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Here we are, almost halfway through December, two short months before TAKE THE FALL’s release February 16th (!!!), and I have done absolutely zero shopping for anyone over the age of eight on my Xmas list, zero baking, and my cat has knocked most of the ornaments off our tree. I need something to get me into the holiday spirit and I can’t think of a better remedy than gift-giving!
I also can’t think of a better gift than books! But which books? Well, I’ve been dying to give away an advance copy of TAKE THE FALL (obviously!), and I thought it might be a fun bonus to include a copy of THROUGH TO YOU. But recently, TAKE THE FALL received these two incredible blurbs, and so I really wanted to include Suzanne Young and Kimberly Derting’s books here too:
“A thrilling and twisted mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.” —Suzanne Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Program
“Take The Fall is a deliciously dark tale of scandal and deception. I can’t wait to see what Emily Hainsworth comes up with next!” –Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder
So whether your holiday is just wrapping up, has yet to start, or you don’t observe any of these crazy traditions, turn up the festive music, have another glass of eggnog (you know you secretly love it), and enter to win this holiday gift set to make your season bright!
One lucky winner (in the U.S. only, apologies) will receive:
1 signed ARC of TAKE THE FALL
1 signed paperback of my first novel, THROUGH TO YOU
1 paperback of THE TAKING by Kimberly Derting
Thank you for entering! Happiest of holidays to all, and to all a good night!
This is a post about books and friendships (and bear with me because you can also win things!).
Sometime back in 2008 or so, I met my good friend and critique partner, Tiffany Schmidt, on Twitter. At the time, we were both agent-less writers with big dreams of one day getting published. The first time we exchanged manuscripts, I completely forgot to attach my comments about her book to my email. And yet, somehow our relationship prevailed! At different times, we secured separate agents, and finally, independently, realized our publishing dreams. So in 2012, when we discovered my debut novel, THROUGH TO YOU, and her debut, SEND ME A SIGN, would actually share a release date, we reeled over the improbability…and decided it was all the more reason to celebrate!
Continuing our unlikely publishing tradition, Tiffany and I share another release date today!
As of this moment, you can walk into a bookstore (or go online) and buy Tiffany’s sophomore novel, BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE along with a paperback copy of THROUGH TO YOU. You can run out the door this very moment and do that, if you so choose, OR… you can enter to win a signed copy of both books right here in the Release Day Love Giveaway!
BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE:
Jonah and Brighton are about to have the most awkwardly awful night of their lives. For Jonah, every aspect of his new life reminds him of what he has had to give up. All he wants is to be left alone. Brighton is popular, pretty, and always there to help anyone . . . but has no idea of what she wants for herself. Her seemingly perfect life is marred only by Jonah, the one person who won’t give her the time of day, but also makes her feel, well, something. So when they are repeatedly thrown together over the course of one night, anything can—and does—happen. Told in alternating chapters, this poignant, beautiful novel’s energy and tension, amidst the humor and romance, builds to a new beginning of self-acceptance and hope. View the trailer for BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE here.
THROUGH TO YOU:
Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. He’d give anything for just one more glimpse of her. But when Cam visits the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees an apparition: her name is Nina, and she’s from a parallel world. When Cam follows her there and makes an unbelievable discovery, it’s as if all his wildest dreams have come true. But things are very different in this other world. . . . Nina is hiding a secret, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with the truth, he’s forced to make a choice that will change his life forever. View the trailer for THROUGH TO YOU here.
Congratulations, Tiffany! There is no one else I’d rather share this exciting day with! <3
Oh, December…a time to reflect on the year that has gone by, bake holiday goodies, and try to catch up on reading all the freaking AMAZING books that came out over the last 12 months! I think it’s safe to say 2012 was a banner year for debut authors and I’ve been trying to think of a way to say thank you to all of the readers, book bloggers, and librarians who have maintained a steady level of enthusiasm for us throughout the year.
The other group I need to thank is The Apocalypsies. I never expected a bunch of competing debut authors to be so warm, understanding, and supportive during what sometimes truly felt like an apocalyptic year. Our group took 2012 by storm and our follow-up books will continue crashing series and standalones into 2013, 2014, 2015…and beyond! I’m honored to have shared this experience with all of you.
It seems appropriate to offer one last giveaway in 2012 that gives readers a chance to discover the books of my fellow debut authors.
Please go to the Apocalypsies website to review our 150+ titles, then come back here and enter to win the Apocalypsies book of your choice! That’s right–ANY book (as long as it’s an Apocalypsies debut)!
This giveaway is international, so enter with abandon!
Thank you for making 2012 a year to remember for me, THROUGH TO YOU, and my fellow debut authors. <3
NOTE: The YAmazing Race is now over. Winners will be announced on the Apocalypsies blog tomorrow. Thanks to all who raced, and good luck!
I’m thrilled to be joining the unstoppable Apocalypsies in this October round of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes! For those who may not be familiar, it’s a massive blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors and prize packs that include books, gift certificates, swag, and more! If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, please click here to start from the beginning and read the complete rules. This is the third stop for team Toilet Papering The Yard. Keep following the posts until you’ve made it through to the end of the race and you could win all sorts of prizes including books, swag, gift certificates, and more!
NOTE: The race doesn’t officially start until noon on Oct 22, so any entries submitted before then will NOT count.
THROUGH TO YOU by Emily Hainsworth
Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. He’d give anything to have just one more glimpse of her. But when Cam visits the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees an apparition. Her name is Nina, and she’s a girl from a parallel world. When Cam follows here there and makes an unbelievable discovery, it’s as if all his wildest dreams have come true. But things are very different in this other world. Nina is hiding a secret, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with the truth, he’s forced to make a choice that will change his life forever.
Were you paying attention?
Hopefully, because you’ll need to know something about THROUGH TO YOU or its cover *hint* to answer the quiz and enter to win the prize packs!
Head on over to the next stop of the race on Lynne Kelly’s blog! And good luck!
Today is the day THROUGH TO YOU goes out into the world and ceases to be my book–it now belongs to all of YOU. For months now, it has been finding its way to librarians, book sellers, and reviewers, but TODAY anyone in North America can purchase a copy online or at their local book store! I know I’m a writer, but I can’t think of much to say at this point except:
And I hope you enjoy the book.
And OH MY GOD!!!
A book I wrote being on shelves and read by real people is a crazy thing to think about, and I’m not going to fill up this page with my overwhelmed thoughts on what this means to me. But it is stunning proof that sitting down with just a hint of an idea can eventually lead to this:
THROUGH TO YOU is available for purchase through any of the following sites (also available as an ebook):
OH, and if you’re in the Denver area, you’re invited to the THROUGH TO YOU launch and book signing at The Tattered Cover (Highlands Ranch) this Friday, October 5 at 7:00pm!
And now…back to revising Book 2!
Please excuse my lack of preamble, niceties, etc, because…
LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL!
It’s a real live book with a front cover, a back cover, and even inside flaps! The title GLITTERS in the light! You may observe the barcode, ISBN, and swanky new QR code that will send you to a special THROUGH TO YOU mobile site on your smartphone! Also, it has THESE:
A title page AND acknowledgments page (never before seen, as it wasn’t printed in the ARC, and there were so MANY important people to thank!) But the coolest part is…
…my book has second dimension under the dust jacket:
It took me two hours of staring at the cover and flipping through the finished pages before I remembered to take the jacket OFF and look underneath. It’s SO BEAUTIFUL! The picture doesn’t do it justice–that is shiny GREEN foil spelling out the title and my name! It feels like a gorgeous secret…sort of like the one Cam finds inside the book.
I want to thank EVERYONE who entered all five giveaways this week. I was blown away by how many people jumped in and I really wish I could send ARCs to all of you! But since I can’t, remember THROUGH TO YOU will be out October 2nd. And I hope you all enjoy it!
So without further ado, the winner for Saturday is:
Happy reading to all!
The winner for Thursday is:
Thank you everyone who entered!
(The comments yesterday about second chances were so great! Thank you all for sharing your thoughts with me!)
I have been promising an international giveaway all summer, and now IT’S TIME!
Saturday’s signed ARC giveaway is now open, and this time also includes: Apocalypsies swag, a glow-in-the-dark THROUGH TO YOU bracelet, *signed* THROUGH TO YOU bookmark AND jacket flap! I don’t want anyone outside North America to miss out on all the good stuff, so I’m throwing it all in one last time! Happy entering!