Monday, July 22, 2013

Sizzling Summer Giveaway - Guest Post & Giveaway

Welcome to the Sizzling Summer Giveaway!


Find all the authors and bloggers participating here.

I'm hosting the wonderful Cindi Madsen.

Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. She is the YA author of DEMONS OF THE SUN & ALL THE BROKEN PIECES, and the adult author of FALLING FOR HER FIANCE, ACT LIKE YOU LOVE ME and CINDERELLA SCREWED ME OVER.




Her newest book...




Out TODAY!

Summer Davis sees deaths before they happen. She attempts to live a normal life by focusing on the dance team and her quarterback boyfriend. But then the way-too-cheery Angel of Death shows up and tells her she’s a Cipher—a person chosen to help people who are going to die resolve problems with their loved ones. Ashlyn Moore, one of Summer’s classmates, is going to die, and she needs Summer’s help before that happens.

It’s nearly impossible to get through to Ashlyn, who surrounds herself with chess nerds and geeks and makes it clear she doesn’t want to be friends. Desperate to complete her Cipher task before it’s too late, Summer turns to Troy, the guy who’s always been there for her and one of the few people she can trust. With his help, she makes progress. In fact, the closer she gets to Ashlyn and her friends, the more she feels like she’s finally found where she belongs.

As the clock starts running down on Ashlyn’s life, Summer decides to change her objective. She’s going to save her new friend before it’s too late—even if it means messing with fate.

Guest Post:

By Cindi Madsen

When I first wrote this Cipher, I basically listened to Paramore’s Brand New Eyes album over and over again. But music is such a huge part of the book and is one thing that brings Ashlyn, Troy, and Summer together. There are several bands listed in the book , from Metric, to Jimmy Eat World, Black Keys, Three Days Grace, and more Paramore! I’m not usually the biggest Britney Spears fan, but her song Unusual You fit Troy so well.

Cipher Playlist:
Metric – Black Sheep, Breathing Underwater, Dreams so Real
Paramore – The Only Exception, Driving Fast in My Car, Misguided Ghosts, Crushcrushcrush
The Afters – Summer Again
The Weeks – Buttons
The Black Keys – Gold on the Ceiling, Wicked Messenger (Also listened to the Bob Dylan version) The Only One
Silversun Pickups – Panic Switch, Substitution
3OH!3 – Back to Life
Chevelle – The Meddler
Jimmy Eat World – Work, Hear You Me* Played this one repeatedly!
Britney Spears – Unusual You

 Check out the Cipher Playlist



If you don't have spotify, check out the links below for the same songs:


 ****GIVEAWAY****

1 - Kindle Fire HD with NA/Adult e-book prize pack (shown)



1 - Kindle Fire HD with YA e-book prize pack (shown)



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31 comments:

  1. I have to read this still. I got a little behind on reading so I am reading it after my next book. What a great giveaway and so many great authors!

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  2. Thank you so much for the giveaway and wow so many authors and so many books! I think time needs to stand still sometimes so I can catch up on all the reading lol. And Man some of those covers look AMAZING!

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  3. Awesome giveaway!! I would love to win! Thanks!

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  4. Great giveaway thanks so much.

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  5. awesome, awesome giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love getting a soundtrack from a book. Thanks for sharing that! I am listening as I write this!

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  7. I'll be reading this one later in the week. Cindi is awesome!

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  8. This is an amazing giveaway. Cipher looks really good.

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  9. Yay! I loved this one. Cindi has fabulous taste in music, so her list rocks. I loved how much music was mentioned in Cipher.

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! The cover for Cipher is pretty!!

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  11. Highly approve of the playlist, Cindi! :) Good luck to everyone participating in the giveaway!

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  12. I've seen Cipher and I WANT IT! lol Excellent play list. I hadn't heard Metric, but I like Silversun Pickups!

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  13. wow!! Amazing giveaway thanks for the chance! :-)

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  14. What an amazing giveaway.I need to find a job where I can read all day...lol

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  15. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  16. What an absolutely amazing giveaway. Thank you so much!

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  17. Thanks for the great giveaway! Fun play list of songs!

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  18. WOW, this is amazing! need all of this!

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  19. This looks really good! I like the playlist too... I'm pretty sure I have most, if not all of the songs already! Thanks for the giveaway and for the awesome playlist!

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  20. Thank you to all the authors and bloggers who have made this giveaway possible for us avid readers :)

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  21. Yay! Such a generous giveaway! Thanks to all the authors and bloggers! :)

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  22. What a spectacular book. and the cover is so lovely. I truly want to add this book to my collection (after I read it a few times, of course). Thanks for the great giveaway. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

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  23. I love Playlist! Such a fun way to see how stories come together! Thanks for sharing this today!! :)

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  24. love the giveaway and the playlist-thanks for sharing

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  25. What a great giveaway! Thanks everyone.

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  26. Thanks to the authors for participating in the giveaway and the bloggers for getting the word out.

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  27. OHH The cover is so pretty and it looks so GOOD!!! I need to read this!

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  28. nice giveaway! thanks for sponsoring.

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  29. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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