Friday, August 19, 2011

My First Giveaway! CLOSED!

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. 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 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!


Melanie_McCullough said...

Yay! Congratulations on your 1st blog giveaway. I really wanted to enter (I'm a blog/twitter stalker, um, follower) but I already have Love Story and I bought Hollowland and Switched after you posted your Hollowland review.

Cheyanne said...

Dangit, I typed a reply and blogger ate it!

reply take 2:

YAY for your first giveaway!! I tweeted about it and I've been a long time follower =) I think that gives me 2 entries. I haven't read any Hocking yet, but I've been wanting to, plus I love pretty book marks, so I'd like to be entered in both please!

Kelley said...

I would love love love to win Love Story by Jennifer Echols. It sounds amazing. I already read and own the Amanda Hocking books and Hollowland is my Absolute fave by her. LOVE. I am a follower on here and on Twitter now. And I tweeted :) So 2 entries for me. Wish me luck :)

Here's the link to my Twitter where I tweeted about you

And my email is writtled(at)gmail(dot)com

Tammy said...

Such awesome contest! I tweeted about it here!/missredneck24/status/104582819174551553
I liked your Author Page under the name Tammy Stone.
And I blogged about the contest here! :)

my email address is miss_redneck04(a)yahoo(dot)com

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

Congrats on your first giveaway!! Wow - you, Melanie and I all had our first contests this week.

My choice would be LOVE STORY! (Plus I don't have an ereader, lol).

I tweeted about the contest here:

keriannmartin726 [at] gmail [dot] com

Anna Banks said...

Holy crap this is awesome. Now email me your technique for cheating...

Jessica said...

Congrats on your first giveaway!! I totally know what you mean about not cheating, <3s me too lately. Anyway, I would be happy with either prize, so enter me in both please :)

I can't believe people would follow for the contest then unfollow later... that's just mean!

Anyway, thanks for the giveaway!!

I follow you on Twitter as BookwormLove, and GFC as Jess


Blog: (I hope this counts): Contests Page

I liked your author page as Jess Taylor

I think that's all 5 entries :)

Jess @ The Midnight Bookworm

SJune said...

Congratulations on your first giveaway! Since I've already read the Switched series and enjoyed it, then if I win I'd like the Jennifer Echols book.

I liked your Facebook page: Sarah Donnelly Evans
I'm following you on Twitter and tweeted about it.
Here is my post on my blog:

I think that's all 5 points!

Have a great weekend & thanks for the giveaway

Sierra Cullen.♥ said...

Congrats on this being your first giveaway!(: If I won, I would love to read Love Story. That has been on my wish-list for a LONG time! :D

I'm a blog follower and twitter follower.

Facebook Liker; Sierra Scroggins

3 points for me!
Thanks for the chance! :D

ittssierraily{At]yahoo{Dot]com ; @reality_endings

Katelyn said...

I am so happy for you and your first giveaway! It is so exciting :) Of course I wish I was entering but I am just as happy tweeting non-stop about it!

cherie said...

Hey I like your layout!

Ok, I'm so in. I'll come back tomorrow with links--going to blog about this tomorrow and also tweet.


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

sarahsbookslife mentioned you were doing your first giveaway so thought I would stop by and check out your blog. Gorgeous header, I love the colors. I'll stop back by later to check out your posts as I'm now following you.!/alterlisa/status/105870455730216960

following you on FB-Lisa Ann Richards


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Mandie Baxter said...

Thanks for spreading the word! Can't wait to pick a winner.

cherie said...

Ok, Mandie, I want to win the book Love Story by Echols, since I don't own an ereader. Here are my links:

Tweeted here:!/writercherie/statuses/106075156182605824

Blogged here:

*crossing fingers (and toes) now! Wheeee!

Christa said...

I love giveaways! Share the love.

Jessie Humphries said...

So I am not a Twitterhead yet, but I did like you on Facebook and comment....soooo, can I get like 1/2 an entry??? :) Thanks girl.

Mandie Baxter said...

Contest closed. All entries going in! :)

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