Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Release Day Celebration!!!! (yes, there's a giveaway!)

I don't know if you guys know this, but there are some SERIOUSLY amazing books hitting store shelves today by some seriously amazing authors. In fact, I really don't know how the universe will not implode from all this awesome:

DEFIANCE, by C.J. Redwine

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city's brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father's apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same one who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but a fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city's top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor's impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

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EMBERS & ECHOES, by Karsten Knight

Every flame casts a shadow.

Ashline Wilde is about to discover that when you’re the reincarnation of a Polynesian volcano goddess, “new beginnings” are just a myth.

Leaving the fiery ruins of her sophomore year behind her, Ash travels to the sizzling beaches of Miami, hot on the trail of the little sister she’s only seen in visions. But her happy family reunion isn’t all palm trees and paradise. A cult of evil gods-on-earth, known as the Four Seasons, has kidnapped her sister to use in its terrifying new religion. Soon, the streets of Miami erupt in chaos and violence…and Ash gets caught right in the tropical crossfire.

Ash isn’t without help, however. Unexpected romance arrives in the form of Wes, an Aztec god of night with his own vendetta against the Four Seasons. As memories of Ash’s previous life begin to flicker into her dreams, the boundaries between ally and enemy, life and death, and love and hate all bleed together. And when a mysterious trickster from her past reappears to derail her new quest, Ash must choose between the echoes of a once-forgotten yesterday and the embers of an uncertain future.


Because when old flames return from the dead, even a volcano goddess can get burned.

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THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS,
by Claire Legrand
At the Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, you will definitely learn your lesson. A dark, timeless, and heartfelt novel for fans of Coraline and The Mysterious Benedict Society.

Victoria hates nonsense. There is no need for it when your life is perfect. The only smudge on her pristine life is her best friend Lawrence. He is a disaster—lazy and dreamy, shirt always untucked, obsessed with his silly piano. Victoria often wonders why she ever bothered being his friend. (Lawrence does too.)

But then Lawrence goes missing. And he’s not the only one. Victoria soon discovers that The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is not what it appears to be. Kids go in but come out…different. Or they don’t’ come out at all.

If anyone can sort this out, it’s Victoria—even if it means getting a little messy.

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IF I LIE, by Corrine Jackson

A dramatic and powerful novel that explores the gray space between truth and perception.

Cheater. Traitor. Slut.

Quinn’s done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Shunned by everyone she knows, Quinn loses her friends, her reputation, and her identity. Because Carey’s not just any guy—he’s a Marine who’s serving overseas, and beloved by everyone in their small, military town.

But Quinn didn’t cheat. She could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets she’s vowed to keep—secrets that aren’t hers to share. So she stays silent, and waits for Carey to come home.

Then Carey goes MIA, and Quinn must decide how far she’ll go to protect her boyfriend…and her promise.


Crazily enough, this is NOT an exhaustive list of all the amazing books launching today. But these are the ones I'm most excited about, because I'm lucky enough to *know* the authors. So I wanted to celebrate their release with a contest.

One lucky winner will win a copy of one of these books--and they'll get to pick whichever one they want. To enter, just leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm pacific time on Saturday, September 1st (and make sure you tell me which book you'd like to win). I'll draw one random winner and post their name on Sunday, September 2nd. International entries welcome!

And.... GO!

81 comments:

  1. Oooh I want to read If I Lie! My email is lisarosenman (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  2. Wow! So much awesome in one day!! I'm most excited about CJ's book, so that would be my choice :)

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  3. I'm so excited to read DEFIANCE, by C.J. Redwine! :) Thanks for this giveaway!
    clarissa(dot)bulatao(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I'm so excited about Defiance!!!
    Thanks for the contest. :)
    Christa

    forgot my email, lol
    ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

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  6. Today is killing me with all the awesome releases! I would love to win a copy of Defiance! That one sounds awesome. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  7. I am so excited for Defiance and Cavendish! But if I really have to choose for the giveaway I pick Defiance. It sounds right up my alley!

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  8. They all sounds great but if I had to pick one, I'd go for If I Lie!

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  9. I love the blurb for all the books releasing today, but I would probably go for Defiance. I've been excited for this book since I first saw the cover reveal :)

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  10. I am really excited for Defiance, so that's my pick.

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  11. I'd like to read any of them! But if I HAVE to choose one, I'd go with Embers and Echos!

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  12. All of them seem amazing but IF I LIE by Corrine Jackson and DEFIANCE by C.J. Redwine are the most tempting to me :) Thank you for the giveaway :D

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  13. It's good that I'm back in school--studying will distract me from the fact that I won't have time to read so many of these amazing books T-T

    Thank you for the giveaway! If I actually won (*crosses fingers*), I'd love to have DEFIANCE :)

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  14. The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls sound like it is right up my alley. Thanks for running the giveaway.

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  15. I've been really looking forward to If I Lie! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Great books and giveaway. Looking forward to some great reads!

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  17. I'd LOVE If I Lie!It sounds so amazing!Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. I am honestly excited for all of these! :]
    BIG congrats and HAPPY RELEASE DAY to the authors!!
    I would pick, Defiance. ^^
    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway Shannon!

    http://littlehyuts.blogspot.com
    Email: m0lly_j@hotmail.com (that's a zero in molly)

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  19. I'd love to read Embers & Echos!!! Thanks so much for the chance! :-D

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  20. What an exciting day! They all sound dynamite, but I'd go for Defiance!

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  21. I'm most looking forward to Defiance!

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  22. So many good books!! I'd love Defiance! I'm so excited to read it : ) Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  23. It is a big day! Yours is just around the corner :) I love CJ - can't wait to read hers. Thanks again for the giveaway!

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  24. I can't wait to read Defiance! Thanks so much!
    mcrs_venin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Happy release day to the authors! Can't wait for your release day :).
    I would love to read Defiance. Thank you for the amazing giveaway and for making it international.

    madalinacionca@yahoo.com

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  26. But how can I CHOOOOOOOOSE???????

    Um. Um. I don't know!

    Okay, I guess I'll go with Embers & Echoes. GAH! So mean.


    LOL--on another note, I am reading KEEPER to my kids a chapter a night and they are loving it. :)

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  27. I love them all!!!

    1st choice is 'Defiance'
    2nd choice is 'If I Lie'

    tarrahmont at yahoo dot com

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  28. 1st choice Embers & Echoes.
    2nd choice If i lie

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  29. If I Lie, pretty pleaseeeeeeee!

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  30. I am beyond excited for Defiance!!! The others look awesome too.

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  31. What a cornucopia! What is it about this date for a book release? I do think we are going to have an imploding universe if this goes on.

    If I win... I'm a Cavendish man. (And thank you for your generous contest, Shannon!)

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  32. Great batch of books!! I would love to have Defiance, please. Thanks for the awesome contest.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  33. AHHH!!! There are so many more good books being released today (Spark, The Dark Light) that you missed, but that's okay. DEFIANCE! I would love Defiance. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  34. I'd love to get Defiance. I've been hearing great things about it (plus, how fierce does that girl look?!). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. So excited about today!!!!! I really, really want Embers and Echoes! (As well as 4.2 billion other books released today.) Embers and Echoes is at the top of my list, along with stuff like The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa. So excited. :)

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'd LOVE Embers and Echoes!

    ~Riv Re
    Riv Reads

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  36. So many good books today! I bought a copy of The Cavendish Home for Boys & Girls (eee, so excited!!) so I would LOVE to win Defiance! It sounds amazing.

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  37. gAH!!!...how do I choose?!?!?!
    Defiance
    If I Lie
    Cavendish

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  38. I really would love to have Defiance. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  39. I loved Defiance and just gave away my ARC. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  40. Wow! What an Awesome array of talent and good books! It's hard to choose. Defiance looks good, but I really want to read Embers and Echoes too.

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  41. I can't believe If I Lie is already out! :D I've been waiting on it for so long, I thought it'd never release, haha. I would love to win If I Lie. :)

    Sophia
    mashimaro401[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  42. They all sound amazing. I'm definately torn between Defiance and If I Lie... nope too hard to choose, will add these to my neverending wishlists on book depository and amazon!

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  43. So many cool books! Thanks for the giveaway. I'd pick THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. Love the sound of it and the cover is great!

    nudging.along[at]gmail.com

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  44. I'd love to win Defiance. Thanks for the contest!
    for_rainy_days(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. Lots of great books today! I really want to read The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls.

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  46. I would love to win Defiance. Thanks for the contest. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

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  47. I want to read all of these books, but I think I would choose Defiance. Sounds so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. I'd love to play please.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Incredible books! Wow!

    So hard to choose! If I had to choose just one, I think I'd choose Embers & Echoes.

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  50. Wow Shannon, these are all so good! I'd like a copy of each but if I have to pick one I'd go for DEFIANCE, by C.J. Redwine. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

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  51. I'd like to read DEFIANCE! So many books! I wish I could read all the ones I want to.

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  52. So many book birthdays!! :) I'd choose If I Lie by Corrine Jackson.

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  53. They all sound really good! I have been excited to read Defiance, but I will have to add the others to my list of books to read=)

    ansindt@hotmail.com

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  54. A fabulous selection. I'd love to read THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  55. EMBERS & ECHOES ALL THE WAY! :D Sorry for the caps... I'm just reaallly excited for that book! Thanks for the chance to win!!! :)

    jenelleriane at yahoo dot com

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  56. What a great contest!!!

    I went out and bought Defiance yesterday and SO GOOD. I'm loving it. But The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is next up on my TBR list and I'd love to be entered for that one.

    Thanks Shannon!

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  57. Such a great book list! The next couple of weeks have some AMAZING book releases!

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  58. Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to read Defiance!
    thebookanalyst[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  59. August 28th was a busy day! Would love to win Defiance. Thank you so muxh for the post and giveaway.

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  60. Now this has been a great week of releases! So many great titles!

    I would love to be entered to win Defiance, which sounds so good. Thanks so much for the great giveaway. =)

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  61. They all sound really great, it's so hard to choose just one... Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

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  62. Thanks for including me in the giveaway, Shannon! :D

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  63. Embers and Echos, cause I have If I Lie and Defiance and then I'm entering all of the giveaways on the Cavendish blog tour. :D So, yeah, that leaves one book left.

    peachandblue2(at)aol.com

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  64. Definitely some great books releasing soon… Can't wait to read Corrine Jackson's If I Lie… Defiance sounds great too as well as the others. I need all of these on my bookshelf :P…

    What a hard choice! Ummmm… Please enter me to win 'If I Lie' :)

    Thankyou & thankyou for an AWESOME giveaway! :D

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  65. Thank you for the giveaway! I would love If I Lie or Defiance.
    Artemis

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  66. I am very interested in If I Lie. My email is silver_raven0 at yahoo . Com

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  67. Man, it's so hard to choose since they're all on my wishlist. I think I'm going to go with either If I Lie or The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls. I'll let you pick what to send if I win :)

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  68. Oh!Oh! Me! Me! DEFIANCE sounds amazing!

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  69. oh any of them will be great :) love this giveaway !

    uniquas at ymail dot com

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  70. You're so generous. I'd love Defiance.

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  71. If I get lucky with random.org I would love a copy of Cavendish please.
    Thank you for such a generous giveaway. :)

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  72. I'd love to win Defiance. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Thildeespensen(at)live(dot)dk

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  73. This is awesome! I'd love a copy of Defiance :D

    sauvadeavelle @ yahoo dot com

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  74. I'd love embers and echoes!!! Pleasssssssse!

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  75. You have the very best giveaways - I'd love to win The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand! *hugs*

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  76. I will say Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, please please!!

    Thanks!

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  77. Like so many others, I wouls love Defiance. Thanks!

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  78. I'd like Defiance. :)

    Thank you.

    Becky01x(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. This week was TORTURE for a non-payday week because I seriously wanted to sweep every book off the New Release section and take them home. But at lest I know they'll all be there for this week, which IS a payday ;)

    So...i probably can't choose all of them (sigh), but I'd have to say Defiance. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books

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