Book Giveaway: Borrowed by Lucia DiStefano

Today I’m partnering with Elephant Rocks to give away a copy of their newest title Borrowed by Lucia DiStefano.

DiStefano and her novel won the 2018 Helen Sheehan YA Book Prize.

Here’s a bit more about it:

Love, mystery, and danger collide in this new literary thriller with the dark heart of a Gillian Flynn novel and the lyrical prose of Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun

As seventeen-year-old Linnea celebrates the first anniversary of her heart transplant, she can’t escape the feeling that the wires have been crossed. After a series of unsettling dreams, inked messages mysteriously appear on her body, and she starts to wonder if this new heart belongs to her at all.

In another Austin neighborhood, Maxine braces for a heartbreaking anniversary: her sister Harper’s death. Between raising her brothers and parenting her grief-stricken mother, Max is unable to ignore her guilty crush on Harper’s old flame or shake her lingering suspicion that her sister’s drowning wasn’t really an accident. With Harper as the sole connection, Linnea and Maxine are soon brought together in fantastic and terrifying ways as the shocking truth behind Harper’s death comes to light.

This book publishes November 1, 2018!

Thanks to Elephant Rock Books my US readers can enter to win a copy.

TO ENTER (Remember you have to do both!):

  1. Comment on this blog with a book you’re excited to read this month.
  2. Tweet about the giveaway. You can use this template:
    Head over to @miss_print’s blog to enter to win a copy of Borrowed by Lucia DiStefano from @ElephantRockBks. Details: https://wp.me/p6kfM-7Hh

THE DETAILS:

  • Giveaway ends October 15 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Winners will be notified October 16. If I don’t hear back from the winners by October 18, I will pick a new winner from the entry pool as needed.
  • US only.
  • Must be 13 years or older to enter.

Like Elephant Rock on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @ElephantRockBks for blog tour news and updates.

You can also check out the full tour schedule for more posts and giveaways:

Five Reasons to Read Give the Dark My Love This Fall (Blog Tour Post)

Greetings everyone! I’m here today as part of the blog tour for Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis with five reasons you need to move this book to the top of your fall to read list:

  1. Badass Heroine: I won’t say Nedra is going to be your new best friend (she’s a little intimidating for that) BUT Nedra is driven, smart, and she is not afraid to go after what she wants. Whether that will make her the hero of her story or the villain remains to be seen but that doesn’t make her story any less fascinating.
  2. That Cover: I love the vibe of this cover from the colors to the framing of the model. Plus a lot of the details factor into the story–but you’ll have to read the book yourself to find out which ones!
  3. The Atmosphere: Nedra’s world is moody, dark, and danger lurks everywhere since no one knows where the plague might strike next. In other words this atmospheric setting is everything you’d want to read this fall.
  4. One Word: Necromancers: The magic system in this book focuses heavily on alchemy and, in the case of alchemist gone wrong, necromancy. I don’t know about you but nothing says ready for fall like reading about necromancers who can raise the dead.
  5. It’s Spooky: In case the presence of necromancers didn’t tip you off: Give the Dark My Love is one spooky read. If you are ready for some good scares in advance of Halloween, look no further.

Give the Dark My Love publishes on September 25 so be sure to request it from your local bookstore or library soon.

Want to know more? Check out the synopsis below:

cover art Give the Dark My Love by Beth RevisWhen seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy, she has only one goal in mind: learn the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island’s wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn’t quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen, who all look down on her.

All, except for Greggori “Grey” Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that’s for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the North, and it’s making its way toward the cities. With her family’s life–and the lives of all of Lunar Island’s citizens–on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague.

Grey and Nedra continue to grow closer, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon, she finds herself diving into alchemy’s most dangerous corners–and when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.

Want to know more? Be sure to check out the other stops on the Blog Tour!

Get ready for #missprintbookaday on August 25

Are you ready for the start of #missprintbookaday tomorrow? See below for full details.

Miss Print

Big news, everyone!

I’m hosting a reading challenge this August. I’m hoping to make it a monthly thing so stay tuned for updates.

The challenge can be done on your blog, Twitter, Instagram, or a combination of all three. It’s part reading challenge or read-a-thon, part photo challenge, and maybe even a Twitter chat. It’s also really low key.

Here are the details for my first ever Miss Print Book-A-Day Challenge

  • When: August 25 to August 31 (if this goes well it will be back!)
  • Where: Anywhere you want. You can share updates on Twitter or Instagram as well as on your blog.
  • How: Between August 25 and 31 you commit to reading one book a day and talking about it. Use the hashtag #missprintbookaday to share titles, updates, anything you want.

I’ve made a handy graphic you can use for photo prompts if you need them…

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Blog 11th Birthday (and Giveaway!)

Eleven years ago, at this exact moment, I started blogging as Miss Print. It’s been a wild ride and I can’t believe this blog is still growing more than a decade later. What a ride.

(If you’re only here for the giveaway just scroll down.)

I am so grateful for the people and opportunities I’ve met through the blogging community. This past year one of my priorities has been growing my following on social media and as a blogger. It’s been amazing to see the progress I’ve made since the start of the year as part of bookstagram and to realize that new people are finding this blog–even after all this time.

And what’s a big birthday without gifts? This year I’m giving away three prizes:

  • One winner will receive a mystery box (kind of like a bookish subscription box) with some of my favorite things including bookish goodies, one or two of my favorite books, and who knows what else.
  • One other winner will receive a personalized list of ten book recommendations from me based on what they tell me about likes/dislikes/owned books/etc.
  • One winner will receive a non-scientific fortune told by me with Tarot cards (if you’ve ever seen my #TarotTime on Twitter it will be like that).

THE DETAILS:

  • Giveaway ends August 31 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Winners will be notified September 1. If I don’t hear back from the winners by September 3, I will pick a new winner from the entry pool as needed.
  • US only.
  • Must be 13 years or older to enter.
  • You must be following this blog to enter.

TO ENTER:

  • Comment on this blog post with one good thing that happened this month. Include how you are following the blog in your comment (options include email subscription, wordpress, feedly, etc.)
  • BONUS ENTRY (you can do this once): Follow me on Twitter @miss_print
  • BONUS ENTRY (you can do this once): Follow me on Instagram @missprint_
  • BONUS ENTRY (you can do this once per day): Share this message on Twitter: Now that @miss_print’s blog is turning 11, she’s hosting a giveaway. Enter here: https://wp.me/p6kfM-7Eo

Get ready for #missprintbookaday on August 25

Big news, everyone!

I’m hosting a reading challenge this August. I’m hoping to make it a monthly thing so stay tuned for updates.

The challenge can be done on your blog, Twitter, Instagram, or a combination of all three. It’s part reading challenge or read-a-thon, part photo challenge, and maybe even a Twitter chat. It’s also really low key.

Here are the details for my first ever Miss Print Book-A-Day Challenge

  • When: August 25 to August 31 (if this goes well it will be back!)
  • Where: Anywhere you want. You can share updates on Twitter or Instagram as well as on your blog.
  • How: Between August 25 and 31 you commit to reading one book a day and talking about it. Use the hashtag #missprintbookaday to share titles, updates, anything you want.

I’ve made a handy graphic you can use for photo prompts if you need them (or make up your own!):

My vision is for the challenge to be low key–you can read as many or as few books as you want.

Since it’s my blog birthday month, I’ll also be doing a small giveaway for someone who participates every day of the challenge so be sure to use the hashtag on Twitter and Instagram so I can see your updates.

Questions, comments, other concerns? Let me know in the comments! (Or just let me know if you’ll be joining the fun!)

Chick Lit Wednesday Will Be Back Next Week

Today is July 4 and since I am off for work I decided to also take a day off on the blog.

I’ll be back on Saturday with my Week in Review and regular programming will resume on Monday.

In the meantime, I’ll be catching up on some reading with my shiny ARC of Impostors by Scott Westerfeld.

What are you reading today?

Announcing a New(ish) Project

I have been hinting at this news for a couple of days but I wanted to take some time to make a formal announcement:

Nicole (of The Bookbandit Blog) and I are relaunching out short story blog!

This has been an on again off again project for us since 2012 and we are both very excited to reignite our love for writing and sharing short stories.

You can find us over at Little Women Stories (littlewomenstories.wordpress.com)

Here’s what you can expect from Little Women Stories as we gear up for our May relaunch:

  • Two stories a month from Emma and Nicole
  • Each month we will share one free write story each
  • Each month we will each write a story based on a predetermined prompt

Nicole and I are both really excited to get back to short stories, this blog, and writing. If you like any of those things I hope you’ll join us on this journey and read some of our stories.

You can head over to the short story blog now for a preview of some of the prompts we’ll be using.