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Tenth Anniversary Edition of Vampire Academy

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As many of you know, I am a huge Vampire Academy fan (Dimitri *swoon*) and as such, I am super excited about the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Vampire Academy being released late November.  Ten years – wow.  It seems like just yesterday that we were introduced to Rose, Dimitri, and Lissa. 🙂

The Tenth Anniversary Edition of Vampire Academy will feature the original novel – plus bonus stories, expanded scenes, and prequels all set during Vampire Academy.

Check out the new cover below:

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Vampire Academy Tenth Anniversary Edition (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead

Book description (from Richelle Mead’s website) –

Richelle Mead celebrates 10 years of Vampire Academy with an exclusive, never-before-seen collection of stories that sheds new light on the world and its players:

The Turn and the Flame takes a deeper look into the dark stain on the Ozera dynasty…

Hello My Name is Rose Hathaway tracks the shenanigans that ensue when Rose and Dimitri become unlikely teammates in a high-stakes scavenger hunt…

The Meeting gives us a glimpse of Rose Hathaway through Dimitri’s eyes…

From the Journal of Vasilisa Dragomir unearths the princess’s private thoughts from a transformative period of her life…

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires–the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, where vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be prepare for a life fraught with danger. Rose and Lissa must navigate their treacherous world and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever. But soon Rose finds herself gripped by temptation of forbidden love, leaving Lissa exposed to Strigoi attack. Now she must choose between the best friend she lives for, and the man she can’t live without….

Published by: Penguin Random House
Release date: 29th November 2016

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So excited for this book.

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More information about the Vampire Academy series and author Richelle Mead:

goodreads ~ website ~ blog ~ facebook

If you would like an autographed copy of the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Vampire Academy or any of Richelle Mead’s books, check out the University Book Store website. 🙂  Also, check out point ten in this post, in which Richelle explains how to order an autograph copy from University Book Store (and they do ship internationally).

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VA Family to Help Fund Frostbite

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Hi all. *waves hello* As some of you are probably aware, I am a huge Vampire Academy fan.  I loved the Vampire Academy film and would love to see the sequel, Frostbite, become a reality – which brings me to the topic of this post: the VA Family has been asked by the producers of the Vampire Academy film to help finance part of Frostbite’s budget through fan funding.  If the VA Family can raise $1.5 million dollars, Frostbite will go ahead. *yay*

Fans have until the 5th of September 2014 to raise $1.5 million and currently the VA Family has raised just over $200,000.  It is still possible to raise the $1.5 million – we just need to spread the word about the fan funding campaign.

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Check out this awesome video below in which some of the cast and crew talk about the fan funding campaign:

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Doesn’t that video make you excited for Frostbite?

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So, you may be thinking ‘why should I donate’?

Well, there are awesome perks for donating such as:

  • a pdf copy of the script
  • a digital copy of Frostbite
  • Richelle Mead will follow you on twitter for a year
  • a Frostbite poster
  • VA clothing
  • on set visit
  • signed photo of the actor portraying Adrian
  • and so much more

(which perk you receive depends on how much you donate)

Why is it so important to donate?

The financial backers of Frostbite will only green light the project if they can see that the VA Family really want this film.

I can only donate a few dollars, will that really make a difference?

Absolutely, if every Vampire Academy fan donated just one dollar, we could have this movie.  You can donate just one dollar by clicking on the ‘contribute now’ button on the Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Film page at indiegogo, you don’t have to select a perk to donate.

We’ve only reached just over $200,000, what is the point of donating? – there is no way we will reach $1.5 milllion by the 5th of September.

There is a major possibility that the VA Family will not raise $1.5 million by the deadline – but the more fans that donate, the more it will show the financial backers just how much we want this movie.  That is why $1 donations are so important – they will make a difference.  And if by some chance the Frostbite movie does not go ahead, you get the money you donated refunded back to you.

I was disappointed in the first movie, why should I help fund Frostbite?

Personally, I loved the Vampire Academy film, but not everyone did – that’s totally fine, we all like different things, but doesn’t the Vampire Academy movie franchise deserve a second chance?  The producers have listened to the fans, a new script writer is on board and it looks like this writer has written a script that follows the book very closely.  Just look at these sneak peeks at the script:

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How do I donate?

Just head over to indiegogo to donate.  You can also check out the Official Vampire Academy Movie page on facebook for more info.

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Dimitri fans have had the opportunity to see Dimitri Belikov brought to life – we’ve been able to hear him say ‘Roza’.  Don’t Adrian Ivashkov fans deserve the opportunity to see him brought to life – to hear him say ‘Little Dhampir’?

*All Frostbite images and the sneak peaks at the script used in this post remain the property of Kintop Pictures/Reliance, Angry Films, and Preger Entertainment.  The opinions expresed in this post are my own and are no way endorsed by Kintop Pictures/Reliance, Angry Films, Preger Entertainment, or the producers of Vampire Academy.

Win an Amazing Vampire Academy Prize Pack

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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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Feature and Follow Friday (On a Saturday)

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Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly event hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, that allows bloggers to spread the word about their blog and gain new followers. Each week bloggers also answer a book related question. This week’s question is:

We always talk about books that we want. Let’s turn it on its head. What books have you given other people lately?

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I love giving people books.  I haven’t bought any books for anyone lately (budget won’t allow for it), but I have previously bought one of my best friends a copy of Twilight and a copy of Vampire Academy.

What books have you given someone?

Happy Reading. 😀