CONTEST MONDAY: The Glimpse (Presenting Claire Merle) – WON by Jennifer Thomas!

Claire Merle, author of THE GLIMPSE, Faber June 2012

I can’t even say how excited I am to introduce you to a debut YA author who I’ve become friends with.

I met Claire Merle at the Paris SCBWI conference last December, and we clicked right away. I was so happy to meet a Paris-based author because most of my other writer friends are a whole ocean, or at least an English channel, away. Plus, we have in common the fact that we’re both married to a French guy and are raising two young kids in the French system. PLUS, she too is a Young Adult writer AND is really really nice. I felt like I had hit the author-friend jackpot.

When she told me about her book THE GLIMPSE, which will be published in the U.K. by Faber & Faber in June 2012 (and she’s waiting to hear about publication elsewhere), I thought, Wait until my readers hear about this!

Here’s the synopsis:

In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell.

Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities grant Ana a tentative reprieve. If she is joined to Jasper before her 18th birthday, she may stay in the Community until her illness manifests. But if Jasper changes his mind, she will be cast out among the Crazies. As Ana’s joining ceremony and her birthday loom closer, she dares to hope she will be saved from the horror of the City and live a ‘normal’ life. But then Jasper disappears.

(You can pre-order THE GLIMPSE from anywhere in the world here.)

Sounds fabulous, right? And then, just a few days ago, Claire told me about the most awesome contest that she is holding for U.K. teens. And I thought I could call on you, my readers, to spread the word about Claire’s event—whether you’re in the U.K., the U.S., the Philippines, or anywhere else in the world…my THE GLIMPSE contest is international.

So on this CONTEST MONDAY, I’m giving away something really special. A collector’s item. A signed copy of DIE FOR ME’s original American ARC – the one with the Kate-in-a-Boat cover!


This is a points-based contest, and the number of points you earn is the number of times your name goes into the virtual hat of Randomizer.org to win the prize.

  • 1 point: follow Claire’s FB page
  • 1 point: from Claire’s FB page, share her video (you will see it posted near the top of her posts)
  • 1 point: Add it to your Goodreads “to read” list
  • 1 point: Say something about Claire and THE GLIMPSE on your FB page, Tumblr page or Blog.
  • 1 point: Follow Claire on Twitter at @ClaireMerle
  • 1 point: Tweet the following “CONTEST!! Plus meet @ClaireMerle, author of upcoming YA THE GLIMPSE & find out about her book trailer auditions here: http://bit.ly/wxTQLc”
  • 1 point: follow The Glimpse’s FB page
  • 1 point: (freebie) leave me a comment on this blog just saying “hi” if you only want 1 point, or giving me the links and/or info about the other points I should give you.

That is 8 points you can earn in all. The contest is open internationally and will end in exactly 48 hours (Wednesday at 11am Paris time).

SO…what is Claire’s amazing idea? Her publisher, Faber & Faber is holding auditions for the lead role in her book trailer. U.K. citizens between ages 13-18 have until February 20 to send their audition video. You can find the audition script and instructions here.

And for your viewing pleasure, here is the contest video!

Good luck to everyone with my THE GLIMPSE contest, and I can’t wait to see who will be chosen as the actress for Claire’s trailers!

40 Comments to CONTEST MONDAY: The Glimpse (Presenting Claire Merle) – WON by Jennifer Thomas!

  1. by Bella colella - On January 16, 2012

    HEllo:))) well i did all 8 things as you asked!!

    1+ liked on Face Book ( Bella B Colella)
    1+ Liked her book page as well
    1+Add her book to my Goodreads list!
    1+added Claire to my Twitter…..
    1+ leaving you a post
    1+Tweeted:https://twitter.com/#!/BellsColella/status/158849768225914882
    2+ https://www.facebook.com/bcolella2/posts/319270261451605
    ( shared the book trailer and talked about Claire as well!)

    Total 8

    U rock thanks for this Claire’s book looks GOOD!!

    bella;)
    coastiecolellas@hotmail.com

  2. by Chevie - On January 16, 2012

    https://twitter.com/#!/Hazard213
    Hey lols i entered all of it :)

  3. by Grace - On January 16, 2012

    I follow both (Claire and The Glimpse) Facebook pages.

  4. by Grace - On January 16, 2012

    Hi :)

    That’s 3 points for me. Including the 2 points above.

  5. by Precious - On January 16, 2012

    1 point: follow Claire’s FB page (Precious Gabriel Banaag)

    1 point: Add it to your Goodreads “to read” list (added – http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3192508-precious )

    1 point: Follow Claire on Twitter at @ClaireMerle – (@precious_shusky)

    1 point: Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/precious_shusky/status/158858906578337792

    1 point: follow The Glimpse’s FB page (Precious Gabriel Banaag)

    1 point: Left a comment!

    Hi Amy! Thank you for this giveaway. I’ve been looking forward to this book since 2011. I hope I win. *crosses fingers*

    I have a total of 6 points!

    precious_shusky at yahoo dot com

  6. by ranie - On January 16, 2012

    i hope i can have this one already

  7. by Diane watters - On January 16, 2012

    liked claire’s FB +1 point http://www.facebook.com/dianewatters

    added to be read list on goodreads +1 point http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/262758160

    followed on twitter @Bubbz666 +1 point

    tweeted about contest https://twitter.com/#!/bubbz666/status/158865210667569152 +1 point

    followed the glimpse FB +1 point

    and Hi!!! +1 point

    so that is 6 points all up

  8. by Tammi - On January 16, 2012

    1+ I hope this book comes to the US. It sounds very interesting. Otherwise, I might have to be inventive in getting a copy. ;)

    1+ follow Claire’s FB page

    1+ from Claire’s FB page, share her video

    1+ Add it to your Goodreads “to read” list

    1+ Follow Claire on Twitter at @ClaireMerle

    1+ Tweet about contest

    1+ follow The Glimpse’s FB page

  9. by Linda - On January 16, 2012

    Hi :)

  10. by Linda - On January 16, 2012

  11. by Jen @ Midnight Book Thief - On January 16, 2012

    Oooh I want this. So badly. :)

    The Glimpse sounds amazing as well, and since I love dystopia, I’m so gonna read this. I wouldn’t have heard about this one if you hadn’t shared it!

    1 point: follow Claire’s FB page- Midnight Book Thief

    1 point: from Claire’s FB page, share her video (you will see it posted near the top of her posts)- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Midnight-Book-Thief/356521131029324?sk=wall

    1 point: Add it to your Goodreads “to read” list- Jenelle Riane

    1 point: Say something about Claire and THE GLIMPSE on your FB page, Tumblr page or Blog.- http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=275192859211438&id=356521131029324

    1 point: Follow Claire on Twitter at @ClaireMerle- under @ NightBookThief

    1 point: Tweet the following “CONTEST!! Plus meet @ClaireMerle, author of upcoming YA THE GLIMPSE & find out about her book trailer auditions here: http://bit.ly/wxTQLc”https://twitter.com/#!/NightBookThief/status/158885054637023232

    1 point: follow The Glimpse’s FB page- Midnight Book Thief

    1 point: (freebie) leave me a comment on this blog just saying “hi” if you only want 1 point, or giving me the links and/or info about the other points I should give you. – HI!!! :D 8 points for me!

    I seriously can’t wait to read The Glimpse!

  12. by Daniela Hinojos - On January 16, 2012

    Hi amy!!!.

    Well I added the glimpse to my goodreads..

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6261931?page=6&shelf=to-read

    Like her author’s FB as well as the book FB. ( Daniela Hinojos Chavez)

    Also I put the video on my FB page

    http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?refid=17

    Put a comment in my fb page!

    http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696745005&v=feed&refid=17&_rdr

    Thankks!!!

  13. by Lisa Stafko - On January 16, 2012

    Hi!! Have great Monday!!!!

  14. by Alicia - On January 16, 2012

    Hi and thanks for the intro to this book. Sounds great!

    +1 comment and +1 Added to read on Goodreads :-)

  15. by Alexandra - On January 16, 2012

    1 point: follow Claire’s FB page — Alexandra Hoff

    1 point: from Claire’s FB page, share her video (you will see it posted near the top of her posts) — https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=356414957718178&id=562528980

    1 point: Add it to your Goodreads “to read” list — http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/262827960

    1 point: Say something about Claire and THE GLIMPSE on your FB page, Tumblr page or Blog. — https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=356414957718178&id=562528980

    1 point: Follow Claire on Twitter at @ClaireMerle — @escapefromherex

    1 point: Tweet the following “CONTEST!! Plus meet @ClaireMerle, author of upcoming YA THE GLIMPSE & find out about her book trailer auditions here: http://bit.ly/wxTQLc”https://twitter.com/#!/escapefromherex/status/158943248088444928

    1 point: follow The Glimpse’s FB page — Alexandra Hoff

    1 point: (freebie) leave me a comment on this blog just saying “hi” if you only want 1 point, or giving me the links and/or info about the other points I should give you. — Ahhh, thank you so much for offering such a great giveaway! You are incredible! <3
    Eight points for me! (:

  16. by Jiana - On January 16, 2012

    1point
    1point
    1point
    1 point
    1point
    1point
    1point
    1point
    and 1 for saying hi “HI: :D amy plume

  17. by Ansindt - On January 16, 2012

    I added it to my to-read list on Goodreads under Ansindt=) Sounds like an amazing idea! Thanks

    +2=)

  18. by Maddie - On January 16, 2012

    1 point: follow Claire’s FB page – Done (Maddie Deane)

    1 point: from Claire’s FB page, share her video (you will see it posted near the top of her posts) – Also done.

    1 point: Add it to your Goodreads “to read” list – http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7444576-maddied

    1 point: Say something about Claire and THE GLIMPSE on your FB page, Tumblr page or Blog. – Done, I wrote: Looking forward to reading The Glimpse by Claire Merle, Author

    1 point: Follow Claire on Twitter at @ClaireMerle – Done @madzbite

    1 point: Tweet the following “CONTEST!! Plus meet @ClaireMerle, author of upcoming YA THE GLIMPSE & find out about her book trailer auditions here: http://bit.ly/wxTQLc”
    – Done https://twitter.com/#!/madzbite/status/158964159541817347

    1 point: follow The Glimpse’s FB page – Done (maddie Deane)

    1 point: (freebie) leave me a comment on this blog just saying “hi” if you only want 1 point, or giving me the links and/or info about the other points I should give you.

    Done all you have asked! :) – I may also audition for the role.

    – Maddie

  19. by Karen Russell - On January 16, 2012

    Hello! What a fun contest. I love to meet new Authors and of course new books! Thanks so much.

    I did all 8 :)

    •1 point: follow Claire’s FB page
    •1 point: from Claire’s FB page, shared her video
    •1 point: Added it to my Goodreads“to read” list
    •1 point: Posted about Claire and THE GLIMPSE on your FB page.
    •1 point: Follow Claire on Twitter: @karentruss
    •1 point: Tweet: https://twitter.com/karentruss/statuses/158964692159692800
    •1 point: follow The Glimpse’s FB page
    •1 point: (freebie) leave me a comment on this blog just saying “hi” if you only want 1 point, or giving me the links and/or info about the other points I should give you.

    Thanks again for another fun contest! ;)

  20. by Olivia - On January 16, 2012

    * 1 point: I follow Claire’s FB page (FB name Olivia Zajkas)
    * 1 point: Add it to your Goodreads “to read” list (username Olivia (bardlover))
    * 1 point: Follow Claire on Twitter at @ClaireMerle (twitter name: gossipverse)
    * 1 point: Tweet the following “CONTEST!! Plus meet @ClaireMerle, author of upcoming YA THE GLIMPSE & find out about her book trailer auditions here: http://bit.ly/wxTQLc”

    here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/gossipverse/status/158972580823449601

    * 1 point: follow The Glimpse’s FB page (same as above)

    thanks for this giveaway! it’s awesome :-)

  21. by moirae book reviews - On January 16, 2012

    I follow Claire’s FB page under Lane Bittick.
    I shared her video on my page.
    I added it to my goodreads list.
    I did a blog post http://moiraethefatesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2012/01/uk-readers.html
    I follow her on twitter (@moiraethefates)
    I tweeted the tweet https://twitter.com/#!/moiraethefates/status/158996337726197761
    I follow The Glimpse FB page
    And I am saying Hi!

  22. by Julianna Helms - On January 16, 2012

    Awesome giveaway! :D

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/JustJuliHelms/status/159018346656960514 (+1)

    And I added it to my Goodreads account under this name: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5835325-julianna-helms (+1)

    And I commented! :D (+1)

    thereviewsnews(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. by Ariadna - On January 17, 2012

    I absolutely love Die For Me! And I LOVE this cover! I cannot wait for Until I Die to come out! =D

    +1 I followed her on Facebook: Ariadna Santos
    +1 I shared her video: http://www.facebook.com/Paramour1901/posts/331016053587008
    +1 I added it to Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4057896-ariadna?shelf=to-read&view=table
    + 1 Followed her on twitter (@Masquerade9406)
    + 1 Tweeted : https://twitter.com/#!/Masquerade9406/status/159031724930629633
    + 1 I follow her FB page (Ariadna Santos)
    + 1 for saying HI! :D

  24. by Vickie - On January 17, 2012

    +2 points for following both Claire’s and the Glimpse’s FB page (Vickie Reljin)
    +2 for following on Twitter(@VickieReljin)and tweeting about the contest (https://twitter.com/#!/VickieReljin/status/159146453497946112)
    +1 for adding The Glimpse to my to-read list on Goodreads (Vickie Reljin)
    +1 for saying Hi!!!! And thanks for the giveaway Amy!
    That’s +6 for me!

  25. by hiba008 - On January 17, 2012

    Looking forward to reading the book :)
    Follow Claire’s FB page.
    Added book to Goodreads list.
    Follow Claire on Twitter.
    Tweeted:https://twitter.com/#!/hiba008/status/159149293649920000
    Follow the Glimpse’s FB Page.
    Commented :)

    Twitter: hiba008
    Facebook: Hiba Ahsan
    Goodreads: Hiba Ahsan

  26. by zip ybanez - On January 17, 2012

    hi! i got 7 points :)) thanks!

    1 point: follow Claire’s FB page – under zip wilde ybanez

    1 point: share her video – https://www.facebook.com/wildezip

    1 point: Add it to your Goodreads “to read” list – http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4514503-zip-ybanez?page=1&shelf=to-read&view=covers

    1 point: Follow Claire on Twitter at @ClaireMerle – under @wildezip

    1 point: Tweet the following “CONTEST!! – under https://twitter.com/#!/wildezip

    1 point: follow The Glimpse’s FB page -under zip wilde ybanez

    1 point: (freebie) leave me a comment on this blog just saying “hi” if you only want 1 point, or giving me the links and/or info about the other points I should give you.

  27. by Carol Laux - On January 17, 2012

    HI!! That’s one point, right? :)
    Ok, so I followed Claire on both Facebook and Twitter. And I follwed The Glimpse’s FAcebook page as well. Then I tweeted about the contest. https://twitter.com/#!/goldielaux5604
    I think that adds up to 5 total entries! Thanks so much for this opportunity to win!

  28. by Alaiel Kreuz - On January 17, 2012

    I would love to win the book… It’s gorgeous!!! This is what I’ve done to try to win it:
    – Claire’s FB page: Liked under Alaiel Kreuz.
    – Shared the video: https://www.facebook.com/alaiel.kreuz/posts/171083112997179
    – Book added to my Goodreads list.
    – Claire’s Twitter: Following under @sontrei
    – Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/Sontrei/status/159292821428379650
    – The Glimpse’s FB page: Liked under Alaiel Kreuz
    – Comment: This is my comment xD

    That means i have 7 points! Thanks a lot for sharing this great author and awesome book to us, Amy! I can’t wait to buy it when it comes out :D

  29. by Tiffany - On January 17, 2012

    1+ Liked Claire Merle, Author — under Tiffany Borka
    1+ Shared her video — https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=284563401602259&id=210602165622398&notif_t=like
    1+ Added to my goodreads tbr list — http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6333465-tif?page=2&per_page=100&shelf=to-read
    1+ Said something about Claire and Glimpse — https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paranormal-Reads/210602165622398
    1+ Followed on Twitter — @TiffanyBorka
    1+ Tweeted about giveaway — https://twitter.com/#!/TiffanyBorka/status/159291245292814336
    1+ Liked Glimpse’s FB page — Tiffany Borka
    1+ leave a comment — This is an awesome giveaway!!!!! :)

  30. by Jennifer Thomas - On January 17, 2012

    1 point: follow Claire’s FB page – Followed under Jennifer Thomas

    1 point: Shared Video:
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=308454359200443&id=554774466

    1 point: To read on Goodreads:
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5049410-jennifer

    1 point: Said something about Claire & The Glimpse:
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150582501129467&id=554774466

    1 point: Follow on Twitter as: @Lunarwolves86

    1 point: Tweeted the contest:
    https://twitter.com/#!/lunarwolves86/status/159307412598308865

    1 point: Liked The Glimpse’s FB page: Jennifer Thomas

    1 point: Leaving a blog comment!!

    Thank you so much for the contest, I love it when authors spread the word about other authors. It’s the best way to get the word out! Can’t wait to read your follow up novel as well as Claire Merle’s The Glimpse!!

    Equals out to be 8 points!
    Good luck to everyone! :)

  31. by Randa - On January 17, 2012

    Here are my entries :D:

    1 point: follow Claire’s FB page: Done, name Randa Krbagh
    1 point: from Claire’s FB page, share her video (you will see it posted near the top of her posts): Done, link : http://www.facebook.com/ranousha/posts/302117989833880
    1 point: Add it to your Goodreads “to read” list: Done, link: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/263422754
    1 point: Say something about Claire and THE GLIMPSE on your FB page, Tumblr page or Blog.: Done, link: http://www.facebook.com/ranousha/posts/3064953940494
    1 point: Follow Claire on Twitter at @ClaireMerle: Done, name @ranousha
    1 point: Tweet the following “CONTEST!! Plus meet @ClaireMerle, author of upcoming YA THE GLIMPSE & find out about her book trailer auditions here: http://bit.ly/wxTQLc”: Done, link: https://twitter.com/#!/ranousha/status/159323888629710849
    1 point: follow The Glimpse’s FB page: Done, name: Randa Krbagh
    1 point: (freebie) leave me a comment on this blog just saying “hi” if you only want 1 point, or giving me the links and/or info about the other points I should give you.: Done.

    Total: 8points :D

    Thank you so much for giveaway ^_^

  32. by Kahina - On January 17, 2012

    Hi =D

    So;

    +1 I followed her FB page. My account’s name is MoiMeme Nekkini
    +1 I shared the video. Here is a link : http://www.facebook.com/mnekkini/posts/229080697174005
    +1 I added the book to my to-read list on GR. You can see here : http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5824447-kahina
    +1 I said something about Claire and her book on my blog : http://www.awitchsworld.co.cc/2012/01/something-hmm-special.html
    +1 I followed Claire on Twitter. I’m @Dooliprane
    +1 I’ve tweeted about the Contest. Here : https://twitter.com/#!/Dooliprane/status/159329197435789312
    +1 I followed the book’s FB page.
    +1 And i’m actually write a comment :D

    Thank you for this awesome contest. I still can’t believe it, my heart is going to drop, i swear!!! Plus, i’m so so so happy it’s international. That’s AWESOME!! *_*

  33. by ephrielle - On January 17, 2012

    Nothing special done here but I did love Die for Me.

  34. by Carolina Bonetti - On January 17, 2012

    Hi

  35. by Becca - On January 17, 2012

    HI Amy!
    5 points for me. I am following both fb pages, twitter, tweeted about the contest, and the freebie. Thanks!

  36. by Ashley Amber - On January 18, 2012

    Hi well i:
    +1 followed Claire on twitter
    +1 liked The Glimpse’s FB page
    +1 liked Claire Merle FB page
    +1 for tweeting about the contest
    +1 for just saying hi love your books and thank you for suggesting The Glimpse i cant wait to read it :D

    My twitter name is @AshLoves27 if u wanna check it

  37. by Maddy B - On January 18, 2012

    Hi Amy :)
    and I liked The Glimpse’s facebook page and followed Claire on facebook :)

  38. by Roxanne Kade - On January 18, 2012

    Thank you for the giveaway!! :)

    +1 Followed Claire on FB – Candice Scrooby

    +1 Followed The Glimpse on FB – Candice Scrooby

    +1 Shared Claire’s video on my personal FB page and my book page :) https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Bloody-Crescent-Book-1-Therian/268069359875004 and https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=750633372

    +1 Added The Glimpse to my GRs TBR list – http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5948499?page=6&shelf=to-read

    +1 Following Claire on Twitter – @RoxyKade

    +1 Tweeted about The Glimpse – https://twitter.com/#!/RoxyKade ( I’m feeling a bit techinically challenged today and for some reason cannot get the exact link to the post!! but I have mentioned Claire in the tweet )

    +1 Spoke about Claire and The Glimpse on my book FB page https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Bloody-Crescent-Book-1-Therian/268069359875004

    +1 Stopping by to say hi. And thanks once again for the giveaway :) and for making it intl!!

  39. by Kate (Katherine Kainz) - On January 18, 2012

    Hi there :D

    * 1 point: follow Claire’s FB page – Katherine Michelle Kainz
    * 1 point: share her video – http://www.facebook.com/kate.kainz hope you see it :0
    * 1 point: Follow Claire on Twitter at @ClaireMerle – @borednesskate
    * 1 point: Tweet – https://twitter.com/#!/borednesskate/status/159509354477924353
    * 1 point: follow The Glimpse’s FB page – Katherine Michelle Kainz
    * 1 point: leave a comment – done <3

    That's 6 Points for me ^-^ Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. by amy - On January 18, 2012

    YAY 202 points total for everyone. Thank you so much for playing and for following our new YA rising star, Claire Merle. Please continue to support her!

    AND THE WINNER IS: JENNIFER THOMAS! CONGRATULATIONS!

    Jennifer, write me an email (address is on my Contact page) and give me your mailing address, let me know how you want me to dedicate the book (or just sign it) and I’ll pop it into the mail for you.

    Again THANK YOU EVERYONE for participating!
    Amy