It's been a crazy month! Sadly, it's almost the end (ALMOST, as we still have THIS totally awesome post with some totally awesome surprises!:D). I had a BLAST with this event and I would like to thank all the fabulous YA GALAXY DEFENDERS for taking the time out of their busy schedules to participate in this event! I would also like to thank all the wonderful publishers for sponsoring the book prizes (Simon&Schuster US, Harper Collins CA, Scholastic CA, HCI Teens, Sourcebooks = you ROCK!).
Here's the full schedule in case you'd like to re-visit some of the posts (some of the giveaways are still ON!):
November 20th - Kick-off post with Michael Northrop's MIYA strip!
November 21st - Book Review: Rot&Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (POSTED)
November 22nd - Book Review + Giveaway: Dust&Decay by Jonathan Maberry (POSTED)
November 23rd - Book Review + Giveaway: Playground by 50 Cent (POSTED)
November 24th - Book Review + Book Giveaway: This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel(POSTED)
November 25th - Book Review: Ashfall by Mike Mullin (POSTED)
November 26th - Hottest Upcoming Releases: MEN in YA edition (POSTED)
November 27th - Book Review: Exiled by MR Merrick (POSTED)
November 28th - Author Interview + Book Giveaway: MR Merrick (POSTED)
November 29th - Book Review: Trapped by Michael Northrop (POSTED)
November 30th - Author Interview + Book Giveaway: Michael Northrop (POSTED)
December 1st - Book Review: Dark Territory by J. Gabriel Gates (POSTED)
December 2nd - Author Interview + Book Giveaway: J. Gabriel Gates (POSTED)
December 3rd - Book Review: iBoy by Kevin Brooks (POSTED)
December 4th - Book Review: The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch (POSTED)
December 5th - Author Interview + Book Giveaway: Jeff Hirsch (POSTED)
December 6th - Book Review: Skyship Academy by Nick James (POSTED)
December 7th - Author Interview + Book Giveaway: Nick James
December 8th - Book Review: Helper 12 by Jack Blaine
December 9th - Author Interview + Book Giveaway: Jack Blaine
December 10th - Book Review: Ushers INC by Rusty Fischer
December 11th - Author Guest Post + Book Giveaway: Rusty Fischer
December 12th - Book Review + Giveaway: Shelter by Harlan Coben, Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
December 13th - Book Review: The Magnificent Steam Carnival of Professor Pelusian Minus by Sean Hayden
December 14th - Author Interview + Book Giveaway: Sean Hayden
December 15th - Book Review: Recovery Road by Blake Nelson (YET TO BE POSTED)
December 16th - Book Review: Misfit by Jon Skovron
December 17th - Author Interview + Book Giveaway: Jon Skovron
December 18th - Book Review: North: The Gathering by Dustin Hansen (CANCELED)
December 19th - Author Interview + Giveaway: Dustin Hansen (CANCELED)
December 20th - Wrap-up + Calendar Giveaway!
It wouldn't be a blog event, if some of the things wouldn't get messed up a bit (or at least that's what I'm telling myself to make myself feel better!). Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time to review 3 more books that I have planned on reviewing during this event (including Recovery Road by Blake Nelson, which I've read and loved!) and I will be posting my reviews of those sometime in the nearest feature.
The fabulous Dustin Hansen had to drop out of the event due to.. a book deal! :) Yay, hurray~! So happy for you, Dustin! :) Wish you all the best with that and I'm hoping to be able to feature you in the next year's edition!
YES! There will be a MEN in YA2 :D Are you happy?! Excited? Can't wait?!?! ME TOO! :D
Date is yet unknown, but I am planning on doing it annually, so probably sometime towards the second half of 2012! Interested in participating? Drop me a line!
First we have the totally fabulous, beautiful and one-of-a-kind (LITERALLY) MEN in YA 2012 Calendar!
- Mike Mullin (author of Ashfall)
- MR Merrick (author of Exiled)
- Nick James (author of Skyship Academy)
- Jonathan Maberry (author of Benny Imura Series: Rot&Ruin, Dust&Decay)
- Michael Northrop (author of Trapped)
- J. Gates (author of Dark Territory)
- Jeff Hirsch (author of The Eleventh Plague)
- Jack Blaine (author of Helper12)
- Rusty Fischer (author of Zombies Don't Cry)
- Sean and Connor Hayden (authors of The Magnificent Steam Carnival of Professor Pelusian Minus)
- Jon Skovron (author of Misfit)
+ a collage of pictures (instead of Dustin Hansen who wasn't able to participate)
So, the gorgeous, drool-licious calendar is printing and I should have it in about 2-3 weeks.
The giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY, everyone can enter!
There are plenty of extra entries for this one, so knock yourself out!
ENDS: January 15th
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And here's something even
The wonderful MR Merrick joins us here today for top notch vLOG!
That's not everything!
Matt generously offered to giveaway one signed paperback copy of EXILED (in addition to the other signed paperback giveaway I was hosting)
TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post telling me how many times Matt mentions the phrase:
"YA Galaxy Defender(s)"
in the vLOG!
OPEN to: US/Canada
ENDS: January 15th
How totally AWESOME was that?!
Thank you so much for this epicness, Matt! You ROCK!
Finally, in addition to all the fabulous writers and wonderful publishers, I would also like to thank all my lovely and fantastic followers who commented on my MEN in YA posts (You know who you are, sweethearts!) I wouldn't have done it without your heart-warming comments, you made it all worthwhile and I seriously LOVE YOU ALL!
That's it for now, folks *wipes away tears*
Stay tuned for more MEN in YA awesomeness in 2012 and keep your eyes open for WOMEN in YA (chicks+guns = HOT!) soon!
*bows and vanishes in a pink mist cloud*