Springtime means out with the old and in with the new. It's time to participate in the cycle of life and pass on those books you enjoyed so much to others--to make room for more books on your shelves, of course.
So here at Author2Author, we're giving away five YA novels to one lucky winner!
Each day this week, we will tell you about a book you really, really want to read. (Trust us, we're good at this stuff.) Then all you have to do to be entered in the contest is leave a comment. That's it.* At the end of the contest, the randomly selected winner receives all five books. (However, we can only mail them to U.S. addresses.)
*OK, you saw that asterisk up there? That means you have some easy and painless (i.e. non-spammy) ways to increase your chances. First of all, you can comment once a day. So your comment today is one entry, your comment tomorrow is another entry, etc., through Friday.
AND if you tell us in your comment that you started following our blog (Google reader, Bloglines, any RSS feed) you get an extra entry. AND if you tell us in your comment that you started following one of our personal blogs, you get an extra entry. Yes, some of my multi-talented friends here have personal blogs and they rock! They're all different in style and a great part of the YA writers' community in unique ways (stay tuned this week for specific info). I blog with my critique partners at MigWriters which is also awesome. I love being part of group blogs and if you check out the MigWriters site, you'll probably recognize some names from your travels around our internet neighborhood. (It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, would you be mine?)
OK, before Spring makes me any more loopy, let me bring on the chill factor with a horror novel. One of the five books we are giving away is PROJECT 17 by Laurie Stolarz. I picked this book because I'm all about speculative fiction lately and I've always been in love with scary stories. My husband and I are also urban explorers, and this novel combines urban exploration with good old fear. PROJECT 17 takes place in an abandoned mental hospital. Six teens go in with video camera. Publishers Weekly calls this novel "Breakfast Club meets Blair Witch Project" and that's one of the best "This novel is X meets X" propositions I've ever heard.
Are you ready to be a winner? Leave a comment! Follow us! Ask questions in the comments and we'd be glad to answer them. And don't forget to check back tomorrow for more. Happy Spring!
-- Kate, Miss Perfecting the Pages