Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Enter to Win a SIGNED Copy of Daughter of the Flames!

Last week my Waiting on Wednesday book was Zoë Marriott's Daughter of the Flames. Here's the official summary:

What if your deadliest enemy were the only one who could save you?

Inside an ancient temple in the mountains, fifteen-year-old Zira trains in the martial arts to become a warrior priestess who can defend the faith of the Ruan people. Bearing a scar on her face from the fire that killed her parents, the orphaned Zira is taught to distrust the occupying Sedornes. Terror strikes when the forces of the tyrannical Sedorne king destroy the only home she knows. To survive, Zira must unravel the secrets of her identity, decide her people’s fate — and accept her growing feelings for a man who should be her enemy.

Sounds super amazing, doesn't it?

Well, a few days ago I got a lovely note from the author herself, asking if I would like to run a drawing that would end in a randomly secleted winner receiving a signed copy of the newly released Daughter of the Flames!

Would you like to win...

1. a signed copy of Daughter of the Flames
2. a selection of other favorite books from Zoë's personal library that have inspired her to write
3. a copy of the Daughter of the Flames CD, which is the playlist Zoë listened to while writing the book

Here's how to enter:
Leave a comment on this post between now and February 28th listing three things that inspire YOU!

Make sure to include a working email address (or a Blogger profile with a link to one) and/or a name other than "anonymous" so that I can announce the winner.
One winner will be drawn from a hat and announced March 1st.

Good luck!


  1. 3 things that inspire me:

    1. music
    2. my friends
    3. funny life experiences

  2. 1. Music.
    2. Pictures
    3. Random things.

  3. 1. Books
    2. Music
    3. People

  4. Three things that inspire me:
    1. My boyfriend
    2. Music
    3. Movies/Books


  5. Here are 3 things that inspire me:
    1. playing the piano
    2. reading a novel
    3.thinking over semi-deep novels

  6. 1. wathtching the sun rising on 2. a clear summer morning while 3. drinking lots of coffee!

  7. I'm guessing the contest part is just for US people but I'll play anyway :)
    what inspires me:
    1. my friends
    2. Tea. tea, tea, tea, tea, tea!
    3. Great books, like Sarah Dessen's The truth about forever, which I read last week - awesomeness :)

  8. 3 things?

    1. Watching people and trying to pretend that I am not staring and look away so that they don't see me watching them.
    2. Reading great blogs(like this one).
    3. And drawing with my eyes closed.

  9. Chelsea DeTorres qtpie07059@yahoo.comFebruary 16, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    1.My mom inspires me-once my dad died,she ran his business & works overtime to keep our farm
    2.Books inspires me-I want to be a writer so every time I read a good book I am flooded with ideas
    3.My fiance inspires me-He works full time,has class at night & has great ambitions for the future

  10. This book looks great! Thanks for the contest :)

    I am inspired by:
    1. Music!
    2. Nature (cheesy, but true)
    3. Wind (I guess this is included in nature, but opening my window and letting wind just wrap around me always inspires me)

  11. I keep hearing great things about this book.

    Things I'm inspired by:
    1) My Mom :)
    2) Books
    3) Life in general

  12. GREAT contest. Hmm. Three things that inspire me?

    -Books/movies/tv shows. Being able to stand in another's shoes really helps you learn.

    -Coffee/caffeine. I really have no idea how I'd get through a day without it. It makes my mind superspeed and gets ideas running through me.

    -Walking (especially with friends!). I have time to think, and it's really inspiring just to look around and observe slowly.

    Thanks for the contest!

  13. 3 Things That Inspire Me:

    2)My Family

    Thanks for the cool contest! I just finished reading The Swan Kingdom and loved it. It is going on my bookshelf of favorites.


  14. 3 things:
    -michael jacksons music
    -barack obama

  15. Three things that inspire me:
    - The closeness between my mother and I
    - The smile waiting to happen.
    - Reading books that are able to weave words into magic!


  16. Things that inspire me:

    1. When someone sacrifices something precious to them for another, even a random stanger.

    2. Music/ Books/ Movies.

    3. Grace.

  17. Three things that inspire me:
    Art(primarily photography and modern paintings)
    MUSIC( definitely can't do without it)
    OTHER GREAT READS(books, poetry, short stories, etc)

  18. Well written books. Usually those who already have been published before, but the most inspiring is debut authors.

    Emotional songs. They have powerful meanings. If I dissect it like DBQ, it moving to learn what it really means.

    Strangers who give you a smile. Not weird strangers, but those who are good by just one look. Those are enchanting. It's not something that happens everyday either.

    ttt1612 AT yahoo DOT com

  19. Three things that inspire me...
    1) The hearts of people. The complexity, delicacy, and goodness of it all.
    2) Ice cream. How can anything be so delicious?
    3) My five senses that allow me to take in the world in the most amazing ways.

  20. 1. My cat in all her glory (and testiness)

    2. My muses, Am, Lil and Ly (couldn't do anything without them!)

    3. Everything I see, experience, think of. Everything.