Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I've decided I never win contests. Out of like fifty online contests I've entered over the last year, I've won one. I'm so glad I won that one, but seriously! I've entered at least ten to try and win MATCHED in the last two weeks. I haven't won ONE of them. And one of the contests only had 11 entrants, where you had to try and say what five covers had in common. I didn't even win that. *big, pouty, sad face* Oh well!

But lucky for all of my many amazing new followers *waves at shiny new followers!!* I'm going to hold a contest so I can make someone else a winner! I was planning on starting it tomorrow, but I'm just too pumped up from the awesome response to Elana's guest post yesterday. So I'm starting it a day early! Yay! I hope all my new followers will enjoy my blog. Welcome! Let's celebrate by giving away a book to one of you. :-)

Anyone heard of the book series Twilight or something? And how Stephenie just released a surprise book about someone named Bree?

You have? Shocking! :D

Would you like to win it? You would?? Great! because I'm giving away a brand new, first printing edition of it!

All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what your favorite (or least favorite) part or quote from the Twilight series is. Whether you loved it or hated it, Twilight has become a phenomenon that has helped rocket YA books to the forefront of the book world. Team Edward? Team Jacob? Love or hate Bella? Her characters have created very strong emotions in almost every person who reads her books, and that says something! So comment away for your chance to win.

You can get extra entries for the following:

+1 for new follower
+2 for existing follower
+2 for tweeting or FBing (with a link to my contest) - please put the link in your comment so I can prove you did it.
+4 for doing an actual blog post about it (again provide the link)
+1 for any person you refer (and have that person reference you for credit)

Please tell me what you've done in the comments, and add up your points for me. Because while I was once good at math, having children and stuff has wrecked all parts of my brain except the writing part. At least I hope that part is still intact.

Anyway... the contest will close on Sunday at 11:59 P.M. MST and I will announce the winner courtesy of the random number generator on Monday's post. Good luck to all! May the contest force be stronger with you than it is with me. :D


Melody said...

Yep, I'm a new follower via Elana Johnson's post yesterday! :)
I can sympathize. I've never won an online contest either.
My favorite Twilight quote, however often-used, is, "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb." I've actually never read the Twilight books, but I love that quote. It evokes so many images and emotions.
Anyway! Have fun hosting a contest!!

Carolyn V. said...

How cool she is putting out another book. =) I can't wait to read it.
So far, I have two points. But I'll try to get more. =)

Jemi Fraser said...

I gotta admit to not reading the Twilight series now! Sorry! I do have a couple of copies of them in my classroom, but I can never get my hands on them. Maybe in the summer!

2 points so far :)

Unknown said...

Fantastic contest!!! I'm glad I'm a follower! :)

Unknown said...

Oops I'm terrible at counting up my points! I'll be posting a nice sidebar for you and I'll be blogging about the contest tomorrow so be sure to look into it!!! Just hit my name and slide on over to my blog!

+2 following
+4 blogging
+2 sidebar

+8 points!!! I hope I win!!! Eeek!!

Melissa said...

+1 point for me, I'm a new follower.

My favorite Twilight quote: "This hostage stuff is fun." Said by Alice Cullen.

Jen said...

I honestly didn't care much for Twilight but I'm hearing great things about Bree. Glad I stopped by, this is a cute blog!

Jamie Manning said...

I'm not ashamed to say that I love the Twilight series! I think the people who don't like it are expecting a literary masterpiece...when it was written as entertainment. And my favorite quote:

"I decided as long as I was going to hell, I might as well do it thoroughly." - Edward Cullen

+1 for being a new follower!

CAMI said...

Hey I am now a follower- Fun blog!!!!

CAMI said...

Posted your giveaway on my FB

CAMI said...

Posted link on my blog

Margo Berendsen said...

Just one point for me being a follower. I haven't won a contest yet - probably because I don't try for any of the extra point!

Jacob said...

I'm not sure two points will get my far. But I do get 2 points for being a follower. Maybe this will be the book I'll like on this series. Who knows!!!

Jennie Bailey said...

"What if I'm not the superhero? What if I'm the bad guy?"

Who doesn't love the bad boy? And in their own way, each boy was bad! I admit it - I devoured the whole series. I loved being torn between Edward and Jacob. Bella might not have been, but I sure was! The sweet ache of love that only comes from our teenage years really sucked me in and took me back.

If I starting following you yesterday, does that qualify me as an old follower? (Yes, I'm shamelessly trying for an extra point)

I blogged about this contest AND also linked your Elana guest blog:

I don't tweet so I can't get points for that. My facebook page is mostly high school friends, college friends and animal rescue peeps many of whom don't blog. I'm going to post this anyways because you never know who is a "closet" Meyers fan!!/profile.php?id=1400800200

Thanks Sara (whether I win or not)! The waiting is the BEST part.

Aik said...

I'm on Team Jacob. I've decided that werewolves are more cuddly, and warm.

+1 for new follower

+2 for tweeting

+4 for blogging

aikychien at yahoo dot com