I was first attracted to Malinda Lo's ASH because of its simple yet stunning cover. Then, I featured it as one of my Waiting on Wednesday picks, which led me to Malinda's blog, one I now follow avidly. Malinda writes interesting and intelligent blog posts concerning a variety of things--and interspersed between are extremely tempting pictures of food!
Malinda was generous enough to send me an ARC for review, and this was one of those rare cases where the actual product exceeded all my highest expectations. I really wanted to help spread the word about this amazing debut novel, and how do bloggers promote books they love than with...
***A CELEBRATION AND GIVEAWAY!***
Over the course of a week or so, you'll see ASH-related posts on my blog such as:
- my review (duh)
- an interview with Malinda
- guest posts from fellow bloggers about related subjects
- blurbs from awesome authors about why they loved ASH
These posts will be marked with "ASH Celebration" in the post's title.
As for the giveaway, here are the prizes you could win:
Ash (HB) by Malinda Lo
Graceling (PB) by Kristin Cashore
Fire (ARC) by Kristin Cashore
Candor (ARC) by Pam Bachorz
Purple Heart (ARC) by Patricia McCormick
The Sweetheart of Prosper County (ARC) by Jill S. Alexander
any 2009 debut novel of YOUR CHOICE!
(More may be added as the week goes along. These are all books I've read and loved--you can click on links to my reviews of them if applicable.)
There will be TWO winners. First winner will receive a copy of Ash, their choice of any 2009 debut novel, and three of the other books. Second winner will get the remaining books.
How to enter:
This is NOT a typical giveaway. To gain entries, you must read the relevant posts marked with "ASH Celebration" and answer the question or prompt at the end of the post. One entry for each post you make a relevant comment on.
Extra entries are giving for each person who lists you as their referrer to this week-long celebration and giveaway. (This is good incentive to retweet often, link shamelessly, and spread the word endlessly!)
You do NOT have to be a follower to enter; no extra entries will be given for being a follower (though it does help with keeping up with all the posts!).
Ends: Tuesday, September 15
"ASH Celebration" post links will be updated here:
Sept. 1 - review of Ash
Sept. 4 - interview with Malinda
Sept. 5 - other authors on Ash
For ONE entry, leave your email address and comment with the answer to the following question: What interests you in participating in this giveaway?
I'm super excited for this celebration week, and I hope you will be too!