Howling Giveaway Celebrates Tantalize: Kieren’s Story

Tantalize: Kieren’s Story is now available from Candlewick Press in the United States and Canada! It will be published Oct. 1 by Walker Australia and New Zealand and Oct. 6 by Walker Books in the U.K. Watch Cynsations for additional announcements.

Celebrate by entering to win the Tantalize: Kieren’s Story Howling Great Giveaway!

The prize includes:

    To enter, comment on this post and include an email address (formatted like: cynthia at cynthialeitichsmith dot com) or a link to an email address. Or you can email me directly with “Tantalize: Kieren’s Story” in the subject line. Author-sponsored. Deadline: Sept. 6.

    For extra entries (itemize efforts in your entry comment/email with relevant links):

    Limit 8 entries. This giveaway is for international readers–everyone is eligible!

    Closer look at the wolf finger puppet, cat key chain, Austin magnet & wipe board.
    Closer peek at the books & DVD.
    Hello, finger puppets!
    Howdy, Mr. Armadillo!
    Here’s another angle on the whole shebang!

    About the Novel

    Tantalize: Kieren’s Story by Cynthia Leitich Smith, illustrated by Ming Doyle (Candlewick, 2011). From the promotional copy:

    Tantalize as you’ve never seen it before —from a Wolf’s-eye view!

    As a hybrid werewolf, Kieren is destined to join an urban Wolf pack and learn to master his shift. Soon, he’ll leave everything behind home, school, his family, and Quincie, his human best friend…who’s beginning to be a whole lot more than a friend.

    For years, Kieren has managed to keep his desires—and his Wolf—at bay. But when the chef at Quincie’s family restaurant is brutally murdered, Kieren resolves to be there for her, even if it means being framed and even if it means watching Quincie’s beloved restaurant morph into a vampire lair.

    But when the new chef begins wooing Quincie, how long can Kieren control his claws? How long can he protect her—and himself?

    In an elegant graphic edition featuring cinematic sequential art by debut artist Ming Doyle and a lush, romantic cover by Sam Weber, best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith re-envisions her delicious dark fantasy through Wolfish eyes.

    about the author

    Cynthia Leitich Smith is the acclaimed author of the prose novel Tantalize, as well as Eternal, a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller, and Blessed, all set in the same fictional universe. She says of Tantalize Kieren’s Story: “An unjust accusation. A true love in peril. It’s enough to make you howl.” A member of the Vermont College of Fine Arts faculty in writing for children and young adults, she lives in Austin, Texas.

    about the illustrator

    Ming Doyle was born in Boston to an Irish-American sailor and a Chinese-Canadian librarian. She earned her BFA from Cornell University with a dual concentration in painting and drawing. She has since depicted the exploit of zombie superheroes, demonic cheerleaders, vengeful cowboys, and dapper mutants. Tantalize is her first full-length graphic novel—and marks her first encounter with a wereopossum.

    Cynsational Notes

    This Howling Great Giveaway is the second in a week-long series of posts, celebrating the release of Tantalize: Kieren’s Story (Candlewick, 2011) after which we’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming.

    Teens are now invited to vote for YALSA’s Teens Top Ten List! Vote here, and see the annotated list. Note: Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Candlewick, 2011) is among the 25 titles nominated for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten!

    Click for audio excerpt.

    54 thoughts on “Howling Giveaway Celebrates Tantalize: Kieren’s Story

    1. Congrats, Cyn and Ming!

      I need me a stuffed armadillo to replace the image of the poor one I saw on the road last week.

      1. retweeted
      2. facebook post
      3. and will blog on my Friday wrap up!

      Enjoy the new readers discovering you in the GN format!

    2. My nephew will LOVE this book! (But I get the finger puppets!)I've made my best effort:
      *Tweet @Teachrgail #khowls
      *Follow on Twitter
      *Liked author pg on FB
      *Follower of Cynsations blog

      Got my fingers crossed!
      kidlitgail at gmail dot com

    3. Wow, that armadillo is DIVINE. I haven't even seen one like that before! (Of course, the wee wolfie is pretty cute, as well. Aww. A cub!)

      I have followed you on twitter and RT'ed your contest post under @ShelfCandy, as well as liking your facebook page, and, of course, here I am with my comment.

      What a wonderful giveaway you have going on!

      notestoalice at hotmail dot com

    4. Absolutely would love to win!

      All of the things included would go great with my bedroom decor! Haha.

      xxjesselynncxx at hotmail dot com

    5. Librarians would love these finger puppets for storytime! My son, too.

      I added a link on my facebook wall.

      carmeno29 at earthlink dot net

    6. Soooo excited for all your wonderful news, Cyn.

      Throwing my name in for the drawing. What great loot you're giving away. You had me at TANTALIZE and finger puppets.
      posting on Facebook and will add to my blog.


    7. Love your books and would love to win! My email is natasha06n at yahoo dot com.

      -Like on Facebook
      -Follow on You Tube
      -Facebook post

      Thank you 🙂

    8. Awesome. I have yet to read Blessed, I admit it. But my birthday is coming up, so, fingers crossed.

      I tweeted +1:!/Tayte5
      On Facebook +1:!/profile.php?id=100001348268663
      Liked you on FB +1
      Following on Twitter +1
      Subscribed to Cynsations a long time ago. +1
      I am following you on LiveJournal thing, but I log in with my Facebook. I don't know if that counts or not. if not, oh well. I got plenty of entries.
      Now is following Cynsations by email
      And that's it.
      Thanks for the giveaway.

    9. brittany dot gaston13 at yahoo dot com
      plus one google+ post
      one tweet
      one facebook post
      one facebook like
      one youtube subscription
      one tumblr post (I don't use blogger)

    10. Such an awesome giveaway.. no way am I missing out on the chance of winning this!!! 😀

      I've tweeted –!/JessicaLLWright/status/108177644822077440

      I'm following you on twitter – (Name: @JessicaLLWright)

      I've liked on facebook – (Name: Jessica Louise Livermore-Wright)

      I've subscribed to Cynsations – (Name: Jessica Livermore-Wright)

      I'm following by email (Name: jessicallwright(at)gamil(dot)com)

      Frineded on livejournal (Name: jessicabelikov)

      Subscribed on youtube (Name: JessNJess1993)

      jessicallwright (at) gmail (dot) com

      Thank you for the amazing giveaway!! Can't wait to see the winners

    11. Hey there! Can't wait to read this book!

      +1: "Liked" your FB page! (FB name is Shannon Curran)

      +2: I follow you on Twitter! (Twitter ID shannoncurran)

      +3: I'm a GFC follower! (GFC: Emma Curran)

      +4: I follow you by e-mail! (

      +5: I'm subscribed to your Youtube channel! (galindapink)

      galindapink at gmail dot com

    12. Totally Awesome! Many thanks!


      like facebook page:Kim Cuasay
      followed you on twitter: @kimyunalesca
      youtube subscriber: morice_chavez

    13. I really really hope to win this prize pack!

      +1: I follow you on Twitter! (Twitter ID OBoyledBooks)

      +1: I'm a GFC follower! (GFC: Michelle O'Boyle)


      OBoyledBooks at gmail dot com

    14. Wow!! This is super exciting. Thanks Cynthia.

      e-mail : claroxide AT yahoo DOT co DOT in
      Liked Cynthia Leitich Smith facebook author page as Clarissa Pereira
      Following @CynLeitichSmith at Twitter as @ClaryPereira
      Subscribed to Cynsations as Clarissa P (Clary)

    15. wow !! this is an amazing give away !!
      Thank you for this opportunity !


    16. mich1980611[at]hotmail[dot]com

      follower of cynthia on twitter (@muchlovedbooks)

      tweet about giveaway-!/MuchLovedBooks/status/111119200482902017

      +1 subscribed to posts

      +1 subscribed by email (same as above)

    17. I love this! I'd have to hide it from my furry friends, though – they'd steal it all!

      jenemard at yahoo dot ca

      +1 Liked on Facebook as Jennifer Emard
      +1 Subscribed to Cynsations at email above
      +1 Following on Twitter as @NyxTheBookCat

    18. Thanks so much for the giveaway and for making it international!



      Click "like" on the Cynthia Leitich Smith facebook author page lIke as Natalie Cleary

      Follow @CynLeitichSmith at Twitter @natcleary

      Subscribe to Cynsations done on google

      Follow Cynsations by email done

      Friend Cynsations at LiveJournal

      Subscribe to CynthiaLeitichSmith's channel at YouTube as nat3729

      Thanks again, I did everything.

      natcleart at gmail dot com

    19. Thanks for the chance to win. I just love the books & can't wait to read K's story too. I'm also a Twitter follower!


    20. Very generous thank you.

      +1 "like" on the Cynthia Leitich Smith facebook author page: Mary Preston

      +1 Follow Cynsations by email


    21. Thank you to everyone who entered! I hugely appreciate your support and enthusiasm!

      Please check back Friday for the winner announcement in my weekly roundup.

      If you don't win, try again! There will be more giveaways to come on Cynsations!

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