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Nova Ren Suma | On Writing & Writing Distractions

Not an Author Newsletter… something else.

Time for… an IMAGINARY GIRLS Actual Non-Imaginary Signed ARC Giveaway

Imaginary Girls, my debut YA novel, is a surreal story about two sisters and it’s about to be published this June… but if you want to read it, you may not need to wait that long.

Today is the day I give away one of the beautiful ARCs (advance reading copies) to one of you! Signed, too.

First, do you want to know what the book is about? Read about Imaginary Girls here.

Intrigued? I hope so.

Now, here’s what you could win:

ONE WINNER will get a signed ARC of Imaginary Girls—inscribed to you, or just signed however you want it:

Please note: This giveaway is for U.S. or Canada only, I’m sorry! In order to enter, you must have a mailing address in the U.S. or Canada.

Here’s how to enter, it’s pretty simple:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post. That’s it!
  2. Really, that’s all you need to do.
  3. But—BUT this is important—please enter your email address in the comment form where it says “Email.” It’s private and only I will see it. That’s just so I can get a hold of you.

In the near future I hope to be giving away Imaginary Girls bookmarks, another signed ARC, and a pre-order of the hardcover due out in June. So if you’d like to know about those giveaways, please like this Facebook page or follow me on Twitter. I’ll announce the winners and future giveaways there as well as on this blog.

But you don’t have to do any of that in order to win this particular giveaway.

Just comment on this post or email me by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, March 7. I will use a randomizer to select the winner and announce it here.

So… just leave me a comment below! Thank you for entering!

Contest Closed!


201 responses to “Time for… an IMAGINARY GIRLS Actual Non-Imaginary Signed ARC Giveaway”

  1. First posters never win, but maybe I’ll be an exception? 🙂

    THANK YOU for doing this. I literally cannot wait for this book.

  2. Wow…I would love to read! I have lots oh TX blogger friends that I would share with too. There are 50 of us…amazing.

    Thx for the opportunity!

  3. I’ve been wanting to read this book BADLY. I really enjoyed Dani Noir and I’m excited to see how this very different sounding story will compare. Thanks for the contest!

  4. I have not seen this book but now it is definitely on my radar and the cover is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win. Fingers crossed!!

    Stiletto Storytime
    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

  5. I’ve been so in love with this cover since you posted it at Verla’s — please, randomly pick me, pretty please???

  6. ME ME ME ME I WANT IT I WANT IT…geez, that’s not very dignified, is it? This is no way for a man in his forties to behave. Hey, I don’t care that much – signed ARC, no signed ARC, whatever, lady. Except that’s a big fat lie because I WANT IT I WANT IT

  7. I have been waiting for this book FOREVER! Or, at least it feels that way. Here’s hoping a little of that March lucky charms stuff smiles on me. ^.^

  8. The day I’ve been waiting for! (And if I don’t win, June 14th will be the day I’ve been waiting for!)

    Oooh magical Randomizer, let it be me!

  9. It’s been great reading about your writing process of this and I do look forward to reading it!! Good luck 🙂

  10. Oh man! So excited for this book. It looks gorgeous. I have two sister, therefore, I could totally understand it. Right? Riiiight?
    Yay giveaway!


  11. I’ve been reading your blog for almost a year now and I really enjoy all of your thoughts on writing. You are so inspiring and I’ve learned so many new things about the writing world.

    So, in light of all this, I cannot wait to be able to read Imaginary Girls! Maybe I’ll get picked, here’s hoping…. 😀

  12. Thank you so much for this giveaway! I have to admit that my photographer side was what first drew me to Imaginary Girls- the cover is absolutely beautiful. Then I read the synopsis and got even more excited. I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  13. Hi, Nova,

    I would love to win a signed ARC! Can’t wait to read Imaginary Girls and congrats again.



  14. I “stumbled” across IMAGINARY GIRLS on Goodreads and thought the cover was absolutely gorgeous. Then I read the summary and scrambled to mark it “to-read.” This book sounds so good, so thank you for the giveaway and writing it! 🙂

  15. Can’t wait to read Imaginary Girls. Thanks for the chance to win my very own signed copy, Nova! The cover is absolutely breathtaking.

  16. I’m so excited to read this! I just got your ARC in the mail today and plan on starting it tonight. I’d love to win a signed copy, but don’t enter me because I already get to read it. So happy!

    • Oh, wow! I’m excited that you got an ARC, and I do hope you like it! Thank you so much for commenting to tell me!

  17. The cover art is absolutely stunning as I am sure the story is as well:)Congratulations!

  18. What a pretty cover. Best of luck with publicizing the book. Enjoy the adventure! Mary

  19. OMG, or, as Matilda has taken to saying, OMGGM (Oh My Goodness Gracious Me). I know it’s probabaly not possible for me to be more excited about this than you are, but I am very excited, and so happy for you.

  20. Dear Nova Ren! I cannot wait to read your new book! The cover is delicious! I think I’ll use those colors for my next quilt!

  21. Evidently I cannot read and follow directions! Sorry! Still looking forward to reading Imaginary Girls! My granddaughter, Arianna and I both loved Dani Noir!

  22. I can NOT wait to read this book! It sounds amazing and that cover is absolutely stunning! I’m crossing all of my fingers and toes!

  23. Your novel sounds so interesting. And I absolutely love the cover. I’d love to win the ARC!

  24. Oh I would love to be entered! I love YA books and I’m really looking forward to this one >_<

  25. Nova, Congratulations!!! I’ve read your journey and can’t wait to read this book (sooner rather than later).

  26. I would have to say finding out I was a writer was a surprise – I had enjoyed painting, drawing, upholstery, knitting -the list goes on. Then I found by pure chance a writers circle and it has changed my life. I’m not ashamed to say I am obessed with writing now. With 2 NaNoWriMo’s behind me, two novels out for submission and work published in an anthology I am still searching for the ‘niche’ I fit into. Great that you have found yours and good luck with your writing future.

  27. Congratulations. A friend of mine shared your blog with me because of your “My Turning Point” post. Wonderful to read your story about how you realized you wanted to write YA.

  28. I went to college and received a liberal arts degree, mainly to explore the use of language. I put my sites on working in non-profits. Then, I had a life-changing moment where I had to flee an abusive relationship in the middle of the night, and as I began to tell people my “story” I realized that, I think, I do have stories to tell. I started writing, and after getting a computer back, am going to write for myself, for other women, for nonprofits, and try to focus my life on writing. Now, I happened to re-log onto wordpress after many months, and seem to have found synchronicity.

  29. I’ve always wanted to write a book. I started twice. First time, I was 13 and it ended up packed away when we moved house. I never found it. Then 3 years ago, I wrote 11,000 words of something…. then I thought, ‘who cares what I have to say?’ Granted that I wasn’t in a great place emotionally, I plan to get myself another chance one day. But in the meantime, I read books. And I’d love to read yours :). K

  30. I am commenting to show my intense support of this endeavor, but I fully intend to buy a copy, like, no matter what happens.

  31. Ooh! I saw your post on FB, and I want the book, so why not? Count me in! I thought Dani Noir was so well-done and authentic, I can’t wait to read your next oeuvre.

  32. I have been following your process for a long time, and I feel like a proud great aunt. Congratulations on your success! I look forward to reading your newest!

  33. i’m wearing pink polka dot underwear and I would LUV a signed copy of IG. GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! I’m shameless I know, but honesty is supposed to count double right? smiles, suzDC

  34. Imaginary Girls sounds so incredible and I can’t wait to read it! Whether I win or not, you can bet I’ll be buying a copy when its released in June! Congrats Nova!

  35. I’m so glad I joined Twitter and saw your post about this giveaway. I’ve had your amazing sounding novel on my wishlist for a while. Here’s to hoping!

  36. What a gorgeous cover! Congratulations on the upcoming release of your novel. It sounds quite intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. I hope I win! I am interested in your blog, I love hearing from writers about the trade. I’m only 16, but I aspire to be published one day. Any pointers?

  38. Lovely blog! I’m envious. I think I currently in a turning point. I’m new to this whole blogging thing, but someone once told me that it doesn’t matter how good your work is if nobody knows you exist.

    I have also written, and re-written, and re-written, an adult book I can’t seem to get published. It dawned on me (thanks to the Harry Potter books and the recent slew of other YA books) that maybe I’d written a YA novel instead of an adult novel. So, that’s the angle I’m currently going at it. In the meantime, I’ve turned my angst about my day job into a fictional blog. This blog, I think, is turning point — it’s showing me that I can write something other than fantasy or YA. I didn’t know I could do that. Amazing what a bit of catharsis and the support of friends and family will do!

  39. Hi, We have a lot in common…I too am an YA author but my genre is different. I want to empower the youth to break free of limitations and stereo mindsets that tell you …you can’t do this, etc etc.There is nothing a person cannot achieve if they use the right tools to go from where they are…..to where they want to be.

  40. ENTER ME!

    I mean, if only so I get to read IG sooner…because I WILL be buying a pretty hardbound copy to go on my bookshelf. 😀 Maybe I’ll fly to NYC just to have you sign that to match DANI NOIR. 😉

  41. Dear Nova

    May I join the legion of bloggers thanking you for sharing your Aha moment and walking us along the path that led you there. I am a writing addict, I love the thrill of the chase..to mould a sentence, a paragraph until it leaves me complete. I wait for my AHA, I started blogging when I left the UK six months ago. I pay hommage to a little voice inside me that keeps nudging me to write everyday and live the life I want by writing in a travel blog but I still feel like I’m just scribbling whilst I wait for the ‘thing’, MY thing to arrive. Treading water. I wonder if I am any good, then I start to write again and I hope that each word, each syllable is a step closer to finding my niche. Faith keeps me going. Though at times I fear I am delusional Today, again, I questionned my longing to be a writer and your blog popped up in WordPress. I felt a pull to read it. I wanted you to know that I’m strenghtened to continue because of the goal that you reached, and its confirmation that it is, if you keep at it, reachable. Well done you and THANK YOU and ALL those that shared their experiences too.

  42. Congratulations on your great success. I love to hear a clever success story, so I’m going looking for your books tomorrow. Oh yeah…ENTER ME

  43. My “aha” moment came after reading “Prayer for Owen Meany”. I saw the author, John Irving, interviewed and learned that he had had difficulty reading as a child because of dyslexia.

    My brother, sister and I have all varying degrees of dyslexia but if John Irving could write my favourite book I decided I could write a book too. Ha! I never finished that one or the next but I improved my writing and my reading appreciation.

    I had cancer you see. I didn’t want to waste any more time saying “I want to write”. I love books. Learning to write has increased my appreciation for reading ten fold!

    That was ten years ago. I have joined a local writer’s group and started two blogs: Work Better From Home, and Seriously Clowning Around. I have had a few articles and illustrations published. I compete in a monthly contest, “Brigit’s Flame” at livejournal. I have even given NaNoWriMo a shot! (I write very slowly).

    I did try a YA book when my daughter was in highschool, based on the story of some kids who “hid” a boy whose mom had taken off and left him without any support. I never finished that one either but the boy lived with us and finished highschool! 🙂

    I never finished highschool myself but my three children all got into university with honours! They all are voracious readers!

  44. Nova, that’s a wonderful, inspiring story. Everything that happens, everything we read or experience helps us find and even form our own unique voices. I’ve got several non-fiction books published, but I know I’m still searching for the story of my heart, and the voice that will make it come to life. I always love to hear how other writers got their starts, so thank you!

    PS: some of the best reads I’ve come across in recent years have been thrust upon me by my teenage daughters. YA rocks! And now I’ll be looking for your titles, too!

  45. This is a test… I didn’t see a spot for email earlier so I’ll click the box…

  46. I love reading and this one looks great! My little sister is into reading too and I would to be able to pass it one to her. 🙂

  47. oh sounds really interesting…but with all this entries I don’t know what my chances are 😦
    Fingers crossed!

  48. I would say I’ve had more than one turning point, but one big one was when I started collaborating on a YA novel with a friend. It wasn’t something I planned either, but she proposed it, and it sounded like fun. After too long to mention, we’ve finally finished it. Now, to find an agent…

  49. Ooh look at all those comments in this post ;D Even if I don’t win… I WILL STILL BUY THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT IS MADE OF WIN ❤

  50. not a coincidence that I randomly clicked on your blog…your writing is amazing. Thanks for the contest too! (but I would have followed your blog anyway). But would love to be randomly picked to win!

  51. I’m so excited to read this book! I’d love to be entered in the contest! 🙂

  52. just stumbled upon your blog, and am enjoying learning about you and your work. congrats on the new book! i hope to be one of the lucky ARC winners. . .

  53. I would love to win a arc of the cover is amazing please pleaste enterme
    Denise at yahoo dot com

  54. I’ve been excited for the release of Imaginary Girls ever since I first heard mention of it from author Courtney Summers. I love the cover… it’s stunning to gaze your eyes upon!! 🙂

  55. Eeep! So excited! (Please let it be me, please let it be me!) No really, congratulations! This must be so exciting for you!

  56. wow, i would love to win a copy of this book! still can’t get over how gorgeous the cover is. 🙂

  57. Congratulations! What a nice cover! I would love to read “Imaginary Girls” thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  58. The cover is breathtaking and the plot seems really interesting.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  59. Hey, I just finished emailing your publisher about available ARC’s. I really hope there are some available, I would love to write a review about your book and maybe even interview you about it 🙂

    Hiba ❤

  60. You know I can’t wait for your book! *crosses fingers to win*

    SOOO excited, and still love your cover xD

    Thanks for the chance!!!

    flamingo1325 at gmail

  61. Thanks so much for the giveaway — your book’s been on my radar for a while, certainly looking forward to reading it!

  62. Im so excited to read your book, it sounds beyond cool!!! and the cover is simply gorgeous!!! Thank you for this giveaway, I would love to be entered to win!!!

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