Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Tension of Contests

This week, the paperback edition of The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride was released. The quote on the cover calls it "Tense! The constant push and pull of friendship, pain, love, and jealousy is beautifully drawn. A definite must read." If I were you, I'd listen to the guy who said that (okay, it was me) because he only has your best interest in mind.


Here's the premise of the book:

It's been two years since Noelle disappeared. Two years since her bike was discovered, sprawled on a sidewalk. Two years of silence, of worry, of fear.

For those two long years, her best friend Tessa has waited, living her own life in a state of suspended animation. Because how can she allow herself to enjoy a normal high school life if Noelle can't? How dare she have other friends, go to dances, date boys, without knowing what happened to the girl she thought she would share everything with?

And then one day, someone calls Noelle's house. She's alive.

A haunting psychological thriller taken straight from the headlines, The Tension of Opposites is a striking debut that explores the emotional aftermath of a kidnapping on the victim, and on the people she left behind.

To celebrate the paperback release, I'm giving away a copy of Kristina's book, along with:

  • an autographed paperback edition of Thirteen Reasons Why (which doesn't come out until late June, and includes an excerpt from The Future of Us)
  • a Beezus and Ramona display autographed by Selena Gomez (I've got connections!)
  • a c.d. of Green Day's Dookie (which is mentioned in The Future of Us)
  • an autographed c.d. of JoanMarie's In This World (JoanMarie is my wife and I play guitar on most of the songs...so again, I've got connections!)
  • cherry Pop-Tarts and a Skor candy bar (cuz they're delicious)


To enter, all you need to do is leave a little info in the comments section of this post by midnight (PST) on Monday, May 30. Tell me your name and three things no one would say when describing you. In other words, because this is a thematic contest, how would someone describe the opposite of you. For example:

JAY ASHER
clean freak
mathematician
onion-lover

After entering, check back on Tuesday to see if you've won. There's no need to leave your email because I'll tell you how to send me your mailing address when I announce the winner.

Good luck!

(THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED)

100 comments:

Sabrina said...

Sabrina Bertsch
Patient
Complient
Quiet

Sammi Wyatt said...

I really want those poptarts. xD

Read2Read said...

Grace Clyde

Hater of books.
Kitten kicker
Bug lover

That was fun...Hope I win! :)

Maddie said...

Maddie Loose
Hates reading
Rude
Loud

Pam Ayers said...

Pam Ayers
1. Male
2. A good speller
3. Runway Super Model

Andrea said...

What a fun contest & prizes!

Hmm... Three things no one would say when describing me?

1. A fantastic singer.
2. Stupid.
3. Lazy.

Caprica-Lex said...

A Selena-autograph? Cool!

So...

RENÉ KISSIEN
Always on time
fastest reader on earth
and a baaaaad cook

Naomi Canale said...

NAOMI CANALE
Shy
Shopaholic
Has super dance moves

Thanks for the contest Jay! This. Is. Awesome!

PBRBTMG said...

Amanda Murphy

Optimistic
Enemy to all Animals
Illiterate

Daniella Indie said...

Daniella Indie
Quiet
Boring
Shy

Valerie Guiles-Araujo said...

Valerie Guiles-Araujo

Quiet.
Over-confident.
Illiterate.


I would love to win this. :D

Kathleen said...

Kathleen Breitenbach
Decisive
Illiterate
Stupid

Valerie said...

Valerie Frederick
Hates NYC
Loves going to school
Never spends more than 5 hours online

Beth S. said...

Love this contest!

Beth Shaum
timid
xenophobic
industrious

storiesofmoss said...

Mmmmm, Skor.

Niki Moss
1) Tall
2) Mathelete (Unless we're talking some sort of special math Olympics, but probably not even then.)
3) Chocophobic (Again: Mmmm, Skor.)

lisa (the nerd) said...

Lisa Schensted
Reserved
Serious
Acidic

thanks for the contest!

Anonymous said...

Kelly Kopale
Silent
Tall
A-mazing singer

Sarah P. said...

Sarah Perry

Domestic goddess
Type A
Smoker

Taylor said...

Taylor Short
Quiet
Tidy
Rude


:)

Hall Memorial Library said...

Britt
1. Rude
2. non-reader
3. animal hater

Haylee said...

Haylee Troncone
1.outspoken
2.genius
3.outgoing

hey Jay it was really cool to see my art on your page, hopefully I can actually finish it and send it to you.

Candyland said...

Candyland
Icing from the can hater
Town gossip
One-upper

Leah L. said...

1. Forgettable
2. Don Draper
3. Co-ordinated

Juls White said...

Juls White

Wannabe vampire
Coffee fiend
Sock thief

Nina Laden said...

Abstract Expressionist
Vegan Meatarian
Politically Bipolar

Phanee said...

Phanee Manganas
pessimistic
rude
hates working in a lab

Thanks for the contest! Please only include me if you are making this international! (Couldn't find any mention, so I just entered!)

MandiLynn said...

Mandi (Lynn) Strzelewicz

-can say really long words with no problem
-hates music and books
-tall

Anonymous said...

Emma Carvish

Messy
Loves to eat anything
Hates school

Devan said...

Devan

Doesn't read
Loathes Johnny Depp
Eats squash and other orange mushy veggies.

Tiffany-Luttrell said...

Tiffany Luttrell.
male.
loud.
book hater.

Amy said...

Amy Carpenter
Punctual
Conniving
Drag Queen

Sarah said...

Sarah Johnson
Timid
Stupid
Quiet

Joan said...

Clever contest, Jay.

My 3 non-descriptors...
*laid back
*life of the party
*sexy

Congrats again on the movie and the book! Joan

Sue said...

Sue Harman

Terrible Cook
Messy
Shy

Paula said...

the opposite of me:
non-reader
reluctant to share books
addicted to video games

Sabrina said...

Sabrina Steyling
Sloppy
Rebellious
Math Whiz

Paula said...

PaulaKayMac:

Young
Drunk
Crazy

shy_yet_talkative_girl♥ said...

Kelly Grebeck

•never listens to music
• owns absolutely no books
• would never procrastinate

Sienna said...

Sienna
Athletic
Brilliant cook
Male

Nikki said...

NIKKI SHANNON SMITH
idle
feeble
naked

Jena said...

Slayer of bathroom spiders
Enemy of all things fluffy
Epitome of sanity

Miss Bookiverse said...

Miss Bookiverse
chocolate hater
book burner
snail lover

Bwyatt said...

Britney Wyatt
Quiet
Patient
Illiterate :o)

XoXo
Thanks Jay!

Meagan said...

Meagan
Thin
illiterate
dumb

Heather said...

Heather Scott

Tall
Materialistic
Rude

YA Book Queen said...

Leann

- Rambunctious
- Flighty
- Treacherous

Fun entry idea! Thank you for having such a wonderful contest :)

rockyriverteenlibrarian said...

Megan

Organized
Even-tempered with no tendencies for melodrama
Tall

Ann Eisenstein said...

Ann Eisenstein

Hates cats
Hates kids
Hates books

morganleeanne said...

Morgan Cassidy
1. Decisive.
2. Prompt.
3. Chef.

Semisweet said...

Ann

Uptight
Patient
Extroverted

kai (amaterasu) said...

Kai Agito

Loves chickens (seriously, I AM SCARED OF ANYTHING ALIVE w/ feathers!)
Clean freak
Loud

Kellye said...

Wait, did Selena sign the Pop Tarts?

Kellye Crocker

1. Often mistaken for Sofia Vagara.

2. Would rather do anything to avoid reading.

3. Apathetic, spiritless, non-laugher.

Safari Poet said...

Petra

Outgoing
Impulsive
Uppity

theartgirl said...

Colleen:

hyper
noisy
sports a nice tan

Morgan G. said...

Morgan Gauvin
english lover
writer
hates reading

Tracy said...

Tracy Kyle
slob
tall
blabber-mouth

[-The Mad Hatter-] said...

Katie-Rebekah:
Selfish.
Impolite
Well coordinated.

Anonymous said...

Aimee Fraser
Always happy
Hater of creativity
Not opinionated

I had fun doing this :)
Seeing as i dont have a google account or anything my facebook is :
http://www.facebook.com/Aimeef.fb

Anonymous said...

Aaron Saenz
Hateful
Ignorant
All over the place

kndfan12 said...

Savannah Austin

Food lover
Quiet
Dependent

Genoveva said...

haha oops didn't read the instrustions well lol!

Genoveva Fuentes
Book Hater
Stupid
can't even draw a circle ;)

hahaha that was fun!

Jeni said...

Jenileese Winslett
Historian
Drab
Afraid of Porcupines

<3 I think I made that harder than it should have been.... lol!

ABookVacation said...

Shana
Social Butterfly
Book Hater
Intersting

jpetroroy said...

Jen
Cold weather lover.
Misanthrope
Night Owl

Minas said...

Minas

Short
Hates reading
Loud

AmandaHewer said...

Amanda Hewer
Brain dead,
Meany,
Lame-O

SherrizRandom said...

Sherri-Dawn Harris

Donut-phobic
Too dumb to read a book
Hates writing

Candace said...

Candace

1. Flirty
2. Careless
3. Tall

Jara King said...

Jara Amarillo
1. Despises books
2. Loves statistics out of all her courses
3. Hates all genres of music

rh3a said...

Jen Plattel
Preppy
Illiterate
Muggle

Anonymous said...

Lindsey Wilson
Unathletic/klutzy
Loud
Crazy

alee said...

the opposite of me?

reluctant reader.
unpeculiar.
pessimistic.

:D

Molly said...

Molly Jackson
quiet
never ever stressed
has a voice reminiscent of beyonce

Anonymous said...

Grace Radford
Stupid
Normal
Preppy

GamerX said...

Charlene
Hates Kittens
Hates Books
Stupid

dina.zchowdhury said...

Dina Chowdhury
Life Time Movie Lover
Future Wizard
Best NASCAR Racer

I Read Banned Books said...

Jen Bigheart

Athlete
Pickle lover
A beast in the kitchen

Em said...

Em
mean-spirited
bad cook
luddite

BPeace said...

Brian Peace
Mathy
Beanpole
Boring

wordsrmylife said...

Katherine Quimby Johnson

laid back
short
bibliophobe

Loreal said...

Loreal :)

Unorganized
Heartless
Tall

Mary Short said...

Mary Short
athletic
extrovert
loud

Amy @ bookgoonie said...

Amy @ bookgoonie
Procrastinator
Potty mouth
History teacher
Quote slinger

bookgoonie at yahoo.com

Simcha said...

Ooh, a Skor bar.. ;)

I'm in, if the giveaway is international. I've heard great things about these books and would love to try them myself.

So, three things:

1. Tall
2. Introverted
3. French

Simcha

Sam said...

Samiyo Farah

Loather of the written word

Organised

Loud

Aljon Celis said...

Aljon Celis

Apathetic
Masochist
Quixotic

thereadingzone said...

Sarah
clean-freak
quiet
patient

Jay said...

JAMAD ARTAN
violent
workaholic
rude

SarahChristine said...

Sarah Christine.

Redneck.
Tall.
A Guy.

:)

Iris said...

count me in.
iris

Kayleigh said...

Kayleigh McCarthy

short
sweet
city girl

Britta said...

Britta G
Moldy Cheese Lover
Rebel
Tan

BresBaubles said...

Bre dale. neat patient skinny

dothutchison said...

Dot Hutchison
Dull
Romantic
Normal
:D

libraryladyj said...

Janet Kenney
dishonest
impulsive
sloppy

Jayne said...

Jayne Watkins
Omnivorous
Dishonest
Shopaholic

Kellie Ann Rowe said...

Kellie Ann Rowe

Selfish
singer
meek
quiet

Elaina said...

Elaina Dente
Patient
Short
Extremely outgoing

Françoise Bouffioux said...

Françoise Bouffioux

Pessimistic
know-it-all
... definable.


Ps: I know my name sounds french speaking - which I'm, but I've been living in California for a while, so I'm in the US.
Thank you for the contest!

Karenie Luu said...

Khanh Ngoc Luu
Mature
Decisive
Lack of will