Smart Chicks Kick It - With Giveaway!

We told you we are psyched to celebrate YA all month long. And now the seventeen authors taking part in September's Smart Chicks Kick It book tour have given us another reason to cheer. This month some of the most popular YA authors will participate in a two-week book tour that's not just cross-country but cross continent! And the authors headlining the tour have put together an AWESOME giveaway for RT readers at the end of the post.

The Smart Chicks Kick It tour has three main authors who will be making all twelve stops, YA heavy-hitters Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, and Kelley Armstrong. Each of these authors has penned a phenomenal paranormal YA series. And whether you fell in love with Marr's faeries, can't get enough of Noel's Immortals, or Armstrong's genetically enhanced teens, the authors will be sure to delight.


              Alyson Noel                              Kelley Armstrong                          Melissa Marr

And these authors are bringing their friends! Joining them for various stops along the way are fourteen of our other favorite voices from the genre, including Melissa de la CruzJeri Smith-ReadyCarrie Ryan and more. You can check out the complete line up of authors here.

The action begins on the September 13th in Austin, Texas. The tour will then speed through the U.S. making stops in Mississippi, Arizona, California and Ohio before wrapping up on the 25th in Ontario, Canada. You can get a complete list of the Smart Chicks Kick It tour dates and stops here

If they won't be stopping by your neck of the woods, you can still follow all the action on the RT Daily Blog. You can follow the authors virtually as they discuss their different stops, post pictures and more. (You can also read how these authors have been getting excited for September's action over at the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour blog!)

So what about that giveaway we mentioned? Like we promised, it's a big one! The three Smart Chicks Kick It headliners are each giving away a complete set of their series. You will have a chance to win the entire set of Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series, Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers novels (including, and we know you'll like this, the advance copy of Armstrong's new trilogy starter out next April, The Gathering) and Alyson Noel's complete Immortals series! How's that for a serious case of author love?  


GIVEAWAY ALERT: Three lucky winners will receive one complete series, either Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series, Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Power series or Alyson Noel's Immortals series. To enter, leave a comment on this blog post about why you love YA novels or e-mail here with your comment, mailing address and the subject line "Smart Chicks Kick It Tour Giveaway.” One entry per person. The contest winners will be revealed on September 15th.