Hot Summer Nights Giveaway. Check out Four Foxes, One Hound every day for chances to enter for a grand prize worth over $150! It includes autographed books, a $75.00 gift card and so much more!
Guidelines: Contest runs from Monday June 20th to 10pm (Pacific time) Friday June 24th 2011. It’s restricted to US residents. The winner will be announced on Saturday June 25th, so be sure to check back to see if you’re the winner!
Having spent my entire youth and a good chunk of my adult life in some part of theSunshineState, I have a certain fondness for summer nights. Sure, it’s hot and humid and your make up practically slides off your face, to say nothing of that frizzy mop on top of your head–no thanks t o humidity, but I LOVE my summer nights. Heck, I love summer. Being a native Floridian, to me summer means sand in my toes, the smell of sea air, shirtless hot guys playing beach volleyball or tossing a Frisbee, the abundance of outdoor music festivals, afternoon thunderstorms, no school or homework, blockbuster movies and a good book.
I remember the summer of 2005 when Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince came out. I was late to Harry and that was my first midnight book party. I stayed up the entire night reading it. Two years later when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out, we were days away from moving from Florida to Texas and I read it in between packing and doing last minute errands. (Don’t get me started on how my husband interrupted me no less than FIVE times on page 743. Go ahead, look it up. I could have avada kedavra’d him!) And while I was late to Twilight as well, I recall the summer release of Breaking Dawn. I didn’t go to the midnight party for Suzanne Collins’s Mockingjay, the final story in The Hunger Games trilogy, but I got my copy on release day.
One book I’m really excited to read this summer is the third book of Simone Elkeles’s Perfect Chemistry series, Chain Reaction. It doesn’t release until August, but I loved the first two novels. Perfect Chemistry won last year’s Rita award for Best Young Adult Novel and its sequel, Rules of Attraction is nominated for it this year. So naturally my expectations for Chain Reaction are high, but I have faith that it will be awesome. Plus I got to meet Simone last year at RWA and she’s super cool. (Gosh, I hope I don’t come across as too fangirl-y to where I’m banished from the cool kids’ table.)
Anyhow, what about you? What book are you excited to read this summer? Leave a comment below for an entry into the Four Foxes, One Hound summer giveaway. Come back each day for more chances.