IMMORTAL contest! Plus, awesome review and interview

Posted on September 2, 2008

The bad news: I still don’t have final, set-in-stone book tour stops to announce to you guys, but it should literally be any day now.

The good news: The wonderful Book Review Maniac has posted a great review of Evernight, and I did an interview with her too. So check those out!

Finally, it’s CONTEST TIME!

Although the vampire romance anthology Immortal is finally showing up in Borders and Waldenbooks stores around the country, it’s still not available online, and I know that not everybody lives in a region where Borders and Waldenbooks have much reach. So here’s what I am going to do:

Send me your favorite quote or line from Evernight, and you’ll be entered into the drawing. On Sept. 22, I’ll pick three names, and those three people will each win an autographed copy of Immortal!

To answer a few questions that might come up: (1) Yes, I’ll ship anywhere, even overseas. (2) I only have copies in English. (3) It will only be autographed by me — you’ll have to check out signings by the other fabulous authors if you want their John Hancocks as well. (4) You can enter by commenting on this post, on my MySpace page or through the “Contact Claudia” section of my website.

Good luck and have fun!

88 Responses to “IMMORTAL contest! Plus, awesome review and interview”

  1. asiriusgirl

    Favorite Line

    Ok so there are a lot of lines I love but one of my most favorites is:
    Lucas swallowed hard, then grinned. “Hi, Mom.”

    LOVE IT!!
    Hope I win and can’t wait for the next book!
    Rachel

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  2. leaversdance

    Quote!

    Then I stared at myself in the mirror. It wasn’t as if I’d never paid attention to my body before, but I’d never looked at myself and wondered how somebody else would see me. Lucas would see me, any second. Would he think I was beautiful? I realized that I felt beautiful, that I wanted him to see me. I brushed my hands over my stomach, then down the sides of my hips, newly sensitive to my own touch. The whole time, Lucas was just on the other side of the door. Getting undressed. Waiting for me.

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  3. queenofthefae

    quote

    Great review!

    Quote:

    “I thought we needed to take cover, To hide from whoever was chasing you, but that turned out to be, uh”-he looked embarrassed-”nobody.”

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  4. Anonymous

    Being a vampire

    My book is in spanish so… “Me abracé, temblaba de frio y de miedo al pensar en todos esos años, décadas y siglos que me esperaban por delante, cambiantes e inciertos”. From chapter 11, just because thats how i’d feel to be a vampire… scared and dizzy because of my looooooooooooooooong life.

    Claudia Vick (from Spain)

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  5. sunshine_queen

    “All my life, my parents had told me someday blood would be more than blood, more than just something from the butcher’s shop they gave me with my dinner.”

    I think my love for this line springs from the fact that I love the image of Bianca’s parents being all, “er… so we’re the first vamp parents ever, what do we do?” and picturing her in a tiny stroller with a tiny bottle of blood in her tiny hand. It’s precious. And far better than damn Renesmee.

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  6. Anonymous

    Favorite quote!

    We’ll be together again, Bianca. I don’t know where or when or how, but I know it beyond any doubt. It couldn’t happen any other way.

    ~Brittany Brandow

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  7. darksadness54

    favorite quote

    I really hope i win!! ^_^

    A flower the color of blood
    Wind howled through the trees all around me, whipping the
    branches in every direction. The sky overhead churned, thick
    with roiling clouds. I brushed my windswept hair from my face.
    I only wanted to look at the flower.

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  8. dravenscrow

    Not to steal what someone has already posted, but I have to agree with the chosen quote…so I guess I’m stealing it.

    “I need you to believe that. Because I believe in you.”

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  9. midnight1989

    I pick…….

    Okay. I this passage makes me want to bite Lucas, and I’ve always been a sucker for imagery. So I choose this quote:

    “The thick metallic taste of it spread through me like fire, hot and uncontrollable and dangerous and beautiful.”

    I know, maybe I’m a little too morbid but I love this passage.

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  10. Anonymous

    My FAVORITE quote is:

    “Lucas turned to me, and I let my head loll to one side so that we were face-to-face. The way he looked at me-intent, serious, filled with longing-made me hold my breath. he said only ‘Trust me. I know I got that one right.’”

    ~Christina Rodriguez~ =D

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  11. amanda5838

    my favorite line

    I love the entire book and all of the lines previously mentioned, but my favorite line is near the end when Bianca and Lucas are on the run and she says, “We’d have been better off with a slingshot and Oreos.”

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  12. erynnpronter

    I love everyone’s favorite quotes! Most of them are my favorite as well. As much as I would like to pick one of them, I wanted to go with a Vic quote, because he makes me laugh! *hugs Vic*

    Bianca: “Hey. Have you seen Lucas?”
    Vic: “That guy, he’s crazy.” In Vic’s world, crazy seemed to be a compliment. “He cut out of study hall, and I was, like, what are you doing? And he was all, just cover for me, right? So I did, until now, but you’re not gonna narc on him. You’re cool.”

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  13. sidhevicious

    I’m going to have to go with,
    “It was the first day of school, which meant it was my last chance to escape.”

    I LOVE that as an opening line it completely hooked me and had me wanting to know what Bianca had to escape. I also like the fortelling of what’s to come in a way.

    I’m crossing my fingers to win as we don’t have the bookstores that carry Immortal. :(

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  14. kristinveiga

    Book Contest

    I love when Vic says: “Hey, looks like it might be a good time for me to tell one of my long rambling stories that goes nowhere.”

    AWESOME book Claudia!

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  15. hylianvampire

    Evernight Quote

    Thanks for this contest!!

    haha i immediately loved Ranulf, for some odd reason. I like the quote “What spirits animate this box?” when they’re messing with the iPod in Modern Technology. Then Ranulf says “What about the spirits of the metal from which the box is made?” i know that’s two quotes, but they go along with each other. :P

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  16. nyu_berry

    My book is in Spanish too, hope there isn’t a problem with that and that isn’t too late.

    “Te mantendré a salvo de cualquier peligro, me prometí. Incluso de mí.” (Last line of chapter 8)

    I just loved that part. The cliché is the boy protecting or saving the girl, so I liked the irony.

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  17. Anonymous

    Even though it’s already been mentioned, this is one my favorite lines:

    We’ll be together again, Bianca. I don’t know where or when or how, but I know it beyond any doubt. It couldn’t happen any other way.

    Speed Reader
    myfavoriteauthor.blogspot.com

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  18. Anonymous

    Evernight

    The she turned back to me with a smug smile.”About time you grew up and became a vampire like the rest of us.”

    I loved this part because for me this is the part where the story picks up and we finally know that Bianca is a vampire. I really want to read Immortal. Hope I win! :)
    -Carol
    http://www.bookluver-carol.blogspot.com

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  19. an_ljubic

    My book is in spanish, hope it is ok (:

    “—No puedo creer que no me importe —susurró—. No puedo creer hasta qué punto te necesito”

    There are so many beautiful quotes, but this is one of my favorites

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  20. anaispoynter

    Wow, it was hard to find the part I wanted in the internet (because I have the book only in spanish)

    It’s funny—when people call you “shy,” they usually smile. Like it’s cute, some funny little habit you’ll grow out of when you’re older, like the gaps in your grin when your baby teeth fall out. If they knew how it felt—really being shy, not just unsure at first—they wouldn’t smile. Not if they knew how the feeling knots up your stomach or makes your palms sweat or robs you of the ability to say anything that makes sense. It’s not cute at all.

    Its just like “Oh yes, this is exactly what I have always thought too”

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  21. medie

    I wasn’t going to answer this, but I was traveling this weekend past and rereading the book. I hit on a paragraph and…well…it’s my favorite and I really wanted to mention it to you.

    Dad nodded. “Balconies are powerful temptations, and they exert a strong gravitational pull on fountain drinks in the hands of teenagers. I’ve seen it happen.”

    Straight-faced, Lucas said, “I think I remember that from junior high science.”

    Yes, it completely misses the rest of the story, has nothing to do with the overarching plot, but I love that little moment beyond all reason. Whatever my mood, it never fails to make me laugh.

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    • Anonymous

      I loved Evernight

      Yay! Cool contest! My favorite quote is:

      “What had seemed like love was betrayal.”

      That whole part where she finds out what Lucas is and she feels used is wonderfully tragic. I loved it. I can’t wait for Stargazer!!

      *fingers crossed for a copy of Immortal* :)

      Selena Muhoberac
      sunsethawk@team.camaroz28.com

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  22. mithah

    “I’ve had enough experience to tell when a woman is thinking about another man,” quoth Balthazar. Because he’s just smooth like that. ;)

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  23. Anonymous

    “We’ll be together again, Bianca. I don’t know where or when or how, but I know it beyond any doubt. It couldn’t happen any other way.”

    This has to be my favorite quote. :D Thanks for offering this wonderful contest. :D

    hope.

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  24. Anonymous

    Favorite Quote

    my absolute favorite quote has to be at the end of chapter sixteen, when she finds lucas and they’re about to leave, and she asks if he really loves her, and lucas says
    “God, yes. Bianca, I love you so much. Even if I never see you again, even if we walk out of here into an ambush you set up with your parents, I am always going to love you.”

    e-mail:
    sweetstuff47525@yahoo.com

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  25. bmcullen5782

    Favorite Line

    Okay, I finally decided on my favorite line:

    “I don’t need you to protect me from danger, Lucas.” I slipped my arms around his waist and hugged him tightly. “I need you to protect me from being lonely. Don’t fight for me. Be with me. That’s what I need.”

    Sends a chill down my spine! I loved it!

    -Bella

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  26. doxys

    This answer was a difficult one is like select only one start from the sky:

    “I realized that I felt beautiful, that I wanted him to see me”.

    Evernight / Page. 297

    Peace
    Doxys

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  27. ytterpddo

    Favorite Quote

    “Did you know that Lucas likes sunshine? He does! Flowers and bunny rabbits, too. Now let me tell you all about the fascinating laces in Lucas’s fascinating shoes.” – Raquel

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  28. dark_akasha

    beautiful quote

    My book is in spanish…

    “Nuestras miradas se encontraron. Jamás había imaginado cómo sería tener que despedirse de Lucas, pues dicha despedida me habría parecido imposible. No solo formaba parte de mi vida, formaba parte de mí.”

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  29. Anonymous

    Book Contest

    My favorite quote is Lucas saying, “God, yes. Bianca, I love you so much. Even if I never see you again, even if we walk out of here into an ambush you set up with your parents,I am always going to love you.”

    It is so romantic.

    Kal

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  30. Anonymous

    Oh, applesauce…

    someone took mine D; I’m going to post it anyway, though, because you said to tell you our favorite quote and this is it:

    “Balconies are powerful temptations, and they exert a strong gravitational pull on fountain drinks in the hands of teenagers. I’ve seen it happen.”

    Straight-faced, Lucas said, “I think I remember that from junior high science.”

    I burst out laughing when i read that. My sisters and mom were wondering what my problem was… I loved how Lucas said that without laughing or smiling ;D

    There were so many wonderful quotes, though. You did such a fantastic job on Evernight. I cannot wait to read Stargazer.

    -Meghan
    twiliwolf228 [at] aol [dot] com

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  31. pandora1203

    Contest

    I really want to win because I love so many lines!!!

    One of my all time favorites is: “About time you grew up and became a vampire like the rest of us.”

    LOVE IT!

    -T

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  32. Anonymous

    This sums it up best:

    “Trust me, adolescence was lousy in the eleventh century. too. Humanity changes all the time, but there are a few constants. People get stupid when they’re in love; people want what they can’t have; and the years between twelve and eighteen always, always suck.”

    Margay1122 (at) aol (dot) com

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  33. saphira_ll

    Well, there are a lot of lines I like, but the one that really gets me is

    “Don’t you ever feel like there’s something at this school that’s… evil?” Her voice shook. “Do you believe in real evil?”

    That line gives me chills every time. Love it!

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  34. kimmyal

    “A flower the color of blood.”
    Wind howled through the trees all around me, whipping the branches in every direction. The sky overhead churned, thick with roiling clouds. I brushed my windswept hair from my face. I only wanted to look at the flower.

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