Monday, October 6, 2014

YASH winner + more chances to win coming soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered my bonus contest for the YA Scavenger Hunt - it's so great to see so much enthusiasm for IGNITE! Seriously, it means the world to me you guys. I am so excited to share this book with you!!

But for now, only one person gets to read it early, and the lucky winner, picked by Rafflecopter is:


MICHELLE KELLOGG!!! 


Woohoo!! Congrats Michelle! I hope you enjoy IGNITE! Email me at SaraBLarson21 (at) Gmail (dot) com with your adress to claim your prize!

(Fine Print: If Michelle doesn't claim her prize in one week, I will pick a new winner.) 



So....Exactly 3 months from today IGNITE comes out!! Can you believe it?? Definitely keep an eye out, because there are a lot of fun things headed your way very soon, including more never-before-seen bonus scenes from different character's POVs (just you wait to see who they are!!)...more giveaways...a pre-order contest...and more!

The first bonus scene will be posted on Wattpad at the end of this month, so make sure you're following me by clicking HERE. I will also be doing 2 simultaneous giveaways of signed ARCs of IGNITE at the end of October!! The first giveaway will be an easy Rafflecopter giveaway -- however, the reason I'm telling you now is because the second one is going to be a Fan Art contest! (So I wanted to give you a warning to give you time to work on it!) Any kind of "art" you want - paintings, drawings, music, video, whatever you can think of and want to do! 

So stayed tuned for those!!

And if you have pre-ordered IGNITE (or are thinking about it) you're in luck - keep an eye out for the announcement about my IGNITE PRE-ORDER contest! If you want to order a signed copy of IGNITE (or DEFY) you can do so through my amazing local indie THE KING'S ENGLISH by clicking here! I will sign it at my launch party and then they'll ship it to you! 


So yep, lots of fun stuff coming!! Can't wait to share it all with you!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

YA Scavenger Hunt GOLD TEAM!!

It's that time again....

WOOHOO!!!!

And this year I'm on: 

Make sure to get to the very bottom because on top of the big YASH giveaway, I'm also hosting a personal giveaway, just on my blog, for an ARC of IGNITE - the sequel to my YA Fantasy DEFY! 

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by authorColleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team!But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the Gold Team --but there is also a red team, a blue team, an orange team, a red team, and an indie team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.


SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE



Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the Gold team, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!). 



Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.


Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by October 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

This time I'm hosting this beautiful lady:


Can you believe she's only 21?? (Okay, I don't actually know how old she is, but she *could* be that young based on this lovely picture, right?)

Victoria Scott is the author of:


 A pulse-pounding thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life--and her own.

Time is slipping away. . . .

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to the middle of nowhere for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying--and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

Victoria Scott's breathtaking novel grabs readers by the throat and doesn't let go.


If you haven't picked this one up yet, you should right away! It's SO, SO good you guys. 

Here's where you can buy it:


And here's where you can find Victoria:


We are SO SO lucky because for her bonus content, Victoria is giving us a look at the very first excerpt released of SALT & STONE, the sequel to FIRE & FLOOD! I'm dying to get my hands on this book...

Salt & Stone Excerpt




My fingers are numb from the injection. My words slur together, but I gather that I’m screaming, prying the rope from the man’s hand, running. Someone grabs me around the middle and tackles me to the ground.

“Hush now,” he says.

“Remember Cody,” he says.

“This is the last time I’ll help you,” he says.

Fox tongue against my cheek. A grizzly bear on his feet, roaring a warning. An iguana flat on my stomach. I don’t have much time before my thoughts are gone from me. So I fill my lungs, and I think of Caroline. And Dink. And of Ransom and Levi and all the friends who aren’t here for one reason or another. I think of Harper, too, of whether she’ll make good on her promise to return and help me win.

I squeeze my hands into fists. I close my eyes. And I whisper my brother’s name inside the folds of my mind: Cody.

Cody on the last day I saw him well. He was drinking pickle juice from the jar and wincing from the sourness. Has he always liked pickle juice? I can’t remember, but I want to see him drink it again. I want to see him drink anything without the use of a straw and small sips. I want to take back every bad thing I’ve ever said to him and replace it with this: I look up to you.

The woman appears. She says something. She’s holding something. She lifts her slender arm into the air to show the men her prize.

I narrow and widen my gaze, trying to see past the drug’s fog.

And then I know exactly what she’s holding.

It’s a life jacket.


WHOA. Now I want this book even MORE!! 

Now hop on over to the next stop on Maureen McGowan's blog by clicking HERE!

***But before you go, make sure to enter the rafflecopter giveaway for a signed copy of IGNITE below! (And check out the special, never before revealed bonus scene in the DEFY world on Susanne Winnacker's blog for my part in the YA Scavenger Hunt!)***


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Salt Lake Comic Con

This week I will be at Salt Lake Comic Con Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! Will I see you there?

Sara B. Larson Schedule

Signings:

Friday 4:30 - 5:30, Shadow Mountain booth #111 on main expo floor

Saturday 12:30-1:30, Shadow Mountain Booth #111 on main expo floor

***I WILL have an ARC of IGNITE to giveaway to one lucky person who purchases DEFY and gets it signed (which earns you an entry into the drawing). Winner will be drawn at the end of the signing on Saturday!***  (I will also have signed swag for both DEFY and IGNITE for free.)



Panel Schedule: 

*Thursday September 4, 3:00 pm 3:50 pm Katniss Revealed: A Closer Look at The Hunger Games on Film and in Print Room 251A ::

*Thursday September 4, 6:00 pm 6:50 pm Women of Sci- Fi and Fantasy: More Than Just Strong Room 255E ::

*Friday September 5, 1:00 pm 1:50 pm Build a Story Room 255B ::

*Saturday September 6, 2:00 pm 2:50 pm Your Own Visit to Hogwarts: Real- World Potter Magic in Florida and England Room 255F ::

*Saturday September 6, 7:00 pm 7:50 pm The Whedonverse: Why Writers and Creators Love Buffy, Angel, Firefly and the Rest Room 251A ::

*Saturday September 6, 8:00 pm 8:50 pm Dark and Dangerous: The Appeal of the Bad Boy Hero Room 255F ::

Thursday, June 5, 2014

IGNITE!

The time has finally come....I get to reveal my title, synopsis, pub date and cover for the sequel to DEFY!!

Are you ready for this??


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On January 6th, 2015, you will be able to grab your very own copy of:



IGNITE (a DEFY novel)!!!!!



Murder, abductions, and forbidden romance abound in this thrilling sequel to Sara B. Larson's acclaimed YA debut, DEFY.

 Alexa remains by the newly crowned King Damian’s side as his guard, ever committed to helping him rebuild Antion and reclaim the hope of Antion's people, despite continuing to harbor a secret love for him. However, when another threat to Damian and his kingdom emerges, and blame is cast on their newly forged allies from Blevon, Alexa knows things are not what they seem. With the fate of her nation hanging in the balance once again, will Alexa be able to protect her king and uncover the true enemy -- before it's too late?


Want to see the cover??? Then hurry over to MUNDIE MOM'S blog for the official cover reveal AND to enter to win one of 3 ARCs!!!!  CLICK HERE

But don't forget to come back and tell me what you think! Can't wait to share this book with all of you!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Schwert und Rose!

Guess what I just found out??? DEFY is coming out in January in Germany! And not only that--it has a brand new German title and cover! Wanna see???

Okay!





Are you excited?





I know I am!






All right, here it is:




How gorgeous is that?!?! I LOVE it. I think I'm going to need to learn German so I can read it.

And if you happen to be in Germany (or speak German and just want a German version) here is one way to pre-order it! CLICK HERE.


And don't forget--the title, cover, and synopsis reveal for DEFY #2 is in just a couple of weeks! (June 5th via Mundie Moms!) I can't wait to share it with everyone!

Until then, I hope you're all enjoying this warm weather as much as I am. Bring on the summer!

Monday, April 21, 2014

LDStorymakers Conference

This weekend I will be at LDStorymakers Conference in Layton, UT. I'm on a couple of panels (one with  my agent Josh Adams and agency sister Kathryn Purdie), and I'm teaching a class on Teen Heroines! (I'm teaching it twice.) There is also a signing on Saturday afternoon where I *may* be doing a giveaway of some sort...Trust me, you're going to want to find out what it is!! (And anyone who comes to one of my Teen Heroine classes will automatically get an extra entry!)

For more details on the conference, go here:

LDSTORYMAKERS CONFERENCE 2014

There are so many awesome authors, agents, and editors coming to this conference! (Including my own amazing agent!!) Will I see you there?

(And remember to come find me at the signing so you can enter my SEKRIT giveaway...!!!)


Thursday, April 10, 2014

School Visits + Do you Skype?

**I am scheduling school visits for Fall 2014 right now!**


And I have to admit, I really love doing school visits! I love that interaction with the librarians, students, and teachers.

So if you're interested in having me come, let me know! (or email Antonio at Scholastic--info below.) For the first 10 schools who schedule an in-person visit for the end of this year or next fall, I am offering a special rate. Email for details!

But I know that sometimes it's easier (or more affordable) for a school to do a "virtual" school visit through Skype, rather than an in-person visit.

So, right now I'm offering a special--if you book a Skype visit anytime for the rest of this year, or for Fall 2014, I'm willing to do it for free! Let me know or email Antonio (at Scholastic) to get the details and help set it up: AuthorVisit@scholastic.com

If you're interested in this opportunity (it won't last too long!) or in scheduling an in person visit, let me know!