Category: Giveaways

Blog Tour: Celebrate the paperback release of GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE with Giveaways!

Posted May 18, 2017 by Samantha in Blog Tours, Giveaways / 1 Comment

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Hi everyone! If you don’t know this by now, I’m a HUGE fan of Paula Stokes’ fantastic contemporary, GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE. Like, this book has a very big portion of my heart, y’all. So, I’m super thrilled to be part of the paperback release blog tour! Paula has lined up 7 days of I N C R E D I B L E giveaways. Below, you’ll find info about the giveaways, the book, and more!




From the author of The Art of Lainey and Liars, Inc. comes a fresh, contemporary story about a girl coping with PTSD and the boy who wants to help her move on from the past. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen or Jenny Han.

Sixteen-year-old Maguire knows the universe is against her. No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when she’s around. Like that time the roller coaster jumped off its tracks. Or the time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash—and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch. Despite what her therapist tells her, Maguire thinks it’s best to hide out in her room, far away from anyone she might accidentally hurt. But then she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star who wants to help her break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for him is to stay away, but it turns out staying away may be harder than she thought.

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Paula: Hi everyone! Girl Against the Universe releases in paperback on June 6, 2017 and I’m so excited about that I decided to do an entire blog tour of giveaways to celebrate! In the story, main character Maguire creates her own list of seven challenges to help her overcome her fears. This week I have seven challenges for you, and seven chances to win a shiny GATU paperback 😀 These contests are international, but due to shipping costs US winners will receive signed copies sent by me and INT winners will receive their books from Wordery or The Book Depository, with signed bookplates mailed separately.

All contests will end on May 31, 2017. All winners will be contacted via Instagram, Twitter, or email as well as posted on my blog in early June. If you’re going to enter a Twitter or Instagram challenge, be sure your account is set to public during the contest period so I will be able to see your entries.


Ready for more winning??


Challenge #4:

Bookstagram an image of a book that made you feel particularly empowered or happy after you read it. It can be MG, YA, or adult. You can take a picture of it yourself or download the cover image and use that. Your post must include these tags so I can find it: @pstokesbooks, #GirlAgainstTheUniverse, #SevenDaysSevenGiveaways, and #Happy. You must also tell, in a sentence or two, why the book made you feel good. Here’s an example entry you can use as a model if you like:

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Here’s #AlongForTheRide, a book that made me feel #happy, for @pstokesbooks #GirlAgainstTheUniverse #SevenDaysSevenGiveaways challenge! I loved this story because of how Auden grew as a person and realized her preconceived notions about everyone were wrong. Check out for how you can enter to win!

Got lots of happy-making books you want to share? You can make up to three posts to enter up to three times by May 31, 2017. Questions? Put them in the comments 🙂

If you’re new to Paula Stokes lovely novels, check out this chart to find out which of her books you should read first! (Also note her upcoming darker contemporary THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED isn’t on the list, but you can preorder its July release now!)

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Schedule of Blog Tour Stops:


Seven Days, Seven Giveaways Paperback Blog Tour

May 15-May 21


Adventures of a Book Junkie


My Bookish Itinerary


Mary had a Little Book Blog


The Forest of Words and Pages


Xpresso Reads


In Love With Handmade


Author Paula Stokes


November Giveaway: #ownvoices Books! (US Only)

Posted November 16, 2016 by Samantha in Giveaways / 0 Comments
November Giveaway: #ownvoices Books! (US Only)

I’m SUPER behind on the November giveaway, so I’m going to extend this until mid-December. This is a US only giveaway (sorry!), you must be 13 or older to enter, and remember that any giveaway-only accounts will be disqualified.For this giveaway, I’m featuring some of my favorite #ownvoices books. We are in crucial need of […]

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October 2016 New Release Giveaway Hop! INT!

Posted October 15, 2016 by Sabrina in Giveaways / 2 Comments
October 2016 New Release Giveaway Hop! INT!

Happy October, lovelies!This month we’re giving away one of this month’s new release books! You can choose any October 2016 new release of your choice, up to $17. This giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository ships to your location free of charge (find that out here!) There are soooo many pretties releasing this month!I grabbed Shannon’s […]

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September Giveaway: Paula Stokes Bundle! (US Only)

Posted September 3, 2016 by Samantha in Giveaways / 5 Comments
September Giveaway: Paula Stokes Bundle! (US Only)

Hi everyone! For this month’s giveaway, I’m giving away a bundle of Paula Stokes books! Every book pictured in the header could be yours, including her most recent release, VICARIOUS. If you’re a fan of romance, mystery, thrillers, or contemporaries (or all of the above!), then this giveaway is for you. And if you need […]

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August Giveaway! (US Only)

Posted August 2, 2016 by Sabrina in Giveaways / 0 Comments
August Giveaway! (US Only)

 Happy Summer, lovelies!I hope it’s been a good one! Samantha and I have decided to host giveaways again each month (YAY!) and this month you have the chance to win an advance reader copy of Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse. Check out they synopsis below and then enter to WIN! (US Only!) About the […]

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Mystery Box of Books Giveaway! (US Only)

Posted July 2, 2016 by Samantha in Giveaways / 2 Comments
Mystery Box of Books Giveaway! (US Only)

Hi everyone! I decided to do a big giveaway for two reasons: 1) my birthday is this month, so that’s something nice to celebrate, and 2) I’m moving at the beginning of August, so I need to get rid of some books. 🙂What I’m giving away: A WHOLE MYSTERY BOX FULL OF BOOKS! There will […]

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters

Posted March 1, 2016 by Sabrina in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews / 2 Comments
Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters

Find it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodreadsReviewShort and Sweet:Cat Winters is one of my favorite authors. Which means my expectations are always high when I begin one of her stories. The Steep and Thorny Way does not disappoint in the least. In fact, there are several reasons it might even be favorite Winters’ book yet! As with all […]

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Posted February 11, 2016 by Sabrina in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews / 2 Comments
Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

  Find it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | GoodreadsReviewShort and Sweet:The Girl from Everywhere is such a gorgeous adventure! I’m so in love with this story and can’t wait to see what Heidi Heilig does next! The sequel is definitely one of my most anticipated 2017 releases! To Elaborate…First of all, this story takes place on a time traveling pirate ship […]

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