Monday, June 2, 2014

17 FIRST KISSES Blurb Giveaway

For Day 2 of the 17 FIRST KISSES release day countdown, I have blurbs and a giveaway for you!


When we discussed blurbs, and my editor asked if I had anyone in mind who wrote in my genre, I made a list. A short one, but a bold one. These were women I admired. Some of them I had been reading for years, and were we really going to ask them to read my little book???

I was so nervous, I even sent along this disclaimer:

It isn't so much a realistic list as it is a list of authors I love/wish I could be like/shamelessly fangirl :)

I wasn’t expecting much. But then a blurb came in. And another. And then there were five (FIVE!) of them, and I was thrilled and ecstatic and doing awesome terrible dance moves around my living room.

I’m so excited to share these blurbs for 17 FIRST KISSES with you! And I’m giving away one book from each author, plus a copy of 17 FIRST KISSES below, so you should enter!


"With perfect pitch, 17 First Kisses delivers laughter, tears, and hopefulness in equal measure. A sincere, emotional journey that will stay with readers long after the last kiss."
-       SARAH OCKLER, bestselling author of #scandal and Twenty Boy Summer


"An insightful story about how first kisses, friendship, and family shape who we become."
 - CORRINE JACKSON, author of If I Lie and the Sense Thieves trilogy


“Yes, there's plenty of kissing (awesome kissing), but this story's true highlight is the complex and real friendship between Claire and Megan. 17 First Kisses is a sunny and thoughtful debut with characters you won't soon forget.”
- LINDSEY LEAVITT, author of Sean Griswold’s Head and The Chapel Wars


“Full of the best ingredients: savory and sweet at the same time!”
- TERRA ELAN McVOY, author of Pure and Being Friends with Boys


“Hilarious and heartbreaking with a pitch perfect voice, 17 First Kisses is completely crush worthy. Claire is one of my favorite narrators since Ruby Oliver (The Boyfriend List).”
 - KARA TAYLOR, author of the Prep School Confidential series

Kara also included a fake blurb that makes me love her even more :)

Fake blurb: I devoured it in one sitting like one of Megan's soufflés!





THE GIVEAWAY!

What you will win:

#scandal or The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler (you pick)
The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy – Oh, and it’s signed (!!!)
Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor
If I Lie by Corrine Jackson
17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen (also signed)


What you have to do: Leave a comment (seriously, that’s it, and you could win all of these books).


Details: Open to US residents only. Must leave a comment by midnight EST, June 17, 2014.

39 comments:

  1. Ohhhh! Thank you for such a terrific giveaway!! :-)
    I can't wait to read 17 First Kisses!

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  2. This is an amazing giveaway!!! Can't wait to read 17 First Kisses it is only a few weeks away!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Bridget! I can't believe it's almost June 17th already!

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  3. What an awesome giveaway! Thank you!
    I can't wait to read 17 First Kisses and #scandal! :D
    Rosie Reads

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    1. Thanks, Roseanna! I can't wait to read #scandal too!

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  4. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!!! :) I've been wanting to read a few of these books!
    sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com

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    1. They are AWESOME. I haven't read #scandal yet (but I'm pretty sure I'm going to love it). I loved all the others!

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  5. 17 First Kisses sounds amazing! Can't wait to get my hands on this one. I really loved the post you wrote about why you wrote the book. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Ryann! And thank you for reaching out to tell me you loved the other post. That means a lot :)

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  6. Thanks for doing the giveaway! These are all such good books! :)

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  7. These mini-reviews have me really interested in the book!

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    1. Thanks, Holly!! When these blurbs started coming in, it was pretty much the most exciting thing ever :)

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  8. Excited for you Rachael. I already wanted to read your book, and now I want one of Megan's souffles.

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    1. Awww, thanks Debra! I had never made or eaten a soufflé but after I wrote one into the book, I decided I probably should, you know, for research purposes. It was pretty amazing :)

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  9. Such an exciting giveaway! And Kara's fake blurb made me laugh.

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  10. Thanks, Sage! I know! I am kind of in love with Kara's fake blurb :)

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  11. I can't wait wait to read 17 First Kisses!! It sounds amazing! And those authors wrote some of my favorite books, so this must be good ;D

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  12. Some nice covers

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  13. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

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  14. OMG, what a great giveaway. All these books look wonderful, I really want to read 17 First Kisses, If I Lie, and Criminal . I love to discover new authors. BTW great mini-reviews.

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  15. It's Amazing, I actually have not read any of these choices! This would be awesome!

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  16. I want this!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm looking forward to reading 17 first kisses. The Chapel Wars is also high on my tbr list.

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  18. I'd love to read these books, and 17 First Kisses sounds really good. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  19. It's like you read my mind when you made this giveaway cx haha congrats on the book, a long worthy process d:

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  20. All of these books look so good!!! I have been hearing such good things about #scandal too! Ugh I just want all the books lol! :)

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  21. Thank you so much for this giveaway! All of these books look amazing!

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  22. Hey everybody! Thank you so much for entering!

    I used a highly scientific formula (AKA had my daughter draw a name out of a bag), and the winner is…Chelsea! Yay!!!

    Can you send me your mailing address at rachaelstewartallen (at) gmail (dot) com? Thanks!!

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