Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Best I've Read 2010 Day 9

It's Day 9 of Best I've Read 2010! Can you believe all the fabulous authors who've worked with us on this event? So far it's been amazing and I'm so glad I was able to participate! Now we've reached the end of the road, but there are still chances to win- don't forget to head over the Best I've Read 2010 homepage to enter to win an amazing grand prize. Oh, and international followers- theres a great international grand prize package as well! So go check it out. I also want to say thank you to all of you- both old follwers and new, for making this event really special. It has been a blast!

Today I've featuring some great authors, Elizabeth Scott Brenna Yovanoff, Alyson Noel and Jonathan Maberry, so let's get to it!

The Unwritten Rule
By: Elizabeth Scott
Published by: Simon Pulse
Elizabeth Scott's Website: www.Elizabethwrites.com

Book Summary (from goodreads.com):
He's looking at me like—well, like he wants to look at me.
Like he likes what hes sees, and he's smiling and hiw eyes are so blue, even in the faint flow of the porch light they shine, and I nod dumbly, blindly, and then grope for the door handle, telling myself to look away and yet not able to do it.
"Sara," he says, softly, almost hesitantly, and my heart slam-bangs, beating hard, and this is what it's like to want someone you can't have. To want someone you shouldn't even be looking at.

EXTRA!! I also have a guest post to share with everyone from Elizabeth Scott (Whose books I absolutely adore- especially The Unwritten Rule). Here's what she has to say about what the best part of being an author is and how it has impacted her life for the better.

The best thing about being an author, aside from the writing, is hearing from people! I'm always so amazed and flattered when someone takes the time to tell me they've read and liked something I wrote. It like--it's like getting a dose of sunshine!

Writing has made my life so much better, and being an author--it's made it better, but crazier! I tried to learn as much about publishing as I could before my first book came out, but I still learn new things every day.

Really, I wake up every day wanting to pinch myself because if you'd told me when I was 10 or 18 or even when I was 26 that I'd actually want to write, I'd have laughed. And then, after age 27, if you'd told me I would one day be published, I'd have laughed even harder!

I'm really lucky, and I know it--and I'm so grateful to everyone who has been so supportive of me and my work. It just--it's one of those things that makes you go WOW, you know?


The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: September 21, 2010

Book Summary (from Penguin): Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement—left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world.

Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.
Edward Scissorhands meets The Catcher in the Rye in this wildly imaginative and frighteningly beautiful horror novel about an unusual boy and his search for a place to belong.


Dark Flame
By Alyson Noel
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Released June 22, 2010

At the start of this mesmerizing new installment of the Immortals series, Ever is helping her friend Haven transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and carelessly putting them all at risk, their friendship becomes more and more strained. At the same time, Ever delves deeper into magick in order to get control over her enemy Roman and free Damen from his power. But when the spell she casts on Roman backfires, she’s bound to her deadliest enemy. Frantic to reverse the spell the moment the moon enters a new phase, she finds her efforts are fruitless—there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, one that propels her toward Roman. Desperate to break free of this terrible curse before Damen or the twins can discover what she’s done, she turns to Jude and delves deeper and deeper
into dark magick, ultimately risking everything she knows and loves—including Damen.


Rot & Ruin
By Jonathan Maberry
Published by Simon & Schuster
Released: October 5, 2010

In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.


Now for the giveaway- as always, simply fill out the form below to enter. This is a US only contest and will run from today until midnight on December 15th!

• 1 copy of The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
• 1 copy of The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
• 1 copy of Dark Flame by Alyson Noel
• 1 copy of Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry


  1. JUST WOW! What a great give away! THANK YOU!

  2. Thanks!


  3. I'm so sad its the last day!! Its been great fun!! Thanks for your giveaway!!

  4. Awesome giveaway, and thank you so much for all your Best I've Read giveaways!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway!

    It's really sweet that she loves hearing from her readers. :)

  6. It's real Elizabeth and I'm so happy it is =) I love your books and I hope you continue to love writing.

    Thanks for this incredible giveaway Kate!!

  7. Amazing giveaway! Thank you so much!

  8. Thanks for the chance to read this!

  9. Wow awesome picks! Thanks for the chance win!