I'm going to start with my *exciting announcement*: Thanks to the amazing people in Greater Portland, FURY is the #1 bestseller at Longfellow Books this week! I really can't believe it. Let's keep it there until Envy comes out, K?
Second: I'll be signing books (and hoping to get on more bestseller lists) at the Bull Moose store in Scarborough this Saturday - 9/10, from 2-4 pm. FYI: The folks at Bull Moose are offering an awesome in-store discount (to the tune of 50 percent!) from now until the event at its Scarborough and Bangor locations. If you're in the area, please stop by - you can also check out the event on Facebook.
And now....drumroll, please! I'm going to announce the winners of last week's two FURY GIVEAWAY prize packages.
First, the RELEASE DAY giveaway: a signed hardcover copy of Fury, an ARC of (another drumroll, please!) Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, and a Fury playlist, burned by moi. THE WINNER IS: Ivy (there were close to 200 entries - I figured this out with the help of Excel and random number generator Random.org.)
Thanks to all of you for your wonderful book-birthday wishes! I read and appreciated every single one.
Second, the POST-RELEASE DAY giveaway, feature the same prizes, but sub in an ARC of (yet another drumroll - are your hands getting tired?) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (who, by the way, is featuring her own awesome contests this week). THAT WINNER IS: AgnesPink (you knew you were gonna get me with the cat stuff, didn't you?)!
I also want to give props to:
Patricia - good call about the wardrobe!
Orchid and Kira, because I'm a winter baby as well.
Sierra and Shelly, who don't even really like winter, but entered anyway.
And Nicole - I can't wait to meet you at the signing.
Thank you all so much for sharing your thoughts about winter. It made me SO excited for hot chocolate, I'll tell you that much, and man - how do you all have access to fireplaces!? Plus, so many of the responses were written evocatively, in beautiful, descriptive prose (Valen, yours stuck out especially). Bravo/a!
Winners, send me your addresses please (firstname.lastname@example.org). Congrats and thanks again.