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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT4TPxhZ0Rw

and here's the embed code: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AT4TPxhZ0Rw" 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!