Release Day Book Giveaway: Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

The body of a young girl is discovered in a field of wheat. Her flesh mutilated by telltale claw marks. The Wolf has broken the peace.

When Valerie learns that her sister has been killed by the legendary creature, she finds herself at the center of a dark mystery, one that has plagued her village for generations. It is revealed that the werewolf lives among them, and everyone in the village immediately becomes a suspect. Could her secret love Peter be behind the attacks on her town? Is it her betrothed, Henry? Or someone even closer to her?

As the men in the village hunt for the beast, Valerie turns to her grandmother for help. She gives Valerie a handmade red riding cloak, and guides her through the web of lies and deception that has held her town together for so long. Will Valerie discover the werewolf’s identity before the town is ripped apart?

This is a dangerous new vision of a classic fairy tale, the happy ending could be hard to find.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has also created a spectacular enhanced eBook that features exclusive behind-the-scenes content from the film, including:
  • An introductory video with Catherine Hardwicke, Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, and screenwriter David Leslie Johnson
  • Audio of Catherine Hardwicke reading her introduction
  • Short animated video showcasing the scribe’s book
  • Audio discussion about the set design and architecture
  • Video of Sarah Blakley-Cartwright discussing her writing process
  • Blueprints, photos, and sketches of the set
  • Sketches of the costume design with designer comments
  • Audio discussion of paintings featured in the film
  • Audio discussion of the film’s historical research and props
  • Storyboards from some of the film’s action sequences
  • Images of the visual effects from the film

The final revelations of RED RIDING HOOD will be unveiled to readers at the time of the film’s release on March 11, 2011. A bonus final chapter will be available for download at on March 14, 2011 at 9 o’clock AM eastern time.

A dark and riveting new version of the classic fairy tale, RED RIDING HOOD is the story of Valerie, a young woman caught up in a love triangle, living in a village that guards a horrifying secret: They must appease the Wolf with a monthly sacrifice. Suddenly, though, no one is safe as the villagers discover that the Wolf is among them — and that Valerie is the only one who can hear its voice. The Wolf tells her to surrender herself, or everyone she loves will die.

About the author:
Sarah Blakley-Cartwright is a recent cum laude graduate of Barnard College. She is a recipient of the 2008–2009 Mary Gordon Fiction Scholarship Award and the 2009–2010 Lenore Marshall Barnard Prize for Prose. She grew up in Los Angeles and Mexico. She now writes in New York City and Los Angeles. Despite what the book may say, she actually prefers wolves to people.

About the screenwriter:
David Leslie Johnson graduated from the Ohio State University in Columbus with a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography and cinema. He spent several years as an assistant to writer and director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption). He currently has several projects in development.

Final chapter of novel will be available for download on March 14, 2011 to coincide with film’s release

The romance, suspense, and horror of the highly anticipated Red Riding Hood film from Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is brought to life in the deluxe,compelling eBook and novel RED RIDING HOOD by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, with an introduction by Catherine Hardwicke (Poppy; January 25, 2011). Debut author Sarah Blakley-Cartwright has crafted a lyrical thriller, adapting the movie’s story into a stunning stand-alone work that will have readers eagerly anticipating the film’s opening. Blakley-Cartwright wrote RED RIDING HOOD from a unique and coveted vantage point — she was on set every day with Hardwicke weaving in details from the world created for the film.


by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, with an introduction by Catherine Hardwicke
Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson
January 25, 2011

Giveaway Deatils:
Thanks to Sara @ Little, Brown Books For Young Readers I have 3 copies of Red Riding Hood for giveaway.
Open to US only
Last day to enter is 2/14/11