Friday, September 24, 2010

Beautiful Darkness Signed ARC Giveaway

Next Friday is YAedge's 2nd birthday. I knew I wanted to do something special for our readers, but wasn't quite sure what. Then, in July I was able to pick up an extra copy of Beautiful Darkness, the sequel to an amazing book by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, Beautiful Creatures. Luckily, I had my husband in line at Comic Con when they were signing and giving them away, so he grabbed it for one lucky winner on our blog!

At first, I wasn't sure what would be the special occasion. It's not every day we give away a signed copy of an ARC before the release of the book! Then I remembered, October 1st is YAedge's 2 year birthday! There is no better way to celebrate such a huge date then to say thank you to one of our readers. I wish I could give each of you a book, but unfortunately, that is impossible.

Starting today, leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. The contest will close at noon PT on Thursday, September 30th so that I can choose the winner on our blog birthday, October 1st. The contest is open to all residents in North America (US, Canada, Mexico). Sorry to International readers, but I just don't have the cash to ship overseas at this time. I will be shipping the book to the winner that following Tuesday so that it will arrive before the book is in stores.

If you haven't read Beautiful Creatures yet, now is the perfect time. It was just released in paperback! Here is the description from

There were no surprises in GatlinCounty.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.

At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

And of course, the desciption for Beautiful Darkness from (which officially releases October 12):

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

If you visit the official Beautiful Darkness webpage, you can read the first 200 pages of Beautiful Creatures and the prologue to Beautiful Darkness right now for free!

Good luck everyone!


Bee said...

Congrats YA Edge on turning 2 :))
You guys are awesome.

G'luck everyone else!

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

Wow congrats on the big 2! I just hit 1 and I hope I make it 2!! =P Thanks for the great giveaway! I loved Beautiful Creatures!


Inspired Kathy said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for entering me. Happy Blogoversary.
bkhabel at gmail dot com

Michelle Ball said...

Awesome awesome giveaway. I finished Beautiful Creatures in 2 days. LOVED it. Can. not. wait. for Beautiful Darkness.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, YA Edge!
This is an amazing giveaway!

Mare/TommyGirl said...

Happy blog birthday!

Consider me entered!

tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

Tami Klockau said...

Thanks everyone! Good luck!

Lisa_Gibson said...

I read Beautiful Creatures but never read the first one Beautiful Darkness. Even though I'm doing this backwards, I would love to read the first one. :)
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Mary Brebner said...

Wow--2 years old! Happy early blog birthday! And Beautiful Darkness is an excellent present.

Here's to a fabulous year *sings badly* and many more!

Tami Klockau said...

Lisa, Beautiful Creatures is the first book. The one I'm giving away, Beauitful Darkness is the second in the series and isn't released yet!

Thanks, Mary for the lovely singing! LOL

The Book Vixen said...

Happy Blogoversary :)

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April said...

Happy Blogoversary :D I'm a new follower, and look forward to seeing more of your blog!

K. Vorhis said...

Happy 2nd Birthday!! I'd love to receive the signed copy of Beautiful Darkness, as I'm 3/4 of the way through Beautiful Creatures and would love to continue on to the 2nd installment. Thanks!

Sharon said...

Can't wait to read this!

Sharon said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

Ree said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm a new follower via twitter (@LitObsession) and RSS. :)


Tami Klockau said...

Thanks everyone and welcome to our new followers!

Tracy Belsher said...

Hey Tami - I'm not entering, of course, but I wanted to say - holy freaking crap - we're TWO?

That is AWESOME. ;)

Great giveaway, my friend.

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

I'm in it to win it! Have a wonderful anniversary!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Happy blogoversary! Two years is a huge deal :D

I loved BC so much when I read and I'm enjoying the audiobook right now, so I'd love the chance to win Beautiful Darkness before it comes out. Thanks for the chance.


hellokirsten said...

Happy 2 years! Thanks for the chance to win - loved BC and can't wait to read BD!

hellokirsten at

Tami Klockau said...

Thanks everyone...

Tracy, time flies when you're having fun, eh? ;) Seems just like yesterday I was designing the blog.

Jessica said...

Congrats on the birthday!! I'm glad we get the presents :)

Cassay said...

Congrats on turning 2!!! I love Beautiful Creatures!

Cassandra C
cassandra dot crouser at yahoo dot ca

Lizzie said...

Congratulations on turning two! I know how huge that is, and how amazing it must feel. =)

Enter me please! I'm SO excited BD, it's crazy ;) BC is one of my favorite books so I'm dying to read the sequel, hearing all these great things about it. =0)

ferretvamp14 said...

Congrats on turning 2!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


Anonymous said...

Wow, how fast time flies! :) Congrats on blogging for 2 years!! WOO HOOOOOOOO! Thanks for the giveaway!


kate.readthisbook [at] gmail [dot] com

Book Sp(l)ot said...

Congrats on your blog birthday (October is just a great month for birthdays of any kind!!) :)

book.splot [at] gmail [dot] com

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

I've been eager to read this! Good luck to everyone!


Liz said...

I love this site and Congrats on turning 2! This is so cool that you are giving away a signed arc of such a great series!