Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Deliriously Ash-tastic Valentine's Day Treat (and a Pretty PiF Giveaway)

Hey, Pretties and fellow fans,

So last week, two very favorite authors of ours (well, mine, at least) announced something big: They would both be releasing short stories inspired by their awesome series' this Valentine's Day (today!). Now,I know we're cutting it close, so I'm sure many of you have already had a chance to read them, but for those of you who haven't yet, you're in for a very special (almost belated) V-Day treat.

Also, you should stay tuned, and check down below for your chance to enter our [delayed-start] 300 Followers (You guys are AWESOME!) GIVEAWAY!

First, for those Iron Fey fans missing their Ash/Megan adorableness, Julie Kagawa has been so kind to delight us with "nearly five thousand words of shameless FLUFF" (with very pretty, pink pages, mind you.) that takes place after the events that transpired in The Iron Knight. Sounds awesome, right? Well it gets better. 

Not only is this story simply adorable, but Miss Kagawa had another special treat in store for us: She is giving away "a special, library hardback edition of THE IRON KING" that she received from FaerieCon.

To learn more about this giveaway and of course, to actually read An Iron Fey Valentine, be sure to follow this  link here: Julie Kagawa: An Iron Fey Valentine (plus contest)

Also, if you haven't already, be sure to check out our reviews of the Iron Fey series: The Iron King | The Iron Daughter | The Iron Queen | The Iron Knight  /#shamelessselfplug

Now, for those of you still here, or who managed to pull themselves away from Julie Kagawa's blog and traipse their way back to this post: Yay, you! You paid attention. I did, indeed, say TWO authors had decided to treat us with a little love this Valentine's Day. 

The second, but certainly not lesser, being none-other than Lauren Oliver, who is, of course the author of Delirium -- which, coincidentally was one of the first books I ever reviewed on this blog

Quick show of hands: How many of us wanted learn more about Lena's BFF, Hana? Well, now we can. The short story released today via MTV.com is all about Hana.
Lauren Oliver's riveting, original digital story set in the world of her New York Times bestseller

The summer before they're supposed to be cured of the ability to love, best friends Lena and Hana begin to drift apart. While Lena shies away from underground music and parties with boys, Hana jumps at her last chance to experience the forbidden. For her, the summer is full of wild music, dancing—and even her first kiss.

But on the surface, Hana must be a model of perfect behavior. She meets her approved match, Fred Hargrove, and glimpses the safe, comfortable life she’ll have with him once they marry. As the date for her cure draws ever closer, Hana desperately misses Lena, wonders how it feels to truly be in love, and is simultaneously terrified of rebelling and of falling into line

In this digital story that will appeal to fans of Delirium and welcome new admirers to its world, readers will come to understand scenes from Delirium through Hana's perspective. Hana is a touching and revealing look at a life-changing and tumultuous summer.
As another, added plus, this story, hopefully, will be enough to tide us crazed fans over until Pandemonium releases IN TWO WEEKS! (eep!)

That said, there is a bit of a catch. As of right now, Hana is available to read, for free, on MTV.com. That FREE reading is only available for a limited time, so hurry up and get your Pretty butts reading, because that FOUR-DAY clock is ticking down!

The Link: LAUREN OLIVER: News, Thoughts, and Miscellany: Happy Valentine's Day, From HANA to You!!

NOW for some PiF fun: It's taken us a few weeks to get this posted up, but FINALLY it's here. To show we are very appreciative of each of you very Pretty Readers, we're running a little giveaway from now, until the end of this month, so come and enter!

PiF 300 Follower

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  1. I need to read Hana when I get home today!!! I'm ready for Pandemonium to be delivered, too. I've had it ordered for a while!

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  2. HANA sounds amazing. I REALLY REALLY loved her in Delirium and I can't wait to read her story!

    Congrats on 300 followers, ladies!

  3. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! And congrats on 300 followers!

  4. such an awesome prize :) thanks so much!

    Diana M.

  5. Ooh I appreciate the heads up! Unfortunately I've yet to read the Iron Fey series, so I don't know much about it or the author.

    As for Delirium, I loved that book. I heard from multiple sources about the Hana novella, though I didn't get to finish it before the 4 days was up. Hopefully another time I'll get to read it all.

    Anyway, great post and thanks for the giveaway. :)

  6. Thanks this is a wonderful giveaway! i'm glad you've achieved so many followers! it's really a moment of success. yes?

  7. Congrats and thanks for the awesome giveaway! I loved Meghan and Ash's first date on valentines day short story;) so sweet <3 ASH

  8. This is an awesome giveaway. Thank you for it!

  9. Congrats! Thanks for the great giveaway. I loved the Iron Fey series. I'm still in the air on whether I'm Team Puck or Team Ash though.

  10. Congrats on your followers and thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Congrats on all the followers, your blog is great. Thank you for this awesome giveaway. :)

  12. Congratulations on the followers, love your blog. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  13. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Congrats on 300 followers!

  14. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I really need to get reading Delirium so that Hana will make sense and Pandemonium is coming out soon! I feel so far behind lol

  15. Thanks for the international giveaway! And congrats for having more than 300 followers!

  16. Hi! Congrats for reaching 300 followers! Thanks for this giveaway!

  17. Congratulations for getting 300 followers! Great giveaway :)

  18. Thank you for the great giveaway! :D

  19. Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway!


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