Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Haunting Emma - The New Series by Lee Nichols

This weekend I just finished reading Deception by Lee Nichols, the first in the Haunting Emma Series, a new YA paranormal series by author Lee Nichols.

And I loved it.  It's the perfect combination of prep school Gossip Girl-esque drama and paranormal suspense and mystery.  Emma is a fantastic character who came alive for me on the first page, and I identified with her crush on Bennett and her search to feel like she belonged.

When Emma Vaile's parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian—her college-age "knight in J.Crew armor," Bennett Stern—and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England.


After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can't shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can't explain, as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Emma doesn't trust anyone anymore—except maybe Bennett. But he's about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life.






GIVEAWAY
This is your first of two chance to win a copy of Deception.  Just comment below and leave your name - and your email address so I know how to find you.




Extra entries:
+1 New followers
+2 If you're already a follower
+1 Linking to my contest on your blog, twitter, etc. Include links. (up to 5)
+3 For posting about my contest on your blog. (Must be actual post)
+2 Add me to your blog roll
+3 for referring someone to the contest
+3 for being the person referred

This contest is open internationally! It will end May 30th at 11:59 pm Eastern time. Winner will be announced May 31st. Good luck and happy entering!

45 comments:

elizabeth said...

Awesome giveaway! I definitely want to read this book. It sounds so good. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

+2 old follower
+1 sidebar: http://swordsforfighting.blogspot.com/
+1 twitter: http://twitter.com/_elizabethjoy/status/13794105827

pirate_pony2 at yahoo dot com

Josin L. McQuein said...

Sounds like an awesome read.

I'm a long time follower and have a link to your blog on my side bar.

http://josinlmcquein.blogspot.com

Veela-Valoom said...

+2 Already follower
+1 Link on twitter
http://twitter.com/veela_valoom/status/13794374019
+3 Blog post
http://galavantinggirlscout.blogspot.com/2010/05/another-book-contest.html

So that's +6 already

cassilee85 at hotmail dot com

Alicia said...

I've been wanting to read this book too. Hope I win!

Alicia said...

Maybe I should leave my email if I want to win, Huh?

aliciacald@gmail.com

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Old follower! ebriggs23@gmail.com

Nadine said...

Sounds like a great book!

+2 Already a follower

diaryofdelectables at gmail dot com

Laura Pauling said...

1 New follower but maybe 1.5 points for reading, just hadn't made it official.

laurapauling@yahoo.com

Lisa and Laura said...

I. Want. This. Book.

BAD.

Ok, we're old followers, we're tweeting and facebooking and adding you to our blog roll!

Monica said...

Awesome!! Can't wait!

Okay, new follower and I'm tweeting.

The Library Lurker said...

Wow, this book looks great!

+2 already a follower

librarylurker@gmail.com

Jessie Humphries said...

I'm a new follower and love it already. I like the sound of this book, very intriguing.

elaing8 said...

sounds like a good book.

+2 old follower
+1 tweeted http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/13818725327

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Nicholas Johnson said...

+2 old follower

nik.r.johnson@gmail.com

mariska said...

This book sounds Great, i would really like to try it :)

+2 OLD a follower

+1 http://twitter.com/becunique/status/13827542942

uniquas at ymail dot com

throuthehaze said...

This sounds great!

+2 old follower

+2 blogroll:
http://throuthehaze-reads.blogspot.com

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

donnas said...

Sounds really good. Thanks for the chance!

+2 old follower
+1 post - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/2010/05/contests-found-511.html
+1 sidebar - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/
+1 tweet - http://twitter.com/DonnaS1/statuses/13832291772

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Angela McCallister said...

Sounds spooky!

+2 Already following
+3 Blogged at http://tropixgirl.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/contest-update/
+2 On my blogroll

Thanks for posting. I <3 contests.

angie said...

This sounds like a great book!
+2 I am already a follower
+1 I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/13837719869
Thanks!
bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

buddyt said...

Sounds like a good read.

+2 I am already a Follower.

Thanks

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

jc said...

Love to get my hands on this book!
+2 already a follower

Thanks for the giveaway.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm a follower +2.

Thanks for the review. It makes me want to read it. rmarma2@yahoo.com

Samantha LeAnne said...

Interesting! <3

+2 Already a follower
+2 Added to blog roll

Samantha LeAnne
HarlequinTwilight@gmail.com

Aik said...

I'd love to read this!

+2 If you're already a follower

+1 Linking to contest on Twitter
http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/13907015546

+1 Linking to contest on Plurk
http://www.plurk.com/AikChien

+3 For posting about contest on blog.
http://the-bookaholics.blogspot.com/2010/05/awesome-book-giveaways-2.html

+2 Add you to my blog roll
http://the-bookaholics.blogspot.com

+3 for being the person referred by @elaing8 on Twitter

Total: 14

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Brodie said...

Ooh awesome contest! I hadn't heard of this before but I'm definitely interested now. Sounds great! I'd love to win!

+2 If you're already a follower
+1 Tweeted - http://twitter.com/peacelovebooksx/status/13904129816

Thanks!
hanging.by.a.moment_@hotmail.com

Alicia Gregoire said...

I want. :)

Already a follower (+2)
Posted about contest on blog: http://aliciagregoire.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-wanna-win.html (+3)
Tweeted about contest: https://twitter.com/aliciagregoire/statuses/13917424500 (+3)
Added to blog roll: aliciagregoire.blogspot.com (+2)
Referred via Twitter (+3)

Email! ragdoll29 (at) yahoo dot com

Krista V. said...

Fun contest, Suzie!

+2 For already being a follower (I joined on Monday - what serendipitous timing:) )
+1 For linking to this contest on my blog (http://motherwrite.blogspot.com/2010/05/interview-with-agent-suzie-townsend.html)
+2 For adding you to my blog roll

Thanks.

kvandolzer(at)gmail(dot)com

Robin Dodd Photography said...

This sounds like a good one!

+2 for being a follower
+2 for having you on my blogroll

Thanks!

Robin

Molly said...

Tweeted, http://twitter.com/theknittingnerd/status/13939010001 (+1) New follower,(+1) and you're DEFINITELY going onto my blogroll. :)

Lisa R said...

+2 Old follower-Lisa Richards
+1 tweeted--@ alterlisa
http://confessionsofawanderingheart.blogspot.com/2010/05/haunting-emma-new-series-by-lee-nichols.html

starlightblogger said...

+1 New followers

+1 Linking to my contest on your blog, twitter, etc. Include links. (up to 5)
@my blog at wordpress
http://starlightblogger.wordpress.com/
@myspace starlight writer
www.myspace.com/starlightcove
@twitter mebrady

+3 For posting about my contest on your blog. (Must be actual post)
http://starlightblogger.wordpress.com/ya-authors-book-reviews-and-contests/
I’ve added a page for contests, and book reviews, my main page has my writing goals and process

+2 Add me to your blog roll

+3 for being the person referred
referred by Karen Krueger

+3 for referring someone to the contest
sent an email out to all my YA writer friends

Lorielle said...

This looks like a great book! I'm an old follower +2 and you're on my blog roll +2. Lorielle @ http://justbookinaround.blogspot.com/ Lorielle11@gmail.com

Kathy Bradey said...

+2 Old Follower
+1 Tweeted

kathy(dot)bradey(at)gmail(dot)com

Riv Re said...

I'd like to win a copy. :)
rivkarno1(at)hotmail(dot)com

le fleur said...

Hi there! I'm curious about this book :]

+1 I'm a new follower!
+1 posted on my blog and twitter
http://twitter.com/dyeherintored/statuses/14358245950
http://et-frustation.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-wanna-read-this-haunting-emma-novel.html
+3 posted about the contest on blog
+2 added to my blog roll

my e-mail is:
l.i.l.i.u.m at hotmail dot com

Sena said...

Sounds like a good read
sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

+1 New follower
+1 Tweet:
https://twitter.com/senaslc/status/14501694631
+1 Sidebar: http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/
+2 You're on my blogroll: http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/

GABY said...

Please enter me, I'd love to win this.

magabygc At gmail.com

+2 Old follower
+1 link: http://oh-my-books.blogspot.com/p/contests.html

Dee Martin said...

I would love to read this and then donate it to our high school library. I have blogged about your contest here :http://www.delenemartin.com/2010/05/22/book-contest-on-confessions-of-a-wandering-heart/ and twittered and facebooked and you are now in my google reader. Thanks for the opportunity :)

Dee Martin said...

kinda forgot to leave my email - deedeekm at gmail dot com

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please :D

Already a follower.

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Emily Casey said...

+2 old follower
Thanks!
emilycaseysmusings at gmail

Latoya Alloway said...

Latoya is an old follower: +2

latoyalewis01@yahoo.com

I hope I win!

Jan von Harz said...

Just read Trisha review of this and headed over to enter your contest. The cool thin is her review has turned me on to your blog and added bonuse,so I am a new follower as well.

+1 new follower
+2 added to blog roll
+1 link
+3 referred

7 total

Thanks for the contest.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

sjohannes@bilaninc.com

old follower +2
blog roll - +2
tweeted and FB contest +2

6 total

Amber said...

Im a new follower.
ambercausey@cox.net
:)

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2. I'm legitimately nocturnal (or a vampire). I will be so exhausted at two pm that I'm falling asleep standing up - it has happened before, at Six Flags no less - but as soon as the sun goes down I'm wide awake.

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4. Social anxiety plagues me daily. I write a script and practice in front of the mirror when I have to make a phone call, but most people who interact with me have no idea how nervous I am (or perhaps they lie) because I've worked so hard to try to overcome it.

5. I'm actually worried that I will never love my children (when I do have them in the far off future) as much as I love my dogs. I just like animals better than people - they're sweet and innocent and soft and furry - is that so wrong?