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

Thursday, August 19, 2010


There are those times at ALA when you manage to be first in the signing line for an author. These are the best, and I was fortunate enough to be for this week's giveaway:

VIRGIN TERRITORY by James Lecesne (EgmontUSA, Sept 2010)

From Amazon:

Virgin Territory explores the power of faith and our need to believe in miracles. Sixteen-year-old Dylan Flack is uprooted from his cozy life in New York City by the death of his mother of cancer the night before 9/ll. He finds himself transplanted to Jupiter, Florida, and in the chaos of the move discovers that his father has lost their treasured collection of family photos. Dylan feels that he has begun to lose the memory of his mother's face, and without access to those pictures of their past together, each day stretches darkly into a future without hope. Enter: the Virgin Club, a nomadic group of trailer kids whose mostly single parents drag them all over the country in search of sightings of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although not looking for membership in any club, Dylan falls in love with their leader, Angela, who believes that change occurs in direct proportion to desire and the willingness to take risks. In a series of misadventures and brushes with the law in what Dylan comes to think of as "virgin territory," she teaches Dylan to risk a future without his favorite parent. Miraculously his newfound courage leads to a long overdue confession from his father that brings them closer together and catapults Dylan into a future that holds more promise.

*Source of book: From publisher at ALA

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 27, 2010!

And don't forget:

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


Enter to win an ARC of GIRL PARTS by John Cusick


Michelle D. Argyle said...

I haven't heard of this one! Looks great! I'm a follower of both blogs and I'm just about to tweet about this. Thanks!

Sharli said...

Already on my wishlist :P
I follow both blogs and tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Entre_Libros/status/21631726832

Thank you!
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Miriam Forster said...

*follows PJ everywhere* *not in a creepy way*

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this one! Follow both your blogs! And will mention on Twitter! I'm @ixtumea.

Kim Baccellia

mariska said...

I haven't heard about this book. thank for the chance to win it :)

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

4) Tweeted : http://twitter.com/becunique/status/21633531767

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Cass said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I follow both blogs.
Also, linked via blog post. Check my blog post by visiting my blog... I haven't finished posting it up yet as I comment, and all these windows are cluttering my comp screen...

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Sherrie Petersen said...

This sounds wonderful and I love the cover!

GABY said...

First time I heard about this book!

Follow this blog and The Texas Sweethearts blog


Martina Boone said...

PJ, we love you. You give away books because you've got such a big heart. And the best part, you make the entries simple. Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend!

Kulsuma said...

Ooh, sounds awesome! It's quite an unusual/unique storyline I think.

I follow both blogs.


Unknown said...

Looks like a good read! Count me in!! I am a follower of both blogs!


Kemendraugh said...

Wow. The Virgin Club. :D I MUST read this!

I'm a follower!
kemendraugh at gmail dot com

Bidisha said...

Count me in!

I follow both blogs.

Vidisha said...

I follow both blogs!!
count me in


StephTheBookworm said...

Please enter me in. I follow both blogs.

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Honey said...

This one sounds interesting! I follow both blogs, enter me please :D

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Noemí said...

Hello, I follow both blogs.
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Monica said...

This is my first time hearing of this book but it sounds good!


Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of this book before. The story sounds great.

I follow both blogs.

Thank you for the giveaway.


Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I love teen male POV books. Please count me in. I follow both blogs. :)

Tore923 said...

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

Unknown said...

can't wait to read this book by actor and author James Lecesne. ....what a fabulous cover. Please enter me into the ARC contest tiselfar at visi dot com

C.R. Evers said...

love the cover! count me in!

Anonymous said...

Enter me for this one too, please:)
I follow both blogs. Thanks;)

Meredith said...

Sounds wonderful! Count me in!

I follow both blogs.

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Jessica said...

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) Comment on this blog post
4) Tweet http://twitter.com/TotalBookaholic/statuses/21804848298


Thanks for the contest! :)

Unknown said...

I follow both blogs! Thanks for the contest! :)


Cielo Azul said...

I hadn´t heard about this book, but sounds great!

Follow both blogs!


Take care,


Enbrethiliel said...


It sounds like a great story and I love the edgy cover. Please enter me in this giveaway. I am an old follower of both your blogs.

I'm going to put this giveaway up on my sidebar right now.


Read for your future! said...

Sounds awsome Please enter me
I have been afollower for a while.

Tore923 said...

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

Unknown said...

i follow both blogs!!