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Would You Like Some TOUCHING THE SURFACE Swag?

Filed under: Contests, Touching the Surface, YA Books, Young Adult (YA)

OMG!!! It’s 66 days until the book launch of TOUCHING THE SURFACE and I feel like I have a fluttering flock of origami cranes in my belly. I can barely contain myself. I doubt anything is going to stop the feeling of sweet anticipation–not that I really want too–but I thought I could at least try to share a little bit of my excitement with you by giving away swag packets to almost anyone who wants them. I say “almost” because I’ll absolutely try to accommodate everyone who is interested, but if I start to get too many requests (a fabulous problem, no?) I’ll have to cap it off to make it manageable. *fingers crossed*




Unfortunately, this event is only going to be open to mailing addresses in the US. Additionally, if you’re a teacher or a librarian and you’d like a class set/book club set of swag, please include how many people you will be sharing with. Here’s how it’s going to work…

I would really like to get the word out about TOUCHING THE SURFACE, so in the comments, please tell me where you reposted or shared the link to this blog. You don’t have to attach your link or anything–I’ll believe you. Besides, if you’re willing to lie to get my swag–that also makes me feel kind of good. But I do encourage you to be a moral and upstanding human being. *grin*  And just so you know, your dedication to spreading the word doesn’t even have to be on line, you can also let me know that  you’ve shared it with your teenage niece on your Uncle Ted’s side of the family–you know the one with the extra toe. *grin*  I’m just appreciative of you giving me a shout-out.


Oh, and I have a magic number in mind–I can do that–I write fiction. If that magic number gets hit, one participant will earn a very cool bonus prize!!!! It will be a good one–I promise. *squee*

Thanks so much for participating. Now it’s time for me to shut up so you can start. On your mark, get set…GO!

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Super Swag Sunday!

Filed under: Apocalypsies, Contests, YA Books, Young Adult (YA)

Yesterday kicked off SUPER SWAG SUNDAY!! Fellow Apocalypsie, Laurisa White Reyes, debut author of THE ROCK OF IVANORE: Book One of the Celestine Chronicles is hosting SUPER SWAG SUNDAY on her blog–A Thousand Wrongs. And guess what? I’m one of thirty-one authors participating…

The Rock of Ivanore – Laurisa White Reyes
Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman
Send Me A Sign by Tiffany Schmidt
Claws by Mike & Rachel Grinti
Blind Spot by Laura Ellen
Emily’s Dress & Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak
Starters by Lissa Price
Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Page Madonia
Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini
Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist
Velveteen by Daniel Marks
Cracked by K.M.Walton
The Prisoner of the Shadows (Heroes of the Highest Order) by R.K. Hinrichsen
The Downside of Charlie by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Small Medium At Large by Joanne Levy
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
The Dark Light by Sara Walsh
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
The Wicked & the Just by J. Anderson Coats
The Marble Queen by Stephanie J. Blake
Fishtale by Hans Bauer & Catherine Masciola
Possess by Gretchen McNeil
Fair Coin by E.C. Myers
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire LeGrand
Auracle by Gina Rosati
Time Between Us Tamara Ireland Stone
Chained by Lynn Kelly
You Can’t Have My Planet by James Mihaley
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
The Secret Sisters Club by Monique Bucheger

Here’s how it works…

SUPER SWAG SUNDAY is a celebration of the best in new kids and teens
literature. What is swag? Swag is all the fun stuff authors giveaway
to promote their books and I’ve got TONS OF IT!!!!

31 authors (many who are Apocalypsies) have donated everything you can
imagine for this event: signed bookmarks, postcards, tattoos,
stickers, pins, magnets, pens, frishbees, rubber bugs, origami, guitar
picks, fortune cookies, and more!

Every day for 7 days I will spotlight 4 or 5 new titles from the most
amazing up and coming children’s and teen authors. Then, next Sunday,
June 10th seven (7) giveaway winners will be announced. Each winner
will receive a MEGA SWAG PACK containing swag from every spotlighted

You can enter the giveaway just once or every day for more chances to
win! This is great way to kick off your child or teen’s summer
reading! Come on by first thing tomorrow morning and join in the fun!

Here are some of the goodie you can win…

What are you waiting for? Oh, right–I always ask you a question. What is your most prized piece of book swag you’ve ever received?

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The YAmazing Race and a Pre-order of TOUCHING THE SURFACE

Filed under: Apocalypsies, Contests, Touching the Surface, YA Books, Young Adult (YA)

It’s time for the 2nd YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes!!!!

The YAmazing Race is a crazy, whirlwind, Apocalypsie blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors and prize packs featuring ARCs, Pre-orders, gift certificates, swag, and more! If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, please click HERE to start from the beginning and read the complete rules. (FYI–There have been a couple small changes since the first race to make the race even easier to run. Yay!!!)  Although my post is up and ready to go, REMEMBER THAT THE RACE DOESN’T OFFICIALLY BEGIN UNTIL WEDNESDAY 5/2 at NOON-EST!

Now on to the race! (Read carefully, your clue is in the synopsis.)

TOUCHING THE SURFACE  By: Kimberly Sabatini


October 30, 2012
Simon Pulse – Simon and Schuster

Life altering mistakes are meant to alter lives…

When Elliot dies for the third time, she knows this is her last shot. There are no fourth-timers in this afterlife, so one more chance is all she has to get things right. But before she can move on to her next life, Elliot will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed…and people she’s killed.

As she pieces together the mistakes of her past, Elliot must earn the forgiveness of her best friend and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves…even if it means losing them both forever.

 Before I get to my “Road Block” *giggle* I thought I’d share my cover proof with you…


Okay–it’s time for your Road Block, but I won’t make it too hard because I know you’re on your way to the next Pitstop. If you decide to stop and play, you have the opportunity to win a Pre-order of TOUCHING THE SURFACE (Sorry I don’t have any ARCs–they locked them all away because they know I’d give them out in about 30 seconds LOL! All requests for ARCs must be placed through Simon Pulse.) Of course when I send the winner their pre-order confirmation information–I’ll be throwing in some swag. Don’t forget to make sure that your comment has a viable email contact included. (You can’t win if I can’t reach you.) And yes, this contest is open internationally.

So, your question is…

WHAT IS IT ABOUT TOUCHING THE SURFACE THAT INTRIGUES YOU THE MOST? It can be the cover, the synopsis, or even how the story line or characters relate to something in your own life. I’m just curious to know what makes you curious about my book.


Lastly, don’t forget to get your next clue…You’re off to see Shelley Coriell debut author of WELCOME CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE. What are you waiting for…GO!!!!!

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Filed under: Apocalypsies, Contests, Touching the Surface

Woo hoo!!! I’ve got stuff to give away. Who wants it???

First, I have an ARC of STARTERS by fellow Apocalypsie Lissa Price

Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.

He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie’s head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator’s grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations’ plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . .

Kimberly Sabatini’s Review of Starters

I was given the ARC of STARTERS at the New York SCBWI Conference and I can’t tell you what a lucky break that was for me. I am so excited to have gotten an early peek at this debut novel. My only complaint? Now I have to wait, for what is going to seem like forever, until I can read ENDERS and find out what happens after all those cliff hangers? *growls at Lissa Price*

Why do I love this book? Starters has amazing characters, a very unique setting and a super exciting plot. But the best part is that all these wonderful components blend together seamlessly. I felt the very same way when I read CINDER by Marissa Meyer. These books have mastered the art of story telling–they are the complete package. STARTERS reeled me in from the very beginning and thoroughly captured my attention and emotions.

So, what’s special about STARTERS? A lot–but one of my favorite things is Price’s integration of the elderly into her novel. Below the surface of heart-thumping excitement, I found myself pondering some deep and interesting thoughts about Price’s society and how it relates to our own. I love a story that has layers and depth. And I know I mentioned it earlier, but the CLIFF HANGERS are amazing!!! STARTERS is a complete and fulfilling book and it’s teasers are not gratuitous–they are exciting and well thought out. Thank you!!!!

In my humble opinion, this book will be a well deserved success. And making it even sweeter, I love being able to support my fellow Apocalypsies and Lissa Price has just made my job so easy. Congrats, Lissa–I’m expecting great things from you and if you ever want to let me peek at ENDERS–I’m available.


Want to read an EXCERPT OF STARTERS?

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The winner of this contest will also get some swag from me and it will include my new BOOKMARKS!!!!  Want to see how pretty they are? They were created by the talented Jeff Allen Fielder and I loved working with him. I highly recommend him if you’re looking for someone to do your bookmarks.  He’ll absolutely be making postcards for me too!!!

Here’s the front…with room for me to sign it if you’d like. How crazy is that??? Seriously, you’d be the very first person to have me sign anything. I’ll be blushing the whole time that I do it!

And here is the back with a sneak peek at my *heart squishing* blurb by the lovely and talented Daisy Whitney–the author of THE MOCKINGBIRDS and it’s sequel and new release THE RIVALS.

Yes, I get a little mushy every time I read it. *Pulls myself together* But the BIG question is…how can you win all this and maybe even a little piece of chocolate???  Leave a comment below with your contact information included and tell me and Lissa what your favorite kind of swag is? I’m starting to plan my swag bag and I’d like to invest in things that that are really useful and enjoyable to readers. Feel free to get creative.  This contest will run from today (Monday, February 13th) until midnight EST on Friday February 17th. One winner will be picked at random. Good luck and PS…I give good chocolate.

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