Welcome to my first ever giveaway here on the blog! This blog hop was organized by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Books Complete Me. The giveaway runs from 12:01 a.m. March 17th until 11:59 p.m. March 20th with my winners being announced on March 21st. There are many great book-related giveaways going on so get your clickers ready and start participating! Just follow the linky at the end of my post to hop from blog to blog; it’s as simple as that!
*If, by any chance, the linky isn’t working, you can view the complete list of participating blogs by clicking on the “Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop” picture*
Even though it is a St. Patrick’s themed giveaway, I found myself drawing a blank as to what “Irish” or “Lucky” themed book I would choose to giveaway. It is at that precise moment that I decided to be unique and do an UN-LUCKY themed giveaway. So excuse me if I stray away from the purpose of St. Patrick’s Day for a moment. One of the unluckiest characters (because she is umm… not alive) I have ever read is Alona, from Stacey Kade’s The Ghost and the Goth. ***Also, after posting this, Stacey Kade so kindly reminded me that Will, the male protagonist, is indeed Irish. How fitting!*** This is one of my favorite reads of 2010 and I am impatiently awaiting the arrival of her second book titled Queen of the Dead due to be released in June. So for one LUCKY person, you can win The Ghost and The Goth. You will hopefully have it read (and be in complete love with it) in perfect timing for the release of her second book! Here is a quick summary of the book, courtesy of Goodreads.com:
Alona Dare–Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star… and newly dead.
I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot bod, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, especially since I died. Run over by a bus of band geeks—is there anything more humiliating? As it turns out, yes—watching your boyfriend and friends move on with life, only days after your funeral. And you wouldn’t believe what they’re saying about me now that they think I can’t hear them. To top it off, I’m starting to disappear, flickering in and out of existence. I don’t know where I go when I’m gone, but it’s not good. Where is that freaking white light already?
Will Killian–Senior in high school, outcast, dubbed “Will Kill” by the popular crowd for the unearthly aura around him, voted most likely to rob a bank…and a ghost-talker.
I can see, hear, and touch the dead. Unfortunately, they can also see, hear and touch me. Yeah, because surviving high school isn’t hard enough already. I’ve done my best to hide my “gift.” After all, my dad, who shared my ability, killed himself because of it when I was fifteen. But lately, pretending to be normal has gotten a lot harder. A new ghost—an anonymous, seething cloud of negative energy with the capacity to throw me around—is pursuing me with a vengeance. My mom, who knows nothing about what I can do, is worrying about the increase in odd incidents, my shrink is tossing around terms like “temporary confinement for psychiatric evaluation,” and my principal, who thinks I’m a disruption and a faker, is searching for every way possible to get rid of me. How many weeks until graduation?
If you are interested in winning this book, here are a few simple rules:
1) Contest is open to U.S. residents only
2) You must be 13 or older to participate
3) You must leave a comment on this post with your name and e-mail address (This earns you an automatic 1 pt.)
4) You must enter before 11:59 p.m. on March 20th
Now that is not to bad is it?
HOWEVER, if you really want to win, you can earn a few extra points:
1 pt. for subscribing to this blog
1 pt. for tweeting, facebooking, or blogging about the giveaway + leaving link (one entry per person)
1 pt. for including your most UN-LUCKY moment in the comment
Alright so there you have it, now quick, go enter! You have until 11:59 on March 20th to enter. I will e-mail the winner on March 21st. You will then have 48 hours to respond before I chose another winner.