32 prizes to win for the #BEA16 #YAParty – May 11th, 8-10 PM, CST – MEGA PRIZE EVENT
May 9th, 2016 by Liza Wiemer






WHERE:  Your couch, BEA, the mall, your bed … anywhere you can access Twitter means you’re at the party!

WHEN:  May 11, 2016, 8-11 PM CST


Please tweet ONLY during those hours!

Please tweet ONLY during those hours! 

Please tweet ONLY during those hours!

But . . . 

If you won’t be around

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(ONLY entries during 8-10 PM CST time will count!

ONLY ONE entry per prize/per person counts!)

A HUGE THANK YOU to the publishers, authors, indie bookstore, and bloggers who provided the prize packages! See each one below.

(You must be 13 years old or older. This post and the prize packages are accurate as of 5-5-16, but are subject to change until the 11:00 PM CST on May 10, 2016. Notification will be done through Twitter. Prizes are not exchangeable. Winners will be notified by June 15, 2016 or sooner. Shipping will be done through the prize donors. You must contact the donor within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen.)

What do you need to do?


It’s simple:

You must . . .

1. Follow @irish_banana @ReadingTeen @LizaWiemer  on Twitter.

2. Follow the PUBLISHER or AUTHOR or BLOGGER or INDIE BOOKSTORE and tweet (information listed below for each prize)! Subject to change up until the day of the #YAParty! And check in frequently. We may add more prizes up until the event!

3. Just copy and paste the tweets!


Prizes #1-#5

From AlloyEntertainment: (US/Canada Only)Alloy

-Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid (Hardcover)

-A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery (Paperback)

-The Perfectionists & The Good Girls by Sara Shepard (Hardcover)

-Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (Hardcover)

-The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (Advanced Reader Copy)

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @alloyent & the hosts. I hope to win 5 fabulous novels! http://www.whorublog.com

Prizes #6-#7IMG_20160218_094113-1

FROM Random House: (US Only)

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @randomhousekids & the hosts. I hope to win YA 4-book prize package! http://www.whorublog.com


Prize pack #2

Prize pack #2

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @randomhousekids & the hosts. I hope to win Shakespeare/Wright 4-book prize package! http://www.whorublog.com

Prizes #8

FROM Author Martina Boone: (US Only)series_giveaway

The only ARC of ILLUSION (BOOK #3 in The Heirs of Watson Island Series that will be available to the public, signed and personalized!

Personalized hardcovers of Compulsion and Persuasion.

Compulsion for Reading necklace and tote bag,

A set of Tibetan silver charm bookmarks for the series.

Tweet: I joined!  & follow @MartinaABoone & hosts. I entered to win the ONLY public copy of ILLUSION & prize pack! http://www.whorublog.com

Prizes #9-#11

FROM Sourcebooks Fire, BEA ARC Pack (3 winners; US and Canada only):IMG_2091

-1 Bone Witch (Rin Chupeco) promo item

-1 print ARC of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

-1 print ARC of Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

-1 finished print copy of The Cellar by Natasha Preston

-1 print ARC of One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards


Tweet: I joined the  & follow @SourcebooksFire & the hosts. I hope to win 1 of 3 YA prize package! http://www.whorublog.com

Prize #12

FROM Spencer Hill Press: (US Only)
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Signed copies of Hello? and Until Beth and copies of Bookishly Ever After Magnetic Shift, The Power!


Tweet: I joined the  & follow @SpencerHillP & the hosts. I hope to win a 5-book prize package! http://www.whorublog.com

Prize #13

FROM Macmillan: (US Only)FullSizeRender

  • 1 ARC of NEMESIS by Anna Banks
  • 1 ARC of AFTERWARD by Jennifer Mathieu
  • 1 ARC of THE ONES by Daniel Sweren-Becker
  • 1 ARC of THIS ADVENTURE ENDS by Emma Mills
  • 1 ARC of KISS CAM by Kiara London
  • 1 THE WINNER’S KISS lip balm
  • 1 KISS CAM lip gloss 
  • 1 FR postcard
  • 5 FR pens


Tweet: I joined the  & follow @fiercereads & the hosts. I hope to win the YA prize package! http://www.whorublog.com

Prize #14

FROM SwoonyBoys Podcast: (US Only)


Tweet: I joined the  & follow @swoonyboys & the hosts. I hope to win the mystery BEA ARC & SwoonPack! http://www.whorublog.com

Prize #15

FROM Author Jennifer Anne Davis: (US Only)6WYqXyks.jpg-large BR7od1yb.jpg-large

Signed Paperback of Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis (YA fantasy)

Signed Paperback of Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson (YA paranormal)

Signed The Last Orphans by NW Harris (YA dystopian)

Bookmarks, pen, bookplate

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @AuthorJennifer & the hosts. I hope to win her YA Prize Pack w signed books & swag! http://www.whorublog.com

Prize #16-#17

FROM Fiction Fare: (US Only)

STARFLIGHT By Melissa Landersimage1
Signed book
Matching nail wraps a mini poster and a bookmark

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @FictionFare & the hosts. I hope to win The STARFLIGHT prize package! http://www.whorublog.com

Photo Collage Maker_FGn7pQPrize Pack #2

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead…with swag

A finished copy of Just One Year by Gayle Forman

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @FictionFare & the hosts. I hope to win 2 books by NYTBS YA authors prize package! http://www.whorublog.com

Prize #18-#19

FROM Your Hosts: (International – wherever Book IMG_1624Depository ships)

Prize: A pre-order of a BEA featured YA novel! Value up to $20

Tweet: I joined the  & follow the hosts. I hope to win any pre-order of a BEA YA novel! http://www.whorublog.com

Prize #20

FROM Paper Lantern Lit: (US Only)

A copy of LEGACY OF KINGS and EMPIRE OF DUST by Eleanor Herman!

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Tweet: I joined the  & follow @PaperLanternLit. I hope to win Blood of Gods & Royals Book 1 & 2 by Eleanor Herman! http://www.whorublog.com


Prize #21

FROM Books of Wonder: (US Only)1b69a6d8a3b2f8183c33bb5ff595df76_400x400

Your choice of any signed YA novel in stock! Total value up to $20.00

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @BooksofWonder. I hope to win my choice of an in-stock YA novel! http://www.whorublog.com

Prizes #22-24

FROM Little Brown Books for Young Readers: (US Only)

Mega Novlbox Prize Package!

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Tweet: I joined the  & follow @TheNovl & the hosts. I hope to win 1 of 3 mega Novlboxes! http://www.whorublog.com

Prize #25

FROM Author Liza Wiemer: (US/Canada Only)

Annotated copy of Hello?!  with novel secrets!!!FullSizeRender-1

Handmade “Hello” bookmark by Liza of @Readingwithabc

Hello bag

Notecards with photographs from Washington Island, one of the settings in the novel

Bookmark & pins

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @LizaWiemer & the hosts. I want to win an annotated copy of HELLO? & swag! http://www.whorublog.com

Prizes #26-30

FROM Wunderkind PR: (US Only)

Prize 1: ARMADA by Ernest Cline Paperback Prize Pack featuring Armada paperback,  signed ARMADA poster, signed READY PLAYER ONE poster (and possibly a paperback of Ready Player One).

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @WunderElena & the hosts. I want to win an Ernest Cline Prize Pack! http://www.whorublog.com

Prize 2: THE WOLF ROAD Prize Package featuring an ARC of The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis and a “In A Serious Relationship With Reading” Mug from Home Decor Drawing.

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @WunderElena & the hosts. I want to win THE WOLF ROAD Prize Pack! http://www.whorublog.com

Prize 3. RELIQUARY by Sarah Fine Prize Package featuring an ARC of Reliquary, a $20 Amazon Gift Card, and a pack of Artisan Playing Cards
From Sarah Fine, the author of theThe Imposter Queen, comes her much-anticipated adult novel Reliquary, the first in a new urban fantasy series. Please note this novel contains mature content and language and is intended for an adult audience

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @WunderElena & the hosts. I want to win RELIQUARY by Sarah Fine Prize Pack! http://www.whorublog.com

Prize 4. ROALD DAHL CENTENARY CELEBRATION PRIZE PACK including book selections from Roald Dahl’s collection and a special edition BFG tote. 20160504_171722

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @WunderElena & the hosts. I want to win ROALD DAHL CENTENARY CELEBRATION Prize Pack! http://www.whorublog.com


Prize 5. THE RIFT UPRISING by Amy S. Foster Prize Package featuring a Rift Uprising ARC, a Harper Voyager tote and a Currently Reading Candle from Novelly Yours Candle Shop.

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @WunderElena & the hosts. I want to win THE RIFT UPRISING, Amy S. Foster Prize Pack! http://www.whorublog.com

Prize #31

FROM Bloomsbury: (US Only)IMG_2716

ARCs of:

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg

An A Court of Thorns and Roses tote bag

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @bloomsburykids & the hosts. I want to win Bloomsbury Prize Pack w an ACOTAR tote bag! http://www.whorublog.com

Prize #32

FROM Harlequin Teen: (US Only)IMG_3568

–          A Something in Between Pencil

–          A Firstlife tattoo sheet

–          The Problem with Forever Nail Wraps (so long as this is a no-cost, US only event)

–          A signed poster featuring The Problem with Forever

–          A Harlequin TEEN tote bag

–          A Talon series ‘dragon egg’ necklace

–          A copy of Legacy of Kings in Hardcover

–          A Legacy of Kings moleskine style notebook

Tweet: I joined the  & follow @harlequinTEEN & the hosts. I want to win the amazing HarlequinTeen Swag Prize Pack! http://www.whorublog.com

Blog Tour: ASK ME HOW I GOT HERE by Christine Heppermann, Novel Secrets & #Giveaway
May 9th, 2016 by Liza Wiemer



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ASK ME HOW I GOT HERE:ASk Me How I Got Here Cover

Addie has always known what she was running toward. In cross-country, in life, in love. Until she and her boyfriend—her sensitive, good-guy boyfriend—are careless one night and she ends up pregnant. Addie makes the difficult choice to have an abortion. And after that—even though she knows it was the right decision for her—nothing is the same anymore. She doesn’t want anyone besides her parents and her boyfriend to know what happened; she doesn’t want to run cross-country; she can’t bring herself to be excited about anything. Until she reconnects with Juliana, a former teammate who’s going through her own dark places.


Christine Heppermann

Christine Heppermann

Christine Heppermann writes fiction, poetry, and criticism. Her books include Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty (2014), City Chickens (2012), and Backyard Witch (with Ron Koertge, 2015). She currently reviews young adult books for the Chicago Tribune.

Christine grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where she attended an all-girls Catholic high school. As an undergraduate she studied philosophy and literature at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She has a masters degree in children’s literature from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Christine lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her two daughters, two cats, and one husband.

LINKS: Website | Twitter





Addie’s boyfriend Nick plays bass in a band. Milo, the lead singer, writes all of the band’s songs and tends to get a little too creative with his lyrics. In short, he sucks. I had a lot of fun making up ridiculous titles for Milo’s songs, but I stole one title from real life! “God Eats at Denny’s” is a song my bass-player husband Eric wrote for The Militia, his high-school “band” (the loose term for him and his friends messing around in somebody’s garage). A sample lyric: “God eats at Denny’s. He really likes their food. He doesn’t always leave a tip because the service is seldom good.” Classic, right? The difference between Eric and his friends and Milo is that they knew they weren’t creating Great Art. They just wanted to make themselves laugh. Other Militia “hits” include “Goats on the Moon,” “Hulk Smash Puny Humans,” and “Pepe Romero and the Steamy Hot Love Bath.” I could have chosen any one of those for the book, but, in the end, “God Eats at Denny’s” won; it’s always been my favorite.

(Here’s a verrrrrrrrrrry old photo of Eric playing in a different-but-related band in college. You could caption it, “Nick and Milo? No, Eric and Snake!”)

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Blog Tour: NEW CHARITY BLUE by Camille Griep, Novel Secrets
May 8th, 2016 by Liza Wiemer

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ABOUT NEW CHARITY BLUE:New-Charity-Blues Cover

In the wake of a devastating plague, two communities emerge as bastions of survival. One is called the City, and its people scrabble for scraps in the wasteland. The other, New Charity, enjoys the bounty of its hydroelectric dam and refuses City denizens so much as a drop of precious water. When City-dweller Cressyda inherits her father’s ranch within New Charity, she becomes intent on opening the dam to all—no matter the cost.

But when Syd reunites with her old best friend, Casandra, a born seer and religious acolyte, she realizes that her plans could destroy the fragile lives they’ve built in order to survive. What’s more, the strange magic securing the dam’s operations could prove deadly if disturbed. Yet when Syd discovers evidence that her father might have been murdered, she is more determined than ever to exact revenge on New Charity’s corrupt.

Pitted against Cas, as well as her own family, Syd must decide how to secure the survival of both settlements without tipping them over the brink to utter annihilation. In this intense and emotional reimagining of the Trojan War epic, two women clash when loyalty, identity, community, and family are all put to the ultimate test.


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Growing up, our house sat in the hills of eastern Montana, about 15-20 minutes east of “town.” As such, a little girl like me made her own adventures – on foot, on a bicycle, or – most commonly – on horseback. I had big dreams about riding beyond the horizon, loping over the brown velvety hills to see whatever was on the other side – presumably more velvety hills, or a mountain, or a river, or some wild, green, oasis in our northern desert.

My favorite spot was a clubhouse of sorts in the ravine behind the barn. A cluster of mature juniper bushes had grown into one another, forming a two-room shelter. Shaped not unlike a figure eight, the Bramble House, as I named it, is the basis for a setting in New Charity Blues. Troy’s shelter in the ravine, where he takes Cas after the chaotic Goodwill Dinner, is an extension of the dreams I once had for decorating and adorning my secret hideout. I had hoped for furniture and candles, but what remained was a broom like branch I used for clearing the soft needles from the ground so as to keep them from getting inside my peanut butter sandwiches.

At night, I visited my other favorite spot. I would take my Walkman and hike out to a sandstone outcropping that overlooked the lights of the town in the distance. I wanted to be home with my horses but I also wanted to know what was in those lights.

By the time I left for college, the lights had won the battle. I fell in love with Los Angeles – the way the city grew together, the low hum of energy 24-hours-a-day. I loved how orange the light was, the tiny lizards in the bushes, the smell of the eucalyptus trees.

These memories – these strong bonds to the places I came of age – both as a child and as a young woman – begged me to remember them as I wrote about Syd, a woman torn between love for the City and love for the rugged hills of New Charity. Sharing my secret bramble house was the best way I could think to invite readers into the life of those of us who grew up dreaming horses into unicorns, sandstone into thrones, and trees into castles.

Camille Griep

Camille Griep


Camille Griep lives just north of Seattle with her partner, Adam, and their dog Dutch(ess). Born in Billings, Montana, she moved to Southern California to attend Claremont McKenna College, graduating with a dual degree in Biology and Literature.

She wrote her way through corporate careers in marketing, commercial real estate, and financial analysis before taking an extended sabbatical to devote more time to her craft.

She has since sold short fiction and creative nonfiction to dozens of online and print magazines. She is the editor of Easy Street and is a senior editor at The Lascaux Review. She is a 2012 graduate of Viable Paradise, a residential workshop for speculative fiction novelists.

Her first novel, Letters to Zell, was released in July 2015 47North. Look for New Charity Blues in April of 2016.

LINKS: Website | Twitter

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