Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Okay, people, this is it! We are only a couple of weeks away from Courtney Summer's official release date for This is Not a Test! (June 19th for those of you not keeping track *smack smack* shame on you!)

Anyone who really knows me knows I totally fangirl over CS. Well, not her per se ('cause that would be like stalkerish, right?), but over her awesome books. Oh, and I love the fact that she's a gamer. And that she likes zombies. And that she sometimes has a dark/funny sense of humor that I can relate to. Okay, so I might be slightly stalkerish, but I swear I don't sneak into her window and watch her sleep ('cause she's like in Canada and that would require me showing my hideous passport photo and going through customs and that wouldn't be pretty 'cause I pack some weird ass stuff when I travel--ALL LEGAL, I SWEAR!) But really. She's crazy cool and has a great online presence. (I tweeted my idea to her one day that we should invent a treadmill that's set up with a virtual surround screen with zombies chasing you. She thought it was a great idea :D)

Anywhoo, lets keep this short. Here's the deal. In celebration of the release of her latest novel, I'm giving away all three of her previously published books. Yep. You heard saw it here. No need to clean that wax out of your ears gunk out of your eyes. I'M GIVING AWAY ALL THREE OF HER PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED BOOKS!!!!

I actually bought these books to give away. I bought one copy of each for myself and additional copies, which I have been saving for when her next book was coming out. 'Cause I is cool like dat. :D But srsly, it's because I love her stories and her writing style so much and want to share the love with others who have not had an opportunity to read these books or wanted to own them but just haven't had the money to purchase them but would love to have them sitting on their book shelf because they're COURTNEY FREAKING SUMMERS' BOOKS!!! 

I'm going to make this contest easy. All you have to do is leave me a message in my comment section and then tweet this contest or blog about it or tell a friend about it. I'm not going to make you join my blog or my twitter account (though if you want to you're more than welcome to do so). I'm not even going to stalk you to see if you have tweeted or blogged about it. I'm going on good faith here, people. I'm going to trust you, my fellow human being, to do the honorable thing and help me spread the word about this contest. And don't be greedy now. I know how this works. You think, if I don't tell anyone less people will enter to win and I'll have a better chance of winning. *insert evil smiling emoticon* Uh, huh. Yup. Been there, done that, thought it. You are all my Obi Wan Kenobis.  I need your help!   

Don't forget to leave your email or a link to your blog or twitter  or some way I can contact you if you should be the winner. You have until Friday, June 14th at midnight to enter and I'm going to pick a winner using Unfortunately, I'm pretty broke at the moment so I will only be able to open this contest to people in Canada and the United States. Sorry :-(  

Good luck!!!


  1. I keep hearing about Cracked Up to Be and wondering why I haven't read any of Courtney Summers' books yet. Sign me up!

    yael_itamar (at) live (dot) com

  2. oh dang! I'm a Canuck- but I understand. This is a great contest Mel- so generous of you!

  3. Kate, consider yourself entered. I HAD to add Canada because umm...duh, that's where Courtney's from :D

  4. What a generous giveaway! I read This Is Not A Test, and I'm super excited to read her previous titles! I'm a new follower of your blog, so I'm super excited about that too!
    (apparenly I'm super excited about a lot of things!)


  5. ohmygoodness! i don't twitter, can i facebook it?

    -sincerely incredibly behind the times gal

  6. Her writing is truly awesome. Read Some Girls Are recently and it was GREEEAAT! It would be wonderful to own all three! Thank you for the giveaway :)

    greenc70 at gmail dot com

  7. @ Liz, Gah! You've read the one book I have not and I cannot wait until release date! I've tried to win on various blogs, but alas, it was not meant to be. But 'tis all good. I will be purchasing my copy on 6/19 and supporting my favorite YA author!

    @Vic, OF COURSE! I'm still pretty lame and inept with the whole FB thing. Having this blog and finally joining Twitter were HUGE accomplishments for me! Thanks for spreading the word!

  8. @Isa, funny enough, SGA was the first one I read, too and I was HOOKED. Then I read Fall for Anything and FINALLY Craked up to Be and they are all equally awesome in their own way. I really loved the voice in CUTB. It was very dark. Very me and what me likes ;-)

  9. My witty comment just disappeared. oh well...super great contest!

  10. Thanks for the contest! I told someone about it. :)

    travisp1026 at yahoo dot com

  11. Love this contest! Thanks for doing it and celebrated Courtney Summers! I even tweeted for ya!

    hddougherty at att dot net

  12. @Janine, dang it! I want to know what you said!

    @Travis, thanks!

    @Heather, thanks sweets!

  13. Oh, so excited to enter this contest! I have been wanting to read all three of these!! Tweeting in 5...4...3...2...

  14. Thanks, Erin for joining the fun! I cannot believe you have not read any of them!!!!

  15. I've only read SGA, and I'd love to read all her other books! Also excited about THIS IS NOT A TEST! Awesome contest, Mel!!

    Oh, and I tweeted ;)

  16. Thanks, Rachel!!!!! <3 <3 <3

  17. Yay! I *need* these books so desperately! Thank you so much for the amazingly awesome giveaway :)

    I tweeted!


  18. Awesome contest!! I haven't read Courtney Summers yet, but I keep meaning to!!

    thriftshopgrrl AT hotmail DOT com

  19. I love Courtney Summers! *Feels bad for not having reviews up yet*
    I cannot wait to read This is Not a Test!
    I will be tweeting in a minute, lol. My computer is too slow to handle two tabs at one time. :)

  20. Wow!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!! I have never read any of Courtney's books and would love to get to know her work!! I am also waiting on the release of "This is Not a Test" I've read lots of good reviews!!



  21. Thanks guys for joining the contest! I wish I bought more copies to give away :( But if you don't win PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE be sure to pick up a copy or borrow from the library or something. She is an amazing writer and I really think anyone who loves contemp with quality writing, a strong, unique voice, and likes things on the slightly morbid/dark side will fall in love with her work!

  22. Thank you so much for this contest. I'm a huge Courtney Summers fan myself, and I can't wait to read This Is Not a Test.

    Anyway, I'd love to enter.

    I tweeted here:

  23. I love Courtney Summers and the fact that she wrote a zombie book makes me extremely happy. I can't wait to read it! It sounds phenomenal!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!


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