Monday, November 16, 2009

SQUEEE!!!! The Romantic Times preview of THE DARK DIVINE is up + giveaways!!

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness!!! It's up! It's up! The Romantic Times preview of THE DARK DIVINE is finally up!!

Okay, I have been talking about this for weeks now, but in case you missed it: The Romantic Times is offering an exclusive sneak peak of the first SIX CHAPTERS of THE DARK DIVINE!!! They will be posting a link to a chapter a week every Monday up until the debut of TDD on December 22nd. Even if you've read the ARC of THE DARK DIVINE, you should still check it out because. . . 1. The final manuscript of TDD has slight differences from the ARC text. 2. Each week they will be posting a message from me with insider tidbits about the writing of, or the inspiration for, each chapter. 3. Best of all, they are running a contest where you have SIX CHANCES TO WIN A SIGNED COPY OF THE DARK DIVINE & TDD NAIL POLISH!!!

But wait, that's not all! To further incentive you to read and share the preview, I'm having my own contest here in conjunction with it all.

Here's the deal:

For the next six weeks, I'll be giving away random prizes from my Random Prize Grab-Bag (including signed books, TDD nail polish, gift cards, etc.)

Get 2 entries for leaving a comment on The Romantic Times blog posts about TDD.
Get 1 additional entry for tweeting about the previews with a link to the RT blog posts
Get 2 additional entries for blogging about previews with a link here, and a link to the RT blog

Be sure to leave a comment here, reporting your activities so I can give you your proper amount of entries in the contest.

Each week for the next 6 weeks, I'll pick a random winner of a random prize. (They may be random, but they're still GOOD!) Be sure to check back here to see if you've won. And I'll be sure to post a link each Monday to the new chapters for you to read. CLICK HERE to see this week's chapter offering.

Oh, and in case you missed all the flurry on twitter, I am so excited to announce that TDD is a Teen Reads pick on the American Booksellers Association's IndieNext List for Winter. Check it out here (scroll down to Teen Reads). And huge congrats to my author buddies James Dashner (#1 on the overall IndieNext list!!!) and Becca Fitzpatrick (who made #6).


Chick Lit Teens said...

Congratulations Bree! The hype is well deserved. I can't wait for The Dark Divine to be released to the world so everyone else can read your awesome book.

+2 Comment on Romantic Times
+1 I RT your Tweet

Brodi Ashton said...

I'm so excited for you! I reread your first chapter on the RT blog, and loved it even more. So cool.

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Congrats!! You deserve it. And, I am totally going to read all of those chapters. Can't wait until the release! :)

+2 Commented

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

I saw that earlier today. How fun!
Congrats again on the indielist.

+2 I commented on their blog
+1 tweeted

Obsidian Ink said...

It Was So....AWESOME!!!
And now ooo I cant wait to read it :D

+1 RT Your Tweet. @ObsidianInk
+2 Commented on romantic times.
+2 I blogged :)
Hope that works :P
Congrats and hope all goes well!!

Dani. said...

Psssssssssst Bree, you should totally become confirm your an Author on Goodreads here:

Dani. said...

^P.S.- dont type smiley into URL

elnice said...


+2 commented
+1 tweeted

I will blog on Wednesday, I will come back and post.

Diva Donna said...

2 pnts for leaving a comment but the link didn't work to the chapter. LAME!! Check out our group blog about dinner if you haven't already. You are all the buzz at today.

I'll be back for more points. I need another bottle of the TDD nail polish. The Scarlet Tart (aka Arlene) has requested it for her birthday and that is serious business.

pepsivanilla said...

+2 Commented on their post

Hope the link works soon!

Nikki (A Haunt of Ancient Peace) said...

Congrats on the Teen Reads pick!!
+2 Commented over at RT blog
+1 Tweeted the contest
+2 Blogged about it and linked

I don't think I ever wanted winter to get here sooner than I did now. The first chapter has me hooked. I need more TDD!!
:D Nikki

Michelle said...

Um, I better get a signed copy of your book without having to win any contests. I will buy it of course, but if you are too cool to see me after it comes out and sign it for me I will just die!

Llehn said...

Congrats Bree! Love Chap 1!

+2 I left a note on the Romantic Times.


Brodie said...

Huge congrats on TDD making the Teen Reads list!! And wow, I'm so excited for the 6 week preview on The Romantic Times! I read the first chapter online from your website and really can't wait until Dec 22nd. Looking forward to it!!

+2 I commented on the RT blog
+1 RTed your link but also tweeted a link to the RT blog here -

Awessome contest, by the way. Thanks! :D

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Dang, it looks like the RT blog post is a little broken at the moment. The pictures and the link to the chapter aren't working. I really hope they'll be back up tomorrow so people can read.

Anya said...

Congrats Bree. I cant wait for TDD! And hopefully the link will work later;)

+2 commented on the RT blog
+1 tweeted:

Thanks a lot this contest is great!<3

Bunny B said...

Congrats Bree!!! Woot!!

+2: commented on The Romantic Times blog posts about TDD.

+1 Tweeted:

+2 Blogged:

bunnybx at gmail . com

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Yay! The link on the RT blog is working again. So go back and check it out if you weren't able to see it before.

Nati_1825/Vane_loyal said...


+2 Commented on romantic times.


throuthehaze said...

Love the first chapter!

+2 commented on The Romantic Times post about TDD

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Sarah Blake Johnson said...

Bree, congrats on the Teen Reads pick.

What a fun approach: to give previews to your book.
I am SO curious to how it changed from when I read it.

Activities? Oh my. I started doing them before I read your blog.
Left a comment on RT.
Posted on my livejournal blog. I think this is the better blog for this.
(I'll mention it on my other blog which is read by a different audience before your book is released.)

Jessy said...

Congratulations. I am unpatiently awaiting the release of this.

+2-Commented on RT blog
+1-Tweeted here:

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I can honestly say that I cannot wait until I read the rest of this book.

+2 Left a comment on RT blog
+ I will blog about it. You can check back tomorrow if you like to see it.
+? I also became a fan of TDD on Facebook. Does that count?

Sheere said...

Congrats Bree! I have read the first chapter and now I need to read more!

Enter me please!

+1 rtweeted

Euphoria13 said...
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Euphoria13 said...


Please enter me in the contest!

+2 I left a comment on The Romantic Times blog posts about TDD

+1 I tweeted about previews with the link (

+2 I posted a blog entry about the preview with links

I left a comment before but i'm not sure if it went through, i'm not intending on leacing two comments i just want to make sure that it went through (My internet has been acting up all day)

Allison said...


+2 left a comment on The Romantic Times blog post

Jenny N. said...

Congrats Bree. I just read the chapter

+2 Commented on Romantic Times post

Jenilyn said...

+2 comment on RT
+2 blog post about the review

I'm excited to read all of this sometime! Good luck with the sequel.

Alyosha said...

I blogged about it at, and I left a comment on romantic times. Furthermore, I am sending out a mass emai to all the girls at the New Moon party last night to check it out--they'll love it!

Suzette Saxton said...


I'm not eligible for the contest, but wanted to say I had a blast handing out stickers and bookmarks to all those in line at the New Moon movie tonight.

mjmbecky said...

Hi Bree,

I'm so excited for your new release to come out. I've shown the bookmark I picked up at our "UT Book Blogger" party to some of my high school students, and they are interested.

I went and posted a comment on the article (after reading that great first chapter)! I also tweeted both a link back here and to that article.

Thanks for offering up a fun way of getting our hands on your new book! Good luck!

Brodie said...

For this weeks AMAZING chapter:

+2 commented on the RT blog
+1 Tweeted here -

Can I just say, each chapter is getting better and better! Loving it!!

Thanks! :)

Malbebe said...

+2 commented on second Romantic Times blog post about TDD.

+2 posted a blog about the previews and the link to the RT blog.