Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Classy Author Giveaway - Hannah Moskowitz's GONE, GONE, GONE

Well, friends? It's time for another


This giveaway starring: Hannah Moskowitz! 

Hannah Moskowitz
Ahhh purple and blue streaks in the hair!
Jealous that she can pull that off. Just saying.

I've admired Hannah for her classiness and her outstanding work for quite awhile.

The class:
The majority of the evidence of Hannah's classiness can be observed in two places: Twitter and her blog.
She's friends with a ton of people. She's very sweet to EVERYONE, no matter their age or pub status, even when they don't match hers. She's honest, up-front, and open about pretty much everything going on with her, mostly publishing-related, but sometimes not.

Even when she blogs about her fears and anxieties, she's not whiny. She's humble, she recognizes how lucky she is, and she never, never makes it sound like she's better than anyone else.

And she gets ultra-super-extra points for doing a mass apology for YA authors and agents who were acting like douchebags on Goodreads.*

*Warning: She does use some language that some people might consider less than, um, classy. Though I think even her use of the F-word is classy.

The work:
Oh, this woman's books. She can write like a motherf---ker.

Her characters grab you by the heart from the first page and never let it go.
When they talk? It's SO REAL.
Their relationships? Oh, you'd better believe you're invested. Even if you don't love the love interest. Or the main character, so much.

When you read one of Hannah's books, you can't put it down. It's not because you're marveling about how great the writing is, or how inventive the story is (even though both of those things are true)

It's because you forget that you're reading a book at all. You're just so absorbed in the story, and the world, and you CARE SO MUCH, that it's just your reality at that moment.

Anyway. You all know how much I love Hannah's work. I've gushed about BREAK and ZOMBIE TAG on this blog before. But now I'm super-psyched because her newest book, GONE, GONE, GONE, releases this week.

Gone, Gone, Gone

Here's the blurb from Goodreads:

It's a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge and trying to make sense of these random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives. Craig’s crushing on quiet, distant Lio, and preoccupied with what it meant when Lio kissed him...and if he’ll do it again...and if kissing Lio will help him finally get over his ex-boyfriend, Cody.Lio feels most alive when he's with Craig. He forgets about his broken family, his dead brother, and the messed up world. But being with Craig means being vulnerable...and Lio will have to decide whether love is worth the risk. 

Guuuuuuh. Okay. Yeah. It's been preordered for months from my account. I want to hook you all up with the same awesomeness. 

Leave a comment here to enter. 
Tweet and/or FB about the giveaway for one and/or two extra entries.  
If you blog about it, I will love you forever and give you two more.  

I'm leaving the contest open till 9 AM Friday, so that I can pre-order the book for you and it will arrive at your door on release day (I think? I hope?) And, yeah, I'll do international, because awesome books shouldn't have boundaries, right?

Everyone needs to read this book. And one (or maybe two? Haven't decided yet...) of you need to read it, courtesy of me. Because Hannah is so classy, and her books are so astounding, that she deserves the love. 

Okay! So! To enter, leave a comment and say you want the book. Extra entries if:

- You follow my blog (new or existing)
- You tweet about the giveaway (tag @LeighAnnKopans so I know you did, AND so I can follow you.) 
- You do anything else to spread the news (Facebook, blog, whatever. You don't have to leave a link. I trust you.)

Good luck, my sweeties! And THANK YOU!!!


  1. Happy Passover! Thinking of you - have you had the baby yet? :) I love Hannah's books (they showed me not to be afraid to write mine!). Commenting here for just one entry.
    Again hope you are not eating ALL of MY matzah brie.

    **We should also add that Hannah is Jewish, making her like a trifecta or something of Jews ;)

  2. Hi, Leigh Ann! Commenting here for one entry (plus another one because I follow you? I think that's right). Thanks! :)

  3. Great post, Leigh Ann! I have only read BREAK so far (which is very remiss of me, I know, and I intend to rectify that soon!), but I loved it.

  4. I do really want to read Gone, Gone, Gone or any book by Hannah Moskowitz for that matter because I haven't as yet. I do have Invincible Summer on my to-read shelf, though.

    My entries:
    Following your blog - Sana
    Tweet -!/artsymusings/status/190132863637798913
    Facebook post -

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  5. Any book that makes you forget that you're reading a book at all because you're so absorbed in the story must be a fabulous book! Plus, I know you wouldn't steer me wrong.

  6. I've only read Break so far, but would love this new one. I am a follower and tweeted (forgot to tag you too)!/SuziRetzlaff/status/190437682026000384

    1. Wow, that reply really showed up funky, I'm not sure why. I did not type it like that.