We are pleased to be coordinating a Book Review Blitz for the middle grade book that we’ve recently shined the spotight on, “Bingo Summer” by Dawn Malone (blitz ends October 17, 2014).
You will be provided with an electronic copy of the book (pdf, mobi, and epub). You will have until October 17, 2014 (6 weeks) to post a review to Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and/or your website. Once you post your review to one or more of these sites, you will have the opportunity to enter a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash) using the Rafflecopter widget below.
*At the conclusion of the Book Review Blitz, I will be posting excerpts from the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads and will be including links back to your post if you posted a review of the book on your website. *
About the Book
Title: Bingo Summer | Author: Dawn Malone | Publication Date: May 7, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 173 | Recommended Ages: 10+
On her thirteenth birthday, Summer Haas scratches the lottery ticket her mom tucked into her birthday card and the down-on-their-luck family become instant millionaires. Then the attention gets crazy in their small Illinois town, and the family moves north to ‘disappear’ in the Chicago suburbs. Summer’s new home might as well be on the Moon, it’s so different from where she used to live.
Suddenly, Summer is a candidate for student council, trades her t-shirt and jeans for mall-brand clothes, and throws a party for her entire grade even though she didn’t invite a single guest. Everyone wants Summer to be someone other than herself, including the super-popular Suri who Summer hopes will be her new best friend. There’s Mara who wants Summer to forget about competing with her for third base when softball season comes. And Summer just wants to avoid Dink and Anna even though she has more in common with them than she wants to admit.
But when Mara discovers how Summer’s family made their millions, and threatens to tell the whole school, Summer needs a friend more than ever. Can Summer fit in AND stay true to herself?
Buzz About The Book
“Good grapes, but this is a fun story that was well-written. ” ~ 5 Star Review, Librarian Sheryl, Amazon
“Bingo Summer was nicely written, kept your attention, and is a great book to have in a junior high library. ” ~ 5 Star Review, Kathy, Amazon
“Dawn Malone is a great writer whose lively writing style and interesting details make the book fun to read. A charming book that is perfect for middle school girls. ” ~ 5 Star Review, JadeBlue, Amazon
“I loved this book! I thought the author did a fabulous job of weaving a great YA book that readers will remember. Believable characters and just really great writing. ” ~ 5 Star Review, M.Z., Amazon
About the Author: Dawn Malone
Dawn Malone is an author and former newspaper reporter. She has written on a wide range of subjects, from a creole cooking school in New Orleans to award-winning irises in a Wisconsin greenhouse. Writing those articles and working other odd jobs over the years – cake assembly line worker, yogurt seller, substitute teacher ? helps her develop the quirky characters that populate her stories. Her work has appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal, the Chicken Soup for the Soul Think Positive for Kids edition, and Highlights for Children. When she’s not writing, Dawn loves hiking when someone else carries her backpack. She lives in central Illinois.
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Before you sign up, please remember that I have a three strike policy. If you sign up for a Book Review Blitz and I send you a copy of the book, you are expected to follow through and post reviews (minimum the mandatory option as described below). Unless you provide me with an explanation, failing to post in three blitzes will result in your ineligibility to receive free copies of books through Mother Daughter Book Review’s Promotional Services.
Step 1: Sign-up for this blogger opportunity using the Google Doc Form below
Step 2: Receive and read a copy of the book
Once you sign up to participate in this Book Review Blitz, you will receive a Dropbox invitation to grab an electronic copy of the book you requested for review. If you do not receive this email within 3 days of signing up, please send me an email to let me know: renee(@)motherdaughterbookreviews(.)com and be sure to remove the brackets in the email address. I will send you an email reminder to post your review 14 days, 7 days, and 1 day before the blitz ends.
Step 3: Post your review of the book to Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and/or your website
Once you finish reading the book, you may post your review to Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and/or your website.
Reviews must be at least 3 sentences specifying what you liked (or didn’t like) about the book and who you would recommend the book to if asked. We understand that some of you may not enjoy the book – ALL REVIEWS are welcome but we do expect honest, fair, and thoughtful reviews of the book. Regardless of whether you like the book or not, please tell us why – constructive feedback is always helpful to an author. Reviews appearing before September 5, 2014 are not eligible for entries into this giveaway.
Posting to Amazon is mandatory while posting to Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and/or your website is optional. Posting to all four will earn you an extra 5 entries into the giveaway. Posting to Amazon U.S. is preferred, but if this is not possible, you may post to your home country’s Amazon site. The deadline for posting your review is October 17, 2014 (i.e., the Rafflecopter widget will be closed for entries).
Here are the links to the book on Amazon and Goodreads:
Step 4: Enter the giveaway for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash).
Once your review is posted publicly on your website, Amazon, and/or Goodreads, you can enter the giveaway below, making sure to add your links as requested. Reviews that do not meet the minimum requirements (as described above) will be deemed ineligible and the links will be removed from the Rafflecopter. You can find the link to this blitz in the menu above under “Current Blitzes”. Good luck and thanks so much!