Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ensnared Virtual Tour Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to everyone who took part in the 
Ensnared virtual book tour!

Without further adieu, here are the winners of the giveaways...

Winners of the INTL prizes:

Gothic Faerie Print & Splintered tote ~ Vanessa Vazquez 

The Art of Winter coffee table book, and “Chessie tail” rearview mirror charm ~ Teracia Loretan

Harlequin / Ragdoll Zippered Bag ~ Tammy Hall

Signed Splintered Series ARC Set ~ Teresa Ptasiuk Salvatore


Winners of the 10 hardbacks (Domestic only):

Lindsay Ann

Morgan Keith

Viki Sloboda

Alicia Medina

Tari Morris

Lauren Monahan

Julia Rain Wellman

Angel Wilde

Mithila Ahmed

Harlee Shelton


I will be contacting the winners via email. Those who didn't win, take heart! I have a couple of exciting announcements to make very soon, and I'll do another giveaway to celebrate. 

So stay tuned!

Also, in only two more weeks, Ensnared hits the shelves! Can't wait to share the final chapter of the Splintered Series with everyone, although it's a little bittersweet closing my first series. *sighs*

Happy Holidays to everyone. Be safe, have fun, and see you in 2015!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ensnared ARC up for grabs! (INTL giveaways)

There are five INTL giveaways going on right now (through December 19th) to celebrate Ensnared, the final book of the Splintered Trilogy

There are also TEN Ensnared Hardbacks being offered at each stop (Domestic only)

To see a list of all the posts / prizes, and some teasers from the book, 

To go directly to the post that is offering up this gorgeous ARC set of the trilogy (INTL), click on the picture below.

Splintered Trilogy -- Signed Set of all 3 ARCs 

Good luck to everyone!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ensnared Virtual Book Tour Schedule

During December, there are some frabjous Ensnared giveaways that will last through December 19th.

Here's a list of the teasers and what's up for grabs:

Fiktshun -- Winter Wonderland song presented by Morpheus and Chessie (+ chance to win a coffee table book, INTL)

Two Chicks on Books -- Cover chat with Jeb and Jenara (+ chance to win a Harlequin zipper bag, INTL)

All the Write Notes -- Official Ensnared Playlist teaser featuring songs from Alyssa, Morpheus, and Jeb (+ giveaway for 10 Ensnared hardbacks, domestic only)

Adventures of a Book Junkie -- Deleted scenes from original Splintered, pre-publication. (+ chance to win a gothic faerie print, INTL)

Dark Faerie Tales -- Entire first chapter of Ensnared, revealed! (+ chance to win a set of ARCs from the series, INTL)

And here's a look at some of the great prizes 
(others aren't pictured here):

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ensnared Virtual Book Tour Sneak Peek

Here's a peek at some of the prizes up for grabs in the Ensnared virtual book tour (coming December 1st-5th). 

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There are a few prizes not pictured here. Everything but the 10-hardbacks will be INTL, so anyone can win (my publisher is donating the hardbacks and they only do domestic prizes).

I'll be posting the blog locations soon, so stay tuned!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Winners of the Ensnared Giveaway Announced Today!

Thanks to everyone who entered and helped get the word out about Ensnared's book trailer! 

Without further adieu, here are the winners chosen by

ARC winners:
1. Teresa Barrera
2. Sabrina (@Splintered_Luv)
3. Vannah Batista

Queen of Hearts Print
1. Danielle Hamilton

Key Necklace/Book Marks
1. Abby Martin
2. Brad Haywood 

Alice Key Earrings (from "With Love, From Home")
1. Laura Favroth

Alice Card Suit Magnets (5)
1. Jaime Arnold

Personalized/signed Splintered Series Swag packs
1. Rebecca Anders
2. Amoment Silence

The winners will also be notified via email today. 

PLEASE NOTE: If I don't hear back from a winner within 48 hours, a new one will be chosen randomly.

If you didn't get a prize this time, take heart! There will be tons of chances to win Ensnared at the virtual tour, December 1-5. (Details forthcoming, so stay tuned.)

Happy Monday and good week to everyone!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ensnared Book Trailer Reveal Giveaway!

Yay! The ARCs are finally here, and just in time for the October Ensnared teaser reveal!

Aren't they pretteh?

I've been hugging them for hours, so they're broken in and ready to go to good homes... 

Well, three of them anyway. ;) 

But first, here is October's reveal:

Hope you liked it, and are even more excited for book three's launch in January! 

But for now, I promised a giveaway to help tide you over, so here's what's up for grabs (and yes, it's INTL):

3 Signed Ensnared ARCs

1 Vintage Queen of Hearts Print

2 Key Necklace/Book Marks

1 Pair of Alice Key Earrings (from "With Love, From Home")

1 Set of 5 Alice Card Suit Magnets

(Styles will vary)

2 Personalized/signed Splintered Series Swag packs 

That's 10 chances to win a prize! 

Use the rafflecopter below to enter, and I'll see you again in November to announce the winners and the next Ensnared teaser reveal.

Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ensnared Countdown Widget

Lots of lovely bloggers have been asking where to get an Ensnared countdown widget.

I've tried to find a counter with a drop box to hold the HTML, but have had no luck. So, highlighted below is the HTML for the widget located on my side bar.

It should work on most blogs using a gadget feature.

****UPDATE 11/26/14****

My publisher has decided to move the launch of Ensnared up by a full week, which means everyone gets to read it seven days earlier! :) YAY!

So, the countdown widget has changed. Below is the new HTML with the updated launch date:

 #cntdwn {background:url( no-repeat 0 0;
  color:#eaeaea !important;
 font-family: Palatino Linotype, Book Antiqua, Palatino, serif !important;
  padding:0px 20px 200px;
  text-align:center;  }
<script language="JavaScript">
TargetDate = "01/06/2015 12:01 AM";
BackColor = "transparent";
ForeColor = "#FFFFFF !important";
CountActive = true;
CountStepper = -1;
LeadingZero = true;
DisplayFormat = "%%D%% Days, %%H%% Hours, %%M%% Minutes, %%S%% Seconds.";
FinishMessage = "Available Now";
<script language="JavaScript" src=""></script>

Thanks everyone for helping me get the word out!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ensnared Sample Chapters on Net Galley

For anyone who's been wanting a peek, the first three chapters of Ensnared are now available on NetGalley!

Happy Reading. :)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

YALSA top ten nominees

Splintered is a top ten nominee for YALSA 2014! The awesome committee made a cool trailer for each nominee. Above is Splintered's. To see the others, follow this link

And to vote up your favorite book, go here

Thanks for supporting these books! 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Update on Netgalley Ensnared ARCs

Today I got to see a mockup of the ARC cover and it's BEAUTIFUL beyond belief. <3 Here's a peek:

Also, when I posted my original ARC update here, I'd been told "we aren’t doing the Google signup but will have it available on NetGalley," and I thought that meant the eARC would be available in its entirety.

I was mistaken. I just got clarification today that Ensnared will be available as a "Sampler" on NetGalley which will encompass a few chapters, meant to whet reader's appetites. 

Sorry! I wasn't trying to mislead anyone and hate to disappoint you. It was an honest miscommunication on both ends. 

But take heart! As promised, I will be giving some of my printed author copies away once they get here. More info on that will be forthcoming. 

Until then, I hope everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ensnared ARC update

148 days and counting until 
book 3 hits the shelves!

I'm so excited about sharing the "final" installment of the Splintered Trilogy with everyone!

A lot of you have been asking if ARCs will be available. With UNHINGED, I had a Google Doc on my website where people could submit to try to get an ARC, but the official word from my publisher on ENSNARED ARCs is that they aren't printing as many. So they'll be more like collector's items.

This means I don't get to have a Google signup and will be playing no part in who gets ARCs. The e-ARC will be available on NetGalley (no official date yet), although my pub told me they plan to be very selective about who gets a copy.
***UPDATE: 8-28-14***

The Ensnared egalleys (available on NetGalley sometime this fall) will only be sample chapters of the book, not the entire ARC. Sorry! I just found this out today.

On the upside, I will be getting a few author copies which I'll share with you via giveaways! Stay tuned here or on my FB page or twitter and I'll keep you apprised with deets when the giveaways go live. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ensnared Excerpt and Happy Fourth of July!

Things have been quiet on my blog because I've been working hard on my Ensnared line edits. I was asked to knock 10,000 words off the original manuscript because my pub hadn't budgeted for a book quite as big as the one I wrote. *sighs*

That's what happens when you're long winded like me. ;)

But, I managed to do it without losing any story or scenes and I'm very happy with the finished product. I sent it off to my editor yesterday and am hoping she loves it as much as me.

To celebrate, I wanted to share an excerpt:

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Also, I have a pinterest board dedicated to Ensnared teaser pictures here. So hop over if you'd like more insights into book 3!

Now, I'm going to take a week off of social media to spend time with my poor neglected family. I hope everyone has a safe and fun Fourth of July!

See you soon. (◕‿-)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Splintered & YALC at The London Film and Comic Con!

The UK branch of my publisher is going to YALC this year at The London Film and Comic Con and is hosting FREE makeover sessions inspired by the Splintered Series. Readers can become their favorite characters in 15-min sessions with awesome make up artist Robyn Skinner

Fancy yourself an Alyssa rock chick, a Morpheus style netherling or a brooding heart tattooed Jeb? Come down to the shared publisher area on Saturday, July12th. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a signed ARC of Ensnared before it hits stores January 2015!!! 

If you live close to London, or were planning to hit this convention, please stop by the Abram's booth to take part! I wish so hard I could be there to see the makeovers for myself. ;)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Winners Announced!

Thanks to everyone who took part in my cover reveal giveaway! 

Winners, you're listed below and have/will be contacted via email shortly. Please respond within 48 hours. Otherwise, I'll pick a new winner for the prize.


Grand Prize: 
Signed Ensnared ARC
Linda Canniff 

First Prize:
Signed Splintered/Unhinged Flip ARC
Bella Belikov Colella

Second Prize:
Signed Splintered Paperback + Signed Essence
Charley Hrobsky

Third Prize:
Death Head Moth Necklace
Rebecca Green

Fourth Prize:
Signed Splintered Series Swag
Mutmainna Munira 

Prize Pack 1: 
Edible Flower Garden Seed Kit + Edible Flower Cookbook

Prize Pack 2: 
AiW Magnet + Gothic Bat Cameo
Rhianna Walker

Prize Pack 3: 
Queen of Hearts Bookmark + Queen of Hearts pin
Amanda Machonis

Prize Pack 4: 
Press-on Face Gems + Splintered Series swag and necklace
Larissa Gossner

Prize Pack 5: 
Bleeding Heart Print + Silver-plated Anatomical Heart Charm
Estela Vasquez


Everyone else who entered, I appreciate you! 

Stay tuned because there will be Ensnared teasers, a trailer, a playlist, and excerpts in the coming months.  :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Meet me at BEA!

For anyone who lives in NY, or anyone who's attending BEA 2014 (Book Expo of America), I'll be there and would love to meet you and chat books!

Here's my schedule:

Monday, May 26, 2014

Day 4 of the ENSNARED cover reveal EVENT!

(Sorry we're late; there was some scheduling confusion today, so we moved the event over here.)

Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to continue our unveiling of the official Ensnared book cover! 

Take a gander at Puzzle Piece #4...

The spotlight character on book 3’s cover has gone through some *changes* (putting it mildly) since the last time we saw them. Not sure what you’re seeing in the sample? The clue is in the prize pack: A set of garnet-red press-on face gems… 


And I’m throwing in some personalized Splintered Series swag + a corded necklace, too (FYI, the crown and heart are hugely symbolic in bk3):

Good luck on the giveaway! Also, just one more post left until you get to see it ALL. Join us again tomorrow at Tales of a Ravenous Reader where I’ll share the last puzzle piece and some of the symbolism behind Ensnared’s cover. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Official Ensnared Cover Reveal is here!!!

*** Set your clocks and don't be late! ***

begins this week!!!

And I am beyond excited to share the beautiful cover art with you!

There will be prize packs at each puzzle post, including Alice in Wonderland goodies. For the final huge giveaway I'll be offering signed books/ARCs and more goodies (including a Splintered paperback, a limited edition Splintered / Unhinged flip ARC, Splintered Series swag, a sekrit TBA prize, and a death head moth necklace). 

And yes, all giveaways are INTL. ❤(◕‿-)❤

It all begins this Wednesday (May 21st). 

Here's the official schedule for your convenience:

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Eric Devine's PRESS PLAY cover reveal + giveaway!

Today my good friend, Eric Divine, author of the unflinching, honest, and fearless contemporary young adult novels: This Side of Normal, Tap Out, and Dare Me, is introducing HIS brand-spanking new book cover to the world and is giving away TONS of prizes donated by a handful of some of my favorite authors to celebrate! 

Welcome to my blog Eric, and take it away!

I threw a party and want to give you my gifts. So I finally got to see the awesome, amazing, and intense cover for my next novel, Press Play. And then the Book Buzz 2014 Young Adult edition released, which has the first two chapters in it. I was so excited that I threw a party to celebrate. 

 Bethany Crandell came with a signed copy of her novel, Summer on the Short Bus and a swag pack with bookmark and pin. Shortbus book & swag 

 A.G. Howard brought an awesome 18x24” Unhinged poster, as well as a Splintered series swag pack.

Lisa Ann O’Kane rolled up with an e-copy of her debut, Essence, and some sweet swag pins.
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A. Lynden Rolland rocked the place with a signed copy of her debut, Of Breakable Things and her swag pins and bookmark. Obt.BookImageOBT bookmark                                                     
And then Justin Holley scared us all with his contribution: a signed copy of the horror anthology, Amanda’s Recurring Nightmares, in which his short story, “Wildflower” is featured. Amanda's Nightmares                     

We had a blast, and because I’m so thrilled with my cover and the sample chapters, I WANT TO GIVE ALL MY GIFTS AWAY. So let’s reveal my cover and then you will have a chance to win all that you saw above, as well as a signed copy of Press Play. Awesome, right? *Drum roll* And for the teaser

Press Play cover teaser   

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 Press Play cover 

Holy-in-your-face-what-is-going-on-with-these-kids-in-this-glitchy-video-image? Let me explain: About Press Play: 

Does the truth really set you free? Pound by sweaty pound, Greg Dunsmore’s plan is working. Greg is steadily losing weight while gaining the material he needs to make the documentary that will get him into film school and away from the constant jeers of “Dun the Ton.” But when Greg captures footage of brutal and bloody hazing by his town’s championship-winning lacrosse team, he knows he has evidence that could damage as much as it could save. And if the harm is to himself and his future, is revealing the truth worth the cost? With unflinching honesty, author Eric Devine explores the debatable truths and consequences of the choices we make to get through each day intact. 

You’re pumped now. I can feel it. Well, if you need a fix, here are the first two chapters. But don’t forget to enter, below, to win the prize pack. Thanks for stopping by, and happy winning, and even happier reading :)

~The Giveaway~

 About the Author

Eric Devine is the author of multiple works of Young Adult fiction, most recently Dare Me. He is also a veteran high school English teacher, where he spends as much time teaching as he does completing field research for his novels. His work has been listed by YALSA and Booklist for reluctant readers and for Best in Sports. He and his wife have two wonderful daughters and two not-so-wonderful Labradors. Eric’s next novel, Press Play, will be released 10/28, and he is currently working on two novels. Find out more at his blog, his Facebook fan page, or Twitter: @eric_devine

 About the Giveaway Authors

Bethany Crandell writes young adult novels because the feelings that come with life's "first" times are too good not to relive again and again. She lives in San Diego with her husband, two kiddos (one of whom is differently-abled), and a chocolate lab who has no regard for personal space. She believes that avocados are better than chocolate and that Jake Ryan is going to show up at her door any minute now…. twitter: @bethanycrandell website facebook

A.G. Howard is the author of the Splintered series, a young adult gothic spinoff of Alice in Wonderland. Here are her online haunts: Goodreads FaceBook Pinterest Twitter Tumblr Website

 Lisa Ann O'Kane is a young adult author and former vagabond who once camped out in Yosemite National Park for an entire summer, an experience that inspired her debut novel ESSENCE. Her background is in zookeeping and environmental education, and she has been kicked, cornered, bitten and chased by nearly every animal she has ever loved. She currently resides in Florida, and she is now a huge fan of shooting stars, indoor plumbing and keeping both her feet planted firmly on the trail.Find out more: Website Twitter Facebook Instagram Pinterest

 A. Lynden Rolland was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. She spent much of her childhood compiling dramatic stories of tragic characters in a notebook she still keeps. As a former English teacher, she enjoys visiting classrooms to discuss reading, writing and publishing. When she isn’t writing or chasing her two young children around town, she moonlights as a writing tutor and gymnastics instructor. Of Breakable Things is her first novel. You can connect with A. Lynden Rolland online through Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads.

 Justin Holley is the author of several scary books and short stories, many of which are published in magazines and anthologies around the world. Outside of writing, Justin likes to spend time with his family, investigate the paranormal, and play volleyball pretty much year round. You can interact with Justin at his website, at Minnesota Ghosts or on Twitter: @Justin_Holley