Tuesday, January 3, 2012

In which I try not to whine (but... whine a lot anyway) and give away a VERY awesome prize

In case you've somehow missed all my horribly pathetic recent facebook updates--yes, I'm sick. 

*coughs*

*sniffles*

*whines*

It's just a head cold--nothing major. But it's been hanging on for more than a week, so I'm now thoroughly convinced that either:
  • my body has no immune system
  • this virus is alien or some sort of weaponized superbug and I need a "scientist" (preferably one that's equal parts genius and buffed-out-Hottie Hotterson) to swoop in with a secret "cure"
  • none of this is really "real" and I will awaken days from now and learn the fever made me lapse into a coma
(if you're wondering, yes, I really am THIS overdramatic)
(my poor husband...)

SO...

Since I'm behind on like EVERYTHING (especially writing book 2--*MEEP*) and probably shouldn't be trusted to Fever Blog (you should SEE some of my typos and mistakes in recent texts and emails) I've decided to take the rest of the week off blogging. 

BUT, since I don't think that's necessarily the best way to kick off a new blogging year, I've decided to reward your patience (and your suffering through all the above whining) with a giveaway. AND I HAVE THE PERFECT PRIZE!!!!

My shiny ARC of FEVER, by Lauren DeStefano!!!

(Hee--Get it? Get it?)


Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but they’re still in danger. Outside, they find a world even more disquieting than the one they left behind. Determined to get to Manhattan and to find Rhine’s twin brother Rowan, the two press forward, amidst threats of being captured again . . . or worse.

The road they are on is long and perilous—and in a world where young women only live to age 20 and men die at age 25, time is precious. In this sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowingWither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price—now that she has more to lose than ever.




To enter, make sure you follow my blog in some way shape or form (so you'll be able to see when I post the winner--not because I am trying to force you into being one of my minions) (I prefer my minions to be willing volunteers, thank you very much) and leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm PST on Saturday, January 7th. I'll draw one random winner and post their name on Sunday, January 8th. International entries welcome

I do also *hope* that whoever wins will end up posting a review for the book somewhere--or blogging/tweeting/FB-ing about it--to help spread the love and get some more mileage out of the prize. I can't require that for entry. But I'm hoping the winner will feel inspired to. :)

And... that pretty much covers it (but if you have any questions ask away in the comments)

Ready? 

Set?

GO!*

*Shannon will return to her regular blogging schedule starting Monday
(assuming her immune system FINALLY starts working)
(assuming she actually HAS an immune system)

79 comments:

  1. I hope you feel well soon, Shannon.

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  2. D'awww. I hope you feel better soon, Shannon. D:

    And, thank you SO MUCH for this giveaway. :)

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  3. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. yay for an international giveaway :D Hope you get well soon!

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  5. Awww take care, get better, take lots of vitamin c and rest!!! REST!!!
    :-)

    and thanks for this wonderful giveaway!! now REST!! REST!!

    x

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  6. I saw your comment about being sick on Facebook. Hope you feel better soon!! Ooh, that book looks fantastic!! Want please!

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  7. Feel better soon, Shannon.

    GFC follower.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Oh no! It sucks to be sick :\ Hope you'll feel better very, very soon. <3
    And omg! I want want want this book. <3 I loved Wither so much, and I am dying to read this :) Thank you for being the kindest to give it away. <3 *Fingers crossed* If I win it, I will review it on my book blog :D
    Love, Carina

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  9. I hope you feel better soon Shannon.

    Our youngest just finished his second round of the blahs. Yuck.

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  10. FEVER looks so good (beautiful cover too). I've had WITHER on my to-be-read list for a while.

    I really hope you feel better soon!

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  11. I hope you feel better soon! (And thanks for the giveaway.)

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  12. Hope you get well soon-being sick is just awful. Thanks for the giveaway-would love to read and review Fever.

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  13. I hope you'll be fine soon, Shannon! *sends virtual blanket and cookies to improve mood*!

    Blog follower and everywhere stalker from italy!

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  14. I hope you feel better soon! If you have the same thing I had, though, it will last about two weeks... :o

    But yay for giveaways!! :) *crosses fingers*

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  15. Whenever I'm feeling sick, I always whine to my husband, "Uuuugh, I'm dyyyying!" To which he replies, "You're not dying!" It's been our ritual since college. I hope you feel better soon!!

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  16. Get well soon! :) It's hard to believe you're having colds while we're sweltering in Australia. Which brings me to my next point, thank you so much for making your contests international! :)

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  17. Women always say men are big whiners when they are sick--ohhh? Yeah they dont know me!!! Thank you Thank you for the giveaway..am really looking forward to this book!

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  18. I had a cold like yours before Christmas, feeling much better now, so hopefully you'll be good to go by Monday.

    The book looks fantastic.

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  19. I prefer the cover for Wither, but this is definitely an amazing follow up :) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  20. Sending good healthy vibes your way... filled with vicks and advil cold and sinus. :)

    I read Wither when it first came out and remember not really getting into it, but then I read it again just a few months ago and I was like, 'what was I thinking? This book is pretty good.' Lol.

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  21. Thanks for the contest! I'm sick, too, but the possibility of winning FEVER cheered me up somewhat. :) Get better soon!

    elanor_gamgee at yahoo dot ca

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  22. Feel better soon!

    I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

    erinberry12 at gmail dot com

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  23. This is the third or fourth giveaway for Fever that I've entered. I have to win at least one, right? ...RIGHT?

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  24. Oh, hope you feel better soon! Can't wait to read this.

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  25. Feel better soon, #1. And thanks for another great giveaway! :-)

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  26. Hope that immune system wakes up soon & starts doing its job! Feel better :)

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  27. Feel better! I'm still getting over a nasty cold, so I know how you feel.
    On a different note, I can't wait to read this book.

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  28. Wishing you Gesundheit!
    Absolutely cannot wait for this release :D

    GFC: Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  29. Get some rest and feel better soon.

    I read the first book so am excited to hear the 2nd is coming out.

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  30. OH yes get better. We were plagued all winter break.
    Totally waiting to read this latest installment in the Chemical Garden Trilogy.

    GFC Teril

    terilhack at gmail dot com

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  31. Awesome GIVEAWAY, but not so awesome about the cold :( So sad. I won't lie - I feel the same way when I'm sick tho. I think it takes me FOR.EV.ER to get over things and it freaks me out! Hope you're feeling better soon!

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  32. I hope you feel better soon.
    I recently finished Wither so I'm looking forward to Fever :)

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  33. I hope you feel better soon!! The 1st in this series is on my TBR list.

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  34. That's awful that you're sick, and I hope you feel better soon!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. You poor dear. I doubt sick days and deadlines go together. :( We're all cheering for you to get well soon! :)

    And thanks for FEVER. Omgosh, your description made me want to go out and get it RIGHT NOW.

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  36. I hope you feel better soon!
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway, i hope i win!

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  37. I want to read Fever oh so bad! Thanks so much for this giveaway :]

    I follow you through GFC under name: Jessirae

    xjessirae(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I hope you feel better and I would like to be entered!

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  39. Oh I must have FEVER! I hope you get feeling better!

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  40. ooooooo!!!! how nice!! i love wither, and can't wait for fever! thanks for the opportunity, and hope you feel better :)
    ~alyssa
    lilleetleet@verizon.net

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  41. Get better! Many of our neighbors are getting sick too. Yuck!
    My prescription to you is to read at least two books and be better in the morning.

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  42. Hope you feel better soon. I swear my cough and phlem from the bronchitis I had in September is still with me. *sigh*

    And yay for FEVER. Can't wait to read that one.

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  43. Looking forward to Fever! Great giveaway!

    titania86[at]yahoo.com

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  44. I'm wishing you well!! Feel better yet? Give it time. It has to travel a ways.

    Cheers!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  45. I woke up this morning with a cold so I feel your PAIN. *sniffs* *coughs* *sniffs*

    Also, I just finished Wither, so this would be AMAZING! :D

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  46. My raging rhino virus keeps leaving, then stampeding back in. *Sigh* Hope you feel better. And yay for a giveaway!

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  47. I'm a minion..er...follower!

    I've heard so many awesome things about this series! I'll be buying Wither this week with my Christmas gift card! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

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  49. I hope you feel much much better soon! Drink lots of fluids! And rest!
    GFC follower: Gisele Alvarado

    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. Aww, that sucks. I hate being sick. Hope you get better soon.
    I have to say, I love the dress on the cover.
    :D
    thunter_5@yahoo.com
    GFC-TayteH

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  51. Get better soon :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Janhvi
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  52. Here is some (virtual) homemade chicken noodle soup. I make my grandma's recipe with homemade noodles that are super thick, almost like dumplings. See the carrots and onions and parsley swimming in the deep yellow broth. Very good for you. Home you feel better soon.

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  53. *hands you a cupcake, chicken noodle soup,a box of soft kleenex and healthy vibes* I hope you feel better soon!!

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  54. Wow! I hope you get better soon!

    I know what it feels like, I've had this head cold for two months!

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  55. Please feel better soon! But what kind of amazing girl gives away such a fabulous book while ill? Ridiculous! (Yet totally appreciated) xoxo

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  56. Thanks so much for this giveaway! I'm really looking forward to seeing what's in store for these characters :) I hope you feel better soon!

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  57. Sorry to hear that you're sick. I hope you get well soon.

    Thank you for a chance :-)

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  58. I just got over being sick, so I know how you feel :( hope you get better soon.

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  59. WTH? I've been away so long you've got a fly new look? Nice.

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  60. Love to read the book. Hope you are feeling better! Thanks for having this giveaway.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  61. I hope by the time this giveaway is over you're A-Ok and you have no sign of a FEVER! Ok I had to say that :)

    themgowl at gmail dot com

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  62. Feel better! And thanks so much! I am dying for this book to come out!

    GFC thegirlonfire27

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

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  63. I know I just won a prize from you, but I'm hopping on this one anyway. It's Lauren DeStefano after all!

    Fell better soon. Superbugs are no fun!

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  64. Feel better, and I so hope I win-- I wanna read this so bad.

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  65. Hope you feel better! Love the tie in with the book, fwiw, cracked me up :)

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  66. Hope you feel better, I have two of my three kids sick right now, it's exhausting :) Thanks for the chance to win, crossing fingers

    GFC follower

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  67. O__O I have been WAITING for this book ever since Wither ended the way it did! (And LOL, I only just got the joke that you did with Fever. I'm a little slow tonight :/)

    Anyway, thank you again for always having such fun giveaways and I hope you feel better soon!

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read this. Wither was so good! I hope you feel better soon. :]

    GFC: Gabi

    teddycavygal at yahoo dot com

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  69. Feel better soon! Get yourself some vitamin C tablets and get plenty of rest. Drink plenty of water. Helps flush out those nasty cold germs. (Sorry, the mom in me is coming out.)

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  70. I'm late to this party, I blame the holidays. This is an amazing prize. Me lovey Wither, me wanty Fever.

    Keep your pinkies up, Shannon. Commiserations on your cold.

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  71. I hope you feel better soon, Shannon!

    And I'm really excited about this giveaway because I loved Wither. Can't wait for Fever to come out!

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  72. OOOOOOOHHHHH!!!! thank you!!! :)

    Susan Sooklal
    susanisooklal@verizon.net

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  73. Thanks for the giveaway! And I really hope you're feeling much better by now, cold sucks!

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  74. Oh no, poor Shannon! I would totally hug you but... you know...

    Ahem. FEVER sounds great! Thank you!

    thereviewsnews(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. Aww, I hope you feel better! It's okay, give your FEVER to someone else! (lol, lame pun, i know. ;) )

    I totally get what you mean with a none working immune system. Mine sucks too, and seems to be nonexistent at some points! :P

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