Friday, April 26, 2013

Day 2 Item #2: Author Leigh Ann Kopans

The Write Stuff for Boston Auction Day 2
Item #2: Signed ARC of YA novel ONE from Author Leigh Ann Kopans

You are bidding on:
·         A signed ARC of YA Novel ONE (There are 2 available—the two highest bidders win one each)
Opening Bid: $10
Auction Begins: Thursday 4/25 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/29 @ 10:00PM EDT
About ONE: When having two powers makes you a Super and having none makes you a Normal, having only one makes you a sad half-superpowered freak.

It makes you a One.

Sixteen-year-old Merrin Grey would love to be able to fly – too bad all she can do is hover.

If she could just land an internship at the Biotech Hub, she might finally figure out how to fix herself. She busts her butt in AP Chem and salivates over the Hub’s research on the manifestation of superpowers, all in hopes of boosting her chances.

Then she meets Elias VanDyne, another One, and all her carefully crafted plans fly out the window. Literally. When the two of them touch, their Ones combine to make them fly, and when they’re not soaring over the Nebraska cornfields, they’re busy falling for each other.

Merrin's mad chemistry skills land her a spot on the Hub's internship short list, but as she gets closer to the life she always wanted, she discovers that the Hub’s purpose is more sinister than it has always seemed. Now it’s up to her to decide if it's more important to fly solo, or to save everything - and everyone - she loves.

Bio: Raised on comic books and classic novels, Leigh Ann developed an early love of science fiction and literature. After earning degrees in Sociology and Hebrew, she went on to become a rabbi at The Ohio State University. Surrounded by college students, she found her niche writing young adult science fiction and romance.

Leigh Ann, her husband, and four children live in Columbus, Ohio, which sadly lacks superheroes but does have the best football and fabulous ice cream.

Leigh Ann's debut novel, ONE, will be published on June 11, 2013, and its sequel, TWO, on October 8, 2013.

Leigh Ann’s Website:

Auction Terms:
    • Bid by posting a comment with your bid amount and email address; anonymous bidding is NOT allowed.
    • Do not bid unless you intend to pay that amount to the designated charity organization(s).
    • Bids are in U.S. Dollars.
    • Bids under $50 must be at least $1 more than the previous bid; bids from $50 to under $100 must be at least $2 more than the previous bid; bids of $100 or more must be at least $5 more than the previous bid. Overbids are encouraged.
    • Highest bid before the end of the auction wins.  Unless otherwise stated, bidding on most items will start between $5 and $100, depending on the item and approximate value, but the starting bid is merely suggested.  You may open bidding at more, if you’d like.
    • Winning bid is not final until the winning bidder is announced in the closing comment and notified by email (MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER IF YOU DO NOT SEE ONE IN YOUR INBOX). Winner notification will be sent within 24 hours of item’s end.  Winning bidder must donate the winning bid amount to the designated charity organization(s) and provide a copy of the receipt within three days of notification.  In the event a bidder does not claim their item, the item will be considered “forfeited” and I will proceed to the next to second highest, and so on.
    • For physical items, unless otherwise noted, donor pays standard shipping within the U.S.; if winner is outside of U.S., winning bidder pays for shipping outside the U.S.
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  1. $12

    I can't wait to read this one :)

  2. $15 - sounds great! - Stephanie


  3. This is a self published book that couldn't sell to publishers -- are you kidding me?

    1. A snarky comment deriding a perfectly respectable publishing method?

      I'm so shocked.


      It's for charity, dude. Take your trolling elsewhere.

    2. Dear Anon, Shhhhhh grown ups are trying to help people.

    3. Rudeness is not all that welcome....anywhere....move along please.

    4. Oh hi, Anon. Did you bother to hop over to Goodreads and observe that this novel has 47 reviews and a 4.87 avg rating?

      Didn't think so.

  4. Get a life, Anon.

    $20 beans !

  5. Sweeties, please note! To combat the bad juju left on this page by Anonymous 4:27 above, I'm matching the highest bid for these ARCs! And, if it reaches $100, I'll pitch in some sweatshirt swag. Thanks for bidding, you're doing a wonderful thing! <3

  6. As much as I love the outpouring of support for Leigh Ann, comments are for bidding ONLY (Anon, this especially means you). As entitled as everyone is to their opinions, please refrain from posting negative comments here. This is a charity event to raise funds for innocent people, so please don't bring it down. This is supposed to be fun, remember?? Let's all be respectful.

    I will be removing the comments, with the exception of bids (unless Leigh Ann wants them to remain there?).

    Leigh Ann, please accept my sincerest apologies--my comments log has not updated in over 24 hours. I should have caught this. You've been nothing but kind and gracious, and I am very much appreciative of your participation in this event. Thank you for being a donor; I'm lucky to have you here.

    1. I don't mind if they stay! But it's your blog, so please do what you think is best.

      Thank you so much for allowing me to participate! It's my honor. <3

      (And thank you to everyone who rallied around me. Love you all.)

  7. *sneaks in while Valerie is distracted*

  8. Maybe we should keep them, to set an example. ;-)

  9. Seriously - I leave the comp. for like. a minute.


  10. $50

  11. Thank you to everyone who bid! And Nancy and Jenna, I can't wait to send your books! Hugs and Kisses!!!!

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  13. Hey everyone:

    Unfortunately, I made a boo boo on this auction listing. Since it's part of Day 2, it is actually scheduled to end tonight at 10 PM, not last night. I'm terribly sorry for the confusion.

    I will close this auction early as that was my error. My apologies to anyone who was planning on bidding today, April 30.

  14. This auction is now closed--congratulations to Nancy on her winning bid of $50 and Jenna on her bid of $55!

    I'll send the winners an email shortly confirming the winning bid along with payment/donation instructions.

    Thank you all for participating in The Write Stuff for Boston auction! Please be sure to check out the other amazing items still available.