The #TakenWithTAKEN Contest

Two years today, TAKEN sold to HarperTeen. Two weeks from tomorrow, it will finally be on shelves.

Putting a book into the world takes not only many months, but many people, and I can sense a long-winded thank you post in the near future. But until then, I want to kick off Taken with TAKEN, a little pre-order/purchase contest that will run throughout April.



Ten (10) winners will receive a TAKEN swag pack including bookmarks, signed bookplates, and some stickers.

One (1) grand-prize winner will receive:

» a canvas tote bag (shown right) stuffed with:
» a TAKEN swag pack (as listed above)
» an annotated ARC of TAKEN (author notes/insights scribbled in the margins)
» A PubCrawl readers pack, including copies of Throne of Glass (signed hc), A Darkness Strange and Lovely (ARC), The Darkest Minds (signed hc), What’s Left of Me (signed hc), Legend (signed pb), Incarnate (signed pb), Shadow and Bone (signed hc), and These Broken Stars (preorder)

Perhaps I’m biased because I contribute to PubCrawl with these ladies, but I think that’s one heck of a reading haul! (Truly. I adore each and every one of these books.) And look at that adorable tote they will come in! You know you want this.



Buy a copy of TAKEN on or before 4/30/13 and fill out the form below. No really, that’s it. Pre-orders count. Online orders count. In-person purchases at your favorite bookstore count. Simply fill out the form letting me know you’ve bought your copy, and you’re entered to win. (But be sure to hold on to your receipt! If you’re drawn as a winner, you will need to show it to claim your prize.)



Take a picture of yourself holding your copy of TAKEN, and post it to twitter, tumblr, or instagram with the hashtag #TakenWithTAKEN. If you’re camera shy, get creative (eg: have your pet stand in for you). If you bought a digital version of the novel, just snap the photo with the cover pulled up on your reader. All entries count so long as it’s your copy of TAKEN and the photo is tagged #TakenWithTAKEN.

Here’s my #TakenWithTAKEN photo from the day hardcovers arrived at my house:

Taken with TAKEN

Nitty-gritty contest rules are below, and don’t forget that the first eight chapters of TAKEN have been revealed as of today! If you’re interested, you can hop between blogger sites to download the chapter PDFs. Schedule/links are here.

Can’t wait to see your #TakenWithTAKEN photos, and thank you, in advance, for all your support! <3

Contest Rules:
» Any North American edition of TAKEN (hardcover ISBN 9780062117267 or e-book ISBN 9780062117281) purchased on or before 4/30/13 qualifies as entry
» Contest is open to contestants 13+
» By entering, you are confirming that you are 13 or older, and giving the contest admin (Erin Bowman) permission to retweet/tumble your photograph if she so chooses
» One (1) grand prize item is available to US/Canada mailing address only
» Ten (10) swag packs are available internationally
» Winners must provide a proof of purchase (scan/photo of receipt or e-receipt) before prizes are mailed

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