Tuesday, May 14, 2013


So, I've been away for quite awhile... And I'm sorry for that. Blogging hasn't been at the top of my list lately, BUT, that's changing today. Because while I was away, this happened:

And then last Friday, I went to the last stop on HarperTeen's Pitch Dark Days Tour featuring Aprilynne Pike, Amy Tintera, Kiera Cass, and Liz Norris. (And even had dinner with with the lovely ladies as well as fellow Michigan authors Aimée Carter, and Courtney Allison Moulton!)

From left: D.J. DeSmyter, Amy Tintera, Aprilynne Pike, DJ's friend Andrea, Me, Kiera Cass, Liz Norris

And at the signing, this happened:

Twice! So now, I'm giving away two DEFY THE DARK ARCs signed by Aprilynne Pike (and me). One here, and one on my brand new(ish) tumblr. All you have to do to win here is leave a comment on this post. For an extra entry, tweet or blog about the contest, and post the link to it here as a second comment.

To enter to win the second ARC, head on over to my tumblr - valeriekwrites.tumblr.com, and enter there. This contest is open internationally. Which means I will ship this ARC anywhere in the world!

This contest will be open until 11:59pm Pacific Time on Saturday, May 18th. I will randomly select a winner from the comments and announce them on Monday, May 20th.


Lizzy said...

Woohoo, I love that cover and can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Sara said...

I wish I could have been there to visit with you guys... I haven't been able to go to a signing in Lansing in forever! :(

I'd love to read and review DEFY THE DARK at The Hiding Spot, so throw my name in the hat as well. :)

Anonymous said...

*_* Oh my! I can't wait to red it.
Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)
*Finger crossed*


Anonymous said...



GABY said...


Jill the OWL said...

Oh please please please enter me!!

Maidenveil said...

count me in! :)


Maidenveil said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/readerhappy/status/334651945316913152


Nicole Smith said...

Wow, what a line-up of authors...I also read some of the entries that Saundra Mitchell selected as part of the Defy the Dark competition. If those are any indication of what lies in these pages, I think we're all in for a great treat of a YA anthology.

Nicole Smith said...

Also, tweeted it!


Danielle Willis said...

Omg! Can't wait to read this! I would love to win a signed copy:)

Alexia said...

This looks so good. The book cover has already hooked me.

Christina said...

I LOVE anthologies, and it's signed. What a great prize! thanks for your generosity!

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Christina said...

I tweeted! :-)


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tammy216 said...

This book looks so good. I'm dying to read it!!

Erin said...

So excited for this book! Thanks for the giveaway(s)!!

Go Flash Go - Read, Rinse, Repeat said...

Thank you for doing this giveaway! I've been wanting to read Defy the Dark ever since I saw a Carrie and Beth speak at an event a couple of months ago.

Congrats on having your story in this anthology!

ReadRinseRepeatBlog at gmail dot com

Samantha said...

Oh nice cover, and nice writers, I'm pretty sure that you and Aprilynne together you have done a wonderful job, can wait to read it o/

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ana rod said...

I am very excited for you book release.I hope and wish you a victorious out come.
A fan
Ana Rod.

_Sandra_ said...

Pretty cover is pretty! :) Thanks for a giveaway! :)


Samantha said...

I've just tweeted that. I really want this book :)


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donnas said...

I am really looking forward to reading this one.

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Lea said...

Can't wait to read this!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Lea said...

And I tweeted:


Thank you :)

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