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Monday, June 23, 2014

The ARCs are Here! WICKEDLY DANGEROUS

I got home from work today to find a mysterious box in the mudroom. A fairly sizable box, in fact. I couldn't remember ordering anything. So I dragged it into the house and looked at the return address:

The editorial department at Berkley. That was a pretty good clue that when I opened my mysterious box I would find this:

Along with a note from my editor, saying:
"Hi Deborah,
Here are some copies of the bound galleys for WICKEDLY DANGEROUS. Enjoy!
Leis"
That's right, people. I have ARC's! For those of you who aren't familiar with them, ARCS, or advanced reader copies, are the first sign that a book is almost ready to come out into the world. As you can see from the picture above, they don't have the final fancy cover that the real version will have. And because they are uncorrected proofs, they may have typos and such. (And in this case, the proofs aren't even the same size as the eventual book will be--these are larger than the regular paperback that will come out in September. Also, they're kind of an odd purple-tinted pink. Go figure.)

They don't look much like this:




But they're HERE. And I couldn't be more excited. If I did selfies, I'd post one of me jumping up and down. (Instead, you get Magic the Cat looking curious, which is even better.)

When I posted this picture on Facebook, one of my fans immediately said, "Does this mean you're having a contest?"

Well yes. Yes, it does :-)

This is going to be very simple. All you have to do is post something in the comments. You can tell me if you're looking forward to the book coming out, or whether or not you think ARC's are cool, or whatever. On Wednesday evening before I go to bed I'll pick one random winner from the comments. The only thing I ask is that if you win, you promise to review it. You can post a review to Goodreads at any time; Amazon won't let you do it until the book is officially available (but you can save a copy of your earlier review and post the same one there later).

That's it: make a comment, promise to review it. I'll even open this one to people outside the US! (Although I'll probably give away another one on Facebook that is USA only.)

So what are you waiting for? Ready, get set--comment!




45 comments:

  1. Can't wait to read it! I love all your books and I promise to happily review it.

    Kit

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  2. I definitely think I'd like to review this book... What is the release month so I can schedule it. Baba Yaga if my memory still works was either a Russian tale or a Hungarian one. Both of which I'd love to get into.

    www.noraadrienne.wordpress.com

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    1. Nora,
      I'd love it if you would review it. It is out on Sept 2nd. And yes, Russian and Slavic.

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  3. I would love to win an ARC. Looking forward to reading the new book either way :)

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  4. I would love LOVE to review this! I am so excited about this book! And...I PROMISE to review it if I am chosen. Thank you!

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  5. I would be thrilled to receive an ARC copy and would definitely leave a review.

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  6. Would love to have the opportunity to review this long awaited new book! I review on goodreads and would share, post, blog, review and tweet all about your exciting literary addition! xoxoxoxoDebi ( Northern Ontario Canada)

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    1. See, I told you I had a surprise for you :-)

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  7. I would love to read this. I just read the premise on GR and omg love love love.Plus reviewing is awesome and I love being able to push good books on my friends :D

    Twitter: @riotxjess

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  8. Looks like it will be wickedly good. Love ARCs and would be honored to do a review.

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  9. I'd love to read the first installment of the series and would gladly review on Goodreads (where I've just now added WICKEDLY DANGEROUS to my TBR list). While I can't claim Russian heritage, more than a quarter of the blood coursing through my veins runs the red of the Hungarian tricolor flag (and some ancestors had some gypsy ways, though much of the history was lost to world events).

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  10. I am looking forward to reading this. I love all your books.

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  11. I'd be very happy to review the book for goodreads and Amazon and anywhere else you'd like. Thanks for the contests!

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  12. Hi Deborah- so excited for you- and it is very interesting to see what an ARC looks like- thanks for sharing :)

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  13. I would be honored to receive an ARC of this book and be given an opportunity to review it! I haven't met a Deborah Blake book that I didn't like and I'm sure that this one will be no exception!

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  14. I never knew what an ARC was and now that I've learned what it is, I'm excited to see if I win one! I have always been a fan of your books! You are an amazing and talented writer!

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  15. Well, if Magic the cat was impressed, it's got to be good :)

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  16. What a great surprise to come home to! I can't wait to read it!

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  17. I'd very much love to read it and of course I'd review it. :D Yay, excitement!

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  18. Can't wait to read it, too. I simply love, love, love your books and writing style :)

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  19. oooo ARCs, theres nothing quite as exciting :) and I definitely review it !!!
    Sarah
    http://littlecloudofsanity.blogspot.ca

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  20. I think ARC's are fascinating creatures. I am a fledgling author, but have only sel-published on Kindle, so I had no idea ARC's existed. I would be very interested in reading and reviewing one for you. The planned cover is fabulous!!!

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  21. So exciting for you. I can't wait to read the book.

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  22. ARC's are really cool and a nice way to get people excited for the book before it even comes out - helps get reviews started on amazon and blogs and stuff. I'm so excited for the book! How excited are you? Forget selfies - take a vid of your happy dance WITH your cat ;) LOL

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  23. I would love to win your book! It looks like a good read!

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  24. I love your writing style and this book would sit nice next to the rest of your books that I own.

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  25. Of course, I would love to have a copy. I would post a review of it on both Good Reads and Shelfari.Congratulations!

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    1. Vonnie Alto--you're the winner!

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    2. Thank you, Deborah! Wickedly Dangerous just arrived today. I am so excited. I'll read it after I finish Longbourn.

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  26. I would be honored to be able to read your book and will gladly review it also!!!

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  27. I can't wait to read it. Congratulations! So exciting!

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  28. I would love to read the ARC. I would leave my review on Amazon and Goodreads :) Thank you.
    Jade
    email jade_01_30 (@) yahoo (dot) com

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  29. I would love to read your book and will happily leave reviews!

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  30. I would love to read your book and I will leave a review on Goodreads and Amazon.

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  31. I'd love to read your book and leave a review on Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
    Love the cover.

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  32. I totally missed the deadline, but I can't wait to read this regardless.

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    1. Don't worry...there will be more giveaways next month :-)

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  33. The winner is Vonnie Alto! Send me an email (or message me on Facebook) with your address, so I can send you the book. Congrats!

    magicmysticminerva at yahoo

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  34. Of course, I missed this. See what burying yourself in work does for you LOL But I am so happy for you Miss Deborah. I'll wait anxiously for the September release and the opportunity to review one of your fictions for a change. Many Blessings.

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    1. Angela, if you sign up to get the blog delivered by email (up at the top left), you will never have to worry about missing contests again!

      And don't worry, there will be more :-)

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  35. I missed this (I am new) but that would have been such a kick to see both the arc and the final together! Just wanted to say Hi and I am a new follower.

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  36. Just got my copy of Witches Broom. Heard you on Darkness Radio and I just had to check it out! I got it yesterday and I plan on starting it this weekend.!

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    1. Hi Ginny, and welcome! If you follow by using the email notification option, you never miss anything :-)

      Enjoy the book!

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  37. merry met~and Blessed Be.......definitely that books for me ;) =^.^=

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