 29, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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    14. Coloring Page Tuesday - Dancing Porcupines

         What are porcupines to do when they want to dance? Be very, very careful!
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         When the birds return to Water Street, will anyone be left to hear them sing? A miner's strike allows green and growing things to return to the Red Hills, but that same strike may force residents to seek new homes and livelihoods elsewhere. Follow the story of Jack Hicks as he struggles to hold onto everything he loves most.
         I create my coloring pages for teachers, librarians, booksellers, and parents to enjoy for free with their children, but you can also purchase rights to an image for commercial use, please contact me. If you have questions about usage, please visit my Angel Policy page.

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    15. The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist, by Margarita Engle | Book Giveaway

    Enter to win a copy of The Sky Painter, by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Aliona Bereghici. Giveaway begins April 28, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 27, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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    16. Monday Mishmash 4/27/15


    Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

    Here's what's on my mind today:
    1. Campus Crush Reached 360 on Amazon!  Last week this happened and I nearly fainted. lol Totally unexpected and I'm thrilled. This book is perma-free so feel free to grab your copy here if you haven't already.
    2. Editing  I'm editing a book for Leap Books this week. :)
    3. Review of the Touch of Death Series  The entire Touch of Death series was reviewed on Hello Jenny Reviews. Jenn also interviewed me. You can check it out here.
    4. Marketing  I've made a new goal to do at least one thing a day to market my books. So far I've averaged about three things, whether it be contacting someone for a speaking engagement, reaching out to bloggers, or finding sites to promote my books. Hopefully these efforts will pay off.
    5. The Darkness Within ARC Giveaway  My ARCs have arrived! Yay! That means it's giveaway time. Enter on the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a signed ARC.
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    That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

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    17. Monster Day at Work, by Sarah Dyer| Book Giveaway

    Enter to win a copy of Monster Day at Work, written and illustrated by Sarah Dyer. Giveaway begins April 25, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 24, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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    18. The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials: The Collector’s Edition | Book Giveaway

    Enter to win a copy of The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials: The Collector's Edition, by James Dashner. Giveaway begins April 23, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 22, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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    19. Monday Mishmash 4/20/15


    Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

    Here's what's on my mind today:
    1. Monroe County Book Expo  Thank you to everyone who came out to the Monroe County Book Expo. I had a lot of fun talking to the readers and other authors. 
    2. Mobile Websites  I hate mobile websites, and ALWAYS opt for the web view if it's available. But…Google is changing their SEO and now you pretty much have to have a mobile website, so I made that change over the weekend.
    3. New Adult Scavenger Hunt  The New Adult Scavenger Hunt begins on April 23rd, and I'll be participating as Ashelyn Drake. I'm really excited to be part of Team Blue! I'll be sharing an exclusive scene from Looking For Love, told from a different POV, which is always fun. I'm also giving away a paperback of Campus Crush.

    4. Reviewing  I have two books I agreed to review soon. One book I'm finishing up and another I have yet to start. So it looks like I'll be busy with that this week.
    5. Revisions  I'm working on revisions for one of my manuscripts. It's always fun to pull out a book you haven't looked at in a while. It adds a fresh perspective to the story.
    That's it for me. What's on your mind this week?

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    20. You Do the Math | Book Series Giveaway

    Enter to win copies of You Do the Math: Solve a Crime and You Do the Math: Fly a Jet Fighter, written by Hilary Coll and Steve Mills. Giveaway begins April 20, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 19, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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    21. The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel | Book Giveaway

    Enter to win a MEET THE DESCENDANTS prize pack! Giveaway begins April 21, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 20, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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    22. Coloring Page Tuesday - Earth Day 2015

         Earth Day is April 22nd and Arbor Day is April 24th. I can't think of a better way to celebrate than to plant a tree. They need soil, sun, and water to grow strong.
         CLICK HERE for more Earth Day coloring pages!
         Sign up to receive alerts when a new coloring page is posted each week and... Please check out my books! Especially...
    my debut novel, A BIRD ON WATER STREET - winner of nine literary awards. Click the cover to learn more!
         When the birds return to Water Street, will anyone be left to hear them sing? A miner's strike allows green and growing things to return to the Red Hills, but that same strike may force residents to seek new homes and livelihoods elsewhere. Follow the story of Jack Hicks as he struggles to hold onto everything he loves most.
         I create my coloring pages for teachers, librarians, booksellers, and parents to enjoy for free with their children, but you can also purchase rights to an image for commercial use, please contact me. If you have questions about usage, please visit my Angel Policy page.

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    23. Giveaway: Twintuition - Double Vision by Tia & Tamera Mowry (US Only)

    TWINTUITION: DOUBLE VISION
    by Tia & Tamera Mowry
    Release Date: April 21, 2015

     

    About the Book


    Cassie and Caitlyn Waters may be identical twins, but everything else about them is completely different. The only thing they can agree on is that neither of them is happy that they have to move to middle-of-nowhere Aura, Texas. Caitlyn tries to put a positive spin on getting a fresh start, but Cassie's busy plotting how to convince their mom they should move back to the big city as quickly as possible.
     
    But being the new kids isn't their only challenge. As the girls' birthday nears, they start experiencing strange visions—and what they see starts coming true! Caitlyn and Cassie first use this new sight for their own fun, but when they each see something serious, the twins must work together to change the future before it can happen.


    To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.


    b2ap3_thumbnail_tia.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_tamera.jpgAbout the Authors

    Tia Mowry-Hardrict & Tamera Mowry-Housley have been in the public eye for over eighteen years, beginning with their ABC/WB hit show Sister, Sister. They’ve starred in Disney Channel’s original movies Twitches and Twitches Two as well as the Style Network’s #1 reality series, Tia & Tamera. Tia was the lead of the CW/BET’s hit show The Game and can most recently be seen starring in and producing the Nickelodeon series Instant Mom. Tamera is currently a host and producer of The Real talk show, which airs on FOX and BET, and starred in the Lifetime hit series Strong Medicine. Tia and Tamera reside in Los Angeles with their sons and husbands. 


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    Giveaway Details


    5 winners – signed copy of TWINTUITION: DOUBLE VISION. US only.

    Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

    During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: If you could have “Twintuition,” what do you wish you could see?

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    24. Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review: Hunted (The Sinners Series Book 2) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki

       Hunted (The Sinners Series Book 2) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki Pre-Order today  Print Length: 414 pages Publisher: Month9Books  (April 28, 2015) Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English ASIN: B00SVVX64C It’s been three months since the revolt against the Commander’s fifty-year-old regime failed.  Under a new ruler, things

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    25. The Beach Book, by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield| Book Giveaway

    Enter to win a copy of The Beach Book, by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield. Giveaway begins April 22, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 21, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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