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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

THE SWEET DEAD LIFE ARC CONTEST!!!

This is what is coming out from SOHO PRESS on May 14th! 
Guardian angels with a Texas twist. Mystery. Bad habits. Aggie football philosophy. Bad guys. Breakfast tacos. Kissing. And a feisty narrator named Jenna Samuels.
Fallen meets Veronica Mars meets Pineapple Express.
I LOVE this book. And there will be a sequel next year!


"I found out two things today: One, I think I'm dying. And two, my brother is a perv."

So begins the diary of 14-year-old Jenna Samuels, who is having a very bad eighth-grade year. Her single mother spends all day in bed. Dad vanished when she was eight. Her sixteen-year-old brother, Casey, tries to hold together what's left of the family by working two after-school jobs—difficult, as he's stoned all the time. To make matters worse, Jenna is sick. When she collapses one day, Casey tries to race her to the hospital in their beat-up Prius and crashes instead.

Jenna wakes up in the ER to find Casey beside her. Beatified. Literally. The flab and zits? Gone. Before long, Jenna figures out that Casey didn't survive the accident at all. He's an "A-word." (She can't bring herself to utter the truth.) Soon they discover that Jenna isn't just dying; she's being poisoned. And Casey has been sent back to help solve the mystery that not only holds the key to her survival, but also to their mother's mysterious depression and father's disappearance.



And I have ONE ARC to give away!! Just one. Plus a Sweet Dead Life postcard, also signed.

If you would like to win the Advanced Reading Copy of THE SWEET DEAD LIFE and read it before everyone else -- and hopefully love it as much as I do-- please enter in the Comments section. I will keep this contest open until Monday 1/21 and announce the winner on Tuesday 1/22.


26 comments:

cwexy said...

Oh boy! Seems like I might be first to enter - is that good luck? I'm too impatient and afraid I'll forget to wait! I can't wait to read this book!!

Jeanne said...

gimmegimme I WANT.

Nikki said...

I feel so incredibly guilty entering this... but I want that book SO Dang Bad. And before everyone else, so I can taunt all my friends. Neener neener boo boo...
(Oh, I'm a bad person. Still, I think a bad person like me should have this ARC.)

Kim H. said...

I want it!! Kiss, kiss. You're my VERY bestest friend!!! :)

Jenea Whittington said...

I would love to read and review this.

Eli Yanti said...

Sounds a great book, love to win

eli_y83@yahoo.com

Alex M said...

Omg Mrs Preble! I want it so bad. Pick me please :)

SJune said...

I've been waiting for this book to come out!! I'd love to read it early, but either way I can't wait to read it.
:)
Sarah

Mary H said...

I want this book really bad! You brought an arc with you to a signing I saw you at and I wanted to snatch it off the table lol. Would love it if I got to read it early. :)

Annie said...

Ah I'd love an ARC!

Annie :)

Tiffany Turpin Johnson said...

Sounds great, would be awesome to read!

Chantee Hale said...

Hmmmm... is it fair to point out that 1/22 is my birthday? =D
Congrats Joy, I'm looking forward to reading Sweet Dead Life!

Color Blind said...

Sounds like a great book.i would love to read it.
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ChihuahuaCharms said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Cannot wait for this book - it's been on my to-read list since last April ;)Consider me entered! Hannah x

Karen said...

Ummm... Wants! Cannot wait to read this one!
@KarenReadsBooks

Hannah said...

Keep seeing this title everywhere...and now that I see that cover...I WANT IT SO BAD! This looks so totally Epic!!!! hehe. ;) Count me in for reading this one!

hannahsue10 AT gmail DOT com

Carrie said...

I am very intrigued. :)

Carrie said...

I am very intrigued. :)

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

This sounds like a really great read. I need to add it to my TBR list.

Precious said...

Oh my gosh. I'm dying to read this! I love your last series! <3 And I know I'll love this too!! WANT!

Precious @ Fragments of Life

Lorena said...

This book has me intrigued. This book is definetly on my to-read list after reading that description. I also think the cover is really cute

Margay said...

Oh, this sounds like a good one! I would kill (not literally) to read it!

Kari said...

Oh my gosh! I cannot wait to read this book and it would be totally awesome to get an advanced copy! Sign me up for this contest! XD

Madeline Wilson said...

All of the things I would do if I was selected to be the recipient of this lovely looking novel (BY THE BEST AUTHOR EVER).
The list goes as such:

~I would actually give the one-eyes homeless man who lives on the corner of my street some money.

~I would stop yelling at my little sister (you see, I would be so busy enjoying this lovely piece of literature that I wouldn't have time to scream at her.)

~I would remember to feed my pet turtle Rosco (I need to anyway, but this would just be more incentive to remember to do so).

~I would die of absolute happiness.

Laura Hartley said...

Desperate to read this! The synopsis is just too enticing!! Plus the cover is kick-ass :D

-Laura
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Poisoned Rose said...

Yay! Congrats on another new release. Looks fantastic. :)

ckpoisonedrose AT gmail DOT com