Monday, June 14, 2010

Claire de Lune week (and giveaway!)

I am excited to share with you a week of Christine Johnson's debut, Claire de Lune. Throughout the week you will find an interview with Christine, the main character Claire and Matthew. I hope you enjoy!

About the book:
Torn between two destinies…

Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday. Her pool party is a big success, and her crush keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she’s the only girl there. But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy: She’s a werewolf.

As Claire is initiated into the pack of female werewolves, she finds her lupine loyalty at odds with her human heart. Burdened with a dark secret and pushing the boundaries of forbidden love, she will be forced to make a choice that will change her life forever...


“Johnson spins out an engaging and provocative riff on the werewolf tradition….Smooth writing and engaging main characters make for an easy read, while a feminist focus offers just a bit more for thoughtful readers….A good summer read for the romantically concerned or and monster-obsessed midteen girl.” - Booklist

"Johnson weaves a page-turning tale of forbidden love, loyalty, friendship, and deception that will leave readers eager for more. Strong characters and major plot twists coupled with a new twist on werewolf mythology make this a fun and entertaining read." - School Library Journal

“Johnson’s debut . . . glimmers with mystery and a budding romance amid Romeo and Juliet-like complications . . . her struggle to adjust and integrate the two sides of her life rounds out a satisfying story.” - Publisher’s Weekly

Book Trailer:

About the author:
I grew up in, moved away from, and finally came home to Indianapolis, Indiana. Now I live in an old house in an old neighborhood with my husband and kids. I have too many books and a weakness for anything sweet. I love yoga and cooking, but I'm not much of a movie person. I like watching soccer, and always look forward to the first sweater-worthy days in the fall. But mostly, I like making things up and writing them down and having people read them. So that's what I do, and I'm very, very lucky to be doing it!

...and a big thanks to Christine for the great giveaways! This week you have a chance to win a SIGNED copy of Claire de Lune (CAN/US only), OR one of six signed bookplates (open internationally!) by filling out the form below. For each thoughtful comment you leave during the week, I will also add an extra entry.


  1. fantastic giveaway. I am so excited to read this book!

  2. Awesome post, thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  3. Great giveaway.I'm looking forward to this book.

  4. This book looks intriquing! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  5. Thanks for the contest and for keeping it open internationally!

  6. Gret contest, looking forward to this week already.

  7. I'm looking forward to reading this. Nice to see the werewolf from the female perspective...

  8. I read your "Chatting it up with Claire" post, so cool! Honestly, I've heard mention of this book and seen the cover so many different places but never had a real chance to explore whether it looked like something I'd be interested in. After reading this interview I am 100% convinced I need to read this! Thanks!

  9. I look forward to reading this. It's been on my wish list for a few months.

  10. I am jealous of Jessica…but congrats! Only 4 more days!