Saturday, July 23, 2011


I am so excited to announce my very first giveaway! Out of appreciation for you wonderful followers and readers, I am giving away a brand new hardcover copy of Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel, so you can get ready for the December release of Clockwork Prince! If you haven't heard of these books, Clockwork Angel is the first book in a trilogy called The Infernal Devices, a prequel series to Ms. Clare's bestselling Mortal Instruments series. You do not have to have read The Mortal Instruments to understand The Infernal Devices; you will be quite informed.

From Goodreads: 

Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Sounds good, right? I read it right when it came out, and I actually liked it better than the Mortal Instrument series, to be honest. No one hurt me, please. :) I am now very pleased to be giving one of you the chance to read it too!

The giveaway is open for entries starting today, and will run for two weeks. It will end at midnight CST on Saturday, August 6th. Here are the rules:
  1. You must be a follower to enter. 
  2. You must be 13 or older. 
  3. The giveaway is open to US residents only. I am paying for shipping out of my own pocket, and I really can't afford international shipping. Hopefully, soon I can get an international giveaway up. :)
  4. You can earn extra entries by following me on Twitter, tweeting about the giveaway, and commenting on this post. Just provide your twitter username, a link to your tweet, and some way for me to identify your comment on the form below.
  5. Please follow the simple rules I've laid out. If you don't, I will have to disqualify you from the giveaway, which I really don't want to do. :(
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me or ask in a comment (which I will count towards your entry if you enter).


  1. Awwwww. I'm sorry... :( :( Next time I'll make sure it's international!

  2. Yay, first giveaways! I need to decide on mine and soon!

  3. Congratulations on your first giveaway! I LOVE this book!

  4. Congrats! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  5. Congrats! I've been wanting to read this book for so long!

    -Amanda Welling

  6. Great giveaway!! Please stop by my blog and enter to win my giveaway as well!!