Fierce Reads Giveaway! Prizes from Authors Leigh Bardugo, Marissa Meyer, Anna Banks, Ann Aguirre and Josephine Angelini!

It’s San Diego Comic Con weekend and while I know there a ton of you who are making your way there and having a blast, viagra there’s also a HUGE amount of you that are unable to be there. (Personally, sildenafil I choose NOT to go haha). But I have just the thing to make it a bit better…

ITS GIVEAWAY TIME!

Oh yes, cheapest time to get excited.

Now that I’ve mostly caught up on sending out actual giveaway prizes, I’m ready to jump back in the saddle and start holding giveaways again. I got behind a bit on them, but I scored some seriously awesome stuff at the Fierce Reads Blockbuster event at Barnes and Noble just a couple days ago and I’m ready for an epic giveaway!

Want to see the prize?

Oh, I know you do!

Check it out!

The Prize

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This Fierce Reads Prize Pack Includes:

-One Advanced Reader’s Copy of Josephine Angelini’s Trial by Fire (not signed). This book does not release until September and it is AMAZING.

-One Signed Copy of Cinder by Marissa Meyer

-One Signed Copy of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

-One Sneak Peek Of Poseidon Booklet signed by author Anna Banks

-One Bookmark signed by Ann Aguirre

-3 Bookmarks (Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Marissa Meyer), Unsigned

-6 buttons from The Grisha Trilogy, The Syrena Legacy and The Lunar Chronicles

Pretty epic right?

The Rules (yes, there has to be rules!)

The contest will run from today, July 25th to August 5th!

The winner will be contacted within 24 hours of contest end. If winner(s) do not respond within a 24 hour period of contact, their prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen.

Come back every day to share on Twitter and Instagram to earn more entries!

If you check off an option on the rafflecopter, please make sure that you have fulfilled that option. Please be honest! I double check every winning entry and if you are dishonest, you will not win the prize!

This giveaway is in NO way endorsed by any authors, their publishers or any other affiliates.

What A Nerd Girl Says is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged prizes. It HAS happened before, but only once!

How to Enter:

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It’s as simple as that! Don’t forget to share and post this for all your friend’s to see, and good luck!

October 2013 Book Events

Check out these October events! If there are events missing that you’d like to share, illness please do so I can add them to this list!

 

October 1st:

Ann Arbor, viagra 100mg MI: Shannon Messenger at Ann Arbor District Library, about it Downtown Branch at 7 pm

El Cerrito, CA: DJ MacHale at Barnes and Noble at 6 pm

Exton, PA: Simon Elkeles at Barnes and Noble at 7 pm

Los Angeles, CA: Kami Garcia at Barnes and Noble The Grove at 7 pm

Menlo Park, CA: Fierce Reads feat. S.A. Bodeen, Alexandra Coutts, Leila Sales, and special guest Marissa Meyer at Kepler’s Books at 7 pm

Naperville, IL: Brandon Sanderson at Anderson’s at 7 pm

Salt Lake City, UT: Cinda Williams Chima at The King’s English Bookshop

Santa Monica, CA: Anthony Horowitz at Barnes and Noble at 7 pm

October 2nd:

Cincinnati, OH: Brandon Sanderson at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at 7 pm

Hurst, TX: Simon Elkeles at Barnes and Noble at 7 pm

Naperville, IL: Joelle Charbonneau at Anderson’s Bookshop at 7 pm 

Provo, UT: Cinda Williams Chima at Provo Public Library at 7 pm

October 3rd:

Arlington, VA: Diana Peterfreund at Arlington Central Library at 7 pm

Beavercreek, OH: Brandon Sanderson at Books and Co. at 7 pm

Houston, TX: Simon Elkeles at Blue Willow Bookshop at 7 pm

Redondo Beach, CA: Cinda Williams Chima at Mysterious Galaxy at 7 pm

Santa Rosa, CA: Kami Garcia, Marie Lu, Ransom Riggs, Tahereh Mafi and Josephine Angelini at Copperfield’s Books

October 4th:

Alpharetta, GA: Simone Elkeles at Barnes and Noble at 7 pm

Menlo Park, CA: Kami Garcia, Ransom Riggs, Tahereh Mafi and Marie Lu at Kepler’s Books at 7 pm

Milwaukee, WI: Brandon Sanderson at Boswell Book Company at 7 pm

Wichita, KS: Shannon Messenger at Watermark Books and Cafe at 7 pm

October 5th:

Coral Gables, FL: Simone Elkeles at Books and Books at 7 pm

Naperville, IL: Lauren Myracle at Anderson’s Bookshop at 2 pm

Portland, OR: Cinda Williams Chima, Stephanie Perkins, Gayle Forman and more at Wordstock at Oregon Convention Center. See website for more info.

Ventura, CA: Kate DiCamillo at Barnes and Noble at 1 pm

Lake Forest, IL: Brandon Sanderson at Lake Forest Book Store at 2 pm

October 6th:

Naperville, IL: Simone Elkeles at Anderson’s Bookshop at 1 pm

October 7th:

Happy Valley, OR: Brandon Sanderson at Fred Meyer: Johnson Creek at 6 pm

Laurelwood, Memphis, TN: Kami Garcia, Kimberly Derting and Victoria Schwab at Booksellers at 6 pm

Seattle, WA: Cinda Williams Chima at Third Place Books at 7 pm

October 8th:

Beaverton, OR: Brandon Sanderson at Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing at 7 pm

Bellingham, WA: Cinda Williams Chima at Village Books at 7 pm

Berkeley, CA: Tamara Ireland Stone and Gayle Forman at Books, Inc at 7 pm

Edina, MN: Simone Elkeles at Barnes and Noble at 7 pm

Oxford, MS: Kami Garcia and Holly Black at Square Books Jr at 4 pm

Salt Lake City, UT: James Dashner at The King’s English at 6 pm

October 9th:

Forest Park, WA: Lish McBride, Brent Hartinger, Malinda Lo and Gennifer Albin at Third Place Books at 7 pm

Highlands Ranch, CO: James Dashner at Tattered Cover Bookstore at 7 pm

Los Angeles, CA: Brandon Sanderson at Barnes and Noble The Grove at 7 pm

Minneapolis, MN: Cinda Williams Chima at The Red Balloon Bookstore at 6:30 pm

St. Paul, MN: Shannon Messenger at Addendum Books at 7 pm

October 10th:

Boulder, CO: James Dashner at Boulder Bookstore at 6:30 pm

Oak Creek, WI: Shannon Messenger at Oak Creek Public Library at 6:30 pm

October 11th:

Menlo Park, CA: Simone Elkeles at Kepler’s Books at 7 pm

Mountain View, CA: Brandon Sanderson at Books, Inc: Mountain View at 7 pm

Roseville, MN: James Dashner at Roseville Public Library at 7 pm

October 12th:

Cincinnati, OH: Cinda Williams Chima at Books by the Banks at 10 am

El Cerrito, CA: Brandon Sanderson at Barnes and Noble at 5 pm

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Teen Book Fest at Los Angeles Downtown Central Library at 11 am

Menlo Park, CA: Suzanne Lazear at Kepler’s Books at 6:30 pm

Minneapolis, MN: James Dashner at Wild Rumpus at 1 pm

New York, NY: New York Comic Con: check website for more details

St. Cloud, MN: James Dashner at Barnes and Noble at 7 pm

October 13th:

New York, NY: Kami Garcia, Lauren Oliver and Tonya Hurley at Books of Wonder at 6pm

October 14th:

Beaverton, OR: Simone Elkeles at Powell’s Books at 7 pm

Brookfield, WI: Kami Garcia, Cinda Williams Chima, Rachel Caine, and Margaret Stohl at Barnes and Noble at 6:30 pm

Houston, TX: Rick Riordan at Blue Willow Bookshop at 5 pm

Seattle, WA: Brandon Sanderson at University Bookstore at 7 pm

October 15th:

Fort Lewis, WA: Brandon Sanderson at Fort Lewis AAFES at 4 pm

Hudson, OH: Cinda Williams Chima at The Learned Owl Bookshop at 6 pm

Naperville, IL: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl and Rachel Caine at Anderson’s Bookshop at 7 pm

New York, NY: Kate Brian, Alexandra Bracken, Cristin Terrill, Tamara Ireland Stone, and Neal Shusterman at Books of Wonder at 6 pm

Omaha, NE: Lisa McMann at Omaha Public Library: Benson Branch at 6:30 pm

Salt Lake City, UT: Shannon Hale at The King’s English Bookshop at 7 pm

October 16th:

San Diego, CA: Brandon Sanderson at Mysterious Galaxy at 7 pm

October 17th:

No Events

October 18th:

St. Peters, MO: Simone Elkeles at St. Charles City-County Library: Spencer Road Branch at 7 pm

October 19th:

Carlisle, PA: Celebrate the Book Event: check website for authors and panel times

St. Louis, MO: Less than Three Anti-Bullying Conference (check website for authors and panel times)

West Jordan, UT: Brandon Sanderson at Barnes and Noble at 6 pm

October 20th:

San Francisco, CA: Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan at Books, Inc at 7 pm

Staten Island, NY: Kate DiCamillo at Barnes and Noble at 11 am

October 21st:

Denver, CO: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cora Carmack, Sophie Jordan, and Lisa Desrochers at Tattered Cover Bookstore

Highlands Ranch, CO: Cora Cormack and J. Lynn at Tattered Cover Bookstore at 7:30 pm

Naperville, IL: James Dashner at Anderson’s at 7 pm

October 22nd:

Pembroke Pines, FL: Lauren Kate at Barnes and Noble at 7 pm

Skokie, IL: James Dashner at Barnes and Noble at 7 pm

St. Louis, MO: Shannon Messenger at St. Louis Public Library-Central Branch at 7 pm

October 23rd:

Dallas, TX: Veronica Roth at Barnes and Noble at 7 pm

Lansing, MI: James Dashner at Schuler Books Inc at 6 pm

Omaha, NE: Stephanie Perkins, Gayle Forman, and Rainbow Rowell at Omaha Public Library at 7 pm

Tucson, AZ: Lisa McMann at Mostly Books at 4:30 pm

October 24th:

Ann Arbor, MI: James Dashner at Nicola’s Books at 6:30 pm

Highlands Ranch, CO: Gayle Forman at Tattered Cover Bookstore at 7 pm

Metairie, LA: Lauren Kate at Barnes and Noble at 7 pm

San Diego, CA: Shannon Messenger at Mysterious Galaxy at 7 pm

October 25th:

Brentwood, TN: James Dashner at Barnes and Noble at 6:30 pm

October 26th:

Jackson, MS: Lauren Kate at Lemuria Books at 4 pm

Nashville, TN: James Dashner at Parnassus Books at 2 pm

Tempe, AZ: Lisa McMann at Changing Hands Book Signing

October 27th:

Fairless Hills, PA: Lauren Kate at Barnes and Noble at 4 pm

Knoxville, TN: James Dashner at Books-A-Million at 2 pm

October 28th:

No Events-Please Leave a Comment if You know of One!

October 29th:

New York, NY: Emmy Laybourne at Books of Wonder

San Diego, CA: Fierce Reads Tour feat. Ann Aguirre and Gennifer Albin with special guests Jessica Brody and Leigh Bardugo at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore at 7 pm

Skokie, IL: Lauren Kate at Barnes and Noble at 7 pm

October 30th:

Albuquerque, NM: Fierce Reads Tour feat.  Ann Aguirre and Gennifer Albin with special guests Jessica Brody and Leigh Bardugo at Alamosa Books at 4 pm

October 31st:

No Known Events

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YA For NJ: Authors Stepping Up to Help Out

If it weren’t enough that reading is so much fun and teaches me and makes me happy and so on and so forth, sildenafil it gives back.

There are a billion authors out there that give back. J.K. Rowling fell on the list of Forbes richest because of the amazing amount of money that she spends on charities. Meg Cabot donates all proceeds from her book Ransom my Heart (written as her fictional character Mia Thermopolis) to Greenpeace. John Green has openly donated to plenty of projects. Authors are fantastic.

And here’s just one more reason to remember how amazing authors are.

It’s called YA For NJ.

And its simple: its a bunch of young adult authors (mostly those east coast ones) teaming up together to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. Many of the authors doing this live on the east coast and experienced Hurricane Sandy personally and want to give back to their own backyards.

So there is an ebay page set up (click it right here)

You can bid on several different things in order to raise money for the relief fund: autographed books, visit this autographed arcs (books that aren’t published yet), autographed collection of books, school visits, panel events, manuscript and query letter critiques, dedications in future books, your name in future books, and so on.

And there are a TON of authors doing it. Libba Bray (a signed copy of the Diviners and autographed copies of her Gemma Doyle trilogy). Jen Calonita. Sarah Dessen. Jerry Spinelli. James Patterson. Elizabeth Scott. Melissa da la Cruz. Holly Black. Carol Snow. Kieran Scott. Lauren Oliver.

The list goes on and on and on. A ton of really great authors.

So its amazing opportunity. You can have a chance to own an autographed copy of an author you love or you could get to have a skype chat with them, or have your writing critiqued.

And all of the money earned goes to help people in need. Its wonderful.

So go out there and bid on stuff. I have my eye out on that Gemma Doyle trilogy…I worship Libba Bray…and help out, you know? Our biggest weapon is our brain…and some of the best weapons in the world are books (thank you, doctor who) and lets use them, in any way we can to help out.

I urge you to check out the ebay page and make some bids, or check out their faecbook page for more information.

And may I say…young adult literature, just another reason it rocks :)

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