Summer Recap, A ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ List, & ARC GIVEAWAY!

Welcome back, book nerds! Today we’re going to recap some of the fun summer events we experienced and end this post off with an awesome giveaway for a few new extra ARCs we have. Who’s excited? We sure are! 😀summer recap

Since summer technically started late April for us (we ended exams in the last week of April — four month summer!!) we had a lot of time to work on our NaNoWriMo 2014 manuscript in May and June. In fact, the whole focus of May was to overhaul the MS and get editing; June was more of a polishing month. In July we started a new manuscript and wrote a little less than 15k for it. (Hint: It’s MG!) Unfortunately, we stopped writing it because we quickly realized we needed to flesh out the world a lot more, and so we’ve taken a minor hiatus on this MS while we ease back into the school year. That’s about all the writing-related stuff we did this summer!

May book signing!

As for author-related events, we met the amazing Kelley Armstrong in late April (wow!) and exchanged bookmarks (double wow!). In June we attended a book signing for Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You (wrap up here) and met TONS of amazing book bloggers! Later that month we attended Morgan Rhodes’ book launch for A Book of Spirits and Thieves and it was amazing. Yay for local Canadian authors!

July was more of a relaxing month for us (besides running an online charity auction of Facebook, which was a great success!) On a personal note, we went to the Imagine Dragons concert, which was AWESOME, and we tweaked our manuscript a bit. 😀

Imagine Dragons!

Imagine Dragons!

In lieu of Since You’ve Been Gone, here’s a “list” of some stuff we did this summer:

Go to a concert

Attend a baseball game (Blue Jays!)

Get an internship 

(okay, we didn’t exactly get an internship, but we did get into an awesome volunteer program for our university library. Hooray!)

Edit our manuscript

READ (Obviously …) 😉

Eat funnel cake (The best.)

Have a book signing (We had two!!)

Watch LOTR 3 (No, we’d never seen it before … don’t judge!)

Have a blog tour (We did one in June HERE!)

Participate in SBPT (wrap up HERE!)

Said funnel cake (mmm)

Said funnel cake (mmm)

Reading AMSD!

Reading AMSD!

Toward the end of August we were lucky enough to be invited to the Simon and Schuster Preview Party for their children’s titles releasing this fall. We (again) met book bloggers and authors and collected a bunch of ARCs! Which brings us to the giveaway …

The giveaway will be for 3 ARCs releasing this month. They include:

  1. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands (MG)
  2. Madly by Amy Alward (YA)
  3. MiNRS by Kevin Sylvester (MG)

Plus you’ll receive some signed swag from us & other authors if you win!

Trust me, guys, you want these books. To enter the giveaway, fill out the rafflecopter form HERE. Best of luck!! (US/CAN ONLY!)

We hope you all had a fantastic summer ❤

-S&S

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