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July Contest Roundup

6 Jul

As I cruise my blogs and twitter feed, I’ve been stumbling on LOTS of author & writing contests in July. Now I’m spreading the word in the interest of helping you win free stuff : ) Please check contest rules before entering.

If you have a contest you’d like to mention, add your link in comments. The more the merrier!


WHO: Ebyss (http://ebysswriter.blogspot.com/2011/07/revision-contest.html) is running a revision contest featuring Bradford Literary Agency agent Natalie Fischer. HOW: Write a pitch and see the rules! ENDS: 7/11/2011 PRIZES: Query and page critiques, or a B&N giftcard

WHO: Blogger Lisa Sanchez (http://www.lisasanchezromanceauthor.com/2011/07/guest-post-from-author-susan-kaye-quinn.html) and author Susan Kaye Quinn are offering giveaways to military families. HOW: Follow Lisa’s blog and comment on the post. ENDS: The end of July PRIZES: A copy of LIFE, LIBERTY, AND PURSUIT and a $25 B&N gift card

WHO: Brinda Berry’s Summer Blog Tour (http://www.brindaberry.com/summer-2011-blog-tour.html) HOW: Comment on Brinda’s blog stops. ENDS: Through July. Grand prize drawing 8/30/11. PRIZES: E-books, romance trading cards, and a grand prize $25 Amazon certificate

WHO: Author Lisa Desrochers is celebrating the release of ORIGINAL SIN (http://lisadesrochers.blogspot.com/2011/07/original-sin-birthday-and-epic-giveaway.html) HOW: Send Lisa a picture of ORIGINAL SIN in the wild. ENDS: 7/11/11 PRIZES: Signed copies of ORIGINAL SIN and a swag package including an iPod shuffle preloaded with the Personal Demons playlists.

WHO: Emily’s Reading Room Monthly Commenter Contest (http://emilysreadingroom.blogspot.com/2011/07/monthly-commenter-contest-july.html) HOW: Comment on one of Emily’s posts in July. ENDS: Drawing on 8/2/11 PRIZES: Signed copies of Kiersten White’s PARANORMALCY and SUPERNATURALLY

WHO: Bibliophile Book Blog’s July Giveaway (http://www.bibliophilicbookblog.com/2011/07/july-giveaway.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter) HOW: Post your e-mail address ENDS: 7/30/11 PRIZES: 15 books!!  Forgotten by Cat Patrick, She Loves You, She Loves You Not by Julie Anne Peters, Lagan Love by Peter Murphy, The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane, The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein, The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Language of the Sea by James MacManus, Nyx in the House of Night edited by P.C. Cast, Promises to Keep by Charles de Lint, Applewood by Brendan Myers, Pretend You Love Me by Julie Anne Peters, 78 Keys by Kristin Marra, The Orchard by Jeffrey Stepakoff, Shift by Takumi Yamazaki, Everlasting by Alyson Noel



A Creepy Contest…Win Nancy Holder’s Possessions Series in celebration of the release of book three: THE SCREAMING SEASON

17 Mar

We just added a new contest on YALitchat.org to celebrate the release of Nancy Holder’s latest bone-chilling novel, THE SCREAMING SEASON.

In THE SCREAMING SEASON, The gutsy heroine of POSSESSIONS and THE EVIL WITHIN returns for another year of boarding school at the haunted Marlwood Academy. Lindsay wakes to find herself strapped down in the infirmary. She had a breakdown and might have tried to kill her nemesis Mandy or Mandy’s boyfriend, Troy—or both. The details are hazy, but one thing is certain: she is possessed by a spirit she cannot trust.

Pretty spooky.

To enter our SCREAMING SEASON Creepy Contest, add a post to the thread with your own creepy moment. It can be a close encounter of your own, a local urban legend, or the campfire tale that used to keep you up at night. Anything that will tingle our spines like our spines like the spirits of Marlwood!

Two winners will be chosen at random. One winner will receive a shiny copy of THE SCREAMING SEASON and a second winner will receive all three books in The Possessions Series: POSSESSIONS, THE EVIL WITHIN, and THE SCREAMING SEASON. It doesn’t get any creepier than that.

Contest opens on release day, Thursday 3/17/11 and closes to entries on Friday, 3/25/11. One entry per person. Open to all members of YALitchat.org.

Now go ahead and scare us…we dare you!