‘Beautiful Creatures’ Authors Host Fun TBS Giveaway!

You’ve all heard of Beautiful Creatures by my Little, Brown sisters Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, right? Just in case, here’s a refresher:

There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that’s what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

The book comes out in December, so you need to make a note on your Google calendar or iPhone or a post it or your hand… just don’t forget!

Twenty Boy Summer Giveaway!

I recently “met” Kami and Margie online through Twitter and Goodreads and they are just as awesome as you’d expect from people who co-wrote the book described above.

And lucky for me (and lucky for you!), they’re hosting a cool giveaway on the Beautiful Creatures blog to celebrate Twenty Boy Summer!

Enter to win a TBS ARC (which has since become an endangered species, now that the hardcovers are sneaking about) and a summer swag bag filled with TBS-themed goodies that are so cool, I almost don’t want to promote this contest because I really want to just sit here and invent like 50 alter online egos so I can enter the contest and win all the goodies myself. Mwahahahah…

But, alas, I’ve decided to share. Sort of. Mostly. Okay, fine!

Head on over to Beautiful Creatures and check it out for yourself. It’s worth entering for the blue frosting flavored lip gloss alone!

Author Copies & On the Map Contest

Guess what I got today? Okay, if the title of today’s post didn’t already give you a hint, here’s a visual:

Contest: Put Twenty Boy Summer On the Map!

The books have left the warehouse and are on their way to bookstores and libraries everywhere. Although June 1 is the official publication date, you may see Twenty Boy Summer on the shelves before then. And if you do… I want to know about it!

From now through June 30, If you happen to notice this lovely little book with the blue-green sea glass heart on the cover out in the wild somewhere, take a picture or video and send it to me, along with the city and state where it was taken, at sarah dot ockler at gmail dot com. For an extra entry, take a picture or video of the book with you in it, holding it or pointing at it or singing to it or doing some other creative (but not illegal) thing. 🙂

Pics and videos will be posted (without names, unless you tell me to include your name!) at SarahOckler.com along with a Google map showing all of the places Twenty Boy Summer has been spotted in the wild. I’ll randomly select a name from the entries on July 1 to win an awesome Twenty Boy Summer beach prize pack, featuring all sorts of fun summer things.

Thanks again for sharing this exciting moment with me, and for watching out for Twenty Boy Summer in the coming weeks!