Tuesday, January 01, 2013

1 Year Blogoversary + Giveaway!!



I cannot believe it's been 1 Year since I started this crazy blogging journey. This year has brought it's fair share of ups and downs and hasn't always been easy but am I glad I started this blog? Hell Yeah!! I have met so many fantastic authors, started reading outside my comfort zone and made many blogger friends along the way who I truly feel blessed to have in my life.

One thing I am incredibly grateful for is my followers. Even when I didn't post for a week or two at a time you still stuck by this blog. I always had fears I'd lose followers for my inconsistent posting this past summer and it pained me so much that I couldn't update more than I was. But, I made it through what I like to refer to as The Summer of suck and now I'm back and better than ever (least I think so lol)!! I especially want to give a big internet hug to all of you who comment and share my posts week after week, it really means so much!

Lastly I want to Thank the Publishers and Authors who request me to read and review their work, participate in tours or have as a Guest on the blog. I look forward to what 2013 will bring.

Kristin


Now onwards to the Giveaway!!! Since this is my super awesome 1 year blogoversary I wanted the prize to reflect the sheer awesomeness of it. So............. I will be giving away a $50 Amazon Giftcard to one lucky follower!! If I manage to hit over 500 followers I'll add a second prize and if I manage 800 (which OK might be a longshot) I'll add a third prize to the pot as well. I might even add more in if budget allows so definitely keep checking back throughout the month!

Edit: Second Prize added to see what it is Click Here!

Rules:

-Must Be A Follower on GFC,Networked Blogs or Twitter. Please leave your name in the box provided on the Raffle Copter form (I will be double checking).

-Must Be 13 Years Old To Enter. If under 18 and chosen winner please get parental permission before sending me your address.

-Giveaway will be Open Internationally! Starting January 1st 5pm CST and close January 31st at 11:59pm CST Winner will be announced the next morning and will have 48 hours to respond with Shipping Details before I announce an alternate winner.


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51 comments:

  1. I would buy Through the Ever Night.

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  2. Definitely Last Bastion of the Living...thanks for the giveaway

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  3. I know I'd buy Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. I have Dreamless, but I need the first one to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I'd put it towards my college textbooks in all honesty.

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    1. With how expensive they are, I don't blame you.

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  5. Books. Haha. Umm...yeah. Opal by Jennifer Armentrout or The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. I can't wait to read those books!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  6. I'd most definitely buy My Beautiful Failure.
    Thanks :)

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  7. I would probably by Days of Blood and Starlight since I finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone today. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Happy Blogoversary, Kristin! Honored to have been part of your first year!!

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  9. Is that a trick q? I'd buy books of course! Congrats on ur first year! My blog has only been up for 1/4 of a year so can't blogoversary celebrate yet :D

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  10. OK, you're going to have to sit down for this one because the list of elligble books is probably long.

    I'd get Gravity by Melissa West, Unrest by Michelle Harrison, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, Wake by Amanda Hocking and since I didn't check the prices of these books and I'm guessing that they might be $10 each(wishful thinking,maybe), I'd get Warm Bodies or/and What Smart Students Know, The God Academy, Tiger Lily, Speechless, really the list goes on and on.

    It all depends on the prices of the books and my mood :). But I'm thinking that The Darkest Minds and Wake will definitely be among the books I get. Thanks for the giveaway! It's very generous. And congratulations on the milestone. :D

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    1. Through Amazon with just a little bit of Googling you can find 20-30% off purchase codes stretching how many books you can get even further!

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  11. Aw man, there are so many books I want, especially pre-orders, like for Scarlet, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Taken, Utsubora, and Helter Skelter.

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  12. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    I'd love Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry!!

    Congrats and thank you!!

    Thank you:)

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  13. i want to buy books by JA redmesky...
    i hope i win this giveaway..
    thx u so much ^^

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  14. I want to buy a lot of books!

    thanks for the giveaway:)

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  15. I would love to get Lover at Last!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  16. $50 would put a small dent in my very large list. Ha. Congratulations on one year!

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  17. I would buy books of course! (or maybe some Castle DVDs). Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I haven't started the Castle series but I hear the show is addicting. Plus it has Nathan Fillion and he's just plain awesome!!

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  18. I'd buy tons of books starting with the ones that are next up in current series I'm reading. This is an awesome giveaway so thank you! I hope you have a fantastic year :)

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  19. hmmmm the lux series definately :)

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  20. Happy Blogoversary! I would probably buy a few books off my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. I have a big wish list of books so I'd probably preorder Goddess - Josephine Angelini and If I should die by Amy Plum. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I'd buy books, obviously.. LOL. I'd buy books that are the rest of some trilogies I have started and I would also save some to buy Snow White Sorrow when it comes out. Here's the books I'd buy:

    http://amzn.com/w/2KT3YWH5TVATW

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  23. Hi! OMG, there's so many books I want right now, I would love to read Warm bodies that will be soon out as a movie and I would probably pick up Of Poseidon and The Mephisto Kiss since they both are on my list for a long time! Thanks for this great giveaway and Congrats for your 1 year blogoversary!

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  24. Really, I think I'd buy the first few of the Piers Anthony series for my kids. I LOVED those books!! My kids are big readers, too, n I'd like to keep that going!

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    1. OH I totally went through a Piers Anthony phase when I was a teen.

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  25. I'd buy lots of books! I'd start with The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket and Beautiful Creatures series.
    Congrats on your 1 year blogoversary!

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  26. i want to have a kindle so probably i'll add up for it... :)

    Congratulations on your blogoversary... :D

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  27. I would buy some books from my wishlist :)
    Happy Blogoversary to you!

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  28. Congrats and Happy Blogoversary!!
    I'd buy a ton of books from my wish list! I'd probably preorder The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead :)
    Lacey T

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  29. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway!
    I would buy the audio book of Poison Princess by Kresley Cole.

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  30. Woot Woot Happy Birthday, Blood Sweat & Books! I honestly don't know what I'd buy. I'd say books but with Amazon, I could buy something crazy like an alpaca blanket but more than likely a TON of ebooks since I have no more room for physical books right now. Yup... I'm thinking lots of ebooks. :)

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    1. I hear you on that. Now I must check out Alpaca blankets. That sounds super snuggly.

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  31. Wow, what a giveaway!

    I would buy so many books and be so thankful! (Scarlet and Walking Dead and more!)

    Happy New Year to you!

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  32. I'd preorder the remainder of the new "Sailor Moon" manga, and a few books, if I can manage it!

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  33. Birthday presents for the boys, but would also grab a pre-order of Twilight BD2 and the Demonologist!!

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  34. I'd love to paperbacks of Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and Jillian Dodd's That Boy series or use it to save up for a Kindle!

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  35. I'd buy several of the books on my wishlist and maybe the cell phone cover I've been coveting over since before Christmas!

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  36. books Ive been meaning to read.

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  37. I would buy books for my daughters. Or maybe a toy or stuffed animal for my 18 month old daughter. :)

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  38. I´ve got a wishlist a mile long >.< I´d start with Kim Harrison´s Ever After and Into the Woods, and preorder anything by Laurann Dohner, Bec McMasters or Delilah S Dawson *grabby hands*
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Wednesday!
    //Linda
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

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  39. Happy Anniversary! To pick just one book is all but impossible! Something I'll have to ponder over.

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  40. I'd buy a nice gift for someone or myself

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