It's time for another book giveaway! This contest involves five authors autographing books for one of you. Before I tell you how to enter the contest (it's so easy), let me tell you why I'm holding a contest for these specific books.
One of the coolest parts of being an author is being asked to offer quotes for soon-to-be released books. It's a huge honor! For this contest, we're giving away four books that I've blurbed. Three were debut releases from Jennifer Bosworth, Kristina McBride, and Cat Patrick. One is from an author who's been a favorite of mine for years: Elizabeth Scott. Each author has generously donated an autographed copy of their book that I blurbed for this contest. And since Kristina and Cat recently saw the publication of their second novels, they donated autographed copies of those as well!
Here are the covers of all the books you'll win, beginning with the author with the most recent release. How recent? One Moment's publication date is...tomorrow! (Struck, Miracle, and Revived all came out within the past two months.)
And because I'd love to see one of my books included in the same post as those above, I'll also autograph and send you a copy of The Future of Us:
So how do you win these seven autographed books? I'll randomly select one person (must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada) who comments on this blog post. In your comment, tell everyone about your first concert. Who did you see? If you haven't been to a concert yet, who would you love to see?
All comments must be submitted by 11:59pm (PST), June 27th. That's this Wednesday night. There's no need to leave your email address within your comment, just check back on Thursday to see if you've won. In that post, I'll let you know how to send me your mailing address.
My first concert? Well, I have two answers for that. The first group I actually saw perform was the cast of Kids Incorporated, back when I was a kid myself. That's right! I saw Stacy Ferguson before she was Fergie. Kids Incorporated played on a stage set up mid-field at Santa Anita Park (they race horses there when not hosting future members of The Black Eyed Peas). But my first "big boy" concert, which I went to in high school on New Year's Eve with my friend and his sister, was Poison. It was during their Flesh & Blood tour (shown below).
That's right. Kids Incorporated and Poison. So? What's yours???
Here are the descriptions of all six books being given away in this contest.
Maggie remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a
blowout party. She remembers climbing the trail with her perfect boyfriend,
Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her.
So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed
to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated
in the water below–dead?
As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing
seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he
go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was
THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES:
Two years ago Noelle disappeared. Two long years of no leads, no word, no body.
Since the abduction, Tessa, her best friend, has lived in a state of
suspended animation. She has some friends, but keeps them distant. Some
interests, but she won’t allow herself to become passionate about them. And
guys? She can’t get close—she knows what it is like to really lose someone she
And then, one day, the telephone rings. Noelle is alive.
And maybe, just maybe, Tess can start to live again, too.
A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring
people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived
five times in fifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she
can beat death, but each new death also means a new name, a new city, and a new
life. When she meets Matt McKean, Daisy begins to question the moral
implications of Revive, and as she discovers the agency's true goals, she
realizes she's at the center of something much larger -- and more sinister --
than she ever imagined.
Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep,
her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can "remember" are
events from her future. London is used to relying on reminder notes and a
trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy
at school enters the picture. Luke Henry is not someone you'd easily forget, yet
try as she might, London can't find him in her memories of things to come.
When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or
flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it's time to learn about
the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.
Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her
craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of
those around her.
Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia
feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her
haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become
massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party
moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the
destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and
both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she
has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the
far more devastating storm that is yet to come.
Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to
protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion
and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final
disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to
save the people she loves, or lose everything.
Megan is a miracle. At least, that’s what everyone says. Having survived a
plane crash that killed everyone else on board, Megan knows she should be
grateful just to be alive. But the truth is, she doesn’t feel like a miracle. In
fact, she doesn’t feel anything at all. Then memories from the crash start
Scared and alone, Megan doesn’t know whom to turn to. Her entire
community seems unable—or maybe unwilling—to see her as anything but Miracle
Megan. Everyone except for Joe, the beautiful boy next door with a tragic past
and secrets of his own. All Megan wants is for her life to get back to normal,
but the harder she tries to live up to everyone’s expectations, the worse she
feels. And this time, she may be falling too fast to be saved....
THE FUTURE OF US:
It's 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They've
been best friends almost as long--at least, up until last November, when
everything changed. Things have been awkward ever since, but when Josh's family
gets a free AOL CD-ROM in the mail, his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma
can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they're automatically
logged onto Facebook . . . but Facebook hasn't been invented yet. Josh and Emma
are looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.
careers, homes, and status updates--it's all there. And every time they refresh
their pages, their futures change. As they grapple with the ups and downs of
what their lives hold, they're forced to confront what they're doing right--and
wrong--in the present.
(I know, that last one sounds particularly awesome!)