Day 5 - Item 1

From YA author Tessa Gratton: a first chapter critique

But that's not all. To add further awesomeness to this, Tessa says: "For every $50 bid I'll add another first chapter critique. So if the winning bid is $50 I'll do one crit, if it's $100 I'll do 2, $150 for 3... to the highest bidders. And for the top bidder I'll add a signed finished copy of BLOOD MAGIC, which won't be available until May."

Also, have a look at her "How Japan Changed Me" post, with a bonus auction comment: "The very least I can do is participate in this auction. I hope it gets a thousand bids so I have to do 20 critiques. I don't care how it happens - band together if you want. I'll critique all of you.

And I'll match the winning bid's donation up to $500. If it gets there, I'll put in a second finished, signed copy of BLOOD MAGIC.

For Nick Pardee and Silla Kennicot, the cemetery is the center of everything.

Nick is a city boy angry at being forced to move back to the nowhere town of Yaleylah, Missouri where he grew up. He can’t help remembering his mom and the blood magic she practiced – memories he’s tried for five years to escape. Silla, though, doesn’t want to forget; her parents’ apparent murder-suicide left her numb and needing answers. When a book of magic spells in her dad’s handwriting appears on her doorstep, she sees her chance to unravel the mystery of their deaths.

Together they plunge into the world of dark magic, but when a hundred-year-old blood witch comes hunting for the bones of Silla’s parents and the spell book, Nick and Silla will have to let go of everything they believe about who they are, the nature of life and death, and the deadly secrets that hide in blood.


Bidding is open until March 29th, 9AM EDT.

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tkread said...

This is a very generous offer. I bid $50.00

Sarah Ahiers said...


Anonymous said...


Jamie Grey said...


Jeanmarie Anaya said...


Marieke said...


Simon Hay said...

$150 :)

Marieke said...

Bidding on this item is now closed! And we have another sneak bidder! :-D Congrats Jeanmarie! Please pop me a mail. Simon, can you mail me too? :-)

Anonymous said...

Woo! Since the bidding surpassed $150, I'll do three critiques, to the top three bidders. :D

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