Thursday, February 25, 2010

Books, Contests and Other Great Things!

Rachael Hawkins is having a sweet giveaway to celebrate Hex Hall coming out on Tuesday. I've been following the buzz for this book, and it sounds fantastic! The winner gets a Hex Hall t-shirt, a signed copy of Hex Hall, and a $25 B&N gift card to buy MORE books!
Check out Rachel's blog to enter!

(Click on the book cover to order on

In other fun book news, today is the release date for Kristi Chestnutt's The Wolf Within!
The powers that be have assured us this will be available for purchase online by tomorrow, but I am impatient and keep checking frequently! So excited for her debut!

Other great things popping up this time of year...
Girl Scout Cookies!

Hubs and I went to the lake last weekend for a mini birthday getaway, and were attacked by a Girl Scout at the gas station. Yes, I said attacked!
"Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies? We're just closing up."
I look at hubs and bat my lashes, visions of Thin Mints dancing in my head.
"Do you have any cash?" I ask, ever so sweetly.
He laughs and digs in his pocket and pulls out a $10, which Scout sees and quickly informs, "For 50 more cents you can get three boxes."
She's goooood.
She got three boxes out of us and a 50 cent tip.
We went in the gas station store and bought milk.
Scout laughed when she saw us walk out with our Borden bottle and said, "Got Milk?!"

With Easter approaching, the pastel candies have already started lining the shelves!
And you know what that means...

That's right. Cadbury Mini Eggs.
These are not the snot-filled stand-ins (which I WILL eat if they are in front of me), these are the MINI EGGS. Solid milk chocolate eggs with a crispy delicious candy shell.
Freaking addictive, I say.

Don't forget to enter my Birthday Contest HERE!

Felice Giovedi!


  1. I bought two boxes of girl scout cookies today and I've already eaten a box. :(
    Thanks for all the links on the new release books.

  2. YES! Girl Scout cookies! Thin mints = amazing :D

    Thanks for all the updates. There are so many awesome bookish things going on!

  3. Are you sure you didn't attack those Girl Scouts for their Thin Mints??? Hmmm?? Go ahead, you can tell us the truth! LOL.

    YAY for Kristi's book! I can't wait!!!!!!

  4. OMG! I totally know what you mean... seriously girl scouts now how to make money... put cute girls out there ask ever so nicely if you want to buy cookies... i mean who doesn't feel sorry for the girls & who doesn't love a box of cookies! lol.

  5. Yes, I've ordered my share of scout cookies. Can't wait for them to come in!

  6. Awww, snot-filled? I love those Cadburry eggs!

  7. Yeah those Girl Scouts are dangerous!

    Anita - WHOA! SLOW DOWN! (and let me catch up) lol.

    Summer - it only looks like snot. If you've not tried the mini egg... you must.

  8. Okay...I could have gone without the snot-filled stand-in remark. I think my stomach just turned over.

  9. DL - Bwahahahahaha.

    Seriously though, admit it. It looks like snot inside. I can't be the only one who has made this correlation.

  10. I'm with you. I'm a sucker for Thin Mints. I hadn't heard of the first book - it looks interesting!

  11. I love Girl Scout cookies! I have thin mints as my snack today at work!!!

    I am so excited for Hex Hall to come out! I would love a signed copy! Of course I also have a pre-ordered one so either way I'm covered!

  12. Wow, you're giving us the heads up on all sorts of good things. :)

    Hey, I'm asking writers to give their perspective of description on my blog. I'd love to know your opinion. :)

  13. Thanks for cheering me up with so many awesome reminders. Yay, Girl Scout Cookies and cadbury eggs! Boo, my diet.

  14. blessed be the Lord who gave us Cadbury chocolates :)