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Toilet Papering the Yard – from the pranksters at The YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes

Welcome to “Toilet papering the Yard,” which, in addition to being an obnoxious yet biodegradable Halloween prank, is also the name of my group in  the YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes.  If you’ve never hopped with us before, the YAmazing Race is the coolest blog hop ever featuring over 50 YA & MG authors and tons of excellent prizes including: books, gift certificates, swag, and a personalized make-over from Honey Boo Boo. 

Okay, I made up that last one. ;)

If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, CLICK HERE to start from the beginning and read the complete rules.  Now, off to the races! (Official start time is Monday, 10/22 at noon EST.)

REUNITED  Synopsis

1 Concert.    2,000 Miles.     3 Ex-Best Friends

Alice, Summer, and Tiernan are ex-best friends.  Back in middle school, the three girls were inseparable. They were also the number one fans of the rock band Level3.  But when the band broke up, so did their friendship.  Summer ran with the popular crowd, Tiernan was a rebellious wild-child, and Alice spent high school with her nose buried in books.  Now, just as the girls are about to graduate, Level3 announces a one-time-only reunion show. Even though the concert’s 2000 miles away, Alice buys three tickets on impulse.  And as it turns out, Summer and Tiernan have their own reasons for wanting to get out of town.  But on the long drive cross-country, the girls hit more than a few bumps in the road. Will their friendship get an encore or is the show really over?

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Now tuck that away in your clever, little brain for the quiz at the end.

But before you go – here’s a bonus contest! Do any of the following and you’ll be entered to win a signed hardcover copy REUNITED!

And if you do all five you’ll be entered five times!

Ready to keep racing?  Then check  out the website for INNOCENT DARKNESS author & steampunk goddess Suzanne Lazear to move on to the next stop.  Good luck!

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We have a winner!

The winner of the limited edition pea pod necklace in my Bonus Contest for the YAmazing Race is Doodle of Doodle’s Book Blog!

How cute is this?

And because I had so much darn fun reading all of your wonderful posts, I’ve decided to give away not one, but TWO additional prizes!  Teresa L. and Fakesteph — you’ve each won a collection of signed Apocalypsies bookmarks.  (I’ll email you later to get addresses for where to send your loot.)

Hope they like to read, because two people just won a butt-load of bookmarks.

To find out who won the YAmazing Race, go to the Apocalpsies blog.

But even if you came up empty-handed, you still have time to win an ARC of REUNITED on Goodreads!  Plus, as it gets closer to REUNITED’s release date, I’ll be giving away REUNITED t-shirts, iTunes gift cards, and more!  So stay tuned…

Best,

Hilary

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The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes 2: Electric Boogaloo

Welcome to Stop #1 in the “Laser-Eyed Iguana” leg of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes 2:  Electric Boogaloo.   In case you missed the first one, the YAmazing Race is the coolest blog hop ever, featuring over 50 debut authors and a veritable smorgasbord of booty including: ARCs, gift certificates, swag, and a bottle of perfume made from lilacs, the scent of fresh-baked blueberry muffins, and Katniss Everdeen’s sweat.

Okay, I made up that last one.

The race officially begins at noon EST on Wednesday, May 2, so if you’re reading this before that time, you may want to amuse yourself by checking out REUNITED’s book trailer.  And if you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, CLICK HERE to start from the beginning and read the complete rules.  Now on to the race!

REUNITED by Hilary Weisman Graham  (Simon & Schuster – June 12, 2012)

1 Concert.    2,000 Miles.     3 Ex-Best Friends

Alice, Summer, and Tiernan are ex-best friends.  Back in middle school, the girls were inseparable. They were also the number one fans of the rock band Level3.  But when the band broke up, so did their friendship.  Summer ran with the popular crowd, Tiernan was a rebellious wild-child, and Alice spent high school with her nose buried in books.  Now, just as the girls are about to graduate, Level3 announces a one-time-only reunion show. Even though the concert’s 2000 miles away, Alice buys three tickets on impulse.  And as it turns out, Summer and Tiernan have their own reasons for wanting to get out of town.  But on the long drive cross-country, the girls hit more than a few bumps in the road. Will their friendship get an encore or is the show really over?

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Now tuck that away in your clever, little brain for the quiz at the end.

Plus, I’m also hosting a bonus contest where I’ll be giving away a limited edition pea pod necklace.  Why a pea pod, you ask?  Because the “Pea Pod” happens to be the name of the 1976 pea green VW camper bus Alice, Summer, & Tiernan take on their 2,000 mile road-trip.

Enter to win this pea pod necklace!

The "Pea Pod," from the REUNITED book trailer.

Do any of the following six things and you’ll be entered to WIN the pea pod necklace.  Or, do all six and you’ll be entered six times!  And don’t forget to tell me how many times you entered in the comments section of my blog.

Ready to move on?  Then CLICK here to link to the site of Anne Nesbet, author of 2012 Kind’s Indie Next List book, CABINET OF EARTHS   And good luck!

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The YAmazing race is over!

Make sure you do a proper cool-down so your legs don’t cramp.  And stay tuned for info. on prizewinners, hopefully by tomorrow.

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The YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes has begun!

Welcome to Stop #2, Leg #2 the YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes, the coolest blog hop ever featuring over 50 debut authors and a veritable smorgasbord of booty including: ARCs, gift certificates, swag, and a French kiss from your favorite Jonas Brother.

Okay, I made up that last one.

If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, CLICK HERE to start from the beginning and read the complete rules.  Now on to the race!

REUNITED by Hilary Weisman Graham  (Simon & Schuster – June 12, 2012)

1 Concert.    2,000 Miles.     3 Ex-Best Friends

Alice, Summer, and Tiernan are ex-best friends.  Back in middle school, the three girls were inseparable. They were also the number one fans of the rock band Level3.  But when the band broke up, so did their friendship.  Summer ran with the popular crowd, Tiernan was a rebellious wild-child, and Alice spent high school with her nose buried in books.  Now, just as the girls are about to graduate, Level3 announces a one-time-only reunion show. Even though the concert’s 2000 miles away, Alice buys three tickets on impulse.  And as it turns out, Summer and Tiernan have their own reasons for wanting to get out of town.  But on the long drive cross-country, the girls hit more than a few bumps in the road. Will their friendship get an encore or is the show really over?

 _______________________________________________________________________________________

Now tuck that away in your clever, little brain for the quiz at the end.  And remember, you must complete ALL 5 quizzes to be eligible for a prize pack.

But before you go – here’s a bonus contest! Do any of the following and you’ll be entered to win a limited edition REUNITED water bottle.

And if you do all five you’ll be entered five times!

REUNITED will quench your thirst.

Ready to move on?  Click here to go the website of Lissa Price, author of STARTERS (Leg 2, Stop2 of the YAmazing Race).  Good luck!

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Win prizes at the YAmazing Race!

One week from today, on January 16th, the YAmazing Race will begin!  What is the YAmazing Race, you ask?  Only the coolest blog-hop ever, and the brainchild of the wonderfully clever Gina Damico, author of CROAK.

For one full week, 58 of the Apocalypsies (a group of debut 2012 young adult and middle grade authors) will post information about their soon-to-be-released novels. So, all you have to do is visit their blogs and answer some questions and you’ll be entered to win a veritable smorgasbord of book-related prizes including:  advanced reader copies, t-shirts, i-Tune gift cards and more!  Many of the authors, like me, will also be hosting additional giveaways at their own blogs.

The YAmazing Race will run for one week only. So, check back here on the 16th to get the deets.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to “meet” 2012’s newest authors as you try to win some schwag!

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