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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Happy SOLSTICE Release Day! It's a Giveaway of Epic Proportions!

It's finally here! SOLSTICE, my debut young adult novel, releases today! Woot! Woot!

So yes, I am totally going to the bookstore to look for it on the shelves. And I am going to celebrate big!



I am so thankful to all the people who have made this day possible. SOLSTICE is a book I love, and I could not have done it without you all!

In honor of the release of SOLSTICE...

I AM GIVING AWAY 42 BOOKS!

Why 42?
Because it's the answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything, so it only seems right.

42 Books!
Twinkies and Girl Scout Cookies!
6 Winners!




I divided the books into 6 groups of 7 books a piece. That means there are six chances to win!

Each group has:
  • 7 books, including 2 books by one author
  • 1 Tasty Treat
  • 1 Swag collection featuring postcards and 6 SOLSTICE character trading cards
  • 2 Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels buttons: 1 sweetheart and 1 scoundrel

GROUP 1:


1 Box of 10 Twinkies*
1 Awesome Swag Set
Original paperback of SOLSTICE back before it was edited by Tor
Signed hardcover of INVISIBILITY by David Levithan and Andrea Cremer (yes, signed by both authors)
ARC of RAGS & BONES by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
ARC of TEMPEST by Julie Cross
Hardcover of VORTEX by Julie Cross
Signed Paperback of THE MARBURY LENS by Andrew Smith
ARC of EVERNEATH by Brodi Ashton


GROUP 2:


1 box of 10 Twinkies*
1 Awesome Swag Set
Signed ARC of SCORCHED by Mari Mancusi
ARC of SHARDS & ASHES by Melissa Marr, Kelly Armstrong, Veronica Roth, and Kami Garcia
ARC of HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire
ARC of TIMEPIECE by Myra McEntire
ARC of UNRAVEL ME by Tahrerah Mafi
Signed Hardcover of DOOMED by Tracy Deebs
ARC of BREATHE by Sarah Crossan


GROUP 3:


1 Box of Girl Scout Thanks a Lot cookies
1 Awesome Swag Set
ARC of SHADOWS by Robin McKinley
ARC of SERAPHINA by Rachel Hartman
Paperback of REALITY ALI by Christine Marcniniak
Paperback of RIPTIDE by Lindsey Scheibe
Paperback of DEAR TEEN ME edited by E. Kristin Anderson and Miranda Kenneally
Paperback of BUT I LOVE HIM by Amanda Grace
Paperback of IN TOO DEEP by Amanda Grace


GROUP 4:


1 Box of Girl Scout Thanks a Lot cookies
1 Awesome Swag Set
ARC of SCHOOL SPIRITS by Rachel Hawkins
Signed Paperback of THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass
ARC of THE ELITE by Kiera Cass
Paperback of CALLI by Jessica Lee Anderson
Signed Paperback of SWEET VENOM Tera Lynn Childs
ARC of ETIQUETTE AND ESPIONAGE by Gail Carringer
ARC of HEMLOCK by Kathleen Peacock



GROUP 5:


1 Box of Girl Scout Thanks a Lot cookies
1 Awesome Swag Set
ARC of ASHES ON THE WAVES by Mary Linsdey
ARC of BURN BRIGHT (DARK STAR) by Bethany Frenette
ARC of SHADOWLANDS by Kate Brian
ARC of HEREAFTER by Kate Brian
Signed Paperback of FIRELIGHT by Sophie Jordan
Signed Paperback of THE FARM by Emily McKay
ARC of IF I SHOULD DIE by Amy Plum



GROUP 6:


1 Box of Girl Scout Thanks a Lot cookies
1 Awesome Swag Set
ARC of FERAL NIGHTS by Cynthia Leitich Smith
ARC of GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson
ARC of CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson
ARC of GILT by Katherine Longshore
ARC of THE LEGACY OF TRIL: SOULBOUND by Heather Brewer
Paperback of ONYX by Jennifer Armentrout
ARC of GODDESS by Josephine Angelini


*Okay, so the Twinkies are past their expiration date! If you win this set and prefer Girl Scout Cookies, please let me know!

*****

It's easy to win! Two things to note...

1) This giveaway is open until 12:01 am on July 3, 2013
2) Book prizes are US only.

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

80 comments:

The Whisky Dad said...
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Molly Harris said...

My son and I are really looking forward to reading this! We have read all of The Forgotten Worlds series and really liked them. He also enjoyed meeting you at his school this year.

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Rebecca Harwell said...

Congratulations!!!

Aisling said...

I can't wait for Solstice! I have nothing to read (lies!) so I'll have to enter the contest when I have internet access back ;) apparently the phone isn't a fan of the rafflecopter.

Sally said...

Congrats and thanks for the chance to win. Awesome giveaway!

Tiffany Rarrick said...

I'm new to your writing and even if I don't win I got great book to read!! How in the world did you get those Twinkies they are my fav and have not had any in soooo long! Thanks for the giveaway.

Wren Foss said...

I'm excited to get caught up on my reading

Anne said...

I'm moving next month, so it's a working summer for me. Once that's done, I'll relax in air conditioned splendor and read until my eyeballs dry out.

Mallory Matney said...

I am looking forward to all of the amazing new books and the Vampire Diaries Convention in Dallas!

tammy216 said...

Congrats on Solstice! I'm looking forward to long days at the beach :)

evrythngzen said...

Congratulations!!! So exciting!!! I am looking forward to a vacation (I work about 75hrs a week so a vacation is amazing)! Not just any vacation though, a trip to SDCC. Woo hoo!!!

Angela Brown said...

WHOA!

That IS and epic giveaway, expired Twinkies and all!!!

Happy Release Day :-)

Paige Schwartz said...

I am really looking forward to reading over the summer for what time I have left before going to college. I hope I still have time to read then. Books>Homework!

Paige Schwartz said...

I am really looking forward to reading over the summer for what time I have left before going to college. I hope I still have time to read then. Books>Homework!

Caroline said...

I am looking forward to catching up on tv shows, playing video games, and reading books!

storyqueen said...

Awesome giveaway! And I am so happy for you!! Yay for Solstice!!

Marie said...

I am looking forward to all of my summer reading! Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

Holy awesome giveaway! So excited for Solstice!!

Christine said...

I'm really looking forward to the warm weather and a whole bunch of books released these couple of months, like Siege and Storm and Rules of Summer.

Hi Its Nicki Cheung said...

Thank you for the giveaway!! :)

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I can't believe Solstice is out there! Congrats, PJ! You deserve all kinds of success.

Tonnelle Driesen said...

I just moved, so this summer I am looking forward to exploring my new place.

Victoria Zumbrum said...

Vacation and reading.

Tiffany Drew said...

Besides reading a TON of books, I'm looking to an epic badminton tournament with my family :) Thank you!!`

SA Larsenッ said...

PJ, you have outdone yourself! This is just amazing. Congratulations!!! The cover of the book is just gorgeous. So thrilled for you.

Linda Kish said...

I am looking forward to great air conditioning and some good books to read.

mimo15 said...

I'm looking forward to reading and working at the summer camp i help at every summer!

mimo15 said...

I'm looking forward to reading and working at the summer camp i help at every summer!

Katy Manck, MLS said...

Looking forward to reading, resting, and reading! Congrats on your "book birthday"

cwexy said...

Every summer I look forward to the same things: Sun, pool time, reading, reading while floating in the pool. Yeah, summer - and thanks PJ, for a wonderful addition to my poolside reading list!

Jessi said...

Awesome giveaway! You made really fun and enticing prize packages! I love books in this genre and am always happy to support debut authors. Much success to you!

Sarah S said...

Congrats!
I'm looking forward to swimming this summer.
Thank you. (=

Cici said...

Congratulations!! Wishing you much joy and success! Good idea on the Twinkies! Everyone loves Twinkies...and books :)

Cici said...

Congratulations!! Wishing you much joy and success! Good idea on the Twinkies! Everyone loves Twinkies...and books :)

Anita Yancey said...

Congrats! I am looking forward to reading lots of good books. Thanks for having this giveaway.

Jenny Lynn Ferguson said...

This is awesome! I just put your book on hold at the library I work at so I should be the first person to get to read it when it comes in. :)

Jenny Lynn Ferguson said...

Oh and I'm most looking forward to reading, writing, and spending a little quality time with my friends whenever we have free time.

Steph said...

Congrats on Solstice! I'm part of the blog tour & I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway too! :)

Priscilla Shine said...

I'm looking forward to more time for reading and writing.

I LOVE this giveaway! ;)

Shelby Swing said...

I'm looking forward to plenty of reading time. Possibly by the pool. =)

mightyknittingchick said...

I know it's summer and many people are looking forward to a vacation, but I've been out of work for a while, so I'm looking forward to getting a job. It'll cut down on my reading time, but I'll be able to buy more books.Thanks for the chance to win!

Tiffany said...

I'm looking forward to more reading time as well as spending more time with friends. :D

Thanks so much for this EPIC giveaway and Congrats on the release!!!!!!!

Ryan Snyder said...

I am looking forward to relaxing and taking a break from school.

Bridget Howard said...

Just spending time with my kids!!! Congrats on the book it sounds great!!!

elin said...

Disneyland :D

Danielle @ Ladybug Literature said...

I am enjoying my summer of reading and relaxing. :)

Pearl K said...

Congrats on Solstice Release ^O^. Can't wait to read it. Summer time means more reading time and relaxation. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Jamie M said...

Looking forward to all the new summer reads.

faith parmalee said...

I am looking forward to this summer is reading all day and having the time away from school .

faith parmalee said...

I am looking forward to this summer is reading all day and having the time away from school .

Silverlight said...

Spending time with my kiddo's and hopefully reading some great books!

Crystal Young said...

I am looking forward to spending time with family but also to do a lot of reading. I start college in the fall and I will have less time to read so I figure I better read now.

Krysten Michelsen said...

I can't wait to go to the waterpark or the beach! Or even just going outside to sit and read in the sun! :)

Angela Chen said...

I can't wait to read more this summer! I haven't been able to get through as many books as I wanted to because of exams, but they're all over now! :D Books, here I come!

reneecarterhall said...

Looking forward to this year's beach vacation at the Outer Banks! Congrats on Solstice, and thanks for the giveaway. :)

Krystal Willingham said...

I'm looking forward to all the time I will get to spend on the water, the cookouts, and spending time with my wonderful friends and family. Of course, what I am really looking forward to is all the books, including this one, that I am going to read. :)

Jill Marie said...

I am most looking forward to the kite flying, book reading in the park, sleeping with the fan on, cute dresses and baking with fruit! :]
Thanks for the amazing giveaway.
I would totally eat those Twinkies!

Dawn Abron said...

Nice give-a-ways! Looking forward to reading your book

Angelica Joy said...

I'm really looking forward to going on holidays, sitting on a beach house setting and be able to read, read and read some more!!!

Jessica Piazza said...

I am looking forward to spending the summer with my daughter. It's her very first! Oh, and tons of reading, of course! ; )

Joanna said...

During the summertime, my family vacations at the beach for a week, and this summer I plan to relax in the sun and finally complete the whole Summer trilogy by Jenny Han! =D

Patti Kurtz said...

This sounds so cool-- I can't wait to read it.

Hippie Girl said...

Sarah in rafflecopter
Going to the beach and reading! Solstice looks awesome!

Tammy Sparks said...

I am looking forward to more reading time this summer:) Thanks for a super giveaway!

Erika said...

I'm looking forward to more reading time! Thanks!

Rachel R. @ Say It With Books said...

I look forward to going to the beach! <3

wanda f said...

Reading as many books as I can

Amy said...

This summer I am looking forward to reading outside in the warm sun and playing with the kiddo in the pool.

Kamla L. said...

Congrats on your debut release! Solstice sounds like an exciting and fascinating read. For the summer,I'm looking forward to a bunch on summer releases in books and movies. I'm also looking forward to all the BBQs and outdoor parties and concerts.

Rocio Duran said...
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Rocio Duran said...

Just wanted to say thank you for this awesome giveaway. Congratulations on all of your success :) What I am looking forward to do is seeing my family and spending some nice time reading!

Alina said...

Reading awesome books, going to nephews baseball games and spending time with the family and BBQ's. Thanks for this awesome chance!

May said...

Summer means lots of relaxation and fun for me!

Ariel Smith said...

I'm looking forward to sleeping in and relaxing!

jkrowyn said...

I'm looking forward to not doing too much due to the heat except catching up on my books and movies in the air conditioning. Also...World War Z!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, I also tweeted this was added to my wish list on amazon!!

Marie Hemphill said...

I'm looking forward to reading a TON of books and going over to my parents' house to swim as much as possible!

Mary H said...

Reading, readin, and more reading!

armywife2310 said...

I'm looking forward to quality time at the library with my kiddos and lots of reading!

sarah corbin said...

Im not really looking forward to much in the summer but towards the end of september im looking forward to planning my son's birthday party- i cant wait!!
thanks for the giveaway!!!!