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Contest: Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

Eyes Like Stars (Theatre Illuminata, Act I) by Lisa Mantchev
Feiwel & Friends (July 7, 2009)
368 pages
$11.55 (, 07/10/09)

I know I’m a little late in celebrating the release of Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev but I can’t just let it pass without giving it it’s well deserved glory spot!

ELS was an amazing read. You can see my review here. It was so unique and the originality was one of the best I’ve ever read. The cover alone deserves to be mentioned. It’s one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen. Even thought the artist did an amazing job you have to give props to Lisa too. Without her amazing ability to write and describe her characters this amazing cover would not exist.

Here’s a blurb about the book (

All her world’s a stage.
Bertie Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.
She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.
That is, until now.
Enter Stage Right
NATE. Dashing pirate. Will do anything to protect Bertie.
COBWEB, MOTH, MUSTARD SEED, and PEASEBLOSSOM. Four tiny and incredibly annoying fairies. BERTIE’S sidekicks.
ARIEL. Seductive air spirit and Bertie’s weakness. The symbol of impending doom.
BERTIE. Our heroine.
Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.
Lisa Mantchev has written a debut novel that is dramatic, romantic, and witty, with an irresistible and irreverent cast of characters who are sure to enchant the audience.
Open Curtain

Read the first chapter on the Théâtre Illuminata.

Connect with Lisa:

Théâtre Illuminata
LiveJournal Blog
Feiwel & Friends

Deltay of Lucid Conspiracy made a very cute trailer for ELS. Check it out:


I’m going to offer a copy of Eyes Like Stars to one contestant. I’ll place the order on and have it shipped directly to the winner.

How to Enter:

IMPORTANT! Each entry MUST be a separate comment! Otherwise you forfeit your additional entries! I will be using a random number generator to pick the winner!

  1. Post a comment! Any comment will do! Include your email to ensure you receive your winnings!
  2. Follow my blog! Already follow? Awesome! Let me know!
  3. Post this contest on the web! Anywhere is acceptable. Leave the link in your comment. One link per comment. If you Twitter it, @ me! @junklekennedy

So that’s at least 3 (three) entries available for you to win a copy of ELS by Lisa Mantchev.

  • Entries will be accepted until Midnight, July 17th (one week)
  • Entries are open to US & Canada only, sorry. NO P.O. Boxes.
  • The winner will be randomly selected via based on the comment number automatically generated when you comment. Random comments WILL be deleted. Sorry.
  • The winner will be announced on July 18th (or soon thereafter)
  • The winner will have 3 days to email me their shipping info or they will forfeit their winners and a new winner will be selected. Include your email in your comment and I’ll email you if you win.

Enter away! Good luck!

Eyes Like Stars


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