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4 New Harper Collins Middle Grade Giveaway through October 25th

SNATCHED IN GULLYBROOK through October 25th

The Spooktacular Giveaway Hop through October 31st

4000 Follower Huge Book & $40 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway through November 1st

THE HEIR CHRONICLES through November 8th

THE HEIR CHRONICLES GIVEAWAY


Happy Wednesday Everyone! Today I'm thrilled to be a part of the celebration for Cinda Williams' Chima's release of THE SORCERER HEIR, the final book in The Heir Chronicles, that released yesterday. I discovered this series at my library and fell in love with Cinda as an author. THE SORCERER HEIR is a fantastic end to this series. I love the urban setting that moves between the gritty parts of Cleveland and a small town in Ohio. The magical world is unique and filled with political intrigue and twists. And I loved that this book was told from Emma's, Jonah's, and Leesha's point of view.

And if you ever get the chance to see Cinda at a writing conference, go! She's a fantastic speaker who shares so much of her knowledge of the craft of writing.


ABOUT THE SORCERER HEIR

The can’t-miss finale to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.


The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Old friends and foes return as new threats arise in this stunning and revelatory conclusion to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.


The Sorcerer Heir is a self-contained story, accessible to readers just discovering the Heir series, but loyal fans will be rewarded by visits from characters they love (and love to hate) from the earlier installments.



 ABOUT THE HEIR CHRONICLES

The Heir Chronicles series will keep readers glued to their seats through riveting fight scenes, deadly political machinations, burgeoning romance, and the unfolding intrigues of a contemporary magical world.

Praise for the series:

"Chima offers a pitch-perfect blend of high fantasy and small-town reality..." –The Bulletin of the Center
for Children's Books (starred review)


"Chima uses her pen like a wand and crafts a wonderfully rich web of magic, while thankfully leaving some dangling threads for subsequent tales." –VOYA (starred review)


"A smoldering story soaked in tears, sweat and blood, constantly threatening to blaze into an inferno. Spellbinding." –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cinda Williams Chima is the New York Times bestselling author of The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, The Enchanter Heir, and the four books of the Seven Realms series: The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, and The Crimson Crown. Cinda is a graduate of The University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University. She lives in Ohio with her family.

OFFICIAL LINKS
Visit Cinda Williams Chima’s Official Site
Follow Cinda Williams Chima on Twitter
Follow Disney-Hyperion on Twitter and Instagram

Disney-Hyperion generously donated a copy of the entire The Heir Chronicles for a giveaway.  To enter,  all you need to do is be a follower (just click the follow button if you’re not a follower) and leave a comment through November 8th. I’ll announce the winner on November 10th. If your e-mail is not on your Google Profile, please leave it in the comments.

If you mention this contest on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, mention this in the comments and I'll give you an extra entry. This is for US only.

Here's what's coming up:

On Monday 'll be thrilled to share an interview with debut author Martina Boone who so many of us know with a giveaway of her fantastic YA Gothic romance COMPULSION. You'll love the small town Southern setting and the characters who are all so unique.

Next Wednesday I'll have a guest post by debut author M.A. Larson and a giveaway of his MG fantasy PENNYROYAL ACADEMY. M.A. is a television writer so I know he'll have lots of great advice for us.

The following Monday I'm interviewing Kimberley Griffiths Little and giving away her YA romance set in a desert setting FORBIDDEN. I loved the setting and I'm a sucker for forbidden romance.

The Monday after that I'm giving away an ARC of THE ELITES by Marie Lu. I've got one word for this book: Wow!


Hope to see you on Monday!

4000+ FOLLOWER HUGE BOOK & $40 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY AND SURVIVE AND THRIVE BLOGHOP & LENNY LEE BIRTHDAY BASH



Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you're having a great start to the week.

Today Casey and I have a HUGE giveaway for you and I'm also participating in the Survive and Thrive Bloghop. First, the Blog  Hop. It's hosted by Stephen Tremp, Michael Di Gesu, Diane Wolfe, and Alex Cavanaugh. The blogfest is meant to bring awareness of disease prevention and early detection regarding medical conditions that may be averted or treated if caught in the early stages.

So I have two preventive tests to share. First, I'll tell you a secret. I'm surrounded by breast cancer. My mom and one of my aunt's are breast cancer survivors. My paternal grandmother got it shortly before her death from other causes in her 90's. My only sister and sibling died from breast cancer after a 15 year courageous battle with it filled with fairly continuous chemo the last 10 years of her life.

So doing your self breast exams and yearly mammograms are critical to finding this disease early. Early detection can raise your survival rates significantly. And they are always inventing new drugs and therapies to help those with the disease and lifestyle changes to help those like me not get it. I know. I have one to two mammograms a year and have been on drug treatments that will help me not get breast cancer. Plus I try to live a healthy life. So do your breast exams and get your yearly mammograms!

The next test I am actually having done today.  It's a colonoscopy. A yucky test we may put off. I already had it done once in May but the preparation didn't work fast enough. So I had to do it again with a two day preparation of only drinking black coffee and cola and eating jello and drinking yucky medicine this weekend. I didn't want to do it again. But I remember my doctor telling me of a doctor friend putting his off and dying from colon cancer. So I'm doing it even though I didn't want to. You should do it too. And so if I have not stopped by your blog early this morning, it will be later today or tomorrow before I get there. Because whatever medicine they give me to sleep during the procedure makes me sick and I'll sleep it off. 

Happy Birthday Lenny Lee! Lenny is turning 15 and is a special kid, blogger, and writer that many of us are friends with. We are all here wishing him a fantastic birthday and hoping we inspire him to start blogging again. His blog posts are always so well written, well researched and informative. If you want to see what I mean, check out his blog.

Next I have a few winners to announce.

The winner of MY YEAR OF EPIC ROCK is Christina Fiorelli!

And the winner of DOUBLE NEGATIVE is Dawn Simon!

Congrats! E-mail me your addresses so I can have your books sent to you. Please e-mail me by the end of Wednesday or I'll have to pick another winner.

Now onto our celebration! Casey and I are thrilled that we've reached over 4000 GFC followers and have had over 3 million page views. I know we have way more followers following by e-mail, Blogovin, etc. I loved this blog! It's a perfect fit for me that fuels my lifelong passion for books and gives me the opportunity to help authors and share fantastic books.

We couldn't have reached 4000+ followers without you! Thank you so much for all your support and friendship. Especially this year, when I've been going through and continue to go through the biggest challenges of my life, I've appreciated all the support you've given me. It's one of the things helping me get through this, even in my darkest moments. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

So one thing I've realized after my husband's death is the importance of stopping and celebrating all the important events in life. And this is one of them. So we've got a huge giveaway to celebrate this important milestone!

One lucky winner will win the book of their choice and one winner will win a $40.00 Amazon Gift Card. We've picked lots of YA books and MG books. Many are favorites of ours. If you are in a different place in the series, you can win a different book in the series as long as it doesn't cost more than the book selected. I hope you'll find a book you like. If not, pick one to give as a gift to someone over the holidays. Click on the titles to read a blurb from Goodreads.

So here's the YA choices:

 

 

 

 

 

And here's the MG choices for our middle grade book lovers:

 

 


 


And don't forget the $40 Amazon Gift Card.

To enter, be a follower and leave a comment and you will be entered for the $40 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. If you want a book, please leave the title in your comments. The contest runs through November 1st. I'll announce the winner on November 3rd. If your e-mail is not on your Google Profile, you must leave it in the comments.

If you mention this contest on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, mention this in the comments and I'll give you an extra entry. You must be 13 or older to enter. International entries are welcome as long as The Book Depository ships to you for free.

Here's what's coming up:

On Wednesday I'll be hosting a giveaway of the entire YA urban fantasy Heir Chronicles series by  Cinda Williams Chima, one of my all time favorite authors. So excited about this!


Next Monday 'll be thrilled to share an interview with debut author Martina Boone who so many of us know with a giveaway of her fantastic YA Gothic romance COMPULSION. You'll love the small town Southern setting and the characters who are all so unique.

Next Wednesday I'll have a guest post by debut author M.A. Larson and a giveaway of his MG fantasy PENNYROYAL ACADEMY. M.A. is a television writer so I know he'll have lots of great advice for us.

The following Monday I'm interviewing Kimberley Griffiths Little and giving away her YA romance set in a desert setting FORBIDDEN. I loved the setting and I'm a sucker for forbidden romance.

The Monday after that I'm giving away an ARC of THE ELITES by Marie Lu. I've got one word for this book: Wow!

And don’t forget Casey’s Thursday Agent Spotlights.

Hope to see you on Wednesday!

SPOOKTACULAR GIVEAWAY HOP


Hi Everyone! Hope you're enjoying Fall and getting ready for Halloween!

Today I’m thrilled to be part of the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop sponsored by I Am A Reader Not A Writer.  I always love this giveaway hop.  I’ve got lots of great newer released YA book choices. These are all books I’ve read am hoping to read, or know are ones you'd want to read. And if you’re reading a different book in the series listed, I’m glad to get you that book instead as long as it doesn't cost more than the book I've chosen.

Don’t see a book you like? You can win a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card instead. I hope you'll all enter to win a book or gift card for yourself or as a gift for someone for the holidays.

So here are your choices. Click on the title to read a blurb from Goodreads.


 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 


FALLS THE SHADOW
GATES OF THREAD AND STONE
HEIR OF FIRE
ILLUSIONS OF FATE
ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER
MORTAL DANGER
OF METAL AND WISHES
SINNER
SNOW LIKE ASHES
TALON
THE INFINITE SEA
THE JEWEL
THE YOUNG ELITES
BLACK ICE
BLUE LILY LILY BLUE
COMPULSION




Or if you haven't found a book you want, you can win a $10 Amazon Gift Card

To enter, all you need to do is be a follower (just click the follow button if you’re not a follower) and leave a comment through October 31st telling me the book you want to win or if you want to win the Gift Card instead. I’ll announce the winner on November 3rd. If your e-mail is not on your Google Profile, you must leave it in the comments.

If you mention this contest on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, mention this in the comments and I'll give you an extra entry. You must be 13 or older to enter. International entries are welcome as long as The Book Depository ships to you for free.

I have a lot of great giveaways coming up:

On Monday, I’ve got a huge celebration giveaway because we’ve reached over 4000 GFC followers. They'll be a huge giveaway of both MG and YA books and a grand prize Amazon Gift Card. Hope you'll stop by to help celebrate!

Next Wednesday I'll be hosting a giveaway of the entire YA urban fantasy Heir Chronicles series by  Cinda Williams Chima, one of my all time favorite authors. So excited about this!


The following Monday 'll be thrilled to share an interview with debut author Martina Boone who so many of us know with a giveaway of her fantastic YA Gothic romance COMPULSION. You'll love the small town Southern setting and the characters who are all so unique.

Wednesday that week I'll have a guest post by debut author M.A. Larson and a giveaway of his MG fantasy PENNYROYAL ACADEMY. M.A. is a television writer so I know he'll have lots of great advice for us.
 
The following Monday I'm interviewing Kimberley Griffiths Little and giving away her YA romance set in a desert setting FORBIDDEN. I loved the setting and I'm a sucker for forbidden romance.

The Monday after that I'm giving away an ARC of THE ELITES by Marie Lu. I've got one word for this book: Wow!
And don’t forget Casey’s Thursday Agent Spotlights.

Hope to see you on Monday!

And here's all the other blogs participating in this Blog Hop: