Monday, January 30, 2012

A Giveaway and an Announcement!

Last May I reviewed a book called The Kings of Colorado, about a young boy named William who is sent to a penitentiary ranch after a fight with his father turns violent. At the ranch, Will learns the power of loyalty and friendship amidst the brutality of the other young inmates and the staff alike. It was quite a powerful and visceral read that left a deep impression on my psyche and kept me pondering long after I had turned the final page. You can read my complete review here. Now, here’s the part that I love! I’ve been generously offered one copy of The Kings of Colorado to give away to one lucky reader. No bells and whistles, no strings. If you’re interested in winning a copy of the book for yourself, fill out the brief form below. The winner will be chosen by random.org on February 17th and notified by email and on the blog. Good luck to all of you who are entering! I think you will find this to be a very engaging and powerful read.

And now for the announcement: The 3rd Annual UCF Book Festival will be held this year on March 31st, 2012. This event has been one of the highlights of my year and I’ve had the chance to meet some wonderful authors from all over the country. I also got the chance to sit in on some of the wonderful panels that were hosted. If you’d like to see the highlights of last year’s festival, click here. This year’s roster is impressive as well, so check out the website. I’m looking forward to being there in all my nerdy glory! Stay tuned for more information as it arrives.



13 comments:

bermudaonion said...

The Book Festival is going to be so much fun! I wish I could join you!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

The UCF book festival sounds great. It would be so fun to see you and Sandy on panels!

Vasilly said...

The Book Festival sounds fantastic! I'm going to look up The Kings of Colorado.

Suko said...

The Book Festival sounds magnificent. I know you'll enjoy this event greatly.

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway! I'll post this in my blog's sidebar.

Aarti said...

Oh, how fun! I am sure you will have a blast at the festival- enjoy yourself and treat yourself, too!

Jenners said...

It is so awesome that you can participate in an event like the Book Festival!!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I just read Sandy's announcement over on You've Gotta Read - wow, you are in for a treat with all those amazing authors in the line-up! I wish I could plan a trip to Orlando for the weekend :) Have a blast!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Hey Heather - you and I both won the same book from Dar! Yay us!

Marie said...

the festival sounds great- enjoy it!

Aths said...

I hope you have loads of fun at the festival! I wish I could attend too, but Florida's too far away. Have fun!

TheBookGirl said...

I really enjoyed your posts last year on the festival, and am looking forward to your reports this year :)

Beth F said...

How lucky to be able to attend that awesome festival again. I know you'll have a blast. I have a copy of this book, and I really should get around to reading it.

Darlene said...

Have fun at the Book Festival. You're so lucky to be able to attend. I sure wish I was going with you!

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