Friday, December 5, 2008

We Heart Our Blog Readers - Holiday Giveaway Day 5

Tip of the day: Congrats to HOPE, the winner of Tina's book, Lauren Barnholdt's FOUR TRUTHS AND A LIE. Hope, please e-mail us at author2author DOT blog AT gmail DOT com with your mailing information to receive your prize!

Hasn't this been a fun week? Thanks for all who have participated! Today is your last chance and look what I'm giving away today!



Yes, that's right, I'm giving away my last Advanced Review Copy of FAR FROM YOU. I still haven’t figured out how to describe this book well in one sentence. I know, I get an F in the blurb department. This is the flap copy:

Lost and alone...down the rabbit hole

Years have passed since Alice lost her mother to cancer, but time hasn't quite healed the wound. Alice copes the best she can, by writing her music, losing herself in the love of her boyfriend, and distancing herself from her father and his new wife. But when a deadly snowstorm traps Alice with her stepmother and newborn half-sister, she'll face issues she's been avoiding for too long. As Alice looks to the heavens for guidance, she discovers something wonderful.

Perhaps she's not so alone after all...

So let's ask author Lisa Schroeder what she's thankful for.

Lisa: What are you thankful for in your writing life this past year?

Lisa: Well Lisa, I'm so glad you asked! Being an unknown author is hard. It's scary. It's nerve-wracking. Even now, with my second book coming out, and one that isn't getting nearly as much buzz as the first simply because it doesn't have as much of a hook as the first, I'm scared and nervous. So today, I want to thank those people who championed my first book. Because I'm REALLY thankful for those people. Here, let me show you.

For all of the people who bought I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME, I'm thankful.
For all of the people who told their friends about I HEART YOU, I'm thankful.
For all of the teachers and librarians who handed I HEART YOU to a student, I'm thankful.
For all of the readers who blogged about it or reviewed it or gave it away in a contest, I'm thankful.

My book got a TON of support in the teen blogging community. And to all of you (you know who you are) I'm especially thankful. When I had the idea to do a fun contest and get a couple of teen bloggers involved to celebrate the release of FAR FROM YOU, I worried that I might not find anyone who would want to do it, because I'm asking them to do something pretty different for the contest. But you know what? The first two people I asked said yes. They didn't even hesitate. They were right there, willing to help me. So I'm also thankful to Vanessa and Liv, who you'll "see" more of in a couple of weeks when that contest gets underway.

In the meantime, leave a comment here, today, and you'll be entered for a chance to win an ARC of FAR FROM YOU. The book doesn't even come out until December 23rd, so you'll be winning it before you can buy it! Please note, we can only ship to the US and entries must be received by midnight EST, December 5th. For a second entry, link to this blog on your own blog and let us know in the comments. I'll do a special blog tomorrow letting you know who's won!

~Lisa, Miss Pinch Me I'm Pubbed

39 comments:

Anne Marie Pace said...

My girls loved your first book, Lisa, and we're looking forward to this one!

Kate Messner said...

Your note about blurbing your own book made me smile - I can never manage that either. I keep hoping I'll come up with something before fall!

Looking forward to FAR FROM YOU, Lisa!

thao tran said...

OMG we can get this one before it's published!!! I so so so hope I'll win this. I heart you, you haunt me was great.

I blogged about this contest here: http://ibakelives.blogspot.com/2008/12/book-giveaway-update.html

lisaalbert said...

All I have to say is "Squeeee!"

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read it, Lisa!

Andria Rosenbaum

Anonymous said...

Yay! I can't wait to get this book!
Kim Marcus

Anonymous said...

I want, I want. :)

Jenny Moss

jama said...

Loved I Heart You (my bears did too)! Anxious to read the new one :).

tammi said...

Me! Me! Pick me!

I'm so looking forward to your book, Lisa. :)

CrystalGB said...

Sounds wonderful.

kporterbooks said...

I REAAAAALLLYYY want a copy of this. One way or the other I'll get one. I loved your first book, Lisa.

Kristina Springer said...

Not an entry of course but I just wanted to say I'm SO looking forward to reading your new book!! It sounds fantastic and I think so many people will be able to relate to the situation. And I heart verse novels!

Sara Dobie said...

Sounds amazing!!! I'd love a copy :)

stephanie said...

OMG. WOULD LOVEEE to win this book! please enter me!

i also linked it on my blog (side bar) at juiciliciousssreviews.blogspot.com

thankss
stephanie

Anonymous said...

I WANT it! Pick me!

Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

PS Come on! Really!

julieswanson said...

Looking forward to reading your book!

LIndsey Leavitt said...

Just commenting, don't need to enter me.
Second book is awesome and there will be buzz, just different buzz and whoo hoo!

Anonymous said...

Oooo..a chance to win your new book, Lisa? I'm SO there...er...here I guess. LOL

Car

Laura Howard said...

Sounds great!!!

Poolhallace ;) said...

I just read I Heart You...this morning over breakfast and it totally enchanted me. You have a gift with words and it was a beautiful book. Can't wait to read this one!

Eliza said...

Ooh, hey, please enter me! And good luck on the release!

Eliza

Anonymous said...

I finally bought I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME yesterday (I read it when it first came out) :) I can't wait to read this one!

Robin (robinellen on LJ, which won't let me sign in that way, for some reason)

Arya said...

I want to enter!
I absolutely love your first book and I believe FAR FROM YOU will be just as good (if not better) than I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME.

Brooke said...

I loved your first book Lisa! Would love to read this one too. :D

Ginny said...

I'd love to be entered!

Laura said...

Mx and I read your first book. Since she lost a dear friend Senior year it meant a lot to her to read it. I love the cover of FAR FROM YOU. Happy second book!

Emily Marshall said...

Just wanted to say again how much I'm looking forward to your book release!!!

Annette Gulati said...

I can't wait to read Far From You, Lisa!

Blogged about the contest here:
http://thewritingwildlife.blogspot.com/2008/12/more-free-books.html

rimasbookjournal said...

I'd love to read this book! Please enter me.

-Rima
pyaari_rima_13@yahoo.com

Abby said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks! And I blogged about it here: http://abbylibrarian.blogspot.com/2008/12/win-copy-of-far-from-you.html

Meredith said...

You gotta pick me! My birthday is in 9 days!! This would be a great early gift! It might even get here on time if you send it right away! ;)

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

Sarahbear9789 said...

lol, about not blurbing your own book. I can't wait to read this one.

Shalonda said...

I would love to win this one!

I have also linked the contest to my sidebar!

The Story Siren said...

really want this one! Me! Me! Me! pick me! (pretty please)

allire said...

It looks so good!
I still have about two hours to enter too. Haha, I almost missed it. XP

Enter me, please. :)

-Allyssa
allyssasmith@gmail.com

stacey @ bookthirty said...

I'm slipping in under the wire here! Hope I get lucky! :)

Chelsea said...

Ooh! I LOVED your first book, and would really like to read Far From You. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Oooh, I'd ADORE to own this!!!
Thank you!!!

LifeLongLearner said...

It would be loverly to own this book.