Thursday, September 10, 2009

Upcoming Fun plus a Giveaway

One month until ICE!!!

Okay, a little less than a month for the US edition (Oct 6) and a little more than a month for the UK edition (Oct 29). And the UK version now has a cover! The following appeared on just last week:

Different tagline. Same gorgeous art. Same happy Sarah. :)

Did I mention how ridiculously excited I am? Ridiculously excited.

I have a bunch of stuff planned for the release, including participating in the Simon & Schuster Blogfest with 39 other fantastic S&S authors. The Blogfest kicks off on 9/21. Look! A snazzy countdown thingie:

And also a snazzy banner:

In October, I'll be doing a blog tour, yammering about all sorts of things on all sorts of (dare I say "snazzy" again? no? how about "fabulous"?) fabulous blogs. More info coming soon. Stay tuned!

Also stay tuned for giveaways!

There is a giveaway going on right now for a prize pack that includes an ARC of ICE on Katie's Bookshelf. Click here to enter. Contest ends 9/12.

The prize pack on Katie's Bookshelf was donated by the super-nice and super-fabulous Becca Fitzpatrick. So I thought I'd do a giveaway here for an ARC of Becca's fantastic book HUSH, HUSH.

HUSH, HUSH is a thrilling and romantic tale about fallen angels and falling in love. I devoured it in a single sitting (without even pausing to fetch a snack, which is highly unusual for me!) and can't wait for the next one.

If you'd like to be entered to win an ARC of HUSH, HUSH, please leave a comment to this post. Ooh, and I should mention that the ARC I'm giving away is no ordinary ARC. It's one of the rather rare pre-ARCs that were printed up for BEA this year, before there was even cover art. More like a bound manuscript. And it's signed by Becca! A winner will be selected at random (or by my cat). Contest ends 9/16.

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At 4:57 AM, Blogger Bunny B said...

Oooh!! Me, please! I would love to read this! Thanks!

bunnybx at gmail . com

At 5:01 AM, Blogger tanita✿davis said...

Oh, gorgeous cover! I am excited that you're selling in the UK already! (How did it happen so fast!? I thought it happened a year later, usually...)

At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes please!

Hopefully Ice won't take too long to reach Australia.

At 8:33 AM, Anonymous Kerry S. said...

Count me in!


At 9:03 AM, Blogger Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Congratulations on your new book, Sarah! And I would LOVE to win HUSH, HUSH - thank you so much!!!!

At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hush, Hush" looks so good. Not every day you come across a book about angels in YA, is it? (Or if you do, I'd love to hear the titles!) I'd love to be entered, thank you!

I still can't get over the cover for ICE. It's so gorgeous, when you first released it I had to send it to my best friend and we kind of stared at it for a while. Then we went and looked up the rest of the artist's work--so beautiful! I can't wait for it to come out. I plan on buying it the day it comes out.

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Wow, that sounds amazing! I'm in!

nheck (at)

At 10:08 AM, Anonymous Sharmaine said...

ICE and HUSH HUSH both make me think of awesome catchy songs - I hope the books sell BETTER than hotcakes with a catchy jingle! Please enter me in the contest for Hush, Hush, it sounds like a very engrossing read!! :)

(via your Twitterfeed! <3)

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Please enter me! :)

bethrevis @


At 10:30 AM, Blogger Reading is my Life said...

Just the cover makes me want this...

At 10:55 AM, Blogger Tara McClendon said...

Here kitty, kitty. I've got some catnip toys. All you have to do is tap my name as the winner. :]

Great contest.

At 2:00 PM, Blogger Katie said...

This looks awesome. Please enter me!

& thanks for linking to the contest on my blog!

At 2:14 PM, Blogger perpetual new girl said...

Please include me in the give-away. It looks exciting, even if a part of me died over the premise. Suspiciously much like the book I am writing!

The cover's very stand-out pretty though... in a dark, muted and harsh kind of way.

At 3:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wowzers, I'd love to read this one! I just pre-ordered my copy of Ice today, but I guess Hush Hush might be a good placeholder ;).

At 10:34 PM, Anonymous Hannah said...

Oh two beautiful covers! (Although I do find the uppermost one ever so slightly prettier. Not that I am biased or anything.)

Although I would love a copy of lower! It would help to tide me over until October and gorgeous lovely Ice. :) Thank you for the giveaway, it's very sweet of you!

At 12:41 AM, Blogger Leah Cypess said...

[waves catnip in the air]

At 1:21 AM, Blogger Ruth (Book Focus) said...

Ooh exciting!

Actually, I've been checking for the cover picture every week or so, and I noticed the UK cover. Yay! I was hoping they'd keep that beautiful cover art.

Everything in me wants to pre-order it, but I like reading the first page or two (so I know I'll connect with the way the author writes) before I buy a book - any chance of a "full excerpt" coming soon? :)

Oh, and I'd also love to win the "Hush, hush" ARC - been hearing a bit about that lately!

I'd rather win an ARC of Ice, but never mind ;)

At 11:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oohh!! Pick me!! Pick me!!!

At 9:42 PM, Blogger Kim said...

Please enter me! I would love to read this!!

At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Alexis said...

I'd love to enter! :D


At 2:55 PM, Blogger Karisha said...

Oh! I'd love a chance at Hush, Hush! Please put me in the running!

At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Taylor Hicklen said...

I wouldn't mind an ARC.

At 11:35 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Wow, Hush Hush sounds amazing! (

I can't wait for Ice to be released. I'm definitely buying a couple copies, one for me and one for a friend's birthday. She'll love it! :)

At 9:52 PM, Blogger Sarah Beth Durst said...

Thanks for entering, everyone! (If you're reading this and haven't yet entered, the contest ends 9/16/09.)

Tara and Leah: My cat Perni appreciates the catnip offers. :)

Tanita Davis: The timing varies from book to book. I am really thrilled that ICE will be in the UK. I lived in Cambridge, England, for a year after college and have such fond memories of bookstores there. They had, like, six of them, and every time I went downtown for anything, I had to visit all of them.

Kimberley Griffiths Little: Thanks for the congrats!

Tehmerlachan: Thank you so much! I love the artist's work. When I found out he was going to be doing the cover, I looked him up too and spent quite a bit of time admiring his other work and trying to picture what he was going to do with ICE. I'm really happy with how it turned out. He captured the characters and the mood perfectly.

Sharmaine: Now I really want a catchy jingle... :)

Katie: Thanks for holding your contest!

Becky: Yay! Thanks for pre-ordering!

Hannah: I adore both. The feathers look very cool against the clouds. And of course I love my polar bear.

Ruth: Yes! I will have an excerpt up tonight, in fact. Check the excerpt page of my website in a couple hours...

Donna: Yay! I can't wait either. And happy birthday to your friend!

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