Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Dark Divine: Street Team/Contest

Hey guys, Alicia here!

Today I want to tell you all about an absolutely fabulous book by an amazing new author, The Dark Divine by Bree Despain.

If you all remember, I actually met Bree at the tenner/blogger lunch I went to in August (link here). I have also talked to Bree numerous times, and when I found out she was making a street team, I jumped. So I am proud to say that I am one of the members of The Divine Underground, aka: The Dark Divine Street Team!

As a member of the street team, it is my job to promote the book in any way possible, which I am doing now! :) I also have a ton of swag to give away, and I received an ARC and soundtrack. Now, I got my own pretty, personalized ARC a long time ago--(which I loved) and Bree was nice enough to send me one after we met--so, I thought I'd give this one away to one of you guys!

First of all though, you should visit Bree's website and blog. Oh, and talk to her on twitter! She is very nice! There is also an amazing soundtrack to the book that you should check out!

Here's the official synopsis:

A prodigal son

A dangerous love

A deadly secret...

I stood back and watched his movements. Daniel had that way about him that could shut me down in an instant...I kicked the gravel a couple of times and worked up my courage again. "Tell me...I mean...why did you come back? Why now, after all this time?"

Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared--the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she'll stay away.

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel's dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it--her soul.


Sounds good, right? Well, it is! Which is why you should enter the contest and check out the first chapter here!


Prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed ARC of The Dark Divine, bookmarks, stickers, the soundtrack, and The Dark Divine nail polish!**

Deadline: Ends on November 21

Open to: US only! Sorry! I *might* send swag out overseas, so leave a comment if you're not in the US.

To enter: Simply leave a comment saying which author/book's street team *you* would like to be on--it may or may not exist. (Be sure to leave your email address! Not sure if I'll email the winner or make a post, so check back on Nov 22 to see if you won.)

**If over 20 people enter, a few random people will get some TDD swag!

Good luck guys! Oh, and would you like me to post a picture of the prize?



Kimberly B. said...

I'd love to win this! I think if I were on an author's street team, it would probably be Ann Aguirre's or Maria V. Snyder's (I have a pin from the latter that actually reads "Book Commando"---pretty close to being on a street team, I think!). I actually am on Jeri Smith-Ready's street team; so those are three authors I always get people to read.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu

Kimberly B. said...

I'd love to win this! I think if I were on an author's street team, it would probably be Ann Aguirre's or Maria V. Snyder's (I have a pin from the latter that actually reads "Book Commando"---pretty close to being on a street team, I think!). I actually am on Jeri Smith-Ready's street team; so those are three authors I always get people to read.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu

titania86 said...

I would want to be on Neil Gaiman's street team for pretty much any book of his. They are all escellent!


brizmus said...

OOh! I would LOVE to win this! Mygod I can't wait to read the Dark Divine!
I was going to say that I would want to be on Neil Gaiman's street team, but snice titania already said that, I'll say Lisa See. I would love to be on her street team for pretty much any of her books.
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


Wendy said...

I'd want to be in the Patricia Briggs street team! I LOVE her books and I'm all for pimping them. :)

Actually, any book by my favorite authors I will pimp!

- Wendy (omgitswendy at gmail dot com)

Sheere said...

I owuld love to be on Suzanne Collins street team! Go katniss :)

By the way, I'm international!

Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

Do have to pick only one? Cause I don't think I can do that! But if I could be on a street team I would wanna be on either Julia Hoban's, Laura Wiess', or Suzanne Collin's. I can't decided! It's too hard!

Just_blinded_book_reviews (at) Yahoo (dot) com

Carol M said...

I would want to be on Robert Liparulo's team!

mittens0831 at aol dot com

Thao said...

I'd love to be on Melina Marchetta's street team and do anything to get people to read her books even if that means I have to threaten them. Why? Because all of her books are amazing, like extremely amazing :D

Jessy said...

I am dying to read this. I just can't seem to get my hands on an arc. If I were to be on a street team I would have to say I would want to be on Suzanne Collins' Street Team for Hunger Games.

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Margay said...

Well, this one sounds like a pretty good one to be on - love the premise, love the cover! Also, I think it would be fun to be on Lisa Manchev's street team for Eyes Like Stars.

elnice said...

I WANT this SO bad. I can't wait to read this and review it on my blog. I wanted to do this street team but didn't think I would have the time to commit. Another book that would be fun to promote would be Beautiful Creatures.

Elie (Ellz Readz)

David said...

i would be on clive barker's street team, particularly to promote his book "Abarat!"

Turtle said...

Julia Hoban's street team please!!

tetewa said...

Sherrilyn Kenyon's street team for me!

Brooke Reviews said...

I'd loooove to be on Kim Harrison's street team! I'm pretty sure she doesn't have one, but if she did I'd like to be president haha.


Lindsey Leavitt said...

Can I just say I wish I HAD a street team? How awesome is that?
MIne would probably involve babysitting, though, and being fanned by palm leaves. Probably harder to recruit.

Book Addict Girl said...

I've been looking forward to this book for forever!

I would love to be apart of Maggie Stiefvater's street team. She's the author of Shiver, Lament and Ballad. Btw, they're all amazing and so is she!

longhorn08fan at gmail dot com

natalierenae said...

I'd love to be on Cassandra Clare's street team. I'm absolutely in love with her Mortal Instruments series!

Natalie @ Mindful Musings

Anya said...

I woul love to win this!:)

Mhm I would love to be on Richelle Meads street team. I LOVE the Vampire Academy series!<3

Jenn said...

I'd love to be on J.R. Wards Street team. I just lvoe her books!

Jo said...

This is such a great contest! I love the Street Team idea! Hmm, may have to join myself!

If I could join any street team, it would be one for (or all of them) authors Lisa Shearin, Jeaniene Frost, or Luisa Plaja. Lisa Shearin writes some awesome high fantasy novels with a modern tone, Jeaniene Frost writes some thrilling vampire romance/urban fantasy novels, and Luisa Plaja writes very humourous YA novels. I love them all!

I'm from the UK, so I'm entering for the maybe-swag :)

Email: joannestapley[at]googlemail[dot]com

Alyssa said...
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Alyssa said...

I want to read this book sooo badly! I would absolutely love to be on Cassie Clare's street team. The Mortal Instruments is my favorite series and Cassie is just too sweet =]

My email is

pepsivanilla said...

This book sounds so great!

I'd love to be on Cheryl Renee Herbsman's street team, her book Breathing is so good!


GMR said...

I would love a chance to read this one...count me in! As far as an author's street team, well let's see....Stephenie Meyer (GUILTY! Twilight fan), L.J. Smith (specifically for the Forbidden Game series...really good!), Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush Hush was great and the next one promises to be as well!)....I'll stop there. =0)


(P.S. Yes, a picture of the prize would be great!)

californiameaghan said...

if every author had similar swag for their street tema, i would love to just have street team as my job. there are so many amazing authors out there i would have a hard time narrowing it down to just one!

meaghan_koci (at) yahoo (dot) com

aprilnichole said...

Its hard to pick just one but if Stephenie Meyer or Richelle Mead, or Jennifer Murgia (new author of Angel Star) had one that would be cool.

I already have this book on my wish list so this is cool.

ParaJunkee said...

I'm in marketing and it is why I love to blog so much - because I get to put my work with my pleasure. I would love to sign up for a lot of author's street team, including Richelle Mead's - but I think making an impact on a new author would be the most satisfying. So, I guess Becca Fitzpatrick would be my second choice because Hush, Hush was very good. Thanks for the contest.

parajunkee (@)

throuthehaze said...

I would love to be on a street team for Gena Showalter, Richelle Mead, Karen Marie Moning, and plenty of others

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Stacy said...

I have been dying to read this!!

I would like to be on the street team for Chloe Neill, Karen Marie Moning and Patricia Briggs! Love em all!


Rosa said...

I really hope I win this! I can't wait to read it! :) The street team I would like to be on is for Stephenie Meyer or Becca Fitzpatrick...and, if this book is as good as I think it will be, then definitely Bree Despain's street team as well.



Amazing giveaway!! If I had to pick an author's street team I'd love to be on Simone Elkele's side. She's one of my fave author's and I love her books! Thanks!


Laurie said...

So many authors I love. Stephenie Meyer, Sarah Addison Allen, Cassandra Clare, JK Rowling, Marie V. Snyder, Becca Fitzpatrick, Carrie Ryan, Suzanne Collins and many more just to have coffe with any of them would be so rewarding.
Laurie AKA TimeStandStill

Kelsey said...

Awesome contest! I would love to be on Ellen Hopkins street team. Her books are amazing.

kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Awesome giveaway! I would love to be on Sarah Dessen, Elizabeth Scott, Rachel Caine, Cassandra Clare, Robin Benway, Lauren Barnholdt - yea, any of their street teams would be awesome!


The Blogger Girlz said...

I would love to join Becca Fitzpatrick's Street Team if she had one! Her novel Hush, Hush ROCKS! :D


Jenny N. said...

I'm not from the US but would like to win some swag.

If I were on an authors street team it would be Richelle Mead's for the Vampire Academy series.


donnas said...

Great giveaway. I cant wait for this book to come out! I would love to join Rachel Caine's street team if there was one. I love her books.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Liviania said...
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Liviania said...

I'd love to be on Rob Thurman's street team.

(inbedwithbooks AT yahoo DOT com)

Nikki (A Haunt of Ancient Peace) said...

I'd love to be entered!! And if I had the chance, I would be on Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's street team.

:D Nikki

Liyana said...

Count me in please!
I'm not in the US. ;)

Catie S (Book Bound) said...

This is an awesome contest!
My email (before I forget) is meow_mix85(at)hotmail(dot)com

If I could only pick one author, I think I would have to pick Melissa Marr.

kalynnick said...

I would love to be in teams with Gena Showalter and Patricia Briggs

kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

LiLi said...

I'd like to join Suzanne Collin's Street Team and help promote Catching Fire, and other upcoming novels.

Cynthia said...

I would be on Kay Cassday team promoting The Cinderella Society.

The Book Vixen said...

I would love to win this!

I would love to be on Nicholas Sparks's street team. He is one of my favorite authors.

thebookvixen at

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

My all time favorite author, J.K Rowling.


A Life Bound By Books said...

Hm for a street team it would have to be either Maggie Stiefvater, Simone Elkeles, Sarah Dessen, Patricia Briggs or JR Ward. Sorry for such a long list, but that was even hard for me to narrow it down THAT much.

I would so love to win this book! Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the contest!



jacabur1 said...

Would love to be on street team for Rob Thurman and meet Cal and Niko and fight the big bad. I love contests like this one where everyone gets to "out" their favorite authors and share ideas with other book worms.

Love the ideas in all the comments so far and have found a few new to me authors and books too, cool...

Jackie B Central Texas

robin_titan said...

Team J.K Rowling!! :)


towerofbooks said...

I would love to be on either J.K. Rowling or L.K. Madigan's Street Team.


I Heart Book Gossip said...

I would pick to be on Sherrilyn Kenyon's side. Why? Her books are heartmelting.

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

carmen alexis said...

Just wanted to start off saying: Proud to be Canadian! haha.

If I could be on someone's street team... definitely Sarah Dessen! I love her books. :) possibly my favourite author of all time.

I'd love a chance to win some swag though. haha. I love that word- swag. :)

Thanks for this. And maybe us Canadians, and other Internationals, will have a chance for another contest of yours. :)


purplg8r said...

I would love to be on Jen Lancaster's street team--she's hilarious!


Bethie said...

I would love to be on Suzanne Collins street team. Please count me in.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Jenn M. said...

There are so many authors I just can't choose! I just love the idea of a street team!

I follow Bree on twitter and it took me a few days after I began following her to mentally separate out the Bree and Despain. I was reading it as breeds pain. ~sigh~ stupid I know! That's my brain for ya... :)


iluvhersheys_andbooks said...

If I had to Had to had to choose just one street team it would be Maria V. Snyder's.

ali said...

Hi Alicia! I am brand new here and so glad I found you! I'd be on Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely team :) OR on my OWN team (my first book, The Devil's Daughter comes out in July!) CAN I be on my own team? Why not, right?

I'd LOVE to see a pic!

ali at alicross dot com


Rachel said...

Hm. I'd like to be on various street teams but if I had to pick just one, I'd be on the Carrie Jone's street team. c : Cause she's soooo nice. Who could resist joining the ranks?

Also - I'd love to see a pic. of the swag - just so I could drool over it & possibly use it as a background on my laptop. Yeah - motivation. <3

Anways - good luck to everyone ( & myself - LOL ) Can't wait to see who wins.

OH - & before I forget here's my email. It's oh so original.

J. Lee said...

I Would be on JK Rowling (even though she doesnt need any publication)


Tiffy said...

I'd love to be on my own team...wouldn't it be nice to have my own best seller! I hope to one day.

Aik said...

I would be on Michelle Moran's street team. Thanks for the chance!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

A.J. said...

I would be on Lisa McMann's street team. :D Thanks!

naruto_and_hinata (a) hotmail (dot) com

Addicted Book Reader said...

I would be on Elizabeth Scott's street team because her books are awesome, and she's very generous and nice!
adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

tinatre said...

I would be on Patricia Briggs street team for all her Mercy books and The Hob's Bargain. Love her!

Ashley said...

I'd want to be on Suzanne Collins' street team. Her books are awesome, and she's a fantastic writer!


Alexa said...

I would be on Laurie Faria Stolarz's street team. She's an awesome author and her books are amazing!


Dana Nichole said...

I would love to win this!

If I could be on a street team, I would have to be on Stephanie Meyer's. The Twilight Saga is so amazing. It's what got me to love reading so much. Or maybe Laurie Faria Stolarz. I have read all her books too. She is an amazing author.

xdanaxnicholex3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

JoJo said...

First off this is a great contest and very generous of you !! i've been wanting to read this everyone here ! LOL
Can we have more than 1? :0)
I would have to say i would love to be on Larrisa Ione's street team, Gena Showalters street Team, And J.R. Wards street team. These lady's helped me remember why i used to love reading when i was younger !
Thanks again for the contest !
jojosbookcorner (at) gmail (dot) com

wateva_08 said...

im from australia, and even though i cant enter the comps, your site is great.

Travis said...

Ahhh! I hope I'm not too late. :-/

I'd love to be on a street team for Melissa Walker, Maureen Johnson, and Justine Larbalestier.

Rosa said...

Who are the winners?

Mitzi H. said...

It's been a long weekend with family and friends all visiting and EATING....but it was great fun and the calories were worth it!!!

I'd love to be on Robin Schone's dream team....Looking forward to her next book and hope she is doing well!!!

mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net