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Giveaway: Month9Books Holiday Gift Blitz

December 19th, 2014 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 3 Comments »

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Welcome to Month9Books’ gift blitz for our amazing winter titles: Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil, Praefatio by Georgia McBride, Endless by Amanda Gray, A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley, Dead Jed: Adventures of a Middle School Zombie & Dawn of the Jed by Scott Craven, and Tracy Tam: Santa Command by Krystalyn Drown! Are you looking for the perfect winter/holiday read? Then these are the titles for you! Oh and as a thank you to our readers we have an amazing giveaway for you!

Crown of Ice

Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil

About this Book:

Thyra Winther’s seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can’t reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she’s doomed to spend eternity as a wraith.

Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal.

A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai’s childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles. Thyra’s willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts — to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within her breast. Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup’s devotion and the fire of a young man’s desire, the thawing of Thyra’s frozen heart could be her ultimate undoing.

CROWN OF ICE is a YA Fantasy that reinvents Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” from the perspective of a young woman who discovers that the greatest threat to her survival may be her own humanity.

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Praefatio

Praefatio by Georgia McBride

About this Book:

Seventeen-year-old Grace Ann Miller is no ordinary runaway. After having been missing for weeks, Grace is found on the estate of international rock star Gavin Vault, half-dressed and yelling for help. Over the course of twenty-four hours Grace holds an entire police force captive with incredulous tales of angels, demons, and war; intent on saving Gavin from lockup and her family from worry over her safety. Authorities believe that Grace is ill, suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, the victim of assault and a severely fractured mind. Undeterred, Grace reveals the secret existence of dark angels on earth, an ancient prophecy and a wretched curse steeped in Biblical myth. Grace’s claims set into motion an ages-old war, resulting in blood, death and the loss of everything that matters. But are these the delusions of an immensely sick girl, or could Grace’s story actually be true? Praefatio is Grace’s account of weeks on the run, falling in love and losing everything but her faith. When it’s sister against brother, light versus darkness, corrupt police officers, eager doctors and accusing journalists, against one girl with nothing but her word as proof: who do you believe?

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Endless (2)

Endless by Amanda Gray

About this Book:

Jenny Kramer knows she isn’t normal. After all, not everybody can see the past lives of people around them. When she befriends Ben Daulton, resident new boy, the pair stumble onto an old music box with instructions for “mesmerization” and discover they may have more in common than they thought—like a past life! Using the instructions in the music box, Ben and Jenny share a dream that transports them to Romanov Russia and leads them to believe they have been there together before. But Nikolai, the mysterious young man Jenny has been seeing in her dreams who has now appeared next door, was there, too. Jenny is forced to acknowledge that Nikolai has traveled through time and space to find her. Doing so means he has defied the laws of time, and the Order, an ominous organization tasked with keeping people in the correct time, is determined to send him back. While Ben, Jenny, and Nikolai race against the clock—and the Order—Jenny and Nikolai discover a link that joins them in life and beyond death.

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A Murder of Magpies

A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley

About this Book:

Winter in Black Orchard, Wisconsin, is long and dark, and sixteen-year-old Vayda Silver prays the snow will keep the truth and secrecy of the last two years buried. Hiding from the past with her father and twin brother, Vayda knows the rules: never return to the town of her mother’s murder, and never work a Mind Game where someone might see.

No one can know the toll emotions take on Vayda, how emotion becomes energy in her hands, or how she can’t control the destruction she causes. But it’s not long before her powers can no longer be contained. The truth is dangerously close to being exposed, placing Vadya and her family at risk.

Until someone quiets the chaos inside her.

Unwanted. That’s all Ward Ravenscroft has ever been. To cope, he numbs the pain of rejection by denying himself emotions of any kind. Yet Vayda stirs something in him. He can’t explain the hold she has on him–inspiring him with both hope and fear. He claims not to scare easily, except he doesn’t know what her powers can do. Yet.

Just as Vadya and Ward draw closer, she finds the past isn’t so easily buried. And when it follows the Silvers to Black Orchard, it has murder in mind.

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Dead Jed 1

Dead Jed: Adventures of a Middle School Zombie by Scott Craven

About this Book:

The first part of seventh grade was rough on Jed, but things are looking up now that Christmas is almost here. As with past Christmases, Jed asks for the one thing he’s always wanted–a dog–and again, his parents tell him they’re not ready. But fate has a different plan when Jed sees a dog get run over by a car. Then, it happens. Jed suddenly has a pet, Tread, a zombie dog bearing his namesake–a tire tread down his back. Jed may have gained a dog, but he loses his best friend Luke, who fears the way Jed created his undead pet. When Jed returns to school, he finds a mysterious group called the No Zombies Now Network spreading rumors of the dangers the undead pose to normal people. Forced to disprove Hollywood stereotypes, Jed has his work cut out for him as stories of a zombie dog begin to circulate. Jed could be expelled if he can’t expose the NZN Network as a fraud. Jed needs help from his kind of girlfriend Anna, especially after he discovers Luke has joined the shadowy group. Once again navigating the treacherous waters of middle school, Jed does his best to stay in one piece. Only this time he’ll need even more duct tape and staples than usual.

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Dead Jed 2

Dawn of the Jed (Dead Jed #2) by Scott Craven

About this Book:

As the fall semester ends and kids head home for winter break, Jed and his parents gather for the annual exchanging of gift lists. Once again, Jed asks for a dog, leading to a heated argument and a firm “no.” But when Jed spots a stray, he chases it until the dog darts into the street where it is struck and killed by a car. Grief stricken by what he’s done, Jed cradles the dead dog in his arms. Soon, ooze from the dog mixes with teardrops from Jed, creating Tread the zombie dog. Finally getting his wish, Jed must convince his parents to let him keep the undead dog. But a zombie dog turns out to be the least of Jed’s issues. It seems some parents don’t want Jed attending school with their kids. Enter the mysterious NZN Network. They’ve been distributing anti-zombie propaganda in an effort to get Jed expelled. But Jed wonders if the creation of Tread has caused his relationship with Luke to sour. And why, just as he seems to need them the most, have his best friends abandoned him? Could they have bought in to the anti-zombie way of thinking? Was creating Tread a mistake Jed will live to regret? When Tread goes missing, and with his very existence at stake, Jed must rely on his instincts, team up with an old nemesis, and fight for his right to have just as miserable a middle school existence as any other student—undead or alive.

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Tracy Tam

Tracy Tam: Santa Command by Krystalyn Drown

About this Book:

Tracy Tam doesn’t really believe in Santa Claus, at least not like the rest of us do. She also doesn’t believe that Santa can possibly deliver all of those presents in one night, to children around the world, without a little help from science. A flying sleigh can only be powered by jet engines, after all, and Santa’s magical abilities can only be the result of altered DNA. How else could he know what every little girl and boy wants for Christmas and who has been naughty or nice? In order to test her theories, Tracy sneaks onto Santa’s sleigh then ends up at Santa Command, where a team of (gasp!) humans monitor Santa’s big night. When Tracy attempts to hack into their computers, she accidentally introduces a virus into the system. As a result, three states get knocked out of sync with the rest of the world (oops!). Santa won’t be able to deliver all the presents in time! Now, Tracy must fix time and help Santa, but she has no idea how. How can a girl who doesn’t believe help Santa and save Christmas before it’s too late? With a little Christmas magic, of course!

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1 Winner will receive A Taste of Christmas Gift Basket  (US Only)

3 Winners will receive eBook bundles of 5 Month9Books (International)

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Giveaway: Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes

December 8th, 2014 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 54 Comments »

Morgan Rhodes - credit Shanon FujiokaI am really excited about today’s giveaway! We have an awesome prize pack to celebrate the release of Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes. Gathering Darkness is the third novel in the Falling Kingdom series following Falling Kingdoms and Rebel Spring. This novel will be released tomorrow, on December 9, 2014 from Razorbill/Penguin. Want to know our thoughts on the first book in this series, Falling Kingdoms? Read Michelle’s review here.

One lucky winner will win a BACK TO MYTICA, WISH YOU WERE HERE prize pack which includes a Falling Kingdoms postcard set, a Falling Kingdom shirt plus copies of Falling Kingdoms, Rebel Spring and Gathering Darkness! A huge thank you to Penguin Young Readers for today’s giveaway! This is a US only giveaway.

About Morgan:

Morgan Rhodes is the New York Times bestselling author of the FALLING KINGDOMS series. As a child, she always wanted to be a princess—the kind that knows how to wield a sharp sword to help save both kingdoms and princes from fire-breathing dragons and dark wizards. Instead, she became a writer, which is just as good and much less dangerous. Along with writing, Morgan enjoys photography, travel, and reality TV, and is an extremely picky yet voracious reader of all kinds of books.

You can visit Morgan around the web here: Website | Twitter | Facebook Instagram

Want to read more from Morgan Rhodes?

Falling Kingdoms Rebel Spring Gathering DarknessA Book of Spirits and Thieves

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Falling Kingdom Series

About the Falling Kingdom Series:

In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed…and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even love.

In AURANOS, privileged Princess Cleo is forced to confront violence for the first time in her life when a shocking murder sets her kingdom on a path to collapse.

In LIMEROS, the king’s son, Magnus, must plan each footstep with shrewd, sharp guile if he is to earn his powerful father’s trust, while his sister, Lucia, discovers a terrifying family secret about her birth that will change everything.

In PAELSIA, rebellious Jonas lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Witches, if four, are put to death, and Watchers, immortal beings who take the shape of hawks to visit the human world, have been almost entirely forgotten. A vicious power struggle quickly escalates to war, and these four young people collide against each other and the rise of elementia, the magic that can topple kingdoms and crown a ruler in the same day.

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One lucky winner will win a BACK TO MYTICA, WISH YOU WERE HERE prize pack which includes a Falling Kingdoms postcard set, a Falling Kingdom shirt plus copies of Falling Kingdoms, Rebel Spring and Gathering Darkness!
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Gathering Darkness

Available December 9, 2014 from Razorbill/Penguin

About this Book:

The seeds of revolution have been sown…but in Mytica the lust for power reigns supreme.

THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo slays with sweetness—and a secret that might control Lucia’s magic—as she and vengeful Jonas lead the hunt for the all-powerful Kindred.

THE KRAESHIANS join the fray. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the vast kingdom across the Silver Sea, prove to be just as ruthless as they are charming as they manipulate their way to victory.

THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally, in the flesh, with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia’spowers to unveil the Kindred.

And which side will Prince Magnus choose, now that he’s been betrayed by everyone he’s ever loved?

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Giveaway: The Sorcerer Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

October 23rd, 2014 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 19 Comments »

Cinda Williams ChimaThe final installment of the The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima hits the stores this week! The Sorcerer Heir is the fifth book in this exciting young adult fantasy series and was officially released on October 21, 2014. Dark Faerie Tales is celebrating the series conclusion with an exciting giveaway! We are hosting a giveaway of the entire Heir Chronicles series! The Heir Chronicles series will keep readers glued to their seats through riveting fight scenes, deadly political machinations, burgeoning romance, and the unfolding intrigues of a contemporary magical world. This giveaway is provided by Disney-Hyperion and open to US addresses only.

About Cinda:

Cinda Williams Chima is the New York Times bestselling author of The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, The Enchanter Heir, and the four books of the Seven Realms series: The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, and The Crimson Crown. Cinda is a graduate of The University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University. She lives in Ohio with her family.

You can visit Cinda around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Cinda Williams Chima?

The Warrior Heir (The Heir ...The Wizard Heir (The Heir C...The Dragon Heir (The Heir C...Dead to Me (The Heir Chroni...The Enchanter Heir (The Hei...The Sorcerer Heir (The Heir...The Demon King (Seven Realm...The Exiled Queen (Seven Rea...The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven...The Crimson Crown (Seven Re...Once Upon a Time: New Fairy...

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This giveaway is provided by Disney-Hyperion!

One lucky reader will win the entire Heir Chronicle Series which includes The Warrior HeirThe Wizard HeirThe Dragon HeirThe Enchanter HeirThe Sorcerer Heir!
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Available October 21, 2014 from Disney-Hyperion

About this Book:

The can’t-miss finale to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.

The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Old friends and foes return as new threats arise in this stunning and revelatory conclusion to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.

The Sorcerer Heir is a self-contained story, accessible to readers just discovering the Heir series, but loyal fans will be rewarded by visits from characters they love (and love to hate) from the earlier installments.

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Giveaway: Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson

October 7th, 2014 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 14 Comments »

Rachel M WilsonWe recently had the honor of having author Rachel M. Wilson stop by for our Fall Carnival event for her short story The Game of Boys and Monsters. Visit her funny “are they a vampire or werewolf? celebrity edition” post by clicking HERE. Rachel’s novel Don’t Touch was released on September 2, 2014 from HarperTeen. Don’t Touch is a young adult contemporary about a young girl who is afraid of touching and of being touched.

This giveaway is provided by HarperCollins! One lucky reader will win a copy of Don’t Touch. This contest is open to US residents only.

About Rachel:

Rachel M. Wilson recently debuted as the author of Don’t Touch from HarperTeen. She dips her toes into the horror genre this October with “The Game of Boys and Monsters,” an eerie and utterly compelling short story about best friends Leslie and Evy, whose friendship changes when the enigmatic Marsh brothers move to town. Rachel writes, acts, teaches, and dreams about monsters in Chicago, IL.

You can visit Rachel around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Rachel Wilson?

The Game of Boys and Monste...Don't Touch

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This giveaway is provided by HarperCollins!

One lucky reader will win a copy of Don’t Touch
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Don't Touch

Available September 2, 2014

About this Book:

Step on a crack, break your mother’s back,
Touch another person’s skin, and Dad’s gone for good . . .

Caddie has a history of magical thinking—of playing games in her head to cope with her surroundings—but it’s never been this bad before.

When her parents split up, Don’t touch becomes Caddie’s mantra. Maybe if she keeps from touching another person’s skin, Dad will come home. She knows it doesn’t make sense, but her games have never been logical. Soon, despite Alabama’s humidity, she’s covering every inch of her skin and wearing evening gloves to school.

And that’s where things get tricky. Even though Caddie’s the new girl, it’s hard to pass off her compulsions as artistic quirks. Friends notice things. Her drama class is all about interacting with her scene partners, especially Peter, who’s auditioning for the role of Hamlet. Caddie desperately wants to play Ophelia, but if she does, she’ll have to touch Peter . . . and kiss him. Part of Caddie would love nothing more than to kiss Peter—but the other part isn’t sure she’s brave enough to let herself fall.

From rising star Rachel M. Wilson comes a powerful, moving debut novel of the friendship and love that are there for us, if only we’ll let them in.

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Giveaway: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

August 29th, 2014 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 84 Comments »

We have an exciting giveaway today! One lucky winner will win a $25 Visa gift card to see The Maze Runner in theaters! Along with the gift card they will win a copy of the The Maze Runner novel with the movie tie-in cover and a Money Maze Bank! This giveaway is courtesy of 20th Century Fox. The Maze Runner will be in theaters on September 19, 2014! This contest is open to US winners only.

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About the Film:

When Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

Rated: PG-13

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee

Directed By: Wes Ball

Produced By: Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen

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This contest is provided by 20th Century Fox

One lucky winner will receive a $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters, a copy of The Maze Runner novel (movie tie-in cover) & a Money Maze

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Available October 6, 2009 from Delacorte Press/Random House

About the Book:

“If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.”

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose memories are also gone.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out–and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

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