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WIN AN ARC OF COMPULSION via GOODREADS

Beautiful Creatures meets Romeo and Juliet meets The Body Finder.

Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse. 

You’ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series.” — #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

enter by 5/26/14.

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In honor of the cover reveal of CompulsionI wanted to give away some of my favorite books—the books that make me thrilled to write YA. Each giveaway also includes a personalized ARC of Compulsion, plus a sterling silver necklace similar to one of the key pendants that Barrie wears in the book.

Here’s where to enter:  

  1. Hypable.com: Complete hardcover set of the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE series (third book sent out when in publishes in April)  signed by Laini Taylor.
  2. MundieMoms.com: THESE BROKEN STARS signed by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman and books one and two of The Hybrid Chronicles, WHAT’S LEFT OF ME and ONCE WE WERE which will be personalized by Kat Zhang.
  3. Cuddlebuggery.com: CHARM & STRANGE hardcover signed by Stephanie Kuehn plus THE RAVEN BOYS and THE DREAM THIEVES with beautiful bookplates signed by Maggie Stiefvater. THE DREAM THIEVES also has Maggie’s hand drawn doodle of a raven.
  4. PageTurners.comALLEGIANT signed by Veronica Roth along with SPELLCASTERand STEADFAST signed by Claudia Gray. 
  5. TheStorySiren.comANTIGODDESSANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, and GIRL OF NIGHTMARES signed by Kendare Blake.
  6. AdventuresInYAPublishing.com: The complete SHATTER ME series signed by Tahereh Mafi. 
  7. YASeriesInsiders.com: Jennifer Armentrout’s complete LUX series plus a signed copy of her brand new WHITE HOT KISS. 
  8. MartinaBoone.Tumblr.com: Complete hardcover set of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES signed by Kami Garcia, plus hardcovers of MADMAN’S DAUGHTER and HER DARK CURIOSITY signed by Megan Shepherd. 

All EIGHT giveaways end 3/31/2014! 

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Look what came in the mail today! ARCs of Compulsion~ Aren’t they BEAUTIFUL? *Happy Dance* *Happy Dance*

And I had a lovely reviewer say she stayed up late last night finishing her read. This makes me all kinds of happy!

Oh, and if you want to win an ARC, plus a WHOLE lot more, click here.

 

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Eight Giveaways of My Favorite Series Signed by the Authors

In honor of the cover reveal of Compulsion, I wanted to give away some of my favorite books—the books that make me thrilled to write YA. Each giveaway also includes a personalized ARC of Compulsion, plus a sterling silver necklace similar to one of the key pendants that Barrie wears in the book.

Here’s where to enter:  

  1. Hypable.comComplete hardcover set of the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE series (third book sent out when in publishes in April)  signed by Laini Taylor.
  2. MundieMoms.com: THESE BROKEN STARS signed by Megan Spooner and Amie Kaufman and books one and two of The Hybrid Chronicles, WHAT’S LEFT OF ME and ONCE WE WERE signed by Kat Zhang.
  3. Cuddlebuggery.com: CHARM & STRANGE hardcover signed by Stephanie Kuehn plus THE RAVEN BOYS and THE DREAM THIEVES with beautiful bookplates signed by Maggie Stiefvater. THE DREAM THIEVES also has Maggie’s hand drawn doodle of a raven.
  4. PageTurners.comALLEGIANT signed by Veronica Roth along with SPELLCASTERand STEADFAST signed by Claudia Gray. 
  5. TheStorySiren.com: ANTIGODDESSANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, and GIRL OF NIGHTMARES signed by Kendare Blake.
  6. AdventuresInYAPublishing.com: The complete SHATTER ME series signed by Tahereh Mafi. 
  7. YASeriesInsiders.com: Jennifer Armentrout’s complete LUX series plus a signed copy of her brand new WHITE HOT KISS. 
  8. MartinaBoone.Tumblr.com: Complete hardcover set of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES signed by Kami Garcia, plus hardcovers of MADMAN’S DAUGHTER and HER DARK CURIOSITY signed by Megan Shepherd. 

Hurry! Enter all EIGHT giveaways by 3/31/2014! 

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Are you a Maggie Stiefvater fan? Here’s a chance to win hardcover copies of THE RAVEN BOYS and THE DREAM THIEVES from Maggie’s fabulous new series with gorgeous signed bookplates. THE DREAM THIEVES also has Maggie’s hand-doodled raven on the flyleaf.  And there’s a signed copy of Stephanie Kuehn’s gorgeously written, Morris Award-winning CHARM & STRANGE, a personalized ARC of COMPULSION, and a sterling silver key necklace.

Find out more at Cuddlebuggery and get some fabulous faux covers for COMPULSION (including one to drool over!):

http://cuddlebuggery.com/blog/2014/03/04/cover-reveal-giveaway-compulsion-by-martina-boone/

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Waiting for DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS? I am! Here’s a chance to win all three books in the fabulous DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE series signed by Laini Taylor along with a personalized ARC of COMPULSION and a sterling silver key necklace. 

Find out more and get an interview about COMPULSION at Hypable.com

http://www.hypable.com/2014/03/04/compulsion-by-martina-boone-cover-reveal/

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Win a signed copy of THESE BROKEN STARS plus signed copies of Kat Zhang’s beautiful Hybrid Chronicles, WHAT’S LEFT OF ME and ONCE WE WERE, along with a personalized ARC of COMPULSION, and a sterling silver key necklace.

Find out more and get a sneak preview of COMPULSION at Mundie Moms:

http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/2014/03/compulsion-by-martina-boone-cover.html

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COMPULSION Cover Reveal and Master List of All Eight Celebration Giveaways

COMPULSION has a beautiful new cover. Here’s a teaser for the book and a final reveal.  

Want a closer look?

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Regina Flath and the team at Simon Pulse did a wonderful job on this. I love the slightly magical feel to it, the hint of darkness, and the way the curlicue is reminiscent both of wrought iron and hearts. It reminds me of a line in the book.

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The path in the cover image also reminds me of the oak-lined alley that leads from the main gate at Watson’s Landing to the worn-down house. It’s a voyage to somewhere magical, but Barrie doesn’t know that when she first arrives. 

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Barrie has a long way to go once she arrives on the wide main steps beneath the portico, and I’m looking forward to inviting readers to take that journey with her. Of course, Barrie will be rocking some fabulous heels on the trip. As someone close to her points out:

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That may be true, but Barrie also sees no point in doing great things if she can’t be herself. It comes down to thinking bigger and stretching her perception of what’s possible.  

For that, she has a little help. Eight Beaufort is the kind of inspiration any girl would love to have around.

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In Eight’s honor, I’m doing eight giveaways to celebrate the new cover of Compulsion. Each one consists of:

  • A personalized ARC of COMPULSION,
  • Asterling silver key necklace similar to one of the three keys Barrie wears in the book, and
  • A few books I love signed by some of my favorite authors.  

Here’s the one for the Rafflecopter below. It’s for SIX books, plus the ARC of Compulsion, plus the beautiful silver necklace. 

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  1. Hypable.com: Complete hardcover set of the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE series (third book sent out when in publishes in April)  signed by Laini Taylor.
  2. MundieMoms.com: THESE BROKEN STARS signed by Megan Spooner and Amie Kaufman and books one and two of The Hybrid Chronicles, WHAT’S LEFT OF ME and ONCE WE WERE signed by Kat Zhang.
  3. Cuddlebuggery.com: CHARM & STRANGE hardcover signed by Stephanie Kuehn plus THE RAVEN BOYS and THE DREAM THIEVES with beautiful bookplates signed by Maggie Stiefvater. THE DREAM THIEVES also has Maggie’s hand drawn doodle of a raven.
  4. PageTurners.comALLEGIANT signed by Veronica Roth along with SPELLCASTER and STEADFAST signed by Claudia Gray. 
  5. TheStorySiren.com: ANTIGODDESS, ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, and GIRL OF NIGHTMARES signed by Kendare Blake.
  6. AdventuresInYAPublishing.com: The complete SHATTER ME series signed by Tahereh Mafi. 
  7. YASeriesInsiders.com: Jennifer Armentrout’s complete LUX series plus a signed copy of her brand new WHITE HOT KISS. 
  8. Rafflecopter in this post: Complete hardcover set of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES signed by Kami Garcia, plus hardcovers of MADMAN’S DAUGHTER and HER DARK CURIOSITY signed by Megan Shepherd. 

You can also check the link below for additional information in the next few days: 

http://MartinaBoone.tumblr.com/CompulsionCoverReveal/

Enter all EIGHT giveaways by 3/31/2014! 

But first, here’s a little bit more about the book, in case you’re curious:

COMPULSION
By Martina Boone
Hardcover
October 28, 2014
ISBN: 18732883
Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse

Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.

When loss is all you know, how do you find true love?

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lived with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead—a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions. 

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family’s twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

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