To be honest, another reason I love the Bobsleigh is because of the movie Cool Runnings and the story of the first Jamaican bobsled team. (Jamaica, btw, being an extremely tropical and non-snow-covered island.) It's a really fun, uplifting movie. Plus, Doug E. Doug always makes me laugh.
Today's bonus prize is such an advance copy that the book doesn't even have a released cover yet! Win an ARC of THE FALSE PRINCESS by Eilis O'Neal. Here is the blurb:
Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia has led a privileged life at court. But everything changes when she learns, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city, her best friend, Kiernan, and the only life she’s ever known.
Sent to live with her only surviving relative, a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks. Then she discovers that magic runs through her veins – long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control – and she realizes that she will never learn to be just a simple village girl.
Sinda returns to the city to seek answers. Instead, she rediscovers the boy who refused to forsake her, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor’s history, forever.
I had the great luck to meet Eilis (pronounced Ay-Lish, btw) at an Oklahoma authors get together and have been pining for her debut novel ever since. Alas, I will have to wait until July, but you could win one now!
To enter today's contest, tell me what makes you laugh and cheers you up when you're down? When you're having a rotten day--or a string of endlessly gray ones, like we've been having here in Oklahoma--what can you do to lift your mood? I'd have to say my dog, Daisy, always cheers me up. Especially when she's chasing her own tail. And, failing that, reruns of Psych always do the trick. Answer in comments for your chance to win Oh. My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp and THE FALSE PRINCESS by Eilis O'Neal.
Answer this question: What cheers you up?
(1) copy of Oh. My. Gods.
(1) copy of Goddess Boot Camp
(1) ARC of THE FALSE PRINCESS by Eilis O'Neal
Enter below and check back tomorrow (and the day after that and the day after that) for a new contest. Winners of all contests will be posted after February 28th.
And don't forget the other contests:
Gold Medal Contest
COOP2 1 HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter
COOP2 2 MY SOUL TO TAKE and MY SOUL TO SAVE by Rachel Vincent
COOP2 3 TATTOO and FATE by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
COOP2 4 BALLADS OF SUBURBIA by Stephanie Kuehnert
COOP2 5 LOVESTRUCK SUMMER by Melissa Walker
COOP2 6 TMI by Sarah Quigley
COOP2 7 JARS OF GLASS, DREAM FACTORY, and THE CUPCAKE QUEEN by Heather Hepler
COOP2 8 HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins
COOP2 9 THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY by Kay Cassidy
COOP2 10 THE SPLENDOR FALLS by Rosemary Clement-Moore
COOP2 11 UNDONE by Brooke Taylor
COOP2 12 LYNNVISIBLE by Julia DeVillers