Literary Love: A winner

Congratulations to Jesse for winning the I Heart YA Giveaway Hop–she’s now the proud owner of a short-fiction sampler jammed with hours of wonderful stories to read. You can find Jesse’s own short fiction at her blog, Jester Queen, and while you’re cruising the web check out the following blogs for more stories to read and insights into the writing world:  Best Blogs for Writers to Read in 2012  and StoryDam: “Everyone has a story… what’s holding yours back?” .

I Heart YA Giveaway Hop: Sharing Literary Love

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the love that never disappoints: reading.

I’m giving away a YA short-fiction sampler: a collection of stories from Cicada, the 7th anniversary edition of Beyond Centauri, and a classic edition of Cricket.

How to enter: 1.) leave a comment, along with your email address, on this post by Feb. 20  OR 2.) subscribe to Word Crushes by Feb. 20  (current subscribers are automatically entered–U.S. only (sorry)). A winner will be chosen at random with the help of

And be sure to visit the other I Heart YA Giveaway blogs:

1. For Those About to Read… 17. MB @ Keystrokes and Word Counts
2. Fictional Distraction 18. Hannah @ In the Best Worlds
3. Michelle Madow 19. Alysha @ My Heart Hearts Books
4. Whispering Words 20. Benji @ The Non Reluctant Reader
5. The Busy Bibliophile 21. Liza @ Reading with ABc (Int)
6. Madison Louise 22. Marie Landry @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer
7. Michelle @ Book Briefs 23. Inspired Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
8. Cathy @ Addicted to Books 24. Fall Into Books
9. Mary @Sweeping Me (Int) 25. Obscured Vixen
10. Snowdrop Dreams of Books (INT) 26. Lorena Angell
11. Words Escape Me 27. Taryn Browning
12. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics 28. Word Crushes
13. RADesilets 29. Owl Read It
14. Patricia’s Particularity (NO REVIEW) 30. Sandra @ Waiting For Wentworth
15. KatOfDiamonds 31. Potato Chip Cats
16. Patricia Lynne’s Journey Through the Pages