I'm so excited. I hadn't planned on doing a contest yet (though I have ideas for future giveaways of books that have not been released). Here's why I'm doing on now; I found myself with two copies of the same book. While I do own multiple copies of some books, they are either a, paperback and hardback or b, real book and e-book. Never two exact copies of the same book!
So I started thinking what am I going to do with this extra book. LIGHTBULB! I'll have a giveaway. I've been fortunate enough to win a few books myself (my sister in law thinks I cheat. Not true. Random.org just loves me) so why not pay it forward. I started thinking when to do the contest. I was thinking of my one year blog anniversary, but that's not until November, way too far away. I want to do one now so I'm making something up. Since I'm a bit OCD, including numbers, I looked at my followers. I was so close to 50 on my blog and 250 on twitter so I tweeted about it and in just a few days met both goals! Thanks to everyone who helped out. Now for the fun part!
The prizes: The first is a paperback copy of Love Story by Jennifer Echols and a really pretty book mark I picked out at Barnes & Nobles (and anything else I might find to add between now and when I mail it out). The second prize (yes two!) will be TWO e-books by Amanda Hocking; Hollowland, the first book in The Hollows series and Switched, the first book of the Trylle Trilogy. Why these you ask? I just read The Hollows. It was my first zombie book and I LOVED it! I blogged about it and a few people said they had not read it OR any of Amanda's other books, so I included Switched, another favorite of mine.
The Rules: Sorry, but only open to mailing addresses in the US. You must be a follower on my blog and twitter (please don't follow just for the contest and then unfollow later). Then, comment below and tell me which prize you'd like to win, Jennifer Echols, Amanda Hocking (remember Amanda's are e-books, will be from amazon so make sure you have a way to read a kindle book) or it you would like to be entered for both. It's that easy! Also leave a way for me to get a hold of you: twitter or email address.
Extra entries: Because I'm super nice I'm going to do extra points.
1 Point: You can tweet about it (use this post link and @MandieBaxter in the post and leave the link in the comment box).
1 Point: Like my Face Book Author Page and leave your name (if different from blog/twitter name) in the comment box.
2 Points: Blog about it and leave the link in the comment box.
Total of 5 entries!
I'll leave the contest open for a week, from today until Aug 26th at midnight central time. Then I'll total up points for each person (based on which prize you want, but you can only win one this time) and pick a winner from random.org on Saturday.
A big thank you to Katelyn for helping me hash out my first giveaway. And check back Monday for a guest post from author Aubrie Dionne about her new book Paradise 21!