Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pwned Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

Author Shannen Crane Camp was kind enough to allow me to do a cover reveal of her upcoming novel Pwned, scheduled for release April 30. And no, for all of you non-gamers, I didn't spell that wrong. It's a gamers term (pronounced like owned with a p on the front). You can read what it means here.

She's also giving away a copy of Pwned. Enter using the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post.

Without further adieu, here's the cover and beneath that, the blurb and a teaser of my review (yes, it pays to know the author since she let me read it first!). And, just for fun, Shannen's latest hilarious video blog where she talks about Pwned.

Reagan West has a perfect life. She’s at the top of the high school food chain as co-captain of the cheerleading squad and she’s best friends with the most evil girl in Albany, Tawny Perez, which means she’s never on the receiving end of her wrath. The only trouble in Reagan’s perfect life comes from the constant threat of her dirty little secret leaking to her fellow classmates and casting her into a lifetime of ridicule.

Reagan West is a closet gamer and hates her role as the evil cheerleader.

But, as any well versed teenager knows, it’s better to suppress your own nerdy tendencies than to submit to a lifetime of being shoved into lockers and so, Reagan bravely soldiers through life as a reluctant bully… until a boy from her guild moves to her school and becomes Tawny’s next target. The newcomer threatens to reveal Reagan’s nerdy little secret and force her to come to terms with who she truly is. Now Reagan has to decide if she’s going to defend her fellow geeks, or if she’ll continue to be a total troll.

My thoughts:

This is just a small portion of my review. You'll have to come back when Shannen releases the book to read the full thing.

If you are a gamer, you're going to love Pwned. If you're not a gamer, you're going to love Pwned.
Shannen Crane Camp has managed to pull off quite a feat: a book about gamers that's so interesting, chanrming, and captivating that it doesn't matter whether you know what an expansion pack or DPS is. Pwned is a charming, funny, current, nerd-infested page-turner reminiscent of The Shop Around the Corner, or You've Got Mail.

This is definitely one you'll want to put on your TBR list!

Thanks, Shannen, for allowing me to share your cover with the world.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I play board games with the 11 year old, no video games. DH plays monopoly once in a while. The 11 year old plays a little video game before bed if she has been reading Steven King.

  2. I'm a self-proclaimed gamer girl! Loved Super Nintendo best of all though. Side-scroller = <3. But, I love board games & card games too! It's all wonderful. :) And, I love playing with my 3 kids too. :D


  3. for some reason the FB author page link isn't showing up in the raffelcopter...could it be checked?

    1. I just checked and it showed up for me. I wonder if there's something glitchy in it? Check it again and tell me if it works.

  4. I wouldn't call myself a "gamer" but I loved to Lego Wii games and my sister and I growing up would have some fierce Super Mario competitions.
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    1. I have read Shannen's other published novels and love her writing style. She is upbeat, fun, quirky and a bit of a nerd (in the best sense of the word of course). Can't wait for this new release. And No, I'm not a gamer, just a reader.

  6. I am not a gamer but my son is. All he does is play video games on his XBOX 360 from the time he gets home from school until he goes to bed. Thanks for the giveaway I would love to read this book!!

  7. I'm definitely a gamer. I'm not a huge gamer like my son is but I do get hooked on a lot of PC games. Years ago I was hooked and I mean hooked on a game called Kingdom Hearts. We had just bought a Playstation one. And I played that game every night and any free time I had and finished the whole game. It's definitely one of my top favorite games ever!!
    Pwned sounds REALLY GOOD!! I would so love to win this book! I added to my wish list and of course my TBR list!! I'm really looking forward to reading the book. Thank you so much for giving me a chance at winning your awesome giveaway!!!

  8. I am a console/handheld gamer, and a Facebook gamer. Love me some consoles: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, ColecoVision, NES, SNES, N64, GCN, Wii, Sega Master, SG, SDC, PS, PS2, PS3, X-Box, X-360. Also, love me some handhelds as well: GB, GBP, GBC, GBA, GBA-Micro, GBA-SP, NDS, NDS-Lite, NDS-i, 3DS, SGG, Nomad, Lynx, PSP, etc. Sorry if you cannot figure those out, as they're easy and well-known.

    Also, I've been a VGs dealer in flea markets off-and-on (pretty much on!) for over half my life (and I'm almost 32).

    My fiance' is very into gaming as well. He mostly does his gaming on 3DS and Wii. He's very into MMO's on the PC as well....something I absolutely refuse to play myself.

    We also both love mangas about games as well, like the "Kingdom Hearts" mangas, the "Legend of Zelda" mangas, the "Star Ocean" mangas, and the "Dragon Quest" mangas.

    I am very interested in having the chance to read your book, and would be happy to review it for you on Goodreads as well.