Saturday, January 8, 2011

Across the Universe PRE-ORDER GIVEAWAY! - CLOSED

Updateerica and christy you won the drawing! 

It was SO fun reading your awesome word inventions.

Thanks to everyone who entered! 

Guess what comes out next Tuuuuessday!


I know, right? 

I'm dying! I've already pre-ordered my copy, but I was thinking about all those other times an amazing book came out and I just didn't get around to picking it up until much after it came out, and I didn't want that to happen to you guys. 

So we're giving away one pre-order of Beth Revis' ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.

If you haven't gotten around to pre-ordering it yet, then this will be perfect timing for you! I'll pre-order tomorrow so there's a good chance it will arrive by Tuesday in the U.S. (no promises for outside the country, though, but still... a free book!) 

All you've got to do to be included in this random drawing is this:

A) Follow us if you're not

B) In honor of the epic spaceship setting, turn your WORD VERIFICATION non-word into a science fiction term at the bottom of your post. 

You can do this by leaving a comment, pressing POST COMMENT, and then EDIT your comment to include the WORDVER new definition. Don't forget to enter the word verification for the camera, too (you know, so our blog doesn't think you're a really clever robot).

Amparo will be blogging a review once it's out, so be sure to check back for that. And now for the juice of the book (for those of you who have missed all the ever-present buzz):

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules. 
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.


  1. Great contest and a really fun idea!

    Word Verification - TOLLY

    Welcome to TOLLY - the Techno Lolly! A new innovation in pharmaceutical technology.

    Each lick of a TOLLY will release our wonderful nanobots into your system even as the fantastic flavours burst on your tongue!

    You’ll be feeling tip-top and raring to go by the time you reach the stick – guaranteed! Now in ten new fab flavours.

    Warning – biting TOLLY can reprogram nanobots which may result in various side effects. TOLLYcorp are not liable for any adverse effects through biting our products.

  2. Very cool. Love playing with language.

    deredshr - evolved form of the term "the red shirt", which originated from the observation that those who always got killed first in episodes from the Star Trek franchise wore red shirts. The term took on new meaning during WW3 with the gory decimation of the front lines. People started truncating the term in online conversations, as the war dragged on and more and more people died.

  3. Very cool. I'm following under my twitter account.

    Word Verification: carnart - a human cart on the mythical world of Carnos

  4. Word verification: psymoss

    psymoss: a plant that, when ingested, produces psychedelic hallucinations. :)

  5. I can't wait for this book to release either!

    Neutend: The neutral tender intergalactic currency used in the year 2289.

  6. Wow! great contest.

    Noun: Cometicu (Coh-meh-ti-coo)

    This is a space sickness that occurs when human space surfers compete in the illegal sport of i-Comet: surfing on the back of a comet/s. Symptoms include quivery innards and heavy vomiting.

    Verb: Cometicued
    'He's been cometicued!'

  7. Wow, I'd heard a little bit about the book, but had no idea the story sounded so intense! And what a creative way to work the contest!

    Stryl-An alien virus brought to Earth by a hijacked satellite causing those infected to be inhabited by an alien being during the night. These aliens hope to cultivate humans in order to repopulate the dying society on their own planet.

    Haha okay, so I'm not so great at making up my own sci-fi stuff, but this was fun!

  8. Awesome! I've got a Kindle now and plan to click that magical button.

  9. I've seen this book EVERYWHERE lately! Congrats, Beth, and whoever reads and loves it!

    illha - the state of being your body falls into when The Leader speaks directly to you. No one can predict when The Leader chooses you. In fact, it is only when you fall into illha that you realize it yourself. And then you are Forever Changed.

  10. This book sounds amazing (:

    "it's stored in" translated from the language of fuhodqaq

  11. I'm so excited for this book! *crosses fingers*

    Boliesse: n. "Dust" clouds left behind when a spaceship jettisons the contents of the loo.

    Eww, gross. Who came up with that?

  12. Thank you so much for this contest! I can't wait to read this! And the word verification is really fun:))
    My word verification is "Suproth". The Suproth is another term for the supreme other, the title of whoever the partner of the supreme (leader) inside the spaceship, hence, whoever this may be is the second most powerful person inside the spaceship. This title is coveted among all women and is battled upon through various challenges.


  13. What a great idea for a give away! And a great prize too Thanks for making it international too
    Word Verification Misto
    M.I.S.T.O. is the name for the childminding robot for long spacce journeys It stands for Mechanical Instrument Supervising Toddlers Onboard. It has a friendly smiling face, the ability to sing the same song or read the same story for hours at a time. Also, in the case of alien attack, it can seal up the nursery and produce enough weaponary to defeat an army Warning: M.I.S.T.O. have been known to reach for these weapons when trying to get the little ones to bed of a night

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  15. Funny story: My husband and I were talking at work about this book and we were discussing a trip to Barnes & Noble. My husband goes: Don't you think you have enough books for now with all those coming in for reviews? My mature, professional response?: MAGAN WANT NOW!

    And I had trouble getting the word in...since I don't seem to do technology well...even though I write Sci-fi.

    Word verification: Bautte

    Bautte is a planet in the 15th galaxy, similar to Harlen or Masfirato in that it is a tropical planet and sustains life. Many travelers from the 13th and 14th galaxies travel to Bautte as a vacation destination and enjoy the long stretch of sandy beaches and the inhabitants who all look like they just stepped out of an Abercrombie catalog.

  16. LOl..i'm tottaly in ...

    let's see what word .... LICTRAN ...a rare liquid that makes things more easier to transport :D

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

  17. I'm in!

    Gogyn: is Gynic for bastard.

  18. I can't wait for this book either!! So excited :)


    The spale oozed from the rock, which might not actually be a rock. Did rocks on this planet bleed?

  19. YAY ME!! I get to read and love it now! Maybe illha is my lucky word, I'll have to find a way to fit it in my WIP now.

  20. Congrats, Erica!!! And thank you so much to everyone who entered! :D


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