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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Breath of Eyre & Swag Release Day Giveaway Winner

The winner of the signed copy of A Breath of Eyre & the Jane Eyre-themed prize pack is:


Thanks so much to everyone who entered and for all your fun answers to my question. The hands-down winner for a book people want to get lost in was Harry Potter with Pride and Prejudice coming in second place! Very interesting...

I wish I could give you all copies of my book and tons ‘o swag as well. It’s ridiculous to think this many people want to read my book. Seriously, thank you for entering, and happy reading!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A BREATH OF EYRE release day giveaway & prize pack!

I am one week from my release day for A BREATH OF EYRE, and I’ve got to say it’s both terrifying and thrilling! In celebration, I’m running my final giveaway until midnight on March 26, at which time my books will be available at these fine retailers: Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Indiebound.

The prize pack will include:
A signed copy of A Breath of Eyre
Signed bookmarks and magnets
A lovely Jane Eyre pendant
Perfume and lip balm inspired by the moors of Thornfield

In other news:
1. My "Spring is in the Eyre" launch party will take place on Saturday, March 31 from 3-5pm at The Doylestown Bookshop. Snacks, refreshments, and books will be available. I’d love to see you there! http://www.doylestownbookshop.com/event/eve-marie-mont-book-release-signing
2. I will also be signing copies of A Breath of Eyre at The Spiral Bookcase in Manayunk, PA on Saturday, April 14 at 2 pm with fellow young adult debut authors, Elisa Ludwig (Pretty Crooked, March 13, Harper Collins) and K.M. Walton (Cracked, Jan. 3, Simon Pulse). http://thespiralbookcase.com/
3. For the six days leading up to my release, I’ll be posting a teaser from the book every day on my Facebook author page. Please hop on over and “like” my page if you haven’t already: https://www.facebook.com/evemariemont
4. You can read the first chapter of A Breath of Eyre on K Teen's website HERE!

To enter my giveaway, just leave a comment below telling me which book you’d love to get lost in, literally. Plus, you’ll get:
+1 entry if you retweet this post (Win a signed copy of @evemariemont's A BREATH OF EYRE plus a Jane Eyre-themed prize pack: http://tinyurl.com/6rq7e9h)
+1 entry if you post this link on Facebook
+1 entry if you post the contest on your own blog (please leave a link here)
The giveaway is open internationally and will end at midnight on Monday, March 26. Good luck!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Breath of Eyre First Reviews!

Thank you, Kirkus, for this lovely review! (Yes, I am freaking out just a little.)

From Kirkus Reviews:
Author: Mont, Eve Marie

This richly satisfying tale of first and last love transcends its genre—not another breathless, fan-fiction take on a literary classic but an intertextual love letter.

Raised by a distant father and ex-debutante stepmother, shy, bookish Emma misses the mother she barely remembers. At Emma’s 16th birthday party, her mother’s college roommate, Simona, gives her a copy of Jane Eyre. Emma finds Simona’s son, Gray, disturbingly attractive, but he dates an A-list girl at Lockwood, the boarding school Emma, a scholarship student, attends. The alliance she forges with her new roommate—fellow scholarship student and Haitian science whiz Michelle—heartens both until, struck by lightning, Emma wakes up to find herself Jane Eyre. Though her world is comforting at first, Mr. Rochester’s controlling ways trouble Emma, who feels deepening compassion for Bertha Mason. (Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea is clearly a referent here.) She fights her way home, but unresolved issues and mysteries, especially the connection between Jane’s world and Emma’s mother, draw her back. With evocative settings and compassionately drawn characters, this trilogy opener offers affectionate insight into the gifts literature gives readers. If treasured books have the power to change us, it’s a two-way street. As we change, so does our relationship to those books and so, in a sense, we change them.

A smart and rewarding ode to literature. (Fantasy. 12 & up)

And from Publishers Weekly:

Eve Marie Mont. Kensington/KTeen, $9.95 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-7582-6948-5

Adult author Mont’s (Free to a Good Home) enjoyable YA debut, first in a planned series based on classic literature, introduces 16-year-old Emma Townsend, a student at the elite Lockwood Prep. At school, Emma and her roommate are taunted for being scholarship students, and she has a crush on her English teacher as well as a confusing friendship with Gray, a reformed bad boy. When Emma is struck by lightning and wakes up in the novel Jane Eyre as the governess herself, the memories of her life at Lockwood soon fade as she falls in love with the dashing Mr. Rochester, “two lost souls trapped in a gloomy mansion together—one haunted by a past he could not relinquish, the ­other haunted by a past she could not remember.” Emma senses that she has ­unfinished business in both worlds (in which characters cleverly mirror each ­other), and she travels between them to discover truths about her past and future. Brontë fans should appreciate this romantic, time-slipping reimagining that addresses finding a voice in writing and in life. Ages 14–up. Agent: April Eberhardt, Kimberley Cameron & Associates. (Apr.)