Sunday, January 1, 2012

Book Giveaway: ARTICLE 5 and TEMPEST

Hi All,

As promised, I'm holding my very first book giveway (somebody hold me, please; oh the terror of contests). Just kidding. Both are Advanced Readers Copies. See below for descriptions.

To keep things simple, all you have to do to enter is mention this contest somewhere on the internet (twitter, facebook, blog, you know the drill) and then leave a comment on this post. You don't have to follow me anywhere, but you'll get extra entries if you do or if you already are. Just note in the comments. They'll be two winners, one for each book. Contest is open until midnight January 7th. I'll announce winners here and on twitter. Good luck!

ARTICLE 5 by Kristen Simmons, release date 1/31/2012

From Goodreads:
New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.
My thoughts: Somewhere between dystopian and post-apocalyptic, ARTICLE 5 is completely unique. This world is easily recognizable as our world, which makes it all the scarier and moving. Great, fast read.

TEMPEST by Julie Cross, release date 1/17/2012

From Goodreads:
The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.
My thoughts: This is a fast-paced, emotional read with a male protag easy to adore. Oh, and watch out for the wickedly awesome, heart-breaking ending.


  1. Yay! I so, SO want to read Article 5. Tempest was amazing, of course, but I just gave away my ARC so I'd rather aim for the other book here lol.

    I tweeted! And obviously I follow you =P

  2. Ooooh, I'm in! I follow you and I'll be tweeting momentarily!

  3. Both sound great. I'm in dire need of a new book to read.

  4. GFC follower (Kara DiDomizio) & like on fb ^^
    Glad that I found this blog on twitter!

    Tempest sounds amazing!

  5. ohh... both of these have been on my TBR for a while (especially Article 5)

    I pimped your post on my book blogs FB page

    Oh, and good luck with your upcoming book. (I really hope Aisha is your publicist cause I'd love to grab an ARC of it...) Either way... I'm sure I will be reading it. Cheers!

  6. Tweeted this! And posted on facebook.!/lwreyes/status!/lwreyes/status/154048638010654721

    Laurisa Reyes, author of The Rock of Ivanore (Tanglewood Press, May 2012)

    laurisawhitereyes at yahoo dot com

  7. Yay! I retweeted you and I'm following you here and on twitter. They both sound so great!

    lchardesty at yahoo dot com

  8. Ooh, these look fantastic! I followed the blog and twitter, and I tweeted about the giveaway here:!/ashleymaker/status/155352925462474752


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