Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bookanistas Give Back (HUGE Contest)

Scurrying to get revisions finished, but I wanted to post some news and links and lovely things.



From the very gracious and giving Myra McEntire:
Charitable donations are a very personal thing. There are so many ways our hard earned money can help others, and lately our world seems to be breaking into pieces around us. Needs are many and great. The Bookanistas want to give back, so in the coming months, we're going to be looking for ways to pour into communities, both bookish and worldwide.
Myra has taken the initiative to get the ball rolling on the first Bookanistas Give Back event. Through a series of coincidences, she has gotten to know Charlie Bewley, Demetri from the Twilight Saga films, and learned a few weeks ago that he was running an ultramarathon in an attempt to raise funds for a cancer hospital. Read this gorgeous post to learn why. According to Myra, "His heart on the matter came through so truthfully and authentically (two of my favorite things), that I wanted to find a way to help. " And the Bookanistas have agreed to help her and Charlie out.

So for the month of April, we've decided to support Charlie Bewley's Run For Your Life campaign. In exchange for a small donation at the Run For Your Life page, Charlie will enter you in a drawing to win a private, advance screening (for twenty people) of Breaking Dawn. (The Bookanistas have NOTHING to do with that part - that's all Charlie and Summit Entertainment.)

For our part, we're making financial contributions as well as offering up prizes to encourage all of YOU to do what you can. There are tons of prizes including signed books and critiques. Go to MYRA'S BLOG to see the rules and to enter. Here are the prizes:

JUST ADDED by an anonymous donor!:
A signed copy of CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS by Cassie Clare

From Veronica Rossi:
A fifty page manuscript critique

A signed copy of WHITE CAT and a signed copy of RED GLOVE by Holly Black

A 50 page manuscript critique

From Jessi Kirby: 
A signed copy of MOONGLASS

A swag pack of POSSESS goodies and a query critique

A 50 page manuscript critique 

A signed copy of AUDITION

A query and first chapter critique

A signed copy of LIAR SOCIETY and bookmarks

A box of ten mystery advance reader copies

A Dystopian Trifecta of Awesome - a signed copy of DARK AND HOLLOW PLACES by Carrie Ryan, a signed copy of MATCHED by Ally Condie, and a signed ARC of Elena's own POSSESSION


A signed copy of DEMONGLASS by Rachel Hawkins (AND Rachel is throwing in a signed Demonglass totebag), a signed copy of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis, a signed copy of TORMENT by Lauren Kate, a unicorn, and a signed and annotated advance reader copy of HOURGLASS.

Also, I'm offering a chance to win:

(click on covers for more info)

by Tessa Gratton


Signed Hardcover of RIVAL
by Sara Bennett Wealer


Signed XVI by Julia Karr


For a list of rules and all the prizes, please GO HERE.

Any little bit you can give is welcome and appreciated. If you can't contribute financially, but would like to help spread the word, please feel free to blog, FB, tweet, etc. You can click below to tweet this post:

Thank you for your contribution.


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I will be posting winners for my Agent Signing Blog Party Celebration as soon as possible. I'm tallying up entries now. It's quite a process with so many entrants/entries, and I can't seem to find an easy way to do it, especially right now that I'm so swamped. So please bear with me. I'll get them posted soon.



I normally try to make it a point to acknowledge comments in some way, whether it's to reply to your comments or visit your blogs. It really pains me when I can't do that. And right now, I'm severely limited on time, so I hope you'll understand why I've disabled the comments on this post. I really did just want to help promote this really worthwhile cause and to direct you to Myra's blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you know how much it means to me that you were here.