Reader Appreciation Day Giveaway

So guess what came in the mail the other day?

Pretty colors! And ooh, a note. Wonder what it is? Let’s open:

It’s For Darkness Shows the Stars!

Why yes, that is my excited face. Why do you ask? And oh, so shiny:

That quote there you see in gold on the cover is from Simone Elkeles, who called the novel “A beautiful, epic love story you won’t want to put down!” There are even more quotes on the beautiful back:

Click to embiggen.

Anyway, along with it’s gorgeousness came a few remaining FDSTS ARCs, and given that I talked today at Genreality about what I’ve gotten out of blogging (mostly, you guys — I love interacting with you all!), I thought I’d have another giveaway. Well, two actually. I’m going to pick another winner from last week’s FAQ post, and then I’ll pick one more from anyone who leaves a comment on this post here today. (Yes, international included.) Runs through the weekend.

Have a great weekend!

Posted in Austen, fabulosity, genreality, giveaways

44 Responses to Reader Appreciation Day Giveaway

  1. Claire says:

    Your excited face looks just like mine! Congrats, the books look amazing!

  2. jpetroroy says:

    I’d love a copy of my very own!

  3. Cecelia says:

    Oh, the book looks gorgeous! Congratulations!

  4. sarabara081 says:

    Shiny book! It looks great!! How very exciting, congrats!! πŸ™‚

  5. Allison says:

    Hooray! Many congrats! (And thanks for giving us so many chances to win it!) πŸ˜€

  6. Enna Isilee says:

    Squee! It looks so beautiful! I just pre-ordered my copy last night, and I’d love to have an ARC to match! πŸ™‚

  7. Congrats… This sounds like an amazing book…

  8. chelleyreads says:

    congrats!! FDSTS sure does look shiny πŸ™‚

  9. Valia says:

    Youre so adorable!!! Love you excited face!!!

  10. Jax says:

    The cover of FDSTS is just gorgeous! I love the colors and choice of font. Whoever designed did a lovely job. Just the right amount of *sparkle*!

  11. midnightblooms says:

    Ooooh, shiny! I’d love a copy.

  12. Mariah says:

    Ooh it is so pretty! Congratulations!

  13. Madeline says:

    Congrats! Thanks for the great giveaway

  14. I feel bad but I had to look up who Simone Elkeles was. But as soon as I did I felt dumb, like, “duh I should have known that.” Yeah, I said, “duh.” It’s still cool. πŸ™‚

  15. Connie Onnie says:

    I just went back to see how long I have been reading your blog I think 4 years. It has been so much fun talking about Jane Austen, Thor and unicorns. I am so excited to get this book in my hands!

  16. So excited for this book! I also can’t wait to meet you at DragonCon! ^_^

  17. camille says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it. June cannot come quick enough πŸ™‚

  18. BΓ‘rbara says:

    Wow! That cover looks even more amazing up close! It must be an awesome feeling to see and touch the final result of your work. I can’t wait to read the book!

  19. Rhiannon says:


  20. Alexa says:

    Congratulations! It’s so gorgeous. I love the back cover copy too!

    Thanks for making it international again – *crosses fingers*

    Have a great weekend

    (may spam word was bugaboo – still makes me smile)

  21. PurpleRanger says:

    And for something a little different, I recently discovered that there will be a Jane Austen Festival here in Louisville in July. If you want more information, here’s the website:

  22. Kelly says:

    So pretty! I’d love to receive a copy to add to my overflowing TBR pile and pass along to a student or friend.

    Hope all is well with you and your family!

  23. Val says:

    Ahhh, that looks GORGEOUS. πŸ˜€ Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway!

    (the anti-spam word is unicorn. AWESOME.)

  24. Lauren W says:

    I’m so excited to read this!!! Congratulations, and thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  25. Andrea says:

    The cover is beautiful!

  26. Sara M says:

    I make a similar excited face as I run from the mailbox with a package that is a book I’ve been anxiously waiting to arrive (this past week’s was Insurgent that took forever to get here). I think my neighbors think I’m weird because along with the excited face, I’m often seen shouting, “YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!” like Stefan from Weekend Update. Also, the cover looks gorgeous. I especially like the pinks and oranges of the title against the dark background.

  27. Dani Nguyen says:

    So pretty! Can’t wait to read it!

  28. Tez Miller says:

    Your excited facial expression looks a lot like mine πŸ˜‰

    And *squee*, quote from Beth Revis!

  29. Justine says:

    This blog post made me grin! This reader is excited for you! πŸ™‚

  30. Gabriella says:

    Awww Your cute! FDSTS is definitly something to be excited about & its so pretty!

  31. Kate & Zena says:

    WOO HOO for more giveaways and more books!

    We love you lots, Diana!

  32. I love FDSTS so much! I can’t wait for everyone else to start reading it.


  33. Samantha R. says:

    Excited! Can’t wait to read this one. Hope luck is in my favor!

  34. Jessy says:

    So exciting! It looks really good.

  35. donnas says:

    Great thing to be excited for.

  36. Sarah says:

    That’s so exciting. I’m totally geeking. Ha. I actually almost knocked over my drink onto my laptop. That would have been no bueno! Anyway, Congratulations and just wait until you see FDSTS in bookstores everywhere!

    I’d fight Jackie Chan for an ARC, so bring it on! LOL, good luck!

  37. Virginia says:

    June can’t get here fast enough!

    Happy Mother’s Day!!

  38. Alli says:

    very pretty, congrats!

  39. Tiff says:

    Is that a matte cover I see? I do so love matte covers…=)

  40. Rafa says:

    Beautiful cover!!! Love it!

  41. Scarlett says:

    oooh, it is very beautiful. Hope to get a chance to read it sometime soon!

  42. Alyssa Susanna says:

    It’s so pretty!!!!! I’m so happy for you, congrats! I love this book already πŸ™‚
    Alyssa Susanna

  43. Rachel Marie says:

    The cover is amazing! Also, I love how the anti-spam word is not a random jumble of letters, but ‘astrid’, that’s pretty cool.

  44. Aurora Celeste says:

    So excited! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!