Sunday, November 14, 2010

HAUNTED arc giveaway contest

Yes, it's time! A beautiful advanced reading copy of HAUNTED, the sequel to Dreaming Anastasia, waiting for someone to win!!

First, the backstory:
Getting to write HAUNTED is something for which I'm profoundly grateful. Getting to finish HAUNTED and see it turned into a book inspires even more gratitude on my part. Cause as many of you know - in between the publication of DA and now, I got bitten in the ass by Mr. Thyroid Cancer and the fact that I am sitting here typing this and currently cancer free is its own little miracle. Not to go all Oprah on you guys or anything, but if you find yourself as I have, in a two year period in which you go through three different editors, two agents, your son gets engaged, you find out you have cancer, have a huge surgery and come out able to heal and then find out that you get to finish your second book with the most loveable editoral team on the planet (including Kelly Barrales-Saylor who, Lord love her, actually answered my hysterical text one nite at 11 PM when we discovered that 13 pages of text had gone awol during copy edits) and still find yourself able to write some more, plus everything else that goes on in a person's life, you come out on the other end very very grateful.
And yes, I know that things can go the other way in a blink of an eye. Thus the gratitude. You get what you get and you better be sharp eyed or you'll miss the good stuff.
Thus this contest:

Here's the 411 on what to do:

1. Post a comment and tell the world something for which you are fabulously grateful/thankful.
2. If you are not already, become a follower of this blog.
3. Extra bonus points for becoming a Twitter follower of @joypreble

Contest closes this coming Thursday 11/18 at midnight CST. On Friday I will pull an entry out of the contest hat and announce the winner!
(yes, contest is international this time!)

HAUNTED: More Anne and Ethan. More Baba Yaga. Secrets unleashed. Lots of peril. A love triangle! A new boyfriend named Ben Logan. More Viktor. And a bunch of creepy, malevolent Russian mermaids called rusalkas. You. are. going. to. love. it!!

Yes, this is the ultimate Thanksgiving giveaway. What better time for it?


Margay said...

I am very grateful for the fact that my older daughter is doing wonderful in college and my younger daughter is making such a great recovery from the back surgery she had in September. There is nothing more important than knowing that your children are doing well.

I am a blog follower.

I follow on Twitter


Janet Gurtler said...

I am grateful for the good health of my entire family.

I'm not following your blog and I am a twitter follower!

So happy to hear you are cancer free Joy!

Janet Gurtler said...

Ha ha.... I meant to write I'm NOW following your blog, not NOT!

Chrizette @ All the days of said...

I am grateful that my work-week is only 5 days long and that I am able to come home to a loving husband and blogging buddies that make it all seem better.

Joy, so good to hear that you are cancer free :) My MIL has breast cancer and the family are going through the chemo with her . . .

You didn't mention if the giveaway is international, so if it is not please remove my entry :)

I am a follower here and on twitter (@allthedaysof)

baychriz at gmail dot com

Lauren said...

I am profoundly grateful for my wonderful family!! They're the only ones who have stayed loyal to me no matter what. I know I can face any challenge in life as long as I have them with me. Thank you for having this contest!

I follow the blog.
I follow you on Twitter as @SLauren25.

Zoë.Bestel said...

I am extremely grateful for my parents and our lovely house on a hill in the middle of nowhere with our black lab, Sidney. We keep reminding ourselves "We live here."
We moved away from living just outside Liverpool, 5 years ago in February. All three of us extremely appreciate the difference here. We have the greatest of friends and the community is lovely. I have decided that I want to live here or near here when I grow up, It's absolutely beautiful in every way.

So, I am thankful for my life. It's the best I could ever ask for and I have promised myself I will never take it for granted.

It's fabulous to hear you are cancer free, it must feel fantastic! :D

Thank you for an amazing contest, fantastic idea. I am now a follower of the blog and on Twitter.

Zoë x

Spav said...

I am grateful for my incredible parents who understand me extremely well.

I follow both your blog & twitter.

Taschima Cullen said...

I am grateful for the miracles that help people on a daily basis.

Glad your okay,

Im a follower on both Blogspot and Twitter.

Taschima Cullen

Kari said...

I am so incredibly grateful for my friends. I don't exactly come from the best home life, so my friends have become a family to me. If i had to choose between my friends and my family, I'd choose my friends everytime. Also, they just seemed to come in at the right time in my life since I wasn't happy with the friends that I had at the time, so they just came in and brought some lihgt into my life. I never thought that I'd have someone in my life that I'd be grateful for, but now I have a whole group of people who I love and they love me back. And I'm getting emotional, so I'm going to stop.

Jessica said...

I am incredibly absolutely positively thankful for my mother. Nothing entirely special or new, but my mother has always been there for me through EVERYTHING that I went through. I had had quite a few surgeries in my life and for every single one of them, she was there for me. Even sleeping in uncomfortable hospital chairs so I wouldn't have to be in my hospital room alone. And she never complained. She was always there for me. When I start to get upset I can talk to her and she can calm me down, she helps me get through rough patches. She raised me and my older sister alone and I am just grateful for her every single day.

She means so much to me and I love her a lot! I'm really close to my mom for being nearly 23 years old. She never once left my side or made me deal with harsh things [like my surgeries] alone and was a great comfort to me during my other struggles in life.

Already a follower of the blog!

DAMgirls: Daisy, Autumn, and Maysie said...
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DAMgirls: Daisy, Autumn, and Maysie said...

I'm very thankful for a computer so that I can type to my fingers delight ( and somewhere along the way finish my novel!).... But I'm also thankful for this giveaway!
Follower on Both Twitter and Blog

Anonymous said...

We are very thankful for our friends. The ones who are there through thick and thin and you can completely be yourself around.
We are also hugely thankful for all the great authors out there working so hard to give readers great stories.

We follow the blog & your twitter (@yabookreads).

Thank you for the contest (which we are also thankful for) =]

Marie said...

I'm thankful for my husband for always sticking by me when I'm so unsure of myself!

I follow Joy on Twitter (@marielovesbooks)

And I'm a follower of this blog :)

Stephanie said...

I am thankful that I was recently able to quit my high-stress retail job and I don't have to work through the holiday season! yay!

I'm a blog and Twitter follower. :)

Thanks so much for giving away an ARC!!

-Stephanie :)
moonglo at gmail dot com

Everyday Little Gems said...

I am thankful for my family and friends that have helped me throughout the years with life, love, friendship, work and surviving.

I do follow you on your blog here.

I do follow you on twitter - @bluereadergal

Tea said...

I am so happy for your cancer healing. What a wonderful miracle. Congrats to your son becoming engaged.

I follow you on Twitter now. I'm "Jungleorchid" on Twitter.

I am a follower of your blog.

I am extremely grateful for my children and grandchildren.

I would love to read Haunted.

Kim said...

I am incredibly thankful that my son is also cancer free today and even more thankful to the "village" it took to get him to this place.

Joy, I'm so happy for you and proud to be your friend.

Kati Flood said...

This comes recommended by a dear friend. The book sounds like my daughter will love it, and become a big fan!

I hope I win.

Kati Flood
PawPrints Patterns &

Cari said...

I am thankful for my family.

I follow your blog and on twitter: cariblogs


Lauren M said...

(This is kind of TMI, but) I'm thankful that my health is returning and that I'm now able to attend one class a day. (Wasn't able to last year)

I follow your blog and twitter (@365DaysReading)
Thanks for this giveaway! :)

- Lauren

heatherzilla said...

I am so glad to hear that you are now cancer-free and doing well.

I am thankful for my husband. My world has turned upside down, with divorce, death, a and serious illness in my family. My husband has been great and has done everything he can to help.

I follow this blog and I also follow you on twitter. @heatherzilla8

I really liked Dreaming Anastasia and I am looking forward to Haunted.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that despite all the bumps in the road I am able to go to college. No one in my family has even attempted college until me, and I am determined to finish. The people who have stepped up to help me will always hold a place in my heart.

I follow your blog and twitter :)

donnas said...

I am thankful for my family, friends, job and cats. Its a great support system I am lucky to have.

I am a blog and twitter follower @donnas1

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Renée said...

This is so unoriginal, but I'm really grateful for the caring people in my life and for my good health. Through those things, I've been able to do all of the other things that make me happy!

~The Book Pixie said...

First off I wanted to say that I really enjoyed Dreaming Anastasia and I'm really looking forward to Haunted!

I'm an old follower.

I'm very thankful for the fact that I made it to 18. My birthday is today. So many teens these days don't make it to adulthood for various reasons and it is very sad.

Follow you on twitter @thebookpixie


clearlytangled said...

i'm a new follower :)
i'm grateful for my fantastic husband.

i really liked dreaming anastasia and can't wait to read haunted.
great giveaway, thanks!

Joy said...

Your responses so far are awesome. Acutally, they're moving and humbling and beautiful! You guys rock! And happy birthday Book Pixie!

Keep the entries coming through Thursday night. Then the lucky winner will be plucked from the contest hat. And the Haunted ARC will be yours!

Liter said...

I am really grateful for my family and friends. Breakups are hard, and without them I wouldn't have made it through the last few weeks.

I need to re-read Dreaming Anastasia before I get Haunted! (maybe I'll savor it a bit rather than the 1 sitting read I did the first time)

All of my best wishes for you and the fam.

April X said...

I am thankful for my friends and family :) Haha I know, pretty lame answer, but they are the only ones who prevent me from becoming a hermit.
I became a twitter follower @ramen_addict

kaye said...

I am really grateful for having a wonderful family and great friends.