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Friday, July 5, 2013

SLA Join the Blizzard Giveaway: Summer Edition WINNER!

We interrupt your pool-lounging, sun-bathing, ice-cream-eating shenanigans to bring you: the winner of the SLA Summer Giveaway!

And the winner is...

*drum roll*


Congratulations, LYNSEY!! I'll be contacting you lickety-split.

Another hearty THANK YOU YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL to everyone who participated! You make my world sparkle.

Don't forget to check back in September for the SLA Join the Blizzard Giveaway: AUTUMN EDITION!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Join the BLIZZARD: Summer Giveaway!

Today is the first day of summer for 2013. While to most of America that means bathing suits, suntan lotion, and ice cream, in my little world it means it's time for another opportunity for you to:


For those of you going "Blizzard? What blizzard? It's 80 degrees and sunny outside!" let me recap:

In SNOW LIKE ASHES, there are four "normal" kingdoms and four season kingdoms: Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. Thus on the first day of each season both this year and next year, I will be giving away increasingly-awesome SLA swag packs. They'll start out with season-themed goodies and will grow to eventually include ARCs and signed copies. Aside from giving you guys fun treats, these giveaways also serve to create the Blizzard.

What is the Blizzard? In nature, blizzards would be ineffective without the individual snowflakes that make them so very powerful. The same with books -- books are volatile, intense things, but would ultimately be nothing without each individual reader who makes them so very powerful. By spreading news of these contests via Twitter, adding SNOW LIKE ASHES on Goodreads, commenting on this post, and more, you contribute to the storm that in Fall 2014 will result in SNOW LIKE ASHES!

To make yourself the envy of the world and proclaim your status as a part of the Blizzard, every seasonal prize pack winner will also get a super-special, handmade-by-yours-truly snowflake charm. Observe:

You create the storm!

For this most glamorous of second seasonal SLA giveaways, the prize pack comes stuffed with all sorts of SUMMER goodies! In SNOW LIKE ASHES, the Summer Kingdom is known for -- what else? -- pleasure. Relaxing and enjoying life and all in all having a good time of things. There are both benefits and very unfortunate political ramifications to being the kingdom known for pleasure, but in Summer, the bad stuff doesn't seem quite as bad. Thus it is only appropriate that the prize pack for the SLA Blizzard Giveaway: Summer Edition comes complete with all manner of things to help you sit back, relax, and enjoy the summer of 2013.

How do you get this most glamorous of second seasonal SLA prize packs? Simple! Click the link below and obey the Rafflecopter gods. Join the Blizzard, win free stuff!

Sweet and spicy chocolate that embodies the heat of Summer, a Sun & Sand candle to put you in a beachy mood, a $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card so you can buy that perfect Summer read, and of course, your piece of the SNOW LIKE ASHES Blizzard! 

The SNOW LIKE ASHES Blizzard Giveaway: Summer Edition runs June 21-July 4 and is open internationally. The winner will be announced Friday, July 5!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, June 14, 2013

The next BLIZZARD is coming...

...on June 21, 2013.

Win prizes. Join the Blizzard.

The SNOW LIKE ASHES Join the Blizzard Giveaway starts again in ONE WEEK. And this time, it's all about SUMMER.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


It's not that exciting, sorry.

I've decided to switch some things around here on the blog. All of my Tuesday/Thursday "How Writing Feels" posts that you all know & love so much will now be on my Tumblr page (http://sararaasch.tumblr.com). This blog will still remain active, as I will use it for giveaways and such (news of which will be posted to Tumblr, directing people to the giveaways on this here blog). So my Tumblr page will slowly become the best place to keep up on all of my happenings, but I will keep my Blogger site mainly because Tumblr doesn't support Rafflecopter. Sneaky, sneaky Tumblr.

Hope your Memorial Day weekends are awesome and wonderful!

Friday, May 24, 2013


After careful random-number-choosing, the winner of the signed copy of TRANSPARENT, bookmarks of RELIC and INSOMNIA, and the tiny invisible clay Fiona doll is:


Congratulations, Alyssa! Email me at seesarawrite(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll get your goodies in the mail!

Everyone else -- get thee to a bookstore and fill your life with all the goodness TRANSPARENT has to offer!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


I told you yesterday that I would be giving away a signed copy of Natalie Whipple's amazingly colorful and intense debut, TRANSPARENT, plus a fun TRANSPARENT-themed handmade goodie made by me, myself, and I. And today, THAT HAPPENS.

I'm going to make this as simple as possible: leave a comment on this post telling me what kind of mutation/super power you would want to have if we all lived in the super-cool alternate world of TRANSPARENT, and this Friday, May 24, I will randomly pick someone to win THIS:


Firstly and most importantly, a SIGNED COPY of TRANSPARENT.

In very appropriate ORANGE INK!

Nextly, TWO super shiny beautiful bookmarks by other super shiny beautiful 2013 debuts! Put these on your TBR pile, people!

RELIC by Renee Collins and INSOMNIA by JR Johansson!

And lastly, the handmade TRANSPARENT goodie! 

She's about one-and-a-half inches tall and complete with her signature this-is-so-people-know-where-to-look glasses! 

Go! Enter! Win the greatness!