I’m just about ready to jump out of my skin because Beautiful Darkness is almost released (37 days and counting as of this post)!!!
And SO many things are being planned in the lead up to the big night when the book is FINALLY available. As some of you might know, I was lucky enough to get an ARC copy of Beautiful Darkness from the fantabulous Drea over at Traveling ARC Tours. So keep your eyes peeled for my SPOILER-FREE review which may or may not be scheduled to post a month before the release date AND may or may not be launching some additional Beautiful Darkness loveliness of our own.
Speaking of Caster Chronicles pimpage and loveliness in general, The Caster Girls are spreading the word about how Beautiful Creatures (the first book in the Caster Chronicles) is a YALSA Teens’ Top 10 Nominee for 2010. This is SO deserved!!!! Never heard of the YALSA Teens’ Top 10 before? Allow me to explain….
Teens from all over nominate their favorite books from the previous year. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their three favorite titles. Readers can vote online from Aug. 23rd -September 17th. The winners will be announced in a webcast featuring WWE Superstars and Divas during Teen Read Week, October 17th-23rd.
So please go out RIGHT NOW and vote for Beautiful Creatures because it really should be in the hands of every teen you know (or don’t know)! Just click on the link below and you’ll be taken to the voting survey. Voting is open NOW and will go until September 17th.
Want even more pimpage and loveliness????
The Caster Girls are hosting a contest to promote Beautiful Creatures YALSA Teen’s Top 10 for 2010 nomination!! Want to enter? Here’s what The Caster Girls are asking you to do:
1) Add the Beautiful Creatures Teens’ Top Ten Button from www.beautifulcreaturesthebook.com to your blog, site, FB page, or all three! The more places you add the button, the more points you earn.
2) Once you place the button on your blog, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When e-mailing please include your name, blog/website URL, twitter name, and your name. We will verify you have placed the button on your blog.
3) Tweet, Tweet, Tweet and encourage people to vote for Beautiful Creatures or add the button to their blogs. But don’t tweet the same thing multiple times a day. No one enjoys spam. Be creative! When tweeting, we ask that you simply add an @reply to @castergirls so that we see your tweet. The more tweets and @replies we see, the more points you’ll earn.
4) Post a message on your blog, site, Facebook page, or all three! If you post anywhere other than twitter, please e-mail us and let us know.
* We will keep track of your efforts. It’s simple – the more you promote, the better your chance of winning.
Contest runs from September 1st – 17th. Winners will be notified by September 18th. If there is anything we can help you with, don’t hesitate to e-mail us! If you know someone who wants to join TEAM CASTER, please ask them to e-mail us! We don’t know every blogger & website admin that loves BC.
If you do this, you have the chance to win:
Grand Prize (1 winner)
- A signed copy of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES & BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS
- 2 different BC/BD Posters.
Second Prize (4 Winners)
- A Signed Copy of the new BC paperback
- A BD poster
- 1 set of BC/BD buttons
- 1 set of BD Dog Tags
- 1 BC Key Chain
Good luck, enjoy and keep an eye out for more news on the Beautiful Darkness front in the coming days!
Now go and get lost…in a book!