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Willow Contest! This is HUGE!

March 2, 2009

Hi everyone!

There’s a huge contest I thought you should have a heads up on.

It’s for Willow by Julia Hoban…. which looks superb, by the way.

Here’s a little something about the bookSeven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow’s parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy —one sensitive, soulful boy—discovers Willow’s secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the “safe” world Willow has created for herself upside down.
You Can Buy It Here:

This Contest Starts: March 1 (Pre-orders count of course!)
And Ends: April 30 (The book is released April 2)

To enter: You must buy the book (ARCs do not count of course) and send proof (receipt, picture of book, etc.) to Lauren at: Lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Who can enter?: Everyone! This is an international contest.

Winner: There is one winner, and they will recieve the following if their name is drawn (Oh, and if you donated a prize…remember, you can enter. Lauren is the only one who won’t!)

Here are the prizes:

Khy is giving away Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?

Kelsey is giving away B&N ten dollar gift card in a cute felt penguin “bag” and some bookmarks.

Carrie will give Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby.

Kelsey is giving an ARC version of Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway.

Alea is giving away Sherlock Holmes Volume 1.

Kristi is giving a 10 dollar Amazon gift card.

Harmony is making a soundtrack with songs she feels fit the book.

Lenore is giving 10 dollars to Amazon.

Gabbi is giving Chloe Doe by Suzanne Phillips.

Lauren will give the winner a book of their choice (has to be paperback!).

Chelsea is giving a $10 card to Amazon.

My Favorite Author is giving Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson. 

Vanessa is giving Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. (That’s me!)

Shalonda is giving away Sherlock Holmes Volume 2.

Carol is giving an ARC of Because I Am Furniture.

Tirzah is giving Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Lauren is giving a 15 dollar gift card to B&N.

Laura is giving a 10 dollar Borders gift card and the book Flygirls.

Sarah is giving The Adoration of Jenna Fox.

Alyssa is giving Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston.


That’s a total of 21 prizes! Just for buying a $16 (awesome) book! What are you waiting for? Go pre-order Willow now, or buy it when it releases in a month!


PS: Happy birthday to Dr. Seuss!

PPS: I will post something soon, 🙂


VLOG: Far From You by Lisa Schroeder + excerpt + contest!

December 22, 2008

Hi! 🙂

It’s Dec. 22. Do you know what happens today? My VLOG for Lisa Schroeder book release/contest gets posted!

The first VLOG (go here to watch the video and enter for an extra entry) is over at Liv’s place. Go see it! (And watch the bloopers too, they were hilarious.)

Done with that? Okay, now watch VLOG #2: my video:


I hope you guys liked it! Leave your comments in the comments section of my my blog!

To see the complete list of prizes click here.

Remember to check Lisa’s Livejournal or MySpace for her VLOG, it will be posted tomorrow.

And pleaseeee mark your calendars DEC. 23 is when FAR FROM YOU comes out. You seriously do need to buy it. Like I said in the video, it’s absolutely amazing. I LOVED it. My review for it will be posted tomorrow (even though I talked about some of it in the video).

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you guys. Read a lot during this break! 

See you!


CONTEST: Lisa Schroeder’s Far From You Release Party

December 15, 2008





Hi everyone!

Finally I can punch you in the face with a contest! And it’s not ordinary contest, you know…. it’s Lisa Schroeder’s release party for FAR FROM YOU (which drops Dec. 23).  Read on…






Lisa Schroeder, author of I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME, is celebrating the release of her upcoming YA novel, FAR FROM YOU, and hosting a contest with LOTS of great prizes!

For three days leading up to the book’s release date of December 23rd, you can watch VLOGs and hear some excerpts read from the book. The VLOG schedule is as follows:

Sunday, December 21st – Liv’s Book Reviews –

Monday, December 22nd – What Vanessa Reads –

Tuesday, December 23rd – Lisa Schroeder, author – AND

Help spread the word, and you might win a fabulous prize!

Copy and paste THIS entire blog entry into your blog between now and December 21st, then come back to Lisa’s blog at either Livejournal OR Myspace and leave a comment with the link to your blog and you will get TWO entries to win a number of prizes.

Wondering what you might win? Here is the list (there will be multiple winners):

~ An Advanced Review Copy of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH, by Carrie Ryan

~ An Advanced Review Copy of SOMETHING, MAYBE, by Elizabeth Scott

~ Young adult novel GIRL, HERO by Carrie Jones

~ Young adult novel, THE POSSIBILITIES OF SAINTHOOD by Donna Freitas

~ Young adult novel, UGLIES by Scott Westerfield

~ Pair of YA fairy tale retellings by Cameron Dokey (BELLE and BEFORE MIDNIGHT)

~ TWILIGHT movie soundtrack

~ $15.00 Barnes and Noble gift card along with some Harry & David’s chocolate moose munch

~  And of course, a signed copy of FAR FROM YOU

For more chances to win, watch one or all of the VLOGs and leave a comment on that vlogger’s page, and you get another entry. That means if you post the schedule on your blog AND comment on all three VLOGs, you can have FIVE entries for the contest!

A live drawing with winners announced will be done by Lisa Thursday morning, December 24th, in a special holiday VLOG.


So what are you waiting for? Place the blog between the dashes (—-) or what’s in black on your blog and received extras entries (go to Lisa’s blog to show her). Watch all the VLOGs and leave comments in each and receive extra entries. It’s really easy and look at what you can win!

My VLOG will be posted Dec. 22, so make sure you tune into my blog that day to watch it!

See you guys,



Living Dead Girl Winner!

October 18, 2008

The winner for the Living Dead Girl contest is GABBI from All Five Stars!!!! I’ve sent you an e-mail Gabbi, so as soon as you send me your information I’ll ship it off to Elizabeth Scott. 


More reviews to come– Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn and Anthem by Ayn Rand.


What books would you like to be given away in future contests? Why?


Living Dead Girl Contest!

October 4, 2008

Hey! Want a chance to win a copy of Elizabeth Scott’s new book Living Dead Girl? Well click here for the Sept. 2008 issue of the Like OMG Teens Read Newsletter… there is an article somewhere in the newsletter (scroll down until you find it) with rules to enter a contest for Living Dead Girl. Follow the rules and you’ll be entered to this wonderful contest! (Thanks to Elizabeth for donating the copy!)

The contest ends October 15, 2008 so head on over and enter!

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the newsletter (if you stick around and read it!). Send us an e-mail at likeomgteensreadnewsletter (at) with feedback and it may appear on our next issue!

To subscribe send us an e-mail at likeomgnewsletterstaff (at) with the subject title “Subscribe” and you’ll receive our monthly newsletters automatically every month. 



(Reviews and other stuff to come as soon as I’m done with my homework!)


Contest Winner! (I Heart You, You Haunt Me)!

October 1, 2008

Hi friends!

So today is October 1… the day to announce the winner of the I Heart You, You Haunt Me contest! 

Thank you guys so much for everything…. just watch this video to see the raffle in real time and to see if you won!

(Can’t you see how excited I am with all the exclamation marks I am using?)!

Here’s the video:



I’m sending you an e-mail right now Lauren. Remember if you don’t reply within 4 days (Oct. 5, 2008) I’ll have to do the raffle over… so make sure to write back!

Thank you, thank you, thank you all for entering and making my first contest a success. Hopefully I can do more soon. 🙂

Stay tuned… an interview with Megan Kelley Hall is coming up tomorrow and I still have to post a Fahrenheit 451 review…!

See you,


Contest! OMG! (I Heart You, You Haunt Me)

August 28, 2008

My first contest… woohoo!

Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving wonderful comments (they certainly make me happy). 

So I’m hosting my first contest… I’m thinking of keeping it going for every month but am making no promises. Here goes:

What: A marked-up copy (with comments I wrote in it) of I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder. Click here to read my review of it.

Who: U.S residents only, sorry. 😦

Why: Because who doesn’t love a free book?

When: From August 28, 2008 to September 30, 2008. Winner will be announced October 1, 2008 in the afternoon or evening. Bookmark this website (like I do when I join contests) and check back on Oct 1 for the name of the winner. If you win you will receive an e-mail telling you what to do next. If you don’t reply my e-mail by Oct 5, 2008 I will choose another winner.

Where: Here at

How: Follow these rules and you’re good:

1. Leave a comment on this post. Include:

  • name
  • your blog URL if applicable so I could visit you 🙂
  • e-mail address (very necessary, I will not go crazy looking for you in the blogosphere.)
  • your answer to this question: What is your favorite genre in books and why?

2. For extra entries (tell me in the comment if you did any of these and which, leave links if necessary): 

  • 1 extra entry: put me on your sidebar or make a blog post including my contest.
  • 1 extra entry: tell a friend about this contest, and have them say they were referred by you on their comment.
  • 3 extra entries: make some small banners like the ones on my right sidebar (Like OMG Teens Read, Teen Tuesday, etc) but for What Vanessa Reads (if you need more ideas for this contact me).