September 2, 2012

My Giveaway - "Welcome to my Blog"

The "Welcome To My Blog" Giveaway!
 This giveaway is my way of saying welcome to my blog! I was going to wait until I reached 50 followers before I hosted my first giveaway, but then I realized that I might as well just go ahead and do it now. For those of you who don't know me, I am 33 weeks(a lil over 8 mnths) pregnant with my first child. She is due Oct. 20th, so I wanted to be sure the giveaway wouldn't be going on/ending around that time. That is why I decided to do it now!! SOoOo welcome to my blog everyone!!! : )~  (Be sure to read the rules below before entering the giveaway!)


Oh yes, the prize...
One winner will receive one book of their choice from the list below AND one book of my choice from the list below. I enjoy surprises, so I wanted to include some element of surprise in this giveaway. That means that the winner will receive two books total from this list. Since you won't know which book I will be choosing, you may want to hold off buying something off this list until the giveaway is over (just a thought, totally up to you of course lol). FYI: The surprise book that I choose will definitely NOT be one of the sequels, as I do not know if you have read the first in the series yet! 


Thanks you sooo much for checking out my blog! I hope you all are as excited about this giveaway as I am, and I hope you like my blog so far. I know I still have a ways to go, but I feel good about how it is coming along. Any feedback is always welcome and appreciated! Thanks Guys!!


Here are the book choices!!
















Rules
1.) Must be 13 years or older to enter.

2.) Must live in the United States or Canada.(Unfortunately I cannot ship to any other countries at this time...so sorry to anyone this affects! I promise I will try my best to make my next giveaway international!

3.) One winner will receive two books. One book will be winner's choice from the list provided in this post. The other book will be my choice from the list in this post. If a book had not been released by the end of the giveaway, I will do a pre-order for that book for the winner.

4.) Cheating is wrong and unfair to everyone. I will be checking each entry to be sure you actually completed it. I reserve the right to disqualify from the giveaway anyone who I find is putting in entries but did not actually do the task.

5.) The winner must respond to my email within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway to confirm book choice and mailing address. Otherwise I reserve the right to choose another winner.



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46 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck with the new baby.

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  2. Awesome giveaway! I also am doing a giveaway, but it's a YA Paranormal book called Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft by Jody Gehrman.

    Leigh | Little Book Star

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  3. The best book I have read this summer is Strangers in the Gale by Joe Occhipinti and a book that I am DYING to read is Death by Jade Varden (book #3 in Deck of Lies series).

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  4. Dairy Queen was simply amazing.
    Freaking by Lana Krumwiede is one that I can't wait to read. Cover Love XD

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  5. So far you're doing great. Honestly. I'd like to see honest and fun reviews to read (:

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  6. So far your blog is looking good, giveaways are a great way to catch reader's interest. :D I like to see honest reviews on a variety of books, so I'd say that's something you can do that would interest me.
    It's hard to choose which book I've read this summer as the "best" book - but I can say I really loved Jenn Bennett's books, Kindling the Moon and Summoning the Night. The book I'm looking forward to reading is Ann Aguirre's Endgame, the last book in her Sirantha Jax series.

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  7. The only thing I can tell you, as a fellow blogger, is don't get too wrapped up in what others want you to read. You'll probably get a lot of requests for reviews, but make sure that you also review books that you absolutely love. Otherwise, it will only feel like work. And btw, congrats on the baby girl! I have a daughter who is about to be five. :) And I'm quite partial to the name Olivia, lol. Just saying....

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  8. Congrats on the baby. It must be really exciting for you. I think the best book I read this summer was Ill Wind by Rachel Caine. The book I am most excited to read this fall is Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

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  9. I love "The Help." Next on my list is Fifty Shades of Grey

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  10. I would love to see your post when you choose your babies name!

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  11. Best book I've read,hmmm I would say Insurgent and one I am anticipating, the third in Vampire in the City series by Donna Ansari. I loved the first two New Blood and Wild Blood.

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  12. Blog looks great! Try adding a blog button though :)
    Best book I've read this summer? Um...Defiance by C.J. Redwine.
    I really want to read Tiger's Destiny by Colleen Houck

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  13. I'm really excited about this! I've entered a lot of giveaways on Goodreads.com( That's how I found your blog), and I've yet to win anything. Here's hoping!

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  14. I would really like to see some popular book reviews and maybe some recommendations. Maybe a mini book club/debate?

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  15. So far it's looking good :) My only comment would be maybe a bit more eye-catching of a layout.

    The best book I read this summer was On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves, and I cannot wait to read Carnival of Souls.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. Congrats! & your blog is so neat I like it ^_^

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  17. Congrats on your upcoming new arrival and the new blog! You're very brave starting up a blog now :-) Your blog looks good, but I wonder if you might consider making the top a bit more ... poppy? The pale blue is pretty, but not terribly exciting, you know? Of course, who am I to talk? I have no idea how to set up a blog, so just used a template :-) Good luck, and I hope your blog succeeds! I'll be signing up for email updates momentarily, but have also added myself as a GFC friend.

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  18. You have a good start to your blog! One thing I can think of, off the top of my head, is maybe a layout that isn't so neutral. I'm pretty visual, so love to see decorative blogs. :-) They're memorable.

    As for books....I read 'Cinder' last month and REALLY enjoyed it. And I am DYING to dive into 'Divergent' by Veronica Roth and 'Trinity' by Ronie Kendig!

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  19. Congrats for your baby!! And for your new blog! Wish you many blessings!
    The best book I reas is Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire it was very intense!! And I'm dying to read Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin!

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  20. Congrats on the soon to be arrival and great blog! I like the wallpaper especially :)

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  21. Congrats on the new blog! I'd definitely like to see a cute header image that represents what you enjoy reading and what this blog will be like. I also hope to see more giveaways in the future :)

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  22. So far the best I read was Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent. I'm looking forward to reading Wake by Amanda Hocking.

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  23. Cute blog! I really like the blue color scheme, it makes your blog look organized. The only thing I think you could add right now is an About Me section, so that all your followers can learn more about you :)

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  24. The best book I have read all summer is probably one of the Molly Fyde series by Hugh Howey. I'm a big fan of his work, and have almost read all of his books. I looking forward to reading a large stack of books that I have collected over this summer that include: The Help, What Happened to My Sister, and the Orphan Master's Son, just to name a few. I'm a very avid reader, and have a giant list of things to read this fall semester. I enjoy reviewing books for authors, so I try to read their works quickly to get back to them :)

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  25. The best book this summer for me is Bloodline by James Rollins and I'm looking forward to is The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory!

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  26. Hi! =0)

    I would have luuurrrrved to have entered this! Shadowfell and Incarnation look intriguing... Alas, I reside in the UK!

    I am following you though (found through Blogaholic), it's a cute book blog... If you have time please pop on over to www.readwriteblog-schez.blogspot.com (It's a book-blog plus everything else kinda deal ;0)

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  27. Congrats on your baby girl!! I'll keep posting name ideas :) Great idea for a surprise giveaway too!

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  28. Also, the best book I read this summer was The Complete Sherlock Holmes! It's incredible. Not sure what book I want to read most this fall... Currently I'm reading JAWS but it's taking me a while because I'm back at school and forced to read textbooks now haha
    - Megan Blarr

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  29. Well sadly this summer I didn't read much. However, I'm really excited to start school again so I can divulge in the library. I want to complete The Daughter of Smoke and Bones this year.

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  30. Hey Everyone!! I just wanted to let you all know how thankful I am for each and everyone of your thoughtful comments! I am really enjoying seeing what everyone's favorite reads of the summer were and what they are looking forward to. My favorite read this summer would have to be Seraphina by Rachel Hartman and I am really looking forward to reading Crewel by Gennifer Albin and The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater! There are soo many great books coming out this fall that it is going to be a challenge to read everything I would like to. I also want to thank you for the tips to improve my blog, I will keep all of your guys advice in mind when I get some time to make some changes. With the baby less than two months away now, I have been soo very busy with soo many things. This is why I haven't been responding to your individual comments as I would like to do. I appreciate everyone who has entered my first giveaway, and am getting tons of great ideas for baby names! : ) Thanks soo much everyone and keep the love coming!

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  31. Great blog, following you check out my blog at http://www.melinathereader.com Thanks Keep up the great work.

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  32. Thank you so much for the giveaway and congratulations on both your coming little one and the growth of your blog!

    I don't have any real constructive criticism because blogs are always works in progress - two years in, mine is still evolving and I'm always adjusting things! I have a couple of great resources for you though that I always referred to when I used the Blogger platform.

    Nitecruzr's Blog

    Blog Xpertise

    Other than that, the best thing to do is just visit other blogs, visit other blogs, visit other blogs! :)

    If you'd like to check out my "work in progress" I'm at Basia's Bookshelf.

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  33. One more comment...my favorite book so far this summer has been Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry - anyone who hasn't read it that would enjoy New Adult/YA-Mature contemporary needs to go read it. Now. lol

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  34. Congrats on your upcoming arrival! I love to read and i especially love winning a free book. I appreciate all the above recommendations too.

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  35. Hi!
    I'm a new follower :)
    Would love a follow back here - http://highlyreadioactive.blogspot.in

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  36. I read the mortal instrument series this summer! It was awesome! And i'm really excited to read some new stuff that i've been sent by some indie authors as well as the statistical probability of love at first sight and anything else i can get my hands on (:

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  37. I think you're blog's awesome! It would be cool to see maybe some reviews of books that you like or somethings like that!

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  38. Love the Giveaway! I'm new to the blogging world too. So, I'm still building my following. Since I'm still learning myself and still working on my blog, I don't have any real constructive criticism. I do love your idea of doing a giveaway to start your blog. Wish I would have thought of that idea. I've been waiting to reach 100 followers before I do a giveaway.
    http://www.myparanormalbookreview.blogspot.com/

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  39. My favorite book this summer has been Kindred by Nicola Claire. I can't wait to read the second book in the Kindred Series!

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  40. The best book I've read this summmer is The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher. I can't wait for my copy of The Raven Boys to arrive!

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  41. I would want Breathe, or Shadowfell! I've been wanting to read those for so long!

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  42. The best book I read over the summer was Significance by Shelly Crane and I can't wait to read Breathe!

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  43. One way to improve your blog may be adding a button. The blog is great though!

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  44. I read Easy by Tammara Webber over the summer and fell absolutely in love with it!
    I'm dying to read Days of Blood and Starlight this fall :)

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  45. I think your blog is great! One of my favorite things to read on blogs in character interviews so it would be awesome you could do some of those along with author interviews : )

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  46. The best book I've read has to be Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and I'm really looking forward to The Curiosities by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff : )

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I truly appreciate each and every one of your comments!