Monday, June 6, 2011

POSSESSION Launch Week: Day One!



In case you missed it on Friday, this is Elana Johnson's launch week! And to celebrate, of course we're giving stuff away!

Leave a comment on this blog post, and you're entered to win a signed copy of POSSESSION. If you aren't sure what to say, you could answer this question: Who or what would you protect most fiercely if the government tagged it to be taken away?

BUT WAIT, THERE IS MORE: We're giving away ANOTHER signed copy of POSSESSION on Twitter! Sometime today (probably, say, between 9:00 and 10:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time) I'm going to traipse on over to Twitter, and I'm going to be looking for people who are using the hashtag: #taggedPOSSESSION. If I happen to see YOU using the hashtag, you might win! And it can't hurt to use the hashtag all day, yanno ;)

Meanwhile...if you're still not sure if you want to check out this book, here's a little video I did on it...




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Don't forget, this is day one of the Elana Johnson POSSESSION Launch Festival of Awesome! Today, go to Beth Revis's site and comment to enter to win a signed copy of POSSESSION and learn the secret time that you need to use the Twitter hashtag #taggedPOSSESSION to win another signed copy of POSSESSION!


We're giving away 15 signed copies of POSSESSION throughout this week's blog tour--be sure to visit and enter to win! Tomorrow's giveaway will be hosted at Lisa and Laura Roecker's blog!

142 comments:

Jeremy West said...

If pizza was tagged or banned...I might have to fight some people!

Baggins said...

I would fight most fiercely to protect any member of my family, or my gorgeous dog, Finn. He makes me smile everyday, I'd be lost without him!

Baggins
bookishbaggins(at)gmail(dot)com

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

That's a tough question. I'd have to follow the food route with Jeremy and say HONEY. I am totally adicted to honey. =)

kprwrite at hotmail dot com.

Krispy said...

Other than the people I love, I'd have to say I'd seriously throw down if the government took books away.

That and chocolate...and coffee. I do love my food.

Minions said...

Any books that challenge the norm.

MinionsRead@gmail.com

Jessica said...

Of course trying to take away my family would bring out my inner fighter. Nobody messes with my baby!

But any attempt to take away my laptop would make me mightily grumpy too.

Jackie said...

If that took away music, the world be would be a much sadder place. You know what they say: words can only go so far.

Jackie
teenbookguide@hotmail.com

Cary Cheyenne said...

Who or what would you protect most fiercely if the government tagged it to be taken away?

MY PUPPY! That was literally the first thing that came to my mind. I don't know, electronics, jewelry and such are replaceable. :)

Cary.C.Cummings@Gmail.com

Imo said...

If it could be anything...i'd say probably my books and my dog. Seriously. She is the cutest dang thing you have ever seen!

I would also fight pretty hard if they took away my laptop. It's like my life (and no, i am not some sun fearing weirdo).

imogen.sellars@hotmail.com.au
or you can find me at:
http://omnom-books.blogspot.com/

Vivien said...

Coffee.....I couldn't take it!!
But why the coffee?!?

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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##Dawn## said...

Let's try again...this time WITH email :) I don't know how I'd chose just one person to protect! I'll just hope I never have to find out!

Thank you for the fabulous giveaways!

And email this time ta da!
dawns_il(at) yahoo(dot)com

Elanor Lawrence said...

I really want to read this book. It looks an awful lot like MATCHED, only cooler. Plus, the author is just about the best person ever and I can't thank her enough for writing her book on querying. It's helped me SO much. I'll need to get my hands on a copy of POSSESSION somehow.

BTW, I'll be in class all morning, so I used the hashtag #taggedPOSSESSION now. Does that count?

elanor_gamgee [at] yahoo [dot] ca

Seesen said...

I´m in love with that cover from minute one. So looking forward to reading it, thanks for the giveaway!

seesen9[at]gmail[dot]com

Chloe said...

If the government tagged books...or music...or the internet...they would have taken away 1/3 of my life.

They can take long term projects though.

chloesumner1317 @ gmail . com

B.E. Sanderson said...

Hooray for Elana!! I hope she blows release week out of the water. =o)

SusieBookworm said...

Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats to Elana!!! As far as people go, there's my friends that I'd want to protect. For objects, my books. :)

susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

Michelle said...

Definitely my family! Don't know how I would survive without them!

michelle at hookedtobooks dot com

Teri Anne Stanley said...

My iPhone? That would be a tough one to lose...though my husband would probably side with the authorities to get that one out of my grasp...

Alyssa said...

Yay Possession! Happy launch week! Congrats to Elana Johnson.

lyssad87(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I am so excited about this book! The cover alone has me drooling :P

I would fight for my dogs, and since they are pitt mixes I can see that happening if we moved (or people here turned absolutely crazy). I would fight for my cats too, but I can't imagine anyone wanting to take my cats :)

rebeccaenzor@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Well obviously I'd fight to save my family and friends. And my kitty. Also, my book collection & Kindle. And ice cream! We can't let them take away ice cream!

Thanks for the giveaway.
daniellesaunders1984(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

family, family oh...and family!

justdeb @ debamarshall . com

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Anonymous said...

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aLmYbNeNr said...

I would totally protect my Min Pin, Tally. I love her so much, she is my baby!

amberr610[at]gmail[dot]com

Sherry said...

My children!!!

sngick{at}gmail{dot}com

Jasmine (The Reading Housewives) said...

I would definitely have to say my husband...Boring maybe, but the truth! :)

jasminediana13(at)gmail(dot)com

Scoot said...

I would fight for my husband!!

I can't wait to read Possession. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

Sasha said...

My daughter! No doubt the government would have a one angry (to put it nicely) mother to contend with if they tagged her.

cs_gal[at]hotmail[dot]com

Orchid said...

Well family and friends is a given, so I'm going to go with religeous freedom. If that was tagged and taken away thay would have a serious problem on their hands. :)

hauntingorchid(at)aol(dot)com

Melissa said...

I would definitely fight the government if they tagged my kids, but I'd also be pretty mad if they tagged my internet time;)

Deea said...

Oh, wow! You've convinced me! *adds book to To-Be-Bought list*. I haven't read a book with a good ending in a while, so I think I really need this book! It sounds good... and I love the cover!<3

As for your question... I can't talk about the people I'd save, the list would be too long... but if I could save anything, I'd save coffee! (I just read a book where coffee was rare and illegal and it was painful to even read it LOL)

Thank you!
xoxo

Hikablack said...

Hard one... I'd say my family? I'd fight pretty hard to protect my adorable kitty though--wait, he's family too, so never mind (:
I'd fight if they tagged my books or my macbook too.

Hikari
hikablack(at)gmail(dot)com

abby and leah said...

My dog Harry and my bed. They will not be taken without a brutal fight.

Christi said...

Obviously I would fight to protect my daughter. Nothing else matters. Sorry, hubby. :)

caldellizzi(at)gmail(dot)com

Sylvia said...

My loved ones definitely:) I can't imagine life without them:)
I really can't wait to read Possession! So thanks a lot for this contest!

sylvia_uy4(at)yahoo(dot)com

YA Reader said...

My family!

forever062400(@)aol(.)com

LRAtRandom said...

My husband can fend for himself so I would fight for my dog!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Jen
Lratrandom@gmail.com

Jennifer A said...

I would protect my daughter the most fiercely, without a doubt. Anyone that I love, for that matter.

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

littleshelf AT gmail DOT com

cegluna said...

I would protect my dogs & cats to my dying breath!

cegluna(at)Gmail(dot)com

Rachel Bateman said...

Yay POSSESSION! I would definitely fight to protect Geek Husband and Baby Caveman. They are my world. And also my Sophie-cat, though I suspect the little scrapper can handle her own quite well.

Jessy said...

I would have to say my dog. I would do anything to protect her.

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Annerb said...

Oh dear. I would love to have this book. Heard great things.

I would fiercely protect my family and friends if they were taken away. I could not live without their love and support.

brenna dot braaten at gmail dot com

my life with books -kjovus said...

i would fight dirty to protect my family.
Jennifer
kjovusatgmaildotcom
kjovus.blogspot.com

ashelynn hetland said...

I would protect my friends... and Pepsi. *smiles* I like pepsi.

Thanks for the giveaway! I think it's so awesome what you guys are doing for Elana and Possession.

ashelynnsanford at hotmail dot com.

Andrea said...

Alright, I'll just assume we're not talking about family, b/c I really want to say my iPod touch!
Thanks!
andreat78@yahoo.com

Melody said...

My brother. Seriously. I know little brothers are supposed to be annoying...and he is...but I wouldn't give him up for the world. :)

Tere Kirkland said...

Books. Easily.

Congrats, Elana! And thanks for hosting, Beth.

Vidisha said...

sounds great

gfc follower

vidishamun@gmail.com

Donna K. Weaver said...

Count me in.

mfay2 said...

Apart from my family and friends, I would say: the Internet! I mean, what would we do without it?

marynellie8 at yahoo dot com

Melissa/welachild said...

My family, for sure!

I'm really liking the cover of Possesion.

Diana said...

Great giveaway! I'm so excited to read this book!

ladyofnarnia(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary Ann said...

Beyond family and friends, I am the type of person who would let the thinkers think what they want. If they want to think me brainwashed, okay, but defiance lurks. No one can truly brainwash me unless I let them. Of course, I haven't read the book yet. I think I'll fight for the option to change my mind.

Anonymous said...

I'd have to say I would tag to protect anyone I love..family, friends...my boyfriend

Amanda
amanda(at)lettersinsideout(dot)com

Hafsah @ IceyBooks said...

If my phone or laptop was tagged... well, that wouldn't be so great. No one touches my phone. No one :P

Thanks for the contest!

Christine Fonseca said...

Awesome video Beth!!! Such an exciting week in store!

Mona said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
I'd fight most fiercely for my loved ones. After that, my TV and DVR.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

What a great giveaway! :) And yeah, I'm with everyone who said loved ones, I pretty much would fight with all I've got.

chelleyreads said...

Ooh, this book sounds interesting and I love the cover, it's nice. As for the question, I agree with everyone--my loved ones for sure. And then I would fight for my music and books;)

-Leslie
booksandmakeup.blogspot.com

Diana said...

I would fight most fiercely to protect my sister and my mother. POSSESSION has very beautiful story and the butterfly in the cover is amazing!
Thanks for the giveaway.

artgiote at gmail dot com

Dayse Dantas said...

well, the government better stay the frex away from my sisters.

Misty Waters said...

I might blow up a government attempting to take my coffee. Seriously. ;-)

Mandie Baxter said...

First thought goes to my son or other family members. Aside from living people, it would be my books.

Jenny S. Morris said...

Who-My children. Nuff said.
What-Knowledge of the outside world.

mjlnmorris[at]gmail[dot]com

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I'm so excited for the release of Possession. It should be absolutely amazing!

Amanda said...

everyone has already said what i would protect. i'd fiercely protect my children, my husband, and my family.

Heather B. Moore said...

Can't wait to read this! It should be coming in the mail any day :)

FloeticFlo said...

I would fight for my right to party.

I'm only partially kidding.

TweetyB99 at aol dot com

Litzalou said...

My sister. We're 9 years apart and I've watched out for her since the day she was born... and I will until the day I die (and possibly after).

Jennifer said...

Not sure if these comments are US only (I see the other form is US only). Anyhow I live in Canada. And am super excited for this book. Love the cover!

jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

Megha Z said...
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Dree said...

My kitty Mishka! She's irreplaceable.

Maestra Amanda said...

After my husband, probably my books, iPad or pepsi!

-Amanda-
amandakfurman@gmail.com

dashofnutmeg said...

I would fight so fiercely for any family or friends, and that definitely includes my pets!

Thanks, Beth! You're awesome. :)

Sophia the Writer said...

That is not fair Beth - using your video cuteness! But it's for a good cause :)

And there are too many things I'd want to protect!!

magan bagan said...

My family would definitely be the one thing I would protect (and my books).

Thanks for the giveaway!

megan.qualls@gmail.com

L Parker said...

Yay for books! I would have to say I would protect my family the most and then the cat. I love that ball of fur.

Nisa said...

I saw the video on Elana's facebook page. It is so great! What a fabulous week for her!

Abby Annis said...

Not including my family, books and my pens and paper. Surely, there would be no end to the suffering if those went away. ;)

Jessica (Confessions of a Bookaholic) said...

First, I'd have to save my little girl :) If my family was safe, I'd hurt someone if they took my books!!

totalbookaholic at hotmail dot com

Theresa Milstein said...

I'd have to choose my family. I'm counting that as one.

If my family is safe, I'm saving the laptop!

tmilstein at gmail dot com

Faye said...

oh this is a hard one. My family is very dear to me so...I would protect my lil sis!

GilbertandGomez said...

Books. And my family. And my friends. And food. And photographs....okay that's more than one...

Hayley
gilbertandgomez@gmail.com

Janet Johnson said...

So very cool of you guys! Can't wait to read this book. :)

And I would protect my kids. No question.

Holy Lucy batman! said...

I would very fiercely protect my signed copy of "THE STINKY CHEESE MAN: and other fairly stupid tales" yea I'm a nerd.

Donna Earnhardt said...

I would fiercly protect my family. Don't even look at them sideways!

~The Book Pixie said...

Thanks so much! I would fiercely protect books if the government tried to take them away! I'm still waiting for a person I care enough about to defy the government to protect to walk in my life. So books it is.

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

Alyssa (Redhead Heroines) said...

I would definitely defend any family, friends, in-laws, or pets that were to be taken away!

redheadheroines at gmail dot com

Ashlee said...

You're such a good friend, Beth! It's so cool that you're hosting so many POSSESSION events to support Elana! :)

Ashlee
ashleeminton(at)gmail(dot)com

Eli Squared said...

Who or what would you protect most fiercely if the government tagged it to be taken away?

I would fight to the death to save my family. Each one of them is so important to me I would do anything to help keep them safe.

I'm so excited about Possession! It looks fantastic.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Elisquared

eliweibley AT gmail DOT com

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

My family, my pets and of course my BOOKS!

Thanks for the giveaway.

irresistiblereads(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I literally cannot wait for this book. asdlfkjasdlfkjasdklfj Why can't this book be out already?!

I would die trying to save reading. If the government took that away I have no idea what I would do... So many places today ban certain books. I can't imagine my stuff being censored !

Thank your the awesomesauce giveaway !

~Alison
lostinbelieving(at)yahoo(dot)com

Grace said...

My books, <3 But so I don't sound to selfish my family and my dog too. :D

peachandblue2@aol.com

The Story Queen said...

If my little sister was tagged to be taken away...

all hell would break loose. The same applies to my both of my parents and my best friend.

thestoryqueen@hotmail.com

aurora M. said...

Who or what would you protect most fiercely if the government tagged it to be taken away?
My books! Knowledge is the greatest gift, the freedom to read ideas to share ones thoughts. The written word is precious and should be protected above all for the future.

Great giveaway!
veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jody said...

I would fight for the family. Especially my oldest who has autism. I often fight battle for her now.

Janae said...

I would be fighting for my daughter first and foremost.. then books and gotta have chocolate! :D

janaevw @ gmail . com

Anaiz said...

I wouldn't allow the government to take away libraries and bookstores. Without the printed word the world will become completely plugged in... and then robots would rebel! O_o

melannie skoob said...

I'd fight for justice but since there's really no justice in this world for them to take away then I guess I'd have to settle for fighting for my family :P

Marewolf said...

Hmm...obviously if anyone tried to take my kids, I'd go all momma bear on their butts.

If we are talking about objects and not people, I would cry if anyone tried to take away my iPod or laptop. :(

Kate E. said...

Obviously I would cut a fool if they tagged a family member- and also, possibly cupcakes...and boybands (the good 90's kind, not the current JoBros kind)...and maybe keen shoes (my current footwear obsession)...

Tiffany Drew said...

My family, of course, along with my cats and dogs :) Also my books, must have books!!!

jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

Anni said...

It would have to be my husband. Even though I'm kind of mad at him right now. THEY CAN'T TAKE AWAY MY ANGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hello tata said...

I would save my family (that includes my puppy because she is my child) and my laptop and cell because they have most of the books that I read all the time on them oh an my generator so I can charge them...and my favorite foods

basma aal said...

I would fight for my country (MISR) :)
basma.aal@gmail.com

Danah said...

Possession release in 2 hours! Yikes! Happy Book Birthday/Release Day! Ha! :P Even if i don't win a copy, i'm still looking forward to reading it.

-Danah
icrave13@hotmail.com

Robin McCormack said...

If not my family, I would fight to keep my cats.

rlmccormack59@gmail.com

Ludwig said...

Ooooh, I know! :D I would protect my family and friends of course, my freedom, and BOOKS. <3 I could not live without the written word.

Thank you for the giveaway ^_^

~Susan

oneofakind308@gmail.com

Carol J. Garvin said...

Congratulations on Possession's release, Elana! Wishing you all the best with it.

Vivian said...

I'd definitely fight for my children if they were ever tagged! That or my cell phone! haha

vi3ti3abe at gmail.com

http://confessionsofavi3tbabe.com

Two Chicks On Books said...

If my puppy was tagged there'd be a fight!

arnoldjaime13@yahoo.com

twimom101 said...

my family and my laptop!!! sad I would put these 2 together.
twimom101 @yahoo .com

lexirylie said...

I would fight for books especially YA books!!!!
Louise
Lexirylie at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I wanna win a book!

Sarena said...

If books were banned... I would boycott and be very, very angry.

chacelilyvale(at)gmail(dot)com

Ben Langhinrchs said...

If coffee were banned, I doubt that many books would get written, so I'd fight for the right to drink coffee.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Or freedom to WRITE! Could you imagine not being able to write whatever we want! I think we would ALL go INSANE!

GOOD LUCK ELANA ... WE LOVE YOU!

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

I would fight to protect my family,my books and my pen and paper (I have to be able to write).I don't have to pick just one do I?LOL ;)

Angela Ackerman said...

I would not do well if any of my freedoms were taken away. I would definitely fight for those I love, family, friends, neighbors or anyone being wronged if I was exposed to it.

Elana, love every moment of this. We writers are so proud of you, so inspired by you and SO thrilled to call you one of us!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Liz said...

Beth-I have your book in my living room and I can't wait to get started on it!! I am also dying to read Elana's as well!! So happy for you both in your success.

Christy said...

I am *really* looking forward to reading this book!!

I would protect my family and my cat first and foremost. After that, it would be my camera. And my books.

Julie! said...

I would protect my books, friends, and family!!

julie102794@gmail.com

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Besides my family, I would fight for my harp. Even if I had to carry that sucker on my back, it's staying with me!! :)

So excited for Possession! :D

Rebecca T. said...

I'm so EXCITED for Elana! I got my pre-ordered copy and DEVOURED it! So good! A signed copy would be amazing. I think I would die if my sister was tagged because we help keep each other sane as the only writers in the family :)

Arie said...

Yay Possession!

If books were tagged I don't know what I'd do. I'd protect them and my family.

ebackhaus at gmail.com

Teril said...

Books, Family, and coffee. I crave them daily and would perish without. Tag it not MAN!

terilhack at yahoo dot com

Kaya H said...

Books and Art.
Take them not!

kasuranna at yahoo dot com

Asura C said...

You shall not have my books, or my camera, or my chocolate!
Free trade cocoa and literature for all.
Oh I cannot wait to read Possession, it looks amazing. Why do we have to budget?!

bookittome at gmail dot com

Dawn Kurtagich said...

I would cling onto my mac until the end of days!!! (assuming that my family was safe first, of course :D)

Laura said...

Definitely my other half - and he really does feel like my other half! I'd have to spend the rest of my life tracking him down if he was tagged and taken as a part of me would be missing.
Great Video by the way!
Laura x
l dot bambrey at gmail dot com

Cindy M Hogan author of Watched said...

I love Elana. Blogged for her today.

Mercy said...

I think ... libraries. Like, if the Library of Congress were tagged for removal.
I'm so excited to read Possession. I saw it at the bookstore yesterday, and it was already on the bestseller's rack. ☺

Martha Ramirez said...

How exciting!! Congrats, Elana. Best of luck. May you sell millions.

martzbookz (@) sbcgloc=bal (dot) net

Regina said...

Loved ones are a given. I will do battle over cheeseburgers! lol

regina.linton@gmail.com

Giada M said...

I would fight most fiercely to protect....tea. I just discovered I can't live without it. lol

Thank you for this chance!

Giada M.

fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

Lacie Myers said...

I stayed up late the last two nights reading Possession. It is a PAGE TURNER! I am enjoying the relationship developing between Vi and Jag. Nice job, Elana!

http://laciemyers.blogspot.com

Tahlia said...

Freedom of speech. Removing that is a gag for a writer.

tahlia.newland at yahoo.com

Emily V. said...

My answer:Apart from my family/friends...I think I would have to say books and religious freedom.

mnunez466 said...

I would do anything to protect my family they are the most important thing ever

mnunez466(at)gmail(dot)com

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