Thursday, October 1, 2009

STALKERS AND SERIAL KILLERS CONTEST: Win Arcs of The Body Finder and Deadly Little Lies

In honor of one of our favorite months and holidays, Halloween, the FNC has decided to hold a contest and give away not one, but TWO exciting arcs. And because it's Halloween, we wanted these arcs to be scary. Really scary.

But there is a problem.

Vampires are now sparkly. Therefore not scary.

Werewolves are now sexy. Therefore not scary.

Zombies are now prom dates. Therefore not scary.

And with half of the YA literary sphere dating creatures of the night, well, we were running out of things to really scare us. But then we realized the two things that will always, always scare the crap out of us!




That's right, nothing better than good old fashioned stalkers trying to kill you and so...we are giving away one arc of Kimberly Derting's upcoming debut THE BODY FINDER. arc of Laurie Faria Stolarz's DEADLY LITTLE LIES!

Here's how to win:

In order to be eligible for the contest, you must be a follower of First Novels Club and comment below with what scares you!

Want extra entries?

Comment on up to 5 other FNC posts between now and 10/31 for up to 5 extra entries!

(Please just note in your comment how many extra entries you'll earn [i.e., +4 for 4 additional comments]. We'll keep track and double check at the close of the contest.)

The Fine Print:

Contest is open worldwide. Winner will be contacted by email at the close of contest. If you do not leave your email address in your comment, it is your responsibility to check back at the FNC blog to see if you've won. You have 72 hours to claim your prize, or an alternate winner will be chosen.

Contest ends on 10/31 at 11:59pm EST.

P.S. Check out our interview with Kimberly Derting and our co-review of THE BODY FINDER. Stay tuned tomorrow for more exciting news with LAURIE FARIA STOLARZ.


  1. Ooh I want to be entered. And it's so cool. Your contest ends on my birthday! I am a follower and spiders scare me to death. When I was 2 I was bitten by a brown recluse and even though I don't remember it scares me. I still have a mark on my ear where I was bitten.

    +5 for comments!

  2. Please enter me!

    I, uh, don't have many fears. Not things like spiders or darkness or even something like vampires or zombies. Instead, I think my biggest fear is personal failure. I'm very much Hermione.

  3. Please enter me! I love books on serial killers! But what scares me to death - SPIDERS! Hate them! Can't hate them more! all those legs! Yuck!
    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  4. What scares me is walking downtown at night. Very scary. These books are AMAZING, I would love to be entered please :)


  5. I would love to be entered! One of my biggest fears is open water - I hate it!

    :) Erica

  6. Woot, woot, I was your 100th follower! Woot, woot! (it said 99, I clicked follow,then refresh and 100 popped up) Woot, woot!

    I am afraid of bad guys. Not the ones in our favorite books, but the REAL bad ones, walking around the streets.

    Please enter me. I loved Deadly Little Secrets and I can't wait to discover what happens next. LOVE the cover of The Body Finder.

  7. +4 I commented on
    Emily Aresenanlt
    Charm vs Phillip
    Your new BFF
    Beauty & the beast.
    I am so glad I found this blog. Great posts.

  8. Great contest. I have been wanting to read these, so please enter me.

    Already a follower ;)

    There are so many things that scare me, but I think the biggest is death.

  9. I'm a follower! And as to what scares me? A lot of things but the worst would have to be losing everyone that I love. I can't imagine my life without being surrounded by everyone I care about. :/


  10. I'm a follower. I am scared of death...and slugs.

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  11. I love the cover for the Body Finder book! So lovely...! Um, I have entophobia. I think. That's the one where you jump up and down screaming when you see anything with more than four legs, right? :)And I'm also scared of heights. And a world without trees, that's why I don't like my hometown. Its just a mound of sand. One lone pine on top of the dune. Eck.

  12. I am a follower. My biggest fears are fire and spiders.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  13. Awesome contest, I am very keen to read 'Deadly Little Lies' (and 'The Body Finder', for that matter :P)

    I am a follower albeit new. Hey, you have to start somewhere.

    I am scared of Jellyfish. Don't really have a reason too, but they just freak me.

  14. Okay, adding to my previous entry, I have commented 3 times (Charming Vs. Phillip; YA BFF; Vampire Diaries Ep.1), and my email address is:


  15. I'm afraid of aliens they really creep me out. thanks!

    +5 for comments


  16. I'm afraid of serial killers and stalkers. Seriously. It's the name of this contest, but they really are scary. Really. I am traumatized by a previous stalker experience...*shivers* It wasn't that bad, but it was really creepy...

    +5 For comments! Thanks so much!

    Reggie :-)

  17. I am terrified of spiders, it does not matter that they are more scared of us then me of then. They are creepy, and they crawl..... *Tremors*

    +5 Comments Thanks so much


  18. I love this contest! These are both books I really, really want to read =D

    Something that completely freaks my crap out is snakes. If you ever want to hear me scream bloody murder in a very high pitched voice, throw a snake towards me. I will also quite possibly pee my pants too.


  19. 1. I can't believe that we weren't already following this blog!

    2. I'm terrified of ghosts. I didn't sleep for a month after watching the 6th Sense. It's pathetic, really.

    3. I want to win these books SO bad! Great contest girls!

  20. What scares me, you ask?
    Public speaking, considering that I am a freshman in high school.
    Having resource of reading whatsoever. *shudder*
    The Dark, typical. Lol.

  21. I'm terrified of Demons. I slept with the lights on for a month after watching The Exorcist!

    I'm a follower

  22. what a great giveaway. I follow you and what scares me? the dark, spiders (UGH!), heights, etc.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  23. I am afraid of bugs. Not all bugs, but most. The top scariest bugs (according to me):
    Big Spiders

    Moths are just gross... there really isn't a redeeming quality I can think of. Big spiders, 'nuff said! Ladybugs. They never die. They are the energizer bunnies of bugs. Or maybe there is just always one to replace the dead ones... I don't know. Ick.

  24. Great contest!

    I now follow your blog! :)

    Clowns. Clowns scare me really bad.

    And the automation in Gail Carriger's Soulless . Now that was one scare thing!

  25. Awesome contest!

    I am now a follower. :D

    And I'm terrified of fire. I have no reason to be but I just am. Also, bugs with a ton of legs freak me out haha.

  26. Terrified of losing loved ones. OTherwise, nothing really freaks me out. Um.. serial killers?

  27. I am afraid of being eaten alive. Meterphoically or literally. Thus meaning I'm afraid of cannabils, cheerleaders and some wild animals.

    Yes, I know I'm lame.

    Oh and the dark, spiders, serial killers and my friend, Alice. She's like a homocidal Alice and Wonderland who hates to be touched or be stood near to. I make the strangest friends!


  28. I would love to enter and I'm already a follower!

    And I'm scared of spiders, snakes, and serial killers.


  29. Thanks for the contest! One of my fears is was nerve-racking sitting in front of them in chem class last year.



  30. What scares me? The first thing that comes to my mind is spiders... I dont like them at all

    Thanks for the contest, its awesome!!

    +5 for 5 additional comments


  31. Now following. What freaks me out is pain. Having never been in serious pain, it seems so... frightning.


  32. Wow great contest! I'm probably scared the most of dying...

    kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

  33. Please enter me! What freaks me out? Well, heights. Death is kinda scary too, in that way that you get chills, you know?

    I've just started following you.

    shutupjessicasreading at gmaildotcom

  34. I just became a follower. Great contest


  35. I'm a follower :)
    I'm absolutely terrified of losing the people that i love! I hate watching programmes about youn people dying and leaving everyone else behind, because it makes me think what would I do if that happened!
    I don't know what scares me most though, leaving everyone else behind, or being left behind. Probably the latter, because I'm a coward!
    Thanks for a great contest!


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  37. Too freakin' true! I enjoy romance as much as the next girl, but sometimes I want the things that go bump in the night to scare me, not just make me giggle or make the main character swoon.

    The thing that scares me the most?
    That would have to be being buried alive with spiders. Creepy and gross right? I have nightmares like that sometimes. *shivers* =)

  38. My biggest fear is someone breaking in to my house when I'm home alone, and hospitals. Agh, I hate hospitals!

    +5 for future comments :)

  39. I'm already a follower!

    What scares me? Michael Myers from the old Halloween movies. When someone comes to my door dressed as him for halloween, I slam the door (And lock it!). *shivers*

  40. Great contest. I'm a follower.

    I am scared of boats. When I am on a boat I am utterly terrified, even knowing I'm going to be on a boat I shake and get so scared.

  41. Oh this one looks really good! I don't really have anything that really really scares me, to tell you the truth. I've never been in a situation where I've held onto my fear for a long time. Something I don't like, although doesn't necessarily scare me...are sharks (not a big deal though cause I hardly go in the ocean!). I'm not afraid of spiders..I just kill them, lol. I'm not afraid of snakes or lizards of any fact, I love them! I'm not afraid of bugs..oh they just get squished, lol. I'm also not really afraid of heights, flying, or boats..although the last 2 do make me motion sick, lol.

    Great question, really had me thinking..but still can't find anything that really scares me bone deep.

    I'm a new follower.


  42. Please enter me in the contest! The Body Finder sounds so good! The thing that scares me the most is definitely spiders! I can't stand them.

  43. Please enter me, thanks!

    I get scared by spiders and cockroaches, ewww!

  44. These books look amazing!

    What scares me the most is this generation of kids obsessed with Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers. That and snakes.

  45. What scares me most? Okay, definitely spiders and cockroaches! Ugh. Just thinking about them makes me paranoid and then I keep thinking they're nearby *twitch* I freak out whenever I see them - yuck! And also drowning, I can't swim.. I miserably failed swimming lessons when I was younger and anytime my head is underwater, alarm bells go off. Terrified of drowning!

    I would love to win one of those books, awesome contest!

    Thank you!

  46. Shawna L

    I follow your blog
    I am scared of Mean people that want to do harm to you.Real life monsters scare the He** out of me!!!

  47. I'm a follower! Please, enter me!
    What scares me the most is loosing my family and my boyfriend; the people I love.
    My e-mail address is kiara.dg(at)
    Thank you for this international giveaway :)

  48. I am a follower, please count me in.
    I fear that someday I wake up and I have lost all the important people from my life. That would be horrible.

  49. I am deathly afraid of heights and closed spaces. I am a follower.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  50. Awesome contest, awesome blog!
    Please enter me. I just became a follower.



  51. Great contest!
    Enter me! I am a new follower:

    And I will post another comment if I end up commenting for more entries.

  52. Oh, and I forgot - I am totally afraid of jellyfish. It's possibly weird, I know.

  53. It might be a bit irrational, but I'm am totally deathly afraid of moths. *Shudder*


  54. I'm a follower, I'm deathly afraid of snakes, after I saw a anaconda, I've been scared of every snake ever since.

  55. Awesome contest, thanks! I am scared of big bugs like huge spiders and crickets--->yuck! I'm following.
    adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

  56. Spiders terrify me. They just shouldn't have so many legs.


    -- Chelsea

  57. EEEKKK I Love books with the danger
    I'm already a follower
    and what scares me I Ghost anything that has to do with it !!!!

    Ill post another comment for the Extras


  58. Awesome giveaway!! I'm already a follower.

    There really isn't a whole lot that scares me. Just murderers or pyschos sneaking up on me in the dark.


  59. I'm already a follower.

    I'm completely terrified of spiders, I know, I'm a freak. And, also, after watching CITY OF EMBER, I'm terrified of giant moles. Completely freaked me out.

    barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  60. New Follower!

    You know how people are usually scared of dying? Well, I'm not. I'm rather scared of the thing that happens after you are dead, the people you leave behind, their pain. That scares me, hurting the people I love beyond repair.

  61. What scares me?
    Ghosts and aliens.


  62. Sharks scare me!

    I am a follower.


  63. I'm scared of being alone in a forest!

    I follow you =)

  64. This is probably not very halloweeny but I'm terrified of heights! I'm a new follower.


  65. Shawna L

    I will comment on 5 posts
    Thanks for this chance to win!!
    I answered in the question in a previous entry.

  66. i am a follower ! and i am afraid of the dark ):

    dark_illuzion at msn dot com


    Hey, I'm a new follower from Australia and I also added your contest link to my blogroll. +1

  68. Awesome giveaway! I'm a new follower and I'm scared of the ocean.

    novelgirl(at)gmail(dot) com

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  70. Hey Im a new follower and my biggest fear is....walking down a dark alley and feeling like someones watching ad following you. Im frightened to look into the blackness of the streets sides because my mind always hallucinates a creepy of whatever. So basically my biggest fear are stalkers *shiver*

  71. I am now a follower!

    Biggest fear...a spider, a giant one, eating me alive!!! Talk about yuck *shivers* oh, and being chocked, no hands on the neck please!!!

  72. Omg, I totally loved Pretty Little Secrets. I can't wait for the next one, winning would be like a mega dream come true!!! Enter me!!!

  73. I agree with the girl about. Pretty Little Secret is a very good book. As a fellow writer, I love the topic. Enter me also.

  74. I am scared of heights, public speaking and failure.

    I am a follower.

    +5 for comments

  75. These both sound like absolutely awesome books! Please enter me.

    I am a blogger follower!


  76. I am scared of... nasty ghosts with a kick for revenge as a way to overcome the boredom in their lives.

    +5 for comments...

  77. New follower and what scares me most is public speaking. Would love a chance to win.


  78. OH MY I sooo wanna read both of these!!

    I am a follower and for what scares me...

    Honestly, well, buring alive scares me most I think - either that or being buried alive - either of those two things would just NOT be good...and scare me to DEATH!

    Thank you for the chance to win - I HOPE I do! :)


  79. Please enter me! This book sounds amazing!

    The scariest thing that scares me is.. hmm... I guess death.


  80. thanks for the giveaway!
    ...I'm scared of car accidents
    (now following blog)


  81. Thanks for the contest. I'm glad I just found your blog. It's great! I am now a follower. The thing I am most scared of is my dog dying. I don't know what I would do without her.
    +4- I comment on 4 other posts

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  82. This is an awesome contest!
    I'm afraid of serial killers ( I just watched like 4 movies about them yesterday and I can't sleep!)

    +1 commented on one other post


  83. Things that scare me: Spiders, death, knife-wielding stalkers, etc.

    I'm a follower.

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

  84. I am terrified of spiders. I'm already a follower. Great contest!


  85. I'm scared to death of frogs. I'm a follower. These are two really great books you are giving away!



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