The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes!

*The contest is now over! Come back tomorrow to find out who won the signed ARC of BLACK CITY*

Hello racers and welcome to the YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes, a blog-hop featuring 60 of the hottest debut authors of 2012, where you’ll get the chance to win one of six awesome prize packs featuring all sorts of swag, including ARCs, bookmarks and chapter critiques! 

Don’t know the rules? Then head on over to the Apocalypsies website, where you can get all the details and start the race.

And now… lets race!

BLACK CITY by Elizabeth Richards

A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love.

Bonded by a mysterious connection, that causes Ash’s long dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

Black City is out November 13, 2012. Available for pre-order at Amazon, B&N and The Book Depository.

Read all that?

Good stuff, as you’ll need too know those deets for the quiz! Remember, you need to complete this quiz to be in for a chance of winning the Exploding Flamingos prize pack!

But wait! There’s more amazing giveaways!

Before you rush off to do the quiz, I’m giving away a signed ARC of Black City for one lucky racer! To be in for a chance of winning, simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to add your email, otherwise I won’t be able to get in contact with you! The winner will be drawn on Wednesday May 9th.

You earn bonus points if you:

  • Like me on Facebook (F)
  • Like me on Twitter (T)
  • Tweet about the ARC giveaway (please include @theredpenofdoom and the link back to this post in your tweet!) (ARC)

*** Put the code letter(s) next to your comment, so I know what you’ve done.  🙂

Ready to do the quiz?

Yay! Yup, you’ve made it to the end of the Exploding Flamingos leg of the YAmazing  Race with MGnificent Prizes! Congratulations!!!

Complete the quiz here

Good luck!!!



    (F) (T) (ARC)

  2. Gotta have this book! The cover is simply tempting & It’s calleing ME.
    (F) & (T). Can’t wait!

  3. (F) (T)


  4. OHHH i hope I win this, I have been dying to get my hands on it. It sounds amazing!

  5. ooh I forgot to mention that I liked and followed as well…

  6. milind says:
  7. I am dying to read BLACK CITY (and I love that cover, kudos to the designer!)

    (F) (T)


  8. Dang! ANOTHER to add to the list! Love the race!
    heather. c . self@gmail .com

  9. F- Gabrielle Carolina
    T- @modpodgebooks

    I would LOVE to host you on my blog, The Mod Podge Bookshelf, please let me know if you are interested.

  10. Wow I entered too early. So re-entering correctly.

    I Gotta have this book! The cover is simply tempting & It’s calleing ME.
    (F) & (T). Can’t wait!

    email: lizzy9rule(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. Nicole says:

    F-Nicole Andrea
    T- fireflyflames
    ARC – Tweeted at you by Fireflyflames

  12. Book looks awesome!
    T, F Cant wait

  13. Yaaay awesome!
    F: Sandra Dobnikar
    T: SandraDobnikar

  14. Crossing my fingers I win!! 😉 THANK YOU!!!
    (T) @bookabsorption
    (F) Peggy Sue Lea Martinez

  15. YAY! Thank you for this amazing giveaway 😀 Dying to read your book. ❤ *Fingers crossed* 🙂
    Love, Carina ~

  16. T (leaflette)

  17. Holla for the giveaway!

    (T) @Reader_Fictions

    cynicalsapphire at gmail dot com

    (Don’t know if you needed my email, but I’m having difficulties keeping things straight at this point!)

  18. Tiffany Webb says:

    This going on my to-read shelf lol (F)


  19. Ohh I am dying to read this! Thank you for doing the giveaway 🙂

    ashleylovesbooksblog [at] gmail [dot] com
    (T) @italylove19
    (F) Ashley Rallos

  20. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Steph Trujillo says:

    F! lol

  22. cannot wait to read this, and i’ve said it before but i love the cover!! thanks for being part of the yamazing race : )
    F alicia marie ezell
    T @bamayankee
    ame1184 at gmail dot com

  23. This sounds so awesome! Thanks for the extra chance!
    (F) – Michelle Gilmore
    (T) – @NLibrisVeritas

  24. Dani Nguyen says:

    Can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the chance to win!



  25. I am so excited for Black City!!

    F-Carrie Lee Ardoin

    celjla212 at aol dot com

  26. Black City sounds like a delicious read =)

    F: Blake Haysel
    T: @TheTatteredPage

    TOTAL: 4 entries

  27. dgmolly says:

    Oh my, I’ve been DYING to read Black City. Thank you for being a part of the race.

    (F): Molly Nudo Frenzel
    (T): @dg_molly

  28. April Hunter says:

    Thank you for the giveaway !

  29. ephrielle says:

    Awesome! This sounds like just the sort of book that could lift me out of my reading slump. (T)(F)

  30. If this giveaway’s open to Canada, I’d love to be entered! Thanks 🙂

    (T): @Word_Tapestry

  31. Havilah says:

    This looks like an amazing book! I’m excited to read it!

  32. Like you on FB Shauna Olen Buck

  33. Sounds great!
    F Heather Baker Schrock
    T @redhedbookworm

    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

  34. The cover, the name, and the synopsis of the book is so amazing. Super Excited to read it!!! 🙂
    (F) Melody Straka

  35. Addy Hall says:
  36. bethany says:

    This looks amazing!

  37. Looks FANTASTIC!

  38. I want this too! (F) (T) (ARC)


  39. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    F: Emily Rencich
    T: @erencich

  40. OMG! OMG! This is one amazing giveaway thank you so much for having it I also wanna wish everyone good luck!
    (F) (T) (ARC)

  41. Oops so excited I forgot my links for you to confirm !
    (F) Lisa Marie Soares
    (T) @Miz_Maliciouz…
    (ARC) Tweet!/Miz_Maliciouz/status/197845402949660672

  42. i want this /i could killl for it ^_^
    (F)rogier caprino
    (T) rocapri

  43. Paige Schwartz says:
  44. I have been looking forward to reading this for a few months!!! Sounds absolutely AMAZING!!

    F: Kelli Spear
    T: @ChiKelli1

  45. deadtossedwaves says:

    T: @deadtossedwaves

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  46. Kimberly says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  47. Jesse Grant says:

    I realllyyyyyy want this book!! 😀

  48. THank you, Ms. Richards!

  49. I am so excited to read Black City!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Extra entries: (F) – Andrea J. Adams, (T) – @Overstuffed Book, ARC
    email: theoverstuffedbookcase [at] gmail [dot] com

    Thanks again!

  50. Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.] says:

    *The Red Pen of Doom* – that has GOT to be one of the best blog titles ever!!!
    Black City is definitely one I have to read, I love the *edgy* feel – so thank you very much for the sweet chance to win a copy 🙂
    FB Mary DeBorde
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

  51. i’m DYING to read black city

    (F) (T) (ARC)

    chelleyreads AT gmail DOT com

  52. Christina Torres-Salas says:

    Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway! I can’t wait to read Black City

  53. Desiree Thompson says:

    Oooohhh I wanna win this one more than any other I think! (F) (T)

  54. I WANT! haha.

    I followed on Twitter (CAnneFrye) and liked on Facebook as Cassie Anne Frye. I also tweeted.!/CAnneFrye/status/198019013090082818

  55. PICKMEPICKEMPICKMEPICKME! *fingers crossed I’ll win*
    Thanks for the giveaway! Cannot wait to read your book! 🙂

  56. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    Twitter Follower – @clairelouisef (T)
    Facebook Fan – Claire Frith (F)
    Tweet –!/clairelouisef/status/198056988125577217 (ARC)

  57. This book is on my TBR list!!!

    (T) Twitter follower – @joy_davis
    (ARC) Tweeted:!/joy_davis/status/198056737499119616

  58. booksbonesbuffy says:

    Love the Romeo and Juliet vibe of your book!
    (F) liked Tammy Sparks

    Thanks, can’t wait to read it!

  59. Elizabeth says:

    T- LizKrump
    ARC- ^^ See above

  60. Sigh, I just can’t get over how striking your cover is. Just flawless!

    everafteresther AT gmail DOT com

    T: Twitter Follow (@EverAfterEsther

  61. F, T, ARC

    If you need to verify it’s all in my username. email: loveydoveybooks AT gmail DOT com

  62. kassiah says:

    Can’t wait for this book!! I like you on facebook, too (F). kassiah at fictionators dot com

  63. It looks amazing!!! :]
    F – T

    alaiel.kreuz AT

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  64. Elle L. says:

    Wow, the cover is GORGEOUS. I want.

  65. Both the cover and the synopsis are amazing!

  66. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I WISH THIS BOOK WAS BEING RELEASED TOMORROW. Okay Hyperness gone. Er, not. This book looks like it’s seriously made of AWESOME SAUCE! *eeek!* Thanks for the extra giveaway this race has been really fun! 😀 Sadly I don’t have a Facebook or Twitter to tweet about this but here is my email

    hannahsue10 (at) gmail (dot) com

  67. Your book sounds so exciting! I “liked” on FB. Thanks!

  68. Would LOVE…LOVE to read Black City 🙂 Thank you!

    T: @RefractingLight
    F: Dani Snell

  69. Enna P. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

    T: @ennapenglin
    F: Enna Penglin



  70. Hillary! says:

    F T and ARC, I’m very excited about this book and the cover is beautiful!

  71. Crystal A. says:

    Sounds like a wonderful debut!
    F & T
    crystal478 at yahoo dot com

  72. Mariel Louise Cunanan says:

    Whoa, amazing book! :)) mariellouise003 at yahoo dot come (F) (T)

  73. Jessica Schumann says:

    Very excited about this book (F)

  74. This book looks GOOD!

    F +T

  75. airlia2012 says:

    I read about your book on a blog a few weeks ago and I have been dying to read it ever since! Not only is the cover to-die-for, but I know I’ll absolutely love this book when I read it. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  76. Kimberly B. says:

    This sounds just my cup of tea! Thanks for the great giveaway! F, T
    beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu

  77. laura carter says:

    this book sounds amazing. i wish i could read it now!!! T

  78. Angela says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    I’d love to win.

    angela1997 at live dot nl

  79. F =Ginny Youngblood
    ARC too!


  80. samantha ramos says:

    Can’t wait to read this!! Thanks for the giveaway, this was such a fun race 🙂
    F- Samantha Bailey Ramos
    T- @sammy7987

  81. Niahara says:

    F- Alexandra Zinca
    T- @niaharaerskine
    tweet –!/NiaharaErskine/status/198505980164706304

  82. Wren B. says:

    Oh boy this book sounds so good. I want it bad! Thanks for the giveaway.
    heyprettiel at hotmail dot com

  83. This sounds fantastic! I love romances and such a dark one!
    FB Heather Rosdol/BuriedinBooks
    Twitter Imburiedinbooks

  84. Naiche Parker says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  85. Stephanie says:

    Sounds great! skidmore333atgmaildotcom

  86. Lexie@BookBug says:

    Dying to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway!
    •Liked on Facebook: Lexie May Hogan
    •Liked on Twitter: @LexieBookBug
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  87. Ahh! Thank you so much for the giveaway. I’ve heard ridiculously awesome things about this one, so I cannot wait to read it. (F)

  88. So excited to read this one!

  89. This book sounds like a fantastic read. I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy!

    (T) I’m @books_n_tea

  90. I can’t wait to read your book! Thanks so much for the contest 😀


  91. Jaime S. says:


    This sounds really awesome and the cover is gorgeous!

  92. Omg i seriously want that ARC! fingers crossed!


  93. Flord Naezel says:

    i have always wanted to read this book! Thank you 😀
    like on FB : Flord Naezel Bunquin Martinez
    follow on twitter : @Lezean29
    tweet link:!/Lezean29/status/198793404753248256
    email :

  94. Thanks for the giveaway!

  95. Chenise J. says:

    This book sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!


  96. (F)
    Thanks for the giveaway! I like the design of your blog 🙂

  97. Lille Moss says:

    (T) tessireysia
    (F) Lille Moss

    I want this book so badly!! 😀

  98. Jennifleur says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    T (foxglovedgirl)


  99. Kathryn says:

    A spontaneous crush on this book just erupted. I need it now.

  100. Your book sounds awesome! Also, love the blog background. T and F 😀

  101. Roxanne says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I can’t wait to read this =)

  102. Jessica says:
  103. Ohhh! What I would give for this one… Thanks for being part of the Race and GOOD LUCK to ALL who enter!!

    +1 Facebook: Jenna DeTrapani (existing follower)
    +1 Twitter: Jenna (@MTGReviews) (existing, again)
    +1 Tweet:!/MTGReviews/status/199144458154020864

    Thanks again!

    howdymomma at gmail dot com

  104. This book sounds really good!
    (T) @nikkipickles45
    (F) Nicole Ausman

  105. I’m so excited for Black City and I love the cover, so cool! Thanks for the chance!
    F – Sarah Miller
    T – @thebooklife


  106. Wow exciting and terrifying! Love the cover art. Adding to my Must Read list.

  107. J.L. Spelbring says:

    All the books sound wonderful. I hope I get my hands on them. F, T, and ARC. Twitter name @jlspelbring Facebook J.L. Spelbring

  108. Thanks for the chance to win! Your book sounds great. F and T as @kalbde

  109. I’ve been in love with the premise and the cover of Black City, for way too long! I would LOVE to win a copy!
    (F) : Olivia Lynn
    (T) : @readenchantress

  110. I am so excited to read this! And the cover is absolutely gorgeous!
    +1 liked you on FB (F) – Christa’s Hooked on Books
    +1 follow on Twitter (T) – @christasbooks

  111. Black City sounds like it’s right up my alley! I hope I win.


  112. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow your blog and am Intrigued by the summary. (F) (T) (ARC)!/majdaffi/status/199341309608206336

  113. The book sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.


  114. Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    (F) (T) (ARC)

  115. Thanks for taking part in the race and for this giveaway!

    (F) as Kim Waters
    (T) as @bookishbaggins


  116. Gabbie says:

    I have been seeing Black City everywhere and I really want to read it!

    T: @Gabelle_M


  117. Shafiqah Iqbal says:

    Thanks for having a giveaway. I’d love to win.
    I did (F) as Shafiqah Iqbal.
    My email is

  118. Tressa S says:

    Sounds fabulous! I added it to my Goodreads tbr.
    +1 F – Tressa Sherman
    +1 T – @TresSherm
    tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

  119. T and F

    Sounds great!

    kim –

  120. Lauren says:

    +1 T

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    theheadlessowl AT gmail DOT com

  121. Ahh this looks so good! Thank you for the giveaway! onpeakhill(at)gmail(dot)com

  122. Sounds so good!
    F: Jaime Rainwater
    T: @TheLostLola

  123. Adriene says:

    Sounds fantastic! And I love the background of this blog.

  124. London Judge says:

    F and T

    Sounds awesome, just added it to my goodreads shelf! Thanks for the giveaway!

  125. Jessica says:

    Sounds interesting and the cover makes it even more tempting!

  126. Shannon says:

    Hiya! Thanks for writing this book and for the giveaway!

    +1 Like me on Twitter
    +1 Tweet about the ARC giveaway (@skywaitsforme)


  127. Jordan says:

    I also love the cover! But we’ve been told not to let that sway us. I’m glad this sounds like an amazing read on top of being pretty. 😀

    +1 Facebook: Jordan Fayette

  128. Amanda Dickson says:

    So excited for the book!

  129. OMG this book looks amazing!! I can’t wait!!! Thanks for the giveaway!! 😀

  130. Black City sounds awesome and I can’t wait to read it! I’ve heard great things already!
    bookandlatte (at) gmail (dot) com
    +1 [T] bookandlatte
    +1 [F] ABookandaLatte
    Thanks for the chance to win! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

  131. OMG, I do love this conver!!!

    +1 t: aliaslucia

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  132. I liked the FB page and followed you on Twitter. I also tweeted about the ARC. So excited for Black City! All the best! 🙂

    sarah UNDERSCORE 00988 AT yahoo DOT com

  133. Thank you for the amazing giveaway! LOVE THE COVER!!! and I totally want to read this amazing novel 🙂

    Facebook: Rabiah Rowther
    Twitter: @iliveforreading

    Thanks again!

    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

  134. Your book sounds so awesome!

  135. Thanks so much for the giveaway! 🙂
    (F): Maria Qa
    (T): @fantasysink


  136. I have : •Like me on Facebook (F)
    •Like me on Twitter (T)
    AND here is the link for the tweet:!/silvergrl21/status/199910034874974209

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!! 😀


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