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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!


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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.
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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

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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

41 comments:

  1. Most excited for the A.G. Howard Unhinged poster and swag page!

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    1. Thanks for entering! *fingers crossed for you* Of course with a great spread like that, you'll be lucky whatever you win!

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    2. It was nice getting to actually ask you a question when you came to my school! Florida Virtual School Full Time!

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  2. Definitely excited for the Unhinged poster and Splintered swag pack!

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    1. So glad you dropped by! May the random.org odds be ever in your favor. ;)

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  3. Unhinged for sure! However, I would be delighted for any.

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    1. Right? Such amazing prizes! I might have to enter. I want to win Eric's ARC. ;) Good luck!

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  4. I love the AG Howard swag, but I'd be really excited to win Press Play. It sounds like something I'd really enjoy!

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    1. I agree! Eric's book sounds amazeballs. *fingers crossed for you*

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  5. I'm excited for the 'Unhinged' gift pack and for the 'Summer on the Short Bus' gift pack. :)

    Congrats on the awesome cover for 'Press Play'.

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    1. Thanks so much for entering the giveaway, Sana! Good luck and hope you win something FAB. :)

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  6. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! I am so fricking excited for Ensnared and literally everything in this giveaway! Sorry having a mini heart attack here. :)

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    1. Hahaha! As long as you survived the attack. We want you living and breathing so you can read all these awesome books and win some FAB goodies! Good luck in the giveaway and see you next week for the Ensnared reveal! ;)

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  7. I would LOVE to have the Unhinged poster.

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    1. Good luck to you and thanks for entering!

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  8. Splintered Swag pack of course!

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    1. *crosses fingers for you* Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. It would be amazing to win the Unhinged poster! Also REALLY excited for the Ensnared reveal next week!

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    1. Aw, thanks! Can't wait to share it with everyone. Hope you win some goodies!

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  10. Excited for the A.G. Howard swag pack~ plus all the signed copies. What a splintered giveaway with unhinged prizes! *word play pun*

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    1. Haha. You're so punny! And thanks for entering the giveaway! Good luck.

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  11. Any of the signed copies actually.

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    1. Great choices. May the random.org odds be ever in your favor. ;)

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  12. They all sound great because I'm always looking for something new to read but I think it'd be amazing to win either the Summer on the Short Bus signed copy or the Ensnared poster.

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    1. Well, we don't have an Ensnared poster up for grabs yet, but the Unhinged one is very pretty! And great choice with the Summer on the Short Bus copy. I LOVE that book! Good luck!

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  13. Well, all the swag sounds fantastic, but I have to admit that nothing can beat the Unhinged poster! Morpheus!!! <3 Many thanks for the giveaway, and I hope I get to hang his pretty face in my room!!!

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    1. Aw, thank you! Good luck in the drawing! ;)

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  14. Hmmm, I can't really choose!! I love love everything and anything signed! And from all of those I still need to read both Summer in the Short Bus and Of Breakable Things, so maybe either of those? But also, Unhinged swag? I cannot say no!!

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    1. Haha. Hi Pili! *fingers crossed you win some goodies* You're right. There's lots of amazing to choose from here. ;)

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  15. I've been dying to read The Summer on the Short Bus. This is such a great giveaway. Splintered and Unhinged swag?!?! Yes, please!!

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    1. *waves to Lisa* You will love Summer on the Short Bus! I devoured it in one day and have never laughed so hard. And there were teary moments, too. ;) Thanks for coming by and I hope you win something!

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  16. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone. You are all, obviously, awesome fans. So glad to have the chance to see such A.G. support. So deserved!

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    1. Aw, thank you Eric. :) It's been a pleasure being a part of your FAB reveal!

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  17. I am excited for all the books!
    1110cg

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  18. Ohhh so many pretties!! Unhinged poster and summer on the short bus?!?

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    1. I just saw all the other books! Holy cows I need this in my life!!! Xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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    2. Haha. Right? There's an awful LOT OF AMAZING to digest here. *fingers crossed for you*

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  19. I really want to read The Summer on the Short Bus and i love Splintered and Unhinged swag. This is such a great giveaway, thanks

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    1. Thanks so much for taking part! May the rafflecopter odds be ever in your favor. ;)

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