Saturday, March 28, 2015

SWEET TEMPTATION ARC Giveaway Week!



Wholly Moley, this week is going to be epically SWEET for giveaways!!! 


First, the basics--some information, because many have asked.


Wait, there's a 4th book in the Sweet Evil series??? I thought it was only a trilogy!

Yes, there is a fourth book! It's a companion novel ALL from Kaidan Rowe's point of view! Sweet Temptation has bits of the entire trilogy so we can finally find out what Kai was up to before he met Anna, and during those times when they were apart. You don't have to read the trilogy to understand this book, but it will enrich the experience to know Anna's story first, methinks.


What is an ARC?

ARC stands for Advanced Review Copy, printed for pre-publication publicity purposes within the U.S. They are also known as "Proofs" or "Galleys." Not all publishers print ARCs. Some post e-galleys and some don't do advanced copies at all. ARCs are printed mid-edits, so they are not the finished product. They contain errors and content that might change before the final publication, but they give early reviewers a good idea of the story. ARCs go out to libraries, booksellers, book events, and select reviewers. They are not for sale, and frankly it's hard to get your hands on them. Even us authors are only given a small amount.


Will there be e-galleys of Sweet Temptation?

No. I requested that the publisher not put ST on edelweiss or any of those sites because my only book that was ever offered on those sites was pirated immediately. Thousands of people obtained Sweet Reckoning for free, illegally, months before it was published. That is not okay to me. It might only be one "reviewer" out of thousands on the site who pirate the books, but that is all it takes. I'm sorry that there are a few who ruin it for the masses. I'm truly, truly sorry not to offer the book to my foreign reviewers, but I hope you will understand. I have no control over whether the books are pirated after publication, but if I can stop them from being stolen before it's even out, then I will. 


How can I get an ARC, then?

I'm not certain which events the ARCs will be given away at, but I have two ways for you to win one this week!


TWEETSTAKES: If you've never done one of these, prepare your heart because it's likely to beat out of your chest! Monday, March 30th, at 9:00 PM EST we will tweet for 15 minutes with a certain hashtag (to be announced just before the Tweetstakes begins). The publisher is offering Sweet Temptation ARCs to 5 lucky winners with U.S. mailing addresses. Here's how it works: Just before 9pm on Monday night I will tweet the hashtag. You have 15 minutes to tweet with that hashtag as many times as you please. I will refresh my screen 5 times, and the tweeter on top each time is a winner. At 9:15 I will announce that the Tweetstakes has ended, and I'll post winner names as quickly as I can, usually within 10 minutes. It's super exciting!



TRAVEL TO AN UPCOMING EVENT: I will be giving away one ARC at the Roanoke, VA event and one at the St. Louis, MO event! Click on the "Events" tab above to see event details! (Not sure exactly how I will work those giveaways - maybe a free raffle - I'll let you know at the events.) I'm signing at BEA too, but I'm not sure yet if it will be Sweet Temptation or one of the earlier books.



INTERNATIONAL BLOG GIVEAWAY: I am also doing a giveaway here on my blog today, and this one is open internationally!!! The Rafflecopter form below is for all of these prizes. Winners will be emailed and shown on the Rafflecopter form at the end. You can enter by logging in through Facebook or using your email (please do not use another person's email, only your own).


Kaidan Prize Pack!!!
1 autographed Sweet Temptation ARC
Large and medium Kai buttons
Drumstick pencils
4 signed Sweet Series bookmarks
Victoria Secret perfume (discontinued scent called Sweet Temptation!)
Purple polish


7 Autographed Bookmark Bundles:
4 Sweet Series bookmarks
1 See Me bookmark
1 Drop Card with link & code to get the prologue and first chapter of Sweet Temptation!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, Sweeties!!! *huggles*


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33 comments:

  1. Thank you Wendy! I am so very excited for this book! I need Sweet Temptation like I need air to breathe:) Kai *sigh*

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  2. This is so SWEET, Wendy! You're the queen of giveaways. :)

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  3. Thanks for all the goodies we could win !!!

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  4. I am so excited for Sweet Temptation!

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  5. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! SO EXCITEEED!! I already have Sweet Temptation preordered but being able to get my hands on it early would be amazing!!

    I'm also SUPER EXCITED TO GET TO MEET YOU AT BEA!!!!

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  6. Can't wait I only live a few hours away from St Louis and have friends that live there. Woot woot!!!!

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  7. I'm really sorry that you had a horrible experience with eARCs. I'm sad, though, that I only get one, impossible chance at winning this. :(

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  8. Thank you so much for giving us, international readers, an opportunity to get one too!! thank you!!

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  9. Thank you! Yes. I'm a Kai-sigher (and swooner)! Can't wait

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  10. Thanks !! i'm from México :D

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  11. Sure am. I can't wait to get my hands on this book. I feel like I've been waiting forever.

    Thank for the chance to win it. This is such a wonderful series. I love it to pieces. 💕

    Ryver

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  12. Thank you for the giveaway! I can not wait until June 13th! Meeting you has been on my bucket list since the very first page of Sweet Evil! I also cant wait to see my name in Sweet Temptation! Thank you again! :) *.*

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    1. I dont know if you need my email but it is catherineschwartz1@gmail.com

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  14. SOOO FREAKING EXCITED! I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU AND YOUR WRITING! I ADORE YOU

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  15. I am soo freaking excited about this! I'm literally jumping for joy! I want this so freaking bad because I had a dream about Kaidan the other day when I came home after I was feeling poor and it totally made me feel better ;)

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  16. So excited about more Kai in my life! Thank you for the opportunity, Wendy!!! :-)

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  17. I need to win this, I need to win this a lot!!

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  18. Love this series. I told my daughters they need to read it.

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  19. Thank you so much!!! I can't wait to read this! An ARC would let me read it even earlier. That would be awesome!!

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  20. Thank you so much for the chance! :D *hugs* I love Kaidan! And having him in my hands that much sooner would be absolutely amazing!!! Thanks again and congrats on such an amazing series :D

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  21. Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!! My friends and I have been freaking out since we heard about the new book!!! I am dying to get my hands on it!! For some reason my friend and I thought it was coming out in March at one point but then we remembered it was gonna come out in September and we started freaking out even more cause we need this book!! The anticipation is killing us!!!

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  22. I love this series i can't wait to see things from Kai's point of view!!!!!

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  23. Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway! Can't wait to read Sweet Temptation! Love Kai!!! *sigh* ♥

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  24. I'm really sorry about your bad experience with e-galleys. I've always seen it as a privilege to be able to read books before they're released. Don't understand why someone would spread things they're not supposed to :(
    Super excited about this, never thought I'd win this. Can't wait to finally be inside Kai's head! <3

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