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Win a Vampire Academy Prize Pack

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Thanks to StudioCanal Australia (big thank you to the lovely Caroline), I have one amazing Vampire Academy prize pack to giveaway in celebration of the Australian release of the movie.  I have seen the movie and it is amazing – loved it. 😀

To enter, all you have to do is follow the instructions below.

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Vampire Academy Prize Pack

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Competition Details:

Prize:

One luck winner will receive a Vampire Academy prize pack containing:

  • 1x Vampire Academy bag
  • 1x Vampire Academy i-phone case
  • 1x Vampire Academy notebook

How to enter:

First, leave a comment below answering the following question:

In 25 words or less, tell me “if you were Moroi, what elemental magic skill would you like to posses and why?

Then, fill out the entry form below.

Requirements:

You must be a blog follower to enter the competition.  You can follow via Link Followers or through email subscription.  Please note that if you follow the blog via email, you must activate your subscription to be considered a blog follower via email.

You must also be an Australian resident to enter the competition.

If you have never entered a Treasured Tales for Young Adults competition before, please read the competition/privacy policy before entering.

More info:

Competition is open from now until 11:59pm AEST, Friday 14th of March, 2014.

The most unique and creative entry will win.

The winner will be notified by email.

Good-luck 😀

Competition is now closed.

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Check out the official Australian Vampire Academy trailer:

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Valentine’s Day Book Giveaway: Nymph by Tonya Alexandra

  Happy Valentines Day everyone 

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I have three copies of Nymph (The Love Oracles #1) by Tonya Alexandra to giveaway thanks to Walker Books Australia (big thanks to Jaclyn).  To enter, just follow the instructions below.  😀

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Nymph (The Love Oracles #1) by Tonya Alexandra

Book description (from Goodreads) –

An idyllic Greek island.

Obsessed demigods.

A fallen nymph.

A mortal boy.

Merope, a beautiful but faded star nymph, is banished to Earth for displeasing the gods. She tries to fit in, go to school and live a normal “human” life. And then she meets Lukas … but relationships between men and goddesses are forbidden. Will their love grow? Or will Merope and Lukas feel the wrath of the gods?

Published by: Walker Books Australia
Release date: 1st February 2014

Competition Details

Prize:

Three winners will each receive one copy of Nymph (The Love Oracles #1) by Tonya Alexandra.

Requirements:

You must be an Australian resident to enter.

You must also be a blog follower to enter. You can follow the blog via Linky Followers of through email subscription. Please note that if you follow the blog by email, you must activate your subscription to be considered a blog follower via email.

How to enter:

To enter, just leave a comment below telling me which fictional book character you would love to spend Valentines Day with (mines Edward Cullen ♥).

Please also leave your email address in the comments so I can contact you if you win. Please write your email address in the following way: username[at]email-domain[dot]com

More info:

The winners will be chosen using random.org and notified via email. The competition is open from now until Thursday the 26th of February, 2014 11:59pm Australian EST.

If you have never entered a Treasured Tales for Young Adults competition before, please read the competition/privacy policy before entering.

Good-luck 😀

Competition is now closed.

Competition: Hunger Games (double movie pass & box set)

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Hi everyone.  Thanks to Scholastic Australia, I have an amazing Hunger Games prize pack to giveaway to one very lucky winner.  One winner will receive a prize pack containing one double movie pass to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire plus The Hunger Games trilogy book box set.

Hunger Games Special Edition Slipcase

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How to enter:

Just fill out the form below.

Requirements:

You must be an Australian resident to enter.

You must also be a Treasured Tales for Young Adults blog follower.  You can follow the blog via Linky Followers or through email subscription.  Don’t forget that if you follow the blog via email, you must activate your subscription to be considered a blog follower by email.

If you have never entered a Treasured Tales for Young Adults competition before, please read the competition/privacy policy first.

Details:

The competition is open from now until Sunday 15th of December 2013, 11:59am Australian EDT.

The winner will be chosen by random.org and notified via email.

Good-luck 😀

Competition is now closed.

 

The Brookehaven Vampires e-book giveaway

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Thanks to author Joann I. Martin Sowles, I have one e-book prize pack to giveaway.  One lucky winner will receive an e-book copy of Zane (The Brookehaven Vampires #3.5) and Cursed (The Brookehaven Vampires #4).  The winner will be able to choose between kindle or nook format.  Competition details are found below:

How to enter:

Just fill out the form below.

Earn extra entries:

Blog follower by email +2 entries  (you must activate your email subscription to be considered a blog follower by email)

Blog follower by Linky +1 entry

Like the Treasured Tales for Young Adults facebook page +2 entries

Like The Brookehaven Vampires facebook page +2 entries

Leave a comment below +2 entries

Details:

Competition is open from now until Friday 6th December 2013, 11:59pm Australian EDT

Competition is open internationally.

Good-luck 😀

Competition is now closed.

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Feature: The Heiresses by Allison Rushby + Giveaway

Hi everyone.  *waves hello*  Today, Treasured Tales for Young Adults is featuring a new young adult novel recently published by Pan Macmillan Australia – The Heiresses by Allison Rushby.

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Heiresses

The Heiresses by Allison Rushby

Seventeen-year-olds Thalia, Erato and Clio are summoned to glittering 1926 London by Hestia, an aunt they never knew they had. They are shocked to discover they were separated at birth and are in fact triplets and the rightful heiresses to their deceased mother’s fortune. All they need to do is find a way to claim the inheritance from their greedy half brother, Charles.

The sisters move to Hestia’s house in Belgrave Square to begin their new lives. But amid the confusion of new romances and money, they each struggle to find their way. Thalia knows she can never return home to her dark past; Erato’s dreams threaten to slip from her grasp; and Clio must save the only mother she has ever known.

As the battle for their shared fortune grows more complex, the girls realize that they can’t trust anyone – least of all each other.

A thrillingly addictive saga of love, betrayal, money and intrigue.

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Allison Rushby

Author bio (from Pan Macmillan Australia):

Having failed at becoming a ballerina with pierced ears (her childhood dream), Allison Rushby instead began a writing career as a journalism student at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Within a few months she slunk sideways into studying Russian, began writing her first novel and, most importantly, joined the Chocolate Appreciation Society.

Over the past ten years, she has published five books for young adult readers and five for adult readers in the women’s fiction genre. She is originally from Brisbane, Australia, but spent 2011 and most of 2012 living in Cambridge, UK, where she mainly spent her day’s whingeing constantly about the weather.

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More information about Allison Rushby and The Heiresses:

goodreads ~ website ~ twitter

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Giveaway

Thanks to Pan Macmillan Australia, I have two copies of The Heiresses to give away.  Here’s how to enter:

Just fill out the entry form below.

You must be an Australian resident to enter, and you must also be a blog follower to enter.

Extra entries are available:

+2 entries for commenting on this post

+3 entries for liking the Treasured Tales for Young Adults facebook page

Please read the competition policy (found here) before you enter.

The competition is open from now until Friday 31st May, 2013 11:59pm Australian EST.

There will be two winners who will be chosen using random.org.  Winners will be notified by email.

Good-luck :D

Competition is now closed.

 

Between the Lives Blog Tour – Author Guest Post: Jessica Shirvington + Giveaway

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Hi Treasured Tales followers.  I am so excited to have Jessica Shirvington visiting the blog today as part of the Between the Lives blog tour.  I recently read Between the Lives and I loved it.  You can check out my review here.  Jessica has written a guest post about Sabine and dealing with big issues as a storyteller.  Thank you for the awesome guest post, Jessica.  Also,thank you to Amanda from Harper Collins Australia for arranging the blog tour.

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Jessica ShirvingtonDealing with big issues – and a bit about Sabine’s story.

Okay, so there are some pretty confronting issues/scenes that come up in this book and in many ways they are even more confronting than the big “end-of-the-world” problems because they are focused on the state of mind of one girl, Sabine. The issues that come up are not ones I envisioned myself, as a writer, necessarily tackling. But when I had the initial idea for Between the Lives, the story quickly took on a mind of its own.

So many elements of Sabine’s dual realities are linked to normal life experiences of any teenager who feels like they need to be the person that is expected of them rather than taking a step back to discover who they really are to themselves.

Most people, at some stage, go through a bit of a dark stage and every single person responds differently. When writing Sabine’s story about the choices that she faces, it was never about those dark days being dominated by the dangerous experiments she begins, but rather the spiral of her mind and emotions that push her so far that she considers ending everything.

Despite how it might appear, Sabine’s story is not death. Just the opposite. It is one girl’s intense desire to live fully. She is exhausted by her existence but she never gives up hope for more. And it is in this quest for more that she loses her way. As a writer these were the elements that made this story so interesting to tell.

Another big issue that is explored in Between the Lives is what can happen when one person’s view of the world becomes entirely, dangerously, insular. Sabine is dealing with extreme problems but at the same time, she becomes so obsessed with making everything right in her world (worlds) that she fails to see the very serious things going on around her in both of them – and the consequences for that carry a very high price.

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Between the Lives is definitely a must read.  I could not stop reading.

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More information about Jessica Shirvington and Between the Lives:

website ~ blog ~ facebook ~ twitter ~ goodreads

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Between the Lives

Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington

Book description (from Goodreads) –

Above all else, though I try not to think about it, I know which life I prefer. And every night when I Cinderella myself from one life to the next a very small, but definite, piece of me dies. The hardest part is that nothing about my situation has ever changed. There is no loophole.

Until now, that is…

For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she Shifts to her ′other′ life – a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different: different family, different friends, different social expectations. In one life she has a sister, in the other she does not. In one life she′s a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other she′s considered a reckless delinquent. Nothing about her situation has ever changed, until the day when she discovers a glitch: the arm she breaks in one life is perfectly fine in the other.

With this new knowledge, Sabine begins a series of increasingly risky experiments which bring her dangerously close to the life she′s always wanted… But just what – and who – is she really risking?

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Giveaway

Thanks to Harper Collins Australia, I have two copies of Between the Lives to give away.  Here’s how to enter:

Just fill out the entry form below.

You must be an Australian resident to enter, and you must also be a blog follower to enter.

Extra entries are available:

+2 entries for commenting on this post

+3 entries for commenting on my review of Between the Lives

+3 entries for liking the Treasured Tales for Young Adults facebook page

Please read the competition policy (found here) before you enter.

The competition is open from now until Monday 20th May, 2013 11:59pm Australian EST.

There will be two winners who will be chosen using random.org.  Winners will be notified by email.

Good-luck 😀

Giveaway is now closed.  Winners will be notified by email.

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Check out the next stop on the tour:

May 8th – Novels on the Run

Giveaway: Scent of Magic

scent of magic Scent of Magic (Healer #2) by Maria V. Snyder

Book description (from Goodreads) –

As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of her friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confident, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.

Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.

War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible … again.

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Win a copy of Scent of Magic

Thanks to the wonderful Morey Media, I have a copy of Scent of Magic (Healer #2) by Maria V. Snyder to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Competition is now closed.  Winner has been notified.