Mindee Arnett

Newsletter & Website Launch Giveaway!

Welcome to my new and improved website and the launch of my brand new, first-time ever newsletter! I’m super excited about the new look and feel of the site. The lovely people at CueCamp did a fantastic job (pssst, if you’re a writer and need a website you should check them out).

My newsletter is going to be a work in progress, but as of right now I promise the first issue will contain the alternate ending to The Nightmare Charade. This is the ending I would’ve gone with if I’d decided to write that 4th book. I plan to post the letter no more than once a month, and it will include both a For Readers and For Writers section. Have ideas about what you want to see in it? Sound off below.

To celebrate all this new stuff, I’ve decided to hold a giveaway. As of right now I’m offering the winner their pick of any 3 of my books OR a $50.00 gift card from Amazon–if the winner is from the US. For my international friends, if any of you win you’ll get the gift card and some signed bookplates, if you want them. So yes, the contest is open internationally! If I get enough entrants, I will probably add some extra books and gift cards. So tell your buddies and bring a friend 🙂

Happy Writing!

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The Nightmare Dilemma is out!

Hooray! If you’ve been waiting to hear what happens next for Dusty and her friends, you’re in good luck. The Nightmare Dilemma hits stores today.

To celebrate, I’m holding two separate giveaways for a signed hard cover of Dilemma, one on Facebook and one on Twitter. For Facebook, all you have to do is comment and share this post.

For Twitter, simple write a tweet that includes the hashtag #NightmareDilemma and include this link: mindeearnett.com/nightmare-dilemma/ If you can, please @ me too (@mindeearnett.com)

Hope you can participate, and be sure to stop by my events page for a list of my tour stops as part of the Three Nightmares You Can’t Resist tour!

Avalon Twitter Party, Gift Card Giveaway

The lovely Nova over at Out of Time is hosting a twitter party to celebrate Avalon. I’ll be answering questions and there’ll be giveaways. To get you excited about it I’m giving away a $15 gift card to an eBook retailer of your choice Hope you can make it. Details below.

For those who need them, BOOK DETAILS!:

Title: AvalonAuthor: Mindee Arnett

Pub Date: January 21st, 2014

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Page Count: 432

A ragtag group of teenage mercenaries who crew the spaceship Avalon
stumble upon a conspiracy that could threaten the entire galaxy in this
fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi adventure from author Mindee Arnett.

the various star systems that make up the Confederation, most lie
thousands of light-years from First Earth-and out here, no one is free.
The agencies that govern the Confederation are as corrupt as the crime
bosses who patrol it, and power is held by anyone with enough greed and
ruthlessness to claim it. That power is derived from one thing:
metatech, the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster
than the speed of light.

Jeth Seagrave and his crew of teenage
mercenaries have survived in this world by stealing unsecured metatech,
and they’re damn good at it. Jeth doesn’t care about the politics or the
law; all he cares about is earning enough money to buy back his
parents’ ship, Avalon, from his crime-boss employer and getting himself
and his sister, Lizzie, the heck out of Dodge. But when Jeth finds
himself in possession of information that both the crime bosses and the
government are willing to kill for, he is going to have to ask himself
how far he’ll go to get the freedom he’s wanted for so long.

is the perfect fit for teens new to sci-fi as well as seasoned sci-fi
readers looking for more books in the YA space-and a great match for
fans of Joss Whedon’s cult hit show Firefly.


Buy Links

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository | Chapters Indigo

So now that you know what the book is about, here are the details to the twitter party. Hope you can make it!

Here are the rules/tips/details for the party! Some are more important than others.

1. WHO: This party will be hosted by me (@NovaBlogder). So you might just want to be following us. Hehe, just a tip. (If you want to unfollow at the end of the party, knock yourself out. I’m not offended in the least.)

2. WHERE: Twitter.

If you don’t have a twitter account, it is very easy to make one, trust me! And there are a lot of benefits! You can make a lot of friends and meet a lot of fellow bloggers/authors and book lovers.
3. WHEN: January 22nd, at 7-8 PM ET. 6-7 PM CST, 5-6 PM MST, 4-5 PM PST. This will be a party for one hour.

4. WHAT: A twitter party is an hour-long chat with Mindee Arnett. She’ll answer your questions, talk about Avalon and you can talk to other people who have read/have not read Avalon! It’s all to spread the love of books and this one in particular.

5. PRIZES: We’ve got prizes for both INT and US readers! Prizes will be going each 15 minutes. Check for my tweets because I will be hosting the giveaway. Two giveaways will be RT ones and the other two will be questions/challenges! The winners will be selected randomly.

6. HOW: I recommend using a hashtag following site. I use www.tweetchat.com because www.twubs.com has somehow been glitching on me. (Maybe for you, it might be the opposite.)

Just enter the hashtag #Avalon and then log into your twitter account to tweet. Also, if you want a reply, make sure you use the hashtag (using a site will auto put the hashtag for you). There is no guarantee I/Mindee will check our Mentions.

As a pre-party giveaway to get you PUMPED about the party, Mindee has also donated a $15 AMAZON or B&N GC!!!





Call for Bloggers: Proxy Launch

Hello all my lovely blogger friends and readers. I’m putting together an awesome giveaway to celebrate the launch of Proxy, the digital prequel novella to Avalon available for download December 3rd, and I could use your help! If you’re willing to help host the launch and giveaway, please fill out this google document.

By doing so, you will earn my eternal esteem and affection. Seriously, it would totally rock.

Want to Win Some Swag?

There’s a swag pack up for grabs to help celebrate Read It in Houston‘s 100 Followers Giveaway Palooza! As of right now, the giveaway is for swag for The Nightmare Affair (bookmark + student guide). However, I’ve decided to throw in an Avalon bookmark and a bookplate to the pot! The lovely blog owner, Kelly, has told me that she will give 2 extra entry points to anyone who emails her with the code MINDEE in the subject. Her email address is [email protected]. Good luck!

Avalon First Pass Pages and Bookmark Giveaway

Lots of fun stuff going on here. I turned in edits for The Nightmare Dilemma, which is now going into production, aka “will be a real book soon.” The cover reveal should be any day now as well. I can’t wait.

I’ve also finished First Pass Pages of Avalon aka “the last time I get to make changes” stage of book production. This stage might be my favorite, because I get to see a bit of what the book will look like it. For example, this is wickedly awesome, give-me-chills Title Page:


Or the even more wickedly awesome, sci-fi cool first page and chapter heading design:


Anyway, to celebrate the completion of this important stage, I’ve decided to giveaway a signed Avalon bookmark to the first twenty people who comment on this blog post (see a picture of said bookmarks, modeled by my lovely Poseidon statue below). This giveaway is open internationally, and I’ll leave it open until next Monday or until the first 20. Good luck!


Avalon Cover Reveal!

That’s right! The awesome, badass cover to my upcoming YA sci-fi thriller Avalon has finally been revealed. You can check it out over at Epic Reads. You’ll find the synopsis and you can enter to win 1 of 5 Advanced Readers Copies. It’s super easy to enter. Also, the book is coming out January 21, 2014!!! If I’ve got my math right, that’s only 7 months. Woohoo! So go take a look and I’d love to know what you think.



Prep School Confidential Giveaway Extravaganza! – Winners!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated. I’m pleased to announce the following winners:

  • Grand Prize – Rachel Spring
  • Runner Up – Atalia Melendez
  • Runner Up – Jessica Reid
  • Runner Up – Rabiah Rowther

Emails have been sent to the winners. Congratulations again!


Today I’m so excited to participate in a massive giveaway for Kara Taylor’s Prep School Confidential. Kara is not only my agent mate but a fabulous writer and one of the nicest people I know. I know you’re going to love her book! Details on the giveaway, which includes a signed copy of The Nightmare Affair, below.


About the Book:

Anne Dowling practically runs her exclusive academy on New York’s Upper East Side—that is, until she accidentally burns part of it down and gets sent to a prestigious boarding school outside of Boston.  Determined to make it back to New York, Anne could care less about making friends at the preppy Wheatley School. That is, until her roommate, Isabella’s body is found in the woods behind the school.  

When everyone else is oddly silent, Anne becomes determined to uncover the truth no matter how many rules she has to break to do it.  With the help of Isabella’s twin brother Anthony, and a cute classmate named Brent, Anne discovers that Isabella wasn’t quite the innocent nerdy girl she pretended to be. But someone will do anything to stop Anne’s snooping in this fast-paced, unputdownable read—even if it means framing her for Isabella’s murder.

About the Author:

KTaylor Author Photo

Kara Taylor wrote PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL in her first semester of graduate school, in between pulling all nighters and listening to her dad say writing isn’t a real job. Now, she lives on Long Island and writes full time. She is represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary and Media.

About the Giveaway:

  • First Prize winner will receive a signed ARC of Prep School Confidential, a signed copy of The Nightmare Affair, a paperback copy of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, and a PSC Swag Pack (see the awesome pick below)
  • 3-Runner’s up will receive 3 PSC swag packs
  • Open US/Canada only
  • Runs May 29 to June 11
  • No purchase necessary to enter
  • Be sure to read the terms and conditions on the giveaway

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Participating Blogs:

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Signings, Giveaways, and More!

Just a quick reminder that I’m doing a dual signing and author talk with the lovely Liz Coley this coming Saturday at 1:00 at the Beavercreek Barnes & Noble.

If you’re still looking for a signed copy of The Nightmare Affair, you can enter to win one AND raise money for the Oklahoma disaster relief over at The Lucky 13s. I’m also giving away a Query Letter + 5 Pages Critique.

Lucky 13s YA Reader Prize Bundle 2


You can also enter to win a copy of The Nightmare Affair and a bunch of other awesome books over at the 2014 Debut Authors group, OneFourKidLit.

In other news, the cover reveal for Avalon is coming very soon, sometime after June 5th. And speaking of cover reveals, I’ve created 2 annotated ARCs of The Nightmare Affair that I’ll be giving away as part of The Nightmare Dilemma cover reveal. I’m not sure when that one will be, but it should be very soon as well.


Happy reading and I hope to see you Saturday!