Okay, I don't have time to post much except the subject of the giveaway; I've been called off to family business in California and I will be here till Saturday. Thus the time parameters for my contest! You can enter from now until Midnight (MST) on Saturday (July 19th) and here's how you do it: in the comments I want you to tell me your favorite book (any genre) that you have read that was published in about the last year. (I know, Pride and Prejudice is everyone's favorite book, but I've already read that! So give me something moderne!;))
Okay, so on to the book! Our giveaway this month is the very talented James Dashner's The 13th Reality. James is a good friend of mine and has a really great success story. He was originally published by a small niche press, then was published by a new publisher with national distribution, and just last week he announced that he recently sold his newest book to Delacorte press, and imprint of Random House. So niche, to national, to big time New York Publisher. Go James!
Here's a bit about 13th Reality, shamelessly stoles form Amazon.:)
What if every time you made a choice that had a significant consequence, a new, alternate reality was created--the life that would've been had you made the other choice? What if those new realities were in danger? What if it fell to you to save all the realities? Atticus Higginbottom, a.k.a. Tick, is an average thirteen-year-old boy until the day a strange letter arrives in his mailbox. Postmarked from Alaska and cryptically signed with the initials "M.G.," the letter informs Tick that dangerous--perhaps even deadly--events have been set in motion that could result in the destruction of reality itself. M.G. promises to send Tick twelve riddles that will reveal on a certain day, at a certain time, at a certain place, something extraordinary will happen. Will Tick have the courage to follow the twelve clues M.G. sends to him? Will he be able to solve the riddles in time? Will Tick discover the life he was meant to live? The first volume of an outstanding new children's fantasy series, The Journal of Curious Letters is filled with adventure, humor, riddles, and, oh, yes--danger... As M.G. warns Tick, Very frightening things are coming your way.
So if you want a piece of Atticus Higginbottom, leave me your book recommendation!