Monday, February 20, 2012

Winners! And More ARCS!

Happy Monday! Gihugic THANK YOUs to everyone who stopped by, participated in my last ARC giveaway, commented about my return...I feel very loved, so thank you.

I know some of you asked about an ALA recap, and it's coming. I promise. I had too much fun not to blog about it. I also have an amazing interview to share, reviews, more contests...SO MUCH.

But for now, you'll have to settle for a giveaway. I know, darn.

*snaps fingers*

So, without further Alison rambles, the winners...and then ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!!


April Plummer

Katy Upperman

Cheyenne Teska

Monica B.W.

Amanda (at Born Bookish)

Daisy Carter

Congratulations! Please email me your ARC choice (Pandemonium, Rock On, Take a Bow, Buried, The Difference Between You and Me, or Froi of the Exiles) at alisonmiller20(at)gmail(dot)com. First come, first served!

And...AND I have more fabulous ARCs to giveaway! Check these out!

It all begins with a stupid question:

Are you a Global Vagabond?

No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.

Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they've got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward.

But Bria comes to realize she can't run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back.

Kirsten Hubbard lends her artistry to this ultimate backpacker novel, weaving her drawings into the text. Her career as a travel writer and her experiences as a real-life vagabond backpacking Central America are deeply seeded in this inspiring story.

Lucas and Tessa’s friendship is the stuff of legend in their small Midwestern town. So it’s no surprise when Lucas finally realizes his feelings for Tessa are more than friendship and he asks her to prom. What no one expected, especially Lucas, was for Tessa to come out as a lesbian instead of accepting his heartfelt invitation. Humiliated and confused, Lucas also feels betrayed that his best friend kept such an important secret from him.

What’s worse is Tessa’s decision to wear a tastefully tailored tuxedo to escort her female crush, sparking a firestorm of controversy. Lucas must decide if he should stand on the sidelines or if he should stand by his friend to make sure that Tessa Masterson will go to prom.

Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin tackle both sides of a ripped-from-the headlines story to show that true friendship will triumph after all.

What if the world's worst serial killer...was your dad?

Jasper (Jazz) Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.

But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could--from the criminal's point of view.

And now bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod.

In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret--could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

The dark thriller, described as Dexter meets The Silence of the Lambs for teens, tells of a boy who uses his killer instinct, inherited from his serial killer father, to help solve a series of murders.

Sophomore Cammie Bliss has long been labeled a stalker by her peers, but when a cute new boy named Toby arrives at her small town high school, Cammie has a chance to be "normal." Trouble is, she can't really help herself and she's up to her old tricks of "intense observation and following" pretty quick. Making things worse, her younger brother is dating one of the most popular girls in the school, her parents have separated, and her dad has begun to watch their house most nights. Cammie has simply got to figure out why she behaves the way she does, and end it once and for all.

And I'm also throwing in a hardcover of

The true story of a high school senior whose faked pregnancy rocked her community and made international headlines. Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. After all, her mother and her older sisters had gotten pregnant as teenagers…from an outsider's perspective, it was practically a family tradition. Gaby had ambitions that didn’t include teen motherhood. But she wondered: How would she be treated if she “lived down” to others' expectations? Would everyone ignore the years she put into being a good student and see her as just another pregnant teen statistic with no future? These questions sparked Gaby’s school project: faking her own pregnancy as a high school senior to see how her family, friends, and community would react. What she learned changed her life forever, and made international headlines in the process.

And SIGNED paperback of Amanda Grace's

I never meant for anyone to get hurt. All I wanted to do that night was make a play for Carter Wellesley. His heartless rejection was mortifying, but people got the wrong idea when they saw me leaving his bedroom, crying. That’s how rumors of rape started.

Now girls at school are pouring out their sympathy to me. Guys too. But not everyone’s on my side. The school has become a war zone and the threats are getting scary. What began as poetic justice has morphed into something bigger—forcing me to make a terrible choice.

From the author of But I Love Him comes a haunting novel about what happens to one teenage girl when a rumor of rape goes around her school.

WOWSOME ARCs and books, right?!

Just fill out the entry form below by Friday March 2 at 11:59 PM EST and you could win one of these awesome books! Contest is open internationally!

Thanks for participating!


  1. There's a couple I'd actually like to read in that group. Count me in! :)

  2. Congratulations to the winners! And Alison, where do you get all this good stuff? Thanks for sharing the wealth!

  3. Yay! I won! Thanks so much! Congrats to the other winners, and good luck to everyone in the next round of giveaways! Thanks, Alison!

  4. Congrats to the winners! Awesome books! I'm crossing my toes for the next giveaway.

  5. I can't wait for WANDERLOVE and IN TOO DEEP. Thx for the giveaway!

  6. OF COURSE Katy won! Hahaha! She always wins! :-) (It's her birthday, so I won't give her a hard time about it...tee hee)

    1. Ha! I was totally laughing when I saw my name on the list of winners. I have no idea why random name/number generators love me so much. :)

    Thanks so much! Email coming soon, then :)

  8. Yay! So excited to have won! I hesitate to even enter this new giveaway, but I can NEVER pass up ARCS. Thanks so much for your generosity, Alison!

  9. More wonderful ARCs?!?! Thank you, Alison!

  10. Yay for the winners :D Thanks for doing this Alison!!

  11. Hey there! I'm finally making the rounds and getting to other campaigners' blogs.

    Wow! You got to go to ALA! I'm jealous. I hope you had a fabulous time!

  12. Tag, you’re it! You’ve been tagged in a game of 11 Questions being passed around by the Platform-Building campaigners. You can pick up your questions at this link:

  13. Howdi, Alison! New GFC follower here and thank you for the awesome giveaway!!!

    I don't know why but The Stalker Chronicles jumped right out at me and I'd be tickled pink to [hopefully] snag that one lol

    Congrats to all the lucky winners above, yummy books ROCK :D

  14. Thanks for the giveaway! Such a great range of titles!

  15. Congrats to the winners! Thanks for another awesome contest, Alison! I've been wanting to read a few of these for a while now.

  16. Nice to meet you, stopping by from the platform campaign. You have been tagged.

  17. Congrats to the winners and thanks for having another giveaway! Have tweeted ;)

  18. Thanks for the give-away! Good times.

  19. Some really fabulous ARCs here! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

    I’ve been slow in making my rounds, but I’m saying howdy from the YA campaign group.

  20. Gosh such a fabulous ARCs giveaway! You're the best, Alison! Thank you for the awesome giveaway! <3


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