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Thursday, September 30, 2010


So I mentioned earlier this week that for the next two weeks, I'm featuring some of Austin's best. These are four of the best books you could hope to read this fall/winter. Seriously!

Second on our list of the Superhot Austin Authors Giveaway is...

ALIEN INVASION AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES by Brian Yansky (Candlewick, October 2010)

Fans of science fiction or not are going to love this book. It's smart and serious and funny in all the right places. And it also has a fantastic book trailer to really get you in the mood!

From Amazon:

A polite race of telepathic killer aliens, a ten-second world conquest, and one teenage boy collide in this wry, gutsy adventure.

Jesse is in history class when a formidable, efficient race of aliens quietly takes over the earth in less time than it takes him to brush his teeth. Most humans simply fall asleep and never wake up. In moments, everyone Jesse knows and loves is gone, and he finds that he is now a slave to an inept alien leader. On the bright side, Jesse discovers he’s developing telepathic powers, and he’s not the only one. Soon he’s forging new friendships and feeling unexpectedly hopeful. When a mysterious girl appears in his dreams, talking about escaping, Jesse begins to think the aliens may not be invincible after all. But if Jesse and his friends succeed, is there anywhere left to go? Brian Yansky offers a funny, grim novel packed with everything boys and sci-fi fans love: aliens, humor, action, and a healthy dose of triumph.

Source of ARC: From publisher at TLA (I actually have 2 to give away)

For your chance to win this 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, October 8, 2010!

And don't forget:

Enter to win an ARC of BRAINS FOR LUNCH by K. A. Holt

Enter to win an ARC of THE NECROPOLIS by PJ Hoover

Enter to win an ARC of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis


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Solvang Sherrie said...

I didn't realize he lived in Austin! I've been eager to read this book :)

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