Sunday, October 21, 2012

The YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes strikes again!!!


**NOTE: The race is now officially over.**

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!

(and I know some of you might be looking for this week's MMGM. You can actually find that by clicking HERE

The race runs from Monday, October 22 at noon Eastern to Monday October 29 at noon Eastern and the winners will be posted on the Apocalypsies website on Tuesday October 30. If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, please click here to read the complete rules.

I'm part of the Silly String team--which means I will be ATTACKING YOU ALL WITH SPARKLY STREAMS OF DOOM--er, um.... no, not really. I would if I could--believe me. But alas, the internetz currently do not allow me to silly string attack through the screen. So you are spared from my sparkly streamers. For now.

ANYWAY, here's a little info about KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES (*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.

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 EASILY IMPRESSIONABLE ) I should mention that you can buy a SHINY hardcover of Keeper through Amazon and B&N. Or, you can support an amazing Indie and get a SIGNED Hardcover by ordering through Mrs. Nelsons (though make sure you specify that you want a "Signed Copy" in the notes field). 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 FIVE exclusive sets of Limited edition KEEPER Art Prints to FIVE lucky commenters. See:



And when I say exclusive--I mean it. These are made from my own drawings and they are hand signed and hand numbered with a limited printing of 1000. And I'll only be giving them out at signings or VERY special occasions, like today. So trust me, you want to win these!

How do you enter? Leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm pacific time on Saturday, October 27th. I'll draw 5winners and post their names on Tuesday, October 30th. International entries welcome!

Thanks for stopping by! Ready to move on?
Click HERE to go to the next Silly String-er

72 comments:

  1. Those prints are absolutely gorgeous!

    My copy of KEEPER finally came -- now if only life will slow down enough so that I can get to reading it! (Will need to make an appointment for that this week!!)

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  2. Those are awesome and what an amazing prize :)

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  3. Love the prints! Thanks for the extra giveaway.
    molly dot frenzel at gmail dot com

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  4. Love the drawings, will have to add this book to my reading list ASAP. :)

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  5. Thank you so much for the extra giveway! Can't wait to read this book with my son! I think it is right up his alley! Thank you!

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  6. Hi,
    Wow a writer and a great artist. I love them.
    Thanks,
    Jenn

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  7. Lovely prints. And thanks for the giveaway! :)

    thildeespensen (at) live (dot) dk

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  8. I keep trying to compliment your artwork and say how much I want to read about those creatures, but my posts keep disappearing...so my apologies if multiples suddenly sprout up!

    jess.k.silverstein at gmail dot com

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway! The artwork looks great. I love the moonlark.

    freshmankay[at]gmail[dot]com

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  10. The artwork is so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway! mads(at)meylor(dot)com

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  11. Amazing artwork! Can't wait to read the book & share it with my daughter.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Love the covers !

    thivy.lopez@gmail.com

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  13. Wow, gorgeous artwork! Thanks for the chance to win!

    dragongirl@embarqmail.com

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  14. The artwork is amazing! I'd be honored to have one.
    lcoolidge12(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I love these drawings! That peacock is tattoo worthy!
    desiree1612@hotmail.com

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  16. Those drawings are so cute! I would be honored to receive one!
    tmortegahawes@yahoo.com

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  17. You are a multi-talented lady! Love the drawings :)

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  18. I would love to win the drawings...although I am sure I would have a hard time keeping them out of the hands of my son, who loves to draw and paint!

    videoclimber(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Yay for KEEPER!!! I can't believe it's been out for like, three weeks! So excited for you :D

    Thank you for participating in the Race, and for the giveaway! I love the Verminion one - purple is my FAVORITE color :)

    lilleetleet(at)verizon(dot)net

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  20. Those are amazing! :)
    Thanks for sharing them with us!
    ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

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  21. Oh my, those prints are gosh-darn amazing!
    Thank you so much for this giveaway. :)

    myhorseisaunicorn(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. Oh, the prints are so cute! Thank you for the chance :-D
    safaripoet@live.com

    Safari Poet

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  23. Thank you for the chance the prints are so adorable!
    kydirtgirl68 AT gmail DOT com

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  24. How cute! I love Iggy and Moonlark.
    Thank you!
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

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  25. Wow I love them!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. Wow I love the drawings they are amazing.
    azadik26@gmail.com

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  27. Oh wow, the drawings are brilliant, I would love to win them-especially the Moon Lark one (drool) or Iggy (so cute!). Keeper of the Lost Cities sounds like a great read- I love books about telepathy. Thanks for the info and the giveaway.

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  28. Oh and I forgot to leave my email: ansticepotts@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  29. Omg thats so cool i hope i win .....

    irreplaceablehunny@hotmail.com

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  30. The drawings are sooo cute :3 I especially love the Iggy one :3 I haven't read Keeper of the Lost Cities yet but I totally will :)

    ariellatheipoduser@gmail.com

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  32. The art prints are great! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    gaby_sama@hotmail.com

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  33. What beautiful art! Hopefully I'll be taking one of these babies home. :)
    brenna dot braaten at gmail dot com

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  34. Love the prints! Thanks for the giveaway!

    jenni_bearz(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. These drawings are amazing! Thank you for the giveaway,

    Artemis
    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  36. These look lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

    riouch.sara at gmail dot com

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  37. Thank you very much! They're awesome:) So is your book:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

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  38. wow what beautiful art!

    thenextbookblogger at gmail dot com

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  39. It's SO beautiful! Love them :)

    loiedunn@gmail.com

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  40. I love the drawings. They are all really cute!

    bookartstuff at gmail dot com

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  41. Perfect giveaway, Shannon. <3 Hoping I can still enter even though I own these cards since I bought the signed copy (A) <3 But I really want another set so that I can put them up on my wall :D and have one set that won't get used/ruined. <3 hih :) And gah. They are so pretty :)
    Love, Carina

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  42. I can't wait to read your book and those art prints are amazing! I'm debating if I actually won them if I would keep them or offer them as a prize for a summer reading program I host this summer at the library. They are too tempting to keep!

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  43. Those looks awesome :D
    klara@michaelson.se

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  44. They look awesome :)
    vaire@ymail.com

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  45. I love all of them but specially Verminion, he looks so cute!!! Thanks for the chance :D

    alaiel.kreuz AT gmail.com

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  46. Verminion is adorable, he reminds me a bit of my Chinchilla named Mouse!
    kguyette(at)live(dot)com

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  47. Haha no way... my name is Shannon too. Love your name :D

    All the drawings are cute but I have to say that Iggy is the cutest *squeal of delight*

    Shannon
    alyssimagination@gmail.com

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  48. Amazing prints, love them all! :D

    Loveliciouz[at]hotmail.com

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  49. Those are amazing drawings... :)

    anubha56(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Those are so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

    realsteph at thefakesteph dot com

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  51. So cute, count me in!

    Thanks for the giveaway! booksake(at)yahoo(dot)com
    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  52. OMG, I love them, they are so adorable :D Thanks for the chance to win them!! tiffany.webb29@yahoo.com

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  53. The art prints are gorgeous!The Verminion doesn't look too happy about sharing the exclusiveness with the others though :)

    Gabbie-ethela(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  54. Ah, those art prints are super cute! I'd love to own them!
    Thank you for the chance!

    :)
    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

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  55. What a fabulous giveaway. I just bought "Keeper of the Lost Cities" for one of my 9 year old daughters. She absolutely loves it. She already asked for the second one (you did after all call this one Book One) So this is how we came to this website. I was looking for the release date of number two!

    Thank you. It can be difficult choosing books that are good for middle school kids, but appropriate for Elementary school aged kids!

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    1. Awww, this comment makes me so happy. Thank you so much for buying KEEPER! I'm so glad your daughter is enjoying!

      And yes, there will be a book 2. And a book 3! (It was bought as a trilogy). We haven't actually announced the release date for book 2 (we're still in that stage where it can sometimes change) but I can say that it's slated for early October, 2013. So far away, I know. At least it's already written so you know for sure it WILL exist. :)

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    2. :) I have to respond. My girls are thrilled you answered the post! I told them book two is written and they said yes they understood the wait to publish :) You just made our day. Thank you.

      You definitely have a few new fans!

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    3. :) And YOU just made my day! In fact, I'd be happy to send you a signed book plate for your copy--I can even personalize it with your girls' names. If that sounds interesting just email me your mailing address at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com and I'll put that in the mail as soon as I get home from traveling next week.

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    4. Thank you so much. I sent off an email. I just read your traveling woes though! I was tired just reading it! I can't imagine how you are.

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    5. I did get the email--and I promise, as soon as I unpack the bookplates I will have one in the mail for you. Hopefully end of the week!

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  56. Thank you for the awesome giveaway ~

    achin_k94@hotmail.com

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  57. Thank you for the giveaway, it sounds like a fantastic idea to be giving away special editions, and the drawings are absolutely adorable. Thank you so much for the chance to win one of them (:

    birgitte_stage@yahoo.dk

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  58. Wow, just how adorable are those drawings?!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  59. Thanks for the giveaway-the prizes sound amazing!

    baawisdombooks@hotmail.co.uk

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  60. These look nice.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  61. The Verminion one is sooooooooo CUTE!
    Thank you for the giveaway goodie!

    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  62. I came here too late to join the contest, but I wanted to let you know that I loved the book! Just finished reading it this morning, after three days of reading (staying up late, waiting in the doctor's office, and being late for work!). Been looking around for a nice series to start on, and I'm glad I found your story :) I can't believe the wait for the next one will be soooo loooong.

    The moonlark print is lovely.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Regina. I can't tell you how happy that makes me. Thank you SO MUCH for reading!!! (and I know, waiting for the next book is SO HARD with series!)

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  63. I LOVE all of the prints!! The moonlark is SO cool, and Iggy is SOOOOO cute! Can't wait for book 2!

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Yay-I love comments! Thank you so much! (But please remember to keep your comments spoiler-free. Also, I try to keep this a happy, positive place. Friendly debate is fine, but always be kind to each other). <3