Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer Fun & Giveaway with Elana Johnson

Please welcome Elana Johnson, author of Surrender, for some summer fun! Please leave a comment for a chance to win your own copy.

What's your favorite summer memory? 

My sister and I used to set the tent up in the backyard and sleep out there for days. I loved that about summer.

Ice cream or popsicle? What's your favorite flavor?

Oooh, I love popsicles. Dryer’s makes superb fruit popsicles. I like their lemonade, lime, and strawberry ones.

What will you be reading this summer?

INSURGENT by Veronica Roth. I’M NOT HER by Janet Gurtler. MONUMENT 14 by Emmy Laybourne. These are my recent Kindle purchases. Oh! And PARTIALS by Dan Wells. Still haven’t read that.

About Elana: Elana's work including POSSESSION, REGRET, and SURRENDER is available from Simon & Schuster wherever books are sold. She is the author of From the Query to the Call, an ebook that every writer needs to read before they query, which can be downloaded for free on her website. She runs a personal blog on publishing and is a founding author of the QueryTracker blog. She blogs regularly at The League of Extraordinary Writers, co-organizes WriteOnCon, and can be found on Twitter and Facebook.

She wishes she could experience her first kiss again, tell the mean girl where to shove it, and have cool superpowers like reading minds and controlling fire. To fulfill her desires, she writes young adult science fiction and fantasy.

About SURRENDER: Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.
All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn.

Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque….

GIVEAWAY: Elana is hosting a Spectacular Seconds giveaway this week! You can enter to win one of five signed sophomore books by Beth Revis, Ally Condie, Veronica Roth, Kristi Cook, and Kim Harrington. CLICK HERE for all the details and to enter.

Leave a comment on this blog for a chance to win a copy too! 
Drawing will be held mid-July due to summer craziness.


  1. The Best thing about summer is to do nothing! =)

    hobe be the winner!

  2. more rest always gives u permanent rest so whatever may be the reason do your best at all session to become successive man in your life :)

  3. Favorite summer memory -- while headed to a camping trip when I was a kid, the family car broke down in a tiny little North Carolina coastal town called Duck. There was nothing there but a gas station and a beach campground. The gas station owner towed our camper to the campground, and we were "forced" to camp on the beach for a week waiting for parts. (Darn!) We loved our accidental beach vacation so much we went back every summer for years. Now the town is overrun with high-priced condos, so the Duck of my childhood is truly just a memory.

  4. It's summertime and we would love to read a great book. Pick us! Pick us! :)