Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Giveaway Time!!!!!




Today I'm giving away copies of The Darkness Dwellers AND How to Lead a Life of Crime. The winners of my latest contest (yes, there will be two) will get to choose which book they'll receive.

All you have to do is answer the following question . . .

I'm about to get on a plane. Where am I going?

A book will go to the person with the most accurate answer. Another book will go to the person with the most interesting answer.

As always, send your responses to kikistrike@gmail.com. The contest will end January 30th at 11:59PM EST. The winner will be announced when I return from my trip.

Good luck!!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

good luck on ur trip

Irregular Kiki said...

Jumping out of my plane seat, can't contain excitement!

Ali said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE ^^

Toni said...

Disclaimer: I received this book as an advanced reader's copy at no cost via Goodreads giveaways. However, I have not been compensated in any other way and my review is honest and objective.

I LOVED this book! Kirsten Miller has a masterpiece on her hands with How to Lead a Life Of Crime. Though written to appeal to the high school crowd, this novel is sophisticated enough to capture the attention of the 18 and over crowd as well. The writing is uncomplicated and flows well but the plot is complex. This piece is well-conceptualized; all angles have been examined to ensure the story remains plausible, the loose ends get tied up nicely, and the reader stays intrigued until its conclusion.

How to Lead a Life Of Crime presents a shocking and insightful parallel to today's world of greedy, power-hungry, seemingly invincible corporate and political hotshots. Though fictional, Kirsten Miller's newest novel retains an air of plausibility as she explores what it takes to get to the top these days, especially for those who start with nothing. Whether reading How to Lead a Life Of Crime for these insights or simply for entertainment, readers will find loveable characters, villains that seem indestructible, suspense that keeps them turning the pages, and hope for the human race.

How to Lead a Life Of Crime is the story of young Flick, a teenage boy who has faced horrors no child should endure and who has spent the last year trying to run from the demons of his past. Living on the streets of New York City's Lower East Side, he survives by picking pockets, stealing anything of value he can get his hands on, and dreaming of revenge. He is given the opportunity to get his hands on the evidence that can incriminate his abusive father, if he agrees to enroll in New York's famous Mandel Academy. For decades, Mandel Academy has been praised for its spectacular track record of taking disadvantaged youth off the streets and turning them into Ivy League graduates who range from corporate CEOs, to high-ranking politicians, to powerful and invincible attorneys. What the world isn't aware of are the methods and lessons the school is using to maintain its spotless record. Flick, obsessed with getting his hands on the evidence that will avenge his brother's murder, agrees to enroll in the academy and do whatever it takes to graduate. Soon, however, he discovers just how twisted the school's new headmaster - Lucian Mandel - is, and exactly what lengths he will go to in order to turn Flick into the academy's latest masterpiece. He is told - and shown - over and over that there are only two ways to leave the academy; he must either graduate or be expelled. Unfortunately, expulsion isn't as grand as it sounds; students who get "expelled" from Mandel are never seen or heard from again. When Flick is faced with the toughest decisions of his life, will he give up his own life to save someone else, become the monster that Lucian Mandel wants him to be, or will he find a third option he never dreamed of? Terrifically insightful, How to Lead a Life Of Crime is a story of love, self-sacrifice, the power of manipulation, and a lesson in just how much the human spirit can take before it breaks.

Selene said...

I read a small part of darkness dwellers! SPOILER ALERT
I wish Oona gave me the spike boots she gave to Ananka! I slip on the ice SO often! :)

B.M said...

Will advanced reader copies be in bookstores as well?

Pickles Picasso said...

No, you can't buy ARCS. They still may have errors in them, and don't have a cover. (At least, from Kirsten's publisher.)

Anonymous said...

yes, but WHEN WILL YOU RETURN FROM YOUR TRIP???