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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Breaking Beautiful Contest!

Jennifer Shaw Wolf's debut YA novel, BREAKING BEAUTIFUL, releases next week! (Check out her gorgeous website!) Her trailer came out today! I'm so excited I'm running a contest to celebrate.

Jen is my sister-in-law. We love her to bits because she married our little brother (who took all the beautiful photos on her website and the photo Walker used for the cover)! I'm doubly thrilled because Jen's the first writer I mentored who landed an agent (actually, she had five agents fighting over her) and a book deal!

Jen is smart, prolific, and an incredible storyteller. She is the kindest person I know. Dave and Jen will do anything for you. Like, when TAKEN BY STORM came out, they drove across Washington State so Dave could take pictures for my trailer. And Jen (whose is a professional video-editor) made the trailer for SING ME TO SLEEP. Jen worked her school contacts for me and helped me set up visits for my launch tour for TAKEN BY STORM--and then they put me up, fed me and drove me around.

Watch this trailer and tell me you're not dying to read BREAKING BEAUTIFUL.

I knew it would be a hit from the first time I read the opening pages. I was so worried, concerned, scared--you name it--for Jen's heroine, Allie. Jen made me care from page one, so I got more and more afraid for Allie. And then angry--even indignant. You must read it and tell me if you felt the same. 

Now, please jump up and down, dance and play "Celebrate, Good Times," from KC and the Sunshine Band really loud. Let's raise a ruckus for BREAKING BEAUTIFUL! 

Here's the contest. 

Step 1) Post Jen's BREAKING BEAUTIFUL trailer or link to it on your blog, FaceBook, Twitter, Goodreads, or where ever you hang out in cyberspace.  Here's the link to copy

and here's the embed code: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> 

Step 2) Tell me about it in a comment below. One entry per person to keep it simple. Fair enough? 

The contest runs from now until midnight (AZ time), May 12th!

Now for the prizes:

The grand prize is a beautiful hardcover of Jen's brand new book, BREAKING BEAUTIFUL (see the countdown widget in the sidebar)

4 runners up will receive BREAKING BEAUTIFUL meets MICHAEL and LEESIE swag packs

1 additional winner will receive a signed, first edition hardcover of TAKEN BY STORM (these are getting scarce!) 

Okay! Ready, set . . . post! 


  1. Angela,
    I added the trailer to my blog review of BREAKING BEAUTIFUL.

    Congrats to Jen.


  2. That is very well done and the book look awesome.

    Anna del C. Dye
    for clean tales of Elfs & Romance

  3. Yay for great books coming out. Looks amazing. I posted it on Facebook, because that's where I hang out most.

  4. Looks like a gripping read.
    Margaret Turley

  5. The book sounds great! I blogged the trailer.

    jsididia at gmail dot com

  6. thanks for the awesome giveaway! I tweeted and can't wait to read 'Breaking Beautiful'

    My twitter handle is @3togetdeadly

  7. Awesome! I didn't know Jennifer is your sister-in-law! :)

    I blogged about it here, Angela:

    precious_shusky at yahoo dot com

    Thank you!

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  9. I love it! The book sounds awesome!
    I post it on Facebook (:


  10. Soooo can't wait. I blogged about it here

  11. I blogged about her launch at and embedded the trailer (which, by the way, is so well done). I also shared the post on FB, Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I'm hoping to get over to her book launch.

  12. I don't know if the contest is for worldwide readers, but I'm going to enter either way :) Here goes an entry from Poland!!/Anette1993/status/192656037923389440

  13. Wow, that seems so misterious and wonderful! I like this kind of plot! The booktrailer is so nice and let me curious and wonder the book!
    Congratulations to Jennifer!! I'll share the contest in Meine Liege (my blog) and the blog's facebook page!


  14. We ordered a copy for our library in our April YA order!! I posted the book trailer on our Facebook page:

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!!

    Teen Librarian @Alhambra Civic Center Library


    I adore it. Very professional, very fitting, and very haunting. Perfect for the book.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. :D

  16. Congrats on the release, Jen! The trailer's gorgeous -- can't wait to read this one myself.

    Tweeted this :)!/lovestephaniexx/status/192753600341098497

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    thestephanieloves AT gmail DOT com

  17. Love it!!!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  18. Great Trailer! link to my blog post:

    bradunwanted at yahoo dot com

  19. Hi Angela, that joy to hear from you again. I just read about this novel and I tell you, I love it!. I am very excited to participate.
    Here you leave the link to my post bilingual: English and Spanish

    Hugs and Kisses

  20. WOW! That is so awesome! I loved the trailer! I just tweeted it!!/mrbookwonder/status/192941799508156416


  21. Thanks for the giveaway! The trailer is amazing, I just posted it on my blog:

    magabygc AT

  22. I knew you'd all love it! YAY!!! I can't wait for you all to read it. Thanks for spreading the word!

    Oh, I didn't say if the contest is international or not. I love my international readers and bloggers, so yes, for sure it is!

    Love you guys!!

  23. This book looks great. I can't wait to get my hands on it.
    I tweeted it:!/erindubrock/status/192988109745553408

    Thanks for sharing!

  24. Jen is doing a fantastic blog tour. Check out this character interview she did with Blake--he's a big reason I fell so in love with this book.

  25. I can not wait to read Breaking Beautiful!!!

    I facebooked it:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!
    doodlesbookblog at gmail dot com

  26. Whoo hoo!!! Can't wait to read this one!

    I posted it on Facebook and tagged you both in there :)


  27. I can't wait to read it!! The trailer is awesome!! Shared on YA Book Addict's facebook page: and Twitter:!/YABookAddict/status/193199260244770816
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!!

  28. Shared on fb. Definitely sounds good! I'm interested thanks!


  29. Tweeted here:!/forestofthedead/status/193440121721335808

    tanjavrljic AT gmail DOT com

  30. Wow, love it! I've been wanting to read this one for a while, it looks so good! Loving the cover too :)!/enterthedrew/status/193762152564269056


  31. I posted this trailer to my Facebook wall - four likes already! :) Don't know if you can see the post, but my page is Stephanie Gam.

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    gams13 (at) gsiscommunity (dot) kr

  32. It's fair!
    Love it (:
    My posts:!/Andii_SaMar/status/198870334143864834
    Congrats to Jennifer!!!!! :D
    And thanks for the giveaway (:

  33. I don't mean to be rude, but when will the winners be announced? This anticipation is killing me :)

  34. Annette! (And everyone who entered the contest!) Thanks for your patience. I'm so sorry to be late with the winners post. I've been working away on a new book. I'm not good at multi-tasking.