"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Tuesday, June 01, 2010


So I want the spread the awesomeness that is getting ARCs, so I have a set of two up for grabs.

LINGER by Maggie Stiefvater (the sequel to best-selling SHIVER)
MATCHED by Ally Condie (pitched as the dystopic TWILIGHT)

To enter is simple. Just do the following (all are required):

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) Comment on this blog post

For extra entries:

1) Blog about this contest and leave a comment telling me
2) Tweet about this contest and leave a comment telling me

And make sure you leave me a way to get in contact with you when you win!

Oh, yeah, the contest will run through midnight on June 16, 2010!

Happy Tuesday!


Anna said...

Great contest! I can't wait to read both of these, especially Matched!

annastan AT gmail DOT com

The Book Girl said...

These two books sound SO good! Thank you for having this contest :-). I'm following both of the blogs and you can get in touch with me at this email:

Hope you had a great weekend!

Serenissima said...

I've been wanting to read both of these. Great picks!

Tabitha said...

Ooo, I've been looking forward to Linger! :)

I tweeted about your contest here:

Casey McCormick said...

Oooo. I want both of these so bad, PJ! I tweeted!

caseymccormickya (at) gmail (dot) com

Christa said...

Following both blogs.
And OMG! I really want to read Matched. : )
ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

Christa said...


ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

Christa said...


ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

Kelly said...

Ohhhh, great contest! I cannot wait to read Linger!

Karen said...

Great books, thanks! I'm following both of the blogs and I would love to read both of these books.

Mary Campbell said...

Ooh - I really want matched. I'm going to tweet about it right now.

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

oooh Great Contest!!!

Following both blogs ;o)

will return when I have posted about it! ;o)

Visit My Kingdom Anytime


Melissa said...

Awesome contest! I really want to read both of these books!

I tweeted about the contest here:


Have a great day:)

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

ooooh would LOVE to win! Awesome contest! LOVED Linger and I'm SO excited about Matched!!!

ally said...

AWESOOOMEEE! I've been wanting to get my hands on a Linger ARC since I finished Shiver!!! Enter me: alannahjavier@gmail.com

Posted: http://allyversustime.blogspot.com/p/contests.html

Ann Marie Wraight said...

HA! Gotcha! Just followed over from Texas Sweeties (that's my private name for you) and realised I don't have those books...yet!

Follow BOTH blogs


Ashelynn D. Sanford said...

Ohh, great contest with two amazing books that I can't wait to read! I just finished SHIVER, and as soon as I put that down, I said, "OMG, I NEED LINGER!"

Am now following both blogs, and I blogged and tweeted about it:



Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

Oooh, I am practically salivating at the thought of getting an ARC of Linger! Please sign me up. I am following both blogs.


Missy said...

This is a wonderful contest! I've been looking forward to reading both books!!


StephTheBookworm said...

Oh, awesome! I'm an old follower here, and just started following the Sweethearts blog.

stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

Anya said...

YEES an ARC if Matched!! Oh god there are soo many awesome books coming out this year!!

Im a follower of both blogs and well I'm commenting:)

+1 I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AnyaKapllani/status/15194075654

Thanks! And I hope this is international

Anja_Kapllani at web.de

Karsten Knight said...

Ahh, I've been trying to get my hands on a copy of Matched! Followed, followed, and re-tweeted.

Karsten Knight (a fellow Andrea Brown author)
karstenknight (at) gmail . com

Jonathon Arntson said...

PJ - I love this contest! I tweeted the contest and I'd love to win LINGER and the other one, though I am not as familiar with it.

Jen said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog because now I can see what an awesome giveaway you have going on!!!!

Yikes I would love to get my hands on an ARC copy of Matched!!! I've been hoping to grab a copy before it's out!!! Linger is also a wonderful one but Matched is on the brain for me!

I'm following your blog now! Will be following Texas Sweethearts blog and of course here is my comment!

I'll be putting up a sidebar and for sure tweeting about this! I'm that excited! My friends Sandy Shin is going to flip when I tell her!

Larissa said...

Ooh! Yay! :) Fun contest!

lchardesty at yahoo dot com

Kim Baccellia said...

Ooh, sign me up! I'd love a chance to win either ARC!

I'm following both blogs and you can get in touch with me at ixtumea@yabookscentral.com or on my contact page on my website www.kim-baccellia.com

I'll also RT this on twitter and mention contest on Facebook!

Sandy Shin said...

I was pointed here by the fabulous Jen. I'd love to be able to read MATCHED, and LINGER, too!

I'm following both blogs.

I've tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/sandy_shin/status/15199724513

And I've posted about it in my blog's sidebar: www.sandyshin.com

Thank you so much!

sandyshin7 [at] gmail [dot] com

Kemendraugh said...
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Kemendraugh said...

Oh man! I've been trying to get a hold of BOTH those books for a while! I'd love to win copies ^_^

kemendraugh at gmail dot com

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh, excitement! I follow, I comment, I cross fingers to win.
sleuthwood (at) yahoo (dot) com

Marybeth Poppins said...

Pick me Pick me!!!! Following you both. Not having too much luck with these contests lately. But I'll cross my fingers this time and hope for better results!

mb (@) marybethsmith (dot) com

Mireyah Wolfe said...

Following both blogs!

I cannot WAIT to read Linger, but Matched has me over the moon excited! =D

happyheathengirl AT gmail DOT com

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Just did a retweet for you:-)

Okapi said...

Hi! I follow both of these blogs! I'm so excited for both of these books; they look fantastic.

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/faellie_lupe/status/15206609668

Blogged: http://booksthatchange.blogspot.com/2010/06/win-linger-and-matched.html



Mariah said...

Amazing contest, I cannot wait to read both these books!!!!

tweeted: http://twitter.com/ReaderAdventure/status/15208923880


Jamie said...

Oh! An arc of Matched would make my month!! :D

Miriam S. Forster said...

Hooray! :)

Sara said...

What a great duo! :)

I'm following both blogs.

Sara @ The Hiding Spot

Pens said...

Following and commenting, thanks for the chance to win the ARC!

angie said...

What a great giveaway!! I have been wanting to read both of these:)
I follow both blogs
I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/15216583960

Melissa said...

Thanks for running this awesome contest! These books look great!


melissa AT yabookshelf DOT com

Jessica Secret said...

Please enter me! I am DYING to read Matched!

I follow both blogs, and I tweeted about the contest here: https://twitter.com/Pinkhair/status/15217822813

shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

KatieDoll said...

Gah, two of my must-haves! Enter me, please! I'm following both blogs. :)


Melissa @ Flourish {and} Blotts said...

I'm dying to read both of these! Great contest! I'm a follower of both blogs and ...

+1 tweet: http://twitter.com/flourishxblotts/status/15219900731
+1 blog sidebar link: http://flourishxblotts.blogspot.com

flourishxblotts {at} gmail {dot} com

angel28140 said...

Both of these books sound fan-tastic!

I'm following both blogs (Lisa M. Basso)

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/LisaMBasso/status/15220790644

angel28140 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Ohhh, PJ! I'm so excited...my fingers, toes and eyes are crossed...I follow you and the TX Sweethearts...

skmayh at q dot com

Thanks for having this contest. :)

corie-paige said...

Best contest I've seen in a while! Two books I'm wanting to read badly. :)

Following both blogs
Tweeted contest: (http://twitter.com/corie_paige/status/15222990342)

Lydia said...

Awesome contest!

Followed both blogs and tweeted:


mbreakfield said...

Great contest! I really want to get my hands on a copy of Linger.
I follow both blogs.
I tweeted. http://twitter.com/mbreakfield/statuses/15227297799

mbreakfield said...

I forgot my e-mail.

Brodie said...

Ah! *lusts* I want these two books SO badly!! Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway, I would love to be entered if this is open internationally :)

I'm following both blogs
+1 Tweeted - http://twitter.com/peacelovebooksx/status/15230050571


GABY said...

Plase enter me! (only if it's international)

magabygc @gmail.com

Follower of this blog and The Texas Sweethears blog.

Sylvia said...

Thank you very much for this contest! I'm really dying to read Matched, I love the cover and it sounds really good! As for Linger, I haven't read Shiver but I will, soon, but I'm pretty sure Linger is going to be awesome, I loved the trailer!
Thanks again and I follow both blogs:)


Precious said...

Awesome giveaway! I'm dying to read both books!

I follow both blogs.

+1 I tweeted: http://twitter.com/precious_shusky/status/15250347269

Thank you!


Giada M said...

These are two books I'm DYING to read! Pleaseeeee enter me if this awesome contest is international!
I follow both blogs.
Thank you very much for this chance!

Giada M.

fabgiada @ gmail.com

Tina said...

Fantastiiiic! :)
I'm a follower in both blogs.


beth said...

I'll enter!

I tweeted and of course I follow both :)

email: bethrevis - gmail.com


Vicki said...
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Vicki said...

I tweeted and am a new follower!


Shelli (srjohannes) said...

already follow both - tweeted and facebooked contest ;)

Sara M said...

Count me in! I can't wait to read both of these books.

Sara M
sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

Michelle Sussman said...

I follow both blogs.
+1 for a tweet. I don't know how to link it, but you're tagged in the tweet so it should show up. :-)

Kathy Fenton White said...

Great contest! Maybe I'll win a little summer reading for an excuse to stay out of the hot Texas weather we're having!

I follow both blogs. I tweeted (@kfentonwhite) and posted on my blog (http://kfentonwhite.blogspot.com/2010/06/you-dont-want-to-miss-this-contest.html)
You can contact me at kathyfentonwhite (at) suddenlink (dot) net

uprobdontknowme said...

I Would LOVE to read linger!!(I follow the blogs)


dor said...

I now follow both blogs...dor
I love these books.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

dor said...


dorcontest at gmail dot com

Kitty Winter said...

Omg two of the books I'm waiting for!!!! I wanna read MATCHED so bad and SHIVER was awesome!!! I can't wait for LINGER!

tweeted http://twitter.com/Icenek0
and followed the two blogs.

<3 Kitty Shadowcat_17@hotmail.com

Koriann said...

Ive been dying to read both of these!! This is such an awesome contest!!
I tweeted your contest! (http://twitter.com/FoodisAwesome/status/15280099423)
and i follow both blogs!

Thanks so much for the awesome contest!!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I read Linger and loved it, but I didn't get to keep the ARC so I'd love to win my own copy!!

Thanks for running this contest :)

Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

I follow both blogs and I tweeted!

Tweet link : http://twitter.com/25hrbooks/status/15288128423

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Tara SG

bookaholic said...

I am absolutely dying to get my hands on the books!
I follow both the blogs
I Tweeted- http://twitter.com/Debasmitadhar/status/15292984566
Sidebar link- http://bookaholicsoye.blogspot.com/ (under 'Contests in the right sidebar)

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

bookaholic said...

O and I commented too :)

The Book Vixen said...

Thanks for the opportunity :)

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) Comment on this blog post

+1 tweeted

thebookvixen at gmail dot com

Sweet Lady Jess said...

Wow! Thanks for this great giveaway!

Following both blogs

Tweeted about the giveaway:




jpetroroy said...

Great contest! Please enter me!

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Marg said...

Great contest! Would love to read either one of those.


dfordarla said...

Great contest! Been dying to read Linger, but they're both great books. I follow and here's my email to get in contact with me:


Brooke said...

So nice of you! Both books are at the top of my to-read list. :)

Twittered: http://twitter.com/EmoEclipse/status/15337323853


FionaChan said...

enter me if this is international!

I followed both blogs! :D

FionaChan said...

blogged! http://fionalevesque.blogspot.com/2010/06/pjhoover-linger-and-matched-arc.html

feeyonachan at gmail dot com

FionaChan said...



feeyonachan at gmail dot com

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, count me in! I am dying to read Linger! :-)

laurapauling said...

I'm following both! Can't wait to read both of them!

laurapauling at yahoo.com

laurapauling said...

I tweeted about the contest.

laurapauling said...

I blogged about it.

on Friday the 4th.

spain108 said...

I tweeted about it too: http://twitter.com/stefaniepainter/status/15347756158


Katie said...

What a great blog and wonderful giveaway. I can't wait to read Matched! It has received so much buzz. Linger is amazing!

I'm now following you and the TX Sweet Hearts blog. What a wonderful blog. I look forward to seeing you guys at local author events around town.

I also tweeted your contest-https://twitter.com/KatiebMundieMom


Thank you!

hebeldesign said...

Thanks for this contest!!
I really want these books.

I tweeted about this

Celeste said...

ohh can't wait to read linger! I haven't hear from the other book, but the cover looks pretty!

RagDollVampGirl said...

Began Following Both Blogs!
Thanks For The Chance!!



mountie9 said...

Thanks for the chance, I am now following both blogs
I cannot wait to read both of these books!!
contestmom AT hotmail DOT com

Mary_not_Martha said...

Great book choices! They look like they just go together. Pick me!Pick me!

Following yours and Texas' blogs

Jonathon Arntson said...

I forgot to tell you that I tweeted this.

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

Tweeting! Blogging on our Friday round-up next Friday, the 11th :) Yay!!! Thanks for the awesome contest!

Lynsey Newton said...

DYING to read Matched. Am following both blogs and have tweeted about this contest (@lynseynewton)

Thank you for the conest and good luck to everyone!


Lena said...

SQUEE!!! I want these books SOOOO baaaaaad.

I adore the Texas pride, btw. Lived there my whole life.

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Lena1xoxo/status/15451813376

Thanks for hosting this.

*crosses fingers*


A Life Bound By Books said...

Great congtest... can't WAIT to read Matched!! So, count me in please :) I'm following both blogs and here's my email address:

alifeboundbybooks at hotmail dot com


Jennzah said...

im DYING to read both! count me in! :)

jennzahling@gmail.com :)

kimberly said...

New follower for both sites!
I will tweet @kimberlytm

LoonyMoonyy said...

following both blogs (vacilici)
tweeted :http://twitter.com/Vacilici/status/15454832575


Cindy said...

Thank you for this great giveaway!

I follow your blog and tweeted this @BooksCompleteMe

Latest: Win an ARC of Matched and Linger @Lena1xoxo http://pjhoover.blogspot.com/2010/06/linger-and-matched-arc-giveaway.html half a minute agoLatest: Win an ARC of Matched and Linger @Lena1xoxo http://pjhoover.blogspot.com/2010/06/linger-and-matched-arc-giveaway.html half a minute ago from web

Aik said...

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog

+1 I tweeted about it http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/15467468280

+1 I blogged about it

aikychien at yahoo dot com

bclement412 said...

Following both blogs.

blackdiamond508 AT aol DOT com

donnas said...

I follow both blogs. Thanks for the chance!!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

donnas said...

tweeted - http://twitter.com/DonnaS1/status/15532722456

bacchus76 at myself dot com

donnas said...

blogged - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/2010/06/contest-links-for-65.html

bacchus76 at myself dot com

aimeestates said...

I was already a follower of both, m'dear. I'd kill (more like gently maim, I guess) to get my hands on Linger!

Kim said...

Great contest, and I want to read these two books so badly!

I'm following both blogs, and I tweeted about the contest here: http://twitter.com/BookumsXLibro/status/15660090344

Thanks again for running this great contest! :)


Tegan said...

New Follower of both blogs under this ID.

Tweeted https://twitter.com/Tegan19/status/15660461610

Bloged http://beautyxinsainty.livejournal.com/37332.html

Woot this looks great

Fracky said...

Og god I'm dying to read LINGER. I love Sam! <3
Good Lucky for me!


Fracky said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/fracky/statuses/15667935563

frackyzinha AT gmail DOT com

Mateus said...

Oh! I Want to win these books.! ;D
I Tweet this: http://twitter.com/mateusbnd/status/15668410482

Carol Felipe said...

OMG!! I can't wait to read LINGER!! I need to win this contest!!

You can get in touch through this e-mail: carolfds2(AT)yahoo(DOT)com(DOT)br


Carol Felipe said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/carolfelipe/status/15671125065

Contact: carolfds2(AT)yahoo(DOT)com(DOT)br

Abby Stevens said...

Wonderful contest! I would love to win these!

I am following both blogs.

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/thetabbycatt/status/15715163419

And added the contest to my blog sidebar: http://www.abbystevens.com

My email address is thetabbycatt@gmail.com

The Blue Lipstick Samurai said...

Following both, commenting here!

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/blulpstksamurai/status/15715887355

And added to my blog! http://bluelipsticksamurai.blogspot.com/

T. Anne said...

Um 117 comments? Me thinks my odds are tiny. Love you PJ!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'd love to win. I follow both blogs.
Thanks for the contest.


Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

I’d love to enter! I’m excited about Matched and Linger!
I’m following both blogs.

Mel said...

This is a great contest. I really want to read Matched since I have heard so much about it and I loved Shiver, so can't wait for Linger either. I am a follower of both blogs.

Tweet: http://twitter.com/wheems01/status/15781329610


CrystalGB said...

Awesome contest. I am following both blogs.

Anne J said...

I follow you and Texas sweetheartsh on google friend connect

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Riya said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm currently reading Shiver and I'm loving it! I also LOVE the premise of Matched!

Contact: foshox3@live.ca
Tweet: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/810fb8dec9bcee4ed9b71e8ec97c5d1b

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please :D

Following both blogs.


Heather said...

I loved Shiver, can't wait for Linger. I've never read anything from Ally Condle, so I am curious to explore Matched!


Sara McClung ♥ said...


Count me in :) What an awesome contest PJ!

elizabeth mueller said...

Ooh, ooh! Pick me! Pick me!!! I'm following your blog, The Texas Sweethearts blog and left a comment. :)


Emily Casey said...

I love it when people give away books on my TBR list!

Lara said...

I am sooo excited about both these books and am just counting down for the release dates! Getting an ARC would just be too awesome!


MannaB said...

Thanks for the giveaway! You rock!


ChickLitGirl said...

I cannot wait to read Linger! An ARC would be awesome.

Extra entries:
Blog (sidebar): http://chick-lit-girl.blogspot.com/


Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Thank you so much for hosting such a terrific book giveaway - I am simply drooling to read Matched lol

And I have signed up to follow both blogs :)

Linna (21 ♡ pages) said...

Following both blogs, and what a great contest!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/testest_19944/status/16196597550

Blog post: http://21pages.x10hosting.com/2010/06/bea-arc-contests/


Amy J - Book Addict said...

Great contest! I have seen Matched around the blogs!
Thanks for the chance!
Amy J

Emily said...

I can't wait to read Matched! I really hope I win.

Email address is in my profile

Christina Farley said...

Both of these books sound awesome! I'm a follower of both and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/ChristinaFarley

Tina said...

I follow both blogs.

Thanks for the contest!

melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

Great contest! I can't wait for these :)

heather (dot) trese (at) gmail (dot) com

Sarah Olutola said...

I want both books so bad, especially Matched! I'm also following both you guys :D




rachelbateman said...

I want to read both of these SO bad!!



You can get in touch: http://rachelbateman.com/contact

mbreakfield said...

Great giveaway. I would like to read both books, esp. Linger.
I follow both blogs.

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower (Google Friend) of this and Texas Sweethearts. I haven't heard much about Matched but Linger has a lot of good buzz


Lynsey Newton said...

I'm not sure if I've entered this already but I sure want to! I'm a follower of both blogs and I've tweeted (@lynseynewton)

Thanks so much for the contest, DYING to read Matched! (Lucky enough to have read Linger so would let someone else win that)


Spav said...

Great contest. I would love to win these!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/16328666252


Ari said...

Okay I have done hte necessisites.
I know my chances are slim but my fingers are crossed.


Onge said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! I would love both of these books. I loved shiver and can't wait for linger!

Lauren said...

What an amazing contest! I'm really really looking forward to reading both of these. Also, I'm now a follower of both blogs.


Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

I followed the blogs. Thanks for the opportunity!

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/bookshopaholic/status/16358184268

- Dahlia

Jordan Deen said...

Follow, follow and tweeted! Great contest! Can't wait to read Linger! I <3 Sam!


Anne said...

Very cool! Thanks for the contest!

anne.n.kenny (at) gmail (dot) com

Jade said...

I'm in if it's open to internationals. I'm lusting after those two books something bad!



Travis said...

Awesome! I follow both blogs. :)


Erica Chapman said...

Awesome giveaway!! Two great books. Well, I've been a follower here and I am now following The Texas Sweethearts blog!!

Tweeted about it too... @ericawrites

Good Luck everyone ;o)

Michelle said...

Thanks for the contest! I now follow both blogs and I retweeted the contest link. My email is mtr@michellereynoso.com


Rachel said...

I would love to enter this comp! I am not sure if I am too late? I am not good with time zones.. anyway, my email is: andtheplotthickens@y7mail.com


And the plot thickens...

Allison said...

Great contest! I'm so excited for Matched.

readintothisblog (at) gmail (dot) com

Bee said...

Lemme win! Lemme win! Please lemme win!

I follow both blogs.


Meredith said...

I would love to read these!


Kare said...

Let me just say PERFECT contest! The two books I want more in the world than any others and they are both here. I am aching to read both !! You are amazing! I dont care who you are but I love you!!

I blogged about it

contact me at


Kare said...

So did you know that you are a MATCHmaker!!! hahahaha! You did great in pairing the two I can't wait for either. Like I said I ache for them!


Im following both blogs gladly