Friday, May 11, 2012

Four VERY Good Things - Biggest Giveaway EVER

This has been a week of good things, and we all need to celebrate!  The best way to do that is to hold a giveaway, right? :)  I have my last two ARCs of ARISE, as well as some other awesome goodies to give away to three winners!! 

So what is so exciting, that we need to jump with joy and throw prizes everywhere?  How about a list? :)

4. My good buddy Amy Plum's book, UNTIL I DIE, was released in the U.S. this Tuesday, May 8th!  UNTIL I DIE is the sequel to her sensational debut, DIE FOR ME, and let me tell you: it's even better than the first book!

3. The paperback of HEREAFTER was also released on Tuesday, May 8th.  It's so exciting to see these copies sitting on bookstore shelves, especially since each contains an excerpt of ARISE!

2. Speaking of ARISE, the official playlist for the book is now up on my website - including the song that all of you voted for, "No Light, No Light" by Florence + the Machine!  I'm kind of deeply in love with this playlist and soon, HarperTeen is going to release my playlist notes (giving sneak-peeks of ARISE) on and  Be looking for them!

1.  YA'LL.  This is the biggest news!  ARISE releases in the U.S. in less than thirty days!  EEP, SO EXCITED!!  June 5th couldn't get here soon enough.

Good news, or what?  Definitely deserving of a final ARC-and-more giveaway!  So here's what's at stake:

Grand Prize: A signed ARC of ARISE, a signed paperback of HEREAFTER, and a order of UNITL I DIE by Amy Plum

Second Prize: A signed ARC of ARISE and a signed paperback of HEREAFTER

Third Prize: A preorder of ARISE in Hardcover

How do you get all this good stuff?  That part is easy.  You get a point for doing each of the following, and the person with the most points gets the grand prize, and so on. 
Follow me on Twitter (@thudsonwrites) +1
Like the Tara Hudson Author page on Facebook +1
Like the Hereafter Fan page on Facebook +1
Follow this blog +1
Add HEREAFTER to your shelf on Goodreads +1
Add ARISE to your shelf on Goodreads +1
Add ELEGY to your shelf on Goodreads +1
Like the ARISE book trailer on YouTube +1
Tweet about this contest on Twitter +1 for each tweet
Tweet a link to any of the above on Twitter +1 for each tweet

It's like Girl Scout badges, except for free books!  The contest is U.S. only (sorry, international folks - I promise that the next contest will go everywhere), and it ends at 10 pm CST, Monday May 14th.  (Winners announced Tuesday)

Can't wait to celebrate with you!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The ARISE Book Trailer is HERE!!!

So different, so cool, and so dark...just like ARISE!  Let me know what you think!