Thursday, February 23, 2012

YA Paranormal Activity Giveaway Hop

Young Adult Paranormal Activity Giveaway Hop 
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(if you play the Halflings trailer to add spooky music the spooky laughter is perfect)


If I did this to myself (scared myself silly) than hold onto your pants... 'cause I'm sharing it with you!!!!

The following is derived from a lil' study I did about a year ago... 'cause I like to SPOOK MYSELF OUT (I guess). All these authors got the same idea to write these AT THE SAME TIME!! *squeak*
Genesis 6 - "when the sons of God came into the daughters of men and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men... there were giants in those days..."
"Nephilim" is Hebrew נְפִילִים derived from "to fall" or "fallen", as in "the fallen ones".  (NO KIDDING - Wikipedia agrees!!!!)

Are "sons of God" fallen angels?  Or just super-tall, kick-butt dudes?! (Don't go to that link unless you need to rationalize the fun away.) And why were they chasing down cute women right before the flood?!?!  Hey... were they a part of...
"the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great... and every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil..." Gen 6:5
...that caused the flood?!  *gasp*

Giants show up again in "The Promised Land" right when God instructs the Israelites to kill everything there including the animals... which... is a really weird set of instructions coming from God (or is that just me?!)

So what if the "sons of men" are angels and God doesn't like 'em chasin' pretty women and producing giants... 

Like really doesn't like it!!!
"and the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in the everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day" Jude 6
And what if..............

Those Nephilim are planning on trying their little plan out again?!  With all these ANGEL books coming out, it could happen!!  I mean, it would be like Edward suddenly came to life and literally swooping someone off her cute little feet!!

Hey, wait..... are one of YOU dating one of the NEPHELIM?!

Are you totally freaked out, yet?  :-)  Do you think I should write a book about it?!  (Do you think I should have written a book about it last year so I could be promoting my own book for this Giveaway?!  jajajaja  Me, too!!)

Do you think I should get on with the Giveaway before someone needs counseling?!


For this YA Paranormal FREAKY Giveaway, I am letting you choose up one of the NEW ANGEL BOOKS!!  Angels, fallen angels, demons, giants, bad-guys sweeping innocent women off their feet = all applicable.

If you haven't been following this sudden onslaught, here are some ideas (check out the date published!!  All recent!!):

Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)Hallowed
by Cynthia Hand
Hardcover, 403 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by HarperTeen
For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn't prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought...

by Syrie James & Ryan M James
Paperback, 411 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by HarperTeen
Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the reason behind Claire's unusual powers is revealed and the threat to her life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?

New Trailer just in time for my Giveaway!!
Nice spooky music to go with my Conspiracy Theory:

by Heather Burch
Paperback288 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Zondervan Publishing

Until Next Time (The Angel Chronicles, #1)Until Next Time
by Amy Lignor
ebook, 1st Edtion, 255 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Tribute Books

From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that's ripping them apart...

Embrace by Jessica ShirvingtonEmbrace
by Jessica Shirvington
Release date: Mar 05, 2012
A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden… 
(Review here March 1st!!)

Dawn of the Angels by Malynn & Kade
The Dawn of Angels
by Vivienne Malynn & Sean Kade
Published (first published January 3rd 2012)
 When Kyra’s life is threatened, she is saved by an angel, her guardian angel, Ashur, who falls from heaven to save her. Together, Ashur and Kyra must figure out why her life is in danger and stop a strange cult from bringing about the end of days...
(Review here March 8th!!)

Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)Silence
by Becca Fitzpatrick
Hardcover, 438 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in each other, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for--and their love--forever...

Hades (Halo, #2)Hades
by Alexandra Adornetto
Hardcover, 424 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Feiwel & Friends

Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell...

Rapture (Fallen, #4)
by Lauren Kate
Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: June 12th 2012
The sky is dark with wings. . . . 

Angel Fire (Angel, #2)Angel Fire
by LA Weatherly
Paperback, 720 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Usborne Publishing Ltd

But nothing can change the fact that Willow’s a half-angel, and when Alex joins forces with a group of AKs, she’s treated with mistrust and suspicion. She’s never felt more alone…until she meets Seb. He’s been searching for Willow his whole life – because Seb is a half-angel too...

Muse (Mercy, #3)Muse
by Rebecca Lim
AUS, 368 pages
Published October 27th 2011 by HarperCollins Children's Books Australia
The grand scale celestial battle for Mercy’s soul builds to an incredible stormy crescendo as archangels and demons clash in a cataclysmic showdown that not all will survive…

Sweet EvilSweet Evil 
by Wendy Higgins

Paperback1st Edition464 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by HarperTeen
Read how this book just "came to" Wendy on her blog!!
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil

See what I mean?  I bet you can find more newly released (fallen) angel books, too. *shiver*

To enter this Giveaway, just fill out the Rafflecopter form. The Giveaway is International, although I did not verify which books are available via The Book Depository. (Are you kidding? It's taking all morning to copy and paste all these pix & links!!)

For my TOTALLY AWESOME QUESTION I want to know...

If you were an angel (or half-angel or something)... 

What would you look like?  

What would you do?  

Messenger? Bad-guy killer? Defender? Protector? Juice Blender?  What?!  If you're drawing a blank, answer for someone else... anyone. They'll love you for it!!  :-D

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