And the Winner Is…

I had a few goals today.

  • Update ya’ll wonderful listeners about Fall Giveaway status winners [check]
  • Prepare the Kitty Thomas interview post [check]
  • Reread chapter 3 of my WIP which I polished yesterday [check]
  • Polish chapter 4 of my WIP [check]
  • Go through the Fall Giveaway entries [check]
  • Finish reading the book I started several weeks ago

As you can see, I’ve done all but the last item on my list. First I want to thank everyone who stopped by to give my blog a chance. I hope you all stick around a few. Definitely thanks to Good Choice Reading for hosting this great event!

A quick rundown of how this giveaway worked for me. I received 180 entrants and a host of folks who tweeted for extra entries. I started with 97 followers, now I’m at 241. I cannot tell you how many new blogs I’ve found thanks to your entries. Yes, I do check out your blog when you sign into mine. I admit, I’ve yet to go through them all, but be assured I do plan to visit now that I’m not swamped. 🙂

One moment while this serious looking lady shuffles.

So the moment you’ve all been waiting for!

Giveaway #1 – Reader’s Choice

Scoot (1st place)

Giveaway #2 – The Reviews

Heather Henderson (2nd place)

Giveaway #3 – love, Love, LOVED It!

Danielle (5th place)

Giveaway #4 – My Buddies’ Fab Fav

elaing8 (3rd place)

Giveaway #5 – Please Pick Me!

Lucy (4th place)

Congratulations to you all! Sorry about the mice-type. 🙂 All winners were chosen using this nifty plugin I found called “And the winner is…”

Winners! If you’ve forgotten your choices, feel free to head to the Fall Giveaway post. I’ll email you shortly. You all have until Monday, October 4, 2010 (midnight) to give me your selection. Otherwise, I’m sure another GFC friend would love to have your prize. Thanks again to all who participated.

While you’re here, check out the Kitty Thomas interviews! Word has it, there’s another giveaway.

2010 Fall Giveaway [CLOSED]

You made it! For the next seven days we’ll be Welcoming the Fall with a giveaway. Many thanks for stopping by. Kick back, make yourself at home, and definitely enter the giveaways!

This is the first time I’ve participated in a joint giveaway, and after Blogmania and Blogfest, I’m excited to be on the giving end this round. We (me, myself, and I) have a few prizes we’re giving away. I hope you enjoy them. The more people who enter the bigger ego boost it’ll give me, 🙂 and I’m all for ego boosts! So let’s get to it!

Giveaway #1 – Reader’s Choice

Here’s the thing. I’m an affiliate of the Book Depository. I’m not afraid to say I’d love if you ordered through my book depository links. 🙂 Free shipping worldwide it! And it’s the reason I’m able to offer an international giveaway. So the first prize up is from the book depository.

The Book Depository

The choice is yours. Win one book up to $15 from the Book Depository

Must be on the Book Depository’s free shipping list.

Giveaway #2 – The Reviews

Since I review books, it’s only right to offer up a few of the books, I’ve reviewed. One lucky winner has his/her choice from any of the following books I’ve reviewed. All books ship from the book depository except for the eBooks. Please be sure you’re able to receive books from the book depository.

Here’s a quick rundown if you can’t guess the titles from the micro-covers: “Heart of Darkness” Anthology by Gena Showalter and others, “Rapture” by Jacquelyn Frank, “Deep Kiss of Winter” Anthology by Kresley Cole and Kresley Cole, “Queen of Song and Souls” by C.L. Wilson, “Pleasure” by Jacquelyn Frank, “Lover Mine” by J.R. Ward, “Pleasure of a Dark Prince” by Kresley Cole, Any volume from “A Vampire Kiss” by Laura Stamps (eBook), “Blaze of Memory” by Nalini Singh, “Crux” by Moira Rogers, “The Darkest Passion” by Gena Showalter, “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” by Stephenie Meyer, “Tsunami Blue” by Gayle Anne Williams, “Mind Games” by Carolyn Crane, “Archangel’s Kiss” by Nalini Singh, “The Iron King” by Julie Kagawa, “Inked” Anthology  by Karen Chance and others, “Comfort Foods” by Kitty Thomas (eBook), “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, “Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater, “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins, “The Renegade Hunter” by Lynsay Sands, “The Wish List” by Gabi Stevens, “Demon from the Dark” by Kresley Cole, “The Warrior: Caleb” by Francine Rivers, “Blood Lust” series by Zoe Winters (“Kept” shown in picture, eBook). View complete list on my Book Review page.

Giveaway #3 – love, Love, LOVED IT!

Like most people, I’m very selective about my tastes in books. This year, I happened to come across three books which I ABSOLUTELY LOVED!!! I’m offering to one winner their pick from one of my favorite 2010 reads.

“Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, “Mind Games” by Carolyn Crane, “Comfort Foods” by Kitty Thomas (eBook)

Giveaway #4 – My Buddies’ Fab Faves!

So I just finished my 50 follower giveaway yesterday. If you joined in, you had an opportunity to mention one of your favorite reads this year in the comments. And this is it! Some individuals chose a single title, some chose a series. Not all the books are displayed, so be sure to check out the list below. One book is up for grabs.

“Nightshade” by Andrea Cremer, “Firelight” by Sophie Jordan, Any book from the Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews (first book shown “Magic Bites”), Any book from the Elemental Assassins Series by Jennifer Estep (first book shown “Spider Bites”), Any book from the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning (first book shown “Dark Fever”), Any book from The Downside Ghost series by Stacia Kane (first book shown “Unholy Ghost”), Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas (eBook), The Scent of Rain and Lightning, Any book from the Almost Human trilogy by Melanie Nowak (first eBook shown “Fatal Infatuation”), Any book from The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa (first book shown “The Iron King”), Any book from The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner (first book shown “The Thief”)

Giveaway #5 – Please Pick Me!

Hello. My name is Reena Jacobs, and I’m a contest junkie. Yeah. Just like many of you out there, I’m addicted to entering giveaways. I’m so bad, I’ve had to create a form/spreadsheet just to keep up with them all. Wanna know how bad? Check out my contest pages. Yes…that’s right…pages! Here’s one to get you started (main contest page). I’ve won quite a few contests but not every single book I’ve wanted. This giveaway is dedicated to all the books I’ve tried desperately to win but failed. AND STILL DON’T OWN!!! So, your pick.

“Dead in the Family” by Charlaine Harris, “No Mercy” by Sherrilyn Kenyon, “Infinity” by Sherrilyn Kenyon, “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins, “Double Cross” by Carolyn Crane, “The Darkest Lie” Gena Showalter

So I’ve been pondering how I’ll track entries this time. After spending last week visiting blogs for Blogfest and Blogmania, I’ve decided to keep it simple. If you’re like me, you want to enter and go to the next blog. So! All ya have to do to enter this contest are three things.

  • Follow my blog publicly as a GFC follower.
  • Leave a comment letting me know which giveaways you want to win in order of preference (First to Last). Just the number is perfectly fine. For instance, I’d choose 5, 1, 4. Your selection may be different. 🙂 It’s perfectly fine to enter them all.
  • Provide your email address (if you don’t want to leave it in the comments, email your address to me at reenajacobs at reenajacobs dot com and include your comment number).

That’s it. Simple and sweet. I’m offering ONE bonus entry PER DAY for spreading the word. After all, if the word doesn’t get out it wouldn’t be much of a contest. 🙂 So, tweet:

2010 Fall Giveaway #FallGiveaway: 5 chances to win at Reena’s Blog (@ReenaJacobs).

  • Be sure to leave a separate comment with your tweet link.
  • Please include your email address (if you don’t want to leave it in the comments, email your address to me at reenajacobs at reenajacobs dot com and include your comment number).

One last thing. 🙂 Please see my contest policies for the nitty gritties.

Thanks for entering. Now I suggest you head over to the next participant’s blogs before I do something crazy like add a billion ways to enter and a few hoops to jump through for good measure. 🙂