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Monday, January 17, 2011

Spreading the Love for L.K. Madigan's Books

As I mentioned in an earlier post, L.K. Madigan announced some heart-wrenching news last week.

One of the best things I've done as a debut author was unite with other debut authors. I'm sure you've heard me talk about The Tenners and the Class of 2k10. Lisa Madigan was a 2009 debut author and she also united with her peers, called The Debutantes: Feast of Awesome.

In support of Lisa, The Debs are spreading the love for her and her books by giving away forty complete sets of her books! FORTY! Each winner will receive both Flash Burnout and The Mermaid's Mirror. and to enter, you simply have to help spread the love.

how, you ask? consider:

1. adding her books onto your goodreads shelf.
2. blogging. linking, tweeting about this giveaway.
3. adding reviews to sites or on your blog if you've
read lisa's novels. vlog about it!
4. if you've already blogged about lisa's books, why
not do so again? =)
5. telling your friends about lisa's books if you've read them.
6. buying her wonderful books for yourself, for a friend.
7. checking them out from your local library, requesting them
if they aren't carried.
8. generally spreading the Book Love, however and any
way you can.

then comment in this post at on how you shared the Book Love (with appropriate links to blogs, twitter, goodreads, etc) to enter for a chance to win one of forty sets we're giving away. this contest is open to US mailing addresses only and will run through MONDAY, JANUARY 31, when winners will be chosen by random. though they may favor entries that took more thought and effort. good luck! please help us show lisa how much we love her!

Flash Burnout was L.K. Madigan's debut novel.  It's no secret that I loved this book. It's deftly written in such a realistic male point of view, and it's the perfect mix of serious subject matter and laugh out loud humor.

Flash Burnout went on to win the Morris Award in 2010, given to the best young adult debut novel written in the past year, so I'm not alone in my praise of this novel.

Here's the information you may need to recommend Flash Burnout to your local library/bookstore:
Title: Flash Burnout
Author: L.K. Madigan
ISBN: 978-0547404936

You can add it to your GoodReads to-read list here.
You can find it on Amazon right here. (The paperback is only $7.99 and well, well worth it!)

I have not yet had the opportunity to read Lisa's second book, but here's the short synopsis:

Lena has lived her whole life near the beach — walking for miles up and down the shore and breathing the salty air, swimming in the cold water, and watching the surfers rule the waves — the problem is, she’s spent her whole life just watching.

As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Lena vows she will no longer watch from the sand: she will learn to surf. But her father — a former surfer himself — refuses to allow her to take lessons. After his near drowning years ago, he can’t bear to let Lena take up the risky sport.

Yet something keeps drawing Lena to the water . . . an ancient, powerful magic. And one morning Lena catches sight of this magic: a beautiful woman — with a silvery tail. Now nothing can stop Lena from seeking the mermaid, not even the dangerous waves at Magic Crescent Cove.

And soon . . . what she sees in the mermaid’s mirror will change her life forever.

Sounds awesome, right?
If you want your bookstore/library to order it, you'll probably need the following information:
Title: The Mermaid's Mirror
Author: L.K. Madigan
ISBN: 978-0547194912

And here's where you can find The Mermaid's Mirror GoodReads Page.  (Go add it to your to-read books right now)
And here's where you can find it on Amazon.  (It's only $10.88 for a hardcover. Seriously. Buy new to support the author).

I hope you'll support Lisa's books in whatever way you can. And keep supporting Lisa with your thoughts and prayers.

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