Thursday, December 2, 2010

Phasing Out

Yes, you guys probably saw it coming. 1 ARC Tours is phasing out day by day. We now only have 2 active tours, and both of those will probably end this month.

There's nothing that can be done or said to stop it, I apologize. We weren't getting many/any donations. And those that we were getting, people weren't signing up for.

Who knows? Maybe we'll come back in April-ish, when school is over. But as of right now there are PLENTY of other tour sites y'all can participate in that are FAR more active and organized than this one.

Good luck, and happy holidays.

~Enna Isilee

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Quest for Merlin's Map-- W.C. Peever

Release Date: December 25th, 2010
Publisher: Savant Books & Publications LLC
Donated by: Author
Summary (Goodreads):
Charlie is an awkward twelve-year old living a normal life till he is abducted and thrust into a world of ever-looming danger, a world of Magic, of Angry Gods, and Creatures that are should only exist inside of fairytales.

Charlie and his three friends must unravel the mysteries of their new found abilities, save the father Charlie has never known, and uncover a secret that will change their lives forever.
SIGN UPS OPEN. Leave name and state.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Trickster's Girl-- Hilari Bell

Release Date: January 3rd, 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Donated by: Author
Goodreads
Summary (jacket flap):
A century after 9/11, in a high-tech, high-security world, magic is the last thing on anyone's mind. Something bad is happening. Trees are dying. People are getting sick. Fifteen-year-old Kelsa's father died from cancer--a particularly aggressive case, the doctors said. Science has no answers. Then Kelsa meets a boy. He's the most beautiful boy Kelsa's ever seen, but he's also very strange. He claims to be Raven, the mythological creature. He keeps going on about magic and an impending ecological disaster and that Kelsa must help him save the world. Maybe he'd crazy. Or maybe he's telling her truths people have forgotten. And maybe she should help him, even if doing so means risking her own life.
NOT ENOUGH INTEREST. Tour cancelled

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Solid-- Shelley Workinger

Release Date: July 9, 2010
Publisher: CreateSpace
Summary (goodreads):
Eighteen years ago, a rogue Army doctor secretly experimented with a chromosomal drug on unknowing pregnant women. When he was killed not long after the children were born, any knowledge and evidence seemed to die with him - except for the living, breathing, human products of his work. Almost two decades later, the newly self-proclaimed "open-book" military unearths the truth about the experiment, bringing Clio Kaid and the other affected teens to a state-of-the-art, isolated campus where they soon discover that C9x did indeed alter their chromosomes, its mutations presenting as super-human abilities. The military kids, who come from across the nation and all walks of life, come into their own as lighter-than-air 'athletes'; 'indies' as solid as stone walls; teens who can make themselves invisible and others who can blind with their brilliance. While exploring her own special ability, forging new friendships and embarking on first love, Clio also stumbles onto information indicating that the military may not have been entirely forthcoming with them and that all may not be as it seems...
SIGN UPS CLOSED.
  1. Ashley (ID)
  2. Tara (IL)
  3. J.P. (NC)

The House of Dead Maids-- Clare B. Dunkle

Release Date: September 14th, 2010
Publisher: Henry Holt
Donated by: Enna Isilee
Summary (goodreads):
Young Tabby Aykroyd has been brought to the dusty mansion of Seldom House to be nursemaid to a foundling boy. He is a savage little creature, but the Yorkshire moors harbor far worse, as Tabby soon discovers. The ghost of the last maid will not leave Tabby in peace, yet this spirit is only one of many. Why do scores of dead maids and masters haunt Seldom House with a jealous devotion that extends beyond the grave?

As Tabby struggles to escape the evil forces rising out of the land, she watches her young charge choose a different path. He is determined to keep Seldom House as his own. Though Tabby tries to befriend the uncouth urchin, her kindness cannot alter his fate. Long before he reaches the old farmhouse of Wuthering Heights, the boy who will become Heathcliff has doomed himself and any who try to befriend him.
NOT ENOUGH INTEREST. Tour cancelled

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tour Removal

Did you ask to be removed from some/all tours?

Chances are I forgot to take you off.

If you'd like to be removed from any/all tours, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT

Red Moon Rising-- Peter Moore

Release Date: February 15th, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion
Donated by: Jen
Summary (goodreads):
Being only half-vamp in a high school like Carpathia Night makes you a whole loser. But Danny Gray manages to escape the worst of the specists at his school. Thanks to the genetic treatments he had as an infant, most people assume Danny's other half is human. Which is a good thing.

Ever since the development of synthetic blood – SynHeme – vamps have become society’s elite, while wulves like his father work menial jobs and live in bad neighborhoods. Wulves are less than second class citizens; once a month they become inmates, forced to undergo their Change in dangerous government compounds.

For Danny, living with his vamp mother and going to a school with a nearly all-vamp student body, it’s best to pretend his wulf half doesn’t even exist.

But lately Danny's been having some weird symptoms -- fantastic night vision; a keener-than-usual sense of smell; and headaches, right around the full moon.

Even though it's tempting to live in denial, it's hard to ignore evidence. There's only a month until the next full moon, and Danny's time is running out.
SIGN UPS CLOSED. If you want on, e-mail me (onearctours@gmail.com) and we'll see if we can add you on.

THIS IS A SIGNED ARC!! BE NICE TO IT!!

Mailed to Amy 10/28 DC# 0310 1230 0000 6601 8001
  1. Amy (NY) Rec'd 11/1 Mailed 11/8 DC # 03101230000007498480.
  2. Damaris (NJ) Rec'd 11/10 Mailed DC# 0310 1230 0000 3240 8522
  3. Celina (FL) Rec'd 11/27 Mail by 12/4
  4. Enna Isilee (UT)
  5. Lesa (OR)
  6. Back to Jen

Delirium-- Lauren Oliver

Release Date: February 1st, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Donated by: JL Hill
Series: n/a
Summary (goodreads):
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -the deliria- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.
SIGN UPS CLOSED. If you want to be added, send me an e-mail (onearctours@gmail.com) this tour will only be running for 2 months. We'll get through as many as we can.

  
This tour will run until the end of December. We'll try to get as many people as we can. Because of this timeframe, this book will be EXTREMELY closely monitored.

MAILED: 10/28 DC# 03102010000021346090.
  1. Simply_Megan (PA) Rec'd 10/29 Mailed 11/5 DC# 0306 0320 0001 9345 4514
  2. Amy (NY) Rec'd 11/8 Mailed 11/17 (2 days late) DC# 03101230000016965706
  3. Tina (MI) Rec'd 11/19 Mailed by 11/27 (1 day late) DC# 03100480000079747819
  4. Mad Scientist (WI) Rec'd 12/1 Mailed 12/6 DC# 0309 3220 0001 1683 0752
  5. Sam Ripley (FL)
  6. Amber Skye (TX)
  7. Ashley (ID)
  8. Lesa (OR)
  9. Katy F. (CA)
 Back JL by the end of December

Monday, October 18, 2010

Updated Tours

Hello everybody!

I have gone through and updated the tours (something I REALLY needed to do!). So here's news on our active tours, retired tours, and lost books.

ACTIVE TOURS

Guys! We only have 10 tours going right now! That's pitiful. This site is driven by your donations! If you have an ARC lying around PLEASE consider donating it! PLEASE!

RETIRED TOURS

I've gone through and marked all of the tours that are finished. Yup. This section is simple.

LOST BOOKS

We have EIGHT books missing! I know where some of these are, but if you have one of these PLEASE let me know! I believe I have contacted everyone who has these, but have gotten very few responses. If you have one of these PLEASE LET ME KNOW. If we work together to get them out quick, you won't be penalized. Please hurry! Here are the books we're looking for:

Kiss Me Deadly
BOTH of our copies of this book have been lost. I know who has them. If you are one of the people, please contact me so that you can get these back on track.

Forget Her Nots
I have contacted the person who has this. It will hopefully be mailed out soon.

Freefall
This book apparently never arrived at its last tour participant. The author would like it back, so if you have it PLEASE let me know!

This Gorgeous Game
This book still has half its tour to go. Let's get it moving!

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters
This went to hope, who I haven't heard from in months. Dunno if we'll get it back.

The Deadly Sister
This may have been mailed out without the sender giving me DC. If you have it, please let me know!

Sapphique
This book vanished. Help anyone?

You Wish
I have contacted the person who has this. It will hopefully be mailed out soon.


Despite all the hard work running this site takes, I really enjoy it. HOWEVER it can't run without your help! Please be sure to e-mail me for next address IMMEDIATELY after you recieve the book. And mail on time. And DONATE ARCs! We can't run without them.

Thanks guys!

~Enna Isilee

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Deadly-- Julie Chibbaro

Release Date: February 2011
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (an imprint of Simon and Schuster)
Donated by: Author
Series: n/a
Summary (goodreads):
A mysterious outbreak of typhoid fever is sweeping New York.
Could the city’s future rest with its most unlikely scientist?
If Prudence Galewski is ever going to get out of Mrs. Browning’s esteemed School for Girls, she must demonstrate her refinement and charm by securing a job appropriate for a young lady. But Prudence isn’t like the other girls. She is fascinated by how the human body works and why it fails.
With a stroke of luck, she lands a position in a laboratory, where she is swept into an investigation of the fever bound to change medical history. Prudence quickly learns that an inquiry of this proportion is not confined to the lab. From ritzy mansions to shady bars and rundown tenements, she explores every potential cause of the disease. But there’s no answer in sight—until the volatile Mary Mallon emerges. Dubbed “Typhoid Mary” by the press, Mary is an Irish immigrant who has worked as a cook in every home the fever has ravaged. Strangely, though, she hasn’t been sick a day in her life. Is the accusation against her an act of discrimination? Or is she the first clue in a new scientific discovery?
Prudence is determined to find out. In a time when science is for men, she’ll have to prove to the city, and to herself, that she can help solve one of the greatest medical mysteries of the twentieth century.
Sign ups CLOSED.
  1. Amy (NY) Mailed 10/18 DC# 0310 0480 0001 7871 2473
  2. Tiffany (IL) Rec'd 10/20 Mail by 10/27 NO DC Provided (Warning)
  3. Lesa (OR) Rec'd 10/30 Mailed 11/10 (4 days late, 2 warnings) DC# 0309 3220 0001 8085 2650
  4. Jessi (TX) Rec'd 11/16 Mail by 11/23
MAILED BACK TO AUTHOR

The author has asked that we hold our reviews until closer to the release date. You will be contacted when you need to post your review.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ascendant-- Diana Peterfreund

Release Date: September 28th, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Donated by: Jen
Series: Killer Unicorns #2
Summary (goodreads):
Now a fully trained unicorn hunter, Astrid Llewelyn is learning that she can’t solve all her problems with a bow and arrow. Her boyfriend has left Rome, the Cloisters is in dire financial straits, her best friend’s powers are mysteriously disintegrating, and her hope of becoming a scientist seems to be nothing but an impossible dream.

So when she’s given the opportunity to leave the Cloisters and use her skills as part of a scientific quest to discover the Remedy, Astrid leaps at the chance. Finally, she can have exactly what she wants—or can she? At Gordian headquarters deep in France, Astrid begins to question everything she had believed: her love for Giovanni, her loyalty to the Cloisters, and—most of all—her duty as a hunter. Should Astrid be saving the world from killer unicorns or saving unicorns from the world?
TOUR CANCELLED. Not enough interest.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Donations!

Hey guys!

I finally feel like I have things under control. The new e-mail account is GREAT and it's making answering your queries SO much easier.

Also, For the rest of this week I will continue to send books to people who have not filled out the new form. But by SEPTEMBER 27TH if you have not filled out the new form, you will not recieve any books.

With that said, now that I've finally got things managed I can handle more donations!

PLEASE if you have an ARC lying around, PLEASE consider donating it to the tours. I prefer that you fill out this form, but you're welcome just to e-mail me if you prefer.

THANK YOU guys! I've really appreciated your support and kind words!

~Enna Isilee

Monday, September 20, 2010

IMPORTANT INFORMATION! All participants MUST READ

Thank you SO MUCH for responding to my cry for help, guys! I got a TON of people volunteer for help. I'm looking over all of your e-mails now, and I'll get back to you soon.

In the meantime, I have made some BIG CHANGES to 1 ARC Tours. Please read carefully
  • We have a new e-mail address! My personal e-mail was a Yahoo account, and it was a HUGE pain to have to log in and out over and over again. That's the main reason I was so slow with e-mail. So our new e-mail is onearctours@gmail.com
  • There is no more Cbox. I learned that it was REALLY annoying! I just kept missing things. Now, every time you RECEIVE a book, every time you MAIL a book, and every time you need the NEXT ADDRESS you must e-mail me at the new e-mail address.
  • The rules have been updated. Things are a little more strict. I have outlined exact punishments for when rules are broken. Hopefully this will encourage order. SEE THE NEW RULES
  • Tours are now open to the US only. I'm really sorry to our few Canadian members. But it was just causing too much stress. If you're interested in international tours, you might check out the Good Golly Miss Holly tours.
  • We have a new participation form. You must fill out this form in order to participate. If you are on a tour currently, but your name is not on the new form, you will NOT recieve the book. CLICK HERE to fill out the new form. Make sure you have read the new rules first!
  • Points are going to be updated. I'm going to make a new points list with everyone who signs up with the NEW FORM. Your points will carry over so long as you sign up again.
  • There is a new donation form! This will make donations a lot easier for me! If you would like to donate, please fill it out! You can click here, or click the link at the top of the page.
  • All of the tours have been updated. I have removed all of the retired tours. There are many tours that I have marked as "lost" because people appear to be hoarding them. There are equally many tours where people donated a book and then never mailed it out. I have cancelled these tours. I'm sorry for any inconvenience.
All right. I think that's it. If you have any questions or concerns you can comment here or e-mail me at onearctours@gmail.com

Monday, August 23, 2010

Small Update...

Hello everyone!

I just want to let everyone know that if Enna Isilee or I don't get in contact with you the day you send an e-mail or post in the chat box, don't freak out!  Both of us have just started our college classes, so we both just got busy again.

For those of you e-mailing for addresses, I would suggest e-mailing us two or three days ahead of the scheduled time for it to ship, just to make sure we can get the address to you on time.

Also, we have many tours right now that are less than five people.  If a tour doesn't get five people signed up, it will not run.  It takes a lot of time to keep everything going smoothly, and it's hard to keep everything straight with a lot of tours with less than five people on them.

Thanks for reading!

Hope.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl

London , 1838. Sixteen-year-old Liza's dreams of her society debut are dashed when her parents are killed in an accident. Penniless, she accepts the position of lady's maid to young Princess Victoria and steps unwittingly into the gossipy intrigue of the servant's world below-stairs as well as the trickery above. Is it possible that her changing circumstances may offer Liza the chance to determine her own fate, find true love, and secure the throne for her future queen?

Meticulously based on newly discovered information, this riveting novel is as rich in historical detail as Catherine, Called Birdy, and as sizzling with intrigue as The Luxe.

About the Author:
Michaela MacColl studied multi-disciplinary history at Vassar College and Yale University , which turns out to be the perfect degree for writing historical fiction. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and three extremely large cats in Connecticut . This is her first book.

SIGN UPS CLOSED  
  • Amy (NY) Rec'd 9/25 Mailed 9/29 DC # 0309 3220 0001 46666208.
  • Julia (MD) Rec'd 10/1 Mail by 10/8
  • Lesa (OR) Mailed 11/10 DC# 0309 3220 0001 8085 2643
  • Katy (CA) Rec'd 11/15 Mailed 11/19 (3 days early) DC# 0309 2880 0000 8762 0177
TOUR COMPLETED

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Extraordinary-- Nancy Werlin

Release Date: September 7th, 2010
Publisher: Dial
Donated by: Meaghan
Summary (goodreads):
Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe, but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself. Soon she'll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Pheobe's ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasn't been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she special enough to save herself?
SIGN UPS CLOSED.
  1. Lesa (OR) Rec'd 9/2 Mail by 9/9
  2. Ashley (ID) Rec'd 9/17 Mail by 9/24 DC# 0308 1400 0002 3458 6648
  3. Looksie (MN) Rec'd 9/25 Mail by 10/2
  4. Tina (MI) Rec'd. Mail by 10/21 DC# DC# 03093220000169688737
Returned to donator. Retired tour.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Out of town

Hey guys!

I'm out of town all weekend, so hope will be dealing with emails and schtuff. She's pretty busy, though, so we may not be able to get back to you ASAP. We'll be a little lenient if your mailby date is today, tomorrow, or Monday, but please don't abuse this.

Thanks!

~Enna Isilee

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Low Red Moon-- Ivy Devlin

Release Date: September 14th, 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Donated by: Brandi
Summary (goodreads):
Avery Hood is reeling from the loss of her parents--and the fact that she can't remember what happened to them even though she was there.

She's struggling to adjust to life without them, and to living with her grandmother, when she meets Ben, who isn't like any guy she's ever met before.

It turns out there's a reason why, and Ben's secret may hold the key to Avery finding out what happened to her parents...

But what if that secret changes everything she knows about--and feels for--Ben?
Sign ups CLOSED

MAILED 8/16. DC: 0309 2880 0003 0940 5926
  1. Damaris (NJ) Rec'd 8/22, Mailed 8/31 (2 days late)
  2. Crystal (NC)  Rec'd 9/3 Mailed 9/21 DC# 9102 1480 0860 0181 1150 77
  3. Ashley (ID)
Returned to donator. 0310 1230 0000 2268 8774

Losing Faith by Denise Jaden

A terrible secret. A terrible fate.

When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don’t know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but.
As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a dark and twisted secret about Faith’s final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger.

To sign up, leave a comment with your name, e-mail address, and state.

  1. Melanie (FL) Rec'd 9/20 Mail by 9/30 (multi-book extension)
  2. Guinevere (VA)
  3. Ashley (ID) Mailed DC# 0310 1230 0000 2269 1439
  4. Elana (UT)
  5. Cindy (CA)
Tour completed

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

In Regards to E-mail

Hey guys,

When it comes to e-mail, if I haven't responded in about 6 hours, feel free to send the e-mail again. We hit a snag early this week because I was in the hospital and couldn't answer e-mails. But I'm back now, and so 6 hours is your magic number. Go ahead and e-mail again.

I should have responded to everyone's e-mails by now. So if I haven't responded to yours, please e-mail me again.

Also, if you have a book that needs/is ready to be mailed PLEASE let me know. I have a list of who has all the books and I want to get 'em moving!

Thanks!
~Enna Isilee

Nightshade-- Andrea Cremer

Release Date: October 19th, 2010
Publisher: Philomel
Donated by: Crystal
Summary (goodreads):
While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla was born a warrior and on her eighteenth-birthday she’ll become the alpha female of the next generation of Guardian wolves. But Calla’s predestined path veers off course the moment she saves the life of a wayward hiker, a boy her own age. This human boy’s secret will turn the young pack's world upside down and forever alter the outcome of the centuries-old Witches' War that surrounds them all.
SIGN UPS CLOSED.

Sent to Jess 8/31 DC# 9102 1480 0860 0110 3233 44
  1. Jess (NC) Rec'd 9/1 mail by 9/8
Returned to Crystal 9/20 DC# 0310 1230 0001 3809 3806

Matched-- Ally Condie

Release Date: November 30th, 2010
Publisher: Penguin
Donated by: Crystal
Summary (goodreads):
In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.

Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic
SIGN UPS CLOSED.

ARC ONE (Crystal) RETIRED
  1. Damaris (NJ) Rec'd 8/9 Mail by 8/16 NO DC. Warning
  2. Lisa S (NJ) Rec'd 8/17. Mail by 8/24.
  3. Brandi K (NC) Rec'd 8/31 Mailed 9/3 (4 days early) DC# 0309 2880 0003 0940 8804
  4. Cate (NC) Rec'd 9/4 SENT: DC# 03090330000130000716
  5. JP Wickwire (NC) Mailed to Crystal
  6. Back to Crystal
ARC #2, Jennifer's Copy
  1. Jamie (LA)
  2. Tiff (IL) Rec'd 10/14 Mail by 10/21 DC# 03093220000169688737
  3. Sophia Lee (TX)
  4. Alyssa (CA)
  5. Back to Jennifer
Tour finished

Haint Misbehavin-- Maureen Hardegree


Release Date: June 1st, 2010
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Donated by: Betty
Summary (goodreads):
The start of a fun middle-grade series, The Ghost Handlers, follows Heather Tildy, an Atlanta teen with a troublesome habit of attracting ghosts. Middle-child Heather has enough to worry about with sisters, boys and school. Now that a trouble-making girl from the 1800's is poking her nose in Heather's business, her life has taken a supernatural turn for the worse! Before her life can get better, she has to figure out how to help the ghost move on. Debut author Hardegree is a veteran short-story author for the well-known MOSSY CREEK HOMETOWN series. She plans multiple titles in this warm and funny YA series
SIGN UPS CLOSED.

1. JL (PA) Rec'd 8/9 Mail by 8/23

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hunger-- Jackie Morse Kessler

Release Date: October 17th, 2010
Series: Horsemen of the Apocolypse #1
Donated by: Meaghan
Summary:
“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”

Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons?
SIGN UPS CLOSED

  1. JL (PA) Rec'd 8/11 Mailed 8/20 (1 day late) DC 03080070000102765775
  2. Crystal (NC) Rec'd 8/25 Sent 9/2 (1 day late) DC 9102 1480 0860 0123 1980 45
  3. Cindy (CA)
TOUR COMPLETED

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Call for Donation!

All right guys, we're doing a donation call. I've had a lot of requests for certain ARCs, and so I'm going to offer you all an incentive.

To anyone who donates any of the following ARCs you'll be given 20 points. Meaning you can get onto any tour you'd like and be 1st or 2nd. And if you donate one that you have, and someone else donates one that you want, then you're golden, eh?

All right, here's the list I've got so far. If you have any of these titles and are willing to donate, please e-mail us at onearctours@yahoo.com with the subject SPECIAL ARC DONATION.

Paranormalcy
by Kiersten White


Nightshade
Andrea Cremer


Firelight
Sophie Jordan


Matched
Ally Condie


Beautiful Darkness
Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl


Halo
Alexandra Adornetto


Hunger
Jackie Morse Kessler


Torment
Lauren Kate

Crescendo
Becca Fitzpatrick

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Passing Strange (Generation Dead #3)-- Daniel Waters

Release Date: Summer 2010
Series: Generation Dead (#3) POSSIBLE SPOILERS IN SUMMARY
Donated by: Publisher
Summary: POSSIBLE SPOILERS!!
Karen DeSonne always passed as a normal (if pale) teenager; with her friends, with her family, and at school. Passing cost her the love of her life. And now that Karen’s dead, she’s still passing—this time, as alive. Karen DeSonne just happens to be an extremely human-like zombie. Meanwhile, Karen’s dead friends have been fingered in a high-profile murder, causing a new round of antizombie regulations that have forced them into hiding. Karen soon learns that the “murder” that destroyed their non-life was a hoax, staged by Pete Martinsburg and his bioist zealots. Obtaining enough evidence to expose the fraud and prove her friends’ innocence means doing the unthinkable: becoming Pete’s girlfriend. Karen’s only hope is that the enemy never realizes who she really is—because the consequences would be worse than death.
NOT ENOUGH INTEREST. Tour cancelled.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This is Me From Now On-- Barbara Dee

NOTE: This was an old tour. The book was located, so now we're making it a new tour. If you were on the old tour and still wish to receive the book, you must sign up again.Release Date: April 27th, 2010


Summary: Sometimes your life just needs a little jolt.

This is what Evie's new friend Francesca tells her, and soon enough, Evie's life has had something more like an earthquake. Francesca thinks life is dull unless you go after everything you want and say everything on your mind all the time--and sometimes that includes giving other people a little behind the scenes help to give them what she thinks they want.

Evie can't always tell if she's horrified or fascinated by everything Francesca convinces her to do, but ultimately, she comes to see friendship--and life--in a whole new light.

TOUR CANCELLED (No interest)

Monday, July 12, 2010

One Week

From now on, sign-ups on tours will be closed after one week [or as soon as 10 people sign up]. This will help prevent schedule mix-ups and make scheduling a lot easier.

Thanks!

Chasing Brooklyn-- Lisa Schroeder

NOTE: This was an old tour. The book was located, so now we're making it a new tour. If you were on the old tour and still wish to receive the book, you must sign up again.Summary:

Restless souls and empty hearts.

Brooklyn can’t sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca died a year ago, and now their friend Gabe has died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there, waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca chasing her through her dreams.

Nico can’t stop. He’s always running, trying so hard not to feel the pain of missing Lucca. But when he begins receiving messages from his dead brother, telling him to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.
SIGN UPS CLOSED

SENT 7/31 DC # 03092880000125918549

  1. Katelyn (MD) RECD 8/3, SENT 8/10. DC# 0309 1830 0000 1614 1498
  2. Crystal (NC) Rec'd 8/12 Sent 8/26 (1 week late) DC# 9102 1480 0860 0099 2286 30
  3. Tiger (AL) Rec'd 8/30 Mailed 9/2 (5 days early) DC# 03082690000144015878
  4. Jamie (LA) Rec'd 9/4 Mailed 9/11
  5. Page (ID) Rec'd 9/13 Mailed 9/19 DC # 9102128882300330942429
  6. Valorie (CA)  Mailed DC# 0310 0480 0000 9775 6718
  7. Cindy (CA)
Tour finished

Random Magic-- Sasha Soren

NOTE: This was an old tour. The book was located, so now we're making it a new tour. If you were on the old tour and still wish to receive the book, you must sign up again.Summary:

When absent-minded Professor Random misplaces the main character from Alice in Wonderland, young Henry Witherspoon must book-jump to fetch Alice before chaos theory kicks in and the world vanishes. Along the way he meets Winnie Flapjack, a wit-cracking doodle witch with nothing to her name but a magic feather and a plan. Such as it is. Henry and Winnie brave the Dark Queen, whatwolves, pirates, Struths, and fluttersmoths, Priscilla and Charybdis, obnoxiously cheerful vampires, Baron Samedi, a nine-dimensional cat, and one perpetually inebriated Muse to rescue Alice and save the world by tea time.
SIGN UPS CLOSED

SENT 8/14. DC 0309 1830 0000 7099 9523

1. Cindy (CA) Rec'd 8/20

Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love

Release Date: August 1st, 2010
Donated by: Publisher
Summary:
Full of dark seduction and modern romance, this short story collection presents a variety of talented voices sure to satisfy every werewolf, ghost, fallen angel, zombie, and shape-shifter’s dark desires.

An anthology of paranormal fiction by some of the most popular YA writers, including:

· Becca Fitzpatrick
· Maggie Stiefvater
· Carrie Ryan
· Diana Peterfreund
· And 9 others!
SIGN UPS CLOSED

ARC 1
  1. Readergirls (NY) Rec'd 7/23 SENT 7/31 DC# DC03061070000126218416
  2. Jordan (MO) Rec'd 8/6 Mail by 8/13.
  3. Melissa (GA)
  4. Jamie (LA)
 ARC 2
  1. Stephanie (CA) Rec'd 7/28 MAILED 8/2 (2 days early) DC # 03101230000044429850
  2. Cindy (CA) Rec'd 8/4 Mail by 8/11
  3. Valorie (CA)
  4. Chantele (UT)

Manifest-- Artist Arthur

Release Date: August 1st, 2010
Donated by: Valorie
Summary:
When fifteen-year-old Krystal Bentley moves to Lincoln, Connecticut, her mom's hometown, she assumes her biggest drama will be adjusting to the burbs after living in New York City.
But Lincoln is nothing like Krystal imagined. The weirdness begins when Ricky Watson starts confiding in her. He's cute, funny, a good listener—and everything she'd ever want—except that he was killed nearly a year ago. Krystal's ghost-whispering talents soon lead other "freaks" to her door—Sasha, a rich girl who can literally disappear, and Jake, who moves objects with his mind. All three share a distinctive birthmark in the shape of an M and, fittingly, call themselves the Mystyx. They set out to learn what really happened to Ricky, only to realize that they aren't the only ones with mysterious powers. But if Krystal succeeds in finding out the truth about Ricky's death, will she lose him for good?
SIGN UPS CLOSED

SHIPPED 8/23. DC NUMBER 0310 0480 0000 2614 1158
  1. Cindy (CA) Rec'd 8/23 Mail by 8/30
RETIRED TOUR

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Opinions? New points system, suggesting ARCs, and organization of tours

Okay guys! We're looking for opinions!

We have a new points system, you can click the "EARN POINTS" link above to check it out. Comment HERE if you have any comments on it.

We have a new "Suggesting ARCs" page, where you can suggest an ARC for the tour to try and get. People who donate suggested ARCs get extra points.

Right now, we organize the tours by location. This is to save on mailing costs. Do you like this? Would you rather we organized by who signs up first, or randomly?

Let us know!

Friday, July 9, 2010

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker


When the principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program, Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can’t get any worse. Then she marries her “husband”: jerky jock Todd, whose cheerleader girlfriend, Amanda, has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired with Fiona’s long-term crush, Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend, Marcie, who is paired up with the very quiet, very mysterious Johnny Mercer.

Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes.

SIGN UPS CLOSED
  1. Tiger (AL) Rec'd 8/6 SENT 8/9 (4 days early) DC# 03091830000035389321
  2. Katelyn (MD) Mailed 8/20 DC 0309 1830 0000 1614 1511
  3. Melanie (NY) Rec'd 8/24 Mail by 8/31
  4. Jen (CT)
  5. ReganStar (ME)
  6. Valorie (CA) asked to be removed from tour.
  7. Cindy (CA)
RETURNED TO DONATOR. Retired Tour.

My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman


With Roz and Eva everything becomes a contest—who can snag the best role in the school play, have the cutest boyfriend, pull off the craziest prank. Still, they’re as close as sisters can be. Until Eva deletes Roz from her life like so much junk e-mail for no reason that Roz understands. Now Eva hangs out with the annoyingly petite cheerleaders, and Roz fantasizes about slipping bovine growth hormone into their Gatorade.


Roz has a suspicion about Eva. In turn, Eva taunts Roz with a dare, which leads to an act of total insanity. Drama geeks clamor for attention, Shakespearean insults fly, and Roz steals the show in Lauren Bjorkman’s hilarious debut novel.

SIGN UPS CLOSED
  1. Valorie (CA)
  2. Cindy (CA)
  3. Crystal (NC)
  4. Jen (CT)
  5. ReaganStar (ME)

The Line - Teri Hall


An invisible, uncrossable physical barrier encloses the Unified States. The Line is the part of the border that lopped off part of the country, dooming the inhabitants to an unknown fate when the enemy used a banned weapon. It’s said that bizarre creatures and superhumans live on the other side, in Away. Nobody except tough old Ms. Moore would ever live next to the Line.
Nobody but Rachel and her mother, who went to live there after Rachel’s dad died in the last war. It’s a safe, quiet life. Until Rachel finds a mysterious recorded message that can only have come from Away. The voice is asking for help.

Who sent the message? Why is her mother so protective? And to what lengths is Rachel willing to go in order to do what she thinks is right?

SIGN UPS CLOSED
  1. Crystal (NC)
  2. JL (PA)
  3. Michelle (IL)
  4. Melanie (NY)
  5. Carina (ONT)
  6. Valorie (CA)
  7. Cindy (CA)

Something, Maybe - Elizabeth Scott


Seventeen-year-old Hannah distances herself from her parents' skanky reputations. Her father is a cyber-pinup king and her mother is one of his girls. Things become even more complicated when Hannah starts crushing on two boys she works with at her after-school job. 

SIGN UPS CLOSED

  1. Crystal (NC)

Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount-White


Something—some power—is blooming inside Laurel. She can use flowers to do things. Like bringing back lost memories. Or helping her friends ace tests. Or making people fall in love.

Laurel suspects her newfound ability has something to do with an ancient family secret, one that her mother meant to share with Laurel when the time was right. But then time ran out.

Clues and signs and secret messages seem to be all around Laurel at Avondale School, where her mother had also boarded as a student. Can Laurel piece everything together quickly enough to control her power, which is growing more potent every day? Or will she set the stage for the most lovestruck, infamous prom in the history of the school?

SIGN UPS CLOSED
  1. Jamie (LA)
  2. Erika Lynn (NC)
  3. Melanie (NY)
  4. ReaganStar (ME)
  5. Amanda (MN)
  6. Valorie (CA)
  7. Cindy (CA)

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken


When Wayland North brings rain to a region that's been dry for over ten years, he's promised anything he'd like as a reward. He chooses the village elder's daughter, sixteen-year-old Sydelle Mirabel, who is a skilled weaver and has an unusual knack for repairing his magical cloaks. Though Sydelle has dreamt of escaping her home, she's hurt that her parents relinquish her so freely and finds herself awed and afraid of the slightly ragtag wizard who is unlike any of the men of magic in the tales she's heard. Still, she is drawn to this mysterious man who is fiercely protective of her and so reluctant to share his own past.

The pair rushes toward the capital, intent to stop an imminent war, pursued by Reuel Dorwan (a dark wizard who has taken a keen interest in Sydelle) and plagued by unusually wild weather. But the sudden earthquakes and freak snowstorms may not be a coincidence. As Sydelle discovers North's dark secret and the reason for his interest in her and learns to master her own mysterious power, it becomes increasingly clear that the fate of the kingdom rests in her fingertips. She will either be a savior, weaving together the frayed bonds between Saldorra and Auster, or the disastrous force that destroys both kingdoms forever.
SIGN UPS CLOSED

To Stephanie DC# 9102 1480 0860 0983 9431 20

  1. Stephanie (CA) Rec'd 7/27, MAILED 8/2 DC # 03101230000044429867
  2. Valorie rec'd 8/4 SENT 8/6 DC# DC 0310 0480 0000 2618 4667
  3. Jamie (LA) Rec'd 8/10 mail by 8/17
  4. Tiger (AL) Rec'd 8/23, Mailed 8/26 (mail 4 days early) DC# 03082690000144015137
  5. Andrea (FL) Rec'd 8/30 Mailed 9/7 DC# 9102150134711341314500
  6. Jess (NC) Rec'd 9/11 SENT 9/20 DC# 0310 1230 0001 3809 3790
  7. Michelle (IL)
RETIRED TOUR

The Red Umbrella by Christina Gonzalez

NOTE: This was an old tour.  The book was located, so now we're making it a new tour.  If you were on the old tour and still wish to receive the book, you must sign up again.


The Red Umbrella is the moving tale of a 14-year-old girl's journey from Cuba to America as part of Operation Pedro Pan—an organized exodus of more than 14,000 unaccompanied children, whose parents sent them away to escape Fidel Castro's revolution.

In 1961, two years after the Communist revolution, Lucía Álvarez still leads a carefree life, dreaming of parties and her first crush. But when the soldiers come to her sleepy Cuban town, everything begins to change. Freedoms are stripped away. Neighbors disappear. Her friends feel like strangers. And her family is being watched.

As the revolution's impact becomes more oppressive, Lucía's parents make the heart-wrenching decision to send her and her little brother to the United States—on their own.

Suddenly plunked down in Nebraska with well-meaning strangers, Lucía struggles to adapt to a new country, a new language, a new way of life. But what of her old life? Will she ever see her home or her parents again? And if she does, will she still be the same girl?

The Red Umbrella is a moving story of country, culture, family, and the true meaning of home.
SIGN UPS CLOSED

  1. Jen (NC)

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

NOTE: This is an old tour.  The book was located, so now we're taking new signups.  If you were on the old tour and still want to receive the book, you must sign up again.


After her sister Athena's tragic death, it's obvious that grief-stricken Persephone "Phe" Archer no longer belongs in Los Angeles. Hoping to make sense of her sister's sudden demise and the cryptic dreams following it, Phe abandons her bubbly LA life to attend an uptight East Coast preparatory school in Shadow Hills, MA -- a school which her sister mysteriously mentioned in her last diary entry before she died.

Once there, Phe quickly realizes that something is deeply amiss in her new town. Not only does Shadow Hills' history boast an unexplained epidemic that decimated hundreds of its citizens in the 1700s, but its modern townies also seem eerily psychic, with the bizarre ability to bend metal. Even Zach -- the gorgeous stranger Phe meets and immediately begins to lust after -- seems as if he is hiding something serious. Phe is determined to get to the bottom of it. The longer she stays there, the more she suspects that her sister's untimely death and her own destiny are intricately linked to those who reside in Shadow Hills.
SIGN UPS CLOSED

  1. Erika Lynn (NC)
  2. Andrea (FL)
  3. Melanie (FL)
  4. Jamie (LA)
  5. Sophia Lee (TX)

Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis

NOTE: This is an old tour.  The two books have been located, so we are now taking new sign-ups.  If you were on the old tour and still want to be on the tour for this book, you must sign up again.


I'd love a cup of coffee. . . . I wish she didn't hide how pretty she is. . . . I hope she didn't find out what Ben said about her. . . . I wish I knew how many calories were in a bite of muffin. . . .
Joy is used to Hearing Whispers. She's used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people's deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good—to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people's lives—especially Joy's—miserable. Still, when Joy Hears Jessica Whisper I want to kill my Hearing dead, and kill me too if that's what it takes, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car, and running away with a boy she barely knows—a boy who may have a dark secret of his own.

Whisper is an exhilarating debut novel from talented newcomer Phoebe Kitanidis.

SIGN UPS CLOSED

ARC #1
  1. Melanie (FL) Rec'd 9/20 Mail by 9/27
  2. Tiger (AL) Mailed DC# 0310 2010 0001 1703 2418
  3. Valorie (CA) Rec'd 10/12 Mail by 10/19 Mailed DC# 0310 0480 0000 9775 6701
ARC finished

ARC #2 (to be mailed by Jordan by the end of October)
  1. Crystal (NC)
  2. Katelyn (MD)

Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony

NOTE: This is an old tour.  The book was located, so we are taking new sign-ups.  If you were on the old tour, you have to sign up on this post, or you won't be included.


The year is 2041, and sixteen-year-old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the US, Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse—one of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities.
Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they’re financially ruined and practically starving. What should’ve been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission. And when Molly witnesses something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn’t, Molly’s only way home may be to beat them at their own game. Luckily, there’s a handsome stranger who’s willing to help.
Restoring Harmony is a riveting, fast-paced dystopian tale complete with adventure and romance that readers will devour.
 SIGN UPS CLOSED!!

  1. Carina (ONT)
  2. Laurie (NY)
  3. Melanie (NY)
  4. Katelyn (MD)
  5. Crystal (NC)
  6. Tiger (AL)
  7. Jamie (LA)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Open Tours, Closed Tours, and a few more notes

Hey guys! We've started! Hoo-rah!

This post is just a reminder of some things:

We still have quite a few spots left open on almost all the tours! We're gonna get these started, but feel free to still sign up (see full list below).

Also, it is YOUR JOB to e-mail us when you need the next address. If you mail late because you forgot to e-mail, it still counts as a strike against you.

Remember to post in the chat box when you recieve a book and when you send a book (include DC#). You may also request to be removed from a tour (ONLY THE NEW TOURS) in the chatbox. Other than that, please refrain from filling up the chatbox with comments. That's what e-mail is for!

There are many of you who have signed up for multiple tours. And MAY recieve multiple books in one week. Unfortunately, extensions can rarely be granted. We have to keep the tours moving. We do the best we can to make sure that you don't recieve too many books at once, but there's only so much we can do. Read what you can! We know life is busy.

Finally, this post will NOT be updated. Don't look to this as a reference in the future. Look instead to the appropriate post for each tour.

Thanks guys! Here's the information on all the current tours so far:

OPEN ACTIVE TOURS:

The Absolute Value of -1 (4 Spots Open)

Bad to the Bone (8 Spots Open) - Sent 7/6. DC: 03100480000112792936

Change of Heart (7 Spots Open) - Sent 7/6. DC: 03100480000112792943

The Deadly Sister (6 Spots Open)

Dust City (7 Spots Open) - Sent 7/6. DC: 03100480000112792905

Grace (4 Spots Open) - Sent 7/6.  Sent to Canada; cannot purchase DC.

God is in the Pancakes (4 Spots Open) - Sent 7/6. DC: 03100480000112792912

Green Witch (8 Spots Open)

Nocturne (10 Spots Open)

The Pack (10 Spots Open)

Sapphique (5 Spots Open) - Sent 7/6. DC: 03100480000112792929

This Gorgeous Game (6 Spots Open)

The Replacement (2 Spots Open) Update 7/7. Received by first person on tour.

What I Learned From Being a Cheerleader (8 Spots Open)

Where the Streets had a Name (10 Spots Open)

CLOSED ACTIVE TOURS:

Confessions of The Sullivan Sisters

You Wish Recieved by first person on tour

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Freefall by Mindi Scott

How do you come back from the point of no return?

Seth McCoy was the last person to see his best friend Isaac alive, and the first to find him dead. It was just another night, just another party, just another time where Isaac drank too much and passed out on the lawn. Only this time, Isaac didn’t wake up.

Convinced that his own actions led to his friend’s death, Seth is torn between turning his life around . . . or losing himself completely.

Then he meets Rosetta: so beautiful and so different from everything and everyone he's ever known. But Rosetta has secrets of her own, and Seth will soon realize he isn’t the only one who needs saving . . .

Due out in October.

SIGN UPS CLOSED

SENT 7/16 DC# 0308 1400 0000 3624 4906


1. Tiger (AL) Rec'd 7/19 SENT 7/24 DC# 03091830000035388096
2. Crystal (NC) Rec'd 7/28 Mailed 8/3 (1 day early) DC# 9102 1480 0860 0022 5979 49
3. Erika Lynn (NC) Rec'd 8/5 SENT 8/20 (e-mail error, no strikes) DC# 03100480000035403810
4. Reagan (ME)



Monday, June 28, 2010

NOcturne by L.D. Harkrader


A romantic tale of vampires and magic from award-winning author L.D. Harkrader

Flanders Lane is tired of being protected by her Uncle Anatole. After years of studying magic in the back of his bookshop, she's ready for an adventure of her own. Then one day, strange things start happening. A burglar breaks into the butcher's shop, stealing nothing, but leaving the floors sparkling clean. Soon the seamstress's apprentice vanishes on her way home, leaving behind only a shoe still laced at the top. And then worst of all, Uncle Anatole disappears. That night, a young vampire hunter named Pascoe knocks urgently on the bookshop door. Pascoe insists there is a vampire lurking in nearby Blakely Hall. Flanders looks deep into Pascoe's gorgeous eyes and finds herself agreeing to help him. As Flanders tracks the vampire, her feelings for Pascoe grow until she stumbles upon a secret that turns everything she thought she knew about Pascoe--and herself--upside down.
To sign up, leave a comment with your name, e-mail address, and state.


The Absolute Value of -1 by Steve Brezenoff


The absolute value of any number, positive or negative, is its distance from zero: |-1| = 1


Noah, Lily, and Simon have been a trio forever. But as they enter high school, their relationships shift and their world starts to fall apart. Privately, each is dealing with a family crisis—divorce, abuse, and a parent's illness. Yet as they try to escape the pain and reach out for the connections they once counted on, they slip—like soap in a shower. Noah’s got it bad for Lily, but he knows too well Lily sees only Simon. Simon is indifferent, suddenly inscrutable to his friends. All stand alone in their heartache and grief.

In his luminous YA novel, Steve Brezenoff explores the changing value of relationships as the characters realize that the distances between them are far greater than they knew.


ABSOLUTE VALUE OF -1 SIGN UPS CLOSED

SENT 7/7 DC# 03100480000080549518

1. Allison (AZ) Rec'd 7/12 MAILED 7/16 (3 days early) DC# 0307 1790 0004 0403 0736
2. Lisette (TX) Rec'd 7/20 Mailed ?
3. Jamie (LA) Rec'd 8/3 Mail by 8/10 NO DC. Warning
4. Morgan (MN)rec'd 8/12 Mailed 8/18 (1 day early) DC# 03100480000105890922
5. Crystal (NC) Rev'd 8/24 Sent 9/4 (4 days late) DC# 9102 1480 0860 0131 1020 03
6. Katelyn (MD) Mailed 9/17 DC # 0310 2010 0002 5253 2309
7. Readergirls (NY) Rec'd 9/20 Mail by 9/27
8. Emily (NH)

Returned to donator. Tour Retired.

This Gorgeous Game by Donna Freitas


A CHILLING NOVEL ABOUT THE ISOLATION OF BEING STALKED AND THE ABUSE OF POWER.
Olivia Peters is over the moon when her literary idol, the celebrated novelist and muchadored local priest Mark D. Brendan, offers to become her personal writing mentor. But when Father Mark’s enthusiasm for Olivia’s prose develops into something more, Olivia’s emotions quickly shift from wonder to confusion to despair. Exactly what game is Father Mark playing, and how on earth can she get out of it?

SIGN UPS CLOSED



This Gorgeous Game

SENT 7/26 DC# 0309 1830 0000 7147 0502

1. Valorie (CA) Rec'd 8/3, SENT 8/6 (4 days early) DC# 0310 0480 0000 2618 4650
2. Cindy (CA) Rec'd 8/7 Mailed 11/5 DC# 03092880000237301697
3. Jacob (TX)
4. Brandi (NC) Rec'd 11/10 Mailed 11/16 DC# 0309114000151764655
5. Crystal (NC)

6. Melanie (NY)

TOUR COMPLETED


Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford

The Sullivan sisters have a big problem. On Christmas Day their rich and imperious grandmother gathers the family and announces that she will soon die . . .and has cut the entire family out of her will. Since she is the source of almost all their income, this means they will soon be penniless.

Someone in the family has offended her deeply. If that person comes forward with a confession of her (or his) crime, submitted in writing to her lawyer by New Year's Day, she will reinstate the family in her will. Or at least consider it.

Due out in September.

SIGN UPS CLOSED!!
SENT 7/7 DC# 03100480000080549525



1. Allison (AZ) Rec'd 7/12 MAILED 7/16 (3 days early) DC# 0307 1790 0004 0403 0729
2. Melanie (FL) Rec'd 7/21 MAILED 8/2 (5 days late) DC# 03101230000142804498
3. Kerleisha (GA) Rec'd 8/6 SENT 8/13 DC# 03100480000363562999
4. Crystal (NC) Rec'd 8/16. SENT 8/31 (1 week late, pardoned) DC# 9102 1480 0860 0109 1970 93
5. Taylor (OH) Sent 9/8 DC# 03093220000175188979
6. Hope (MI) Rec'd 9/11 Mail by 9/18 NEVER MAILED. Presumed Lost
7. Kelly (WI)
8. Melanie (NY)
9. Lizzy (VT)
10. Reagan (ME)

Where the Streets Had a Name - Randa Abdel-Fattah

Thirteen year old Hayaat is on a mission. She believes a handful of soil from her grandmother's ancestral home in Jerusalem will save her beloved Sitti Zeynab's life. The only problem is that Hayaat and her family live behind the impenetrable wall that divides the West Bank, and they're on the wrong side of check points, curfews, and the travel permit system. Plus, Hayaat's best friend Samy always manages to attract trouble. But luck is on the pair's side as they undertake the journey to Jerusalem from the Palestinian Territories when Hayaat and Samy have a curfew-free day to travel.



But while their journey may only be a few kilometers long, it could take a lifetime to complete. . . .


Humorous and heartfelt, WHERE THE STREETS HAD A NAME deals with the Israel-Palestinian conflict with sensitivity and grace and will open a window on this timely subject.

SIGN UPS CLOSED

1. Carina (ONT) Rec'd 7/15 Mail by 7/22
2. Jamie (LA) Rec'd 8/14

Returned to Kathy. DC# 0310 0480 0003 1433 4781

The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer


Abby Goodwin is sure her sister Maya isn't a murderer. But her parents don't agree. Her friends don't agree. And the cops definitely don't agree. Maya is a drop-out, a stoner, a girl who's obsessed with her tutor, Jefferson Andrews...until he ends up dead. Maya runs away, and leaves Abby following the trail of clues. Each piece of evidence points to Maya, but it also appears that Jefferson had secrets of his own. And enemies. Like his brother, who Abby becomes involved with...until he falls under suspicion.

Is Abby getting closer to finding the true murderer? Or is someone leading her down a twisted false path?



SIGN UPS CLOSED

SENT 7/7 DC# 03100480000080549501

1. Jamie (LA) Rec'd 7/12 SENT 7/19 DC# 0310 0480 0000 2885 0119
2. Erika Lynn (NC) Rec'd 7/22 SENT 7/27 (2 days early) DC# 03100480000035382078
3. Crystal (NC) Rec'd 7/28 Mailed 8/3 (one day early) DC# 9102 1480 0860 0022 6610 46
4. Harmony (PA) Rec'd 8/9 Mail by 8/16 PRESUMED LOST
5. Melanie (NY)
6. Emma (Canada)
7. Valorie (CA)


Green Witch by Alice Hoffman



In this powerful, lovely sequel to GREEN ANGEL, Green must learn the stories of a number of "witches" and free her true soul mate from a prison as she grapples with life, love, and loss in a post-disaster world.
SIGN UPS CLOSED

SENT 7/7 DC# 03100480000080549495

Green Witch
1. Monica (MD) Rec'd 7/9 MAILED 7/14 (2 days early) DC# 03093220000231763126
2. Lisette (TX) 7/28 mail by 8/4

Returned to Donator. Retired Tour


Mr. Linky Reminder

Hey guys, just a quick mention that the Mr. Linky's at the bottom of a post are for LINKS TO YOUR REVIEWS. Not to sign up for the tour. None of them should have links, since we haven't sent any books out yet, but we will soon!

Thanks!
~Enna Isilee

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bascially, we're a completely new organization

Hi, guys! Enna Isilee here. We've been getting a lot of e-mails. So here's an update on WHAT IN THE WORLD is going on with this site.

Imagine that 1 ARC Tours is a car. This car was pretty broken down. It has a lot of dents, and dings, and parts that are completely missing. But luckily this car has just come into some new owners! We're going to fix up the engine, slap on some new paint, and turn it into something that millionaires are jealous of!

Hee. I like analogies.

Anyway. Basically 1 ARC Tours is a completely new tour site.

Right now we are e-mailing people trying to find out where the books ended up. So again, if you have one of the tour books PLEASE let us know. We've only managed to locate 4 of the books so far.

When we locate the books we will RE-START the tour with brand new sign-ups. There's no need to say you want to be taken off it.

The books posted this week are MOST DEFINITELY available to join. And they're pretty good ones! These will be very closely monitored. There are rewards for sending out on time, and there will be punishments if you fail to obey the rules. YOU MUST FILL OUT THE NEW FORM TO PARTICIPATE IN TOURS AS OF 6-26-10

IN CONCLUSION: 1 ARC Tours is undergoing a transformation into a new tour site. The only problem is that we can't just brush off our old baggage. Please be patient with us. We're doing the best we can

Thanks!