Jan 20, 2011

Ellen Schreiber - Once in a Full Moon Tour (& Giveaway)


Last night I had the pleasure to hear Ellen speak about her best selling series Vampire Kisses and talk about her new series, Once in a Full Moon. Here are some tidbits about her and her writing:



She was an actor and stand up comedian at The Second City in Chicago

She was inspired to write Vampire Kisses because of 4 things: a rebellious girl character came to mine, three goth girls standing on swings in a park, vampires, and Johnny Depp. She wondered....what would Johnny Depp do if he was a vampire?

She was first published in Belgium - Johnny Lightening

She wrote Vampire Kisses in 1998.

She submitted her manuscript to an editor who was accepting "unsolicited manuscripts" -without an agent.

Years later, her editor asked her to think about writing something new. She knew she wanted to stay with a paranormal theme. She began to think about werewolf's.

Book #2 in this series is called Magic of the Moonlight



Ellen was so nice to sign some bookmarks for me to giveaway. She even said she would make a donation to the Austin Children's Shelter!



I am going to change the way you can enter a little bit. There will be one winner from the Literary Lonestar Facebook page, 1 winner from Twitter, and 1 winner from the blog. You can enter all three to increase your chances.

Literary Lonestar winner - "Like" and comment below the book mark photo

Twitter winner - Tweet "Win a signed #OnceinaFullMoon bookmark from I Read Banned Books! http://tiny.cc/v0yfp @jenbigheart @ellenschreiber @PitchDarkBooks"

Blog winner - Follower and comment on this post with an email

*Giveaway closed*

Reminders:
Montgomery County Teen Book Festival, Jan 21-22
Coming Soon - Interview & Giveaway with Anna Godbersen

37 comments:

  1. Thanks for this amazing giveaway Jen and for making it international, since I'm French ..!! I can't wait to read this book .. You were so lucky to meet Ellen, she seems to be such a nice person (well I've only seen a coupls of interviews but she really does) ! These bookmarks are awesome, so I'm really hoping to win one of them !!
    My email adress is ninie2310@hotmail.fr and my GFC name is ninie2310 ..
    Merci beaucoup ;)

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  2. Fabulous interview and giveaway!
    Nodda surprise though, I enjoy all of your chats with authors!

    I have entered the contest via Twitter, LL FB page and now with this comment.

    Thanks again,
    Amy @ Ladysbookstuff

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway Jen! You're so lovely :)

    teenage.fairytale@gmail.com

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  4. Enter me please!
    natcleary@gmail.com

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read this book!
    GFC follower (Lexie@BookBug)
    lexie.bookbug(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  7. The event looks like it was really fun! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  8. Count me in please!
    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  9. Lovely bookmarks. Thanks for the giveaway!!! I love that she was inspired by Johnny Depp...who isn't inspired by him? :)

    GFC follower: Devan
    bridg1dr(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    erinberry12 at charter dot net

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  11. I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  12. This looks like a good book!

    TweetyB99 (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. I follow as oreo_93.

    I want a signed bookmark!!!

    oreo_93 AT hotmail DOT com

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  14. Oh, I love Ellen♥ I read Vampire Kisses when I finished Twilight saga mmm two year ago I think!

    luli_.22(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Thanks!!

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  15. I would love to get one of these! Count me in!

    battyaboutbats at gmail.com

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  16. I would love a signed bookmark please!

    greekpatty13@gmail.com

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  17. Please enter me! Thanks!!

    sauvadeavelle at yahoo dot com

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  18. great giveaway
    follow via gfc
    drakebdog@gmail.com

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower!
    mgc_uwi@yahoo.com

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  20. forgot to add my name - MarshaC
    mgc_uwi@yahoo.com

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  21. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    khyla_808ATyahooDOTcom

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

    cc932005 at hotmail dot com

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  23. Count me in please!

    maryflorido(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. Hope to win, i LOVE Ellen Schreiber, Vampire Kisses is amazing!

    raissa.1711@gmail.com

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway! I've read a lot of good reviews of this book.
    I'm a GFC follower.

    susanna[dot]pyatt[at]student[dot]rcsnc[dot]org

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  26. Sounds like you had a good time! thanks for sharing all fun facts about Ellen!

    Sara
    yavampire(at)hotmail.com

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  27. I follow and would love a chance to win!
    lisa.mcgeen@hotmail.com

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway! im a follower

    jessica b
    jecca.0104[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. follow via GFC

    rmcwentz at yahoo dot com

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  30. My students love the Vampire Kisses! I have Once in a Full Moon on order because I'm sure they'll devour it!

    yabibliophile at gmail dot com

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  31. I loved Vampire Kisses and now I can;t wait to read Once in a Full Moon!! This looks so awesome, and this is such an awesome giveaway!

    eliweibley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Thanks for the awesome contest! Love the Vampire Kisses series! Can't wait to read Once in a Full Moon. I'm sure it will be an awesome new series.

    ferretvamp14[at]live[dot]com

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  33. Count me in please!! I have been DYING to read Once in a Full Moon!! :D I am a new follower via GFC!
    cmurphy213@yahoo.com

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway! Really looking forward to this new series!

    germaine.dulac@yahoo.com

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  35. Great giveaway. I have yet to read this series but would love to give it a try!

    Courtney
    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

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  36. Hi! I tried all three ways!

    Twitter @aliaslucia http://twitter.com/#!/AliasLucia/status/30998821072801792
    Like the fb page
    commented and follow!

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  37. Jen you are such a sweetheart!!! Thank you for this fabulous opportunity!!! YOU ROCK!!!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/MoonlightGleams/status/31194768390225920

    Facebook: Lucy D'Andrea "Liked"

    moonlightgleam(at)gmail(dot)com

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