Monday, November 28, 2011

Giveaway-DITCHED by Robin Mellom

This is one of my very BFF's Robin Mellom:

Why yes, that is Gordon Korman in between us, but that is another story for another day. Robin is cute and smart and funny...all of the things that would make me hate her if I didn't like her so much. She also wrote a book called DITCHED that is coming out on January 10.

Justina Griffith was never the girl who dreamed of going to prom. Designer dresses and strappy heels? Not her thing. So she never expected her best friend, Ian Clark, to ask her.

Ian, who always passed her the baseball bat handle first.

Ian, who knew exactly when she needed red licorice.

Ian, who promised her the most amazing night at prom.

And then ditched her.

Now, she must piece together stain-by-stain on her thrift store dress—exactly how she ended up dateless…with only the help of some opinionated ladies at the 7-Eleven. But to get to the whole story, Justina will have to face the boy who ditched her. Can losing out at her prom ultimately lead to finding true love?

I'm always afraid to read books written by friends of mine. What if I don't like it? What if I have to avoid the subject every time I see them? Lucky for me, DITCHED is AWESOME, because otherwise it would be hard to just fake my enthusiasm for the next couple of years. And it is. Awesome. Fun and funny, quirky and poignant in all the right places. The premise is new and the writing is great - nobody else could make time spent in a 7-11 so riveting. I was dying to find out what happens to Justina and Ian and the end made me say awwww out loud.

Robin gave me one of her precious ARCs and has authorized me to give it away to one of you lucky blog readers. She also sent me some of the cool custom punk fairy tattoos (you have to read the book for this part to make sense), so in addition to the book, I will give away tattoos and bookmarks to 5 additional readers.

Comment before midnight on December 1st and I'll draw a random winner of the ARC and five more winners for the tattoos and bookmarks. You don't even have to say anything funny - just leave your name for the drawing. This international contest is open to anyone over the age of 13.


Aysha said...

Aysha! =D <3

Tanya said...

I enjoyed Dirty Little Secrets very much but haven't had a chance to read Transcendence yet.

YA Reader said...

It sounds great!!

Kelsey said...

Yay- Ditched looks fantastic!

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Allison said...


Heidi said...

Sounds good to me - I'm in! Found you via Twitter, and your books sound like they are definitely up my alley, I'll have to check them out, Thanks. @heidhorch

Melinda said...

This sounds like such a fun read! I'm already praying Ian isn't the heartbreaker he sounds to be in the beginning. :)

Sarah Kunz said...

I want to win!

Erica said...

I would love to enter! This one sounds right up my alley :)

chelleyreads said...

I really REALLY want to read Ditched. please count me in for the giveaway and thank you! :)

**crossed fingers**

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Tracy Loewer said...

ME! ME! ME! PICK MEEEEEEE!!!!! (pretty, pretty, pretty please?)

Ash said...

I would love to win! :D

Pam Harris said...

Woo hoo! I hope I win. :)

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Elle Strauss said...

I'd love to win DITCHED!

ellestraussbooks at gmail dot com

Laurie said...

Wow, this sounds good. I've never heard of it before but it's definitely going on my wishlist now.


Susie Rantz said...

Can't wait to read this book!

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Sherrie Petersen said...

I got to see one of those lovely ARCs when I had coffee with Robin a few months ago, but I don't have one to read, so sign me up! I'd love to win a copy :)

Julie@My5monkeys said...

Love this cover and been wanting to read this one.

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Small Review said...

Thank you for the chance! I hope it's still before midnight where you are (it is where I am).

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