Friday, June 3, 2011

Use your words.... a Giveaway!

I've said it before and I will say it again-- we live in an awesome time! Authors have the option of interacting directly with our readers. And readers have so much power...

Thats right... power. Reviewing books, blogging, posting, etc. allow you all to share with the world your likes, your dislikes, your passionate loves in the book world. And people listen. Libraries consult blog reviews before deciding which books to offer. Fellow readers use your reviews to pick their next book. Authors thrive on your feedback, the good, the bad, and the ugly, to keep us going.

And so I want to keep continuing to encourage you to use your words! And I am rewarding one lucky winner for it. Here's how it works:
  1. Go to Amazon, GoodReads, your blog, or Barnes and Noble and post a review about a book that has thrilled you, filled you with passion, or inspired you. It can be any book at all!
  2. Come back here and post a comment to tell me what book and where you reviewed it.
  3. I will enter all of the reviewers into a hat, and select the winner, to be announced during the second week of June.
The winner recieves a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

So use your words, people! Share your passion with a community of readers.
And Char-- I still have Max and Menna for you if you email me an address...


  1. Second week of June, you mean right? Not May? ;o)
    Here's a review on Goodreads:
    It's scheduled for my blog on Monday, too :o)

    Will plug this on FB! :o) xx

  2. Thanks, Jessica. Yes, second week of June. Not making you wait 11 months :)

  3. Here's a review I did on Notes From Ohio in honor of Bryce's 30th birthday:

    Great giveaway! :) I'll spread the word!


  4. Jessica plugged this on FB as she said. I couldn't resist sharing my review. Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. Good idea for a contest, I reveiewed A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

  6. My review for Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma can be found here

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  7. I've just posted my review of the flood fundraising anthology, "100 Stories for Queensland", on Good Reads -
    Thanks for the opportunity to plug this! :)

  8. I just came back from Jessica's blog, which had a link to this one. Now I'm following!

    What a great idea. Here's a link to my review on Goodreads:

    The book is The Healing Spell. Not only did it hit me personally, but it was beautifully written.

    tmilstein at gmail dot com

  9. I posted my review of Plain Kate on Goodreads.

  10. This is such a lovely idea!

    I posted a review about Shirley Marr's Fury, which I cross-posted on my blog. Here's a link:

  11. Hi Shauna,

    Fun contest. I'm your newest follower. I posted my book review and a heads up about your contest on my blog. Link is here:

    Life of Lois

  12. I wrote a review a while ago of Joanna Bourne's The Spymaster's Lady. Her latest, Black Hawk, is coming out in a few months!

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  14. I'm game. My review of Sarajevo: A War Journal is here:

  15. Mandatory Entry: i left a review
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com