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

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Up for giveaway today is a book Alvina Ling (editor at Little, Brown) couldn't wait to tell us about at NCTE! It's the third novel from author Sean Beaudoin, and is just brand new on the shelves.

YOU KILLED WESLEY PAYNE by Sean Beaudoin (Little, Brown, February 1, 2011)

A fun book trailer, too!

From Amazon:

He's come to do a job.
A job that involves a body.
A body wrapped in duct tape found hanging from the goal posts at the end of the football field.

You Killed Wesley Payne is a truly original and darkly hilarious update of classic pulp-noir, in which hard-boiled seventeen year-old Dalton Rev transfers to the mean hallways of Salt River High to take on the toughest case of his life. The question isn't whether Dalton's going to get paid. He always gets paid. Or whether he's gonna get the girl. He always (sometimes) gets the girl. The real question is whether Dalton Rev can outwit crooked cops and killer cliques in time to solve the mystery of "The Body" before it solves him.

Sean Beaudoin (Going Nowhere Faster, Fade to Blue) evokes the distinctive voices of legendary crime/noir authors Dashiell Hammett and Jim Thompson with a little bit of Mean Girls and Heathers throwin in for good measure. It'll tease you, please you, and never ever leave you. Actually, that's not true. It's only a book. One that's going to suck you in, spit you out, and make you shake hands with the devil. Probably.

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

3) Also, if you've never won one of my contests, please tell me in the comments, and you'll get an extra entry!

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, March 4, 2011!


And don't forget I'm also giving away

ENTWINED by Heather Dixon (Greenwillow, March 29, 2011)

ANGELFIRE by Courtney Allison Moulton (Katherine Tegen/Harper, February 15, 2011)

SO SHELLY by Ty Roth (Delacorte, February 8, 2011)


Pam Harris said...

Okay, this book reminds me of the movie Brick, which I loved! Count me in on this giveaway. :)

Sarah said...

I've never won here before, but I've only started following a few months ago.....

This book looks great! Right up my alley!

Sarah Reads Too Much
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LindsayWrites said...

thanks for the contest!

never won any of yours before!


JerseyGirl22 said...

Nice giveaway! Count me in.

Jessica said...

i'm totally in! good luck, all!

Scoot said...

Thanks for the chance to win! seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

Birgit said...

And yet another book with an intriguing premise - so many boks, so little time!

Following on GFC!

Haven't won here before!

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

I follow you on GFC. I've never won anything on your blog yet :)

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Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Karen said...

Cool, following! Never won before either!


Diana said...

Beautiful trailer! Book sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway.
I am a follower as Diana
Haven't won here before

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Vivien said...

This sounds really good :)
+1 comment
+1 follower

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samantha35 said...

I have never won on your blog
follow via gfc

Jordyn said...

This book looks so good.

I've never won on your blog.

I follow via GFC.

Asenath said...

I'm a follower, please enter me!

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linda2060 said...

Love thetrailer and I really wanna read the book.
I'm a GFC follower.
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Aleksandra said...

This book sounds really good, so thanks for the opportunity :)

I'm a follower!


I haven't won before.

Miss Bookiverse said...

I'm a follower and I've never won any of your awesome contests. Please enter me :)


Carina Olsen said...

Ooh, this books sounds interesting :) Me want.
I am a follower, and I have never won from you before :)
Lots of love from Carina. ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

D.A. said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Merry Rachel Alice Sweet said...

Count me in as well. I've never won any of your giveaways. I'd tweet and blog about your event but both are private only I have access to them, but I'm your old follower. Thank you for an awesome giveaway.


TheGirlOnFire said...

This looks great!
+1 comment
+1 follower
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EVA SB said...

I love pulp-noir and this sounds like fun.

I follow this blog
I tweeted
I've never won one of your contests


Sharli said...

Count me in! Sounds like a great book :)
I'm a follower and I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/Entre_Libros/status/41649125539844096

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Danna (Friendly Reader) said...

I'm a follower and I've never won any of your contests.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Llehn said...

follower of both blogs.

i've never won anything here.


Beverly said...

Looks like a good one! Thanks for hosting! Please enter me. I have never won one of your contests.
I am a follower!

Happy reading!

alice priday said...

i have never won before. please enter me.
i love the sound of this book

Aleetha said...

I have never seen this book but in your blog. Sound interesting.

I am your blog follower.

I never win any giveaway in your blog. I hope my lucky charm works well this time

aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

thanks for the chance to win

I link the giveaway in my sidebar

Sophia the Writer said...

yay! You have such wonderful giveaways!

I've never won...

smileforidk:) said...

Thanks for this giveaway:)

I'm a GFC follower and I've never won any of your contests.


Mona said...

Sounds like a fun read. I enjoy books set in schools.
I'm a GFC(MonaG) follower and an email subscriber.

+1 never won any of your contestd

Silvy said...

Hi!! Enter me in this giveway, please!! I've never won here :(

Anita Yancey said...

I follow on GFC! Sounds like a good book, I'd love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

Never won.


Brooke said...

I'm a follower. Thanks so much!

+1 I've never won one of your contests before.


tearyeyedstars said...

Hi! I'm following on GFC (tearyeyedstars)

+1 blogged:
+1 tweeted:
+1 I've Never won any of your giveaways before ):

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

I am a GFC follower (new)

Have never won here.

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Jennifer said...

Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

+ never won before

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