Google+ Reading Teen: Possess (by Gretchen Mcneil) Garage Sale and Giveaway!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Possess (by Gretchen Mcneil) Garage Sale and Giveaway!




We recently asked Gretchen Mcneil, author of Possess, what we would have found at garage sale of items from her teenage years.  Here's what she said we'd find:

Green Ten-Hole Doc Marten’s, slightly scuffed (might have been in one mosh pit too
many) - $10

Playlists from the following bands – Blur, The Sundays, Lush, The Pixies. Slightly torn
as they were ripped from a roadie’s hand. - $5

Autographed photo of Robert Smith of The Cure - $100 obo

Miscellaneous pairs of tights: black and white stripes, black and green and white stripes,
green and white stripes, plaid, argyle, and stained glass window - $1 each

Motorola flip phone with retractable antenna - $5 for nostalgic purposes as there is no
way this thing could still function

Leopard print car seat covers, slightly stained with coffee - $5 each

Framed Record Album cover of The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths - $50

Patchwork dress worn by me as Cinderella in Into the Woods (no, it wasn’t stolen – they
let me keep it…) - $10

Worn out soccer cleats - $2

Ticket stub and Playbill from Phantom of the Opera, original Broadway cast - $15

Modern American and British Poetry, ed. Louis Undermeyer – heavily dog-eared with
random margin notes - $1,000,000 (NO, I WOULDN’T SELL THIS FOR LESS!)
Thanks to Teen Book Scene, Gretchen, and Balzer + Bray we have a SIGNED copy of Possess to offer to one US follower!!

To enter:
  • Leave a comment with your email address!
  • US only (shipped directly from publisher).
  • 13 years or older.
  • Ends 8/26
  • Spread the word for an extra entry (tweet, blog, tumblr etc.)!!
Possess


Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her over-protective mom, by Matt Quinn, the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, the voices are demons—and Bridget possesses the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from. Literally.

Terrified to tell her friends or family about this new power, Bridget confides in San Francisco’s senior exorcist, Monsignor Renault. The monsignor enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession, but just as she is starting to come to terms with her freakish new role, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. And when one of her oldest friends is killed, Bridget realizes she’s in deeper than she ever thought possible. Now she must unlock the secret to the demons’ plan before someone else close to her winds up dead—or worse, the human vessel for a demon king.

96 comments:

  1. TinaLynn510@gmail.com

    Would love to win this book!! Thanks for the chance, and what a fun post! :)

    --Christina

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  2. great giveaway
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  3. Great post and giveaway!

    ~Kayla
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  4. Thanks for the give away!


    Follow GFC and twitter i did retweet.

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  5. I've been dying to read this one. Thanks for hosting!

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  6. I would like to read it, it sounds really good.
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  7. Very innovative interview!
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  8. Awesome giveaway! Thanks! :)

    GFC: A.J.
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  9. THanks for the giveaway!

    Amanda
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  10. I love the garage sale posts! Always cool to read. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

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  11. I can't wait for this one! I am so excited to finally get my hands on it soon. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

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  15. That was a very interesting post. (My garage sale would have soccer cleats too.) :-D

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Awesome post, these garage sale ones are always such fun :)

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  17. Fun post! Thank you for the giveaway! I'm super excited to read this book!

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  18. I laughed at some of these =D Obviously you were quite the music junkie! And of course I mean that in the nicest way possible, as I'm a music junkie too lol.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the book!

    greenparrot55 [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  19. LOL. $1 mil? Sorry, no can do. She seems reluctant to let go of it anyways.

    iLiveiLaughiLoveBooks@gmail.com

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  20. Awesome garage sale! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Ashley Suzanne!
    ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

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  21. Haha! I love the garage sale items... hilarity. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  22. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/ashleybookshelf/status/103874901018034177

    Ashley Suzanne!
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  23. Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/AshleySuzanne4/posts/153107004770537

    Ashley Suzanne!
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  24. I would love to win this book!!

    gomezrose61@yahoo.com

    Follow via GFC

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  25. I've heard so much about this book lately and I'm so excited to read it! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  26. Sounds like one of my garage sales - Green Docs and everything!

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    http://twitter.com/#!/booksake/status/103876362372259840

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  27. those tights sounds nice :)
    Ooh Possess! I'd love to win it :)
    GFC: Arianne Cruz
    Email: cruz042@csusm.edu
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/ariannecruz07/status/103877717098893312

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  28. Original Broadway cast ticket for Phantom of the Opera? That's impressive. :o

    thanks for the wonderful giveaway! :)

    Sophia
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  29. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, and what a great post. :)

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  30. Great giveaway thanks so much! Cant wait to read this book.

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  31. HI THAT WAS AWESOME TO READ AND OMG I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE BOOK

    arianaperdomo12@yahoo.com

    and i did tweet about it

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  32. Awesome! Please count me in, I'd love to read this :)

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  33. I also Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/enterthedrew/status/103885828664725504

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway! [:

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate
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  35. Can't wait to read the book!!!!

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  36. Awesome giveaway!! Thanks for a chance to win!! =D
    Kait
    Kait.Reader at gmail dot com

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  37. great giveaway!
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  38. OOh would love to read this one! Sounds fabulous!

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  39. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
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  40. hahaha! I loved reading about the garage sell! lol thanks for the great giveaway!

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  41. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    GFC follower
    +1 spread here
    http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/128458-possess-by-gretchen-mcneil-garage-sale-and-giveaway

    Vivien
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  42. Love a chance to read this!

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  43. I would love to read this book, thanks for the giveaway.

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  44. I totally want to read this book, it sounds delightful! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  45. Thanks!
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  46. Awesome post! I want this book so bad!

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  47. I cant wait to read this book!!! :)

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  48. Sounds like her teenage years were awesome! I'll take a lot of this stuff off of her hands.

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    Tweet @emma015

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  49. i want to read this so bad!

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  50. Been away for quite awhile, but slowly getting around again. This book sounds really awesome and i would really love to read it. ^^

    Melissa
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  51. Heather robbins25@frontiernet.net

    Twitter post: http://twitter.com/#!/SPNHeather/status/104009616710582273

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks

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  52. Thanks for an opportunity at another great giveaway!

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    Crys
    @thehodgenator
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  53. Not gonna lie, I'm definitely dying to read this one!

    GFC: usagi, the golden witch
    Retweet: https://twitter.com/#!/ReadingTeen/statuses/104014492249239552
    email: usagiko at gmail dot com

    Thank you! :3

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  54. WOOT! This is such a creative post..LOVED it! <33

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this book! I've wanted to read it eversince I heard about it!! xD

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  55. LOL - we just finished Into the Woods at my work (well, the junior version since it was summer camp)!
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  56. I'd love to win! Thanks!

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  57. Yea! I want this book. (What an awesome cover, too! btw).

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  58. This book looks like awesome sauce! I'd love to win this book AND have it signed! :D

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Such a pretty cover. Me like. If only garage sales were wishes I would attend far more.

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  60. I really want to read this book! Great post by the way=)

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  61. This looks great! Thanks!

    GFC follower

    +1 spread here http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/128497-possess-by-gretchen-mcneil-garage-sale-and-giveaway


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  62. This book sounds so good! Thanks so much for this chance :)

    Diana
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  63. I'm still on the hunt for #getpossess scavenger hunt =) Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
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  64. This sounds soooo good!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Angel
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  65. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. Great post! I would love to read Possess. Thank you for sharing! :)

    old GFC follower

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  67. count me in! so looking forward to reading Possess! :)

    tweeted: http://stardustangel.tumblr.com/post/9076048477/possess-reading-teen

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I have been wanting to read this book since I first heard about it. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  69. dthicks14@yahoo.com

    Follow GFC & email.

    Thanks,
    Traci

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  71. I waaaaaaaaant to read this! Love the post :) and thanks for the giveaway!

    Follow GFC and Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Ashley_Olivero/statuses/104186271701807105

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  72. Looks so good! It's been on my TBR list forever!!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    GFC: Elizabeth OR Elisquared

    EXTRA:
    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/eli2squared/status/104202332081889280

    -Elisquared
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  73. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    GFC: Ivy

    Ivy
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  74. This sounds like a great read - I'd love to win it!

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  75. Thanks so much for the giveaway! This book looks so interesting.

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  76. Thanks for this giveaway.

    chelle2006 @ aol .com

    -Michelle

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  77. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the book, and it has a beautiful cover! :D

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  78. Count me in!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway! I would love to read this book:)
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  79. Love the garage sale idea!! And what fun items up for sale!

    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

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  80. Thanks

    Ashley
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  81. Please include me!!!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/104624530659618817

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  82. This looks amazing!
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  83. This book sounds so amazing!!!!!!!! Thanks for a chance to get it!! :)

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  84. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  85. Great post! I liked the garage sale theme.

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  86. Every blog I go to has great things to say about this book! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  87. Awesome garage sale!.


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  88. I really want to read Possess :).
    Also, what an interesting question for an author interview. The tights made me crack up because I had a friend just like that :D.

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  89. Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway!
    GFC: iLuvReadingTooMuch

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  90. thanks for a giveaway . sounds great different, i need different.i need something to get my herat pumping lol. joannie iam a follower.email and gfc jscddmj at aol dot com

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  91. This looks like a great book!
    --Anna

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  92. Omg i have been wanting this book so bad! XD
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  93. Enter me!!!!!!!!!XD
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  94. this cover is gorgeous. thanks for the giveaway!

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  95. Thanks for an awesome giveaway! I really want to read POSSESS!!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/nodizzies/status/106495872791101440

    GFC: cyc

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  96. Sounds good. Thanks for the chance!!

    tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/106580991421857792

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