2017 Pitch Wars Mentee book giveaway

 

Y’all…I was so, so lucky to get Diana Gallagher and Katrina Emmel as mentors this year! This dynamic duo stuck by me and kept pushing me to improve my manuscript, eventually adding almost 25k words in two months !!! They are the best, and I wanted to thank them with two prize giveaways.

Here’s how it works:

RT my Pinned tweet and follow the 3 of us by 11/17 to win! Two winners chosen by random by 11/18.

Follow @lana_pattinson @DianaMarieGal @KatrinaEmmel

*US residents have option of print or digital; all others will receive an ebook.

 

 


LANA’S BOOK GIVEAWAY #1

Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher

LESSON ONE: Playing it safe beats taking chances.

After an injury ends Savannah’s dream of a college gymnastics scholarship, she quits
despite her parents’ protests. She won’t risk breaking her body—and heart—again.

LESSON TWO: Catch your best friend when she falls—or regret it forever.

Rules are meant to be broken, according to Savannah’s best friend, Cassie—and it’s more fun to break them together. But when Cassie attempts suicide, Savannah’s left wondering how well she really knows her.

LESSON THREE: Leaping forward, not knowing where you’ll land, is the hardest of all.

Falling for Marcos wasn’t part of the plan. Not only did he save Cassie’s life, he also believes Savannah can still achieve her dreams. Except Cassie thinks Marcos and gymnastics will only break Savannah’s heart.

As Savannah tumbles and twists through toxic friendships and crushing parental expectations, she realizes you never know who will be there when you fall.

If you’re in the US you can choose print or digital; all other countries can choose digital.


LANA’S BOOK GIVEAWAY #2

Choice of one book for Katrina Emmel

Three of Katrina’s fave books are by PW mentors! The first is Diana’s (listed above), but she also loves SOME KIND OF MAGIC by Mary Ann Marlowe and AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR by Laura Heffernan – you get your choice!

If you’re in the US you can choose print or digital; all other countries can choose digital.

SOME KIND OF MAGIC by Mary Ann Marlowe

Biochemist Eden Sinclair has no idea that the scent she spritzed on herself before leaving the lab is designed to enhance pheromones. Or that the cute, grungy-looking guy she meets at a gig that evening is Adam Copeland. As in the Adam Copeland—international rock god and object of lust for a million women. Make that a million and one. By the time she learns the truth, she’s already spent the (amazing, incredible) night in his bed…

Suddenly Eden, who’s more accustomed to being set up on disastrous dates by her mom, is going out with a gorgeous celebrity who loves how down-to-earth and honest she is. But for once, Eden isn’t being honest. She can’t bear to reveal that this overpowering attraction could be nothing more than seduction by science. And the only way to know how Adam truly feels is to ditch the perfume—and risk being ditched in turn…

Smart, witty, and sexy, Some Kind of Magic is an irresistibly engaging look at modern relationships—why we fall, how we connect, and the courage it takes to trust in something as mysterious and unpredictable as love.

or

AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR by Laura Heffernan

Biochemist Eden Sinclair has no idea that the scent she spritzed on herself before leaving the lab is designed to enhance pheromones. Or that the cute, grungy-looking guy she meets at a gig that evening is Adam Copeland. As in the Adam Copeland—international rock god and object of lust for a million women. Make that a million and one. By the time she learns the truth, she’s already spent the (amazing, incredible) night in his bed…

Suddenly Eden, who’s more accustomed to being set up on disastrous dates by her mom, is going out with a gorgeous celebrity who loves how down-to-earth and honest she is. But for once, Eden isn’t being honest. She can’t bear to reveal that this overpowering attraction could be nothing more than seduction by science. And the only way to know how Adam truly feels is to ditch the perfume—and risk being ditched in turn…

Smart, witty, and sexy, Some Kind of Magic is an irresistibly engaging look at modern relationships—why we fall, how we connect, and the courage it takes to trust in something as mysterious and unpredictable as love.

THANKS FOR PLAYING!


TONS OF OTHER AWESOME BOOK GIVEAWAYS!

Check out the blog post for all the other awesome entries: bit.ly/pw17gives

 

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PITCH WARS 2017: #PIMPMYBIO CONTESTANT BLOG HOP

Time for the annual #PimpMyBio blog hop for Pitch Wars Contestants!!!

This is just for fun, for mentees and mentors to get to know each other better. I repeat, this is NOT mandatory…but I know some mentors use it to  get to know contestants better.

The Blog Hop closes when the Pitch Wars sub window does…August 6th

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

STEP ONE: Create a #pimpmybio blog post on your website / blog..tell us about you!

And please add a link to the Blog Hop here:

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STEP TWO: Link your post, using the button at the very bottom of the post.

First box: Your URL

Second Box: YOU WILL NEED TO CHANGE THIS to Your Name / Genre

If you don’t like the thumbnail that is displayed, you’ll have to upload your own picture.

***PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR WORK BEFORE HITTING SEND***

 

STEP THREE: Search the #pimpmybio hashtag on twitter & make friends!

 

STEP FOUR: Stalk the #pitchwars feed incessantly on twitter

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!!!!

*PLEASE READ AGAIN*

First box: Your URL

Second Box: YOU WILL NEED TO CHANGE THIS to Your Name / Genre

If you don’t like the thumbnail that is displayed, you’ll have to upload your own picture.

***PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR WORK BEFORE HITTING SEND***

Questions? Send me an email at: BooksBoozeScotland {at} gmail

 

 

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Pitchwars Update!

 

2016 Pitch Wars

2016 Pitch Wars

I’m so excited to be a 2016 Pitchwars Mentee!

Super thanks to Marty Mayberry and Brenda Drake for this fab opportunity. To kick things off, here’s my Pitchwars interview with Marty, hosted by the fab Tracy C Gold!

 

 

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Pitchwars 2016: #PimpMyBio Contestant Blog Hop

Following in the footsteps of Christopher Keelty and Dannie Morin…it’s time for the annual #PimpMyBio blog hop for Pitchwars Contestants!!!

This is just for fun, for mentees and mentors to get to know each other better. I repeat, this is NOT mandatory…but I know some mentors use it to stalk get to know contestants better.

 

STEP ONE: Create a post on your blog. Tell us all about yourself! And please add a link back to this page (the main blog hop page).

Here’s a link to last year’s bios, so you can get an idea of what to write. Make friends & comment on other’s bios! 🙂

To GIF or not to GIF…that is the question

 

STEP TWO: Upload the link to said post via the Linky widget below, where it says “Click to Enter.” Your “Link Title” should be your name.

 

STEP THREE: Watch the #pitchwars Twitter feed maniacally, waiting for your first choice mentor to drop hints about their faves.

This Blog Hop is open NOW, and closes on August 3rd.

Aaand…don’t forget – this year, you can get two extra entries if you decide to donate. 

GOOD LUCK!

 

REMINDER: Your “Link Title” should be YOUR NAME

IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE: email me at booksboozescotland @ gmail

HERE’S THE LIST



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Pitchwars – Pick me!

TOP 5 REASONS TO PICK ME (BECAUSE LESS IS MORE)

1.   About me

Fun: I’ve been in marketing for 15+ years…so yeah, I know booze. Scotch Whisky & Wine, to be exact. My corporate background means I’m familiar with branding, PowerPoints, deadline, and spreadsheets! Exciting, right?

More fun: I teach Pinterest for Authors and Branding for Authors 🙂

Most fun: I live in NY with my 5 year old, black lab puppy, and Scottish hubby.

Yeah, kilts.

ross wedding kilt

(This one’s from my wedding)

2.   Some of my fave things

BOOKS:

Maggie Stiefvater – ALL THE BOOKS especially The Scorpio Races

Sherry Thomas – Elemental Trilogy

Cassandra Clare – Clockwork Angel series

VE Schwab – ALL THE BOOKS

I’m attending the @madcapretreats in August with Kiersten White, Tessa Gratton, Natalie C Parker…can’t wait!!

 

MUSIC:

currently obsessed with B0RNS, Troye Sivan, El Vy, and always, The XX.

LOVE 8tracks.com…the ultimate book playlist!

3.   Fandoms

Anything on BBC America & SyFy. Whedonite. GOT.

And, I’ll admit, some many of the Bravo programs.

Awkward, I know.       Sorrynotsorry.

 

4.   My MS

MOM, I MARRIED A HIGHLANDER is a YA Time Travel, set in the present. Think of it as a YA OUTLANDER, in reverse.

Here’s my Twitter Pitch:

Abby’s extra credit report is derailed when a Highlander from the past jumps into the library. He’s bleeding,dirty &…hot #YA #F #PitMad

Mom, I Married a Highlander

Mom, I Married a Highlander

It won the 2015 Golden Claddagh RWA contest, and finaled in the 2015 Windy City and the 2016 Great Expectations RWA contests. Recently, it finaled in the 2016 Maggie contest.

# of queries sent: 0      I want to get it all shiny first!

I’m looking for someone to guide me through developmental editing, specifically pacing (vs grammar etc). Tips on balancing humor vs. plot a bonus!

I will work hard! I know enough to know that there’s a lot I don’t know.

jon know i know some things

Critiques: I have several awesome CPs and we are tough with each other.

So bring it! I have my big girl panties on, I can take it.

penguin

5.   Did I mention booze?

Yeah, the MS has whisky in it. I just got back from Scotland to here’s a few droolworthy shots.

Casks at Springburn Distillery | Lana Pattinson

Portnahaven, Islay, Scotland | Lana Pattinson

 

 

 

 

scotchyscotchscotch

And that’s about it!

Check out other Pitchwars bios here.

Let’s connect on TwitterPinterest, Goodreads, Instagram

Cheers! Lana

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