NaNoWriMo: Donate and Be Entered to Win Several Prizes

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Hey guys! I know it's been a long time with no updates - I promise they are coming, despite my hiatus - but I couldn't miss this chance to post about this opportunity.

Every November there is an event to write a 50,000 word novel called NaNoWriMo and in 2013, 444,514 writers participated in it. But what makes NaNoWriMo absolutely amazing is that it is completely free and anyone can do it! The writer’s goal is 50,000 words but the nonprofit that runs NaNoWriMo has bigger goals in mind. They bring free creative writing programs to nearly 500,000 kids and adults in approximately 200 countries, 2,000 classrooms, 650 libraries, and 600 NaNoWriMo regions every year. This is why I am fundraising for NaNoWriMo.

Let’s help support people’s dreams and “spark a creative revolution.” NaNoWriMo needs supporters like us to help fund their programs because donations are 47% of their revenue and without our help, there won’t be a creative revolution.

To donate and be entered to win some awesome prizes, check out this page:

There is a list of prizes being offered and I hope you will donate to this amazing nonprofit and support future writers from around the world!

Enter the Raffle Below! I will check up on all entries!

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Favorites Giveaway Hop

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So, I figure that I will always be figuratively behind on reviews and on postings but here's my latest post; the Favorites Giveaway Hop hosted by StuckInBooks. Here's the gist of it: I pick my favorite book(s) and/or author(s) and you guys enter to win them. Yep, that's about it.

Here's the fabulous choices that I've selected for you to choose from and I hope you like the options!

These Broken Stars by Kaufman and Meagan Spooner ( I fell in love with this book right off the bat)  

It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. 
Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. 
Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?
Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (I adore her as an author and her writing is amazing, it's kind of obvious that I would pick her as one of my favorites)

In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them....

Finally, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (I was pleasantly surprised with how much I adored these books and this author - she definitely won me over from the beginning)

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without.
Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

So there are the choices! I hope you enjoy them! Feel free to comment below about what your favorites are and whether you agree with my choices.

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If You Were to Pick...

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Who would be your favorite YA villain? It could be anyone from Voldemort from the Harry Potter series, Valentine from The Mortal Instruments, or even President Snow from The Hunger Games. It could be a lesser known villain or even the most popular one. Who strikes you as the most scary - the most terrifying? When something goes bump in the night, who do you hope it isn't making that noise?

Just for curiosity's sake... And because I think villains are by far the most interesting characters of them all. A story may seem like it depends on the hero but to me, it would all fall apart without the all encompassing villain. 

So, if you could pick a villain (any one from any book), who would it be?