Pre-Order Giveaway WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered their copy of THE BIG F! It should now be securely in your hands, and I hope you’re enjoying Danielle’s story.

As promised, you all will be getting your personalized book plate, signed book mark, Carpe that Effing Diem sticker, and THE BIG F postcard.

Winners: Ashley R., Michelle P., Jennifer C., Nicole S., Danielle M., Joni L., Julie D., Grace B., Hana B., Katie A., Tay R., Caroline V., Larissa W., Lori T., Demi G., Steph T., Erin M., Ashley L., Sue S., Cindy T., Sheila S., Teresa R., Allie W., Alyssa Z. Suzy M., Robin M., Kayla R., Laura L.

Now onto the two lucky winners who get everything that the pre-order level won, plus the Make it Effing Fabulous notebook and the Carpe that Effing Diem bag.

Winners: Robin M. & Danielle M.

And the grand prize winner of everything mentioned above PLUS the super cute Eff That hoop (that I realllly want to keep for myself!)

Drum roll….

Winner: Alyssa Z!!

Congrats to everyone who won, and I’m so thankful to everyone who supported this book early. It makes my heart so happy. Winners, you will be contacted this morning to confirm your address!

 

YA Read-a-Romance Month GIVEAWAY!

This one’s for all of you YA romance lovers out there. I’m so happy to announce an amazing giveaway of 10 physical copies of YA romance novels (including THE BIG F!) to one of you lucky winners, and 10 e-book copies of 10 romance novels to another winner. International contestants are eligible from any country where Book Depository ships for free. You have until the end of August to enter! 

Are you a romance blogger? We’re doing something extra special for you! You’ll get extra entries in the Rafflecopter as a thank you for your tireless effort and dedication in reviewing our books, to helping promote our work and the romance genre in general, and for being such supportive cheerleaders!

Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! And don’t forget to check out the other nine sponsoring authors’ websites!

OFFICIAL RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

Betsy Aldredge

Sara Biren

Linda Budzinski

Julia Day

Larissa Hardesty

L.H. Nicole

Shaila Patel

Amy Patrick

J.C. Welker

RULES:

Ends 8/31/17 at 11:59pm EST. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. You must be at least 18 years old to enter or have your parent’s permission. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and notified by email within 48 after the end of the giveaway. You will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. All decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary based on the number of eligible entries received. If a mailed prize is returned for whatever reason, another winner will be chosen. None of the sponsoring authors are responsible for any lost, stolen, or misdirected prizes. Each sponsoring author is solely responsible for providing their book to you directly. This giveaway is not affiliated with any social media accounts associated with any of the sponsoring authors.

Book Madness CHAMPION! #BookMadness17

First of all, thank you SO MUCH to everyone who came around and voted, entered all of the giveaways, and were just generally awesome humans during the month of March. I appreciate every single one of you. These two characters were consistently the most popular every round, and I was so excited to see how the championship would play out.

But, it’s time to officially announce that the Book Madness 2017 champion is…

LILA BARD!

Lila Bard, A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab

Congrats to Kath from @kath_reads on getting your character crowned the winner. You defended her beautifully with the most amazing photos. I’m tipping my hat to you!

If you’re new to Book Madness, check out the first round and all of the characters that made it so close here!

Book Madness Round 6! #BookMadness17

Hello everyone! Sorry this is up a bit later than normal. But… I’m happy to announce that the final two #BookMadness17 contestants are… Inej and Lila! It was a close round once again, but these two have always had an incredible amount of support throughout. Voting will close on Thursday, March 30 at 11:59 pm Central Time.

Who will be the Book Madness 2017 champion? It’s up to you all!

Congrats to our winners from last week, Gabriella who won the ARC of THE DUKE OF BANNERMAN PREP, Alora who won the signed copy of LESSONS IN FALLING, R.E. Johnson who won the LAST TO DIE swag, and Tina at @FantasticBook for winning the ARC of EVEN THE DARKEST STARS.

VOTE FOR YOUR CHAMPION BELOW!

Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Princess Reviews)

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Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Kath_Reads)

YA Books Released January 3, 2017

YA Books Released January 3, 2017!

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Have you ever thought to yourself, I wonder which YA books are being released today? Well, you’re in luck. I’m here to give you a year of celebrating the book birthdays not only of debut YA books (though they get an extra special dance party) but books from your favorite authors releasing book 2, 3, 10…

If you want to see me chat a bit about each book coming out today, check out the video below! If you’re looking to explore the books on your own, I’ve got pretty book pictures and links if you scroll a little further.

 

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Goranll

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

Flying Lessons and Other Stories by Ellen Oh

Whenever I'm With You by Lydia Sharp

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine

Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson

Lost Girl by Merrie Destefano

Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos

Flower by Elizabeth Craft & Shae Olsen

The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Wayfarer (Book 2 in the Passenger Series) by Alexandra Bracken
Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
Flying Lessons and Other Stories, Edited by Ellen Oh, creator of We Need Diverse Books
Whenever I’m With You by Lydia Sharp
The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser
Freeks by Amanda Hocking
The Cursed Queen (Book 2 in the Imposter Queen Series) by Sarah Fine
Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson
Lost Girls by Merrie Desefano
Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos
Flower by Elizabeth Craft and Shae Olsen
The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron

Book Madness Championship!

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Voting has officially begun for Book Madness Round 4, the championship! Vote for your favorite characters in round 4 until Thursday March 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm CST (yes, in the afternoon!!) for your character choice to win the whole shebang! Keep up with the hashtag #BookMadness and remember to comment on videos to be entered to win an Amazon card!

*Watch every character video down below to help make your choice!*

Celaena Sardothien/ Aelin Ashryver Galathynius from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Book Madness Round 3!

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Voting has officially begun for Book Madness Round 3! Vote for your favorite characters in round 3 until Monday March 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm CST (yes, in the afternoon!!) for your character choice to make it to the championship round! Keep up with the hashtag #BookMadness and remember to comment on videos to be entered to win an Amazon card!

*Watch every character video down below to help make your choice!*

Celaena Sardothien/ Aelin Ashryver Galathynius from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Juliette from the Silo Series by Hugh Howey

Molly Weasley from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Book Madness Round 2!

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Voting has officially begun for Book Madness Round 2! Vote for your favorite characters in round 2 until Sunday March 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm CST (yes, in the afternoon!!) for your character choice to make it to round 3! Keep up with the hashtag #BookMadness and remember to comment on videos to be entered to win an Amazon card!

*Watch every character video down below to help make your choice!*

Celaena Sardothien/ Aelin Ashryver Galathynius from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Juliette from the Silo Series by Hugh Howey

Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl

Molly Weasley from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

 

Welcome to Book Madness!

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Voting has officially begun for Book Madness! Vote for your favorite characters in round 1 until March 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm CST (yes, in the afternoon!!) for your character choice to make it to round 2! Keep up with the hashtag #BookMadness and remember to comment on videos to be entered to win an Amazon card!

*Watch every character video down below to help make your choice!*

Celaena Sardothien/ Aelin Ashryver Galathynius from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Juliette from the Silo Series by Hugh Howey

Liam Stewart from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Lola Nolan from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl

Molly Weasley from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Nimona from Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy by Richelle Meade

Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

#PitchWars Mentee Bio

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Hello there! You seem to have stumbled upon my pimped out bio. Whether you’re a #PitchWars mentee, mentor (*waves frantically*), or my mom, I’m glad you’ve taken a second out of your day to get to know me.

Here’s the lowdown:

1. I am a senior English major at the University of Iowa.
2. Jamie Frasier is everything.
3. I play clarinet in the marching band (and am actually in official band camp mode this week, hence the delay on the bio. And yes, we do say “that one time at band camp.” )
4. I openly fangirl on my YouTube channel about any and all genres of books.
5. I despise coffee (gasp) and am horribly addicted to Diet Coke.
6. I hate making bios.

Here is a fun “get to know me” video from my YouTube channel if you’d like something more in-depth.

Now that you know the basics, here is a bit more about my manuscript. They say to write what you know, so for the past year I have written and polished a manuscript about a girl going through her freshman year of college. Some things that complicate the deal: my MC, Danielle’s mother is a “college psychic” who helps high school students find their dream college. Danielle did not make it into her dream school after failing an English course. School starts in two weeks and her mother is still under the impression that she is headed to OSU.

THE BIG F is entered as a New Adult Contemporary Romance and I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing community. Even if my manuscript is passed on, I have met so many absolutely amazing people in the process who make it all worth it.

Fun fact: there is a college psychic in my hometown who helped my sister find her perfect school in New York. She had an article written about her in USA Today calling her the “Teen Whisperer.” Naturally, I had to write something including the coolest/strangest job ever.