The Compulsive Reader: Revenge is Sweet: FURY Giveaway!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Revenge is Sweet: FURY Giveaway!

Have you ever been so angry or so hurt, that all you can picture in your head are various acts of revenge?

It's okay to say yes. I think we all have revenge fantasies at times--we just don't always act on those impulses. Sometimes just imagining revenge can make you feel better--and that's where Elizabeth Miles' debut novel, Fury, comes in!

Fury is the story of two teens in Ascension, Maine who have made a few not-so-smart choices with huge consequences. When they begin seeing three beautiful girls--the Furies--they have no idea what sort of retribution is in store for them. I thought this was an excellent book, and you can read my review here.

Thanks to the generosity and awesome-ness of Paper Lantern Lit, I'm going to be giving away a pretty cool prize: a signed copy of Fury, a "Revenge is Sweet" tee (see the pic--isn't it great?), and you'll be a part of an exclusive chat session with Elizabeth Miles herself! Awesome, right?

So, here's what you can do to win this prize: Comment on this post! It's as simple as that! But, you can also get extra entries by doing a few other things, including...
  • Tweeting this contest with a link to this post and twitter handle (@compelledtoread)
  • Posting about this contest on Facebook, tumblr, or your own blog with a link to this post
  • Posting your own revenge story (true or not, and it can be anonymous)
  • Posting what question you'd ask Elizabeth Miles if you won a place in the chat session
  • Referring a friend! For every person you refer (make sure they let me know in the comments!) you get another entry!
Comment below and tell me what extra things you've done (either as separate comments, or one big one, it doesn't matter! I will count them all!) and you'll receive one extra entry for everything you do...you can get five entries easily, maybe even more!

This contest will run all the way until October 30th, and then the winner will be announced on Halloween! So fitting! Fury is a little creepy and is a perfect read if you prefer romance and suspense over slashing and gore!

Let the fun begin!


Kristilyn (Reading in Winter) said...

Great giveaway! I don't think I've ever been mastermind enough to craft any kind of revenge. Though I do love the new TV show with the title!

I tweeted this contest:

And posted it on my blog:

As for a question for Elizabeth Miles, I'm sure this would be the first question anyone would ask, but I'd want to know if she's ever taken revenge on someone!

Thea said...

I've heard such good things about this book! I'd love to win a copy.

Revenge... hm... I've never done anything huge, only thought about it, but recently I changed the password on someone's phone so they couldn't use it.

Shirley @ My Bookshelf said...

I am not really a vengeful person, though sometimes in my imagination.....

I tweeted this contest:http://twitter.com/#!/mymidlifecrisis/status/125278868406935552


TayteH said...

Smart giveaway. Makes people think. Hmm......revenge can be sweet. I remember when on a day like today (sunny out) I was busy doing something and my cousin came up behind me and scared me. Sure, it's a minor thing, but as revenge, i started calling her over and over. On that day she was hopeing to hear from her boyfriend on what they were doing that knight. So everytime she looked at her phone, she would be so excited, but then see it was me. At one point, when it was her boyfriend, she ignored it. Eventually she did pick up. I laughed that night. Revenge is definately sweet.
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Question: Have you ever seen revenge happen before your very eyes?

Sarah said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I'd ask Elizabeth what her favorite part of writing Fury was.

Sarah L
two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance! Looking forward to reading this one. I've heard good things!

A question I would ask is what was the inspiration for Fury?


LisaILJ said...

I was so mad at one of my former bosses because he lied to me, that when I left I photocopied some telephone bills where he had racked up over $600 in personal calls while he was traveling and sent the information to to an auditing department.

I tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/LisaLLibrarian/status/125440086732046336

leyser73 at yahoo dot com

Jessy said...

Love the shirt! I don't think I've ever been vengeful enough to get revenge on someone, even if I really wanted to.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the contest!

When my husband and I were dating, he came home one night, woke me up out a dead sleep to harass me (i will say that he had a few drinks) and I could not get back to sleep. I had to be up early for work the next day, knew he'd be home sleeping it off and lounging around the house, so I "accidentally" took the tv remote control to work with me. He searched for hours, and had to get up to change channels all day! Ah, revenge IS sweet:)

Anonymous said...

oh, the last comment was me, sorry!

Heather R.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a vengeful person but I've heard plenty of stories of my boyfriend's fraternity brothers exacting revenge on each other. One guy dumped ice cold water on another using the toilet. The revenge was supergluing, locking, and bolting shut that brother's room. (extemter at hotmail dot com)

FairyWhispers said...

would like this


the book bunny said...

I tweeted about it. http://twitter.com/#!/The_BookBunny

I also posted on my blog about it.

So my
I would ask her what her inspiration for fury was.

I can't really think of an instance where I've gotten revenge on someone but I have felt spiteful. A friend told me that this girl did something and I didn't believe him. Turns out he was right. You learn who your real friends are.

The Book Bunny

Sylvia said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway! I cannot wait to read this book especially since it's about revenge, which is actually really interesting:)

sylvia_uy4 at yahoo dot com

Jasmine Rose said...

I've really been wanting to read this one! There's just something about revenge that's just delicious to read about.


Heather Perkinson said...

This sounds like a slam-dunk for my library, especially since it (my library) is ALSO set in a small town in Maine!
I posted about this contest on my Facebook page:

As for a question for Elizabeth Miles, I'd like to know what made her set this story in Maine--and if she'd be willing to come and talk to my students, of course!