Just in time for the weekend! We thought we'd share a fun giveaway our adult department is hosting! Author Shana Abé is giving everyone a chance to win a replica of the golden bracelet from her new novel, The Sweetest Dark, before its release date on April 9th!
Entering to win is easy! Just stop by Shana's Facebook page and "like" it to be able to enter your entry form! One Grand Prize winner will receive the golden cuff flower bracelet that Lora wears and an autographed copy of The Sweetest Dark!
Please read the rules and regulations down below carefully before entering! The contest ends on April 15th, so hurry! After you've submitted your entry form, kick back and enjoy the chapter sampler! Good luck!
For fans of Lauren Kate and Libba Bray, The Sweetest Dark is filled with thrilling romance, exciting adventure, and ancient magic. Shana Abé brilliantly captures the drama of post-Victorian England, while unfolding a passionate love story that defies time.
“With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned. Normal would become forever out of reach.”
Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.
England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.
Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.
Filled with lush atmosphere, thrilling romance, and ancient magic, The Sweetest Dark brilliantly captures a rich historical era while unfolding an enchanting love story that defies time.
Read the chapter sampler!
THE SWEETEST DARK GIVEAWAY RULES & REGULATIONS:
HOW TO ENTER:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter by completing the entry form at https://www.facebook.com/ShanaAbe?v=app_584682091561293.
This sweepstakes runs from 9:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) on February 25, 2013 to 11:59 P.M. (Eastern Time) on April 15, 2013. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The “authorized account holder” is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of the computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
ELIGIBILITY: This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of all fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec, Puerto Rico, United States territories, possessions, and protectors, foreign U.S. military installations and wherever restricted or prohibited by law), who are the age of 14 or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. Void where prohibited. Employees of Random House, Inc. and parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter this sweepstakes.
PRIZES: One Grand Prize Winner will receive a golden cuff flower bracelet and an autographed copy of The Sweetest Dark. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of the Grand Prize: $150.00.
Ten (10) Runner-Up Prize Winners will each receive an autographed, hardcover copy of The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe: ARV $25.00
TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES: $400.00
The Grand Prize Winner will be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release within five (5) days of the date of notification. If Grand Prize Winner is considered a Minor in his/her state, Minor’s parent or legal guardian will be required to execute Affidavit of Eligibility and Release on Minor’s behalf. Noncompliance with these conditions by the deadline will result in disqualification, and Random House, Inc. reserves the right to select an alternate winner in such circumstance.
WINNER: The Grand Prize Winner and the 10 Runner-Up Prize Winners will be chosen at random on or about April 20, 2013, from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. All Prize Winners will be notified by e-mail. If any Prize Winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after first attempted contact, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner (in random drawing) from other eligible entries received before the deadline.
DISCLAIMERS: By participating, all Prize Winners agrees that Sponsor, its parent company, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by Prize Winner for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Sweepstakes. By entering the Sweepstakes, each Prize Winner consents to the use of his/her name for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Sponsor with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law).
WINNERS LIST: For the name of the Prize Winners, available after July 1, 2013, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by August 15, 2013 to:
Random House Publishing Group
Attn: The Sweetest Dark Sweepstakes
1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.
SPONSOR: Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019