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Monday, May 4, 2015

Nooks & Crannies: One-Month-Until-Release ARC Giveaway!!!


Hi All!

My second book, Nooks & Crannies, comes out on June 2nd and I'll be doing a few giveaways next month on various blogs, but wanted to offer up one of the early copies here. It was pitched to Simon & Schuster as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Clue. The cover and interior illustrations were done by the very talented Natalie Andrewson.

Here's a summary:

Tabitha Crum is a girl with a big imagination and a love for mystery novels, though her parents think her only talent is being a nuisance. She doesn't have a friend in the world, except her pet mouse, Pemberley, with whom she shares her dingy attic bedroom.
    
Then, on the heels of a rather devastating announcement made by her mother and father, Tabitha receives a mysterious invitation to the country estate of the wealthy but reclusive Countess of Windermere, whose mansion is rumored to be haunted. There, she finds herself among five other children, none of them sure why they've been summoned. But soon, a very big secret will be revealed— a secret that will change their lives forever and put Tabitha’s investigative skills to the test.

So if you don't want to wait a month to find out what sort of secrets are revealed at Hollingsworth Hall, just leave a comment below to be entered in the giveaway. I'll pick a winner via Random.org on Sunday, May 10th. UPDATE: The winner is Tania del Rio! Congrats Tania! I'll try to get in touch via Twitter and you can let me know an address to ship the ARC to :)

Here are snippets from early reviews:

"Packed with the delicious elements—hidden passages, unexplained noises, suspicious servants—of a traditional British mystery, Lawson’s story will keep readers engagingly puzzled throughout its multilayered twists and tangles... Well thought-out and deftly executed, Lawson’s novel will appeal to a wide audience." -Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW                  

"Original, engaging, and funny.... The writing is beautiful, expertly capturing all the suspense, hope, and love in the story.... A delightful gem that will fly off the shelves."
— School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW                  

"This loving homage to classic mysteries... offers a compelling puzzle, vividly drawn characters, and a clever and capable young detective" -ALA Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

"In the grand tradition of Roald Dahl. . . . A plucky amateur detective, secret passages, exaggerated characters, concealed identities, and dastardly villains equal a swell mystery."            
— Kirkus Reviews

Have a wonderful week!

53 comments:

  1. Ahh I want to win this book so much!! :) :) Can't wait for NOOKS & CRANNIES!!

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  2. Oh man, I would LOVE to read this book. It sounds incredible!

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  3. Sounds (and looks) fabulous! Please pick me. :)

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    1. Thank you, Jill! Good luck in the giveaway :)

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  4. Congrats on the starred reviews! This sounds like so much fun and I would love to win an arc. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  5. So excited for you, Jess! And congrats on the great reviews.

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  6. This sounds like a fantastic book! Just my kind of read! These are great reviews. Can't wait until it comes out! And congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! And I can't wait until your book arrives (I preordered your Imogene book)!

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  7. It truly sounds like a grand exercise in fun and suspense-filled reading. Congratulations!

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  8. How exciting! I didn't realize you had another book coming out, and this one sounds awesome. Perfect timing for summer reading for my kids. I'd love to feature this book on my blog - even if I don't get the ARC. Let me know if you'd be interested in doing an interview/ blog post/ etc.

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    1. I'd definitely be interested! I DM'd you on Twitter :)

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  9. Congratulations on your second book. I read your first one and commented on the Mighty Girl page. This sounds like another it also will belong on the Mighty Girl list.

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  10. Congratulations! Nooks and Crannies sounds like an awesome tale!

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  11. In the grand tradition of Roald Dahl...? *falls over and dies* That is awesome! And Kirkus said that? Even awesomer! =) (oh, and plz don't worry about entering me in the giveaway)

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    1. Thanks, Leandra! Looking forward to coming onto your blog next month :)

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  12. Can't wait to read this one! And, your book birthday is my REAL birthday. How 'bout that?!

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    1. FYI, that was supposed to be an exclamation point, not a ~ (sorry!)

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  13. This looks great! I'd love to win it

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    1. Thank you, Kell! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  14. I cannot wait to read Nooks and Crannies, and I also, join this long list of people wishing desperately to win an ARC. Tabitha Crum and sounds like a girl after my own heart. I'm on the edge of my seat, dying to read those pages - so pick me, please!

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    1. Love your enthusiasm!! Best of luck in the giveaway!

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  15. Oh my, this book looks highly interesting. I love the cover as well. Can't wait to read this one.

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  16. Stars everywhere! ! I've been waiting for this book since it sold. Congrats!

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  17. This looks fantastic! Can't wait to read it once it comes out!

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  18. Ok this is my first time hearing about it, and it sounds AMAZING. Can't wait to read it!

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    2. So glad you like the sound of it!

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  19. Congratulations what a wonderful premise, reminds me of The Westing Game. The cover looks fantastic.

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! I was really happy about the cover~ Natalie Andrewson did a fantastic job :)

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  20. This sounds awesome! Just my kind of book. Best of luck!

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  21. Congrats to Tania, and you as well Jess with the new book due out in a few day. How exciting!

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  22. Wow! That is an awesome pitch. Just the comp titles alone want to make me read it! Good luck with your release!!

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