Thursday, July 2, 2009

Eyes Like Stars Release EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!

This week, Eyes Like Stars, the debut YA novel by Lisa Mantchev, is being released!  Lisa has been awaiting this day with bated breath, on pins and needles, and any other number of cliches that you can think of.  Many of you have read and reviewed her book, so you know how awesome it is.  Others of you have been waiting for this day, as you have pre-ordered your copy, or are ready to run to the bookstore to pick it up.  You need to get it by the way, read it, enjoy it, share it with others; it's that good!  Okay, enough gushing over Eyes Like Stars, for now.  Here's a little about the book:

Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.
She's not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.
Until now.

Vania at Reverie Book Reviews and I were thinking that we wanted to help Lisa celebrate this momentous week by sending her some congratulatory vlogs, cards, pictures, etc.  How can we do that?  Well, you make a vlog congratulating Lisa on her release, post it on your blog, and then come back here and leave the link to your post in the comments.  If you are not a vlogger, then make a card, a poster, write a note, etc., post a picture of it on your blog, and then come back here and leave the link in the comments.   At the end of the week, we are going to ask Lisa to choose the top 2 entries for a prize pack.  What, prizes?  Yes, prizes, and here they are:

First prize will receive:
  • An 8X10 print of your choice from the Eyes Like Stars photo shoot that Vania did
  • Waters and Wild
  • Coffeehouse Angel (ARC)
  • Dairy Queen
  • Such a Pretty Girl
  • Swoon (ARC)
  • The Giver
Second prize will receive:
  • Castration Celebration
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth
  • Kisses and Lies
  • Poison Ink (ARC)
Extra Entry for Extra Prize:

I have created a Google Map for Lisa because Eyes Like Stars has been sent out early and we want to track where they are being spotted.  So, if you go out and find Eyes Like Stars in your mailbox or at the bookstore, snap a picture of it and send it to me, along with the city, state and zip code of where you are.  I will then post it on the map and one participant will be chosen at random to win an 8X10 print from Vania's photo shoot along with some Eyes Like Stars swag.

That's all there is to it!  The contest will run from today until Saturday, July 11th at midnight.  The winners will be chosen and their entries posted on our blogs.

Oh, and Lisa has no idea we are doing this, so until she sees this post, or your entry...shhhh!


The Book Resort said...

Lovin' Bertie, Eyes Like Stars & Bertie!

Marie said...

What an awesome idea!!

Taschima Cullen said...

Amazing idea ^^

Mind checking out my blog? ^^

Cindy said...

Okay I bought this book today.

I couldn't get a picture because there was too many kids in the section but I did see it at Chapters in Pointe Claire, Quebec and they had 9 copies left.

I will probably start the book tonight. Dying to read it.

I Heart Monster said...

Congratulations on your release Lisa, from the Arizona Fairy Ninja Alliance

I've posted the congrats on my personal blog...

Two Weeks Time

Hopefully ELS comes today, and I'll send you a pic of it, if not, it should be here tomorrow and will get you one then! said...

love to be entered

Marjorie said...

I would love to win these books.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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