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Monday, May 28, 2012

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: That Summer by Sarah Dessen

Looking for a great summer book to pick up and take with you on your way to the pool, beach or lake? Don't miss picking up some all time favorites, like Sarah Dessen's books. Her books are getting a whole new make over and I'm thrilled to be revealing the new cover for Sarah's That Summer. Check out the new cover!

I love this new cover! This definitely screams take me with you to the beach, pool or lake. What do you guys think? Do you like the new cover? 

Purchase That Summer on Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

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The Giveaway:
Thank you to Penguin Teen, I've got 3 paperback copies of That Summer with the new cover to giveaway to 3 lucky readers! 

To enter, please leave me a comment with your email address telling me what you think about the cover and where your favorite place to read in the summer is at. 
- 1 entry per person (1 comment per person, additional comments will NOT be counted toward your entry)
- US residents only
- You must be 13 yrs & older to enter
- This giveaway will end on June 7th, 2012

Don't miss the other fabulous cover reveals for Sarah's other books here:

May 28: That Summer (Mundie Moms) -
May 29: Someone Like You (Penguin Teen Tumblr) - 
May 30: Keeping the Moon (Frenetic Reader) -
May 31: Dreamland (Green Bean Teen Queen) -

June 1: This Lullaby (Steph Su) - 
June 4: The Truth About Forever (Forever YA) - 
June 5: Just Listen (Princess Bookie) -
June 6: Lock & Key (Presenting Lenore) -
June 7: Along for the Ride (The Story Siren) -

Blog Tour: Tempest Unleashed by Tracy Deebs

I'm thrilled to be kicking of The Teen Book Scene's blog tour for Tracy Deebs's Tempest Unleashed. Today I have Tracy on the blog to talk about her upcoming release! 

Hi Tracy! Thank you for stopping by Mundie Moms today!
Thanks so much for having me, Mundie Moms!  I love your blog 

How would you describe Tempest Unleashed in 5 words or less?
A kick-ass mermaid roller-coaster ride

Which character did you enjoy getting to know more about in Tempest Unleashed?

I really enjoyed getting to know the queen in this book—she’s a lot more evil and diabolical than I gave her credit for in the first book.  Also, Mark is pretty amazing in this book and I really enjoyed getting to know who he is and what he wants from Tempest and from life.

Were you surprised with a particular character in terms of how much they changed from your draft of this series to Tempest Unleashed's published copy? 
Actually, yes.  Queen Hailana originally started as an old but sweet merQueen trying to keep her clan together.  She morphed into something else entirely—something much more evil and cunning—in Tempest Unleashed.

Is there a particular place/beach that inspired your setting for your series?  
Absolutely.  I grew up in San Diego and the beaches of La Jolla, which Tempest surfs, are real beaches that I hung out on and surfed when I was her age (without the mermaid tail, of course)

In Book Three, Tempest, Mark and Kona spend some time off of Hawaii and I can’t wait to start writing that.  Although I keep telling my husband I think we need to plan a trip to the islands since I haven’t been there in years.  For research purposes only, of course ;)

Are you a sands between your toes beach goer or playing in the ocean one?
Oh, I am totally a playing in the ocean one.  Though I am deathly afraid of sharks (note who the bad guys are in the Tempest series) I love to swim and surf and snorkel.  I’d also love to scuba dive some time soon.

Thank you Tracy for stopping by today! Be sure to keep reading to enter Tracy's GIVEAWAY!

Now, it’s my turn.  What’s your favorite kind of nature place to hang out?  The beach?  The mountains? Somewhere in between?  Leave a comment to be entered to win an autographed copy of Tempest Rising.

Follow Tracy on her: Website | Blog | Facebook | Goodreads

Tempest Maguire is happy with her decision to embrace her mermaid nature and live among her mother’s clan within the ocean’s depths. Even though training to one day ascend the throne for the aging mermaid queen is rigorous, she finds refuge in the arms of Kona, the selkie who first opened her up to her mermaid side. 

But when word comes that one of her brothers has been gravely injured on land, Tempest immediately rushes to his side—which also brings her back to her old flame, Mark. And in her absence, a deadly battle begins raging at the hands of Tempest’s old nemesis, the sea witch Tiamat. 

As the dangerous war erupts, Tempest’s two loves—Kona and Mark, sea and land—will collide for the first time, both to protect her and to force her to choose -quoted from Goodreads

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Giveaway: Snow White & The Huntsman Prize Pack

Thank you to Universal Pictures, I have an awesome Snow White and The Huntsman prize pack I'm giving away to 1 lucky MM's reader. First, here's a look at the movie which will be hitting theaters on June 1st, 2012.

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About the film
In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power.

The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Toby Jones

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The Giveaway:

1 winner will receive everything pictured above, which includes:

- The Book
- T-shirt
- Necklace and Ring Set
- Cell Phone Mirror

To Enter:
Leave a comment with you email address below. 
- 1 entry per person
- US residents only
- Must be 13 yrs & older (under is required to have a parent/guardian's permission to enter)
- This giveaway will end on June 1st, 2012

Mundane Monday #138

Happy Monday! I don't know why, but this scene between Jace and Clary makes me laugh. We see how defiant Clary and how stubborn Jace is. These two are such a perfect match for each other.... haha

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Clary crossed her arms over her chest. "What if I don't want to see him?"

"That's your problem. You can come either willingly or unwillingly."

Clary couldn't believe her ears. "Are you threatening to kidnap me?"

"If you want to loo at it that way," Jace said, "yes." 

-City of Bones, page 44

Memorial Day

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I just wanted to take a moment a pay my respects to those who have given their all in serving our country, and fighting for our freedoms. Thank you to those who have served our country and given their all for us to enjoy the freedoms we do today. THANK YOU to those who continue to serve and sacrifice so much!