Tuesday, May 14, 2013

TWO Giveaways & InsomniaDare Report!

Elsie, Ellen and I did a super fun Insomnia-Dare promotion last week. We were joined by a few other awesome writers/readers/bloggers (Bridget, Gillian, Octavia, Kierra, etc - thank you!) We talked trash until our sentences were barely coherent... and we had so much fun!

We stayed up until at least 4am and reported in hourly on some basic details:

* number of yawns 
     steadily increased hourly across the board *gasp*

* words written (or other things accomplished)
     steadily decreased hourly across the board. The last hour was truly pathetic

* number of caffeinated beverages consumed
     another increase...although it was less effective than you might expect

* $ amount donated to The Swear Jar
     Also increased the more tired we got. Shocking, no? We ended up with a nice donation for the JDRF which is great. Some of the participants also donated (Thank you, Gillian!) so not sure how much the total raised was, but every cent helps. 

In case you missed it in my Friday post, you can click here to see the result of my sleep-deprived vlogging with no microphone.

Silent movies are totally coming back into style...you just wait. 

We planned to do a giveaway during the InsomniaDare, but we decided to wait and do it here instead.

Leave a comment below on anything Dare - Silent Movie - Insomnia related, and you'll be entered to:

Win a signed ARC of Insomnia and a signed copy of Dualed!

For those listed above that participated in the InsomniaDare with us, you each get a bonus 5 entries for your participation and general awesomeness. We'll select a random winner and announce it in our post on Friday!

And for the SECOND Giveaway: don't forget to pre-order Insomnia and enter my NookHD giveaway!

Pre-order from any of these sites:


**It is absolutely acceptable to enter one giveaway and not the other, we don't care, we just like to give our stuff to other people. It's a sickness...really. **


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J.R. Johansson loves reading, playing board games and sitting in her hot tub. Her dream is that someday she can do all three at the same time. She is a YA thriller author published with Flux and FSG/Macmillan. She's represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Her debut novel, INSOMNIA, is due to be released in June 10, 2013. You can find her on twittergoodreads, her website, or her personal blog.

28 comments:

  1. I LOVED the silent movie, Jenn! And anything done until 4 am is worth doing, I suppose! Must have been fun :D

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    1. Haha, it really was! Glad you loved the movie. I had fun putting it together!

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  2. One time in college, my friends and I played a game called Game SD (Sleep deprivation). You could only sleep in 2 hour increments and had to be awake for 3 hours between each increment. I think this was during exam week... all I know is that I didn't get a chance to sneak many of my 2 hours, but I totally won (and then fell asleep at the movie theater, watching Eragon).

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    1. Haha, most movie theater chairs are so uncomfy! I couldn't imagine sleeping in one of those!

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  3. Not the M&M's! Not the jelly beans! Candy is precious... my precious...

    Aaannyway. Don't mind me. That was definitely an entertaining video :) Way to turn the lack of sound problem around so creatively! I hope the next day wasn't overly painful for you!

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    1. Not going to lie...it was a little painful...but the movie turned out fun! :)

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  4. Brilliant! I loved the silent movie! You should do another one, on purpose this time. ;) Maybe you'll discover a whole market out there for YA silent movie buffs.

    You know, I'm constantly battling insomnia and I've been going through a good stretch or else I would have joined the madness last week.

    I keep thinking your book comes out sooner than it does. It's not fair. :( Give me one NOW! RAWR!

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    1. Haha - love it. You can RAWR over wanting my book sooner anytime, Kristen. :)

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  5. Comment. Man, I want both books!

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    1. Well done, Frank. Very good comment. :)

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  6. Lol, I very much enjoyed participating in #InsomniaDare...even though I missed the last 5 hours ;)

    And I'm so excited to read Insomnia-no joking. Epic giveaway!

    Oh, my name is Kierra, but kikiD is my google account name :p

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    1. Hi Kierra! So glad you popped by! :)

      by the way: the last 5 hours were SO over-rated. ;)

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  7. I once stayed up over 48 hours then crashed and slept 16 hours straight! I didn't even have a reason I just decided to do it. PS. awesome comment Frank If I win the giveaway my twitter handle is @KathyLynnFrank

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  8. I just got an email today my preordered copy of Insomnia will be send to me soon. Going to stalk my mailbox :-D

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    1. Ooh yay! I've been getting messages like this all day! It makes me ridiculously happy.

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  9. Haha, loved the video. Silent movies are awesome! I go crazy if I don't get enough sleep! (Why does my open ID account never work with comments? I have to use an old Bloggger account *sigh*) Insomnia is going to be EPIC!

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    1. Hehe, so happy you found it entertaining. AAAAaaaahhh!! INSOMNIA IS going to be EPIC! :) *flails* :)

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  10. I am really, really excited for the release. I did not do the dare (school is kinda important, right? maybe?)... but if it had been on a Friday night or a Saturday night I so would have.

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    1. Ah yes, school, it is important! You are excused for missing the Dare. :)

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  11. I am beyond excited for insomnia! I didn't do the dare because of school too but I should have cuz I'm up until 2 or 4 a lot of night doing homework anyways! Haha oh well... :)

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    1. Curse you school! Always messing up the greatest of plans. ;-)

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  12. AAAH. Insomnia!! I want to read it so badly. I thought the Dare sounded awesome, but life is so snarky to me when I don't sleep. :P

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    1. I hate it when life gets all snarky on me.

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  13. I'm so excited for Insomnia!! I didn't do the dare because of classes, but I should have done it anyways since I'm usually up until like 3 am. I'm a night owl :)

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    1. As a fellow night-owl, I salute you. :)

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  14. The dare was awesome but when you have kids its hard to keep the eyes open past 10.30 for me so I think by 4am Id be a zombie ;) Cant wait for Insomnia!!

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  15. I loved Dualed (just finished it 5 minutes ago) and would love to read Insomnia! The copy of Dualed that I have is an advanced readers copy, but having a signed book would make it even more precious! As a book nerd always avoiding going to work, I'm always looking for new books to read <3

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