Thursday, December 9, 2010

Blog Tour: Bull Rider - Suzanne Morgan Williams - Top Ten List - Giveaway

Today's tour post is part of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for Suzanne Morgan William's Bull Rider. Click banner for tour details

Top Ten Things You’ll Likely Find – Only in Nevada

Since Cam and Ben are Nevadans, and I am too, I thought your readers might get a kick out of this. It would be easy enough for Cam and Ben to have seen all of these – I have.

10) Slot machines in service stations.
9) Wild horses in your driveway.
8) The printing press where Mark Twain’s work was first published.
7) The oldest known tree in the world – a bristlecone pine in Great Basin National Park.
6) Gold, Gifts, and Guns – an all purpose shopping experience.
5) Giant ichthyosaur fossils on top of a desert mountain – yes, they were like fish.
4) The bottle house in Rhyolite – a house built completely out of beer bottles and mud.
3) The pyramid in Pyramid Lake on the reservation of the Pyramid Lake Band of Northern Paiutes.
2) the Wildest Richest Rodeo in the West – Reno Rodeo in the Biggest Little City in the World.
1) Area 51 – a top secret military test site next to the ET Highway (NV State 6) known for multiple sightings of UFOs.
bonus) The blue nun’s ghost at St. Mary’s Art Center (a restored 1870s era hospital) in Virginia City – one of the most haunted places around.

I want to visit Nevada now, just to see all of these sights! Thanks for the awesome list, Suzanne!

All it takes is eight seconds....

Cam O'Mara, grandson and younger brother of bull- riding champions, is not interested in partaking in the family sport. Cam is a skateboarder, and perfecting his tricks — frontside flips, 360s — means everything until his older brother, Ben, comes home from Iraq, paralyzed from a brain injury.

What would make a skateboarder take a different kind of ride? And what would get him on a monstrosity of a bull named Ugly? If Cam can stay on for the requisite eight seconds, will the $15,000 prize bring hope and a future for his big brother? 
(Synopsis taken from goodreads.)


Courtesy of Suzanne Morgan Williams, Lost for Words is hosting a giveaway for a paperback copy of Bull Rider. Once the giveaway ends, the winner's mailing information will be passed along to Suzanne and/or her publisher. 
US/Canada only. 
Contest ends December 19, 2010. 
Please fill out this form to enter. Comments, while appreciated, won't be counted as entries. Thank you!


Linda Henderson said...

I would love to read this one, it sounds like a really good story. I'd like to find out how he helps his brother.

seriousreader at live dot com

Vivien said...

This sounds great!


Aik said...

I tweeted:

Jennifer said...

I would love to read this book! It's exactly the kind of book I like to read.
I filled out form.
pinkpeonyblossom at gmail dot com

Johnny said...

Thanks for the 10 interesting facts about Nevada. Thanks for the bull rider giveaway!

Unknown said...

The list is great!