Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cristian Mama's Guide

Erin at Christian Mama's Guide is hosting a unique giveaway! Who doesn't want Fair-Trade Coffee of ones own choice, a box of truffles, a novel of own's choice from Amazon (under $20), and a pre-order copy of Erin's The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby! Yup! Her book is coming out early next year!

Ends: October 15th 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Terry Pratchett, Anyone???

Miss Eliza at Strange and Random Happenstance is hosting a Terry Pratchett giveaway! How cool is that? Especially with I Shall Wear Midnight hitting the stores. The prize is a Terry Pratchett book of your own choice! Doesn't have to be a Tiffany book - just whichever you like. No forms, just comment and follow.

Ends: 11.59 PM on September 30th 2010.

Will She Ever Stop Giving Away ARCs Contest

Carolina, at Carol's Prints is hosting yet another giveaway of ARCs! The books this round are eye-popping. Nightshade, Pegasus, Nightshade City, I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend, and The Witches' Kitchen! I want them all! There's a form to fill, but as always, you can do little or a lot to earn entries. All up to you.

Ends: October 4th 2010.

Horror at Hannah's!

Here's the first contest! It's not a giveaway. It is Horror at Hannah's! Yup, Halloween is coming up and sizzling horror novels and other cools things are up for grabs (for the winners). Hannah's rules are 1000 words or less, any age group (YA, MG, Adult), it has to be horror/suspense (of course). Oh, and you must be a follower - goes without saying!

You comment on her post to let her know you're in, and then you email her your story without your name. You have plenty of time to do this! Because...

Ends: October 22nd 2010

(The winners will be announced on October 31st ;))

Monday, September 27, 2010

Signed Mockingjay!

Sarah Enni is giving away a signed (!) copy of Mockingjay. It's easy to take part in this one. Just leave a comment (and follow, of course). For extra fun point, you can include your favourite Peeta and Gale moment.

Ends: 11:59 PM EST on October 10th

Box O' Books Giveaway!

Sparkling Reviews is giving away a box (Yes! Box!) of books. Some will be autographed, some ARC's. There will be at least 5 books in that box, but there may be more. She made a promise to add 2 books for ever +10 followers after 220. I just filled the 240 spot, so that's 9 books guaranteed! How exciting would it be to receive a box of surprise?

Ends: 11:59 PM on October 14th.

The Preacher's Bride

I can't believe I missed this! Lovely Jody Hedlund is giving away some The Preacher's Bride books! It seems that she's giving one away every week. I don't know for how long. Her book was recently published. Congrats on that, Jody! 

You have to answer an easy question each time in comments, along with your email address, and she draws a winner each week.

Ends: (this round) 10 PM EST on September 30th 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

3 Month Mentorship!

Guys! Angela at The Bookshelf Muse is hosting a 1000 follower contest. First, congrats to Angela on her 1K!  Second, you have a unique chance to win a three month mentorship with her! The blog lists what that entails. There are also two other prizes: 5-first pages critiques, and 2-first chapter critiques. You can do as little as follow and comment to enter for the critiques, or you can relay the contest through your blog/Twitter/Facebook to join the draw for the mentorship.

What are you still doing here? Go, go, go!

Ends: September 29th 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Nicholas Sparks Giveaway!

Okay, so obviously Nicholas Sparks himself is not being given away, but...

Alison at Mind Rants of a Totally Crazed Super Mom is hosting a giveaway! The prize is a signed copy of Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, anyone!?). She's also throwing in unsigned (but still awesome!) paperbacks of Dear John and The Last Song. You can do little or a lot to gain entries - it's all up to you! Oh and remember to include your favourite Nicholas Sparks novel in your entry comments ;)

Ends: 11.59 PM EST on September 28th, 2010

JD's 250th Follower Contest!

Justine at Justine Dell is hosting a nifty giveaway! To get entries you can do as little as follow her and leave a comment, or you can get extra entries by doing the other things she suggests. The prizes are: The Butterfly Key, by Andrew Neudecker, a query crit by lovely Elana Johnson, a full MS copy edit by Katie Knish - a soon-to-be copy editor (!), 3 chapter line edits, beta crit, The First Five Pages, by Noah Lukeman (want!). There's even a super-secret grab bag!

Ends: October 10th 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Epic Giveaway!

WriteOnCon has done it again! I loooove that site and its founders. They're hosting a huge giveaway of books and critiques. Thirty four, all in all, if you count the founders's personal giveaways. Some of the books they're giving away aren't even out yet! You just have to leave comments, and you can have additional +10 entries if you donate a small amount for WriteOnCon 2011! You don't have to donate to participate, though - just to be clear.

Ends: Noon, September 26th 2010 EST.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Marieke's How To Thursdays

I just have to blog about this! My good friend Marieke is blogging "How To Thursdays" where she'll take interviews with published authors every two weeks. Her interviewee this week is Leah Cypess, author of Mistwood. She talks about worldbuilding. 

Other things to look forwards to: Writing Contemp YA, with Kristin Cronn-Mills, and Queering the World, with Tessa Gratton (Blood Magic).

Every two weeks there'll be contests relating to each of those authors. It can be their book, a critique, or something else exciting. This week, Marieke is giving away Leah's Mistwood novel.

Ends: Midnight, September 22 2010.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Hunger Games Trilogy!

Tracy at A Blissful Life is giving away the Hunger Games Trilogy!!! I have to be the only one who hasn't read those books. In my defense, my Kindle is on its way in the mail right now - squeeeeee! Ahem. The contest. All you have to do to enter is to follow Tracy, leave a comment to her contest post and you're in! For extra entries you can blog/twitter/link to side bar etc. It's international :D

Ends: Midnight September 22.

Nightshade City

Jen Hayley took an interview with the amazing Hilary Wagner. She's also giving away a copy of the drool-worthy book Nightshade City. All you have to do is to reply to the post and you have a chance at winning a copy. Easy-Peasy!

Ends: Midnight September 8th.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Simply from Scratch

Tom on Franklin, Inc. took an interview with Alicia Bessette, the author of Simply from Scratch. There was "a raisin in the end of the hot dog" - roughly translated from Icelandic, but you probably know the saying as "the icing on the cake", "the cheery on top", or some such - and he's now hosting a giveaway of a copy! The requirements are simple: subscribe to his blog by RRS feed, or Google Reader, and comment on his blog. Couldn't be easier (and thanks, Tom, for making it easy. It sometimes takes me over half an hour to fill out those forms).

Check it out!

Ends: September 20th 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Punkaversary Giveaway of Life-Changing Proportions!

Emilia at PunkWriterKid is having the most fantastic, amazing giveaway ever! The Punkaversary Giveaway of Life-Changing Proportions. My eyes nearly dropped out of my head when I saw the prizes:

~ A 20-page partial critique from agent Suzie Townsend!
~ A query critique from Suzie.
~ A $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble.
~ A copy of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White.
~ A preorder of The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney.
~ A signed copy of The Duff by Kody Keplinger.
~ A fancay custom blog makeover.
~ A custom drawing of your character or fave fictional character.
~ A mega-bag of Sour Brite gummy worms.
~ A "Keep Calm And ___ On" poster of your choice from The Keep Calm Shop!

All that loot goes to YOU if you win. One other lucky person will also win a query critique from Meredith Barnes, agent assistant to Janet Reid!

(Text copied and slightly shortened from Emilia's page)

What are you waiting for? Go, go, go!

Ends: Midnight, Sept. 9th 2010

First Chapter Critiques!

And more giveaways! Shannon Whitney Messenger - that's right, one of the WriteOnCon organizers - is giving away three first chapter critiques. All you have to do is leave her a comment! If her crits are anything like the query crits I got from Elana and Casey, it's so worth it.

She's also hosting the Grey Griffins Week Mega Giveaway. The prices are The Grey Griffins Series, by Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis!

Ends: September 5th 2010

Back to School Giveaway Bash!

And another one today! Reading Teen is hosting a Back to School Giveaway Bash. I snatched the image from their site - it's absolutely awesome. It's international, so go check it out!

Ends: Sept. 24th 2010

They're also hosting a Romeo and Juliet and Vampires giveaway.

Ends: Sept. 18th 2010

Babbling Flow Book Giveaway

Sara at the Babbling Flow is giving away fantastic books! You need to fill out a form, but it's a simple one. The books in the picture are just a part of the selection. It's also international, which makes it great for people like me ;) Go, go go! Check it out!

Ends: Sept. 8th 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Operation Awesome: Mystery Agent Contest


There's an awesome contest on Operation Awesome - a Mystery Agent Contest.

All you have to do is make a one line pitch for your MG or YA manuscript, and the winner will get the full attention of the whole manuscript from an agent! This ends September 30th or until 50 one-liners have been posted - whichever comes first. There are helpful links on the site if you don't know how to write an one-liner.

Go on and try it out! You have nothing to lose!

Ends: Already ended - the 50 spots filled up in no time.