Thursday, June 16, 2011

Book Tour: Spellbound (and Giveaway!)

Title and Author: Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz
Release Date: June 28, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 324 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: 4 stars
What’s a girl to do when meeting The One means she’s cursed to die a horrible death? Life hasn’t been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Conner, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she’s irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight. But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can’t stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma’s been having the oddest dreams. Visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.
Spellbound is more than another nice paranormal romance. It is fun, exciting, fresh and so enjoyable!

I love the characters, they are easily the best part of the story! Emma has had a hard and sad life. You really root for her to get the guy, to break the curse and vanquish the evil high school girls. Her voice is the best. She is sarcastic and funny and I loved the cultural references. I liked how she started out crushing on Brandon and as she hung out with him, it grew into more. Brandon is so very swoon worthy. He is a handsome bad boy who does not care what anybody thinks about him. He and Emma are so great together.

While the characters rock, the story is good too! The mystery and the magic that tie Emma and Brendan together is fun to discover and well told.

Another great thing about this book? The ending is completely satisfying! Even though there could be a sequel, Emma and Brendan’s story is complete! It has been a long time since I read a standalone book and I enjoyed it.

Content: Profanity, kissing, underage drinking, violence. 

Spellbound Giveaway!
Want a finished copy of Spellbound? Leave a comment below with your email. Extra entry for GFC followers, just leave a separate comment. Contest ends July 5, 2011. US/Canada Only. Must be 13+.

iPod Nano Giveaway!
  1. In order to enter to win a iPod nano including the Spellbound Playlist and covered in a GelaSkin of Spellbound's cover art, you must collect the pink highlighted words the text messages between Brendan and Emma that are provided each day at the individual tour stops. The daily words can be joined together in sequential order to create the winning secret message. Once you've constructed the winning secret message, you will need to enter that message on Spellbound's tour home page.
  2. No purchase, affiliation, status as follower to a certain blog or any other association is required to enter. 
  3. Full rules for the contest can be found at the Spellbound tour home page.
  4. Winner of the iPod give-away will be announced on Cara's homepage on Tuesday, July 5th.

Remember to check out all the stops to get the rest of the text messages!

June, 13th - The Page Turners / Character Interview , Brendan
June 14th - 
Candace's Book Blog / Guest Post
June 15th - 
Baffled Books
June 16th - Hooked To Books /Guest Post, Playlist
June 17th - 
Truly Bookish

June, 20th - Paranormal Opinion
June 21st  - Mission to Read /Interview with Cara
June 22nd - 
Reading Angel / Character Interview, Emma
June 23rd -  
Miss Page Turners
June 24th -  
Books At Midnight

June, 27th - Pure Imagination
June 28th - (Spellbound Book Birthday!)The Unread Reader special Guest post
June 29th - 
Bookish Delights
June 30th - Mimosa Stimulus / Guest post
July 1st - 
writers write, right? /special Guest post

Tuesday, July 5th: Announcement of the big prize winner on Cara's Site!

117 comments:

Jenni Merritt said...

Am I the first entrant? Very cool!

jennimerritt.writing (at) gmail (dot) com

Kimmel Tippets said...

I want this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

stimble(at(hotmail(dot)com

Kimmel Tippets said...

GFC Follower: Kimmel Tippets

Erinberry said...

I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

erinberry12 at charter dot net

Erinberry said...

GFC follower(Erinberry)

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Danny said...

What a wonderful review!!! Thanks so much for being part of this tour!

bookbitereviews said...

Ive heard so many good things about this book. Hope to win it =]

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bookbitereviews said...

GFC Follower: Becky Paulk

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Lieder Madchen said...

I really want to read this book! Thank you!

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Vivien said...

I've been really anticipating this one. Thanks!

Vivien
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TheGirlOnFire said...

This is so great! Thanks!

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Amanda said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

amanda(at)lettersinsideout(dot)com

Amanda said...

I'm also a GFC Follower - Amanda

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Bwyatt said...

I'm really excited about this book. And I'm loving the tour!
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Christa said...

Please enter me for a copy of this book! It sounds so awesome!
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Christa said...

GFC Follower: Christa
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debbie said...

I would love to read this book, it sounds really good.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

debbie said...

I am a gfc follower
debbie
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Margaret said...

This sounds good! Thanks for this giveaway!

Margaret
singitm@hotmail.com

Margaret said...

I'm also a GFC follower

Margaret
singitm@hotmail.com

Lyddz said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

slitheringseamonster AT gmail DOT com

Lyddz said...

GFC Follower - Lydia Maendel

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kaye (paper reader) said...

I've already pre-ordered but I love the review and I can't wait to have my copy come in!

Michele L said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book!!

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Michele L said...

GFC Michele Luker

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~Ang said...

I've never heard of this one, but it sounds fantastic! It's been so long since I have read a book that isn't part of a series that I definitely have to add it to my TBR list!

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Jacob said...

This books sounds so interesting!

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Jacob said...

GFC Jacob Drabek-Scheer
@jdrabekscheer

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Nerd Girls said...

New follower and this book sounds awesome!

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RtB Admin said...

This book sounds amazing. Thanks for the contest!

Jen K.
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RtB Admin said...

GFC follower as Romancing the Book

Jen K
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Allison said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Allison said...

GFC follower as The Loopy Librarian.

holls said...

Awesome giveaway. Hollybwright at comcastdotnet

holls said...

GFC follower holly wright

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Tiffany Drew said...

I'd love to read it. Thanks for the chance!

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Tiffany Drew said...

GFC follower Tiffany Drew

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Melissa said...

Sounds like a great read!

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Melissa said...

GFC=mk261274
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Bookish in a Box said...

I LOVE paranormal and this sounds like a fresh take on something I'm getting a little bored with. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Bookish in a Box said...

I'm a GFC follower.

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Evie said...

I really want to read Spellbound! :) Thanks for this giveaway!!

Evie said...

I'm a GFC follower :)

Evie said...

Forgot my email ^^' Sorry...
evieseo(at)gmail(dot)com

donnas said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

donnas said...

GFC follower

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DJL said...

I've been eagerly awaiting the release of this book and would so love to win a copy! :D

DJL
djlibrarian3(at)gmail(dot)com

DJL said...

GFC Follower as DJ Librarian!

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Linda: By the Book said...

I love their texting conversations. Great review.

Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

Linda: By the Book said...

GFC follower: lindadao2060

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.Ambur. said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Spellbound :D

Ambur
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Khadija said...

Please enter me ^-^

fraijikhadija@hotmail.com

Nicci @ Paper Dreams said...

Thank you for this chance!! I really am looking forward to reading this, I have heard so many good things about it.

thetaredreamer08(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nicci @ Paper Dreams said...

+ GFC follower (nicci_45)

The Story Queen said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

thestoryqueen@hotmail.com

The Story Queen said...

I'm also a GFC follower under The Story Queen.

thestoryqueen@hotmail.com

Anni said...

want to win!
fitzbellatrix At gmail DOt com

Joanna said...

Spellbinding!
Thanks for the giveaway.
joanna9273[at]gmail[dot]com

Joanna said...

+ GFC follower (Joanna Ward)

Miss Lauren said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Miss Lauren
misslaurenwilk(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss Lauren said...

I'm a GFC follower!

Miss Lauren
misslaurenwilk(at)gmail(dot)com

Sierra Cullen.♥ said...

-Thanks for the giveaway! :D I can't wait until this book comes out! It's on my wish-list!

x
Sierra
ittssierraily(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sierra Cullen.♥ said...

I'm a GFC Follower! :D

x
Sierra
ittssierraily(at)yahoo(dot)com

Darlene said...

Sounds great! My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com. Thanks for the giveaway!

Darlene said...

+1 for following you on GFC (Darlene).

My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com. Thanks for the giveaway!

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

I'd love to win a copy of Spellbound!
hrose2931(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

I am a follower. My name is Buried in Books! My picture right now is the Luminous cover (I'm doing it for a contest.) On July 1st or so it will go back to my button that says my name.
hrose2931(at)gmail(dot)com

Devony said...

Ooh, I would love to read this! Thanks! wilsondev(At)gmail(Dot)com

Devony said...

Old GFC follower too! wilsondev(At)gmail(Dot)com

latishajean said...

Great giveaway thank you so much! This book sounds so good can't wait to read it!
tishajean@ charter.net

latishajean said...

Follow on GFC/latishajean
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Jaz said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

wildpeetree7(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jaz said...

I'm a GFC follower- Jazmyn Rodgers

wildpeetree7(dot)hotmail(dot)com

Ronyka7 said...

Thanks for the giveaeay enter me please.

flaka.077 at gmail dot com

Ronyka7 said...

GFC - Ronyka7


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Laura said...

Count me in for sure! thanks!
i follow via GFC
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mbreakfield said...

This looks like a really good book. Please enter me in the giveaway. thanks
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

mbreakfield said...

GFC follower
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Jolene and Family said...

I sooo want to get my hands on this book, sounds amazing

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Jolene and Family said...

GFC follower

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marian said...

would love to win this book

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marian said...

gfc follower

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Morgan said...

I would love to be entered

smittenwithbooks (at) hotmail (dot) com

Morgan said...

I'm a follower on GFC

smittenwithbooks (at) hotmail (dot) com

tinadw28 said...

Awesome! I can not wait to read "Spellbound"!!
tinas_family3(at)yahoo(dot)com

tinadw28 said...

GFC follower too! tinas_family3(at)yahoo(dot)com

MannaB said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

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MannaB said...

I follow via GFC (MannaB)

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Chen Yan Chang said...

I want to be entered for this awesome giveaway!

jadedlittlegirlx[at]gmail[dot]com

Chen Yan Chang said...

I'm also a GFC follower: cyc

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Eli Squared said...

Awesome giveaway!

Thanks,
Elisquared

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Eli Squared said...

EXTRA!

GFC Follower: Elizabeth OR Elisquared

Thanks,
Elisquared

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Jenny N. said...

Sounds good! So many times the ending leaves me hanging.

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mbreakfield said...

This sounds like a cool book. thanks for the review and giveaway
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mbreakfield said...

GFC follower
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nouna14 said...

this book sounds SO good. thx for the giveaway!

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nouna14 said...

gfc follower kristina shields

Stacey said...

thanks

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Jolene and Family said...

This sounds like a great read, thanks for the chance

june111(at)att(dot)net

Jolene and Family said...

GFC follower

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Mare/TommyGirl said...

Count me in! Thank you!

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Mare/TommyGirl said...

GFC follower with this account (TommyGirl)

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25kati said...

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Tiffany Christie said...

I would love to win! Thank you so much for the chance. Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

Tiffany Christie said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect - Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

Would love to win this, thank you :)

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

Am a follower in GFC!

Jennifer said...

THanks
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Jennifer said...

gfc follower - pinkpeonyblossom
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Princess Z said...

thanks for the giveaway!

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Riv Re said...

So interesting sounding! (Where can you go wrong NY?)
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Meredith said...

I'd love to win a copy! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Meredith said...

GFC follower

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Aydrea said...

I'm a GFC follower (Aydrea)

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Patricia's Particularity said...

Great giveaway! Thank you so much! I would love to read this book :) :)

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Patricia's Particularity said...

+ GFC Follower (Patricia's Particularity)

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