Monday, August 30, 2010

Grey Griffins Week MEGA Giveaway!

You guys! You guys! 

It's Grey Griffins Week!


OMG--I'm so excited! 

I spent all weekend reorganizing my blog, just so it'd be extra fancy and shiny for the big event.
(thanks for all the feedback about the new layout, btw)

And I know some of you are probably wondering--what the heck is Grey Griffins week?--so let me explain.

Those of you who've been following my blog for a little while know that sometimes I organize awesome weeks in honor of authors and books I love. And this time I'm SUPER stoked because I get to introduce you guys to one of my favorite authors and one of my favorite middle grade series: The Grey Griffins Series, by Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis. 

(The mega-awesome J.S. Lewis is going to stop by my blog tomorrow for an interview!!!!!!! Fangirl SQUEE!!!!!!)

There's three books in the first Grey Griffins trilogy: The Revenge of the Shadow KingThe Rise of the Black Wolf, and The Fall of the Templar--and they are all absolutely fabulous. As if that weren't cool enough, they just launched a new trilogy called The Clockwork Chronicles--the first book of which came out this June: The Brimstone Key. I'll save my gushing for the review I'll be posting on Thursday, but I will say this: they've taken the series to a whole new level of awesomeness. 

So yeah, you guys need to check these books out--and you'll be learning a lot more about them as the week progresses. 

But I always like to start the week with something extra special--A CONTEST--and this time the prizes are freaking fantastic. The authors were kind enough to donate a ton of prizes and I swear you guys--it's a good thing I'm honest because I SO wanted to keep these for myself. 

Here's what I have to give away:

One grand prize winner will win a signed ARC of The Brimstone Key, along with 5 signed posters featuring some of the awesome art from the series. (If your curious about the specific prints email me and I'll send you pictures--I just didn't want to clutter up this post).

AND--as if that weren't cool enough--the supremely talented Jon Lewis (it's kinda hard not to hate him) drew inside the ARC when he signed it:

But I'm not done yet!

Two runners up will win SIGNED, hard covers of The Brimstone Key
(look at the awesome cover)

Oh, and because he's too fabulous for words, Jon Lewis took the time to draw in those too:

So yeah...

THREE Winners!


And all you guys have to do is follow these simple rules:

To enter...

1. You must be a follower of my blog 
2. You must fill out the form at the end of this post
3. You must enter before 11:59 pm PDT on Sunday, September 5th

- New followers who fill out the contest form will get one (1) entry
- Old followers who fill out the contest form will get two (2) entries

And yes--in case you're wondering--international entries are welcome!!!

For EXTRA entries:

- If you leave a comment on today's post you get one (1) extra entry 
- If you write an actual post about this contest on your blog/website you get five (5) additional entries
-If you post a link in your sidebar you get two (2) additional entries
- If you tweet a link to the contest you get two (2) additional entries
- If you post about the contest on your Facebook page you get two (2) additional entries
-I will also give one extra entry for every follower you send my way

All entries will be made into a spreadsheet and I will let decide the winners. I'll post the winners on Monday, September 6th and email them for their mailing address. If I haven't heard back within three days I will be forced to choose an alternate winner.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments, and I reserve the right to make adjustments to the rules should problems arise.

You can:

Or you can fill out the form below. Make sure you fill out all the required fields and click submit or I will not receive your entry. And, if you have any problems, email me and I will send you the form directly.



  1. Wow!! What a great giveaway! Good luck to all those who enter! I always love your online forms - they're just sooooo techy and amazingly modern! :-)

    Take care

  2. Great giveaway!
    And what a lovely author - not all of them are so nice, eh? ;)

    I gotta admit I'm addicted to ARCs and that cover is JUST marvelous... A must have, definitly.

  3. Wow. Your blog is like Treasure Island, #1 - the gold just keeps coming. :-)

    I will do a post just for this sometime this week. :-)

  4. My son finished a book series yesterday and is looking for a new one. I'll have to tell him about Grey Griffins. Thanks!

  5. This is the first I'm hearing of the Grey Griffin Series. I'm going to have to check them out. Sounds exciting!

  6. Wow, you seriously know how to host a giveaway :)

    Don't know the author but I want to, so I'm in, thank you.

  7. Wow, this sounds great. I didn't know about it.

  8. What a quirky contest! I'll have to look into this author.

    Count me in, with three votes :)

  9. I'm excited to find more books for my grade school kids! Thanks for the contest too.

  10. I'm so excited! I would LOVE to have these for my classroom... and for me :)

  11. Super cool giveaway!!!! *I hope you aren't mad at me because of what I said about MockingJay*. *ducks quickly* I do heart Peeta.

  12. Great giveaway =O)
    The cover of Grey Griffins is stunning.

  13. Oooh. Fun. I've seen these but never taken the time to look at them. What a great contest. :)

  14. Very awesome! Yay! I love it when you have "[book/author name here] week"s!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I hadn´t heard about this book, but it sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Take care


  16. Holy awesome giveaway! Off to enter now, thanks!

  17. Looks interesting! Giveaways at mine all week too. Feel free to stop by.

  18. Love his illustrations! Looks like a great book!

  19. +JMJ+

    I just read your interview of J.S. Lewis (I wonder if anyone ever confuses him with C.S. Lewis. LOL!) and now I have to enter this giveaway. I've recently started discovering the wonderful world of MG Fiction, and this new series sounds absolutely great! =D

  20. The cover of the Brimstone Key looks amazing!

  21. Thanks for hosting - this looks like a great one!

  22. yay!!! I love free books!!! Thanks for being awesome!!

  23. Thank you so much for hosting this week! It sounds like an awesome series and I'm really looking forward to reading it (whether or not I win!)

  24. I am writing a YA sci fi/fantasy. I reside in Valencia so not sure how far from you???

  25. Thanks for hosting another great contest, Shannon!

  26. Sweet! Count me in. I loved the Grey Griffins series, and I'm dying to read the new series, but haven't had the fundage to buy it yet.

  27. I love how excited you get over your contests! Thanks for offering another great book.

  28. I'm in! And I'll mention it in my Friday post.

  29. I feel like an idiot--I hadn't even heard of these books (where have I been?), but they sound FANTASTIC! Left a link on my sidebar, so put me down for 4 entries please :)

  30. There will be some fighting in our house over this series! Love the artwork!!!!

  31. First WriteOnCon and now this? You're amazing, Shannon!

  32. You have the best contests! Totally cool.

  33. Super giveaway - this series looks like a really good one. Thanks for the themed week, thanks for pointing out another great middle grade series, and of course, thanks for hosting the contest.

  34. Grey Griffins sounds like such an awesome MG series! Awesome giveaway, Shannon!

  35. hi miss shannon! i got sent here from miss shanno odonnell so she get a extra point. :) i love contests and this is a really cool one cause the books are for just my age. im 10 and gonna be 11 in october. so im crossing my fingers i could be a winner. thanks for having such a neat contest. i hope you have a really fun weekend.
    ...smiles from lenny

  36. love a good give-a-way
    I came here via Ishta... even tho I already follow .. just hadn't noticed the comp :)


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