Sunday, February 7, 2010

Time to Celebrate! Jodi Picoult Giveaway!

Today is a damn good day! I have officially finished addict boy's entire first draft! It is 25 chapters plus an epilogue, weighing in right now at 322 pages and 110,332 words. Not too bad for one month's time =P I have little snippets of things to add before every chapter but that isn't going to come until after I finish do the first revision and get the second draft done.

So in celebration of the fact that this kid talked to me and motivated me enough to get his story written in exactly one month from when the idea fully sparked... and because today I hit 330 followers (holy crap- thank you guys!)... I am going to be throwing another contest!

If you are a regular follower of my blog, it is no secret Jodi Picoult is by far my favorite author and my writing hero. Her next book is slated to hit shelves in March and yes, I already have it on hold at the library. To promote her amazing work, I am going to be giving away 6 of her books to 6 different winners. My top 5 picks are in here plus My Sister's Keeper because it is her most well known but a lot of people still have not read it. These are linked to amazon so you can read the summaries.

1. Nineteen Minutes (Is it really a shock this one is on here?)
2. Second Glance
3. Salem Falls
4. Perfect Match
5. The Pact
6. My Sister's Keeper

**Please Note: Perfect Match and The Pact will both be purchased at as soon as the winners are chosen and shipped directly to you from that seller. If you don't want me providing your address in that way, please choose one of the other 4 books. Thanks.**

To Enter, you MUST Fill out this form.

I will not accept any entries in the comments.
As with my Percy Jackson giveaway, there will be no extra entries on this one- I don't really feel the need anymore to bribe people for entries by following, etc because I'm at the point now where if you really like my blog, you'll follow. If not, then eh. I do ask on the form if you are a follower but that is because I am merely curious what span of people I am getting on there.

Contest will end Tuesday, March 2 at 6 pm CST -- the release date of House Rules, her next book. Winners should be posted that evening if all goes as planned.

This contest will not be international- sorry. 4 of the books I already have and I just cannot afford international shipping. Sorry. =/

Good luck and please help spread the word despite there being no extra entry incentive! This is an amazing author that deserves the promotion. <3>


  1. Ahhh such a great contest, Kari! I love Jodi Picoult, and I've read all of these except Nineteen's to hoping I win! :)

    P.S. Congrats on finishing the first draft! If you ever need a beta, let me current WIP called Five Steps Till Dawn is plaguing me...the MC won't shut up! :)

  2. Congratulations on completing the first draft! That's effin' awesome!! :)

    I've only read one of Picoult's books and it was really good! I think I'll enter your contest anyways!

  3. Congrats on finishing your first draft!!! You must be ecstatic! Hopefully the revision goes well and makes the second draft fantastic!

    I'm really happy for you. :)

  4. Congrats on getting the first draft done! Yay :)

    Thanks for the giveaway too

  5. I'm a bit late here, but CONGRATS on finishing the first draft! I'm happy for you because I have some troubles with mine so I know how happy you must be! I wish you all the best.

    Oh, and the button is just adorable!

  6. Congrats on finishing the first draft! I know you are excited beyond excited.
    I have not read any of Jodi Picoult's books but they look and sound like what I would like to read.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  7. Fantastic giveaway!!!
    I love Jodi Picoult, although I actually haven't had the chance to read all of her books yet.

    She's coming to Kansas City on March 13th and I really hope I can go! The tix are only $28, which includes her newest book and a guest ticket. Hope my mom can get me a ticket since I have no money! Ha.