Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Original Sin Birthday Bash and EPIC giveaway!

It's here! Original Sin release day!!! Yay! Thanks to everyone who has been along for the ride with me. Y'all rock! Cupcakes all around!! =)

So, to celebrate, I'm doing a mega Original Sin giveaway! You can win a signed copy of this:

And all this!

Yep, that's an iPod Shuffle with the entire PD, OS and bk 3 playlists pre-loaded, a signed copy of Personal Demons, a PD tank top, PD & OS bookmarks, and Team Luc & Team Gabe temporary tattoos.

I'll give you all the deets on how to enter in a minute. But first, I want to thank a few people who deserve at least as much credit (if not way more) for getting Original Sin into the world as I do. Many of them are in my acknowledgements, and others, I've already thanked publicly here on the blog, but I feel the need to do it again, because I am SO grateful for all the support and encouragement I've gotten from this fabulous group of people.

First, always, is my family. Now that they know I'm writing, they've been incredibly supportive, helping to spread the word in all kinds of creative ways. My husband has been truly amazing. I work my day job, then come home and am on the computer all night. He's picked up the slack (shopping, cooking, cleaning, kids) without ever once commenting about it. Even though he doesn't "get" the whole YA teenage girl thing, he's read my work and been a source of encouragement and support. Without him, there's no way any of this would be possible. My girls are my greatest source of inspiration, and it was my oldest daughter's love of reading that inspired me to write in the first place. I have no doubt that the Personal Demons series would not exist if it weren't for her.

My truly fabulous agent, Suzie Townsend, is a rockstar. There's no way I can ever thank her enough for all her tireless work on my behalf and for believing in me. I'm sending this to her so she can send it back to me when I'm driving her crazy =)

I've already mentioned how nervous (read: terrified) I am about this book. My seriously cool editor, Melissa Frain, never flinched. She's always been right on my page creatively and I appreciate all her patience and guidance.

I've been blessed with an amazing critique partner. Andrea Cremer (Nightshade), who is an incredibly talented writer and just an overall great person, has helped me more than she'll ever know. She helped me shape this book into what it is.

In addition, I've made some amazing writer friends along the way. Kody Keplinger (The DUFF) is always a willing sounding board and I truly appreciate all her help and support. And my wild tour partners, Leah Clifford (A Touch Mortal) and Courtney Allison Moulton (Angelfire) make me remember why we're all doing this when things in my life are CRAZY!

I get that this isn't like the academy awards or anything. It's just a book. But it's my book and, before I get the hook, I want to send my heartfelt thanks to every one of you who has supported me on this blog and followed me on Twitter and Facebook. I really love chatting with all of you. I'm looking forward to meeting some of you out on the road. You guys totally rock! I've got the bestest followers evah! :p

If you're around, come see me at Books of Wonder in NYC at 18 West 18th Street tonight at 6pm with Courtney and Leah! Wednesday (tomorrow) we'll be at the Barnes and Noble in Burlington, MA at 7pm. Check the appearances tab above for other stops =)


And now for the EPIC giveaway!!! I didn't forget! Here's the deal. To enter, all you need to do is take a picture of Original Sin in the wild. If you see it in your local bookstore, snap a shot and post a link on Twitter with the #OriginalSin hashtag, post it on your Facebook page and tag Personal Demons Books, or post it on your blog and comment below with the link so I find you! Yay!! Your picture will earn you five entries. You can earn an additional entry by posting a link to this contest on Twitter, Facebook or your blog!

To get us started, here's the first sighting of Original Sin in the wild. It's courtesy of Courtney Allison Moulton and is at the Barnes & Noble in Westlake, Ohio.

Am I the only one who finds this exciting? Probably, but enter anyway! =) The contest is open until noon PST on Monday, July 11th! Good luck!!!

And, in case you missed it, the Original Sin Trailer:


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  2. Congrats on OS release day! See you tonight at BOW! :D

  3. Awww....I would've loved to enter this competition. Unfortunately they don't sell Personal Demons and Original Sin (among many other amazing books) in the bookstores in my country. Believe me....I've hunted and checked every bookstore I could find!

    Good luck to everyone who enters. =D


  4. Happy Release Day!!! I will look for OS in the wild and take a picture for you!! Say hi to your wild tour partners (Leah and Courtney) for me! Wish I could be there in NYC with you guys!!


  5. Happy book birthday! This was an amazing book that got even better the second time I read it!

    I can't believe I have to wait an entire year to read the next one.

  6. Happy book bday¡¡¡from Spain¡¡;)

  7. Happy release day! Cannot WAIT to read OS! I *heart* exclamation points!!!! lol. Marie at the Cheetah

  8. Hey Lisa! I'm not entering, but just stopping by to say thanks for the NYC signing, it was a blast! I did a wrap-up post on my blog: http://rivreads.blogspot.com/2011/07/books-of-wonder-author-event-wrap-up.html
    Happy book birthday!

  9. You're welcome. I've been happy to support!

    Sadly, I know I won't find Original Sin in my wild. My wild only picks up bestsellers months after they've been on every list everywhere. Sucky part of livign in a non-English speaking country. :(