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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Birthday and Contest Announcement
That's right, my blog turns one year old today! I can hardly believe it. Time flies when you're having fun and thanks to all of you I've been having a lot of fun. Since I started this blog I've landed a new agent, my young adult paranormal trilogy has gone on editor submission, and I've finished another book that my agent is now considering. It has been a very busy year, but a wonderful one!
Because it's Heather's Odyssey's birthday and all you wonderful followers have made my journey so enjoyable, I'm announcing a mid-year/birthday contest! I've picked some of my favorite books from 2010 (so far). Here's the plan: There is no minimum follower acheivement for the blog requirement or any other catch. At the end of July I shall throw all the entries into the Random List Generator and pick a winner! Just be a follower and leave me a comment letting me know you'd like to be entered into the contest. Here's the really great part, since I've read so many great books already this year I'm picking my three favorite and the winner gets to choose which book they'd like!
Let's get to the good stuff. Here are my top three favorite books of 2010 so far (one of which one lucky follower will get to choose!):
The YA paranormal 13 To Life By Shannon Delany. True, I haven't read the whole book yet but I've read enough of it to know that I'm going to LOVE it! If you haven't checked out Shannon's Serial With Breakfast blog tour you must go do so now! She's visiting blogs and leaving a chapter of 13 To Life on them for us to read! Click on her name and check it out, I'll wait until you get back. Now you see the genius that is Shannon!
The YA paranormal Under My Skin by Judith Graves. If you read my Monday post this week then you know just how brilliant I think this book is! If not go ahead and click over there, I'll wait. Don't want to just take my work for it? Click on Judith's name to learn more. See what I mean, you must get your hands on this book!
The YA paranormal fantasy Mistwood by Leah Cypess. I've just started reading this one but already I love it! Leah has a way with words that is almost poetic. She pulls you along the page and compells you until you have no choice but to read. As if I needed anything more compelling than a shifter in a fantasy setting! Click on Leah's name to see read the first three chapters of Mistwood!
Wanna hear the best part? Okay, free books is probably the best part, but this is almost as good. I've read a lot of books already this year and these three are absolutely the greatest, and~wait for it~they're all debut novels! How cool is that? There is a lot of talent entering the literary world this year. With a bit of luck, perhaps my books will be among them soon.