Wednesday, March 10, 2010

MEGA Swag and More Giveaway!!

I am SO excited about FINALLY being able to get this giveaway up and running!  I wanted to wait until I had received most of the goodies I was expecting.  That way I could entice you with pictures of bright, shiny bookmarks, stickers, pins, magnets, and other various swaggish items! Oh yeah... did I forget to mention there are also brand spanking new SIGNED books too!!  I am still expecting some items that haven't arrived to me at post time, but I will list them below and add pictures later.  I am also happy to add new items to the prize pile if any authors want to join in the fun!  Just go to "Contact" in the nav bar and let me know that you are interested!  Now on to the goodies!!

So here is what's in the 'prize pile':
  • ** Contest has been updated and will now include a "Vampire Academy"  prize pack that contains the first two books in this incredible series by Richelle Mead!** 
  • Signed paperback copy of The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan!! 
  • Bookmarks featuring the new paperback cover of The Forest of Hands and Teeth and bookmarks featuring the original hardback cover (1 signed!)
  • Bookmarks, stickers, magnet, calendar magnet, business card featuring The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
  • Bookplates signed by Carrie Ryan
  • Signed paperback copy of The Pace by Shelena Shorts, adorable stuffed koala bear (you have to read the book to find out why it is significant!),  signed bookplate, 2 cute 'Weston' pins, and signed bookmarks
  • Two exclusive preview booklets of FANG by James Patterson and FANG temporary tattoos
  • Two exclusive preview booklet of Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Reading Group Guides, and Beautiful Creatures 'dogtag' necklace
  • Soccer stress balls featuring Change Of Heart by Shari Maurer
  • Signed audiobook of Prophecy Of The Sisters by Michelle Zink and bookmarks!
  • Paperback copy of Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr with Summer and Winter 'Court Bands' (bracelets) 
  • Paperback copy of Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr with Ink Exchange temporary tattoo and a Solitary 'Court Band'
  • The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting signed posters and bookmarks, stickers(2 styles), and tote bag
  • Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus bookmarks (some are signed), magnets and pins
  • Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White bookmarks (signed and unsigned), temporary tattoos, postcards, and pins
  • Arson by Estevan Vega signed poster (full-size)
  • Mistwood by Leah Cypess bookmarks
  • Nice And Mean by Jessica Leader signed bookmarks
  • The Mark by Jen Nadol signed bookmarks
  • Everlasting by Angie Frazier signed bookmarks and pins (2 styles)
  • Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia bookmarks, stickers, bookplate, business cards, Octagram card
  • Sea by Heidi Kling swag goodies (on the way.. post pics soon!)

    So that's what I have so far!  Pretty swagalicious contest... right?!!  You may be wondering how I plan to break down the prize pile?  Well.... prizes will fall into one of two categories (swag bag or prize pack).  Swag bags will contain a mixture of various swag items from the pile.  Near the close of the giveaway I will update this post and give specific contents of each swag bag.  I figured that since I haven't received everything yet and more authors may add to the pile, it would be easier to wait!  The second type of prize will be a "Prize Pack".  So far these are the prize packs (subject to change if more goodies come in!):
    1. The Forest of Hands and Teeth Prize Pack - contents: Signed paperback copy of The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, 1 bookmark featuring hardback cover, 1 bookmark featuring new paperback cover, 1 The Dead-Tossed Waves sticker and 1 The Dead-Tossed Waves bookmark, 1 author business card featuring image of The Dead-Tossed Waves
    2. The Pace Prize Pack- contents: Signed paperback copy of The Pace by Shelena Shorts, stuffed koala bear, 'Weston' pin and signed bookmark
    3. Ink Exchange Prize Pack- contents: Paperback copy of Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr,  Ink Exchange temporary tattoo, "Solitary" court band (bracelet)
    4. Wicked Lovely Prize Pack- contents: Paperback copy of Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, "Summer Court" court band and "Winter Court" court band (bracelets)
    5. Prophecy Of The Sisters Prize Pack- contents: Signed audiobook of The Prophecy Of The Sisters by Michelle Zink, bookmark

      A BIG thank you to all of the awesome authors that contributed to the giveaway!  You guys are the best!!  Entering the giveaway is easy! Just fill out the form below and then leave a comment on this post.  You must be a follower to enter.  This giveaway is open internationally and will end on May 1st at 12:00pm (noon).  Thanks everyone!!!



      92 comments:

      1. Amazing contest!Thanks for making it international!

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      2. That is an incredible pile of swag. Wow. Great giveaway.

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      3. This. Is. AMAZING! Wow, and it's so rare for all this to be an international giveaway!

        Anyway, I have an award(s) for you!

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      4. Great contest. Thanks for making it international. We in Australia don't have many bloggers so it's exciting to be entered!
        Thanks

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      5. Amazing! I love seeing all that stuff!!!

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      6. Awesome contest! :O
        Thanks for make it international *3*

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      7. Whoah! That's amazing. thanks so much for the great contest.

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      8. that's the best contest ever! thanks for making it international!!

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      9. I love this contest!! Thank you so much! Cant wait for the winner to be announced! Keeping my fingers crossed...

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      11. Awesome contest! I just love swag.

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      12. Yay, thanks for the chance! Lots of awesome stuff.

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      13. Fantastic contest - so excited!

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      14. Wow! Awesome Giveaway! Love the swag!

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      15. This is a great giveaway! We could use a ton of this stuff at the Teen Garage kick off at my library. :) Thanks for putting it together!

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      16. Is England too far away for this?!?

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      17. Great giveaway!! I hope I win something!! :)

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      18. I have never SEEN such a huge giveaway before!! *drops down on floor in shock*

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      19. Wow! I LOVE swag! This is a great contest!

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      20. This is a great contest, but I can't seem to submit my entry.

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      21. I'm so excited! This is totally awesome.

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      22. Wow! How do you get all this stuff? Just ask, or did you win some of it? I'd love to do something like this (probably smaller) on my blog...

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      23. Rhia Raye,
        I put the word out on my blog and twitter and I also had some serious help from 'The Tenners'! I contacted some authors via Goodreads as well. I have been collecting some of this stuff for awhile and I just had to wait until I had enough goodies to throw my best contest yet! Some of the stuff is hard to part with!! :) Thanks for entering!

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      24. Sweet! Great giveaway! Love all of the swag! I'm absconding with your blog button now... :D

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      25. Pretty awesome contest!!! Thanks!!

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      26. Hi again :)

        I just wanted to let you know that I added your awesome contest to our Giveaway sidebar {on the right}. You can check it out at: http://booksoulmates.blogspot.com/

        I already entered, but I hadn't yet added the it to our sidebar so my points don't include it.

        ♥Isalys

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      27. This is the most excitingly awesome contest ever, and I'm excited to be entered in it! =D

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      28. WOW! Amazing Event! Found you on "Reading Angle" and though I'd stop by! ... I'll be hanging for a while! lol

        Happy Ready!
        Kate aka YzhaBella
        http://yzhabellasbookshelf.blogspot.com/

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      29. Is this an amazing contest or what??!?! I'm so going to enter!

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      30. WOW!!! And I'm sorry I might have entered twice! I forgot to attach the link when I tweeted first, so I had to redo that. I don't know if it went twice or not. SORRY!!!!!!

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      31. Wonderful contest! Thank you for the chance to win! :D

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      32. thans for the opportunity, sends hugs!

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      33. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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      34. Awesome giveawy, great prizes! tWarner419@aol.com

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      35. Huh..huh.. I'm hyperventilating at the sight of so many goodies!! Thank you for this giveaway and HUGE thank you for making it international!! *virtual hugs!* :-)

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      36. Sooo generous! Thanks for the chance! :)

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      37. OH MY, are you serious?? you are serious, aren't you? can't believe that give-away!
        thanks so much!!

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      38. This is such an awesome giveaway! :)

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      39. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! : )

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      40. Omg this giveaway is AWESOME!! I'm so glad I found it. Thanks so much! <3

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      41. The form above will not load for me at all so I hope you will take my entry the old fashioned way through my comment post. Thanks!
        LadyVampire2u(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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      42. Strike my last comment. As soon as I posted the above comment, the page reloaded for the tenth time and I was lucky enough to be able to enter your contest on the entry form. Sorry for the confusion.

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      43. Wow. This is amazing! So glad All Things Urban Fantasy pointed me here! Will be stopping by again now I'm sure.
        Manda's Movements

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      44. Cool Contest. I participated. I hope that it went through. The form was acting screwy.

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      45. Great contest! :0) I'm entered.

        Thanks!

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      46. Awesome contest!! *swoons at the incredible prizes* I'm in bookish heaven! Thanks!

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      47. Thanks! its a biggie one!

        kisses!

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      48. WOW! Thanks for this awesome (international) giveaway!

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      49. god i love goodies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!im definely going to be checking out this blog ,, u get great stuff!

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      50. good thing i found out about this contest before it's too late. thanks for hosting! this is awesome :)

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      51. Thanks for having this contest, especially for having it international.

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      52. Hey chica :)

        Just wanted to let you know that I posted an update on our blog to remind our followers about your contest!!

        You can see it here: http://booksoulmates.blogspot.com/2010/03/mega-ya-giveaway.html

        ♥Isalys

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      53. If I entered this twice I'm sorry! I just wanted to make sure I got into this great contest!!

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      54. Wow - what an incredible contest - thanks for giving us all the opportunity to win!
        Also just started following you today and took a look around your blog -- its fantastic, congrats!
        I got a smaller contest going on, feel free to come by and enter too
        http://raymentsreadingsrantsandramblings.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-1st-contest-25-followers.html

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      55. Help! Where do I find your Button?

        Thanks, Christine

        chirth7@yahoo.com

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      56. Thank you for this awesome contest and for making international!^O^ I love your blog!
        Greeting from Italy!

        Giada M

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      57. Christine,
        My blog button is located at the top left under the "About Me" section. Just copy and paste the code to your blog! Thanks for entering and following! Good Luck!!

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      58. Great swag contest! Can't wait to find out the winner!

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      59. omg awesome contest or what, thanks for this! :D

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      60. Thanks so much for the contest!

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      61. WHOA. That is, hands-down, One AWESOME Contest.

        And it's open internationally! I'm so excited :D

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      62. Hey there! Thanks for this contest, which I found out via another blog. :) I've just entered the contest too. And yeah, really good swag you got there!

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      63. Wow! What an awesome giveaway!

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      64. Great contest! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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      65. What a great contest. Thanks for the entries.

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      66. New follower. What an awesome contest! Thanks.
        Sue Brandes
        katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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      67. damn 7 days to late... Awesome stuff BTW!

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      68. well your Po$t is good and i really like it :). . .awesome WORK . . .KEEP SHARING. .;)
        book review help

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      69. Not sure now if I've entered before or not. If I have sorry about duplicate entry.

        And wow your like giving everything away. Plus it's all seriously awesome.

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