Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mari's Big Christmas Gift Giveway to Readers!!

I have a motherload of YA Books to give away to thank you all for being such loyal readers!! Here's the list of what's up for grabs!


Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
Blue Bloods (complete 4 book series) - Melissa De La Cruz
Morganville Vampires (complete 8 book series) - Rachel Caine
Morganville new trade paperback (containing first two books in the series)
Shadowland AUDIO BOOK (Immortals series) - Alyson Noel
Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson
How to Ditch Your Fairy - Justine Larbalestier
Gentlemen - Michael Northrop
Ransom my Heart (Princess Diaries) - Meg Cabot
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (book 2 of Ally Carter's Galagher Girls series)
Rampant - Diana Peterfreund do you win? Well, I need you to work for it!

1 entry for re-blogging or re-tweeting or posting on Facebook contest info and link

2 entries for becoming a Facebook fan or following my blog or Twitter (mariannemancusi)

3 entries for re-blogging or re-tweeting about Bad Blood's release with link to website

4 entries for writing a review for one of the Blood Coven books and posting it on a website such as Amazon, B&N, Borders, GoodReads, etc.

5 entries for taking a photo of yourself holding a Blood Coven book in your hands and posting it somewhere.

10 entries for showing me proof that you pre-ordered Bad Blood (or after it's out, showing me that you bought it with a photo or a reciept)

REMEMBER TO COMMENT BELOW AND TELL ME WHAT YOU DID!! Winners will be announced on January 15th.

Happy Holidays!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Blood Coven Sims!

Also on Deviant Art...Sunny, Rayne, and Mom as Sims!!

Stake That Fan Art by ~Chuckyfan4lyf on deviantART

More Gamer Girl art!

Found on Deviant Art. Love this!!

Ceiling Tile by ~dramapixie97 on deviantART

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Win the Blood Coven series!

My fellow Lost Boys fan girl Donna over at Lit Bites book blog is giving away the first three Blood Coven books to a lucky reader. Go forth and enter and good luck!!


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Give the Gift of Blood Coven (REVISED!)

I figured out a way to make it easier for people who are interested in giving the gift of Blood Coven books this year. I've set up an online store on Amazon where you can purchase the books directly from me. They'll cost the same amount as buying them from Amazon normally, but I will mail your copies to you directly--personally autographed to the recipient of your choice and including fun extras like bookmarks and a Blood Coven Vampire in Training membership card.

I figure this is more official/easier than dealing with PayPal or having you mail in the books (which you can still do if you prefer!)

When Bad Blood is released, I will add that to my list of books as well!

To access the Amazon store, you can go here.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Gamer Girl Sketch

Found this one on Deviant Art. She did a great job! Obviously we know what Maddy looks like from the cover, but it's always fun to see what people think the other characters look this case, Chad. I'd love to see someone draw some of the minor characters - like Billy or Black Raven. :)

Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi by ~EternalLunalight on deviantART

Friday, December 04, 2009

Perez Hillton and Glee!

Yesterday was a busy day for me. I had two different celebrity shoots to cover. First up was celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. He was irreverent as ever, but a lot of fun to chat with!! He has a new book out - True Bloggywood Stories.

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After Perez, it was off to Bryant Park where Marshalls/TJ Max was doing a Carol-oke event with the cast members of Glee. I've never seen Glee, but let's just say the boys Puck and Finn have a lot of excited female fans!!

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Also there, as you can see from the photo, was Nicki Blonsky, who starred in Hairspray with Zac Efron. And 2nd season American Idol contestant Kimberly Locke.

I was not the only one there taking pictures!

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Corey forgets the lyrics...

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Real men rock pink guitars and reindeer antlers!! (Sad this came out so blurry!)

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After the presentations I interviewed everyone for my segment.

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And took some photos! :)

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All and all it was a fun event. And the fact that it was like 60 degress made it even better!