Monday, May 24, 2010

A contest, Daisy Whitney and The Mockingbirds!

Does everyone know who this lovely lady is?? Hmm?? Well you all should because she is the coolest! And I'm not exaggerating one bit when I say that.

For all of you who don't know (shame on you!!) this super awesome lady (with the gorgeous necklace and I'm sure fabulous shoes--she loves shoes as much as I do!! There's nothing cooler than that, for sure) is Daisy Whitney, debut author of The Mockingbirds, which will be flying off bookstore shelves nationwide on November 2, 2010.

Now, you're probably asking yourself why I'm professing my love for Daisy when her book isn't even out yet. Well, I do have a reason.

And that reason is.....

Why yes, that picture you see is an ARC of Daisy's book, The Mockingbirds. And yes, that is a picture I took of the ARC my dear, shoe lovin', friend Daisy sent for me to worship. *ahem* I mean, read.

How cool is that?!?!?!!! I couldn't resist taking more pictures, because, I mean, just look at it! It's beautiful, isn't it!

Here's a picture of The Mockingbirds on my book shelf, where it will rest permanently November 2, 2010.
And here's another picture of The Mockingbirds on a different book shelf. I guess I was just testing out where it fits better. I haven't decided yet, so I might just have to buy multiple copies. :)

And lastly, I think I may have got a little carried away. Here is The Mockingbirds as my computer background. (For those of you wondering, yes, I actually squeezed it in through that cd-rom slot. I'll be the first to tell you, it wasn't easy. *Wink, wink* But isn't it pretty!)

Anyway, I want thank Daisy for sending me a copy of her ARC to read. I was dying to read it and believe me when I say: OMG... you guys must pre-order your copy of The Mockingbirds now!! And, you can find more info about The Mockingbirds on Daisy's website.

But wait, there's more. A few month's back, this lovely lady, donated a book for me to give away during one of my contests. For whatever reason (because really, I can't remember why I haven't given this book away yet), I still have it and have decided that now is as good as ever to give it away.

The book: Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan. And to top it off, it's AUTOGRAPHED!!

Pretty cool, huh?

But that's not it. I swear, Daisy is one of the most generous people on earth! Thanks to Daisy, I have more prizes.

The Mockingbirds Bookmarks!!

I don't know about you, but I can always use a bookmark.

So, here's how to enter:

You must be a follower of this blog and comment on this post.

Easy peasy, you're entered to win. But, if you want extra entries you can do one or all of the following:

Blog post about the contest = 5 entries

Twittering (@kimfranklin25) = 3 entries

Sidebar posting = 3 entries

Now how easy is all of that? Just be sure to let me know if you've done anything to get extra entries. The contest will end Sunday, May 30, 2010, so get busy and good luck!!

Once again, THANK YOU, DAISY!! I can't wait to see your name on the New York Times Bestseller List. Because after reading this....

There's no doubt in my mind that your name will be there in November.

PS: When your book becomes a movie, you'll let me be there with you during the hot boy casting call, right? ;)

Happy Monday, everyone!!


  1. Not to belittle the Mockingbirds, but I saw two pictures of your bookshelves and got all excited thinking you were going to post pics of ALL your shelves (a sickness of mine) but (sniff sniff) it was just the two.

    It's okay, I'll get over it....

  2. Oh wow wow wow!! That's so cool and I'm going to grudingly advertise this everywhere (so all three of the things :P)

    Seriously, it sounds so cool. Roll on november!!

    p.s. Kim, OF COURSE you'll be at the hot-boy casting. In fact I'll be offended if you don't turn up, these things need to be thought through carefully :P

  3. How exciting!!! I would have been absolutely elated as well! I love all the wonderful pictures you gave us to rub it in our faces!!! Just teasing I know you were just showing it off!!!

    Great contest, and I think I'll be pre-ordering my copy this weekend!! If not sooner!

  4. Really exciting!! Love the Mockingbirds holds the eye, begs for more...This must be Super Cool Monday for Jen announced at Unedited that Elana Johnson has a book deal! I hope you're next, Kim, with your name up on the bookshelves!!

  5. Another great contest!
    Congrats to Daisy on The Mockingbirds. I bet she can't wait for November! Hurray for ARCs!

  6. How awesome is Daisy?! Congrats to her on her book (yes I want to read it.) I love your bookshelf --hmmm pretty similar to mine. Although I have not read all my books yet. (forgive me I'm a slow reader and well the kiddos don't like me ignoring them.) I will post about this of course (wednesday) and will tweet it.
    Your rockin as always.

  7. I have new bookmarks! With the design and release date and more good info, so I'll give you new ones for your contest! And wow -- thanks for all the nice things and especially for posing my book! You are the cutest!

  8. I love Daisy! I know her book is going to be awesome so of course I am buying it.

    I think it looks best on the first

  9. Wow! How cool! And what a great contest, Kim.

    (I too want to see more of your bookshelves!!)

  10. Awesome contest, I'm now excited about this book!

  11. Count me in :D!

    Here's the sidebar link also:

  12. Great contest! I'd love to win that ARC!
    I"m going to post on my sidebar:


  13. Very exciting! The cover is really cool. Oh, and I tweeted about the contest. (@katiemstout)

  14. Great! A new author!!

    Congrats to Daisy!

    And your contest sounds great!

  15. What fun! I didn't think you got carried away:) Loved the pics; why not photo document such events?? The book sounds good, too.
    Have a great week,

  16. Hot boy casting call - sounds like fun! Great contest - I'll add it to my sidebar.

    And congrats to Daisy!

  17. That is so cool! I love the cover. I definitely will be thinking of this book, and waiting for it to come out in November.

  18. I haven't heard of the book but apparently I should have :) If you enjoyed it then I'm sure its awesome. I'll have to pick up a copy.

  19. THE MOCKINGBIRD sounds like such a fabulous book. Can't wait to read it comes November!

  20. So exciting! Thanks for sharing the news and the giveaway!

  21. Sweet! I'll add it to my to-read Goodreads bookshelf NOW! Love the contest and trust your opinion on all things bookerly!

    And what a sweet contest...I just won something which is odd for me so maybe I'm on a winning streak?? Let's hope so because this one looks pretty cool!

  22. Pick me!

    +3 Twitter:

    +3 Sidebar:

    - Rebecca

  23. Wow! it sounds great! Thank you for the contest! Please countme in if it's open internationally :)

    +3 tweet:

    Thank you!
    entrelibros_blog at hotmail dot com

  24. Cool.

    Please enter me! (international?)

    magabygc At


  25. Oh, man. I want that ARC so bad, Kim! I'm trying to wait patiently for Daisy's book, but I'll try my luck... (though it never holds out). :o)

    Count me for three extra, I'll post it in my sidebar.

  26. Wow! Generous is right! Totally awesome, Kimberly! :-)

  27. Okay, now that I am back from vacation, I don't feel quite so frantic. I will make a point of blogging and sidebarring within the next few days....

  28. Yay for contests!!! Count me in!

    Sidebar +3 :)

  29. I would love to win this book. Sounds so interesting!

    +5 Blog Post:
    +3 Tweet:
    +3 Sidebar:


  30. Ok, I'm in!
    I'm a follower :)
    I will blog about your giveaway now!
    thanks for this opportunity!
    and thanks for the blog comment!