Double Celebration Giveaway!!!

February 26, 2012 at 11:59 am (Giveaway) (, , , , , , , )

And yes, all three exlamation points are necessary, I promise.

Like the title suggests, I have TWO great reasons to celebrate, which means if you choose to celebrate with me, you get entered for awesome prizes.


That’s right, we just hit my blog anniversary! A full year of reviews and writing talk and occasional nonsensical rants. Honestly, I’m a little amazed I didn’t give up on it back when the stats were entirely dismal- I’m a positive reinforcement kind of person- but I realized I was having so much fun I almost didn’t care if other people were seeing it or not (almost- I do care about you and what you think, but I wouldn’t stop posting even if you begged me to- this is release, people). It’s also been a great form of discipline for me, to have to abide by a regular schedule of writing and posting in the midst of so much research. Y’all have been wonderful with comments and shares, so this is a huge thank you to you for supporting this effort.

And, Reason Number Two: I SIGNED WITH AN AGENT.

Yes! It’s truth! Earlier this month I signed with the Fabulous Sandy Lu at L. Perkins Agency and I’m still over the moon about it. And if I’m honest, there’s a small part of me that expects to wake up and it’s still the end of January in the query trenches (better known as Query Hell sometimes). After three years of querying three differents projects (never at the same time, that’s a very bad idea), the slush pile pushed me forward and now everything is a giant step closer to Dreams Coming True. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a LOT of work from this point out, but if you don’t celebrate the milestones, how can you really measure progress?


I have four- count them FOUR- prize packs up for grabs.

Prize Pack 1: Thieves and Spies
Heist Society, by Ally Carter
I’d Tell You I Love You But I’d Have to Kill You, also by Ally Carter

Prize Pack 2: Shapeshifters
Nightshade, by Andrea Cremer
Firelight, by Sophie Jordan

Prize Pack 3: Arranged Marriages
Matched, by Ally Condie
The Selection, by Kiera Cass (ARC)

Prize Pack 4: Swag Bundle!
-swag, some signed some not, from Kathleen Peacock (Hemlock), Jill Hathaway (Slide), Nova Ren Suma (Imaginary Girls), Sophie Jordan (Firelight and Vanish), Hannah Moskowitz (Break and Invincible Summer), Leah Cypess (Nightspell and Mistwood, Jodi Meadows (Incarnate), and Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone), and Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games).

U.S. only (sorry, but shipping is expensive and my post office is staffed with very rude people).

-Actual Entry: comment below and tell me what book you’re most looking forward to in 2012. Doesn’t even have to be YA or MG, just whatever book makes you dance in place wishing it would come out NOW because you can’t possibly wait until release.
-Extra Entries: (completely self-serving and shamelessly self-promoting, I admit)
-Follow this blog (if you already do, just say you do)
-Follow me on Twitter (@dothutchison ; same as above, if you already follow me, just say so)
-Tweet about this giveaway! (and include the link below)
Those are extra entries, and completely up to you whether you want to do them or not, but the option’s there. The only thing you HAVE to do to be entered is leave the comment.
-Entries accepted through Saturday, 10 March which makes it open for two weeks.

Y’all are at least half the reason I have anything to celebrate today, and I am so grateful to you for that.

Until next time~


  1. Briana said,

    Congratulations on both milestones! Getting an agent is super-exciting. I hope she can help you find a publisher soon!

    The book I am most looking forward to this year is Storybound by Melissa Burt. And I am currently a follower!

  2. Shelver506 said,

    That’s awesome, congratulations! I really enjoy your blog, so I hope you stick around for a long, long time, even after your book makes it big. :-)

    I’m really looking forward to “Bitterblue” by Kristin Cashore. May 1st seems soooooo very far away. And I do follow you via email.

  3. April said,

    congratulations with your achievement! I am looking forward to reading jk rowling’s new adult book, bitterblue by Kristin Cashore, and banner of the damned by Sherwood Smith.

  4. Bookcase Siren said,

    Congrats on both counts!
    Insurgent by Veronica Roth!

    Twitter follower-@Holt9102


  5. Teen Librarian Toolbox said,

    Congratulations!!! I am a huge Ally Carter fan and would love to win the new ones!!

  6. Jill Hathaway said,

    Congrats on signing with your agent!

  7. Angela Arriola said,

    The book I’m most lookingforward to right now is Isis Collar by Cat Adams! Can’t wait to finish the series

  8. Angela Arriola said,

    Also congrats on you milestones!

  9. Erin Elisa said,

    I’m really looking forward to Destined by Aprilynne Pike and Endlessly by Kiersten White! The only bad thing is that they are the endings to their respective series.

    Twitter follower: @parnormbooknook

    Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on the big milestones!

  10. April X said,

    Congrats, that’s so exciting :D

    There are a lot of books I’m excited for… but I’m especially excited for Black Heart by Holly Black :D

    I subscribe to you via email

    I follow you on twitter @bookaway_april

    I tweeted:!/bookaway_april/status/176848983136800768

  11. Jodie C. (mistressmoon) said,


    I’m most excited for How to Drive a Dragon Crazy by G.A Aiken!!!

    I follow by

    I follow by Twitter: @TheSwampFaerie

  12. Peggy Sue Lea Martinez said,

    CONGRATS!!! I am looking forward to A Temptation of Angels coming out 3/20/12! :)
    I am following your blog
    I am following u on twitter @bethsflutterby
    I tweeted (hehehe)!/bethsflutterby/status/176891178489360384

    Thanks so much!

  13. Lilly Bear said,

    Oh wow, that is really awesome! I’m so excited for you! It’s always nice to see that there is hope after Query Hell. It’s so hard to choose just one book I’m looking forward too, though. Too many good books! I do think Glitch by Heather Anastasiu looks amazing, as well as Defiance by C.J. Redwine. Cannot wait to get my hands on those two!
    For extra entries:
    I follow you through email ( and on twitter (@booktooth).

    Thanks so much for the giveaway :-)

  14. Briana said,

    Woo! Congrats!

    The book I am most looking forward to this year is definitely The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

    blog follower and twitter follower (@breesbooks)!! :)


  15. lyan said,

    I’m looking foward to OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF TIME by ally carter

  16. Jessica Baker said,

    I am looking forward to Until I Die by Amy Plum! :)

  17. Valia said,

    I’m really looking forward to 3rd Hex Hall book, and Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter.
    Im a follower! Thanks!


  18. Aurora Momcilovich said,

    Congratulatons! *cue confetti* Thanks for the great giveaway! I really want that SWAG! I follow via e mail
    Follow on Twitter @scarletredwill
    I tweeted your great giveaway.

    2012 look forward to book. Swear by Nina’s out right now I just haven’t picked it up yet :(

  19. Erinn said,

    Congrats on the milestones! I’m most excited for Rick Riordan’s Mark of Athena because I’m a sucker for teen drama and Greek Mythology.

  20. Jasmine said,

    I’m really looking forward to a bunchof sequels/series books like Mark of Athena, The Ghost & Goth #3, and Insurgent.

  21. Aurora Momcilovich said,

    Yippee! I won! Hope I get the swag!!!!!!

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