Monday, January 9, 2012

Day Nine - All About Article 5 + Giveaway

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Book Profile

Name - Article 5 ( Goodreads )
Author - Kristen Simmons
Genre - Dystopian
Release Date - January 13th 2012
Available - The Book DepositoryThe Nile

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.


 The Insider's Scoop 5 

Behind the Scenes Facts for A5 


 1. A5 was originally 154,000 words. After three rounds of revisions with my agent, it was lowered to 96,000. For those of you that are mathematically challenged like myself, that’s 58 THOUSAND words that were cut. Some of these scenes appear in the second and third books. Most I’ve stuffed into the incinerator (Ember runs into traffic and gets hit by a car, for example). 


 2. In the original manuscript, Tucker Morris was actually Ember’s high school boyfriend (which may not sound weird now…but wait until you read A5). 


 3. I liked the name Chase first for the simple reason that both he and Ember are on the run, are chased, while at the same time pursuing something else. Ember is pursuing her mother. Chase is pursuing their safety. Both are chasing each other, although due to circumstances are finding each other just out of reach. This puts them in a state of constant motion, making it hard to settle, which is why they cling to that which doesn’t change – their memories of each other. 


4. My heroine required something slightly unusual to reflect her tenacity in a world of compliance and regulations, but not so flamboyant that she would stand out. The "E" softened the name Amber, allowing her to slip into the mainstream crowd but not become dismissible. Embers are also, of course, the last smoldering ashes of the fire, and that’s sort of the point of her. She blends in while the world is rages and is stripped away, yet still burns, still perseveres. 


5. I named Ms. Brock in reference to Mr. Brocklehurst, who is the evil, hypocritical schoolmaster presiding over Jane Eyre in the book entitled the same. Thanks again for letting me come visit! This was so much fun! HIGH-FIVE FOR A5! 

 ~Giveaway~ 

Alright Lovlies! Kristen has kidnly offered (1) ONE ARC of Article 5! This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL! No strings attached although I really would love it if you guys would leave a lovely comment for Kristen after all the hard work she's put into the event!




 Rule of Entry -

-International
- Ends 9th of February
- Must be 13 or older
- Optional Entries :
   * Leaving comment on either of Kristen's posts +1 each
   * Tweeting Giveaway +1
   * Putting Giveaway on Sidebar +2
   * Follow Badass Bookie +2
   * Placing 2012 Debutante Event Button on blog +3

a Rafflecopter giveaway Badass Bookie xx

97 comments:

  1. This sounds absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to read Article 5, it's been on my list for absolutely ever!! And I love the fact that you used Mrs. Brocklehurst from Jane Eyre!

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  2. Ah, revisions ... I can only imagine the pain of cutting out so many pages :-S ! BTW I love your approach to finding the right names!!
    Thanks so much for this wonderful chance!!!

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  3. The book sounds interesting.

    I wonder what the world building is like.

    No space on Rafflecopter for GFC but I do follow as buddyt.

    Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  4. Thank you for this giveaway :)

    GFC: Syki

    A put this giveaway on sidebar: http://knizni-doupe.cz


    Syki
    sykorova.p@gmail.com

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  5. Love the

    "Most I’ve stuffed into the incinerator (Ember runs into traffic and gets hit by a car, for example). "

    LOL!

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  6. Link to where I posted button(no extra box showing up)

    :http://youngreadersathome.blogspot.com/

    GFC: Krazzyme

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  7. THIS SOUNDS LIKE AN AWESOME BOOK! thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Thank you so much for this giveaway :D <33 I can't wait to read this book! Article 5 sounds so amazing :D
    Love, Carina

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  9. I'm so excited to read this book!
    Thanks a lot for the International giveaway.

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  10. Thanks for this giveaway, and it's international! Cheers!

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  11. Loved hearing all the hidden facts about your book Kristen. So excited for you.

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  12. Thanks for sharing some inside scoop! I can't wait to read it. :D

    P.S. There weren't many extra info boxes, so:
    GFC: mimz
    giveaway/button on blog: http://mokolad.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for the great giveaway! Sonud like an interesting dystopian book.

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  14. I really want to read Article 5, Thanks for the giveaway

    There is no space for the GFC name so
    GFC
    Karen Maldonado
    e-mail:
    karen_read_dream@hotmail.com

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  15. Thanks for the chance. Cant wait to read this!! There wasnt any GFC box on any of them. I entered as Natalie Cleary and my GFC is nat cleary.

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  16. I've seen this book pop up on a few blogs now, and every time I see it I want it more and more! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I loved your explanation why you chose the name Chase :)

    Can't wait to read Article 5!!!

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm totally entering!

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  19. Thanks for the post and giveaway! I love the name of Ember for a main character. :)

    links posted at http://susie-bookworm.blogspot.com
    GFC - SusieBookworm

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  20. So excited for you, K - and thanks so much for making this contest international :-) *hugs*

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  21. This book sounds amazing! Thanks so much for the chance to win. MY GFC name is Tizzy. Link to button: http://tizzypotts.blogspot.com/p/contact.html

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  22. I really want to read this. I've had my eye on this for a bit now. Thanks:)

    natashajennex(at)gmail.com

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  23. AHHHHH!!! I'm SO SO SO excited to read this book! I just know it's going to be amazing -- thank you so much for the giveaway! :)

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway... I really want to read this :D

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  25. " 2. In the original manuscript, Tucker Morris was actually Ember’s high school boyfriend (which may not sound weird now…but wait until you read A5). "

    This is evil. I want to read the book now. And you are evil, Miss Simmons. So evil. Need.. Need..

    Giving away the book almost makes up for the evilness of point 2, so.. XD

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  26. Geez, that is a LOT of words to be cut out of a book. I'd love to see some of the unpublished scenes and stuff. Thanks for the international giveaway. ;)

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  27. oh btw, there were no extra's box on most of them... my blog is randomsofira.blogspot.com and im commenting and following under the name Ira. oh and im entering the comp under the name Ira S. =)

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  28. HIGH-FIVE FOR A5! so excited to see your book in bookstores

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  29. Can't wait to read A5! :) Thanks so much for the chance to win an ARC!

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  30. Now I have to find out why Tucker Morris being her boyfriend is weird. Fun post, thanks!

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  31. I'm so excited to read this book!
    Thanks a lot for the International giveaway.

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  32. The box did not appear on the form so I couldn't leave my name but I'm a GFC follower.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. Awesome giveaway! I couldn't leave my follower name - it's Rachel. I'm really excited for this one, it sounds like a great read.

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  34. Can't wait to read Article 5!

    GFC Follower: Joy or Joy Davis

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  35. Thank you for the international giveaway, I've heard this book is great.

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  36. This is already on my to-read list, I can't wait to get my hands on it:)

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  37. I can't wait to read this book!

    Thank-you for such a wonderful giveaway & for making it Int'l :)

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/SharonBooks/status/157700945747247104
    Comp Button on side bar @ www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com
    GFC: scondous

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  38. Thank you for this great giveaway! I love dystopian genre. :)

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  39. Here's the link to where I post the button and link on my sidebar http://fifteenaintsosweet.blogspot.com/ :)
    GFC = Dea Sauva

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  40. When I first saw the cover of Article 5, I didn't know what to expect, but after reading the synopsis and great reviews, I'm eager to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the giveaway!

    I don't know why, but the extra box is not appearing, so I decided to post my GFC name here. I have commented on the day 8 post, followed you (of course).

    GFC: Sharmaine Chan

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  41. Thank you for such an awesome giveaway! This book sounds really cool. :)

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog too, feel free to enter and spread the news!

    http://jezsbookcase.blogspot.com/2012/01/dragons-oath-audiobook-sample-giveaway.html

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  43. I love how Chase's name was chosen. Nice play on words, and name in and of itself. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: candice

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  44. thanks for hosting the giveaways of so many new authors!

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  45. I have to read this book, I love everything about it! Thanks so much!

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  46. Great giveaway, thanks for sharing !

    GFC - Tiemi
    Banner - http://bookingpromos.blogspot.com/
    Twitter - @Tibiux

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  47. Thanks for the awesome chance! I need this book badly! like really badly >_<!

    GFC: Jayjay

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  48. You know I just started getting into dystopian novels. They are still not my favorite and I am afraid of coming across to many that don't meet my 'expectations' (whatever those may be lol) but this is on my list of dystopian to reads. Thank you for the chance to win this!

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  49. I am so excited to read this book! It sounds like it will be a great addition to the dystopia genre.

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  50. Thanks so much!

    GFC Christina Kit.

    twitter @christinafiorio

    AWESOME book! Thanks

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  51. Sounds like an amazing book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  52. this is the book I'm dying for most to read this year. So so so excited. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Can't wait to get my hands on this book! plus there's a road trip (even during those circumstances) I'm sure its gonna be AMAZING!!

    oh and there wasn't an extra box so I'm putting the stuff here:

    GFC: Maji Bookshelf
    Twitter: Juhina_
    Blog: www.majibookshelf.blogspot.com (for debutant sidebare button)

    - juhina

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  54. Another great dystopian to look forward to! I love the significance of the names. Makes it even more interesting!
    GFC: Lexie@BookBug

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  55. I'm really looking forward to getting this book into my hot little hands, sounds amazing!
    GFC: Kat Balcombe

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  56. Thanks for sharing with us internationally. I love the fact you took some inspiration from Jane Eyre!!

    I am a follower by email...
    Haldreviews(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I've heard lots of raves for Article 5. Would love to read it!

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  58. Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway! Article 5 sounds so great and I am looking forward to reading it. The insider scoop was great to read about. That's a lot of revising! Thanks for the great post!!

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  59. I am dying to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. Thanks for the giveaway! I wish it was a finished copy not an ARC though :/

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  61. This book sounds so good, thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    GFC: californiablue17@aol.com

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  62. High-Five for A5 indeed! I've heard such great things and can't wait to read it! :-D

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  63. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway

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  64. No space for debutante button post
    I posted on my blog here
    http://bookloverandprocrastinator.blogspot.com/

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  65. thanks for the giveaway! I´m dying to read Article 5.
    There is no space for the following at rafflecopter.
    GFC: Adriana C
    http://readingfictional.blogspot.com

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  66. I have been dying to read this one! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    gfc: Crystal

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  67. Thanks for running these giveaways and picking some great books for giveaways. Giving me plently of new authors and books to add to the 2012 to read list.

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  68. Thanks for this giveaway! I heard Article 5 is an amazing book :)

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  69. Thanks for the Giveaway! Not sure where I'm suppose to add this info, but here ya go -

    GFC: A Life Bound By Books.
    Blog link for event button: http://alifeboundbybooks.blogspot.com/

    -Lisa

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  70. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I've heard so much about Article 5. I can't wait to read it :)

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  71. WOWIE! Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I'll totally keep the insider's stuff in mind while reading it. It's really cool to see meanings behind the characters names!

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  72. Thank you so much! I've been dying to get my hands on Article 5! ;D

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  73. ...been looking forward to Article 5 for months now. :)

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  74. Article 5 sounds so, so good! *-* would love to have the chance to read it.
    I'm gfc follower Kah_Cherub

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

    thanks for the chance!

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  75. Interesting story behind using the name Chase. I love the name Ember. It makes me think of someone who's strong and not afraid to fight. I'm really excited about this book. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  76. I fell in love with the topic and the cover of the book a long time ago.. would be great to win one copy :))) ♥ thank you for this giveaway :))

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  77. I can't imagine cutting so many words! Must be a bit heartbreaking.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  78. All those behind the scene comments were really cool. I imagine it was pretty painful to cut that many words.

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  79. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  80. I have heard nothing but good things about this book!

    http://sweetsouthernhome.wordpress.com
    GFC Carrie Ardoin

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  81. I keep hearing great things about this book, I can't wait to get it from my library :) Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  82. Oh! As others are saying, there aren't Extra boxes in the widget so:

    GFC: Ashley

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  83. I want to read this so badly! I love reading distopian. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I have difficulties in leaving GFC name and name used for comment.
    The name for both is Jane. Thank you!

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  84. I am DYING to read this! Thanks for the aesome review!

    GFC shirleytemple83

    missbookaholicgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  85. Thanks you so much for the giveaway. The book really seems an interesting read. My GFC's name is Xenia.

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    1. I forgot giving you my blog's link, so you can see the debutante button

      http://manuscritosperdidosblog.blogspot.com

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  86. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC alipeli
    alipeli2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. Been wanting to read this one for a while. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  88. I've been dying to read this book. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

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