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 Girlsβ€”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. Butβ€”BUT this is importantβ€”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 thoughts on “Time for… an IMAGINARY GIRLS Actual Non-Imaginary Signed ARC Giveaway

  1. Stephanie P March 1, 2011 / 1:11 pm

    Thanks for the contest, I’d love to win!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Weronika Janczuk March 1, 2011 / 1:13 pm

    First posters never win, but maybe I’ll be an exception? πŸ™‚

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

  3. janewrites March 1, 2011 / 1:13 pm

    I’m so excited for you Nova, I can’t wait to read it! Yay you!!!!

  4. Steph Su March 1, 2011 / 1:14 pm

    Holy gorgeousness. I want that so bad.

  5. Jen Bigheart March 1, 2011 / 1:16 pm

    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!

  6. kiki hamilton March 1, 2011 / 1:16 pm

    Such a pretty cover! I’d love to read Nova!!!

  7. ilonga March 1, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    Thanks for the contest!

  8. kiperoo March 1, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    Pick me, pick me! I’ve got my lucky shoes on!

  9. margosita March 1, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    Ooh! Pick me, pick me! πŸ™‚

  10. A Rick March 1, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    I love the cover of the book & it sounds awesome, can’t wait to read it!

  11. Jess March 1, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    Course I want one! πŸ™‚ Unless of course you will be in Woodstock again πŸ˜‰ β™₯

  12. Sarah March 1, 2011 / 1:19 pm

    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!

  13. Aimee March 1, 2011 / 1:19 pm

    Great contest! Count me in! This is already in my tbr pile!

  14. thereadingdate March 1, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    Thank you for the contest! I have been looking forward to reading Imaginary Girls for a while now.

  15. stilettostorytime March 1, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    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!!

    Courtney
    Stiletto Storytime
    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

  16. Becky B. March 1, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    Hi, I would love to win your book, looks like an awesome read. πŸ™‚

  17. edmontonjb March 1, 2011 / 1:29 pm

    This cover is great! I’m a sucker for an interesting cover

  18. Nerissa March 1, 2011 / 1:31 pm

    This book sounds intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. jennifer3212 March 1, 2011 / 1:34 pm

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

  20. Mike Jung March 1, 2011 / 1:35 pm

    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

  21. rjlacko March 1, 2011 / 1:35 pm

    Please! pick me! πŸ™‚

  22. Anne M Leone March 1, 2011 / 1:36 pm

    Yay Imaginary Girls ARC give away!!!! Thanks, Nova!

  23. jpetroroy March 1, 2011 / 1:37 pm

    Oh, I’d love to win!

  24. Ainsley March 1, 2011 / 1:42 pm

    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. ^.^

  25. Mollie March 1, 2011 / 1:44 pm

    of course i’d love to win a signed copy!

  26. Kellie DuBay Gillis March 1, 2011 / 1:45 pm

    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!

  27. Laura March 1, 2011 / 1:45 pm

    Crossing my fingers that my good luck in giveaways like these continues!

  28. Nora March 1, 2011 / 1:51 pm

    I can’t wait to read this!

  29. Brian C. Williams March 1, 2011 / 1:53 pm

    Cool. Looking forward to reading it whenever I get the chance.

  30. Hannah March 1, 2011 / 1:55 pm

    Can’t wait to read this fabulous book!

  31. allreb March 1, 2011 / 1:56 pm

    OMG. As they say on the internets, “Do want.” πŸ˜€

  32. Vicki Tremper March 1, 2011 / 2:02 pm

    Ooh, so excited – thanks!

  33. Ginny March 1, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    It’s been great reading about your writing process of this and I do look forward to reading it!! Good luck πŸ™‚

  34. Megan March 1, 2011 / 2:27 pm

    Oh, I am definitely entering THIS contest!

  35. Maddz March 1, 2011 / 2:32 pm

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

    -Maddz

  36. ChristineZ March 1, 2011 / 2:34 pm

    WHEEEEE!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  37. catie james March 1, 2011 / 3:00 pm

    OMG – I am DYING dying to read Imaginary Girls. I loved Dani Noir and can’t wait for IG‘s release!

  38. Shannon March 1, 2011 / 3:15 pm

    Nova, one way or the other, I can’t WAIT to read this book!! πŸ™‚

  39. Cali March 1, 2011 / 3:21 pm

    I want to win this!!!

  40. Sheela Chari March 1, 2011 / 3:31 pm

    Please enter me in the contest, Nova! The cover looks beautiful!

  41. charlotteotter March 1, 2011 / 3:31 pm

    Oooh, me please! I can’t wait to read it!

  42. Vero March 1, 2011 / 3:37 pm

    oooooh I hope I can win! πŸ™‚

  43. Lindsay March 1, 2011 / 3:40 pm

    yay!! i want it!! awesome cover.

  44. Lynsey Newton March 1, 2011 / 3:41 pm

    Oh thank you for the opportunity to win! LOVE the cover of your book and can’t wait to read it πŸ™‚

  45. Briana @ Bree's Books March 1, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    I seriously can’t wait for your book! πŸ˜€ So excited!

  46. Lu March 1, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    This looks so good. Thanks for offering an ARC giveaway.

  47. Writer Tessa March 1, 2011 / 3:45 pm

    I’d love a chance to read IMAGINARY GIRLS early!!

  48. Nicole March 1, 2011 / 3:46 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Can’t wait to read Imaginary Girls!

  49. Jennifer McFarland March 1, 2011 / 3:47 pm

    Beautiful cover. Sounds superbly entertaining.

  50. Annika March 1, 2011 / 3:49 pm

    Me me me pick me!

  51. Lindsay R. March 1, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    The book sounds so good, and the cover is so gorgeous. πŸ™‚

  52. Kate Messner March 1, 2011 / 3:52 pm

    ME, ME, ME!!!! I mean…ahem…could I please be entered? πŸ™‚

  53. booksnyarn March 1, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  54. Marianna Baer March 1, 2011 / 3:59 pm

    I have sent a prayer up to the god of the random-selector tool so that it will pick me.

  55. Jackie N March 1, 2011 / 4:04 pm

    Beautiful cover! I am so excited to read this and am adding to my TBR list right now!!

  56. Maria March 1, 2011 / 4:14 pm

    Such a beautiful cover! I can’t wait to read Imaginary Girls.

  57. Sara March 1, 2011 / 4:39 pm

    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…. πŸ˜€

  58. Ivy March 1, 2011 / 4:45 pm

    Looking forward to this book! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  59. Lale G March 1, 2011 / 4:46 pm

    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! πŸ™‚

  60. Denise Jaden March 1, 2011 / 4:51 pm

    SOOOO want to read this!!!

  61. Sandy March 1, 2011 / 4:53 pm

    Eee! must have. *ENTERS*

  62. Lauren M March 1, 2011 / 4:55 pm

    Eep! I want to read Imaginary Girls so badly! Thanks so much for the giveaway! ❀

  63. Jess March 1, 2011 / 4:57 pm

    Truly a striking cover. I’d love to read the book!

  64. Ewokmama March 1, 2011 / 5:31 pm

    I would love to read your book!

  65. Kenia March 1, 2011 / 5:39 pm

    Awesome contest! I’m really looking forward to reading this book πŸ™‚

  66. Katia March 1, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    Hi, Nova,

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

    Best,

    Katia

  67. Alexa March 1, 2011 / 6:36 pm

    Yay! I am so excited for your book.

    Thanks for the giveaway, my fingers are tightly crossed πŸ™‚

  68. ashelynn sanford March 1, 2011 / 6:56 pm

    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! πŸ™‚

  69. Nan Salomon March 1, 2011 / 7:09 pm

    I can’t wait to read it, I am so intrigued!

  70. Erin Leddy March 1, 2011 / 7:18 pm

    I can’t wait to read this!!

  71. Grace Radford March 1, 2011 / 7:25 pm

    Ohh, I wanna win! ❀
    Your book looks amazing.

  72. Andrea March 1, 2011 / 7:26 pm

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

  73. Carolina Valdez Miller March 1, 2011 / 7:41 pm

    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!

    • Nova March 1, 2011 / 7:44 pm

      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!

  74. kimhaasdesign March 1, 2011 / 7:44 pm

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

  75. stopthembeforetheykillagain March 1, 2011 / 8:02 pm

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

  76. Deena March 1, 2011 / 8:08 pm

    I loved DANI NOIR and can’t wait for your YA!

  77. Serenissima March 1, 2011 / 8:35 pm

    I also loved Dani Noir and have been waiting to read Imaginary Girls ever since I first heard about it!

  78. Larissa March 1, 2011 / 8:43 pm

    Yay!!! Go, Nova! Can’t wait to read it. πŸ™‚ congrats!

  79. Sarah Miller March 1, 2011 / 8:55 pm

    I would love to win the ARC, but if I don’t, trust I’ll be buying a copy anyway.

  80. Nell March 1, 2011 / 9:11 pm

    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.

  81. Kate March 1, 2011 / 10:15 pm

    The book sounds awesome!

  82. Melissa March 1, 2011 / 11:13 pm

    What a lovely contest! (And I LOVE the cover of this book!) πŸ™‚

  83. Amy March 1, 2011 / 11:25 pm

    I love the cover of your book! Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your debut novel!

  84. jessica shaw March 2, 2011 / 12:04 am

    I can’t wait to read it, Nova. Thanks for the contest!

  85. C.K. March 2, 2011 / 8:32 am

    Imaginary Girls looks and sounds wonderful! Would love to win an ARC πŸ™‚

  86. Anonymous March 2, 2011 / 9:14 am

    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!

  87. Ethel Wesdorp March 2, 2011 / 9:33 am

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

  88. Jen Bigheart March 2, 2011 / 12:01 pm

    Thank you! I’ve heard a lot of great things and can’t wait to read!

    Jen

  89. Anna March 2, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    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!

  90. Brenna March 2, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    This book looks so good :3

  91. Trisha Leigh March 2, 2011 / 12:05 pm

    Nova, winning this would make my (almost) spring!! I’m DYING to read it.

  92. Elle March 2, 2011 / 12:20 pm

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

  93. Ivy Hawthorn March 2, 2011 / 4:07 pm

    I just can’t wait to read this book!!! Thanks for the chance to win! πŸ˜€

  94. Diana tang March 3, 2011 / 8:39 am

    ohhhhhh! this looks like such a good read!

    **fingers crossed**

  95. Phillippa Harvey March 3, 2011 / 10:56 am

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

  96. Danyelle March 3, 2011 / 1:02 pm

    I can’t wait for this to come out! And congrats!

  97. MysteryRobin March 3, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    *waves hand* Entering!!! Can’t wait to read it one way or another. πŸ™‚

  98. Vijaya March 3, 2011 / 1:21 pm

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

  99. mandyevebarnett March 3, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    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.
    http://www.wfscsherwoodpark.com
    mandyevebarnett@wordpress.com

  100. Carrie March 3, 2011 / 4:19 pm

    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.

  101. wellgroundedmama March 3, 2011 / 4:25 pm

    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.

  102. jessi l.r.h. March 3, 2011 / 5:46 pm

    oh oh oh, this sounds so exciting & complex!
    can’t wait to get ahold of this one.

  103. Jaan Pehchaan March 3, 2011 / 6:01 pm

    I look forward to reading this book. (I ended up commenting on your Turning Point entry, which I do not want to repeat here.)

    My email address: myshaayartonahi@gmail.com

  104. mybusinessaddiction March 3, 2011 / 6:05 pm

    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

  105. Minas March 3, 2011 / 6:19 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  106. Teresa March 3, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    So excited about your YA debut! Go, Nova, go! And, you know, pick ME!

  107. Steve March 3, 2011 / 6:47 pm

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

  108. Jessica Leader March 3, 2011 / 7:11 pm

    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.

  109. Jessica Gould March 3, 2011 / 7:56 pm

    I’m feelin’ lucky!

  110. Joemmama March 3, 2011 / 8:58 pm

    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!

  111. Julie March 3, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    I’m SUPER excited for Imaginary Girls. It sounds amazing.

  112. Suzanne March 3, 2011 / 9:46 pm

    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

  113. Suzanne March 3, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    Pick me! smiles, suzDC

  114. Shannon March 3, 2011 / 9:55 pm

    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!

  115. Briana (The Book Pixie) March 3, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    Oooooo! I want! So pretty! lol. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. πŸ˜€

    ~Briana

  116. Farrah Penn March 3, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    Oh man, this looks amazing! πŸ˜€ Congrats on your debut. Either way, I’d love to get around to read it!

  117. Amber March 3, 2011 / 10:03 pm

    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!

  118. offthefrontporch March 3, 2011 / 10:15 pm

    Thanks for this post! I’ve been enjoying reading your blog and writing adventures (ahem, distractions).

  119. Nathan Shutack March 3, 2011 / 10:37 pm

    Gah! This books looks awesome, so glad I heard about this contest!!! πŸ™‚

  120. Stephanie March 3, 2011 / 10:37 pm

    Love the cover! So pretty.

  121. Zareen March 3, 2011 / 10:42 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway! πŸ™‚

  122. Debby March 3, 2011 / 10:54 pm

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

  123. A. Stevens March 3, 2011 / 11:39 pm

    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?

  124. reluctantarchaeologist March 3, 2011 / 11:42 pm

    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!

  125. Kathy March 4, 2011 / 12:19 am

    I would love to win your book! thanks for the opportunity.

  126. newauthoronamazon March 4, 2011 / 12:30 am

    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.

  127. Emily Hainsworth March 4, 2011 / 1:04 am

    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. πŸ˜€ Maybe I’ll fly to NYC just to have you sign that to match DANI NOIR. πŸ˜‰

  128. indialeigh March 4, 2011 / 1:15 am

    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.

  129. Elise P March 4, 2011 / 1:18 am

    Yay for ARCs! Congratulations again, Nova!

  130. Krispy March 4, 2011 / 2:11 am

    Intriguing, eye-catching cover! Thanks for this giveaway!

  131. Heidi March 4, 2011 / 3:10 am

    Sounds like a good read πŸ™‚

  132. bloowillbooks March 4, 2011 / 4:48 am

    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

  133. Rio March 4, 2011 / 7:53 am

    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! πŸ™‚

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

  134. Selfmanic March 4, 2011 / 10:12 am

    Love the site, the book sounds wonderful, adding to my TBR list.

  135. Roxanne March 4, 2011 / 10:53 am

    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!

  136. Roxanne March 4, 2011 / 10:57 am

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

  137. analyfe March 4, 2011 / 12:14 pm

    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. πŸ™‚

  138. Dawn Kurtagich March 4, 2011 / 3:57 pm

    Wow! Look at all the love on this page! Cannot wait to read IG! πŸ˜€

  139. Amber McDow March 4, 2011 / 4:01 pm

    Oh my gosh this book looks amazing! I want it SO bad!

  140. Ana LucΓ­a Arroyave March 4, 2011 / 4:10 pm

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

  141. Lexi March 4, 2011 / 4:11 pm

    Ahhh this books sounds do good :3

  142. Amy Lukavics March 4, 2011 / 5:22 pm

    I’d love to read it!!!! ❀

  143. Brandon Terrell March 4, 2011 / 5:50 pm

    Congrats on the novel! Win or lose, I’ll be checking it out!

  144. Sniffly Kitty March 4, 2011 / 8:18 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway ^.^

  145. pursuingthemuse March 4, 2011 / 10:24 pm

    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…

  146. yojo March 5, 2011 / 1:12 pm

    yay, please put me in the running

  147. fromawriter March 5, 2011 / 3:21 pm

    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 ❀

  148. Jill Hathaway March 5, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    Sigh. Your book is so beautiful. I wants it.

  149. Cheryl Rogers-Turner March 5, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    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!

  150. Sarah March 5, 2011 / 9:00 pm

    I’m so excited to read this book! I’d love to be entered in the contest! πŸ™‚

  151. Lauren March 6, 2011 / 1:34 pm

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. I would love to win a copy! πŸ™‚

  152. Aimee March 6, 2011 / 1:46 pm

    Yay Nova!! I am so happy for you!!!

  153. Deltay March 6, 2011 / 1:54 pm

    The cover is absolutely gorgeous! ❀

  154. Ashley Holt March 6, 2011 / 2:59 pm

    WOW THANKS!!!

  155. Kim March 6, 2011 / 3:08 pm

    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. . .

  156. dirtyblackstiletto March 6, 2011 / 3:12 pm

    This looks really amazing. I would love the chance to read it.

  157. noirfan March 6, 2011 / 8:37 pm

    oooh…excited. i really liked Dani Noir & am excited 2 read ur new book!

  158. denise March 6, 2011 / 8:55 pm

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

  159. Julie March 6, 2011 / 9:55 pm

    Yay!! I want it! Please don’t make me wait to buy it! LOL

  160. Corey Wright March 7, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    THIS BOOK! SO EXCITED!

  161. Maria March 7, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    πŸ™‚ can’t wait to read it!

  162. Ashley March 7, 2011 / 1:32 pm

    Can’t wait to read this! Love the cover!

  163. Lindsi March 7, 2011 / 1:43 pm

    Awesomesauce! Thanks so much for doing this πŸ™‚

  164. Liz (Midnight Bloom) March 7, 2011 / 1:49 pm

    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!! πŸ™‚

  165. Brenna March 7, 2011 / 1:52 pm

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

  166. Mike Mullin March 7, 2011 / 2:11 pm

    Hi Nova, Good luck with Imaginary Girls! I hope it’s a huge success.

  167. JuliaGD March 7, 2011 / 2:15 pm

    Sounds like a very interesting book! And I’d love to win ARC.

  168. Brandy March 7, 2011 / 2:21 pm

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

  169. Roberta March 7, 2011 / 2:32 pm

    I loved this cover as soon as I saw it! Of course I want to read it. NOW! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance!

  170. Becky March 7, 2011 / 2:57 pm

    I can’t wait for your book!! I’ve got my fingers crossed for this contest!

  171. Kimberly Meza March 7, 2011 / 5:08 pm

    Congratulations! What a nice cover! I would love to read “Imaginary Girls” thanks for the opportunity πŸ™‚

  172. Erica O. March 7, 2011 / 8:22 pm

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

  173. wovenstrands March 7, 2011 / 9:46 pm

    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 πŸ™‚

    Hiba ❀

  174. Allison March 7, 2011 / 9:56 pm

    Thanks so much for having a giveaway!!

  175. harley March 7, 2011 / 9:56 pm

    This book looks EPIC!
    Really hope i win! πŸ˜€

  176. Kari March 7, 2011 / 9:56 pm

    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

  177. Danya March 7, 2011 / 9:57 pm

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

  178. Michele Shaw March 7, 2011 / 9:57 pm

    Can’t wait to read it whether I win or not!

  179. S.F. Robertson March 7, 2011 / 9:57 pm

    I would love to be entered! Thanks for the contest.

  180. Linda March 7, 2011 / 9:57 pm

    I absolutely love the cover and am definitely adding this to my TBR list!

  181. Tura Lura March 7, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    Cool giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! ^_^

  182. Kim Q March 7, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! Just found out about it today. *crosses fingers*

  183. Stephanie March 7, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    This book looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  184. Jadore March 7, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    I’m very excited to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  185. Ashley March 7, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    Sounds like a beautiful book! I’d love to win it! πŸ™‚

  186. Lasha March 7, 2011 / 11:43 pm

    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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