For What It's Worth

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Shift Blog Tour Wrap up and Grand Prize Winner!

Without any further ado… is the winner of the SHIFT Blog Tour Grand Prize Giveaway!

Randomizer has chosen #853 - the winner was from YA Book Queen's Blog Tour Stop - An Interview with Jeri 

Two Chicks On Books

You won:

* "Annotated"  copies of both SHADE & SHIFT
* A galley of SHINE - the third and final book in the Shade Trilogy, (for which there will be no ARC's) when it is ready in the fall
* An iPod Shuffle

*Note: All prizes from the tour may take up to 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Contact me at fwiw(dot)kea(at)gmail(dot)com

Congratulations and BIG BIG BIG thanks to everyone who commented, tweeted and helped spread the word about this Blog Tour. You were all amazing and made this a fantastic experience!

I want to thank all the people who participated in the tour. I've made some great friends along the way!! Here are links to all their blogs - go visit!

Mountains of Instead
He Followed Me Home
What’s on the Bookshelf
Addicted 2 Novels
The Book Smugglers
Mundie Moms
Jackie Morse Kessler
The "Fab 4": Books, Sweets and Other Treats, A Bookworms Haven, Booking it with Hayley G, and Brooke Reports
Just Another Book Blog
YA Book Queen
A & C Book Junkies
Bitten By Books
Ink Gypsy on Twitter #UFchat,

You can click HERE to links for all the postings if you missed any of the tour!

Thank you to Jeri and Simon Pulse for prizes for the tour and for making it international so everyone could join in.

A word from Jeri:

Thanks to everyone who blogged, commented, and spread the word about the SHIFT blog tour--from where I'm sitting, it was a big success, and that is because of all of you!  Thanks to Simon Pulse in the US, Canada, and the UK, who provided copies of SHIFT.  Thanks especially to Karen, for being such a gracious, organized, and generous host.

Now it's time for me to crawl back in my cave and finish the third book, SHINE, in time for my June 1 deadline.

But first, indulge me in a street-musician, pass-the-hat moment.

If you've enjoyed the blog tour and would like to see another one next year (with even more awesome prizes), please consider purchasing SHADE and SHIFT.  If you've received a copy for review or won one in a giveaway, please consider buying one for a friend or family member, or to give away on your blog.  Bloggers and readers really do make a difference! Thank you for all of your support.

Thanks again for making it so much fun.  Hope to see you next year on the SHINE blog tour!

Website: Jeri Smith-Ready
Twitter: @jsmithready

My turn:
Warning: Unabashedly gushy!!

I first picked up Wicked Game by Jeri a few years ago. Her writing and playlist for that book set in motion a passion for music (my hubby thanks her for that) and is one of the inspirations for my starting a blog. I wanted to let people know about her books. I wrote her a fan letter telling her so and she was very kind. Then several months later I read her Aspect of Crow series - gah! What an emotional ride and I wrote her another email. This one, embarrassingly gushy and fan-girly. Once again Jeri could not have been nicer. I'm still shocked at the lack of a restraining order….lol This only encourages me to write further gushy emails (now about Logan and music). Don't encourage me Jeri!
Jeri is, of course, a talented writer but she is also a great person, always generous and always kind to her fans. I love her as an author and respect her as a person so this was an amazing thrill for me to be asked to host this blog tour.

Thank you :-)

Buy Shade & Shift at these fine places:

Shade (Shade, Book 1)Shift (Shade, Book 2)

Amazon: Shade (Shade, Book 1)Shift (Shade, Book 2)

Barnes & Noble: Shade, Shift

For a personalized singed copy of Shade or Shift visit independent Maryland bookseller Constellation Books. Just mention when you order that you want your copy personalized.

Pre-order Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions a paranormal anthology with a short story "Bridge" told from Logan's POV. AMAZING story!! Releases September 20, 2011

Other authors in the anthology: 

Giovanni’s Farewell by Claudia Gray 
Scenic Route by Carrie Ryan 
IV League by Margaret Stohl 
Red Run by Kami Garcia 
Things About Love by Jackson Pearce 
Niederwald by Rachel Vincent 
A Mortal Winter King by Melissa Marr 
Facing Facts by Kelley Armstrong 
Let’s Get This Undead Show on the Road by Sarah Rees Brennan 
Bridge by Jeri Smith-Ready 
Skin Contact by Kimberly Derting 
Leaving by Ally Condie 
At the Late Night, Double Feature, Picture Show by Jessica Verday 
Gargouille by Mary E. Pearson 
The Third Kind by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 
Automatic by Rachel Caine


  1. Congrats, Karen. It was a great event!

  2. It was a great event and Congrats to the winner

  3. Congrats to the winner! I loved the blog tour.

  4. Thanks Karen! I emailed you :D