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:
- author-autographed copy of Tantalize: Kieren’s Story, illustrated by Ming Doyle
- Barbecue Lovers Guide to Austin by Gloria Corral
- “Living with Wolves” DVD from the Discovery Channel
- adult-size costume bat wings
- bat finger puppet
- armadillo puppet
- wolf finger puppet
- bear finger puppet
- opossum finger puppet
- flashing cat key chain
- armadillo egg candies
- mini journal
- Austin magnet
- audio edition of Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith, read by Kim Mai Guest (Listening Library/Random House)(shown below)
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):
- Blog, tweet (hashtag: #khowls), facebook or Google+ this giveaway
- Click “like” on the Cynthia Leitich Smith facebook author page
- Follow @CynLeitichSmith at Twitter
- Subscribe to Cynsations (see sidebar at Blogger)
- Follow Cynsations by email (see sidebar at Blogger)
- Friend Cynsations at LiveJournal
- Subscribe to CynthiaLeitichSmith’s channel at YouTube
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 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.
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.|