7.03.2009

This Contest Has Ended, Thanks All!


Shiver
By Maggie Stiefvater
August 1, 2009
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For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.



The day I nearly talked to Grace was the hottest day of my life. Even in the bookstore, which was air-conditioned, the heat crept in around the door and came in through the big picture windows in waves. Behind the counter, I slouched on my stool in the sun and sucked in the summer as if I could hold every drop of it inside of me. As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air.
This was what i loved, when I was human.
"- Shiver


Readers, this is the single most breathtaking love story I've read in years! Run, don't walk to get this book once it hits shelves. Sam Roth is one hero that must be read!

The suspense and danger in the book grows by the falling if degrees, each chapter is marked by the plummeting temperature bringing imminent separation achingly closer and closer. Stiefvater wrote with such easy, and colorful descriptive pictures. I could see these scenes as if looking at a photograph picking up each little detail- she even invokes your sense of smell.

It is a rare thing for an author to get werewolves right in my book. Even some of my favorite authors fall short (and it feels like sacrilege to think that an author like Butcher or Rowling do werewolves a disservice, although each have a very specific reason for their mythology so I get it). In fact I knew of only two authors who'd made werewolves infallibly; Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs. If you get a chance, read these books and you will not regret it, I personally guarantee it. That was it, only those two authors.
Until I read "Shiver".
The balance of a gentle nature holding the leash of an immense deadly power inside of Sam made me want to give Stiefvater a standing ovation. This is a unique mythology, especially for an author who'd thought she "didn't do werewolves," made them completely her own. And because of this thoughtfulness she makes the duo of authors who can write the heck out of a werewolve novel into a trio.


Stiefvater, is a mother, a musician, an artist, and one amazing an author.

I talk with Maggie:
IBT:
If you could choose one fictional character to bring into real life, who
would you choose?



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MS: I was always very much in love with Howl from Howl's Moving Castle, and also Chrestomanci,the egomaniacal and melodramatic wizard from many of Diana Wynne Jones' books. I'm not sure they would make very good real people, however. There's a lot of angst and green glop and sulking in the books, and that sort of stuff looks great on paper but makes for couples therapy in real life. And so I would say James Herriott, who was the World's Most Wonderful Vet in my young estimation, but he was a real person already, so that doesn't count. And then I'm afraid that all of the other characters that I really am fond of tend to be villains, as an evil laugh and plans for world domination generally tend to be traits that I look for in friends. But that wouldn't do a very good job of making the world a better place.

So I'm going to go with Charlie Bartlett. From the movie of the same name. He was hilarious and talented and would probably make great cocktail party conversation. And doesn't have immediate plans to take over the world.

IBT: How did you survive being a teen?

MS: I spent a lot of time wearing black turtlenecks and telling people that I wore black as I was mourning the death of modern civilization. And a lot of time holed up in my room tapping away at novels that are so bad, they could be classified as weapons of mass destruction. And a lot of time composing drastic tunes in minor key named after melodramatic events in history. Sense a pattern here? I was a very drastic teen and I didn't relate well to other teens my age -- I was far better with adults. And even then, I expect I was pretty insufferable as I was very opinionated. My parents were great then, though, because they never tried to make me normal. I was indulged in most of my weird hobbies -- like bagpiping, song-writing, a fascination with 1970s Northern Irish history -- and they never tried to medicate me or make me get therapy or otherwise change my sulky, grandiose plans. It's sort of weird, actually, to think of how different I could've been with different parents, and that's why I try to always explore my teen characters' backstories. They really do make us who we are.


IBT: As a werewolf fanatic myself, I'm curious to see where you take the werewolf mythology. How did they come to be in your next novel Shiver?


MS: Ha! I was never hugely fond of werewolves. There was all that slobber and shedding and slavering under the full moon. It just never really struck a chord with me. But I had just finished the first draft of LAMENT for my editor, and I was thinking of entering some short story contests to get my name out there. Well, the only one I could find in my genre was one on "lycanthropy." Where "lycanthropy" = fiction about slobber and shedding and slavering. I thought, "I can write about werewolves for 2,000 words, right?" Wrong. After brainstorming for an entire day, I didn't have a single idea in my head. But that night -- and I should mention I'm a big fan of the subconscious and using dreams to work out problems -- I had this very involved dream about a girl and the wolves who lived behind her house. When
one of them got shot, she saved him, and turns out they were werewolves. Well, the mood of that dream stuck with me, and I wrote the short story (which was terrible). But it sort of begged for more. And I wailed, "But I don't do werewolves" while at the same time writing a synopsis for the book. And the rest is slavering history.


IBT: How have the books/movies you've read inspired the books you've written? What are you currently reading?

MS: It's funny, I love to read and try to manage a book a week, but I really think of my writing as more inspired by movies, to tell you the truth. I mean, I will pick apart a book with beautiful language or wonderfully done character interactions (like CROW LAKE, which has both), but when I'm sitting at the computer imagining my scenes, it's very cinematic. And when I'm stuck, I will often play the novel up to that point out in my head like a movie and imagine what the next scene would be if it was a movie.

There's generally two ways that books and movies inspire me. The first is "wow, I love the mentor concept. Too bad they made a dog's breakfast of it. I'd like to try my hand at that" and the other is "wow, that movie/ book was just incredible. Why was it incredible? I am willing to spend the rest of my life picking it apart and finding out how." Chocolat was that way. They did mood and theme so well in that movie that I really wanted to find a way to work that cohesiveness into one of my books.


IBT: How do you decide what ideas make it on the page? What were some of the ideas that didn't make it?

MS: I used to have a ton of ideas that never made it to fruition. I have literally dozens of novels that are between 10 and 100 pages that will never be finished -- but they're all from my pre-LAMENT days. Somewhere around the time of LAMENT, I decided I was sick of starting novels and not finishing them. I wanted to be sure that when I started something, I actually finished it, even if it wasn't brilliant. Or even good. So long as it was done. And so I started making sure I knew the final scene before I even started writing, so I knew where I was going. I just wouldn't let myself write that tantalizing first scene until I had the end in place. And somewhere along the way of always finishing what I started, I figured out that there really aren't any bad ideas. There's just a lack of revision. So even if my rough
drafts stink and the ideas aren't fully fleshed, I never give up on them – I just keep polishing that stone until it looks like something pretty.

But those old novels, the pre-LAMENT ones? They range from IRA thrillers to time travel young adult novels to urban fantasies involving prophecy spouting gnomes to . . . yeah. Now when I have a far-out idea, I'll write a short story to see if I like playing in the world. It has been enormously useful.

IBT: What's the strangest thing you've ever gotten inspiration from?


MS: Heh. I'm working on a novel now that was inspired by an e-mail. It was some sort of e-mail that had been routed through my Blogger blog, and somehow, the return e-mail was from Maggie Stiefvater. To Maggie Stiefvater. And I just grabbed that and ran. I have another that was inspired by a guy who came into my art show booth. He had tattoos up and down his arms and about eight-million mostly closed holes in his ears and eyebrows. His hair was slicked over and done up nicely, though, and he was dressed in a polo shirt. My brain went crazy imagining what would've made this tattooed rocker guy suddenly go straight-laced.


IBT: What is your favorite type of hero?

MS: Batman.

No, I'm kidding. Well, mostly. I love deeply conflicted heroes with angsty pasts, because I like someone who does good despite of who they are, rather than because of who they are. I like hard choices and character redemption and suddenly realizing that that asshole you despised for most of the book is really the one you have to trust if you want to make it through this twisted plot alive.


IBT: As an author how do you respond to those who think that censorship is a necessary evil?

MS: I'd like to point to example A: Maggie Stiefvater. I can only remember my parents taking a book out of my hands once. I was in third grade and I asked them what "divorce" was. They explained it to me very nicely and then took the book from me (they let me read it the next year). I can't remember a single other time that my reading was censored. Likewise, with movies, they'd make me close my eyes for kissy scenes that went beyond heavy panting until I was in my teens (long after I'd figured out what the panting bits were for myself). I was reading Michael Crichton at age 10 and F. Scott Fitzgerald by 12 and everything else in between. I am a Catholic, I've never killed anyone, I don't swear like a sailor, I have only dated one boy (who I went on to marry and live happily ever after with), I didn't get pregnant as a teen, I didn't do drugs, I've never watched a Steven Siegal movie from beginning to end . . . etc. etc. The list goes on and on of the things I read about but
didn't do myself. Why? Because though I lived in books as a kid, I was raised by my parents. I lived by their example, not the example of the (admittedly SUPER COOL) people in books. And if I was censored -- whether it was that one book taken out of my hands or being told to close my eyes for the kissy scene -- it was by my parents, not by a school or someone else's parents or the government. Moreover, it was pretty clever, the way my parents censored me. Sure, I couldn't watch the kissy scenes -- but my dad would let me have his Dean Koontz and Jack Higgins' books when he was done with them, and they had kissing and sex in them. I was allowed to learn about it through books while still getting the subtle message from my parents that it was something to be approached with caution/ care/ stun guns. So I got to be a wary teen without being a naive one, if that makes sense.

So that's how I'll be raising my kids. The last thing in the world I want, however, is someone else telling me how to disseminate information to my kids. That's my job, not theirs. So I'm completely against censorship.


IBT: Have you ever written something that you feel uncomfortable writing, knowing that your family and friends will probably end up reading it?

MS: Heh. This feels like a loaded question, as my novels to date involve swearing, mild eviscerations, sex, bad parental choices, homicidal faeries, and kissing in sedans. When I was still living under my parents' roof, I was very aware of them as future readers, and I would say that I definitely responded to that. But once I moved out, I sort of shrugged and wrote what I wanted to write, and it hasn't been too painful. It has been hilarious, however, to have conversations with my grandmother about my books. Also, I will never forget my mom's reaction after she read SHIVER. "Maggie," she said, "Why did you make them swear?" "Maggie," she said then, "Why did you make them have sex?" and then, after a pause, "Maggie. It was amazing. It's going to be a movie."

I think that pretty much can be a metaphor for how my family comes to my writing. It helps that I'm very rarely autobiographical, or if I am, it's buried so deep even I have troubles recognizing it.

IBT: Many writers say parting with a character is hard. Do you ever look back and wish you had changed something about them?

MS: Usually not with major characters. But with minor characters, yes, sometimes, especially as the series goes on, I will wish that I tweaked something in the first book. More recently, I've had problems with not killing a character. There's a secondary character that I was supposed to kill in SHIVER that I couldn't bring myself to. (for the first time ever -- I'm normally quite heartless). I told myself I would kill them in LINGER, and still, they're alive. Now I am sure that I must kill them in FOREVER, but who knows, I might chicken out. I seem powerless to pull the trigger where this character is involved. (*50 points to anyone who guesses which character this is after reading SHIVER and LINGER).

*I know who I think it is!


IBT: Is Shiver a stand alone novel or will it be a part of a series?

MS: It'll be a *trilogy -- LINGER is coming out next year, in 2010, and then FOREVER will follow the year after that. I'd thought of it as a standalone as I was writing, but I ended up with a ton of spare parts at the end: definitely enough to build into another novel. And as I was planning that one, it became painfully obvious to me that really the novel I'd been planning was the third and last one, and I needed one in between.
*Shiver in itself is seemingly complete, but peel back the layers and you see the loose threads hidden beneath this all consuming front burner of a story. I cannot wait to read the net book, Linger.


IBT: Ok, that's all I've got. Thanks again!

111 comments:

Yan said...

SHIVER's a trilogy!? Holy crap. I didn't see a cliffhanger at the end of book but think about the possibilities for the future titles O.O

KatieDoll said...
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KatieDoll said...

I don't think I've ever been so excited for a book before. I've heard nothing but amazing things. Great interview!

Enter me, please.
The link is posted in my sidebar. (http://www.kdollberg.blogspot.com)
And I'm already a follower.

Good luck with the contest! :)
-Katie.
skellington28210@yahoo.com

Sylvia said...

This is such a wonderful contest, thanks for holding it!!:) I hope I win:D

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p.s. I'm a follower:)

gaby317 said...

please count me in!

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+ i follow

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

+1 Enter me pwease! Awesome giveaway...
+1 It's on mt blog sidebar: http://lafemmereaders.blogspot.com/
+1 I am a new follower

Thanks!
-Eleni
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barbrafl said...

Oh, please enter me! I would love to win. This is really exciting.

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gaby317 said...

I've posted a link to the contest on my blog's sidebar

http://www.startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

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The Book Obsession said...

Please enter me!

~ I am also a new follower!

-Lizzie =]

Llehn said...

I never ever win a Maggie Stiefvater contest no matter how many I enter but here I am yet again, playing the odds.

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Llehn said...

Forgot to add that I am a follower.

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Liyana said...

Count me in please! If I win, I'll lend Llehn. :P I'm a follower. :D


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Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

Maggie is actually going to be here in September so I need to catch up on her books!

I am a new follower and posted about this on my contests page.

http://justblindedbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/03/contests.html

Betrayedkisses@gmail.com

Jenn said...

I want to read Shiver so bad! Everybody is saying such good things about it! Please enter me!

I follow this blog.

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austenfan said...

+1 Please enter me! Thanks for making this international! :)

+1 posted this on my sidebar:
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+1 I'm a follower.

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pirate penguin said...

I didn't expect Shiver to be a trilogy either! Great interview!

Count me in for the contest!

-I'll post a link on my sidebar.
-I'll follow ya.
-And look, I already commented! lol.

Chioma said...

This is an awesome contest. I am most looking forward to shiver but Lament also has an interesting story line. I would love to enter.

+1 I became a follower!!!

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B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

Hey! I have heard some sweet reviews about this book! I would love to win it!! Count me in!! Thanks!

I posted this contest in the side bar
[http://bambookreviews.blogspot.com/]

And we are following your blog! :)

-Arielle
achoyce13[at]gmail[dot]com

Rabid Fox said...

Nice contest and interview. Count me in.

+1 I just became a follower of this blog today ...

+1 ... and I posted a link to this contest on my own blog at (http://waggingthefox.blogspot.com/)

e-mail: rabidfox(at)ymail.com

Breanna said...

Wow, Perla. Great contest! I'm loving it! I haven't really heard much about either of these books. But the things I have heard make them sound amazing!

Please enter me!

I'm already a follower of course :D

-Breanna
breanna20f@gmail.com

babygirlG said...

I love Maggie!

I'm a follower.

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ProdElektra said...

Wheee...great contest! Enter me:)
I'm a follower.
I posted this on my sidebar (http://prodelelektric.blogspot.com)

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Kristen said...

Great contest.

I'm following!

Posted on sidebar:

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Lauren said...

I would love to enter! :)

+1 for already following.
+1 It's one my blog's sidebar: Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf

laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com

tashiana said...

i'd like to be entered plus i'm a follower

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Sassy CC said...

This book, cover look great. It's funny to know that Maggie didn't like the werewolf idea and ended up writing a trilogy for them.Very good interview.

Please enter me
I am a follower

Seahn
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tetewa said...

I'm always looking for new authors to read, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Valorie said...

I'd love a chance to win. :)

I blogged your contest: http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/07/06/book-giveaways-07-06-07-12/

And I follow.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Sara said...

Maggie Stiefvater is an amazing author and I can't wait until I get to read Shiver and Ballad! Lament was awesome... she is definitely one of my fav authors!

+1 linked to blog sidebar @
http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com

+1 new follower

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Book Sp(l)ot said...

I think I'm crazy...I was sure I was following this blog already (but now I've clicked the 'follow' thing and it's showing my icon so I am for sure!).

and I posted it on my sidebar, too: http://book-splot.blogspot.com so extra entries for both of those :)

And thanks for that great interview--Maggie Stiefvater in HS actually kind of reminds me of someone I went to HS with for a while

Book.SplotATgmailDOTcom

Hillary said...

awesome!

and I follow you.

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donnas said...

I have heard so many great things about both these books. I would love the chance to read them.

Great interview.

I am already a follower.

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violetcrush said...

Please enter me

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Thanks so much for the giveaway.

etirv said...

I want to win this book!

+1 - New follower!

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Sue said...

This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway~

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Kimberly B. said...

This book just sounds amazing! Thanks for the great giveaway.
And I'm a follower!

Marietta said...

Hey, amazing giveaway! I'm so in :)

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Wendy said...

I can't wait to read both!! Love the covers.

Wendy said...

Became a follower! :)

Liviania said...

Great interview! I loved that Maggie's a fan of Batman, and believes in parents being the ones to censor what their kids read.

I seriously want SHIVER. I'm so envious of the people who have already read it.

Wendy said...

I posted a link on my sidebar! :)

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Thank you for a great contest!!!

I'm a follower
I blogged about this at http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-contests.html

Kim
bookbutterfly9@gmail.com

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Thank you for a great contest!!!

I'm a follower
I blogged about this at http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-contests.html

Kim
bookbutterfly9@gmail.com

Margay said...

What a great contest - both of these books are on my wish list!

Margay

Margay said...

I am a follower.
Margay

PopinFresh said...

Please enter me as well.

- I've also left a link on my sidebar

~ Popin
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Collegiate Bookworm said...

So excited about this contest!
+1 for following
+1 for posting on my sidebar:
collegiatebookworm.blogspot.com

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Marie said...

I would love to be entered!

I am a follower.

marielay@gmail.com

areader said...

Please add me to the contest. I've added the entry to the links section on my blog http://readyourheartsdelight.blogspot.com/
and become a follower.

Cheers!

Caffey said...

I so love the video and blurb on SHIVER! I'm so glad there will be more!

I'd love to be in the contest for this!
I'm following the blog, added this contest to my blog at:
http://caffeys-reads.blogspot.com
cathiecaffey(at)gmail(dot)com

Kay said...

This looks totally amazing - count me in for the contest!

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areader said...

Sorry, it might help if you have my email address. It's ashleyhisson@gmail.com

Cheers

elaing8 said...

please enter me in the giveaway

I'm a follower

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Linna said...

This is a great giveaway. You have a nice interview. Please do enter me.
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Liz said...

Count Me In!!!
+1 Im a follower!
Liz

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perla said...

Wow! Thanks everyone for entering. And hello to all the new Followers of this blog, I really apprecite your stopping by. Good luck to everyone on the 31st!

Perla

Steph Su said...

I thought Shiver was okay (I'll still read the next books in the series) but I LOVED Lament. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower now, and I've linked to this giveaway in my sidebar.

stephxsu at gmail dot com

a flight of minds said...

We'd love to be entered in the contest! We now follow this blog and linked in our sidebar.

Thanks,
Alex & Lauren at aflightofminds(at)hotmail(dot)com

Erica said...

I'm so excited for this book!

I'm now a follower


:)Erica
thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

Laina said...

Oooh *shivers* *also realizes what a bad joke that is, but is amused by it anyways.*

I linked here: http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr128/Laina1312/Sask4.jpg

I'm a new follower. ^^

*Samantha* said...
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*Samantha* said...

I want to read both of these SOOO bad!!!

I follow.
I posted on my sidebar harlequintwilightsbookblog.blogspot.com

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Vera said...

Please enter me - vvperesk@gmail.com

Lilibeth Ramos said...

Gimme Gimme Gimme! Nice interview!

Linked to my sidebar: http://lilibethramos.blogspot.com

Already a follower! Who wouldn't be?

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Hailey said...

These books sound awesome! Please enter me.

I am following you!

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SerieslyReady said...

Maggie, I'm sure the novels weren't that bad.

You sound like a really interesting person.

I have seen your books on quite a few blogs. I look forward to reading them.

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RagDollVampGirl said...

OH WOW!! I Want To Read This... SO BAD!!

I Want To Be Entered..

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I Am A Follower..

xoxo
Kaila

Tarie said...

I'd like to enter this contest! I love wolves so much it hurts. *sobs*

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Bianca said...

I've heard so many wonderful things about this book!! Such a great interview! :) Thanks for holding this contest.

I linked this contest on my sidebar at wickedgoodbooks.blogspot.com

I follow this blog!

--Bianca
infinitemusic19 AT gmail DOT com

Rebecca N. said...

I would really love to win! What an awesome giveaway! +1 I just became a follower! Thanks!

Wrighty said...

I just found your blog through another link and I love it! Please include me in your contest. I keep hearing how good Shiver is!
+1 I added this to my sidebar.
www.wrightysreads.blogspot.com
+1 I'm a new follower.

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Allison said...

Please enter me :) I'm looking forward to reading this book!

Also, I'm a new follower. Thanks!

-Allison
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Fayeflame said...

I luv her books!!!

+1- comment on this post.
+4- add a link to this contest on
Blogged in sidebar here

tweeted here

myspace here

facebook here

+1- Follower

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Jessica Secret said...

I've read Lament and it was pretty good. I'd like to win a copy. Shiver looks amazing!

+1 Follower.
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Jessica

Miss Clark said...

Please enter me. Great site.

Korianne said...

I am a new follower and I must say I am impressed!

I blogged about it here: http://koriannelovescontests.blogspot.com/2009/07/contests-entered-on-july-24th.html

I am also in favor of bringing Howl from Howl's Moving Castle to life Maggie!

koriannespeaks@gmail.com

robin_titan said...

Amazing!

Already follow :)

Leann said...

I am very interested in reading both these books. sign me up

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Shawna said...

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Shawna said...

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catss99 said...

Please enter me, this sounds great.

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throuthehaze said...

count me in please!

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Alexa said...

This book sounds awesome. I really want to read it!

I'm a follower.

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kalea_kane said...

Wow! What an incredible interview, and just reading a glimpse of Shiver has me drooling! I love how things worked out in Maggie's dreams. So glad they did! Please enter me in the giveaway.

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog side bar. http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/

+1 I am also a follower.

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WilowRaven said...

Hello!
Would love a chance to win :)

You're on my blog sidebar
(redhousebooks.blogspot.com)

I'm a follower

Thanks!

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Zombie Girrrl said...

That was an excellent interview! Seriously, I'm taking notes! Maggie seems great, I love what she had to about censorship, very insightful.

+1. I would very much like to be entered in your contest, please.
+1. I'm a follower
+1. I linked your contest here.
zombiegirrrl21 at aol dot com

etirv said...

I would like to be entered, thanks! Good books!

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etirv said...

Follower!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

celi.a said...

I am very much looking forward to Shiver, and would love to get my own copy. Lament sounds pretty sweet, too. Please count me in!

+1 I linked to this contest on the sidebar of my blog here.

Thanks!

celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

WordVore Prod said...

+Ahh...I'd love to read these books!
+I follow
+Posted contest here: http://prodelektric.blogspot.com/2009/07/contest.html

Wanda said...

This book looks so good! Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

dag888888 said...

I want to win Shiver!

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dag888888 said...

I follow!

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okbolover said...

awesome interview and post. I'd like to be entered in this contest.

Also have a link to this page on my blog sidebar. Here

booksrmysoul said...

blair lewis
blairwlewis@gmail.com

I can't wait to read these book thanks for putting my name in the draw

booksrmysoul said...

blair lewis
blairwlewis@gmail.com

I became a follwer

KayLynn said...

I am so excited to read this book now! Please enter me in.

I'm following, and I posted your contest on my side bar also. http://darlingreviews.blogspot.com/

readdarlingreviews(at)yahoo(dot)com

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Amazing contest! That excerpt mad me want to read Shiver even more.

angels3@blueyonder.co.uk
Sophie

Brooke Reviews said...

Awesome giveaway! :) Please enter me! I'm a new follower. bacarleton(at)gmail(dot)com

Paradox said...

Enter me please!

I posted about the contest on my sidebar. (http://paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com/

I'm already a follower.

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Leslie said...

So excited for this! Thanks!
I blogged about it here: http://giveawaysaroundthecorner.blogspot.com/2009/07/win-copy-of-shiver-and-lament-by-maggie.html

Following this blog!
Thanks for this contest!

leslie-lv at hotmail dot com

Ladytink_534 said...

Great interview! This sounds like such an interesting story!

Already a follower.

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kate said...

Great interview. I am so excited about this book.

+1 for comment
+1 for linking
neverendingshelf.blogspot.com
+1 for following

Kate
neverendingshelf@gmail.com

BrittLit said...

I'm excited to start reading these I have heard so many good things about this series.

+1 linked to sidebar
+1 became follower

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Kelsey said...
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Kelsey said...

Please enter me!

I became a follower and added your contest to my blog

kelseythebookscout@gmail.com

Wanda said...

I just became a follower.

wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Samantha Bagood said...

I'm so excited to read Shiver! Even if I don't win, I'll probably buy it. Or borrow it. Whichever comes first.

Hope I do win though!

And great interview with the author. It's the first time I've heard of her; she seems cool. I'll be sure to be on the lookout for more of her books!

My email is writer.bgood(at)yahoo(dot)com.

I recently became a follower.

I know it's late, but I decided to join the book blogosphere. This giveaway is in my first post and in the sidebar.

Thanks =)

~The Book Pixie said...

Oh, I hope I'm not too late. What a great interview and giveaway.

+1 I'm now following you.

~Briana
thebookpixie(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ninja Fanpire said...

+1 Commenting
+1 Linked to contest in Blog post: http://ninjafanpire.blogspot.com/2009/07/contests_31.html
+1 Following Blog