Naughty or Nice

Friday, December 16, 2011

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Or, as my husband would say, "Have you been nice and naughty?"  ;)

December 16th to the 22th, YA Indie Carnival presents Secret Santa! We're giving you an awesome chance to win a ton of indie books! And all you have to do it follow us at YA Author Club and tell us (in the comments of any of our blogs) if you've been naughty or nice this year. Winners will be announced on the 23rd.

GRAND PRIZE: A Kindle or Nook copy of the books featured on the Grand Prize List! View that list here: (I see 21 books so far!!!)

To enter the Secret Santa GRAND PRIZE Giveaway just FOLLOW us at YA Author Club & comment on any carni’s site (like this one) telling us why you’ve been naughty or nice this year. Each carni will have individual giveaways too so be sure to visit all the carnis to win as many books as possible!
Here's my giveaway:

To enter:
Follow my blog, then fill out the form at the bottom of this post so I can enter your names into Virtual Hat. Two winners will be awarded their choice of any one of these Nook or Kindle books I spotlight between December 16th-22th.

The world of ebooks has made it possible for readers like me, and you, to get our hands on some really great stories that will enchant you and satisfy your craving for a great story. Here are some that have tantalized my curiosity. Throughout this contest, I'll be listing more, so keep checking back.

Rippler by Cindy Swanson ( I LOVE  her dreamy coves.)
Samantha Ruiz has a freak gene that makes her turn invisible, or ripple. She can’t control it, and it’s getting worse. Afraid of becoming a lab-rat, Sam keeps her ability secret, until fellow runner Will Baker sees her vanish into thin air. Will promises secrecy and help, and Sam begins to fall in love. Together, the two discover there are worse things than being a scientific curiosity. Someone’s been killing people who possess Sam's gene. A mysterious man from France sends letters that offer hope for safety, but also reveal a sinister connection with Nazi experiments. The more time Sam spends with Will, the less she can imagine life without him. When Sam uncovers secrets from her past, she must choose between keeping Will in her life or keeping Will safe.

Of Sun & Moon by Bryna Butler (Another cover I love)
Teens are disappearing in a small river town in southern Ohio as Keira Ryan begins her freshman year. Kidnappings aside, her worries mount as she crushes on an older guy, her best friend starts dating a spoiled cheerleader, and the parents that abandoned her at birth arrive at her doorstep. And, oh yeah, she’s a tooth fairy destined to kick some butt and bring about the end of a royal line of vicious, blood-sucking tyrants. Over the years, humans have pieced together sightings and assumptions to create the myth of the tooth fairy. As it turns out, they were pretty much wrong.

Blood Like Poison by M. Leighton (This cover makes me want to kiss my hubby.)
Like most seventeen year olds, Ridley Heller thought she had her future all planned out. What she wanted most in life was to get out of small town Harker. Her only goal was to keep her mouth shut and her grades high so she could win a cheerleading scholarship to Stanford. But that was before she met Bo.

In Ridley’s wildest dreams, she could never have planned for someone like Bo, for a love so intense it left her breathless. No human girl could.

A haunting stranger that watched her from afar, Bo stole Ridley’s heart from the moment she laid eyes on him. But he has secrets. Bo’s a vampire. Both his past and his present are a danger to Ridley, but the biggest threat is not her blood; it’s her heart. He’s feeding a thirst for revenge that will cost him his life, and it may already be too late.

The more darkness Ridley uncovers, the more she realizes that her life will never be the same—with or without Bo. Can she sacrifice her future and her heart for someone who has a death wish?

Sorry, I didn't get more of these up sooner. I don't know why, but I'm always surprised at how busy I am the week before Christmas. Anyway, The winner will have their choice of any of the eBooks available from any of the carnis at YA Indie Carnival. I'll personally gift your choice of Kindle or Nook to you.

Here are a few more great books that have caught my interest...

Vampires Rule by KC Blake:
They don't call him Jackpot for nothing.

Jack has always beat the odds... until now. When a werewolf tried to kill him, vampires saved him. When he got tired of life as a vampire, another attack gave him back his mortality. Now Jack just wants to live a normal life, but what's normal about having a hunter for a girlfriend, a brother who wants to stake him to be on the safe side, and a werewolf building an army to rule the world?

Family Magic by Patti Larsen:
Sixteen-year-old Sydlynn Hayle is the daughter of a powerful witch and a demon lord of the seventh plane. The trouble is, she just wants to be ordinary. Syd struggles to survive the minefield of her new high school while being torn between her attraction to football hero Brad Peters and the darkly mysterious Quaid Moromond. When her coven comes under attack, Syd is forced to face the fact she is a witch and only her power can save her family’s magic.

Warriors of the Cross by T.R. Graves
Allison La Crosse, beginning a challenging family medicine residency, leaves the protection of her family. With the transfer, her worst nightmares come true. Her closely guarded mystical talents – those which seldom appeared before the move – unleash themselves from her confinement and reveal their presence with very little provocation. Allison’s most terrifying power is her compulsion to cure the dying with her touch. Given her career, this gift would be valuable if she were not drawn like a magnet to the ailing person's every symptom. Some of which are fatal. At the hospital and surrounded by life-and-death emergencies, Allison’s inability to manage her impulse turns deadly. When it does, her mentor, Brody, rescues her from her own demise. His resuscitation ignites an exciting and tempestuous bond between them. Desperate for a cure, they join forces and embark upon a journey to uncover the origins of Allison’s lethal curse. In the midst of their adventure, Allison exposes a secret pursued by many…known by few. Warriors of the Cross is Book One in The Warrior Series. To find out more go to:

Soul Quest By Amy Jones
Do you remember how horrified you were about the idea of attending high school? I remember ticking off those last miserable days of my summer vacation following my eighth grade year. Maybe you don’t, maybe you were one of 'those people.' You know who I’m talking about, people like Melissa Small, the distinguished District Attorney, Larry Small’s daughter, popular, gorgeous... and absolutely terrifying to someone like me, Liv Glyn. No, I am far from measuring up to the standards required to make Melissa’s crowd. I’m not even close. I’m just a simple man’s daughter, mostly tolerated by my peers with average looks. If this isn’t depressing enough for you, stay tuned, it gets worse. I was commanded with Spirit at birth by the Great Spirit, Hala. I know, it sounds crazy but it’s true. If you think it's difficult being a teenager, try being a teenager who was born destined to save the world from soul sucking Daevas and their mutant progeny Aengels. There are four of us. My companions of Spirit are Laith, Brayan and Meena. Melissa Small is Laith’s step sister and she is always meddling where she doesn’t belong, further complicating our lives. To make matters even worse, my best friend Jedd is apparently aware of things that are typically undetectable to ordinary humans. So, I have to lie to Jedd, the boy who has been my constant standby since the third grade, to shield him from the horrible and very dangerous truth. Did I mention that I think I’m falling in love with him? The term awkward doesn’t even begin to cover it, trust me. Welcome to the mess that is my life.

Kelly said...

I have been good because I have read all your books!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Cheri Schmidt said...

Thanks for bringing a smile to my face, you really have been super good!!! ;)

Diana said...

I have been nice this year but I think I would try to be a little naughty next year.
Thanks for the giveaway!

bearrocks1993 said...

ive been nice this year, well for the mpost part. Ive arranged help groups and community service groups to help people in my town.

Amy Jones said...

Awesome, fabulous and amazing! Excellent picks!

Cola said...

I suppose in this case I've been nice. I just finished Fateful and Fractured for the 3rd time now. I'm in love. You're a fantastic writer and I'm not just saying it to win. I can't wait for the third book and I really wish it wouldn't be the last in the series! Cheers!

Malvina Beatrice said...

I've been nice this year, thank you.

Cheri Schmidt said...

I think all of you are nice just for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Thank you!!

And WOW, Cola. I'm so very flattered that you've liked my books enough to reread them more than one! As long as my edits come back fast, Forever will come out this week!!! And there will be several novellas added to the series, does that count as continuing?

Cheri Schmidt said...

oops. I meant once, not one...sorry :D

melora said...

I’ve been basically naughty- I neglect the chores in favor of books and video games!

Thank you for the giveaway!
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