Google+ Reading Teen: A TOTES Awesome Love Letter & Giveaway! {THE BURNING SKY/PERILOUS SEA}

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A TOTES Awesome Love Letter & Giveaway! {THE BURNING SKY/PERILOUS SEA}

From Becca & Andye 



Dear Readers,

Every once in awhile there is a story that touches our hearts more than others. There is a story that is so beautiful and exciting and moving and creative that we just can't let it go with a simple review or two.

This is one of those stories.

We couldn't just move on. We had to know more! So we did some digging. Sleuthing.

I can't tell you how we came by this letter from Titus to his Beloved. Oooh, wonder who that is! Maybe we snuck into Titus' bedroom at school. You'll never prove it. So just stop worrying about how it happened, and just say thank you.

You're welcome!

Read. And fall in love.

Beloved,

You came back.
You came back.
I know I told you that I am glad. And I know you sensed my immense relief. But you cannot possibly know just how jubilant I am. Even now, hours afterwards, I walk on clouds.
Such a marvelous feeling, to not be alone. And such a pure, humbling joy, to learn that you moved mountains to come back to school, so we could be together again. (Figurative mountains, that is, since you could probably move literal mountains too.)
And yet…
Do you know that every day of this past summer, even as I fretted over how you would possibly make your way back, part of me—a small, yet insistent part—prayed that you would not. This part of me wanted you to find the safe house in the Labyrinthine Mountains and stay there, sheltered from the searching eyes of Atlantis.
You could have remained hidden your whole life, surrounded by peace and beauty, untroubled by the strife of the outside world.
But you came back.
I wish you to live forever; yet by keeping you close to me, I all but guarantee the opposite.  And so it was that in my thrill, there was a small, yet unmistakable strain of sorrow.
Until you said to me, I am not meant to be kept safe. I am meant for fearsome risks and epic clashes.
I am grateful for everything about you—your wit, your smile, your kindness, the swagger in your gait as you walk across a cricket pitch. But above all, I am grateful for your valor, for that generosity of your bravery which would overcome not only your own fear, but mine too.
I live for you—and you alone.

Titus

*Sigh*

Do you understand why we are in love with Titus??

To celebrate our love, and the recovery of this most precious love letter, we have a very special giveaway for you.

You may have seen Becca's amazing totes (If you haven't, you are missing out, for sure!) She has an ETSY shop where you can order pre-made totes, or get one custom made!

It absolutely pains me to offer this tote up and not just keep it for myself, but here goes . . .

Becca is giving away this amazing tote to ONE OF YOU *sobs*


And, because we want to MAKE SURE that you have read The Burning Sky and The Perilous Sea, we will also be giving away a copy of either book 1 or book 2, depending on your preference! Say a huge THANK YOU to Booki at Harper Teen for providing that!

And thank you, Sherry, for playing along, and for this amazing series that you've given us!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

81 comments:

  1. LOVE BECCAS TOTEI I have 2 already but hey one can never totes enough books! I am totally sold on this series as well. I have book one but need book 2 now...thanks for this chance!

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  2. I love this series and have been anxiously awaiting book 2!

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  3. Oh wow that tote is amazing!! Definitely favorited her shop!

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  4. Christina R. in the rafflecopter


    LOVE Titus!! He's so kind and selfless and he knows how to love her for who she chooses to be.


    What an awesome tote!! She's immensely talented and should definitely keep doing art like such awesome drawings:)


    thank you so very much :)

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  5. I have yet to read the book but have the first one so will be doing so soon. Bag is gorgeous!

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  6. A very nice looking tote and the books look like very good reads!! Thanks for this fantastic giveaway.

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  7. I just bought book 1 today! I'd love book 2! Thanks!

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  8. I have an arc of The Perilous Sea but a finished copy of either book would be great :)) I love this series!

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  9. I haven't started this series but it's alreafy on my TBR, so I'd pick book 1 if I won. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I haven't read the series yet but all I have heard about the books have been great and thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  11. Oh my God! You guys made my day! I adore this series, so thank you Andye for showling me the right path. Oh, and let me just say that Titus is all mine, so back off!

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  12. ah this series looks wonderful and I love the bag!

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  13. THIS IS CRUEL. I hate you all. Just kidding. <3 BUT DAMN IT. That letter is the best :( and worst. And just so damn perfect. TITUS. MY LOVE. Oh, how I am dying for book three :D Anyway. I love this post so so much. <3 Sigh.

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  14. TIIIIITUUUUUUUUUUUS. <3 Gosh, I ADORED TPS and would love to own it. AND THAT TOTE! Thanks for the giveaway, ladies!



    - Shae

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  15. Possibly the most beautiful bag ever. Actually, strike that. It is the most beautiful, amazing, Titus shiver inducing bag ever!!

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  16. The Caffeinated BooknerdOctober 22, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    This is amazing! Thank you so much for the chance!

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  17. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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  18. The covers are gorgeous.

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  19. Thanks for the ahhh-mazing giveaway!! :)

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  20. I'd like to be able to pause time while I'm reading - think of how many more books I'd be able to read!

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  21. To effect my environment and surroundings with a thought......make traffic lights turn green as I approach, hold off the rain until I got in the house from the store, make that idiot on the interstate NOT cut me off...I think that would be a totally cool "everyday" super-power to have....but then I'd have to be REALLY CAREFUL what I thought......

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  22. I love the book covers but the tote bag is pretty good.

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  23. I would love to have the ability to predict the future.

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  24. Becca's totes are so beautiful!

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  25. Is the giveaway international? I've read the 1st book LOVED IT! And reaaaallyy want the 2nd aaahhh!! <3
    –B

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  26. Mind control....for all the right reasons, of course :)

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  27. I would love to read people's minds. Every person is so complex and people always seem to hide their true feelings or never say what they want to say. I wish I could read peoples minds so badly because it is so annoying to not know a persons true feelings

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  28. I'd love to do mind control or know what would say or do before they knew it themselves!

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  29. I would be able to speak and understand the language of the person I'm with, no matter where they are from.

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  30. Wow. I can't wait to read Compulsion!
    Excited for the giveaway!

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  31. Bri (Books and Ashes)October 28, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Bri Veneziana in Rafflecoptor

    I would really enjoy the ability to know what to give people as gifts, I'd never have to wonder about gift buying for friends and family!

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  32. Carla *jen7waters*October 28, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    I'd love to be able to snap my fingers and have the bus arrive, wherever I am, or whatever the time. Would solve so many of my problems xD thank you for the giveaway! :)



    (Carla C. on the rafflecopter)

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  33. I would want the gift of knowing why people are upset because not everyone comes out and says why they are upset, and it would it allot easier for everyone involved if I knew what was bothering them so that I could help make them happy :)

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  34. Belle EnchantedRoseBooksOctober 28, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Mind reading of course! :D

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  35. This book sounds amazing I can't wait to read it!! :)

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  36. Her totes are always amazing!

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  37. I would like the power of osmosis. I would take some NyQuil and sleep for a week and wake a genius!

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  38. I would love to know what people want, so I could get the most perfect gifts for everyone!

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  39. I would love to able to dream hop so I could see what people are dreaming.

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  40. I wish for the ability to know what others really need-not just what they tell you they want.

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  41. Probably to fly! Freedom is what I'd wish to have now!

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  42. I'd love the power to teleport!

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  43. I'd love the power of telekinesis, it would be awesome!

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  44. I'd love to have the ability of when I go to sleep, I could choose my own dreams. I'd love to create my own dreamscape. 😊😊

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  45. Telekinesis, for sure. It should just make life so much easier, especially with me on crutches currently due to a ruptured tendon in my foot! LOL

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  46. Oooh this sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway! Either mind reading or the ability to communicate with all living things =)

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  47. I'd like to be the cat whisperer. Mine talks to me all the time, and I'm always guessing.

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  48. Being able to speed read several books a day, why? So I can read every single book on my ever growing to read list! Ha.

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  49. Probably to teleport. I'd love to get anywhere in a few seconds.

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  50. Meg-A Bookish AffairOctober 28, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Oh my gosh, I really need the "everyday magic" of being able to find missing things! That would be so awesome!

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  51. Finding lost things would be such a great
    ability. For the hunt and story behind it. Thank you for the giveaway, awesome prizes!

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  52. I would love to have powers like Samantha from "Bewitched"! Could you imagine just "popping" in & out of places?! No traffic. No smelly bus rides! Ah, that would be awesome!

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  53. Hm...this is a tough question!! I'm thinking hard on this one :p I think the ability to time travel. I would LOVE to visit Ancient Rome, 19th century England, etc. That would be so much fun!!!!!

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  54. Oh I've always wanted to be Jean Grey from the X-Men series. Telepathy & Telekinesis sound really great :D

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  55. I would want the ability to alleviate stress and pain because they are too common in the world (and at school).

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  56. I would like to have to ability to be able to pay all my bills in full each month and not have to worry about buying enough groceries for the rest of the month.

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  57. I would like the ability to know what books people would enjoy, very useful in a library or bookstore :D

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  58. I would probably want to have the power to fly because i like to feel the freedom around me.

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  59. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I've been looking forward to The Burning Sky and what an awesome tote! :)

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  60. Finding lost things would be the best. My husband NEVER puts his keys in the same place.

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  61. I'd want to stop time, so I could read all the books in my infinite TBR pile :P

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  62. I would want to have a really good memory so I wouldn't be able to lose things or forget what I was talking about or what u have to do later in on that day

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  63. I would want the gift of transportation . yes i would love tot move fast.

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  64. This is so hard! I think maybe somehow getting a few extra hours in the day. Just a couple, that no one else has ;)

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  65. That's a tough one. Maybe teleportation because I HATE traffic!

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  66. I am so excited to read this book. Buying it soon!!!

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  67. Also, if I could have an everyday magical gift it would have to be teleportation, because how great would it be to not have to walk everywhere and just be where you want to be.

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  68. I would like to have the ability to read one's mind. So that I would be able to know when someone is telling the truth/lie. :)

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  69. I would like the ability to read minds as I could understand the true reasoning behind the things people say and do.

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  70. I am in love with the giveaway, Titus (who isn't?), and just everything about this trilogy! Thanks for the giveaway! I've only read "The Burning Sky" and haven't read "The Perilous Sea" yet :(

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  71. I am absolutely in love with that bag <3 I need it for ALA .

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  72. I've seen her totes before and they are so amazing, love them. Thank you for the giveaway !

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  73. This is such an awesome giveaway. I have never seen Becca's totes,but I think I need to check them out now. This tote is gorgeous, and I need a tote. This book looks like a great read too. I have been wanting to read this trilogy. Thanks Booki at Harper Teen for the book, Becca for the awesome tote and thanks to Sherry Thomas our author.

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  74. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  75. Thanks for the giveaway! :D Good luck to everyone!

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  76. I can't wait to read this series it looks like one I would love, and the covers are so pretty.

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  77. That tote bag is gorgeous.
    Sherry Thomas' books are gorgeous too. ;D

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  78. Such an awesome tote bag. This book series is one I know I'll love.

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  79. Oh my gosh, Jen! This is like the sweetest comment ever. I was having a super rough week with work when I first saw this, and I just wanted you to know that it brightened my day so so much! Thank you! :)

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  80. BAHAHA! That comment was awesome. Thank you Natalie! :)

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