Thursday, September 3, 2009

Book Lover Contest!!!

Welcome to my first ever contest! Well, drawing, I should say. As I said yesterday, it's time to make room for some new books! (Plus, I have a really bad habit of buying books and movies and forgetting that I already have them) :D

Entering is very easy. All you have to do is LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST and you are entered. That's it! You can enter any time from today to midnight on Thursday, September 10th (Mountain Time).

Opportunities for extra entries:

1 entry = for being or becoming a follower of this blog

1 entry = for referring someone here - make sure they mention your name in their comment!

1 entry = mentioning this contest on your blog/website/Facebook, MySpace or Twitter account (if you have all of the above, you will get one entry for each mention. So, if you mention this contest on your blog, your website, and Facebook, you'd get 3 extra entries and so on)

1 entry = mentioning Elana Johnson's soon-to-be released ebook From the Query to the Call on your blog/website/Facebook, MySpace or Twitter account (by the way, she will also give you a discount on her book for mentioning it - check it out HERE for details)

1 entry = mentioning Jessica Verday's newly released book The Hollow on your blog/website/Facebook, MySpace or Twitter account

Leave your total pointage in your comment. I will tally everything up and draw a winner who will be announced on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14th!

Grand Prize:

(Almost all of these are new hardcovers)

Hunted by P.C. and Kristen Cast
Intent to Kill by James Grippando
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson
Ice Trap by Kitty Sewell
Tribute by Nora Roberts
The Appeal by John Grisham
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
The Nature of Monsters by Clare Clark
The Memoirs of Helen of Troy by Amanda Elyot
The Book of Shadows by James Reese
The Lady Elizabeth
by Alison Weir
City of Bones
by Cassandra Clare
A Painted House by John Grisham
The Summons by John Grisham
Midwives by Chis Bohjalian

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian DVD
Le Divorce DVD (starring Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts)

And various other fun writer trinkets.

Hurry and get your entries in!! The contest will run for one week only! Good luck!


Cindy said...

Ooooh, I love books. What a great giveaway. Right now my point total is only 1. But it's something. I love the variety you have on your blog, by the way. Have a great day!

Lady Glamis said...

Pretty awesome! I DO follow your blog, just anonymously. Not sure if that counts. Some of those books look really great! Thanks for the great contest, er, drawing!

B.J. Anderson said...

What an awesome giveaway! I am a follower of your blog. And I think I'll do a post about this on my blog. I'll comment again if I get to that. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kristi said...

Well, I am a follower of the blog so my point total is a whopping 1. Thanks!

ElanaJ said...


Scott said...

Okay - don't enter me in the contest! I have way too many books on my 'to read' list as it is right now! I just wanted to say . .. woo-hoo, potentially free books! Ok, got it out of my . . .woo-hoo, potentially free books . . . ok, out of my system now. Sorry about that! I also have many of those books as well.

I am a follower, check out my blog tomorrow, because I'm promoting Elana's e-book then, plus a link to your contest as well, so my points are adding up!


Hey, you could donate my points to someone else if you want! : )

Tess said...

How super fun! And, I love that you are giving shout outs to your pals and their books. That's the best part of our writing/blogging community :D :D :D

Mandy said...

So far I've mentioned your contest on facebook and twitter. But give me time Michelle... I've only just begun! haha!

Michelle McLean said...

Cindy - thanks! And it only takes one entry to win ;-D More entries just up your chances :) Thanks for dropping by!

Lady Glamis - of course it counts! :)

Bonny - thanks :D I've got you down for 2 entries for following and commenting so far, so just comment again if you rack up any more entry points :D

Kristi - you actually have 2 entry points :D One for commenting and one for following :)

Scott - LOL you are too funny. You may give your points to the person of your choice. Or I can just put your name in the drawing and if you win you can transfer the prize to whomever you want :)

Tess - thanks :) And yep, I thought this would be a fun way to help advertise Elana's and Jess's books. They are both must reads (written by super-awesome people) so I want to help spread the word as much as I can :)

And Mandy - LOL rack up those points girl! :D

FictionGroupie said...

Great contest! I'm already a follower. :) Good luck to everyone.

Dawn VanderMeer said...

What a great contest! I only get one entry so far--for being a follower. I'll let you know if I earn more. :)

Thanks for the fun!

Michelle McLean said...

Remember guys, commenting is your first entry point. So if you comment and are a follower, that's 2 points :D

Kat O'Keeffe said...

Ooooh, cool contest! I am a follower and I commented so I believe that gets me two entries! If I get around to blogging/twittering I'll be back to leave another comment.

*crosses fingers*

Conda V. Douglas said...

Hi Michelle! You've got great titles to give away! I'm also following your blog now--interesting posts. And thanks for following mine!

Bane of Anubis said...

I'm with Scott -- don't enter me -- but I think this is a fantastic contest and I'm gonna mention this and L'il Johnson's work, too.

Michelle McLean said...

LOL will do, and thanks for spreading the word! :)

J.J. Bennett said...

I was refered by Bane so he should get a point. Now I'm a follower so I should get a point. :)

Laura Martone said...

Like J.J., I was referred to this terrific blog (and awesome contest) by Bane of Anubis, so he should definitely get a point for that... then, like Scott, if he wins, he could donate the books to some worthy soul... like, er, ME, for instance. :-)

Anyhoo, I must've had a lot of time on my hands because I racked up 11 points tonight:

1 for commenting
1 for becoming a follower (!)
3 for mentioning the contest on Twitter, Facebook, and one of my blogs
3 for mentioning Elana's book on Twitter, Facebook, and one of my blogs
3 for mentioning Jessica's book on Twitter, Facebook, and one of my blogs

Here's the blog post if you need to check it out. Do you need the links to my Twitter and Facebook accounts, too - or is this on the honor system? :-)

Besides the extremely generous contest, I simply had to promote the two books - after all, I see Elana's comments on Nathan's blog all the time, and Jessica's book has a similar title to mine (Hollow Souls), which happens to be about a place called the Hollow... how cool a coincidence is that?!

Thanks for the contest, Michelle. No matter who wins, I think it's totally groovy of you!

Christine H said...

I'll bite! Count me in please.

You've given me an idea. Perhaps I can get rid of some of my coffee mug collection this way. Writers love coffee, right? LOL!

Michelle McLean said...

Laura - Wow! Thanks for following and spreading the word! :) And yes, just the honor system, though I will definitely check out your blog :) Both Jess and Elana have awesome books that just need to be bought, and very cool coincidence on the whole Hollow thing! :)

And Christine - that would be a great idea! Most writers do love their coffee as they type away into the wee hours of the night ;D

L. T. Host said...

Great idea! I... have nothing else to say. Oh, except I'm following you now, too. :)

Michelle McLean said...

LOL glad to have you L.T. Host! I've got you entered :)

Diane said...

My bookshelf is looking empty. Thanks for the opportunity! Diane

beth said...

Love the contest!!

1 entry = for being follower of this blog

1 entry = mentioning Elana Johnson's soon-to-be released ebook From the Query to the Call on your blog (see a review and interview with her)

Thanks so much! *crosses fingers*

Martha W. said...

Whew! Looks like I'm sneaking in under the wire!

Couple of things:
one) Michelle, I have surfed around your site a bit and know without a doubt that this will become a regular place for me!

two) the very important contest *grinning* - I found your blog/contest through Laura Martone's site (thanks Laura!) so she needs her points bumped up to 12... and I have now posted about this contest/Elana's book/Jessica's book on my own blog. Plus I subscribed!

WooHoo! 4 points for me!

Thanks for the contest and wonderful blog!

Kat O'Keeffe said...

This contests is still awesome! I'm back for more :)

I already commented once saying that I follow, but I managed to scrape together a couple extra entries:

+1 Tweeted about contest:

+1 Tweeted about From the Query to the Call:

+1 Tweeted about The Hallow:

Thanks for doing this contest! I hope I win :)


Michelle McLean said...

Kat - got your extra points added in! :) just in time :D

Beth and Diane - thanks for stopping by, I've got you entered :D

Martha - hope you enjoy looking around; I try to keep it interesting :D I've got your entries and added another one for Laura. Thanks!!

Laura Martone said...

Hi, Michelle! Thanks for adding another point for me. In all honesty, I'm just excited to spread the word about my fellow writers - though I sure wouldn't turn away free books! I'm just so giddy right now that Martha found her way here from my blog! How cool is that?!