Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Howling Giveaway Celebrates Tantalize: Kieren's Story

Tantalize: Kieren's Story is now available from Candlewick Press in the United States and Canada! It will be published Oct. 1 by Walker Australia and New Zealand and Oct. 6 by Walker Books in the U.K. Watch Cynsations for additional announcements.

Celebrate by entering to win the Tantalize: Kieren's Story Howling Great Giveaway!

The prize includes:
    To enter, comment on this post and include an email address (formatted like: cynthia at cynthialeitichsmith dot com) or a link to an email address. Or you can email me directly with "Tantalize: Kieren's Story" in the subject line. Author-sponsored. Deadline: Sept. 6.

    For extra entries (itemize efforts in your entry comment/email with relevant links):

    Limit 8 entries. This giveaway is for international readers--everyone is eligible!

    Closer look at the wolf finger puppet, cat key chain, Austin magnet & wipe board.
    Closer peek at the books & DVD.
    Hello, finger puppets!
    Howdy, Mr. Armadillo!
    Here's another angle on the whole shebang!

    About the Novel

    Tantalize: Kieren's Story by Cynthia Leitich Smith, illustrated by Ming Doyle (Candlewick, 2011). From the promotional copy:

    Tantalize as you've never seen it before —from a Wolf's-eye view!

    As a hybrid werewolf, Kieren is destined to join an urban Wolf pack and learn to master his shift. Soon, he'll leave everything behind home, school, his family, and Quincie, his human best friend…who's beginning to be a whole lot more than a friend.

    For years, Kieren has managed to keep his desires—and his Wolf—at bay. But when the chef at Quincie's family restaurant is brutally murdered, Kieren resolves to be there for her, even if it means being framed and even if it means watching Quincie's beloved restaurant morph into a vampire lair.

    But when the new chef begins wooing Quincie, how long can Kieren control his claws? How long can he protect her—and himself?

    In an elegant graphic edition featuring cinematic sequential art by debut artist Ming Doyle and a lush, romantic cover by Sam Weber, best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith re-envisions her delicious dark fantasy through Wolfish eyes.

    about the author

    Cynthia Leitich Smith is the acclaimed author of the prose novel Tantalize, as well as Eternal, a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller, and Blessed, all set in the same fictional universe. She says of Tantalize Kieren's Story: "An unjust accusation. A true love in peril. It's enough to make you howl." A member of the Vermont College of Fine Arts faculty in writing for children and young adults, she lives in Austin, Texas.

    about the illustrator

    Ming Doyle was born in Boston to an Irish-American sailor and a Chinese-Canadian librarian. She earned her BFA from Cornell University with a dual concentration in painting and drawing. She has since depicted the exploit of zombie superheroes, demonic cheerleaders, vengeful cowboys, and dapper mutants. Tantalize is her first full-length graphic novel—and marks her first encounter with a wereopossum.

    Cynsational Notes

    This Howling Great Giveaway is the second in a week-long series of posts, celebrating the release of Tantalize: Kieren's Story (Candlewick, 2011) after which we'll return to our regularly scheduled programming.

    Teens are now invited to vote for YALSA's Teens Top Ten List! Vote here, and see the annotated list. Note: Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Candlewick, 2011) is among the 25 titles nominated for YALSA's Teens' Top Ten!

    Click for audio excerpt.


    Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

    Love it!! Would love to win. :) elizabeth at dulemba dot com. :)

    Obscured Vixen said...

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I've been dying to read Kieren's Story!

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    Jeanette said...

    OMG this is a mega giveaway! I absolutely need an armadillo puppet!

    Bethany Hegedus said...

    Congrats, Cyn and Ming!

    I need me a stuffed armadillo to replace the image of the poor one I saw on the road last week.

    1. retweeted
    2. facebook post
    3. and will blog on my Friday wrap up!

    Enjoy the new readers discovering you in the GN format!

    Gail said...

    My nephew will LOVE this book! (But I get the finger puppets!)I've made my best effort:
    *Tweet @Teachrgail #khowls
    *Follow on Twitter
    *Liked author pg on FB
    *Follower of Cynsations blog

    Got my fingers crossed!
    kidlitgail at gmail dot com

    Anonymous said...

    Wow, that armadillo is DIVINE. I haven't even seen one like that before! (Of course, the wee wolfie is pretty cute, as well. Aww. A cub!)

    I have followed you on twitter and RT'ed your contest post under @ShelfCandy, as well as liking your facebook page, and, of course, here I am with my comment.

    What a wonderful giveaway you have going on!

    notestoalice at hotmail dot com

    Victoria said...

    What a great giveaway. I'd love to win it!

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    I follow you on Twitter as Jovial_1

    I LIKED you on Facebook as Viki Sloboda

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    Anonymous said...

    Absolutely would love to win!

    All of the things included would go great with my bedroom decor! Haha.

    xxjesselynncxx at hotmail dot com

    mistressquill said...

    I would totally love to win!!! galvezton1983@gmail.com

    Anonymous said...

    Librarians would love these finger puppets for storytime! My son, too.

    I added a link on my facebook wall.

    carmeno29 at earthlink dot net

    Donna said...

    Soooo excited for all your wonderful news, Cyn.

    Throwing my name in for the drawing. What great loot you're giving away. You had me at TANTALIZE and finger puppets.
    posting on Facebook and will add to my blog.


    emily3047 said...

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    Natasha said...

    Love your books and would love to win! My email is natasha06n at yahoo dot com.

    -Like on Facebook
    -Follow on You Tube
    -Facebook post

    Thank you :-)

    Scorpio1974 said...

    This is such a really cool giveaway!!!!! =)
    I shared it on my Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/just.val.1974
    I liked the Cynthia Leitich Smith facebook author page. I'm also following this blog.

    Valerie Long
    just.val.1974 at gmail dot com

    Anonymous said...

    Awesome. I have yet to read Blessed, I admit it. But my birthday is coming up, so, fingers crossed.

    I tweeted +1: http://twitter.com/#!/Tayte5
    On Facebook +1: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001348268663
    Liked you on FB +1
    Following on Twitter +1
    Subscribed to Cynsations a long time ago. +1
    I am following you on LiveJournal thing, but I log in with my Facebook. I don't know if that counts or not. if not, oh well. I got plenty of entries.
    Now is following Cynsations by email
    And that's it.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Susan Kaye Quinn said...

    Finger Puppets!! So fun.

    I've "liked" your author page, and I've already followed. :)

    momaconda said...

    I posted on facebook! and can add link to blog www.momaconda.com. Congrats!

    Vivien said...

    I'm in love with this series, so I'd just die to win!
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    Milly said...

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    Sorry about not posting links for the followings but Everytime i tried to link back to it, i got directed to your page and I didn't think you wanted multiple links back to you :)

    ArtemisG said...

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

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    hi said...

    hi.thanks for the giftaway.
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    -liked on facebook

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    -liked on facebook

    Anonymous said...

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    plus one google+ post
    one tweet
    one facebook post
    one facebook like
    one youtube subscription
    one tumblr post (I don't use blogger)

    Lillian said...

    It would be fantastic to win!

    ferretvamp14 said...

    Would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!
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    +1-Facebook like

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    Jessica Louise said...

    Such an awesome giveaway.. no way am I missing out on the chance of winning this!!! :D

    I've tweeted - https://twitter.com/#!/JessicaLLWright/status/108177644822077440

    I'm following you on twitter - (Name: @JessicaLLWright)

    I've liked on facebook - (Name: Jessica Louise Livermore-Wright)

    I've subscribed to Cynsations - (Name: Jessica Livermore-Wright)

    I'm following by email (Name: jessicallwright(at)gamil(dot)com)

    Frineded on livejournal (Name: jessicabelikov)

    Subscribed on youtube (Name: JessNJess1993)

    jessicallwright (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway!! Can't wait to see the winners

    RachaelM said...

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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    +1 Email Follower
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    itswarmerinthechamber said...

    This looks amazing! You guys are so talented though, so how could it not be?! <3 I'm Elizabeth @ SKATES10@aol.com

    Anonymous said...

    Hey there! Can't wait to read this book!

    +1: "Liked" your FB page! (FB name is Shannon Curran)

    +2: I follow you on Twitter! (Twitter ID shannoncurran)

    +3: I'm a GFC follower! (GFC: Emma Curran)

    +4: I follow you by e-mail! (galindapink@gmail.com)

    +5: I'm subscribed to your Youtube channel! (galindapink)

    galindapink at gmail dot com

    Unknown said...

    Totally Awesome! Many thanks!


    like facebook page:Kim Cuasay
    followed you on twitter: @kimyunalesca
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    Dawn M. said...

    What an awesome prize pack! And best of all is the book from Kieren's pov. I've been wanting that for a long time now. Can't wait to read it. :0)


    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

    Michelle O'Boyle said...

    I really really hope to win this prize pack!

    +1: I follow you on Twitter! (Twitter ID OBoyledBooks)

    +1: I'm a GFC follower! (GFC: Michelle O'Boyle)


    OBoyledBooks at gmail dot com

    brivas said...

    Sign me up Barbara Rivas brivas@houstonisd.org

    Unknown said...

    would love to win this
    +1 twitter follower madsheepno1
    +1 gfc follower jenny needham
    +1 liked fb page jenny needham
    tweeted and shared on fbook



    Anonymous said...

    Great package! Love your books, and always look forward to the latest.

    jswick said...

    I want to win this!!!

    Jamie at jamie.swick@hotmail.com

    jswick said...

    I would love to win this!!

    Jamie at jamie.swick@hotmail.com

    Anonymous said...

    0o0! This giveaway looks super yummy! Thank you~


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    Wendy V


    Clary said...

    Wow!! This is super exciting. Thanks Cynthia.

    e-mail : claroxide AT yahoo DOT co DOT in
    Liked Cynthia Leitich Smith facebook author page as Clarissa Pereira
    Following @CynLeitichSmith at Twitter as @ClaryPereira
    Subscribed to Cynsations as Clarissa P (Clary)

    Book Crook Liza said...

    Ooh, great giveaway!

    bookcrookliza at gmail dot com

    +1 follow on twitter (kurlykova)
    +1 like on FB (Elizabeth Kurlykova)

    Lilith said...

    prizes are so lovely!! O_O

    e-mail address: @

    thank you for this amazing giveaway!! *__*

    Anonymous said...

    wow !! this is an amazing give away !!
    Thank you for this opportunity !


    Unknown said...

    Thanks for the Giveaway!

    Terri M

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    Michelle @ Much Loved Books said...


    follower of cynthia on twitter (@muchlovedbooks)

    tweet about giveaway-http://twitter.com/#!/MuchLovedBooks/status/111119200482902017

    +1 subscribed to posts

    +1 subscribed by email (same as above)

    Jennifer said...

    I love this! I'd have to hide it from my furry friends, though - they'd steal it all!

    jenemard at yahoo dot ca

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    +1 Subscribed to Cynsations at email above
    +1 Following on Twitter as @NyxTheBookCat

    Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

    Thanks so much for the giveaway and for making it international!

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    Thanks again, I did everything.

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    Jana said...

    Thank you so much for the chance to win♥
    twitter follower: @JanaRathouska
    tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/JanaRathouska/status/111127984034951171

    Tahleen said...

    Thanks for the giveaway!


    I already follow you on Twitter. :)

    Beth Gallagher said...

    Thanks for the chance to win. I just love the books & can't wait to read K's story too. I'm also a Twitter follower!


    Mary Preston said...

    Very generous thank you.

    +1 "like" on the Cynthia Leitich Smith facebook author page: Mary Preston

    +1 Follow Cynsations by email


    Unknown said...

    Love the giveaway, thanks for the chance.
    +1 'like' on Facebook (Sarah Brown)
    +1 following on Twitter (Sezjb)
    +1 follow by email


    Sophia Chang said...

    WHAT a giveaway!!! Thank you

    +2 twitter and facebook

    sophiathewriter at gmail

    donnas said...

    Looking forward to reading it!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

    Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

    Thank you to everyone who entered! I hugely appreciate your support and enthusiasm!

    Please check back Friday for the winner announcement in my weekly roundup.

    If you don't win, try again! There will be more giveaways to come on Cynsations!