November 7, 2009

A Chase around the USA

THIS IS NOW CLOSED!

I'm the 3rd stop in this amazing contest/tour for Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder

I will just say that I am in love with this book!! Believe me, you'll love it! I read it in ONE day, which is a record since I started this semester. It's a beautiful story about coping and love, but it's also filled with suspense. The word that I picked is DREAMS and it's written in clouds and you'll understand why after you read it.


CHASING BROOKLYN by Lisa Schroeder will be released January 5, 2010. Due to publishers cutting back, ARCs are not as plentiful these days. BUT, Lisa has one ARC that she's sending out on a multi-state tour, and she will be trying to chase it down as it goes from reader to reader.

If you would like to read CHASING BROOKLYN, add your name to the comments below. One name will be randomly drawn 24 hours from the date and time of this blog post, and the winner will be contacted via e-mail (please leave your e-mail address in your comment). Not only will the winner get to read CHASING BROOKLYN before it hits the shelves, but each winner will receive a $10.00 gift card from the bookstore of his/her choice from Lisa. If Lisa guesses what state the winner lives in before the state is revealed to her, that amount doubles to $20.00!

Participants in the Chase Around the USA have 5 responsibilities. If you don’t think you can meet these responsibilities, please, PLEASE do NOT volunteer to be a part of the chase.

1) READ - CHASING BROOKLYN within 7 days of receiving it. If you can read it sooner, even better!

2) Take a photo of ONE word - about the book, to describe the book, something in the book that’s important, etc. How do you show us your word? Be creative! Write on paper, on a t-shirt, in the sand, on the wall, in cereal – the possibilities are endless! Please TRY TO INCLUDE THE ARC IN THE PHOTO SOMEHOW. The only requirement is that it cannot be something negative. Of course some people may not like the book. But Lisa plans to use these pictures in a special way when the chase is over, so positive is best. If you don’t like the book, simply pick a word that shares the tone of the book, describes a character, etc. (By participating in this contest, you agree to e-mail the photo to Lisa for her to use as she chooses.)

3) Post the ONE WORD photo on your blog - along with a picture of the CHASING BROOKLYN cover and these rules, and hold another contest just like this one, drawing a name within 24 hours of the blog post. Do what you can (tweet, facebook, etc) to point people to your blog about the contest.

4) Post a comment on Lisa Schroeder's blog - that you've held the contest and drawn the next blogger's name (without revealing the name) to receive the ARC. Lisa will then try to CHASE the ARC down by posting a guess on her blog of what state the ARC will go to next. Once Lisa's blog post goes up with the guess, the current holder of the ARC will post the new winner's name and the state he/she lives in on his/her blog. If Lisa guesses the correct state, the next recipient of the ARC receives a $20.00 gift card to the bookstore of his/her choice!!

5) Mail the ARC - to the winner IMMEDIATELY after receiving the winner's address, so the book can get into as many hands as possible. Lisa is hoping for at least 7-8 stops on the chase, but that will only happen if people get the book read and sent off quickly. Use the flat shipping rate envelopes at the post office for a low price and speedy delivery! Whoever has the book on the release date of 1/5 will mail the book back to Lisa. Please feel free to write notes in the ARC for Lisa to read when the book is returned to her.

At the end of chase across the USA, Lisa will draw three names from the bloggers who participated in the chase to receive FREE signed copies of one of her books - I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME, FAR FROM YOU or CHASING BROOKLYN.

Finally, the blogger who has the most creative one word photo (judged by three teens in Lisa's neighborhood) gets a signed copy of FLASH BURNOUT by L.K. Madigan, a signed copy of LIPS TOUCH by Laini Taylor, and a copy of CRASH INTO ME by Albert Borris.

40 comments:

  1. I'm in! Kristen Harvey.

    dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

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  3. Please enter me! This is a very creative idea.

    Jessica
    chicklitteens@gmail.com

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  4. This sounds like a unique contest! I'd like to participate.

    Melissa
    dettiot at gmail dot com
    http://librarianbyday.blogspot.com

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  5. Love this idea! I'm in!
    robinmellom.blogspot.com

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  6. Best. Contest. Ever.

    brainlair AT gmail DOT com

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  7. I want!!!! Pick me.

    neverendingshelf@gmail.com

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  8. I'm in!!

    Nikki
    ahauntofancientpeace(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. I'd love to do it!
    Sara @ The Hiding Spot
    grochowskis@hotmail.com

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  10. I would love to read it and participate! Thanks!

    Cindy
    www.princessbookie.com

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  11. Count me in. I've been trying to get this since it started.

    ~Briana
    thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. Woot! Woot! Put me down!

    productofanillusion dot gmail dot com

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  13. This sounds prety cool! I'm definitely in.

    melanies--musings@live.com

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  14. I love this idea! Definitely count me in. :)

    Thanks!
    readintothisblog@gmail.com

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  15. I want in. =D
    jstradling @ officeliveusers . com

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  16. Love to read this book:)

    Dani.
    lightningstreak123@comcast.net

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  17. Sounds fun!

    Jessica

    jesmck@yahoo.com

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  18. This sounds like so much fun! ;)

    -Senfaye
    annieluvsmuffin@Gmail.com

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  19. I'm in! I want to read this!!

    pureimagination77(at)gmail.com

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  20. I would love to be a part of this.

    packratx (at) hotmail (dot) com

    PS-I really enjoyed reading some of your other posts. Hope you don't mind that I'm following your blog now...

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  21. Sounds awesome, count me in please!

    bookmac13@gmail.com

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  22. Would love to be a part of this

    m.cahill15@gmail.com

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  23. Count me in!

    elliwrite [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  24. This sounds like a fun contest! I want to play. =)
    http://forthereading.blogspot.com/

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  25. I'd love to read it :)
    reprehn at comcast dot net

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  26. I would love to get this one.

    bookblather(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. would love to be part of the chase :)

    pinktooth2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. I'd love to enter! This sounds fun. :)

    Kate
    katemacetak(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Such a great idea! I would like to participate!

    Mariah
    a_readers_adventure(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. OOOH!!! SIGN ME UP! :D
    readergirl321@aol.com



    wondergirl12

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  31. Count me in!

    writes4kids@wi(dot)rr.com

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  32. What a great idea! Please add me, too!
    deirdrej at verizon dot net

    deirdrea.wordpress.com
    (Deirdre from the Mount Kisco Library)

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  33. This sounds great!

    flamingo1325 at gmail dot com

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  34. I so want to read this book! count me in please!

    -Lisa
    alifeboundbybooks@hotmail.com

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  35. Oooo I want to play. I loved I heart you, You haunt me. I am sure I could read it in two days and then pass it on.
    Laurie aka (TimeStandStill)msnksu90@cox.net

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  36. Best contest ever. I wanna to be in it.

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  37. I thinks that you have many participant for this contest many are in and many are waiting to be in.

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  38. Dang, I am to late. Great Contest

    ~Pixie
    weblogbooks@gmail.com

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