YA/MG Authors LOVE Teachers!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in contest | 17 comments

Back in ancient days when I was in school, the students were intended to learn their ABC’s during kindergarten. Only their ABCs, nothing more. Which was fine, except that thanks to my older brother, I entered kindergarten already reading. My teacher wasn’t super comfortable with that. She was from the old school and wasn’t sure exactly what to do with me. So she did the logical thing, and asked me to only look at the pictures. Being the 5-year-old rebel that I was, I started “sneak reading” – making it look as if my eyes were on the pictures when in fact,...

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MARK OF THE THIEF arc giveaway

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in contest, Mark of the Thief | 197 comments

Here it is, the promised giveaway! I’m offering the chance to win one of 8 arcs (short for Advanced Review Copy) for MARK OF THE THIEF, and some secondary prizes (book giveaways from The Ascendance Trilogy). MARK OF THE THIEF tells the story of Nicolas Calva, a mining slave in Ancient Rome. One day he is forced by a Roman general named Radulf to enter a sealed cave believed to contain the lost treasure of Emperor Julius Caesar, seeking Caesar’s childhood bulla. All Roman boys have bullas, amulets worn around the neck to bring them good luck. But Caesar’s bulla contains the magic of the gods....

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in ARC, Ascendance Trilogy, contest, Giveaway, Uncategorized | 298 comments

Okay, I’ve been promising this for several weeks. Here it is! I am giving away a total of SIX galley copies of THE SHADOW THRONE. You ask, what is a galley? A galley (a.k.a. ARC: Advanced Review Copy) is a paperback version of the book meant to be sent to reviewers and bookstore buyers. They are not for resale and sometimes have typos because they are printed early. Occasionally, the author gets her sticky little hands on a few copies and can give them away to awesomes out there like YOU! The contest runs from RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE until Sunday Dec. 15, 2013. At which point I’ll...

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And the Winner is…

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in contest, review, The False Prince | 1 comment

Many thanks to all who Tweeted, Facebooked (is that a word?), Pinned, or otherwise let the world know about THE FALSE PRINCE. The winner is Stephanie (you can follow her on Twitter @stephthomasbook)! I’ll get a book out to you soon! In other news, THE FALSE PRINCE received a starred review from Publishers Weekly today! Among other niceties, it says, “Sage is deftly characterized through humorous first-person narration, quickly establishing himself as a beguiling antihero: ‘I’d never attempted roast thievery before, and I was already regretting it,’ he says when...

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Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in contest, The False Prince | 7 comments

This weekend will mark fifty days left until the release of THE FALSE PRINCE (squee!), but I have in my hands a paperback copy now, and I’d love to give it away to someone. Shameless self-promotion to follow… There are three ways to enter to win. Enter as many times as you’d like: 1. Tweet about this contest. You can write your own tweet, or to make it even easier, you can copy and paste this: Lose the Game, Lose your Life! Only 50 days until THE FALSE PRINCE release: RT to win a copy now! @nielsenwriter 2. You can tell your friends on Facebook...

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False Prince ARC giveaway!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in ARC, contest, The False Prince | 21 comments

Still six months before its release, FALSE PRINCE is getting some great online buzz, including comparisons to Megan Whalen Turner’s “Queen’s Thief” series and even “Hunger Games.” If you want to read it now and judge for yourself, here’s your chance! To celebrate the official cover release for FALSE PRINCE, as well as the news of the movie option, I’m giving away a signed copy of the ARC. To enter, do one or more of the following (one entry for each!): 1 – “Like” my False Prince Facebook page here. 2 – Tweet about this...

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