win a signed copy of THE NAUGHTY LIST

As mentioned yesterday, my friend Suzanne Young‘s first novel is about to be published—it’s already available via Barnes and Noble! (sneaky, B&N, very sneaky)

Since I am about to see the fabulous Suz in New York City, I thought this giveaway would be a SIGNED, PERSONALIZED COPY of The Naughty List.

As if being a purrfect cheerleader isn’t enough responsibility! Tessa Crimson’s the sweet and spunky leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), a cheer squad–turned–spy society dedicated to bringing dastardly boyfriends to justice, one cheater at a time. Boyfriend-busting wouldn’t be so bad . . . except that so far, every suspect on the Naughty List has been proven 100% guilty!

When Tessa’s own boyfriend shows up on the List, she turns her sleuthing skills on him. Is Aiden just as naughty as all the rest, or will Tessa’s sneaky ways end in catastrophe?

The Naughty List. Is your boyfriend on it?

I know, right? You want to read this. (Okay, so some of my geektastic friends who come here for the Star Wars may not want to read this, BUT THE REST OF YOU!! Want to read this.)

To enter the drawing for this book:

If you were in a secret spying-on-boyfriends society, what would your secret agent name be???

Answer in the comments! I will draw a winner on Thursday February 4th (release day!), and the winner will have to email me the name they want the book signed to.  (As well as, you know, an address to mail the book to. Postage is on me.)

Let the games begin!


awesome things happening to awesome people

These two weeks belong to my dear friend Suzanne Young. First, BIG NEWS #1:

Suzanne Young’s A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL, in which a 17-year-old discovers that by performing the good deeds that her body compels her to, she will disappear into the Light and be forgotten, but by fighting “the Need,” her fate could be even more dire, to Donna Bray at Balzer and Bray, in a two-book deal, in a pre-empt, by Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (World English).

And IN BIG NEWS #2, 8 days from now her debut novel, The Naughty List, is released! (BUY HERE)

You know how people always say, “This really couldn’t have happened to a nicer person?” IN THIS CASE IT IS TRUE.

Congratulations, Suz! You deserve every bit of this.


free book! Soulless by Gail Carriger

So sometimes I do this thing where I don’t pay attention and accidentally buy two of the same book from amazon. Like, I click it twice or something. And if I were paying attention when I hit “Submit Order” I would notice the 2 next to the book, but yeah, I don’t.

So anyway, now I have two copies of Gail Carriger’s Soulless. I could just return it, but I decided to give it away instead. Because hey. Why not?



Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire — and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

Feel free to judge me for thinking this book sounds like the shit. I make no apologies.

So, hm, what should the question be this time? AH! A simple one:

Werewolves or Vampires?

Post your answer in the comments to enter the drawing!

I will randomly choose a name* sometime next week. I pay shipping!

*I mean it’s not totally random. If your name is something like Cillian Murphy or David Tennant, you will probably win.

the super-duper YA book giveaway

I’m going to be occupied with family adventures and responsibilities this week, but I thought I’d give you all something to do while I’m gone: WIN BOOKS!

But not just any books. No. This week you get a chance to win 3 books written by 3 of my very good friends, all debut authors within the past year. (The first from last December, the latest from… today, with Cindy snuggled in the middle.)

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That’s Break by Hannah Moskowitz, Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon, and Handcuffs by Bethany Griffin. They’re all very different YA books, but they’re all very good, and YOU KNOW YOU WANT THEM. (Click the titles for descriptions/reviews in case you aren’t sure why you want them.)

Since there are three books this time I’m going to make winning them sliiiiightly more difficult than previous giveaways, but only slightly:


What is the last book you read, and do you give it a thumbs-up or thumbs-down?

Please post your answer in the comments section below.

The contest will be open for one week; in other words I will choose a winner on… Tuesday September 1st! What a great way to start the month.

In case you still aren’t sure if you want these books, look how pretty they will be on your shelf:

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Monkey and hockey puck not included. Have at!

(psst–I’m paying postage! you no longer have any excuses.)

(pssst 2–these aren’t my copies that I’m giving away, obv.)