I've been getting this question a lot lately, which makes me very happy--glad to see so many people are interested in reading the final installment of the Shade
The answer to the question: Get lucky!
My publisher generally doesn't provide ARCs for third books in a series, so with their permission I am printing a limited run of 20 ARCs of Shine
Even with my OMG-not-YOU-again frequent-shopper discount at Office Depot, these'll be rather expensive. But I wanted at least a few ARCs for giveaways, because I love you.
All ARCs are already spoken for, having been given as prizes during the Shift
blog tour, the YA Crush Tournament, or Fictitious Delicious's fantabulous cover reveal
. As of today, there
One will be given away on January 3 to a randomly chosen newsletter subscriber. Signup box is on this blog's right-hand sidebar, and on most pages of my website. One will be auctioned off in author Christine Johnson's Humane Society fundraiser, which begins Wednesday, December 14. Keep an eye on Christine's blog for details, and I'll update this entry when I have a direct link. (EDITED TO ADD: Here's a direct link to the auction. Bidding runs through December 20, 9:51pm EST.) I will give away one SHINE ARC for every round in the Tournament of Heroines that Aura wins, up to 3 ARCs total. The first matchup is Wednesday, December 14. Voting runs from 12:01am eastern time for 24 hours. Here's the tournament's full schedule. To enter, leave a comment containing the phrase "AuraFTW" (FTW = "For the Win") on the tournament match's post. Including "AuraFTW" will make it easier for me to do a search on the page to find the entries. FIRST COMMENT on the post gets TEN EXTRA ENTRIES.
- EDITED TO ADD: The remaining two SHINE ARCs
will be have been given away at TeamKilt parties on January 25 and March 17, for holiday celebrations of Burns Night and St. Patrick's Day, respectively. Watch this blog for details (or sign up for the newsletter), and then come join the fun!
ARCs will be mailed to winners probably in early February (except the St. Patrick's Day one, obviously). All ARCs will be signed and personalized.
Shine will not be available on Simon & Schuster's GalleyGrab, but Pulse will do a finished-book mailing in April for reviewers/bloggers.
If you would like to be considered for this mailing, please fill out the form below and I will forward your information to my publicist.
****(EDITED TO ADD: All ARCs have been mailed, and the list of finished-book requests has been sent to my publisher. Thanks for your interest in SHINE!)****
But if you're a fan of the series, I would ask that you seriously consider (please please please) buying a copy or getting it from your library. The amount of support I get from my publisher on future books will be greatly affected by the sales of Shine. I would like to keep this crazy writing gig for a long time, and only you can help me do that. Thanks for all your amazing support!
Pre-order from Constellation Books
(signed copies--if you want your copy personalized, please note on the online order form in the comments section), Barnes & Noble
, or Amazon.com
. (All links are for hardcover, but each store will also offer the paperback version.)
Release dates: May 1 in the US and Canada; June 7 in the UK.
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