Last month we opened a giveaway for Nyx in the House of Night, with five winners to receive a copy of the book (signed by both P.C. and Kristin Cast), an illustrated print of the goddess Nyx (signed by the artist Alan Torrance), and a NYX cosmetics Slim Eye Pencil in sapphire. We asked entrants to share in the comments what kind of tattoos they would get as an adult vampyre if they lived in Zoey’s world, and got some great answers in return (we highly recommend reading them here!). Without further ado, here are the contest winners and the comments they shared.
ALLISON LOPEZ – my tattoo could have blue crescents and some blue butterflies with dark blue swirls going down …
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If you’re already signed up for certain book mailing lists, you’ll have heard about the exciting new initiative we’re starting. When you sign up for designated mailing lists (they’ll be paired with the above graphic), you’ll not only get the latest news on the book, but we’ll also email you a free PDF of book content. There are thirteen excerpts you can download right now and there’s no limit to what you can sign up for, so go crazy if the mood strikes you! Scroll down in the post to see what we have available; we hope you enjoy.
From our back list, you can get excerpts for the following titles (just click on the book titles, and scroll down until you see …
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The ninth House of Night book, Destined, came out last month, and by now we figure you’re probably looking for your next House of Night fix; we’ve got a giveaway that should do the trick!
Five winners will receive:
- a copy of Nyx in the House of Night signed by both P.C. and Kristin Cast
- a gorgeous illustrated print of the goddess Nyx signed by the artist, Alan Torrance (check it out above)
- and, as a little extra, a NYX cosmetics Slim Eye Pencil in sapphire (NO relation to the series; just a great coincidence!)
(We support everyone’s right to wear eyeliner, regardless of gender. But it’s also the perfect color for drawing on a Fledgling tattoo for the next book release party!)
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Haven’t heard about our latest YA Smart Pop anthology, Nyx in the House of Night, on P.C. and Kristin Cast’s House of Night series? Read more about it on the main Smart Pop blog.
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1. From which mythical sisters do fledgling vampyres Deino, Enyo, and Pemphredo (unaffectionately labeled the Hags from Hell by Erin and Shaunee) take their name?
a. The Gorgons
b. The Fates
c. The Graiai
d. The Hesperides
2. Which House of Night class symbol also represents the Triple Goddess, …
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Though our parent publisher BenBella has exhibited at Comic-Con before, this will be Smart Pop’s first year with a booth–and we’re jumping in feet (or is that spines?) first. Jennifer, Heather, and I will be in San Diego for four days (plus preview night!) packed with signings and giveaways for our 2011 titles. You’ll find us at B-4, in the back right corner of the exhibit hall.
You can download our official Comic-Con press release here but we wanted to take some time here to give you guys a sneak peek–not just of the high-profile highlights, but also the various extras that didn’t make the press release . . . plus the opportunities we’ll be making available for those of you following the con …
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The House of Night is no ordinary school–and not just because it’s for vampyres. It’s a place where magic, religion, folklore, and mythology from multiple traditions merry meet and meld to create something incredible and new. In Nyx in the House of Night, some of your favorite YA authors, plus a few experts, help you navigate the influences behind the House of Night series in a guide that would get even Damien’s seal of approval.
Travel with P.C. Cast as she gets her first tattoo in Ireland, climbs the ruins of Sgiach’s castle, and discovers the lore that led to the Isle of Skye vampyres. Read Kristin Cast’s defense of women in history …
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If our recent posts about Nyx in the House of Night have caught your eye, then you won’t want to miss this news: today the book is officially on store shelves everywhere!
If this is the first you’re hearing about Nyx in the House of Night, the book is all about the mythology, religion, and folklore in the House of Night series, and includes an introduction and essay by P.C. Cast herself, along with an essay from Kristin Cast, plus other great YA writers and mythology and religion experts. There’s more, though, that makes this book extra special: It’s full of beautiful black, white, and sapphire-blue illustrations that evoke the color in the vampyre tattoos. You can see an example–an illustration of the …
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Summer is a great time for reading–be it of the required or beach-type reads–and in light of the sunny afternoons ahead, Smart Pop is kicking off summer vacation with Nyx in the House of Night and The Girl Who Was on Fire giveaways!
Starting with the June 2011 House of Night anthology:
This is a great page turner for those of the vampire persuasion (or just vamp lit fans!). Nyx in the House of Night covers all the myths, historical facts, personal details, and religious traditions that make up the Zoey Redbird’s magical world. If that’s not enough, this anthology has new writing from Kristin & P.C. Cast PLUS sapphire blue illustrations that really bring the House of Night to life.
CONTEST — (1 …
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Look for it to be a little quieter around our site next week. Jennifer and I will both be at BEA–BookExpo America–“the largest publishing event in North America”: a yearly gathering at which book publishers tell the rest of the world (via media, booksellers, librarians, bloggers, other publishers, etc.) what books they have coming up that they’re excited about. (You can follow attendees on Twitter by watching the #bookexpo and #bea11 tags–the former is the official tag, but we’ve seen a lot of the latter being used, too.)
For those of you attending–and/or those of you attending Book Blogger Con on Friday–we wanted to, like last year, give you a quick rundown of Smart Pop at BEA. We’ve got a lot …
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Last season, we did an official introduction post for our Fall 2010 books. This season, we’re trying something new: officially announcing our Spring 2011 titles individually, each in their own post. If you’ve missed any, you can check them all out here.
Almost three years ago, I went to a book signing for P.C. and Kristin Cast just north of Dallas. P.C. had recently been our editor on Immortal, a collection of fabulous vampire short stories we released originally for Borders; Kristin had contributed a story. And I was excited to meet them in person–not to mention pick up a copy of the latest House of Night book (Untamed, if I recall correctly).
It was a great event; the store …
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