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

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Up for grabs this week is a signed ARC from John Cusick of his debut novel (he's also a literary agent, btw). I had the pleasure of meeting John at BEA when he was signing at the Candlewick booth and was thrilled to get this amazing ARC which was just released this week!

GIRL PARTS by John Cusick (Candelwick, Aug 2010)

And here's an amazing book trailer for the book!

From Amazon:

What happens when a robot designed to be a boy’s ideal “companion” develops a will of her own? A compulsively readable novel from a new talent.

David and Charlie are opposites. David has a million friends, online and off. Charlie is a soulful outsider, off the grid completely. But neither feels close to anybody. When David’s parents present him with a hot Companion bot designed to encourage healthy bonds and treat his “dissociative disorder,” he can’t get enough of luscious redheaded Rose — and he can’t get it soon. Companions come with strict intimacy protocols, and whenever he tries anything, David gets an electric shock. Parted from the boy she was built to love, Rose turns to Charlie, who finds he can open up, knowing Rose isn’t real. With Charlie’s help, the ideal “companion” is about to become her own best friend. In a stunning and hilarious debut, John Cusick takes rollicking aim at internet culture and our craving for meaningful connection in an uberconnected world.

*Source of book: From publisher at BEA

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, August 20, 2010!

And don't forget:

Enter to win an ARC of VORDAK THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE by Scott Seegert


Enter to win an ARC of THE EXILED QUEEN by Cinda Williams Chima


Monica said...

I'm very excited for this book! It looks so good! Thanks for having this giveaway!

Mandarina said...

I follow both blogs.

I twitted: http://twitter.com/librosconalma/status/20996053685

mail: noemisapi@gmail.com

thank you for the giveaway!

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

Tricia, loved the blog this morning. So fun and cool to see all those authors!

You know us- tweeted, will include in round-up tomorrow, follow...

Thanks so much!

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Kelsey said...

Count me in! Looks like an interesting read!! Thank you


MarjoleinBookBlog said...

Looks like an exciting new book! Im a new follower of this blog and the texas sweethearts!

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Abhishek Duggal said...

I follow both blogs via GFC!

Thanks for the opportunity!

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Jessica said...

I follow both blogs. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/jeskuhbs/status/20997502670

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

sounds pretty interesting!

Meredith said...

This one sounds like a fun read!

I follow both blogs.

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Vidisha said...

Follow this blog
Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
Great Giveaway!!!


JSavant said...

I follow both blogs! :)

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Michikit said...

I follow both blogs and I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/AminaBlack/status/21000625468 and if it counts just a little I posted on the sidebar on the left: http://aminablack.blogspot.com/

My mail: kaguya2000[at]gmail[dot]com

Kare said...

Great giveaway thx!
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Kaya said...

I follow both blogs!


Is this international?

Great contest!:)

geemoney02 said...

Even if I don't win this, I'm gonna check it out. Sounds good.


The Itzel Library said...

Sounds great!

I follow both blogs

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Anna said...

I've heard so much buzz about this book! I follow both blogs. :-)

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Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

That sounds really interesting and fun!

lanakapana010 said...

I follow both blogs.

I tweeted:

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!


Christa said...

Enter me please!
Of course, Follower of both blogs.
Tweeted. : ) http://twitter.com/wordsrollon/status/21016400394

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throuthehaze said...

I follow both blogs
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Miriam S. Forster said...

Me, me! :)

Anonymous said...

I follow both blogs!

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Jessy said...

I follow both blogs

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/21028696649

Thanks for another great giveaway!


Sharli said...

Sounds like a cool book! And the cover is pretty funny too :P
Thank you for the giveaway! I follow both blogs and tweeted here:

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Llehn said...

I follow both blogs.


C.R. Evers said...

love the sound of it! And the cover. Count me in!!!!

Celeste said...

I follow both blogs!!!


Kemendraugh said...

Hah! LOVE the cover!
I'm a follower of both.

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Brittany Landgrebe said...

Oooh, I've been wanting to read this! It just looks so INTERESTING. Thanks for the giveaway!

I follow both blogs, and tweeted: http://twitter.com/BLandgrebe/status/21067904633



Anonymous said...

Oooh, haha this book looks interesting! Thank you for giving it away :)

Following both !
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/DreamBelieve3/status/21070197549

Thank you again!


StephTheBookworm said...

Awesome! I follow both blogs.

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Miss Bookiverse said...

I'd love to win this *__*

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Carol Felipe said...

This book seems really fun!! Thanks for this giveaway!!

e-mail: carolfds2@yahoo.com.br

I follow both blogs, and I twited here: https://twitter.com/carolfelipe/status/21081919496

Tore said...

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

Max said...

I am very excited and really looking forward to this book it's cover and summary is creative . I am a follower of both awesome blogs thanks so much for the chance and giveaway.


Asenath said...

Looks interesting!

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GABY said...

I'm a follower of both blogs


misha1989 said...

Please enter me if this is international. I follow both blogs.


Louisse said...

Hi! Thanks for the great contest! :)

Louisse said...

Oh and I'm a follower of both blogs~ :)

EVA SB said...

This is the first time I've seen this book. Looks interesting.

I follow this blog
I follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
I tweeted


Liz. R said...

Ooh, sounds awesome! Very different but looks like a funnny, light read. Thanks for the giveaway :).

I'm a follower of both blogs!


Bee said...

I'm really looking forward to this book!

I follow both blogs.

infertility goddess said...

What a unique book.
I follow both blogs

Pam said...

What an interesting book. Would love to read it.

baddict17 said...

I'm really excited for this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

I follow both blogs. My tweet: http://twitter.com/baddict17/status/21375455122

FionaChan said...

follower of both blogs and commenting

1. blog post: http://fionalevesque.blogspot.com/2010/08/pjhoover-girl-parts.html
2. http://twitter.com/FionaChan/statuses/21416765937

thank you :D
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Honey said...

I saw this book at the book store and it looked REALLY good! Thanks for the giveaway :D I follow both blogs.

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Natasha said...

Awesome giveaway! Count me in!

I follow both blogs!


Jordyn said...

Woo, awesome giveaway! I'm a follower of Texas Sweethearts. :)

Anonymous said...

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