Monday, May 3, 2010

Spread the Awesome with Elizabeth Scott Sprinkles!

I'm back! And since you guys were so patient while I was gone, I decided we needed to start things off with some fun: First some awesome spreading, then a CONTEST!

Thanks to Elana Johnson for pulling together this blogfest of Awesome Fun, with over 60 wirters talking about their favorite books! I ended up not being able to choose just one book, but several by the amazing Elizabeth Scott.

Elizabeth writes YA because, in her words, "Being a teenager is both the most amazing and most frightening thing--there's so much going on . . . it can be really exciting, but it's also a lot to deal with!" With that in mind, she's said she could never see herself writing anything else! Thank goodness for us!

And thanks to Elizabeth's generosity, I have 10 . . . that's right TEN of her books, signed and ready to giveaway! Keep reading for the deets.

The Unwritten Rule
Sarah's liked Ryan since forever, it seems. Sarah's best friend Brianna is all things Sarah thinks she's not: beautiful, perky, popular, oh, and Ryan's girlfriend. But one night changes everything and when the truth comes out, it shines a light on more than Sarah expected. A great story putting friendship and loyalty into perspective.

Living Dead Girl
Ray kidnapped Alice several years ago, holding her captive as his little girl. But Alice is swiftly growing up and out of the little girl shell Ray has tried to keep her in. All she wants is to go home. Dealing with a heavy topic and at times disturbing, this is a beautiful and haunting story of love and human nature.

Something, Maybe
Hannah's parents take the cake on the embarrassment scale: her mom's a sometimes employed former TV starlet running a website in her underwear; her dad's rich, old and manipulative, always surrounded with plastic surgery enhanced women for his reality show. When Hannah's finally noticed by her longtime crush, it turns out being in love with someone and being in love with the idea of them are very different. Hilarious, emotional and so real!

Stealing Heaven
Danielle's spent most of her life as her mother's right hand in the family business: silver theft. When her mom cases out the small town of Heaven for their next heist, Danielle expects it to be like any other job. But heaven turns out to be completely different from any place Danielle's ever known and for the first time, she finds herself questioning if the life she lives is the life she wants. A great story about understanding, love and loyalty, another amazing read!

You can check out more about Elizabeth and her awesome books on her website, follow her on Twitter, or Fan her on FB!

Still with me? Okay, now for the Contest-o'-Awesome!
For your chance to win a signed copy of one of the books shown above, all you have to do, is enter! (And have a shipping address in the United States - sorry to international peeps.) The contest will be open from right this second through 12:00 PM on Sunday, May 9. I'll announce all winners in a week!

How do you enter, you ask?
  • Comment on this post (otherwise, how will I know you want to be entered? Lol!)
And, for some extra entries, let me know if you're
Email me at windy (dot) aphayrath (at) gmail (dot) com if you've got questions, and good luck!

If you want to find out about another great book, check out Paul Greci's blog about Carol Lynch Williams' The Chosen One. Or you can check out the entire list of Awesome books you should add to your TBR piles on Elana's blog.

Happy Reading!

57 comments:

Kristen said...

Thank you for giving me a ton of books to add to my reading list!

I'm a new follower to your blog, I joined you on Twitter, I friended you on Facebook and I tweeted about the contest ;)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I look forward to discovering this author. Thanks for all the recommendations!

Great contest! I'm a brand new follower (Elana's Spread the Awesome is awesome!) I'll put a link to this and all the StA contests in my sidebar.

I'm participating in Spread the Awesome too; hope to see you chez moi!

Morgan said...

I'm so glad your back and thanks for having this wonderful giveaway.

+2 old follower

Nisa said...

So glad you're back! Hope this means you're feeling much better!

That's such a real and great reason to write YA and I bet her books are the more stirring for it. Great reviews, Windy!

Natalie said...

These look fun!

I started following last week, does that make me an old follower? :)

Kelly said...

Awesome! Please enter me! :D
+1 New follower via GFC
+1 Following on twitter @kghobbs
+1 Retweet: http://twitter.com/windyaphayrath/status/13301712886
+1 Friend on FB (awaiting confirmation)
kghobbs@gmail.com

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

brand new follower and so happy to discover your blog!!

Um I LOVE this contest *crossesfingers*

Wonderful post! I am having so much fun reading all these author spotlights today!!!

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Cole Gibsen said...

I love this author, though, Living Dead Girl left me a little messed up. But, powerful stuff!

And I'm a new follower and glad to be here!

Chantal Kirkland said...

This is such a fun blog party! Thanks for sharing!

jessjordan said...

Eek! I love Elizabeth Scott. (Love You Hate You Miss You is one of my top 10 favorites, and Living Dead Girl = haunting.)

Thanks for the contest!

Suzette Saxton said...

10 copies!?!?! That is just...WOW! I've read Living Dead Girl twice and was floored by its beauty.

Enter me for sure! I follow your blog, on FB and twitter. =)

Suzette Saxton said...

Also, I just followed you on the NetworkedBlogs widget but it doesn't show me as a follower...not sure if there is a delay? Just thought I'd let you know.

T. Anne said...

All the books sound fantastic and I haven't read any of them! I want to win, I want to win!!!! Pick me! That was subtle right?

Caroline Starr Rose said...

How wonderful to have ten books to give away!

Sign me up. Thanks!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I can't believe I wasn't already following you! Obviously too much in the reader to keep track...Anyway, following now and I'd love to be entered. Thanks!

Christa said...

First, lovely blog. ; ) I love the layout.
Please enter me. I still haven't read an Elizabeth Scott novel!

New follower +1
Following me on Twitter +1 (wordsrollon)
Tweet contest +1
http://twitter.com/wordsrollon/status/13315234674
Blog the contest +1
http://wordsrollon.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-heart-contests-may-1st.html
Friend me on Facebook +1
Christa Holland

(6 entries)
Thanks for the giveaway. : )

Mary Campbell said...

Wow ten books - very awesome.
I'd love to win a book.

Dominique said...

Today is just so awesome. I'm hearing about so many great books. This contest was a brilliant idea.

Michelle McLean said...

I am seriously loving today :D I am already a follower, following you on twitter, the contest is on my Spread the Awesome contest list on my blog, and I'm friends with you on FB :D

MBW aka Olleymae said...

Wow they sound like great books. I'd love to read them, especially SOMETHING MAYBE because the characters sound so fun.

and I'm a new follower.

Thanks for the review and contest!

Readerly Person said...

I'm in! New follower (+1)

- Rebecca

rebeccaswells(At)gmail(dot)com

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

New Follower *waves* and wow, all these books sound amazing. I'll be crossing my fingers to win a signed one, but will be adding all of them to my TBR list if not. Thanks so much for pointing them out to me. :)

Angie said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere! I so want to be entered in this contest. Let's see +2 for being a follower and +2 for following you on Twitter and being your friend on facebook. Cool.

Taffy said...

Lots of new books to read.
I'm a follower on your blog, twitter and FB plus I someone how twitted the contest.
My twit name is taffylovell

pritts3 said...

I'd like to enter the contest. Just friended you on Facebook & I'm a new follower. Looks like you are one busy woman!

Liz S said...

Ooh, count me in for this contest! They all sound like great books.

I'm also a new follower, tweeted about the contest (@LizsInk), and friended you on Facebook.

Thanks for the book recommendations!

Rebecca L Sutton said...

Wow this is a fantastic way to celebrate the day of spreading the awesomeness! Thanks for the awesome suggestions.

I've been a follower here and I follow you on twitter and FB. Count me in!

Casey McCormick said...

Ooo! I've been wanting to read her books for awhile now. I'm a new follower, already follow you on Twitter, already a friend on facebook, and tweeted the contest!

Yamile said...

look at those covers! They're beautiful! I'm already a follower here and on Twitter. That +3, and I twitted about it! +1
Thanks for the wonderful review! I have a contest going on too!

Pam Harris said...

Fingers crossed that I win this. Ms. Scott is the BEST!

+1 for being a new follower
+1 for following you on Twitter
+1 for tweeting (@pamharris81)

3 entries, baby! :)

Abby Stevens said...

What a great contest! :-)

Lydia Kang said...

Hi! I'm a new follower and I just friended you on FB.
+2
Nice to meet you and I love your blog already!

Emily said...

I've been following you in an RSS feed. :")

what a wonderful contest, thanks!

The Blue Lipstick Samurai said...

New follower, followed on Twitter, friended on facebook. Awesome contest. (:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

These books sound fantastic! I'm a new follower and I have sent you a friend request for Facebook. :-)

Rivkie Re said...

I'd love to win one of these books! They look great!
I'm a follower!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Holy catfish, that's a lot of signed books!! Yay for super cool contests!!

I'm now a follower of your blog and Twitter and I just friended you on Facebook!

How amazing to have so many awesome books to give away.

paulgreci said...

What a great giveaway. I've heard a lot about Living Dead Girl. Thanks for this opportunity!!

Mandy said...

Please enter me
new follower
bratdownstairs @yahoo.com

Tiffany Neal said...

Wow! What a great contest! Thanks for spreading the awesome - I love finding out about great reads!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love Living Dead Girl and am looking forward to check out her other books (like The Unwitten Rule).

You can count me out of the contest. I'm in Canada. :(

Serenissima said...

Any of her books would be a great win! I'm a new follower.

Jenn Johansson said...

I am surprised I wasn't already following you, but I am now. :) I'm following you on twitter and we're friends on facebook. Yay! This is awesome! :)

Elana Johnson said...

I have to agree, Elizabeth Scott is amazing. Simply amazing. I've only read two of her books and I'm salivating for more. Great contest, Windy!

Jenn Wilks said...

I can't wait to read some of Elizabeth Scott's books now. Hopefully I'll win one of these wicked cool free ones! :o)

I'm a new follower, and we're facebook friends.

Nichole Giles said...

I love when you find an author you love, and she already has several books out so you don't have to wait. Score! Thanks for the recommendation.

I think I was already a follower, but then I'm not positive, so I followed you again. That's allowed, right? =)

Great contest.

~The Book Pixie said...

I've been wanting to read an Elizabeth Scott books for ages! This is a terrific contest and I really appreciate you and Elizabeth having it.

+1 new follower

+1 follow on twitter @thebookpixie

+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/thebookpixie/statuses/13353556774

+1 Sent FB friend request. (Briana McNair)

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

Eric said...

It occurred to me today that although I've been lurking for a while now, I haven't commented on your blog in a long time. I'm so sorry. I have been reading your posts, I promise.

Kind of selfish I guess to post when there's a contest, but I figured I better post something just so you know I'm still out here. You can enter me in it or not at your discretion :)

And yes, I've been a follower for a while so I guess that amounts to a "+2".

marian said...

great contest! i love elizabeth scott!

mariannguyen16(AT)gmail(DOT)com

B.J. Anderson said...

I am an old follower, and I would love to be entered in your fantabulous drawing!!

Singsavathdy said...

I wanna be entered into your contest :D

+1 new follower
+1 following you on twitter @singsavathdy
+1 tweet the contest
+1 friend on fb

buttafly said...

Uh yeah enter me!
Twitter is too confusing for me (how sad, I know) but I do know how to follow your blog so clicking on that right...now!

Aik said...

I'd love to win a book by Elizabeth Scott!

A new follower +1

Following on Twitter (@aikchien) +1

Tweet / Blog the contest +1
http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/13422289277

Friend you on Facebook (Aik Chien) +1

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Deb said...

Hey! No entry for me (in Canada) BUT, thanks for telling us about Elizabeth's books. She's on my to read list!!

Jackee said...

Awesome giveaway and a gorgeous blog. Thanks so much for the reviews and (to you and Elizabeth)for opportunity to win!

Mark me as a new follower! Happy to be so!

Cynde L. Hammond said...

Hi, Windy!

I added myself as a "follower" to your blog and I sure would appreciate a "follow-back" to my blog, "Cynde's Got The Write Stuff". +1

I also did the following:
I blogged the contest +1
Followed you on Twitter +1
Followed you on FB +1
Tweeted the contest +1 (@acushla712)

I think that's everything! :o)

Cynde
"Cynde's Got The Write Stuff"

Kimberly said...

Oh, more great books to add to my list. And I'm sure my daughter will love them, too. That's always fun to read the same books. I'm a new follower.