Thursday, 7 June 2012

Dork Diaries: Skating Sensation Extract & UK Giveaway!

Skating Sensation, the fourth instalment in Rachel Renee Russell's tween hit series Dork Diaries, is published in the UK by Simon & Schuster today, and to celebrate I have an extract for you all to read.

I love this series - I know I'm way over the target age, but still. It's a really fun series and every book has made me laugh. I haven't read Skating Sensation but it's not far away on my to-read pile so hopefully I'll get to it soon. Here's what it's about:
Nikki Maxwell isn't at all surprised to find out that her crush Brandon volunteers at a local animal shelter. He's such a sweet guy - of course he wants to help those adorable puppies! Then Brandon tells her that the shelter is in danger of closing, and Nikki knows she can't let that happen. Especially when she discovers a shocking secret about Brandon that makes keeping that shelter open more important than ever. So Nikki and her friends Chloe and Zoey enter an ice skating competition to help raise money for the shelter, but (big surprise) Mackenzie has to stick her nose in and cause trouble so that she can be the one to swoop in and save the day. No way will Nikki let that happen: She'll just have to come up with some extra creative ideas this time!


Here's the first paragraph of the extract for you to read:
It's about a girl and a guy who have been best friends forever. She's training to be a world-class figure skater while he's working towards a spot on the Olympic hockey team. Just as they're about to fall in love, they discover that their ice arena is the secret hideout of the Deadly Ice Vambies, half-vampire and half-zombie beings whose supernatural ice-skating abilities grow more and more powerful every time they eat a double bacon cheeseburger
...To see the rest (including cool illustrations) you need to click HERE. I would post it all but my blog doesn't like PDF files, unfortunately!



 Thanks to Simon & Schuster, I have one (1) set of the Dork Diaries series to give away.

Rules & info:
  • Open to UK only.
  • End date: June 13th, 2012.
  • One entry per person.
  • You do NOT have to follow my blog to enter.
  • Books will be sent out by the publisher.

Fill in the form below to enter, and good luck!

1 comment:

Sebastian Clouth said...


I am the Books editor at Before It's News ( Our site is a rapidly growing people-powered news platform currently serving over 3 million visits a month. We like to call ourselves the "YouTube of news."

We would love to republish your blog's RSS Feed in our new Books section. Every post would have a description of your site and a link back to it. Our visitors would love to read your content and find out more about you!

You could also publish excerpts of your books if you'd like :), along with links back to pages where they are for sale.

It's a great opportunity to spread the word about your work and reach new readers. We don't censor or edit work.

We will be featuring and promoting content and book excerpts across the web.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Sebastian Clouth
Books Editor, Before It's News