Honestly, I thought Nordic Combined was something like the biathlon. Skiing, shooting, and, er, ice dancing or something. I'm not much of a skier (read: not at all) but I think it would have to be tough to train for both cross-country and ski jumping, They use completely different muscles and skis and I'm sure the psychological training is different, too. You have to admire athletes who are that versatile.
Today's bonus prizes(!) are donated by an author who knocks out a similar one-two punch, writing for both adults and teens: MY SOUL TO TAKE and MY SOUL TO SAVE by Rachel Vincent. Here are the blurbs:
She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…
When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.
So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn't wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can't cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad's ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend's loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can't possibly understand.
Kaylee can't let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk….
Wow! To get pulled even deeper into these stories, visit Rachel's website to watch the spooky trailer video. *shivers*
And to enter today's contest, confess whether you knew what Nordic Combined was before I told you. Answer in comments for your chance to win Oh. My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp and MY SOUL TO TAKE and MY SOUL TO SAVE.
NORDIC COMBINED CONTEST
Answer this question: Did you know what Nordic Combined was before reading this blog?
(1) copy of Oh. My. Gods.
(1) copy of Goddess Boot Camp
(1) copy of MY SOUL TO TAKE by Rachel Vincent
(1) copy of MY SOUL TO SAVE by Rachel Vincent
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