Jekel Loves Hyde Contest

Jekel Loves Hyde
by Beth Fantaskey
Available 05/03/10
Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents’ rules – especially the one about never opening the mysterious, old box in her father’s office. But when her dad is murdered, and her college savings disappear, she's tempted to peek inside, as the contents might be key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship.

To better her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde, who has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristen’s sanity. Maybe his life. But Jill’s accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything – even Tristen’s love – just for the thrill of being… bad.
Jill: "...I followed him, and of course Tristen, always a gentleman when not wielding a butcher knife, held the door for me with his blood stained hand..."
Ch. 64 pg. 211.
When I opened my copy of JLH, a huge part of me secretly wanted it to be a new version of Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Darkside. Once I got over that ridiculous idea and saw this book for itself, I completely fell in love. It's odd, and dangerous, and has an intensity that is becoming a signature of Beth's novels. It also must be said that another reason why I loved this book so much was that there is a tiny red-hot-angry-thing in my gooey center that breaths and grows, vibrates, and burns with gleeful satisfaction when I read an angst-ridden character like Tristen Hyde. And oh dear homicidal Tristen, he will want to make you burn!
IB Teen Interviews Beth Fantaskey...
IBT: Is destiny fact or fiction?

BF: What a thought-provoking question! There was definitely a time when I would have said that “destiny” was just a romantic concept that belonged only in novels. However, in recent years I’ve started reading more and more about the concept of time, and how it twists and turns and is almost certainly not the linear “thing” we once believed it to be. In a universe where time, itself, is such a mystery, maybe it’s possible that destiny exists? That things happen for reasons set in motion in ways and places that we can’t even fathom?
I hope that makes sense… I’m having a difficult time expressing myself – probably because I have such trouble grasping the whole idea of wormholes and time travel, etc. I guess to make a long answer short – yes, I think destiny might very well be fact.

IBT: What are your key ingredients to a good story?

BF: Characters whom I (and hopefully readers) care about, and situations in which they grow by facing stakes that keep getting higher and higher. When the stakes reach life and death – then things get interesting!

IBT: What is your favorite type of hero?

BF: I love “dark” and complicated heroes who struggle with the worst aspects of their natures. My all-time favorite character in literature is Edmond Dantes, the “Count of Monte Cristo,” because he’s driven by revenge and engages in shameless deceptions – but he’s also capable of powerful love and self-sacrifice. I really like that type of hero more than someone to whom “goodness” comes easily.

IBT: In Jekel Loves Hyde, Tristen Hyde skates the razor's edge of what most people would consider redeemable, was it hard finding the balance between dark and light within him?

: Yes, it was definitely difficult striking that balance, especially at first. There were times when word choice seemed crucial. In particular, I remember struggling over one sentence in which Jill reacts to something in Tristen’s shady past. I wrote and re-wrote that single line at least a dozen times, because I wanted readers to clearly understand how – and why – Jill could manage to forgive him. But as the story progressed, and I got to “know” Tristen better – and he became willing to sacrifice for Jill – it became easier to balance his dark and light sides. Although terrible things about his past continue to be revealed throughout the novel, he strives harder and harder to be a better person, so the scale starts to tip toward the “good.”

: Which character's voice came easier to you: bad boy Tristen, or good girl Jill?

BF: Jill’s voice came easier to me, because I am such a shy rule follower, myself. I am the ultimate “good girl!” But writing Tristen’s voice was a little more fun, because it allowed me to experience being “bad” for awhile. And when Jill cut loose – that was REALLY fun for me. I was totally living vicariously!

IBT: The ending leaves some wiggle room for a sequel, is this a possibility?

: I don’t think there’s a sequel to this story. Although there’s a bit of ambiguity in the final pages, I think Jill and Tristen’s story will probably end with the first book.

IBT: If you could have dinner with any three people (living, imaginary, or dead), who would they be and why?

: 1. Edmond Dantes, because he’s my ultimate romantic lead. I’d love to see him in all his dangerous, charming splendor at the head of the table!

2. Charles Dickens, because I am in awe of his talent, and I’d beg him to tell an original story. (I bet he’d tell a great one, too – just off the top of his head.)

3. Last but certainly not least, my grandmother, Lillian Winner, so I could give her one more hug and tell her that I miss her.

: What a great dinner that would be!

Winners of this contest will receive:
  • A SIGNED copy of Jekel Loves Hyde from Beth.
  • A copy of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (a gift from Tristen so says the bookplate inside the book!)
  • And a cozy sweatshirt pictured here, in any size, to cuddle up with at night and read your new books!
To Enter:
  • Post a comment on this post with contact information.
  • For One Extra Entry: Add contest to your blog, twitter, or other site.
  • For One Extra Entry: you an add yourself as a Follower of this blog! (Followers automatically get the extra entry.)
This contest has ended. Thanks to all who participated!


Elizabeth said...

I love to win it

KatieDoll said...

Sounds awesome! Enter me, please! :)

Added the contest to my sidebar- http://www.sophistikatied.blogspot.com
& I'm already a follower! :)


Donna said...

Awesomness! Please enter me! My email's in my profile, I've added this contest to my running Chomper Contests post and I'm already a follower. Thanks!

Martha Lawson said...

This one looks so good. I'd love to be entered to win. Thanks for the great giveaway.

I am already a follower on gfc.

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donnas said...

Sounds great. Please include me.

Linked - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/2010/04/contests-found-417.html and on the sidebar

Already a follower

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buddyt said...

Sounds like a good read.

You don't list any restrictions so if it is open to worldwide entries, please enter me.

I am an old Follower.


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Bunny B said...

Count me in.
I'm a loyal follower too :)
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Brodie said...

Great interview! I really enjoyed reading her answers. I loved Jessica's Guide, so I can't wait to read this one. And it sounds awesome too!

I would love to be entered :)

+1 Tweeted - http://twitter.com/peacelovevegan/status/12390709181
+1 Already follower


Bella said...

Hey, thanks for holding this cool contest (",) ... I enjoyed Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, and would love to read Jekel Loves Hyde.


Tweet Tweet: http://twitter.com/izibellz/status/12392068685

I'm a follower :)

Shy said...

Fantastic interview and giveaway! I love Fantaskey's Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, so I'm somewhat curious about this book!

Please enter me for the giveaway =)

I'm a follower.
I add this giveaway on my sidebar: Here (Click on International Contests)

Thank you!


Jessica Secret said...

Please enter me! I'm already a follower.

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throuthehaze said...

I would love this!

I am a follower

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Anya said...

Great contest!

+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/AnyaKapllani/status/12411754882
+1 follower


Anna ♥ said...

Oooh, the book sounds so interesting, please count me in! :D

I'm already a follower!

Posted on my blog: http://goodgonegirl.blogspot.com/2010/04/fantastic-giveaways.html

Anna ♥

elaing8 said...

please enter me in the giveaway

tweeted http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/12421318313

Already a follower


Tori [Book Faery] said...

Awesome interview and giveaway!



Allison said...

yaaaaay this is on my wishlist :)

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The Library Lurker said...

This book looks soooo good! I follow and I added a link to my side bar at www.librarylurker.blogspot.com Thanks for the contest!


Mandy said...

Please enter me (:
I follow (:

Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy] said...

I've been dying to read this! I'm a follower and I linked this on the Contests & Giveaways section on my sidebar

and I will post this on my Win on Wed post every week until the giveaway ends



Erica said...

I would love to be entered!

+1 i'm an old follower

:) Erica

Spav said...

I would love to win this one.

+1 Blog follower
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bianca_riot said...

i would love to win, if worldwide entries are allowed!

I am a follower
and I tweeted here:


InfinitePlaylist said...

Hey, please enter me :)
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asamum said...

I really, really want the book and my daughter wants the hoodie :)





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Aik said...

I'd love to enter! Thanks!

+1 Tweeted:

+1 Follower

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Stacy (Wicked Walker) said...

Awesome! I am already a follower too.


Wendy said...

I'm already a follower and this is an awesome contest!! Would love it :)

Ana R. said...

Count me in, please!
I'm already a follower, and I tweeted about the contest here:


Ashley said...

+1 booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

+1 Sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

+1 Old follower.

Thanks so much for this contest! I've been dying to read this book and I love that sweatshirt. :)

Audrey; (AyC) said...

I love your interview! it was awesome :D Please enter me in your fab contest, I'm a follower, and I posted it here: http://holes-in-my-brain.blogspot.com/2010/04/contest-and-giveaways-around.html


mariska said...

This is AWESOME ! i'm soooooo want to have this book, and the goodies :)

+1 i tweeted : http://twitter.com/becunique/status/12500080785

+1 i'm an old follower via GFC !

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Emma Kate "Coops" said...

What a great interview! I've never really read them as carefully as I read this one - it was great! :)

And a fab contest, too!

+ 1 Follower
+ 1 Blog sidebar at http://www.whatscrackingcoops.blogspot.com
+ 1 entry

Thanks!! :)

trina74 said...

Wow I feel blessed international whoohoooooo,,, So love the excertps and is on my to read list..
+1 I am a new follower
and have twittered as well.


Have also facebooked comp as well.

Great comp,, Sounds fan-tab-ulus@@


YA Vampire Books said...

Amazing giveaway - this book sounds so good!!
I'm a follower!


Bookie said...

This books sounds awesome. I enjoyed Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side so I'm sure this will be good as well.

I'm a Follower.
I Tweeted. http://twitter.com/dawnpnr/status/12527288226

dawnpnr at aol dot com

Bethie said...

Please count me in. Crossing my fingers.

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layla418 said...

I'd love to win. Cute sweatshirt!

new follower


Christa Holland said...
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Christa Holland said...

Please enter me. : ) It's such a great prize pack, who can resist?

Blogged. http://wordsrollon.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-heart-contests-april-19-26.html


And became a follower. Your blog layout is so fun!

ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

Giada M said...

Thank you for this awesome contest!*_* This book sounds great!

I'm a follower.
I shared on facebook:

I tweeted:


Thank you so much!

Giada M.

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Emmagan said...

I am a new follower

Enter me!

k_sunshine1977 said...

i want to win this please!


Shooting Stars Mag said...

amazing. i got to read this and it's such a great book. I really want that sweatshirt!!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

follow your blog

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Precious said...

What a lovely interview! Thank you for making this contest open internationally! I'm dying to read this one. It's way up in my wishlist. Please include me.

+1 old follower
+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/precious_shusky/status/12617103684

Thank you!


marian said...

Would love to win this book!


Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Please enter me, I'm a new follower!

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angie said...

I have been really wanting to read this! Please enter me:)
I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/12679154331
I am a new follower!
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

time8turner said...

enter me, please. :)


Jennifer Mathis said...

cool contest please enter me . great shirt

i'm a new follower


elizabeth said...

Awesome interview! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book :)

+1 twitter: http://twitter.com/_elizabethjoy/status/12807564942

+1 follower

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Roxanne Rhoads said...

awesome contest please enter me

new follower

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Elie said...

Great Giveaway!
Old Follower
Sidebar link


izabela said...

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brandileigh2003 said...


great contest!

Jacqueline C. said...

Sign me up!


bookaholic said...

I loved the interview. Beth's answer to the ingredients of a good book are exactly the ingredients that make me love a book. I think I am going to love this book! And your first question about destiny-WOW!! Very though provoking indeed...
I'd love love love to win this giveaway!!
I added the contest to my blog Sidebar under 'Contest'(http://bookaholicsoye.blogspot.com/)
I am a follower of this lovely blog :)


deltay said...

What an adorable sweatshirt! Looks awesome, thanks for the great contest :)

+1 Sidebar linked the contest


etirv said...

I would like to be entered!

Google follower already!


Rae Reads said...

I'm a follower.

Tweet: http://twitter.com/RaeReads/status/13151928039


Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail.com

Oooh, I would love to win this :D

jc said...

What an amazing giveaway! Enter me please, would love to get my hands on the books, thank you.


grace said...

Interesting book! I would definitely love to join! Thanks for the chance! c:

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♥TanyaMarie♥ said...

ZOMG! I LOVE THIS! This is so great!
I wish I can win this! *crosses fingers* Oh, please..

Tanya Marie

I've tweeted about this:

& I am a follower through Google Connect


GABY said...

Oh, please enter me! I'm dying to read this book :)

magabygc AT gmail DOT com

Sidebar: http://historias-imaginaginarias.blogspot.com

I'm a follower

Daya, muito prazer... said...

Daiane Negretti
follower: Daya, muito prazer...

Daya, muito prazer... said...

Daiane Negretti
follower: Daya, muito prazer...

+1 i'm a follower

Maddie McPhail said...

I heard about this book, It sounds really good!

I'm already a follower! :)


Lyudmila said...

Enter me!

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avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway!

Please count me in. Thanks.

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Jackie Noel said...

Great contest! That sweatshirt really does look cozy!

I am a follower!


Contest on sidebar:

and twitter: http://twitter.com/teenbookguide/status/13207352445

Melissa said...

Awesome contest! I'm a long time fan of the original Doctor Jekyll & Mr Hyde and would love to see what they do with this new version.

+1 I'm a new follower melissa.montovani[at]gmail[dot]com

+1 @YABookShelf I re-tweeted the contest: http://twitter.com/teenbookguide/status/13207352445


Vanessa said...

Count me in :)
tweeted http://twitter.com/ilovervg/status/13222490523
I am a follower (Vanessa)

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kapri said...

I love the hoodie!

+1 new follower

+1 sidbare link www.kapri-bookfanatics.blogspot.com


Missy said...

Awesome! Sign me up!

+1 Follower
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Dovile said...

I'd love to enter!

+1 new follower

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Diana Dang said...

Sounds great!

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Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

Thanks for the Contest!

+1 Follower

+1 Sidebar (http://thebookshopaholic.blogspot.com/)

+1 Twitter (http://twitter.com/bookshopaholic/status/13264467897)


International Giveaways said...

This looks like a great book! Plus the sweater looks warm. :)

+1 Blog post:

Total entries: 2

Thanks so much for the opportunity!


Llehn said...

I'd love to play please!

Already a follower.


Christine H said...

I love to be entered to win these great prize's. +1


I'm a GFC follower +1

http://twitter.com/Romantic73/status/13291424021 +1

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100000641625482&v=wall&story_fbid=118701804824433&ref=mf +1

Christine H said...

+1 My grand daughter would love this book. Please enter me.


+1 I'm a GFC follower

+1 https://twitter.com/GrandmaOma26/status/13291680620

Anonymous said...

please enter me.

I'm a GFC follower through Yahoo



Anonymous said...

Sorry did realize that my grand daughter's account was up.

+1 My grand daughter would love this book. Please enter me.


+1 I'm a GFC follower

+1 https://twitter.com/GrandmaOma26/status/13291680620

mary said...

I love to win this.


EVA SB said...

That first quote was enough to convince me that I need to read this book.

I tweeted

I'm a follower


Stella (Ex Libris) said...

+1 I'd love to read this book as it sounds interesting (and the cover looks great too! ;-)) Thank you so much for making this international!!
+1 tweeted about the contest here: http://twitter.com/Stella_ExLibris/status/13358963813
+1 I'm an old follower

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

FionaChan said...

feeyonachan at gmail.com
enter me! :D

and I'm a follower of the blog now!

and blogged! http://fionalevesque.blogspot.com/2010/05/ibteens-jekel-loves-hyde.html

Christine said...

I really enjoyed the first by Beth Fantaskey and would love to read this one too! Please enter me. I also posted the contest on my twitter: http://twitter.com/MrsPassmore

and I am a follower. :)

Liviania said...

I am a follower!

This was a wonderful interview - I liked JESSICA'S GUIDE and the original JEKYLL AND HYDE, so I've been looking forward to this one.

inbedwithbooks AT yahoo DOT com

Andrea Ferreira said...

Great giveaway!Please, enter me!:)
Andrea Ferreira

carolsnotebook said...

Awesome giveaway. I'd love to be entered.

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carolsnotebook said...

Awesome giveaway. I'd love to be entered.

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Danielle87 said...

Great contest, please enter me!

+1 - new follower


Christine H said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me. +1

I'm a follower +1

+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/Romantic73/status/13455756901


Heather said...

Count me in! I just added this to my TBR


~The Book Pixie said...

Oh my goodness, I want to read this book so bad! Awesometastic giveaway.

+1 Sidebar: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/

+1 Already follower


E.J. Stevens said...

OMG, this is an amazing giveaway! I would love a chance to win.


+1 I'm a blog follower


Jenny N. said...

Thanks for the contest, I'm looking forward to this book.

I'm a follower.

Tweeted it: http://twitter.com/Jullysay/statuses/13624703862


Julie! said...

I want this book SO BAD!!


i follow you

ChickLitGirl said...

I've read good reviews about this one. SUCH A SEXY GIVEAWAY.
-I'm follower!
-I tweeted about this: http://twitter.com/chicklitgirl
-email: sadia.gilani@nixorcollege.edu.pk

Bhumi said...

Please enter me into the contest.

+1 I'm a follower


PS - I will send you my contact info.

Kathleen said...

Ooooh! This looks really great *enters* Yay!


Terri said...

Sounds like a great read
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GFC follower
Tweet http://twitter.com/Ziggywag/status/13786808588

Riv Re said...

This looks really awesome.
I'm a follower.

angie said...

I have been wanting to read this book! And I love all the other goodies that are with it:)
+1 I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/13827668025
+1 I follow on google friend

My little world of books said...

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Jen said...

Count me in please! I'm a follower:)


Kelli said...

I have added the contest to my blog! Great giveaway



Kelli said...

OOPS! Here is the exact link to the post



T.V and Book Addict said...

I really want to read this book! I adored Fitzpatrick's previous book :)

on sidebar:

already a follower

Linda Henderson said...

I've been wanting this one, I've been hearing great things about it.

I am a follower.

seriousreader at live dot com

A Girl said...
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Kelli said...

Sign me up!

Kelsey said...

I'm so glad I made this contest in time! Please enter me!

I'm a new follower.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Door2Wonderland/status/13924533003

krae991 at yahoo dot com

ChiChai Hana said...

This looks amazing! Please enter me.

+1 follower :)

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Betsabè said...

Thanks for this chance.

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Badass Bookie said...

Great contest Thank-you !!! I loved Jessica's guide to dating the dark side ;P

+1 follower
+1 posted about this contest


Orchid said...

Great contest! Jekel Loves Hyde sounds like an awesome read.

+1 follower

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Sab H. said...

Please enter me!
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BookMac said...

Awesome contest!

+1 follower!

cross my fingers that I win!


Christine said...

I know this is closed now, but I just realized I did not leave any contact info.
I am the one who said: "I really enjoyed the first by Beth Fantaskey and would love to read this one too! Please enter me. I also posted the contest on my twitter: http://twitter.com/MrsPassmore

and I am a follower. :)

9:52 AM"

My email is christine.passmore@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this!


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