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New Adult Readathon Wrap-up - Huge Giveaway!

28 Jul 2013

Join the NA readathon


This week I have been co-hosting the New Adult readathon with Faye @ A Daydreamers Thoughts. Unfortunately it is now over :( I am thankful to everyone who participated and even more to Faye who did most of the work in organising this readathon and deserves to have you all go and FOLLOW HER BLOG :P
 
My Achievements
 
So my main goal was to read seven books and I sort of succeeded. I read 6 1/2 NA books (though two were very short) and I also read two other books that could be categorised as NA (though I probably wouldn't call them that).

Elsker, State of Emergency, No Reverse, The Bone Season, Madison, Gavin, Working It

I would recommend ALL of these books :)
 
Let us know how well you did! Did you succeed in your goals?
 
 
 
Twitter Chat
 
Saturdays twitter chat was great and hopefully gave lots of people things to think about and books to read. Here are the main things most people agreed on.
 
1) NA does not need sex. In fact if we wanted to read graphic sex we would pick up an erotica rather than an NA. Feel free to include graphic sex if it suits the characters but we would equally love emotion based scenes.
 
2) A book being labelled as NA does not mean it is NA. It has pretty much been agreed that NA is not just YA with sex. So if you are an author of a YA book with sex please don't call it NA (unless the sex is WAY inappropriate for under 18's).
 
3) If you are an author don't be afraid to be different! We would love to see a LGBT NA. We also want more dystopian and other non-contemporary novels.
 
4) Boys in NA are sexy because they are becoming MEN.
 
5) Strong themes of become adults and being independant are what truly makes a book NA instead of another category.
 
You can check out all of the tweets here.
 

Giveaway

 
I promised a huge giveaway at the end of the readathon and here it is! With 41 ebooks, 3 print copies and swag up for grabs I think you'll agree that I wasn't exaggerating when I said their was a lot of prizes. The giveaway is open to everyone but extra entries are available to participants of the readathon.
 
Prizes

Ebook of A Summer To Remember by Elle Chardou
Ebook of When You Loved Me by Terra Lorin
Ebook of A Taylor-Made Life by Kary Rader
Ebook of Queen of Jastain by Kary Rader
Ebook (kindle only) of Take Me Now by Faith Sullivan
Ebook of Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter vol 1 and 2 by Nikki Jefford and a Do Not Disturb: Bood Sucking in Progress door hanger
Ebook of Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert
Ebook of Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert
One Print copy and 10 ebooks of Dark Child by Adina West
One print copy and 5 ebooks of Lick by Kylie Scott
3 Ebooks of Stripped by Brooklyn Skye
3 ebooks of The Awakening by Yunnuen Gonzalez
Ebook of The Last Strand by Van Krishna
3 Ebooks of Stripped by Brenda Rothert
3 Ebooks of Now and Then by Brenda Rothert
Ebook of The Sirens Tale by Anne Carlisle
Ebook Streamline by Jennifer Lane
One Print copy and One Ebook of Shine by Amy Freeman
Swag from Amy Freeman

The giveaway is open internationally and ends on August 12th. Winners will be e-mailed and then have 72 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen.

28 comments:

  1. I'd lick to win the print book of Lick by Kylie Scott, but the book version would also be great!

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  2. I find the twitter comments very interesting.

    1) NA does not need sex. In fact if we wanted to read graphic sex we would pick up an erotica rather than an NA. Feel free to include graphic sex if it suits the characters but we would equally love emotion based scenes.

    I could not agree with this more. I have read a bunch of NA that have sex. That is totally fine and expected. But I don't get why authors are labelling books as NA and including graphic sex. And not even mentioning this fact in the blurbs.

    2) A book being labelled as NA does not mean it is NA. It has pretty much been agreed that NA is not just YA with sex. So if you are an author of a YA book with sex please don't call it NA (unless the sex is WAY inappropriate for under 18's).

    Agreed. But I am having the reverse issue. I just read two books labelled as NA but they were both adult books with very graphic sex. In one the woman was 24 and the man was 31. They both had careers. And i have absolutely no idea why this was marked as NA. The other the woman was 20 (which i would say could definitely be NA). But the man was 25 and there was very graphic sexual content. There were some NA themes, but i think the author would be better off just classifying the book as very steamy adult contemporary romance.

    3) If you are an author don't be afraid to be different! We would love to see a LGBT NA. We also want more dystopian and other non-contemporary novels.

    I would love to see a dystopian NA.

    4) Boys in NA are sexy because they are becoming MEN.

    5) Strong themes of become adults and being independant are what truly makes a book NA instead of another category.

    All the NA books I read when NA first came out had 18-22 year olds in college becoming adults. Now i am seeing books labelled NA that have very steamy sexual content. The last two i got on netgalley and there was no mention that the books should be for 18+.

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  3. I'd love to win the paperback Lick by Kylie Scott. I've read the e-version and I'm dying to have it on my bookshelf. I have a feeling I'll be reading it again and again :D I also have Shine by Amy Freeman on my TBR list, so to get a copy would also be great. Keeping my fingers crossed for Lick though. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  4. Thanks again for doing this!! My local library is interested in participating next time you do this, and they're ready to start featuring NA books!

    The twitter chat was awesome. Maybe we could do those more often. Loved all the insights.

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  5. This is fabulous. Sorry I missed the read a thon.
    bidelia78@yaoo.com

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  6. Dark Child sounds awesome and I'd love to read it! :)

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  7. I like to win Shine by Amy Freeman

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  8. Oh, and I'd like to win Lick.

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  9. I would love to win a copy of Lick by Kylie Scott or A Summer To Remember by Elle Chardou, but all of the prizes are great :)

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  10. i'd like to win any of these :)

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  11. The twitter chat comments are so true, especially the first and second one. I'm tired of getting excited when a new NA book comes out, or when I'm sent a review request for one just to see that it's mostly about sex, sex and more SEX. It gets quite annoying and tiring to be dissappointed so many times over.

    I'd like to win either A Summer to Remember by Elle Chardu or STRIPPED by Brooklyn Skye. Both of their covers draw me to them, and they sound awesome (in fact, I might have to buy them if I don't get them). Thanks for the giveaway!

    Cierra P
    The Book Lover's Report

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  12. Amazing giveaway..as for which book I would like to win....your choice, thank you.

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  13. I would love to win ANY of these books, but Lick sounds rather interesting... :)

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  14. I want the print copy of Lick! Awesome. Thanks

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  15. I'd love to win Lick. Been wanting to read that one. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  16. I'd like to win Lick in print! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  17. I'd love to win Lick! Great giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  18. I'd like to win Stripped or Lick. Thanks for the giveaway

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  19. I'd like to win any of them! But if I have to name one, how about Breaking the Reins?

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  20. That's tough. I have read The Siren's Tale and that is a really good book, I'll go with Stripped by Brooklyn Skye but I'd love all of them.

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  21. I would like to win Lick by Kylie Scott :)

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  22. I have been wanting to read Lick! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  23. Maybe Licked or Stripped. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Print of Lick. Just finished and i LOVED it.

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  25. I would love to win Lick, I've seen so many good reviews for that one & it's definitely on my wish list :o)

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