CONTEST MONDAY: win an ARC of Michele Jaffe’s MINDERS

Today I’ve got a special version of CONTEST MONDAY, because I’m giving away something EVERYONE’s going to want: an ARC of Michele Jaffe’s MINDERS. The book releases Jan. 30, so you have the chance to read it 5 MONTHS before everyone else!

I’m doing this contest for 2 reasons: 1. Michele is incredibly awesome; 2. MINDERS is a book you can’t miss. Let me tell you why.

268304Michele’s BIO: Michele is the author of the Bad Kitty series of YA books as well as thrillers and romances for adults. After getting her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard, she retired from academia and decided to become an FBI special agent or glamorous showgirl, but somehow instead ended up writing.  A native of Los Angeles, California, Michele and her sparkly shoes currently reside in New York City.

I met Michele at the RT conference in Chicago, 2012. And the reason I met her was because I was having serious dress-envy with a floor-length skull-print dress she wore to the Teen Day party. We swapped emails (unfortunately we didn’t swap dresses), stayed in contact, and Michele came to my UNTIL I DIE launch party in New York. Later on, over breakfast at one of those cool little places in Williamsburg, she told me about the YA novel she was thinking of writing…which became MINDERS. And just a few weeks ago sent me an Advance Reader Copy.

And let me tell you…it is AMAZING. You know those stories that make you feel like you’re RIGHT THERE? Yet at the same time, you can totally see it in movie-form while you’re reading. Well, MINDERS did that for me. Here’s the synopsis:

18079614A high concept, cinematic read with a surprising twist, MINDERS asks the question: who is really watching who?

Q: If the boy you love commits a crime, would you turn him in?

Sadie Ames is a type-A teenager from the wealthy suburbs. She’s been accepted to the prestigious Mind Corps Fellowship program, where she’ll spend six weeks as an observer inside the head of Ford, a troubled boy with a passion for the crumbling architecture of the inner city. There’s just one problem: Sadie’s fallen in love with him.

Q: What if the crime is murder?

Ford Winters is haunted by the murder of his older brother, James. As Sadie falls deeper into his world, dazzled by the shimmering pinpricks of color that form images in his mind, she begins to think she knows him. Then Ford does something unthinkable.

Q: What if you saw it happen from inside his mind?

Back in her own body, Sadie is faced with the ultimate dilemma. With Ford’s life in her hands, she must decide what is right and what is wrong. And how well she can really ever know someone, even someone she loves.

Pre-order it here from Indiebound.

Pre-order it here from Amazon.

Pre-order it here from B&N.

Today’s contest is one of my “link to the author” ones, where all you have to do is follow Michele on different sites. You get 1 point toward the random drawing of MINDERS for each site you follow. And here they are:

1. Michele on Twitter

2. Michele on Facebook

3. Become a fan of Michele on Goodreads

4. “Want to read” MINDERS on Goodreads

I’ll let this contest run for 2 days this time, just because it’s such a desirable prize. As usual, it’s international, and I will randomly draw on Wednesday at 10am Paris time. Just let me know in the comments below which ways you followed Michele, how many points to give you, and some way of getting in touch with you.

(People who are reading this on Goodreads: please leave your comments on my actual blog, not on the Goodreads page…or else I won’t see them to count them in the contest. Thanks!)

Ready? On your marks…get set…GO!

39 Comments to CONTEST MONDAY: win an ARC of Michele Jaffe’s MINDERS

  1. by Natalie - On August 26, 2013

    Sounds really good!!
    I Followed on twitter @natcleary +1
    Liked on FB Natalie Cleary +1
    Friended on Goodreads nat cleary +1
    Added book on GR +1

    Total 4

    natcleary at gmail dot com

  2. by Lea Krnjeta - On August 26, 2013

    I followed on twitter @Lena_Reve
    Liked on FB Lea Krnjeta Carstairs
    Liked and added on Goodreads Lea(Between fantasy and reality)

    4 points

    Thanks for the giveaway, the book sounds awesome

  3. by Christina Kit. - On August 26, 2013

    Definitely a must-read!! LOVE her literary and almost-FBI background – you can tell her plot will be awesome and her characters and their romance will get us hooked:)) Also, would LOVE to know what’s inside the mind of a guy I like – would solve heaps of problems and question and wondering “Does he like me? Like, really REALLY like me??” And what DOES a boy’s mind look like (I’m thinking tons of stinky socks and dirty thoughts;))

    1. Twitter follower @christinafiorio
    2. Facebook Follower Christina Rita Condomaros
    3. Fan Goodreads Christina Kitroeff
    4. Want to read Christina Kitroeff

    Thank you so very much:))

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  4. by Vinnie Teoh - On August 26, 2013

    Twitter follower vinzt11
    Facebook liked Vinnie Teoh
    A fan and want to read on Goodreads Vinnie Teoh

  5. by Léatitia - On August 26, 2013

    Hi !

    From now on I follow Michelle on Twitter (1), Facebook (2)and I’m a fan on Goodreads (3). I’ve already added Minders on Goodreads (4) because I saw your review of the book and I wanted to read it but since life is cruel ! the release of this book is only in january 2014 and for that reason I need to win that contest!

    So I get 4 points !
    and I realy hope that I will win ! 🙂


  6. by Aleisha judge - On August 26, 2013

    I did it all. Fingers crossed I win. This book sounds amazing

  7. by Frida - On August 26, 2013

    It sounds really good! Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

    1. Twitter follower @loveliciouzz
    2. Facebook Follower Frida Petersson
    3. Fan Goodreads (
    4. Added book on GR (

  8. by Shubhi Singh - On August 26, 2013

    Liked on Facebook-
    Followed on Twitter- Shubhzi_Singh
    Liked on Goodreads- Shubhi Singh
    Added to TBR pile-

    Total points = 4

    contact- shubhirocks(at)Hotmail(dot)com

  9. by Monica Gutierrez - On August 26, 2013

    +1 Twitter follower @monica254
    +1 Facebook follower: Monica Gutierrez
    + 1 Became a fan on Goodreads: Monica Gutierrez
    +1 Added to my TBR on Goodreads: Monica Gutierrez

    Total = 4 points

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

    Mgutierrez254 @

  10. by Hannah McCormick - On August 26, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway, Minders sounds really good, I really like Michele Jaffe’s other books so I would love to win this one.
    I followed on twitter and facebook, became a fan and added Minders to my “want to read” thing on Goodreads.

  11. by Kristi Belcamino - On August 26, 2013

    Count me in
    Follow her on twitter, liked her on Facebook,
    Fan on Goodreads, Want to read on Goodreads!
    Thanks for the help

  12. by Isabel - On August 26, 2013

    +1 For following on Twitter
    +1 For following on Facebook
    Ooh, the book looks good!

  13. by Nicole - On August 26, 2013

    I followed michele on twitter
    I cant follow her on facebook becouse I dont have facebook
    I became a fan of michele on goodreads
    Want to read on good reads

  14. by Tiffany B. - On August 26, 2013

    I liked her FB page (1)
    Became a fan on GR (1)
    Added MINDERS on GR (1)

    TOTAL: 3pts.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Amy! The book sounds awesome.

  15. by jade - On August 26, 2013

    marked minders “to read” on goodreads

  16. by Jennifer K - On August 26, 2013

    +1 Twitter follower @jlkalman26
    +1 Facebook follower: Jennifer K
    + 1 Became a fan on Goodreads
    +1 Added on Goodreads

    total = 4

    Thanks so much. This book sounds awesome.

  17. by Zach Payne - On August 26, 2013

    Followed on Facebook — Zachary Payne
    Followed on Twitter — @ZachJPayne
    Followed on Goodreads — Zachary Payne
    liked the book on Goodreads — My account here.

  18. by Shelby von Wahl - On August 26, 2013

    i did all four 🙂
    thanks for the awesome contests!
    my email is

  19. by Klaudia - On August 26, 2013

    MINDERS sounds amazing and I’m so excited to read it. Thank you Amy for hosting this giveaway.

    1. I followed Michele Jaffe on twitter – @observantgirl_
    2. I liked Michele Jaffe on Facebook – The Observant Girl Book Reviews (link:
    3. I fanned Michele on Goodreads – The Observant Girl
    4. I added MINDERS to my to-read shelf on Goodreads – The Observant Girl

    Since I did everything, I earned myself a total of 4 points.

    You may contact me by using me e-mail: theobservantgirl [at] gmail [dot] com

    Thank you! 🙂

  20. by Kharthiyaa - On August 26, 2013

    +1 Followed on Twitter- @AmaBookLover
    +1 Am a Fan on Good Reads- Am a Book Lover Blogger
    +1 Added MINDERS to “Want to Read”- Am a Book Lover Blogger
    Total= 3 Points
    Thank you for the giveaway!:)

  21. by Lucy MacGregor - On August 26, 2013

    I don’t usually enter competitions like this, but the blurb makes me have to have it. 🙂
    +1 Twitter – @Lucy_MacGregor
    +2 Become a Fan and added to Want to Read on Goodreads –

    Total: 3
    Email is
    Thanks! 🙂

  22. by Destiny - On August 26, 2013

    Followed on Facebook
    Goodreads fan
    Goodreads want to read
    Liked on Twitter: @d_r_echevarria

  23. by Destiny - On August 26, 2013

    +1 Followed on Facebook: destiny echevarria
    +1 Goodreads fan: destiny
    +1 Goodreads want to read: destiny
    +1 Liked on Twitter: @d_r_echevarria

    4 points earned.

  24. by Mary H - On August 26, 2013

    Twitter: @knoxdiver
    Facebook: Mary Hinson
    Goodreads: Mary H
    Added to my to-read-ya-mg shelf

    Total: 4 points

  25. by Kirsty-Marie - On August 26, 2013

    I’ve been looking at this one for a while! 🙂

    I Followed on twitter @KirstyMStudio +1
    Liked on FB Kirsty-Marie Jones +1
    Became a fan on Goodreads Kirsty-marie Jones +1
    Added book on GR +1

    Total 4

  26. by Moirae the fates - On August 26, 2013

    I liked her on fb Lane B
    I followed on Twitter @moiraethefates a
    I fanned her and added Minders on GR

  27. by Wanda Fouad - On August 26, 2013

    Seems like a realy nice book!

    1. Followed on twitter: @WandaPandan
    2. Liked on facebook: Wanda Fouad
    3. Became a fan on Goodreads: Wanda
    4. Added to “want to read” on Goodreads: Wanda

    Total: 4 points


    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Love from Sweden!

  28. by Krutula - On August 26, 2013

    Twitter: @Ruthsic
    Facebook: Krutula Nair
    Goodreads: Krutula Nair
    Add to TBR: +1

    4 points

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. by Emz @ Icy Cold Reads - On August 26, 2013

    +1 Followed on Twitter: @EmzChang
    +1 Liked on Facebook: Emz Chang
    +1 Became a fan on Goodreads: Emz Chang
    +1 Added to TBR on Goodreads: Emz Chang

    Total: 4 points

    Thanks for the giveaway. I can’t wait to read Minders!

  30. by Brittney Arens - On August 27, 2013

    1 – twitter: @brittkneesaur
    2- facebook: Brittney Arens
    3- Fan on goodreads: Brittney Arens
    4- TBR goodreads: Brittney Arens

    4 Points!

    Youre wonderful, thanks for such a awesome Contest Monday 😀

  31. by Wilhelmina Von Drake - On August 27, 2013

    1. Followed on Twitter

    2. Liked on Facebook

    3. Fanned on Goodreads

    4. Want to read on Goodreads

    Total points: 4

    My email:

    Thanks for doing this!

  32. by Martina Koleva - On August 27, 2013

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I’m really excited about Mindless.
    followed on twitter: @SBBCreviews
    liked on Facebook: Martina Koleva
    became a fan on GR: Martina Koleva
    ‘want to read’ on GR: Martina Koleva

    Total: 4

  33. by Donna Knight - On August 27, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway. This does look and sound totally amazing. I can’t wait to read it!:)

    twitter: @2lavenderflower
    FB: Donna Knight
    Goodreads Fan: Donna3
    Want to Read: Donna3

    Total: 4

  34. by Jessica Russell - On August 27, 2013

    Became a fan and added on Goodreads! +2

  35. by Jennifer Flores - On August 28, 2013

    Twitter: @sakuralight12
    Good reads become a fan: sakuralight12
    Want to read
    : sakuralight12

    Total points: 3

  36. by Marguerite Gibson - On August 28, 2013


    I am following Michele on Twitter [@m_gibson_99] +1
    I am a fan of her on Goodreads [Marguerite Gibson] +1
    and, I have Minders on my Want to Read shelf +1

    With a grand total of 3!

    My email is:

    Thank-you for this opportunity – I look forward to reading Minders eitherway!

  37. by Amy Plum - On August 28, 2013

    Isabel (#12, bookworm) has won the ARC! Thank you EVERYONE for participating. Hope you enjoyed getting to know Michele Jaffe!

  38. by Alexandra Gaypo - On August 30, 2013

    Hi Amy,
    I read his first book this week and loved it, my congratulations, it was as if I were her. I would like to read the rest of the series, but for reasons I can not finaceiros buy books for a good tempo.Como I said before my congratulations and wish you success, you are an exellent writer.
    His great fan
                                                                                              Alexandra Gaypo

  39. by Babel - On September 1, 2013

    Wow, that concept sounds really provocative, I like it 🙂
    I’ve now become a fan of the book and a follower of Michele’s on the 4 accounts: 4 points for following her as BabelT on twitter and Babel Td on FB and Goodreads, and adding Minders on my to read-list.
    You can find me here: tdbabel at gmail dot com.
    Thank you so much for this opportunity.

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