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Tuesday, December 06, 2011


I'm thrilled to offer up for giveaway today two books by authors I adore. Both Cynthia Leitich Smith and Jessica Lee Anderson are fellow Austin authors and friends, and I love when they have new stories to share! So here's your chance to win a book from each of them!

An ARC of DIABOLICAL by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Candlewick, January 24, 2012)
(I'm mid-reading this one, so the review will be forthcoming!)

A paperback of CALLI by Jessica Lee Anderson (Milkweed Editions, September 2011)
(Read my write-up on CALLI here.)

From Amazon:

Prepare for a hell of a ride as Cynthia Leitich Smith calls on characters from her previous novels - and conjures up new ones - for a climactic showdown.

When "slipped" angel Zachary and his werewolf pal, Kieren, arrive under suspicious circumstances to a mysterious New England boarding school, they quickly find themselves in a hellish lockdown with an intriguing assortment of secretive, hand-picked students. Plagued by demon dogs, hallucinatory wall d├ęcor, a sadistic instructor, and a legendary fire-breathing monster, will they somehow manage to escape? Or will the devil have his due? Best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites heroes from the previous three novels in the Tantalize Series - including Zachary's girl, Miranda, and Kieren's love, Quincie - along with a fascinating cast of all-new characters for a suspenseful, action-packed clash between the forces of heaven and hell.

Fifteen-year-old Calli has just about everything she could want in life—two loving moms, a good-looking boyfriend, and a best friend who has always been there for support. An only child, Calli is excited when her parents announce that they want to be foster parents. Unfortunately, being a foster sister to Cherish is not at all what Calli expected. First Cherish steals Calli’s boyfriend, then begins to pit Calli’s moms against one another, and she even steals Calli’s iPod. Tired of being pushed around and determined to get even, Calli steals one of Cherish’s necklaces. But this plan for revenge goes horribly awry, and Cherish ends up in juvenile detention.

Isolating herself from her moms, her boyfriend, and even her best friend, Calli wrestles with her guilt and tries to figure out a way to undo the damage she’s caused. When her moms are asked to take on another foster child, Calli sees an opportunity to make amends for her past mistakes.

Funny, moving, and emotionally rich, Calli is a portrait of an endearing young woman caught between adolescence and adulthood, striving to do the right thing even when all of her options seem wrong.

This contest will run through Saturday, December 17, 2011.

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Heather said...

These both look fantastic! I'll be checking them out even if I don't win. :)

Victoria said...

I've read the other books so I'd love to read this and see how the two come together. Will enter tomorrow when I have access to my computer :). Thanks.