Enter to win our HallowRead Challenge!

It’s the spookiest (and, dare we say, best) time of the year, and we’re celebrating with a new photo contest! We looovve Halloween decorations and thought it would be so fun to design our own Halloween-themed book stack — and now we want to invite you to create your own, and win a prize!

Enter our HallowRead photo challenge by creating your own Halloween-themed bookstack or shelfie. We want to see: 

  • Your favorite spooky reads! We’re leaving the selection pretty open-ended because we love a good book recommendation. The book does not have to be about Halloween per say (although of course that would be pretty cool!), but it should have a thematic tie-in to the season in some way. Genre suggestions include paranormal, horror, thriller, dark fantasy, speculative fiction, YA, Gothic lit, mystery, etc. etc.
  • A creative Halloween-themed book stack or shelfie design! This is the really fun part: Take your favorite spooky reads and decorate them for Halloween, then send us a pic! Remember we’re judging based on creativity, so let your imagination go wild! 

The winning Halloween-themed bookstack or shellfie will receive: 

The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. October 30th, and the winning entry will be announced / featured on our social media on October 31st! Enter by 

  • Posting a photo of your Halloween-themed bookstack or shelfie to Instagram
  • Tagging us (@booksforwardpr) in your post

Don’t have Instagram? You can email your submission pic to chelsea@booksforward.com.

We can’t wait to see your entries! Happy HallowRead! 


Enter the Siren’s Song Fan Art and Cosplay Contest!

YA fantasy author Mary Weber just released the explosive finale to her bestselling Storm Siren Trilogy, Siren’s Song (Thomas Nelson, March 1)–and now, readers can bring the world of the storm-summoning Elemental Nym to life (and win some really cool prizes!) by entering The Siren’s Song Fan Art & Cosplay Contest!

What to do: Submit an original piece of fan art representing Nym, your favorite Storm Siren Trilogy characters, recreating the covers in a creative way, scenes from the book, and/or the world of Storm Siren. Get creative! Submissions will be accepted in the form of cosplay, photography, drawn, painted, digital, or in any other two-dimensional format. All entries will be showcased online, and compiled into a slideshow that will be released on YouTube after the contest ends.

Contest Dates: April 1–27. On April 28, Mary will select five finalists and showcase their work on her Facebook page–and then the rest is up to you! Vote for the Grand Prize Winner on Facebook from April 28May 1. Winners will be notified via Facebook or emaiand announced by May 2.


  • One Grand Prize Winner will receive a 5-minute phone call with Mary Weber, as well as a special gift package including autographed copies of all three books, a map of Faelen, and cool Storm Siren swag including a custom mug, candy, buttons, bookmarks, and pens.
  • Four finalists will each receive an autographed copy of Siren’s Song and a custom mug.

How to Enter: Entries will be accepted through the following formats:

  • Post a photo or scan of your original piece of art on your personal Facebook page with #SirenSongArt, and (very important!) tag Mary Weber’s author page in your post! https://www.facebook.com/marychristineweber/
  • If you are unable to post your art to Facebook, send a photo of your art to SirensSongFanArt@jkscommunications.com
  • We recommend the following format for submission: Post or send a .jpg or .png file; suggested maximum file size is 5MB, and suggested minimum dimensions are 600x600px

Abbreviated Rules: No purchase necessary. Must enter by 11:59 pm EST on April 27. Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are thirteen (13) years of age or older and of the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside as of the time of entry. Visit MaryWeber.com for complete details and Official Rules. Void where prohibited. The contest is sponsored by JKS Communications.

About Mary Weber: 

Mary Weber is a ridiculously uncoordinated girl plotting to take over make-believe worlds through books, handstands, and imaginary throwing knives. In her spare time, she feeds unicorns, sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California, which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands, Joss Whedon, and the ocean. Facebook: marychristineweber, Twitter @mchristineweber, Blog: maryweber.com


About Siren’s Song: 

After a fierce battle with Draewulf, Nym barely escaped with her life. Now, fleeing the scorched landscape of Tulla, her storm-summoning abilities are returning; only…the dark power is still inside her. Broken and bloodied, Nym needs time to recover, but when the full scope of the shapeshifter’s horrific plot is revealed, the strong-willed Elemental must race across the Hidden Lands and warn the other kingdoms before Draewulf’s final attack.

From the crystalline palaces of Cashlin to the legendary Valley of Origin, Nym scrambles to gather an army. But even if she can, will she be able to uncover the secret to defeating Draewulf that has eluded her people for generations? With a legion of monsters approaching, and the Hidden Lands standing on the brink of destruction, the stage is set for a battle that will decide the fate of the world. And this time, will the Siren’s Song have the power to save it?