Monday, September 19, 2011

Giveaway - ARC of LEISL & PO

As you probably know, the day we've been counting down to is almost here!! Make sure you stop by tomorrow because I have a one last surprise to announce, and if you plan on reading Sprinkles and Secrets, you definitely want to hear about this surprise!

But today is a different kind of surprise. Today I want to give away a really special middle grade novel because as much as I love reading YA, MG novels have a special place in my heart. I love them in a different way. The 10-year-old reader in me gets SO excited about a heart-warming MG read.

A friend picked up an Advanced Review Copy of this book for me at ALA, and I really enjoyed it. And I want to give some lucky reader a chance to enjoy it too.

Yes, this is the highly anticipated LEISL AND PO, written by NYT bestselling author Lauren Oliver. Lauren, like me, writes YA and MG, and she does both with incredible talent. Wow.

I loved this book. Loved with a capital L. It's really like nothing I've ever read before. Here's the description from Goodreads:

Leisl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice -- until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Leisl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone.

That same night, alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable.

Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Leisl and Po, it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.

So what do you have to do to enter to win? 

For one entry - just comment here.

For another entry, I'd love it if you'd help spread the word about Sprinkles and Secrets somehow. I don't care how, you can tweet about this contest, post the cover of my book on your facebook or blog, share one of my "Fun with Cupcakes" videos somewhere. It's up to you! Just help spread the word, and you are entered again. And this contest is open INTERNATIONALLY!!!!

In the comments, just let me know what you did, and that's it! (Make sure you let me know how to contact you, too, if you don't have contact info. on your blog).

GOOD LUCK!!! I'll pick a winner Wednesday, September 21st, 9:00 pm EST.


  1. HI! I would love to read both books (yours and hers). Can't wait! I tweeted (@brykateemma) and facebooked (under Kathryn Roberts).


    kprwrite at hotmail dot com

  2. Would love to read LEISL AND PO ! and I can't wait to read your book ! It looks sooo good !! I've tweeted about your book ! here is the link !!/Twinklesmile023/status/115807389340549122

    Thanks for this amazing opportunity !


  3. I've been waiting for this one for ages!

    Happy almost release day!

    jpetroroy at gmail dot com

  4. Congrats, Lisa! Can't wait to read Sprinkles and Secrets - and what a great giveaway! Consider it tweeted! :-) (I'm @earthwards)

    clayonwords (at) gmail (dot) com


  5. Since you know I adore YOUR books, I'd love to read a book that you recommend. It sounds...enchanting!

    -Cathy Ipcizade

  6. So, excited for you. I have the first one in the series ready to pick up. I tweeted this post, and I put the book icon on my blog.

    e-mail: mjlnmorris[at]gmail[dot]com

  7. I've heard such great things about Leisl & Po. I would love to read it :]

  8. Wow, so many books to look forward to! I've added Leisl & Po to my reading list, either way!

    Also tweeted:!/richlayers/status/115826373930651648

    richlayers at gmail dot com

  9. NEAT! This sounds like such a fun book, and if you loved it, I definitely would like to check it out. Tweeting now from jeniw, too. Thank you!

  10. Thanks for the giveaway :) I haven't read MG for a while now, but some of my favorite books of all time are MG :) Can't wait for Leisel and Po and Sprinkles and Secrets! :)
    I tweeted:!/ramen_addict/status/115882995541487616

  11. Oh, LEISL AND PO sounds so good. I'd love to win a copy. I'm also planning on reading your book. I read CUPCAKES and reallly liked it.

  12. after an amazing review on this book I added it to my TBR list so yes I want to enter to win! or

  13. This book looks like another one that I have to add to my ever growing list. Of course, Sprinkles & Secrets is also on that list. I have been Tweeting about your new book and sharing the information on Facebook. I also blogged about It's Raining Cupcakes on my blog for my Tuesday Tales series.

    the_angel_forever at yahoo dot com

  14. Oooooohh! Liesl and Po! Sprinkles and Secrets! As if September needed another reason to be cooler!


  15. I'm looking forward to this one from Lauren Oliver. Her writing is really amazing.
    +1 spread here

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  16. Thank you so much for the chance. Leisl & Po sounds great. I've been looking forward to it for a long time.


  17. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

    Does it count that I've shared both books with my students just last week??????

    themgowl at gmail dot com

  18. I would love to read LEISL & PO! I love cupcakes with sprinkles!

  19. I hope I get published someday so I can host giveaways... I guess I could do it now, but it seems expensive.


  20. Both your book and Leisl and Po sound great. I can't wait to read both of them.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  21. I'd love to play please.


  22. I want both books really badly! im doing a book talk about "Its Raining Cupcakes" today!