1 Apr

Online Book Party for Margo’s YA Book

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Thanks for coming to the online book party! First, I’ll tell you a little about my new YA novel, Caught Between Two Curses, from Rocking Horse Publishing and then you can see how you can win FABULOUS prizes (scroll down to the bottom to see prizes and enter to win!) between now and April 6 at 11:59 pm CDT.  Here’s the synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Julie Nigelson is cursed. So is her entire family. And it’s not just any-old-regular curse, either-it’s strangely connected to the famous “Curse of the Billy Goat” on the Chicago Cubs. Julie must figure out this mystery while her uncle lies in a coma and her entire love life is in ruins: her boyfriend Gus is pressuring her to have sex, while her best friend Matt is growing more attractive to her all the time. Somehow, Julie must figure out how to save her uncle, her family’s future, and her own love life-and time is running out!

Here’s a book trailer I won from Castlelane, Inc:

You can buy Caught Between Two Curses in several places:

For more than 1, click the arrow:
Autographed to

(If you are buying more than one copy and want them autographed differently, please e-mail me at margo (at) margodill.com. Thank you!)


Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win the grand prize: $10 Amazon gift card or several runner-up prizes:

  1. One e-copy of Caught Between Two Curses
  2. Two Caught Between Two Curses signed extra large bookmarks
  3. One free, up-to-3000-word full edit of any written document

Winners will be notified in the order they are chosen by Rafflecopter. Prizes are transferable to friends or family members, if you can’t use it. (For example, if you don’t have anything that needs to be edited, but your daughter does–I can edit your daughter’s essay). Anyone can enter the grand prize contest–but bookmarks will only be sent to U. S. mailing addresses.

If you aren’t familiar with Rafflecopter, you are basically getting entries into the drawing for the gift card by doing different tasks. So, if you buy a copy of Caught Between Two Curses this week OR you already did, then click on that option below and give yourself 10 entries into the gift card sweepstakes. If you like my Facebook page or you already have, you get 5 entries, and so on.

Questions? Put them in the comments below–otherwise, let’s party! :)


a Rafflecopter giveaway


  • Margo, I’m super excited about your new book! I sent my neighbor (she’s a student at St. Leo’s) to your book signing and she sent me a Facebook message saying, “Miss Cathy, (It’s a Southern thing) I couldn’t find anyone with books! But I did find some good pizza.”

    Hahahhaaa! Anyway, I DID find your book and will jump in today! :-)

  • I’m so excited for you, Margo! The trailer is great, too. Love the intrigue about the curse, and a bit of love interest always ups the ante! Can’t wait to kick back with this newest book. Best of luck!

  • Cathy and Donna: Thank you, thank you, thank you, and thank you! I love you both so much and appreciate you taking the time to visit today. :)

    As for the book launch, well, there were no books–it was a bookless book launch (books didn’t come from the printer yet)–but they are here now!!! And @Donna–I’ll have some books at the conference, too.

  • Can’t wait to get started on the book! Off to spread the word on social media . . .

  • I can’t wait to read CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO CURSES, Margo!

    • I can’t wait to see you at the library event on the 13th and give it to you! SEe you soon!

  • Margo, you are on fire, woman! Congrats on another new book!

  • Hi Margo!!
    So happy and excited for you. Honored to be a part of reading this book as you wrote it! Can’t wait to order my copy soon. Best of luck selling tons of copies, you deserve it!

  • Yay Margo, I can’t wait to read my copy. I love baseball. Though, boo Cubs.

  • What a neat idea. And I love this page. Can’t wait to get my copy of Caught Between Two Curses.
    Way to go Margo.

  • Loved the trailer! Way fun. And I’m glad I checked out the Rafflecopter. I didn’t realize I wasn’t following you on Twitter yet! (I am now!) All the best to you with this book, sounds wonderful.

  • Congratulations, Margo! I can’t wait to read Caught Between Two Curses. Just ordered one. You’re a superstar!! :)

  • Congrats, Margo! What a fun way to celebrate! :)

    • @ Bridgid: Thanks for stopping by the fun party. :)

      @Ang: THANK YOU! You are the greatest. :0)

      @Julie: I’m wondering if I’m following you. I will have to check that out.

      @Lou: I hope to deliver up in St. Charles on Monday. I’ll call/email you.

      @Tricia: I know, I know. But thank goodness, there’s not a curse on the Cardinals.

      @Cinda: You are going to recognize so much of this. . .

      @Jeanie: Thanks for stopping by.

  • Thank goodness this is fiction because I would be seriously stressed out if I had to deal with all that as a teenager. 😉

  • Congratulations, Margo! I’m so excited for you!

  • Congrats on your new book release! I’ve already ordered my copy. I hope I win the gift card.

  • How exciting! I’m thrilled for you, Margo.

  • Well Margo, I tweeted but I scheduled ahead so couldn’t get the url (you know how hopeless I am). the book looks like great fun. I love the wacky sports tie-in!


    • @Jodi: Thank you and that’s okay! :)

      @Donna: Thanks for stopping by.

      @Ann: Thanks for buying a copy and I got to sign it because I was at my publisher’s house.

      @Kathy: This is going to be you soon.

      @ELizabeth: NO DOUBT! :)

  • Congratulations, Margo. You must be so excited.

  • Congrats Margo!

  • What a fun book, Margo — and I love the cover! Can’t wait to read it (I’m ordering a copy as soon as I finish posting this:)

    • @Debbie: Thank you for stopping by!

      @Tasha: Thank you for your support. You are the best and I hope to be buying your novel one day soon. :)

  • What a fun trailer, Margo! Congrats on the new book! Go Cubs!!

  • This is a great idea! Par-tee online with bloody mary’s and awesome trivia! I’ve been playing along and will sad to see it end. “Caught Between Two Curses” is the next book I will read. Looks like so much fun!

    • Thanks! I’m excited for you to read it, @Kathryn!

      Dawn: Castelane did such a great job and made it so easy for me to get this trailer. I am so lucky to have won that prize. :)

  • I got my copy of the book in the mail today. Thanks, Margo. Can’t wait to read it.

  • What a great idea this is. Will you be offering rewards for reviews and Goodreads interaction?

    • I would love reviews if people want to write one. :) I am not offering rewards for them though. Reviews really help authors on Amazon and Goodreads, especially. As for Goodreads, yes, I am on there and I am doing a giveaway starting on Monday. Thanks for stopping by, Charlene.

  • Terrific book trailer and intriguing synopsis. Definitely got me hooked and made me purchase!

    Congratulations and keep up the great work!


    • Thanks, Donna! I know you are super busy with your books, too, so I really appreciate you stopping by. :)

  • Interesting trailer. Good luck with the book sales.

  • Congratulations on your book release Margo! Can’t wait to read it!

  • Hi Margo, wishing you much success with your new book! I’d love to win a copy. I’m beginning to understand more about baseball, so the curses are more interesting.

    • Thanks, Penny, for stopping by. :) I think all the baseball history and legends are super interesting.

  • Hi Margo, a belated congratulations on your book release! How exciting. Enjoy the ride! :)

So, what do you think?