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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Birthday Box o Books giveaway

NOTE: A complete list of titles that will be in the box will be posted on FRIDAY February 12.
Since February is my birthday month I decided that I was going to have a "little" giveaway in honor of my birthday and a little cowboy butt! I am going to keep this contest simple really.

The Basics:

1.From today (January 27) until February 22 (when I announce the winner) I will continue to add a book or two or three to the "box."

2. Most of the books in this givewaway will be used books. I have a quirk where after I read a book it has to sit for MONTHS on the shelf or my brain says "been there, done that." So instead of these books sitting on my shelf collecting dust I am going to give them away for someone else to enjoy. NOTE: Some are very gently used (only a couple of readings) and some may a little more used (many readings).

3. If brand new books are added to the contest they will be noted as new.

4. The winner wins the whole box of books.

The Rules:

1. You MUST fill out the form.
2. Open to US citizens.

3. Leave me a comment letting me know you filled out the form.

4. Winner will be drawn randomly on February 22 at 8:00 am cst.



**Optional**
1. Become a follower
2. Tweet about contest

3. Blog post about contest

4. Sidebar about contest


Titles currently in the box:





Synopsis: Sin, a Sumerian fertility god turned Vegas casino owner, and Kat, the zealous servant of bossy Greek goddess Artemis, knock boots and kick butt in Kenyon's juicy 11th Dark-Hunter paranormal love-fest (after 2006's Dark Side of the Moon). Sin's been on the warpath for thousands of years, since Artemis stole his godhood. Sin's also upset about the disappearance of his twin brother, Zakar, and the imminent invasion of the vampiric Sumerian gallu, who plan to liberate the Dimme superdemons and destroy all humanity. Kat agrees to kill Sin before he kills Artemis, but instead the two fall in madcap love while trying to prevent Armageddon. It's just another day's work for the immortals, who act a lot like ordinary quarrelsome people with way cool superpowers. Though readers may need a scorecard to keep up with the cast, this series puts a contemporary spin on classical mythology that an increasing number of fans have found irresistible. THIS IS A USED BOOK.


Synopsis: You are what you eat. . . .Cat smart, sassy, and funny—but thin, she’s not. Until her class science project. That’s when she winds up doing an experiment—on herself. Before she knows it, Cat is living—and eating—like the hominids, our earliest human ancestors. True, no chips or TV is a bummer and no car is a pain, but healthful eating and walking everywhere do have their benefits.As the pounds drop off, the guys pile on. All this newfound male attention is enough to drive a girl crazy! If only she weren’t too busy hating Matt McKinney to notice. . . .This funny and thoughtful novel explores how girls feel about their bodies, and the ways they can best take care of their most precious resource: themselves. THIS IS A GENTLY USED BOOK.




Synopsis: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever. THIS IS A GENTLY USED BOOK.





Synopsis: There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.At least, that's what I thought.Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.There was a curse.There was a girl.And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything. THIS IS A GENTLY USED BOOK.



Synopsis: Musical Chairs explores one family’s history of mental health diagnoses and searches to define the cusp between a ’90s working-class childhood and the trouble of adapting to a comfortable life in the suburbs. In order to understand her restlessness, Jennifer reflects on years of strip-dancing, alcoholism, and estrangement. Inspired by the least likely source, the family she left behind, Jennifer struggles towards reconciliation. This story is about identity, class, family ties, and the elusive nature of mental illness. THIS IS A GENTLY USED BOOK.



Synopsis: Susan Michaels was the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until she walked into a setup that ruined her reputation. Now she’s working for a small Seattle paper, penning stories about killer moths and alien babies, convinced that her life couldn’t get any worse…That was before an idea for a breaking news piece brought her to a local animal shelter where she ends up listening to her source rant about vampires and gets coerced into adopting a cat despite her allergies. But when her new pet suddenly reveals himself to be a gorgeous—and lethal—shapeshifter, Susan realizes that there’s far more at stake than a career-saving by-line.Born into a world of predators, Were-Hunter Ravyn Kontis was betrayed by those he loved best. Soulless, pitiless, he has spent three hundred years battling the Daimons who seek to subjugate humankind. Against all odds, Susan evokes in Ravyn feelings of tenderness. Desire. Love. And with the ultimate battle about to begin, this one very human woman holds the power to shatter both their worlds... THIS IS A GENTLY USED BOOK.

MORE TO COME!

Round 2 of books added to the box

Another selection for the Box

58 comments:

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Just filled out the form! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

kittyism said...

Wonderful giveaway! I just filled out the form.

baileythebookworm said...

Cool giveaway! Gotta love books. :) I filled out the form.

Emily said...

I just filled out the form!

E.J. Stevens said...

Happy Birthday! This is such an amazingly awesome contest. Just filled out the form. :)

xx,
E.J.

GMR said...

Just filled out the form....and wanted to wish you a very happy pre-birthday! Fantastic contest...thanks for sharing!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Saweeeet contest! You go girl! Happy happy birthday!

StephTheBookworm said...

Very cool contest! Happy birthday!

Amy J - Book Addict said...

Great contest! I did one if November for my birthday as well.

I filled out the form and I am now a new follower! I have been dying to read almost all of these books!

tweezle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Thanks for the great contest. I've filled out the form and am keeping my fingers crossed. There are so many in the box that are on my wish list :)

Alison said...

Filled out the form. What a clever giveaway!

And Happy Birthday!!

The Book Vixen said...

Happy (early) Birthday :D

Going to fill out the form now.

vampiresforlife said...

Just filled out the form!
Amazing contest!!!

JenKnox said...

Just wanted to say thanks, and happy birthday!

TommyGirl said...

This is so very awesome! I filled out the form.

And happy birthday!

Steven Wilcox said...

Just entered the contest/filled out the form. Nice site. Going to have to make sure I keep coming back here...

Elizabeth said...

What a great giveaway. I just filled out the form.

Haleyknitz said...

I've entered! hope i win!!!

Anna ♥ said...

Happy Birthday!

I filled out the form. :D

Amy Huber said...

Great contest! Thank you for allowing the entry. I just filled out the form.

Happy Birthday!

Elie said...

Great giveaway. happy Birthday.

Raspberry said...

Happy Birthday - thanks for a great giveaway. I just entered. :)

Hannah said...

I've filled out the form. Thanks for the giveaway!

Misty said...

Happy Birthday! I wish I was a 'give away a box of books' person, but the fact is, I'm a hoarder... However, all of my friends come to me for books, so I am a little library.

Jessy said...

Filled out the form, thanks for the giveaway!

titania86 said...

Happy Birthday! I signed up for your awesome contest. :)

KC said...

Filled out the form, thanks!!! And Happy Birthday!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday!!

filled out the form :)

Brooke Reviews said...

Happy Birthday Month! :D I filled out the form!

justpeachy36 said...

I filled out the form, but forgot to put that I was a follower under the options spot.

Megan said...

I filled out the form. Happy Birthday!

Kelly said...

I just filled out the form. Super excited!

Ladytink_534 said...

I filled out the form! There's several here I want to read!

Monica said...

Great giveaway

Kate said...

I filled out the form! Thanks for this great giveaway!!

kpic724 (at)gmail (dot)com

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Happy Birthday and thanks for the super generous giveaway :) Please count me in and I'm going to fill out the form asap!

Kelsy Alexandra said...

Happy Birthday! i entered the contest.

Love, Kelsy

crazyhippo37@aol.com

Jodi said...

Thanks so much for having such a great contest! Happy Birthday!

purehrt555(at)Yahoo(dot)com

Lindsay's Photographys said...

I am in! :D

caitieflum said...

I filled out the form - I hope you are having an amazing month!

aprilnichole said...

I filled out the form. Happy Birthday!

pointy star said...

I entered!
thanks so much for even hosting this giveaway and happy birthday!

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

I looked at this before but I guess I never entered. Thanks for the chance to win so many awesome books! :)

Sandee61 said...

I'm a new follower and enjoying your blog. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway..it would be a super birthday gift (mine's the 21st)! Happy Birthday to you. Thanks!

Sandee61

Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

Carol M said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I filled out the form.
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Wrighty said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope it's very special!

Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway. I filled out the form and I forgot to add that I'm also a new follower.

Stephanie said...

I filled out the form! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!
thegrants(at)live(dot)Com

ginnn7 said...

i filled out the form
thanks for the giveaway
Happy Birthday

ginnn7(at)yahoo(dot)com

littlereader said...

great giveaway! just filled out the form.

thanks!

thelittlereader (AT) gmail (DOT) com

ThatAmbergirl said...

What a lovely way to celebrate YOUR birthday month! So sweet of you. Thank you. :) Happy Birthday!

Oh, and I filled out the form. :)

McBetty said...

Filled out the form.
Happy birthday!!!

Merrie L. said...

Filled out the form! Thank you for the opportunity for this AWESOME giveaway! Happy Birthday!!!!

~The Book Pixie said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for having this totally awesome contest. I filled out the form. :D

~Briana

BreiaB said...

Filled out the form. Have a Happy Birthday!

bbricke AT yahoo DOT com

Sarah E said...

I filled out the form.

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Yesenia said...

Filling out the form now. So happy I found this. Great collection :) and a very happy birthday to you!

Candes said...

Filled out the form. Thanx for having this giveaway. :)

Pricilla said...

I filled out the form.
thank you and a very belated Happy Birthday!