Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Debut Blog Giveaway

This is my 1st blog giveaway
I'm very excited for it
I have learned that the easiest way to get followers and to get my blog out there is to have contests. I love entering them, but so far I have been unsuccessful in almost everyone, but two of Yasmine Galenorn's contest and even those I got the 2nd place prize and not the really desired ARC that I was crossing my fingers for. 

I do go to as many book signings as Seattle has on my days off. Even if I haven't even read the author yet, I will go out and buy the books and read them so I can go to the book signing. Kinda backwards I know, but that is the fun of it. My goal is to find inexpensive copies of the books to get them signed to give away at some point. So if you see that I will be going to a book signing keep an eye out for a giveaway to possibly come. 

I am hoping that if I review my books well enough that I will start to get ARC of the books to review. I love reading it is a fun enjoyable hobby of mine and I LOVE to share the books I have read with other people.

So please browse around my website and if you have any comments or critiques about it please let me know. I'm still very new to this whole blogging thing and I still have things to iron over, I don't speak computer very well that is what my husband it for. 

Okay, now no more sidetrack items, it is down to business!

A signed copy of Richelle Mead's books 6 Last Sacrifice
and one of my handmade bookmarks I like to make

If you haven't read the series, it is a must read!

I got this extra book signed at the University Bookstore. I had already bought a copy of the book at Borders (but I couldn't find the receipt) and I wanted to get a priority bracelet that put me into the 1st 100 of the line so I also bought a book there (last signing of hers I waited for 1.5 hours in line) and so far it has been sitting on my shelf and I have had no idea what to do with it for a few months now. But now I do!

So who wants this special copy!

Contest ends February 24th 11:59 western time
Winner will be announced on my birthday February 25th so someone else can share the joys of my day!

Rules & Regulations
-US only (sorry, this is coming out of my own pocket)
-13+ of age
-Comment on this post with the below format
-Winner will be chosen at random and notified, with 48 hours to reply back or another winner will be chosen
- Don't forget to add your email address or you will be DQ


Total Points :____(max 5 entry point)

+1 Pt for following me on my blog
+1 Pt for blogging about my contest
(please copy the link)
+1 Pt for following me on twitter ( Kr15tina, on the right bottom is my tweets)
+1 Pt for tweeting about my giveaway using hashtag #giveaway
(please copy the link)
+1 Pt for answering the question
"If you could meet ANY author dead or alive who would it be and why?"



Good Luck Everyone!



Two Chicks On Books said...

Had to enter to ;)
+1 I follow you I'm your first but not the last
+1 twitter follower
+1 will RT and tweet the contest ;)
+1 I want to meet LJ Smith because I have been a fan of hers for almost 20 years.


Ashley said...

Last Scarfice is actually the only book of the Vampire Academy series that I don't have signed so it would be really cool to win this!
+1 I now follow your blog
+1 I follow on twitter (@abgafford)
+1 I will RT the contest
+1 I would love to meet Jane Austen :)

Thanks for the contest!
email: abgafford@crimson.ua.edu

andreat78 said...

+1 I follow on twitter
+1 I follow the blog
+1 I would love to meet Cassandra Clare b/c I would like to ask how she comes up w/the tiny details.


Patricia said...

+1 I follow you
+1 twitter follower (@iampmendoza)
+1 I tweeted your contest
+1 I want to meet JK Rowling because I love her writing and her books inspire me :)

Total 4

Ludwig said...

+1 Blog follower :D
+1 Twitter follower (OneOfAKind308)
+1 Tweeted ^_^
+1 Pt for answering the question
"If you could meet ANY author dead or alive who would it be and why?"
This is a really hard question for me, because I have a lot of favorite authors... But I'd have to say J.K. Rowling :]

Thank you for the contest!

~Susan* (:

Kristin said...

+1 following your blog
+1 blog about contest (http://kitmcd.blogspot.com/2011/02/book-giveaway.html)
+1 twitter (mcdkri)
+1 tweeted giveaway (not sure if done right new to twitter)
+1 I would love to meet either LJ Smith or Darren Shan. They are both excellent authors in my opinion along with so many others.


Amy said...

Would love to win an autographed book by one of my favorite authors!
If I could meet any author, I would love to meet J.K. Rowling, the author of my very favorite series since childhood.

+1 answered question
+1 GFC follower of blog


ExtremeReader said...

I love your blog! Thanks again for helping me reach 1000! Thanks for the contest too! I LOVE this series and Last Sacrifice was my favorite. **Fingers crossed**:)
+1 Follower
+1 twitter follower (ExtremeReader)
+1 tweeted about the contest (retweeted your tweet)
+1 I would love to meet so many... here are a few: Scott Westerfeld, Richelle Mead, Cassie Clare, Melissa Marr, Christopher Pike, and Maggie Stiefvater
jenniferclodfelter (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered
+1 I follow your blog
+1 I follow you on twitter (laceynicole2622)
+1 If I could meet any author I'd meet Jodi Picoult. I love all of her books and would love to know how she chooses her topics. I think meeting her would be one of the greatest things ever.

Anonymous said...

Great Contest! The author I would love to meet would be Suzanne Collins just so I could sit and talk to her about the Hunger Games!!
+1 follow blog
+1 follow on twitter
+1 tweeted contest
+1 answered question

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you for the contest!
+1 Blog follower (Mary Ellen Thompson)
+1 Twitter Follower (MaryEllenT)
+1 Comment - I would love to meet Charles Dickens so I could talk to him about the times he lived in and wrote about.
3 Total

Anonymous said...

Total Points: 4(max 5 entry point)

+1 I'm a follower
+1 follow you on twitter(@emjuarez)
+1 tweeting giveawayhttp://twitter.com/#!/emjuarez/status/38405584449441792
+1 If I could meet ANY author dead or alive I would like to meet Cassandra Clare and get to know more about her and her books, which are awesome.


Bwyatt said...

+1 follower
+1 follow on Twitter (@BritneyWyatt)
+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BritneyWyatt/status/38412130390777856
+1 I would love to meet Jane Austen. There are plenty of current authors I'd love to meet but Austen's my fav female writer of all time and the chance to meet her and I find out what she really thought about Lizzie and Darcy would be PRICELESS!
Total: 4

The Lovely Getaway said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway :) I barely on book 3 of the VA series, but I've heard nothing but GREAT things about the remaining books!

+1 follower GFC
+1 twitter (@lovelygetaway)
+1 retweet #giveaway (twitter.com/lovelygetaway)
+1 I would kill to be able to meet JK Rowling! Do I even need to say why? :)haha!

Total= 4


BellaColella said...

Fallowing you on Twitter and here! I also re-twetted this, because its awesome!!! And I think I would like to meet Rachel Mead, I love her work and would love to know how she gets her awesome ideas!!
*Total points= 4
Fallow me @BellsColella

Oh and thanks a million for doing this some of us who can get the chance to meet her are glad to have others that will share there experiences with us!! <3 <3

Lindsay Cummings said...

1pt gfc follower
1pt twitter @lindsaycwrites
1pt retweet!
1pt I would love to meet Salinger (catcher in the rye author) and tell him not to die!!!!!
Total 4
Americangirlie 1991@yahoo.com

Lindsay Cummings said...

There is no space in my email!

Minas said...

Total Points: 3

+1 GFC Follower
+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/MT0089/status/38622019444670464
+1 If could meet any author it would be J.K. Rowling.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Patricia said...
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Patricia said...

Hi Kristina...

I forgot to put give you my e-mail address in the post above so here it is:
patriciamendoza AT gmail DOT com

(twitter: @iampmendoza)

Keep up the great work!

April X said...

Thanks for the giveaway :D I still haven't read this one yet! So it would be cool if I won lol :)

+1 following blog
+1 following on twitter @ramen_addict
+1 tweeted
+1 I would love to meet J.K. Rowling lol even though this is like impossible XD It's like a once in a million years experience!

total: 4


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Total Points: ____(max 5 entry point)

+1 blog follower
+1 Blog post(http://mostimportantletter.wordpress.com/contest-roundup/) Just use Ctrl F and type in Last Sacrifice to find it. Sorry if it's messy!
+1 Twitter follower (@PhoenixOnFire37)
+1 Tweet
+1 Ugh, the toughest choice ever! It's a dead tie between J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, Suzanne Collins, and Cassandra Clare. I love them all too much! It would have been a five-author tie though if I hadn't already met Richelle Mead. ;)


BLHmistress said...

+1 blog follower-BLHmistress
+1 Twitter follower-@BookLovershaway
+1 Tweeted-http://twitter.com/#!/BookLovershaway/status/39528502898200576
+1 Answer question- Author wise I would say Sherrilyn Kenyon , Bon Jovi because they helped get me thru a rough time.


Tena said...

I follow your blog +1
and I follow you on twitter (crazybookslut)+1

Good luck on your new adventure with book blogging!!!


Amanda Leigh said...

This is an awesome debut contest! I'm so jealous of all the signings you must get to go to in Seattle! ;)

blog follower +1
twitter follower +1 @NRSVampChick
Tweeted +1 http://twitter.com/#!/NRSVampChick/status/39737043634503680
answer question +1 Choosing one author to meet... hmmm... there are too many. I'd really like to meet Mark Twain, Jane Austen & C.S. Lewis... there I narrowed it down to my three picks for today. Lol!


A.J. said...

Total Points: 4

+1 Blog follower
+1 Twitter follower (@woven_)
+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/woven_/status/40473850584117248
+1 I would love to meet Melina Marchetta! She's my favorite author. Love all her books, especially Jellicoe Road! :)


Thanks for the great giveaway!

donnas said...

Thanks for the chance! Ive really been wanting to read this and find out what happens but havent been able to get a copy yet.

+1 blog follower
+1 twitter follower @donnas1
+1 tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/40588311621943296
+1 blog - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-world-of-books-debut-blog-giveaway.html
+1 answer - Edgar Allen Poe. Great storyteller, wonder if he was really as crazy as the stories claim.

Total Points: 5

bacchus76 at myself dot com





TheGirlOnFire said...

I think I would want to meet Suzanne Collins iam just so intrigued by the Hunger Games.
+1 follower
+1 answered question
thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

Vivien said...

I would want to meet up with Stephenie Meyer. Maybe I could con Midnight Sun out her.
+1 follower
+1 comment

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

ChrisS said...

Total Points:2

+1 I'm a gfc follower.
+1 If I could meet any author I would like to meet Christine Feehan. Her stories are amazing and I would love to hear more about her creative ideas.

Sylvia said...

I really want that copy of Last Sacrifice. Why? Because it's signed! It's a gem:D So thanks for this contest!

+1 I follow via GFC
+1 I would love to meet Suzanne Collins! If she could make someone as kick-ass as Katniss, someone as sweet as Peeta and a world as intense and creative like she did in the Hunger Games, she would definitely be someone worth knowing:)


Lisa said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

+1 I would like to meet either J.K. Rowling or Ernest Hemingway. Two totally different sides of the spectrum but I bet both would be fun.

Lisa, bell198@aol.com