Mementos from Nora

This week we're each giving away a prize pack based on our own books.  For Memento Nora, in addition to a few shiny bookmarks and postcards, I'm offering up a few things the main character, Nora, might think are glossy (her favorite word):  a pearly pink iPod cover, some mobile minutes, and a charm bracelet.




The last one needs a little 'splaining, so let me give you a little synopsis and snippet from the book.

In the not-so-distant future, Nora James, the popular girl and happy consumer, witnesses a horrific bombing on a shopping trip with her mother. In Nora’s world, terrorism is so commonplace that she can pop one little white pill to forget and go on like nothing ever happened. However, when Nora makes her first trip to a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic to do just that, she learns what her mother, a frequent forgetter, has been frequently forgetting.  (No spoilers!)

That evening, Nora’s father gives her a present—a memento—to “commemorate” her first TFC trip:

Dad pulled something out of his pocket. A small, green¬ish blue box that I instantly recognized as being from the best jewelry store, the Tiffany’s downtown next to his office. Inside was a silver bracelet with one charm on it. A purse. It was, I had to admit, very glossy.

He fastened it onto my wrist. I couldn’t help smiling.
“No little girl of mine should have to see what you saw,” he said, full of seriousness. “But the world isn’t a safe place anymore, and I can’t always be there to protect you. So every time you need to forget something bad like you did today, I’m going to buy you a new charm to remind you that you’re still my little girl.”
I know this sounds sweet, but it’s not really, considering what she didn’t forget and what she finds out is going on.

Nora comments later:

Apparently my milestone was an explosive shopping trip. Dad was more right than he knew.

So the prize I’m offering—to save you any such shopping trips this Christmas season—is a charm bracelet full of purses.

Not exactly Tiffanys, I know, but still very glossy.


To be entered in a drawing for today's prize pack, leave a comment in this post. One winner will be randomly selected.

To enter the grand prize drawing for all five books, fill out the form below, including a link to your post. You only need to fill out the form once this week for the drawing. Winner will be announced on December 20th.



48 comments:

Bwyatt said...

Ooohhh. Very glossy! The bracelet is so cute. What girl doesn't love purses!

fictionforge said...

I can't wait to read your book (and all of the League books) - the stories sound great!

April X said...

Ooh glossy giveaway :D

Karen Akins said...

Ooh! I would love for all my shopping bags to be on my wrist instead of in my hands. So adorable. Sign me up! :)

Bittersweet Fountain said...

Woohoo! Glossy!

TBC said...

I can't wait to read your book. From following your flash fiction writing in Pam Casto's online FFW group, I'm confident that your book is well thought out, intriguing, and well-written. Congratulations on its publication!

thekams said...

Great giveaway! I can't wait until I can read your book =)

eldritchhobbit said...

What a great giveaway! I love the premise of this book, and I can't wait to read it.

Snazel said...

Everything I hear about this book, from the premise to the cover, is drying me crazy. And this giveaway is no different. :D Very glossy!

(Which is to say, yes please, I'd like to be entered!)

Alicia Gregoire said...

That bracelet is so pretty.

Melissa said...

I love that bracelet!

Orchid said...

Sounds like a fabulous read, can't wait for it to come out. Thanks for the great contest (such a pretty bracelet). ^_^

danya said...

Aw, that's a very cute charm bracelet - love how it relates to the story :)

B.J. Anderson said...

OooOOoo! Love that shiny bracelet. And your book sounds awesome.

Linda Henderson said...

What a cute bracelet, my daughter the purseaholic would love it.

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krysykat said...

Glossy indeed :D!
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Carol said...

What a great giveaway! The bracelet is soo pretty & bookmarks!! =)
I love the premise of this book, can't wait to read it!!


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Justine said...

Oh it's so pretty! I totally love it. I've been shopping a lot lately. Maybe too much... lol.

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Kulsuma said...

What a pretty bracelet!=) Thanks for the giveaway!
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.Ambur. said...

That's a vey pretty charm bracelet :)
Thanks for the chance to win it :)

Ambur
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GABY said...

Cute bracelet! I'd love to win magabygc AT gmail.com

Elana Johnson said...

Very glossy! I know I can't win, but I wantz that purse bracelet. :)

Riv Re said...
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Riv Re said...

Yayzez! This looks awesome and that bracelet is really pretty!
Can't wait for the book!
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Minas said...

I can't wait for the book! The bracelet is really cute.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Robin K said...

Love the bracelet!!!

I Read Banned Books said...

Glossy is always good! SO excited!

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Elie said...

Your book sounds great, very original. I am excited!
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Hannah Kincade said...

OMGOMGOMG! Gimme gimme gimme!!!

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Liyana said...

Memento Nora! I can't wait to read this.

lady reader said...

Super pretty!! Sign me up please!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

My daughter would love that bracelet!!! Awesome :)

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Brooke said...

Awesome! why i am most excited for the book marks?? haha! i love book marks! excited to read this cant wait til it comes out!!!

Brooke!

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Kelly aka yllektra(I Work For Books) said...

THe bracelet is indeed very glossy and lovely! :P
I love me some purses! lol

Thanks so much for this giveaway!

Kelly
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Liz said...

This is great! Thanks for the giveaway.

Holly said...

The bracelet is so cute!Thanks for the giveaway!

Juliana said...

Please enter me!

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Val said...

cute bracelet :)

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Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Beautiful giveaway! Nothing needs to be Tiffany's to be glossy. ;)

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Janet Johnson said...

What a cute bracelet! Love the purses. :)

Julianna Steffens said...

What a cute bracelet!
Count me in!

Lauren M said...

Ooh, Nora swag! I LOVE the cover. And I'd totally sport that bracelet all over the place! Gorgeous!

Vivien said...

Love these!! Really cute.

Vivien
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Taffy said...

Great(cute) giveaway!!



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Aik said...

I love the bracelet!

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Khyla said...

awesome giveaway :)

LilyMeade said...

So awesome! And glossy is such a cute word!

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BooksforCompany said...

Yay!
Just seen this on your site! Thanks for the giveaway! =)