Monday, January 16, 2012

YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes! Leg 3



Hello and welcome to Leg 3 of the YAmazing Race!  This is an online week-long scavenger hunt hosted by the Apocalypsies featuring over 50 debut authors! By running the race, you can learn more about the hottest new books debuting in 2012 - AND earn a chance to win one of several prize packs made up of signed ARCs and finished copies, gift certificates, bookmarks, jewelry, swag, and more!  If you're new to the race, start here, and follow the directions.  I'll see you when you return!  If you're already on the race, congratulations!  This is the last stop on Leg 3 -- your next stop will be the quiz to enter to win prizes!

But first, a little information about my book, which will be in stores May 15.

GILT

In the Tudor age, ambition, power and charismatic allure are essential, and Catherine Howard has plenty of all three.  Not to mention her loyal best friend, Kitty Tylney, to help cover her tracks.  Kitty, the bandoned youngest daughter of minor aristocracy, owes everything to Cat - where she is, what she is, even who she is.  Friend, flirt, and self-proclaimed Queen of Misrule, Cat reigns supreme in a loyal court of girls under the none-to-watchful eye of the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.


When Cat worms her way into the heart of Henry VIII and becomes Queen of England, Kitty is thrown into the intoxicating Tudor Court.  It's a world of glittering jewels and elegant costumes, of gossip and deception.  As the queen's right-hand-woman, Kitty goes from the girl nobody noticed to being caught between two men - the object of her affection and the object of her desire.


But the atmosphere of the court turns from dazzling to deadly, and Kitty is forced to learn the difference between trust and loyalty, love and lust, secrets and treason.  And to accept the consequences when some lessons are learned too late.


Now, are you ready for that quiz?


But wait!  Before you go, did you all read about BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood?  Sounds fabulous, right? (It is, believe me, it is!)  I'm hosting a bonus contest and an ARC of Jess's book is the prize!  Every comment below and every new follower will be entered.  This contest is open internationally and I'll post the winner (chosen by random number generator) on Monday, January 23rd.  Just remember to come back to see who wins.

Ready for that quiz now?  Just click here.

Note to my regular followers:  In order to keep the YAmazing race running smoothly, this will be my only post for the week.  Back to the regular schedule on the 25th!

83 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

    tirachii(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. This book sounds really good. I don't think I've ever heard of a YA book set in VIII times.
    hannah94(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  3. What a fascinating story! I love me some YA historical fic! Can't wait to read. =)
    Thanks for the chance at this ARC!

    Jessica
    jkbibliophile AT gmail DOT com

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  4. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    all the best with your debut

    rogier

    rogcaprino[at]hotmail.com

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  5. Gilt sounds like a terrific book!!! I have it now on my wishlist.
    Thank you for the bonus giveaway. I'm dying to read Born Wicked! You're so generous to make this awesome giveaway international! :D

    GFC: Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Both books sounds so good, and have such lovely covers.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    GFC= Orchid
    hauntingorchid(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. So excited to read these books!!

    lyssleepinbeauty@aim.com

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  8. Both books sound awesome! Looking forward to reading them. Thanks for the giveaway!


    kspear22[at]gmail[dot]com

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  9. Both books sound fabulous! I can't wait to get my hands on both of them!!!

    skovach717 (at) gmail (dot) com
    http://sosimplesara.blogspot.com

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  10. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! This is sooooooooooooo awesome!!! Thanks again :)

    seeitorreadit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. This is so much fun :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  12. I love the Tudor era! It has a really lovely cover, can't wait to read it!:)

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  13. Giilt sounds so good!!!!!!!! I have been wanting to read born wicked for a while!
    Bowlingtowin at gmail dot com

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  14. I have to say, I love that there is a Cat and a Kitty in Gilt. Gilt looks awesome and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway - Born Wicked is also one of those I can't wait to read. :]

    I'm a GFC follower as Gabi.

    teddycavygal at yahoo dot com

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  15. There are so many YAmazing books this year! Gilt and Born Wicked are definitely on my 2012 wishlist!

    Follow via GFC - The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

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  16. Gilt and Born Wicked both sound great! Thanks for giving away a copy of Born Wicked! Thanks for being a part of the race too!

    GFC: kimscarecrow
    henderkd(at)hotmail(dot)com

    -Kim

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  17. These are both on my wishlist! I can't wait to read either one :)

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  18. Gilt and Born Wicked are definitely on my 2012 book wish lists. I'm doing a #50bookpledge and these are coming up! Can't wait.

    Follow via GFC - Natalie
    Thanks!
    Natalie152[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. Thank you for the giveaway. Gilt sounds very interesting. It also has a great cover.

    GFC: Safari Poet

    safaripoet@live.com

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  20. Oh I am just dying to read Born Wicked! Thanks for such a fab giveaway and for making it international! :)

    I'm a GFC follower: Kai Agito

    amaterasureads At gmail Dot com

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  21. I just followed you!!!! Thank you for a great giveaway!
    GFC: Lena Marsteller

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  22. Gilt looks amazing, I can't wait to read it. Thanks so much for holding a contest for an ARC of Born Wicked, it looks amazing aswell, so thank you again!! :)

    New follower: REBECCA@ReadingWishes

    readingwishes@hotmail.com

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  23. can't wait to read Gilt! LOVE the cover!! :)

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  24. I love the idea of a YA historical fiction set in Henry VIII! I can't wait to read it!

    GFC: KaylaBeck
    pherlaithiel (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I've read an ARC of GILT and it was great!
    I would love to read Born Wicked!

    marthapao(at)live(dot)com

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  26. Oh I so want to read Born Wicked and your book, too! Thanks for the giveaway. I love historical novels, especially if they are YA. New follower: Julie

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    info(AT)reelswellproductions(DOT)com

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  27. I love the Tudor age!! Your book sounds amazing! Def going onto my TBR list :) I've also been dying to read Born Wicked, so thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC - Roxy Kade

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  28. GILT sounds amazing! I look forward to reading it! And I can't wait to read BORN WICKED either, so thanks for this giveaway! I'm a new GFC follower - Baggins.

    Baggins
    bookishbaggins(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. YAmazing Race is amazing! GILT has very beautiful story and cover!

    Thank you for the giveaway.
    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  30. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  31. New Follower! SupaGurl

    Can't wait for all these amazing books coming out this year!! Thanks so much

    suapgurlheather@gmail.com

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  32. Wow! I'm overwhelmed by all the enthusiasm for GILT! And I'll be sure to let Jessica know how excited you all are for BORN WICKED. Keep racing!

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  33. Gilt sounds like an awesome read
    I'm a new follower.

    Mindy :)
    Birdsooong@aol.com

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  34. New Follower!! Gilt looks AMAZING BTW!! :)

    Dying for Born Wicked too :) Heard it's so good!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    dukesangel002 AT yahoo DOT com

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  35. I'm follower and i'm looking forward to gilt! I so want to read born wicked!!!

    priya.1dt@gmail.com

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  36. I followed as Jenna D. Looking forward to reading Gilt, which I just discovered thanks to the YAmazing Race! For that, I am glad you participated in this giveaway.

    How awesome that you are also excited about Born Wicked. Please count me as entered for that giveaway!

    howdymomma(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Thank you for the awesome giveaway. I am really looking forward to reading Gilt, (and Born Wicked) I follow as Amy Fournier

    alf421.af(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I follow! Samantha Deen
    Gilt sounds really good! Im putting on my Goodreads list!
    tirnanog77@gmail.com

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  39. Gilt and Born Wicked both sound amazing!!!

    pnkpanthrx0x[at]gmail[dot]com

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  40. Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm so excited about Gilt - I've always been fascinated with the Tudor court.
    GFC: Hannah Lorraine
    hannahle816(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I love historical fantasy and am so excited for the release of both Born Wicked and Gilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ayareader@hotmail.com

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  42. What a great giveaway - and I can't wait to read GILT!!
    snippyandsnarky@hotmail.com

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  43. Love all the Tudor drama. Gilt sounds intriguing.
    trampolinepress(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Both of these books sound amazing. Thanks for the contest. Both of them.

    wishwryter@comcast.net

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  45. Both Gilt and Born Wicked sound amazing!

    bam_bam289 at hotmail dot com

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  46. Wow I love the cover for Gilt! It's really pretty. I'd love to win Born Wicked. Thanks for the giveaway!

    daniellesaunders1984(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. I'd love a copy of Jessica's book. Would love to read Gilt, too. laurisawhitereyes at yahoo dot com

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  48. This sounds like a very powerful book filled with passion and intrigue. Can't wait to read it. And also get a chance at winning "Born Wicked." A wonderful cover design, too. This race is getting really exciting!

    Zara
    zgarcia(dot)alvarez(at)gmail(dot)com
    On Twitter: @ZaraAlexis

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  49. Gilt sounds amazing! I'm always looking for more Tudor-era books. I'd love to win Born Wicked too. :)
    literaturelovely [at] gmail [dot] com

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  50. Gilt sounds awesome! Love anything tudor-era! :D

    darcyette @ hotmail . com

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  51. So exciting to see how so many of you love the Tudors! I may have to do a post on that next week...But for now, keep racing!

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  52. Your book sounds wonderful and I'd love to read BORN WICKED as well. Thanks:)
    tamsparks@att.net

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  53. Ouh, two great reads. That cover is gorg, btw:)

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  54. Your book sounds amazing and has made it to my must read list along with BORN WICKED! Thanks for the contest.
    4deharts(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  56. ok my comment just kind of disappeared but it just said that i love books that take place in that time period and can't wait to read! thanks for being part of the YAmazing race :)

    ame1184(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Oooh I recognised the description. This is a book I definitely want to read! Its on my wishlist :) And Born Wicked is on there as well. Thanks!

    Gabbie-ethela(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. Thanks for the giveaway, and new follower via GFC! Gilt's cover is gorgeous can't wait see what it looks like when comes out.

    thestoryseekers(@)hotmail.com

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  59. Oh yay! Thank you for this bonus contest!!

    tristina.wright (at) gmail.

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  60. cool! i love books that are set in historic times!!

    margiem315@yahoo.com

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  61. Gilt sounds amazing!! I absolutely love historical fiction and the cover is beautiful! New follower via GFC :)

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  62. Your book sounds AMAZING!!! I love anything to do with Henry VIII, I've added it to my Goodreads. Excited about your giveaway!

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  63. Thank you for this giveaway! New GFC follower :)

    MaryAnn

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  64. Thank you for the giveaway, the Race has been a neat idea, I've found a lot of books that I'm intriqued by, including yours.
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

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  65. GILT sounds amazing! Can't wait to read it. And yes, I"m dying for a copy of BORN WICKED! Thanks for helping put all this together. It's fabulous!
    New Follower
    britneywyatt[at]gmail[dot]com

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  66. AHHH Thank you so much for the giveaway- GILT sounds awesome and I've been dying to read BORN WICKED squeal! Thanks! New Follower
    hgillis(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  67. Bwah, this sounds great! Born Wicked does, too. Thanks for a fun giveaway, and congrats on your debut!

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  68. Thank you for the chance to win BORN WICKED!
    I'm a new follower.

    angela1997 at live dot nl

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  69. Your brand-new hundredth follower here! This is so much fun!

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  70. Thank you for the chance to enter. Looking forward to both books. :) New follower!

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  71. Awesome looks great i'm a new follower

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  72. Thanks for the ahhhh-mazing giveaway!!! :))

    I'm a new follower: Kris-10

    kristen10horses[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  73. AMAZING! Ms Jessica is having a giveaway of Bitterblue and you're having a giveaway for her book! I'm just thrilled! At least everyone can see the friendship you guys offer to one another! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    me_winy AT yahoo DOT com DOT ph

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  74. Very pretty cover! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    sarah[underscore]009888[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  75. I LOVE your cover! Thanks for the giveaway, drop my name in the hat!

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  76. wow, giveaway!!!!!
    put my name on that hat! =)
    Good luck with your book (which looks and sounds interesting).

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  77. Many thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

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  78. My TBR is growing so large thanks to the YAmazing Race! All of these books sound so amazing and I'm having so much fun. You all sound do so nice to!

    katybauml at gmail dot com

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  79. Thanks for the great giveaway. New GFC Follower: Book Sake
    booksake(at)yahoo(dot)com
    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  80. Thankyou for your book offer - Goodness! These books can't come out fast enough! they both sound AMAZING!!
    Wishing you the best of luck (and fun) on your upcoming book tour
    ~Lynne @ zypadeedodah [at] aol [dot] com

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