Monday, July 12, 2010

Contest Clarification and Related Links

Thanks for all of your comments and for spreading the word about last week's contest. I know I shouldn't be amazed by the response (because Steph and Kiersten are that cool), but I can't help it; I've never had this kind of response to a book giveaway. You guys are awesome!

There have been some  questions in the comments and some comments that have made me realize I need to clarify a few points.

l.   The book portion of this contest is now open internationally (Thanks, Ruth and Stella!) to anyone living in a countries on The Book Depository's list of countries they'll ship to for free. The list is impressive, so I'm hoping it includes everyone. But I'm not shipping the Nutella, sparklies, ect. overseas. The books are the cool part anyway, right?

2. Two of these books aren't out yet. I know. I'm as bummed about this as anyone. I'm giving away pre-orders of PARANORMALCY and ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS. GOOD NIGHT, GOOD KNIGHT will ship immediately (as soon as I place the order), but PARANORMALCY comes out August 31st, and you'll have to wait until December 2nd for ANNA.

In light of this, I've search out contests where bloggers are giving away advance reader copies (because you all "can't wait" to read them. However, *giving you my sternest mock stern look* this does not excuse you from reading the interview I'll be posting with Miss Kiersten White, especially since I'll award extra entries to anyone who comments on said interview.

You have until July 15th to enter this one, but I'm sure you'll want to pop over now. In addition to a PARANORMALCY ARC, The Undercover Book Lover is giving away ARCs of NIGHTSHADE, by Andrea Cremer, THE ETERNAL ONES, by Kirsten Miller, HALO, by Alexandra Adornetto, and PEGASUS, by Robin McKinley. PARANORMALCY and PEGASUS? I'm SO entering this one. She's also giving away five packs of 5 gum: Zing (Bubble), Cobalt (Peppermint), Flare (Cinnamon), Lush (Tropical) and Rain (Spearmint). This one is open internationally.

Kiersten White is also giving away an ARC of PARANORMALCY (open internationally), along with some other highly coveted ARCs and goodies (not open internationally). I also intend to enter this one before the July 24th deadline.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find anyone giving away an ARC of ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS. Hopefully, people will be more likely to part with their copies as they get closer to the book's release date.

If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments. I'll have my interview with Kiersten up in the next 24 hours.