Thursday, October 14, 2010

Giveaway and Guest Post: Andrew Jacobson of THE FAMILIARS

winners announced soon!

This month we welcome special guest Andrew Jacobson, co-author of the new Middle Grade fantasy series, THE FAMILIARS!

Running to save his life, Aldwyn, the street-wise orphan cat, ducks into a strange store. Moments later Jack, a young wizard-in-training, comes in to pick out his familiar – a magical animal companion. Aldwyn’s always been clever. But magical? Apparently Jack thinks so—and Aldwyn is happy to play along. Anything to get out of town!

Once home with Jack in Stone Runlet, Aldwyn thinks that he’s got it made—a life of ease with a boy who loves him. He just has to convince the other familiars—the know-it-all blue jay Skylar and the friendly tree frog Gilbert--that he’s the telekinetic cat he claims to be.

Then, after the sky lights up with an omen, the unthinkable happens. Jack and the other young wizards are captured by the evil queen of Vastia. Together Aldwyn, Skylar and Gilbert must save them—but how?

On their thrilling quest across the land, the familiars will face dangerous foes, unearth a shocking centuries old secret, and discover a mysterious destiny that will change them all forever.

Welcome, Andrew!

We are also having a special Familiars-themed Halloween Scavenger Hunt! At each stop along the blog tour, we will be asking a trivia question from our book. After you fill in your answer, the letter that falls in the place of the * can be placed in the corresponding number of the larger puzzle. So for example, since this is question number 5, the letter that lands in the space where the * is can be filled in where the 5 is in the larger puzzle. The larger puzzle will form yet another clue, and anyone who answers it correctly will be entered into a drawing for an autographed book as well as a few other Halloween treats!

Be sure to visit The Familiars blog at to find links to all other blog stops and find out where to send in your answers! All entries must be entered by November 15.

5. Marianne's and Dalton's familiars, Gilbert and Skylar, are curious to meet Aldwyn, the newest resident of

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _*_ ___ ___

Hint: Chapter Three, Page 40

11 5 18 8 15 1 9 7 19 14 23 2 25 16 10 12 20

__ __ __ __ __ __ ' __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

17 3 22 6 21 4 24 13

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ (official website) (book trailer)

Happy Halloween everyone!

Andrew & Adam

Andrew, thank you for stopping by and including Sisters in Scribe in your tour! As a special thanks to our readers, and in honor of familiars everywhere, my Sisters and I are giving away one copy of the book to a random commenter! Please fill out the form and leave a comment to be entered! You must be a follower of this blog. Contest is international and ends October 28th.


  1. I love that Andrew went to the house on "Elm Street"! How awesome is that!

  2. Why is there only one comment for this?? I got three people to retweet it so that might help :)

  3. I love the whole concept behind this book - can't wait to read it!

  4. Thanks Alison! It's definitely a new twist on an old favorite.

  5. Fun post! Any synopsis that has the words "street-wise" in it immediately has my attention!

  6. Sounds like a terrific book. Please enter me in contest.

  7. Thanks everyone! Please make sure you fill out the form. If you don't fill it out, you will not be entered.

  8. I would love to read Th Familiars! Sounds awesome, great world!

  9. Nightmare on Elm Street is one of my all time favorites! My son (cough) would love this book! Thanks!

  10. I am loving this contest! I know my chidrens blog... has been dying to review this book! I will post this contest on ReadingTween blog and I will tweet it all night tonight! There will also be a link on ReadingTeen.
    Thank you for the opportunity :O)
    I also joined, great site btw.

  11. Thank YOU, Amy! I saw they had posted the trailer on their blog and I wanted to link them to the giveaway, but I didn't want to look like I was trying to promote SIS over there. Thanks again!

  12. This book not only looks fantastic, it sounds fantastic. I can't wait to read it.

  13. @ L.J. Boldyrev I will figure out how to link it on ReadingTween, the button just shoots straight over to your homepage. Fingers crossed.
    BTW, I'm still tweeting!

  14. SWEET, fixed it! Now check!

  15. I'm sorry about flooding your post with comments, I just wanted to add that I posted your giveaway on ReadingTeen. Much more followers there :)Just scroll down and look on the sidebar under - Other Giveaways.

  16. Thanks, Amy! You're the best! Don't ever feel sorry for flooding us with comments! I really appreciate your help in spreading the word!


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