Monday, April 30, 2012

YAmazing RACE!

UPDATE: The YAmazing Race is now over! The contest in this post is also closed. The winner of the ARC of BUTTER can be found here!

Ladies and Gents!
Start your engines and get ready to run the YAmazing Race!


The race starts Wednesday at Noon EST. If you're here early, head over to the starting line at Noon on Wed. If you're already on the race, you know what to do! Finally, if you landed here without knowing anything about the race, allow me to fill you in.
This is a stop on an epic blog hop featuring dozens of debut authors. Along the way, you'll learn a little something about all of our books, and at the end of each leg of the race is a prize pack jammed with ARCs, gift cards and tons of other goodies! But in order to win, you have to start at the beginning. (NOTE: starting line will be posted on the Apocalypsies blog Wednesday!)

At this stop, I'm sharing the details of my September debut, BUTTER.


A boy everyone calls “Butter” is about to make Scottsdale High history. He’s going to eat himself to death live on the Internet – and everyone will watch.

He announces his deadly plan to an army of peers and expects pity, insults or even indifference. Instead, he finds morbid encouragement. When that encouragement tips the scales into popularity, Butter has a reason to live. But if he doesn’t go through with his plan, he’ll lose everything.


 

Remember what you read here. You'll need this info at the end of the race!

BUT WAIT! BONUS ROUND!
Even if you don't win the race, you still have a chance to win an ARC of BUTTER. right here! right now!

All you have to do to win an ARC is leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite food with butter. (served with butter, made with butter, healthy alternative to butter - your choice.)
- Extra entry if you follow my blog (new or existing follower).
- Extra entry if you tweet a link to this blog post.

Just let me know in the comment if you follow or tweet.
(This bonus ARC contest open to US and Canada only. Winner will be selected at random Tuesday, May 8.)

Now on to the next stop on the race! click here!

83 comments:

fakesteph said...

I like baked potatos with butter and I follow! This a very cool hop. I'll have to check out the whole thing tomorrow.

Jana said...

toast with butter!

Christina said...

Favorite food with butter = ALL OF THE FOODS.

I'm going to say popcorn, because butter makes that. Without butter, it's Styrofoam. With butter, it's crack.

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Emily said...

Weirdly, my favorite buttery thing is plain-ass rotini noodles with butter on them. Plain but delish!

Count me in!
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lisseth said...
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lisseth said...

I love chocolate cupcakes made with butter.Also NEW blog follower!
Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/lizzy9rule/status/197730799154503681
thanks 4 the giveaway this sounds like a very unique read!
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Cassie Frye said...

Pfft. I need butter on my POPCORN. Thank you very much. And thanks for the giveaway. WHEE.

I tweeted:
https://twitter.com/#!/CAnneFrye/status/197739902702592001

I followed (as Cassie Frye on GFC)

Thanks!

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Gabrielle Carolina said...

Corn on the cob with butter and salt. Mmmm...

Samantha said...

COOKIES!!!! Lots and lots of cookies. All made with unsalted butter, melted a tad before adding to the mixer :)

I'm now following your blog, and I tweeted about the chance to win the Butter ARC at:
https://twitter.com/#!/scriptedYA/status/197745925668618240

Thank you for the giveaway! Butter sounds like a great read!

bethsflutterby said...

I'd love to read this book!
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Peggy
bethsflutterby@aol.com

Lori M. Lee said...

baked goods--especially cookies :D

Paperback_Princess said...

Corn on the Cob with Butter.

And I follow!

-k said...

Oooh... I love butter. But I would have to say tea biscuits or corn on the cob are both extreme favourites of mine!

Carrie said...

Hmm I will have to say I love any hot, steamy roll with a touch of butter :)

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Gorelenore said...

Followed via GFC. Gorelenore

I love toast with butter. It is my favorite, even when it is a little burnt. :)

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Stephanie

YA Reader said...

Chocolate chip muffins with butter. YUM!

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alicia marie said...

my favorite thing made with lots of butter is my mom's pound cake : ) yummy!!
i follow with gfc:alicia marie ezell
thanks for being part of the yamazing race!!

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Lauren Harris said...

Followed you! I've heard a lot of buzz about this book. My roommate's a teen librarian. ;)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Smoked sausage casserole. Mmmm....

New blog follower!

Shauna Buck said...

Grilled bread with butter....mmmmm Follow you with GFC

MackenziLee said...

Oh gosh I don't really like butter....not on bread or potatoes or anything.....Hope this still counts :)

Doodle said...

Mashed Potatoes. :D
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RhymesWithWitch said...

Oh. My. Gosh... This sounds amazingly interesting! My favorite food served with butter is definitely lobster. If you just drizzle it on, it makes all the difference in the world.

Kimberleigh said...

I'm a follower of your blog (username Kimberleigh) and my favorite food with butter is definently POPCORN! And on fresh bread, yum!

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B. C. Haysel said...

I love steamed potatoes, shrimps and onion with butter.

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TOTAL: 2 entries

Lisa Marie @ The Young Adult Connection said...

My favorite food with butter is rolls!

Joy said...
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Joy said...

Corn on the cob! Love it!

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Follower: Joy Davis

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Devan @ Book Strings said...

Homemade Mac n' Cheese. It has been my go-to comfort food since I was a kid. And don't even get me started about if it has buttered bread crumbs on top. Mmmmmm. :)

I'm a follower: Devan @ Book Strings

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Red Headed Bookworm said...

I'm not crazy about butter, but I do like a little on my toast. Boring huh? lol

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GFC red headed bookworm

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Vivien said...

Brownies....yum

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https://twitter.com/#!/deadtossedwaves/status/197861583970508800

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Tammy Sparks said...

I love baked yams with butter. Yum!!
and I am now following you via Google.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kassiah said...

My gosh! I love so much with butter. I think baked potatoes. mmmm

kassiah at fictionators dot com

Ashley R said...

I am so excited for this book! I had it as my Waiting on Wednesday a few months ago and can't believe I still have to wait so long haha. As for my favourite food with butter...hmmm. It's basic, but I'm a huge fan of bread (particularly baguettes and pizza dough). Thank you for doing the giveaway!

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/italylove19/status/197942496871976961
And a blog follower (GFC - Ashley)
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Tanya said...

New GFC follower

My favorite food made with my butter is my white cheddar mac and cheese with a from scratch cheese sauce.

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Brenna said...

I'm SO intrigued by this book. I think I'd have to say my favourite food with butter- umm garlic bread? Does that count? I mean, it's garlic butter after all... Maybe corn on the cob? Potatoes (any kind)? Just about everything? haha

Blog follower (GFC - Brenna)
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Amy said...

I think my favorite food with lots of butter on it is just plain white rice. It sounds silly, but it's so good smothered in butter and salt and pepper.

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Hwa Sun said...

Mashed or boiled potato with butter. Yummmmmm~

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Secretly_Samus said...

I like my butter with more butter! But seriously, like bacon, butter goes with everything. Final answer: butter and veggies.

Jasmine Rose said...

Umm...Is everything an option..? :P If I had to choose, I'd have to say fake shrimp with melted butter. Fake because I'm vegetarian :P

Just a Lil Lost said...

Oh WOW.. really unique premise to a story! Sounds intense! Looking forward to it :)

I love plain ol' yummy toast with a good helping of butter on it!

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Twisty J said...

I love butter on homemade rolls right out of the oven!

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Kimberly B. said...

I like blueberry coffee cake with cinnamon streusel topping and butter dripping all over it. One of my favorite California restaurants makes it, and it's lovely!

I follow on GFC as Sneakybea.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu

Mrs. Silverstein said...

Homemade bread with really, really good butter (like Plugra)--nothing beats it! Someday I will make my own butter, too...

Niahara said...

Toast with home made butter
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Lexie said...

English muffins. I'm a strange child. o_o

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Catie @ Movies in my Head said...

Thanks for the giveaway! following you now via GFC.

I love buttered rotini with parm. sooo good

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

I follow your blog GFC BuriedinBooks
I tweeted (not very well) https://twitter.com/#!/Imburiedinbooks/status/198606316468584449

My inspiration is dying......

Heather

Oh and I love pancakes with lots of butter! The real stuff!

Jackie said...

Everything tastes better with butter! Well...most things anyway.

I guess my biggest weakness would be a baked potato. Loaded with extra butter, some sour cream, and A1 sauce. Oh my, I'm practically drooling right now.

I follow your blog via GFC: Jackie @ Books & Tea

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Ellie said...

Baked potato! With butter and sour cream, it's so amazing.

Anyway, thanks for the contest!

Mennalynne said...

Definetely popcorn with butter!

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sleepyjaime said...

The other night I read about this book on Goodreads and I was absolutely horrified! This book sounds so amazing in such a horribly awesome way! I absolutely have to read it! It's almost like a car accident: So tragic, but you just can't look away. It's such an original story, and I can't wait to find out the answer to the biggest question in my head: Will he actually do it?

My favorite food with butter is definitely buttery popcorn at the movie theater! For some reason I like have my hands covered in the butter and licking it off! (Don't worry! I wash my hands after!)


Jaime Strain
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Maddy E. said...

I love popcorn and chocolate Chip cookies made with butter!!! I would eat them all the time if they weren't so bad for you!

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Abby said...

Toast with butter and cinnamon sugar :)

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Lani said...

carbonara pasta!

Chenise Jones said...

I LOVE buttered popcorn!

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Kathryn said...

EVERYTHING.

I guess I'll have to stick with plain ol' bread and butter.

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Christa @ Hooked on Books said...

I love my pancakes with LOTS of butter.

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Nikki said...

You can never beat bread with butter, toast, english muffins, all of that with butter!
GFC:Nikki
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Shannon said...

Hmm... anything with butter is yummy :D but probably baked potatoes with butter, green onions, cheese, sour cream... :)

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Thanks for taking the time to write this book and for the giveaway!~
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Jewel said...

Honestly, what ISN'T delicious without butter? My favorite buttered food would have to be COOKIES!

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Jenna D. said...

Mmm, butter. Cheesy noodles, baked potatoes, bread, BBQ sauce... butter on top of butter... EVERYTHING is better with BUTTER! <3

Thanks for this opportunity!!

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GFC: Jenna (MTG Reviews)

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Pamela K Witte said...

Corn on the cob with BUTTER, doesn't get any better than that.
Am adding BUTTER to my must read list. What a unique twist on the power of peer pressure!

Kayla Beck said...

Hmmm, my favorite food with butter is - ANYTHING! I'm Southern, what can I say?

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Heather said...

Corn on the cob rolled in butter. dripping on my fingers so that I have to lick them after eating the corn.

Lynne and Richi said...

I love butter on a lot of food, but I especially love butter on my potatoes!
Happy Races & Thanks for the giveaway!
~Lynne

bn100 said...

I like baked potatoes with butter.

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The Reading Enchantress said...

Toasted bread with butter and strawberry jelly :)
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Lauren said...

Definitely toast with lots and lots of butter :) Great giveaway!

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The Lost Lola said...

Toast and butter with strawberry jam on top, yum!

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Tressa said...

Rolls! Love them!
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Retrogoddess said...

Mmmm my favorite food to cook with butter is cupcakes. I love baking and decorating them for people!

Retrogoddess said...

Also tweeted at https://twitter.com/#!/AdrieneRainwate/status/199647919756947456

Audris said...

Ahhh butter is so yummy with everything but I'm going to have to go simple. I can sit and eat bread with butter all day haha. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Elizabeth said...

Corn on the Cob & Butter! (& Salt)

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colormeferret said...

Corn!

Jordan Elizabeth said...

Two words, hundreds of calories: Buttercream Frosting.

It's right there in the title and everything.

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jesserz said...

Hmm...I'm going to have to say popcorn! My favorite part of going to the movies is the buttered popcorn. It's sooooo good. :3

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iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

I LOVEEE Pancakes with Butter :D Amazing! Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

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Becky said...

Cue a tragic face. Guess who recently had to give up butter (and things of a dairy nature) recently? Mmm...I want a corn muffin warm from the oven and smothered in butter.

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Taffy said...

Love me some buttery corn-on-the-cob!

THANKS for the fun blog hop!

Jasmine Rose said...

I also tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/ARoomWithBooks/status/199931680352518144

erinjade said...

The contest is now closed.

I had a blast reading all of your entries. I also gained 2 pounds this week, because you all made me so hungry for butter!! ;p

Thanks for playing, for your enthusiasm and for just all-around awesomeness. You guys rock.