Saturday, July 6, 2013

ARE YOU LISTENING? BITTERSWEET: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
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AUDIO BOOK CHOICE....

GIVEAWAY ENDED 
BITTERSWEET
Read By Ariadne Meyers
BY SARAH OCKLER

ABOUT THE BOOK:
From the author of Twenty Boy Summer, a teen pushes the limits to follow her dreams--and learns there's a fine line between bitter and sweet... Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she's a girl who doesn't believe in second chances, a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom's diner and obsessing over what might have been.

So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life--and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She's got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who's been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.

It's time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she's willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last.... 

LISTEN TO AN EXCERPT FROM BITTERSWEET:
Click on the audiobook below to go to the Random House audiobook page where you can hear an excerpt from Sarah Ockler's BITTERSWEET!
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sarah Ockler is the bestselling author of critically acclaimed young adult novels Twenty Boy Summer, Fixing Delilah, and Bittersweet. Her books have been translated into several languages and have received numerous accolades, including ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults, Girls’ Life Top 100 Must Reads, IndieNext list picks, and more. Her short fiction and essays will be featured in two upcoming young adult anthologies: Defy the Dark and Dear Teen Me.

Sarah teaches advanced young adult fiction writing at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver. She’s a champion cupcake eater, coffee drinker, night person, and bookworm. When she’s not writing or reading, Sarah enjoys taking pictures, hugging trees, and road-tripping through the country with her husband, Alex.
ABOUT THE NARRATOR:
Ariadne Meyers starred as “Emma McArdle” on the groundbreaking television series Kate & Allie. Her other television credits include The Secret and Not Our Son. In addition, she has appeared on screen in Author! Author!, Dutch, and How to Make an American Quilt. Ms. Meyers' recently narrated The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman for BOT and has recorded numerous titles for Listening Library, including the Trixie Beldon series by Julie Campbell.
- See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com/audio/listeninglibrary/catalog/author.php?authorid=44415#sthash.XEJcrXRF.dpuf
Ariadne Meyers starred as “Emma McArdle” on the groundbreaking television series Kate & Allie. Her other television credits include The Secret and Not Our Son. In addition, she has appeared on screen in Author! Author!, Dutch, and How to Make an American Quilt. Ms. Meyers' recently narrated The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman for BOT and has recorded numerous titles for Listening Library, including the Trixie Beldon series by Julie Campbell.
- See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com/audio/listeninglibrary/catalog/author.php?authorid=44415#sthash.GF6uwn5N.dpuf
Ariadne Meyers starred as “Emma McArdle” on the groundbreaking television series Kate & Allie. Her other television credits include The Secret and Not Our Son. In addition, she has appeared on screen in Author! Author!, Dutch, and How to Make an American Quilt. Ms. Meyers' recently narrated The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman for BOT and has recorded numerous titles for Listening Library, including the Trixie Beldon series by Julie Campbell.
Ariadne Meyers starred as “Emma McArdle” on the groundbreaking television series Kate & Allie. Her other television credits include The Secret and Not Our Son. In addition, she has appeared on screen in Author! Author!, Dutch, and How to Make an American Quilt. Ms. Meyers' recently narrated The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman for BOT and has recorded numerous titles for Listening Library, including the Trixie Beldon series by Julie Campbell.
- See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com/audio/listeninglibrary/catalog/author.php?authorid=44415#sthash.XEJcrXRF.dpuf

OTHER BOOKS BY SARAH OCKLER:
                       

 GIVEAWAY 
THANKS TO RICHARD AND THE GOOD PEOPLE
AT RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO BOOKS, I HAVE ONE
COPY OF SARAH OCKLER'S AUDIO BOOK,
  BITTERSWEET, TO GIVE AWAY 
  TO ONE OF MY LUCKY FOLLOWERS 

  
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I enjoyed Sarah's earlier book, Twenty Boy Summer, so know this should be great! Love the continuation of a heart on the cover. Thanks!
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I loved the audible excerpt, so I have to hear more! :D
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I've never read Sarah Ockler and from the description above, this sounds like a great place to start. I also love that the narrator was Emma on Kate and Allie.
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