Thursday, July 31, 2008

Freakishly Fantastic Freebie Friday

Can you believe it's AUGUST??? I swear, this summer has gone by so fast! But it means that some stupendously exciting events are about to unfold...

For those of us anxiously awaiting the next book in Stephenie Meyer's TWILIGHT saga, BREAKING DAWN hits the shelves tomorrow!

Not only that, but the next book in Melissa Walker's VIOLET series, VIOLET BY DESIGN, makes its debut on Tuesday!

Wednesday, I get to join a fabulous group of authors for a book signing event at Books of Wonder in New York.

All this stupendousness calls for a celebration!!!!

So here's what I have for you this week...

In celebration of the VIOLET IN PRIVATE release, the fabulous Melissa Walker has donated all three VIOLET books for one lucky reader!!

In addition, to celebrate our upcoming event, the incomparable Claire Mysko has donated a copy of her book, YOU'RE AMAZING for another lucky reader!!

And, in celebration of the continuing TWILIGHT saga, I'm throwing in the A NEW DAWN anthology - edited by Ellen Hopkins - in which my essay on Quileute werewolves appears.

That's right. This week there will be three winners. For your shot at being one of them, here's what you need to do:

To be entered to win the VIOLET books, post an announcement on your blog, myspace, livejournal or facebook about the release on Tuesday and send me the link. You can get all the details about the books and the launch at Melissa's blog.

To be entered to win YOU'RE AMAZING, leave me a reply telling me what makes you amazing. Be sure to check out Claire's website.

To be entered to win A NEW DAWN, tell me how you will be spending your TWILIGHTish weekend...

Yes, in case you're wondering, you may enter three times to be considered for each one of the prizes! I told you it was freakishly fantastic.

This contest will remain open until after the signing event, Wednesday August 6.

Let the games begin!

Monday, July 28, 2008

OMGoodness... It's An Event!!!

It has grown!

Remember that signing I was telling you about? Lisa McMann, Melissa Walker and I? Well, we've just doubled the fabulousness... check out this lineup:

Lisa McMann - Author of the NY Times best-selling novel, WAKE. She will be reading from her upcoming novel, FADE and signing WAKE. (I'm such a fan girl, I can't wait for this!)

Melissa Walker - Author of the Violet series, whose new book release VIOLET IN PRIVATE we will get to celebrate!!! (It is released August 5. Reserve your copy now!)

Yours truly - I'll be reading from the upcoming DEATH BY LATTE and signing DEATH BY BIKINI.

Katie Davis - Illustrator and Author of THE CURSE OF ADDY McMAHON.

Jenny Davidson - Author of the new alternate-reality novel, THE EXPLOSIONIST. This book looks so good. And it's set in Edinburgh, where I just was! I'm going to grab my own signed copy and it's going to hop to the top of the TBR pile.

Claire Mysko - Speaker and author of YOU'RE AMAZING, the nonfiction book among us. She will close the readings by showing us all how amazing we are!

If you are in the New York area, this is an event you won't want to miss! Come on down! Bring your friends! And if you tell me you heard about it on the blog, I will have something special for you.

And the Winner Is...

Hey, everyone! Thanks for your posts. It was tough to choose a winner, but I'm going to go with Book Girl this week. Outstanding groveling. : ) Please send me a note at gerb at lindagerber dot com with your mailing address and book preference.

Everyone else, be sure to tune in again Friday... I promise, you will not want to miss this week's Freakishly Fantastic Freebie Friday!!!

See you then!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Freebie Friday, a little early

I know, I know. It's Wednesday. But the next couple of weeks are going to be a little crazy so the freebies might bounce around a little bit. This morning (as soon as I get done posting this, as a matter of fact,) I head up to girls' camp until Saturday. No Internet access. (Gaaaaaah!)

(Want a little insider information? I was actually up at the camp Monday but had to come home yesterday so I could send in my edits on DEATH BY DENIM. I am excited about this episode of Aphra and Seth's adventure! Oh, and the kissing. I like the kissing...)

ANYWAY, next week will be relatively normal, except for the anticipation of waiting for the next TWILIGHT installment, BREAKING DAWN ! How many of you are going to a bookstore event to pick up the book at midnight?

And exactly two weeks from today, I'll be in New York City, reading and signing with Melissa Walker (VIOLET IN PRIVATE) and Lisa McMann (WAKE)!!! We'll be at Books of Wonder August 6th from 7 p.m. Any of you in the New York area, come visit!!! If you tell me you read about it on the blog, I'll have something special for you...

Following the signing, I'll be at the Backspace Writers' Conference, where I will be moderating an agents panel.

And then... well, it just gets crazier from there with back to school and the upcoming promotion for the next DEATH BY book, DEATH BY LATTE... but this is enough for one blog post!

So... to get to the point... for this week's FREEBIE FRIDAY, I offer to you a choice. I have three Sarah Dessen books up for grabs, THIS LULLABY, KEEPING THE MOON or DREAMLAND. To win one of these books, leave me a post telling me how the second half of your summer is shaping up and why I should choose you as this week's winner. Hint: sucking up is fun.

The contest will remain open until Monday, July 28.

Have a great week, everyone!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

And the Winner is...

Loved all the crushworthiness, everyone. Thanks for sharing your criteria.

The winner this week is :


Please send me your mailing address at gerb at lindagerber dot com and CRUSHWORTHY is yours!

As always, thanks for playing!!!

Friday, July 18, 2008


Today's Freebie Friday once again celebrates Penguin's Plug Into Summer campaign. All month long, Penguin will be highlighting authors and some really cool books. You can check out our book playlists, read author interviews, text for more content and win books!

You'll notice that only two paperback books made it into this month's promotion - DEATH BY BIKINI and Sara Lawrence's CRUSHWORTHY. (Yay, Sara and I!) To celebrate, this week's winner will receive a copy of CRUSHWORTHY.

To be entered to win, tell me - what is your criteria for a guy (or girl, if any of you guys are reading this week) to be truly crushworthy?

Since I will be out of town on Monday, this contest will remain open until Tuesday, July 22.

Game on!

Edited to add: Oh, look! I'm up! (I'm the featured author now at Plug into Summer!) Head on over for more chances to win!

P.S. Do you Twitter? If so, come say hi!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

And the Winner Is...

Thanks to everyone who sent in guesses for this week's contest. We had a record number of participants! The correct answer: This is the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan, Scotland. It's also known as the Harry Potter bridge. (The Hogwarts Express traveled over this bridge in Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire movies.)

The winner of the DEATH BY BIKINI prize pack - by random selection (and a qualifying answer) is...

Melissa N!

Congratulations, Melissa. Everyone else, thanks for playing! Your freebies are on their way. Have a fabulous week!

Friday, July 11, 2008


Happy Friday, everyone!

As promised, this Friday's freebie comes with a twist. As I mentioned earlier, DEATH BY BIKINI is featured this month as part of Penguin's Plug Into Summer promotion. Check out this great ad in Girl's Life !

So here's the twist. To celebrate the Plug into Summer promotion, everyone who enters this week wins! Pictured below is a place I visited during my travels last month. All you have to do to enter is to send me an email (gerb at lindagerber dot com) and tell me what and where this is. Be sure to include your mailing info and I will send your prize out to you. All guesses - right or wrong - qualify for the freebie, but if you correctly identify what and where this is, you will also be entered to win a DEATH BY BIKINI prize pack which includes a bikini cell phone charm, DEATH BY BIKINI koozie and a $10 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.

This contest will remain open until Monday, July 14.

Let the games begin!

Monday, July 07, 2008

And the Winner Is...


Please send me your mailing address at gerb at lindagerber dot com and I'll get it out to you.

Thanks, everyone, for sharing your holiday with me. Come on back on Friday for another Freebie... and this one with a twist!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

FREEBIE FRIDAY!!! Happy 4th of July!

Greetings from London! I'm sitting in the hotel lobby, stuck here an extra night because my flight was canceled this afternoon. As much as I love London, I'm a little bummed... I won't be home for Fourth of July with my kids. (Though our flight might get home in time for the fireworks.)

Sooo... for this week's Freebie, how about helping me celebrate vicariously? To be entered to win a copy of DEATH BY BIKINI, tell me what you are doing (or did) for your Independence Day celebrations (or, for those of you outside the U.S., what you do for your favorite holiday.) Extra points for romantic or humorous stories!

The contest will remain open until Monday, July 7.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Greetings from Scotland. I am so in love with this country!!! I already know that I have to come back. A week is not enough.

ANYWAY, The winner of the first ever signed advanced copy of DEATH BY LATTE is:


You know the drill... please send your contact info to gerb at lindagerber dot com and I'll get it sent off to you.

Everyone else, thanks for sharing your great stories! Come on back Friday for another chance to win!