Friday, September 14, 2012

2nd Anniversary Celebration Featuring: Marissa Meyer (giveaway)



One of my first spoken words was “story” (right along with “bath” and “cookie”), my favorite toy as an infant was a soft, squishable book, and I’ve wanted to be a writer since I first realized such a job existed.
When I was fourteen my best friend introduced me to anime and fanfiction—over the years I would complete over forty Sailor Moon fanfics under the penname Alicia Blade. Those so inclined can still find my first stories at fanfiction.net. Writing fanfic turned out to be awesome fun and brought me in contact with an amazing group of fanfiction readers and writers. As Alicia Blade, I also had a novelette, “The Phantom of Linkshire Manor,” published in the gothic romance anthology Bound in Skin (CatsCurious Press, 2007).
When I was sixteen I worked at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Tacoma, Washington, affectionately termed “The Spag.” (Random factoid: This is also the restaurant where my parents met some 25 years before.) I attended Pacific Lutheran University where I sorted mail that came to the dorm, carted tables and chairs around campus, and took writing classes, eventually earning a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Children’s Literature. Knowing I wanted a career in books, I would also go on to receive a Master’s degree in Publishing from Pace University. After graduation, I worked as an editor in Seattle for a while before becoming a freelance typesetter and proofreader.
Then, day of days, someone thought it would be a good idea to give me a book deal, so I became a full-time writer. CINDER is my first novel, though I have an adorable collection of unfinished ones lying around too.
I now live with my husband and our three cats (Calexandria Josephine, Stormus Enormous, and Blackland Rockwell III), who go in and out, in and out, about eight hundred times a day. My favorite non-bookish things include Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, re-watching episodes of Firefly, and playing all manners of dress-up.



“. . . it unfolds with the magic of a fairy tale and the breakneck excitement of dystopian fiction.” –Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless Lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.




Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.
As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.


To help celebrate Marissa would like to give away  Lunar Chronicles swag pack!
This is International!
All giveaways this month end on October 7th.
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49 comments:

  1. I have the book but I have not read it yet :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Not yet, but I do have the book. I should really read it soon. :]

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  3. Not yet but I have it in my pile :)

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  4. Yes I have and really enjoyed it.

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  5. Yes, I read Cinder and is now one of my favorite books ♥

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  6. Yes I've read it and loved it! :D

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  7. I have it, but have not gotten a chance to read it yet!

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  8. I read Cinder way back when I was skeptical of the whole fairytale remake. But I was crazy surprised at how much I loved it. I've read it three times since and I buy it for all my friends and hound them until they're done. That was we can talk about the awesome.

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  9. Yes and I loved it! I can't wait to read Scarlet!!!!

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  10. I have not read Cinder but am dying to!

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  11. I haven't read it yet, but I really want to!
    Penny Pe

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  12. Yes i've read it. Scarlet is one of my most anticipated reads. Can't wait.

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  13. No, I haven't read it! T___________T
    (Ileana-rafflecopter)

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  14. I haven't, but it's already on my tbr list!

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  15. I haven't read it yet, but it's sitting on my shelf patiently waiting for me to pick it up! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  16. Not yet, but it's sitting on my shelf waiting for me to read it : )

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  17. Not yet but I really want to :)

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  18. Yes!! One of my favorite reads this summer!!

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  19. I haven't read Cinder but I want to read that

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  20. No, i haven't read Cinder yet. :(

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  21. Yes! And it's amazing! Can't wait for Scarlet!

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  22. No, I have not. But, I really, really want to. It just seems to always be checked out at the library

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  23. Of course I id! It was amaaaazing! Can't wait for Scarlet :)

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  24. Haven't read it yet, but I'm hoping that will change soon.

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  25. I haven't read cinder but I'm hoping to read it soon :)

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  26. No, I haven't read it yet, thank you for the giveaway!
    Demitra Giote

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  27. No, I haven't but I really want to. I plan to buy it soon.

    Thanks for the giveaway !

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  28. I have read it, and it's one of my TOP reads for 2012!!! I absolutely LOVED it and cannot wait to read Scarlet when it comes out!

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  29. I did read Cinder & LOVED it ♥ can't wait for Scarlet ..

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  30. not yet read,,but iam interest for read this book
    thanks

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  31. Not yet, but I'm want to read it someday,

    Thanks for the giveaway

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  32. not yet...but i'd love to..
    thx u so much !!!

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  33. I just finished reading Cinder! AMAZING book and it's one of my all time favorites :D Can't wait for Scarlet!

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  34. I have read "Cinder" and I love Marissa Meyer! I cannot wait for the second installment, "Scarlet!"

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  35. I have read Cinder and Scarlet and loved them both! <3

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  36. YES, YES, YES! I mean like, who can go wrong with steampunk, dystopia, and fairytale?

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