Fall For Anything Excerpt + ANOTHER ARC Giveaway!

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MAN, I think I said something about announcing a winner for some ARC giveaway or something on October 8th? In my defense, I completely forgot it was Canadian Thanksgiving! So my promises all got away from me while I celebrated with my family, ate good food and was thankful for it. And then I got this cold. Anyway, shameful, I know. So let’s announce the winners now and immediately turn around and hold another ARC contest to make up for my delay! I think that sounds like a reasonable course of action, don’t you?

Oh, but wait. Wait even more! Before I announce the winners, I may have something of interest to you if this is the kind of thing you are interested in. I posted about it in various online places last week but no news is ever official until I blog about it 500 years later, amirite? The first five chapters of Fall For Anything are online. If you’re so inclined to read them, you can do so by clicking here. ALSO, I did an interview with Miss Remmers’ students on her blog. They asked me some fantastic, thoughtful questions and you can check it out here. Thank you for having me, Miss Remmers!

And NOW onto the Fall For Anything giveaway winners!

But wait!

Yeah, I’m awful. But before I tell you who won what, I really want to thank everyone who entered. I was completely bowled over by the response and enthusiasm for Eddie and her mysterious dying hands. Thank you. Ok. So. The winner of the Fall For Anything ARC (for reals this time) is…


And the winner of two preordered finished copies are…

Sommer and Ginny!

So that’s that! If you’re still interested in snagging a Fall For Anything ARC, I guess we should talk about this new contest that I am holding? It is open to International entries! It is also a Facebook exclusive. I know, I know. If it’s not one thing it’s the other. If you would like a chance to win a Fall For Anything ARC, here is what you have to do:

1) Go to my Facebook page. This one –> http://www.facebook.com/pages/Courtney-Summers/145262370138
2) Like me! Really like me!
3) On the Facebook wall write, “I want Fall for Anything!” or whatever. Just let me know you want to be entered in this glorious contest.
4) I’ll like the comment (so you know I’ve seen it) and put you into the draw. I’ll announce the winner October 25th.
5) One entry per person. Winner will be announced on the Facebook page (I’ll reply to their comment, post it on the wall and if it’s possible message them). They’ll have 48 hours to claim their prize before a redraw.

If you don’t have a Facebook account and you hate liking people, there will probably be another giveaway in the near future. Who knows!

In other news (I say this a lot–is there a better way to segue into other news because I’m tired of saying it), two YA author friends of mine are celebrating some good news this week and I want to celebrate with them!

Victoria Schwab, author of The Near Witch (hey, crazy–turns out that link is a pre-order link!) got to reveal the cover of her book yesterday. I was lucky enough to get an early read on The Near Witch and though I am primarily a contemporary YA reader, this book had me from start to finish. Fully expect it to take your breath away when it comes out in August 2011. Check out Victoria’s qt vlog below and then go to her blog for further deets!

And Amy Reed, the insanely talented author of Beautiful (check out my interview with her here!), which I think is one of the most important, disturbing and gorgeously written contemporary YAs I’ve ever read, unveiled the cover for her sophomore release, Clean (also out August 2011!) on her blog. Clean is about 5 teens in rehab and I cannot wait to read it.

Visit Amy’s blog to see the cover in full size. So pretty.

In other other news (?), I am still making October as full of scary movies as I can. On the to-be-watched pile: Kwaidan (so excited about this one!), Disney’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow (an oldie, but a goodie–like Hocus Pocus WHICH I HOPE YOU ARE GOING TO BE WATCHING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON), Trick ‘r Treat (totally fast-forwarding through the werewolf bits for obvious reasons) and The Black Belly of the Tarantula which was recommended to me by Emily Hainsworth! And is anyone watching Dead Set on Space? It is about zombies and reality television and it is AWESOME.

And that is all! Go forth and enter my Facebook Exclusive, Open to International Entries ARC giveaway! Or watch horror movies! Because uhm, I can’t remember the focal point of this blog entry anymore. Probably it was the contest. But I really love horror movies too, so…