14 February 2013

Hello and welcome to what I hope *fingers crossed* will be the first in a new event here on my blog "It's A Date!". Three authors, three book boys and THREE WINNERS! We all love book boys, so why not a chance to win a virtual date with one?

Keep reading to find out the who's, what's and where's. Oh and how to enter to win too.

The first three, wonderful, amazingly EPIC authors who have volunteered their time and their delicious book boys are:

Jennifer Rush, author of Altered

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 336 Pages (January 1st, 2013)
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase Altered: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository
Find Jenn Online: Website/Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Synopsis: When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

Victoria Scott, author of The Collector

Publisher: Entangled Teen, 400 Pages (April 2nd, 2013)
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase The Collector: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository
Find Victoria Online: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Synopsis: He makes good girls...bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big, red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.

Wendy Higgins, author of Sweet Evil

Publisher: HarperTeen, 453 Pages (May 1st, 2012)
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase Sweet Evil: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository
Find Wendy Online: Website/Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Synopsis: Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

The book boys: Cas from Altered, Dante from The Collector and Kaidan from Sweet Evil. *fans self*

The how: The "Virtual Date" will take place via emails back and forth over the course of a day between the winners and the book boys. How many emails exchanged will be at the discretion of the author(s), the book boy(s) and the winner(s). However, there will be at least a few throughout the day and evening that each winner can look forward to.

Entering: There are THREE DIFFERENT Rafflecopter forms to fill out, one for each boy. Feel free to enter one, two or ALL THREE! We've made sure to keep it pretty simple and easy to enter, just make sure if you want to enter the giveaway for ONE SPECIFIC BOY that you pay attention to the three different forms when entering.

After the date: So, after you've spent the day with Cas or Dante or Kaidan, what's next? Each author AND winner has the option of posting the date on their blogs and or websites. I know I hope the authors and winners share the "Date" with us.

Words from the boys:

"Little known fact: Valentine's Day is also known as National Make-Out With Cas Day. So let's celebrate it together!" - Cas, ALTERED

"I'm a self-assured, finger-lickin' delicious demon from hell. And I want to show you how good it feels to be bad. Pick me, doll. You won't regret it." - Dante Walker, THE COLLECTOR

Courtesy of Wade Poezyn

"I don't date. But for you, luv, I'll make an exception." - Kaidan Rowe, SWEET EVIL

So, what do you guys think? I'm excited! I wish I could enter to win, but hosting this epic event... I can't even find the words to say how thrilled it is to take a random, crazy idea and have three authors run with it! Speaking of authors, should any of you like to participate in future "It's a Date!" events please contact me ASAP so we can get started!

Now how to enter to spend a day with these three wonderfully swoon-worthy boys!

Quick re-cap: There will be THREE WINNERS. One for each boy. Each winner will receive a "Virtual Date" via emails back and forth throughout one day between the winner and the book boy that they've won the "virtual date" with. The day of the actual "date" will be worked out between the author and the winner after the event has completed.

Feel free to enter one, two or all three. Please understand that there will be THREE different winners, so if someone is lucky enough to win more than one of the "Date's" they will be given a chance to choose which one is their top pick and then another winner will be selected. I want things to be fair and to spread the love of these boys, so I hope you all appreciate and understand.

Also, each winner will also receive some amazing SIGNED SWAG! Check it out below!

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Take a peek at the awesome swag:

Rules and how to enter:

Please fill out the Rafflecopter form(s) below to enter this giveaway.
Name & Email Address must be provided. (Easy Entry, just click the form & it does it for you!)
You must be at least 16 years old to enter.
This giveaway is open to: EVERYONE!
Giveaway ends: March 1st, 2013 (12:00AM EST)


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Since this is the first time for what I hope to be many more of the "It's a Date!" events I'm sure there will be questions along the way, so please feel free to email and I'd be happy to answer them all.

Thanks so much to each of my authors - Jenn, Victoria and Wendy for taking the time, donating the swag and in advance for setting up their book boys for a "date" with three lucky winners! You guys are amazing for taking on my crazy, wacky, loony, hair-brained idea and I love each of you even more for it!

CALLING ALL AUTHORS: I'm looking for this event to possibly be featured on my blog every other month to quarterly.  If you are an author and would like to participate, I'd love to host you and your book boy for a "virtual date" giveaway!
Please email ASAP!

Thanks to everyone who's entered, I wish you ALL GOOD LUCK and Happy reading!

*Photos and quotes from the boys provided by the authors.

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  1. LISA! Genius idea and I really hope this takes offff! :)))) Eeep!

  2. I really want to go on a virtual date w/ Kaidan Rowe from Sweet Evil, because I think it'd be fun and interesting to try it out. Plus, I LOVE him in the book, and I can't wait 'til Sweet Peril comes out...!! :-)

  3. I would love to win a date with dante because he is a bad boy and i think it would be fun to bad for a day.

  4. OMG this is such a fun and great idea!

    And for who I'd like, well I did enter for all of them LOL, but I think I'd choose Dante just coz I've read The Collector and he is just so awesome and HAWT. But then again I love all three boys ;)

  5. it's so hard probably Kaidan or Dante, honestly, this event is ridiculous funny XD and I cna't wait how will it turn to be ;D

  6. I'd love to have a date with Dante Walker so much !!! I haven't read the Collector yet (since it's not out) but OMG all the teasers really made me want to meet and have a chat with this bad boy ;)

  7. I would love to win a date with Kaiden because I adore him. He is so attractive and that accent...wow :)
    BTW, this is such an awesome idea!

  8. I have to pick one? geez, this is hard!
    Cas sounds like such a fun guy, and then you have the bad boys Kai and Dante.
    Who would I pick maybe Dante, I think.

  9. Decisions, decisions, decisions...I think I'm gonna go with Kai because he's s drummer and I have a thing for drummers...married to one! :) Oh, and he has an accent.

  10. And by the way, this is a fabulous idea! I hope it really takes off for you! So much fun!! :)

  11. What an amazing event! Such a great idea. Good luck to everyone. I didn't enter b/c I've never read these books...Plus I'm very faithful to Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And Sam Winchester.

  12. I entered for all (lol) but I think I would pick Kai because he's in a band and that's freaking awesome, and well he's one of my favourite book boys ;)

  13. It will always be Kaidan. Aside from the fact that he is oober hot and sexy. But he can also hold a conversation very well. He is smart, sexy and I think would be fun to hang with

  14. Thanks for the fun event! Call me easy but I'd accept a date w/ any of the boys ;)

  15. I'd love to have a virtual date with Kaiden. Out of all the bad boys I read about in different books, Kaiden tops my list. It'd be very amusing, sexy, and entertaining if I got a virtual date with this bad boy. ;)

  16. I'd love to have a virtual date with Kaiden. Out of all the bad boys I read in different books, Kaiden tops my list. It'd be very amusing, sexy, and entertaining if I got a virtual date with this bad boy. ;)

  17. Kaiden would destroy me so I think I will pick Cas or Dante.

  18. I would love to win a virtual date with Kaidan Rowe! ♥

  19. It would be awesome to win a date with Kaidan Rowe! HAHA! <3

  20. A virtual date with Kaidan Rowe? Hell yeah!!!! <3

  21. Kaidan is just my favorite guy.

  22. Dante DUH! He's just soo yummy and who can resist a bad boy?

  23. This is such a great idea. I would want to have a date with Cas because he is such a sweet guy and the only one I know about.

  24. First off, I just want to tell you how incredible of an idea of yours this is. I've never heard of anything else like it, and it's so perfect! You did a great job.

    And out of the three of them, I have to say Kaidan because his are the only books I've read. I'm not exactly his biggest fan, so I'm pretty sure it would be interesting to yell at him a little bit. Just to see what he says. :)

  25. I would love to meet all of these boys! I could handle them!

    I LOVE DANTE!! Whoop!

  26. I would love to meet all of these boys! I could handle them!

    Team Dante! Whoop!!

  27. Aw, man... For a while I couldn't find this, and it just wouldn't work... Now I did! Gosh, this is so annoying...

  28. Dante... obviously!
    He's dangerous and I like it :D

  29. Dante... obviously!
    He's dangerous and I like it :D


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