Tuesday, February 26, 2013

THE TESTING - Giveaway!

by: Joelle Charbonneau

As I am frantically typing the final chapters to GRADUATION DAY (book 3 of The Testing Trilogy), I have found that my ability to multitask has become severely impacted.  Getting to THE END tends to give me tunnel vision. Nothing exists but completing the story.  Then the fun of editing will begin. I look forward to that part a great deal and can't wait to dig in. 

Hopefully, by the time you are reading this, I will have reached the final moments of this trilogy.  This has been an unusual project for me since I will finish writing and revising the third book long before the first book comes out on June 4th.  Hopefully, readers will embrace Cia and that I have done justice to her story.  She is a heroine I have loved watching grow and change.

To celebrate my (almost) completion of the final book, I am going to give away an ARC of THE TESTING.

It’s graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about—hope for—is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new graduates to become possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing post-war civilization. When Cia is chosen, her father finally tells her about his own nightmarish half-memories of The Testing. Armed with his dire warnings (”Cia, trust no one”), she bravely heads off to Tosu City, far away from friends and family, perhaps forever. Danger, romance—and sheer terror—await. 

THE TESTING is a bit different from my adult mysteries.  No camels or angry standard poodles.  No singing and dancing or roller skating.  But I'm hoping you'll still like it.  Please leave a comment below to enter (US and CANADA only - sorry!).  I'll choose the winning commenter on Friday.  Also please leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.   

Okay - back to racing to THE END!   


  1. I love your adult mysteries, but I'm excited to check out The Testing. Sounds a little scary :-)

    Congrats on almost completing the final book in the trilogy Joelle!

    email: loveydoveybooks AT gmail DOT com


  2. Congratulations! Congratulations, Joelle! What a multi-talent you are! Finishing the whole trilogy before the first comes out is a massive achievement!

    I can't wait to read The Testing and its two sequels. I know they're going to be smash hits.

  3. If any of the reading/English teachers I know still talk to me by June, I plan to shove this one down their throats.

  4. I loved the Hunger Games trilogy and I love your adult books so I am looking forward to reading this.... my email is mwutsey@aol.com

  5. Am dying to read THE TESTING! Yay for almost completely your final book in this trilogy. That's huge!

    My email addy is addicted2novels(at)gmail(dot)com.

    *crosses fingers and hopes*

  6. I love your adult books. I am looking forward to reading The Testing series. Pick me! Pick me!

    1. Oh---my e-mail is mazurbeam@hotmail.com

  7. Congrats on almost finishing. I'll certainly be looking for this one way or the other.

  8. Thanks to all of you. And in case anyone is interested - THE END has been reached! Now back to the beginning:)

  9. Yay for the end and yes I'd LOVE to win an ARC~ :)

  10. Joelle - Congratulations to my old friend, so excited to see you living your dream!
    I have read the sneak peak, and I can't wait to read the rest! I hope you pick me for the ARC! :)

    Ummm, you know where to find me.

  11. Can't wait for the finished product
    catamorg (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. Lena - Congrats! My son picked you out of a hat:) I will send you an e-mail and get your address.