July 10, 2009

Contest: Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

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Eyes Like Stars (Theatre Illuminata, Act I) by Lisa Mantchev
Feiwel & Friends (July 7, 2009)
368 pages
$11.55 (Amazon.com, 07/10/09)

I know I'm a little late in celebrating the release of Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev but I can't just let it pass without giving it it's well deserved glory spot!

ELS was an amazing read. You can see my review here. It was so unique and the originality was one of the best I've ever read. The cover alone deserves to be mentioned. It's one of the prettiest I've ever seen. Even thought the artist did an amazing job you have to give props to Lisa too. Without her amazing ability to write and describe her characters this amazing cover would not exist.

Here's a blurb about the book (Amazon.com):
All her world’s a stage.
Bertie Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.
She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.
That is, until now.
Enter Stage Right
NATE. Dashing pirate. Will do anything to protect Bertie.
COBWEB, MOTH, MUSTARD SEED, and PEASEBLOSSOM. Four tiny and incredibly annoying fairies. BERTIE’S sidekicks.
ARIEL. Seductive air spirit and Bertie’s weakness. The symbol of impending doom.
BERTIE. Our heroine.
Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.
Lisa Mantchev has written a debut novel that is dramatic, romantic, and witty, with an irresistible and irreverent cast of characters who are sure to enchant the audience.
Open Curtain

Read the first chapter on the Théâtre Illuminata.

Connect with Lisa:
Website
Théâtre Illuminata
LiveJournal Blog
Twitter
Facebook
MySpace
Feiwel & Friends

Deltay of Lucid Conspiracy made a very cute trailer for ELS. Check it out:




Contest!

I'm going to offer a copy of Eyes Like Stars to one contestant. I'll place the order on Amazon.com and have it shipped directly to the winner.

How to Enter:


IMPORTANT! Each entry MUST be a separate comment! Otherwise you forfeit your additional entries! I will be using a random number generator to pick the winner!

  1. Post a comment! Any comment will do! Include your email to ensure you receive your winnings!
  2. Follow my blog! Already follow? Awesome! Let me know!
  3. Post this contest on the web! Anywhere is acceptable. Leave the link in your comment. One link per comment. If you Twitter it, @ me! @junklekennedy
So that's at least 3 (three) entries available for you to win a copy of ELS by Lisa Mantchev.

  • Entries will be accepted until Midnight, July 17th (one week)
  • Entries are open to US & Canada only, sorry. NO P.O. Boxes.
  • The winner will be randomly selected via random.org based on the comment number automatically generated when you comment. Random comments WILL be deleted. Sorry.
  • The winner will be announced on July 18th (or soon thereafter)
  • The winner will have 3 days to email me their shipping info or they will forfeit their winners and a new winner will be selected. Include your email in your comment and I'll email you if you win.

Enter away! Good luck!


Eyes Like Stars

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93 comments:

WhatBriReads on July 10, 2009 at 12:26 PM said...

Posted a link to this contest on my sidebar at http://whatbrireads.blogspot.com

WhatBriReads on July 10, 2009 at 12:26 PM said...

Just became a follower

WhatBriReads on July 10, 2009 at 12:26 PM said...

Yay, please enter me! I keep hearing wonderful things about this book. :)

Briana
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WhatBriReads on July 10, 2009 at 12:29 PM said...

Also posted a link on Twitter :) http://twitter.com/whatbrireads/status/2570255896

donnas on July 10, 2009 at 1:53 PM said...

I am already a follower.

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donnas on July 10, 2009 at 1:53 PM said...

Please include me. I really want to read this one.

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Kristen on July 10, 2009 at 2:00 PM said...

I'm a follower!

Kristen on July 10, 2009 at 2:00 PM said...

I want to read this sooo bad!

RagDollVampGirl on July 10, 2009 at 2:21 PM said...

I Became A Follower Today!!

xoxo
RagDollVampGirl

RagDollVampGirl on July 10, 2009 at 2:21 PM said...

I Would Love A Chance At This!!
Please Enter Me..
Thanks So Much!!

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xoxo
RagDollVampGirl

RagDollVampGirl on July 10, 2009 at 2:33 PM said...

I Also Blogged About This On My Blog

http://yabookreleases.blogspot.com/2009/07/eyes-like-stars-fun-news.html

xoxo
RagDollVampGirl

Steph Su on July 10, 2009 at 2:43 PM said...

...and I've linked to this giveaway in my sidebar. Yay for you being awesome!

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Steph Su on July 10, 2009 at 2:43 PM said...

I am a follower...

Steph Su on July 10, 2009 at 2:43 PM said...

Ahhh, me, me, me! :D

Lilibeth Ramos on July 10, 2009 at 3:04 PM said...

Need this one, sounds so good!

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Lilibeth Ramos on July 10, 2009 at 3:05 PM said...

posted on blog's sidebar: http://lilibethramos.blogspot.com

Lilibeth Ramos on July 10, 2009 at 3:05 PM said...

Already a follower

Mishel on July 10, 2009 at 4:33 PM said...

Ah Jess! You're so nice! Please include me in this contest.

Thanks so much =)

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Mishel on July 10, 2009 at 4:34 PM said...

I posted a link on my sidebar (http://creativitygone.blogspot.com)

=D Thanks again,

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Mishel on July 10, 2009 at 4:34 PM said...

I'm already a follwer <3

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Mishel on July 10, 2009 at 4:47 PM said...

Posted on twitter too =)

http://twitter.com/mishtakes/statuses/2573404804

Chloe on July 10, 2009 at 5:17 PM said...

Please enter me! Cool contest :D

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budletsmom on July 10, 2009 at 5:30 PM said...

I follow.

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budletsmom on July 10, 2009 at 5:30 PM said...

I would love to win this please enter me in your giveaway.

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Katie on July 10, 2009 at 6:23 PM said...

I'm already a follower.

Katie on July 10, 2009 at 6:23 PM said...

Enter me!
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Erica on July 10, 2009 at 7:00 PM said...

I follow.

Erica on July 10, 2009 at 7:00 PM said...

Please enter me

:) Erica
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Tynga on July 10, 2009 at 8:13 PM said...

Hey Jess =)
I know you said US only, but I jsut wanted to highlighy the fact that you could actually order it from let's say, amazon.ca for a canadian winner ( like me? hints ^^ ) for same price as amazon.com
Sorry I couldn't resist it *grins*
If you wanna count me in you can reach me at Tynga85 @hotmail .com
Much love =D

Margay on July 10, 2009 at 8:21 PM said...

I follow your blog.

Margay on July 10, 2009 at 8:21 PM said...

This book is on my towering tbr pile - would love to win it!

Margay

Margay1122 (at) aol (dot) com

Margay on July 10, 2009 at 8:23 PM said...

I posted about it here:

http://twitter.com/Margay/status/2576346550

Margay

McClellan Falk on July 11, 2009 at 2:48 PM said...

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Debs Desk on July 11, 2009 at 5:14 PM said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Debs Desk on July 11, 2009 at 5:15 PM said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] on July 11, 2009 at 11:28 PM said...

This books looks like it will be a superb read plus it's a book I can share with my teenage stepdaughter. :)

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Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] on July 11, 2009 at 11:34 PM said...

I posted a link on my blogs sidebar under Contests/Giveaways.

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Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] on July 11, 2009 at 11:35 PM said...

I'm a follower of your blog. :D

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Sylvia on July 12, 2009 at 3:02 AM said...

I've been hearing a lot of great things about eyes like star so I really hope I win! Thanks:D

sylvia_uy4@yahoo.com

Sylvia on July 12, 2009 at 3:04 AM said...

+1 I'm a follower:D

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tetewa on July 12, 2009 at 12:36 PM said...

I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

Book Sp(l)ot on July 12, 2009 at 3:21 PM said...

I love how happy the header of your blog is :) (don't think I've mentioned that before, but I've meant to.)

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Book Sp(l)ot on July 12, 2009 at 3:22 PM said...

and I posted about it on my sidebar: http://book-splot.blogspot.com

Book Sp(l)ot on July 12, 2009 at 3:22 PM said...

I already follow your blog, too :)

Tynga on July 12, 2009 at 3:58 PM said...

Thanks Jess for allowing Canada in =)
Please sign me up the book really seems awesome!
I am indeed a follower =)

tynga85 @hotmail .com

throuthehaze on July 12, 2009 at 5:19 PM said...

count me in please!
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throuthehaze on July 12, 2009 at 5:23 PM said...

subscribe/follow in google reader
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Jessica on July 12, 2009 at 9:45 PM said...

Great giveaway. I love the cover of this so much. Please count me in. jessica(at)fan(dot)com

Becky on July 13, 2009 at 1:19 PM said...

This sounds great! I'm definitely sharing your contest on my blog. libridilectio.blogspot.com

-Becky

deltay on July 13, 2009 at 2:08 PM said...

Ooh, sounds great, I'd love to be counted in =) Thanks for embedding my ELS video & the kind words too!

lucidconspiracy at gmail dot com

deltay on July 13, 2009 at 2:13 PM said...

I've tweet'd this giveaway on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/lucidconspiracy/status/2617944642

=)

deltay on July 13, 2009 at 2:18 PM said...

I've sidebar linked this contest =)

Meghan said...

I'd like to be entered!
I also tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/reader_meg/status/2618087315
Thank you!
Meghan mdondero@sprynet.com

Emily said...

i'm also a follower
smartieangel12@yahoo.com

Emily said...

i would love to be entered
smartieangel12@yahoo.com

celi.a on July 13, 2009 at 4:25 PM said...

+1 I'm also adding this to the sidebar of my blog at: http://ceceliabedelia.blogspot.com.

Thanks!

celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

celi.a on July 13, 2009 at 4:25 PM said...

I SO want to read this book. Please enter me! (because winning a copy would be freaking awesome!)

Thanks for holding the giveaway!

celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

Meghan said...

Sorry, I didn't read carefully enough.
I also tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/reader_meg/status/2618087315
Thank you!

Aerin on July 13, 2009 at 7:54 PM said...

I follow you (of course!)

Aerin on July 13, 2009 at 7:54 PM said...

Dude. I so want this book. I know, I should buy it. Whatever. :)

Aerin on July 13, 2009 at 8:25 PM said...

And I posted about the contest:

http://www.insearchofgiants.com/2009/07/saundra-mitchell-contests-and-query.html

Liz on July 13, 2009 at 8:55 PM said...

I really REALLY want this book!
Liz

Im a follower

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Liz on July 13, 2009 at 8:57 PM said...

Oops

Lol

I follow!
Liz

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Lil on July 14, 2009 at 12:04 AM said...

I have been hearing wonderful things about this book.

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Kimberly B. on July 14, 2009 at 2:15 AM said...

This book looks so awesome! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kimberly B. on July 14, 2009 at 2:19 AM said...

And finally I tweeted, at http://twitter.com/KimBea
Thanks!

Kimberly B. on July 14, 2009 at 2:19 AM said...

I am a follower! Thanks!

Kat O'Keeffe on July 14, 2009 at 2:21 AM said...

Heya! Kat-tastic(at)live(dot)com
This book looks great!

Charlotte on July 14, 2009 at 10:19 AM said...

Please count me in too!

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Tara said...

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WildIrishRose33 on July 14, 2009 at 11:32 AM said...

I just became a follower!

WildIrishRose33 on July 14, 2009 at 11:42 AM said...

I've posted the link in my new blog. The comment above from Tara was me as well. LoL. Sorry about that. But here's a ink to where I posted it. http://wildirishrose33.blogspot.com/

Sara on July 14, 2009 at 2:31 PM said...

I also just became a follower.

Sara M
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Sara on July 14, 2009 at 2:31 PM said...

Count me in!

Sara M
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Tynga on July 14, 2009 at 4:46 PM said...

Extra entry for being follower, thank for reminding me =)

tynga85 @hotmail .com

Wrighty on July 15, 2009 at 4:26 AM said...

Great contest! Please include me too. I've read such good reviews for this one!

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Wrighty on July 15, 2009 at 4:27 AM said...

I'm already a follower and have you on my blogroll.

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Pia Veleno on July 15, 2009 at 8:28 AM said...

I'm interested!

Pia
piaveleno@gmail.com

Pia Veleno on July 15, 2009 at 8:30 AM said...

And... followed too. :)

Shellie (Layers of Thought) on July 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM said...

I am a follower!
Layersofthought@gmail.com

Shellie (Layers of Thought) on July 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM said...

Would love to have a copy.
Layersofthought@gmail.com

Wrighty on July 15, 2009 at 3:53 PM said...

I added this to my sidebar.
www.wrightysreads.blogspot.com

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Leslie on July 15, 2009 at 11:17 PM said...

I've been hearing wonderful things about this book. Would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

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danetteb on July 16, 2009 at 3:47 AM said...

I'd love a chance to win this book. I posted the contest at http://nenscl.blogspot.com

Hugs, Danette

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Janicu on July 16, 2009 at 7:55 PM said...

+ 1 = already a follower!

Janicu on July 16, 2009 at 7:55 PM said...

I seem to have forgotten to enter this!!!

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Nicola on July 16, 2009 at 9:07 PM said...

Please enter me! Email is in my profile

Dina on July 17, 2009 at 9:58 AM said...

Sounds fascinating! aitmama {at} gmail{dot} com

Paradox on July 17, 2009 at 10:00 PM said...

I'm already a follower.

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Paradox on July 17, 2009 at 10:00 PM said...

Enter me please!

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Paradox on July 17, 2009 at 10:01 PM said...

I linked to the contest on Twitter as ParadoxRevealed. - http://twitter.com/ParadoxRevealed/status/2699466771

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My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) on July 18, 2009 at 1:44 AM said...

Please enter me, I love the cover!

And it sounds great!

Dottie :)

gymmom_027@yahoo.com

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) on July 18, 2009 at 1:48 AM said...

I follow

Dottie

gymmom_027@yahoo.com

 

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