Friday, March 23, 2012

The ARCs-Shannon-Doesn't-Have-Time-To-Read Giveaway!

Thanks to deadlines, KEEPER book 2 kicking my butt, and the fact that I have a hard time reading YA when I'm trying to write in a middle grade voice (it hurts my brain--BADLY), I've accumulated *quite* a TBR pile of ARCs.

And it's pretty clear to me at this point that there's no way I'm going to have time to read all of them before they release, which... as a fellow author, I don't feel right about. I know how precious each ARC is, and it's not fair to leave them stacked up next to my desk accumulating dust when I could share them with someone else who will have the time to read--and hopefully review--them.

So, much as it pains me to let go of the shiny, I'm giving a few of them away.

Behold:


In case you can't tell from the picture, here's what I'm giving away (and the titles are handy goodreads links in case you want more info, or want to mark them as "To Read")


AND THEY CAN ALL BE YOURS, IF YOU'RE THE LUCKY WINNER.

That's right, one lucky winner gets ALL FOUR ARCS! And while I can't require it for entry (since I would have no way of holding them accountable) I'm hoping the winner will review/tweet/post/FB/blog/ tumble/pin/whatever about the books once they read them. (since that is, after all, the point of an ARC in the first place.)

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm pacific time on Saturday, March 31st. I'll draw one random winner and post their name on Sunday, April 1st (no fooling). International entries welcome. (I also *recommend* you follow my blog in some way/shape/form. I don't require it for entry, but I don't email the winner either, so if you aren't following me, how will you know you won?)

Ready?

Set...

GO!

105 comments:

  1. And these are ALL on my to-read list - they sound fantastic! Thanks for the contest giveaway :)

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  2. Oh goodness, I'd love to read these! Sorry you don't have more time to read yourself, though...

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  3. These are all wonderful! Thank you for offering them up. Best of luck during this busy time. Can't wait for Keepers to be released!!!

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway, Shannon! Good luck with Keeper 2!

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  5. I'd love to win. And I'll give them away on my blog after I read them.

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  6. Thanks for giving these away. Good luck with Keeper 2. :)

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  7. You're such a sweetheart for giving these away! Thanks for all the giveaways you do!

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  8. Those look like awesome books, Shannon.

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway, and good luck with Keepers 2!!

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  10. Dear Shannon:

    Not only would I twitter about the books repeatedly and how cool your are for giving them away - wich I have done already, but you know more so if I won - I would also pay them forward. Yup! I would read them as fast as my greedy little hands got a hold of them, and then I would find away to make sure someone else who would tweet, FB, goodreads, etc... got them too!

    Thanks for hosting an wesome contest!!

    Julia Muldoon

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  11. I am sorry you don't have time to read these...but...YAY on the giveaway. Thanks so much for doing this Shannon. If I be the lucky who wins, I'll be sure to share them!

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  12. That's a great list right there Shannon! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I probably shouldn't enter. Since I won't have time either.

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  14. OMG OMG OMG!! Thank you so so much Shannon! You're so generous with us!! Thank youuuu! Fingers crossed!! :D

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read these awesome books. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  16. Thanks so much for the chance. I follow the blog by GFC and email.

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  17. Wow, Shannon! That's a great list of books. Good luck with deadlines!

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  18. Excellent Arcs. I hope I win and promise to review/promote every last one.

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  19. Great giveaway - and some great books! Consider me entered. :)

    readinginwinter(AT)gmail.com (I follow via email!)

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  20. What else I got to do? You know besides writing deadlines and a day job...

    authormagan@gmail.com

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  21. All of those look soo good! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. All of them sound interesting. Nice giveaway!

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  23. My name is Chrisy! Pick me! Thanks!

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  24. Great timing - I'm running a little low on my ARC's for review. I could easily slip these into my TBR pile.

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  25. Oooh, definitely going to keep a eye out for some of these when they're released. Anyways, thanks a bunch for the opportunity to win.

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  26. holy krakatoa! Please enter me. I want to read one of them (not revealing) a ton!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Sounds like a bunch of good books! Thanks for the chance to win them..

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  28. That is such an awesome stack. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway.

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  29. I have been looking forward to these titles. Count me in and thank you for all of the great Middle Grade read updates.

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  30. Best contest. <3 Thank you so much for giving these amazing ARCs away :D You are the best. <3 :)
    Love, Carina

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  31. Eeek! I've been dying to read Struck and Of Poseidon! Thank you sooo much for the chance! :) You're too awesome. <3

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  32. all of these books sound amazing! They are all on my to-read list! Thank you so much for the giveaway and most of all for opening it internationally! :D
    Love, Rachel

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  33. Me, Me, Me!! I'd be happy to send them back to you when you have time to read them.

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  34. Your table is really reflective.
    ...
    Sorry, got distracted for a second. Thanks so much for this giveaway! Of Poseidon sounds absolutely amazing.
    Good luck with Keeper 2!

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  35. Wow, I'd love to win these! Yay for your deadlines he he. ;)

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  36. All intriguing titles, but I have to say I'm most interested in The Book of Blood and Shadow. Thanks for this great giveaway, and good luck with all your book-related deadlines!

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  37. OMG! I FREAKING LOVE YOU RIGHT NOW!! I've been dying to get my hands on Stuck and Of Poseidon. The other two would be a bonus. :D THANK YOU!

    I follow by these ways.
    Gooreads: TayteH
    Twitter: Tayte5
    Facebook: Tayte Hunter

    Best way to reach me is goodread. Just to let you know. :D

    THANK YOU!

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  38. Thank you very much for this giveaway!! I follow through GFC as Angie

    ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. Awesome giveaway…..I'd love to win any of them!

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  40. AHHH! O_O So much awesomeness. I don't blame you for not reading them, though; sometimes there's just too much going on to read all the books that you'd like. But thank you, thank you, thank you for giving these away. <3 It is quite lovely of you.

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  41. OF POSEIDON looks very very amazing! =)

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  42. Cool! I'd love to read any of them!!!
    Alyssa Sooklal :)

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  43. What a great stack!!!

    GFC: Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  44. too great!!!! would love to win!

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  45. Good luck with your deadline. Looks like a great pile of books!

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  46. Yay, thanks for the giveaway!!

    megan.qualls(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I'd love to read these. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. Wow, Shannon, you are awesome. I would totally review these books!

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  49. I've got nothing. I'll just test anyway.

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  50. Hooray! It works now. Hope you have time for "Shannon goes to the post office to send Christa Of Posieden"!!!

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  51. Good luck with the draft Shannon . . . you'll get there!

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  52. I cannot wait till Of Poseidon! Thanks so much for the giveaway!! <3

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  53. My name is Diana!, this giveaway is awesome!

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  54. These are all such great sounding books! :)

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  55. Holy cow I want these. *crosses fingers*

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  56. Awesome giveaway!
    I will make time to read these if I win. Also, every book that I read becomes part of my classroom library. All of my kids (8th grade) love when I bring in new books, so these would definitely get some love!

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  57. These are four amazing arcs! This would be an awesome birthday gift =D Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  58. Awesome. Thanks for the chance!!

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  59. Amazing giveaway, and I would LOVE to get these!
    Thanks!

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  60. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug

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  61. Ooohh, so exciting! I'd love to read those. :D

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  62. Gosh, wow -- and I know what you mean, I always feel a burning urge to make sure something happens to ARCs before release date, so the love's out there. Good luck with KEEPER 2!

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  63. I have the time to read, so your loss would be my pleasure.

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  64. WOWZA - this is such a great list. Once...I sat in a cafe across from Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman as they wrote. I have no idea what they were writing, but it was so cool to be in the same room as them (I'd randomly stepped into the cafe myself to write). And that is why +5 I should win. ;-)

    May the odds be in all our favors. :)

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  65. OOOHH...2 of these authors are coming to my town....so I would love to win these!
    ansindt@hotmail.com

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  66. Fantastic books! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  67. All of these look amazing!Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. Oh boy, those are some truly exciting titles! What a great giveaway Shannon!

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  69. Awesome giveaway. Thank you ;-)

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  70. They all sound like such fantastic reads!

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  71. They sound like WONDERFUL reads (I have a few of them on my TBR already so super excited about this :D)
    Crossing my fingers!

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  72. So sad you don't have time to read them, but you have a great reason. Wise of you to share them with someone else who might have time to review.

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  73. All I want is STRUCK. You can keep the others. :) laurisawhitereyes at yahoo dot com

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  74. Like every other time, THANK YOU!
    You are an epitome of generosity :D
    And g'luck with KEEPERS #2!

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  75. I will definitely make time to read these!

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  76. Of Poseidon looks so freaking of wonderful! Ah! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  77. Amazing! Thanks so much!

    drinkshrunkentears at gmail dot com

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  78. Yea for ARC's! I'm so sorry you don't have time to read them, but thanks for offering this great giveaway. You are the best! :)

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  79. this is very awesome - as are you :-)

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  80. OMG..you are so sweet to giveaway such amazing ARCs and I'm thnakful that you have welcomed international bloggers.

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  81. OH! Poor you! OF POSIDEON by Anna Banks was AWESOME! I sooo loved it! So sorry to see you won't be reading it. On the other hand, STRUCK was pretty awful and covered a topic I just didn't get.

    Hope your deadlines are going okay for now!

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  82. Our gain! Would love to read these.

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  83. EEK on chance to win your arc. Thanks muchly! Sounds like a fun read and now I for sure looking forward to it!

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  84. Good luck with book 2!! These are all on my to read list already...I think!

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  85. Looks like some great books. I would love to read them. Thanks for having this giveaway.
    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  86. Thanks for the giveaway!

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

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  87. Another awesome giveaway! This sure would help knock a few slots off my wish list :) Thanks for the chance!

    GFC Tiffany Drew

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  88. Awesome giveaway!!! Thanks and good lucks with all the deadlines!

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  89. crossing my fingers! mostly for OF POSEIDON :) thanks!

    Diana
    lovelygetaway@gmail.com

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  90. hey great giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

    nohaassad12345gmail.com

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