Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Blogoversary Birthday Contest

So what's a blogoversary celebration without contests? Nothing, of course! So here's the first celebratory contest. Actually this week is going to be like "the week of contests" so make sure you keep checking back.

This time, it's a giveaway. I'm giving away a new hardback copy of Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell.

If I get more than 50 comments on this post, I will add another prize for another winner. Add another 25 comments and you'll get another prize for a third winner. And so on and so forth. So keep checking back to see what new prizes pop up.

How to Enter: To enter the contest, simply leave a comment on this post. Or, if you can't leave a comment, send an email to shadyglade (AT) mail (DOT) com with the subject line "Birthday Contest" and include your name, your email address, and the correct subject line.

How to earn Extra Entries:
+1 for commenting
+1 for following
+1 for posting a link in your sidebar (include link)
+2 for a regular post (include link)

Rules: The contest is open until midnight PST on September 30th, 2009. This contest is open internationally! The winner (or winners) will be chosen by a random number generator. One free entry per person allowed. See above for instructions to earn extra contest entries. Rules about claiming prizes can be found here. Questions? Post a comment or email and ask.

Good luck to everyone!

About the Book (From Amazon.com): "Iris is ready for another hot, routine summer in her small Louisiana town, hanging around the Red Stripe grocery with her best friend, Collette, and traipsing through the cemetery telling each other spooky stories and pretending to cast spells. Except this summer, Iris doesn’t have to make up a story. This summer, one falls right in her lap.Years ago, before Iris was born, a local boy named Elijah Landry disappeared. All that remained of him were whispers and hushed gossip in the church pews. Until this summer. A ghost begins to haunt Iris, and she’s certain it’s the ghost of Elijah. What really happened to him? And why, of all people, has he chosen Iris to come back to?"

*EDIT 9/7/09* Well, I've now reached 50 comments, so it's time to add another prize. So now a second winner will have a chance at a new ARC of Prism by Faye Kellerman and Aliza Kellerman. Add another 25 comments and another prize will go up!

About the Book (From Amazon.com): "Prism takes us to a slightly alternate universe in which medicine and health care do not exist, and in which sick people are allowed to die without any care. Set in New Mexico and California, the novel features three teens who fall through a cave at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico while on a field trip. They are plunged into a frightening parallel universe—seven weeks in the past, in which their "normal" worlds of family and high school remain the same…except for the fact that no medicine exists and when people die in the street they are picked up and disposed of."

*EDIT 9/21/09*We're at 75 comments now, so it's time for a third prize! Now one of you will get a chance to win an ARC of Recipe for Disaster by Maureen Fergus. Add another 25 comments and yet another prize will go up.

About the Book (From Amazon.com): "Francie's life was almost perfect before the new girl showed up. She had her own business as a weekend baker whose scones almost caused stampedes, a best friend named Holly and a deeply fulfilling crush on Tate Jarvis. She dreamed about the day she'd be famous and have her own baking show. But the new girl at school, Darlene, thinks Francie's obsession with baking is weird, she acts like Holly is her best friend, and she's somehow managed to steal Tate's attention away. Suddenly, everything is unravelling. Unable to stay focused, Francie's pastry-filled dreams are starting to slide. Then Francie gets a chance to meet the sexy celebrity baker Lorenzo LaRue, whose toned pectorals inspire Francie as much as the baking tips she picks up from his TV show. Francie is sure that if Lorenzo could only see how passionate she is about baking, he would help launch her career, and possibly marry her when she reaches legal age. It won't be easy - but Francie is starting to understand that although trying won't guarantee success, quitting will guarantee failure."

99 comments:

Bianca said...

I would love to enter!!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following

Bianca
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Dahlia said...

I wonder what the extra prizes will be... ^_^

+1 comment
+1 follower

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Carol said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!

This sounds really good! Thank you for the giveaway!

I'm a follower.

Carol M
mittens0831 At aol DOT com

Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw.

I just became a follower of your blog.

wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Haiku Amy said...

Happy Blogoverary. I'd like to be entered.

+1 comment
+1 follower

Michelle said...

I would love to be entered. :D

michelle_thebookjunkie@hotmail.com

+1 for commenting
+1 for following

Thanks so much!

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

I've been wanting to read this forever but never seem to get around to it!! I'd love to win this

+2 Blogged about it in my current contest post at:
http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-contests.html
+1 for commenting
+1 for following

Thanks!!!
Kim
bookbutterfly9@gmail.com

Erica said...

I would love to be entered! I've been wanting to read this one for forever.

Erica said...

oops. It sent with only half the comment?


+1 follower
+1 comment

:) Erica
thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

Wendy said...

Happy birthday!

Wendy said...

I'm a follower +1 :)

Wendy said...

I linked from my sidebar, too! +1

Lori(Pure Imagination) said...

+1 for commenting
+1 follower

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Brooke Reviews said...

YAY Congrats on your Blogoversary Birthday! :P

+1 comment
+1 follower

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Orchid said...

Happy Blogoversary! This sounds like an excellent contest. :)

+1 for commenting
+1 for following
+1 for posting a link in your sidebar

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celi.a said...

Mmmm...great contest!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following (Blogger)
+1 for posting a link in your blog sidebar

Thanks!

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WhatBriReads said...

Happy blogoversary! Curious to see what the other prizes will be.

+1 for commenting
+1 for following
+1 for posting a link in your sidebar http://whatbrireads.blogspot.com

Briana
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Lindsay's Photographys said...

I would LOVE to win this!! I want to read this book SOOO bad!!


+1 for following

Thankyou!! :D:D

-Lindsay

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Jessica Kennedy said...

+1 Looking forward to the contests!
+1 for following
+1 Sidebar

Llehn said...

I would love to be entered please!

+1 commenting
+1 already following

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Jessica Secret said...

Please enter me!

+1 for comment.
+1 for follow.

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Jenny N. said...

Happy Blogoversary!!

+1 Commented
+1 Follower

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Ladybug said...

+1 Please enter me in this great giveaway =)

+1 for following
+1 for posting a link on sidebar
+2 for a regular post

Ladybug
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cqueen2 said...

sounds great thanks

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cqueen2 said...

i follow

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What a Girl Reads said...

Great contest, Shadowed Summer sounds like an amazing book!

I'm a follower


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throuthehaze said...

+1 count me in please
+1 follower

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elaing8 said...

please enter me in the giveaway
+1 commenting
+1 follower

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Kelsey said...

This looks like a great book(:

+1 commenting
+1 follower

Kelsey
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MJ said...

I'd love this.

+1 follower

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Kay said...

Please count me in!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following
+1 sidebar

DeNiSe MaDnEsS said...

Great Contest This book sound really crippy please enter me

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+ 1 for following

DeniseMadness
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Stephanie said...

I would love to enter!! +1 commenting

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Anonymous said...

need a good end of summer read..thx for contest..
thehighflyer3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Pam said...

Oooh - this is exciting. Happy Birthday!

+1 comment
+1 follower

melacan at hotmail dot com

bridget3420 said...

I'd like to enter.

bridget3420 said...

Blog follower

bridget3420 said...

+2 Blogged

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2009/09/94-book-giveaway-list.html

WordVore Prod said...

Yay! Enter me:D
+1 for commenting
+1 for following

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Sheere said...

This is sucha cool contest! I would like to enter please.

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Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

I'm a follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Brodie said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! And here's to many, many more! *throws confetti and balloons in the air*

Pretty please enter me! International resident here.

+1 for commenting
+1 for following
+1 Sidebar - http://liliesveggiesandshootingstars.blogspot.com

Thanks!!
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Sheere said...

+1 for posting a link in my sidebar
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Kate said...

Happy Blogoversary!!

Please enter me in your amazing contest.

+1 for commenting
+1 for following
+1 for posting a link in your sidebar http://neverendingshelf.blogspot.com

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Beth said...

Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Kaye said...

Thanks for hosting this internationally, can't find a copy yet where I'm from.

I'm a following and I blogged this -- http://pretentiousreader.blogspot.com/2009/09/shady-glades-blogoversary-birthday.html

trishalynn0708 said...

+1 Please enter me
+1 follower
+2 Blogged:
http://trishasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways-of-day-97.html

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

Kira R. said...

I would like to enter!

kirar59[AT]yahoo[DOT]ca

Kira R. said...

I am a follower.

kirar59[AT]yahoo[DOT]ca

Dani. said...

Happy Blogaversary! :)

Sqquuuuueeealllll!
Shadowed Summer looks amazingly good.
I've been wanting this book for what seems like forever and I just want to virtually jump through this computer screen and grab your copy.
But I guess entering this contest will have to suffice :)
Oh and Prism looks really good too.

Dani.
lightningstreak123@comcast.net

Extras:
*Comment!
*Follower!!!
*Linked to sidebar-
http://danidlion.blogspot.com/

Ju said...

+1 for commenting
+1 for following

Please enter me ;)
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Bunny B said...

Awesome!! Would love to win. Thanks!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following
+1 for posting a link in your sidebar : http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com

+2 for a regular post : http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/09/shady-glade.html

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Rue said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
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haleyknitz said...

+1 for commenting
+1 for following
+2 for a regular post (www.haleymathiot.blogspot.com)

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The_Book_Queen said...

Oh, I'd love to read either one of these! :D I've looked at both before, but not yet bought/read them. Please enter me!

+1 for following
+1 for commenting
+1 for linking on my sidebar (www.tbqspersonalbookpalace.blogspot.com)

Great contest, and blog too! :D

Enjoy,
TBQ
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Ruth said...

Exciting - two prizes now, I see! :) Could I please be entered?

+1 for commenting
+1 for following your blog :)

Thanks!

BlackWolf said...

please count me in

+1 for following

+2 for a regular post
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Josette said...

Hey there, please count me in!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following
+1 for posting a link in your sidebar (do you mean adding your site to my blogroll? If yes, it's done. See www.booksloveme.com)

josettebooks[at]yahoo[dot]com

Thanks!

Sarah Z said...

The cover makes me want to read the book!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Aik said...

Happy Blogaversary!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following
+1 for posting a link in your sidebar
+2 for a regular post

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

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Paula said...

Congrats!!!!!

I would love to win.

ryspenc@yahoo.com

Cherie J said...

Happy Blogoversary! Would love to enter for this cool drawing.

+1 I am a follower

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

cqueen2 said...

+1 count me in sounds great

+1 for following

wadesherry@hotmail dot com

renee said...

Please enter me
+1 for commenting
+1 for following
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Anonymous said...

need a good fall read,,,thx for the contest..
thehighflyer3(at)hotmail(dot)com

✖Kenny Ding✖ said...

I would like to enter this contest. By the way, Happy Blogoversary to you!

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✖Kenny Ding✖ said...

I follow you.

+1 for following

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✖Kenny Ding✖ said...

I post this contest on my blog.

+2 for regular post

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Meg said...

Count me in! Great contest!

+1 - for commenting
+1 - for following

Megan
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queen of entropy said...

Oh please enter me in this contest!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following

Marie said...

I would love to read this!

I am a follower.

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insiya said...

I would love to win 1 of these goodies =)

+1 comment
+1 follower

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Sara said...

Count me in!

+1 follower

Sara M
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xollinzolox said...

Please enter me!

Lindsey
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andrea b said...

happy blogoversary! the books look interesting, thanks for the contest!
+1 for commenting
+1 for following

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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a great read. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

I am a follower!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

lag123 said...

Sounds good. Please enter me!

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lag123 said...

I just subscribed via email and will be a new follower.

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Beth said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Misty said...

I would love to be entered, thanks.
And I am a follower.
So +2 total
~Misty
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Rebecca N. said...

I would love to enter! Thanks!

+1 for commenting

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Rebecca N. said...

+1 for following

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xxsquigglesxx said...

I would love to win!

+1 commenting
+1 following

MUM said...

This is a terrific contest! Count me in.

+1 comment
+1 follower

Marie
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~The Book Pixie said...

This is a great contest. Oh and congrats on your blogversary. I don't have my first one until May. XD

+1 commenting
+1 following
+1 sidebar: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/

~Briana
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Ashley said...

Congrats! These all look like great books, please enter me, thanks.
booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

+1 I follow you.
+1 Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Congrats on your Blogoversary!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following
+1 Sidebar link
http://fillthesilenceforever.blogspot.com/

-Ashley
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Nancye said...

+1 Great contest!! Please sign me up!
+1 I am a follower

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*Samantha* said...

Awesome contest! I would love to be entered!

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Lis and Chelle said...

Congrats on 3 years!
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Melanie said...

I hope I make it to 3 years. Congrats!

+1 comment
+1 following

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bucsfan12 said...

Acacia
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+1 Thanks for this chance to win this neat book!

+1 Ya I am a follower

2 Points thanks again!!!

flowerchild said...

great giveaway
thanks
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Alexa said...

I'd love to be entered and Happy Blogoversary!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following
+1 for posting a link in your sidebar:
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katie said...

I would love to be entered!

+1 comment
+1 follower

katieb206@gmail.com

Paradox said...

Enter me please! I especially want to win Prism!

+1 comment
+1 I'm a follower

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Paradox said...

+1 I linked to the contest on my sidebar: http://paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com/

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