Happy Birthday, Cate! Contest
It’s March 14! In addition to being Pi(e) Day, it’s also Cate Cahill’s birthday!
In honor of that – and it being just about 3 months until STAR CURSED debuts (June 18) – I’m having a contest.
But first – a STAR CURSED snippet!
Brother O’Shea clears his throat. “The second measure, also effective immediately, forbids that girls should be taught to read. We cannot help those who already have such knowledge, of course, but in future, we think it unnecessary and even dangerous. Girls can rely upon the knowledge of their fathers, their husbands, and the Brotherhood. They need not seek it elsewhere.”
The room is shocked silent. There’s no sound save the hissing of the gas lamps on either side of the mantel.
I look down at Sister Cora and Sister Gretchen, at their carefully blank faces.
I cannot imagine a life without books.
Without Father’s stories of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses, without pirate stories and fairy tales and poems. Without the hope of another way, of freedom and adventure beyond what we have here and now. How dark life would be.
I think of the people I love, the ones I would trust with my own life. Maura. Tess. Finn. Marianne. Mad about books, all of them. What will this new decree do to them?
I find myself clenching my fists and force my fingers to relax. I mustn’t look as though I want to start a brawl.
Sister Cora’s voice is hushed, her shoulders rigid. “Is our school to remain open?”
“For the time being.” O’Shea’s clipped voice and lemon face make it clear he doesn’t approve. “There will be a bonfire in Richmond Square on Friday night, as there will be in each town in the coming days. We ask the faithful to bring books from their own libraries—fiction and fairy tales, that sort of thing—to burn.”
What do you think??? I can promise that there will be some major drama at that bonfire.
Now, for the contest! You can win all of this:
* A signed paperback of BORN WICKED. If you already have a copy, you can give it to a friend – or if you’ve got the hardback, now you can have a matching set!
* A signed ARC of STAR CURSED
* A Breathless Reads poster signed by Beth Revis, Morgan Rhodes, Elizabeth Richards, Fiona Paul, and me
* A lovely BORN WICKED pendant made by Grace @peachandblue (wear it as a necklace, add it to your keychain, whatever you want!)
Check out the Rafflecopter for 4 easy ways to enter. This contest is only open to the US and Canada, through 3/22.
I cannot wait for Star Cursed! Hoping it is delivered to my kindle early 😉
Thanks so much, Melissa! I really hope you'll like it.
Hoping I win!,,,
Good luck! 🙂
It's so cute to celebrate Cate's birthday 🙂 Happy one, dear! And everyting in the giveaway is fantastic!
Kisses from Spain.
Thank you! 🙂
Whoo! I can't believe Star Cursed is almost here! Just a few more months. Wheeee! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! And happy birthday, Cate!
Thank you, Katie! 🙂 I can't wait to share SC with everyone!
What a wonderful contest!!! I can't wait to read Star Cursed… I want more Finn and Cate!
Thank you! I can promise there will be more Finn & Cate! 🙂
Star Cursed is almost here. Just a couple of months of waiting torture until release! I can not wait for the second book with Cate and Finn. I am itching to see what happens. Happy B-day Cate! I am probably a little late on that but hey! My birthday celebration with my twin goes for weeks. HEEHEE. The cover look fabulous. I did a quick sketch for the contest and it looks nothing like that beauty.
Thanks so much, Tawney! I'm so glad you're excited about STAR CURSED – me too – I can't wait to share it with readers! And it was awesome to see your sketch!
Thanks for the giveaway. I'm loving Born Wicked. And I know I'll love not having to wait as long for the sequel.
Also… I made fan art! This is only the second time ever. It takes me forever to do stuff like this. It's so not my area of expertise. =P
Thanks so much for the fan art, Aine! That's awesome. And I'm so glad you're enjoying BW!