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Sunday, July 18, 2010


For all of you who *loved* BEAUTIFUL CREATURES as much as I did, this ARC giveaway is for you! Yes, I'm giving away and ARC of

BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Little, Brown, October 2010)

From Amazon:

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

For your chance to win this awesome ARC, all you need to do is:

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!

The contest will run through midnight on Friday July 30, 2010!

And don't forget:

Enter to win an ARC of GUARDIAN OF THE GATE by Michelle Zink!


GABY said...

I follow both blog!


Kelly said...

Thanks for the cool contest! That would be one awesome ARC to win!

Karen said...

I'm in, please! I follow both blogs and would love to win this one.

Onge said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!! I follow both blogs. I liked the first one. Can't wait for this one!

Jen said...

Yay how fun to win this!!! I'd love to so count me in! I follow both blogs and I'm commenting :)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, would love to win! I follow both blogs!

throuthehaze said...

I follow both!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I follow everything. Both blogs and your twitters. You really keep us informed.

Tegan said...

Follow both blogs!


This is the comment on this post.

https://twitter.com/Tegan19/status/18845125701 Tweet Tweet.


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AtenRa said...

Thanks!Cool contest!!

I follow both blogs.


geemoney02 said...

I follow both blogs and I tweeted about it (GE0RGiE_P0RGiE):


Awesome ARC to win!! So excited!!


Sharon K. Mayhew said...

It sounds like a good book, PJ. :) Have a great weekend!

Vidisha said...

I follow both the blogs...


ChickLitGirl said...
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Lena said...

I follow both blogs!

+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Lena1xoxo/status/18851096602

*crosses fingers*


Chloe said...

I follow both blogs, and I can't wait to read this!!


Travis said...

I follow both blogs!

ylime1981 said...

I follow both blogs and would love to win this one!

Emily ebdye1(at)gmail

Lizzie said...

I'm now following both blogs, and I just tweeted about it:


AWESOME contest. This is one of my most anticipated books of 2010 =D


Meredith said...

I'd love to read this!

I follow both blogs.

Thanks for the contest!

Ashley's Bookshelf said...

I follow both blogs.


Heather (Book-Savvy) said...

I can't wait to read this! I've been trying to get Beautiful Creatures back from my 13yo for 2 months now so I can re-read it (need an Ethan fix). I follow both blogs and Tweeted (@HeatherKegler). E-mail is heathermarie@live.com. I'll be making wishes on the stars until you announce the winner!

Gail said...

This one is mine! Mine, I say!

Tore said...

I am a follower of both blogs. Sounds like a great book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

KM said...

I'm a follower of both, and I put a link to your contest in my sidebar...if that counts as blogging about it??? Would love to win :)


Breanne said...

I follow both blogs and I'm actually reading Beautiful Creatures right now!

bmweida at yahoo dot com

Spav said...

Count me in, please. I follow both blogs.

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/18865017743
Blog Post: http://fictionkingdom.blogspot.com/2010/07/international-contest-sunday-13.html


a_hoffman79 said...

I follow both blogs already! Thanks for yet another great contest!


ahoffman1979 at gmail dot com

gem-gem said...

i follow both blogs...Beautiful Creatures is one of my all time fav books...Count me in!!!!!!!!!!!

gem-gem said...

My email is catcher-gemma@hotmail.com

C.R. Evers said...

I'm a follower of both blogs! pick me! pick me!!! ;0)

Thnx for the contest!


Heather said...

I followed both blogs & I tweeted


Melissa said...

I follow both blogs! Thanks for the chance to win and read Beautiful Darkness. :)

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/YABookShelf/status/18872040061

Anonymous said...

I get both blogs via email. As others, this is a book that I definitely wish to win.

Mary Brebner said...

Follower! Loved Beautiful Creatures--can't wait to read Beautiful Darkness.


bkobsessed17 said...

I follow both blogs! I can't wait to get my hands on this book!
Tweet: https://twitter.com/bkobsessed17/status/18874832136


Verbenabeth said...

Follow both and would love to win! :) Thanks for the chance!


loves2read said...

I follower both blogs and would love to win.

dor said...

Follow this blog and Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog.....dor
I already read Beautiful Creatures. I really want to read this.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

dor said...


dorcontest at gmail dot com

Llehn said...

I follow both blogs.


sara_g said...

I followed both blogs. This would be such a great arc to win.

Candace said...

WANT! I follow both blogs!
Tweet: http://twitter.com/candacemom2two/status/18878995797
candace_redinger at yahoo dot com

Thanks for the giveaway!

brandileigh2003 said...

follow both

blogged: http://blkosiner.blogspot.com/2010/07/win-beautiful-darkness-at-roots-in-myth.html

tweeted: http://twitter.com/brandileigh2003/status/18880261804

angelatarantula said...

I follow both blogs
extra entries:
1) Blog link: http://freadomfans.blogspot.com/p/contests-and-giveaways.html
2) Tweeted: http://twitter.com/wefreadom/status/18880825172

thanks for the giveaway!
angela z

Khadija said...

Cool contest, i've really wanted to read this one!!

Please count me in :D

fraijikhadija (AT) hotmail.com

Little_Dhampir91 said...

I follow both blogs! Can't wait to read this book!



Trini said...

I want this book so bad!
I follow both blogs and twittered at http://twitter.com/booklovereview. Thanks for the giveaway!


Anonymous said...

Ahhh, Beautiful Creatures is amazing ! Thank you for giving away the sequel !

I follow both blogs !

+1 Tweet:

Thank you !


Asenath said...

I follow both blogs :)

arallison at gmail dot com

Natalie Aguirre said...

I follow both blogs. I don't blog or tweet but posted it on Facebook. Thanks for the contest.

Max said...

i follow both blogs thanks for this awesome contest.


Anonymous said...

I follow both blogs! thanks for the giveaway.


Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

I follow both! You are killing me with these ARCs PJ!!! ;o)

please enter me in the giveaway!


Visit My Kingdom Anytime

My name is Patricia said...

Enter please!
Follow both blogs :)
Great Contest!!


lia10 said...

i follow both blogs too!
this is a great giveaway. thank you.


Tore said...

I follow both blogs. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Tore said...

I follow both blogs. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Precious said...

Oh my God. I so want to covet this book. I follow both blogs!

Only include me if this is open internationally!


Kemendraugh said...

I want this book a lot, and I follow both blogs!
*crosses fingers*

kemendraugh at gmail dot com

Bee said...

I follow both blogs.
*fingers crossed tight*


Lauren said...

I follow both blogs!

Thanks for the contest! I'm dying to read this one. :)


Celeste said...

I loved Beautiful creature and can't wait to read this one!
I'm a follower of both blogs!


Chelsea said...

Thanks for this contest! I loved Beautiful Creatures, I'm extremely excited for Beautiful Darkness.

I already follow both blogs, and I tweeted about the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/chelseafought/status/18941334122

I've also written about the giveaway on my blog here: http://www.dreamincolour.org/?p=303

Here's my contact info: cmfought(at)gmail(dot)com

Thank you!

Malbebe said...

I'm following both blogs!

I also blog posted about this giveaway here:


Monica said...

Following both blogs!

Here's a blog post:


bclement412 said...

follwo both blogs!!

Hali said...

I follow both blog; enter me please!!

Michelle said...

Please enter me in this contest, I would love to win..

I follow this blog and the other one, you said.

Also, I bloged about this.


and twitted.


email me here


Chas @ LLL Reviews said...


i would love to be entered.


i follow both blogs. Also, I posted a link on my blog sidebar:

Thank you!

FionaChan said...

followed both and commenting! :D

+1 http://fionalevesque.blogspot.com/2010/07/pjhoover-beautiful-darkness.html

+1 http://twitter.com/FionaChan/statuses/18995720328

Leah said...

1)I follow this blog.
2)I follow the Texas Sweethearts blog.
3)I'm commenting on this blog ;)

The extras...
1)I blogged about the contest http://lifeisourstobespent-notsaved.blogspot.com/2010/07/awesome-contest.html
2)I tweeted about the contest https://twitter.com/leah_93/status/19005946712

You can contact me at leah_93@live.ca

Thanks so much for this awesome contest! :)

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower (Google Friend) of both blogs


Jessy said...

Great giveaway!

I follow both blogs

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/19014072653

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Sara M said...

Great contest! I follow both.

Sara M

Enna Isilee said...

I follow both!

Blogged about it:

Tweeted about it:

Enna Isilee

Merry Rachel Alice Sweet said...

i'm an old follower of both blogs. and i posted on my blog.

email: focuscrown@hotmail.com

Marcia said...

Oooh! I'd love to win this. I follow both blogs.

marcia at marciahoehne dot com.

Infertility Goddess said...

I follow both blogs and would love to be entered for this ARC contest.


Enbrethiliel said...


I'm a new follower of both blogs. Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

altaemoeniaRomae [at] gmail [dot] com

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

Tweeting this, putting it in our favorite posts share roll, and a putting it into our Friday round-up! We definitely follow both blogs. <3333

Martina & Marissa

Linna (21 ♡ pages) said...

Gah, can't believe I haven't entered this yet! I'd love to read this-- I want to know what happens after Beautiful Creatures so badly.

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/rainpatches/status/19102764364
Blog post - http://21pages.blogspot.com/2010/07/some-contests.html

Now, to cross my fingers..!


Anonymous said...

I follow both blogs!

tweeted: http://twitter.com/KailiaSage/status/19228021950

e-mail is on profile!

Ekta said...

I follow both blogs. Thanks for the giveaway!

ekta.p7 [at] gmail [dot] com

misha1989 said...

Hey I follow both the blogs. Please enter me if this is international. Thank you ! I would love love love to read the book.
I made 2 separate posts about the giveaway on Goodreads.


A Life Bound By Books said...

I follow both blogs! Oh, how I want this book so bad!! Enter me please :)))

alifeboundbybooks at hotmail dot com

thanks SO much for the contest!

brendajean said...

I follow both blogs and would LOVE to win this book :)


Mandarina said...

I follow both blogs =)

My mail: noemisapi@gmail.com



twitted: https://twitter.com/noemisapi/status/19347833495

thanks for the contest!

bookaholic said...

I madly want to win this one!
I follow both the blogs
Tweeted- http://twitter.com/Debasmitadhar/status/19352546725
Sidebar link- http://bookaholicsoye.blogspot.com/ (under 'Contests' in the right sidebar)

Thank you so much!

Missmagic188 said...

I followed both blogs!
I commented!

blogged: http://missmagic188.blogspot.com/2010/07/beautiful-darkness-giveaway-roots-in.html

Tweet: http://twitter.com/zina188/status/19357462913

not sure if it counts but I side barred it. Same blog.

Thanks so much!!


Annie said...

Hey!! Here I go again!! Signing in!
Thanks a lot!!

*Astrid A.* said...

Following both blogs! =)

Tweet: http://twitter.com/AstridAR/status/19368057127

My email is: astrid_triatlon@hotmail.com

Thank you =) =)

Jessica said...

I'm following both blogs, and I also tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/jeskuhbs/status/19374395398

my email is jessicaborash (at) gmail (dot) com

Misty (Mistys Book Mess) said...

Thanks for the comp. I follow and I put a link to the comp on my blog sidebar under 'giveways' http://mistysmess.blogspot.com/

The Itzel Library said...

This book is awesome. Please count me. Thanks for the contest!

I follow both blogs

Email: itzel_library@hotmail.com

Best wishes


Rasberryswrlgirl said...

I follow both blogs and would love to be entered.

donnas said...

Thanks for the chance!

I follow both blogs.

Tweet - http://twitter.com/DonnaS1/statuses/19472696028

Post and sidebar - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/2010/07/contest-links-for-724.html

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Breanne said...

I follow both blogs and would love to win!

bmweida at yahoo dot com

Sharli said...

Loved BC! I can't wait to read the next book in the series :)
I follow both blogs.

Thank you!
entrelibros_blog at hotmail.com

reneeft86 said...

I follow and enjoy both blogs immensely. So detailed, informative and fun!


Miss Bookiverse said...

Please enter me if this is international!
I'm a follower of both blogs.
Contact: bookoholiker AT gmail DOT com

Riya said...

Thanks for the awesome contest!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/riyaax3/status/19580080084

Contact: foshox3@live.ca

Louisse said...

I follow both blogs.
I tweeted this contest:
(link) http://twitter.com/louisse_ang
I blogged about the contest:
(link) http://www.louisseang.blogspot.com/
My e-mail address:
Thanks, for this super awesome contest! I'm sure everybodies psyched for Beautiful Darkness! :) Thanks again! :)
Lots of Love, ~Louisse A.

Anonymous said...

I follow both blogs.

Please enter me in this contest, this book sounds so intriguing,


Hilary St. Laurent said...

I follow both blogs!! This book sounds great!

xprettyxnxpunkx AT gmail DOT com

Pink said...

Beauitful Darkness sounds intriguing! Count me in please! :)

I am a follower of both blogs and you can reach me at luvpinkpanther@gmail.com

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

I can't stop trying to win Beautiful Darkness!

Following here and TSweethearts!

Sandy! said...

Hello! I follow both blog!

tweet: http://twitter.com/sandymanga/status/19696539739

sandymanga @ hotmail . es

MannaB said...

I hope this is as great as the first one!


Chantel said...

I'm following both blogs!
cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

Chantel said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/cityslicker127/status/19767686665

cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

reneeft86 said...

I follow both blogs and enjoy them immensely. Your giveaways are so generous, and with such brilliant content - exciting!!!


Anonymous said...

Of course, you know like the rest of the world, I would like to win the ARC of Beautiful Darkness. It would be the thrill of my life. I follow your blog, get your email, and Twitter (Chorkie). I would feel so lucky to win.
June Morgan

Nikki said...

Followed both!

Audrey said...

Following both blogs. Thanks for the giveaway!