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Monday, January 03, 2011

BLESSED by Cynthia Leitich Smith ARC Giveaway

Late last year, I got an ARC of this book and did a giveaway in case any of you remember, but guess what? I managed to get a second ARC! And guess who's lucky enough to have the chance to win it? Yes, you!

If you haven't read any books by Cynthia Leitich Smith, then I have to tell you: you are really missing out.

If you don't know Cynthia personally, then I have to tell you: you are really missing out.

I can't begin to say how *blessed* I am to count Cynthia Leitich Smith among my friends, and so in honor of the very soon and upcoming release of her newest paranormal novel, I'm offering up this ARC of it!

BLESSED by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Candlewick, January 25, 2011)

From Amazon:

With a wink and a nod to Bram Stoker, bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites the casts of Tantalize and Eternal in a delicious dark fantasy her fans will devour.

Quincie Morris, teen restaurateur and neophyte vampire, is in the fight of her life — or undeath.

Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love — the hybrid-werewolf Kieren — of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the seductive vampire-chef who “blessed” her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running.

She hires a more homespun chef and adds the preternaturally beautiful Zachary to her wait staff. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, Zachary soon reveals his true nature — and his flaming sword — and they hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it’s too late.

Even if they save the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie’s soul?

This book rocks!

Source of ARC: From publisher at NCTE

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

1) Follow this blog
2) 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, January 14, 2010!

And don't forget to enter to win an ARC of THE CURSE OF THE WENDIGO by Rick Yancey (Simon & Schuster, October 2010)


J. L. Jackson said...

I'd enjoy reading this book!

GFC Follower (J L Jackson)
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/YourJenJackson/status/22134185514762240

DreamyCowgirl @ hotmail.com

Lexie said...

I am a GFC follower (Lexie@BookBug)
I added this giveaway to my blog at http://thebookbug-hogan.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html
I tweeted the giveaway at http://twitter.com/?status=%52%54%20%40%70%6A%5F%68%6F%6F%76%65%72%20%52%4F%4F%54%53%20%49%4E%20%4D%59%54%48%3A%20%42%4C%45%53%53%45%44%20%62%79%20%43%79%6E%74%68%69%61%20%4C%65%69%74%69%63%68%20%53%6D%69%74%68%20%41%52%43%20%47%69%76%65%61%77%61%79%20%68%74%74%70%3A%2F%2F%62%69%74%2E%6C%79%2F%68%66%38%4B%4E%62#!/LexieBookBug/status/22134770230099969 (Sorry it's so long! I hate when Twitter does that!)


mariska said...

i haven't read any of Cynthia's books before. would love to win this !

+1 GFC Follow
+1 Comment

For extra entries:
+1 Tweeted : http://twitter.com/#!/becunique/status/22135975027150848

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Danna said...

Follower (adannabanana)
Thanks for the giveaway!
adannabanana at hotmail dot com

Jessi E. (The Elliott Review) said...

This book looks so good!

I am a follower.
I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/elliottreview/status/22137285499682816

Thanks for hosting!
jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com

Kelsey said...

Thank you so much for a second chance at winning this book! I follo your blog!

Kelsey O.
kopsahl48 AT gmail DOT com

meradeth said...

Loved the first two books, and would love to get my hands on the third! I'm a follower :)

Meredith said...

Sounds like this young vampire has a lot of problems on her hands!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

GFC follower

melissaburon said...

would love a copy of BLESSED! I follow your blog and am going to tweet about it! *waves* from Houston!

Writer Tessa said...

I'd love to win this book!

I follow your blog :)

My name is Patricia said...

Great Giveaway! Enter Please :)


Follower too :)

Anaiz said...

Ah I want to read this book!
GFC Follower (Anaiz)

Annie said...

thanks for the giveaway!
I'm a follower, If it is international please count me in !


Enchanted Ramblings said...

Hi P.J. I haven't read any of Cynthia Leitich Smith's books yet, so this book giveaway is a great chance for me to start. I'm now following you, Bloged about this contest and tweeted about this book giveaway too :) So Good luck everyone who's entering :)




Asenath said...

From the moment I saw the cover I wanted to read it. I can't wait!

I'm a follower.


Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

I'm a follower. Not sure if this giveaway is open to Canadians but thought I'd give it a go! Thanks :P


Book Monster said...

Ahh this look so awesome. Thanks for hosting :)
I'm a follower.

Vivien said...

Loving this series.
Blog follower

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Aleetha said...

I have been trying to search the excerpt of this book in Amazon, but I can't find any :(

GFC follower (Aleetha)


Blog post

aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

thanks for the giveaway

Llehn said...

I follow both blogs.


buddyt said...

I would love to get my hands on the ARC if the giveaway is open worldwide.

If so, please enter me.

Thank you.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

I am a Follower via GFC

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Incredible cover; Blessed sounds like a great read!

GFC follower :)

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

PJ, thanks so much for this giveaway! We've tweeted, blogged, and the whole nine yards!

graffkidlit at gmail dot com

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

I follow via GFC. Thanks for the giveaway.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2011/01/blessed-by-cynthia-leitich-smith-arc.html

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/22283322671501312

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Birgit said...

Awesome giveaway - would love to read the book!!
I'm following on GFC !
danaan at gmx dot at

Jessy said...

Thanks for the chance to win this. The cover is gorgeous.

I follow both blogs

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/22286403933044737

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Su said...

Yay, giveaways! And I'm a follower.

Shelly B said...

Love this giveaway! I am a GFC follower - Shelly B

Misha said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I follow both blogs.
Please enter me if this is International.Thanks!


Shelly B said...

Tweeted about it!!


Judit said...

Thank you very very much :)

I'm a GFC follower of both blogs

judittten at gmail dot com

Lisa_Gibson said...

I can't wait to read Blessed! Great giveaway. :)
I'm a GFC follower.
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'd love to win. Thanks for the contest.

♥Iffath said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway :)

I'm really looking forward to reading Blessed!!


Tore said...

I am a follower. Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

The Itzel Library said...

Thanks for the chance!

Follow both blogs :)


D.A. said...

I follow your blog. Would love to read this book!

dawhittemore22 at gmail dot com

Daph said...

I follow your blog
I LOVE to read

-petit said...

Beautiful cover!

gfc: -petit


Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/petit_sayumi/status/22389883825815552

Carol said...

Loved the first two books!! I'm dying to read this one!!

I'm a GFC follower of the blog ^^

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

I am a follower and I'd love a chance to win this book.



PringlesPalo said...

great summary and plot! would enjoy to read this :) kindly count me in :)
thanks! gfc - PringlesPalo

Hilary St. Laurent said...

I'd love to read this book!!

thanks for this giveaway!!!

xprettyxnxpunkx AT gmail DOT Com

(GFC follower!!

Jules@OneBookShy said...

This sounds like a really interesting book. I'd love a chance to read it.

Thanks for the giveaway.

onebookshy at yahoo dot com

samantha35 said...

great giveaway
follow via gfc

Teril said...
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Teril said...

I loved the previous two books. The characters just sucked me in with their stories. I cannot wait for blessed!


vmartinez said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've read Cynthia's books, huge fan! So I'm very excited for this-- fingers crossed!! :)

I'm a follower on your blog as well on twitter & I tweeted already!

Vanessa Martinez


donnas said...

Thanks for the chance!

Im a follower.

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/statuses/22880104942149633

bacchus76 at myself dot com

xlacrimax said...

I hope this is international?
If so count me in :)
GFC follower as xlacrimax

Marcie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't read this book. I'm a GFC follower

jecca said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

gfc follower!

jessica b

EVA SB said...

I'd love to read this - thanks for the giveaway.

I follow
I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/EVA_n_essence/status/23419942854463489


sdaugherty said...

I would love to read this book! Keeping fingers crossed that I win one!

justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

I'm a GFC follower.


PringlesPalo said...

i follow your blog via gfc: PringlesPalo
i'm intrigued by the vampire-ish plot on Blessed's synopsis :) always love 'em!

shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect. I adore Cynthia Leitich Smith and would love this! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/shala_darkstone/status/23715998704078848
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

Lynsey Newton said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this book! I only found out about it recently but I definitely want to read it!

I'm already following the site :)


Onge said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
gfc follower -Onge

Monica said...

Thanks for the contest! GFC Follower.


Sharli said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

I'm a follower and I tweeted here:

entrelibros_blog at hotmail.com

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Holy cow, PJ - look at all these comments! That is one gorgeous cover!! Either way, I can tell this is a book I'll have to read. :-)

mrso_d at yahoo dot com

windycindy said...

How exciting! This book is right down my alley...
I follow your blog via Google Friend
Many thanks, Cindi

windycindy said...

Again, many thanks to you!

sablelexi said...

Thank you for the giveaway.
I'm a GFC follower.
I tweeted the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/sablelexi/status/24559865829531649

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

MarionG said...

I'm a follower on GFC as MarionG.
I would love to read this book by Smith, a couple of friends have read her books and raved about it.

angie said...
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angie said...

This sounds like a great book! I would love to be entered.
I am a blog follower Angie Dubisher
I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/bangersis/status/24581487332429825

Brooke said...

I'd love to win, thanks so much! I'm a GFC follower (Brooke).


Miss Page-Turner said...

I am a GFC follower. Please enter me,too:)


ax20 said...

looks great!

WulfLuva said...

Giveme! Giveme!

follow as oreo_93
oreo_93 AT hotmail DOT com

Daph said...

Thank you:) I follow

Carol L. said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. That cover is beautiful.
I'm a GFC follower under Lucky47.
Please enter me as well.
Carol L

Two Chicks On Books said...

GFC follower Two Chicks on Books
RT'd it arnoldjaime13


Kailia Sage said...

Thanks for the chance! I follow both blogs via GFC!

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/KailiaSage/status/25767467221516288

twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I would love this book!

I'm a new follower!

Charlie said...

I love this book cover! Thanks for the chance to win.

+1 GFC follower
+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/bitsyblingbooks/status/25809481321418752

bitsyblingbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

Jaz Parks said...

Hi. Thanks!

I'm a GFC Follower! Jaz Parks


Thanks again

Jaz Parks said...

e-mail: dani dot prmr at hotmail dot com


Jaz Parks said...

e-mail: dani dot prmr at hotmail dot com


xxsquigglesxx said...

Please enter me! I follow.


Mithee (The Deranged Book Lovers) said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'm a GFC follower.

+1 http://twitter.com/somithee/status/25841926360010752

somithee at gmail dot com

Bookadicea said...

GFC Follower. thanks for this great giveaway! clarissa(dot)bulatao(at)yahoo(dot)com.

StephTheBookworm said...

Ooh, count me in please!

I'm a follower.

stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

Jessy said...

This cover is the best of the series. You can definitely count me in.

I follow
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/25909777942970368

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Lynossa (Deranged Book Lovers) said...

Thanks for the opportunity!
I'm a blog follower and I tweet in here: http://twitter.com/#!/LynossaDBL/status/25921857886625793


Heather (Book-Savvy) said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a long time follower. I subscribe by e-mail, too and this post never came through for some reason. I found the link on Twitter :) Happy Friday! Hmk10974 @ yahoo.com

Michele said...

This looks great (I love the cover)
I'm a follower (Michele)

I tweeted


debbie said...

I would love to read this. I am a gfc follower.

Devan said...

Wish I could have made it to NCTE this year.

I'm a follower


Saba M. said...

Seems very interesting! I would love to win it!

GFC Follower: Saba


MadamMarsee said...

im a GFC follower! Missmarsee
This cover art is amazing!


andii* said...

love it!
i would love to read this book!
i'm in :D
+1 tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/andrea_sm2/status/25997312002105344
+1 announce in my blog:

Misty said...

If you get this comment twice, I'm sorry. I got an error message, so here goes take 2:

I can't wait to read this book when it comes out (or sooner, I guess, if I win!)
Thanks for the chance!

GFC follower (Misty)

mbradenwf [AT} gmail [DOT] com

Teril said...

The first two books in the series were just fantastic! I cannot wait for blessed.
Thank you for the giveaway.
terilhack AT gmail DOT com

tabbylewis said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I am a GFC follower.

tabbylewis (AT) hotmail.com

Jessica M said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I'm a GFC follower (Jessica M.)

jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

Uniquely Moi Books said...

I would love this book! GFC follower! uniquelymoibooks(at)att(dot)net

polly said...

follow gfc publicly
would love to read this book!

Julie S said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a GFC follower.


Spav said...

Count me in, please!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/26118033890086912


Karen said...

+1 GFC following!


Nicole said...

Is there still time to enter? Gfc follower. nicolebang@gmail.com

Alyssa said...

Sounds great! I'd love to read this.

GFC Follower


FairyWhispers said...

would love to read this,

am a follower via GFC





Aik said...

1) Follow this blog
2) I'd love to enter!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...



aikychien at yahoo dot com

Lora1967 said...

I am a follower please enter me in your contest. I am a GFC Follower Lora1967

Lora1967 said...

I retweeted this giveaway

kjovus - my life with books said...

follower :)

tetewa said...

I'm a follower! tWarner419@aol.com

winnie said...

Count me in, thanks!

GFC follower


Taffy said...

Love the cover! Now I really want to read it!

Aimee said...

I'd love to read and review this book. Thanks for the chance to win.
I follow your blog.
brandonaimee AT gmail DOT com

Angela Sharp said...

Looking forward to reading this book, thanks for the chance to win it.
GFC follower

IdentitySeeker said...

Been meaning to read this book!
1)GFC Follower(Identity Seeker)
2)Posted this comment
+1 Tweeted at: http://twitter.com/#!/SweetNSensible


Carol L. said...

Cynthia is a new to me Author. Her covers are beautiful. But I'm intrigued now and her books are on my TRL. I certainly don't want to be the only one missing out on great reads. :)
I'm a GFC follower under Lucky47.
Carol L

Bella said...

GFC follower - Marie Kacerosky

I tweeted this contest:

Thanks for the chance to win this awesome looking book!


Mare/TommyGirl said...

follow on GFC as TommyGirl

tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot)c

jc said...

Love the paranormal, rocks my world! Thanks for the giveaway.