Wednesday, September 2, 2009

ARC Giveaway: Fire by Kristin Cashore


That's right, everyone. I am giving away my ARC of Kristin Cashore's Fire to one lucky winner (because I loved it so much, I'm planning to buy the hardcover when it comes out October 5th). And I'm not going to make you wait too long to get it, either... This contest is open only until 8pm EDT on Labor Day--that's Monday, September 7th. Assuming I get mailing info in a timely manner, I will get the ARC out in the mail to the winner on Tuesday, September 8th.

Here are the rules (you can leave one comment or several, but you know fewer comments makes it easier on me!):

+1 entry ~ Leave a comment telling me why you want to win my Fire ARC
+1 entry ~ Become a follower/friend on Google Friend Connect (if you already are a follower, that's +2 entries!) and leave a comment letting me know
+1 entry ~ Become a follower on Twitter (I'm @Melsbookshelf)
+3 entries each ~ Stumble this post, Digg this post, bookmark it on (the buttons are located at the end of this post, making that super easy) and leave a comment letting me know you have!

Be sure to include your email address so I can get in touch with you if you win! Good luck to everyone!!


  1. +1 I'd love to win your copy of Fire! I've read your raving review and it definitely looks like something I would love to read!

    +2 I'm already a follower!

    +1 I follow you on Twitter

    I think that's 4 all together! Thank you!

    XOXO- Renee

  2. +1 I would love to win this copy because you mad it sound awesome and I can't wait to read it!

    +2 already following

    +1 I follow you on Twitter!

    Thanks so much!

  3. Oh, I'm dramaqueen45 on twitter!

  4. +1 I would love to win Fire because I have been waiting to read this since last year because Graceling was awesome!

    +2 already a follower

    +1 follow you on twitter

    Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! My email is

  5. Hey, Melissa!
    I would love to win ARC of Fire. Your review made me want to read it anyway (and Graceling, too!), and I love learning from other authors!


    +1 I already follow you on Google
    +1 I follow you on Twitter

    Thanks for keeping us involved in your blog with these contests : )


  6. Loved loved Graceling. Loved.

    Am already following you on Twitter.

    Just sent this link into the Twitterverse from me, @catesfolly.

    Email is:

    Will mention you on my blog (when I wake up tomorrow):

    Wanna do a guest post over there sometime?

    Sending you many good wishes for long and happy writing!

  7. Fire sounds like such an interesting book I would love to get a copy of it to read!


    +2 I follow your blog (Charity Lynn)
    +1 I follow you on Twitter (@CharityGamble)
    +1 I stumbled your post (divinemscharity)

  8. +1 I am so excited to read this book! I LOVED Graceling and want to read everything Kristin Cashore writes. =)

    +1 entry ~ Become a follower on Twitter (@beckybrarian)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  10. I would love to win "Fire" because I've heard good things about it and it intrigues me.

    I just became a follower/friend on Google Friend Connect.

    Please enter me your wonderful draw.

    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. +1 When you've heard that many good things about a book, you want to get a copy and read it for yourself!

    +2 I'm already a follower! =)

    thesweetestpetunia [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. Hello Melissa,

    +1 - I would love to win this book. I have heard so many great things on Graceling that I have to have this one and I will get the first one.

    +2 - I am already a follower

    +1 - I am already following you on Twitter.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book and good luck to everyone!

  13. +1 I loved GRACELING and I have this belief that whatever Kristin Cashore writes is awesome. So, I really really really want FIRE! =D

    +2 I'm already a follower (cause you rock)!

    +1 I follow you on Twitter (@thedreamereader)

    Thank so much for the awesome contest!!

  14. I am so sorry, I just posted and forgot my email address. I was the Melissa who would love to win this book due to all the great things I have heard of the series.

    My email address is

  15. +1 entry ~ I want to win a copy of Fire ARC
    +2 entries~ I'm a follower!
    +1 entry ~ I follow you on Twitter (I'm @faithfulgirl)

  16. +1 I would love to read Fire because I enjoyed Graceling very much.

    +2 I'm already a follower.


  17. I have read a number of reviews of Fire and it sounds like a really good read.

    I am a Follower.

    If the giveaway is open Worldwide, then please enter me in the drawing.



    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  18. +1 I just read and loved Graceling and can't wait to read Fire!

    +2 Already a follower.

    +1 I follow you on twitter as mbookworm.

    meghankk at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. I've heard such great things about this series and if I win this one, it will give me an excuse to go out and buy Graceling so I can read both!

    +2 following already
    +3 stumbled
    +3 Digg

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  20. I'd like to win this book because many people have really liked it!
    +2 following already
    +1 Twitter follow already!

    shanynlee at

  21. Count me in!

    I'm a follower!

    I follow you on twitter

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  22. +1 I loved Graceling so I know I would love Fire too!

    +2 already follower

    +1 follow on twitter @throuthehaze

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  23. +1 I'll be honest, I had conflicting feelings for Graceling. I adored the fantasy elements and the world, though, so I really want more from that place! (Plus, I am having another go at Graceling to see how I feel about it now!)

    +2 I'm already a follower


  24. Following you on twitter and commenting - would love a copy. You have a gorgeous site.

  25. +1 It's in my drool list!

    +2 follower

    +1 follow on Twitter - sumrthyme


  26. I would love to win this book, because I have read some reviews on it and it sounds like one I would really enjoy reading. Please enter me. Thanks!

    I am a follower!


  27. Well, Graceling was one of my favorite books last year, so looking for great things from Cashore.

    I am a follower on twitter: susan259

    susan at readspace dot net

  28. Please include me. I have heard so many great things about this one that I cant wait to get the chance to read it myself.

    I am already a follower.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  29. +1 I want to win it because I haven't read it yet and it sounds like something I would enjoy.

    +2 Already a google connect follower

    +1 Twitter follower - bridget3420

    +3 Stumble - bridget3420

    +3 Digg - bridget3420


  30. +1- I am looking forward to reading this. I just wish it was a continuation of Graceling.

    +1- I am a Google follower

  31. forgot my email:
    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  32. +1 I'd love to win this because it sounds great!
    +2 already google following you

  33. This sounds like my kind of book. Can't wait to read it!

    I am already a follower on Google.

    Joined as a follower on Twitter.

    melissaconatser at gmail dot com

  34. +1 - I wanna read Fire because graceling was awesome so i wanna see how this one goes. :)
    +1 - became your follower!
    +1 - followed you in twitter :)

  35. +1 I would love to read Fire because I read the jacket blurb and had to find out more!
    +2 I'm already a follower.


  36. Great giveaway!

    +1 - I want to win FIRE because I enjoyed GRACELING so much. I've also gotten a kick out of Kristin Cashore's blog.

    +1 - I just started following you on Twitter.

    -- Memory
    xicanti AT

  37. I would love to win this book because I loved the first book and I HAVE to read the sequel. Unfortunately, my library is on a short budget, so they aren't planning on buying the sequel any time soon.


  38. +1 entry ~ I want to win your ARC of Fire because I've heard awesome things about it and I MUST have the prequel to Graceling!
    +2 I'm already a follower.
    +1 entry ~ Become a follower on Twitter (I'm @ParadoxRevealed)

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

  39. +1 I want to read Fire because I loved Graceling. Also I have heard awesome thing about this book.

    +1 Become a follower on Google Friend Connect

    +1 Become a follower on Twitter (@sheeredry)

    +3 stumble this post

  40. +1 I adored Graceling, so I would love to win Fire.

    +2 I'm already a follower.


  41. I would love to won because I love finding new authors to read!
    believedreamcourage (at)