Monday, August 23, 2010

Bring A Little Girl Home! Be Awesome! Win an ARC of DEMONGLASS!

Oh man, don't ALL THREE of those things sound like something you'd like to do?! Well, good news: YOU TOTALLY CAN!

Here's the deal: My friend and agent-mate, C.J. Redwine, is one pretty amazing chick. In addition to writing her own (amazing-sounding) novels, she's super-supportive within the writing community. She hosts these kick-ass query workshops, and she does hilarious interviews with authors, like this one I did with a were-llama, AKA The Best Interview of My Life.

Naturally, when C.J. aked me if I could participate in Skip a Starbucks Day, and help her and her family finalize their adoption of a little girl from China, I was like, "Um, abso-freakin-lutely!"

For the past 5 years, C.J. and her husband have been trying to adopt a little girl, whom they've named Johanna Faith, from China. Due to some crazy red-tape issues, bringing Johanna home is now going to cost about $8000 more than they thought it would. C.J. tells the story in full on her blog, so I suggest you check that out!

Because she is awesome and creative and smart, C.J. came up with a great way to raise the funds: Skip a Starbucks Day! Basically, a drink from Starbucks costs about $5. What if, intead of getting a Grande Mocha Frappucino, extra shot, no whip (Oh, yes. I am one of THOSE Starbucks People), we donated $5 to help the Redwines bring Johanna home?

And what if, by donating that $5, you could also WIN SOME STUFF? Does Starbucks give you awesome prize packs? I THINK NOT.

So here's the dealio: Go to C.J.'s blog. Fill out the entry form, and donate at least $5. Then you'll be registered for HER awesome prizes!

THEN come back here, and tell me you did that in the comments section. You will then be registered with MOI to win...

AN ARC OF DEMONGLASS.

That's right; your very own copy of the second HEX HALL book a full FIVE MONTHS before other people get their hands on it! And I'll sign it and everything!

In case you need extra incentive, a line from DEMONGLASS to tempt you:

"He ran his thumb over my lower lip, sending a flurry of sparks through me. 'Good-bye, Sophie.'"

OMG! SEE? I gave you a SEXY-TIMES SCENE. And who is touching Sophie's lips?? Is it Archer? Is it Cal? Is it some Random Hobo From Off The Street? YOU WON'T KNOW UNTIL YOU READ THE BOOK!

So, to sum up:

1)Go to C.J.'s blog.
2)Read it, feel moved, and fill out her entry form.
3)Donate at LEAST $5. You can give more, obvs!
4)Come back to THIS blog.
5)Tell me in the comments that you donated.
6)Do this by THURSDAY morning.
7)Hopefully be the one to win DEMONGLASS.
8)Read it, find out who touches Sophie's lip.
9)Be awesome and confident in your knowledge of the Lip Toucher.

A caveat: C.J. WILL be checking the name of MY winner against her master-donor list. (Hee hee. Master-donor. Am still 12.)

That means you can't be all, "Hey, Rachel! I totally donated at least $5, and now I wanna win some DEMONGLASS love! Except I didn't at all, and am actually a Lying Liar Who Lies!"

So please don't do that. Not that I think any of you would, as that is a total d-bag move, and absoutely NONE of my readers are d-bags! They are all made a Glitter and Awesome!

And in case you need any more incentive...


That could be YOUR THUMB!

72 comments:

LittleWritter said...

Aw :( Lets bring this little girl home!!!! I have donated to this worth while cause.

Kate said...

I donated!! :) I hope her goal can be reached from blogger love.

P.S. :thinking positively: that IS my thumb on that book!

sithereandread (at) gmail (dot) com

Katrina W said...

Have donated and re posted Cjs blog on my face book page. I have donated and sent CJ a little email letting her know ! Lets hope that every litle bit adds up to the safe trip home for Cjs little princess !!
Katrina :)

Katrina W said...

Have donated and re posted Cjs blog on my face book page and blog page,, and I have donated and sent CJ a little email letting her know ! Lets hope that every litle bit adds up to the safe trip home for Cjs little princess !!
Katrina :)

*Lo* said...

Thanks for your generosity Rachel! This is so exciting. I just donated to CJ!

misha1989 said...

I donated, filled the form and spread the word. This is such a good initiative. I would love to win the book if this is international.

Misha

mishamary@gmail.com

Emma said...

I can't donate cause I'm twelve :3 BUT, I did want to leave a comment saying reading this made me burst out laughing! :) "That could be YOUR thumb!", and oh, it's totally a random hobo off the street, you know those cooky hobo's!! :D

Serenity Bohon said...

I heart Team Root so much. It just attracts good peeps, I think. I've donated - Bring that girl home! What an amazing story.

Danielle Bunner said...

I love this cause! I donated and spread the word.

C.J. Redwine said...

Thank you so much, Awesome Rachel Who Is Awesome! *hugs* I appreciate you.

And I'm going with Archer who is now a hobo off the street.

Um.

Yes, that's my final answer.

Kristy W said...

I donated!! Let's all get C.J.'s baby home!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

I donated, and am praying for that little blessing to finally make it home!

Thank you for posting about this!

Jenn @ book-crazy.com

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Melissa said...

I donated! Praying that CJ's little girl comes home soon!

Kait Nolan said...

Donated! I wanna know who that was!

Taffy said...

How great to be part of something so amazing! I donated!

taffy(dot)lovell@gmail(dot)com

Karen said...

Happyily donated to help bring their daughter home!!

Karen aka CurvyAmazon

*great give away, I laughed really hard at the "this could be your thumb" comment. ;)

Sarah N Fisk said...

Yay! I donated! It's so awesome to see all this support!

Catie S (Book Bound) said...

I donated! (As well as passed word along.)

Ivis Suarez said...

I donated!

Ivis Suarez said...

I already posted, but
I didnt leave any contact info. jedigrrrl@aol.com and facebook, of course.

Tiffany said...

Donated :)

Caitlin said...

Awesome cause! Everyone just needs to donate for this little girl! I donated!

Thanks for supporting and holding this giveaway!

And now I feel awesome.

VanillaMusic15@aol.com

Crystal said...

I donated and blogged about it. I really hope they're able to raise enough money to finally get Johanna home, I can't imagine what the last 5 years have been like.

Of course you know I'm all about entering your contest as well. March can't come fast enough and I would even volunteer to cut your grass or do manual labor for it..lol

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

I donated! Such a great cause, I hope we can reach $8000!!!

I also tweeted and posted on my blog about Skip a Starbucks Day! Anything to help!

-contact email ssalach88(at)gmail(dot)com
-donation email dragonbladz14(at)hotmail(dot)com

Thanks!!

Sarah said...

I donated as well! Hope the little girl comes home.

Sar0005@aol.com

Candace said...

I donated and promoted and tried to do everything I can to help spread the word! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win DemonGlass!!!

candace_redinger(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thanks so much for offering up a prize to encourage people to donate!

Kelsey said...

I am always so proud to be apart of the HUGE and supportive book blogger community! Let's bring Johanna Faith home.

I donated :)

kelseyrdickson@gmail.com

Jade said...

I totally just donated. I'm not a lying liar who lies.

I must know who the Lip Toucher is. Must!

Aimee Bartis said...

I am most certainly not a lying lair that lies!
I dontated.
aimee

Robin K said...

I have donated as well.

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Lisa Taylor said...

I donated, and I really hope everything works out.

Oh, and that was about the meanest teaser of a quote you could have picked. :)

eileen said...

I hope she reaches her goal and her little girl comes home at last...I donated and am more than happy to skip a Starbucks..

Snazel said...

Hi Rachel!

I donated, and I hope that puts me in the running to win the ARC? *hopes* And I have oodles of your twitter feed favourited, btw. You're hilarious. :D

Julia said...

I donated and am so proud that I did, and thank you, Rachel for spreading the word! Let's bring her home!

-Julia

julia dot girvin @gmail.com (I hope that is my thumb!) :-)

Ishta Mercurio said...

I donated through my joint account with my husband, Walker Wentworth (in case my name doesn't show up on the account... How paranoid does that sound!).

Fingers crossed that she makes her goal!

Vanessa said...

I donated. You're so sweet to help out the mommy and little girl! Can't wait to read Deomonglass when it comes out. Loved Hex Hall!

thebookmuffin@gmail.com
blisardsnow@hotmail.com

Elie said...

What a great cause. I donated!
zenfoxflower@yahoo.com

Truth Be Told Blog said...

I donated!!!! I hope they get to FINALLY bring her home :)

truthbetold004 at gmail dot com
I donated under
dorkyval44 at gmail dot com

M.G. Buehrlen said...

I've donated, blogged, and tweeted galore. Now for that ARC... :)

Jen Lamoureux said...

I donated and tweeted about Skip Starbucks Day!

Hmmm the mysterious lip toucher? My vote is Cal I love a boy in plaid.

jenlam26[at]gmail[dot]com

beedee said...

Weeeh! lots of people are so donating. Thanks for the help, everyone! :)

Btw, I donated and spread the news on twitter, facebook, and blog. Wanna bring Johanna Faith home.


Bd

bd.shane@yahoo.com

Audrey said...

I donated, but I used my mom's pay pal acct so I'm listed as Susan Farias, guess you could make the book out to her if I win since she isn't letting me pay her back :P
Bubbles43087@yahoo.com

lindalut said...

Hi Rachel, I donated $10.00. I hope your friend gets enough so they can adopt the little girl. It makes me feel good that I can maybe help a little.

I would love to get a copy of Demongrass. I can't wait to read it. Thank you for the chance.

Linda Tibbett

lindalut said...

Rachel, I donated $10.00. I hope this will help with the adoption fees a little. Makes me feel good helping a little bit.

I would love to win an ARC of Deomonglass. I can't wait to read this book.

Linda Tibbett

Christina said...

Donated, spread the word, love this cause!

christinaferko(at)gmail(dot)com

lydia said...

I didn't donate because I live in Malaysia and I'm a seventeen year old student who do nothing for a living. Hence, the empty purse.

But I just wanted to tell you that you're an awesome (and ABSOLUTELY FUNNY) author (: I love the fact that you keep a blog and think like a more mature version of an awesome teenager <3

Btw, that short yet interesting excerpt will stop me from sleeping tonight.

Lots of love!

Jessy said...

I donated $5.

I hpe they can bring their little girl home soon!

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Valerie Kemp said...

Yay! Awesome prize for a great cause!

I donated!

Sara Kankowski DeSabato said...

I donated! It looks like CJ is almost halfway there--let's keep the momentum up!

Jessica said...

I just donated and would love to win your ARC of Demonglass.

I am so glad the writing/blogging community is rallying to help CJ bring little Johanna Faith home.

kjovus said...

I donated and hope that it helps. I also blogged, check it out here.
http://kjovus.blogspot.com/2010/08/skip-coffee-skip-pepsi-make-dream-come.html
kjovus(at)gmail(dot)com

Becky said...

Donated to this great cause. :)

geckyboz@gmail.com

Danielle said...

I donated! I hope they reach their goal!

redandyellowsocks at me dot com

Danielle

Lulu said...

I donated. Such a great cause!

lnichols2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Maria (Serpentine Library) said...

I donated! I hope that they can reach their goal and can bring their daughter home.

~Maria
heartsbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

Tiffany said...

DONATED!!! :)

flchen1 said...

Donated! Thanks for encouraging us to support CJ and her family!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Patricia M said...

I donated only 5$ because my mom wanted to use her card to buy a dress online (grr) -__-

I hope Joanna (If that's how her name is spelt, sorry...) comes home safe and in at least one month and if not i will beg my mommy to donate again :)

Good luck :D

Jessica Love said...

I just donated $10 :-)

Elaheh Raissi said...

I missed the deadline, sadly, but I still donated b/c it's a very worthy cause. I hope she's able to bring Johanna home!

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

I have donated! Such a wonderful cause!

Oh and I am crossing my fingers that my thumb will look just as lovely in a photograph!

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Oh & my donation is under our paypal account (which has the hubby's name: M.Barr) forgot to mention that!

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Anonymous said...

Hey, this is Kate burrows,
Sorry I forgot to comment until today, but my mom did donate money for me a few days ago. I really am glad that so many people are working towards such a great cause! the whole process has been sort of confusing since I'm 12 and can't donate myself, but this is my e-mail address,

katydid97(at)att(dot)net

feel free to contact me if you need my mom's.

Olivia said...

I donated!!!! $10I want it to be my thumb...

oliviamayj said...

Yea my mom donated cause i am not old enough :(

Well i hope i can still wner, it was still morning her when i commented....

namarra said...

OMG UR THE BEST WRITER I LOVE YOUR WORK and i donated :) namarra_star@hotmail.com
i can just imagine my thumb on the book, oh yeah it looks good!!!

namarra said...

OMG UR THE BEST WRITER I LOVE YOUR WORK and i donated :) namarra_star@hotmail.com
i can just imagine my thumb on the book, oh yeah it looks good!!!

Black Rabbit said...
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Black Rabbit said...

I donated!:) I hope she reaches her goal.

impmon101 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww, i hope C.J gets enough money, i was happy o donate and i really want to read demonglass

Raisa said...

I totally donated, Lets bring a little girl home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I have donated which is my favorite thing to do, donate. This is for a good cause so that makes me feel good. Also of course I wannna get my hands on that book. Hope my donation helps...