Giveaway and Sneak Peek: Sweet Valley Confidential!!

Read the 1st Chapter of "Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later"
Enter to win a set of Team Jessica and Team Elizabeth T-shirts!

If you're like me, you remember the Sweet Valley High books, and if you're REALLY like me, you still have a few tattered copies on your keeper shelf :) I know I have held onto my favorites and/or scoured thrift shops to replace my old copies.

We Sweet Valley fans are in luck because author/creator Francine Pascal is working on a brand new adult women's fiction book from St. Martin's Press: "Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later." And we're invited to take a sneak peek at the 1st chapter!!

From the press release: Is Liz a hot young journalist engaged to pro-basketball player Todd Wilkins and planning the sweetest backyard wedding? Is Jess gracing the covers of international fashion magazines and breaking the hearts of wealthy jet-setters? After the perfect childhoods, how will the real world affect the lives of the Wakefield Twins? We'll find out soon enough.

How will we wait for the book to be released in March, 2011??

First, check out the first chapter of the book here:

And how about a contest for an awesomely retro set of Team Elizabeth and Team Jessica t-shirts to hold us over while we wait!!

Lori at getredpr has generously provided a set of tees for readers of my blog!

All you have to do is follow my blog publicly and leave a comment on this post 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:
  • +2 Tweet this contest (leave link in comment)
  • +2 Post link in sidebar of your blog (leave link in comment)
  • +2 Tell me one of your SVH memories even if it's just about having a crush on one of Jessica's many boyfriends :)

  • US and Canada only
  • No PO Boxes please
  • 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
  • T-shirts will be mailed out by the sponsor
  • Ends Friday August 20
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!


  1. I am a follower!!!
    sound interesting!!!

  2. Love it! Please enter email is mel(dot)helmers(at)gmail(dot)com.

    My favourite SVH memory is lounging by the pool at my old summer club with my girlfriends...we'd all be sitting on our lawn chairs reading the books and gasping aloud. It was hilarious and far too fun! +2

  3. When I moved out of my dad's house, I gave away all of my Sweet Valley books, and I had every copy of every Sweet Valley series except Senior Year. I still miss those books way too much. My favorite Sweet Valley was the Wakefield Legacy books (both of them).

    I'm a follower and my email is bellasnovella(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. I loved SVH and would wait in great anticipation for each new one to be released. I had shelves full of them. I'm not sure what my mom did with them. With a little luck, she still has them around.

    I am a GFC follower.

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

  5. Thanks for the contest, I'm a follower!
    Email address:

  6. I love SVH and still have all the books in my basement. I'd love to enter this contest and may read the new book when it's out.

    My email is:

  7. I'm a follower! Please enter me!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

    +2 I don't have any Sweet Valley High memories except knowing that they were popular when my younger sister was in middle school! Makes me feel just a little bit old since I was more of a Nancy Drew girl!

  8. I'm so glad to hear all of your SVH memories!!

    Melissa, that's too funny, and it sounds familiar!!

    Ashley, wow, you had all of them! That's awesome! I'm sorry you had to give them away :( I loved the legacy books too :)

    Teresa, I know what you mean about having to have the newest one ASAP!

    Sherri, Yay for still having them in your basement! That's awesome!

    Meredith, that's ok, maybe you can start with Sweet Valley Confidential!

  9. OMG
    I love it.
    I use to adore this series.
    Please count me in :)

  10. Hi Carrie, I loved this series when I was younger. Unfortunately my mom thought that I was too young to be reading them, so I ended up taking them out of the library on the sly... I think my favourite editions are the Super Editions and the Legacy books. I ended up finding the Patman's of Sweet Valley High at a book sale this past spring/summer, and I couldn't leave it there, so I ended up picking it up. :)

    I'm a follower through GFC as well.

  11. Wow, I can't believe that Francine Pascal is returning to the world of Sweet Valley I remember having to sneak the Sweet Valley High books into my house because my parents wouldn't let me read them. I used to love those books. These, and the Babysitter's Club, are what showed me how much fun reading can be. I'm not sure how I feel about returning to these books as an adult though...

  12. this was definitely one of my favorite. I dont know they will publish another book on this one!Whoot!

  13. Lol, I would so wanna know what happens to the, :) Cos like you I read them all. I used to run into the shelf where they were and grab them before anyone else has the chance when the bookmobile came to our school

  14. I was such a Sweet Valley kid. I started with the Twins and moved on to SVH before I was probably ready, but I loved those girls like sisters. My favorite Sweet Valley memory: dressing up as a Sweet Valley High cheerleader in fifth grade (thanks to my mom for hew awesome sewing skills!)

    Thanks! nomadreaderblog at g mail

  15. Thanks for leaving your SVH memories, everyone!!

    Juju, don't u love it?

    Corrine, I'm so glad you got the Patmans when you had the chance, that was THE hardest one of my favorites for me to track down!! I only found it last year in fact!!

    Darlyn, i loved them too!

    Blodeuedd, that is tooo funny that you ran to get them before anyone else, i love it!

    nomadreader, i used to read the Twins, too! i think i had them all!! I love the sound of your costume!!

  16. What an adorable giveaway. I'm following you on GFC. Please count me in.


  17. Dare I say that SVH wasn't around when I was a girl; I too was a Nancy Drew reader.


  18. OMG!! SVH was my fav when I was younger! and I will admit to reading some of my favs not to long ago actually! I think some of my favorite memories are reading them under the covers with a flashlight late at night.

    Enter me please!! I am a follower :D


  19. Benita, maybe you can start with the SV Confidential book!!

    Grace, I have read some not long ago at all :) It's so fun to read pre-cell phone and pre-internet stories!

  20. Count me in please! I am a follower
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  21. I'm following! Please enter me in your giveaway.

    cincyfan at gmail dot com

  22. So much better than Team Edward/Jacob shirts. Totally love it! I read Sweet Valley inappropriately early in life, I was like in 2nd grade, but freaking loved the twins so much. I have two favorite books, but I don't know the titles and can't research as they are in storage waiting for the way distant future so if I have a daughter she too can enjoy them as much as I did. Anyway, the first is from the Sweet Valley Twins series, and it was the Christmas special book--that I loved initially strictly because it was longer than usual, haha, but I vaguely remember a porcelain doll fantasy adventure with the girls and another set of twins, Adair and Dorian (never forget the names because A. awesome, B. might have been in love with them) and I just wished they would come take me to their cool world and share the kiss in the creepy romantic basement tunnel of a castle. And then second favorite, was when I was in like 5th grade reading SVH and there was a moment when Liz and Bruce Patman (totally the character Chuck Bass was ripped off of) were getting all touchy feely in her kitchen with Todd like right outside at their pool party. I was terribly young for it, but totally lived vicariously through the twins in their awesome world. Can't wait for this to come out, because that first chapter is such a tease, where is Jessicaaa!? (ps, totally cried when I thought Jessica died in one of the books, I think it had a purple cover, hahaha)

    Yeah, SV was a huge part of my childhood and I shall not forget it soon! Stoked to see there's this neat-o revival movement for us girls!

  23. I follow via GFC. Thanks for the opportunity!

    forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

  24. gfc follower & my daughter would so love this
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  25. I loved the SVH books as a kid! Todd Wilkins was among my first literary crushes & I went through a phase of wanting to follow in Elizabeth's footsteps and become a reporter. Jessica generally drove me crazy, but she had her moments of level-headed kindness and looking out for her sister. Most of my SVH memories are of Elizabeth and the guys in her life - Todd Wilkins & Jeffrey French. Remember when Liz ended up in a coma? Wow, thinking about SVH is making me wonder what happened to all my old books. I will definitely have to check out Sweet Valley Confidential! :)

    I am a follower. :)
    +2 sidebar -
    +2 SVH memory

    Thanks for hosting this contest and reminding me how obsessed I was with the Wakefield twins as a kid! :)


  26. Oops! I just switched from Yahoo to Gmail & keep slipping into autopilot when I type my email address. My correct email address is:

    TheEagerReaders[at]gmail[dot]com :)

  27. I am a follower. Looks cool. =)

  28. How cool! I loved SVH. One of my most vivid memories was when Regina died. I also am a big fan of the legacy books.

    nest.kpow at gmail

  29. I couldn't enter this because I'm in the UK, but I loved these books in their day and am really looking forward to reading Confidential!

  30. Where can I buy a tshirt?!


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