Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Release Day & Giveaway: Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

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Enter to win a Diabolical giveaway! The grand prize includes:
In honor of the character Kieren.

Plus, sent separately...

I HEART My Guardian Angel mug; and...

I HEART My Guardian Angel T-shirt (winner's choice of sizes and styles; available in white, light blue, light yellow and pink); or...

dragon predator-and-prey shirt (winner's choice of sizes; choice of white, light blue, gray).

Note: Tantalize series logos designed by Gene Brenek; see the whole selection at Sanguini's at CafePress.

Runner-Up Prizes
  • one of two signed hardcover copies of Tantalize
  • one of two signed hardcover copies of Eternal
  • one of two signed hardcover copies of Blessed

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 Cynthia directly with "Diabolical giveaway" in the subject line.

Everyone will be entered for every prize unless otherwise specified. If you have, say, an earlier book in the series and don't want another copy, please just say so! (In the alternative, you could plan to gift one to a friend or a local school/public library.)

Author-sponsored. This giveaway is for international readers--everyone is eligible!

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

In honor of a new character, Evie.
Limit 8 entries. Deadline: Feb. 8.

About Diabolical

Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith is now available from Candlewick Press in North America, and it will be published Feb. 1 by Walker Australia and New Zealand. From the promotional copy:

When “slipped” angel Zachary and his werewolf pal, Kieren, are summoned under suspicious circumstances to a mysterious New England boarding school, they quickly find themselves in a hellish lockdown with an intriguing assortment of secretive, hand-picked “students.”

Plagued by demon dogs, hallucinatory wall decor, a sadistic instructor, and a legendary fire-breathing monster, will they somehow manage to escape? Or will the devil have his due?

Best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites heroes from the previous three novels in the Tantalize series — including Zachary's girl, Miranda, and Kieren's love, Quincie — along with a fascinating cast of all-new characters for a suspenseful, action-packed clash between the forces of heaven and hell.

Cynsational Notes

Look for this title in hardcover and e-format. E-book: 978-0-7636-5963-9.

Kirkus Reviews cheers: "A smart, playful series... A blend of romance, action and horror, this distinguishes itself from the crowd of paranormal teen fare with the employ of plenty of camp and a healthy dose of dry humor."

The Horn Book raves: "...this one runs full force on the fires of hell and the sword power of heaven."

My Vicious Valentine: Spine-tingling YA Author Panel, featuring Jordan Dane, P.J. "Tricia" Hoover, Mari Mancusi, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and L.A. Weatherly---moderated by Sean Petrie--will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at BookPeople in Austin. Join us when six top YA authors dish on the devilish, gab about ghosts, and soar with the angels in this panel celebrating spine-tingling stories, supernatural creatures, and perhaps scariest of all, true love.

See Cynthia's upcoming events in Albuquerque, Tucson, Sandy (Utah), Southampton (New York), and Montpelier (Vermont).


Yamile said...

I love your giveaways, even though I never win! But this is awesome! Wish me luck...
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Victoria said...

Please enter me.

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Authors Promoting Authors said...

LOVED the Book Teaser/trailer! :o) Happy release day.

Rosie Pova said...

Cheers and happy R-day! Wishing you a wild celebration!

Kathi Appelt said...

I can't wait to read this newest entry in the Tantalize Realm.

Vivien said...

Please enter me! I'd love to win any prize :D

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*crossing fingers* Can't wait for Diabolical!!!!

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jswick said...

Loved your books! :)

Darrella said...

Love this series!! Thanx for the contest.

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Shelli Cornelison said...

Can't wait to read this one!

A Simple Love of Reading said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this one! It looks so pretty (but it's the inside that counts) and I know it's going to completely blow me away!

Thank you for the giveaway!!

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Peggy Eddleman said...

Awesome contest! I love it!

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Shari said...

Amazing contest! I don't know, I'm feeling lucky tonight. myneuroticbookaffair dot gmail dot com

Angela Ackerman said...

So happy for you--when you release a book, I feel like we get presents! I am so glad you are a prolific author!

I shared on Google+ and Twitter--huge congrats again. :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Cynthia Levinson said...

The grand prizes are very generous! I can't wait for UPS to show up at my door.

Lia Keyes said...

Congratulations, Cynthia!

Diana said...

Happy Release Day!!! The trailer is very beautiful.
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Thank you for the great giveaway!!!

Laurisa White Reyes said...

Please include me - and congratulations Cynthia!!!! laurisawhitereyes at yahoo dot com

Carl said...

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I've done my part.
Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/carlrscott/status/162219949291618304.
Tweeted teaser link https://twitter.com/#!/carlrscott/status/162220661949997056
Liked FB author page.
Subscribed by email carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx.
Wishing you every success with the new release.

PatEsden said...

Happy Book Birthday. Please include me in your fantastic giveaway.

I Googled +
Liked and Tweeted @ PatEsden

Sorry if I posted this before, I got distracted and forgot to include my email.

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Kamille Elahi said...

Happy Book Birthday! I'm loving the cover!

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This is an amazing giveaway btw. Thank you for giving us all the opportunity!

Susan Light said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Mom can read Diabolical while the entertain themselves with the puppets!

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TayteH said...

I love the cover of the book! I can't wait to read it. Trailer is awesome!
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Thank you!

bn100 said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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marybelle said...

This is amazing thank you.

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Ambrosius said...

Please enter me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE every single one of your books to date!
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Cyndle said...

So excited for you, Cyn! Can't wait to go "Diabolical"!

donnas said...

Thanks for the chance! I loved Tantalize and Eternal. Really looking forward to Diabolical and Blessed

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rebecca said...

I'd love to read these!

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Sheere said...

Please count me in!

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Michelle B. said...

I can't wait to read the new book. This is also me officially entering into the giveaway. I work at the Bee Cave Public Library and I am now following you by email. My email is Michelle63922 at gmail dot com. Winning would exciting!!!

Tal said...

my Email is-

Cathy Mealey said...

Throwing my name in the hat just under the wire (I hope!) as my 9 yr old daughter asked me to PLEASE get that cute gray wolf for her, and well, I'm in it for the books ;-D

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Gabi said...

Oh my, the Kieren wolf is absolutely adorable. So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Aik said...

My, my, this is one awesome giveaway! I'd love to win a prize!

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Ms. Novotny said...

I love your books and so do my students. This is a great giveaway. Thank you for doing it.

Please enter me at:


Estara said...

PR with humor and horror sounds fascinating and I do love the collection of goodies you added to the grand prize - especially the concept of the were-otter ^^.

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Miss Print said...

I'd like to enter!

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Liz Johns said...

My friend's daughter would love all this. But I'd keep the bat finger puppet for myself though. And I'd probably read Diabolical first. Maybe I'll just selfishly keep it all for me :)