Time For A Contest! For Darkness Shows The Stars ARC Giveaway!

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): A New Name... A New Life by John Williams [Memoirs of Geisha soundtrack].

So I promised you a contest, and boy will I deliver.

I have for you today, for your clamoring pleasure , a copy of FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS by Diana Peterfreund. And let me tell you, it was good. The kind of good where I stayed up until 3:00 in the morning to finish because if my family interrupted me one more time I was going to rip someone's head off. And that would have been messy. And I would have felt bad later. Probably. Yeah, that kind of good.

It hit every point of deliciousness that I've been craving in a book for the last little while. For those of you who don't know it is post-(post?)-apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion. So you already know there is going to be emotional turmoil! misunderstandings! sexual tension stretched to its breaking point! And of course a squee/swoon-worthy happy ending. After your heart has been crushed and wrung out through one of the old-fashioned laundry wringers, of course. There were parts in the book I was mentally screaming at the characters. I was inventing conversations everywhere of what they should be saying to each other because it was obvious they liked each other so why don't they just spit it out already? That doesn't happen very often and nothing I can remember to that degree. Guilty pleasure or not, this was exactly the book I needed right now.

And can I say this, and again very slowly? STAND-ALONE FANTASY. You have not IDEA how much I've needed one of these. No waiting for the next books, no agonizing cliff-hanger. I'll buy the book right there from those two words alone, thank-you-very-much. And as much as I hate to part with it (there may be claw marks in the ARC, I apologize), it can now be yours. Because this book deserves to get as much hype and attention before its release on June 12, 2012.*

I'm making this one simple. Just be a follower and leave a comment with your email below! That's it.

US only (I'm sorry my amazing international followers. I promise an international contest is coming!)

Ends 2/11/12 11:59 EST

*It's not required of course, but it would be wonderful if after you are done that you pass it on to someone else. You know, that whole karma thing. :)


Life As Wife said...

You had me at "stand alone!" Yay for getting all of the story at once!

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Heather Zundel said...

I know, right?! I love my trilogies something fierce, but there are so few stand-alone, self-contained fantasies for YA out there now (or in adult, come to think of it...) that is was an ABSOLUTE breath of fresh air.

And thank you for leaving your email! I need to go back in and edit it so I can contact the winners, haha.

(and boy! You were fast! Fastest fingers on the net) :)

Truly Bookish said...

Thanks for the giveaway, this is on my must read list for 2012!
GFC: truly bookish

Alysa Stewart said...

i haven't read any Diana Peterfreund yet. Sounds intriguing!

Kim said...

Ohmygosh! I love Diana's unicorn books and I've wanted this book when it was just a whisper. Thanks for giving it away!



Erinberry said...

I'm really looking forward to this one. It sounds so good. Thanks for the giveaway!

erinberry12 at gmail dot com

Cajun Cutie said...

Woo hoo a stand alone!
My email is butterflyanla6318@gmail.com

ephrielle said...

Who wouldn't want to read this book after your props. I love the cover but wasn't in love with a past book I read by this author. As such this book while pretty hasn't made the cut. Well, that is until I read this. I am wondering if I don't win how else I can finagle a copy for myself. Hmm, must ponder this in great depth. . .
Hope, Love, and Happy Endings

Drina said...

That sounds like exactly the kind of book I need right now. Thanks so much for the giveaway!


Jaime said...

Omg I want this one sooooo bad! I love Persuasion and was totally excited to hear about the modern retelling of the story! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :D

-Two Chicks On Books

Editor Cassandra said...

OMG, I will do ANYTHING for this book! SOOOOOO want!!!!!! Please please please please please!!!

I'm a new follower (hello!) and my email is irrelevantheart ATgmailDOTcom



Lauren Goff said...

Awesome giveaway! :D I'm a new follower <3


donnas said...

You definitely have me interested. Must check it out!

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LifeOffTheRails said...

OMG now I want the book, how do you expect me to wait till June?!Anyway thanks for having the giveaway!

nodizzies said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I'm so excited for this book b/c it's a Jane Austen retelling! A post-apocalyptic retelling! I love that! I really can't wait for the book to come out!

GFC: nodizzies
jadedlittlegirlx AT gmail DOT com

Meg said...

Ooo a stand-alone, and it sounds incredibly intriguing!...I need a good stand-alone now that I'm caught on so many cliffhangers (Beth Revis' series to name one of them!)

Thanks for the contest!

meghan dot herrod at gmail dot com

P.S. Have you read "The Scorpio Races" yet? It's a stand-alone!

It is by far Maggie Stiefvater's best novel yet...and the audio version is quite swoon-worthy as well! (I think I'm on my third re-read along with listening to the audio book on the way to and from work!) :)

Kimberly said...

It sounds good! Thanks for being awesome!

Marg @ Clockwork Reverie said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.


Charlotte said...

Oh, this one looks so good! I've been following you for ages and ages, of course, but on google reader, but I'll become a Real Follower for this one!


Christa said...

I'm so excited about this book!
Thanks for the giveaway!
ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

Overlook Building said...

I would love tjhis book!! THe cover is gorgeous and I am sure the words inside match!

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Suey said...

I would love a chance at this one please! Yes!

jenstusue AT yahoo DOT com

Pica said...

I'm so excited to read For Darkness Shadows the Stars! Thank you so much for this giveaway!

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Christina Reads YA said...

I've wanted to read this one for so long! Thanks for the opportunity.


Emily said...

I can't wait to read this! Major Persuasion fan right here and I am so tired of trilogies. Thanks for a great giveaway!

emilyroundy (at) gmail (dot) com

Valia Lind said...

Cant wait to read this! Thanks!


LadyDamonayde said...

Sounds really awesome! Love a good fantasy and stand alone is definetly welcome.

Connie Onnie said...

I follow Diana's blog and have been so excited to read this book!


Cecelia said...

SO very excited for this one! Thanks for offering the giveaway!


AmyG@YA-Sisterhood said...

I CANNOT wait to read this one! I love love love Persuasion and I love Diana! What could be better than putting them together!?! Thanks for the giveaway!


Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

This book sounds amazing!! Thank you for the giveaway!!


Frea said...

Definitely been looking forward to this one since I heard she was writing it! It's so awesome that you're passing on your copy like that, claw marks and all. :)


Allison said...
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Allison said...

I've been looking forward to this book for a LONG time. Might as well throw my name into the mix! Thanks for your brief review, I'm all amped up now.


Bookyurt said...

A SCI-FI PERSUASION?!? X-mas came early this year!

Thanks for the giveaway!


Erin Clarkson said...

Sounds so good!


Andie Z said...

Oh man, I would SELL MY SOUL for this book. It has been at the very tippy top of my wishlist ever since I first heard about it. I'm sooooo glad you loved it and thank you so much for the giveaway!!

I'm a new follower! :)
From A to Z

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HayleyAG said...

Holy amazing balls this is awesome! Thank you so much for this giveaway- i'm dying to read this book! :)

New follower!


Bookish in a Box said...

This sounds great! And I'm excited that it's a stand-alone. Sometimes I get tired of slogging through 3 books to get my (hopefully) happy ending.

whatinabox at gmail dot com

Beth said...

I'm dying to read this one. I love everything Diana does but I would've picked this one up even if she didn't write it!

Beth said...

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Jessy said...

Awesome! Thanks for the chance to win this.

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Andrea said...

Thanks for the great contest! And I loved yoru review! It made me even more excited to read the book!


JoLee said...

I would really love to win this! I'm so looking forward to this book.

jolee(dot)stephens gmail

Ivy said...

I've been looking forward to this book!! Thanks for the giveaway!!


Bethany Hope said...

Great book to giveaway! Persuasion had the best ending of all the Auten's and that's saying something. Now a dystopian remake? I can NOT wait!


Emilia said...

I've been waiting for this one for a while! Thank the Lord for ARC giveaways!


Betsy said...

I cannot wait for this book! Is sounds so great! Great contest. :)


Jennifer said...

I am dying to read this book. I love that it is inspired by Austen's work because she is amazeballs! Also loving the cover for it. It's so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway. New follower, btw :)


Anonymous said...

Wow, I've been waiting for this one. And just look at that cover, would you? Delish. Me wants to gobble it up right away.

Thanks for the contest!


Rebecca Herman said...

awesome contest, thanks for the chance to win, I've been dying to read this book.

I'm a new follower.

rebecca191 at aol.com

Anonymous said...

thanks for this awesome chance!

Anonymous said...

I'd love this! New follower here. :)

lisa.asanuma @ gmail.com

Sandy said...

a stand-alone fantasy? that's almost unheard of. But that makes sense based on the book's original source (jane austen<333). thank you for the awesome giveaway, Heather!


(I also linked your giveaway in a post--hope that's ok!)


Angie said...

Thank you so much because I cannot wait to read this book!!!!!!!

I follow as Angie

ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

Gisele said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! I would love to read it!
GFC: Gisele Alvarado

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

So psyched for this, thank you for the giveaway! New follower too. (:
I've only read her book Rampant so far, and it was pretty good, I just had problems really getting into the series. So I'm glad that, yes, this is standalone and while Persuasion isn't my absolute favorite, it's still one of my top Austen books! I think I have two copies of it actually, haha.


Em said...

I just can't wait for this book! I love Jane Austen, so Jane Austen + Sci-fi makes me very happy.

Following as: Emma

I also linked your giveaway in my Waiting on Wednesday post :)


Teril said...

This author is nothing short of amazing. I cannot wait to see what is in store for is in this upcoming release. The concept of it is dazzling and that cover is freaking awesome.
Thank you for the giveaway.

GFC Teril
terilhack at gmail dot com

Kaya H said...

After the amazing things that this author did with unicorns I cannot wait to see what happens with myth.

kasuranna at yahoo dot com

brookea_2006 said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This sounds great!

gfc: brookea_2006
email: brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

Editor Cassandra said...

Oh my gosh, look t all the comments already! Ooooh, I want so badly!!!

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Enna Isilee said...


That is all.

Enna Isilee

Aurora said...

I am so looking forward to this book, I would love to get an ARC to read and pass on for others to love :D


Aurora Celeste