Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Contest: Secret Society Girl books

Winner of last week's Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon contest: Jessica (jessi137 (at) hotmail (dot) com)

This week, Diana has graciously offered up her entire SSG series, which means four books! The 411:

Book 1: Secret Society Girl
Elite Eli University junior Amy Haskel never expected to be tapped into Rose & Grave, the country’s most powerful—and notorious—secret society. She isn’t rich, politically connected, or…well, male.

So when Amy receives the distinctive black-lined invitation with the Rose & Grave seal, she’s blown away. Could they really mean her?

Whisked off into an initiation rite that’s a blend of Harry Potter and Alfred Hitchcock, Amy awakens the next day to a new reality and a whole new set of “friends”—from the gorgeous son of a conservative governor to an Afrocentric lesbian activist whose society name is Thorndike. And that’s when Amy starts to discover the truth about getting what you wish for. Because Rose & Grave is quickly taking her away from her familiar world of classes and keggers, fueling a feud, and undermining a very promising friendship with benefits. And that’s before Amy finds out that her first duty as a member of Rose & Grave is to take on a conspiracy of money and power that could, quite possibly, ruin her whole life.

Book 2: Under the Rose
Amy Haskel made it into elite Eli University. Then she made it into the ultraselective Order of Rose & Grave. Now a senior, Amy is looking her future squarely in the eye—until someone starts selling society secrets. When a series of bizarre messages suggests conspiracy within the ranks and a female knight mysteriously disappears, no member of Rose & Grave is safe…or above suspicion.

On her side, Amy has a few loyal Diggirls—her fellow female Rose & Grave knights. Against her? Certainly it’s a group of Rose & Grave’s ├╝berpowerful patriarchs who want their old boys’ club back. As new developments in her love life threaten to implode, and the case of the vanished Diggirl gets weirder by the moment, Amy will need to use every society trick she’s ever learned in order to set things right. Even if it means turning to old adversaries for help—or discovering that the real foes are closer than she’d thought…

Book 3: Rites of Spring (Break)
Amy “Bugaboo” Haskel and her fellow Rose & Grave knights are trading cold, gray, hyperintellectual New Haven for an annual rite of spring (well, early March) in Florida.

For Amy, a week of R&R on her secret society’s private island should be all fun in the sun—and an escape from an on-campus feud with a rival society that’s turned disturbingly personal. But along with her SPF 30 and a bikini, Amy is bringing a suitcase full of issues to remote Cavador Key. Graduation from Eli University looms, not to mention buckets of unfinished business with a former flame and—most pressing of all—the sudden, startling transformation of a mysterious Rose & Grave patriarch from sheerly evil to utterly…appealing?

Just when Amy thinks Spring Break can’t get any less relaxing, a wacky “accident” puts everyone on edge. And that’s only the beginning, as Amy starts to suspect that someone has infiltrated the island. With some major Rose & Grave secrets to be exposed, and the potential fallout enough to take down one of America’s most loathsome figureheads, what she can’t know is that the party crasher is deadly serious about making sure “Bugaboo” doesn’t get back to Eli alive….

Book 4: Tap & Gown
For Amy the countdown to graduation has begun, and suddenly the perfect ending to a perfectly iconoclastic Eli career is slipping from her grasp. Her new boyfriend’s been made an offer he just can’t refuse. Her fellowship applications haven’t even been filed. And the student she’s chosen to take her place in Rose & Grave – the country’s more powerful and notorious secret society – seems to come complete with a secret life already intact.

Lunging toward the finish line, Amy finds trouble around every corner, from society intrigues and unlikely stalkers to former flames and mandatory science credits. Surely it couldn’t get worse…until Initiation Night explodes into a terrifying scene and into a last test of wits for a young woman just trying to make it out of the Ivy League in one piece.


You have until next Wednesday to enter. Just comment.

+ 1 if you link to this contest post
+ 1 if you link to her Pub Story
+ 1 -sekkrit-

Contest ended. Winner announced here.

128 comments:

Wendy Toliver said...

I've read the first two and they're really cool. :)

Polo.Pony said...

Yay!! Thanks for the GREAT contest! I really want to read these!

countrystars95@yahoo.com

+1: I linked to your contest here:
http://reviewerx.blogspot.com/2009/04/contest-secret-society-girl-books.html

Lenore said...

Ok, how could I NOT enter this awesome contest? Especially after I just proclaimed to the world that I NEED to read this series?!

Te quiero muchisimo Steph!

Connie Onnie said...

Oh I just read Secret Society Girl and have been trying to get my hands on the rest of the series!!!

jobiegirl6 said...

This is a fantastic contest! SSG novels are my favorite!

jobiegirl6 said...

Linked to both posts here: http://community.livejournal.com/peterfreundfans/5929.html

Lana said...

Wow, what a great contest! I've been itching to get my hands on these ever since I read your Pub Story.

I've blogged (with Pub Story link) here

tempore said...

Ooooh, want.

Vanessa Wieland ocelot dot daemon @ gmail dot com

Jean said...

Oh! I've only been able to read the first two and the library doesn't have the next ones, so I really need them! (My library is broke and so'm I, now that they've laid me off...)

Anonymous said...

I totally want to read these!!!

sbennettwealer (at) fuse dot net

Julie said...

Hi i'd like to enter the contest.

Juliees39@gmail.com

Jenna said...

Wow! I've never even heard of these books, but they look so GOOD! Please, enter me. Great contest!

Jenna
jennapomme@yahoo.com

Meghan said...

I'd love to read these too. Thanks for the contest!

meghankk at gmail dot com

BN Book Blog said...

These look interesting!!! Sign us up!

Beth & Nathan
bnbookblog@gmail.com

Samantha Elliott said...

Thanks for offering this Steph and Diana! Who doesn't love free books?

samantha[dot]elliott[at]gmail[dot]com

VioletReads said...

I totally want to read these! How cool of her to offer all of them. I must admit that that interview reminded me that I meant to check these books out a while ago! And I posted info about the giveaway and a link to the pub story here: http://violetreads.blogspot.com/2009/04/book-zen.html.

-violetreads at gmail

Diana Peterfreund said...

Jean, contact me here:

http://www.dianapeterfreund.com/contact/

And send address of your library. I'm sorry to hear that! I'm always happy to donate to a library.

Elizabeth said...

I'd love to read these. I even sat through that Skulls movie.

cupcakewitch said...

secret societies?! awesome!

Amee said...

Enter me please! I posted about both the contest and pub story here: http://abebookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/04/another-contest.html

dissectingperfection said...

I hereby confess: I do adore this series! And I would DIE to have actual copies of it in my possession. Eeeek!

I've linked to both the contest and the pub story at: http://dissectingperfection.wordpress.com/2009/04/22/secret-society-girl-series-giveaway/

mya.rooney@gmail.com

bridget3420 said...

I'd like to enter:)

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

mimilee said...

ME! ME! ME! ME! MIMI! MIMI! MIMI!

Linky: http://hatethisandiwillloveyou.blogspot.com/2009/04/dont-mind-me.html

Thanks!

nightdweller20 said...

My library don't have all these books, so I'd love to win them!

Tiff said...

Hey, why not?!

Ronni said...

Oooh! I've love to win. PLEASE PICK ME!

jolee said...

I'd love to own this whole series

Chelsea said...

Ooh! Ooh, ooh, ooh! I want. Bad.

Kathryn said...

Enter me please :)

Jen said...

Ooh I'd love them!
Jen jpetroroy@gmail.com

Ellie said...

Please enter me Steph!

my52booksand52weeksATgmailDOTcom

Thanks so much! These look GREAT!

Liviania said...

Great contest, since I really want to read these. I love the covers - they've got nice, poppy colors. And again, I like the idea of a YA feel with an older protag. ("Bugaboo?" Now I'm totally curious why they call her that.)

ReaderGirl said...

OOhs I want! ^^

Veronicamars09 said...

I MUST HAVE IT!!!!!

furies said...

Oooh, I want! I want! And then I promise to donate them to the local library, which is suffering hard core in the YA section. It's all about spreading the joy of SSG!! (I have the first in hardback, so I'm willing to share! ;) )

And there should be a link to the contest and the pub interview at http://furies.livejournal.com in a few minutes!!

Emily said...

I'm torn between thinking I'd love these and thinking I'd hate them. Which makes me think maybe I'd love to hate them, which clearly makes them books I want to read and blog about.

Katie said...

Enter me!
bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

Liyana said...

Heyy, you got a lil something over at my blog.

And I wanna join please! I'ma follower. :D

loony_balooga_91(at)hotmail(dot)com

soundistheword3 said...

I've only read the first, but I'd love to read the rest! Please enter me
dazdnconfusd@comcast.net

MJ said...

I'd love this.


mj.coward[at]gmail.com

beth said...

Yay! Hope I win--I've been looking forward to getting Rampant.

I'm linking this in my side bar: bethrevis.blogspot.com

Hillary said...

These books sound great, but I haven't been able to find them anywhere near me. Enter me por favor!

Diana Dang said...

I would love to read her series =)

Megan said...

Enter Me please I have the first book already and haven't read and I wish I had the rest of the series.

I posted here
http://megan-thebookreader.blogspot.com/2009/04/secret-society-girls-contest-at.html

And I commented on her pub story.

Megan
bookworm8675309@yahoo.com

Amber said...

Awesome! Love to read these!

Amber
sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chris said...
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Chris said...

Love the series and would be deliriously happy to own a copy!

I've linked to this post and her pub story here: http://cmlee.net/booklust/?p=45
-Chris (mangochris at gmail dot com)

carolinalark said...

Enter me, please. :) If I win, e-mail me at skerry[at]infionline.net

Carol(ina) said...

I'd love to win all 4 books (though I know that I won't win; I've never win anything from you :P) Anyways, I linked the contest and the pub story to my left sidebar. :)

*crossing fingers*

Carol

deltay said...

Wow, I've had my eye on this series for a while, so it'd be great to be entered!

lucidconspiracy at gmail dot com

deltay said...

I've sidebar linked this contest at http://lucidconspiracy.blogspot.com

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

this sounds great! count me in!

behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

Erica said...

Hey! Great Contest!!! They sound really good.
thebookcellarx.blogspot.com
I linked to your contest.


:) Erica
thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

Lisa Mahapatra said...

WOW, this series sound amazing! I live in India.. Can I enter too???

In any case, if I am eligible, put me down on your list! :D

Lisa Mahapatra said...

oh, i forgot to put my email id in :D


it's loveangelmusic.liso@gmail.com

Stacia said...

This series looks really good. Here's hoping I'm a winner. Enter me, please!

~Stacia
staciahelpman@hotmail.com

Amy said...

fabulous contest!
addictedtobooks1993@yahoo.com

Jen said...

These look really good ^_^ BTW the covers are really nice!

(Only enter me if you take Canada ^_^)

shelburns said...

great contest!!

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

nhertel85 said...

Count me in.

nhertel85ATyahooDOTcom

Distracted said...

Me me me me me!!

Lizzy said...

Yay! I've already read the first three, and am waiting impatiently for the fourth!

purplg8r said...

I would love to be entered!

purplg8r@aol.com

purplg8r said...

Oh And I blogged about the contest here

Fancy Day said...

What a great giveaway; I'd love to be entered!

Nora said...

I'd love to enter. I linked to the contest and the pub story here: http://noraatnow.blogspot.com/

Thanks!
Nora
wishonstars13@hotmail.com

Jenn said...

I would love to win these books!

LiddypooL2(at)aol(dot)com

andrea jean said...

I want to enter! modealapie at gmail dot com

Chris said...

These sound fun! I'd never heard of them before...

danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

mary said...

I would love to read these!

girlrenegades at gmail dot com.

pepsivanilla said...

Oooh please enter me :)

pepsivanilla14(at)hotmail(dot)com

Erika Lynn said...

i think this series sounds awesome. count me in!
sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

Erika Lynn said...

linked to both here
http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/04/super-cool-contests.html

buddyt said...

If you would be prepared to ship worldwide, then please enter me in the giveaway.
tHANK YOU.

nEVILLE

buddyt said...

iF YOU WOULD BE PREPARED TO SHIP WORLDWIDE, THEN PLEASE ENTER ME IN THE GIVEAWAY.

THANKS.

NEVILLE

Thao said...

I've read any of these. Please count me in.

Llehn said...

I would love to read too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lesley
lesly7ch(@)yahoo(dot)com

Aimee said...

Please enter me! Thanks!

Laura said...

Please enter me in the contest. I read the first three books at the library, but do not have copies of my own. I would Love to have the books to share with my sister, who has not read any of them.

Lu

Ladytink_534 said...

Okay the " Harry Potter and Alfred Hitchcock" line really got me so I'd love to be entered for these!

MD said...

Count me in as another one who would love to win! I can't wait to read Tap and Gown!

mdfitz85 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Meredith said...

I've read the first book and would love to own the entire series.

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Huge fan! I've read the 1st 3 and counting down to Tap & Gown. Squee!
-- c1pon [at] yahoo [dot] com

azteclady said...

I confess that I have yet to try Ms Peterfreund's work, but (blame Angie) I would welcome the opportunity to try them.

Heidi said...

Thank you for giving me a wonderful escape!

What a Girl Reads said...

wow 4 books! love that you can win an entire series!
count me in

sara
sosarora_11 @ hotmail.com

katie said...

I want to read these so much! Great contest!

katieb206@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have never read but Angie recommends so I would love the change to try them.

Ruth

Michelle said...

Wow. What a great giveaway. I've been hearing lots about this series lately and think they would be a great addition to my tbr pile!

mmillet at gmail dot com

rachel said...

I can't wait to read "Tap and Gown." :)

Chits 'n' Things said...

I am so there. Here. Whatever!

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

katayoun said...

GREAT contest, i would love to be included, i've read the first one and think it was so very good!

Stephanie said...

How awesome! I'd love to be entered in your contest. Thanks!

stoland at ameritech dot net

Michelle Kuo said...

Wow I'd love to enter! I really want to read these books! :)

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

catie said...

I can't wait to see how it all ends!

(Posted about the contest over on my blog: http://callmecatie.blogspot.com/2009/04/taps-gowns-among-rain-village.html).

Ashley said...

wow i would really like to read this series! can you please enter me? thanks!

booksobsession@gmail.com

Max Brown said...

I'll enter.

+2 (I linked to both posts) at http://maxsbooksandthings.blogspot.com/2009/04/awesome-contest-for-first-four-secret.html

My email's max.e.brown.94@gmail.com

Thanks!!!!!! :)

booksarelife said...

OH! Okay. Sounds amazing.

I want to be entered, and I will link to both the Pub Story and the contest!

:]

tina238567@yahoo.com

lawyergirl said...

would love this for my sister who teaches English to young adults

Dawn M. said...

I've heard so many good things about this series. I'd love to win the set so I could try them out. Please enter me. :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Blodeuedd said...

Is the contest open worldwide cos then I am in :)

blodeuedd1 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lilly said...

I love books and it'd be great to win this giveaway! Thanks a lot.

birdbrainbb.net said...

Secret societies! I must admit I love the idea of 'em.

- Anastasia (herebebooks@gmail.com)

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Meg said...

That's so awesome that Diana offered all 4! Would love to win and read these.

towerofbooks said...

Count me in. I linked this on my sidebar.

towerofbooks(at)gmail(dot)com
http://towerofbooks.wordpress.com

Summer said...

sounds like a good group of books.

Genevieve said...

Please enter me! These books sound like fun reads.

I also link this contest to my blog's sidebar:
http://caprubia.blogspot.com/

caprubia(at)gmail(dot)com

writemeg said...

Very exciting! Thanks for the chance :)

Meg -- writing.meg [at] gmail.com

Hope. said...

Please enter me... always wanted to read these. (:

hope.
hopesblog[at]hotmail[dot]com

mom2gabnnat said...

I would love to win this set of books to read.

Melsy626 said...

This is a fantastic contest, I would love to be entered to win please!! :) Thanks so much!!!

Melsy626 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to enter!

breathemusic7[at]yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Sounds so good lol

tenderhart9(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ashley said...

count me in!
booksobsession@gmail.com

I linked this contest to my sidebar: http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

thanks!

drey said...

I'd love to enter this contest! Thank you! =)

Steph Su said...

I really adore this series and would love to read it. I've linked to this contest in my sidebar, thanks!

stephxsu at gmail dot com

nekokittyangel01 said...

cool books. please enter me.

hellokitty534-blogger@yahoo.com

talona said...

I'd Like to enter this contest

wdebo said...

Sounds cool! Thanks for the contest!

I linked to the contest and to the pub story here on my sidebar

http://theelectricalbookcafe.blogspot.com/

Wdebo :)

electricalbookcafe@yahoo.com

stephanie said...

well, i cant believe it took me this long to enter. i was going to enter earlier (really, i was, i swear! :) but unfortunately my school comps really suck and i cant leave comments on them :(

anywayyyy, entering now :)

stephanie
juiciliciousssreviews@gmail.com

Laina said...

If Canadian entries are cool, I'd like to enter, please. :)

I put a link to both posts here: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2009/04/april-27th-2009.html

Laina1312@gmail.com

(Also. Your contests are so simple, it's rather refreshing sometimes.)

*Samantha* said...

I've been trying to get my hands on these since reading your Pub Story!

I added both links to my sidebar!

HarlequinTwilight@gmail.com

Anita Yancey said...

Love to read them. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Maja said...

love to own them and read them

Silvia said...

Right now I'm reading Rampant and I love the writing so I would like to be entered.

-There's a link of both (contest and Pub Story) in my sidebar.
www.silviapisyabooks.blogspot.com

silvia_pi(at)hotmail.es

Shawnte Parks said...

i've never won a contest before, but it never hurts to try right. why do i think i should be the winner? because i LOVE YA novels. they're my favorite typo of literary escape. and with the summer coming up you can't have too many, right? and these look like a great read.

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