Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Happy Birthday, Gretchen!! Plus... Choose yer Rations!

On tour with Prism Book Tours...

Happy Birthday, Gretchen!!!!


We're having a PARTY over at Gretchen's Facebook!!!  To participate, hop over and comment about what you are bringing.  Like this... "I'm going to Gretchen's birthday party and I'm bringing ..." and then add something creative. It's fun! Go for it!!  Get an extra entry in the giveaway, while you're at it. Hey... it's a party!!!!!!!

For extra fun, we asked Gretchen for a speed-interview. She had to give us the first word that popped in her head. Lol. This is great...

First some FAVORITES:

   Color?    Purple

   Lunch?    Sushi

   Jewelry?     Necklaces

   Movie?    Singin' in the Rain!

   Season?    Autumn

Next… either/or…

   Sunset or sunrise?  Sunset

  Sandals or boots?    Sandals (flip flops forever!)

   Coffee or tea?    Both. :)

City or country?   City

Milk or dark chocolate?   Dark!

Now… your dream guy… ;-)

Height:   6' or taller

Hair color:   Dark brown

Eyes:  Blue

First sighting: Reaching for the same book in a library/bookstore

First word:   Um, hey?

Ok… now that we’re warmed up… share the first word that comes to mind when I say…

Family:   Close

Books:   Oxygen

Dogs:   Love

Next:   Sequel!

Party!   Hunger Games-themed (no, seriously, my birthday party is this weekend and it's HG-themed, hahaha!)

There you have it!!  A speed-interview with our own birthday gal! Make sure to "bring" something HG related to her Party on Facebook!!  :-D

Now it's time for an excerpt and Scavenger Hunt question!!!  Follow the tour (below) to catch them all!!

Choose yer rations!
We walk down an aisle marked “Consumables.” I scan the shelves for familiar-looking cans, but I don’t recognize anything. There are a few rows of canned goods, but nothing so methodically-labeled as the D-B334 I’m used to seeing. Instead, the cans are color-coordinated and boast labels like “Beef” and “Chicken”—complete with quotation marks. Real meat isn’t available to the public down here, even in the North Q; it’s much more cost effective for the Tribunal to create synthetic versions than to keep livestock. Even the pets that skydwellers dote upon are genetically engineered. I’ve never seen one in person, of course, but every year they show a “Best Pet” competition on TV. I hate to admit it’s one program I kind of enjoy.
Further down the aisle we pass boxes of crackers, packages of noodles, and shiny, foil-wrapped candy bars. I haven’t seen this kind of stuff since I was a little kid. I pick up a box of crackers and check the price tag on the bottom.
“Ten credits for this?” That’d buy a dozen cans of slop at the Rationing. “What a joke.”
“Huh?” Adam says, examining a jar of dark blue jelly.

You can find ALL of the Collection questions listed at Prism Book Tours and links to the excerpts to find the best answer. Each question reveals a Keyword for another entry in the giveaway. 


One lucky scav will win a Terra prize pack! Get a signed copy of Terra, along with three exclusive (and gorgeous!) bookmarks, as well as a delicate silver watch--just like Terra's!--all packed up inside a scav bag of your very own! US only.

An additional five (FIVE!) winners will get a digital copy of Terra in the format of their choice. International.

Open only to those who can legally enter. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced on Rafflecopter and Grand Finale posts as well as emailed and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Burgandy Ice @ Colorimetry and Prism Book Tours and sponsored by Gretchen Powell. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

1 - Colorimetry
 - I Am a Reader, Not a Writer Excerpt on Eye Color, Collection 2
 - fuonlyknew Excerpt on Scavenging, Collection 3
2 - A Tiffyfit's Reading Corner Review
 - Pause Time - Review
3 -Jessie's Book Place Excerpt on Rain, Collection 4
 - The Reading Diaries - Review & Excerpt on Shopping, Collection 5
4 - Mel's Shelves - Review
5 - Lovin' Los Libros - Review

7 - Christy's Cozy Corner - Review
 - Total Book Geek - Excerpt on Brown Eyes, Collection 1
8 - The Quiet Concert - Review
9 - LDS & Lovin' It - Review
10 - Colorimetry - Excerpt on Rations, Collection 6
11 - Gretchen's Birthday Party!!
 - Passion & Life - Excerpt on Jobs, Collection 7
12 - Tressa's Wishful Endings - Review
 - Living a Goddess Life - Review

14 - Living a Goddess Life - Blueberry Lemon Preserves
 - Books, Books and More Books - Review
15 - Marked by Books - Excerpt on Education, Collection 8
16 - Blood, Sweat and Books - Review
 - My Seryniti - Review
17 - Bookworm Lisa - Review
 - Mortality Bites - Excerpt on Groundworld Job, Collection 9
18 - Getting Your Read On - Review
 - The Broke Book Bank Interview w/ Gretchen on Underground, Collection 10
19 - Grand Finale Blast!!