Friday, 3 August 2012

Friday Fun: Angel Dust Summer Drawing Competition & an EPIC giveaway from Strange Chemistry!

Hi guys!

I'm bringing some Friday Fun your way today with news of some pretty cool competitions from two of UKYA's brightest new names!

First up: Hot Key Books are running an awesome competition where one lucky person will win a piece of signed original artwork by Sarah Mussi and there are some fab runners-up prizes up for grabs too. Read all for all the deets!

Angel Dust by Sarah Mussi
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release date: August 2nd 2012
Ages: 12+

Would you move heaven and earth for the one you love? ANGEL DUST is a powerful, gritty and utterly modern tragic love story with a twist. When Serafina, the brightest and most beloved of all God's angels, is sent to collect Marcus Montague - the original badman - and take him to Hell, she finds herself powerfully drawn to him and makes a decision that places her in the middle of a war between Heaven and Hell. Can Serafina fall in love without falling from grace? Can Marcus's soul be saved? And just who is the mysterious and ever-so-helpful stranger Harry?

Win this signed painting by Sarah Mussi

Enter our ANGEL DUST summer drawing competition for the chance to win this signed original painting by Sarah Mussi!

To enter – draw or paint an angel or seraph and post it to Sarah’s Facebook page before 5pm on 31 August 2012.

The winner will win Sarah Mussi’s painting and a signed copy of ANGEL DUST. Five runners-up will each receive a signed copy of the book.


 Terms and conditions
1.    To enter the competition you must be resident of the UK or the ROI.
2.    Drawings/paintings can be made on any size paper and any materials can be used but the picture must be scanned or photographed and posted to Sarah Mussi’s Facebook page.
3.    We will only accept digital copies of the drawing/painting and will not accept physical copies.
4.    The competition is open to 11-18 year-olds.
5.    The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of Bonnier Publishing.
6.    Only one entry per person.
7.    Entries must be submitted by 5pm on 31 August 2012. Hot Key Books reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.
8.    There will be one winner and five runners-up (from all eligible entries).
9.    Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
10.  The winner and runners-up will be informed on Facebook after 5pm on 31 August 2012.
11.  The prize will not be transferable to another person.
12.  No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.
13.  The competition is run by Hot Key Books, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT


Also...keep your eyes peeled because I have a Q&A with Sarah coming up on the blog soon & I'll have a competition copy of Angel Dust to go along with that! 


The lovely Amanda from Strange Chemistry has been in touch this week with news of exciting new acquisitions for the imprint, sneak peeks of artwork for upcoming releases (I LOVE cover art sneak peeks, don't you!) and news of a pretty epic competition. Read on for more...

You can also keep up to date with all the latest Strange Chemistry news on their most excellent blog. Check it out by clicking the Strange Chemistry banner up there. ^^ 

Preliminary Cover Art for Pantomime by Laura Lam:
Follow on Twitter:   @LR_Lam

Artwork by Tom Bagshaw

R.H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass – remnants of a mysterious civilisation long gone – are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimaeras is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide.
Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star. But Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada.

Strange Chemistry Announce Two New Acquisitions!

When the World was Flat (and we were in love) by Ingrid Jonach

About the Book:

There is no such thing as imagination.

Your dreams are memories from an alternate dimension.
And that cold shiver down your spine as you sleep means you are already dead.
These are the facts sixteen-year-old Lillie Hart must come to accept when the gorgeous and mysterious Tom Windsor-Smith arrives in her small Nebraskan town. These, and the fact that the two of them, Tom and Lillie, have been in love before – in a different dimension.
In fact, Tom has been sliding between parallel worlds for hundreds of years, falling in love with versions of Lillie over and over again in every world. But when the present Lillie learns the secret of their connection, she learns as well that their love must overcome more than their multiple past heartaches. There is also a powerful enemy who aims to ensure the two will never be together again, in this dimension or the next.

About the Author:
Twitter: @IngridJonach

When the World was Flat (and we were in love) is releasing in the 2nd half of 2013!

Playing Tyler by T.L. Costa:

About the Book:

When is a game not a game?
Tyler MacCandless can’t focus, even when he takes his medication. He can’t focus on school, on his future, on a book, on much of anything other than taking care of his older brother, Brandon, who’s in rehab for heroin abuse… again.
Tyler’s dad is dead and his mom has mentally checked out. The only person he can really count on is his Civilian Air Patrol Mentor, Rick. The one thing in life it seems he doesn’t suck at is playing video games, and, well, that’s probably not going to get him into college.
Just when it seems like his future is on a collision course with a life sentence at McDonald's, Rick asks him to test a video game. If his score's high enough, it could earn him a place in flight school and win him the future he was certain that he could never have. And when he falls in love with the game’s designer, the legendary gamer Ani, Tyler thinks his life might finally be turning around.
That is, until Brandon goes MIA from rehab and Tyler and Ani discover that the game is more than it seems. Now Tyler will have to figure out what’s really going on in time to save his brother… and prevent his own future from going down in flames.

About the Author:  

Twitter: @TLCosta1

Now for that all important competition with the epic prizes. Click on the following link to find out how you could win a years supply of Strange Chemistry titles or a Kindle!  Best of all, the competition is open Worldwide, so get clikcing on this link! 

Thanks to Megan from Hot Key Books and Amanda from Strange Chemistry for press releases, images and all additional details!

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