Monday, December 28, 2015

MMGM Links (12/28/15)

Final MMGM links of the year--seriously where did 2015 go?!?! And I have some crazy deadlines at the moment so I'm just going to jump right into these:

(Oh, but remember, there's still a few days left for the Neverseen Superfan giveaway. Click HERE to see the prizes and learn how to enter.)
- Jess at the Reading Nook is sweet on SWEET HOME ALASKA. Click HERE to find her review. 
Greg Pattridge is cheering for CHASE TINKER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC.  Click HERE to read his thoughts. 
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site. 


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me. 

Monday, December 21, 2015

MMGM Links (12/21/15)

Okay, I do not understand how 2015 is almost over--or how I still have so many things on my To Do list!!!!!!

But I guess you're not here for my panicking. You're here for the MMGM links! So here you go--it's a light week with the holiday:

(Oh, and if you missed it last week, my final giveaway is on--the Neverseen Superfan giveaway. Click HERE to see the prizes and learn how to enter.)
- Sue Kooky is rooting for JACK: THE TRUE STORY OF JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. Click HERE to find her review. 
- The Paige Turner is spreading some love for...*blush*...NEVERSEEN. Click HERE to see what she thought (*blushes more*). 
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME.  Click HERE to read his thoughts.
- Rosi Hollenbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--RUBY LEE AND ME. Click HERE for details. 
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site. 


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The NEVERSEEN Superfan giveaway!

Yay--the time has come for my favorite (and last) giveaway of 2015--THE NEVERSEEN SUPERFAN GIVEAWAY!

I know some of you have been waiting ever-so-patiently for me to get my act together and get this organized (sorry for the delay--my travel schedule pushed everything back a couple of weeks). But I'm caught up and I'm ready and I have five awesome prizes. BEHOLD:




In case you can't tell, those are five (yes, FIVE) signed hardcovers of NEVERSEEN, all featuring hand drawn panakes blossoms (done by me, using prismacolor pencils, so they look even more awesome in real life). Which means there will be FIVE winners who will get one, (and yes the books can be personalized if you would like)

Since these are very special, very time consuming prizes for me to make, I want to make sure they go to true fans of the series. So like I've done in the past, I'm going to make you guys put in a *little* extra work to enter--but I've still done my best to also keep it as simple as possible and make a way that even those who haven't bought (or read) the book can still enter. AND, the advantage to this is, if you really really really want one, there are a lot of ways for you to get a TON of entries and increase your chances of winning.

So here's how this works.

To enter, you MUST complete these two simple steps.

STEP NUMBER ONE:

You must either:

  • Post a review of NEVERSEEN on amazon / goodreads / B&N / youtube / your blog or website / ANYWHERE ELSE YOU POST YOUR REVIEWS. And no, this doesn't mean you have to write a glowing, five star review (though of course you are WELCOME to). All that matters is that it's an honest review
  • Tweet / Instagram / FB / tumblr / pinterest / google+ / or ANY OTHER WAY YOU ATTACK THE INTERNETS with a photo of NEVERSEEN somewhere in the wild (could be your own personal copy in your hands, or a shiny copy on display in a store or library--doesn't matter to me. And if the store you go to is sold out, you can always request they bring in another copy. In fact, I would love you FOREVER for doing that because it helps get books back on the shelf faster!)*
  • Tweet / Instagram / FB / tumblr / pinterest / google+ / ANY OTHER WAY YOU ATTACK THE INTERNETS with your own KEEPER series fan art (Anything goes here--feel free to be as creative as you want. You can post drawings, quotes, crafts. baked goods, anything you dream up.)*
You only have to do one--though you are welcome to do as many as you want. I'll reward you with an extra entry for everything you do (and every social media platform you post it on--each one counts for an extra entry). The only requirement is that it must be NEW. If you've posted fan art, photos of the book, or reviews in the past--thank you! (no really, THANK YOU) But if you want it to count for the contest you'll need to do something new during the contest time period (December 16, 2015 - January 3, 2016). That's why I've given you three different options and count so many social media platforms--surely there's somewhere you can post the review again or something else you can do to enter.

*feel free to tag me in any of these things, to make doubly sure I see them. My instagram / twitter handle is @SW_Messenger

Once you've done whatever you'd like to from the list above, you'll need to let me know what you did so I can count your entries accordingly. Which brings me to:

STEP NUMBER TWO: 
  • You MUST fill out the form at the bottom of this post, along with links to anywhere you posted the pictures/reviews. Form must be filled out by 11:59 pm pacific on Sunday, January 3, 2016

Step two is an absolutely essential step, because it's the only way I will see your entry. So don't forget to fill out the form. And International entries ARE accepted. 

Winners won't be posted anywhere, nor will they be contacted prior to mailing. You'll know you're a winner when your prize shows up (and if it doesn't, then sadly you didn't win). So triple check to make sure you enter your mailing address correctly because it'd be a shame for your prize to get lost in the mail.

I'm pretty sure that's everything, but if I missed something you are welcome to ask in the comments. Just make sure you ask those questions in the comments section on my website and not on goodreads or any of the other places this blog feeds out to, because I won't see them if you post them anywhere else)

**Form has been removed now that the giveaway has ended. Thanks to all who participated!**


Monday, December 14, 2015

MMGM Links (12/14/15)

Home from travel--and buried in deadlines. But here's the MMGM links:

(Oh, and I have an extra special giveaway happening this week--not totally sure which day yet--so keep an eye on my website)
- Sue Kooky is back to champion MAGNUS CHASE AND THE SWORD OF SUMMER. Click HERE to find her review. 
- Suzanne Warr has is feeling the MAGYK. Click HERE to see why. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is rooting for KID ATHLETES. Click HERE for his review. 
- Kim Aippersbach has a double feature on BOOK SCAVENGER and THE SPOTTED DOG LAST SEEN. Click HERE to find her thoughts. 
- Mary Kincaid is raving about SHADOW-WRACK. Click HERE to see why. 
- Carl from Boys Rule! Boys Read! has two Hanukkah features. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for BRIDGET WILDER: SPY-IN-TRAINING.  Click HERE to read his thoughts.  
- Mark Baker is having fun with THE FUNJUNGLE Collection. Click HERE to see why.  
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site. 


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me. 

Monday, December 7, 2015

MMGM Links (12/7/16)

Bonjour from Paris!

My brain is a bit frazzled from jet lag and a million events--and I'm putting these together on Paris time so I'm sure I'm missing some of you (it's only 4pm for CA and 2am for me. Side note: I am very tired). But here's the MMGM links I found in my inbox:
- Sue Kooky joins the MMGM fun with a feature on WONDER. Click HERE to welcome her to the group.  
- Suzanne Warr has is cheering for THE COUNTERFEIT PRINCESS.  Click HERE to see why.
- Carl from Boys Rule! Boys Read! is spotlighting KRINGLE. Click HERE for his review.
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for DIEGO'S DRAGON: BATTLE AT TENOCHTITLAN  Click HERE to read his thoughts. 
- Mark Baker is raving about THE STORY OF DIVA AND FLEA. Click HERE to see why.   
 - Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!   
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.   

If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.