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WINNERS ANNOUNCED MONDAY MORNING. (California Heidi Time, so around 10 a.m.)

GASP! 1,003!

I promised my Twitter followers that when I reached 1,000 I'd giveaway an ARC of SEA. I was at 980 this morning and after I Tweeted that I was getting Dan-ger-ous-ly close and *may have* to give away a SEA ARC BEFORE the MASSIVE MASSIVE GIVEAWAY mid-March the charming creatures they are starting Tweeting, "GET HEIDI TO 1,000 followers" It was all very exciting and this is why I LOVE Twitter because it's a Real Time connection to readers...and future readers...and all my friends and...okay you get the point.

But first a back story. My friend and Book Rock Star Maggie Stiefvater m_stiefvater, hosted an epic giveaway on her blog for her new book Linger (you may have heard of it, the sure-to-be fabulous sequel to SHIVER and long story short, she asked her entry folks to change their Twitter user pics to pictures of her book Linger. So I was away from Twitter for one whole day (I know. Shocker.) Came back and there were these people EVERYWHERE. I called them VINE PEOPLE and it was like they were closing in on me. With awesome. So, they said, "When you have a giveaway we will become SEA PEOPLE" and I was like, "Would you really?" and they were like, "Totally."

So guess what?


How does one become a SEA PERSON? Naturally you grow gills and a mermaid tail. Or you simply...

1. Change your Twitter user pic and/or Facebook to SEA cover image. (One entry per change. Maximize your chances and change both!)

2. BLOG about it (paste the SEA post at the bottom of the page), choose THREE of your favorite blurbs to add, and put the link in comments.

3. TWEET about it and @heidirkling so I'll know. And you know, I pay attention to Twitter.

4. ADD SEA on GOODREADS and VOTE for SEA on the many lists it's on, 2010 Debuts, BOOKS WITH THE BLUES, KISS MY COVER etc. The more times you VOTE (or have voted in the past) the more ENTRIES you get! Link in comments please!


*Okay, You don't have to do that last one, but if you take your picture wearing blue and holding up a SEA sign I'll enter you THREE times into the contest. If you make a VLOG talking about why you want to read SEA you will be entered FOUR more times into the contest.

If you do all those things, consider yourself ENTERED.

AND because you're so awesome and because I love you, I will pick TWO WINNERS.


TWO. And you know how many ARCs I have left (hardly any.)

Did I mention the ARCs will be signed?

And will come with a bookmark?
And maybe even an orange shoe?* (*Converse, but you'll have to read SEA in order to get the reference)

And guess what else? Because I completely suck and forgot to announce a winner for the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES UK ARC? I'm throwing that in too. If you entered that contest, remind me in comments and add an entry point.

ADD UP YOUR POINTS IN THE COMMENTS! You may want to wait until you've done EVERYTHING to comment. Don't worry. You have a full week.
And most importantly, thanks for being so awesome.


Here's what you need to paste on your blogs:
If you want to make it fancy, go for it. Just include what the book's about, the cover, at least three blurbs and the links back to my website and back to the contest. Bonus points for linking my pre-order button (which I'm too tech-fail to include here.)


SEA by Heidi R. Kling--Available Bookstores everywhere June 10, 2010! And pre-order now!

Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother's accidental disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen year old California girl Sienna "Sea" Jones reluctantly travels with her father's volunteer team to six months post-tsunami Indonesia. During her stay at the orphanage, she meets scarred and soulful Deni who is more like Sea than anyone she has ever met.

She knows they can't be together, so why can't she stay away from him? And what about her old-best-friend-turned-suddenly-hot Spider who may or may not be waiting for her back home? And why is her psychiatrist father so secretive about her mother's plane crash? The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to the truth. And Sea's real adventure begins.

Some Very Nice Words About Sea
(Pick your three favorites!--don't forget to give credit to the blurber!)

SEA is a richly woven story as turbulent and beautiful as the sea itself, plunging us headlong into the depths of loss, devastation, compassion, and hope. A touching and romantic debut about the redemptive power of altruism and the heart's capacity for love."
Sarah Ockler, author of TWENTY BOY SUMMER

"From the first page of SEA, the reader is plunged into a world of love, loss, and hope. The heat between Sienna and Deni is mirrored in the steamy exotic setting of Indonesia. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put this book down. Sienna is conflicted and compassionate... I truly loved this book and can't wait to recommend it to all the teenagers I know!"
-- L.K. Madigan, William C. Morris Award winning author of FLASH BURNOUT

"From the opening pages of SEA, the hair stood on the back of my neck, as it does whenever I encounter a writer who really knows what she's doing with words. Tragedies and miracles coexist in this entrancing debut novel about the aftermath of a tsunami."
-- Jennifer R. Hubbard, author of THE SECRET YEAR

"I was enchanted from the first sentence. At once heartbreaking and hopeful, Heidi R. Kling’s debut novel follows a California teenager who, mourning the death of her mother, travels to Indonesia to help tsunami survivors. While the setting is unique, the story of love and loss is utterly relatable. Sienna’s relationship with the beautiful, complicated Deni is compelling, romantic and real."
---Courtney Sheinmel, author of POSITIVELY and MY SO-CALLED FAMILY

"Heartbreaking but always hopeful; achingly romantic but never sappy-- SEA is simply luminous. What a remarkable debut!" -- Jennifer Laughran, "Not Your Mother's Book Club" Books Inc., San Francisco

"Heidi R. Kling takes us on a journey to an unfamiliar geography, but where we all recognize the emotional vocabulary of loss and grief, of attraction and love. And we long to speak the language." --Vivian Leal, Kepler’s Books

"Heidi R Kling left no room for doubts or anything with the strong connection Sea and Deni had. It was so intense and beautiful, you were simply drawn to it. Their relationship was so involved, and blew you away. When you are reading Sea, you would by no means guess that it is a debut novel. The story leaps off the page and speaks to you. It's a journey of the heart and emotions. Once I started reading, I had troubles putting it down. Sea is a book for all types of people, it is one you don't want to miss." --Erica, The Book Cellar

"I am blown away. Heidi Kling wrote one of my favorite novels. Sea was thrilling, sweet, adventurous, while still having that feel where everything seems like it’s going to be ok. I fell in love with these characters, they were written wonderfully. Some people think that the author chooses the book and some people think that the book chooses the author, in this case, Sea definitely chose Heidi." --Zoe, Zoe's Book Reviews

For more about SEA and Heidi please visit: http://heidirkling.com
Enter to win an ARC here: http://seaheidi.livejournal.com seaheidi
SEA debuts June 10, 2010 with Putnam (Penguin)


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Mar. 1st, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Dude! Great idea for the ARC contest!!

I'll change my icon and blurb until I'm blue in the face, but I'm going to buy that baby.

What's the official release date so I can put it on my calendar? ;-)
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
June 10 and Thank you!! I can't wait to buy your book too. Soon! :DD
Mar. 1st, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
Yay! I've been waiting for you to hit 1000 followers all day!

-changed twitter pick: @Lena1xoxo
-blogged about it: http://addicted2novels.blogspot.com
-tweeted : http://twitter.com/Lena1xoxo/status/9844914072
-Already had it on Goodreads (Lena Ainsworth)
*voted Books With The Blues
*voted 2010 Debuts

If I can think of anything else, I'll add it later!

Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
Re: YAY!
Thanks, Lena!!
Mar. 1st, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Heidi. You're amazingly kind! :)

1. Changed the twitter picture: twitter.com/railasoares

2. Blogged about it: http://booksoutofthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2010/03/wish-of-week-sea-by-heidi-r-kling.html
+ LINK TO PRE-ORDER (picture)

3. Tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/railasoares/status/9844931542

4. I voted for SEA in:
To Read
YA Novels of 2010
2010 Debut Authors
Books with The Blues
2010 YA Novels (part 1)
The Tenners! Debut YA & MG novels of 2010
YA Books of 2010 & 2011 I'm LIVING to read
Kiss the Cover
Books You Want to Read in 2010
2010 Releases I Can't Wait to Read

My Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3017047 (Raíla Soares)

14 points? I don't know if I counted it right...

Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much!!
Mar. 1st, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)

I blogged (http://ljboldyrev.blogspot.com/2010/03/arc-giveaway-sea-by-heidi-r-kling.html

And that will update to my facebook

I voted for the blue cover on goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2465746

I tweeted @LJBoldyrev

And I changed my twitter pic :)

That's 5, assuming they're all +1?
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
Thank you!!
Mar. 1st, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
Changed Twitter Pic @emma015
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/9846613613

Already had Sea on Goodreads
Voted for Sea on 9 lists: http://www.goodreads.com/list/user_votes/2574419

Thanks for the contest, can't wait for the release!

findjessyhere at gmail dot com
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Mar. 1st, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
This is such an awesome contest!

Blogged about Sea: http://theserpentinelibrary.blogspot.com/2010/03/wishlist-sea-by-heidi-r-kling.html
(Also linked to your pre-order pages on Amazon and Book Depository)
Tweeted about the contest: twitter.com/MariaACiccone
Changed my twitter picture

Added SEA on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2724862

Voted for Sea on these lists:
2010 Releases I Can't Wait to Read
YA Books of 2010 & 2011 I'm Living to Read
The "Can't Wait" Book of 2010
Books with the Blues

(I think that's a total of 9)

Thanks so much!
Mar. 2nd, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)
In my excitement, I forgot to leave my name and email:

(no subject) - seaheidi - Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:48 am (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 2nd, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)

Blog Post:

Sea ARC...I hope I win it! ::wants wants wants::

I was going to paint myself blue, but my sister reminded me I'm allergic to every body paint under the sun XD
Mar. 2nd, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
and...my name is Lexie and my email is Lexie.Cenni@gmail.com ::sigh::
(no subject) - seaheidi - Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:49 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - seaheidi - Mar. 3rd, 2010 02:01 am (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 2nd, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
SEA contest
Thank you for the great giveaway!! I've been anxiously awaiting SEA for so long...and hope I win!

+1 changed Twitter pic to Sea (@thehidingspot)
+1 blogged contest:http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com/2010/03/sea-arc-giveaway.html
+1 included a link to the countdown clock/preorder button of SEA
+1 Tweeted contest (@thehidingspot)
+1 added SEA on GoodReads (both to-read and wishlist): http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2530658

5 total entries!

Thank you!
Sara @ The Hiding Spot
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
Re: SEA contest
You're welcome, thank yoU!
Mar. 2nd, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
Awesome contest!!

+1 changed twitter pic to Sea (@chloeeesays)
+1 changed FB pic to Sea (Chloe Palka)
+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/chloeeesays/statuses/9851598139
+1 added Sea on goodreads (to-read and wishlist): http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1871569
+8 voted for Sea on goodreads for: YA Books of 2010 & 2011 I'm LIVING to read!!, Kiss the Cover!, 2010 Debut Authors, Books with the Blues, Most Exciting Upcoming YA Books, The Tenners! Debut YA & MG novels of 2010, YA Novels of 2010, The "Can't Wait" Books of 2010.

So I believe that's a total of 12 points :)

Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
(no subject) - chloeeepatd - Mar. 2nd, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 2nd, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
Wow this is amazing! Thanks so much!

+1 Changed Twitter pic: @LunitaBere
+1 BLOG about it: http://suenosenlaluna.blogspot.com/2010/03/sea-by-heidi-r-kling-arc-giveaway.html
+1 I tweeted: http://twitter.com/LunitaBere/status/9855307821
+1 Added on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3129433
+7 I voted in:
2010 Debut Authors
Books With The Blues
Kiss the Cover!
Books You Want to Read in 2010
2010 Releases I Can't Wait to Read!
Most Exciting Upcoming YA Books
The "Can't Wait" Books of 2010

I think my total entries are: 11

Thanks so much for the contest!
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks!
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Kailia Sage
Changed my Twitter pic

BLOG about it http://readingthebestofthebest.blogspot.com/2010/03/win-signed-copy-of-sea-by-heidi-kling.html

TWEET http://twitter.com/KailiaSage/status/9857932887

Voted 9 times http://www.goodreads.com/list/user_votes/3024358 and added sea http://www.goodreads.com/search/search?q=sea+heidi+kling&group_id=&search_type=books&commit=search&search[source]=goodreads&search[field]=on

Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
Re: Kailia Sage
Thank you!
I love your email name btw. :D
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sisik/statuses/9859048503
Goodreads: I added SEA to my to-read and to-buy lists http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3020465
As for the body paint, I smurfify for no person. :P
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
LOL--good for you. Just Say No to Smurfification. ;P
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
Changed twitter icon: http://twitter.com/onepushyfox

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/onepushyfox

Added on Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3308219-one-pushy-fox?shelf=to-read

that's three entries. Woot!

Thanks for hosting this and I can't wait to read this, whenever I can get my hands on it. :)
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
Re: entry
Thank you!
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
1.Changed Twitter user pic @Entre_Libros
2. Blogged: http://bit.ly/clg6jm
3. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Entre_Libros/status/9859494254

4. Already added Sea and voted for it in 11 lists http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2767024

Thank you!!
entrelibros_blog AT htomail DOT com
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Oops! - ext_221389 - Mar. 6th, 2010 05:48 am (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
I painted my body blue
Mar. 2nd, 2010 05:15 am (UTC)
Now take a picture and post it on the 'net.
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