Tuesday, December 20, 2011

MEN in YA: Wrap-up post + GIVEAWAYS and totally BADASS vLOG from MATT Merrick!

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 ReviewThe 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)
HOT much?!
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

Enter through Rafflecopter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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And here's something even 

The wonderful MR Merrick joins us here today for top notch vLOG! 
but WAIT!
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*


Amy said...

OMG that was EPIC!! For the record I do have 2 no-spill coffee mugs, and now I want fruity pebbles lol. Great video Matt. And that calender rocks!!

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Shelagh said...

I'm glad Men in YA went well Evie!

This vlog by Matt is made of win!

The Word Fiend

roro said...

great post enjoyed MIYA

Angeline Kace said...

OMG!! Matt!! I am literally crying right now!! That was hilarious!!!! I LOVE it!!! You could totally be an internet sensation with your videos dude!!! I WANT MORE!!

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway & for all your work on this feature! =)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the VLOG!! Priceless!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

And Happy Holidays!

Proserpine said...

I won Exiled at One Book At A Time and I totally fell in love with this story! Love to see men in YA :)

Asheley T. said...

oh my goodness, so many things to say. where to start?

in the middle of all of my laughing out loud, i think i counted 14 times total Matt said his phrase, start to end. i may have missed some though because i was laughing so hard. why was i laughing so much? because of this:

1) "you can't see me cause i'm so stealthy."
2) "steam is just like water."
3) "aweseome pants. we wear them because they make us awesome."

EXCELLENT VIDEO BLOG, Matt & Evie! loved it so much!

also, can't wait for Women in YA and more Men in YA. this event has probably been my favorite event in bookish blogging so far, ever. so well organized and put together. i'm so highly impressed. well done, Evie!!! you've CRUSHED my TBR.

thanks for everything!

Nedraw said...

OK, so I'm sitting here with coffee in MY no spill mug. BTW Matt "no spill mugs" do not prevent coffee snorting accidents while listening to your laugh out loud Vlog. Thank you for starting my morning off with laughter.
Evie this is one of the best blog events I've followed...I'm so glad I found it. Can't wait for Men in YA II and I'm really looking forward to Women in YA.
I believe Matt said the phrase 17 times. Of course I had to replay it cause I lost count the first time ...a little accident with the coffee.
Thanks for an awesome event!

In Julie's Opinion said...

Awesome Vlog and I want to thank you for such a fun, sexy giveaway!! I didn't know we had so many Men in YA, so I really enjoyed learning about all of them! Thanks for this giveaway, as well:)

GFC follower: Julie Witt

jwitt33 at live dot com

Caitlin said...

Oh my gosh! So amazing!

druidgirl said...

great calendar! This giveaway is awesome


Amanda Nicole said...

This event has been awesome!! This calendar is gorgeous, if I don't win I know I'm gonna wish I could buy one. Love the vlog. <3 Thank you so much for the event and all the awesome giveaways! :D

Amanda Nicole said...

In the video, I counted that he said YA Galaxy Defender 17 times, hope I'm correct! :)

WildIrishRose33 said...

You put a lot of work in to that. Really good job with the whole thing!

vinni said...

thanks for the giveaway
GFC:vinni v

Nikki said...

Great giveaway! That video was filled stuffed with awesome and funny! I counted him saying the phrase 16 times!

SacredmOOn said...

LOL That was an awesome vlog! I believe he said "YA Galaxy Defender(s)" 12 times. I think. I counted but was a little distracted laughing so I might be wrong. Thanks for the giveaway chance! I sooo hope to win Exiled! A signed copy to boot also! *squee*
DeAnna Schultz

Denise Z said...

Well I hope I am now properly equipped to be a true YA Galaxy Defender! I will be forwarding fruity pebbles as soon as my disguise arrives. I counted the phrase YA Galaxy Defender(s) 16 times and Defenders 3 times. I see we are all over the map here so in the event I have logged the wrong numbers, once I have my proper uniform on I will try to be more accurate LOL Thank you for the fun. I would love to read Exiled and my fingers are crossed.

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