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Update #2: Random Number Generator came to the rescue again! I pooled the comments from here as well as anyone who tweeted me their entry on Twitter. The winner is..... ~Sephinta! Congrats--I'll contact you soon about your preferred mailing address. Thanks so much for participating, everyone! :heart:

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Update: The contest is now done! Will have a winner posted shortly. Thanks so much, guys!

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So I have something fun to give away today. :)

First of all, the significance of today is that it is the launch day for the lush, thrilling book Origin, by debut author Jessica Khoury. Origin is the first of five Fall 2012 books from Penguin Young Readers dubbed the 2012 Breathless Reads, and I have to say, it's fantastic. You will really want to read this. :heart: It's set in the Amazon rainforests (how beautiful and original is that setting? Amazing!), and tells the story of a young girl named Pia who is genetically engineered to be immortal. But immortality is not without its dark secrets, and as the story progresses, Pia slowly begins to learn the truth around the scientists who created her.

Doesn't that sound awesome? (Fair warning: There are some very sad scenes involving animals. But on the very-plus side, there is a PET JAGUAR. :heart:)

So in honor of Jessica's debut today, I'm giving away a box set of all five of the Fall 2012 Breathless Reads books! Honestly, I'm a little hesitant to part with this, especially because it comes in a really pretty box:

Breathless Reads 2012

Breathless Reads 2012

(Photo courtesy of Beth Revis! Sorry Beth, my camera is batteryless and my phone sucks--apologies for yoinking your photo. ;)  )

But luckily I have two of these boxes, and I'm keeping one, dammit. But you guys can get the other one!

The books included, four of which haven't come out yet (how VIP is that? Kind of awesome, seriously):

ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury: A girl who is immortal must uncover the truth of her existence, set in the lush rainforests of the Amazon.

VENOM by Fiona Paul: Love, lust, murder, mayhem and high society...all set in beautiful Renaissance Venice.

BLACK CITY by Elizabeth Richards: A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war, where humans and Darklings are separated by a high wall in their city.

THE INNOCENTS by Lili Peloquin: Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and Charlie...until they got to Serenity Point. Romance, mystery, gothic atmosphere.

FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes: High fantasy. Four young people's fates intertwine in a land where three kingdoms go to war.

How to win the free box set of these books: Just leave a comment here, about whatever. Or tweet me. That's it. :) Runs until 8:00am on Friday, Sept. 7 (PST)! (Sorry btw--this giveaway is only for U.S. and Canada.)

If you want, you can actually read sample chapters from each of these books  here: www.amazon.com/Breathless-Read…

Anyway, you should check out ORIGIN today, now available in all bookstores and wherever books are sold online! Congrats, Jess!
  • Listening to: Sounds of the ocean
  • Reading: Origin - Jessica Khoury
  • Eating: Macadamia nuts
  • Drinking: Always agua
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Sephinta Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa. I... won? I have terrible luck. How on Earth did I actually win? Not that I'm complaining. XD

Thank you so much! I'm super excited to have some great new books to read.
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maffiline Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Congrats to the winner! :3
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leayana Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
It's too bad I didn't win, but congratz to the winner!
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FiyrDragon5 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I want it! :D
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titania86 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I haven't heard of some of these. I will be adding these to my reading list regardless of if I win. Awesome giveaway!
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Fundelstein Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hmmm... what an interesting choice of books you have there. Just as long as none of them are explicit, I'd take a crack at them.
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hingkim Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
My daughter read your book, Legend, 1 of 20 books she read over the summer amongst Divergent, Insurgent, Starters, etc. and your book stood out the most to her as being her favorite read. She is also excited for your next book, Prodigy, which happens to be on store shelves on her 13th birthday, January 29th! It is already pre-ordered to be delivered onto her Kindle when it is released. This set of books that you are giving up seems to be like pretty good reads according to their descriptions, especially Origin. Hope you will consider her for this intriguing set of books. Thank you for sharing!
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kanadexzaoldyeck Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Those books seem interesting. I would be glad to be chosen. ^_^
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taremin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these look like interesting books!
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Syren-Phoneix Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway all of these books look so good!! I can't wait for the sequel to Legend, wish 2013 comes sooner!!
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