2013SARC: Query or 2500-word Critique by CJ Flood, Author of INFINITE SKY

I have a pretty awesome giveaway for you all today! No, it isn’t a book. Nor is it swag. Today, as a part of the 2013 Standalone Reading Challenge (if you have yet to sign up, you can sign up here ), we are giving away a query or 2,500 word critique by YA author, C.J Flood. You can enter the giveaway here or at I Like These Books, it doesn’t matter as we are using the same rafflecopter (you only need to enter at one site). But before we get to the entering business, here is a little bit about the awesome debut by the author who has donated the prize.

About the Book

Infinite Sky by C.J Flood
Simon & Schuster
February 14, 2013

Iris Dancy’s free-spirited mum has left for Tunisia, her dad’s rarely sober and her brother’s determined to fight anyone with a pair of fists.

When a family of travellers move into the overgrown paddock overnight, her dad looks set to finally lose it. Gypsies are parasites he says, but Iris is intrigued. As her dad plans to evict the travelling family, Iris makes friends with their teenage son. Trick Deran is a bare knuckle boxer who says he’s done with fighting, but is he telling the truth?

When tools go missing from the shed, the travellers are the first suspects. Iris’s brother, Sam, warns her to stay away from Trick; he’s dangerous, but Iris can no longer blindly follow her brother’s advice. He’s got secrets of his own, and she’s not sure he can be trusted himself.

Infinite Sky is a family story about betrayal and loyalty, and love.

The Giveaway

(1) query OR 2500 word critique by C.J Flood

  • See rafflecopter for terms and conditions.
  • Both host sites feature the same rafflecopter, which means you can enter at either host and do not have to enter at both (your chances will not be improved at either site)
  • Giveaway ends midnight EST on February 28, 2013

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    February 21, 2013

    Right now I'm working on a YA Fantasy.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Infinate sky is on my To read list! Love the idea of Gypsies <3

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      February 25, 2013

      Excellent news, hope you like my book. And good luck with the giveaway!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    February 21, 2013

    Well I've written about 6 query letters and have had no bites. Would like to get some help on tweaking one! It's an adult UF read, my fave kind!

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      February 25, 2013

      Hi Jessica, query letters are a very specific art, it's true. Good luck in the giveaway!

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    February 21, 2013

    This is an awesome giveaway! I'm working on a YA fantasy

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    Alice M

    February 22, 2013

    Great giveaway and challenge, love YA books, I read a lot of them! ;)

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    February 22, 2013

    I don't know exactly what you mean. I don't do queries. I'm currently reading “Sweet Savage Love” by Rosemary Rogers. It's very good!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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      February 25, 2013

      Hi Meghan, it's a prize for writer types who are querying agents with their work. Sweet Savage Love is an excellent title, I shall have to look that book up.

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    February 22, 2013

    I just finished editing my YA psychological thriller AND I'm working on my query. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Keely Dunn

    February 24, 2013

    My WIP is a YA contemporary with the following pitch: Fifteen-year-old Shae lost everything she loved in one summer: her mother to cancer, her friends and her game. Can she find a new home where she belongs on an all-boys hockey team?

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    February 25, 2013

    Sounds good, Keely! Good luck in the giveaway.

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