Monday, April 11, 2011

Past, Present, and Future

First: iClue isn't over! Make sure to check out the next mystery at Kimberly Derting's website.

And now...announcing another contest! (I seriously don't know how April turned into the giveaway month, but hey, who am I to complain?)

So, here's the set-up. Saundra Mitchell's book VESPERTINE came out, and I fangirled all over her and demanded signed copies. I was just going to do a simple giveaway here on the blog for y'all. And then Saundra said, "You book's about the past, your book is about the future...if we find someone whose book is about the present, we could have a THING." And immediately my mind went to Myra McEntire and her book HOURGLASS. So I fangirled all over Myra, and she said "I'm in!"

And we officially had a THING.

All this week, we're talking about time. The past, the present and the future. And to entice you to join in the conversation, we're giving away all three of our books--signed!

It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own—still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him.

When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.
So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

There you have it--our books on the past, present, and future. Enter below for a chance to win all three of our books, open internationally! Contest closes this Friday, so enter now! And come back to our blogs every day this week for a chance to win more signed books from each of us!

Contest information:

  • open internationally
  • must be 13 years old or above to enter
  • you must enter by April 15th to be eligible

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