Thursday, December 1, 2011

Goddess Girls #7: Artemis the Loyal - Book Lover's Holiday Giveaway Hop

Thanks for coming by my giveaway in the Book Lovers Holiday Giveaway Blog Hop! (Many thanks to KidLit Frenzy and I Am A Reader. Not A Writer. for co-hosting this hop.

Goddess Girls 7: Artemis the Loyal hits stores December 6th, which is the very day one winner will be chosen here to win an autographed copy of the book + a bookmark! The Goddess Girls series, which I co-author with pal Suzanne Williams, takes place at Mount Olympus Academy, and puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths! Aladdin paperbacks, ages 8 ~ 12. 

• To enter, comment on this blog with a contact email. Winner will be randomly chosen after midnight on December 6 and announced in the comments section of this post on December 7th. Winner has ten days to contact me with a mailing address or another winner will be chosen. USA and CAN.
• I'd appreciate it if you also follow me on Facebook and/or follow this blog. Thanks!

About Artemis the Loyal:
It's time for the annual Olympic Games, and the four goddessgirls are not happy--especially Artemis. Even though she's better at sports than most of the godboys, she can't compete because rules say the Games are boys-only. No fair! Led by Artemis, Athena, Persephone and Aphrodite, the ladies of Mount Olympus hatch a plan to get Zeus to open up the games to everyone. Will they succeed--or end up watching from the sidelines again?

“…a clever take on Greek deities…” ~ Booklist
"Readers familiar with Greek myths should get a kick out of this plucky restaging."  ~Publisher's Weekly
 “…an enchanting mythological world with middle-school woes compounded by life as a deity…” ~ School Library Journal

Series scoop:
Athena the Brain Finding out she’s a goddess and being sent to Mount Olympus brings Athena new friends, a weird dad, and the meanest girl in mythology—Medusa!
Persephone the Phony Hiding her feelings works fine for Persephone until she meets a guy she can be herself with—Hades, the bad-boy of the Underworld.
Aphrodite the Beauty Sure Aphrodite is beautiful, but it’s not always easy being the goddessgirl of love.
Artemis the Brave She may be the goddess of the hunt, but that doesn’t mean Artemis always feels brave.
Athena the Wise
Zeus says Heracles has to do twelve tasks or he'll get kicked out of MOA! Although she's not sure it's wise, Athena agrees to help out.
Aphrodite the Diva Isis claims she's the goddess of love? Ha! But to keep the title all to herself, Aphrodite has to find the perfect match for Pygmalion, the most annoying boy ever.
NEW! Artemis the Loyal  It’s time for the annual Olympic Games, and Artemis and her friends are not happy. It’s boys only.  Not fair! (Dec.6, 2011)
Medusa the Mean  When Medusa discovers an ad for a necklace that promises immortality, this looks like her best shot at becoming popular and having her supercrush, Poseidon, finally notice her. Can this "meanie" get what she wants and also prove that there's more to her that meets the eye? (Apr. 2012)

To continue on in the blog hop, click this link.
Good luck and happy holidays!


Jade said...

Thanks so much for the great giveaway. I've been interested in checking this series out for some time. The cover art is beautiful. Have a happy holiday!


Kim said...

Thanks for the great giveaway.
GFC follower

Joan Holub said...

Thanks, Jade and Kim! I'm honored you dropped by. I'm about in the middle of the 254 bloggers on the blog hop list, so I'm glad you found me. xox

anme said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I am Anme Burgess on FB.

These books are so cute!

melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

Diana said...

I'd LOVE to win this book! My name is Diana which is the Roman form of Artemis. Just sayin'.

Jennifer said...

gfc jennifer
jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

if canada is eligible please enter me. Thanks.

Marie said...

My daughter really enjoys your books, partly because she is a big fan of mythology :-)

Gabrielle Carolina said...

I love reading your series to the girls I take care of! Thank you for the chance to win!

Unknown said...
im a big fan :)

Amy Denim said...

Awesome! I love this series (and read it just for me)
Thanks for doing the giveaway
amy at amydenim dot com

Kira Dineen said...

Brilliant giveaway! The book looks really cute!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the AMAZING giveaway! I love that this is a children's book giveaway! There's nothing better than a Christmas present full of books! My kids love getting a couple books for Christmas each year!

I am a new follower on both this blog and your facebook page!


Joan Holub said...

Thanks, Melora! Glad you like the Goddess Girls books. I love the covers--they ARE cute! xox

Hi Diana, :o) Artemis/Diana is such a cool goddess. I like her strength and determination!

Hi Jennifer, Sure, I'll include CAN (USA and CAN).

Joan Holub said...

Hi Marie, I'm glad your daughter is a fan of mythology. My interest in mythology began in elementary/middle school. Tell your daughter hi!

Gabrielle, how wonderful that you're reading the book aloud. I used to do that when I babysat and I really enjoyed it. I also loved when my teachers read a book to the class in increments.

Joan Holub said...

Hi Ruth and Amy,
Yay! I'm so glad to hear that you're both enjoying the GG series. Suzanne and I love writing them.

Hi Kira,

Miranda! I agree that giving books to kids as gifts is a great way to go. xox

A randomly-chosen winner will be posted here December 7th plus I'll try to contact the winner via email.

Thanks to everyone for coming by my blog during the hop. Happy Holidays!

Marsh and Emiline said...

Goddess Girls is one of my very favorite series. I am a follower of your blog. My email is

Unknown said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I am sure my daughter would love these books.

I just sent you a FB friend request as Christine Hellewell Jensen

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Miranda Grissom said...

I would love to win Artemis! Awhile back I won Athena for my niece and she loved it!! Before I got to take it to my niece my cousins little girl spotted it and has been obsessed ever since! I would love to win a copy for her! :) Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!


Britta Rivera Photography said...

My daughter Isabella is crazy about your books!!!! She is almost finished with the entire series!! She would love for you to make a movie for each book. In fact, she found this blog when she was trying to write you to ask you to make a movie and write more books! Hope she wins !
Britta Rivera

Linda Henderson said...

I would love to win this book. I had one of your books before but I lost my home and everything in the May tornado that struck my hometown of Joplin Missouri. I hope you have a joyous and safe holiday season.

GFC as seriousreader
Facebook request sent as Linda Henderson

seriousreader at live dot com

Krystal Larson said...

Thank you for the chance to win! This series looks great :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Britta said...

I love your books sooooooooooooooo much.Right now I am on the 7th book and I started just a while ago.Even know I'm reading it right now I would soooooooooooooooooooooo love to have a signed copy of the book.The GG books to me are the best books I'v read in the whole wide world.I'd be sooooooooo exited to win the prizes.I was also wondering if you could make a movie.I'd be sooo exited if you did and so would many other girls!!!
Isabella Rivera

SiNn said...

awesome give away ty

gfc as SiNn
facebook beverly Gordon

Mona said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway :)
What a fun way to learn mythology! I would love to share this with my daughter.

GFC(Mona Garg)
FB friend request(Mona Garg)


Lolawid said...

I would love to read these books!

widsfam7 @ digis dot net

engelsigh said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway! Please enter me. My stepdaughter and I love reading these books. I follow gfc rasberryswrlgirl

rhonda1111 said...

it sounds good have wanted for awhile to try these books. gfc

mandaespi said...

Thanks for the giveaway. The series looks awesome for my girls.

mandaespi at gmail dot com

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Awesome covers. My granddaughter would so enjoy these.

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Read for your future! said...

I would love to have this series for the grandkids

Read for your future! said...

Also if you ever need someone to review your books Please let me know

Jolene and Family said...

I would love these, thanks for the chance

GFC follower


jacque said...

this series is one of the funnest I've seen for girls in awhile! Very nice!
gfc jacque stengel

Britta said...

good morning!
what time will the winner be announced? My daughter Isabella will be waking up soon, and it has been all she has talked about. haha:) Thank you

Britta Rivera Photography said...

Joan Holub said...

THANK YOU all for coming by and for participating in the Book Lovers Blog Hop. If you didn't win and would like a couple of bookmarks, just email me with a mailing address within the week. You guys are so awesome and I got such a great turnout that I'm giving away 3 autographed copies of the book instead of 1.

Congratulations to:
Mrs. Sherman
Lora 1967

Please email me with your snailmails at joanholub at aol dot com If I don't hear from you, I'll try to contact you directly.

Thanks again and I wish happy, healthy, safe holidays to you all!