Monday, February 4, 2013

The Epic LET THE SKY FALL Pre-Order Giveaway of Amazingness!!!

Holy cow, you guys!

We are one month away from the release of LET THE SKY FALL.


(and not even a full thirty-day-month, since February is a weird short month, but I'm trying not to think about that because it TRIGGERS THE SHANNON PANIC!!!)


ANYWAY, since this is a brand new series in a brand new age category, I wanted to do something a little bit special to celebrate the release and thank anyone who takes a chance on me and my little YA. So I've put together a special Pre-Order Promotion/Giveaway where everyone wins something!!!

Yes, that's right, EVERYONE!!! (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

And I wanted there to be as many prizes as possible, so I'm doing tiers of prizes--ALL of which are open internationally.

Here's the breakdown:

EVERYONE who pre-orders a copy of LET THE SKY FALL and fills out the form below before 11:59pm pacific time on 3/4/13 will win this:

 a signed LTSF bookmark AND a signed LTSF bookplate, (which can also be personalized)
(and pardon my lame photo skills--they're even prettier than this in real life)

Additionally, I will draw TWENTY-FIVE lucky winners (yes, 25!!!) who will ALSO win one of these:

Special LTSF scrabble tile necklaces handmade by me
(again, the picture totally doesn't do them justice--and yes, they include the chain!)

And finally, one especially lucky grand prize winner will ALSO win a $50 amazon or B&N gift card (winner's choice)!!!!! 

(I... don't have a picture of that because it's kind of boring to look at)

Even better? I'm NOT making everyone email me proof of purchase in order to enter. That's WAY too much work for everyone. So the ONLY person who will have to email me proof of purchase will be the grand prize winner (who will have 7 days to send it to me after I notify them that they're the winner.) Everything else will be on the honor system. But PLEASE don't cheat and fill out the form if you haven't pre-ordered the book. Every time you do that a cupcake fairy loses her sparkle and HOW COULD YOU DEPRIVE THE WORLD OF SPARKLY CUPCAKES???? 

Also, I know that some of you lovely, lovely people may have already pre-ordered LTSF, and I would certainly never want to punish you for that (in fact, I *kind of* want to hug you). So if that's the case, you are welcome to fill out the form. All pre-orders count!

I ... think that covers everything. But if I missed something feel free to ask away in the comments. And THANK YOU guys for all the awesome support. Methinks it's going to be a crazy month and I am so glad I have you with me. 


Okay, here's the form. And if for some reason it isn't loading, click HERE. Remember, you HAVE to fill it out if you want to win the prizes (and, yanno, pre-order the book). Don't just leave a blog comment, it won't be counted with the entries!*

*You must be 13 or older to fill out this form. If you are not, please have a parent/guardian fill it out for you.

MMGM Links (2/4)

So... LTSF #2 is due to my editor by close of business today (and yes, I'm still working on it. I've been awake for far longer than I want to think about.) So yeah, definitely no MMGM today.

But I have last week's winner to announce:

Yay! If that's you, you won a copy of GEEKS, GIRLS, & SECRET IDENTITIES by Mike Jung. Email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your address and I will mail off your prize.

And I tried to throw together the links as quickly as I could--sorry if I missed someone or got something wrong. Blame deadline brain:

- Rebecca Behrens joins the MMGM fun with her first feature on SWAY. Click HERE to welcome her to the fun.
- 8-year-old Lucy also joins the MMGM fun with a feature on CASSIDY THE COSTUME FAIRY. Click HERE to welcome her to the group!  
- Katie Fitzgerald is back with a feature on FOURTH STALL PART III. Click HERE to see her review.  
- Danika Dinsmore has part two of her ive report from ALA Midwinter. Click HERE to see what that's all about!  
- Laurisa White Reyes has an interview with author Paul R. Hewlett--with a GIVEAWAY!  Click HERE for details. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck has two different features--plus a GIVEAWAY of WINTER'S TIDE! Click HERE to see what she thought!
- Susan Olson is feeling wanderlove for THE VOYAGE (RETURN TO TITANIC) Click HERE to see why.  
- Jennifer Rumberger is sharing TROUBLE ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY (and her young son is helping with the post) Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Brennan and Meyrick Murphy are gushing about BIG NATE MAKES THE GRADE. Click HERE to see what these two middle grade readers thought of it.   
- Flash, the Feline Extraordinaire, (and Professional Mews to Cindy Strandvold) recommends LIONS OF LITTLEROCK. Click HERE to see what that's all about.    
- Dorine White has an ARC Giveaway from her recent trip to ALA Midwinter. Click HERE to see what's up for grabs.    
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.     
- Michelle Isenhoff is always part of the MMGM fun. Click HERE to see what she's talking about today.  
 - Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.    
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome!    
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week!
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!  

If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so I see it)

NOTE: I used to not have a cut-off time for adding links to the post, but with how insane my schedule is right now, if you don't email me by Sunday evening (usually around 11pm PST is when I put the links together) I can't guarantee I'll have a chance to add you. BUT, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you!

*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen posts ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me ahead of time