Blessed Paperback Release & Giveaway Package

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

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Enter to win a Blessed paperback giveaway! The grand prize includes:

Runner-up Prizes

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 “Blessed giveaway” in the subject line.

If you already have a copy of Blessed, Tantalize: Kieren’s Story or Diabolical, and want to be considered for a different prize, just say so!

Author-sponsored. This giveaway is for international readers–everyone is eligible! Deadline: Feb. 27.

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

Limit 8 entries.

About Blessed

Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith is now available in paperback from Candlewick Press. From the promotional copy:

With a wink and a nod to Bram Stoker, bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites the casts of Tantalize and Eternal in a delicious dark fantasy her fans will devour.

Quincie Morris, teen restaurateur and neophyte vampire, is in the fight of her life — or undeath.Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love — the hybrid-werewolf Kieren — of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the seductive vampire-chef who “blessed” her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running.

She hires a more homespun chef and adds the preternaturally beautiful Zachary to her wait staff. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, Zachary soon reveals his true nature — and his flaming sword — and they hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it’s too late.

Even if they save the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie’s soul?

Cynsational Notes

The Horn Book raves: “A hearty meal for the thinking vampire reader.”

Kirkus Reviews cheers: “Wild and ultimately fascinating”…”..the pages fairly smolder in describing their [Quincie and Kieren] attraction to one another.”

Check out the Blessed Readers Guide from Cynthia’s official author site.

Diabolical (Tantalize Book 4) is new out in hardcover from Candlewick and Walker Books and Australia and New Zealand.

Nominations for The Children’s Book Council “2012 Teen Choice Book of the Year” are being accepted on until Feb. 15. Readers are being asked to list up to five of their favorite books of 2011; the five titles that receive the most votes will become finalists to be entered in a second round of voting. From there, teens will vote again to determine the ultimate winner — the 2012 Teen Choice Book of the Year.

Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Candlewick/Walker) is a nominee! If you liked the novel, please consider voting for it–along with your other four picks–to reach the finals. See the full list of nominated books. (Remember, write-in titles are still being accepted.) Vote for your favorite books here! Voting eligibility: international. Anyone between the ages of 12 and 18 can vote. Deadline for voting in the nominating round: Feb. 15.

See Cynthia’s upcoming events in Albuquerque, Tucson, Sandy (Utah), Bastrop (Texas), Southampton (New York), and Montpelier (Vermont).

23 thoughts on “Blessed Paperback Release & Giveaway Package

  1. Thank you so much!!!! Definitely an epic giveaway!! I would still love a copy of Blessed or Diabolical 😀

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  2. Awesome contest! I'd love to win this one. I love your books and I have Blessed! If I was lucky enough to win I'd love either of the other options! 🙂


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  3. YAY! 😀 Thank you. It's Valentine's Day, so maybe luck will be on my side.

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  4. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :]

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    Thanks again and Happy Valentine's Day. : ]

  5. So glad I check in before going to bed. I'd love a chance to win "Blessed" – haven't read it yet and want to!

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    Thanks so much for the chance.

    Nighty night.

  6. I'd love to win one of your books, Cynthia! I've always wanted to read them, but I've never had the chance to do so!

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  7. Thanks so much Cynthia! I liked on Facebook, friended on Livejournal (macaronipants) and subscribed to Cynsations via email.

    Sparkles for your paperback release and new book last month!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway. These all sound like good reads.

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    I am an unplaced teacher and reading specialist. The good thing is that I get to see tons of new students every day when I sub. We often end up taking about books to fill free time!

    Thanks again!

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