Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Wish After Midnight Release Giveaway!

Amazon Encore launches A Wish After Midnight nationally of February 16th and to celebrate, we are hosting a giveaway.

Elliott does an excellent job of recreating 1863 Brooklyn and the tumult of the time, including the roiling anger against those who could buy their way out of military service that led to the deadly Draft Riots in July, the back-to-Africa movement that galvanized both white abolitionists and free blacks alike, and the overarching danger of being black and female that exceeds anything Genna had known in the 21st century. And although there is plenty of history embedded in the novel, A Wish After Midnight is written with a lyrical grace that many authors of what passes for adult literature would envy as it examines universal themes of finding lost love, belief in one’s dreams and the power of friendship. ~Paula Woods at Defenders Online.

We have 2 copies to give away. Deadline is Feb. 28th. Earn extra entries:

+1 if you leave a comment why you want the book
+2 if you are a librarian, teacher or other educator
+3 if you add Color Online or Reading In Color to your blogroll
+3 if you add this link to your blog, twitter, Facebook or MySpace page. Leave link.

Ari at Reading In Color is hosting a giveaway here and so is Zetta here.

You want this book. Buy it and win a copy to give.

I always feel guilty when we get a lot of entries. Instead of 2 books, I used random.org to select 3 winners:

Neo
Katy
Wisteria



44 comments:

biblauragraphy said...

I would love to read this book since I've heard such wonderful things about it! I am a librarian.

Color Online said...

You're in! Librarians rock.

Porche' said...

This is the first that I've heard of this book. I'm excited about it because I enjoy stories that incorporate aspects of African American history. It's definitely on my "To Purchase" list. Thanks!

Barb said...

I would love to read this book because it appears to fill some gaps in our knowledge of what the North was like during the Civil War and the impact of buying your way out of the service by having some one else take your place. The inclusion of the story line regarding the free blacks in the North and the role of black females also completes a fragmented history.

I am an educator.

bstilwell12 at comcast not net

Barb said...

I added both Color on Line and Reading in Color to my blog list.

http://meditativereading.blogspot.com

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

Barb said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.

http://twitter.com/pine1211/status/9064509219

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

Margot Kinberg said...

I would love to win this book. Not only does the plot sound fascinating (I love history woven into stories), but also, I'm in education (I'm a teacher education professor). Please enter me in the giveaway : ).

susan said...

So many educators. Love this.

Thanks.

Tea said...

I would love to win and read the book because I think the time period is fascinating, the nineteenth century in New York.

teakettle58atyahoodotcom

Tea said...

+3 I have you on my blog roll. My blog roll is in the wrong place, I think. When I first began blogging, I had it on the front of my blog. I thought that was wrong. So, I put the blog roll under my profile. Haven't made or had the time to put it on the first page again.

Tea said...

I tweeted teacozy1

http://coloronline.blogspot.com/2010/02/wish-after-midnight-release-giveaway.html

susan said...

Thanks, Tea.

claire said...

Would it be too greedy to enter when I had won the self-published one before? I'd like to enter to give as a gift to one of my best friends' daughter who loves to read as much as I do. I can't part with my own copy because it's signed by Zetta! Also, congratulations to Zetta on being published!! Thanks, Susan!

susan said...

Claire,

Not greedy. I won't give up my original either.

Danielle Nicki said...

I'm excited to read this story because it encompasses not only Black American history but also a story of characters that we can fall in love with. I tweeted this posting.

DanielleNicki@gmail.com

Tia said...

This book sounds really interesting; I'd like it because I'm always looking for new books to recommend to my students--books that might be outside what they'd normally pick up. (I'm a 9th grade English teacher) Thanks!

Tia said...
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susan said...

Members,

Remember, I need addys. If I cannot get your e-mail address off your profile, you need to post it here.

mindy said...

this sounds like a wonderful read thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Steph Su said...

Why do I want to read it? That's easy. Because I have heard only good things about this book. Because Zetta is intelligent and kind and awesome. Because there is a POC character. Because the new AmazonEncore cover is gorgeous.

I've also linked to this giveaway in my sidebar--but I'm hoping I win! :)

stephxsu at gmail dot com

susan said...

Thanks, Steph.

Caren said...

I was born in Brooklyn, and have a hard time believing that it used to be an independent city from New York. I'd love to read what life was like in 1863 Brooklyn among the ordinary people.

Becky said...

I'm a huge historical fiction fan & I'm planning on reading this book whether I win it here or not. Thanks for the giveaway!

topmom100 said...

Sounds like a really interesting book from a viewpoint that I have never read about. Let's see for points. I belong to both your sites and my 34th Anniversary is on February 28th. I will get the book from Amazon if I am not a lucky winner. Thanks, Barbara Albin topmom100@aol.com

neocatholic3000 said...

I was psyched to see this on my FB page thanks to Readers Against Whitewashing! I also plan to read this book regardless, but free is always better ;)

I'm currently a substitute teacher for urban/suburban districts around Philadelphia with a high minority population. I'm 3/4 through my masters in education with a concentration in secondary science, but I find ways of connecting history and sociology into my lessons over and over again.

I FB'ed here, and if you're friended to R.A.W., you should see it.
http://www.facebook.com/Lyonside?ref=nf

Thanks for promoting this! Sounds like a fascinating read!

Sandra K321 said...

I would like to read this because I enjoy reading historical fiction, especially from around the Civil War era.
seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

penryn said...

I'd love this! Historical fiction, time-travel, young adult fiction, non-white characters - AWAM hits all my marks!

wisteria said...

I would love to win this. I am crazy about historical fiction and history. I devour books that "print" to get the record straight.
I am a librarian.
I will add your site to my blog roll.
Love it by the way!!!

susan said...

Oh, my. This list is growing. :-)

Good luck to all.

Michelle (su[shu]) said...

I'd entered for the giveaway on Ari's blog, but didn't get to win it there. So I'm entering here as well. I really hope to win this one. Ari's and Ah Yuan's reviews on the book have made me extremely interested in the book, and I just don't read enough POC books with romance elements, it seems.

+1 for comment
+3 for Color Online already on my blogroll.

Thanks.

mich_yms[at]hotmail[dot]com.

Jaydit said...

Kevin Baker wrote an excellent novel about the DRAFT Riots..but i'd like to read the "other side" if you please

+1 for this
+3(?) Color Online is on my BlogList

did i do that right? tee hee

Jude

Color Online said...

Hi Jude,

You got it right.

Marianna said...

I'd love to read this book - it sounds very unique and I love historical fiction. Thanks for the chance
mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

M said...

I would like to win this book because I've read about it in so many different places (including both Color Online and the LDF/Defenders blog). Everyone has good things to say about it and additionally, I love YA fiction and historical fiction and cool female protagonists. :)

I tweeted about this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/notarevolution/statuses/9515331166

Zoe said...

I'd love to read this book because of the setting--I recently moved to New York from Toronto, so I developed a sudden interest in New York history and American history more generally. Also, who doesn't like time travel?

Katy said...

+1 I really want to read this book because of the premise (time travel books are so fun!) and because it sounds like Ms. Elliott has done a bang-up job on her historical research. Plus, the reviews have been fantastic!

+3 Both Color Online and Reading In Color are on my blogroll (http://fewmorepages.blogspot.com/)

+3 Tweet! http://twitter.com/afewmorepages/status/9746024327

My email addy is available in my profile. :) Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

TheEnglishist said...

I want to read the book because I feel out of the loop when everybody else is talking about it.

I'm a TA. Does that count as being an educator?

Amanda said...

I definitely want to sign up for this one! I saw it reviewed on Rhapsody in Books the other day and it sounds just fantastic. i love the juxtaposition of today and history.

You have my email already. :)

susan said...

Friends,

Cutoff is midnight. Winners will be announced on Sunday in the Commercial post.

Ben said...

Am I too late? I've been wanting to read this book for ages, since I first saw it reviewed, I think it was on Doret's site. I love its combination of historical and contemporary fiction.

Ali said...

Oops, that was me, on Ben's computer (mine has gone all to pieces and won't connect to the internet!). I'll share it with him, though, if I win.

SharpTeethOfLove said...

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

I'd love this book for my niece- but I'd probably also read it!

+3 tweeted

http://twitter.com/KissesForUsAll/status/9769569125

Zetta said...

You're so generous, Susan! Many thanks to you and all the folks who entered your contest. And congratulations to your three winners! I hope my book lives up to its hype...

Color Online said...

Zetta,

Your book is more than hype. It should be in every high school library.