Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The "Two Weeks Till Hereafter" Final Giveaway

I can't believe it's really almost here. I've had to suppress more than one urge to do a happy-dance (and that's just today). I think I need company in my happy-dancing, and what makes people happier than free stuff? As in, a HEREAFTER giveaway?!?

Since this is my final, pre-publication giveaway, I'm going to make it a big one. There will be FOUR (yes, four!) winners, who will receive very cool stuff, as follows:

1st prize: HEREAFTER hardcover pre-order, with 2-day shipping so you have it June 7th!
2nd prize: HEREAFTER hardcover pre-order, with standard shipping
3rd prize: HEREAFTER ARC and fun, book-related swag
4th prize: Fun, book-related swag (which you can show off to your non-winning friends, ha!)

So, all you have to do is tweet, FB comment, or blog comment the reason you deserve to win. Then I decide who gets to read Amelia's story early!


  1. I really want to win Hereafter because it's a ghost/human love story with a Romeo and Juliet feel to it. What's not to love about that :-)
    Can't wait to read it!


    Congrats on your upcoming release!

  2. We deserve to win because we can never miss reading this book! after reading the synopsis I so want to read it as soon as possible... we tried requesting through NetGalley but was not approved. We would really love to read this awesome book!

    "Can there truly be love after death?"

    What a great line! I want to know myself if this is true and I believe if we read this book well know the answer to this question!

    Thanks for the chance to win this book! We are dying to read this one :)

  3. It sounds like an AWESOME read for the summer. I can't wait to read it and I know I won't be able to put it down.


  4. I would LOVE to win "Hereafter" because I need a little more convincing to believe that "LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDS" and your book might just do the trick ;)


  5. I would love to get my hands on HEREAFTER because from the ARC reviews I've read, it sounds like an amazing read! I love me a good romance story and HEREAFTER seems to have that and MORE! Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway :) i'm an old follower, please enter me!


    I tweeted here:

  6. Hi !! Congrats, being published must feel awesome. I'm really happy for you ;)
    Thanks for doing this great giveaway, it's really generous. I don't know if it's international (I'm French) but I'm entering anyway because it's awesome !
    I'm dying to read this book since I've read the blurb actually .. I love romance and ghost storie so a book that mixes these two things must be GREAT ! I've posted about your giveaway on my blog by the way : http://onceuponaquote.blogspot.com/2011/05/tara-hudsons-giveaway.html !

    Thanks again Tara .. I'm really excited about your giveaway and I can't wait to read your book !

  7. I forgot to give you ma email adress : ninie2310@hotmail.fr ! CROSSED FINGER
    Thanks ;)

  8. Let me join in your happy dance :-D your book seriously needs to go from my wishlist-directly to my book shelf! Thanks for this awesome chance!!!

    danaan at gmx dot at

    P.S.: Not sure if the giveaway is international? *keeping fingers crossed*

  9. I'm not sure if I DESERVE to win but I'd definitely love to win because this is one of the books that is high on my wishlist and as of right now, it doesn't look like I'll be getting it anytime soon. Being broke sucks. :(

    The reason I was so attracted to it is because I love anything having to do with ghosts. My dad was always a huge believer and ever since he passed away it seems that I've been picking up his interests, such as the paranormal, watching movies constantly, and even taking interest in history (I used to hate history!)

    Thank you very much for hosting this giveaway.

  10. Congrats on your upcoming release! Your book looks really good. All the bloggers who have talked about it so far really recommend it.

    Why I deserve to win? Because I am a (fairly) new YA book blogger and don't yet have any contacts to get (non-indie) young adult books to review on my site. If you sent me a copy I would definitely give it a review on my site and give you a big virtual hug through my IMM post!

    (I live in Canada...does that matter?)

  11. Sign me up Scotty!

    Captain Kirk has sent me on a special mission to the Hereafter world to beam up the lovely maiden who disappears into the mist of the lake. Her lover hears her voice yet Captain Kirk is determined to unite these 2 despite the treachery of space that divides the 2: the realm of the universe is only a parallel universe where love knows no boundaries.

    So beam me up Scotty and pray I morph with this delectable piece called Hereafter ;)


    PS sending good karma to everyone here and thanks for making this giveaway for readers globally. My motto in life "Words are my PASSION... so READ IT!"

    sending good karma to

  12. Great giveaway, I would love to win a copy of Hereafter because although I read an ARC it wasn't mine so I didn't get to keep the story on my shelf to re-read.

  13. Awesome! I can't say that I "deserve" to win, but I can tell you that I really really REALLY want to :) My sister and I share books and this would make both of our days! I also tweeted:


    Thank you for the chance!


  14. I think i deserve to win because I love fantasy / paranormal books. I enjoy books so much and believe everyone should respect books just like peolpe. Thank you for the opportunity to win and good luck to all the other people.


  15. Congrats on your Debut novel!! Just like everyone else, I really really want to read your book. This would be the first ever Paranormal story about ghosts that I'd read and I know it's great just by reading the premise. I'm also a sucker for Mystery books because I love it when they make me think and wonder of what will happen next. The mystery behind Amelia's death is intriguing and the curiosity in me needs to find an answer. And.. who doesn't like to read a book about a forbidden love?! I seriously need to know if Joshua and Amelia will find a way for their love. :)

    Thanks so much for the fab giveaway and my fingers are tightly crossed!

    sauvadeavelle @ yahoo dot com

  16. Oh....My....GODSSSS! I am literally doing the happy dance and freaking out (meaning me hyperventilating) at the same time! [and no...I wont post a vid of me doing that :P] Thanks for such an amazing giveaway! The cover is GORGEOUS! I really think it kinda reminds me of the movie Hereafter...you know, with the dead and stuff?? Kinda weird how that turns out...any-hoo, thanks again so much for the contest, I've posted about it on my blog: http://iliveforreading.blogspot.com/2011/05/2-amazing-contests.html

    Got my fingers (and toes!) crossed...really want to read this one :D Thanks again!

  17. Congratulations!! :D
    I love giveaways, but I have never won. :( And this sounds really good, wrong, fantastic! And I have only one book in english.
    I really want to read this one! :D

  18. It looks like original idea. I need to read something diferend, not next Twilight, and this looks like good choice!


  19. I would like to win Hereafter. I put it on my goodreads to read list as soon as I heard about it. I think the cover is absolutely stunning (I am crazy for amazing covers). I really like reading about ghosts and think this story sounds amazing. I don't have a blog. But I would definitely review it on my goodreads account. Congrats on your first book. And btw, your profile pic is stunning!


    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

  20. I deserve to win because things haven't been going my way this month so it will be a good bright spot in my life.


  21. I deserve to win just because I'm soooo sweet!


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  22. I deserve to win because it sounds like the perfect book for me & I have heard great things about it!

    Tweeted it - http://twitter.com/#!/arick01/status/73577319620558848

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. I'd love to read this because I love YA paranormals with a beautiful love story and Hereafter sounds like just my kind of book. I've heard only great things about your book and I'm dying to read it

    Thank you for the giveaway! Count me in if it's international (I'm in Costa Rica :P)

    entrelibros_blog at hotmail dot com

  24. I deserve to win because I love books and I know that Hereafter is a book that everyone will be getting.
    Thanks for the contest

  25. Tweeted


    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  26. I deserve to win because I'm me! lol jk
    No, I deserve to win because I've been wanting to read Hereafter ever since the cover was released and then I read the blurb and OMG! I had to have this book! Ghosts are amazing! They can go around unseen but when they are seen, their world and the people seeing the ghosts world goes topsy turvy. I LOVE reading about how the world somehow gets back on track, and I hope I deserve to see the journey Amelia, in all her ghostliness, takes. Hope I win!

    oreo_93 at hotmail dot com

  27. My birthday is tomorrow and this year I am all alone. I would love to win this book as the only (sad I know) birthday present I will be getting this year.

    hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

    I tweeted about the giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/hootowl1978/status/74830374924070912

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  29. I deserve to win Hereafter because I love stories with romance, ghosts, and mystery. I've recently went from pre-med to English so I could immerse myself in something I really loved which is reading and sharing that with others. I would be honored to read your book.

    I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/mtrw12
    Blogged at: http://booklove12.blogspot.com/2011/05/contests-to-look-into-and-some-advice.html

    mromero2012 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  30. I deserve to win because I am leaving my hometown soon to study abroad, the Swiss. When I get lonely it would be your book to accompany me in a foreign country. You need to know, the bookish world and great novels and characters always give me the kind of feeling that I belong:)


  31. I hope I didn't miss the deadline for this...I have been waiting for this book FOREVERRRR!!!! I see so many people reviewed it early..it makes me sad. I just want to read it already! I deserve to win because I've been patiently waiting..and i'll need to have something to read in the hospital waiting for my niece to be born. :)


  32. Wow!! Great giveaway!! I've been lusting after a copy of your book ever since I saw the cover way back when.

    Here's a link where I posted about the giveaway on my blog.

    shera.bookwhispers at gmail dot com

  33. I wish I can have the opportunity to read Hereafter because I really think it will revive my love for YA novels! I've tried reading all the typical YA books being released every day, but my passion for reading is dying slowly because everything is just so alike. Hereafter seems different. The story's so unique and it might just be the one that can re-introduce me to the joys of reading.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway.


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  35. Hereafter sounds like a romance I could fall head over heels in love with on each page.

    Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, Hereafter is a sensation you won't want to miss.

    Enough said, right? I sure don't want to miss it and HELLO, my birthday is coming really soon! June 10th, perfect timing!


  36. Okay so I love YA paranormal but I never really read the ghost story ones. I'm not sure why - so I need to read Hereafter so I can learn how ghost stories rock!

    Here's my tweet about it http://twitter.com/#!/StuckInBooks/status/75615303643566080


  37. I would like to win a copy because sometimes it's easy to forget that love exists in life, let alone after death. Sometimes we need that reminder to keep going, so that we don't give up. Sometimes that hope is kept alight within fiction...which I hope to find within your book, Hereafter.


    tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/JasmineS94

  38. -I'm so happy that there's only a week left until this book comes out! :D

    I am dying to read this book! Ever since I read the summary on Goodreads, it's been on my TBR list. "Can there truly be love after death?" That sentence from the summary automatically drew me in! It got the little engines in my brain turning, trying to figure out the answer to that question!

    I've never read a book that deals with ghosts and the paranormal (sadly, but true) and I would love to!

    Thanks for this amazing chance. Congrats on the publication! :D


  39. Hereafter sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it! I've been trying to win one, so I'm crossing my fingers :)


  40. Hereafter--ghosts, love, and a mystery to solve. I love all those things. I believe I deserve to win because I have never, ever, owned a book like this. Sure, I've read books like Hereafter, but I don't own one. I know this sounds like a stupid reason, but I think that's why I deserve this book. Plus, if I win (which I hope I do), I can reread it over and over again, and try to get my sister to read it. She's finally getting into all the paranormal books I have.

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Tayte5
    And I facebooked it: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001348268663

    Hope I win. :)

  41. I deserve (I don't think deserve is the right word. How about, I really, really, really, really, REALLY want) to win Hereafter because: I really want to read it. And it comes out on my birthday. So if I win, it's like you're giving me a birthday present!

    No, but really, the cover is gorgeous, the premise is fascinating, and from your website you seem like an interesting, competent writer. I. Want. Your. Book.

    Please. :]

    Gabi at teddycavygal AT yahoo DOT com

  42. I don't know about deserving to win, but I would really love to win because Hereafter looks excellent and I would really like to have a copy. But, since my mom limits my allowance and I have no job, I wouldn't be able to get one for a long while. So winning one would make me very, very happy!


  43. In marriage, we promise our love “till death do us part”. But Hereafter, ironically, is about finding love even after death; and that really struck a chord within me. I think if I had the chance to read Hereafter, it would remind me about how beautiful love is, how love can happen to anyone, anytime, when we least expect it.


  44. I deserve to win because books are a passion and I have been looking for another great YA ghostly romance ever since I read *A Certain Slant of Light.* *Hereafter* sounds perfect. Also, as a reader advisor who works frequently with teens, I can't wait to share this one with my YAs (and adult YA book readers) at the library.

  45. Tara, this is not to say I want a free book, but to say that I've been blogging your book and linking the blogs to my facebook page since you first mentioned Hereafter. I know you will be enormously successful with Hereafter and the books that follow. You'll have a wonderful following. Mackenzie and I are so anxious to get a copy of your book. She's already ordered an e-copy, and when my kindle arrives tomorrow, I'll do the same. We both want autographed hard copies as well. My very best to you. http://www.kansasprairie.net/kansasprairieblog/?p=11369
    Peg Britton

  46. I cant wait for this book! I dont know if i deserve it but its one of the books on my most anticipated list for the year and I can't wait to tell more about it to my readers, especially the review.


  47. I wouldn't say I deserve this more than anyone else, but I would love to win! Also, it seems you cancelled your appearance for June 10th in Arizona and I would have loved to see you and get a book signed :/


  48. Can I just say I love, love, LOVE the cover design? It caught my eye (props to whoever is responsible) and your story sounds wonderful. June 7th can't come fast enough. Aggggh I have been excited for this since I first heard about it. I'm not even sure the contest is still open, but you can at least know you've got one more anxious reader. :)