Saturday, December 26, 2009

My First Ever Contest :: Fade by Lisa McMann

1st :: I sincerely hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I sure did. It was my best one in a loooong time. I also hope everyone was safe, and will keep being safe on into the New Year. You know how people get this time of year.

2nd :: I have a MAJOR In My Mailbox to do tomorrow, lol. Loads of books in for me since my last IMM, and most came this past week! Yay!

3rd :: It's time for my official contest annoucement. It's my first ever contest, and I hope it does somewhat good. Lol.

Here's the deal.

The contest starts today, Dec. 26th 2009. You will enter to get a chance to be the ONE person to win ONE copy of Fade by Lisa McMann. This copy of Fade is brand new! I haven't read it, opened it or anything.

Can't you smell it now? The clean, crisp, untouched pages? *sighs dreamily*

Anywho, the contest will end one month from now, Jan. 26th 2010. Just TWO weeks before the third book in the series, Gone, comes out. I will announce the winner at least two days after the contest is over. So check your e-mails and the blog around Jan. 28th or so.

Now, there's more.

If, by chance, I manage to get 100 followers by Jan. 26th, the winner of Fade will also get a copy of Gone when it comes out. If I get 150 followers by Feb, 9th -the release date of Gone- one more person will win the sencond copy of Gone.

So, get 100 followers by Jan 26th, and one lucky winner gets Fade AND Gone. Get 150 by Feb. 9th, one lucky winner will a copy of Gone.

Sound good?

Now, let me make sure you get this.

If I don't have 100 followers by Jan. 26th, the winner of Fade won't win Gone, and the 2nd copy won't be up for grabs. :( BUT if I do get 100 by the 16th, and I get 150 by Feb. 9th I will choose one person from my 150 followers and give them Gone. BUT if I don't have 150 by that day, no one will get the 2nd copy. :(
And remember, I have to wait until Gone comes out to send it to you. So to the future winner of Gone, you'll have to wait at least two weeks for you copy of Gone.

Anywho, back to the Fade contest. It starts now, and it ends January 26th. Look below to see how to enter this contest.

To enter ::
Leave a comment with your name, e-mail and something that tells me that you really want this book.

That's it! Easy peasy!

BUT you can get extra entries ::
+3 for already being a follower
+1 for becoming a follower after this post
+2 for Tweeting, Facebooking or MySpacing about this contest, lol. Each gets +2 points, BTW, but you MUST leave links.
+3 for posting about this on your blog- whether it be an actual post or just on your sidebar. Links are also needed here.
+2 for following me on Twitter, either my personal or blogging account.
AND the biggest one of them all...
+5 for having the Gone countdown on your sidebar. I have it one mine, and you can get it on yours.

You can get LOADS for entries here, peeps! Seriously!

Now, if you do not feel comfortable posting your e-mail address, you can e-mail me at brttmclv(AT)aol(DOT)com. I hate to do it, but this contest is only for US residents. I'm kinda broke. :(

So breakdown:
Starts now.
Ends Jan. 26th 2010.
One copy of Fade.
One winner.
One way to enter.
Loads of ways to get extra.
A chance to win Gone.
And a chance to jump start my second contest.

I think this sounds good. Oh, and to follow me on Twitter ::

Personal - @brttmclv
Blog - @UltimateDumpees

Now enter, shout about it, and make me happy. Please? :) Oh, and if you have any questions just ask here or e-mail me.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Again, I've been slacking. I'm sorry. Real life drama happened. So did Christmas...and sadly, it's still not over. Lol. Shopping, shopping, shopping.

I loathe shopping now.

But I have good news on my return to my poorly neglected blog. I have a weekly feature to post and...*gasp* a contest annoucement?

Yes, I do.

First let's do Teaser Tuesday.

I am currently reading ::

Fade by Lisa McMann

Study hall is quiet. Janie only gets sucked into one dream, and it's a weak one. Not a nightmare. When she realizes it's a sex fantasy between two fellow seniors she really doens't want to see naked, she doesn't stick around. She pulls herself out of it.

Smiles triumphantly.

Lol, seriously that was what I flipped to randomly. I swear.

So now for my contest annoucement.

This is not the official post for it. I will post that next week, so keep your eyes opened, but this is what I'm planning on doing.

I have two copies of Fade. I won one along with a copy of Wake, and I bought one about a month ago. The one I bought has coffee stains on it, so that is SO not the one I'm going to give away, lol. But I am going to give away my second copy of Fade.


Well, I really want to have my own contest and I don't want two copies, even if one has a stain on it. Also because in less than 50 days Gone, the 3rd book in the series, will be coming out.

Now my contest won't be going on for 50 days, but if I manage to get at least 100 followers by the end of my contest, and at least 150 by the release date of Gone - Feb, 9th 2010, I will buy two copies of Gone- the winner of Fade will get one copy, and I will hold another contest starting the release date for the second copy.

Sound good? Maybe? It sounds good to me!

Like I said this is NOT the official post for the contest. I will post that soon though. I said next week but I might get too excited and do it tomorrow, lol. I do wanna try to wait until after Christmas is over though.

So look out for the post and it will have all the details on the contest.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Major Update!

Once again, I've slacked off. I didn't do a Teaser Tuesday or a Waiting on Wednesday. My bad. I've been busy. But I'm doing 3 weekly features in one today. Then I swear I will keep up from now on. Maybe even get some reviews done.

Maybe. Lol.

Teaser ::

I am currently reading -

All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris.

"We have to wake them up," I said. "We have to get them out."

"The building's going to blow up," said Barry, trying to process the idea.

"The vamps won't wake up." Cecile the practical. "They can't."

Waiting On ::
Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr

April 20th 2010

Hunger for nourishment.
Hunger for touch.
Hunger to belong.

Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers.

Those same appetites also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies, including Devlin. He was created as an assassin and is brother to the faeries’ coolly logical High Queen and to her chaotic twin, the embodiment of War. Devlin wants to keep Ani safe from his sisters, knowing that if he fails, he will be the instrument of Ani’s death.

Ani isn’t one to be guarded while others fight battles for her, though. She has the courage to protect herself and the ability to alter Devlin’s plans—and his life. The two are drawn together, each with reason to fear the other and to fear for one another. But as they grow closer, a larger threat imperils the whole of Faerie. Will saving the faery realm mean losing each other?

I really cannot wait to read this book. It's the 4th book in the series, and sadly, I didn't know it exsisted until recently. Not only does the cover look amazing (Like all the others) but it sounds really, really good. Judging by what she's done in the past, it's sure to be a good read.

In My Mailbox ::

I got 3 books this week. All I bought. Two literally came in my mailbox and the other I bought at a book store.

Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
Finding the Lost by Shannon k. Butcher

I've read Dark Lover, but have been wanting to read it for a while. I've been wanting to read Kissed by an Angel, so I bought it. And Finding the Lost is the second book in my new fave series. It just came out in November, and I'm WAY super excited to read it.

FYI- In My Mailbox was started by Kristi from The Story Siren.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

In My Mailbox :: Sooo late!

This is another sooo late weekly featurette thingy, lol. But I've had RL problems. It's all settled, and hopefully I'll be able to post up some over-due book reviews today!

I got six books this week. Woo-hoo! I bought 3 on Black Friday and got 3 as e-books from Barnes and Nobel. Haven't started those yet, but I will.

City of Bones (paperback) by Cassandra Clare
Born of Night (paperback) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Born of Fire (paperback) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

My Soul To Lose (eBook) by Rachel Vincent
Kiss Me Deadly (eBook) by Michele Hauf
A Kiss of Shadows (eBook) by Laurell K. Hamilton

I want everyone to know that I am very proud of these books, minus CoB. I have a bad habit of buying books that I've already read, instead of ones that I haven't read. But I have yet to read any of these books, except C0B. I just wanted that one, lol. So, I am very proud of myself and my purchaces.

And I have yet to try the eReader, but I'm hoping it won't confuse me to death.

FYI II- In My Mailbox was started by Kristi from The Story Siren.