Thursday, January 13, 2011

Blessed Grand Prize Giveaway, Truth Be Told Countdown Event & More

Enter to win the Blessed grand prize giveaway from Cynsations!

Blessed is the third and latest installment in the Tantalize series, to be released by Candlewick on Jan. 25, 2011. This YA novel is a contemporary romantic thriller that offers a nod and a wink to Bram Stoker's classic Dracula (1897). Note: Sanguini's is the fictional vampire-themed restaurant featured in the series.

The prize package includes:

-Final hardcover of Blessed (Candlewick, 2011);

-Magnetic Sanguini's menu wipe board with pen that reads, "Stop in for a late-night bite" (see close-up at side);

-Sanguini's magnet;

-Laminated poster from "Dracula," starring Bela Lugosi (1931);

-Dragon finger puppet;

-Wolf finger puppet;

-Plush bat stuffed toy;

-Tantalize postcards;

-Series tie-in buttons;

-Angel wing charm;

-Dracula by Bram Stoker, illustrated by Anne Yvonne Gilbert, retold by Nicky Raven (Templar/Candlewick, 2010)(view an inside spread)(see also close-up at side).

To enter, leave a comment here! For an extra entry(s):

Post, share, tweet, whatever works:

(a) this giveaway and/or (b) the Blessed book trailer and/or a Blessed countdown widget;

and include the URL in your comment!

Also, make sure to include contact information in case you win.

Author-publisher sponsored. U.S./Canada entries only. Deadline: Jan. 31.

Here's the trailer for those that missed it yesterday:

Blessed News & More Giveaways

Sanguini's logo by Gene Brenek; shop Sanguini's.

Reminder: Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith ARC giveaway by P.J. "Tricia" Hoover from Roots in Myth. Deadline: midnight Jan. 14.

Reminder: Cat Calls E-Book by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Candlewick, 2010) is now available for free to Kindle users. See details. Note: Cat Calls is set in the Tantalize series universe.

Blessed Countdown at Truth Be Told

Blessed Online Countdown Event by Valorie from Truth Be Told. Valorie will be posting reviews, book trailers, teaser excerpts, and fun author-and-character interviews.

She's giving away two bookplate-autographed copies of Blessed, each with a Magnetic Sanguini's menu wipe board and pen.

She's also giving away one board to (a) a random commenter and another to (b) "a person who helps promote the release of the book, randomly chosen based on tweets, adding it to goodreads, and blogging. It will go to someone who didn't win the hardcover."

Giveaway deadline: 11 p.m. PST Jan. 24. See details.

See also Teaser Tuesday by Valorie from Truth Be Told. Note: features two short excerpts from Tantalize.

Blessed In-Person Author Events

Joint Launch Party: Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Candlewick) and Night School by Mari Mancusi (Berkley) book party and signing at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at BookPeople in Austin.

Event will include author talks, Q&A, refreshments and signing.

Wear red and black if you're on the side of Evil or blue and black if you're on the side of Good.

Bonus points (and possible prize) to anyone who dresses up as a vampire, shape shifter, vampire slayer, angel or fairy!

The Official Blessed In-Person Author Tour will take place in early February and include events in NY, NJ, and the Philly area. Stay tuned to Cynsations for details!