YAmazing Race

Welcome, intrepid contestants, to my stop on the Exploding Flamingos leg of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes, a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors and the chance to win fun prizes from the Apocalypsies!

If you haven’t already done so, jump over to the starting line for the full rules. Remember, the race runs from noon Eastern on Wednesday, May 2, through noon Eastern on Tuesday, May 8! Winners will be posted on the Apocalypsies website on Wednesday, May 9. ETA: Winners have been announced!

Starting from Here

Starting from HereA YA novel coming from Marshall Cavendish on August 7, 2012
(Goodreads | Indiebound | Barnes & Noble | Amazon)

Sixteen-year-old Colby Bingham’s heart has been broken too many times. Her mother is dead, her truck driver father is always away, and her almost girlfriend just dumped her for a guy. When an injured stray dog lands at her feet, she decides to care for it, against her better judgment. But new connections mean new opportunities for heartbreak. Terrified of another loss, Colby bolts at the first sign of trouble, managing to alienate her best friend, her father, the cute girl pursuing her, and even her dog’s vet, who’s taken Colby under her wing. Colby can’t start over, but can she learn how to move on?

(Or, as I like to summarize it, “Girls. Dogs. Trucks.”)

SFH Mini ButtonsBonus Contest:
Comment on this post by noon Eastern on Tuesday, May 8, for an additional chance to win a set of three Starting from Here mini-buttons. (Shipping within the United States only, please.) I will post the winners here on May 9. ETA: The random number generator has spoken, and the winners of the bonus giveaway are Kristen Tifft, redheadedbookworm, and Catie. Congratulations!

Next stop on the Exploding Flamingos leg:
Jill Hathaway, author of Slide!


53 Comments

  1. Posted May 2, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    I love buttons! and they are pretty :)
    Thank you!

  2. Posted May 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Well I ADORE the cover, so I would love to have little buttons of the elements!

  3. Posted May 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Those buttons look adorable!

  4. Ames
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    The buttons are cute :)

  5. Posted May 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely LOVE your summary sentence…and I have to say, I’m sold! Also, those buttons are adorable :)

  6. Posted May 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Super cute buttons! Thanks for the Giveaway!

  7. alicia marie
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    ooh i love the tiny little buttons! they’d look perfect with my others on my library book bag! also “girls. dogs. trucks.” LOVE : ) thanks for being part of the yamazing race!!

    • Posted May 3, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

      I think it’s awesome that you have a special library book bag. Everyone should!

  8. Posted May 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    This sounds like a really cute book. I want to read it. :)

  9. Posted May 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    those buttons are sooo cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

  10. Posted May 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Cute buttons!

  11. Cindi Orr
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the contest

  12. Posted May 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    The buttons are SO CUTE! The book sounds interesting and check it out! Thanks 4 the min-giveaway!

  13. Posted May 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    The buttons are adorable!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Kristen Tifft
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Oooh! The buttons are so pretty! Even if I don’t win, I’m totally gonna read the book. :)

  15. Posted May 3, 2012 at 12:27 am | Permalink

    I love buttons! I collect them! The book sounds great !

    Heather
    Hrose2931(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Elizabeth
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Sounds like a good book!
    Elizabeth:
    erk4psu@yahoo.com

  17. Joy
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Seriously cute cover & buttons. Just added your book to my TBR pile! Thanks for participating in the YAmazing Race! :)
    Joy
    davisjoy[at]gmail[dot]com

  18. Posted May 3, 2012 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    The buttons are so cute:) thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Hillary!
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I want this book so bad! and i’m so happy it’s not another boy/girl love story!
    hilly_waatyahoodotcom

  20. kassiah
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Cute buttons! Thanks for the giveaway! xo

  21. Posted May 3, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Your book sounds amazing–going straight on the TBR list! The buttons are super cute :)

  22. Kimberly B.
    Posted May 4, 2012 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Those buttons are so cute! And the book sounds awesome. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  23. Posted May 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    this looks really good and those buttons are adorable!

  24. Posted May 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    I love the simple design of the cover! And the buttons are absolutely adorable! I will definitely have to read this book!

    • Posted May 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

      Didn’t they do a nice job with the cover design? I hope you enjoy the book.

  25. Posted May 5, 2012 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Those buttons are so cute! My bag could definitely use a little more cuteness ;]
    Also, I’m really glad the Race introduced me to your book since I hadn’t heard of it and it sounds great :]

  26. Jaime S.
    Posted May 5, 2012 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    The book is adorable and so are the buttons to go with it! Simple and sweet! :D

  27. Posted May 5, 2012 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    The buttons are really, I love dogs and trucks too1

  28. Posted May 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    The buttons are great- thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Nikki
    Posted May 6, 2012 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Those buttons look really cute! Thanks for the giveaway!
    jacksandnumbers(at)hotmail(dot)com

  30. bn100
    Posted May 6, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Cute buttons. Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. Posted May 6, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the great giveaway!! the buttons are so cute!!

  32. Kim
    Posted May 7, 2012 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    Love the cover! The buttons are so cute!!

  33. Posted May 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Cute buttons! And I have a soft spot in my heart for dogs, now I am worried about the dog in the book! It sounds wonderful though, if a bit sad!

  34. Adriene R
    Posted May 7, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Aww the buttons are cute! As a dog owner myself any story that has them touches my heart.

  35. London Judge
    Posted May 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I am in love with those buttons <3 Can't wait to read your book, just added it to my goodreads shelf!

    londonjudge@verizon.net

  36. Posted May 7, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    FUN giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win cool stuff

  37. Amanda D
    Posted May 8, 2012 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    Sounds fun! Can’t wait to read!

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