Suite Scarlett Giveaway

I am hosting a contest for 5 paperback copies of Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson!

Her new summer job comes with baggage.

Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small hotel in the heart of New York City, and Scarlett lives there with her four siblings – Spencer, Lola, and Marlene.

When each of the Martins turns fifteen, they are expected to take over the care of a suite in the once elegant, now shabby Art Deco hotel. For Scarlett’s fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire Suite, and a permanent guest called Mrs. Amberson.

Scarlett doesn’t quite know what to make of this C-list starlet, world traveler, and aspiring autobiographer who wants to take over her life. And when she meets Eric, an astonishingly gorgeous actor who has just moved to the city, her summer takes a second unexpected turn.

Before the summer is over, Scarlett will have to survive a whirlwind of thievery, Broadway glamour, romantic missteps, and theatrical deceptions. But in the city where anything can happen, she just might be able to pull it off.

To enter, tell me what you have done/plan to do this summer! +1 if you link this contest. The deadline to enter is July 17. Winners will be announced July 18.

EDIT: I forgot to mention this earlier, but this contest is US only. Sorry, I promise I will have an international contest soon!

For more information on the book, visit the amazon page or Maureen Johnson’s site. πŸ™‚


86 Responses to Suite Scarlett Giveaway

  1. TheBookworm says:

    I plan on trying to rest as much as possible during the hectic months of summer. I’ll probably only get a one hour nap…

    Please enter me! πŸ˜€

  2. Trisha says:

    We don’t do much in the summer. We go camping every weekend.. That is nice..


  3. Diana Dang says:

    I am excited for a modelling shoot I’m gonna be in!

    And linked to sidebar!

  4. Oh, I would love to be entered. Thanks for linking your contest at the carnival.

    Let’s see….I can’t wait until August b/c I’ll be seeing Blinke 182/Fall Out Boy/Panic! at the Disco live and it should be a blast.


  5. scottsgal says:

    Besides swimming in our pool as much as possible, we’re going to Northern WI this weekend for a baseball tournament then boating and fishing for a couple days and in August we’re going to Cancun – woo hoo.

  6. Marie says:

    So far I’ve just been working and reading a lot πŸ™‚ But I hope to fit in some trips to the local water park and to the art museum and zoo soon!

  7. Cin says:

    My plans this summer are to spend as much time outside as possible! I hardly go outside because its too hot but this summer is going to change that!

    +1 Posted on sidebar on blog!

    enter me please! cnhand84 at yahoo dot com

  8. sandi says:

    I have already gone to the beach and I got to see Anthony Rapp reprise his role in RENT & I saw the Indigo Girls in concert. As for the rest of the summer- I am in the play Alice in Wonderland, I will be going to a week long training so that I will be “highly qualified” to teach algebra (I am a middle school math teacher), I have to write and teach a color guard routine. I am also going to see Wicked in a couple of weeks.

    Somewhere in there I plan to read a bunch of books bc my goal is to read 100 this calendar year. I am a little behind.

    I posted a link to your contest here=

  9. Deltay says:

    Hmm… summer plans… I still need to make some. As for now though, I plan to do a fair amount of relaxing. Have to get through the summer reading and essay assignments as in, in prep for next year. Probably do a fair bit of volunteering, chillaxing outside.

    +1 Sidebar linked this contest

  10. kim says:

    Please enter me!

    My summer plans are to try and get in some relaxing reading when we go to the beach for a couple of days πŸ™‚

    I posted a link to your contest:


  11. Alberto Lung says:

    I plan to read… loads and loads of book!

  12. Teryn says:

    I will be READING a lot, while @replying to Maureen Johnson’s tweets on Twitter, going to the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiere, and trying to earn money to buy BOOKS! πŸ™‚

    Also, I will be linking to your contest in about a minute on here:

  13. Valerie says:

    My summer plans include going to a few concerts (David Cook β™₯), trying to find a job, and reading as much as I possibly can. And, of course, staying cool!

  14. Freya says:

    I will be going to the London gathering that Maureen Johnson is hosting and going to many parties to celebrate the end of exams and just relaxing.

  15. Amerah says:

    I plan to go to Alfest 2009, a Weird Al fan convention. Yes, it will be awesome.

  16. Paul says:

    I plan to get a job, have fun, and make lots of youtube videos.

    I posted a link on twitter:

    PaulSaysThingsanother contest to win Suite Scarlet:
    less than 20 seconds ago from TweetDeck

  17. Anne says:

    Please enter me!

    This summer I will be leaving Austria and heading back home to Minnesota to visit my family and friends, taking it easy and enjoying things like Target, Taco Bell, fast internet, having a car, Minnesota Nice, potlucks, and other things that are seriously lacking in this country and that I haven’t experienced for 9 months.

  18. Emily says:

    This summer I plan to hopefully make a dent in my massive to-read pile!

  19. laurel says:

    Wrock shows.
    I went to the JFF/Moaning Myrtles/Whomping Willows show a week and a half ago which was amazing. And I’m going to the Remus Lupins/Pottercast/Whomping Willows show in about a week, of which i am VERY excited.
    For the remainder of the summer I’m going to be working on summer reading for school and The Brothers Karamazov because I loves it. And hopefully getting some writing in.

    I made a video about the linkses of the contests.

  20. Joshua says:

    Well, this summer I have gone to Sacramento to visit my brother. While I was there, someone started a fight with him, and while he did win, his nose was also broken. So I decided to stay until his hospital stuff was done. For a month, I survived on my $400 tax return. By the end of the month in Sacramento, I literally had change left in my bank account. Less than a dollar. Less than 75 cents. Since getting back a little over a week ago, I have tried to find a job, and gone to the library to get some books. I’ve gotten Looking for Alaska by John Green, Paper Towns by John Green, Interworld by Neil Gaiman, The Key to the Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson, and 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson. and that’s really all I have planned for a while yet.

  21. Joshua says:

    Oh, also I linked you on Twitter.

  22. Kendra says:

    I am planning on doing a lot this summer. I am visiting colleges because I’m going to be a senior in high school (I just took my first tour today). I am also doing a lot of work with my church’s Youth Ministry. I’m going to a service camp the rest of this week, then in July I’m going to Lifest which will be awesome. The highlight of my summer is a mission trip to Nebraska for a week (it’s a 10 hour drive…which won’t be a ton of fun but I’m looking forward to the trip). Also in July the 6th Harry Potter movie comes out and I’m going to the midnight release for that. Other than those things I’m not doing that much just relaxing and reading. πŸ™‚

  23. Becca says:

    I am going to my first ever music festival and am very excited about it!

  24. Corinne says:

    This summer, I am visiting my friend in St. Louis, visiting schools in Philadelpia and NYC, and going to a wedding then on a family vacation to Venice. It will be big fun!


  25. Melissa says:

    I will be working daily this summer. I might take some weekend trips with my family to nearby attractions but that’s about it.

  26. Mya says:

    This summer, I’m finishing up my endless research project and going back to school! Which means YAY I’m moving! =D

    There’s a link to this contest at (right up on the sidebar!) Thanks! =)

  27. Whyette says:

    I would love a book!

  28. annie says:

    alas, i’m not doing anything too exciting. i’m taking a letterpress class two times a week, reading a lot of fun books, doing some writing and making art.

  29. Cheryl W says:

    Planning to get some work done around the house that has been put off for too long. Not much fun planned, I will have to work on that.

  30. Mya says:

    Also, I just tweeted about the contest :

  31. Catherine says:

    I’m going to a leadership conference in a couple weeks. I was chosen out of the 800 people in my school. So that should be fun. =)

  32. Sam says:

    I’m in summer school until august to graduate early but I love to sit poolside and read πŸ™‚

    +1 linked post!

  33. Sarah says:

    I’m trying to master lindy hop, start learning Italian and READ. Thanks for the contest!


  34. Nicola says:

    Plans for the summer: move back to California (from the UK), read at least 10 more books – including Infinite Jest, find a job, write lots!

    Linked here:

  35. Taylor says:

    I plan to read a bunch outside on my hammock and listen to some music πŸ™‚


  36. eileen says:

    I will be spending 3 weeks visiting friends on the Jersey shore and in Florida on the Gulf Coast. There will be much sand and talk and gossip and ocean and tomfoolery and sipping of cold beverages. (and I need books to read!)

  37. Timothy says:

    Ooo, free books. I like free books.

  38. Nina says:

    I randomly reconnected with the kids from my 1st and 2nd grade classes. I haven’t seen any of them since I moved away 8 years ago. Now we might have a reunion.

  39. MssJos says:

    Please enter me! This summer I am finishing up my Master’s Degree and graduating!

    Thanks for hosting!

  40. Joanna says:

    I’m throwing a bridal shower for my sister (this weekend!) and also getting ready for her wedding. I’m also looking for a job in a pharmacy. Hopefully I’ll get to read a lot too!

  41. Margaret says:

    My family is hosting a good friend from Mexico, going to Virginia for a bit of a family reunion (yearly tradition) early next month, and celebrating aforementioned friend’s quinceanera by seeing the new Harry Potter movie (and eating cake and probably having a party, of course), with low brass sectionals mixed in with all of that. Then I am going to Germany for a month, and then band camp!
    It’s going to be awesome.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Manar H says:

    I am going to read a lot. AND I’m going to DEBATE CAMP, which is VERY EXCITING. πŸ˜€

    Haha, other then that, I’m not doing much but relaxing. And summer homework/classes.

  43. Manar H says:

    Oh, and I linked to this contest on Twitter. πŸ™‚

  44. Rob Charron says:

    Hi πŸ™‚
    Thanks for holding this terrific contest for such a fantastic book by such a wordsmith as Maureen Johnson.
    I plan on WRITING this summer as much as possible.
    Love From Canada

  45. Joanne says:

    I’m volunteering at my local art centre as a Teacher’s Assistant in their summer art camp. πŸ™‚ Basically, it’s cleaning brushes and chasing 8-year-olds around, but it’s pretty fun! Plus, if I stick around for long enough I think I’ll be able to land a paid position at the centre in September!
    I also plan on catching up with my book list and in the spirit of reading I’ll be participating in Infinite Summer ( where participants read Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace over the course of the next three months. I sure hope I finish, I hear it’s really tough in your first read-through.

  46. Helen G. says:

    Hmm… i plan to go to paris and lurk around being disreputable and disaffected. Of course, this is the type of plan that could well carry over into the school year.

  47. adrian says:

    this summer, I’m going to school. 😦 I am also going to a WRock show in July, and freaking out over the HBP movie.

  48. Cait says:

    I will be attending theater camp… we’re doing a production of Working. It should be a lot of fun!

  49. Christine says:

    So far this summer I’ve been working and I plan to continue working. I know, it’s a little drab. However, I might volunteer at the library if I can find that application I grabbed. And I also plan/hope to get a boyfriend after going 3 years without one. πŸ™‚

    I’m off to go link the contest on my twitter.

  50. Christine says:

    There you go, here’s the link on my Twitter.

  51. Sasha says:

    I love Maureen Johnson…and as it happens, I don’t have Suite Scarlett yet so I’m excited to eventually read it.

  52. Edi says:

    This summer I’m working intensively at writing a book that I’ve been fooling around with for months. I hope to finish at least a draft by the end of the year… and if I’m lucky maybe I’ll read a certain Maureen Johnson book too! πŸ™‚

  53. Nicole says:

    I’m going to have fun this summer!!! πŸ™‚

    and I linked to it on my twitter:

  54. Rakey says:

    I posted about the contest on twitter:

    This summer, I’m taking Drivers Ed. Learning to drive would be a good thing =D. I also might take a cruise later in the summer, but that’s not for certain yet. Also, I’ll be sleeping in Fridays thru Sundays and spending time with my friends. And I’ll be reading a bunch of books, of course!

  55. Ashley says:

    My summer shall be filled with mostly lazy days. Have to work on getting my driver’s license. Oh, and I have to read The Kite Runner for school. XD

  56. TypesetJez says:

    Linked here:

    I have school most of the summer, but I’m not going to let that stop me! Last week I saw Fiddler on the Roof downtown in Chicago, Topol’s last run! I also went out to a nice dinner beforehand. The day after I get out of school–August 7–is also my birthday and my friend is flying in from Missouri to stay with me for a week, which is exciting enough already. On my birthday we’re hopefully going to see Spring Awakening and spending the day in downtown Chicago seeing the sights and having fun! And then I’m going to spend the rest of the summer reading, watching youtube, and relaxing…for the month before I start school again, haha.

  57. Liviania says:

    Great giveaway! This summer I’m studying abroad – I can’t wait. It’ll be the first time I *really* leave the country. (I went to Canada for lunch once. The customs officer hassled us returning because apparently that’s not a real reason to cross the border. Least not if you’re from Texas.)

  58. READ! lol I don’t have time to do much else with all these books! Linked here==>

  59. I plan to hit the beach a few times but for the most part just do the normal daily stuff over the summer. Suite Scarlett looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  60. Raelena says:

    I plan on spending time at the beach!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  61. C says:

    I’m in Canada at the moment, and earlier this summer I went to South Carolina.
    I’m from Maryland, so this is a much bigger vacation.
    2 vacations in June made in impossible to get a job this summer =( But I might be a counselor at a summer camp for a week in July.

  62. I’ve also blogged about this giveaway here.


  63. Jenn says:

    Suite Scartlett looks fantastic! Please enter me in the contest.

    I’m not doing anything exciting this weekend. Working at a clothing store and reading as much as possible.


  64. Celia says:

    I am planning a short trip to Savannah, GA with friends (sort of an extended beach/city excursion), and hopefully I’ll be flying to see my parents in Seattle, WA sometime, too! In the meantime, I’ll be reading and writing my thesis in HOTlanta.


  65. Jennie says:

    I plan to go stay at a hotel for the 4th of July (I can’t wait!!). I also am spending most of my time sleeping or reading knowing that when I’m back at college this semester I won’t have much time for that.

    un3xpectedfate [at] hotmail [dot] com

  66. Stephanie says:

    Uh…work!! That’s all I seem to be doing this summer.

    Great contest! I’d love to be entered!

  67. Briana says:

    Great contest, count me in! I plan to read, try to get ahead in school, and work on my book this summer. It doesn’t get any more geeky than that. lol.

    +1 Link to contest in my sidebar here:


  68. Deedles says:

    I plan to catch up on my reading. There are so many books I have yet to read.

  69. butterflyywings says:

    I plan to do lots of reading and relaxing.


  70. Kayla says:

    I actually got a job this summer!

  71. Kristi says:

    Plan to spend time with my kids and get our basement in order!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

  72. Sarah Lim says:

    I plan on learning how to drive!

  73. emily says:

    ive been planning on conditioning for volleyball!
    its really fun, and i hope i make the team.
    please enter me.

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  75. Amanda says:

    I work on a farm. I plan to do that full-time, with hopefully a few escapes to the mountains. Not to mention reading in my spare time πŸ™‚

  76. Katie says:

    I plan to read and relax this summer!

  77. stephanie says:

    i’m a follower!

    and i plan to spend this summer reading, and studying how to do math without a calculator (blech), since i have to take the GREs eventually . . .

  78. Ninja Fanpire says:

    This Summer I helped director the musical You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.

  79. Eli says:

    I am going up to Virginia to go visit friends and such! My only vacation this summer.

    +1 Linked on my sidebar:

  80. tashi says:

    i plan on doing summer homework and reading and generally being a lazy bum lil

  81. jacque says:

    We plan to bbq and maybe go camping. We might go on a small trip depending on if we have the money. Thanks!

  82. Hannah says:

    I plan to take a vacation to Florida

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