29 Mar


Two weeks ago, advanced copies of my book were mailed from my address in London and never made it through the French post… fingers crossed, I’m still hoping those copies turn up. So, on Monday a new shipping was sent and tracked and it’s arrived! I’m actually holding my book!!!


To celebrate, I’m giving away my first signed advanced copy. These signed proofs are going to be pretty rare, (especially if the first package doesn’t show up!)

How can you win it?!

I’m going to make it really easy for you! All you need to do is like my AUTHOR facebook page (Claire Merle, Author) and or sign up to follow this blog. The contest will be points-based so you can get a total of 2 points, (one for following the FB page, one for following the blog) to be entered into the virtual hat of to win the prize.

 The contest is open internationally and will end on April 10th, at 10 a.m. French time. The winner will be announced later on in the day.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on the blog or my AUTHOR fb page to let me know you’ve entered. (If you already follow the blog or the fb page that’s fine. Your entries will still be counted. Just let me know!)

UPDATE: As some of you have already begun tweeting about the giveaway, I’ve decided to give an extra point to anyone who tweets it, with a link back to here. (Make sure you put @clairemerle on the tweet so I know to give you an extra point!) Thanks! 




  1. Dana Carey March 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Hi Claire! I’ve RTed on twitter and I already LIKE your facebook page. So I don’t know how many points I have but throw my hat in the ring. I’d love to win. 🙂

  2. Hannah March 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    This is so exciting Claire!!! You must be the happiest person in the world right now! Oh, and what a beautiful living, breathing book it is too! That is definitely going to look very nice on my bookshelf! 😀 I have tweeted you (!/thegirlinacafe/status/185352969628295169), I already like you on facebook, and I now follow your blog as well!!! *does a little jig in excitement!*

    • Claire Merle Books March 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

      Thank you, Hannah! Yes, it’s so exciting. It’s a real book. It’s got my words in it. I open up chapters and they’re my chapters, my characters, my scenes!!! Holy Cow it’s awesome!! Thanks for the tweet and follow. That’s 3 awesome points for you. (And 2 for you Dana!! You inspired me to add an extra point for tweeting.)

  3. precious04 March 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Hi Claire! 🙂 I’ve been waiting months for a chance like this! I’ve been following your page in FB for months now. And I’m following this blog via email.

    Thank you!

    • Claire Merle Books March 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      Thank you so much!! There’ll be quite a few more giveaways coming up on the ‘off chance’ this doesn’t work out for you. (They probably won’t be signed, but my publisher is planning on doing a BIG giveaway closer to release date. So stick around! )

  4. Kate March 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Oh wow – I am so doing everything you just said!

  5. Petra @ Safari Poet March 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    It looks great! I hope the other ARCs turn up. I already follow your facebook page and now this blog via email. I’ve also tweeted:

  6. Lucy March 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    The book looks great – congrats! I’m already following your blog and FB. And I’ve spread the word on twitter:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    • Claire Merle Books March 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

      Thanks Lucy, Kate, Petra, and all of you for helping to spread the word about The Glimpse. So happy one of you will be winning a signed copy!!

  7. Samantha Grizzell March 30, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    This books sounds amazing. FB like, and tweet

  8. Shelby March 30, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    I just wanted to say that is the most gorgeous cover, and I will be looking forward to when it comes out! Of course, I would love to win it! I followed your blog and I’m looking forward to learning more about Glimpse!

  9. robcharron March 30, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    Hello Claire!

    I just discovered you via this Scavenger Hunt.
    THE GLIMPSE is definitely on my TBR list: I’m SO curious as to Ana’s journey.

    Thank you for participating in this.
    All the best,
    RK Charron

  10. robcharron March 30, 2012 at 1:54 am #

    Forgot to say I am Following this site & also via email.

  11. Amy S. March 30, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    Hi. I’m following you now by email, and I liked your facebook page and also The Glimpse on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win a signed ARC!

  12. Devan @ Book Strings March 30, 2012 at 3:41 am #

    I so want to read it!!! Thank you for the giveaway. I’m just in love with the cover too.

    I liked your FB page: Devan Bridget
    I followed via email: dbookstrings(at)gmail(dot)com
    My Tweet:!/bookstrings/status/185557294354923520

  13. Laura March 30, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    Your novel looks amazing! I liked your facebook page and I look forward to getting updates. I’m a teacher, so I will be letting my students know about your book!

    • Claire Merle Books March 30, 2012 at 6:15 am #

      Thanks Laura!! And thank you all for such lovely feedback. Hope you’re having a great Hunt!

  14. Melody Straka March 30, 2012 at 6:04 am #

    I follow your blog and liked you on fb 🙂 I really love the cover of your book. Can’t wait to read it. :)))

  15. Enna P. March 30, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  16. sarahbotbonkers March 30, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    I followed the blog via email and liked your FB page. Thanks for the chance to win! 😀


  17. Teresa L March 30, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Liked your facebook page: Nyla Chn
    Tweeted :!/xteeluong/status/185656200652787712
    And followed via email – teeluongx(at)hotmail(dot)com
    The cover looks gorgeous by the way!

  18. Lynsey Newton March 30, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    I’m surprised that I’ve not heard of your book before now but I think it sounds really interesting! I’ve liked the facebook page. Thank you for the opportunity to win 🙂

  19. Samantha Noblit March 30, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    I’ve liked your facebook page and followed your blog. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  20. Naomi H March 30, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    Ooh pick me!! Love to have a copy!! Followed blog, and Facebook!! Having fun on the Hunt!!

  21. Stephanie BD (@StephLikesBooks) March 30, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Hi! 😀 Thanks for the amazing giveaway! 😀 I’ve liked your facebook page and followed your blog! 🙂 stephbarkerdrew(at)hotmail(dot)com

  22. enyce122 March 30, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Oh my god I would love to read the advance reader copy of this book!! I just love the way it sounds!!! I’m so excited it’s even on my to read list on Goodreads XD

    Facebook: Sarah Kalaitzidis
    followed with email: red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  23. Samantha March 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    I have been waiting for this book for a while! It looks and sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway, I’ve liked your facebook page and followed your blog.
    – Sam @ Falling Books

  24. Rachel March 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    The Glimpse sounds amazing! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!!
    Thanks for the giveaway! Hopefully I’ll win it 😀

    I follow your blog with this email:
    and my facebook account: Rachel Naddeo

  25. Jordan March 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway! There is nothing better for a book lover than a SIGNED ARC!!!! I liked you on facebook, following your blog!

  26. Jordan March 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    I just tweeted too!!/JordanGaylord

  27. Thilde March 30, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    I follow you blog, like you on facebook and tweeted;!/KollLotus/status/185843989503680512 🙂

  28. Chloe (YA Booklover Blog) March 30, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    I just liked your FB page (I’m Chloe Bray). The book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Rose Jude March 31, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    I liked you on facebook! Thanks for the giveaway, I’d love to win.

  30. Juana March 31, 2012 at 5:19 am #

    I tweeted!/JuanaAndrade/status/185943136374226945 and liked you on Fb thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  31. Lis Carcamo March 31, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!!! I REALLLY love this cover!!!
    I follow you on Facebook: Lis Carcamo
    Follow your blog via e-mail: lis.krkmo5(at)gmail(dot)com
    I tweeted:!/NoxInvictus7/status/185961033771397120

  32. Michelle March 31, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Follow via email: mich1980611(at) hotmail(dot)com

  33. Andrea B (@andreadbc) March 31, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    thanks for the giveaway!
    1. liked on FB as Andrea Brigneti
    2. tweet here!/andreadbc/status/186110520405929985

  34. sarah March 31, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Wow! Have liked the facebook page and followed the blog. So excited, this book is just so beautiful!

  35. April Johnson April 1, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    I liked on Facebook

  36. Sarah (The Book Life) April 1, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    I actually just learned about THE GLIMPSE through the YA Scavenger Hunt and it sounds amazing! The book trailer is so good, too! I’m so glad I decided to participate in the hunt, I love finding awesome new books! I liked the facebook page (Sarah Miller) and I followed by email: thebooklife(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thanks for a chance to win a copy!

  37. Gabriella April 1, 2012 at 6:31 am #

    Its looks awesome! I really want to read The Glimpse!!

    I follow your blog & I tweeted about it 🙂!/Gabelle_M/status/186324666510606337

    Thank you!

    • Gabriella April 1, 2012 at 6:34 am #

      Justy realised that I’ve already entered for this on the YA Scavenger post oops. Extra tweet for you for the giveaway 🙂

  38. Kai A. April 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Hi Claire!

    That is one gorgeous copy. How does it feel to finally have in your hands a copy of The Glimpse? It must be so surreal! So excited for your book to come out! I’m crossing my fingers (and anything else I can cross!) and hope I snag this copy! I think I’ve sent you a couple of emails before for a review request. Thanks for the chance!

    I followed your blog (amaterasureads AT gmail DOT com), Liked your page and I tweeted!!/amaterasureads/status/186459662911148032

    • Claire Merle Books April 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

      Kai, you are top of the list I sent to my publisher for a review copy. (ebook.) I don’t think they’ve started sending them out yet to anyone but press. But if you haven’t got it by the end of April, let me know!!

  39. Von @ Mr. Book Wonder April 2, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    I want to get a glimpse of The Glimpse! This is actually on my tbr-pile so I’ll definitely cross my fingers for this one!


  40. Christella Samuel April 3, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Like everyone else, I heard about your book through the YA Scavenger hunt and it seems like it will be an excellent read. I liked your FB page and I’m following your blog. BTW: what is the story behind your background pic? It looks really interesting. 🙂

    • Claire Merle Books April 3, 2012 at 9:51 am #

      Hey Christella,
      Thanks for following & entering to win a signed copy of The Glimpse. The background pic is something from the book trailer video — there was a sneak preview of the trailer during the Scavenger Hunt, but it won’t be officially released for another couple of weeks. I’ll put it up on my blog when it’s out!

  41. Kathrin April 10, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    hi Claire thx for this comp… yes the YASavenger hunt made me notice you and ‘Glimpse’ and i have a huge list of books to get now 🙂 and im soooo hungry 😀

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