Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tis the Season for Giving!

Rock Creek in the winter, Eastern Oregon.

Happy December!

Can you believe it's the LAST month of the year?! Have you gotten all of your Christmas shopping done or gifts ready for your loved ones?! Sadly, this year, I'm way behind. I have a few canned goods I've made this fall and several ideas for crocheted items, but this year retailers will be my savior, I'm afraid. Hey at least I'll be contributing to the economy, right?

But you didn't come here to hear me rambling about my shopping/gift-giving woes now did you? You came because you heard over the social media grapevine there might be a small itsy-bitsy possibility of a giveaway contest to be announced today.

Well guess what? You were RIGHT!!!!

So here's the deal:

I have a small stack of paranormal YA books, some signed others not, to giveaway. What you need to do is:

1. Answer the following question by leaving a comment:

If you could give any book this Christmas to a loved one what would it be and why?

2. Share by tweeting or facebooking or blogging or shouting off the top of your roof (okay maybe your neighbors might not appreciate the last one too much).

And that is it. I will randomly draw 3 lucky winners at 7 pm PST on December 14th, 2011 and will announce them shortly thereafter. That gives you two weeks to spread the word. Here are the books:

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (signed), 2 copies of Wings by Aprilynne Pike (both unsigned, but I'm trying to get some book plates), Enthralled Anthology edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong (signed by many of the contributing authors see Smart Chicks Tour Post), and Awakening by Kelley Armstrong.

 Each winner will receive one or two of these books, Enthralled being the "grand" prize. I'll also be throwing in all sorts of swag I've collected from the book-signing events I've attended this summer.

Now don't forget about the other giveaway going on for a $5 gift card. I'm drawing the winner for that on Sunday. Till then, happy blogging, tweeting, facebooking, and *coughs* yelling *coughs* on the rooftop.



PS. BTW, forgot to mention this contest is for Canada and US residents only. Sorry my worldly readers. I promise when I publish my very own novel, I'll do a contest just for you!


  1. I would give the first Harry Potter book so that my loved one could get caught up in an amazing and very magical story and want to read more!

  2. Hmmm. So many awesome books to choose from! Still, if we're talking wish fulfillment, I'm picking one that isn't available yet: EVERNEATH by Brodi Ashton. Because, selfishly, I want my loved one to always have to include me in the oft-told story of the first time they read it. :)

  3. HI Melania,
    Just stopping by. Don't enter me I already have all these books.

    off to share....


  4. Hi Melania,

    I'd give the Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Claire to my granddaughter, who loves paranormal.

  5. I'd give The Blue Blood series by Melissa De La Cruz because it's a really well written series and it has a totally different take on vampires that I think people would enjoy.


  6. Of course I'd give them my debut novel "Bonded by Crimson" but it won't be available until January. So we'll all just have to sit tight and take a raincheck.

  7. I would say Chicken Soup for my Tween. Why? Well, she needs some help with these life changing things going on inside her.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mary_reiss @

    Tweeted -!/SweepingMe/status/142465662785294336

  8. I would give You Are The Only One to my mom because I think she would love it.


  9. I would give The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. This is such an amazing trilogy and I would love to share it!

  10. I would give the unbecoming of mara dyer to one of my family members or friends.

  11. Hi, I just tweeted:!/LenaMarsteller/status/146633873239969792

  12. I would give "Wings" to my girl friend. Its a great read & a great friend book. How u trust & need ur friends.

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  14. If had to give a loved one a book? I would probably choose "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton because a) I really loved it! b) Who hasn't read it? I mean, come on! I'm practically doing you a favor! and c) Because it teaches a valuable lesson with real emotion and situation. It made me cry (twice!) :)

  15. I just tweeted, facebooked, and highly irritated my mom by yelling! :D

  16. I would give The Blood That Bonds is the first novel from author Christopher Buecheler in the II AM trilogy. I love this series and i would give it to my brother because i think he would too.