Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Okay, I'll blame it on the strep throat... {as an aside, "strep" is really the most painful thing I have ever dealt with. And I've had two babies without anesthesia. It's like swallowing glass. It is horrible!}

I forgot to mention the most amazing part of my giveaway of The Half Life of Planets!

Your book will be signed by author Brendan Halpin!

I know, I know, that's kind of really important, but I was barely going through the motions on that first post. The antibiotics are kicking in now and I'm feeling much more myself.

So, have you heard of Brendan Halpin? Let me give you a little teaser on this book (co-written by Emily Franklin).

The Half Life of Planets is a charming story told in two POVs, that of Hank, who is an amazing musician with a healthy dose of social awkwardness due to his asperger's, and Lianna, who has sworn that she WILL NOT kiss any boys this summer (despite previous behavior that indicates otherwise).

Lianna is obsessed with stars and is working on planetary research, meets cute with Hank in a ladies bathroom, and is a little starry-eyed (excuse my weak pun) over this intense, cute guy.

What happens next?

Don't you want to know?

Then enter my contest to win a SIGNED copy of the book by Brendan Halpin.

Open internationally. I will ship to you wherever you are!

Contest ends on the 4th of July!

Sign up at the original post here.


  1. How fun!!! I have never heard of this book but it looks interesting. And so sorry about your strep throat!!! I had that a few years ago and you're right, it's like swallowing glass.

  2. Oh, I hate strep throat. I've had it a few times. That book sounds awesome, I'll have to check out the contest! :)

  3. Strep Throat is the worst. I had it about 10 years ago as a grown up and I have to agree it was the worst pain. Hope you get better soon.

  4. Strep throat sucks--and I tend to get it at least twice a year. :( Thanks for spreading the awesomeness that is Brendan Halpin!

  5. Sorry about the strep :( I probably shouldn't enter this contest, huh??? But you make the book sound soooo good!

  6. thanks for the strep cheering- I need it!

    And Quita, I say enter it!!! The more the merrier!


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