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Sunday, May 2, 2010

A 'Wicked Lovely' Contest for Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr!

Hi there, everyone!
It's another exciting day here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers, if I do say so myself.  You are probably wondering why you're encountering this post on a weekend, right?  Understandable.  It does go against my normal bloggish procedures and scheduling...however, we are celebrating the recent release of a title, and author's book tour, and I wanted to make sure you got a full two weeks to enter the contest.  (Oh, no...I've said too much!)

Today marks the second half of author Melissa Marr's current tour (click the link embedded right there to view her remaining stops) in support of her recent book release, Radiant Shadows.  For those of you not in the know, this is book number four in the Wicked Lovely series.  We've done a review for Wicked Lovely here on SFIR before (here's the link, but be kind...it was only my third review on my blog...there is a learning curve) and for those that may have read it, you know that I enjoyed the book thoroughly. 

What you may not know is that I never read the follow-up books to it in the series, in fact...I didn't release that one of her books was even part of the same series, which almost found me skipping over it to get to some more faery encounters in Fragile Eternity.  Needless to say, once I began reading that title, I discovered my error....by jove, I'm missing a bit of the storyline here...and set about trying to make things right (i.e. read the books in order).  I never got around to it though and the amazing story began to fade into my readers memory...until now. 

When news of Radiant Shadows then impending release came my way, the series made its way make to the forefront of my mind.  I immediately sought out a copy of the second title (Ink Exchange) to add to my reading rotation.  Then came the chance of a lifetime (okay, not a lifetime lifetime, but a terrific chance nonetheless).  Karen at Media Masters Publicity contacted me about Ms. Marr's upcoming tour and wanted to know if I would like to read and review a copy of this latest release.  I couldn't say yes fast enough...though this left me in a bit of a quandry.  I still needed to read two of the titles before I could read the newest addition.  The challenge has been given...will the Insatiable Reader (that's me..hehe) be able to complete reading AND reviewing the last (for now) three books in this fun YA series?  I'm about to find out, in the mean time...have I got an option for you.

Whether you are a long time fan of the series, or part of the newly initiated just getting their first taste of this world, you are in for a treat.  Thanks to Karen at Media Masters Publicity I am able to offer to you one sparkly new copy of this new release!  (YAY!)  Let's move on to the detail portion of the post...

The prize:
(1) hardback copy of Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr



How to enter:
Fill out this FORM.
(You MUST do this step, or your entry will not count)



For EXTRA entries:
(all are listed on the form, but just to give you a lookie)
+2 - Comment on this post
+2 - OLD Blog follower
+1 - NEW Blog follower
+2 - Follow on Twitter
+1 - Tweet about the contest
+1 - Link the contest on your blog



The rules:
*Open to US/Canada mailing addresses only!  No P. O. Boxes please.
(Following the guidelines set by our gracious provider.) If you are an international participant with a friend in US/Canada willing to forward the book on to you, you are free to enter as well.
* Entries will be accepted from Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 through Saturday, May 15th, 2010 at midnight CST.  The entries will be tallied and entered into the random.org randomizer, after which a random number will be picked by their number generator.
(This way all the entries are mixed up nicely.)
* All entries must be submitted using the form accessable through this post.  You MUST include your email address in order to be counted as well as contacted should you be chosen as the winner!
*Winners will be contacted via email by Monday, May 17th, 2010 and will have 72 hours to respond with their mailing address.  Should they fail to respond in the given time, a new winner will be chosen.
*Winners name and address will be forwarded to Karen at Media Masters Publicity for prize send out and then discarded.


Good luck to everyone...and look for the reviews on this wonderful series over the next two weeks!



Until next time....happy reading.



47 comments:

Manna_Greene said...

I have heard some good things about these books. Hope to win! YAY!

manna_greene@yahoo.com

Rae Reads said...

Wicked giveaway!!

rae_reads@hotmail.com

Atypical Girl said...

It's OK to depart from normal procedure for giveaways. ;)

cait045 said...

I am hoping to go to Melissa Marr's Book tour. I can't wait.

usignolc(at)yahooDOTcom

Emmagan said...

Nice giveaway :)

jedisakora said...

Oh wow! I've been hearing so many wonderful things about this series.

jedisakora@msn.com

Stephanie said...

I've been wanting to read this series, but just haven't had time.

Thanks for the opportunity.

elaing8 said...

I loved the first 3 books. I can't wait to get Radiant Shadows.Thanks for the chance to win it.

Cheryl B said...

Ooh, now I really want to read this! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carrie said...

I just discovered your blog and I LOVE IT!!! I never considered myself a fan of fairies, but I LOVE this series. I recommend the novella that catches you up on Leslie from Ink Exchange that you can download for free off Amazon called Stopping Time (parts 1 and 2). I very excited to read Radiant Shadows!!!

christie said...

can't wait to read new book...I couldn't put down the first few. Haven't had the chance to read the third one, didn't realize it was out.

GMR said...

Alright! Glad to see so many are interested in this title! Whether you've read the rest of the series or not, I'd definitely recommend giving it a shot. It's one of my favorites....currently working my way through book 2 (Ink Exchange) and loving it! Good luck everyone!

Elise said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
caliblue7@gmail.com

Johnny said...

Great books.
johnnystruckwash@gmail.com

E.J. Stevens said...

I just read Wicked Lovely over the weekend and LOVED it! I would love a chance to win. :)

xx,
E.J.

The1stdaughter said...

You can do it! I know you can! Great giveaway, I'm sure you will have tons lined up to pick this one up.

Holly said...

I have heard great things about this book. It has been on my wishlist for awhile!!

throuthehaze said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

NotNessie said...

I've heard really good things about this series.

GMR said...

Great to see more of you showing an interest in the series...yes, it is very good. Progress report: reaching the halfway point on book two. Going strong. Keep those entries coming...and best of luck to all of you! ^_^

Marian said...

The books have amazing covers - dark but colorful and vivid. I especially like the tattoos. Please enter me into the giveaway too!

Marian

mdperera at hotmail dot com

Christinabean said...

I can't wait to read this. Please enter me in the giveaway!
clderwee at gmail dot com.

YzhaBella (aka Kate) said...

I've heard so many great things about these books! Awesome event!

Victoria said...

Thanks for the contest. Hopefully I'll get out to see her next week.

GMR said...

I definitely share the cover love with you guys and it's fantastic that some of you are so close that you may get to meet her! If you do..be sure to share the details!
Best of luck everyone!

amethyst said...

I've been following this series for a while, and it's just gotten progressively better. I love the characters (ESPECIALLY SETH) and the plot's getting so interesting, especially after the amazingness that was Fragile Eternity, and I can't wait to see what happens in this new book. I'd really love to be entered into this contest because I'm so excited for this book!

(this is amethystheart89@gmail.com)

wont said...

I am anxious to get to know Melissa's characters. I feel the evil oozing out already!

dfordarla said...

Thanks for the awesome contest for an awesome series!

ackang said...

Awesome! I absolutely adore these books! They are amazingly well written, it's hard not to get addicted.

Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you for this great contest ! I love this series :D

~Alison

mbreakfield said...

Great giveaway! This book looks good.
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shawn said...

Just wanted to let you know I've posted a link to your giveaway at literarylitter.blogspot.com

Thanks :)

Julie said...

These books sound really good.

juliecookies(at)gmail.colm

Bookie said...

I really enjoy the characters that Melissa Marr creates. She has a real creative mind.

Brianna Bruce said...

This is awesome! Thanks so much!

mbreakfield said...

This one sounds great. count me in.
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

Demon Hunter said...

I'd love to win Melissa's book. :-D

demonhunter32(at)gmail(dot)com

Dakota said...

I'd love to win.
swt_butterfly at yahoo dot com

Diana said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
dianarod09 at yahoo dot com

Shishito said...

Great books.
shishito85 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I would love to read Melissa Marr.
bookswapper5 at yahoo dot com

Jessica said...

Sounds interesting.
its_yo_mama7 at yahoo dot com

Sara said...

I would love to win, as this the last one I need to complete my set AND I'm going to meet Melissa in September! Hurrah!

Sara @ The Hiding Spot
grochowskisAThotmailDOTcom

Heather said...

I would be a super hero in my family if I won this book. I reviewed Wicked Lovely a while back then gave the book to my teen . She loved it and has finished the second book and ready to read the third.

JHS. said...

Had never heard of this author or these books until now! They sound quite good, though!

Tabathia said...

My daughters are big fans of this series

GMR said...

Alright, whoo! The contest is now closed....off to scramble the names, and pick a winner....good luck to everyone! So many great comments...I'm glad so many of you are interested in this series...it really is good! Oh, and status update on the reading challenge....FINISHED! Post for Monday will be ready to go along with the winning name....stay tuned...

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