Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Today is a very special day! VERY VERY SPECIAL! It's Courtney Alameda's 30th Birthday! The fabulous author of the upcoming hot release from Feiwel & Friends, SHUTTER (February 3rd 2015) is an absolute sweetheart and one of the coolest, kindest, most awesome people ever, and you should be getting on the SHUTTER bandwagon ASAP, because - mark my words - it is EPIC! I was lucky enough to get an early review copy (eARC), and it completely blew my mind! 

So, without further ado, please welcome Courtney and help us celebrate her 30th BIRTHDAY HORROPALOOZA!


Since 30 is the proverbial age all twentysomethings fear, I thought I'd celebrate my thirtieth birthday by giving away some of my favorite scary things (and not-so-scary things)! And since SHUTTER hits shelves in six short months, wish me the happiest of birthdays by adding it to your Goodreads shelves. You might just win something awesome in return!

Grand Prize (1):

·         Signed ARC of SHUTTER
·         Silk wrap SHUTTER quote bracelet, which reads: “If it’s dead and mobile, it’s our problem.”
·         Handmade crystal camera necklace
·         Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, illustrated by the incredible Ben Templesmith
·         A DRACULA Litographs tote bag
·         A Photojojo Disposable Camera Hack Kit
·         Signed, hardcover copies of ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, by Kendare Blake; MARY: THE SUMMONING, by Hillary Monahan (not pictured); BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, by April Genevieve Tucholke; and THE MERCILESS by Danielle Vega
·         Cake bites from the Sweet Tooth Fairy

Second Prize (1):

·         Signed ARC of SHUTTER
·         Silk wrap SHUTTER quote bracelet
·         Handmade crystal camera necklace
·         Choice of two signed books from the aforementioned authors
·         Cake bites from the Sweet Tooth Fairy

Third Prize (3):

·         Camera USB necklace (not pictured, but it's adorbs!) with the first five chapters of SHUTTER.
·         One signed book from the aforementioned authors
·         Cake bites from the Sweet Tooth Fairy

MAJOR thanks to Evie for hosting this giveaway, and to Kendare Blake, Hillary Monahan, April Tucholke, and Danielle Vega for being willing to sign copies of their books! You, dear reader, can enter using the Rafflecopter form below until 11:59 PM on 9/2/2014. Sorry, the giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.
About Shutter:

Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat—a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She's aided by her crew: Oliver, a techno-whiz and the boy who developed her camera's technology; Jude, who can predict death; and Ryder, the boy Micheline has known and loved forever.

When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. As the ghostly chains spread through their bodies, Micheline learns that if she doesn't exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die. Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, Leonard Helsing, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she's faced before . . . or die trying.

Lock, stock, and lens, she’s in for one hell of a week.

About the author:

Courtney Alameda’s career has been spent in and around books. She holds a B.A. in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University, spent seven years working for Barnes & Noble, and currently works as an Adult & Teen Services librarian at the Provo City Library. Her forthcoming novel, SHUTTER (Winter 2015, Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan), is a tale spawned in part by Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, in part by her experiences both paranormal and not-so-paranormal, and features a cast of monsters inspired by everything from Japanese folklore to survival horror video games.

You can find Courtney Alameda online at www.courtneyalameda.com, or hanging out on Twitter as @courtalameda. SHUTTER is her debut novel.

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