Wednesday, January 29, 2014

ARC Giveaway for Dark Metropolis!!!

I had such a blast at ALA Midwinter, and among other exciting things, I got to see a pile of Dark Metropolis ARCs at the Disney-Hyperion booth, and people picking them up! (I did manage to resist hovering near the stack until it was all gone. Tempting--but stalker-ish.)

Now it is time to give away an advanced reader copy and show the cover here at my blog for the first time! Those of you in the know will have already seen it a couple of weeks ago when it first started popping up. Confession: I was supposed to make this post a while ago but the email from my agent giving me the go-ahead never got to me. *shakes fist at stupid e-mail* So I'm just going to PRETEND this is new and exciting. Indulge me.

By the way, I could not be more in love with this cover and I think it's going to be really gorgeous on an actual finished copy.


Sixteen-year-old Thea Holder's mother is cursed with a spell that's driving her mad, and whenever they touch, Thea is chilled by the magic, too. With no one else to contribute, Thea must make a living for both of them in a sinister city, where danger lurks and greed rules.

Thea spends her nights waitressing at the decadent Telephone Club attending to the glitzy clientele. But when her best friend, Nan, vanishes, Thea is compelled to find her. She meets Freddy, a young, magnetic patron at the club, and he agrees to help her uncover the city's secrets-even while he hides secrets of his own.

Together, they find a whole new side of the city. Unrest is brewing behind closed doors as whispers of a gruesome magic spread. And if they're not careful, the heartless masterminds behind the growing disappearances will be after them, too.

Dark Metropolis releases June 17th, 2014.

Also, to answer a few questions that have been going around:
YES, it is a fantasy. It's not dystopian per se, though...I wouldn't want to live there!
YES, it is inspired by the 1920s (Europe between the wars, to be specific, Weimar Berlin, to be even more specific...and the story is very loosely based on Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film Metropolis).
YES, it has a lesbian POV character & romance (as well as girl meets mysterious silver-haired boy).
YES, it is a zombie book.

If a dark, decadent atmosphere with flappers and nightclubs, and romance and revolution and zombies sounds good to you, you might just enjoy it. I hope you will! And, as usual, the ARC will have a few of my character sketches peppered throughout.

How do I enter?

I'm not fancy. I just want people to know the book exists. You get one entry for a comment and one entry for each place you share the contest AND/OR spread the word about the book: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, your blog...adding it to Goodreads is good for an entry too (if you've already added it, blogged about it, or whatever, you can count that as an entry, just one entry per platform, please)...other social media places...(I can't keep up.) Just leave a comment letting me know where you shared it so I know how many entries you've earned.

The contest closes at midnight EST on Wednesday, February 5th. It is US only, because I am really broke right now and I can only ship media mail. I'm very sorry, I know how passionate you guys are about books all around the world. I hope to do an international contest at some point.

And don't forget, Between the Sea and Sky is just $1.99 on Amazon through February 2nd!: http://www.amazon.com/Between-Sea-Sky-Jaclyn-Dolamore

19 comments:

  1. Hi Jaclyn! As well as missing YOU at ALA, I only had 25 minutes at exhibits, so I didn't get to see this beauty in person. Looking forward to getting my hands on it and sharing it with my teens!

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    1. You mean ALA is more than just trick-or-treating for bibliophile grownups? It is most unfortunate that they keep you librarians so busy, like, being professional and stuff!

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  2. Well, the cover and title grabbed my interest right away. Then the description sounded good. And then, to top it off, you gave away some hints, and I am hooked! Really hope I can get a copy of this to read! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I also shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Buffywnabe/status/428587309714272256
      And on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.mandina.3/posts/10202386666164794?stream_ref=1

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  3. Ack, ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!!!!! For YOU, I will read this...I love you and your books...but zombies!!!!!!!! No zombies... *Cries to you*

    And obviously, don't enter me in the giveaway! I had a brilliant time meeting you this weekend! And I think the cover will be stunning, too!

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    1. Let's put it this way: if you LIKE zombies, then it is a zombie book. But if you DON'T like zombies, then it is a fantasy romance that happens to have a bit of undead content. How's that? ;)

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  4. I am so excited. Shared on FB, but you already know that. ^.~ Pinned, and it's been on Goodreads since I found out the title.

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  5. I shared it on twitter.
    It sounds like a book I must read!

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  6. Oh, this sounds like a glorious book and I love the cover! Can't wait to read it!!

    Twitter: I RTed your tweet.
    Goodreads: Added to my TBR https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4782541?shelf=to-read

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  7. this would be great for every "Born of Illusion" fan if you read "Born of Illusion", you'll love this book taking place in pre-nazi germany in 1927.

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  8. Ooh, Jackie you know how much I want to read this! Can I also share on my Friday Five blog post?

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    1. Of course you can & you get an extra entry for doing so!

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  9. This book sounds amazing. Even if I don't win it here, I'll probably buy it in June.

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  10. This sounds so great. I love that there's a 1920s vibe and ZOMBIES. I'm so excited to read this, it sounds like my kind of book :)

    I RT on twitter and it was already added on my goodreads :)

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  11. Thanks for letting me know about this!

    I have it on my GoodReads list - since before the cover :P - and I just retweeted. https://twitter.com/jackiedolamore/status/428700349445070848

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/16818198582690019/

    Wishing now I didn't deactivate my Facebook. Rats.

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  12. This book looks so amazing! I cannot wait to read it!

    I have it on my Goodreads list here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3212916-tori-stegle?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Bquery%5D=Dark+Metropolis

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  13. I can't wait to read your book, it sounds really good!!! I also added the book on goodreads; Anna Pett. :)

    peachandblue2@aol.com
    Grace Radford

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  14. Congrats on a fabulous art deco cover! I'll tweet about it.

    (Please don't enter me in the contest, though. I'm Canadian.)

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  15. I'm so looking forward to this book. I added it to Goodreads and tweeted about it.

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