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 Replies to “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. retweeted2. facebook post3. 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 blogGot my fingers crossed!Gailkidlitgail 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. Awesome. I have yet to read Blessed, I admit it. But my birthday is coming up, so, fingers crossed.I tweeted +1:!/Tayte5On Facebook +1:!/profile.php?id=100001348268663Liked you on FB +1Following on Twitter +1Subscribed to Cynsations a long time ago. +1I 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 emailAnd that's it. Thanks for the giveaway.:)

    7. I'm in love with this series, so I'd just die to win! +1 email followerdeadtossedwaves at gmail dot com+1 friend on LJ as Vivien GFC follower as Vivien at gmail dot com

    8. brittany dot gaston13 at yahoo dot complus one google+ postone tweetone facebook postone facebook likeone youtube subscriptionone tumblr post (I don't use blogger)

    9. Such an awesome giveaway.. no way am I missing out on the chance of winning this!!! :DI've tweeted –!/JessicaLLWright/status/108177644822077440I'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) comThank you for the amazing giveaway!! Can't wait to see the winners

    10. 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! ( I'm subscribed to your Youtube channel! (galindapink)Thanks!galindapink at gmail dot com

    11. Wow!! This is super exciting. Thanks Cynthia. e-mail : claroxide AT yahoo DOT co DOT inLiked Cynthia Leitich Smith facebook author page as Clarissa PereiraFollowing @CynLeitichSmith at Twitter as @ClaryPereiraSubscribed to Cynsations as Clarissa P (Clary)

    12. mich1980611[at]hotmail[dot]comfollower of cynthia on twitter (@muchlovedbooks)tweet about giveaway-!/MuchLovedBooks/status/111119200482902017+1 subscribed to posts+1 subscribed by email (same as above)

    13. 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

    14. Thanks so much for the giveaway and for making it international!Tweeted!/natcleary/status/111120478718013440Facebook "like" on the Cynthia Leitich Smith facebook author page lIke as Natalie ClearyFollow @CynLeitichSmith at Twitter @natclearySubscribe to Cynsations done on google Cynsations by email doneFriend Cynsations at LiveJournal to CynthiaLeitichSmith's channel at YouTube as nat3729Thanks again, I did everything.natcleart at gmail dot com

    15. 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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