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 know...my 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


29 comments:

Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome giveaway! :)

Georgia Ho
said...

I hope hope hope pray pray pray that I can somehow win because the stars are shining down on me...

Thanks for organising such a giveaway! It's so cool. :D

Melissa/welachild said...

Cool giveaway! Thanks for making April awesome.

Safari Poet said...

Another great giveaway! Happy reading :-)

♥Iffath said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! <3

Krystal said...

Great giveaway! Thank you so much.

FloeticFlo said...

What a fun giveaway! Thanks guys!!

Scoot said...

Great giveaway! I look forward to reading the posts this week. Thanks!

Audra said...

Amazing giveaway -- thank you!

Ana Lucia said...

I really hope I win this is an awesome giveaway. I have my fingers crossed that the luck shine to me.

Giu Fernandes said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)
I loved the past-present-future thing, so cool!

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win. These is a fantastic giveaway!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, my gosh! What a fabulous contest, Beth. Vespertine and Hourglass are both on my wish list! :-)

lulilut said...

Great giveaway for great books. Thanks!

Susan said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Stephsco said...

These are 3 of the best YA covers out there now. I LOVE the Vespertine cover and was so glad to find out how much the author researched the era because I am a sucker for detail. I haven't seen Hourglass before, but the cover is beautiful. Across the Universe is on my To-Buy list; I've only held back b/c I have 10 other novels I swore I would read first! So little time...

Kris & Kels said...

I made you an even number (of followers)! Yay me. No wait... YAY YOU!!!

<3 Kelsey Leigh

tiggy said...

Thanks so much! BTW I love the hourglass cover! LOL

Anonymous said...

THIS IS AWESOME!!! Oh my, crossing my fingers! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mariam said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway!!!
come on luck you're my last chance!!!
:D

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Signed books are like crack to me...or what I assume would be like crack. Meaning: I love signed books like woah!

Thanks so much Beth (and Myra and Saundra)! You ladies are incredible :)

ASHLEY HOLT said...

YOU GUYS ARE SO FAB!!!!

BLHmistress said...

Wow what a great contest, Thank you so much all three of these books have been on my list for awhile.

Loony Linh said...

Coolio. Thanks so much :)
-fingers crossed-

Maria Cristina Marques said...

I'm so glad I got here on time to enter! Thank you so very much for making it international! You rock!!! :)

IdentitySeeker said...

Hi:)
Thanks for the awesome, amazing, fantabulously super-great giveaway! I hope you don't mind if I fangirl all over you three and tell you just how much I'd love to win this giveaway:) I have been dreaming of reading all three of these amazing books since before they were even released, but unfortunately haven't been able to get my hands on a copy since books are way too expensive in my country and I'm just as student). So, here's me hoping that I'm lucky enough gto be given the opportunity to acquire copies opf all three and sopend my holoiday reading them.

sarahDOTsetarATgmailDOTcom

IdentitySeeker said...

I've tweeted abouth this amazing opportunity at:

http://twitter.com/#!/SweetNSensible/status/58668602605314048

sarahDOTsetarATgmailDOTcom

Jessie Harrell said...

Great contest -- thanks for the opportunity.

Krystal said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I loved your book!