Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Alrighty folks....... my google friend follower may say 295, but my site feeder says 324!!! WOOT!!! Thank you sooo much and WELCOME to all of my new followers! And a GIANT thank you to all of you who have been following for some time now!!!

And as a celebration of this big milestone AND as a very sincere thank you to ALL OF YOU, here is the giveaway I am offering up to my followers!

Let me explain how it's going to work and then I'll describe the prizes after that.

Remember a little while ago how I got a "Super Secret YA novel" sent to me? Okay, well, just to make this a little more fun, once a week I am going to be posting clues as to the identity of this Super Secret Novel and if you guess the identity of the book you will recieve an additional 10 entries!!!!!  When you have guessed correctly I will email you to let you know, and you will be credited all of your entries.  The actual identity of the book will not be revealed until the contest end date. 

You can also earn extra entries for:
  • Posting the contest in your sidebar (you can use my button if you like!)  5 entries
  • Tweeting about it!  1 extra entry
  • Putting the contest in the actual BODY of a post!  5 entries
The GRAND PRIZE winner which will be chosen by Random.org will win: $50 credit from Book Depository PLUS a release copy of the Super Secret YA novel PLUS a book of their choice from my ARC/book pile! If we reach 400 Followers that amount goes up to $75, and if we reach 500 followers by the end of the contest than the GRAND PRIZE will be $100 worth of books from the Book Depository, and therefore this contest in INTERNATIONAL as well! Once the grand prize winner has been announced, then that person will send me their list of books they would like to order from Book Depository

There will be a second and third place drawing as well, and those folks will each win a choice of one book from my stack of ARC's and novels.

Here are the books that are up for grabs:

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (SIGNED ARC)
Saving a Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
The Sign for Drowning by Rachel Stolzman
Falling Apart in One Piece by Stacy Morrison (ARC)
The 13th Hour by Richard Dotsch (ARC)
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger
The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory
A Brief History of the Future by Jacques Attali
The Fourth Part of the World by Toby Lester (ARC)
River Thieves by Michael Crummey
Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat who Touched the world by Vicki Myron
The Glass Castle by jeannette Walls (hardcover)

As the contest evolves I will add more books for the winners to choose from!

Here's how to enter:

• Fill out the form to enter
• watch for the clue each week
• take a guess to earn an additional 5 points! (I will supply another form for your guesses to keep them confidential!)
• anyone who correctly guesses the title of the Super Secret YA novel will earn a whopping 10 entries! Once you have correctly identified the name of the book I will email you to let you know and all of your extra entries will be added. The name of the book will not be made PUBLIC until the release date which is also the end of the contest on MAY 4th!
• This contest is international!
• You MUST be a follower to enter with google reader or feed burner.
Contest ends at midnight MST, May 4th 2010.


The Super Secret YA novel main character is a male.

To enter this week's guess click here.


23 Blabs:

Carol said...

What a cool giveaway and congrats!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

Congrats Lisa!! And such a fun giveaway for us :)

Lisa said...

Thanks so much, ladies!!!

joemmama said...

Congratulations! keep it up!!

Natalie W said...

Wow! How fun is this?? Congrats Lisa !!

Brodie said...

HUGE congratulations on your followers!! Amazing blogging, here's to many hundreds more :) Awesomely fantastic contest, thanks!!

Kathleen said...

What a cool giveaway! I love the clue idea.

Guess what? I gave you an award! Check it out!

Minding Spot said...

An award for you!


Anonymous said...

Congrats, Lisa! I'm super excited about this contest :)

Lisa said...

Thank you so much everyone! It is SOOOO fun! I have already had TWO PEOPLE guess the identity of the book! So, keep checking each week, and you too could earn an extra 10 ENTRIES!!!

And thank you so much for the awards, Callista and Wendy!

PS I have also just posted a new MEGA GIVEAWAY button for folks to use for their sidebar for extra entries!

NerdyMe said...

Fun giveaway... But seems like a lot of work....I'm very lazy to follow the clues and everything...:P

Congrats on your followers number. I just became your follower too:))

Lisa said...

Hey China! Thank you for your comment, lucky for you you don't HAVE to follow ANY clues to be entered! Only if you want to earn more entries, that's all! :0) Welcome as one of my new followers, and good luck with the contest!

pepsivanilla said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Very fun too :)

YzhaBella's BookShelf said...

Great Event!
I've posted link on my blog, etc,etc,. But, I can't remember is I completed the form???? Should I do it again??

Kate aka YzhaBealla

Lisa said...

Hey Kate! You are there on the form, and I will add that you have added the link on your blog as it was not added in your form. Did you tweet as well? Extra points for that too! AND if you take a guess and get it right you can earn another 10 entries!

Becca said...

This is a very cool giveaway. I just found your blog through Mary of Bookfan. I will be back for more! :)

Beverly said...

Congrats on all the followers! The contest sounds amazing! Can't wait for the next clue! I just found your blog - one more follower!

angie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Awesome contest! Love the mystery element :)

Unknown said...

Amazing contest! Thanks :) Congrats on the followers.

angie said...

Oops I think I entered twice. Sorry!

Giada M. said...

Congrats! Amazing Contest!

Kelly said...

What a wonderful blog site.
Kelly Bookend Diaries

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