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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Contest: Ghost Huntress Book 1: The Awakening by Marley Gibson + extra book

My very first contest!
One winner will get 2 books:
My once read paperback copy of Marley Gibson's Ghost Huntress Book 1 AND a paperback copy of Gregory Maguire's What the Dickens.

The first in a trilogy. Get out your tape recorders, crystals, and extra batteries— you’re about to go where our world meets the spirit world.

Psychic Kids, Paranormal State, Haunting Evidence—these and countless other television shows are making believers out of millions of people: Ghosts exist, and they’re living right beside us. For centuries, individuals have been trying to prove the existence of ghosts. But without hard evidence, it’s been difficult to make the case. But now as science and technology have progressed, ghost hunters have been able to use scientific means, along with more traditional psychic tools, to make their case. Photographs, video recordings, and sound recordings are all producing some amazing results.
In this new series, Ghost Huntress, meet Kendall Moorehead, a seemingly typical teen. When her family moves from Chicago to the small historical town of Radisson, Georgia, her psychic abilities awaken. She’s hearing, feeling, and seeing things that seem unbelievable at first, but with the help of the town psychic, Kendall is able to come to terms with her newly emerging gift. So, together with her new BFF, Celia, Kendall forms a ghost hunting team. They’ve got all the latest technology. They’ve got Kendall for their psychic. Now they’re going to clean up Radisson of its less savory spirits.
The story is fiction. The science is real. Welcome to a new reality. (Publisher website)

"A terrible storm is raging, and ten-year-old Dinah is huddled by candlelight with her brother, sister, and cousin Gage, who is telling a very unusual tale. It’s the story of What-the-Dickens, a newly hatched orphan creature who finds he has an attraction to teeth, a crush on a cat named McCavity, and a penchant for getting into trouble. One day he happens upon a feisty girl skibberee who is working as an Agent of Change -- trading coins for teeth -- and learns that there is a dutiful tribe of skibbereen (call them tooth fairies) to which he hopes to belong. As his tale of discovery unfolds, however, both What-the- Dickens and Dinah come to see that the world is both richer and less sure than they ever imagined. From the author of the best-selling WICKED, a transporting tale-within-a-tale about the strange world of skibbereen -- aka tooth fairies -- and the universal need to believe." (Publisher website)

Open to US participates only (sorry!)
Ends September 5th - 11:59pm EST

For entries:
  • +1 Leave a comment with your email address in spam thwarting format (if I can't get in contact with you, I can't get the book to you!)
  • +1 Comment on any review I have posted and let me know here (+1 for each comment)
  • +2 Become a follower
  • +3 Already a follower
  • +2 Post about this contest on your blog (sidebar is fine) and leave a link
Winner will be picked by my 3 year old via paper entries in a large bowl :)
I'll email the winner and announce here on the 6th or 7th.

Have fun and good luck!
Woo hoo! Sharing the book love :)


  1. For entries:

    •+1 leslie-lv at hotmail dot com
    •+1 commented on:
    the giver review
    the hunger games
    ghost girl
    Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

    •+2 Became a Follower
    •+2 posted on sidebar: http://thatchickthatreads.blogspot.com

    leslie-lv at hotmail dot com

    thanks this is awesome!

  2. What the Dickens sounds particularly interesting. Please enter me. janemarieprice [at] gmail [dot] com

  3. Ghost Huntress seems cool!

    +2 became a follower!
    +2 posted on sidebar (http://readingisthespiceoflife.blogspot.com)


  4. Great contest! booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

    +2 I became a follower.

    +2 Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

  5. :D Ghost Huntress! Fun Times!!

    +2 became a follower


  6. This looks like a good book, add me please
    +1 I commented on Forest of Hands and Teeth-that sounds really good!
    +2 became a follower

  7. +2 Became a follower.
    +2 Sidebar. shutupimreading.blogspot.com


  8. Ghost Huntress looks sooo good!

    +1 comment
    +2 Became a follower

    :) Erica

  9. +1 lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com
    +2 new follower
    +2 posted on blog. http://trishasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaways-of-day_28.html


  10. Count me in!
    I'm a follower
    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  11. +1 neverendingshelf@gmail.com
    +1 comment on Project 17 review
    +1 comment on Ruined review
    +3 Already a follower
    +2 added to sidebar


  12. 1 Leave a comment with your email address in spam thwarting format (if I can't get in contact with you, I can't get the book to you!)
    +2 Become a follower


    thank you!

  13. Please include me.

    I am a follower.

    I posted on the sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  14. +2 became a follower

    brittanynoelle (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Please count me in to win, I'd so LOVE to read these :)

  16. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    And I just became a Follower :)

  17. Oooo, I'm so glad I found this contest!

    +1 Comment with email
    +1 Commented on Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow review
    +1 Commented on Once a Witch Review
    +1 Commented on Strange Angels review
    +1 Commented on The Hunger Games review
    +1 Commented on The Forest of Hands and Teeth Review
    +1 Commented on Skeleton Creek review
    +1 Commented on Ghost Girl review
    +1 Commented on Ruined review
    +1 Commented on Project 17 review
    +1 Commented on Wake review
    +1 Commented on Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac review

    +2 new follower (I think, not sure. I may have already been following.)

    +2 Linked in sidebar: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/


  18. count me in please
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  19. I will become a follower as soon as i post this! +2

    meghanriegel at yahoo dot com

  20. +1 Enter me please!
    +2 Became a follower
    +2 sidebar:


  21. I've been wanting to read Ghost Huntress for awhile now, but I haven't been able to find it.
    +1 commenting.
    +2 Just started following your blog.

    hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com


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