Friday, May 28, 2010

THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES GIVEAWAY HOSTED BY KATE AT READ THIS BOOK


KATE AT READ THIS BOOK IS HOSTING TWO GIVEAWAYS(LINKS BELOW) FOR THE NEWLY RELEASED BOOK, THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES BY KRISTINA MCBRIDE. THIS BOOK WAS RELEASED ON MAY 25TH, WHICH IS NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN'S DAY. ALTHOUGH A WORK OF FICTION, I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT THIS BOOK WILL SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT THE MANY MISSING CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD. SO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU AND IF YOU EVER SEE ANYTHING THAT IS EVEN SLIGHTLY OFF, PLEASE SPEAK UP AND TAKE ACTION. PREVENTION OF CHILD ABDUCTION WILL SAVE LIVES!

Book Synopsis:
The Tension of Opposites is the story of 16-year-old Tessa McMullen whose best friend has just returned from a 2-year abduction. The plot centers around Tessa’s struggle to reconnect with her friend, who has become a very distant and self-destructive version of her old self, and also Tessa’s struggle to reconnect with a life she felt too guilty to live after her friend disappeared.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO TRAILER FOR THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES:



TENSION OF OPPOSITES JOURNAL + SWAG GIVEAWAY(3 WINNERS)

Prize includes a Journal with a handwritten message from Kristina McBride herself, and some Tension of Opposites postcards, bookmarks and a namecard.
Giveaway ends May 30. Open internationally.
To enter this giveaway click HERE.

THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES BIG GIVEAWAY(2 WINNERS)

Prize includes a SIGNED copy of The Tension of Opposites, a framed photo from the trailer(with relation to the book), and 10 bookmarks.
Giveaway ends June 20. Open to US and Canada.
To enter this giveaway click HERE.

JOIN IN ON FUN FOLLOW FRIDAY!



Welcome to the first Fun Follow Friday hosted by SIMPLY STACIE and MY WEE VIEW . The goal of this hop is to get new Google Friend Connect Followers for your blog and be introduced to new blogs to follow! They wanted to keep it fun and easy so all you have to do is add your blog link to the linky list on their blog and start blog hopping and following away! You aren’t required to write a post for your blog for Fun Follow Friday unless you want to.

When you visit a blog that you like and want to follow, leave them a comment with your link telling them you are following from the Fun Follow Friday. It would be great for you to follow both hostesses blogs, Simply Stacie and My Wee View, but it isn’t mandatory. If you do follow them, just leave a comment and they will follow you back.

The main goal is to have fun and follow the blogs that interest you! Happy hopping along!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

DREAM BOOK GIVEAWAY #2

THERE WILL BE ONE DREAM BOOK WINNER WHO WILL RECEIVE ONE BOOK OF THEIR CHOICE FROM THEIR WISH LIST OR PRE-ORDER LIST. BOOK MUST BE AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON OR BARNESANDNOBLE.COM. *AUDIOBOOKS EXCLUDED.

THERE WILL BE ONE BONUS GIFT WINNER WHO WILL RECEIVE A FABULOUS LAVENDER ROSEMARY SCENTED SOAP BAR COURTESY OF CHRISTINA AT BINABELLE, AS WELL AS SOME OTHER SURPRISE ITEMS THAT I WILL INCLUDE. BINABELLE IS AN ONLINE COMPANY THAT SELLS BOTANICAL SALTS AND SOAPS. WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT BINABELLE IS THAT ALL OF THEIR PRODUCTS ARE 100% NATURAL - FREE OF SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE, PARABENS, SULFATES, AND DYES. ALL OF THE PRODUCTS ARE WONDERFUL. I'D LIKE TO THANK CHRISTINA FROM BINABELLE WHO WAS GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO OFFER ONE OF HER PRODUCTS AS THE BONUS GIFT!
Lavender Rosemary Soap Bar

RULES:
1. GIVEAWAY OPEN TO USA AND CANADA.
2. GIVEAWAY ENDS ON 6/15 AT 11:59PM PST.
3. DREAM BOOK WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG
4. BONUS WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY CHRISTINA FROM BINABELLE.
5. WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL AND WILL HAVE TWO DAYS TO RESPOND OR ANOTHER WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN.

HOW TO ENTER:
*FOR YOUR ENTRIES, ANSWER IN ONE OR SEPARATE COMMENTS.
*INCLUDE EMAIL IN EACH COMMENT.

1. MANDATORY: YOU MUST BECOME A FOLLOWER OR ALREADY BE A CURRENT FOLLOWER. MAKE A COMMENT THAT YOU ARE A FOLLOWER. +1
2. MANDATORY: VISIT THE BINABELLE WEBSITE AND ANSWER ONE OF THESE QUESTIONS OR BOTH IF YOU LIKE: +1
- ON THE BINABELLE WEBSITE, WHICH ITEM CAUGHT YOUR ATTENTION THE MOST AND WHY?
AND/OR
- WHICH ITEM WOULD YOU MOST LIKELY PURCHASE FOR YOURSELF OR FOR ANOTHER AND WHY?

CHRISTINA FROM BINABELLE WILL BE CHOOSING THE BONUS WINNER SO BE THOUGHTFUL IN YOUR RESPONSES.

EXTRA ENTRIES
:

1. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE DREAM BOOK YOU WISH TO WIN? +1
2. SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY(BLOG POST, SIDEBAR LINK, FACEBOOK, TWEET) +1 FOR EACH(YOU CAN ENTER DAILY FOR THESE)
3. ASK CHRISTINA A QUESTION IN A COMMENT ABOUT SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT ANY OF HER PRODUCTS OR ABOUT HER BINABELLE COMPANY. +3
4. GO TO THE BINABELLE WEBSITE AND JOIN THE MAILING LIST BY CLICKING "CONTACT/JOIN" OR EMAIL CHRISTINA DIRECTLY AT binabelle[at]comcast[dot]net. +5
5. BUY ANY PRODUCT FROM THE BINABELLE WEBSITE. +50



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

HOW SHOULD I CHOOSE THE FIRST DREAM BOOK GIVEAWAY WINNER?

SINCE MY GIVEAWAYS ARE ALL ABOUT GIVING YOU A CHOICE OF WHAT BOOK YOU WANT TO WIN, I ALSO WANTED TO LET MY FOLLOWERS CHOOSE HOW I PICK THE BOOK WINNER FOR THE FIRST DREAM BOOK GIVEAWAY. INITIALLY I WAS GOING TO USE RANDOM.ORG, BUT I HAVE LINKED UP A POLL ON THE TOP LEFT OF MY BLOG SIDEBAR SO PEOPLE CAN CHOOSE WHAT THEY PREFER. THE METHOD THAT RECEIVES THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES WILL BE THE WAY I CHOOSE THE WINNER. SO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE METHOD!

POSSIBLE DREAM BOOK GIVEAWAY #2!

*Edit(This is NOT the actual giveaway post. I noticed some people left their entries in the comment section of this post. The Second Dream Book Giveaway is NOT up yet. For those who submitted entries in the comment section of this post, please re-submit your entries for Dream Book Giveaway #1 by clicking HERE).

I am currently hosting a dream book giveaway, where I will purchase the book at the top of your wish list through an online store such as Amazon or Barnes&Noble. But both Amazon and Barnes&Noble offer free shipping on orders of $25 or more. So instead of spending money on shipping, I thought why not use that money to grant ANOTHER one of my followers their current dream book that's on the top of their wish list and by default qualify for free shipping. So I am thinking about hosting a SECOND Dream Book Giveaway. I will have the second dream book giveaway once I make it to at least 165 followers. So spread the word any way you can. And I will give extra entries to whoever spread the word in order to make this giveaway happen. This will double your chance of winning your dream book! Thanks guys!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

IT'S FOLLOW ME BACK TUESDAY TIME!

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Follow Me Back Tuesday is hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya's, Review Retreat and Boobies,BabiesAndABlog..


I WELCOME ALL NEW FOLLOWERS!
FOLLOW ME AND I WILL FOLLOW YOU! JUST LEAVE A COMMENT.




Sunday, May 16, 2010

WINNERS ANNOUNCED! - FROM MY BOOKSHELF TO YOURS GIVEAWAY

AFTER TALLYING UP ALL THE ENTRIES, THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 136. USING RANDOM.ORG, THE RESULTS WERE AS FOLLOWS:

1ST WINNER: #15 A MUSING MOTHER - 1ST BOOK PICK


2ND WINNER: #113 ANGIE - 2ND BOOK PICK


3RD WINNER: #8 VICKI - 3RD BOOK PICK


I DECIDED TO CHOOSE TWO "BONUS SURPRISE GIFT" WINNERS FOR MY FAVORITE QUOTE RESPONSES SINCE THERE WERE SO MANY GREAT ONES. I NARROWED IT DOWN TO MY TOP 5 SINCE I COULDN'T DECIDE AND DREW TWO NAMES OUT OF A HAT.

HERE ARE THE "BONUS SURPRISE GIFT" WINNERS:

NUPUR:
"YOU MUST BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD" - MAHATMA GANDHI

AND

JENNA:
"SOMETIMES YOU PUT WALLS UP NOT TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT, BUT TO SEE WHO CARES ENOUGH TO BREAK THEM DOWN."


ALL WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AND WILL HAVE 2 DAYS TO RESPOND WITH THEIR MAILING ADDRESS OR ANOTHER WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN.

THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS GIVEAWAY. I WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE MORE GIVEAWAYS!

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Book Giveaway Reminders

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to enter my giveaway, From My Bookshelf To Yours, which ends on Saturday 5/15. There will be 3 winners. Enter HERE.

Also, if you haven't entered my other giveaway, Your Dream Book Giveaway, the last day to enter is 6/5. There will be one winner. Enter HERE.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Unique Group Card For Mother's Day Or Other Special Occasion

I found a cool website just in time for Mother's Day that I wanted to share with you all. If you've already bought your Mother's Day card and gift for your mother already, then that's great. But still feel free to check out this site for another holiday. For those of you who are still looking for a unique card, you can check out this site.

It is called
GroupCard. Here is the basic overview that I got directly from the site:

WHAT IS GROUPCARD? GroupCard is a unique online service that helps you create a card and circulate it to other people to sign (around the office, classmates, friends, family). Everyone adds a special message to the card and it gets e-delivered to the recipient. You can even add a gift card that the entire group can add money to. (so much cooler than just another eCard website).

So basically it is an e-card service that allows multiple people to sign the same card for the special someone you are sending it to. This really comes in handy especially if you live apart from family members or friends and all want the opportunity to sign one card as a group. You can pick from many card designs or customize your own. You will find cards for different holidays, special occasions, etc. After you type your message on the chosen e-card, it shows up as if you had hand written it(based on the font you chose). And you sign your name at the bottom of your message like you would any normal card. You can then invite others to write their own personal messages and sign their name as well on the SAME card by just adding their emails to the form provided. They will get an email saying they are invited to sign the e-card. You can invite an UNLIMITED amount of people, really! So the card can be many many pages long depending on how many people are invited to sign the card. Each person has the option of selecting a different font and has the option to add a picture. This will make each message more distinct and personal. AND you get to move around your message to any place on the card, so if you want it on the first page or someplace else, you can do that. So the options are limitless! I will definitely try it sometime. All of my sisters live in different places, so this is a great way to have us all sign one card for my mother for Mother's Day. You have the option of adding a gift card to the card also and every person that was invited to sign the e-card has the option to contribute some money to it.

But remember, like I mentioned earlier, this e-card service is not only for Mother's Day but for ANY special occasion or holiday. This is perfect for birthdays where family and/or friends can all be invited to sign one card who are all miles apart or if there are just too many people to hand sign one card. For example at your work. Now it's possible for the whole 500+ person company you work at to sign one card for your boss on Boss Day. GroupCard makes it very simple. No hassles. If it sounds like something you would be interested in then try it sometime.

You can sign up for a FREE ONE MONTH TRIAL, where you won't be required to pay if you cancel the subscription before the trial period ends. This is for sending e-cards.

For some extra cash you can do the following aside from the e-card:
*For just $4.99 you will have the option of downloading the card and printing it for the recipient. And each person who signed it will have access to print as well.
*For $14.99 you can have GroupCards mail out your personalized card in the form of a Poster Card to the recipient.
*For $19.99 you can have GroupCards mail out your personalized card in the form of a Wall Poster to the recipient.
*For $24.99 you can have GroupCards mail out your personalized card in the form of a Flip Book to the recipient.

For more in depth information check out the main page at
GroupCard when you get a chance. To see an example of a card then click HERE. On the right hand side of the page just click the button the says "PAGE" to scroll through the sample card. And on the top of that page it says "CLICK HERE TO SIGN THIS CARD." Click it and add your own personal message to test it out.

And for all the Mothers out there, I wish you all a Happy Mother's Day! Have a nice weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

IT'S A SOCIAL PARADE! WEDNESDAY LINK-UP

Smart and Trendy Moms


I am a new blogger and like most bloggers, I am trying to increase the number of followers I have. So I am participating in It's A Social Parade! Wednesday Link Up hosted by Smart and Trendy Moms. Go check out her blog if you would like to participate and add your name to the link-up list to gain new followers. You have to also make a post linking to It's A Social Parade. This week is Google Friend Connect Week. Each Wednesday there will be a new link-up. So follow me and comment on this post with your blog web address then I will follow you. Happy Wednesday to you all!






YOUR DREAM BOOK GIVEAWAY - ENDS 6/5

This is my SECOND exciting book giveaway. In order to spice things up a bit or a lot at my new blog, I am granting ONE lucky winner the book of their dreams! Do you have a book on the top of your wish list that you are dying to read? Is there a new book coming out that you are stoked about but haven't quite hit the pre-order button yet? Is the book already at the bookstore but you just haven't made it there to purchase it? Well all you have to do is enter my giveaway for a chance to win your dream book. I will purchase the book of your choice online through either amazon or barnes&noble and ship directly to you. Since I'm not sure which yet, just make sure the book you want is available through either outlets.
*(Audiobooks not included in this giveaway)

HOW TO ENTER
(Leave email in all comments)
1. You MUST become a Google Friend Connect follower of my blog. Comment that you're a follower and leave your email. +1
2. In a SEPARATE comment answer this MANDATORY question:
If you had a personal genie that could grant you only ONE wish in your lifetime, what would it be
AND WHY? Be as creative or as serious as you want.
+1

In addition, I will give a smaller "bonus surprise gift" to the person who's answer to the "wish" question stood out the most to me.

EXTRA ENTRIES
(In ONE comment list ALL your extra entries and leave email)
1. What is your dream book? +1
2. Become an email subscriber to my blog. +1
3. Subscribe to my feed. +1
4. Spread the word about this giveaway (Tweet, Facebook, post on your blog, or sidebar link). Provide link(s). +2 for each

So there are 13 possible entries per person, 13 being my lucky number.

RULES
1. This contest is open to U.S. Residents only.
2. Contest will run until June 5, 2010.
3. Winner will be chosen by random.org after I tally up all the entries.
4. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

Good luck to you all!
And help spread the word about my giveaway!





Sunday, May 2, 2010

FROM MY BOOKSHELF TO YOURS GIVEAWAY #1 - ENDS 5/15 (CLOSED)

My bookshelves have hit their capacity so I don't have much room for the new books that I want to buy. So in order to make room, I am finding new homes for some of these fabulous but USED books of mine to clear my excess book clutter.

This is the
FIRST of my book giveaways to celebrate the big kickoff of my new blog. There will be 3 winners.

Giveaway Includes:
One Book of your choice from this list.
1st Winner: 1st pick
2nd Winner: 2nd pick
3rd Winner: 3rd pick





HOW TO ENTER

You don't have to be a follower to enter, only if you want.
1. Answer this MANDATORY question in a comment & provide your email: What is your favorite quote?


In addition, I will give a smaller "bonus surprise gift" to the person who's answer to the "quote" question stood out the most to me.

EXTRA ENTRIES (Leave a SEPARATE comment for each & leave email)
1. Which book is your first pick? +1
2. Become a follower (GFC, Email subscriber, or Feed)
+1 for each
3. Spread the word about this giveaway (Tweet, Facebook, post on your blog, sidebar link). Be sure to provide link(s).
+1 for each

RULES
1. This contest is open to U.S. Residents only.
2. Contest will run until May 15, 2010.
3. Winners will be chosen by random.org
4. The winners will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond with their address or another winner will be chosen.