I read it and now you can: win THE DUFF!

It’s no secret that my feelings on Kody Keplinger’s The Duff were lukewarm, at best. And since I purchased the novel with my hard-earned cash, I’d like to pass it along to a good home — and a reader who might enjoy it!

My gently read hardcover copy is up for grabs for one winner in the U.S. or Canada by submitting this form. The giveaway is open until 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, Nov. 5, and one randomly-selected winner will then be emailed (and announced in this post) by yours truly. One (+1) additional entry is available per person by spreading the word on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Maximum of two entries total per entrant.

Your submitted information is seen by my eyes only, and I’ll delete the form after the giveaway closes. I’ll have the book on its way to you as soon as I hear back with a mailing address!

EDIT on Nov. 5: Congrats to Natanya, our randomly-selected winner! I’ve emailed you.

Giveaway Pack: Katie Finn’s TOP 8 and WHAT’S YOUR ST@TUS?

It’s giveaway time once more! Courtesy of Point, I have one set of author Katie Finn’s young adult novels to award one lucky winner from the U.S.

About 2008’s Top 8, which has made its way into my overflowing to-be-read stack:

Madison MacDonald is seriously freaking out.

Madison MacDonald
Putnam, CT
Status: Single?

About Me:
Everything in my life was working out. I had my three best friends, a brand-new boyfriend, and the lead in the school play. Aside from that history paper I hadn’t started, things felt perfect. Then I returned from spring break to find my Friendverse profile hacked. Someone clearly out to ruin me had spilled the most damaging secrets — AND posted the worst photos of me ever taken — online. Now my boyfriend and I are broken up, half the school hates me, and I’m in deep trouble.

Get my boyfriend back, figure out who could have done this, and clear my name!
Also, pass history.

And if that isn’t enough, a copy of its newly-released sequel, What’s Your St@tus?, is also up for grabs in the same pack:

Madison MacDonald thinks things are finally working out!

Followers: 300

Status Updates:

mad_mac Nate and I have been together for two months, and it’s wonderful! Life is good!

mad_mac Well, except for the fact that I still might be failing history.

mad_mac And I no longer have a BFF.

mad_mac But aside from those things!

mad_mac Okay. So, um, apparently I’ve just been put in charge of the school’s priceless heirloom.

mad_mac And the assistant headmaster has a vendetta against me.

mad_mac And it seems I’m being blackmailed.

mad_mac Gathering together a crew. I’m going to try and pull off a heist. Without getting caught. Or expelled. Or arrested.

mad_mac Also, I think I may have just accidentally wrecked my relationship. . . .

Madison MacDonald is trying not to panic.

Even though I’m no longer so concerned about BFFs (or am I?), the series sounds light, fun and entertaining. Lord knows I spend enough time online to relate to the exploits of an avid Facebooker/Twitterer.

Ready to read with me — or know someone who would enjoy the series? Click the form link below (and here), enter the relevant information — and submit! Contest is open to U.S. residents only (sorry!) from Monday, Aug. 16 to Friday, Aug. 20 at 12 p.m. (noon). Comments are closed as they will not be accepted as a form of entry. Winner will be notified by email and posted here on write meg! no later than Aug. 21. Good luck!

Enter contest by submitting form here!

Author Katie Finn lives and writes in Los Angeles. Friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @katiefinnwrites and visit her online at www.katiefinn.com. You can check out chapter 2 of What’s Your St@tus? here, too.

GIVEAWAY — Stephanie Snowe’s hilarious ‘Meeting Mr. Wrong’

meeting_mr_wrong In honor of the start of a brand new week, I’m happy to announce my next giveaway — for Stephanie Snowe’s hilarious memoir Meeting Mr. Wrong: The Romantic Misadventures Of A Southern Belle (see my 4-star review and check out Stephanie’s blog).

From the back cover:

‘Don’t email me if you want a supermodel. I’m twenty-two, divorced, and I have twins. I’m also overweight, unattractive, and have no education to speak of. I’m pretty much not going to bring anything to the table except the fact that I’m pretty nice and won’t ask you to pay my bills. Here’s my email address. Don’t email if you’re full of it.’

With this ad, Stephanie Snowe relaunches herself into the world of dating. In this real-life account, she discovers that the search for Mr. Right can include a lot of wrong turns. With light-hearted sass, Stephanie introduces us to each Tom, Dick, and Denny, and their neuroses, pets, mullets, lies, and puking.

A girl can get discouraged having to deal with dive-bombing birds, first-date proposals, and eavesdropping mothers. Is there a knight in shining armor out there with a higher IQ than his horse? Stephanie hopes so. 


Want to enter?

I really loved this book, and I’ll be happy to pass it on now to one lucky winner! And, you know, I’ll probably include some other goodies in there, too. For one entry, just leave a comment on this post. Make sure to include your e-mail address. That earns you one entry.

An optional bonus question? Tell me your craziest relationship story — good or bad. I have some good ones, but to protect my “innocent” ex-boyfriends who may or may not be prowling around here, I’ll refrain (for now — but you’ve been warned!).  

And, of course, for one additional entry, blog / Twitter / e-mail / etc. about this contest, and then let me know that you did so by either including me in the post or leaving a separate comment here with the address to your post. One entry per mode of communication!

Contest open to U.S. residents and ends at noon on Friday, March 27. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and e-mailed shortly after.

Good luck!