Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes!!!


YAY--Welcome to my stop on the YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes, a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors, and prize packs that include ARCs, gift certificates, swag, and more!

The race runs from Wednesday, May 2 at noon Eastern to Tuesday, May 8 at noon Eastern and the winners will be posted on the Apocalypsies website on Wednesday May 9th. If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, please click here to read the complete rules.

I'm part of the Killer Penguins team--and even though I'm not sure if that matters to you guys, I love that name far too much not to mention it.

Phew--I feel better now. Okay, on to the race!

Here's a little info about my 2012 debut (*hint* read carefully--you'll be quizzed on it later):

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She's a Telepath--someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It's a talent she's never known how to explain.

Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there's a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known.

Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.” There are secrets buried deep in Sophie's memory—secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans—that other people desperately want. Would even kill for.

In this page-turning debut, Shannon Messenger creates a riveting story where one girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first. Coming October 2, 2012 from Simon and Schuster (Aladdin).

Got that? Good! You WILL be quizzed later. (Don't worry, I went out of my way to make the question easy). And if you're so bowled over by the awesomenes of that (or... feeling so loopy from hitting all these tour stops that you are DAZED AND IMPRESSIONABLE ) I should mention that you can pre-order Keeper through Amazon, B&N, and Indiebound. You can also like it on Facebook or add it to your Goodreads list.

Okay... shameless self promotion stuff over. You guys have a race to complete. And remember, you must complete ALL FIVE quizzes to be eligible for a prize pack.

But before you race away to the next stop--wait, there's more! I couldn't have you guys all come here and NOT offer a prize of my own. So I'm personally giving away three exclusive KEEPER swag packs to three lucky commenters. See:


And when I say exclusive--I mean it. This is swag I'll only be giving out at signings or VERY special occasions, and three of you will be the first to get your hands on it! 

How do you enter? Leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm pacific time on Saturday, May 5th. I'll draw 3 winners and post their names on Sunday, May 6th. International entries welcome!

Thanks for stopping by! Ready to move on?
Click HERE to go to the next Killer Penguin! RAWR!

91 comments:

  1. All the swag looks GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for offering the giveaway to blog readers that may not make it to any signings right away. Keeper of the Lost Cities will have tons of cover envy when it debuts :)

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  2. Looks great, Shannon! Sign me up! :)

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  3. This is so cool! I can't wait to get my hands on your book.

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  4. I too am really excited to read and share your book!

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  5. This book looks fantastic! Could be a nice addition to my classroom library.

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  6. I'm excited for your book! And also... I kind of love your mascot!

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  7. Can't wait to read this with my daughter!
    Thanks!

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  8. The swag looks awesome! (And you've got a really nice signature, too!) If the giveaway is open to Canada I'd love to be entered :)

    Danya
    tapestrybookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I love me some swag. And I love me some penguins...but killer penguins?? When cute meets deadly!

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  10. I think the killer penguin team is starting to be my favorite!! :D

    Amanda Marie - sarinana0309@yahoo.com

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  11. Your book sounds great - can't wait to check it out!

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  12. Keeper is one of a few books I would run a marathon for, no, really. Doesn't mean I wouldn't hobble most of the way, but the sentiment is the same!

    Blessings,

    G.C.

    P.S. I liked the FB page! Love the banner!

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  13. That mascot photo is definitely a keeper! =D

    The swag looks awesome, after all it's the YAmzing Race with MGnificent Prizes!

    Sana
    sanashams[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  14. This is an awesome giveaway!

    Stephanie
    Cover2coverblog@gmail.com

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  15. this is a fabtastic giveaway *fingers crossed*
    fcoleman76@gmail.com
    www.booksandbeyond.net

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  16. Ooh look at all those new goodies! Love it! Can't wait until your books come out!

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  17. that is the greatest mascot picture and also, totally awesome swag giveaway : )

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  18. I love the picture of the penguins! (I also love the show that they come from, Futurama). The swag pack looks pretty awesome, and I'll be keeping an eye out for your book in the stores this Fall.

    kiltgirl1@yahoo.com

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  19. I love the idea of the YAmazing race !
    Thank you for participating and her the awesome giveaway !
    april_hunter96@hotmail.co.uk

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  20. How Fun!! Count me in!

    mandy.silber@gmail.com

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  21. Omg omg omg omg! I neeed neeeeeeeed this swag. <3 NEEDS IT! Cannot wait to read your book. <3 It seems so good. And I love that swag! :D It is gorgeous. <3 Thank you for this chance :) *Fingers crossed.* <3
    Love, Carina

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  22. Thanks for the Giveaway!

    lili.lost.in.a.book@gmail.com

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  23. omggg I can't believe October isn't closer. I want to read this so bad! I don't remember if I told you i loved the cover, but I do!

    ashleylovesbooksblog [at] gmail [dot] com

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  24. Cute swag! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

    amethystfaerie(at)msn(dot)com

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  25. Thanks for the Giveaway!


    student.caprino[at]gmail[com]

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  26. Yay, swag! Also, that cover is kind of adorable.

    Email: silverparadox@gmail.com

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  27. Wow the book sounds really good! I just marked the release date on my ipod. :3
    Thanks for the chance to win, it's super cute.

    email: kiaramarie97@gmail.com

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  28. So excited for this book! I love their names! Super awesome swag!

    xo

    Kassiah
    kassiah at fictionators dot com

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  29. *drools over swag pack* it's so PURDY! And your book sounds really good, I've just added it to my TBR =)

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  30. The cover for this is gorgeous, and I'm interested to know who wants to find out what she knows. :)

    sakurazawa@gmail.com

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  31. I love hopping and finding new authors! THANKS for the giveaway!

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  32. Wow! How very cool! I love adding more books onto my "To Read" shelf on Goodreads. And I love when I finally get to read them. Looking forward to "Keeper".

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  33. So excited!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  34. I feel like I have a chance at winning this... Then I realize it's only the first day, and there are many more entries to come. So I'll just kiss my dreams away and wish you that absolute best with this book! It sounds more than awesome, to the point where it deserves it's own adjective... It is scrumdidliumtatious! (I know, it's a mouthful)

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  35. Loving the Yamazing Race!! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm excited to read your book :o)
    Samantha
    lyssleepinbeauty@aim.com

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  36. I've never been interested in a middle grade novel, but after reading this synopsis...I'm really intrigued. This book would make an excellent movie!

    molly(dot)frenzel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Hi Shannon! Cool looking swag. Thanks for offering this special giveaway!

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  38. I can't wait to read your book . . .

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  39. It would be cool to have telepathic powers as long as I learned how to use it .

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  40. Your book sounds great, and my daughter will love it I'm sure. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. Gotta love the swag! I can't wait to read this book.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Love,
    Paige Schwartz
    Aeromech332003@yahoo.com

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  42. i <3 swag!!

    chelleyreads AT gmail DOT com

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  43. Your mascot is pretty much the coolest thing ever.

    I can't wait for Keeper of the Lost Cities <3 I LOVE fantasy! :)

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  44. I love swag!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway=)
    ansindt@hotmail.com

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  45. Swag!!!!!!! thanks!
    desiree1612@hotmail.com

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  46. Wow, so many awesome books coming out this year. Can't wait to read yours!
    jessica@kilian.com.au

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  47. That swag looks awesome! I can't wait to read Keeper of the Lost Cities!

    ~Debz
    debzbookshelf AT gmail DOT com

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  48. Your swag is fantastic! Seriously, it looks like a lot of fun (just like the book) I'm so happy to see so many MG writers participating in things like these :)

    everafteresther AT gmail DOT com

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  49. Your swag looks amazing! Thank you so much for the oportunity.
    vaire @ ymail . com

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  50. The cover looks amazing and the blurb sounds great... count me in! I would love some swag of your book :]

    alaiel.kreuz AT gmail.com

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  51. *admires the shiny swag* Thanks for the giveaway, Shannon.

    ayareader@hotmail.com

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  52. Love your autograph! Can't wait to get it :)

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  53. I would love some swag! Thanks for the giveaway!


    kimmiemcfarland(at)gmail.com

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  54. YAY the swag looks awesome !! Thank you so mucgh .. I really can't wait to read your book !!

    Hugs,
    Elodie
    ninie2310@hotmail.fr

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  55. Killer penguins FTW! :D

    celeste_fiore (at) live (dot) com

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  56. They seem very beautiful, thank you for the giveaway!

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  57. Thank you for this giveaway!

    angela1997 at live dot nl

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  58. I am so so SO excited for Keeper of the Lost Cities! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome swag :D

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  59. That looks like a great pack of swag! Thanks for the giveaway!





    reviewsfromthehammock@gmail.com

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  60. This is so cool. :) thebookgirl7@gmail.com

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  61. Your awesome. Thank you!
    alexaznbnkn@gmail(dot)com

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  62. Thanks so much! morrowar6@gmail.com

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  63. This looks awesome! Adventure, girl finding herself, I'm sure she's a strong character! I can't wait! Potteresque in a way! We need more of those stories.

    Heather

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  64. This book sounds awesome! I wonder what the new place is Sophie learns to call home...I'll definitely be checking this book out!

    jacqueline.c.goodman AT gmail DOT com

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  65. Eeee thank you for the giveaway! And the killer penguins. I can't wait to read your book - both the premise and cover are so gorgeous. My email is jenifleura{at}gmail{dot}com. xx

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  66. It sounds so good, can't wait til it comes out! Your signature is so pretty as well!
    treechanie(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. This book sounds great! Really excited!
    jacksandnumbers@hotmail.com

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    pocketofbooks@gmail.com

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  69. I love the sound of your book! I've been on a Middle Grade reading streak lately and I love it. Will definitely be adding your book to my to-read list

    christajls@gmail.com

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  70. You hooked me. Telepathy is a power I always wanted to have. The world you created sounds mysterious, Sophie won't have an easy time but I think the readers are going to love it. I can't wait to share it with my own Sophie, who is a little younger than your heroine.

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  71. *crosses fingers*
    By the way, that is an awesome mascot picture!

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  72. This giveway it's really awesome!Thank you for the chance to win your swags. :)

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  73. Not sure my timing is right for the swag... But I love your cover art and am excited to read your debut!

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  74. This book seems great. :D
    luzetty.suarez@gmail.com

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  75. Wow, I can't wait till this comes out! And, if it will influence you any, that's a pretty fantastic mascot picture.

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  76. Thank you so much for this contest. I also like your book (:


    -Regina Zehner
    sissysoccer@yahoo.com

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  77. Me me me!!! I want the cool swag!!!!

    peachandblue2(at)aol.com

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  78. I know I'm too late for swag .. I still wanted to say that even though it's supposed to be middlegrade, my husband and I are really looking forward to reading this book. It sounds so good!

    Have a Super Sunday!
    ~Lynne of TwoReads

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  79. I can't wait to read your book, Shannon! I was wondering if you knew it was going to be a series when you started or if you realized at the end of the first book you knew you needed to keep going?

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  80. thanks for participating in the YAmazing race. so many greatbooks for 2012. majdaffi@gmail.com

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  81. The swag looks great. Thanks for the chance!

    safaripoet@live.com

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  82. Thanks for the giveaway, the swag looks awesome!!!
    lmarste@yahoo.com

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  83. So pretty!! Thanks for the giveaway :D
    lisa(dot)x0x(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  84. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)
    tirachii(at)yahoo(dot)com

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