Sunday, August 29, 2010

ATTENTION: Help tracking down this title!

Day from Paperback Dolls read a novel 16 years ago, and she would LOVE to read that book again, but she does NOT know the title of the book! YOU can help this lovely book blogger!

Guess what, if you found the title, you get to win a finished copy of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, or any other book! If you try to help or promoting, Day will choose 2 winners via and send them random swags!

Come on and join in the hunt! Here's what she remembers.


 In a small mountain town in Colorado ... Alpine? Evergreen? :o ... lives a beautiful and smart girl ... Anne? ... who is a ... senior? ... in High School. She is very popular, dates the football hero and big man on campus, and has a ... twin? ... brother. She enjoys ice-skating and is looking forward to the wonderful future that she has ahead of her. In her senior year, she takes a psychology elective and becomes fascinated with the inner workings of the mind.

 She begins to have troubling dreams ... then wakes to discover that they're coming true! :o Bad things are happening to the people in her life, including her boyfriend and best friend, both of whom have fatal or near fatal "accidents". Is someone playing a lethal game with her and the other people in town? Or is she cursed?


 ... there are supernatural occurrences ... one of the teachers is somehow involved ... her boyfriend may be cheating on her with her best friend ... there could be incestuous feelings between her brother and herself ... or even a teacher / student affair ...

 The novel may be Young Adult ... or Thriller. The author's first name is Christina ... or her last name is Christian ... maybe? :o

 The cover may have a V.C. Andrews look to it ... or a mountain scene! o_o

Go here for the original post by Paranormal-Obsession and comment there!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

onceuponatwilight: 500 followers

by at, ends 2 weeks after the blog reaches 500 followers

readingonthedarkside: H.P. Mallory

FireBurnAndCauldronBubble To Kill a Warlock

by at, ends september 10

kodykeplinger: the DUFF

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn't think she's the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her "Duffy," she throws her Coke in his face. 

But things aren't so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley. 

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that Wesley isn't such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

I want to win this book because from the summary, and reviews by various book bloggers, this sounds like a great book with great story! Those ARCs the publisher sent to book bloggers did not go wasted for sure! Plus, Seventeen Magazine just featured this book, I have a thing for Seventeen Magazine. :D It also has a pretty and interesting book cover, why yes I judge a book by its cover as well. But really, it sounds like a great book, and the reviews I've read are mostly positive (I think I didn't see any negative ones).

Giveaway by Kody Keplinger at, ends august 29

lafemmereaders: Nevermore

by at, ends september 20

sparkling-reviews: The Portal Chronicle's Giveaway!

by at, ends september 2nd

peaceloveandreviews: Huge Back Online Giveaway

by at, ends september 31st

BookswithBite: The Replacement

by at, ends sep 10

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

sarahenni: karma giveaway

by at, ends september 6

lusbookblog: 100 followers giveaway

Radiance Mockingjay Spy Glass 

by at, ends september 7th

pjhoover: virgin territory

by at, ends august 27

pjhoover: return to paradise

by at, ends september 3

hddodson: Birthday Party, Follower Celebration Contest Bonanza


One lucky winner will receive:

A surprise from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Your choice of an ARC: The Wave by Susan Casey, The King's Mistress by Emma Campion, or Leaving the World by Douglas Kennedy.
My copy of Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
AND one of my favorite pens- Uniball Signo

by at, ends august 28

book-mac13: august contest

The Eternal OnesInfinite Days (Vampire Queen)

by at, ends august 31st

book-mac13: radiance

by at, ends august 31st

noellenolansblog: 150 followers contest

by at, ends when there are 150 followers

hawaiikawaii: kawaii giveaway with Chicki

by at, ends august 31st

cutest giveaway I've ever seen, gosh!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Skip a Starbucks day and save a life!

A bit lazy + sleepy to write.. but anyway, you can read the whole story here!

Ok fine, I'll try summarising.

CJ Redwine is adopting an orphan from China, they started all the works and everything five years ago, but the process somehow tragically stretched into years, until now. Furthermore, they've increased the orphanage fees by thousands and they need to get $8000 to bring the little girl back. All you have to do is skip getting your Starbucks (or your any other obsession/favourite/hobby) and donate (preferably at least) $5 to help CJ Redwine and this poor little girl that has missed all the love, from a family and a life she deserves. That's all you have to do!

CJ Redwine and a lot other bloggers are helping by hosting various giveaways on their own blog for the donors. When you donate, you'll be automatically entered in the grand prize giveaway on CJ Redwine's blog! And by donating, you are qualified to enter every single giveaways (there are a lot!) for the donors! You can go here to see the giveaway on her blog.

These are the bloggers doing different giveaways on their own blog to support this adoption fund, aren't they great?
K.B. WagersRebecca ClarkH.C. PalmquistN.L. GervasioBree DespainMyra McEntireM.G. BuehrlenRae Ann ParkerCarolina Valdez MillerAvery BeckJody WallaceBeth TrisselSara McClungShannon MessengerRachel Hawkins

The prizes are listed on CJ Redwine's blog as well.

Quoting from Sara McClung's blog post here:

I have HUGE exciting news! My ourfriend CJ Redwine is adopting an orphan from China!!

After five long years of waiting, she and her family were informed that they're very close!! As in, they'll be traveling to China in October or November, as soon as they get her picture and permission!! Weeeeeeeeeeee! I'm pretty much jumping up and down in my seat right now because CJ is going to make the BEST mother for this precious little girl!

But there's a problem :(

See, originally the process was supposed to take 6-8 months but it stretched into YEARS. And in that time? China's raised the orphanage fee by thousands. Between that, and having to redo their homestudy, their petition for orphan naturalization and their fingerprints FOUR TIMES, the Redwines are 8k short of being able to bring their baby home.

And this little girl deserves to be able to come home to her new loving parents and brothers. As a community, we have a chance to stand together and make it happen. It's so easy. All you have to do is skip Starbucks for a day and donate those few dollars to help bring CJ's baby home.

If you don't know CJ, you should. She's amazing and gives so much to the writing community! She offers query and synopsis and plotting workshop, in which a TON of her clients have walked away with agents. She hosts author interviews and giveaways on her blog, helping to spread the word about amazing books. She's hysterical, and sweet, and a really, really good person.

Or read this full blog post by CJ Redwine herself.

If you can't donate, like me, maybe you can help spreading the words and/or try to help in any other methods! It doesn't hurt to help!

Write a blog post, tweet, facebook, myspace, chain mails, etc!

Oh and post this button on your blog! I've added the code for this button to make it easier!

madeleinerex: paranormalcy

by at, ends august 28

MichelleHodkin: Clockwork Angel

by at, ends august 24th

J.A Souders:

by at, ends august 24th

Saturday, August 21, 2010

pureimaginationblog: white cat swag

by at, ends september 7th

Stephanie Perkins: Anna and the French Kiss

by at, ends august 30

LisaDesrochers: August Debut Contest

aminablack: 50/100 followers

by at, ends when the blog gets 50 or followers

lisadesrochers: official website

writtenwordreview: artemis lupine: song of the moon

by at, ends august 21st

readingteen: back to school giveaway bash

by at, ends september 24th

carol-in-print: ARCs Galore

JaneImmortal BelovedParanormalcyDark SongDeadMaidscoverDEAR AMERICAFear ItselfDark WaterRadiance

by at, ends september 6

misfitsalon: balted one year blogiversary

manicuretime: first giveaway

by at, ends august 31st

babblingflow: saradise arc extravaganze

by at, ends september 8th