Friday, December 7, 2012

Day Seven - All About The Nightmare Affair + Giveaway

Book Profile

Name - The Nightmare Affair (Goodreads)
Author - Mindee Arnett
Genre - Paranormal
Release Date - March 5th 2013

Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare.


Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder.

Then Eli's dream comes true.

Now Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target.

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The Insider's Scoop

Since this event is all about Debutantes and dresses, I decided to give readers an inside scoop on the masquerade ball that Dusty and her friends attend at some point during the novel. To give you some background on the event, here’s an excerpt from the Arkwell Academy Student Guide concerning the Samhain dance: 

The inspiration for the Samhain dance came both from my love of all things Halloween (and trust me, I love Halloween) as well as my love of an old 80s movie called Labyrinth. You might’ve heard of it. 

And now for a sneak peek. This is the passage when Dusty and her date first arrive at the dance: 

He laughed as we stepped through the doors into Vatticut Hall. It was the oldest structure on campus and only used for special occasions, like dances and graduation. Tonight the building resembled a medieval castle even more than usual. Blue and silver silk streamers had been strung in between the ornate tapestries and heraldic banners that decorated the outer corridors. Torches hung beside the banners, creating a flickering, romantic ambiance. Of course the grandeur out here was nothing compared to the grand ballroom. 

Long wooden tables set with crystal plates and goblets were spread across the hall among glistening ice sculptures of magical creatures like unicorns, dragons, and even our school mascot, the hydra. In each corner of the room stood four trees enchanted by the school’s fairy gardeners to grow out of the floors. With trunks the size of industrial stovepipes, they stood tall enough that their branches covered the ceiling, creating a dark, leafy canopy. Beneath it, thousands of free-floating orbs of light shone in various colors as they flitted here and there, creating an aurora borealis effect. Every now and again, one would shoot across the room, leaving behind a trail of glittering light and a smell like fresh roses. 

And just who is her date??? Well you’ll have to read the book to find out!


Mindee is giving away a Pre-Order of The Nightmare Affair!

Rule of Entry -

- Open to World English Location ( US/UK/Canada/Australia etc.) 
- Ends 7th of January
- Must be 13 or older
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  1. Ooh, I hadn't heard of this before. Sounds good :D

  2. Ooh, I love a good costume ball. :) Can't wait for this book!

  3. SO psyched for this one. I already feel like I've been waiting for-ev-er. :D Also? LABYRINTH love!

  4. I am so excited for this one!! thanks for the opportunity!

  5. This sounds like a great read during the holiday break, thanks for the chance!

  6. Love the inside scoop on this one. It sounds like such a refreshing read!

  7. LOVE the excerpt!! It sounds awesome:)

    Thank you:)

  8. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  9. I've been highly anticipating The Nightmare Affair since...I don't even remember it was so long ago! But, I can't believe it releases in like 3 months!!

  10. THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR looks like such an amazing read.

  11. This book sounds sooo good. Like totally unique. I admit the cover didn't really catch my attention at first, but now I wanna read it bad!

  12. I kind of want to be a nightmare now... :)

  13. I can't wait for this one!

  14. Wow just from that paragraph I must read this book. Great writing.

  15. I've read the synopsis on Goodreads and eeeep! It sounds so amazing! :) Thank you for the chance!

  16. Ooops, ooops, oooops. :( I'm sorry,Lisa. I got carried away with joining your contests! Count me out on this one. Thanks!

  17. Ooh, I hadn't heard of this before. Sounds good :D

  18. I cannot wait for this book, still think it will look great with the Student Guide :)

  19. This book is making me happy, just to look at the cover. I can't wait to read it, and thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  20. I love this excerpt. I want to win this book so much, this isn't the first giveaway I've entered to try and win it.

    It's so nice to get a different concept of her being a nightmare instead of the standard ghost.

  21. I just made the 666th entry. Don't know how lucky that is... but I can't wait to read this book!


  23. As a big fan of absolutely have me interested. Thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win.

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  24. I am so excited to read this!! I can't wait : )

  25. I heard bout this book from Ms. Kelly @ STACKED and have been anxious to get my hands on a copy ever since. It sounds amazing!

  26. Thanks for the giveaway! :) Excited to read it!

  27. Ooo, masquerade ball! There's the potential for romance and something creepy to occur!

  28. sounds interesting read.... :)

  29. Book sounds epic!!! Hope to read it soon!

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