Blessed Grand Prize Giveaway, Truth Be Told Countdown Event & More

Enter to win the Blessed grand prize giveaway from Cynsations!

Blessed is the third and latest installment in the Tantalize series, to be released by Candlewick on Jan. 25, 2011. This YA novel is a contemporary romantic thriller that offers a nod and a wink to Bram Stoker‘s classic Dracula (1897). Note: Sanguini’s is the fictional vampire-themed restaurant featured in the series.

The prize package includes:

-Final hardcover of Blessed (Candlewick, 2011);

-Magnetic Sanguini’s menu wipe board with pen that reads, “Stop in for a late-night bite” (see close-up at side);

-Sanguini’s magnet;

-Laminated poster from “Dracula,” starring Bela Lugosi (1931);

-Dragon finger puppet;

-Wolf finger puppet;

-Plush bat stuffed toy;

-Tantalize postcards;

-Series tie-in buttons;

-Angel wing charm;

Dracula by Bram Stoker, illustrated by Anne Yvonne Gilbert, retold by Nicky Raven (Templar/Candlewick, 2010)(view an inside spread)(see also close-up at side).

To enter, leave a comment at this post! For an extra entry(s):

Post, share, tweet, whatever works:

(a) this giveaway and/or (b) the Blessed book trailer and/or a Blessed countdown widget;

and include the URL in your comment!

Also, make sure to include contact information in case you win.

Author-publisher sponsored. U.S./Canada entries only. Deadline: Jan. 31.

Here’s the trailer for those that missed it yesterday:

Blessed News & More Giveaways

Sanguini’s logo by Gene Brenek; shop Sanguini’s.

Reminder: Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith ARC giveaway by P.J. “Tricia” Hoover from Roots in Myth. Deadline: midnight Jan. 14.

Reminder: Cat Calls E-Book by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Candlewick, 2010) is now available for free to Kindle users. See details. Note: Cat Calls is set in the Tantalize series universe.

Blessed Countdown at Truth Be Told

Blessed Online Countdown Event by Valorie from Truth Be Told. Valorie will be posting reviews, book trailers, teaser excerpts, and fun author-and-character interviews.

She’s giving away two bookplate-autographed copies of Blessed, each with a Magnetic Sanguini’s menu wipe board and pen.

She’s also giving away one board to (a) a random commenter and another to (b) “a person who helps promote the release of the book, randomly chosen based on tweets, adding it to goodreads, and blogging. It will go to someone who didn’t win the hardcover.”

Giveaway deadline: 11 p.m. PST Jan. 24. See details.

See also Teaser Tuesday by Valorie from Truth Be Told. Note: features two short excerpts from Tantalize.

Blessed In-Person Author Events

Joint Launch Party: Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Candlewick) and Night School by Mari Mancusi (Berkley) book party and signing at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at BookPeople in Austin.

Event will include author talks, Q&A, refreshments and signing.

Wear red and black if you’re on the side of Evil or blue and black if you’re on the side of Good.

Bonus points (and possible prize) to anyone who dresses up as a vampire, shape shifter, vampire slayer, angel or fairy!

The Official Blessed In-Person Author Tour will take place in early February and include events in NY, NJ, and the Philly area. Stay tuned to Cynsations for details!

84 thoughts on “Blessed Grand Prize Giveaway, Truth Be Told Countdown Event & More

  1. I'm cautiously sanguine about winning. Oh, and I tweeted it, too. But I have no idea how to get the url…you wouldn't penalize a girl for techno-dysfunctionality, would you?

    cathyhall55 at hotmail dot com

  2. I love promoting things like this, especially since it's one of my favorite genres and so well done. I hope a lot of people see this, not only for the contest, but to become acquainted with the material! This is great! This contest has been RT and posted on my blog. I wish you great success with this.

  3. well i couldn't figure out how to get the link of the status trailer i shared on my facebook, so i took a picuture of the posts using the printscreen button this is the URL for the picture πŸ™‚

    But I would really love a copy of this book! Your writing is just fantastic, and I'm going to get the book whether I win it or not πŸ˜‰ I would just rather win it seeing as I'm a broke college student!

    my email is:
    amber.hodges135 @ gmail . com

  4. Oh my gosh I am so excited! The forts two books were just amazing. Blessed looks absolutely wonderful, and it is so close to be release.
    Thank you, this swag rocks! I cannot wait.


  5. What hole have I been living under?!?! I cannot believe I just found this series last week when a friend mentioned it on the bus! Why did my local bookstore not carry it (the series). When my order came through the ups yesterday for the first book I loved it. Now I am so waiting for blessed! Thank you for this giveaway, it is awesome.

    kasuranna (AT) yahoo (DOT)com

  6. Ahhh I've been waiting forever for a book that had characters from both Tantalize and Eternal! And a new book by Cynthia. I can't wait till it comes out, and this giveaway would be perfect for me! Thank you for giving it! πŸ˜€

    –Sasha Switz,

  7. Yay! I'm soooo excited for this! I've been dying to read Blessed! The Dracula poster looks awesome please enter me, I would love to win :]]

    Vanessa Martinez

    Here are my links– I shared the giveaway post and Blessed trailer πŸ™‚


    Facebook post

    Blessed Trailer links:


    Facebook post

  8. OMG! anything Vampires or Paranormal is great to me! I loved eternal, so i know i'm going to love blessed! the giveaway is truely BLESSED! <3

    kkurlyfriezz27 at AOL dot com

  9. Wow! This is great! Tantalize was one of the first paranormal books I ever read. You started the obsession! It seems like I've been waiting forever for Blessed!

    horsezr4me (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. I couldn't get the button to post on my blog, but I did FB it.

    Don't know if that counts?? o! I'd love to win a copy of Blessed!!

  11. I'm excited for this new book! I love your other writings too, especially Rain Is Not My Indian Name, and Jingle Dancer! I really want to stop by one of your tour events in NYC when you come up but I'm not sure which one. I would LOVE to meet you! It would absolutely make my year!


  12. Cynthia, You have the best contests. I can't wait to read Blessed. Our library copies are already checked out!

    jbeckstead (at) natronacountylibrary (dot) org

  13. Thank you to everyone who entered the BLESSED Grand Prize Giveaway!

    Your enthusiasm is hugely appreciated! Entries are now closed, and I will be announcing the winner on Cynsations Friday.

    More chances to win? You can also enter to win a copy of the book from Teaching Authors. Deadline: Feb. 2. Or you can enter to win a Sanguini's magnet, wipe board, plush bat toy and button from Pirate Penguin Reads (thru 2/6), Badass Bookie (thru 2/4), and A Good Addiction (thru 2/6).

    Please note that BLESSED is now available from Candlewick Press and Walker Australia and New Zealand! The UK edition is coming soon, and I'll continue to announce international releases as they arise.

    If you live in NY, NJ or the Philly area, please join me at one of the live, in-person events on the BLESSED tour (see schedule). I'll be doing events in the region from Feb. 6 to Feb. 13.

    Thanks so much & stay spooky!

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