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ETA: This giveaway is now closed.

In celebration of our new Facebook page, we’re giving away three books to one of our Facebook followers! Anyone who goes to our Facebook page and pushes the “like” button at the top of the page is eligible to enter. Just leave a comment on this post telling us your Facebook user name  so that we can verify that you have indeed “liked” our page. That’s it!

We’ll use a random number generator to choose one of our Facebook followers to win the following books:

Wishful Thinking by Alexandra Bullen (Advanced Reader Copy)

If you could wish for a different life, would you? What if that life changed everything you thought was real?

Adopted as a baby, Hazel Snow has always been alone. She’s never belonged anywhere–and has always yearned to know the truth about where she comes from. So when she receives three stunning, enchanted dresses–each with the power to grant one wish–Hazel wishes to know her mother. Transported to a time and place she couldn’t have imagined, Hazel finds herself living an alternate life–a life with the mother she never knew. Over the course of one amazing, miraculous summer, Hazel finds her home, falls in love, and forms an unexpected friendship. But will her search to uncover her past forever alter her future?

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann (Advanced Reader Copy)

Kendall loves her life in small town Cryer’s Cross, Montana, but she also longs for something more. She knows the chances of going to school in New York are small, but she’s not the type to give up easily. Even though it will mean leaving Nico, the world’s sweetest boyfriend, behind.

But when Cryer’s Cross is rocked by unspeakable tragedy, Kendall shoves her dreams aside and focuses on just one goal: help find her missing friends. Even if it means spending time with the one boy she shouldn’t get close to… the one boy who makes her question everything she feels for Nico.

Determined to help and to stay true to the boy she’s always loved, Kendall keeps up the search–and stumbles upon some frightening local history. She knows she can’t stop digging, but Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried….

The Seer #6: Magician’s Muse by Linda Joy Singleton

A whisper, too soft to swirl wispy candle smoke, carried across time, beyond life and death—and was heard.

“Our bargain is sealed. My secrets will be yours—when the girl dies.”

Sabine Rose’s psychic abilities, sleuthing skills, and courage are pushed to a dangerous edge as she deals with the mysterious disappearance of her ex-boyfriend Josh, a new threat against her boyfriend Dominic, evil magicians (both living and dead)—and a cold-blooded murderer.


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Last giveaway of the year

This giveaway is done and the winner is Edith; thanks for playing!

This time of year makes me want to get rid of stuff, and I’ve got three brand-new books to send to someone who’d like them. (I’ve flipped briefly through one and never cracked the other two, and I’m acknowledging now that I never will.) Leave a comment if you’re interested, and I’ll draw a name (assuming more than one person wants them!) for the recipient.

  • The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy by Leonard S. Marcus
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books (third edition) by Harold Underdown
  • A 2010 CWIM (admittedly, getting dated, but it does include free online access and a lot of what’s in it will still be valid.)

It’s a package deal, but the winner is free to get rid of any of the 3 he or she doesn’t want!

— Joni, whose TBR pile on the floor is as large as her actual bookshelf


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Win The Knight in the Shadows

Halloween is embraced by all ages. Kids want to dress up and go trick-or-treating. Parents enjoy the holiday with and through their kids. Even childless adults get into it. One couple I know holds a big party with tons of decorations, theme food, and a costume contest. Guests in their 30s and 40s spend weeks preparing complex and outrageous entries.

I guess we all like a good, safe scare. So in honor of the spookiest month of the year, I’m giving away a copy of my spooky middle grade novel, The Knight in the Shadows. To enter, post below and tell me what Halloween means to you. I’ll choose a random winner from the posts. Check back on October 31 to find out the winner (or make sure your entry gives me a way to contact you).

Food for thought: What is it that makes Halloween so much fun? The fact that you don’t have to travel long distances, spend all day cooking, or buy presents? The slightly naughty excitement of running around in the dark pretending to be bad? The chuckles brought on by little kids in cute costumes?

Chris Eboch, Halloween 2008Chris Eboch won “Best Use of Materials” for her shower curtain skirt in the 2008 Steam Punk-themed Halloween costume contest.


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Chilly August Giveaway


HauntedNeed some shivers to take the edge off your summer’s heat? Enter to win a copy of Chris Eboch’s brand new THE GHOST ON THE STAIRS, the first in her middle-grade series, HAUNTED. (See our recent interview with Chris for more info.)

And to go with that theme, you’ve got to share your goosebumps with the rest of us, too. To enter, leave a comment in this thread with a brief spooky occurrence. If it’s happened to you, great! If you’ve no ghouls in your life, well… make something up. Or borrow somebody else’s. We just thought some fright might be fun.

We’ll announce the winner on August 15.


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