Smart Chicks Kick It Tour and Giveaway!

Smart Chicks Kick It Tour Info and Giveaway of THREE books from the authors on the Tour!

The Smart Chicks Kick It Tour starts off Monday September 13th! The tour features EIGHTEEN YA paranormal romance writers, including:

Kelley Armstrong

Melissa Marr

Alyson Noel

(These 3 authors will be at ALL tour stops!)

With Special Appearances by:

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Holly Black

Holly Rees Brennan

Rachel Caine

Cassandra Clare

Melissa de la Cruz

Kimberly Derting

Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Jackson Pearce

Mary Pearson

Carrie Ryan

Jeri Smith-Ready

Jessica Verday

Rachel Vincent

From the Press Release:

On September 13th, 2010, eighteen of today’s most buzzed about writers of young adult paranormal romance – from international bestsellers and award winners to the genre’s hottest newcomers -- hit the road for a whirlwind twelve-city, two week tour. Unprecedented in terms of size, scope and its organization, the highly anticipated Smart Chicks Kick It Tour ( is author-organized AND author-funded, with the 18 participating authors -- or “Chicks” -- coming from a wide variety of different publishers.

This ground-breaking approach will, for the first time ever, provide fans the opportunity to meet and talk to some of their favorite authors at one time, even though the authors publish with different houses. Featuring five to nine Chicks at every venue, the author line up in every city will be different so no two events will be exactly the same. Kelley Armstrong (New York Times bestselling urban fantasy author of the Women of the Otherworld series), Melissa Marr (creator of The New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series) and Alyson Noel (New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals series) will appear at every venue.

The Smart Chicks have a blog with their stories from the road here:

Need something to wear to the tour?? Check out the Smart Chicks' Cafe Press shop:

So, the question is...will the tour be stopping in YOUR town?? Please see the schedule for the next two weeks, including which authors will be appearing where!

Smart Chicks Kick It Tour

September 13th, 2010 - September 25th, 2010

September 13th, 2010, 7 PM @ BOOKPEOPLE, Austin, TX
Appearing: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Rach
el Caine, & Cassandra Clare

September 14th, 2010, 7 PM @ B&N THE WOODLANDS, Houston, TX
Appearing: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
, Kami Garcia & Rachel Vincent.

September 15th, 2010, 7 PM @ The Refuge, hosted by BLUE WILLOW, Houston, TX
Appearing: Kelley Arm
strong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Margaret Stohl & Cassandra Clare

September 16th, 2010, 6 PM @ Plantation
Commons, hosted by LEMURIA BOOKS, Jackson, MS
Appearing: Kelley A
rmstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Jessica Verday & Sarah Rees Brennan

September 17th, 2010, 7 PM @ Scottsdale Civic Library Audito
rium, hosted by POISONED PEN Phoenix, AZ Appearing: Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan & Kimberly Derting.

September 18th, 2010, 6 PM, Menlo Park Library, hosted by KEPLERS, San Francisco, CA
a Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa de la Cruz, & Kimberly Derting

September 20th,
2010, 6 PM @ VROMAN'S, Pasadena, CA Appearing: Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, Melissa de la Cruz, Rachel Vincent, Margie Stohl, Kami Garcia & Mary Pearson

September 21st
, 2010, 7 PM @ Encinitas County Library, hosted by MYSTERIOUS GALAXY, San Diego, CA
sa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Mary Pearson, Rachel Caine, Rachel Vincent, Margie Stohl, Kami Garcia & Carrie Ryan

September 22nd, 2
010, 7 PM @ Ventz Concert Hall at North Central College, hosted by ANDERSON'S Chicago, IL
Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melis
sa Marr, Jackson Pearce, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, & Carrie Ryan

September 23rd, 2010, 7 PM @ BOOKS & CO AT THE GREENE, Dayton, OH
Appearing: Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jackson Pearce, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, & Kami Garcia

September 24th, 2010, 7 PM @ JOSEPH BETH Cincinnati, OH
Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jennifer Lynn Barnes & Margie Stohl

September 25th, 2010, 2 PM @ CHAPTERS BRAMPTON (Toronto) ON
Appearing: Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Melissa de la Cruz, Jeri Smith-Ready
, Kami Garcia, Margie Stohl & Jennifer Barnes

To celebrate the tour kick off, The Smart Chicks are offering a very special giveaway for readers of my blog!

The contest is for a “Smart Chicks Surprise Pack” – 3 books from authors appearing on the tour!!

One lucky reader will win a
“Smart Chicks Surprise Pack” – 3 books from authors appearing on the tour!!

All you have to do is follow my blog publicly and leave a comment on this review with your email address!

Please follow publicly or I can't tell that you are following :) Also, if you aren't comfortable leaving your email here, go ahead and leave a comment and then send me an email with your email addy.

Extra Entries:
  • +1 Tweet this contest (leave link in comment)
  • +1 Post link in sidebar of your blog (leave link in comment)

  • US and Canada only
  • Must be a follower to enter
  • Extra entries are optional and can all be left in the same comment
  • Leave a comment with your email address
  • Books will be mailed out by the publicist for the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour
  • Ends Saturday Sept. 25
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!


anjohnston said...

What an awesome contest! I'd love to enter. My email address is:

I've put up this contest on my sidebar and in my contest tab. I wish this tour was coming my way but no one is coming to Florida! =(

Karen said...

Unfortunately I'm not on any of the stops - but winning books would be just as good :-)
Hey Carrie - I reviewed some HR's today and gave you a shout out - since you're the one who made me start reading them! It's still a mixed bag for me but I've found some good ones thanks to you.

Kristina said...

Oh, yay! I get two stops near me! :) One is an hour away (Pasadena), the other is two (SD). I wish I could go to both! :( I'll probably only be able to visit the Pasadena one.

I retweeted:
Blog Sidebar:


Caitlin said...

I so wish I would be able to make one of the tour stops! But I'm on the east coast and Texas is much too far :(

But Thanks so much for holding this contest!

Natasha said...

I wish I could stop at one of those stops, so badly! But none are close. :(

I really want to be entered though.. hehe:)

I follow!
I tweeted:


Tiffani said...

Cool contest! I posted it in my contest sidebar!!!!


Jena Lang said...

I wish I could meet Melissa Marr in person! I love her books!!!

I follow

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

This tour seems like it's going to be incredible!

Tina said...

I really wish I could go to one of the tour stops but they're all too far. Thanks for the chance to win!
melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

Lisa (starmetal_oak) said...

Great contest!!


following as Lisa P.

+1 for Tweet
+1 for sidebar link

Jennie said...

I wish I could hit one of the stops but they are all too far!

jennie748 at sbcglobal dot net

Reading Angel said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Wish they were coming closer to me!!!
dukesangel002 AT yahoo DOT com

kimscarecrow said...

This is really awesome. I wish the tour was coming where I live. Meh. Great contest though!


elaing8 said...

I wish I could go to this but the closest is 5 hrs away.

I am a follower



Autumn said...

I'm a public follower! I'm trying to decide how bad I want to visit my aunt in Houston LOL

autumn .crochet (at) gmail .com

Kailia Sage said...

Cool contest! Thanks! I'm a follower!

twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Ooooo cool...too bad the tour isn't stopping in my neck of the woods. You should feel sorry for me and give me extra entries...just kidding!:P

I'm a follower!
+1 I tweeted!
+1 I blogged!

XOXO~ Renee

Alexa said...

Oh this is such a great contest! You always have the best contests Carrie!

Rex Robot Reviews said...

Sounds great! I've got the contest on my sidebar at the bottom. :)

rexreadingrobot at gmail dot com

Life After Jane said...

I'm so excited about this tour! I'll be @ Lemuria on the 16th, behaving like a silly fan girl!

Tanya said...

I'm sooo sad that the tour isn't coming closer to NYC!! But, I'm happy for all the people who get to meet these amazing authors!!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

I'm a follower.
+1 Link on Blog:
+1 Tweet:

amongthemuses @ gmail . com

TheBookishSnob said...

I'm a follower :)

I'm tweeting it

Steph said...

Hi, Steph here from Fangs, Wands, and Fairy Dust. Love Kelley Armstrong. I looked at the tour a while ago, but I am sad to say it is coming no where near me!!
Tweeted it
Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
Old Follower as Steph

Elizabeth Briggs said...

I'm going to try to see them in San Diego or LA but not sure I can make it. Thanks! ebriggs23 at

JoAnna said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I am a new follower.

Contest on sidebar -
Tweet -

katsrus said...

What a great giveaway. New follower.
Sue B

ParanormalBites said...

I love Smart Chicks and there are some fantastic authors on this tour. Please enter me in the contest.


Tiffani said...

Yay!!! Another sweet contest! Please enter me! :)

east.ofeden said...

I would love to enter! So many great authors!


Becky said...

I'd love to enter. This looks like fun.


Ladytink_534 said...

I'm so excited! I may be able to go! I'm a follower (Google Friend)

Deepali said...

I'm an old follower!
deepalipratap @
+1 for the tweet-

Maureen said...

I am a follower.

mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Renkellym said...

SO excited for this tour! I'll be trying to make one of the stops.
I'm a new follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

April said...

Thanks for the giveaway :D I want to go so badly :( I'm a new follower!

I tweeted:

Jules@OneBookShy said...

What a great giveaway. I'm a follower!

onebookshy at yahoo dot com

(Bookish)InABox said...

What a fun contest! Thanks so much!

whatinabox at gmail dot com

+1 Tweet:
+1 Sidebar:

Connie Black said...

Thanks for such a great giveaway!
GFC follower!
epblack at zoominternet dot net

kjovus said...

What an amazing tour. Wish I lived close enough to attend - Utah isn't a hot spot for book tours. :(
Thanks for the chance to win. I am an old follower.

J. L. Jackson said...

New follower

Bethany C. said...

Please enter me! I'm a public follower.

WulfLuva said...

I'm a public (new) follower (oreo_93)

LilMissMolly said...

Sounds good to me! I'm an old GCF.
lvsgund @

Katie said...

Wow thanks for this! I am a new follower :)

Theresa M said...

Please enter me! I'm a follower.

budletsmom said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a new follower.

budletsmom at yahoo dot com

Barbara E. said...

I love to be surprised, count me in.
I'm a old GFC follower.


CindyWindy2003 said...

"I follow this blog publicly via google friend connect

nicolesender said...

Great giveaway! I follow publicly on GFC.

Kristi said...

I'm a follower! Wish they were coming closer to my town - I would love to meet any of them!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Karen said...

I'm sad they're not coming to MA! D: I'm a GFC follower (:

hendy said...

What a great giveaway, what an exciting tour. I follow via GFC.

Karen said...

I am a new follower!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

NikkiH said...

I am a follower :)
Thanks so much!

Nikki Hobbs

mbreakfield said...

Please enter me in the contest. I'm a follower.

Valia Lind said...


Sybil said...

Sounds amazing!

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Thanks for the fabulous giveaway. I follow on GFC.

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Linda Henderson said...

Amazing authors on this tour, it's a shame they aren't coming my way. Thank you for the great giveaway.
I follow on GFC.
I tweeted this giveaway

seriousreader at live dot com

Maureen said...

Please enter me.

I follow on GFC.

mce1011 AT aol DOT com

throuthehaze said...

No stops near me :( Thanks for the giveaway though!
I am a follower

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

donnas said...

Thanks for the chance! I am a follower.

sidebar -

tweet -

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Justine said...

Ah, I wish I could meet an author :D I am an old follower. :)



Brooke said...

Thanks so much! I'm a follower.

Inspired Kathy said...

Please enter me
bkhabel at gmail dot com


rubymoon said...

What an awesome giveaway. I love surprises! I follow publicly on GFC (Ally)

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

I’d love to enter. I’m an old follower.

Sidebar link:



Pam S said...

ty for sharing - great tour!

I tweeted -

gfc follower pams00

Pam S
pams00 @

jkrowyn said...

I'm not near any of these stops, mores the pity, cuz I love them all. Afraid I would be a stalker tho. :) Artesia at comcast dot net

jkrowyn said...

forgot to mention I'm a gfc follower.

Melissa said...

Great contest! I'm a follower
books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

force-oblique said...

This is so great!
Thanks for doing this!!!


A Canadian Girl said...

I love the Smart Chicks so thank you for the giveaway :)


+1 for posting link in sidebar of

Cleo said...

I really want to go to the one on the 20th because it's SOOO close to my house!! But it's a school night... :( But this is a great giveaway :D

I put it on my blogs sidebar:

Cathy M said...

The Tour sounds like it would be a blast. I'm sorry that I missed the stops close to where I live.

a follower

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Jenny said...

Fantastic giveaway, thank you so much! I'm an old follower:)

Becky said...

Awesome giveaway. :)

Danna said...

Awesome contest!

Rosie Hong said...

Would love to win these!
Tweet here:

Kate said...

Love this contest! I wish I could go and see some of these authors but none are even close to where I live. Please enter me!

Hafsah said...

Came across your giveaway in the Book Contest Directory.
I'm a new follower, can you follow me back? IceyBooks
Hafsah --

Maria said...

Sounds Great!:) I love all these authors, especially Casssandra Clare and Melissa Marr.
+1 tweeted

Jamie @ The Book Junkie's Bookshelf said...

Great giveaway! Though the closest the tour comes to me is Chicago:(

Jenn said...

What an awesome giveaway! Makes me feel a little better about none of the stops being anywhere near me... :(


justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. I am an old follower.

Natasha said...

I wantt!! please enter me! I follow!

Breanne said...

I follow and I love this giveaway!! :D

bmweida at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I'm follower #713 Melissa

melissa [at] yabookshelf [dot] com

Orchid said...

Ooh, awesome contest. Wish I could've gone to one of the tour stops.
Old follower
Tweeted Here

hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

Katie (Bookishly Yours) said...

I wish I could have gone. It sounds like everyone had a blast.

New follower :)

.Ambur. said...

Awe thanks so much for having this contest!! I wanted to go to this book tour so bad, but it's not coming anywhere close to me. So thanks a bunch for having this contest, now at least I have a chance to experience even a portion of it! :D

I'm a new follower, and I found your blog through the Story Siren :)


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